Opinion

A Little Grammar Lesson for Intellectually “Lazy” Buharists, By Farooq Kperogi

April 22, 2018

I’ve read claims on social media that Buhari is being unfairly vilified because he never mentioned the word “lazy” in his rambling response to a question about investment opportunities in Nigeria’s northeast. Because most people who make this claim can’t even string together a sentence in English that isn’t a mockery of the language, I […]

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From Lazy Me, By Dr. Mikail Barau

April 19, 2018

I drove some 670 kilometres from Sokoto to Abuja today alone. Stopped over in Mafara and Gusau for brief meetings. Read more than 30 emails received and reacted to about 11 urgent ones. Read all the hardly countable text and WhatsApp messages and responded to them accordingly. Initiated a number of calls; answered calls where […]

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Buhari’s Unfair Dissing of Nigerian Youth, By Farooq Kperogi

April 19, 2018

Buhari supervises a government that serially engages in secretive, illegal employment of the children and relatives of high-ranking political elites (including his) in well-oiled, high-paying government agencies while millions of brilliant, hardworking but underprivileged young people vegetate in agonizing misery, yet he goes to London and calls young Nigerians lazy, uneducated, and entitled; as people […]

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Hypocritical Vilification of TY Danjuma in the North, By Farooq Kperogi

April 7, 2018

General T.Y. Danjuma has become a bête noire in my part of Nigeria, that is, the Muslim north, for saying two things: that people should defend themselves against armed attackers and that the Nigerian military isn’t neutral in conflicts. “The armed forces are not neutral. They collude with the armed bandits. They kill people, kill […]

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$1bn Funds For Military: Shehu Sani Tells FG To Stop Sidelining Nigerian Police

April 6, 2018

Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central district in the National Assembly has raised concern over the state of Nigeria Police. Sani, on Friday called on the federal government to stop sidelining the Nigeria police and accord same attention it gives the Nigerian Military. He stated this in reaction to the approval of N1bn approved for […]

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[Opinion] Beyond The Banditry In Zamfara – Segun Adeniyi

April 5, 2018

In what can be described as a vote of no confidence in the capacity of the Nigerian authorities to protect his people, the Emir of Anka, Zamfara State, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, last week threatened to seek the intervention of the United Nations (UN) to end the ceaseless attacks on his domain by gunmen. And in […]

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