Jalingo chairmanship election: A choice between confidence and hope

Often, people face choices in life, especially good ones, that pose challenges to their conscience. I don’t know what most people of Jalingo local government think about this Saturday’s chairmanship election between Abdul Nasir Bobboji and A. A. Liman. It appears to be a challenging one that perhaps many, as of now, have not yet … Continue reading Jalingo chairmanship election: A choice between confidence and hope

Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education

No doubt, education is the equaliser. More than that, it’s a tool that determines the future of every society. Giving the youth the opportunity to acquire that tool is the first step toward securing the future. This and many others are the ideas President Obama speaks unequivocally to American students, echoing all the fundamental challenges … Continue reading Obama speaks on the imperatives and challenges of education

Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria

One of the grievous mistakes of colonial legacy in Nigeria is the deliberate and constitutional exclusion of traditional institutions in decision making. Despite the over 1000 years of dynamic heritage and effective leadership, particularly in the North, these institutions were only able to secure a ceremonial mention and a consultative role under the Local Government … Continue reading Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria