Today, my thought, hoped it’s not skewed, is about my brothers, the youths of Taraba state. From time immemorial, everyone knows the future of every society rests on the shoulders of its youths. This is true in Taraba state. But, I don’t see a secured future with almost every young person aiming at one target … Continue reading You don’t need to be a legislative member or even a governor to serve your people: A message to Taraba youths
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
With all these discoveries and recoveries of looted billions of dollars (cash in apartments) from government officials who were trusted with the nation’s revenue sources, you still doubt why Nigeria is on its knees? We’ve never seen this before, not as far as I know. We had seen such amount of money taken to chambers’ floor … Continue reading We need confidence in our governance to succeed collectively
I don’t think tomorrow’s speculated industrial action organised by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is a good development for Nigeria. It’s undisputed, the economy is biting hard, and the recent removal of oil subsidy would make it even harder. But, a standoff against a decision that, given the current effect of global economic meltdown, appears almost … Continue reading Labour strike and the reality of deregulation in Nigeria
Irin korafe-korafen da ke faruwa a yanzu game da gwamnatin Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari, babu tantama ya yi kama da abunda ya faru a 1984, lokacin mulkinsa na farko. Yawa-yawancin jama’a suka kosa saboda tsaurin rayuwa, daga karshe suka yi fatan Allah ya canza musu shi. Shekaru kadan bayan Allah ya kawo karshen mulkinsa, jama’a suka … Continue reading Shin, menene yan Najeriya ba su fahimta ba game da Muhammadu Buhari?
No right-thinking mind can justify the carnage that happened in Zaria, Nigeria last weekend. The action of barricading the road for the Chief of Army Staff’s motorcade was totally wrong, be it by the Shiite members or any group that would dare the authority of the Nigerian Army, but the overzealous response of the army … Continue reading No justification for the Zaria killing of Shiite members
While, in my opinion, it’s still too early to attempt to gauge President Buhari’s performance, even so, it might not be wrong to pose a comment on his probable dispositions, especially the one that raised so far the loudest outcry across the nation’s media platforms. I’m particularly concerned to see sudden changes in the discourse … Continue reading On President Buhari’s new (dis) appointments
In a couple of days, Taraba and nearly all the states in Nigeria will go to the polls again this time to vote for their governors and the state House of Assembly Members. Despite the ruling party, PDP, won the presidential election in the state, with a marginal victory, against the opposition party, APC, it’s still very … Continue reading Who will win Taraba 2015 gubernatorial election?
In the wake of the ongoing Nigerian politics, here comes another perspective, I suppose a controversial one, from a Nigerian poet and writer, Odia Ofeimun who after speaking on the politics of Pan African Organization, recommended that the INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega ought to have been sacked for what he considered as manipulation of the voters' … Continue reading INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun
With the increase and nature of violent fatality in Nigeria at the moment, the only hope seems to be left for Nigerians is a tenacious prayer to the Almighty in addition to stopping a game of blame or pointing the finger at one another. We must accept it not only as a faith but also as … Continue reading Nigeria and the reality of escalating insurgency