Tarabans are once again faced with difficult choices, not because we would not be allowed to cast our votes comes Saturday 9th March, but because it’s a choice between a failed leadership of Governor Darius Ishaku and, with the return of Sani Abubakar Danladi, a definite reverse to the bad past. None of the two … Continue reading My take on Taraba state governorship election March 2019
Jiya na iso wurin aiki da safe, sai na iske wani abokin aikina, dan kasar Saudiya, yana gyaggyara Shimag na shi zai shiga aji ya karantar. Shimag shine dan kyallen nan da larabawa ke yafawa a kansu. Cikin raha da zolaya, sai na ce masa, cikin Turanci, ‘getting set?’ ma’ana, ‘yaya ana kimtsawa ne? Budan … Continue reading A maganar matsalolin da suka shafi aure, yan Arewa muna da sauran tafiya mai nisa
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
Tarabans, help me out if I missed anything out there. Beside appointments that were deeply characterised by exclusion controversy, I’m truly yet to know where our journey, as a people that urgently need reparation, has begun or where we’re heading to since the commencement of this dispensation. Governments around the country celebrated and won trophies … Continue reading Is governor Darius ready for the job?
It looks so disturbing what’s happening in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Hungarian train stations or at the Slovakian borders. Unfortunately, the reality is, these humanitarian crises did not start at any of these unfortunate scenes and so would not end there without long-lasting adverse effects across the world. When external forces vested interests that … Continue reading You never will be at peace when your neighbor is at war