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IGP Alkali Baba: The unassuming police officer and great sports lover

Usman Alkali Baba was a great sports lover and while in his teething years as a young officer in the Nigeria Police Force.

IPOB: Daring to dislodge Nigeria, by Bala Ibrahim

Let me start by extending my heartfelt sympathy to the Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, the peaceful and progressive people of the state, as well as other Nigerians that feel for those with interest in the South East, for the latest visit of calamity to Imo state. 

Nigeria’s debt profile rises to N32.92trn – NBS

Nigeria’s total public debt portfolio as at Dec. 31, 2020, stood at N32.92 trillion, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, reveals.

Market forces should determine gas prices – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has advocated that market forces should be allowed to determine gas prices to guarantee the security of supply and demand of the commodity.

Lalong appoints new Head of Service, permanent secretaries in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved the appointment of Mr Sunday Hyat as the new Head of Service of the State.

NUC approves upgrade of 3 institutions to universities in Delta

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the upgrade of three institutions in Delta to universities.

Still on the whooping $1.5bn for Port Harcourt refinery, by Gidado Yushau Shuaib 

It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) had recently approved a 'whooping' $1.5 billion to rehabilitate the epileptic Port Harcourt refinery.

EFCC and Gen. Jafaru: Is it witch-hunting or fighting corruption?, by Armiyau Isah

It appears that the last has not been heard of the interim forfeiture order obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in respect of the properties allegedly traced to one Brigadier General Jafaru Mohammed.

Council of Ulama urges Ganduje to lift ban on Abduljabbar

Nigeria’s umbrella body of Islamic scholars, Nigeria Council of Ulama, has urged Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to lift the ban on Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru-Kabara and open his mosque.

Gov Yahaya Bello for President of Nigeria?, by Yushau A. Shuaib

“Eh… My Oga!”, he exclaimed, with surprise written all over his face.

Mahdi Shehu: The sham and shame of a witless whistleblower, by Bala Ibrahim

For the best part of yesterday, Monday, 08/03/21, I was pushed to a state of painful embarrassment, because of what I saw in Mahdi Shehu’s sham, or his sheer show of shame at the premises of a court in Katsina.

Tackling insecurity: The Sokoto example, by Nafiu Muhammad Lema

"Safety and security don't just happen. They are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society

How not to treat foreign investors in Nigeria, by Babatunde Abiodun

Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) are largely sought after by almost all countries of the world as they seek to grow their economy, improve capital flow, increase exchange rate stability, create job opportunities and remain competitive in international trade.

Trump predicts ‘energy disaster’ for America

Former U.S. President, Donald Trump has warned that under the Biden administration, the country’s dependence on foreign oil may increase and energy prices could rise.

Oto-ge: Why Gov. Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

By Anjolaoluwa Folajimi For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to...

Almajiris: Tambuwal’s Nobel solution for the North, by Nafiu Muhammad Lema

The Almajiri system of education has for long been the topic of debate in the country, particularly in Northern Nigeria. Some are of the...

Ex-Minister Dasuki Nakande loses 98-year-old mother

The mother of a former Minister of State Information and Communications, Dasuki Nakande, died on Monday at the age of 98.

Invest in the Media: A clarion call to Northern elites, by Adnan Mukhtar Tudunwada

For ages, Northern Nigeria, fondly called Arewa, has been a watershed for precipitating sinister agendas, from backwardness, poverty and illiteracy to all sort of filth in the development indices.

NLC pickets KEDCO head-office over mass retrenchment of workers, other demands in Kano

The Kano State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has picketed the head office of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, in Kano State over mass retrenchment of workers and 12 other demands.

“Himma Ba Ta Ga Rago” holds summit on Socio-Economic Development of Jigawa North-East Senatorial Zone


Abdul-Jabbar’s rising profile, the upcoming debate, the state, and the spectators, by Abdulkadir Salaudeen

No doubt, talks about Abdul Jabbar Nasiru Kabara dominate most discussions in Muslim circles in recent days—not only in the North—all over Nigeria and even beyond. Hitherto, not many people knew Abdul Jabbar across the country,

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

Igboho and his teenage appetite for war, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Every society needs a Sunday Igboho who commands the respect of a war commander. A man with the stoic dexterity of a warrior, that can galvanize other brave minds to the battlefield. Not the war of attrition as being oiled by Sunday Igboho and others gyrating in teenage appetite.

Conte at the end of the line at Inter? 4 names likely to replace him

Antonio Conte and Inter are further and further away. The Apulian coach's hysterical attitudes, combined with the lack of results and the club's economic problems, could lead to the farewell already aired at the end of last season

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