By Suleiman Yakubu

Less than a decade ago, Nigeria, or rather, Nigerians were adjudged happiest people in the world. In 2011 a global survey confirmed it. In a Gallup poll involving 53 countries, Nigerians were rated at 70 points for… Continue reading

Mutawalin Bida, Alhaji Hassan Lemu

Mutawalin Bida, Alhaji Hassan Lemu, OON, iconic private secretary to the late premier of Northern Nigeria, Alh (Sir) Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto, has died recently, at the age of 87. He attended Lemu Elementary… Continue reading

Engr Mamman Muhammad

Engr Mamman Muhammad, mni, MNSE, MNIM, electrical engineer, foremost Islamic scholar, great sportsman, former SSG and later Niger State commissioner for works, has died February 20, 2017, at the age of 72. A man whose middle name… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

The year 2036 was a historical one in the history of NASA. It was the year the Kennedy Space Center achieved the incredible feat of constructing the Atlantis – the first spacecraft that can travel faster than… Continue reading

By Suleiman Yakubu

The whistleblower is simply a glorified informant, those obnoxious guys in between criminals and the police. Most times, they are disgruntled criminals themselves seeking to do harm to their former gang for the shabby way they were… Continue reading

Daudu Ibrahim Liman

Daudu Ibrahim Liman, 48, immigration officer, has died after a brief illness. Holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano, he was, before his transition to federal civil service, image management specialist and information… Continue reading

Danjuma Mohammed

Danjuma Mohammed, 43, educator, judge, and negotiator, has been appointed Acting Grand Khadi of Niger State Sharia Court of Appeal, the ultimate head of the apex juridical institution that receives and dispenses appeals from subordinate area courts, which… Continue reading

By George Daniya

Fully dressed in National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) attire, it was hard to tell if Alh (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello was a serving governor or a youth corps member. Ditto for Alh. Mamman Musa Bosso, the Commissioner… Continue reading

By Ndagi Abdullahi

I belong to the Dzwakwa family of Patigi. Our pure Nupe, non-Fulani, royal bloodline runs back to Etsu Zhimada through Tsudi to Etsu Yisa known to Hausa chroniclers as Sarki mai Sakandami or the King with the… Continue reading

By Suleiman Yakubu

Shuaib Awaisu Wana, my guest on this column today, reiterated the need for peace between the literally warring Gbagyis and Fulanis so that meaningful development can take place. With nostalgia, he noted that the two parties used… Continue reading