Let All Play That Game! By Olawale Olaleye

I think I understand better now why the North is famed as the smartest, albeit politically. There’s nothing esoteric about their model. The standout, curiously, is their consistency. And until we see the sense in that nonsense model – stop being over-righteous and desist from pulling down our own, then, the north would remain a frontrunner in the annals of our body polity. Nothing, however, makes more lucid this assertion than the Isa Pantami tragedy. The north, its leadership, opinion moulders and their ruling class didn’t just rise stoutly in…

Cleric lauds Oyetola’s social intervention programmes, human-infrastructure development …as Gov calls for constitutional recognition of Govs as Chief Security Officers

A renowned Islamic cleric, Sheik Muyideen Salman Husayn, on Sunday applauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for being committed to human, capital and infrastructural development. The Cleric who doubled as the Chief Imam of Offa also hailed the government’s social intervention programmes which had impacted greatly on the lives of the people. He acknowledged the government for taking governance to the grassroots, particularly to the doorsteps of the masses through its numerous people-oriented programmes. Sheik Salman stated these while delivering the sermon during the Special Ramadan Lecture organised by…

Thank God Buhari Won 2015 Election By Martins Oloja

 As a spiritual person and a political analyst in this country with arrested development and where the god of the big man is his belly, I am persuaded that we should continue to thank God, the Almighty that Muhammadu Buhari, a soldier, a farmer, a politician and a Fulani big man won the 2015 presidential election.   Yes, we should continue to thank God whose strong arms alone provided a rainbow coalition of even strange bedfellows that brought President Buhari to power in 2015. I think we should for a…

Where Do We Go From Pantami? By Gimba Kakanda

When the spotlight on Dr. Isa Ali Pantami began, the direction of the conversation wasn’t unpredictable. The first sign of trouble was the refusal of his critics to retract their mistranslation of his conversations with the Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf. A social media user, David Hundeyin, had presented that famous debate organised by the Northern clerical establishment as proof of the minister’s endorsement of Yusuf’s terrorist ideology and cult. His refusal to acknowledge that misrepresentation of a well-documented period and venturing into excavating the Pantami’s past utterances triggered a…

Pantami: Buhari’s Terrorism-Canceling In Name Of Region And Religion By Festus Adedayo

On Christmas day in 2009, Nigeria’s Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, aged 23, having been born December 22, 1986, attempted to detonate plastic explosives that were hidden in his underwear. He had boarded a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 heading from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, with 289 passengers on board. Providence however rescued those souls as the explosives refused to explode, burning instead Abdulmutallab’s laps and genitalia. About three years after, on February 16, 2012, a United States federal court convicted him on eight counts bordering on his criminality. These included an attempt…

Bello’s Trajectory, a Study for Politicians, Ezeife 

Former Governor of Anambra state and an elder statesman, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has joined the list of eminent Nigerians awed by the political trajectory of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. Ezeife described the governor as a young, vibrant, and enterprising politician whose track records of breaking political jinx have been legendary. Dr. Ezeife disclosed this on Saturday while playing host to the governor at his Abuja residence. ‘Even with my years and cultivated experience in politics, rarely have I seen the consistent traces of Yahaya Bello politically. He dares the…

Abuja Muslim Forum lauds committee on Ebira Qur’ān translation

The Abuja Muslim Forum(AMF) has  felicitated with the team of scholars that brought into fruition, with the help of the Almighty Allāh (SWT), the translation of the whole of the Noble Qur’ān into the Ebira Language, one of the famous ethnicity in Nigeria. AMF in a statement signed by its Ameer, Ustadh (Barr) Luqman Jamiu Ahmad, said : “We are short of words to describe our joy when we learnt that, that great feat had been achieved and that the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh Yahaya Adoza…