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Can North Survive Alone?

News Introduction: 
The allure of political hegemony in Nigeria by the Hausa/Fulani of the North is a testimony that absolute power corrupts absolutely. . - By Jude Orji

The allure of political hegemony in Nigeria by the Hausa/Fulani of the North is a testimony that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Their parasitic nature coupled with squander of the nation’s resources with ease by the people in power might have beclouded them to play the tin-god role in the most populous black nation on earth. 

2015: Danger Signals From The North

News Introduction: 
Echoes of ‘Mistake of 1914’ and ‘North for Northerners’ One issue which has consistently denominated the whole gamut of socio-political space in the country and possible outlook of the ‘Nigerian Project’ as the general election year draws nearer, is the place of the North in the power equation as perceived and vehemently expressed by the region’s key leaders. - By Dapo Olaosebikan

Echoes of ‘Mistake of 1914’ and ‘North for Northerners’
One issue which has consistently denominated the whole gamut of socio-political space in the country and possible outlook of the ‘Nigerian Project’ as the general election year draws nearer, is the place of the North in the power equation as perceived and vehemently expressed by the region’s key leaders.  

Muslim/Muslim Ticket: APC’s Nemesis?

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The recent media report that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is inching towards a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket ahead of the 2015 elections has started eliciting reactions from different quarters. - By Emma Alozie

The recent media report that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is inching towards a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket ahead of the 2015 elections has started eliciting reactions from different quarters. This arrangement would see the party field General Muhammadu Buhari and Ahmed Bola Tinubu as its presidential and vice presidential flag bearers respectively.

Ritualists On The Prowl All Over Nigeria

News Introduction: 
Before the advent of Christianity, most ritual killings in Nigeria and other African countries were mostly carried out to appease the gods of the land, especially when strange things happened. - By Jude Orji, Sulaiman Fasasi, Sunny Adeloye and Maurice Okafor

Before the advent of Christianity, most ritual killings in Nigeria and other African countries were mostly carried out to appease the gods of the land, especially when strange things happened. For example, the killing of twins stopped by a missionary called Mary Slessor. 
Another typical example was the killing of Ikemefuna by Okonkwo the hero of the great novel, Things Fall Apart. Though he was pained, he could not question or disobey the god whom Ikemefuna was sacrificed to, just as it had demanded. 

National Conference : What does the North really want?

News Introduction: 
In the days of Sir Ahmadu Bello, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, Aminu Kano, Joseph Tarka and others, it was difficult for people to know who was a Fulani or Hausa, Kanuri or Nupe, Igala, Langtang, Idoma, Berom etcetera because the leaders saw the entire North as monolithic. - By Dapo Olaosebikan, Jude Orji, Labaran Tijani, Bashir Bello and Alex Emeje

In the days of Sir Ahmadu Bello, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, Aminu Kano, Joseph Tarka and others, it was difficult for people to know who was a Fulani or Hausa, Kanuri or Nupe, Igala, Langtang, Idoma, Berom etcetera because the leaders saw the entire North as monolithic. They constantly converged in Kaduna to discuss and deliberate on issues that could move the North forward and this was when North was truly the North because it was dreaded for its uniqueness in language and culture. 

Time Bomb Waiting to Explode

News Introduction: 
Before penultimate Saturday national tragedies, the common parlance in the country has seemingly been that unemployment situation is under control with pockets of low and high profile criminal job scams recorded mostly in urban centres and reported accordingly. - By Dapo Olaosebikan

Before penultimate Saturday national tragedies, the common parlance in the country has seemingly been that unemployment situation is under control with pockets of low and high profile criminal job scams recorded mostly in urban centres and reported accordingly.

Dan Suleiman: Iconic Fighter for One Nigeria

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the convoy of Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Tuesday last week. The governor was on his way to Guma Local Government Area of the state. - By Kenneth Azahan, Ati Terkula, Sunday Ogli and Peter Ahemba

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the convoy of Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Tuesday last week. The governor was on his way to Guma Local Government Area of the state. Suswam was visiting the council on a fact-finding mission following the continuous invasion of the area by marauders. 

Lokoja: Garbage Capital Of Nigeria?

News Introduction: 
Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State has become an eyesore. If you call it a garbage city, you may be right. This is because the capital city is now home to refuse dumps at every point. - By Labaran Tijani

Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, appears to be the home of refuse dumps, as many residents fear an outbreak of an epidemic if nothing is done to address the situation soon. As it is presently, the city could pass as one of the dirtiest state capitals in the country. 

National Conference: The contending agendas

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With President Goodluck Jonathan’s appointment of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, as the chairman of the National Conference, there is no doubting the fact that both skeptics and protagonists of will have to harmonise their hard lines on what they expect from the much debated and dreaded national confabulation by Nigerians for the sake of a united and virile Nigeria. - ith President Goodluck Jonathan’s appointment of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, as the chairman of the National Conference, there is no doubting the fact that both skeptics and protagonists of will have to harmonise their hard lines on what they expect from the much debated and dreaded national confabulation by Nigerians for the sake of a united and virile Nigeria. - By Dapo Olaosebikan, Jude Orji and Kenneth Azahan

ith President Goodluck Jonathan’s appointment of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris   Kutigi, as the chairman of the National Conference, there is no doubting the fact that both skeptics and protagonists of will have to harmonise their hard lines on what they expect from the much debated and dreaded national confabulation by Nigerians for the sake of a united and virile Nigeria 

Reactions To Sanusi’s Suspension In Kano And Abuja

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Expressing his dismay a traditional titleholder in the emirate council Alhaji Ahmad Tijjani Hashim was shocked at Jonathan’s action on a “dedicated person who worked tirelessly in the banking reform”. - By Onu Okorie and Bello Fagge

Expressing his dismay a traditional titleholder in the emirate council Alhaji Ahmad Tijjani Hashim was shocked at Jonathan’s action on a “dedicated person who worked tirelessly in the banking reform”. Hashim who is the Galadiman Kano, a senior councilor in the emirate council, opined that the suspension of Sanusi was ill-motivated.

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