Inimitable Inuwa And Gombe’s Plethora Of Accolades

By Bola Saliu Esteemed recognition only comes to a man who not only overcomes all odds, all the time, but also overwhelmingly exceeds expectations consistently. These are the attributes that come to mind anytime the name Inuwa Yahaya is mentioned in the media. When the bell for the Governorship race began to ring in 2019, very few people would give Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya a raving review of a man capable of transforming the fortunes of the Jewel in the Savannah into an enviable one. Yet, within less than 3 years,…

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2023 PRESIDENCY: RANDOM MUSINGS ON SUCCESSION

By Umar Kaltungo Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is in Borno State today, just a day after visiting Bayelsa. The Prof. has been traversing several States recently, supposedly on working visit, commissioning one project or the other, inadvertently enjoying limelight visibility, all-expense paid. I recall, President BUHARI said, in an interview not long ago, that he will not disclose his preferred successor because the successor may be eliminated.I also recall how prior to the 2019 elections, VP Osinbajo traversed this country sharing Tradermoni, Marketmoni, etc, which was interpreted in some quarters as…

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SANI ZORRO: THE COMING OF A SKILLED SHEPHERED AS THE SPIN DOCTOR OF THE SHIFT

By Bala Ibrahim I read this morning with delight, the news that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Muhammad Sani Zorro, journalist, politician and former lawmaker as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady. The appointment is credited to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Although I got the news from sources that are credible, nonetheless, I chose to ply the path of the persuasive, by…

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Health: X-Raying Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s Mid-Term Score Card

By Yakubu E. Bayambe I find it absolutely expedient to interrogate the mid-term score card of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, given the long list of accomplishments attributed to his administration, which I find rather unbelievable to swallow at face value. However, the long list of the milestones contained in the mid-term score card accompanied by pictorial evidence makes it almost impossible for me to look the other way or harbour any form of doubts in my mind as to its veracity. While I clearly understand the place of propaganda and…

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Kano Crisis And The Pre-eminence Of Personal Post-mortem

By Bala Ibrahim Pursuant to the thorny issue of factional control of the ruling party in Kano, and the distressful situation the state has found itself in today, a call is coming for the rapid rescue of the state from the hands of the politically insensitive, who seem to be showing the feeling of no concern for the future of the state. Yes, no evident concern, but apparent appetite for the aggrandizement of wealth, through the exploitation of situations that came not by reputation, but unmitigated opportunity. I know a…

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Kanu, PMB And The Prejudice Of Sectional Sentiments

By Bala Ibrahim Yesterday Friday,19/11/21, a group of Igbo leaders, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, during which they asked for the release of secessionist Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Biafra group, IPOB. Kanu is being detained and prosecuted on treason charges. According to a statement issued by the president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Mr. Buhari told his guests that an ‘unconditional release’ of Mr Kanu ‘runs contrary to the doctrine of separation of powers…

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Recalibrates Gombe 10-Year Development Agenda with “Budget of Consolidation”

By Ismaila Uba Misilli Traditionally and historically, presentation of budgets evolved from the premise of having to allow scrutiny of the resources raised by government and the uses to which these will be put. The publication or public presentation of a budget thus performs the role of generating accountability for the actions of government at various levels.  A budget presentation therefore should not be seen as a mere governmental annual ritual but rather as an avenue by the governed to have an insightful participation into the art of governance. A…

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Why we urgently need a Commodities Price Regulatory Agency to stem Nigeria’s galloping inflation

By Aminu Imam Never has there been a time more than ever before in our nation’s economic history when there is an urgent need for the introduction, or rather re-introduction, of a price control mechanism like the Price Control Board by past governments decades ago. A simple general sampling of some major market prices across the various markets in the country of recent reveals that the price of commodities, from essential to non-essential, have been extremely irregular and unpredictable. The scenario is such that various categories of retailers, i.e. food…

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Nigeria’s Insecurity and Communication Problems

Dr. Salihu Moh. Lukman On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, reports emerged in the Nigerian media, alleging that Nigerian Armed Forces are yet to fully deploy the A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets procured from the United States against bandits in the North-West because of an agreement, which require Nigeria to only use the jets on terrorists and insurgents. Interestingly, the next day, Thursday, October 21, 2021, so-called bandits planted explosives on Abuja-Kaduna rail line and attack passenger train, which led to the suspension of the Abuja-Kaduna train services for almost 48…

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Tribute: A Shared Journey with Governor Inuwa Yahaya @ 60

By Isma’ila Uba Misilli Today, 9th October marks the 60th birthday of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya. It is plausible if we interrogate the life of the amiable Governor with the enviable view of Laura Catherine Schlessinger on the essential quality of integrity. In her noble words, “people with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others give excuses”. In this course of introspection, we particularly follow His Excellency, from the private sector to politics and public service and as he clocks 60 years today, he has remained…

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