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David Umaru: Between Timbuktu and Agadez

Gabriel Onoja In the run up for the 2015 General Elections, some patriotic people of Niger state raised the alarm about the background of the then All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Umaru. Persons who claimed to know him placed his nationality as Mali, somewhere between Timbuktu and Agadez. A Tuareg ancestry was part of […]

Is Senator David Umaru a Nigerian?

Bala Beji Kuta Senator David Umaru representing Niger East Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights has given me reasons to be suspicious of his nationality. I am also at a loss how he made it into the Senate? These sentiments are not meant to cast aspersions on the person of […]

Of Religion, the North and the Rest of Us

Terka Jam There was a time we were all Nigerians. Then came a time we were either Muslim or Christian. Now we do Southern Christian or Northern Muslim. If the government does nothing we will soon be Southern Moderate or Northern Extremist. Interestingly, these divisions are not as compartmentalized as the media, often the Western […]

RECESSION| Olusegun Mimiko’s Palliatives to the Rescue

Jude Ndukwe It is no longer news that Nigeria’s economy is operating at a recession. With inflation rate currently hovering at a record 16.5, global oil price falling and the effects on Nigerians being real and biting, most governments at all levels now find it difficult to meet up with their wage bills and other […]

The only game in town

Abdul Mahmud It was a revealing image as Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin gazed at the barrel mounted television camera and blew the rotted chambers of that dome-topped House cradling the three arms zone of our nation’s capital open to the prying eyes of viewers held spellbound by his out-of-the-world revelations. Not that he revealed anything new, […]

Budget Padding | Jibrin and the Endless Lies

Sunday Bright Attah The heat is on and everyone is fighting to secure their office, power and money. Abdulmumin Jibrin, former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation has been crying wolf since being relieved of his position. In other climes he would be contemplating his trial date by now. But not in […]