Katsina: The Power State Of Nigeria?

Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman’s seminal thesis, “The Transformation of Katsina 1796—1903”, may be an intellectual pointer to the political stature of Katsina State in North-western Nigeria, but TORDUE SALEM in this analysis, attempts to unravel the enigma in its meteoric rise to power and distinction. Niger State may have been coronated as the Power State…

Government, junior partners and colonies

First Republic aviation minister, Mbazuluike Amaechi, in an assessment of Buhari’s administration, described it as government of the North, with West as the junior partner, treating the East as a colony. It was not clear if the”East” referred to included Niger Delta or the “West” mentioned also accommodates the defunct mid-west. Nuances of Amaechi’s assessment…

On Food Security and Safety of IDPs, By Louis Okoroma

The displaced persons, uprooted by the Boko Haram, are found in refugee camps that dot the three most affected states of the North east region, and other parts of the country, including Abuja, the nation’s capital. The camps aside, there is also the issue of security for those who have returned to liberated areas of…

Makarfi faction considers three for running mate

THE Ahmed Makarfi faction of Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is now in a dilemma over who and where to pick its deputy governorship candidate. Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) was picked as its governorship candidate. It was learnt that Ondo South, comprising Ilaje, Ijaw, Ikale and other minority tribes,…