1972, I was the Editor of New Era Magazine, which was located at No 26 Niger
editorial team went to interview Alhaji Ado Bayero, the respected Emir of Kano.
He insisted that I be present, so I went.
had just returned from Senegal, where he was serving as a Nigerian diplomat, to
serve as Emir.
I saw Lamido Sanusi’ picture in the Nigerian press, I said to myself, that is a
chip off the old block. Long may he reign!!!
still cherish the pictures and other artifacts, Emir Ado Bayero generously made
available to me, including “kudi mai”.
met a group of Senegalese diplomats, who had visited to pay homage to the Emir.
The Emir insisted that we all see them off to the Kano airport. The rare ride
Rolls Royce was comfortable.
learnt a lot about the Emirate system, the social culture of catering for the
underclass and this knowledge was expanded during my visits to other Emirs in
Ibrahim 13-15 discusses the inevitable clash between Right and Wrong and the
inevitable victory of the former and the downfall of falsehood. THE LIP OF
TRUTH SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOREVER, THE LYING TONGUE IS BUT FOR A MOMENT.
Ibrahim, v42 says, ” Let not the unjust think that they can get away with
is a day of reckoning here and beyond>
Yesuf, V90 “God will never allow the reward of those, who persevere in
Righteousness to be lost”
exalts a nation.” Unrighteous attitudes breed contempt.
Christian/Muslim divide in Nigeria is the result of ignorance, partisanship and
narrow-mindedness. It a totally
uncalled for situation.
gains of the APC in Kano seem to have created a
sandstorm in Kano. The state is in a state of political maelstrom and colloquy.
AZATA/NEPU Party of thinking, honest, patriotic Nigerian men and women
congratulates, the indomitable nationalist, Chief Odigie as the new Chairman of
is the fruition of ideas canvassed at the Bradford Initiative Conference from
December 2-7, at the University of Bradford Law School and Bradford Hilton,
where Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ogbeni Aregbesola presented blueprints for
rescuing Nigeria from the throes of neo-colonial manipulation and control
contest for power in Nigeria, has entered a new stage, which will test the
strength of the democratic institutions and processes. A fair political contest
must include the peoples’ social democratic and social justice concerns.
APC must collaborate with all parties, including the People’s Democratic Party.
After all, what we need is a robust democratic process and not the festering of
primitive political machinations, crudeness, hard attitudes and politically
is a volatile political entity,
whose political pace
be carefully managed in the national