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Jonathan Did Not Promise Northern Leaders He Will Not Contest – Sen. Kanti Bello


Senator Mahmud Kanti Bello represented Katsina North from 2003 to 2011. He lost his bid to return to the parliament in the April 2011 elections. In this interview, he speaks on why President Jonathan might contest the 2015 election. He also touches on the need for a tougher president of northern extraction to bring the […]

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Security: ‘The Way Forward’ – Hon. Umar Bature


In this exclusive interview with Desert Herald, Hon. Umar Bature, Chairman House Committee on the Interior, bares his mind on the duplication of duties in the nation’s civil service and other burning issues affecting the Interior Ministry. Excerpts: As the Chairman House Committee on Interior, what have been your challenges so far? Since I started […]

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“Northern Governors Are Insensitive To The plight Of The North” – AVM Rufa’i


Continued From Last Edition Considering the leadership crisis in the north and the apparent neglect of the region, do you think the north can stand on its feet again? The issue of whether we can stand on our own should not arise, the issue that should not continue is a situation in which the governor […]

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“Northern Govs are Insensitive to the Plight of the North” – AVM Rufa’i


In this interview with our Editor-In-Chief, Malam Tukur Mamu, and our acting Kaduna Bureau Chief, Musa Alhaji Muhammad, AVM Rufa’i, an associate of General Muhammadu Buhari (RTD), talks on the apparent neglect of agriculture, insecurity, economy and other interesting topical issues affecting the nation and the North. He has also talked on other sundry topical […]

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My Source of Wealth, Plans for 2015, Pick for Igbo Presidency – El-Rufai


INCOME INEQUALITY There appears to be a growing disparity between the rich and the poor in Nigeria. The middle class is on its way to extinction yet again. This situation is very prominent within sections of northern Nigeria where we have some very successful businessmen, and yet there are huge numbers of people still living […]

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President Jonathan failed to act on Our Recommendation on Boko Haram — Shehu Sani


By KENNY ASHAKA As Boko Haram members continue to wreak havoc in some parts of the North, president of the northern-based Civil Rights Congress (CRC), Mallam Shehu Sani, has said that the prominent people from the North may not be spared of the attacks. In this interview, Sani said Boko Haram sees governors, emirs and […]

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Balarabe Musa blows hot: ‘Our Political Leaders are thieves’


Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa is the National Chairman of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) and the first elected civilian Governor of Kaduna State. A Chartered Accountant and Administrator of repute, the former governor spoke to our Kaduna Bureau Chief, Musa Alhaji Muhammad, on the recent all politicians summit and other issues of national importance.  Excerpts: You […]

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Jonathan will Occupy Aso Rock for 8 Years – Asari Dokubo


Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari is the former President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF). He is better known for his struggles for the ‘liberation’ of the Niger Delta region. To some people, he is a freedom fighter while to others, he is a controversial personality. In […]

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