Tag Archives: Northern Nigeria

Time for North to Get More Revenue


By ZAYYAD I. MOHAMMED At present, all the 19 northern states cannot effectively function without the monthly allocation from the Federation Account. But can the 19 northern states ever survive without the monthly allocations from the Federation Account? – Certainly yes; if the region can wake-up from its slumber. The thirst of northern Governors for […]

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Nigeria’s Educational System and the Democratization of Ignorance


By UGOCHUKWU RAYMOND OGUBUARIRI It has become an incontestable truism that Nigeria’s educational sector is in doldrums. Even with the entire hullabaloo being made about “transformation” of the country, yet, the drums of shame in the sector have continued to resonate and the naked dancers are not showing any sign of fatigue. Only few days […]

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Tips for Admission into Higher Institutions in Nigeria


JAMB yesterday released the results of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE. Our blessed children have done theirs. Now, with the UTME results, I will say that they have handed the baton to us, as they turn their attention away to prepare for their WAEC and NECO examinations. May God be with them. I am writing […]

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Restoring Peace in Northern Nigeria


By MADIBA LAPINNI Peace, the five letter word had in recent times become the most desirable entity that humanity craves for irrespective of their creed, status, religion and affiliation in life. Peace is not only the absence of war but also the presence of all positive indices that can lead development. It entails the presence […]

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A Letter to Boko Haram: What would Dan Fodio Do?


  By MALCOLM FABIYI, PhD Recently, your group declared that it would no longer dialogue with the Federal Government. You have publicly stated that Boko Haram has two fundamental objectives. The first is to Islamize Nigeria, expel Christians from Northern Nigeria and re-establish the legacy of Shehu Dan Fodio. The second is to bring an […]

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