“Don’t stay in Lagos, and benefit from the leadership, infrastructure and economy Lagosians built over time, yet carry resentment towards them. You threaten violence and de-market Lagos on social media. You have options. Behave or relocate!” – Reno Omokri. Let me open this short contribution by saying that I completely agree with the views expressed […]
LAGOS, MY LAGOS!
I make no apology for saying the following. Lagos is NOT no-man’s land. It belongs to the Yoruba. Other than winning the Presidency, the most important thing for the Yoruba to do today is to ensure that Babajide Sanwo-Olu is re-elected as Governor of Lagos state. Outside of that we are finished as a race […]
Elrufaism: Sen. Uba Sani and the need for continuity.
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Elrufaism means thorough, calculated, effective and objective – not divine, but the kind flawed by the limitations of human judgement. From his days as FCT Minister, though some continue to punch holes in his style of governance, to his years as Kaduna Governor; Elrufai has proved to be one […]
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. “We are Northern Nigerians. We are proud of our humble origins and remarkable history. We are the children of Sir. Ahmadu Bello Sardauna, Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sir. Kashim Ibrahim, Aminu Kano, J S Tarka, Shettima Ali Monguno, and Ibrahim Imam. We pray for the souls of Brig. Zakari […]
ME YASA MUKE YIN TINUBU?
1. A bisa tsarin demokradiyya, shi ya zama gwarzo a zaben primary na jam’iyyarmu ta APC. Shugaba Baba Buhari ya bada dama a je a kara zabe, bai kuma sa hannunsa a ciki ba. An yi zabe mai inganci kuma Tinubu ne yayi nasara. Lalle kuwa dole mu mara masa baya. 2. Tinubu dinnan ya […]
ABAT Series: Borno stands still for Asiwaju.
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Cash swap or not, the humongous crowd that trooped out to welcome Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was beyond imagination. One would have thought that the hardship from the swap policy would turn away party faithfuls and supporters of Asiwaju from the Maiduguri rally. The Maiduguri outing has been tagged […]
Gov. Yahaya Bello: A valorous ambassador of the new age II
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The recent CBN cash swap policy can best be described by the proverb, “throwing away the baby with the bath water”. Among the very many reasons alluded to, as the basis for the policy, and at such a crucial time of politicking, and had times for the masses due […]
The poor man all by himself.
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The CBN late last year, came up with the naira swap and a re-invention of the cashless economy monetary policies. The 21st century global economy is going cashless and Nigeria needs not to be left behind. Naira swap is done periodically in every economy for a variety of reasons. […]
Forgive me oh Allah, forgive me Jaiz Bank.
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. It took a lot of effort by well meaning Nigerians, spear headed by Sarki Sanusi Lamido, the 14th Emir of Kano, to actualize Islamic or non interest banking in Nigeria. His bureaucratic expediency and Legislative counselling were very instrumental in making it a reality. Even Muslims castigated him for […]
Murtala Sule Garo: Courage under fire.
By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. There may be dissenting views over how Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, The Governor of Kano State, would be represented in history; but one simply cannot disparage the man over his projects and achievements as a governor. His massive infrastructural drive in Kano has changed the face of Kano, even […]