Politics

Shettima: stepping in for the Sultanate.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The emirate tussle in Kano has left in its wake, the desecration of the repute, significance, and dignity of the Northern Emirate system, a once revered and glorified traditional institution, which serves as the custodian of our rich cultural heritage, as well as our societal norms and values. Our […]

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Arewa: insecurity without end?

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The politicisation of the insecurity in arewa is all too palpable, with a needless and protracted war that has gone on for 15 years and counting. The scourge of the terrorism unleashed on Northern Nigeria since 2009, from the budding days of boko haram in the North East, through […]

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Minimum wage, maximum wahala.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Not even the IMF will go against the increase in the minimum wage in Nigeria, with all their harsh economic advices to 3rd world countries. The Federal government, State governments, Organised private sector, all and sundry, are in favor of the increase in minimum wage in the raging wages’ […]

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One year of concerted efforts towards food security.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Ambitious efforts towards achieving food security by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security were kickstarted in November last year, with the cultivation of 118,657 hectares of wheat in 15 states, in a move to instill and accelerate all year round farming. About 107,429 wheat farmers were supported […]

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Taxing the poor.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The cybercrimes amendment act 2024 has come at a very bad time. It has also come with a very wrong approach to fighting the crime it seeks to prohibit. The announcement of it’s implementation by the CBN was also full of errors as the exact percentage to be deducted […]

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The harmony in Shettima’s Vice Presidency.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Just about a year ago, Sen. Kashim Shettima led the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu campaign for the APC Presidential ticket which was full of intrigues and hard-wired politicking. In one of the campaign interviews, Sen. Kashim had jokingly issued a ‘jibe’ at then VP Osinbajo, calling him a nice […]