• Talk Is Not Cheap; Talk Is The Essence

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    Mongols converted to Islam after the untold destruction they brought to it. They crushed the Abbasids. They turned river Tigris of the then Baghdad to blood. Yet they became Muslims. It is said that two merchants were responsible for their conversion. Just two merchants! Their names have been lost in the debris of history; their…

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  • The Mubi Massacre: An Eye Witness Account

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    This short eyewitness report sent to me by a friend, Ahmed Sajoh on October 30, 2014 describes the situation in Mubi after the recent attack by Boko Haram. May God in His infinite mercy bring succor to thevictims of the bloody attack. This morning as early as 5 a.m. I and my Personal Assistant left…

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    Still On Buhari’s Place Among African Heroes

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    This piece is a reaction to the two- part essay that appeared here on the presidential ambition of General Muhammadu Buhari and why we should support him. I explored this phenomenon in relation to the way the media have been working in giving one of our greatest national figures in General Muhammadu Buhari a sectional…

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    2015: Gen Buhari Needs Our Support

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    Sometime in May, 2013, I ran a series on this column. It was about why President Jonathan must not drop V-P Sambo as his running mate come 2015 in the event of him recontesting the elections. It was a 4-part series which I titled “V-P Sambo and Politics in the North”. It was against the…

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    Are Members Of Boko Haram Muslims? (2)

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    Perhaps, a random check on the history of muslims in general and that of the north will lead us to find the factors that have led us to where we are today.  Records show that less than 30 years after the demise of the holy prophet of Islam, the muslim community got sharply divided politically…

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  • Are Members Of Boko Haram Muslims? (1)

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    In the light of the recent killings in parts of Borno and Yobe by the Boko Haram sect, muslims and non-muslims alike are asking the question whether members of Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad (JALDJ) also referred to as Boko Haram, are muslims or not. There are some who reason that if we say they…

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  • Tribute To Isaiah Balat

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    I received the following piece regarding Senator Isaiah Balat who recently passed away. The writer, John Danfulani believes Balat was a bridge builder between the two very prominent political divides of Kaduna State, southern Kaduna and northern Kaduna and says there is much lesson to learn from the departed senator. Read on:   Sen. Isaiah…

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  • Truth, Society And The Public Intellectual

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    Truth, even in archaic definitions equals fidelity and constancy, sincerity in action, character and speech.  However this does not translate to moral equivalent of being right or wrong according to some defined standard, some set of accepted societal norms and values.  This is to say that by these definitions, truth achieves sanctity and validity only…

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    What Governor Yero Should Do In 2014?

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    Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) is the reigning concept of the 21st century world that is set to be ruled by electronic chips. The concept was born in 2009. It is being identified with Kevin Ashton, a high tech entrepreneur who helped co-founded Auto-ID Centre at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)….

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    RE: Why Mr. President Must Not Allow Sanusi Go!

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    “Mal.Ibraheem A. Waziri, there is nothing wrong with your call for President  Goodluck Jonathan to retain Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) in his Government in whatever capacity. And there is nothing wrong with anyone staying anywhere so he can do a good thing even if that requires enormous sacrifices. But one cardinal principle I have come…

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