ASUU, the way out | Mutumina

ASUU , the way out | The Guardian Nigeria News
  I took time to go through your piece on the prevailing ASUU strike, especially because it relates to my constituency.  I agree totally with your views on the issue of how to avoid some of the pitfalls in the way universities (especially federal and state-owned universities) are run in this country.I think the fundamental problem that we face here,...

Climate talks and the Sino-US friction | Mutumina

Climate talks and the Sino-US friction | The Guardian Nigeria News
The situation has suddenly taken a comical turn between the United States and China – the world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases – after the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s highly controversial trip to Taiwan early this month, which compelled Beijing to suspend the climate talks with Washington. The bureaucracy in both the capitals is now engaged in...

The global south revives non-alignment | Mutumina

The global south revives non-alignment | Mutumina
An African proverb notes that: “When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The fact that 52 governments from the “global South” failed to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, and 82 Southern states refused to vote to suspend Moscow from the UN Human Rights Council a month later, sent shockwaves across the Western world. The...

Trump: A peril to global democracy | Mutumina

Uzziah Trump: A peril to global democracy | Mutumina
King Uzziah (783-742 BC) reigned in the ancient kingdom of Judah, which had splintered from the kingdom of Israel. Unfortunately, his contempt for the settled norms and traditions of governance got the better of him, leading him to usurp the established authority of the priesthood, whose sole prerogative it was to burn incense to God in the temple.Uzziah took...

Much ado about Osun LG elections | Mutumina

Much ado about Osun LG elections | Mutumina
 The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced October 15, 2022 as the date for Local Government and Local Council Development Area elections across Osun State. According to the Commission, “all the inhibiting factors and circumstances against the conduct of the elections have been ameliorated.”However, the Osun State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to boycott...

Leaders and the acts of Igbinedion | Mutumina

Leaders and the acts of Igbinedion | Mutumina
Recently, Professor Akinjide Osuntokun, the eminent historian and former ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, sent me a quotation of Nelson Mandela, the Wise One of South Africa. Said Mandela: “The world would never respect Africa until Nigeria earns that respect. The black people of the world are looking up to Nigeria to be a source of pride...

Can Imumolen repeat Ruto’s Kenyan experience in Nigeria’s 2023 presidential elections?

Can Imumolen repeat Ruto's Kenyan experience in Nigeria's 2023 presidential elections?
History has a way of repeating itself in different ways, different forms. Kenya's recent presidential elections, in which William Ruto destroyed the age-long power structure led by the country's aristocrats since independence to clinch the presidency, have been seen by astute political watchers as not only an upset, but an example for transparent elections onThe post Can Imumolen...

Trump: A peril to global democracy

Donald Trump
King Uzziah (783-742 BC) reigned in the ancient kingdom of Judah, which had splintered from the kingdom of Israel. Unfortunately, his contempt for the settled norms and traditions of governance got the better of him, leading him to usurp the established authority of the priesthood, whose sole prerogative it was to burn incense to God in the temple.Uzziah took...

Marwa: A Legend at 69

Marwa: A Legend at 69 | By Femi BabafemiFor over two decades, Mohamed Buba Marwa was the subject of heroic tales of exemplary leadership. Those who experienced him readily argued that he was one of the shining examples of good leadership when the military was in charge of the country. The story of how he turned around Lagos―breaking the...

Ahmad Sajoh: Saving University Education In Nigeria

Ahmad Sajoh
Saving University Education In NigeriaBy Ahmad SajohThe six months old ASUU strike has definitely shocked the entire country and created an urgent need for a total paradigm shift in the manner we address issues of university education in Nigeria and even our policy thrust in the education sector. It is indeed simplistic to just trade blames when in reality...

MARGINALIZATION OF JUKUN PEOPLE IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF WUKARI: MYTH OR REALITY?

Professor Jude Rabo
Petitions And Complaints Continue To Pour Into JDAN Secretariat About The Deliberate Marginalization And Disenfranchisement Of The Jukun People By The Vice Chancellor Professor Jude Rabo Ever Since He Assumed Office At The Federal University Of Wukari.Some Of The Highlights Of The Petition And Complaints Are As Follows:(1) Encouraging The Mass Influx Of Tiv People From Benue State And...

Documentary: History of Gbagyi/Gbari People

Documentary: History of Gbagyi/Gbari People
Gbagyi or Gbari (plural - Agbagyi) is the name and the language of the Gbagyi/Gbari ethnic group who are predominantly found in Central Nigeria with a population of about 15 million people. Members of the ethnic group speak two dialects.While speakers of the dialects were loosely called Gwari or Gwagi (an adulterated form of Gbagyi) by both the Hausa/Fulani...

Taraba @ 31: The Road to 2023

Taraba State at 31
Taraba is celebrating yet another anniversary today the 27th August, 2022. This year is the 31st of its creation on the 27th August, 1991 by the former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd).Political Evolution and Power StrugglesSince its creation in 1991 Taraba State has experienced both military and civilian rule. However, the political power struggle in the state...

Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini: 31st Anniversary of Taraba State

Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini
PRESS RELEASE31ST ANNIVERSARY OF TARABA STATEI, Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Prof. Joseph Albasu Kunini (MP), on behalf of the Principal Officers, Honourable Members, Clerk, Management and Staff, HEARTILY FELICITATE with His Excellency and Captain of the Rescue Mission, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku; the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu; the Chief Judge; the Secretary to...

Mahmud Jega: Concert Of Anti-Party Activists

Mahmud Jega: Concert Of Anti-Party Activists
Concert Of Anti-Party Activists by Mahmud Jega It was External Affairs Minister Professor Bolaji Akinyemi who, in the 1980s, spearheaded the formation of a Concert of Medium Powers. What we got in Nigeria this weekend was a Concert of Anti-Party Activists. At the weekend, news-hungry media houses splashed stories that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir...

The BBC in Nigeria: Between Reporting and Propagating Terror By Kadaria Ahmed

BBC investigative Journalism
It has simply gotten out of hand. Journalists and now a global media organization of repute, the BBC, which should know better, are becoming a tool for terrorists, even if unwittingly, by amplifying the faces, voices and stories of killers and marauders who are still operating with impunity across Nigeria.The public interest argument seems to have been misunderstood, some may even...

Full Text: Pastoral Statement of the Bishop’s Council of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN)

LCCN Nigeria
A PASTORAL STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS' COUNCIL OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CHRIST IN NIGERIA (LCCN) ISSUED DURING THEIR MEETING OF 29TH – 30TH JULY 2022 AT THE CHURCH HEADQUARTERS, NUMAN, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIAPreambleWe, the bishops of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) under the leadership of His Grace, Most Rev. Musa Panti Filibus PhD., met in...

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim: Strong Ideological Parties, The Future of Nigeria

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim Strong Ideological Parties, The Future of Nigeria
Many thanks to all of my friends on this page who contribute meaningfully to the discuss on HE Obaseki's video on the surging "Obidient Movement" and its threat to the major parties.I admire the energy of the "Obidient Movement" and it is good for our democracy. I also like some of Obi's messages  that touched  on the need to...

Rev. (Dr.) Solomon: My Appeal to Bola Ahmed Tinubu and The All Progressive Congress (APC)

Rev. Solomon Innocent
Rev (Dr.) Innocent Rubiruka Solomon, Vice Chairman, North East Zonal Chapter of The Christian Association of Nigeria (C.A.N). Do not set a quarrel and a fight you can not handle. Do not be tempted to say you can do without the Christians in Northern Nigeria or undermine any religion or people at all to mean nothing in Nigeria's political equation....

Re–Open Letter to Senator Emmanuel Bwacha by Oloye Ayodele Samuel, Publisher, Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper

Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha
The tussle between Mr. Oloye and Sen. Bwacha have gotten a new twist and revelations after Amb. Rikwensi Muri (P.A Media and Strategy to Senator Bwacha) replied the Open Letter  to Sen. Bwacha by Mr. Oloye Ayodele Samuel Publisher Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper.The letter reads:Dear Ayo, Your open letter to distinguished Senator Emmanuel Bwacha dated on 18th of June...