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Osun election re-run: Secondus warns

The National Chairman said in a statement from his media office on Sunday signed by Ike Abonyi, that the Chairman of INEC Prof, Yakubu Mahmood should be held responsible for brewing crisis in the country ahead of 2019 in his greed to satisfy the agenda of his appointees. Prince Secondus said that the PDP will not accept anything less than...

Borno Prince Breaks Record, First to Give Birth on Day Slated for Palace Rituals

And memorialists in the palace cannot remember any birth in the royal family in recent memory that occurred Wednesday! The public of Borno, and indeed, even beyond was outrageously dazzled by what is a case of royal outing: the naming ceremony of the son of the crown prince of Borno on October 18, 2017. The event was over, His Highness,...

On Peace in Maiduguri

One very dear colleague, Tijjani Abakar, notorious for seeking pleasure in being inquisitive and emptily critical of everything one does, even those as insignificant as blink of an eye, has taken me to task to do a piece on how things are faring in the city of Maiduguri presently; and here he meant to instruct me to write on...

Borno Empire at Kaduna’s Centenary Durbar

There’s no doubt that Durbar was first introduced to what is today Nigeria by the rulers of Borno who have been in contact with North Africa and Middle East since time immemorial. Now in South Sudan, Bahr-el-Ghazel, which was under the control of its rulers, was one of the largest sources of horses and the deep involvement of the...

Reconstructing the Embattled Northeast of Nigeria Through Local Technology

Guinness Book of World Records chronicling the creativity, business ingenuity and employment generation capabilities of individuals and institutions from across the world is replete with the names of geniuses who defied the norm and dared to explore uncharted heights. Inventors and creators of wealth and employment dot the economic landscape of the world from one continent to the next....

An Interview with Fatima Kyari Mohammed

Fatima Kyari Mohammed, is a daughter of Borno. She is the founder of The LikeMinds Project. The multi-lingual Ms. Fatima is an international resource person as she has spent most part of her career in regional and international peace, conflict prevention and security. She has worked in different international and regional organisations across Africa and beyond.   Ms. Fatima is trained...

El-Kanemi Warriors

The wide gates that lead you to the stadium in Maiduguri where the El-Kanemi warriors play does not reflect the seriousness of the players. The paint is old. The gates are even older. A small blackboard tells you the team coming to play against the El-Kanemi babes, the junior team of the celebrated warriors. As you enter, the wide open fields...

MAIDUGURI GSM MARKET: A Business Hub for Hidden Talents

There is a roundabout in Maiduguri close to Nigeria Telecommunication (NITEL) office. It connects Ahmadu Bello Way in the city to Shehu Laminu Way, Jos/Kano road and Baga road. The area is fondly referred to as the Post Office by residents of the city. The choice of this name is not unconnected with the colonial Post Office structure located...

The Truth of the Matter

These people cannot continue to depend on aids from government and non-governmental sources. Some permanent forms of solutions must be put in place before it's too late again. Poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment especially among the youth are some of the root causes that drift a society into all forms of backwardness, calamities, and insecurity. The people living in the northeastern...

Wind and solar power are even more expensive than is commonly thought

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