Hausa feels the pain: Displaced persons become Almajiris in Maiduguri • As women deliver babies on the streets

INTERNALLY Displaced Persons (IDPs) who escaped to Maiduguri when Bama was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents are now begging for food and other essentials in Maiduguri while three women among them delivered babies on the streets. ADVERTISEMENT A BBC Hausa report monitored in Kaduna quoted a Maiduguri resident who craved for anonymity as saying…

Soyinka and the price of partiality

  AFTER the election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, my cousin, who lives in my hometown, called me. He told me that he, in concert with many other supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan, was celebrating the president’s electoral victory. In such elation and jubilation over the triumph of their preferred candidate, it is possible…

Tears of a ‘one Nigeria’ apologist: ‘Foreign fighters aiding Boko Haram—Jonathan • Says world must help fight the insurgency

Christian Okeke -AbujaPRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, said foreign fighters have added a new dimension to the emerging phase of terrorism in the world.Addressing the United Nations (UN) Security Council High-Level Meeting on the threat of terrorism to global peace and security, President Jonathan said the world must act immediately to stop the new phenomenon…

Atiku of APC Islamic brotherhood finally Declares For President, Promises “Great New Nigeria”

Former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has declared his interest in contesting next year’s presidential election on the banner of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking at the Shehu Musa Yar’ adua Centre in Abuja, where he addressed a World Press Conference on Wednesday, the ex-founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed his…