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Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

ABA, Nigeria — Horror calls down to us from northern Nigeria. Most of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels last spring are still unaccounted for. On Nov. 10, Boko Haram bombed a high school in Potiskum, killing at least 48 children. Last month, the group killed 48 fish vendors near the border with […]

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‘The North will rise again’ – Muhammad Al-Ghazali

These certainly are not the best of times for the various states in the northern half of Nigeria. From lofty heights under the able and commanding leadership of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the region has now become a problem onto itself. It is presently not only home to one of […]

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The price of prejudice

Written by Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa My last week’s article in this column titled “North’s readiness for a division” has elicited many interesting comments and equally provoked many emotional reactions some of which even accused me of treason against the North, collecting “brown envelops” or simply being “among those sponsored columnists” as someone put it. […]

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Boko Haram, Poverty: Between Carson and Oritsejafor

In the last one week the controversy Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, stirred back in February when he linked the Boko Haram insurgency in the North to extreme poverty in the region, seems to have escalated into a verbal warfare of immense proportions. The protagonists are, on the […]

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Economic miracle of northern Nigeria is possible

The current level of agricultural output from the North is less than our true potential to feed Nigeria and Africa and supply the agricultural raw materials required to sustain a wide range of agro-allied industries that should be located in the North. The North is blessed with renewable agricultural resources, unlike crude oil which in […]

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Memo to Northerners on Diversification

The Northern Nigeria has been the focus of global and media attentions due to the condemnable acts of terrorism by faceless armed militants, using name of a religion for destruction of lives and properties. Incidentally, up till the Abuja bombing by MEND on October 1, 2010, the Northern region was never known for bomb explosions. […]

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North’ll always stand in the way of national unity – Balarabe Musa

By Charles Kumolu (Vanguard Newspaper) WHILE international and local  reports have repeatedly maintained that Northern Nigeria is the least developed region in the country, Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna State, in this interview noted that poverty should be seen as national crisis, rather than a northern problem. He also added, that the educational […]

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