All that needed to be said about the disappointments and achievements of year of 2016 have been said.
The Hausa language is rich in proverbs and many parables.
I could not find a more elegantly written but poorly timed tribute at the weekend than All Progressives Congress [APC] National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s congratulatory message to Ghana’s new President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, on the occasion of their inauguration last Saturday.
The Nigeria New Year broke upon the nation with the appearance on websites of an unusual video of former Nigerian leaders, led by a current one, singing a hymn of praise to God.
In the last of our ‘Taking A Break Series’, we today conclude our harvest of inspirational, and sometimes hilarious, stories from WhatsApp, the social medium that has become ‘cyberspace’ of choice today.
I visited Katsina over the holidays and took the opportunity to attend the launching of the Rice Anchor Borrowers Programme in Jibia sponsored by the Central Bank and the Bank of Agriculture.
The recent warning by the Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, that any use of military might to force Jammeh out office in The Gambia could have dire consequences for the country and the West African sub-region was a well- intentioned intervention.