So many Nigerians were scoffing and sneering at his remarks that Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung was forced to recant them but I am not one of those critics.
More than was the case with President Goodluck Jonathan last year, all Africa was surprised when President Yahya Jammeh conceded to his opponent Adama Barrow in last week’s Gambian presidential election.
When the boxing legend Muhammad Ali died in June, I made a mental short list of the remaining towering figures of the 20th Century whose deaths would be monumental world events.
This morning I am paying tribute to Professor Mahdi Adamu Ngaski, second Vice Chancellor of the University of Sokoto which was renamed Usmanu Danfodiyo University in 1988 during his eventful tenure.
To borrow a perspective from Malcolm X, the choice that black American voters had last week, between the liberal Democratic Party candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and the erratic, far right Republican Party candidate Donald J.
On one windy Thursday ten years ago when Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar was the surprise choice for Sultan of Sokoto to succeed his elder brother who died four days earlier, I sat down in a Sokoto hotel room and wrote an article titled Needles in Sultan’s turban.
Old time newspaper readers must have chuckled yesterday when several newspapers reported President Muhammadu Buhari as saying that he is in charge of his government and had not abandoned his constitutional powers to his nephew, Malam Mamman Daura.