I was part of a delegation of Northern Elders Forum that visited the Borno State capital, Maiduguri last week.
All that needed to be said about the disappointments and achievements of year of 2016 have been said.
Professor Jibrin Ibrahim, the Friday back page columnist of the Daily Trust wrote a preview contribution under the title,'2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia'.
Events in Southern Kaduna are once again the focus of national attention and concern.
Reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) to investigate allegations of corruption against top government officials are likely to generate widely divergent reactions.
After weeks of attempts to ignore each other, they finally began to come to terms with the objective similarity of their conditions and circumstances.
Wise men speak because they have something to say.