Since the partial opening some years ago of Kaduna’s eastern bypass road that snakes past Rido and right behind the Kaduna Refinery, I always take this route into and out of Kaduna.
Maybe it was the Sambisa Forest Effect that galvanised this country’s security agencies.
I join thousands of people in praying to Allah for the repose of the great soul of Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Masaba as I write this short tribute in memory of his long and eventful life.
This Republic has been bereft of memorable phrases until last Tuesday when Senator Shehu Sani [APC, Kaduna Central] said the Buhari administration sprays insecticide on suspected corrupt elements outside its ranks but its sprays deodorant on its own officials who are accused of misdeeds.
Before last month’s heroic capture of the Boko Haram stronghold at Sambisa Forest in Borno State, the Nigerian soldier had not had a good public image for 45 years.
I told the story of Walga on this page eight years ago to mark the onset of the Obama Presidency in the United States but Sanusi Tanko Nguru demanded that I should retell the story today, given the impending inauguration of Donald J.
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.