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From Father to Son- Muhammad Bala pens a sad letter to his atheist son

Popular Dailytrust columnists Muhammad Bala has penned a sad letter to his son and namesake Muhammad. The younger Muhammad had in 2011 raised eyebrows after accusing his father of abduction and forced incarceration on account of his atheist views. Since those sad events, the relationship between the father and son have been cold with attempts at mediation by the former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shekarau yielding nothing. Last week the younger Muhammad wrote a cryptic message on facebook which some people apparently understood as a critic of his father, this week, the elder Muhammad wrote this sad reply in what some have called a heartfelt letter

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MURIC Rejects Restructuring

Yoruba muslims under the aegis of MURIC have issued a statement rejecting the memorandum issued in the name of all Yoruba’s. This marks the first rift since the Oduduwa led group convened and issued a call cum ultimatum to restructure nigeria or breakup the federation. Muric instead demanded six reliefs in its statement below: RESTRUCTURING […]

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Is the Hijab Compulsory? A Quranic Perspective

As debate rages about the choices of Aisha Ahmad, Knottedpost is publishing the following letter, It was originally attributed to  Queen Rania of Jordan by the Arab Times. Although the authorship is since a subject of dispute we feel it is relevant as it raises important issues concerning Islamic religious sciences:  God, the Most Gracious, […]

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Aisha Ahmed- When Maryam Shetty Endorses Dzukogi

-Maryam Jema’are As you all know, Aisha Ahmad, the Niger woman nominated by President Buhari to take over as the new deputy governor of the CBN has caused such a storm with her choice of clothes. Extremists who had long ago professed their undying love for the President have suddenly discovered that they cannot stomach […]

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Muslim Women in Focus I: Queen Rania of Jordan

-Gimba Kakanda Rania Al-Yassin is the wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan, a monarch in a country that’s about 96% Muslim. Why this is even amusing is, Abdullah II is an Hashemite Arab, what you probably know as Banu Hasheem, a descendant of the Prophet of Islam, in fact he’s recognized as “a 41st […]

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Where Goes Nigeria?

Nigeria’s current population of between 140 and 150 million is multi-ethnic. Among the principal ethnic group are the Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fulani, Edo, Efik, Ijaw, Nupe, Kanuri, Igala, Urhobo etc. there are over 300 other linguistic groups. Following the major West African population movements of the millennium of the Christian era, the ethnographic pattern of […]

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Long Live Malama Aisha Ahmad

-Gimba Kakanda I didn’t want to dabble in this petty debate of Mrs. Aisha Ahmad’s choices of what to wear, following her nomination as Deputy Governor of CBN, which is driving our underachieving men nuts, and which, they argue, fall below their moral expectation from a Muslim woman, but this clarification may make the sincerely […]

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Restructuring: Unclear cause, vague course

Shu’aibu Gimi The combination of, on the one hand, the stubbornness of the advocacy for the restructuring of Nigeria, defiance of the advocates and, on the other hand, the resoluteness of the opponents of the re-structuring is what is increasingly defining the inter-relationships among various communities and sections of the country. It is, perhaps, because […]

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Smuggling and National Security

A. A. GADZAMA The interception of containers loaded with pump action guns recently by Nigeria Customs Service brings to the fore once more the implications of smuggling of dangerous weapons to the country’s National Security. The latest interception is incidentally the fourth of such seizures made this year. There were previously three similar incidents this […]

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Biafra- The SE must not fall to the trap again

Muhammad Ajah At the time there is stern condemnation of the activities of Boko Haram in the north east and the Kaduna killings in the northwest of Nigeria, the Southeast has swallowed the bait set for it by its enemies. O how impatient is this set of people who are dexterously creative but full of […]

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On Allegations Of Fraud At NPHCDA

Nuhudeen Idajili  There is a saying that says brilliant people are the most venerable. To an extent, I agree with that school of thought especially in a country like Nigeria where the indices for manipulation is rife.  Since the advent, the All Progressive Congress (APC) administration, the quality of appointments in the health sector has […]

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El Rufai and Governance in kaduna

Muhammad Lawal Shehu Molash I have been inundated with calls from most parts of the country, in connection with my present stand on El-Rufai’s government. On a personal note, I have been El-Rufai’s fan for almost two decades, to the extent that I read his “Accidental Public Servant” more than 50 times. But in developed […]

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UK Denies aiding Biafrans

The British government has denied claims by some secession agitators in parts of Nigeria that the british government is backing their agitation to break Nigeria. It would berecalled that some agitators had claimed that some powerful nations like the US and UK were backing their agitation, while the US government had denied such claim. The […]

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The Death of Populism

– Jideofor Adibe When Nigerians talk about ‘2019’, we know they are referring to an event they believe will likely define that year – the holding of a presidential election. Several years ago there were also talks of ‘2015’. The year came and birthed the Buhari government. Though ‘2019’ has been overshadowing events for the […]

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6 Posts that prove Idris Ahmed has lost his way

-Hilda Jubril  A lot of Northerners celebrated Idris Ahmed when he formed CUPS and championed the fight against the infestation called PDP. Unlike many Northerners in diaspora who scarcely identify with Nigeria, here was someone who had seemingly made it but who cared enough to challenge the powers that be, the same powers that were […]

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Nigeria- Still Trading War Stories

-Charles Dickson “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”–Albert Einstein Everyone is talking and threatening, there is a new one…Rondel Region of Niger Delta. Infact they called theirs the Rondel Covenant. The South East Governors are speaking, El-Rufai has spoken, and even Tambuwal has said his bit. […]

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Can Buhari Ever Deliver Change?

-Charles Dickson A little over two years ago, Nigerians went to the polls…it was a tension filled and anxiety soaked moment for the nation. A year in which the “seers” had even seen the foreclosure of the state. It was against that backdrop that events conspired despite the best efforts of the Orubebes and co; […]

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Culture of the Millennials

Take a trip down memory lane and remember your first understanding of culture. It revolved around the concept of characteristics of a group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, food, social habits, music and arts. In recent times, we see the evolution of a culture that will affect the world as we know […]

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The North and her Ethical Realities

-Charles Dickson “When a people have suffered for too long, they will drink fairytales on fairylands with insatiable gullibility.” (Hamilton Ayuk). I had written on the topic Northern Nigeria And Her Mythical Realities some four years ago. As with many things Nigerian, those that should listen, never do, those that should do something are never […]

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All the hype about the NGO bill

-Kauthar Khallel Despite attempts by federal lawmakers to clear the air on the controversy that has trailed the Non-Governmental regulation Bill, the Yakubu Dogara-led House remains intensely criticized for proposing a legislation that seeks to set up a federal agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGOs and civil […]

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Biafra is not the only nation crying out

-Farouk Martins Biafra is not the only one crying out for space, respect, equity and fair play in this Market where familiarity breed contempt. Delta market, Arewa market and Odua market, also want a form of confederation. Even conjoined twins require skillful and delicate separations. Unfortunately we lack ingenious surgeons to perform this life threatening […]

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Short Sightedness of Separatists

-Anthony Akinola Those “wise ones”, who had authoritatively “decreed” the disintegration of Nigeria, must be laughing quietly at current developments: the banter of insults between ethnic nationalities. The disintegration of Nigeria is what they are wishing for, the collapse of the possibility of a predominantly black nation ranking among the important nations of the world. […]