The Implication of Buhari’s Kano Reception

The warm reception of President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano is something Development Administration theorists have long solved, there’s no mystery to his attraction of such crowd. That unless there’s an economic change, it’s hard to have a critical mass. Only sentimental citizens, largely gullible, who identify with primordial values along religious, ethnic and political lines. […]

Onobrakpeya, Adesina win Nigerian merit award

Osinbajo gives the National Order of Merit to Bruce Onobrakpeya, a leading world artist By Donald Ugwu President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday decorated two prominent Nigerians, Prof Adesoji Adesina and and reknowned artist, Mr Bruce Onobrakpeya with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM). NNOM is an academic award conferred on distinguished academicians and intellectuals who have […]

Atiku, IBB In Closed Door Meeting

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku is in Minna the Niger State Capital where he is meeting with former military president Ibrahim Babangida. He was received at the Minna Airport by the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ketso, the Head of Service, Yabagi Sule and the State PDP Chairman, Barrister Tanko Beji and other party […]

Kano APC Endorses Buhari, Ganduje For Second Term

File photo: President Buhari (middle) and Governor Ganduje (left)   The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State have adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate for the 2019 general elections. Leaders and members of the party in the state also endorsed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as their sole candidate for 2019. A statement issued on Thursday […]

Will convictions bring peace to the Balkans?

NATO Commander Chris Whitecross during “The Western Balkans at a crossroads” in Rome, Italy. — Courtesy photos “I lived through it and I have been following the trial with great interest,” NATO Defense College Commandant, Chris Whitecross, told Al Arabiya English. By Francesca Astorri OVER 20 years after the crimes against humanity committed during the […]

From a migrant hell to handbag fashion world

Handbags made by migrants at the Lai-Momo headquarters, a vocational training program to teach skills in leather bag making to those seeking asylum in Italy. — AFP photos As some have limited literacy and numeracy, lessons in cutting have to be preceded by an introduction to basic concepts of measuring and geometry. By Angus Mackinnon […]

Site of a souk steeped in history begs for attention

The site of the historic Dilmajaz market in Makkah fenced off by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. The well at the site of the ancient Majanna market in Makkah. Khaled Al-Zaid Faisal Al-Sulami Okaz/Saudi Gazette ONE of the three oldest markets in the Arab world, Dilmajaz is located 21 km east of […]

Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine’

Israeli forces disperse Palestinian protestors outside Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, Thursday. US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked a Palestinian general strike and a call for a new intifada as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region. — AFP Saudi Gazette report SAUDI ARABIA led the global […]