Tag: hausa

Op-Ed EditorAugust 25, 2014

Max Siollun: Every Northerner is Hausa (Y! History)

by Max Siollun There is a tendency among southern Nigerians to ignorantly refer to any northerner as “Hausa”. A few years ...

August 4, 2014

Nigerian languages are dying | This is why

by Adedayo Ademuwagun Language is an important part of any society and a principal component of a people’s culture. It ...

July 5, 2014

Ayomikun Soyombo: Marry Igbo, I’ll disown you… you go waka alone (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo    She dreamt of eating ‘fura’    Barefooted on the streets of Kano    Ali was a ...

May 23, 2014

Gimba Kakanda: Femi Fani-Kayode – The hate preacher and his imaginary audience

by Gimba Kakanda Possessed by his characteristic bigotry, Mr Fani-Kayode, in disparaging the north and its intolerable terrorists does not ...

May 17, 2014

Opinion: Who wants to be a Nigerian politician?

by Aminu Yusuf Roni  One thing you shall never ignore is what your opponent is doing for the people. Find ...

March 15, 2014

Chidi Onumah: The National Conference may be the beginning of the end of Nigeria

by Chidi Onumah Undoubtedly, ethnic oppression exists in Nigeria. After 100 years of amalgamation, almost 54 years after independence, 44 ...

March 11, 2014

Perry Brimah: The long history of fighting between Hausas and Igbos

by Perry Brimah You read Hausa handles call Igbo’s ‘baby factory products,’ ‘wife-killers,’ ‘armed robbers,’ ‘traitors,’ and the like and ...

February 11, 2014

Femi Aribisala: Bullying the South-South minorities

by Femi Aribisala If APC wins the election in 2015, Boko Haram terrorism will stop, perhaps because APC members have ...

January 24, 2014

Opinion: Femi Aribisala’s naked truth for Buhari and the North

by Abdullahi Ahmed Reading through Mr. Aribisala’s essay, I found myself nodding along in agreement of most of the critical ...

January 15, 2014

Opinion: Why we might never see an Igbo President

by Azuka Onwuka When a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction would come and how he would emerge, nobody can foretell. ...

November 19, 2013

Ochereome Nnanna: Nigeria – The only way forward is to abolish the states

by Ochereome Nnanna No census has ever been accepted by Nigerians. Most Southerners believe that the notion of Northern majority ...

October 20, 2013

Fresh violence: 3 people beheaded in Zamfara as Ag. Gov. escapes death

The acting governor of Zamfara State, who is also the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Sanusi Garba ...

October 18, 2013

Opinion: Still on the wait for one Nigeria

by Dozie Nwafor I cease to give up hope; I refuse to quit working on my quest to self-development, believing ...

October 10, 2013

Reno Omokri: President Jonathan has been the epitome of democracy

by Reno Omokri This would ordinary be something praise worthy, but of course to some, nothing the president does is ...

October 2, 2013

Opinion: 53 cheers and jeers for Nigeria at Independence

by Steve Nwosu Suddenly, we have all stopped thinking as Nigerians. Everyone now is either a Northerner, a Southerner, a ...

September 23, 2013

Ochereome Nnanna: Are we closer to a National conference?

by Ochereome Nnanna In spite of the fact that the North has been awarded “majority” status in the population, given ...

August 30, 2013

Bankole Oluwafemi: Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and more coming to Google Translate

by Bankole Oluwafemi The gist is Google looks to be almost ready to turn on Google translate for five “promising” ...

August 29, 2013

Bodija: Ajimobi re-opens market, donates N30m to dead traders

by Adeola Balogun The Bodija market which was previously closed due to the unrest that arose between traders has been ...

August 24, 2013

Violence in Ibadan as Bodija market traders clash

by ‘Jola Sotubo Bodija market in Ibadan was again the scene of pandemonium as flared tempers led to a clash ...

August 13, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: A word for those who call me a tribalist

by Femi Fani-Kayode When the Igbo, or anyone else, find a real champion that can cross swords with me and ...

August 7, 2013

Okey Ndibe: Lagos deportations and crisis of citizenship

by Okey Ndibe There’s some irony in the fact that Governor Fashola has done far more than most Igbo governors ...

August 5, 2013

Opinion: Disagreeing with Adamu Adamu on the Hausa Fulani ‘problem’

by Ibraheem A. Waziri It is my hope that Nigeria will one day wake up to its responsibilities and invest ...

July 28, 2013

Opinion: Tribes and prejudices – My experience with an Igbo phone repairer

by David Olamide Craig So perhaps there is some truth in the prejudices you have heard. Perhaps Yoruba men are ...

March 1, 2013

Opinion: Who is killing Nigerian languages?

by Olugboyega Adebanjo I doubt if Nigerians (even as undergraduates) can be recruited to teach Americans in any human endeavour other ...

November 30, 2012

Opinion: Nigeria sans frontier (A Nigeria without borders)

by Ozia Nneamaka I can write all I want. You can read all you want. In the end, it takes ...

November 22, 2012

Happening Now: 4 dead, church burnt in Kano riots – Witnesses

A mispronunciation taken to be blasphemous in Nigeria’s north sparked a riot by Muslim youths Thursday, leaving four people dead ...

October 7, 2012

Saro-Wiwa reviews Achebe’s “There was a Country”

by Noo Saro-Wiwa But many Nigerians resented it, and Achebe admits that the Igbo could be cocky, brash and materialistic, ...

March 31, 2012

Femi Owolabi: What to do with our differences as Nigerians?

 Remember this country belongs to all of us; we must therefore crave for a platform that strengthens the national integration ...

January 25, 2012

Back to square one: Are we keeping Nigeria one?

  by Adebola Rayo Those calling for a break up ignore the fact that the ethnic lines as they affect ...

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