Posts Tagged ‘Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar’
September 6, 2012
BY Danladi Abubakar The subject of this discourse is a relevant one given the situation of the growing insecurity in the country, especially in the North with its attendant destruction of properties and losts of hundreds of lives. The insurgency portends a serious danger to the stability of the country and even to its indivisibility as a nation. As a patriotic Northerner, one is utterly disturbed with the spate of bombings and killings of Nigerians that have become rampant in the North. One is also tempted to ask is Boko-Haram, a Muslim or Christian organization? I will try to answer this fundamental question in this write-up. Undoubtedly, there is Boko-Haram, an Islamic sect which aims to establish, according to them a just social system of governance as they understand it. The path to the establishment of the sect is strewn with violence. Two, there is a “Boko-Haram” in quote, which uses the violence of authentic sect ...
September 5, 2012
[dropcap]Traditional[/dropcap] rulers are still highly respected in most communities in Nigeria for wielding considerable political and economic influence. Although they have no formal role in the democratic structure and in the constitution, there is now a growing need to assign them some specific roles and that way, harness the strategic position they occupy in the society. The traditional institutions have suffered systematic annihilation since the military incursions into politics began in 1966. The argument has been that there is need to shield and isolate the traditional institutions from politics. One wonders why Nigerian leaders opt for this position while the colonial masters put the traditional rulers and traditional institutions to extensive use, to great results. And the institution cannot be said to be directly or indirectly responsible for the collapse of the first republic, when it formed an arm of the bicameral legis...