Features

An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West

| September 21, 2014 | Reply
An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West

An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West By Yushau A. Shuaib I am in a state of total confusion by the way and manner global affairs are being shaped by largely activities of Arabs World and the Western Powers. You may appreciate my bewilderment only if you tune in to any broadcast channel from […]

Bamidele Aturu: Another Senior Advocate of the Masses

| August 7, 2014 | Reply
Bamidele Aturu: Another Senior Advocate of  the Masses

Bamidele Aturu: Another Senior Advocate of  the Masses By Yushau A. Shuaib “No religion condones injustice as the Holy Scriptures abhor oppressors and condemn injustice. Check your Holy Book for guidance.” – Bamidele Aturu That was a direct quotation from the late anti-corruption, anti-impunity and an honest human rights advocate, Barrister Bamidele Aturu while responding […]

Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners

| June 12, 2014 | Reply
Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners

Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners By Yushau Shuaib After the Chief Imam ended the prayer in the mosque, his deputy collected the microphone and delivered strong worded condemnation on insurgents for the killing of innocent people in the name of Islam. The deputy ended by saying “terrorists will roast in hell-fire!” Surprisingly, the Chief Imam […]

Politics

Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners

| June 12, 2014 | Reply
Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners

Boko Haram, Muslims and Northerners By Yushau Shuaib After the Chief Imam ended the prayer in the mosque, his deputy collected the microphone and delivered strong worded condemnation on insurgents for the killing of innocent people in the name of Islam. The deputy ended by saying “terrorists will roast in hell-fire!” Surprisingly, the Chief Imam […]

Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance

| May 3, 2014 | Reply
Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance

Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance By Yushau A. Shuaib Kwara State has witnessed unique brand of politics; the politics of political godfathers, godsons and even goddaughters. There is also the politics of anointing where particular individuals or groups determine and decide who should be what and where either at the state or at the […]

Politics of Development: Between Jonathan and Kwankwaso

| November 15, 2013 | 9 Replies
Politics of Development: Between Jonathan and Kwankwaso

Developmental Politics: Between President Jonathan and Governor Kwankwaso By Yushau A. Shuaib At an informal gathering a few months ago, discussants attempted a comparison between President Goodluck Jonathan and some of the governors in the break-away new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP). While some argued that the President and the governors are birds of the same […]

Economy

Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance

| May 3, 2014 | Reply
Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance

Kwara Politics: Between Loyalty and Performance By Yushau A. Shuaib Kwara State has witnessed unique brand of politics; the politics of political godfathers, godsons and even goddaughters. There is also the politics of anointing where particular individuals or groups determine and decide who should be what and where either at the state or at the […]

NMRC: Duplication of Mortgage Financing in Nigeria

| February 10, 2014 | Reply
NMRC: Duplication of Mortgage Financing in Nigeria

NMRC: Duplication of Mortgage Financing in Nigeria By yushau Shuaib In a season of politics, anything happens even on the economic front. Recently President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched the long-awaited Mortgage Refinance Company which was mooted and proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria sometimes in 2009. While there is an existing Federal Mortgage Bank […]

Open Letter to ASUU: Have Pity on Poor Students

| September 2, 2013 | Reply
Open Letter to ASUU: Have Pity on Poor Students

Open Letter to ASUU: Have Pity on Poor Students By Yushau A. Shuaib This missive is to appeal to members of Academic Staffs Union of Universities (ASUU), individually and collectively to consider the plight of innocent students and their helpless parents and return to work. Since July 2nd, 2013 when they declared a “total and […]

Global Perspective

An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West

| September 21, 2014 | Reply
An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West

An African’s Memo to Arabs and the West By Yushau A. Shuaib I am in a state of total confusion by the way and manner global affairs are being shaped by largely activities of Arabs World and the Western Powers. You may appreciate my bewilderment only if you tune in to any broadcast channel from […]

Sharia Trial of Iranian Billionaire: A Case for America and Nigeria

| May 25, 2014 | Reply
Sharia Trial of Iranian Billionaire: A Case for America and Nigeria

Sharia Trial of Iranian Billionaire: A Case for America and Nigeria By Yushau A. Shuaib Honestly and sincerely I never believed there is endemic corruption in developed countries including United States of America, especially in politics and corporate world, until I read thousands of comments after the execution of Iranian Billionaire, Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, over […]

That Nigeria’s Quest for Membership of UNSC

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Reply
That Nigeria’s Quest for Membership of UNSC

That Nigeria’s Quest for Membership of UNSC By Yushau Shuaib At 53 Nigeria has faced some challenges of nationhood, similar to what other great nations had or have faced. While one is concerned by the recurring disturbing and negative trends that dampen the spirit of writing positively about the country, Nigeria’s greatness is in its […]

Poetic Fiction

Day of Birth

| March 29, 1996 | Reply
Day of Birth

The fear grips me Deep-deep down my marrow The Culprit? A cassock deliverer confronts me No-no-no I am a fair player – a lover Gaitily I move closer She groans still in horror But curse nobody, not even me I hear push-push-push I say push-push-push Oh-oh I share in the sorrow But only her, only […]

And My Tears Roll

| August 11, 1991 | Reply
And My Tears Roll

Some let their names run Shiver into our spines You let yours run A spirit of love into our nerves. While some leave in flying colours Others suffer after graduation When with your Bob Marley tones You counsel us Others thunder at us Oh my mentor, my nurturer Actor of BUK Holly Wood It pains […]

Turn Of Events

| May 24, 1991 | Reply
Turn Of Events

THE ASSORTMENT of opulent cars, well-dressed people in different fashions, ranging from local attires to modern European gowns stormed the ground of this glamorous occasion. It could easily pass for an automobile fair or a fashion parade. But it is neither of the two. It is the visiting day of the Government Girls School where […]

Reviews

On El-rufai and His Accidental Book

| April 15, 2013 | 1 Reply
On El-rufai and His Accidental Book

Why should Mallam Nasir el Rufai reveal so much confidential information, behind the scene deals and political melodrama in his “Accidental Public Servant” book? The book is not only accidental as the former Director General of Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) wants the readers to believe. It […]

Reviewing Obasanjo’s Sermon on Obama’s Election

| November 30, 2008 | 1 Reply
Reviewing Obasanjo’s Sermon on Obama’s Election

“For the most powerful country to be ruled by a minority, man of “colour” makes colour to recede into insignificance and cease to be regarded as an important consideration in American life.” -Obasanjo Obasanjo… Obasanjo… Obasanjo! The above quote is from the recent article by former President Olusegun Obasanjo with a title “Obama’s Election and […]

in Other Stories

Sambo Dasuki on Security Media Relations

Sambo Dasuki on Security Media Relations

| March 10, 2014 | Reply

Sambo Dasuki on Security Media Relations By Yushau a. Shuaib “The National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, is a prince of the Sokoto Caliphate… you hardly hear him or see him throw his weight around…” -Ochereome Nnanna, Vanguard Columnist. Within a week, last week to be precise (March1-7, 2014), the […]

Flying Machine: Muslims Inventions in Forgotten Islamic Golden Age

Flying Machine: Muslims Inventions in Forgotten Islamic Golden Age

| November 21, 2013 | 4 Replies

While some Muslims may be associated with negative developments, Islam has history of great inventors, scientists, philosophers, astronomers and other great men and women who influenced the cause of history. It was the period of Islamic Golden Age of Science and Technology over a thousand year ago. Some early inventions towards discovery of aircraft, surgery, […]

I Cease to be A Civil Servant- Yushau A. Shuaib

I Cease to be A Civil Servant- Yushau A. Shuaib

| October 9, 2013 | 32 Replies

Exactly 20 years ago in October 1993, I received the Best Writer and Researcher Award while serving as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Delta State. Impressed by some of my writings and research efforts, Governor Olorogun Felix Ibru consequently offered me automatic employment in the Government House, Asaba as Public […]