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Al-Makura administration and the challenges of governance

TankoLAFIA,the Nasarawa State capital went agog on 29 May, 2011 when the citizens of the state from all walks of life trooped to the Lafia Township Stadium to witness the swearing-in of the Congress for Progressive Change,CPC governor,Tanko Al-Makura. The large turn up at the ceremony perhaps was because of the overwhelming support the people gave the governor during the April 26,2011 election.

Awolowo, Afenifere and the Yoruba people

THE buffaloes move as a herd with unalloyed loyalty to the leader. Like the soldier ants, they move in a convoy. But unlike soldieAwolowor ants, they only take instructions from their leader and if by chance the leader dies, they just stand around waiting for the instruction that will never come. That is how buffaloes are getting extincted. Papa Awolowo on campaign rostrum at Jos in the 60s said: “We are an ideological indomitable straight tree (referring to Action Group members who drew their numerical strength from Yoruba)”.

‘Look towards external agents, foreigners as brains behind security crisis’

•FasehunDr. Frederick Fasehun, is the founder of the Oodua People’s Congress(OPC).  In this encounter with  Juliana Francis, he talks about the Organisation’s achievement, lamenting the fact that OPC had given so much in security to the nation, but nobody had ever given or wondered  how the Organisations  had been surviving all these years. Without mincing words, Fasehun reveals about his supicion of foreigners  being the brains and architect of the incessant bombings in the country.

It’s only in Anambra we’re harassed, intimidated-Arewa Renaissance

•FaroukThese are certainly not the best of times for Northern indigenes, residing in Anambra State, under the aegis of Arewa Renaissance. The northern traders are unhappy with the state’s government plans to eject them from the bridge head in the state, where they used to sell and make their livelihood. They have described this plan as unfair, inhuman and straining their relationship with Igbos in the State.

Bracket, Emzo thrill in Glo Presents The Big Friday Show

• Hip-hop music sensation, Durellabig (left) and host of Glo Presents The Big Friday Show, Bascket Mouth in episode 6 of the showGLO Presents The Big Friday Show hosted by popular comedian and Globacom ambassador, Basketmouth,  has become a regular fixture for Nigeria’s hottest talents. With every episode, the show continues to serve its teeming fans,  and indeed viewers in Nigeria and Africa, high-class entertainment.