The Arbiter

Exploring the prospects for sustainable youth engagement in Kano State, by Eng. Ali Goni

Exploring the prospects for sustainable youth engagement in Kano State.  One of the biggest problems confronting several major cities in the country today is the severity of youth redundancy and the resulting impact on the social setup. The situation is far more serious in cities where hitherto functioning factories which were engaging many capable youths into remunerative employment have largely …

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Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (2), By Hassan Gimba

Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (2), By Hassan Gimba, This is the continuation of the article of last week, republished as a result of our current “search” for a more viable political system. It should be noted that they were first published over three years ago. In Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (1), we touched on …

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Scamming NGOs and the need for government intervention, by Hassan Gimba (1)

Scamming NGOs and the need for government intervention, by Hassan Gimba (1) NGO is the acronym for Non-Governmental Organisation and as the name suggests, they are non-profit bodies formed to carry out non-governmental functions and thereby fill gaps that governments and even the private sectors could not affect or where their impacts are minimal while the needs are necessary. They …

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An indolent labour union and matters arising, by Hassan Gimba

An indolent labour union and matters arising, by Hassan Gimba For the past four years, I have been insisting that our problem and even need now is not about salary increment but about being a productive nation that produces what it needs and uses what it produces. This would galvanise our economy and strengthen the naira. With a strong currency, ₦30,000 is more …

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And Trump’s cookie will continue to crumble, by Hassan Gimba

And Trump’s cookie will continue to crumble, by Hassan Gimba This write-up is not new. It was first published on January 18, 2021. Considering his recent court case, I find it relevant to republish it today. Those familiar with novels, especially before the advent of the internet, can remember a famous novel recalled in my headline. The book, The Way The Cookie Crumbles, first …

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Kano’s Game of Thrones and our National Anthem, by Hassan Gimba

Kano’s Game of Thrones and our National Anthem, by Hassan Gimba What is happening in Kano should be of concern to not only the Kanawa or Northerners but to all Nigerians. Kano, as we all know, is the heartbeat of the North. If Kano is economically buoyant, it cascades down to the rest of the North and reflects on the nation’s …

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Change must begin with the leader, by Hassan Gimba

Change must begin with the leader, This writing was first published on 6 July 2020, then May 16, 2023. With changes of leadership soon at the federal and state levels, I see it as relevant. The first part in particular. However, do we forget the lessons in the second part? The world is changed by your example not by your …

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Elite brigandage and Tinubu’s class suicide, by Hassan Gimba

Elite brigandage and Tinubu’s class suicide, by Hassan Gimba Let us face it and tell ourselves the truth, bitter as it is: all patriotic Nigerians conversant with happenings among our elite class will be disappointed with the sordid behaviour of most of them. And their behaviour is further putting a strain on the fabric that holds the country together. In …

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America, Iran and the abuse of democracy, human rights, by Hassan Gimba

America, Iran and the abuse of democracy, human rights, by Hassan Gimba “One of the shrewdest ways for human predators to conquer their stronger victims is to convince them steadily with propaganda that they are still free .” N. A. Scott, American author. Every human being currently living on earth came to this world and saw the United States of America …

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