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Ahmad Babba Kaita: Former Senator with a Difference. By Prof M.K. Othman

Ahmad Babba Kaita: Former Senator with a Difference At the height of the 2015 political campaign, Katsina State APC governorship candidate Masari decided to spend a night in each of the 34 local government headquarters as a strategy to interact with the local people and indicate he was one of their kith and kin. Many of us blindly following the …

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Emergency on Food Security: Policy Dereliction, Consequences and Possible Solutions By Prof MK Othman

Emergency on Food Security: Policy Dereliction, Consequences and Possible Solutions President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) declared a state of emergency on food security on July 14, 2023, to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal and address the precarious food shortages and hunger that have defied all efforts and continued ravaging the country with reckless abandon. BAT is the …

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Inaccessible Democratic Dividends: Unwieldy Power and Sins of State Governors. By Prof M.K. Othman

Inaccessible Democratic Dividends: Unwieldy Power and Sins of State Governors Three months before the demise of Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma of blessed memory, the former Minister of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources invited me to his Kaduna residence and sighted his digital empire, which he was about to deploy to achieve his lofty dream of revolutionizing Nigerian …

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Re: Nigerian Workforce- How to Look Forward to Retirement. By Prof. MK Othman

FEED BACK This article touches the red button, which is the sensitive part of many people. As an outcome of the training on retirement, I wrote the article to reinforce my acquired knowledge of the subject. It was one of the longest-standing articles because of its technicalities. I wrote it, then reviewed it and paraphrased it to make it simpler …

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Nigerian Workforce: How to Look Forward to Retirement. By Prof. MK Othman

 Dan-Ibro, the famous Hausa film actor of blessed memory, acted as manager of NEPA of a community. Unknowingly, he instructed one of his subordinates to cut off the cable supplying electricity to a family house of a lady he was courting because they failed to settle their monthly bill. When the lady exited the house seductively, Dan-Ibro immediately withdrew his …

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Re: Engr David Umahi- The Minister in my Heart. By Prof MK Othman

My article last week was a simple admiration of a personality occupying the exalted position of Minister of the Federal Ministry of Works who displays zeal in performing his responsibilities, making the unscrupulous contractors perform their duties. Still, I did not know I was opening a can of worms. Three high-ranking construction experts talked to me with some exciting expressions- …

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Engr David Umahi: The Minister in my Heart. By Prof MK Othman

Engr David Umahi: The Minister in my Heart A round peg in a round hole may not perfectly describe Engr David Nweze Umahi’s appointment as the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Works. A round peg with a correct diameter inserted in a round hole with a fitting diameter best describes Engr Umahi’s appointment as the current Minister of Works. …

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