By Ahmad S. Gimba POTISKUM UNDER THE OLD EMIRATE Potiskum is the capital of Potiskum Local Government and doubles as the headquarters of Fika Emirate for over a century. Oral tradition by the Kare-Kare and Ngizim state that a Kare-Kare man discovered a well and told his Ngizim friend, but later the...
A renowned poet, Ahmed Maiwada, has admonished young writers to avoid rushing to publishing their works to guide against producing substandard publications that would not impact meaningfully on the society. Maiwada told NAN on Monday in Abuja that some young writers were often in a haste to publish their works. He...
Award winning Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has added a new feather to her cap, as her book, ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,’ has been named one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro. Now in it’s 12th edition, the prize was...
  Title: The Trouble With Nigeria Author: Chinua Achebe Length: 68 pages Publisher/Year: Fourth Dimension Publishing Co. Ltd 1983 ISBN: 0435906984 Genre: Fiction Chinua Achebe, the literary genius, starts the book by asserting that, “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” This gets me interested in what he has to say...
Title: Democracy, Good Governance and Sustainable Development Author: Professor Jerry Gana, Ph.D. Publisher: New York/Abuja, Triatlantic Books Year: 2015 Pages: 311 Price: Unstated Reviewer: Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Ph.D. In the general elections of 2015, Nigeria for the first time replaced a ruling party through the ballot box. Until now, the ruling party at the centre had always...