Azu Ishiekwene It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had mounted the problem maddeningly and by some curious twist of fate...
  RENDEZVOUS   As tributes poured in for the super politician and statesman, Senator John McCain after his death recently, one of the archival materials that resonated with the world was when he (McCain) reprimanded one of his supporters who called  Barack Obama, his opponent, names and doubted his identity. In a widely...
Out of the Box The clamour for restructuring has become heightened today in Nigeria in a manner comparable to the ‘’on Aburi we stand’’ clamour by Nigerians of south east origin following the unfortunate incidences of January coup, July counter coup and mass killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. To...
Azu Ishiekwene Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised. In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said...
BREAKTHROUGH Cleaning the Bagega lead poisoning was an arduous task that needs to be accomplished on sustainable manner.ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship Action and Us) branch of Ahmadu Bello University accorded high level of seriousnessto the Begega Lead poisoning cleaning project. The first activity of the project was the conduct of needs assessment...
"After the bazaar of the Jonathan era, that there’s any argument at all about who was named or omitted in the lists of who-stole-what, is a sign of how badly President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has performed..." The All Progressives Congress (APC) has no one but itself to blame for the...
"The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or...
The Divorcer (al-Mutalliq) A divorcer should possess the following characteristics: Adulthood: Divorce by a child is not valid, even if of a discerning age (mumayyiz), according to all the schools except the Hanbali, which observes: Divorce by a discerning child is valid even if his age is below ten years. ...
Marriage to cousins is actually something Halal Tayib contrary to what a lot of people say. We mustn’t make something permissible impermissible. Ibrahim AS married his cousin Sarah the most beautiful woman who ever lived (the great-grandmother of Yusuf AS). Rasul Allah SAW the best of creation married his...
The reason why there are so many divorces today is because of not realising that a relationship starts off with passionate love then that wears off to get replaced with companionate love. People perceive the inevitable disappearance of passionate love as the end of the marriage. When you first move to...