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Budget 2017: Kwara State on the March again

Budget 2017: Kwara State on the March again

By AbdulWahab Oba Last week governor Abdulfatah Ahmed flagged off the expansion of the Kulende-UITH road. The work, when completed, would ease traffic around the Sango-KWARAPOLY corridor and grant much easier access to urgent medical attention at the teaching hospital. The project is estimated to cost over N2 billion. Early in the week, Gov Ahmed […]

Some suicide victims don’t want to die

Some suicide victims don’t want to die

By Isa Mubarak In 2016, a female student of the Bayero University Kano, (BUK), Sarah Imoleay Ighidabo, committed suicide by drinking a poisonous insecticide suspected to be Sniper. Last Sunday, 35-year- old medical doctor, Allwell Orji, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died. Last Saturday, a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), […]

Magu, Ali and the Senate

Magu, Ali and the Senate

BY OBA ABDULWAHAB Nigerians are not only very resilient, they are highly resourceful, innovative and creative. And in recent times, the social media, through different platforms, have provided opportunities for an expression of their ingenuities and creativity. Only recently, I came across a post listing, in no specific order, the most mentioned names in Nigeria […]

Welcome back, Mr President

Welcome back, Mr President

By Abdulwahab Oba Week in week out, the mind of a columnist is usually filled with propositions, options and alternatives. Most times asking yourself, what next? Which course or subject? Some of the times, you are dried and hardly know what to write about. With a variety of propositions, this week is one of those […]

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

The weekly executive committee meeting of Nigerian governments, both at the federal and state levels, has become one of the key barometers of the commitment of governments to driving their respective campaign promises. Several Nigerians always anticipate the outcome of these meetings, which dissemination is often left to the officials in charge of the information […]

An encounter with the Senate President

An encounter with the Senate President

BY ABDULWAHAB OBA These past few weeks, I have had the opportunity of ‘roaming’ around, visiting several parts of Kwara state, collecting materials for a project on advocacy. The freedom to roam was courtesy of my Principal, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, who in unassuming leadership style, approved my unusual departure from office. I therefore owe him […]

Gov Ahmed’s bankable pledge and pragmatism

Gov Ahmed’s bankable pledge and pragmatism

By Abdulwahab Oba There are three attributes of the concept of pragmatism that I seek to relate with the 2017 budget proposals by Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed. First is that a pragmatist spends time thinking about results; a pragmatist is burdened about the capability of engagements to produce desired results; he does not […]

2016: Kwara’s journey to El Dorado

2016: Kwara’s journey to El Dorado

By Abdulwahab Oba We all embraced 2016 with varied expectations, filled with the hope that we were going for a jolly ride.  After all, a major political tsunami had just swept the PDP, the then ruling party, out of office some seven months back. We were then on threshold of a genuine change. That change we […]

Between Dr Saraki, Gov. Ahmed: The Kwara Story

Between Dr Saraki, Gov. Ahmed: The Kwara Story

By Abdulwahab Oba This week’s celebration of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the coming birthday of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, call for a reenactment of a discussion, some time this month, I had with a long time friend with whom I operated closely as chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, when […]

Dr Saraki: A destiny helper

Dr Saraki: A destiny helper

By Abdulwahab Oba A long time friend visited me last week. It was a great reunion which afforded us an opportunity to catch up on the past given the fact that this golden comrade has been out of Nigeria for a long time. Thus we reviewed politics, we reviewed policies, we reviewed elections, we reviewed […]