Why we can’t stoop to Elrufai’s level—Northern elders

By Ismail Auwal The Northern Elders Forum ( NEF) has said that it would not reply Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s vituperation against the elders of the...

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A seasoned Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi, Popularly  known as Papa Ajasco, is dead. A theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, confirmed his death via his Twitter handle on Sunday. He wrote, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist,...

Gunmen kidnap passengers at Edo train station

By Aminu Kutama Gunmen have attacked a train station in Edo State, southern Nigeria, and kidnapped many passengers.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the gunmen were armed with AK-47 rifles. Adding that...

442, Ola of Kano remanded in Niger Republic’s prison

By Fatima Kabir Two famous TikTok  singers, Mr 442 and Ola of Kano have been arrested in Niger Republic while attempting to obtain Nigerien passports. The two socialites were reportedly arrested when they went to the passport granting...

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By Ismail Auwal It's an interesting coincidence that discussions and concern of growing number of Muslim demographic in northern Nigeria leaving the religion for atheism are dominating social media. There’s palpable concern that individuals particularly young people are...

Sahelian Times celebrates first anniversary, unveils editorial board

By Salim Yunusa Sahelian Times, an online newspaper, was launched a year ago. From its inception, it has recorded tremendous growth in followership and recognition of its credible and reliable news reportage. On it's first anniversary, the Sahelian...

Special Report: Water scarcity bites hard in Zaria urban area as protracted water project nears completion

By Salim Yunusa Huge but empty water reservoirs, newly renovated by the present government in collaboration with the Federal Government, Islamic Development Bank and Africa Development Bank, dot the skylines of Zaria as they're hoisted in strategic...

Book review

Thoughts on Morgan Housel’s The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

By Ahmad Mubarak Tanimu Rich with information, stories of ruins and successes and cautious recommendations on how to grow and sustain wealth, The Psychology of Money is a standout among modern literatures in Finance. Yet, very concise....
By  Ado Abubakar Bala This was the first book I read on extremists. I've seen a lot of books on Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, and their likes, but this was the first book I read about such...

BOOK REVIEW : The Walking Qurʾan : Islamic education, embodied knowledge, and history in West Africa

By Shamsudeen Sani Author Rudolph T. Ware III. Date of Publication 2014 Number of Pages 330 Publisher University of North Carolina Press Having recently read a book about Quranic Schools in Northern Nigeria, I was left hungry for a less Western...

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Why we can’t stoop to Elrufai’s level—Northern elders

By Ismail Auwal The Northern Elders Forum ( NEF) has said that it would not reply Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s vituperation against the elders of the...

Phone-snatching, thuggery rear ugly head in Kano

By Ismail Auwal Barely few weeks to 2023 general elections, the ancient city of Kano is experiencing rising incidents of phone-snatching by gangs who attack...

Kano witnesses spike in phone snatching, thuggery

By Ismail Auwal Barely few weeks to the general election, Kano city has started witnessing rising incidents of phone snatching by gangs who attack unsuspecting...

Breaking news:  Governor Badaru approves appointment of Sanusi as Emir of Dutse

By Ismail Auwal Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar on Sunday  approved the appointment of Alhaji Muhammad Hameem Nuhu Sanusi, as the new Emir Dutse. According...

Pakistan’s Musharraf dies at 79

By Aminu Kutama Pakistan’s exiled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital on Sunday aged 79 after a long illness, the army...

Obi defends CBN on Naira redesign

By Aminu Kutama Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says the currency redesign policy the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) comes...

Naira Redesign: We won’t extend Feb 10 deadline—CBN

By Aminu Kutama The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it is not planning to extend the deadline for the use of old notes. CBN Governor,...

Threat of Maikwano’s extreme ideology to Nigeria

By Aliyu Dahiru Religion is a powerful tool for bringing people together and promoting unity, but unfortunately, it can also be used to spread division...

IGP orders clampdown on Naira sellers

By Aminu Kutama The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the arrest and subsequent prosecution of all individuals engaged in the...

Scarcity of naira notes to be resolved within week— Buhari assures APC governors

By Agency Report President Muhammadu Buhari Friday urged citizens to give him seven days to resolve the cash crunch that has become a problem across...

New naira notes: : Buhari meets APC governors today

By Ismail Auwal The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday ahead of the presidential election scheduled...

Buhari mum as APC governors appeal for compromise on Naira redesign

By Aminu Kutama The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow both the old and new naira notes to...