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Why North needs more emirs like Sanusi

Emir Sanusi has been dethroned. He lasted six years.  Sanusi enthronement sparked hopes. The north had been in cultural handcuffs, detained in illiteracy.  The handcuffs had to be unlocked from within. It had seemed that a high profile social activist as emir could hold the key. But many feared for Sanusi.  Sanusi was loudmouthed. Where would he find tact? To survive, he had to stay within the bounds of the throne and let many sleeping political dogs lie.

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Quota system: Why is Nigeria still breastfeeding the North?

Imagine two students in the same secondary school in Kaduna. They are 18. They are filled with youthful patriotism. They sit for admission exams into the NDA. They both want to read Mechanical Engineering. Efosa scores 280.  Musa scores 180. Efosa’s celebrations are cut short. He is not invited for an interview. Musa who scored 180  is hopping around. He has been invited for an interview. Musa is admitted. Efosa and Musa are  Nigerians but from different states. Efosa with his 280 repeats the NDA exams the following year. He takes another 2 years to achieve a score of  300 and is finally admitted.  Musa and Efosa become military officers. Musa who scored 180  when Efosa scored 280 is  Efosa’s boss. Musa remains Efosa’s boss for the entire military career.

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