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Who listens to the North?

By Azu Ishiekwene JOURNALIST and former Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, wrote a thought-provoking piece last week entitled, “Who speaks for the North?” The article reinforces the need for an important conversation, especially as we reflect on our past, engage with the present and contemplate the future. Who speaks for the North? In
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, Sanusi II

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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