Author: Sanusi Muhammad

“Whosoever wants to take over the mantle of governance from Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi State in 2027, has a herculean task before him, because the legacies of Bala Muhammed adorning the entire landscape of the state are unmatchable and unbeatable by any unserious governor. We prefer Governor Bala to point the direction of his successor than allowing a wrong choice by the gullible electorates that can easily be enticed, deceived and manipulated to elect a misfit”……….Anonymous The time to deploy political dexterity and vastly accumulated political experience to access elective offices may soon approach. All manner of campaign slogans…

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From the displayed patriotism and accompanied enthusiasm by voters beginning from the February 25, 2023 presidential and national assembly elections to the gubernatorial and state assembly elections, one was convinced that Nigerians love democracy no matter its teething problems. They trooped to the poll early enough to exercise their franchise by voting their next leaders to pilot their affairs for the next four years beginning from Saturday, February 25th, I reached the conclusion that there may be light at the end of the tunnel if the right people were to be elected. Nigerians were really determined and eager to have…

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It was in the month of April 2019 that majority of the people of Bauchi State trooped out in their numbers to declare their preference for the creation of a brand New State through unquantifiable service. They unanimously voted massively, overwhelmingly and judiciously for Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed CON to lead the state out of quandary and rebrand it for the good of all. The unanimous decision established the process of re-rebirth, revival and reconstruction of the New State of their dream. That decision laid the foundation for the unprecedented development on display today across the length and breadth of…

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For All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State to regain its lost glory, only few of its members have the capacity to do so. The few members are not in the outer space but on the membership list of the party in Bauchi State. Talk of Muhammed A. Abubakar SAN, Rt.Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Sen. Shehu Buba Umar, Hon. Muhammed Garba Gololo, Capt. Bala Jibrin, Dr Musa Babayo and possibly, Amb Maitama Tugga and master of the game who navigated the party to victory in 2015, Uba Ahmed Nana. Any other person that nurses a different opinion or dreams of having…

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The problem of acute shortage of portable water being experienced in Bauchi metropolis is attributable to the collapse of three main transformers supplying electricity to the main source of water treatment and supply. Responding to series of complains from various communities on the lingering problem threatening their existence, the General Manager/Permanent Secretary of Bauchi State Water Board, Engr. Aminu Gital said: “three transformers that supply electricity to the main source of treatment and supply got blown-off that affected service delivery “We immediately lodged complain to the relevant authority concerned and all efforts were deployed to resuscitate, the transformers for continuation…

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Our mother country Nigeria remains politically and developmentally in the wilderness, due to poor leadership and governing challenges. Nigerians are daily in prayers for their Nigeria in distress, believing that prayer “has great powers to produce positive results”. That may be correct from different perspective. But the God that created us, has blessed us with all requirements needed to exit problems. Why then pray for solutions to problems we created through bad leadership? Why seeking for our creator’s intervention when we know the causes of our dilemma? Are we not being hypocritical and mocking our God? But Nigeria’s resort to…

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The 2023 Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Bauchi State surely showed a tectonic shift in Nigerian politics, as implied by the Presidential and National Assembly elections. But whether that shift is capable of reinforcing democracy to grow is another topic entirely. As widely predicted, the re-election of Governor Bala Muhammed and defeat of APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed in favor of Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, and the majority victory of the PDP in the national and state assembly elections were expected to create a bandwagon effect on credible leadership anchored on transparency and probity. Bauchi State voting…

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There is no doubting the fact that more and more Nigerians in the present dispensation are slipping fast into the poverty net for poor economic management by leaders of the past. Poverty in every language or religion is an abomination because it crushes the human spirit effectively, and a talk about patriotism on an empty stomach with a bleak future staring becomes difficult if not impossible. That forms part of the reason of the rising security challenges and immorality amongst the youth having lost hope in any perceived or trumpeted better future. Poor people erroneously believe and feel powerless to…

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To say that Governor Bala Muhammed is a toast of the Nigerian Nation in the last couple of years has been commissioning road after road and other state-of-the-art completed projects as well as flagging-off several other economically viable projects in almost all parts of the state is an understatement. This excites the governor’s teeming admirers and well-wishers to high extent with Comrade Mouktar Gidado (Special Adviser Media/Public Communications), casting the governor in the ‘eye of history’. In a released document on the five-year stewardship of Governor Bala Muhammed, Comrade Gidado said it all with pride of displaying glaring facts of…

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Disturbed by persistent calls from his home-based supporters and other party chieftains related to a story on the ongoing war of wits between suspended Sen. Abdul Ahmed Ningi and the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on social media platforms credited to one Garus Gololo, supposedly, a politician in his own class from Gololo of Gamawa local government area of Bauchi State, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Muhammed Garba Gololo (MGG), who represented Gamawa federal constituency in the 8th House of Representatives, has warned mischief makers against associating him in whatever way or form with the said story for not originating…

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There is a saying that says; “no amount of packaging that can market a byproduct”. This is the exact position of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State as of today. The party lost direction and cohesion immediately it was defeated in the 2019 gubernatorial election. It attempted to bounce back to power in 2023 it was again thrown out by the hurricane of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Since then, it retrieved back to trench in disarray. When the idea was mooted for a mega party to confront the alleged ‘atrocities’ of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2014,…

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Senator representing Bauchi South senatorial district in the 10th senate, Senator Shehu Buba Umar, has vowed to pursue the principle of robust representation for the good of not only his senatorial zone, but the entire Bauchi State and beyond. Addressing a crowd of party supporters across the divide at a solidarity visit penultimate week at his Bauchi Constituency Office, Senator Buba said: “I remain most grateful and appreciative to all those who contributed positively to my victory at the poll. I know how we collectively suffered to achieve victory right from party primary to the general election. I have not…

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Imagine the future of a country managed by the Godwin Emifieles, Ahmed Idris, Beta Edus, AbdulRasheed Mainas, AbdulRasheed Bawas, AbdulHameed Aliyus, Diezani Alli-son Maduekes etc. that bunch contributed to making Nigeria as a country on the reverse gear within comity of nations where the extant law is twisted to encourage selective justice. It is a country forced to worship sentiments and subscribe to hypocrisy as a policy. It is a country that thieves, looters, drug barons and even pimps are worshipped for what they have amassed from public coffer.  It is a country where captains of industry and politicians are…

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So bitter and unremorseful are those remnants of opposition elements, particularly those defeated by the electorates but carried their political battle to the Courts expecting compromised judgment. Instead, they got disappointed with the Supreme Court affirming the victory of Bala A. Muhammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) they had wanted to rob. Surprisingly, despite the glaring evidence in favor of Bala Muhammed, still some blind opponents mischievously cast doubt on the possibility of a successful transition process until the Supreme Court cleared their troubled minds. Every May 29th, Nigeria celebrates its Democracy Day. For the 2019 celebration, the former…

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A political pressure group operating under the aegis of Bauchi Political Activists (BAPA), has described the reappointment of Musa Umar Yashi as Executive Director Humanitarian Services of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), as unconstitutional against the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No.141 Vol. 104 of October 31, 2017 Establishment Act 2017 that birthed the Commission should be revisited. According to the Group, Musa Umar Yashi, representing Bauchi State on the NEDC Board, has already served a four-year tenure as Executive Director Humanitarian Affairs, but reappointed for a second and last tenure on the same position which violates Section…

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In the entire history of the world, the world has never existed without challenges and it would never. At every phase of human history, leadership is required to change the world; authentic, visionary, assertive, creative, transformative, sincere and disruptive leaders are required to fix and forge their societies forward without bias or sentiments attached. At the peak of public leadership in any country is the presidential leadership, either a president, prime minister, or a monarch, every nation looks up to the Head of State to provide hope, optimism and shared social possibilities. To lead a country in a time of…

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While efforts were deployed to defeating the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents, suddenly, another brand of criminality emerged at the scene; banditry and kidnapping for ransom. Commendable efforts were made over the years by security agencies to identify, arrest and prosecute sponsors of the lingering insurgency, when suddenly another set of sponsors birthed banditry and kidnapping for ransom to overstress security efforts by adding salt to injury. Today, we fear more of banditry and kidnapping for ransom than the degraded insurgency. Banditry and kidnapping for ransom has assumed a worrisome situation that disturbs sleep, no community is safe nationwide while…

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Mr. President, with sense of humility and believe that you will give this article a thorough and diligent consideration, I owe you this responsibility as one of those Nigerians that never voted for you in 2023 but, as you emerged victorious through divine intervention, the only option left is to wish you the best ofluck as you pilot the affairs of Nigeria While critically observing how you intend to transform Nigeria within your tenure. We had a bitter experience with your predecessor who had no listening earsto our cries. He projected himself to where he never belonged. He rated majority…

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With all honesty, without fear of omission or commission, when Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined the presidential race in 2022, I knew he was going to pick his party’s presidential ticket on his way to the presidency at any cost including sponsorship of breakaway threats from his kinsmen. Tinubu is a hardcore capitalist that loves power and knows what power entails. He loves power for both global recognition and what it can offer. He knows his profile more than any other person and knows how to recruit some of the best brains to do his biddings as his disciples, stooges and…

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From the displayed patriotism and accompanied enthusiasm by voters beginning from the February 25, 2023 presidential and national assembly elections to the gubernatorial and state assembly elections, one was convinced that Nigerians love democracy no matter its teething problems.  They trooped to the poll early enough to exercise their franchise by voting their next leaders to pilot their affairs for the next four years beginning from Saturday, February 25th, I reached the conclusion that there may be light at the end of the tunnel if the right people had been elected. Nigerians were really determined and eager to have new…

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The implementation of the Federal Government’s Social Investment and Zonal Intervention Programmes has come under the boots of critics and observers of national issues. The programmes, which were articulated in the government’s Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) that preceded the 2016 “budget of change”, was part of the government’s three-pronged approach to governance of fighting corruption, addressing insecurity and growing the economy.  In that regard, the social investment programme commenced in 2016 with an agreed annual budgetary allocation of N500billion which has been sustained since then for the first past four (4) years, it was a whooping sum of about N2trillion.…

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The trumpeted calls to establish unorthodox security measures in Nigeria to contain the worsening security situation, implies that the current security challenges flow majorly from lapses in the enforcement of law and order in the country with the judiciary at the centre of it all. The South-west regional governors acting purportedly in the best security interests of their people, set up a security outfit tagged “Amotekun”, launched with fanfare that may eventually be another drain pipe of public resources against infrastructural development if mismanaged. From the look of things, most likely, other zones in the country may follow with the…

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In the olden days, judges, justices and even lawyers were some of the most respected public figures of the time. They commanded enormous respect because they deserved it from behaviors, character delivery of objective judgments and sincerity in service. They were feared because of what they were, incorruptible in the temple of justice. They lived very simple styles and abhorred anything filthy. They were role models to many.  Nigeria had credible and honorable men from the bench; Justices Adetokunbo Ademola, Atanda Fatai Williams, Darnley Alexander, Bola Ajibola, Okputa, Muhammed Bello, Mamman Nasir, Anthony Aniagolu, Muhammed Lawal Uwais, Aloma Mouktar, Fati…

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One cannot be heartless to celebrate the killings disfiguring Plateau State. But that cannot be a reason to bury the truth. I may sound offensive to the guilty ones, while to some fair minded I may sound objective in my analysis. Whichever way, I remain committed to objectivity from my understanding of the situation disfiguring Plateau State which was from a long time plan.  Till this moment throughout my sojourn on planet earth, I never came across a set of people that hate to be developed by others like those so called indigenes of Plateau State languishing in abject poverty,…

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This discourse was published some few months back by this medium in my Saturday column. It is updated and reproduced on popular demand to please, educate and inform readers.  Nigeria is going through its most painful trying period in human history courtesy of an abracadabra brand of government imposed by the Courts and piloted by expired politicians and their evil collaborators. In a conventional setting, how can a responsible government appoint the likes of Sen. Goerge Akume as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)? Or Kashim Shettima as a vice president who could not tame the excesses of…

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Disturbed by the ongoing probe of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment related to several scandals bedeviling the Ecological Fund Office and National Agency for Greater Green Wall (NAGGW), concerned criminals for fear of exposure and subsequent prosecution, have mounted pressure on the chairman of the House Committee, Sama’ila Haruna Dabo to compromise and issue them a clean bill of health against his oath of allegiance to Nigeria and the tenets of transparency and probity. An investigation reveals that one of the affected shameless and ungodly culprits had the guts and courage to reach out to about three serving…

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Corruption in Nigeria is gaining unprecedented momentum with public servants in a rat race for illicit wealth at the detriment of service delivery. Most if not all of those involved in sharp corrupt practices and stealing of public funds, were trained with public funds to have attained their touted educational status. The most corrupt of all, are those from wretched backgrounds without moral and home disciplines. They are the off-springs of poverty and immorality at variance with public trust. How can a responsible and educated person trained with public funds be so heartless and callous in depriving the larger society…

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How one Bello Maigari, supposedly an educated Nigerian and possibly from one of the states of Nigeria was appointed as the executive secretary/chief executive of the National Lottery Trust Fund remains a mystery. If it is not a mystery, how did he qualify for such a plum position and survived the anti-corruption war of former president Buhari? Was there no searchlight zoomed on the operations of the Fund he proudly butchers? From his past managerial antecedents of the Fund, the man sounds in competent for the high profile job. He appears to be occupying the exalted position only to satisfy…

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How did Gombe State miss its path of achieving greatness? It started well in 1996 and moving at a very fast speed until 2019, when it diverted from the path by ‘electing’ the sleeping type to govern the once progressing state on a fast lane. Observers and analysts of the ongoing political permutation and sidelining of other components in Gombe State continue to wonder what exactly is amiss for the punches systematically released and targeted at the other components of the state thereby denying them the right to developmental strides and inclusiveness in a government, they painstakingly labored to install?…

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A suspected thief who stole over N109billion from Nigerians when he held sway as Accountant-General of the Federation was recently ‘awarded’ a traditional title in his locality by their paramount ruler, possibly for being courageous in stealing what could have developed Nigeria. What was responsible for such a award from the Emirate Council remains a mystery. Two jailed former governors including one who served in British prison that regained freedom for stealing what belonged to their people are now calling the political shots in their respective states shamelessly. Former suspected NIRSAL criminal now in security net had the guts and…

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