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It is that time of the month when I feel your voices should be heard; not mine. So below are a few of the responses…

It is that time of the month when I feel your voices should be heard; not mine. So below are a few of the responses to some of my previously published column pieces. Enjoy.


Re: Between the crime minister and the UN

Good day Aisha. My name is Tokunbo. I am now an avid reader of Daily Trust simply because of your articles. The most relatable and dear to my heart is the above subject matter.

Ever since I read this book “CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN” by John Perkins, my perspective and political-cum-economic-cum-business schools of thought on world economics/trade, life; really changed.

The motives behind most of the world organisations (financial regulations, conflict mediation, health regulations/research, trade/economic blocs etc.) are laced with undertone of deep-rooted infinite subjection of a certain continent, its inhabitants and resources, to favour countries that head these World organisations. Nigeria and the rest of Africa have valuable resources that if well managed can make our currency a storehouse of value in itself.

A redress to an age-long world system might be a herculean task but it’s not impossible to achieve over/in a short time.

There should be a continent-wide state of emergency in Africa. A very HARD RESET must be done per country (all spheres) per individual (mentally and not spiritually though).

However we intend to do it, it has to be covert to beat any resistance to the grand scheme that has been embedded into our systems centuries ago.

Our protracted silence is an enabling agent which is the very first BOLD STEP to take in turning around the fortunes of this dear country, continent.

The different arms of government, sphere of systems (financial, political, traditional, social classes etc.) especially the legislative and judiciary have major roles to play in dealing with this comprehensive long-term strategy.

With a socialistic, monetised, environmental conversation mind-set towards an efficient exploration of our natural resources, from the most valuable down to the least. The rest of the world needs us more than we need them.

The earlier we realise this the better. Early childhood to tertiary institutions has to revamp syllabus and curriculums to better suit the times and topography of Nigeria and Africa at large, in direct competition with other nations.

We have copied enough and so far, it’s not been favourable to our topography or people. Too many examples to mention.

Africa has to replicate, own and solely control world regulatory bodies like World Bank, NATO, WHO, G8 etc. and sever ties with the Western versions.

We have lived long enough to know it’s not in our favour that they operate these bodies. All humans and nations should enjoy the concept and freedom of individuality and sovereignty.

Ideally, with the enormous potentials Africa is endowed with, the multi-faceted, multidimensional challenges currently bedevilling us should only exist in thesis, surreal to our senses and not experienced in any lifetime. We enjoy a relative absolute advantage in respect of natural resources, population, land mass, weather, intelligence etc.

We as a nation and a continent must wake up from our deep slumber and constantly understand and value ourselves, have absolute and utmost sense of self-worth (individual & nation) which will better place us at a higher pedestal in the WORLD SCHEME OF THINGS.

I look forward to more thought-provoking articles from you.

Best regards

Tokunbo [email protected]


Re: The Speaker to beat

We are grateful to Allah that the mass wedding of the orphans was conducted successfully.

We acknowledge the contribution of Muslim stakeholders who stood up to protect their faith from the misguided action of those who allow prejudice to get the better of their judgement.

This won’t be the last of such provocation, but the adversaries would henceforth know we will be ready for them.

Abdullahi Musa [email protected]


Re: Speaker to beat

As usual, I read your incisive article on the Speaker of Niger State House of Assembly’s commendable philanthropic gesture to the orphans.

No doubt, the speaker deserved all the encomiums accorded to him.

But my humble request is just that I want you to accord the same recognition to the people of Kano State, who have been almost overwhelmed by the troubles of the North. When I say troubles, I mean what I said with all sense of responsibility. Below are some of my reasons:

Our hospitals and schools in Kano have been catering for patients and students from many other northern states, in addition to neighboring Niger and Chad republics.

Due to the on-going insecurity in parts of the North, there are people from 13 northern states living in Kano at the moment, as a direct result of mass migration. This greatly puts serious pressure on our basic amenities

Every day, we hear one request or the other over the radio by indigent people who are mostly non-Kano indigenes, requesting for medical assistance running into millions of naira. What’s surprising is the way people quickly respond to them… on a daily basis!

Pls try to visit AKTH, Nasarawa and BUK hospitals, to see for yourself how Kano business tycoons have converted those places into centres of excellence out of their pockets.

My friend – an engineer in the Kano water resources ministry once told me how Alhaji Aminu Dantata was busy constructing boreholes throughout Kano in silence!

Even the out-of-school children in Kano are mostly non-indigenes. But there’s nothing we can do because they have nowhere to go except Kano to find succour!

Recently a patient came to AKTH for medical needs. And the amount needed was N4m…. One anonymous lady heard the story and quickly sent the money, while demanding her name to be kept hidden!!

Let me not overburden you…but I want Kanawa’s sacrifices to be projected to the world for people to get to know. Perhaps the current hatred against Kanawa for no cogent reason might reduce.

Kabiru Tsakuwa, [email protected]

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