Iyorshe Orngudwem: Still strong at 80

Iyorshe Orngudwem Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 It is the story of hard work and patriotism; a story of a man who gave and is still giving his best in a system that hardly recognizes hard work and commitment; a story of how a landlocked state in Nigeria became the food basket of Nation; the story of Joseph Iyorshe Orgudwem, More...

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By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Where are Bala Usman’s disciples?

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 For about three decades, between the 1970 and 2005, he was a remarkable figure at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. Yusufu Bala Usman was the left leaning More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Shehu Idris – The Emir who ruled Zaria longest

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 Emmanuel Yawe In 1804, a revolution swept across the vast territory that was later known as the Sokoto Caliphate and later still Northern Nigeria. Before More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Not the Best of Times

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 “Oga, nothing has changed”. Those were the exact chilling words of Ahmed Salkida. I had expected him to come with some cheerful news. Sadly, he came More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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My encounter with Fela

Fela Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 When you have spent forty years doing nothing but reporting news, the most rewarding takeaway is the remarkable people you encounter in those years. More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Babagana Umara Zulum: A governor to watch

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 I have seen the best and the worst of governance in Borno since my first visit to Maiduguri the state capital in 1982. In that year, Maitatsine riots More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Ten Years After Maryam Babangida

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 On 28th December 2009, I was home in my rather remote village for the end of year festivities. My old mother was still alive then and as the evening More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Is President Buhari’s govt WAI Compliant?

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 Emmanuel Yawe On taking over power on January 1 1984, Major General Muhammadu Buhari addressed what he called a “World Press Conference” in Lagos. More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Prof Oloyode: Honour to whom it is due

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 Emmanuel Yawe Like everything in Nigeria, titles and awards have become so debased and cheapened that many people of conscience do not take them seriously. More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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The Rise and Fall of ‘Countryman Governor’

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 Emmanuel Yawe At the annual All Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, in August 2015, Governor Seriake Dickson was at his humorous best. More...