For High Chief Lulu Briggs, it was a Royal Burial

By Simon Shango In 1961 I sat for the Northern Nigeria common entrance examination for admission in to post primary institutions. One of the objective questions asked candidates was to name the town where the Kalabari people live. The suggested…

Biograhy of the late Imam Mallam AbdulJalil Dabo

Mallam AbdulJalil Dabo was Born in 1958 at Madaka, Zaria City. He started his early education in Zaria and went to Arabic Teachers college in Katsina where he obtained his grade ll teachers certificate. He had his first degree at…

Adieu gallant hero, Col Bako

By S.K Usman The news of the demise of Colonel Dahiru Chiroma Bako of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE is indeed a shock and heart wrenching to virtually everyone who knows him irrespective of the family. The outpouring…

Zulum mourns Col Bako, says sacrifices by soldiers’ won’t be in vain

The people of Borno mourn the death of Col. D.C Bako, the Coommander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole; while sacrifices by him and other heroes, will not be in vain, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said last…

Rembering Malam Wada Maida, OON, FNGE

By Muhammed Mubarak Alabi If you were privileged to work with Malam Wada Maida, from a close range, like I did, you would not have failed to acknowledge three key virtues of his, and these were, humility, piety and decency.…

Wada Maida: Eulogies to a detribalised boss

By Francis Onyeukwu Unarguably, Wada Maida who died on August 17, 2020 at the age of 70 in his Abuja residence left a track record which is of great relevance in the quest to the transformation of Nigeria and her…

Tribute To An Unforgetable Friend, Wada A. Maida

By Senator Ibrahim Ida, OON, Sardaunan Katsina If it is painful to lose a friend, it is surely a million times more staggering, bewildering, shattering and confusing to lose a friend, a companion, a non-blood brother, a confidant and someone…

Wada A. MAIDA: Sunset at Dusk

By Ali M. Ali “Every soul will taste death” Quran (3:185) If you love and care for me, tell me while I’m alive. Don’t send me flowers and write a poem when I’m dead. -Allen Lazar Late Malam Wada Abdullahi…

Wada Maida, Media Icon: A Tribute

By De. Bisi Olawunmi Wada Maida and I were both pioneer staff of the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) in 1978 and maintained relationship till the very end in the year 2020 – 42 years after. The management…

Wada Maida: Mentorship as a Mantra

By Garba Shehu In his life, the late Malam Wada Maida was synonymous with brilliance, humility, patience, kindness and courage. His thoughts, ideals, views on journalism and in life motivated many of us who came close to him and will…