[Leadership] Governors of the 19 northern states yesterday took bold steps to tackle the security and economic challenges confronting the region by appointing Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State and his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, to head two committees on the twin problems.
[Vanguard] Kano -Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II reigned for only five years as Emir of Kano before he was forced to resign. He was said not to be in the good books of the authorities of the day due to his views which were considered offensive.
[Nation] “You only live once”, or Yolo as it is known in its swankier short form, is a popular phrase among the younger generation. But if what three young boys from Wajir County did last week is anything to go by, then the youth should probably get another catchphrase to justify their adventurous and at times, reckless ways.
[This Day] Lagos -Political office holders should not be entitled to pensions, argues Ayodele Okunfolami.
[Guardian] Kano -Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, ignored a subsisting court order restraining the government from implementing any action aimed at legitimising the new emirates of Rano, Bichi, Gaya and Karaye, which it just created out of the Kano Emirate. He presented staff of office to the four newly inaugurated first class emirs.
[This Day] The Chairman of Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma has expressed worry over what he described as “undue politicization of the security situation in the country,” and advocated a bi-partisan and collaborative approach among all stakeholders in Nigeria towards addressing the issue.
[Nairobi News] A three-year-old boy taken away by the government from an American couple that had adopted him has exposed a glaring gap on inter-country adoption laws in Kenya.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has said that reports alleging he wanted to “invade Africa” were leaked to discredit him, writes The Guardian.
[Pew] A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans will vote in general elections on May 8 against a backdrop of pessimism over the state of their political system and persisting divisions in attitudes by race and political party.
NIGERIAN TROOPS huddle around their captain for a briefing. Several rest their rifle muzzles in the sandy ground, which could block and damage them. During the assault on a terrorist training camp, many forget their training, firing wildly and running off their line of advance.