The horse man with four boxes

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 On April 16th 1911, Mr. Carl Zimmermann, a South African Dutchman mounted a horse at Wukari with four boxes. His destination was Takum – all in Taraba State. On the second day of his journey, 17th April 1911 and halfway to Takum, he came to a big village and decided to stop. The founder More...

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By Peoples Daily On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Looting as state policy

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 We love to romanticize our founding fathers in Nigeria. To be politically correct, we speak of the founding fathers of our country only in positive More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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Abdulahi no sweat at 80

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 Abba Dabo took me to Kano in 1984. He was my Editor at the New Nigerian Newspapers in Kaduna before his appointment as Chief Press Secretary to President More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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Ghana – Still the Black Star

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 On March 6, 1957, Kwame Nkrumah made history. Not only did he lead the British colony of Gold Coast into independence – the first British Colony More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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Between a national disaster and a national disgrace

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 It is a “National Disaster”, declared President Muhammadu Buhari. But the delectable CNN journalist Aisha Sesay disagreed saying it is a “National More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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Cat Race

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 I do not like cats. This started with my experience as a young lad way back in 1966. In that year Nigeria was in a huge political upheaval. A coup took More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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I saw it coming and I warned

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 The biggest problem of a writer is when he puts a lot of resources and energy and yet the product of his efforts gets ignored. In a society like Nigeria More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Who is Audu Ogbe working for?

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 One thing you cannot take away from Chief Audu Ogbe, the Minister of Agriculture is More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme – Exit Of A Rare Gem

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 On 31st December 1983, President Shehu Shagari delivered a budget speech to a joint session of the National Assembly then left Lagos for a short new More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Why military is no option to democracy

Monday Column by Emmanuel Yawe royawe@yahoo.com | 08024565402 On January 15 1966, Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, a Nigerian military officer who played a leading role in the coup that terminated the first More...