Category Archives: Unity in Diversity

Bantex:Tragedy of political leadership

Simon Reef  By his emergence as deputy governor of Kaduna State on May 29, 2015, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex became the political leader of Southern Kaduna. For some of us who have admired his political voyage in the past, especially when he served as chairman of Kaura LG, our confidence in him was unshakeable as

SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLE’S UNION (SOKAPU) TOWN HALL MEETING ON RESTRUCTURING

SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLE’S UNION (SOKAPU) TOWN HALL MEETING ON RESTRUCTURING AT HAMDALA HOTEL, KADUNA Restructuring simply refers to change the basic organization or structure of something. Restructuring has become one of the most popular languages used in the Nigerian political world today. Many politicians and enlightened citizens are calling on the federal government to restructure

LOVING GOD AND NEIGHBOR: PANACEA FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA

LOVING GOD AND NEIGHBOR: PANACEA FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA BEING A HOMILY PREACHED BY FR WILLIAMS ABBA AT THE THANKSGIVING MASS IN HONOUR OF LUKA BINIYAT AT ST THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, ZAMAN DABO, 29/10/2017 Introduction It gives me great pleasure to deliver this homily on this auspicious day when we all gather

Gov. El-Rufai Counselor’s Visit To Southern Kaduna Clergy “Shameless” – SOKAPU YOUTH

Bomba Dauda Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, youth-wing president, Nasiru Jagaba described the recent visit by Governor Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State newly appointed Counselor on Political Matter, Mallam Lawal Samaila Yakawada to Southern Kaduna clergy as “an act of shamelessness and politically energized.” Jagaba made these assertions during an exclusive interview at the union

Re: Sanusi Maikudi’s Pretext for Genocide on Sunrise Daily

I will try to make this as short as possible. I managed to catch up on parts of Sanusi Maikudi’s interview on Sunrise Daily on Channel’s TV on the 26th of April 2017. He posited that the root cause of the crisis in Southern Kaduna is the refusal of the autochthonous people of Southern Kaduna

COMPARING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND THE FULANI HERDMEN GENOCIDE IN SOUTHERN KADUNA AND THE MIDDLE BELT AREAS

The Armenian genocide, which was perpetrated by Turkey, is commemorated every year on April 24. 1. Who Did the Killing? In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government known at the time as the “Young Turks,” decided to massacre and expel the estimated two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The Young Turks had taken

Southern Kaduna: Bishop Bagobiri Talks Tough as Asso 12 Buried

HOMILY ON THE OCCASION OF BURYING THE 12 VICTIMS OF FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK IN ASSO, WHICH OCCURRED SATURDAY 15/4/17, BY BISHOP JOSEPH D, BAGOBIRI 21/4/17 “Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? For if the dead are not

Chancellor, Gurara Forum Writes Rufai, Points Out His Many Sins

OPEN LETTER TO GOV NASIR EL RUFAI Your Excellency, When on 29th May 2015 you were sworn in as Governor of Kaduna State, most of us indigenes of Kaduna state were hilarious and excited. Needless to say what our efforts were prior to Election Day. Some discerning minds like us who were non partisan saw

The Continued Marginalization of Southern Kaduna: the Post Colonial Era

Note: this is titled “the Post Colonial Era” because it only attempts to explain the injustices that were done after the colonialist have left – they actually layed the foundation for some of the things that followed. THE HAUSA FULANI INTELLIGENTSIA & SOUTHERN KADUNA Southern Kaduna is not Kaduna South Senatorial Zone but 11 LGAs

SOKAPU Commends New Gov’t Resolve to End the Killings, Offers More Suggestions

03/03/2017 PRESS STATEMENT   The national body of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has watched with keen interest the recent energetic attempts made by the Military, Police and other security agencies brought into Southern Kaduna, to comb the bushes around some of our attack-prone communities like Goska, Ambam, up to Bakin Kogi axis in