On 3 February 1976, military head of state Murtala Mohammed announced that Nigeria’s Federal Capital would in the future move to a location in the central part of the country. That location was Abuja. But today, as has been the case for some years now, nobody in government remembers to mark the date. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest instalment of ‘Inside Stuff.’
It is not every day that you get to hear of a governor confronting corrupt security agents who, rather than protect hapless residents, use their position to exploit them. But that was exactly what Governor Babagana Umara Zulum did recently when he confronted some corrupt officers of the Nigerian Army who were extorting motorists in Borno. Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, explains why every Nigerian governor should borrow a leaf from the Borno State chief executive.