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Elections, Chibok girls, IDPs and the morning after

Elections, Chibok girls, IDPs and the morning after

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   Today, we remember, today we are in a grief and with the highest level of optimism hoping that the abducted Chibok school girls would be ‘rescued’…

Lagos Politics, Oba Akiolu and Ndigbo

Lagos Politics, Oba Akiolu and Ndigbo

By Nnedi Ogaziechi    The much awaited Nigerian Presidential election has come and gone and Gen. Muhammadu (Rtd.) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner by the…

Nigeria’s Elections: Good people, great nation

Nigeria’s Elections: Good people, great nation

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   As I write, the results of the Presidential elections are being collated and announced by the collation officers from the different states of the federation. The…

Here at last! An election like no other

Here at last! An election like no other

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   In less than forty eight hours, Nigerians would go to the polls to elect a President, 109 Senators and 360 House of Representative members that would…

How most politicians underdevelop the South-East

How most politicians  underdevelop the South-East

By  Nnedi Ogaziechi   Whether we want to admit it or not, it is now very obvious that this 2015 election, more than any other in the country’s history has…

2015: Where is Prof Humphery Nwosu?

2015: Where is Prof Humphery Nwosu?

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   As the people of Nigeria watch helplessly as politicians fight for the soul of the country through the 2015 elections, many questions remain unanswered; how sincere are…

Imo 2015: The die is cast

Imo 2015: The die is cast

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   This year’s electioneering campaigns have moved from the hilarious, vacuous, and historical to the most expository about candidates and even the ordinary voter in the street.…

Toxic politics of indigenes and non indigenes

Toxic politics of indigenes and non indigenes

By  Nnedi Ogaziechi   The whole world has been astonished by the mayhem in Plateau state Nigeria which has claimed thousands of lives and equally lasted for so long. Beyond…

We have won!

We have won!

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   No matter how the pendulum swings in the coming elections, we, the people, the mandate givers in viable democracies around the globe are the winners. We have…

Elections and the route to Rwanda

Elections and the route to Rwanda

Nnedi Ogaziechi Nigeria is perhaps one country with the highest number of churches, mosques and shrines of all hues. However, just like its oil resources has been described by many…

Neither the APC nor the PDP

Neither the APC nor the PDP

By Nnedi Ogaziechi    Nigeria is seemingly on the edge of the precipice. Unlike elections in other climes where people enthusiastically watch campaigns and the exit polls keep giving some…

Abuja as a distraction to South East politicians

Abuja as a distraction to South East politicians

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   As the election campaign trails of the political parties (those that seem serious that is) go round the country, it is quite interesting observing the number of…

That S’East/S’South Professionals’ Regional Dev. Plan

That S’East/S’South Professionals’ Regional Dev. Plan

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   The South East/South South professionals recently inaugurated a committee to work out a 10 year regional development plan for the eleven states in the region. They are…

For 2015, religion is no issue, intellect is!

For 2015, religion is no issue, intellect is!

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   The party primaries have come and gone. We have seen candidates emerge. We have observed the repeated roles of money in our politics, we have seen…

For APC, PDP and other parties, the die is cast

For APC, PDP and other parties, the die is cast

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   The party primaries in most of the registered political parties are almost over. Even though in the normal Nigerian style there are still unresolved issues in…

2015 Elections: Mere ritual or serious business?

2015 Elections: Mere ritual or serious business?

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   Democracy as a form of government is serious business when all the tenets are followed to the letter. It is supposed to work for the people when…

How honourable are these ‘honourables’?

How honourable are these ‘honourables’?

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   Most Nigerians are in love with titles. In most cases, some even prefer the titles to their real names and in some instances where the uninitiated address…

Internally displaced persons and legislative hypocrisy

Internally displaced persons and legislative hypocrisy

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   Nigeria seem to be one huge theatre of the absurd and politicians are never tired of drumming for the highly uncoordinated macabre dance that daily suffuse…

Politicians drown in fatalism as blood trails campaigns

Politicians drown in fatalism as blood trails campaigns

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.  Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and…

APC, PDP, democracy and the people

APC, PDP, democracy and the people

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   The political environment in Nigeria at the moment leaves lay people and outsiders (none professional politicians that is) like us utterly confused. The confusion however reaches…

Between political ambitions and mere rhetorics

Between political ambitions and mere rhetorics

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   These are really interesting times for politicians and by extension their close aides and hangers on. A lot is seemingly happening. The only snag is that the…

Shhh… governance on hold, all eyes on 2015!

Shhh… governance on hold, all eyes on 2015!

By Nnedi Ogaziechi   A distraught neighbor was standing in the middle of the road with a huge stone in his hand. He was not about to throw it at…

Malala’s voice Vs the deafening silence of politicians

Malala’s voice Vs the deafening silence of politicians

By Nnedi Ogaziechi October 11th is a date reserved by the United Nations as the International day of the Girl Child. Coincidentally, a day before this date, the Pakistani prodigy,…

Season of endorsements and annointings

Season of endorsements and annointings

By Nnedi Ogaziechi    Nigerian politicians are a bunch. If really you understand the drift. They never cease to amuse. Deft in all forms of theatricals all in a bid…

2015: Political lessons from Chukwu and Fashola

2015: Political lessons from Chukwu and Fashola

By Nnedi Ogaziechi West Africa and its economy is almost at the edge of the precipice as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ravages a good percentage of the population with…

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