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By Dr. Chuks Osuji In the first installment article on this topic published last week, a narrative analysis of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Constitution Amendment process was examined. In this second and final installment some vital elements in the House of Representatives approach will...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji Understandably, there are some essential qualities every leader must possess. One of those qualities is courage. According to Knox Williams, “a leader may be nice, compassionate, honest, intelligence and persuasive; but if he does not possess courage, all those qualities would come to nothing.” As a functional political scientist, I associated myself...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji It is painful to observe that the presidential system of government as practised in Nigeria is misunderstood, misguided, mutilated,...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji In 1981, one Chief R.B.K Okafor, now late, but a towering politician of note, then State Chapter Chairman of NPP – Nigerian People’s Party, hinted to me that Chief Solomon Lar was interested in knowing the perception of voters in Plateau State before the pending election of 1983. On good information, I wrote a proposal to the governor informing him...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji When this happens, aggrieved party members leave their party in a large number, including those who were short-changed in the process. Of course, less national parties accept and field them in the various elections. And most of the time, they do relatively well to prove a point. And once they are elected to the parliament, they behave just like free...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji Understandably, since the emergence of All Progressives Congress (APC), our newspapers, radio and television broadcasts have been mostly on the emergence of the supposed new political party. There have been so many write-ups on different aspects of the new entrant into the mad house of already crowded political party system. Many writers, analysts, political...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji It is indisputable that Nigeria is a country of contradictions. For example, in the area of politics, there is no slightest aspect of political theory associated with people’s behaviour that can be explained or that works here. For example, election rigging has been entrenched into our political culture that we are merely trying to see how best to...

In today’s analysis, I will conclude discussion on the myth behind kola nut which appears a couple of weeks ago. My apology to our readers for the late conclusion on kola nut. It was due to literary imperatives and not editorial lapse. Usually the kola nut is presented with alligator pepper but due to its apparent scarcity, it is not unusual that kola nut can be presented...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji Understandably, the starting point of a global effort for effective women participation in all spheres of national affairs was the global women conference known as Beijing of 1996. At that epoch-making gathering, women from all the United Nations member countries were present. And after deliberating on women’s affirmative action for almost a week,...

By Dr. Chuks Osuji It is a well-known fact that the Igbo ethnic nationality has reverence for Igbo Kola nut. Several years ago, as I was about rounding-off my doctoral studies at North Texas State University in the United States, one of my dissertation supervisors, Professor J.T. Thompson invited me to his office for a chat. I had wondered why he was inviting me to his...