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Buhari: From Pillar to Post

Buhari: From Pillar to Post

By Chika Onuora   With initial momentum on his side, promoters of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, touted him as the man who will emerge…

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

The Igbos, Southeast of Nigeria, are no less deserving of the wisdom of hindsight than any clan whose estimation of the future bears any positive inclination. The experiences of Igbos…

Nigeria treads on bailing path

By Folarin Lawal   ‘One day, the good people in the progressives and  good ones in the conservatives will come together  and form a political party that will bail out …

Letter to One “Otti”

B y  Godwin Adindu   There is one man named “Otti” in Abia State.  I am putting the word in parenthesis because I do not know its etymological roots and…

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (2)

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (2)

 Charles Soludo, CFR, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, gives reasons for his view that the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has mismanaged the Nigerian economy… When I assumed office…

Akwa Ibom 2015 Guber: Understanding the stooge narrative

Akwa Ibom 2015 Guber: Understanding the stooge narrative

By Udo Silas   It is the season of the long knives once again. That time when the soapbox becomes the oratory of power. Well, power seeking humans. It is…

President Jonathan’s transformation in agric. sector

President Jonathan’s transformation in agric. sector

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Let us for once not politicize the sensitive issue of food security. Truth be told, the President Goodluck  Jonathan-led administration has made tremendous progress towards…

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Reading through the Sunday newspapers of January 25, 2015, I was shocked that Governor of Bayelsa State, Dickson Seriake, assembled the Niger Delta ex-militants at the government house hall for…

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo posits that the leading contenders in the February, 2015 Presidential Election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and General Mohammadu…

Election 2015: When a public mistake requires an old fashioned apology

By Magnus Onyibe.   The title of this article is adapted from a piece by Ron Ashkenas,managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and co- author of The GE Work-Out and The…

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

It was a drama of absurd on Friday January 23 when the Peoples Democratic Party’s supporters went to town jubilating over a phantom victory of the declaration of their candidate…

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

By Richard Anyamele   Before Independence in 1960, the Igbo nation was one of the three majors in Nigeria. The two others are the Hausa-Fulani and the Yoruba with the…

Umana Okon Umana’s bombshell

By John Akpaide   The governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Umana Okon Umana, has rubbished the presidential ambition of the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari,…

Venezuela / Nigeria: Similar situations and different outcomes  

By Jude Fejokwu   Venezuela on average has a daily oil production 50% higher than Nigeria.  Venezuela is the top oil producer in South America and Nigeria is the top…

Ayo Fayose and the poisonous advert

Ayo Fayose and the poisonous advert

Oludayo Tade of the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, addresses the problems with the content of the Advert recently sponsored by Chief Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State…

Thoughts on Nigeria’s Economy

Thoughts on Nigeria’s Economy

Prince Jide Akinyooye, a Chartered Accountant, believes that with right policies, the continuous slide in the price of crude oil may be an opportunity for the Nigerian government to retrace…

Fayose’s adverts: In whose interest?

It was with shock the nation woke up to the adverts sponsored by the Governor of Ekiti state, My Ayo Fayose against the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate General…

That sponsored cartoon on Buhari

Though I am still undecided on which candidate to vote for in the  upcoming Presidential election, I was bemused by a full-page cartoon I  saw on January 8, 2015 in…

February 14, 2015: A peace accord and its question marks

BY NASAMU JACOBSON Just recently, I saw a large campaign billboard of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gen. Charles Airiavbere and Barrister Johnson Abolagba, in the Edo…

Nigeria: Our legislature, our democracy

By Okechukwu Anarado One of the most popular figures in the history of America’s legislature, Senator James William Fulbright who represented Arkansas for three decades, described a legislator as an…

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