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Urhobo Progress Union and its political relevance

So much have been said in the media in the last couple of weeks about the Omene-led UPU,which in my opinion is still the authentic UPU and the break-away UPU…

 Interrogating the FFK Video Production Company and other sundry issues

By AdulFatah Adekunle Owolabi    Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, the loquacious spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan campaigns would not cease to amuse Nigerians. As an indigene of the state, he is…

Fayose’s stomach infrastructure, justification towards development 

Fayose’s stomach infrastructure, justification towards development 

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The concept of “Stomach Infrastructure” which the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose introduced to governance has been causing ripples all over the country. To some people,…

Where is the environment in our elections?

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   On March 28th 2015, it is expected that Nigerians would troop out to elect a new president or continue to be managed according to the…

Electoral integrity and the sanctity of March 28

By Hon. Olumuyiwa Wahab Jimoh   It was Karl Marx in the eleven thesis of the Feuerbach that says Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various ways, what is…

Pay TV and naira devaluation

By Faramade Shoyombo   Like me, I suspect, a few of your plans for this year may be undergoing serious review. This, most likely, has been necessitated by the devaluation of…

Revisiting Transparency International’s verdict on corruption in Nigeria

By Kelechi Onyemaobi   I was surprised, very surprised indeed, when I read some analyses of the Transparency International’s recent verdict on corruption in Nigeria. I have met many people…

Ochendoism; a political philosophy (2)

By  Godwin Adindu   Ochendoism as a new form of political administration   derives its thematic and moral suasion from the Igbo cosmological connotations of the word, Ochendo, as a…

 Understanding the Okowa essence in Delta

 Understanding the Okowa essence in Delta

 By Chukwudi Abiandu   In this season of high wire political campaigns and effusions in the media the following intervention has become necessary if only as a means of helping…

Winning the war against terrorism

Winning the war against terrorism

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “This is no longer an issue of national security for Nigeria; it’s a question of regional and international security. If Nigeria implodes, then the whole…

2015 Elections: There may be another country

 By Nnaemeka Oruh    The tension is palpable. Naked fear walks through the land unchallenged, waylaying people at every turn. While a deadly group of religious bigots has laid siege…

Moral questions with Mugabe leading AU

Moral questions with Mugabe leading AU

By Edwin Uhara   On Friday, January 30th of this year, Africa’s oldest President, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was elected as Chairman of African Union (AU) at its Heads-of-States Summit…

Taking on the youth development challenge

By Peter Obi The youths constitute critical elements in societal development. Whatever the human and material resource endowments of any geo-political entity, no serious Government can afford to neglect or…

The call

By Bola Ogunrinade In the world of hustle and bustle in which we live, a call to many would be deemed to be a telephone call. The world of advancing…

Jega and the ides of March

ByAustin  Ossai    No chairman of an electoral commission in Nigeria history be it FEDECO, NEC, NECO and now INEC, has attracted the level of disinterment, distrust and outright hostility…

The Economist Magazine and Nigeria’s election: Anatomy and philosophy of colonial mentality

By Emeka Chiakwelu   This is a very outlandish and cautious time, but significant in the life of Nigeria. The country is at the crossroad and the land is querying…

The cat is sleeping on the stove

By Bola Ogunrinade   Rosalyn, the house-keeper, hails from Zimbabwe. A delightful middle-aged lady with imagery and wit. When I am not out paying bills on the long queues at…

Ochendoism: A political philosophy (1)

By Godwin Adindu   By the time Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State runs his full circle on the hot seat, he would not only have  left a legacy of…

Soyinka on Buhari: An error of judgment

Soyinka on Buhari: An error of judgment

By Ifeanyi Afuba   The debate over Professor Wole Soyinka’s recent endorsement of retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari as the viable alternative to President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential…

My fears for INEC

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Why do we like to deceive ourselves in this country? Why are we given to believing half-truths, sheer political propaganda and fiction over verifiable facts…

The political rumbles in Ebonyi State

The political rumbles in Ebonyi State

By Chris Nonyelum   One of the states in which the democratic will of the people is likely to change the political landscape and stamp its supreme authority over and…

The Economist and Nigeria’s election: A reader’s review

By Johnson Momodu   The Ibibio people of Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, have a saying that can be loosely translated as: “A person says he has a stomach ache,…

Ndigbo and APC’s politics of exclusion in Lagos State

Ndigbo and APC’s politics of exclusion in Lagos State

By Chris Nonyelum It was not for nothing that the ruling political party in Lagos state had allegedly in connivance with the INEC officials, perfected plans to disenfranchise a reasonable…

INEC’s reconstruction of electoral calendar

INEC’s reconstruction of electoral calendar

By Nwobodo Chidiebere “A problem cannot be solved from the same state of consciousness that created it”.    –Albert Einstein After weeks of intense breath-sapping debates and horse-trading between opponents…

Delta beyond ethnicity

By Ukey Efetobo   The coinage ‘Delta beyond ethnicity’ isn’t mine. However, it is apt to adopt it as the title of this piece given the political reality facing our…

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