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Appraising Legislators accountability on constituency projects

By Polycarp Onwubiko   One of the political innovations on the inception of civilian government is the introduction of constituency projects whereby state and national assembly legislators would articulate and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Osun parliamentary elections

By Yinka Olatunbosun   Come February 14th and 28th 2015, the people of Osun State will join the rest of Nigerians to cast their votes for the candidates of their…

Okorocha’s free education: The deceit and academic crisis

Okorocha’s free education: The deceit and academic crisis

By Dr Austin Uganwa   During the inauguration of his government on May 29, 2011, Governor Rochas Okorocha hinted Imo indigenes of his plans to embark on free education policy…

Counting the cost of Nigeria’s absence in AFCON 2015

By Sola Ogunmosunle   As the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations gets underway in Equatorial Guinea, it is no longer news that our national team, the Super Eagles,…

Wanted: A Nigerian President

By Igboeli Arinze   As Nigerians prepare for the 2015 general elections, who they might be convinced, lured, forced or tempted to vote for one of the candidates or none…

Obiano, Ozoemizina and the political leadership of ndi Igbo

By Ejike Anyaduba   Sometime in 2013, shortly before the Anambra governorship election, I had the opportunity to sit in conference with a former governor of one of the Southeast…

Baga andParis: A tale of two terror attacks

Baga andParis: A tale of two terror attacks

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Without a doubt, terrorism has become a major global concern. There is hardly any part of the world that has not tasted the bitter pills of…

2015: Defining moment for Nigeria

2015: Defining moment for Nigeria

By James Febebebo   In the country’s forthcoming general elections, there is already a gale of political forces at play, each trying to outmanoeuvre the other. In the already charged…

The manufacturing sector beyond 2015

By Alex Agbo   One would agree that the manufacturing industry in Nigeria has been in comatose for decades because of the unnecessary bureaucratic tardiness of previous regimes, from the…

Developing the solid minerals sector

Developing the solid minerals sector

By  Okwudili Uzoka With the obvious crash of crude oil and the progressive rise in the value of various solid mineral commodities in the international market, I am quite disheartened…

Charlie Hebdo: Islam, the West and its double standard

By Abdulateef Abiodun The attacks on Charlie Hebdo last week has generated much reactions from all concerned. But if one critically look at the event, one will see the exposed…

The 2015 presidential campaigns: Looking forward, looking back!

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje   Regrettably, the presidential candidates of the APC and the PDP are engaged in a desperate fight for their political life in an election which just…

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