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Taming expectations

By Kehinde Olurode   “I realize that the expectation of our people today is as high as their commitment to change has been strong and their belief in us unshaken.…

Human trafficking menace in Nigeria

By Atom Celestina   Human trafficking is a major problem in our world today and it could also be evident in parts of Africa Nigeria inclusive. It is the sales…

President Goodluck Jonathan and history

President Goodluck Jonathan and history

The run up to the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28th 2015 was characterized by no-holds-barred campaign of calumny and ominous threats from both sides of the…

Have you defected to the APC?

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “Waoh, Mr. Baje you must be a prophet of some sort. You predicted it and now it has happened.”Remember Andy, my long-time friend? He is…

Anambra hurts over the results of 2015 National Assembly elections

Anambra hurts over the results of 2015 National Assembly elections

By Okechukwu Anarado   With the Presidential and National Assembly elections of 28 March, 2015 largely over, Nigerians are variously counting their gains and losses, given the fairness or otherwise…

The Nigerian military and Buhari’s certificate drama

The Nigerian military and Buhari’s certificate drama

By Terfa Naswem   When the General Muhammadu Buhari’s (Rtd.) secondary school certificate issue came up, I wrote an earth-shattering article against the Nigerian military and People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…

The Kings speech: Reflections on Oba Akiolu’s comment

The Kings speech: Reflections on Oba Akiolu’s comment

By Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA   “On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor…

President Jonathan: Your mistakes do not define you

President Jonathan: Your mistakes do not define you

By Magnus Onyibe   “Jonathan is not a politician but a statesman. A politician thinks of election while a statesman thinks of the nation” I could not help but commence…

Lights out in Nigeria

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   We call it light; “electricity” is too sterile a word, and “power” too stiff, for this Nigerian phenomenon that can buoy spirits and smother dreams.…

Mimiko: De-robing a palace chief

By Lateef Raji Ever since February 24, 2009 that Olusegun, the head of the Mimiko’s clan of Ondo Ekinmogun kingdom became the Governor of the Sunshine State of Ondo, the state has…

Senator Chris Ngige and trauma of opposition politics

By Polycarp Onwubiko Nigeria has apparently made a formidable historical landmark in African continent by conducting a violent free election along with an opposition party beating the incumbent President Dr.…

Between NHIS and Buhari’s promise

By Ifeanyi Alia   It is really not a bad idea for Nigerians to ruminate on the promise of “change” which president-elect, Retired General Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the…

The man of the decade

Tochukwu Ezukanma   Tears dripped from my eyes as I watched President Goodluck Jonathan’s nationally televised address. His speech was short but momentous. He conceded defeat, and accepted the electoral…

Buhari: This Is Not The People’s Victory

Buhari: This Is Not The People’s Victory

By Adekoya Boladale   Few years ago, one of my student stood up in the middle of a lecture and asked, ‘Sir, who owns Nigeria?’ I was teaching a topic on colonialism…

The tasks ahead of APC-led government

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   A great victory is a great danger./ Human nature stands victory worse than it stands defeat. /Indeed, it seems easier to win such triumph than…

Akwa Ibom and 2015 election

By Obong Akpan Kokoette Essien   Since the creation of Akwa Ibom State, the State has never been in an opposition party. History reveals this. During IBB’s short-lived two-political-party system…

Inter connecting roads to boost hospitality industry in Anambra State

By Polycarp Onwubiko   It is apposite to say that Anambra state is blessed with creative and resourceful entrepreneurs, manufacturers and industrialists. The Think Home philosophy of the first civilian…

The beginning of a new beginning

The beginning of a new beginning

By Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola   The elections of last Saturday, particularly the presidential election won by the candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari, were…

2015 elections: Whither Ndigbo?

2015 elections: Whither Ndigbo?

By Ichie Tiko Okoye  The outcome of the recently conducted 2015 presidential election was both predictable and predicted, but majority of Ndigbo simply chose to be driven by sentiments and…

April 11, 2015: The wind of ‘change’ over Lagos and other states

April 11, 2015: The wind of ‘change’ over Lagos and other states

By Amaechi Okiri The Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria have come, with winners and losers known; and history made. Nigerians wanted a change and they got it. The…

Jonathan, lead a 50-day revolution

Jonathan, lead a 50-day revolution

Muhammadu Buhari will inherit more problems than any other leader in the world today. The problems could become even more complicated by the time his government began fiddling with reforms.…

Buhari’s victory and the task ahead

By Edwin Uhara The victory of General Muhammadu Buhari in this year’s Presidential election is one success story with many messages! First, his victory has, once again, proved that endurance…

Imo 2015: Okorocha’s macabre dance

By Aham Njoku Ifeyinwa Nwaobi, an African Independent Television correspondent, shocked thousands of viewers to their bone marrows when on a live telecast of 2015 Presidential, Senatorial and House of…

Pervasive corruption and the rest of us!

Pervasive corruption and the rest of us!

By Kelly Ovie Umukoro   My heart bleeds each time I think about corruption in our society. We work very hard to inform the society about the evils of corruption…

Obiano on the threshold of greatness

Obiano on the threshold of greatness

By Ejike Anyaduba   Professor Okoro Ijeoma is a great guy. He taught history at the University of Nigeria with infectious passion. His off the cuff, but brilliant lectures, held…

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