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Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be? By Fredrick Nwabufo “It will take the next two months before ministers can come on board. Bringing them in now may disrupt the clean-up going on. So, Nigerians just have to be patient.” This was Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, speaking to Reuters on July 1, 2015 on the hold-up in appointing ministers. He said...... more

Open Letter to Ijaw Nation: Know your enemies, By Wabiye Idoniboyeobu

Open Letter to Ijaw Nation: Know your enemies, By Wabiye Idoniboyeobu  For about a year, I have deliberately avoided issues pertaining to the Ijaw nation. Not because I don’t understand my role as a stakeholder and a national executive of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide; but simply because I wanted to give the enemies of the Ijaw nation more time to expose...... more

Imo: Kudos to the reconciliatory spirit of a winning team, By Walter Duru

Imo: Kudos to the reconciliatory spirit of a winning team, By Walter Duru On Monday, June 3, 2019, former chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and ex-member of the House of Representatives, Chief Uche Onyeagucha, was sworn in as Secretary to the Imo State Government by Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha’s choice of Onyeagucha has, as expected, generated reactions with different stakeholders canvassing...... more

Political exclusion of South-East affirms the propaganda of Biafra extremists, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Political exclusion of South-East affirms the propaganda of Biafra extremists, By Fredrick Nwabufo  “Onye Nigeria, I told you one day, there will be job adverts for positions in the federal civil service, and there will be a clause: ‘No candidate from the South-East allowed’; the exclusion of Ndi Igbo from the leadership of the three arms of government is just the beginning.” That was...... more

Buhari’s hammer on AIT, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s hammer on AIT, By Fredrick Nwabufo The Buhari presidency’s animus against AIT has a four-year history. On April 26, 2015, a reporter and a cameraman of the TV station were estopped from covering the affairs of then President-elect Buhari at the Defence House. And since then, it has been a test of wills. The fount of this...... more

The many implications and consequences of the Nigerian Government’s dictatorial action against AIT and RayPower - Intersociety

The many implications and consequences of the Nigerian Government’s dictatorial action against AIT and RayPower - Intersociety Having carefully studied the reasons given by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, regarding its militarist and dictatorial shutdown of the African Independent Television (AIT) and its Ray Power Radio; and having also carried out quick background checks on the present composition and ethno-religious backgrounds of the Commission’s leadership and extent of...... more

Of gullible women and randy pastors, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Of gullible women and randy pastors, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu No crime is perfect. The more perpetrators of crime attempt to cover up their misdemeanour the more the crime is exposed. King David paid the price of his immorality with Uriah's wife. The illegitimate knowledge produced a pregnancy, but his attempts to conceal the evil deepened the mess. When all his...... more

Of concrete jungles and absence of playgrounds for children, By Chima Nwafo

Of concrete jungles and absence of playgrounds for children, By Chima Nwafo While older societies are engaged in urban transformation and beautification of their environment, Nigerian states and local governments are busy developing concrete jungles or future slums, devoid of planning, landscaping, drainages (despite the problem of flood), gardens, parks, public libraries and other features of a healthy environment. As part of its...... more

Buhari, how does your support for Palestine benefit Nigeria? asks Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari, how does your support for Palestine benefit Nigeria? asks Fredrick Nwabufo There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations is a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of charity to another...... more

Buhari’s first term: Verdict of the examiner

Buhari’s first term: Verdict of the examiner As the navigator-in-chief and veritable personification of the unique creed of governance that he has been advocating and eventually ushered him into office as Nigeria’s most popularly elected President, no one is more qualified to determine the success of the four-year trial period of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration. After overwhelmingly earning...... more

Bola Tinubu: Caught in a monkey trap, By Reno Omokri

Bola Tinubu: Caught in a monkey trap, By Reno Omokri The demystification of Bola Tinubu continues. On the last day in May 2019, the news broke out like a bombshell. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had concluded its ‘investigation’ into the activities of Oando Plc and found its management culpable. The SEC further announced that it was...... more

Tale of a two-faced hypocritical Governor, By Comr Obidike Chukwuebuka

Tale of a two-faced hypocritical Governor, By Comr Obidike Chukwuebuka It is very shameful that Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 13, 2019 where he claimed that his closeness to President Buhari was because of their shared commitment to honesty and passion for infrastructural development. Gov Obiano also went on to ask President...... more

Wanted: Performance rating and merit-based cabinet. An assessment of Buhari’s ex-ministers by Olawale Rasheed

Wanted: Performance rating and merit-based cabinet. An assessment of Buhari’s ex-ministers by Olawale Rasheed The ministers had their valedictory gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari at last week’s Federal Executive Council meeting. By now, the President and his inner caucus must be shopping for new hands to take the nation to the next level, as the ruling party has promised. Curiously, it is not too much...... more

Okowa’s phenomenal four-year stride writ large on the sands of Delta, By Augustine Avwode

Okowa’s phenomenal four-year stride writ large on the sands of Delta, By Augustine Avwode   In two days, it would be four years since the era of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa dawned on Delta State. And, let’s say it here the way it is: Okowa has given a good account of himself as the Governor of Delta State in the last four years. He has...... more

Dear Buhari, don’t end up making Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB look like heroes, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Dear Buhari, don’t end up making Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB look like heroes, By Fredrick Nwabufo   In Nigeria, governments come and go, but each one outpaces the other in impunity, non-performance, corruption and incompetence.  Before the administration of President Buhari that of Goodluck Jonathan was knocked as the archetypal highhanded, clueless, corrupt and wasteful government. But before Jonathan’s reign, Obasanjo’s administration was pilloried as a corrupt...... more

‘Dancing’ Theresa May sobs out of the Brexit conundrum and out of Downing Street

‘Dancing’ Theresa May sobs out of the Brexit conundrum and out of Downing Street Few months back in faraway Nairobi, Kenya, the visiting Premier of Britain, Mrs. Theresa May, was caught dancing to some African beats during a visit to that beautiful African nation. Kenya is, without doubt, a great tourist’s destination point for most European tourists. The late Princess Diana was a notable frequent...... more

We must all be Fulani, By Fredrick Nwabufo

We must all be Fulani, By Fredrick Nwabufo Conspiracy theories are the palm oil of Nigeria’s politics. They give taste to falsehood, tension, fear and unrest.  And often, they are ignorantly eaten, regurgitated and spewed by the unwary. On December 11, 2013, former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a caustic missive entitled, ‘Before it is too late’, searing former President...... more

NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business

NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business As a long-standing player in Nigeria’s Maritime space I have watched the traffic gridlock along the Apapa axis progressively deteriorate and grow into the colossal national embarrassment over the years. Since I started conducting business in the Apapa Area in 1998, access roads into that part of Lagos have never been...... more

Ndigbo in APC and avoidable sincerity of deceit, falsehood, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

Ndigbo in APC and avoidable sincerity of deceit, falsehood, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha In this period of disclaiming Nigerians as non-Nigerians, one is tempted to conclude that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government may have declared the people of South-East as non-Nigerians too. Going by the submission of the ruling party, through utterances and body language, the people of South-east may...... more

A case for meaningful inclusion of Nigerian women in governance, By Ify Ayomo

A case for meaningful inclusion of Nigerian women in governance, By Ify Ayomo The 2019 elections have come and almost gone, as the battles have shifted to the legal front. But a look at the race has shown that women are significantly few in the number of candidates and winners in the election. Except for a few of them that were elected into legislative...... more

Akwa Ibom and failure of governance

Akwa Ibom and failure of governance Lately my beloved state, Akwa Ibom State has been in the news for the wrong reasons, carting away every available trophy of infamy.  A state that was once revered and held out as a model in development and uncommon transformation has so retrogressed in the last four years that today, it...... more

The real haters of Ndi Igbo, By Tochukwu Ezukanma

The real haters of Ndi Igbo, By Tochukwu Ezukanma I am incontrovertibly Igbo, and I am unwaveringly committed to the good of the Igbo. However, I am unrepentantly anti-Biafra. I am opposed to Biafra because the Igbo have the most to lose in the case of a break up of Nigeria. Secondly, Biafra is not realizable. It is a fantasy...... more

Critique of abstract politics, By Edwin Madunagu

Critique of abstract politics,  By Edwin Madunagu About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in...... more

DSO and the allegations by Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed

DSO and the allegations by Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed My attention has been drawn to an article in Daily Nigerian, an online news site, on the facts behind Modibbo Kawu’s travails by one Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed, who unlike some of us is not natural, physical and visible for all to see and engage in discourse. Why someone who truly believes...... more

If Leah Sharibu was Zahra Buhari, would she still be in captivity? By Fredrick Nwabufo

If Leah Sharibu was Zahra Buhari, would she still be in captivity? By Fredrick Nwabufo A man, with bloodied “babariga” and with head cocked down, perched emotionlessly in the driver’s seat of a Land Cruiser jeep at Kurmin Kare village along Kaduna-Abuja express way in the searing afternoon of April 29. He was the driver of Mohammed Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)....... more

Imagine Sanusi’s fate if Ganduje controlled the Police, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Imagine Sanusi’s fate if Ganduje controlled the Police, By Fredrick Nwabufo One of the resilient arguments against the establishment of state police is the retailing of the abusive power of the badge to governors. And really, this contention is germane if situated in the actualities of today. Why should “police power” be given to governors who see themselves as “constituted authority”? Who...... more

Fayemi, Afenifere and Restructuring

Fayemi, Afenifere and Restructuring The vexed issue of restructuring was on the front burner at the just concluded national retreat held by Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) in Ekiti State.   In an address to the Group, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State called on the proponents of restructuring in the Southwest zone of Nigeria to...... more

Zamfara: Diplomacy as alternative to war, By Moses Oluwaseyi

Zamfara: Diplomacy as alternative to war, By Moses Oluwaseyi The preamble to the Constitution of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reads: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Therefore, it is not a futile saying that conventional military approach is...... more

Arguments in the Nigerian Left, By Edwin Madunagu

Arguments in the Nigerian Left, By Edwin Madunagu The 2019 general elections provoked undeclared and unstructured discussions and debates in the Nigerian Left. Of the various themes that can be articulated from these animated exchanges of opinions – some of which are continuing – at least three may be considered central in the history and politics of revolutionary socialist struggle...... more

Between estimated billing and estimated vote counting systems in Nigeria, By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey

Between estimated billing and estimated vote counting systems in Nigeria, By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey Nigeria has largely experienced one system of doing things: estimation, and this is based on the fact that as an African society it is mostly a traditional rather than a scientific culture. One major property of scientific cultures is exactitude, which is parallel to a major ingredient of traditional societies, approximation,...... more

 

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