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Atiku, Obasanjo and the road ahead

Atiku, Obasanjo and the road ahead There are several lessons to learn from the political feud between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his erstwhile deputy, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that lasted almost one and a half decades and on which so many people built their own political careers. One, it is the height of folly for...... more

The Atiku-Obi ticket

The Atiku-Obi ticket Let us be clear from the outset. Nigerians, generally speaking, are applauding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its choice of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. But they are applauding Atiku the more for his choice of the former governor of Anambra...... more

Presidency's dry jokes on unity, ethics

Presidency's dry jokes on unity, ethics A typical day in the Abuja seat of political power is usually packed with events and social convivialism, with outputs that obviously don't impact positively on the social well-being and welfare of the greatest percentage of Nigerians, because most items of discussions are issues that hover between the mundane and theatrical....... more

Imo 2019: Araraume, APGA and Anambra political musketeers

Imo 2019: Araraume, APGA and Anambra political musketeers Though unambiguous, the title of this piece needs a clarifying response. The response or answer, expectedly, should emanate from the cabal of Anambra political musketeers constituting the national leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and a few political undertakers from Imo, acting as their canvassers. This assumption is empirically made...... more

Atiku versus the rigging machine

Atiku versus the rigging machine A rigging machine was invented four years ago. The chief inventor was Attahiru Jega, the then chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The major feature of the machine was numeric. It has the capacity to juggle with figures. It can reengineer the universe with numbers. Its pioneer assignment was the...... more

'Olopa, Ewo Ni T’epe?' . . . Mystery Pond and a Missing General

'Olopa, Ewo Ni T’epe?' . . . Mystery Pond and a Missing General   While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Primaries  were holding in Port Harcourt, River State, last Saturday, I was in Minna, Niger State and I visited former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida who warmly received me. In a conversation lasting about an hour before I took my leave, General Babangida (who...... more

Which way Nigerian youngsters?

Which way Nigerian youngsters? This article is a tribute to the resilience of a very young British professional sports personality (Lewis Hamilton) who has successfully carved a niche for himself as a reference point on how to savour the experience of a meteoric rise from childhood dreams of becoming world champion and, indeed, embracing the...... more

What Nigeria needs at 58

What Nigeria needs at 58 In recent years, Nigeria’s celebration of its day of independence has become a hollow ritual. Whatever appeal the day had for the people has since petered out. It has dissipated into thin air. Nigerians are now more attached to the newly created Democracy Day, which takes place on the 29th of...... more

Ambode and the godfather’s rage

Ambode and the godfather’s rage …When in 2014, he was asked about his successor, Fashola said he was not worried yet at the same time expressed concern. “I hope, firstly, that the next person is a lot better than me. I hope that he can do in four years what we did in eight years, and...... more

Corruption, not babies, breed poverty

Corruption, not babies, breed poverty A few years back, a friend drew my attention to a very profound statement that was used for commercial advertisement by one of the leading automakers in Japan: Toyota. The catch phrase goes thus: “Good thinking, good product.” This statement is factually accurate, except that I have just run into a...... more

As politicians redefine hypocrisy

As politicians redefine hypocrisy I’ll begin by making a personal confession so as to make full disclosure about my position on participation in qualitative and transformative politics as a Nigerian. I am a robust and firm believer in the political philosophy of Plato, one of the best known original thinkers from ancient Greece. Plato’s political...... more

Osun guber poll as a blueprint for Imo PDP

Osun guber poll as a blueprint for Imo PDP While the 2018 Osun governorship election subjects Nigeria's fledgling democracy to another critical test, its inherent lessons bound, as preparations for nomination of candidates gather momentum in the ranks of competing political parties. The lessons are indeed useful to states with transiting governors as well as opposition parties that are democratically...... more

Allegory of the political truck

Allegory of the political truck The former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has been in the news lately. But it is for good reasons. The man has been talking to us about what he calls the political truck. As a presidential aspirant under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bafarawa is interfacing...... more

Nigeria: Land of perennial flooding

Nigeria: Land of perennial flooding On Friday, September 21, 2018 mainstream newspapers decorated their front pages with photograph of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano paddling a canoe to inspect some communities in the South-east state submerged by huge floods. This dramatic photograph of Prof Osinbajo, as well as other video...... more

Satellites, peace-keeping and peace-making

Satellites, peace-keeping and peace-making Nigeria has spent millions of dollars acquiring satellites under the aegis of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). But, how have these satellites been deployed, bearing in mind the security situation in Nigeria? On Pages 39 to 43 of the book entitled, Nigeria’s Space Journey (NSJ) by Adigun Abiodun, we learn...... more

Buhari’s 10 million imaginary millionaires

Buhari’s 10 million imaginary millionaires Early in the morning of Wednesday September 19, 2018, I switch on the television and proceeded to channel 306 on DSTV/Multi-choice satellite network, to enable my little son, NaetoChukwu Nnadozie, watch a programme for children packaged by the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). But my son opted to leave the room...... more

APGA, Owerri Zone And 2019 Imo Guber

APGA, Owerri Zone And 2019 Imo Guber The apprehension enveloping Imo State and its political space ahead of party primaries was earlier predicted by bookmakers. The build-up to the contemporary events had signalled a frightening danger and palpable fear as elicited by unguarded actions of some political actors whose unwholesome activities are tailored to either instigate disharmony or...... more

2019 and the political parties

2019 and the political parties Given the penchant for brinksmanship that has almost become a national ideology, I am almost certain that a solution will be found on the issue of funding the 2019 general election, especially since this directly touches the interest of our politicians. Therefore, I entertain no fear that the indefinite adjournment of...... more

Six Chikes, Germany and Theoretical Physics

Six Chikes, Germany and Theoretical Physics On March 1, 1983, 35 years ago - at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University - the Germans, through the Goethe Institut, also known as the German Cultural Centre, gave me the book entitled The New Physics: Route into the Atomic Age, by Armin Herman. The presentation of The New Physics was made at...... more

Political godfathers at war

Political godfathers at war The typical Nigerian campaign circle revolves around the influence or formidable reach of persons who parade around as political king-makers or what is generally termed as political godfathers. Looking at it from another perspective, one can assert that the single issue that has come to define and dominate the typical electioneering...... more

BOLA AJIBOLA: Before he bows out

BOLA AJIBOLA: Before he bows out This is a special tribute to a very special man. A very unusual man. A most under-celebrated icon of immense and immeasurable proportion. A man who towers well above several men and women who have unfortunately high-jacked national and international applause, much undeserved, to themselves. I know many people may query...... more

Buhari’s sucker punch against democracy

Buhari’s sucker punch against democracy President Muhammadu Buhari has rounded up a recent globe-trotting session: First, to the United Kingdom on a two-weeks medical vacation, and then to China where he joined other African political office-holders who went caps-in-hand to a parley organised by the Chinese Government to announce a $60 billion loan-deals for different African economies...... more

A ring of the familiar

A ring of the familiar The Economist of London has returned to a familiar turf. It has predicted the fall of President Muhammadu Buhari from Olympian heights. Relying on a research carried out by its Intelligence Unit, the magazine predicts that Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose the 2019 presidential election to...... more

The ways of the godfathers

The ways of the godfathers Against the background that there is no fresh recruitment in the already over-bloated civil service—at both federal and states—where salaries are no longer guaranteed and at a period most of the private companies are downsizing as a result of the harsh operating environment, it is no surprise that many Nigerians are...... more

Is it sunset for Buhari’s regime?

Is it sunset for Buhari’s regime? One of the mainstream presidential hopefuls preparing for next year’s general election, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, made a most profound and deeply philosophical affirmation when he visited the governor of Kwara State. He also made a similar assertion earlier when he visited the corporate head office of his political party on...... more

Debts: Road to second slavery

Debts: Road to second slavery Obi Nwanodozie, a little less than four years, is born into a farming family with tremendous landed assets in a rural community known as Ntigha, Isiala Ngwa North Local government Area, near the commercial heart land of Abia State. Obi’s father, Mr Eze, is a big-time farmer. But because he had...... more

Imo: Rich but in coma •How Okorocha destroyed a promising state

Imo: Rich but in coma •How Okorocha destroyed a promising state His emergence was greeted with joy. The people offered an immeasurable support and showed him love. He was embraced and hailed as a messiah and redeemer upon his declaration to run for the governorship of Imo State under the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). While hiding under the cloak...... more

Migration, Modern Slavery and Buhari

Migration, Modern Slavery and Buhari Olusegun Adeniyi has done a fascinating work in documenting and spotlighting the predicaments of people of Africa caught in the web of unsafe migration and human trafficking. He exposes the travails of those who attempt to access Europe by road through the Sahara Desert before crossing the Mediterranean Sea. This book...... more

Youthful electioneering towards 2019

Youthful electioneering towards 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has a mixed bag of a unique legacy regarding the landmark passage and bringing into being of the legendary Not-too-young-to-run Act 2018. Buhari shares this glory with such political leaders like Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Sen Ike Ekweremadu and the youthful Speaker of the House of...... more

NYSC, national integration and Diaspora unity

NYSC, national integration and Diaspora unity For two weeks in June 2018, yours truly sojourned in the United Kingdom on vacation. An integral aspect of my vacation workload was to conduct empirical work and a cocktail of interviews with some Nigerians. Such Nigerians were basically and randomly chosen, to reflect the diverse ethno-religiousaffiliations that characterise the nation. The...... more

 

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