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Can NYSC mitigate political agitations?

Can NYSC mitigate political agitations? These times are indeed fragile, because of a combination of factors which have coalesced to pose formidable threats to the continuous existence of Nigeria as a united political entity.  There are varying degrees of socio-political agitations from sections of the Nigerian nation state that have bottled up angst and perceived deep-seated...... more

The 25 billion dollar palaver

The 25 billion dollar palaver …I recall a particular episode when we were going to Saudi Arabia for the Third OPEC Summit, in November 2007. Before we left for the airport, someone had given me copy of a publication by a foreign website dedicated to oil and gas reporting. The publication detailed how oil lifting licences...... more

The Kachikwu-Baru tango

The Kachikwu-Baru tango After months of agonising silence, the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, finally blurted out. He said he could no longer hold back the humiliations being inflicted on him and his office by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru. Consequently,...... more

When police becomes the thief

When police becomes the thief The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has a very notorious image, which must be cleaned up through fundamental attitudinal transformations of the men and officers of the institution. Apart from their acclaimed notoriety as being corrupt and excessive bribe-taking, some percentage of those enrolled in the Nigeria Police have also entered the...... more

PMB: Theory and practice of Igbo marginalisation

PMB: Theory and practice of Igbo marginalisation With mouths aghast, millions of Nigerians and friends of Nigeria from around the globe watched as President Muhammadu Buhari granted his first most important international media interview and made a frightening disclosure. This was barely weeks after he was inaugurated on May 29, 2015, when he honored an invitation extended to...... more

Nnamdi Kanu, Ndigbo and Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu, Ndigbo and Nigeria The young Yoruba man was leaving office early to go and receive his visiting Igbo wife undergoing her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) primary assignment in a neighbouring town when he encountered a co-worker who planted in him the seed of doubts that eventually destroyed a beautiful union and set his...... more

The leadership curse on South-East

The leadership curse on South-East The coming of democracy or civil rule in Nigeria in 1999 threw open a can of worms and, indeed, exposed the varying degrees of rapid deterioration of political leadership. The above assertion is not to invalidate the rich literature that speaks about spectacular leadership failures in all facets of Nigeria, since...... more

Of Corruption, Insecticide and Deodorant

Of Corruption, Insecticide and Deodorant When on 19th April this year President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, he instituted a three-man committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to...... more

Why are we not talking about Umuahia?

Why are we not talking about Umuahia? By now, we can safely say that the known phase of the programmed liquidation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has successfully been carried out by the Nigerian Army. The September 10 sting operation in Umuahia has pushed the agitators to the backwaters. They have gone underground and no one...... more

Cocktails of governmental rascality on IPOB

Cocktails of governmental rascality on IPOB The hallmark of a constitutional democracy is the obedience by government officials to the supremacy of the law. In a constitutional democracy, such as we claim to be practising in Nigeria, the constitutional powers holistically are not domiciled in a single arm of government. Powers, responsibilities, functions and duties are assigned to...... more

Re: HURIWA as IPOB’s NGO Wing

Re: HURIWA as IPOB’s NGO Wing A certain Emmanuel Otairu, who identified himself as someone attached to Centre for International and Strategy Studies, Abuja wrote a vexatious, libellous, false and jaundiced piece, which he apparently syndicated, a short while ago. I have just read it on the website of an online media, in which the fictitious or...... more

Adebayo Adetunji and the Carnival at Ibadan

Adebayo Adetunji and the Carnival at Ibadan It was a gathering of ‘Who is Who’ in Nigeria, an assemblage of the cream of the Nigerian community from the top echelon of the Judiciary, the leaders of the political elite, the top brass of the Military and the Police both serving and retired, the leading lights in the Ivory...... more

A return to recession rhetoric

A return to recession rhetoric I submit in this article that the issue of Nigeria’s ballyhooed exit from recession is still pending. We were, as a matter of fact, yet to discuss it to the fullest when IPOB broke into the scene and diverted our attention. IPOB itself is one big issue that will engage public...... more

The Chinese Prince and the Starving Tigers

The Chinese Prince and the Starving Tigers As one would expect from such IT persons, the duo of Mr Ye Zhenzhen, the CEO of People’s Daily Innovation and Mr David Chen, Vice President of Microsoft, dazzled their audience with the coming world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the implications for the new media age. This was at a...... more

Army and human right obligations

Army and human right obligations It is no longer that the Nigerian Army has commenced an internal military operation in the largely peaceful South-eastern states of Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, and Ebonyi. It is also no longer news that the key civilian population that inhabit this geopolitical entity of the South-east stridently opposed the decision of...... more

Military occupation hampers democracy

Military occupation hampers democracy  “If justice be taken away, what are governments but great bands of robbers?”- Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE).  The logical scope of this Augustinian syllogism goes to the very essence of the human system of government. It goes also to the realm of the processes and mechanisms that political actors wielding power...... more

How does the python dance?

How does the python dance? I had thought that the operation code-named “Python Dance”, which the Nigerian Army launched in the South East in the twilight of 2016 meant something special in military parlance. I thought it represented an idea, which could make sense only to the initiated. But its translation into Igbo as “Egwu Eke”...... more

2019 and the Abuja Python Dance

2019 and the Abuja Python Dance It was not enough for the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Aisha Alhassan, to say that she has pitched her political tent with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election race that has, for all practical purposes, been declared open; she also had to rub it in that...... more

Doctrine of deceit

Doctrine of deceit So much dishonesty is going on in the land at moment. Some Nigerians are pretending not to know what it means to restructure the country. The impression they give is that restructuring means different things to different people. For that reason, those who are not comfortable with the idea want it...... more

Beyond the other room

Beyond the other room Not content with dividing the ‘throne’ of Ibadan and dashing them to his 21 kings, essentially to spite the current Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Governor Abiola Ajimobi last weekend decided to add insult to injury: He said one of the young wives of the 89-year old monarch used to...... more

When Malala, Rihanna united for girls' education

When Malala, Rihanna united for girls' education Robyn Rihanna Fenty of Barbados and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan are two of a kind. These two females are of different epochs and geography, but in terms of charisma and the passionate drive to fast-track the educational emancipation of the girl-child globally, they are like birds of the same feather.  The...... more

Nigeria’s unity is unsettled

Nigeria’s unity is unsettled A time was when the military used to regale us with a mantra. And that was- that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable. The fixation of the military for the country’s unity at that time was understandable.   A war was fought to keep Nigeria together. It cost so much in human and...... more

Hate in the Age of Charlatans

Hate in the Age of Charlatans That most Nigerians are ever so judgmental when it comes to discussing the ‘other’ person is reflected in the fact that there is hardly any compassion or restraint in the interventions they provide, particularly in the public space. You need only to see the way Nigerians tear one another to shreds...... more

Between Hisbah Police and Biafra Security

Between Hisbah Police and Biafra Security Of all the works of intellectualising and global scholarship bequeathed to mankind by one of Black Africa's original thinkers - Prof Chinua Achebe - one tiny book entitled The Trouble with Nigeria stands out. Because, it remains profoundly rich in prophetic affirmations that continuously stand the test of time. In one of the...... more

Agonising mothers and traumatised children

Agonising mothers and traumatised children It is cries of woe and unending agonies all over the place. Mothers running helter-skelter as they camper into safety dragging their helpless children along with them. The images we see every day on our screens are distressing and the narratives that accompany such pictures are heart breaking. From Iraq to...... more

Hate speech, hate song

Hate speech, hate song Some concerned agencies of government, including the National Orientation Agency and the Ministry of Interior have been reacting very feebly to the hate speeches and hate song from the North directed at the Igbo. Their reactions miss the point in a very basic way. They have been talking in general terms....... more

President Buhari’s Message

President Buhari’s Message After more than 100 days away from the country, President Muhammadu Buhari returned last Saturday to a tumultuous welcome. It was an indication that he still commands the popular appeal that brought him to power despite the glaring failings of his administration. But his address to the nation on Monday fell...... more

As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos

As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos If you have ever visited a typical chain of brothels, then you will understand how chaos and disorder functions in real life situation. This is because traditionally, the red light district is a house of 'sin' and the ancillary activities that go with commercial sex, such as smoking and drunkenness. In...... more

A Season of Photographs

A Season of Photographs All over the world, smart politicians play to the gallery. And they do so with their cameramen in tow in an elaborate scheme that is now part of the game. Politicians carry babies in the market place. They pump fists with plumbers. They pose with books even when they are not...... more

Is Sultan moving into Abuja?

Is Sultan moving into Abuja? These are not the best times for Nigeria and Nigerians. The fact that in the last two years, Nigeria has invested more money paying for the health-care of our President in a foreign jurisdiction than we have committed towards providing maternal health-care in the whole country, is good enough evidence that...... more

 

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