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How do we deal with a ‘problem’ like the Igbos? asks Chido Onumah

How do we deal with a ‘problem’ like the Igbos? asks Chido Onumah First, a confession. I am Igbo, whatever that means! I was born in 1966, a year before the Nigerian Civil War that lasted for 30 months, from July 1967 to January 1970. And depending on who is counting, or writing the history, the casualty figures in that internecine war could be...... more

2019 Presidential Election: How Buhari won the battle but lost the war, By SKC Ogbonnia

2019 Presidential Election: How Buhari won the battle but lost the war, By SKC Ogbonnia Any objective history on the ills of the 2019 election ought to begin with how President Muhammadu Buhari backpedaled the wheel of Nigeria’s democratic journey by refusing to sign into law the reforms to the Nigeria’s Electoral Act. Every electoral season since the 4th Republic has seen a review of the...... more

Do the Igbo and the Yoruba know they are sons of ‘Oduduwa’? asks Fredrick Nwabufo

Do the Igbo and the Yoruba know they are sons of ‘Oduduwa’? asks Fredrick Nwabufo And the Supreme Being commissioned Oduduwa, a “sky-god”, to carry out a terrestrial task; he descended from heaven with a cockerel which had six fingers. And the earth was made by him through the ingenious deployment of his avian subject.  But that was after ‘Atewonro’ had sprinkled some dirt on the...... more

Needless ethnic tension, By Muyiwa Akintunde

Needless ethnic tension, By Muyiwa Akintunde Given the tension that enveloped last Saturday’s election in some parts of Lagos, I am supposed to hate the Igbo. Right? I’m sure my father, who died almost 45 years ago, would turn in his grave the day I nursed that evil thought. I never saw him hate anyone, his heart...... more

Time beckons on Buhari to move Nigeria forward, By Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Time beckons on Buhari to move Nigeria forward, By Abubakar Dangiwa Umar No one in good conscience ever thought an exercise as gigantic as conducting a Presidential election in a country as vast as Nigeria, would go without hitches and setbacks. And in spite of the generally positive comments by observers, last Saturday’s exercise did not. It goes without saying that the outcome...... more

Reporting election results, other matters: What the law says, By O G Chukkol

Reporting election results, other matters: What the law says, By O G Chukkol  Not long after the commencement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday February 23, 2019, results were and are still been posted on diverse media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp, by individuals. Also, some of the reports are carried by newspapers in the country. No doubt, newspapers are very...... more

An election of tears, sorrow and blood, By Fredrick Nwabufo

An election of tears, sorrow and blood, By Fredrick Nwabufo He woke up to a bright and sunny morning. It is an important day; a time to do his bounden duty to his country. Nothing betokened that it will be his final rite to this “shrine”. Instead of taking his vote, it took his life. A young voter killed at a...... more

Presidency: We'll mobilise 20m members against Buhari — Shiites, El-Zakzaky followers

Presidency: We'll mobilise 20m members against Buhari — Shiites, El-Zakzaky followers  Supporters of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite Islamic sect, have vowed to mobilise over 20 million of its members against the reelection of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari. The movement, which claimed that it was...... more

The IGP has no powers to restrict movement for elections, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

The IGP has no powers to restrict movement for elections, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa On February 15, 2019, the Inspector-General of Police had announced restriction of human and vehicular movements for twelve hours from 6am to 6pm of the same day, albeit illegally, on account of elections scheduled for February 16, 2019. And even after it became clear to all that the elections will not...... more

To vote out Buhari and APC is a task that must be accomplished, By Prof. Echefuna ’Rotimi ONYEBEADI

To vote out Buhari and APC is a task that must be accomplished, By Prof. Echefuna ’Rotimi ONYEBEADI It has now been confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt by the eleventh hour (early morning hours of the election day) postponement of the election that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seems never ready to conduct any free, fair and credible election but to merely allocate figures to the ruling political...... more

Obi’s choice as PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, path to Nigeria’s re-birth, By Yakubu Isa

Obi’s choice as PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, path to Nigeria’s re-birth, By Yakubu Isa The economic and political development of every country depends largely on the ability of its leadership to make use of the best brains devoid of parochial sentiments. It is on that premise that Nigeria can be rescued from its multi-faceted quagmire. In a very specific terms, the presidential candidate of the...... more

President Buhari — A man unfit to govern, By Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu

President Buhari — A man unfit to govern, By Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu In 2015 I wrote rather prophetic but unheeded article titled, ‘Neither Buhari Nor APC’. I emphatically maintained that Muhammadu Buhari was very unsuitable for the office of the Chief Executive of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. That position was predicated on indisputable facts about the man. In his first stint as...... more

2019 elections and the media, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

2019 elections and the media, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Media partisanship is one of the 14 risk factors recently identified by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) threatening the smooth conduct of the elections. A medium of mass communication could be accused of partisanship when in the discharge of its duties it fails to give equal opportunities to the parties involved. Current...... more

Nigeria’s democracy, progress under Buhari, By Muhammad Ajah

Nigeria’s democracy, progress under Buhari, By Muhammad Ajah Since the return of democratic governance to Nigeria in 1999, President Muhammadu Buhari has broken the record to be the only President who has virtually provided the level ground for democracy to thrive in all ramifications. He commands an unparallel democratic leadership charisma. He has deepened democracy and through performance, he...... more

El-Rufai, ‘body-bags’ for foreigners, but mass graves for locals? By Fredrick Nwabufo

El-Rufai, ‘body-bags’ for foreigners, but mass graves for locals? By Fredrick Nwabufo Really, it was reckless of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, to have unabashedly promised a festival of blood-letting for foreigners who may want to “interfere” with this month’s election. Although I understand the statement could have been a “blurt-out”; a slip-up spurred by a moment in the haze of bright lights...... more

Big Brother, Small Naija, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

Big Brother, Small Naija, By ’Fisayo Soyombo Was anyone worried last week when reality television show Big Brother Naija (BBN) kicked off the auditions for its 2019 edition? In each of the eight audition centres – Edo, Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Delta and Cross River states, plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) - youths assembled in their tens...... more

Nnamdi Kanu is right this time; Atiku’s Adamawa used to be in Northern Cameroon, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Nnamdi Kanu is right this time; Atiku’s Adamawa used to be in Northern Cameroon, By Fredrick Nwabufo Before I give a historical perspective on the veracity of Nnamdi Kanu’s claim that Atiku Abubakar is “originally from Cameroon”, I must say this about this disturbed personality. Kanu is a disadvantaged character who does not take himself seriously, but who some lost Igbo sons and daughters, in terrible need of...... more

Against Obasanjo’s nationalisation of personal agenda, Buhari’s re-election, By Onyechi Anyadike

Against Obasanjo’s nationalisation of personal agenda, Buhari’s re-election, By Onyechi Anyadike Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is certainly the most politically active ex-leader of this country. Since his departure from Aso Rock Presidential Villa, after completing his constitutional two terms in 2007, when he had to leave after his failed bid to alter the Constitution for a third term, the famous chicken farmer...... more

Rhetoric of ‘Next Level’ and ‘Getting Nigeria Working Again’, By Muhammad Ajah

Rhetoric of ‘Next Level’ and ‘Getting Nigeria Working Again’, By Muhammad Ajah As significant as I rate this piece, let me begin with three quotes that can enable the reader to make informed, unbiased and patriotism-driven choice of the next President of Nigeria on February 16, 2019; at least, according to the political aphorism of the two major contestants, President Muhammadu Buhari and...... more

Culture of listening without being attentive, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Culture of listening without being attentive, By Jerome-Mario Utomi “Experience is not what happened to you; it is what you do with what happens.” And its usefulness essentially manifests in the development of the capacity to escape the guilt of the past and anxiety of the future. Indeed, Nigerians, like the generality of mankind, know how important this teaching is...... more

Ezekwesili’s and Galadima’s ACPN as a metaphor for APC and PDP, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

Ezekwesili’s and Galadima’s ACPN as a metaphor for APC and PDP, By ’Fisayo Soyombo Until President Muhammadu Buhari infamously showed up on Friday to ‘remove’ Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) through the backdoor, an alternate party was on the verge of providing us the biggest talking point of an entire week — for the first time in a long time. Onnoghen’s suspension...... more

Jonathan, ‘Salami-Alugate’ and Buhari’s coup against the CJN and Nigerian Judiciary (PLUS: The Intersociety angle)

Jonathan, ‘Salami-Alugate’ and Buhari’s coup against the CJN and Nigerian Judiciary (PLUS: The Intersociety angle) The attention of Intersociety is drawn to attempts by agents of darkness and forces of tyranny and lawlessness to equate the recent executive coup against the Nigerian Judiciary by recalling the Salami-Alu Gate scandal and linking or comparing same with the former to justify the brazen and dictatorial act of President...... more

At 76, General Buhari has not lost taste for ‘plotting’, By Fredrick Nwabufo

At 76, General Buhari has not lost taste for ‘plotting’, By Fredrick Nwabufo On December 31, 1983, a putsch coordinated by General Buhari and his associates led to the demise of a democratic government. He was 41 years old at the time. And at the age of 76, Buhari has not lost the taste for “plotting”. He is still the same ol’ G.  President...... more

Can Nigeria have good governance in the realm of falsehood? By Salihu Moh Lukman

Can Nigeria have good governance in the realm of falsehood? By Salihu Moh Lukman Why are public statements issued by individuals and organisations? Are they just reflection of some desire to disseminate information based on some perspectives? To seek relevance and recognition? Could it be for material and financial rewards? Is it to influence choices or endorsements by citizens, public officials, authorities and governments? Or,...... more

Still on the illegality of CCT trial of the CJN, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

Still on the illegality of CCT trial of the CJN, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa There’s no distinction to be drawn from the case of Nganjiwa v FRN, as to either clothe the CCT with jurisdiction, or rob the NJC of disciplinary control, over the office of the CJN or any judicial officer. The CJN filled the CCB Forms in pursuance of his judicial responsibilities as...... more

Rising rate children-out-of-wedlock a cause for concern, By Muhammad Ajah

Rising rate children-out-of-wedlock a cause for concern, By Muhammad Ajah  I appeal to my readers for understanding, and not misunderstanding of this piece. It is very petrifying the rise in number of children out of wedlock. Children from un-solemnised matrimony carry despicable identities (in some cultures), though divinely innocent. The act is provocative, but it is becoming an accepted norm in...... more

Buhari’s Anti-Judicial Coup: An old dictator bares his fangs, By Emmanuel Ogebe, ESQ

Buhari’s Anti-Judicial Coup: An old dictator bares his fangs, By Emmanuel Ogebe, ESQ  December 31, 2018 marked 35 years since General Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically elected government and shot his way to power via military coup. In 2019 in further confirmation of his trenchant unrepentant ways as an unrehabilitated anti-democrat, he has again moved against an arm of government in a continuing pattern...... more

Memo to General Buratai on Military-Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Memo to General Buratai on Military-Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib Dear General Buratai, I thank you for inviting media executives and public relations practitioners, through the Deputy President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mallam Suleiman Gaya, for the interactive dialogue held in Maiduguri last December, 2018. The event was friendly, frank and sincere, towards evolving stakeholders’ engagement and enhancing military-media relations. However,...... more

IGP Idris: To go or not?

IGP Idris: To go or not? The controversy over whether the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Idris Kpotum Ibrahim should go or remain just few weeks to the nation’s general elections is borne out more of sentiments than sincerity of purpose. In such critical moments that national decisive events like elections are approaching, people engage in desperate...... more

PDP’S disgraceful silence over Melaye’s saga, By Nduka Uzuakpundu

PDP’S disgraceful silence over Melaye’s saga, By Nduka Uzuakpundu This is a season of political anomy; one that has not only proved to a hot to handle for the top policy-makers of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but also put it in a quandary of some monstrous proportion. The source of all that, which is now much of an embarrassment...... more

 

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