Category: Articles & Opinions

The future of Nigeria and today
December 10, 2014 |

The future of Nigeria and today

Nigeria is in dire straits. I know that bit of truism probably applies to Nigeria almost every year since 1960. While realities at this time speak to us about insecurity and the dangers that apparently loom on the horizon of the coming elections, our age-long challenges continue to threaten our very existence. In the coming […]

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2015: So What If Jonathan Continues?
November 26, 2014 |

2015: So What If Jonathan Continues?

It seems like yesterday, but President Umaru Yar’Adua died almost five years ago. Therefore, another four years in the life of a nation does not matter at all. I have looked at the political dynamics of this country and the result is, whether anyone likes it or not, Jonathan will win again, even if 100 […]

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NYSC DG’s exemplary conduct
November 21, 2014 |

NYSC DG’s exemplary conduct

The recent visit of the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawunmi, to a youth corps member on hospital bed in Benin, the Edo State capital, is a paradigm shift in the relationship between the helmsmen of the NYSC and the corps members under their supervision. The DG, who was in […]

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Where Is The Abacha Loot?
November 20, 2014 |

Where Is The Abacha Loot?

These are interesting times in the country. Everybody appointed into political office is scheming to be elected to the driver’s seat. That will give them access to the common vault and immunity from criminal prosecution for the period they hold executive/legislative power. It is not peculiar to any region or group. From the federal cabinet […]

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How Safe Are Our Schools?
November 18, 2014 |

How Safe Are Our Schools?

The lack of security for life and property in Nigeria has undoubtedly become the most vexing issue in the polity. The Nigerian people and the rest of the world watch the endless massacre going on in anger and outrage, as each murderous attack seems to take the level of violence a notch higher, leaving Nigerians […]

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Presidential declaration: A misplaced judgment By Adigwe Chekwubechukwu
November 14, 2014 |

Presidential declaration: A misplaced judgment By Adigwe Chekwubechukwu

Let me say this quickly, I am not an All Progressives Congress member or even a politician to begin with. So, nobody should think I am being influenced by party loyalty. I write based on personal conviction that the presidential declaration for a second term in office by President Goodluck Jonathan some couple of days […]

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Politics of bomb and blood
November 12, 2014 |

Politics of bomb and blood

Sir, I have observed a particular trend; that whenever the president or the PDP are about to have a major political activity, bombs always go off. My mind and heart goes out to all those who lost their lives and their families, but they have to stop killing us because they want to stop the […]

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What does ‘corruption’ really mean?
November 3, 2014 |

What does ‘corruption’ really mean?

What does corruption look like? The short answer is: Not what you think it does, at least according to President Goodluck Jonathan who while recently “rethinking corruption” said: “Over 70 per cent of what are called corruption (offences), even by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-corruption agencies, is not corruption, but common […]

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Elections 2015: Should We Trust INEC? By Sonala Olumhense
October 28, 2014 |

Elections 2015: Should We Trust INEC? By Sonala Olumhense

I must tell you that we have caught some high-profile double registrants and we may be able to start with them in terms of prosecution,” a high-profile Nigerian official said in March 2011. His name: Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the so-called Independent National Electoral Commission.  He was speaking at the National Summit on Free and […]

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What Exactly is ‘Clueless’ about Goodluck Jonathan?
October 23, 2014 |

What Exactly is ‘Clueless’ about Goodluck Jonathan?

Jonathan is the most highly-educated president in the history of Nigeria. The English have an expression: “give a dog a bad name in order to kill it.” It refers to the malicious misrepresentation of someone in order to discredit him. This has been strategy of the opposition to Goodluck Jonathan to date. This opposition comprises […]

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