Opinion

Understanding Lai Muhammed’s Treason Charge Against Atiku

By Teslim Sanni It could have passed as a joke that the federal government represented by the loquacious minister of information, Lai Mohammed, will accuse the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar of treason. But it was a joke taken too far. It is on record that all through the three times that Buhari contested for ...

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Playing Disco With Nigerian Electricity Consumers

By Casmir Igbokwe Going to discos was very popular in the ’80s. But dancing to a melodic pop music was not the only thing boys knew how to do then. They also played some wooing pranks on girls, starting with such gimmicks as “excuse me dance”.    This fun then has become a good pun today for electricity distribution companies (DisCos) ...

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Nigerian Elections: A History And A Loss Of Memory

By Ugo Jim-Nwoko When in December 2011, yours sincerely had an opportunity of a lifetime to visit Israeli museum built in memory of the victims of the holocaust in Europe during the Second World War, our tour guide said the place was built to remember the victims and to ensure it does not happen again. It therefore presupposes a national ...

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DSO: Allegations By Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed

By Godfrey Ohuabunwa 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 in his cause will be using ...

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Bulkachuwa, Justice And Moral Burden

By Alaba Yusuf Life is just too full of strife, cruelty and absurdity, so much so that the mere perception of a tiny patch of a baby’s excreta on a big pot of gbegiri soup can ruin the appetite of an entire array of guests at any important party, mostly the owambe where ewedu and gbegiri are match-made for tasty amala. This shows the nexus between perception ...

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75 Parties’ Jaundiced Verdict On INEC

By Casmir Igbokwe Hard times have pushed a lot of people into becoming desperadoes. Many of the characters in the so-called Nigerian political parties are typical examples. They come together to form these parties for reasons not connected to any serious ideology. What they want is bargaining power or their share of the national cake. It is nauseating. Shortly before the ...

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Anambra Lawmakers And Expensive Funerals In Igbo Land

By Casmir Igbokwe Despite their itinerant nature, Igbo people have a strong attachment to their ancestral homes. On every festive occasion, many of them troop home from the cities to savour convivial communal life. Christmas, Easter and New Yam festival periods provide a veritable platform for solemnization of marriages, funerals, house warming, outing of a new age grade and title-taking. None ...

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Between Zoning And Competence In Anambra State Leadership

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu The next governorship election in Anambra state will hold in November 2021. That is clearly about 31 months from today. But that is not the issue. The issue, as gleaned from debates among the diverse people of the state is what exactly should be the main focus in seeking to elect a successor to Willie Obiano. For ...

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Big Issues In UK And Nigeria’s Elections

By Casmir Igbokwe The story you are about to read was first published in the Sunday Punch of April 22, 2007. It was during the time of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the President of Nigeria. I was doing my master’s then in Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Twelve years after, nothing has changed. In fact, things have worsened. A few of my ...

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Beyond Reforming The Kill-And-Go Police

By Casmir Igbokwe I had a brief encounter with a security man at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, last Thursday. As I drove to the car park, the man stopped me and said, “Oga, there is no space. But I can park you behind the car of someone I know. The problem is that I don’t have credit on my phone. If ...

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