Opinion

Dilapidated Nation And Her Decrepit Education System

By Erasmus Ikhide The axiom which designates readers as leaders can’t be more sacrosanct in the face of dubious governmentality in Nigeria. It further explains why supersonic nations that have made education basic, compulsory and criminalized illiteracy are zooming into the moon and making heaven on earth for themselves and the unborn generations why backward looking nations like ours are ...

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Nigeria’s Militocracy: The More You Look…

By Casmir Igbokwe “The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.” This statement was on the placard of some Algerians who recently held a series of protests against 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. You can only find this type of action in true democracies. But in our dear country, Nigeria, the people in power appear to be stronger ...

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A Fraud Like No Other

By Amaechi Anaelechi Most fair-minded Nigerians are shocked at the outcome of the much-talked about 2019 elections. It was an election as no other and as INEC declared the presumed loser, a winner, the election result has entered the history books as a fraud like no other. During the last few days to the election, originally scheduled for the 16th of ...

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Abia 2019: Testimony Of Ikpeazu’s Leadership

By Enyinnaya Appolos The peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections in Abia State, from the Presidential/National Assembly to the Governorship/State House of Assembly polls, without any rancour or record of loss of any human life, is a testimony to quality leadership, and has shown the character, courage and competence of Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D, not just as a governor, but also ...

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As Obiano Marks 5th Anniversary As Anambra Governor

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Prior to the advent of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the administration and governance of Anambra state in 2006, the state had been in the hands of other political parties. The state at some point in its political history had a government that  described its workers as dead woods and confiscated workers’ salaries and emoluments ...

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How Mahmood Yakubu Imperils Our Democracy

By Odoh Michael The 2019 presidential elections may have come and gone, but the effects will be felt in Nigeria for a very long time.  Apart from the 2007 general elections, the 2019 presidential elections is presently regarded as the worst in the nation’s history by a lot of Nigerians. The question on the mind of the majority of Nigerians is, ...

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Re: Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria’s electoral system has drawn the ire of many citizens. This partly explains the low turnout of voters in last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in some parts of the country. The anger also reflected in the overwhelming reactions that trailed last week’s intervention on this page, titled, “Matters arising from Buhari’s victory.” The space is ...

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Why The Giant Of Africa Matters

By Margee Ensign The results are in. The giant of Africa, Nigeria, just completed its Federal election for president. The former military dictator and current president, Buhari, was re-elected. Or was he? The 36 international and 120 domestic observers, overseeing voting in 119,973 polling places in 8,809 electoral wards, declared the election free and fair.  But local civil society groups, ...

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Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

By Casmir Igbokwe Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka’s new lyrics depict the mood in the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an audio clip circulating on the social media, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, derided Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. To him, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively, desecrated the altar of ...

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Dele Momodu And Olisa Agbakoba As Enemies Of Democracy

By Odoh Michael In 2003 when President Muhammadu Buhari first ran for the office of President and lost, he went to court to challenge the result of the election because he felt he was cheated and his mandate stolen. He did same in 2007 and 2011, and never called to congratulate his opponents in these elections. Adams Oshiomhole, Rotimi Amaechi ...

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