Opinion

Nigeria’s Presidential Warfare And Politics Of Endorsements

Casmir Igbokwe As Nigeria’s presidential gladiators prepare for a final showdown at the polls in 2019, I wish to draw our minds back to the run-up to the 2015 general election. It was like warfare. Sundry seers were making predictions. Politics of endorsements also ensued. The same scenario is playing out again in the current dispensation. Nothing has changed. The ...

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Wrong Time To Die

Casmir Igbokwe First Bank sent me a miraculous credit alert penultimate Wednesday. It was N200,000. The value of the money may not be much. But in today’s Nigeria, every kobo counts. Incidentally, I do not know the sender, Gimbiya Benjamin. And so, I felt it would be premature to start singing Abraham’s blessings are mine. Some friends advised that I ...

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Restructuring Is A Necessity, Not An Option

By Atiku Abubakar My attention has been drawn to a letter written to Premium Times in response to an essay on restructuring authored by me. Faced with an avalanche of public condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of restructuring, it is understandable that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has written to Premium Times to douse the tension his comments created. However, ...

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Impending Attack On Obi: Strange Call From Ikenna Ezenekwe

Valentine Obienyem Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe, a well known fraudster lied that Obi gave 10million Naira to PDP Chairman. I shall start the refutation  by chronicling the encounters with him to show who he really is. I have had many encounters with Mr. Ellis Ikenna Ezenekwe in the past. In the January of Obi’s administration, he visited  my office begging me ...

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2019 Presidential Contenders And Pretenders

Casmir Igbokwe The tempo of political activities has heightened. More political parties have joined the fray. More intrigues have come to play. More importantly, sundry presidential aspirants have emerged. It is all in preparation for the 2019 general election. READ ALSO: PDP and its presidential aspirants President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the aspirants. He belongs to the ruling party, the ...

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Why Nigeria Needs To Be Restructured

Atiku Abubakar In a recent interaction in the United States, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo asserted that the “problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring…and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographic re-structuring”. It is a surprise that the Vice-President would take such a position and, in particular, ...

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Ambode Planning To Leave APC? 

By Henry Gbadebo Yesterday, I again stumbled on a report making the rounds that Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is planning to defect to another party over alleged conclusion of All Progressives Congress, APC leadership, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to replace him with another governorship candidate in the 2019 elections. Haba! Kilode? The report specifically claimed that Ambode had ...

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How Africa’s largest city is failing its older people

Heavy traffic in Lagos, Nigeria. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo Ojo Melvin Agunbiade, African Population and Health Research Center Urbanisation is spreading across Africa at great speed. Projections suggest that more than half of the total population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urbanisation in Nigeria is happening at a particularly astonishing rate. The population density of urban dwellers in Nigeria is ...

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Bigotry Is A Human Attribute  

By Emenena Bright While we are basking in the euphoria of defections that have recently filled the polity, we must remain focused on the issues.  It does appear that so far the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has benefited the most from the gale of defections. There is no doubt that Nigerians have looked forward to it for hope of ...

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