Opinion

Buhari Has Failed Northern Nigeria

By Casmir Igbokwe President Muhammadu Buhari was a cult figure in northern Nigeria. I am not sure if he still is. Prior to the 2015 general election, he enjoyed the euphoric chant of ‘Sai Baba’ that trailed his campaign movements across the country. Today, ‘Sai Baba’ is gradually changing to a new sing-song. Recall that last week, Buhari went to Maiduguri, ...

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Why Anambra Youths Are Waiting For Soludo

Joe C Anatune Ikechukwu Amechi needs no introduction as one of our leading newspaper columnists and ace reporters. Recently, he pulled a scoop. Amechi brought out indomitable Festus Odimegwu from his cocoon to bare his prodigious mind on the state of the nation. Festus, ever blunt, prescribed “informed leadership” as the elixir for our challenges as a country. I hope ...

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Nigeria: Tragedy Of A Nation

By Casmir Igbokwe Traumatic is the least adjective that qualifies the tragic flow of human blood in Nigeria today. Murder of any type diminishes our humanity. It is worse when the victims are innocent, harmless and defenceless. That is the case with the recent killing of an 18-year-old seminarian in Kaduna. Michael Nnadi was said to be an orphan. Every ...

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Fighting Corruption With Machete

By Casmir Igbokwe Winning any war depends largely on the deployment of superior, sophisticated armament against the opponent. The war against corruption is not different. Rather than assemble the best weapons against the monster, Nigeria merely confronts it with a machete. This is what Transparency International (TI) has been hammering on. In its recent 2019 Corruption Perception Index, TI ranked Nigeria ...

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Before Trump Announces His Visa Restriction On Nigeria

By Casmir Igbokwe The United States President, Donald Trump, may announce details of his planned visa restriction on Nigeria today, January 27, 2020. Six other countries, namely, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania, will also be affected. This is to mark the third anniversary of the initial ban placed on such countries as Iran, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, Syria and ...

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So Miyetti Allah Now Gifts Nigeria’s Presidency?

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria is an epitome of irony. It is a nation peopled by great men and women but ruled by puppets and nitwits; a nation rich in natural resources but it remains the poverty capital of the world; a nation where some groups and individuals are threatening a region that decided to take measures to protect itself amid serious ...

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Amidst Cheers In Nanka. Soludo Shows His Emotional Side

Joe C Anatune My friend Chike Nwafor regretfully remarked that Nanka has become the erosion capital of Anambra. Chike supported fiercely his stand with some loose statistics that I can not take to the bank. Truth is that Nanka is seriously threatened by erosion. Thankfully, Nanka has produced and continues to produce men and women of national and international standings. ...

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Biafra And 50 Years Of Unending War

By Casmir Igbokwe Sir Warrior is a Biafran war veteran based in Enugu. He calls me from time to time to comment on national issues. Sometimes, he goes emotional whenever he talks about Biafra. What happened before, during and after the Nigerian civil war still troubles his heart. What gave birth to that battle is still fresh in the memories of ...

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