Opinion

Tech Hustle?

By Patrick O. Okigbo III Every generation of Ndigbo in Nigeria have had their specific hustle. What will be the hustle for today’s generation? In the early twentieth century, Ndigbo saw EDUCATION as their way to success. David Abernethy stated that “by the 1930s and 1940s no people in the world placed a higher value on education or regarded its ...

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Metele Massacre: Like Jonathan Like Buhari

By Casmir Igbokwe In 2014, during the run-up to the 2015 general election, the then General Officer Commanding the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, narrowly escaped death. The man was addressing his troops in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, when some disgruntled soldiers fired gunshots at him. But his aides shielded him and drove him ...

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To Win The War On Terror We Need Opportunities And Jobs  

By Atiku Abubakar In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards. ...

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Those Who Do Not Think

By Patrick O. Okigbo III George Santayana, essayist and philosopher, is reputed to have said that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Fact! A nation that fails to interrogate its mistakes is condemned to keep running around in circles. There will be a lot of motion but no real movement, and many lost opportunities to ...

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Still On Igbo Survival In Nigeria

Casmir Igbokwe My piece last week entitled, “Igbo survival in 2019 and politics of 2023”, evoked a lot of mixed reactions, especially from the Igbo. Some called and engaged me for hours on phone. Some others sent messages through different platforms. It goes to show the seriousness the Igbo attach to the issue of their survival in Nigeria on one hand, and ...

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Atiku: A Man Of The People

By Louis Okoroma  The palace of the Lamido of Adamawa was agog on Sunday, the 25th of November, 2018 with people from all parts of Nigeria and abroad. Most of these people were splendidly dressed in all colours and beautiful designs that a first time visitor would instantly know that a very important and royal event was about to take ...

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Garlands For Atiku At 72

By Paul Ibe Over the past few weeks, Atiku Abubakar has become the man whom Nigerians and others around the world recognise as the leading opponent in next year’s presidential elections, the man to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in the polls and rescue Nigeria from the clutches of a heartless cabal. But, to many of us who have known him ...

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Interrogating Atiku’s Policy Plan

By Garba Umar Just like every other seasonal activity, it is predictable that the 2019 election cycle will dawn. What was not predictable, perhaps until recently, are the characters whose faces will be the emblem of this particular political season. In terms of the configuration of the political parties that will jostle for votes, there isn’t much difference from what ...

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Democracy And Development: A Prologomena For Growth

By Obiora Okonkwo Ph.D The Okwadike at 80 Symposium presents us with another opportunity to dialogue on the journey we consciously embarked upon, called democracy, for our own good. Political philosophers of both ancient, medieval and contemporary times agree that man opts for government in order to create social order and control through laws and regulations. Governments exist, therefore, so ...

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Re: Peter Obi, Ghost Of The Past And Reality Of Today

Valentine Obienyem With great disappointment and distaste, I read the above-titled piece supposedly written by one Abdullahi Haruna. It was indeed like a tour of a lunatic asylum. What are his contentions? It was clearly sponsored by those who are dismayed that the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has no common fault that are observed among many ...

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