Opinion

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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Igbo Survival In 2019 And Politics Of 2023

Casmir Igbokwe The year 2023 is special. The interest in it threatens to eclipse 2019, which is Nigeria’s special election year. In 2023, some Ndigbo believe it is their turn to produce the president of Nigeria. It is also a year that some Yoruba believe the presidency should return to the South-West. Amid this 2023 cacophony lies a big threat ...

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TECH: The Revolution May Have Started

By Patrick O. Okigbo III Kingsley (Kings Eze) is a revolutionary although he would grimace when he reads this description because he does not see himself as one. In his mind, he is just a guy who is excited by solving problems. But really, what would you call someone who does not believe in impossibilities; whose ideas are all about ...

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APGA’s Disgraceful Race To Extinction

Casmir Igbokwe Prince Ifeanyi Ezeabasili’s confidence was infectious. His ambition was to represent Oshodi-Isolo Federal Constituency II, Lagos, in the House of Representatives. He went on road shows and did some other things to mobilise his constituents to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). To him, no party would beat the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in that constituency in the 2019 ...

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Peter Obi: El-Rufai Should Take A Look In The Mirror

By John Joseph Hayab Happenings in our dear Kaduna State for over three years now, especially some recent statements by the Governor, have compelled me to speak as a citizen and a stakeholder who believes in the unity and diversity of Nigeria. It seems that Governor el-Rufai takes pleasure in making bad and inciting comments about others but unable to ...

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Celebrating Presidential WAEC Result

Casmir Igbokwe Since last Friday, the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has been in celebratory mood. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) had presented our President, Muhammadu Buhari, with a brand new certificate. They officially called it confirmation and attestation of his results. The powerful WAEC delegation was led by its registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae. And it was an elated Special Adviser ...

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