Opinion

Dubai 5: Should I Laugh Or Cry ?  

By Comrade Peter Esele The recent report of five Nigerians arrested for armed robbery in Dubai and the response by the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to the President has brought upon me the above title. Indeed robbery and drug trafficking are despicable acts that deserve unequivocal condemnation. Time and time again we often wonder why people ...

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APC And Igbo’s Looming Amputation

…being an open letter to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole By Felix Oboagwina Your Excellency, Ogboo, sir? I hope you are in good health with Madam and your entire family. Permit me to address to you a matter considered germane to national cohesion and unity. I feel comfortable to place this matter in your hands and on your conscience for two reasons. ...

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Agenda For Nigeria’s Next President

By Casmir Igbokwe One Igboman resident in Kano called to mock me recently. The man calls from time to time to lecture me on why Ndigbo, including me, must support President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress. In his view, Buhari would never lose the 2019 presidential election and the Igbo should support him to make their journey towards the ...

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Manipulated Elections And Nigerian Judiciary

By Casmir Igbokwe Hope! Justice! These two words have suddenly taken a prime place in Nigerian lexicon. The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal made this possible. Last Friday, the tribunal ruled that Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party won the September 2018 governorship election in Osun. The three-man tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not ...

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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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