Opinion

Vintage Atiku: The Morning After

By Emmanuel Ugoji Just as you will not easily notice when he is tensed up except you study him or when he is offended except you find out why he positions the cap on his head, it will be difficult to read his mood. It takes such understanding to read the mood of Atiku Abubakar at the 2018 PDP elective ...

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Snippets Of Nigeria’s Crazy Party Primaries

Casmir Igbokwe Fela Anikulapo Kuti must be turning in his grave by now. In one of his popular songs, the legendary musician described our system of government as democrazy. Now, not only is the craze getting crazier, we have bluntly refused to mend the broken pieces of our deranged system. Last week was particularly eventful. Iyom Bianca Ojukwu and Mr. Akinwunmi ...

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Osun Governorship Election And Nigeria’s Jaundiced Democracy

Casmir Igbokwe The just-concluded Osun State governorship election was freely unfair. Like some blind men who touched the elephant in different places and came up with different accounts of how it looks like, the verdict on the election has been variegated. It depends, to a large extent, on one’s political leaning and interest. But in all this, truth will always ...

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Tinubu, Ambode And Politricks Of Godfathers

Casmir Igbokwe It is no longer news that they are playing cat and mouse. The cat appears to be former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. The mouse is his godson and current Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode. As the game becomes more interesting, Lagosians get more confused. And they have been asking, what is going on? Tinubu, also ...

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Ambode: A Testimonial

By Yemi Ajayi Before the advent of the Fashola administration, driving through Oshodi, which I had to do to get to my office then at Fatai Atere Way, was one of the most harrowing experiences I had to go through five days a week. The two alternative routes to my office, passing through Ikorodu Road to connect Ilupeju By-pass or ...

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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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