Opinion

Chimamanda, The Global Voice

By James Eze Like smoke, curling skywards to announce the presence of fire, Chimamanda Adichie has continued to rise and force a re-think of the place of women in Africa and the world. Before her, there was Ahibe Ugbabe, the first female king of the Igbo. There was Queen Amina of Zaria and there was Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. But these figures ...

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Emperor Okorocha As A Symbol Of Ingratitude

By Nick Opara-Ndudu I have just read a masterpiece by my friend and in-law, CY Amako, on Owelle and his serial acts of ingratitude wherein he cited me as one of those whom he should apologize to. CY Amako was doing this because he was aware of the role I played in mobilizing resources for the All Progressives Grand Alliance ...

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Fixed Mindset Vs Growth Mindset: Your Success Hinges On It

By Anna Kucirkova Has anyone ever told you to open your mind? Or that you’re too closed-minded about something and should learn to open up a bit? Most people have. And the truth is that mindset about particular issues and life in general can tend to calcify and stagnate as we get older. Your mindset is a powerful thing. It ...

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Ensuring Effective Media Coverage Of Elections

By Sola Imoru An election involves a chain of activities which include voter registration, primary election, campaign, voting, collation and declaration of election results, and post-election issues. For an election to be credible, each of these activities has to be transparent and credible. Lack of credibility and transparency accounted for the wobbling profile of the post-independence elections in Nigeria. At each ...

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Rochas And The “Generational Curse”

By Patrick O. Okigbo III I have always known that political patronage is a terrible thing. What I didn’t realise was that it came with a “generational” curse. This is until I read the 2017 research by Guo Xu**, a professor at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Guo Xu spent three years studying the nature of political appointments under the ...

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Weeping And Wailing For Benue Part II: A Conspiracy Of Silence

By Paul Angya Never before in my life have I experienced this depth of frustration and helplessness. With all my innate sense and knowledge of what is right and wrong; with all my experience as a Lawyer of International repute for the last 33 years and experience and extensive contacts in the Federal Civil Service for the last 19 years ...

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Buhari’s 2019 Bid And Matters Arising

By Garba Shehu The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing Party, APC’s ticket to run for a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp. A joke on WhatsApp last week was about the ...

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Why I Accepted To Serve Buhari

By Festus Keyamo  Just yesterday, my appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation was made public. In that capacity, I would be the Official Spokesperson of the President’s campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Election. Let me put it on record that I was indeed consulted before the announcement. Upon the offer, I wholeheartedly and proudly ...

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How Okezie Ikpeazu Won 2017 Governor Of The Year Award

John Okiyi Kalu While campaigning at Boys Technical College (BTC), Aba, in December 2014, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu promised the enthusiastic crowd of Aba residents that he would resume at Aba on his first day of work as Governor of Abia State to commence the task of fixing the city. According to him, “Only an Aba boy can fix Aba for ...

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