Publisher’s Corner

Peter Obi Has Become Their Nightmare

Casmir Igbokwe God bless human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu. Her type is rare to find, especially in Nigeria where truth is a scarce commodity. This woman has consistently stood for truth, fairness and equity in most of her interventions in Nigerian affairs. It was this same philosophy that propelled her response to the recent verbal vomit by a certain Shehu ...

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Incompetent Judge Is A Danger To 2023 Polls

By Casmir Igbokwe  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not called the umpire for nothing. It has shown over the years that it can make or mar an electoral process.  In other words, it holds the major key to the smooth conduct of any election. In its hands lies the success or failure of the 2023 general election in ...

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Nigeria And The Bile Against Queen Elizabeth II

By Casmir Igbokwe British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died last Thursday, September 8, 2022. Her demise elicited different reactions across the world. Of particular interest was the tweet by a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States of America, Uju Anya. Hours before the Queen’s death, Professor Anya, who is a Nigerian of Igbo origin, wrote on her ...

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Ethnic Profiling As Dangerous Campaign Weapon

By Casmir Igbokwe Last week, a certain Frederick Omondiale reacted to my piece on ‘Nigeria’s next president’ published last Monday. Writing via frederickomondiale@gmail.com, he said nasty things against the Igbo, how he hated them to his bone marrow and concluded that none of them would ever be President of Nigeria. His bitter diatribe partly reads, “How can you, but for being ...

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Nigeria’s Next President

By Casmir Igbokwe The political horse-trading is on. Supporters of every political hue are aligning and realigning. Different political parties are making frantic preparations for the commencement of campaigns for the general election coming up in 2023. The presidential campaign is where the interest of the majority of Nigerians lies. Last week, London became a beehive of activity for the ...

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Inanities Of Presidential Campaign Spokespersons

By Casmir Igbokwe ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is a lighthearted farce written by Oliver Goldsmith. The play, first performed in London in 1773, revolves around some comical characters entangled in misunderstandings and deceptions. Like the characters in this comedy, some presidential campaign spokespersons in the forthcoming general election now stoop so low because they want to unduly capture or conquer ...

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‘Emi Lokan’: Pyrates Are Not To Blame

By Casmir Igbokwe Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, was a rebel of some sort in his younger days. He remains one even today. There is a famous quote in his book, ‘The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka’. It says: “The man dies in him who keeps silent in the face of tyranny.” This aptly describes his philosophy of ...

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Buhari’s Largesse To Niger Republic

By Casmir Igbokwe Arguably, no Nigerian President has demonstrated the saying that blood is thicker than water more than President Muhammadu Buhari. In his statements and actions, he has let whoever cares to know that the interest of his Fulani stock appears always uppermost in his mind. Recently, the President was reported to have approved the purchase of vehicles worth ...

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Before Our President Is Kidnapped

By Casmir Igbokwe In Ola Rotimi’s play, ‘The gods are not to blame’, King Odewale is destined from birth to kill his father and marry his mother. To avert this tragedy, his parents, King Adetusa of Kutuje and his wife, Queen Ojuola, give Odewale (soon after his birth) to their special messenger named Gbonka, to dispose of in an evil ...

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Tinubu’s Bishops Are Here

By Casmir Igbokwe I have been laughing since last Wednesday. The source of this comic relief is the unveiling of the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Kashim Shettima, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. Some bunch of ‘upcoming bishops’ were the butt of this comedy of manners.  As the allegedly hired clerics filed into ...

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