Publisher’s Corner

Osinbajo’s Crocodile Tears In Kigali

By Casmir Igbokwe This is not about Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a person. It is also not about the presumed integrity of the government he represents as Vice-President. It is about trying to remove the log in someone else’s eye even when we harbour big stones in ours. And it is about what a civil society group, Intersociety, calls “Nigerian government’s ...

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Mystery And Miseries Of Being A Nigerian

By Casmir Igbokwe Last week, a young man from Anambra State committed suicide. Alex Chukwuezie, 22, completed his senior secondary school two years ago but could not get any job. He complained to some people recently that life was becoming miserable for him. According to media reports, he tried his hands at business. But things remained tough. When he could no ...

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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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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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Re: Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria’s electoral system has drawn the ire of many citizens. This partly explains the low turnout of voters in last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in some parts of the country. The anger also reflected in the overwhelming reactions that trailed last week’s intervention on this page, titled, “Matters arising from Buhari’s victory.” The space is ...

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Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

By Casmir Igbokwe Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka’s new lyrics depict the mood in the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an audio clip circulating on the social media, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, derided Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. To him, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively, desecrated the altar of ...

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This presidential election is a sham

By Casmir Igbokwe The scene was pathetic. It appeared well choreographed. People had turned out in their numbers to vote. Suddenly, some thugs surfaced. They threatened voters to leave or get killed. Some concerned voters made some calls. Pronto, heavily armed policemen landed. They were in up to five vans. The thugs melted away. Concerned voters begged the police to stay. ...

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INEC Mess And Shame Of A Nation

By Casmir Igbokwe I took the prediction of T.B. Joshua and Temitope Aduroja with a pinch of salt. These prophets had predicted that there would be postponement of Nigeria’s presidential election. I also doubted it when news filtered in a few hours to the presidential and National Assembly elections that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was contemplating rescheduling the polls. ...

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Presidential Election: Choosing Between Atiku And Buhari

By Casmir Igbokwe Witches and Wizards Association predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar. Nigerian prostitutes also made him their preferred choice. The prostitutes capped it with a declaration of free sex in support of their candidate. Some retired generals and herdsmen, on their part, endorsed Muhammadu Buhari. These queer groups spiced up the gale of endorsements for the two major candidates in ...

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