Publisher’s Corner

National Assembly’s New Ridiculous Universities

By Casmir Igbokwe That the National Assembly is considering establishing 80 new higher institutions in Nigeria shows how abnormal our thought process can be sometimes. That the lawmakers are even debating the bill at a time the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on strike makes it more absurd and a grand exercise in shadow chasing. The 80 bills ...

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Metele Massacre: Like Jonathan Like Buhari

By Casmir Igbokwe In 2014, during the run-up to the 2015 general election, the then General Officer Commanding the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, narrowly escaped death. The man was addressing his troops in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, when some disgruntled soldiers fired gunshots at him. But his aides shielded him and drove him ...

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Still On Igbo Survival In Nigeria

Casmir Igbokwe My piece last week entitled, “Igbo survival in 2019 and politics of 2023”, evoked a lot of mixed reactions, especially from the Igbo. Some called and engaged me for hours on phone. Some others sent messages through different platforms. It goes to show the seriousness the Igbo attach to the issue of their survival in Nigeria on one hand, and ...

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Igbo Survival In 2019 And Politics Of 2023

Casmir Igbokwe The year 2023 is special. The interest in it threatens to eclipse 2019, which is Nigeria’s special election year. In 2023, some Ndigbo believe it is their turn to produce the president of Nigeria. It is also a year that some Yoruba believe the presidency should return to the South-West. Amid this 2023 cacophony lies a big threat ...

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APGA’s Disgraceful Race To Extinction

Casmir Igbokwe Prince Ifeanyi Ezeabasili’s confidence was infectious. His ambition was to represent Oshodi-Isolo Federal Constituency II, Lagos, in the House of Representatives. He went on road shows and did some other things to mobilise his constituents to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). To him, no party would beat the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in that constituency in the 2019 ...

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Celebrating Presidential WAEC Result

Casmir Igbokwe Since last Friday, the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has been in celebratory mood. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) had presented our President, Muhammadu Buhari, with a brand new certificate. They officially called it confirmation and attestation of his results. The powerful WAEC delegation was led by its registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae. And it was an elated Special Adviser ...

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Nigeria Must Go?

Casmir Igbokwe Ghanaians want Nigerians to go. South Africans say Nigerians must go. Libyans had since kicked many Nigerians out of their country. Unfortunately, even Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, also asked his countrymen who want to go to go. In 1983, under President Shehu Shagari, Nigerians felt that Ghanaians were bugs in their bed. They asked them to go. The ...

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Whither Art Thou David Umahi?

Casmir Igbokwe The hullabaloo was really unnecessary. He is the chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum. Hence, you would expect that David Umahi would be the first person to hail the nomination of former Governor Peter Obi as the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But he chose to oppose it on the flimsy excuse that the presidential candidate, ...

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Atiku And Peter Obi Combination

Casmir Igbokwe There is excitement in the air. There is also anxiety. It is partly because of the 2019 general election; and partly because of the prospect of having another change at the seat of power in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress came to power in 2015 on the pedestal of change. They promised Nigerians heaven on ...

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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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