Publisher’s Corner

#Restructure Nigeria Now?

By Casmir Igbokwe Nothing confirms the urgent need to save Nigeria now more than the current protests against police brutality across the country. For days now, #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protesters have held the nation hostage. Even in the North, people are no more comfortable. Northern youths started their protests against insecurity in the region last Friday. Tagged #Endinsecuritynow, the protesters have marched through ...

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Even Buhari’s Daughter Wants End To SARS

By Casmir Igbokwe  Sometimes, irony defines our existential struggles in life. Last Saturday, in Kaduna, President Muhammadu Buhari admonished Nigerians to drop sectional interests for the interest of Nigeria. My eyebrows were still raised when news flashed that his daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, had joined the #EndSARS campaign. Even Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, was reported to have also joined the ...

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Crack In Osinbajo’s Break-Up Sermon

By Casmir Igbokwe Our dear Yemi Osinbajo is not an ordinary Vice-President. He is not just a professor but also a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. In his sermon at an interdenominational church service to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary penultimate Sunday, he warned that the present cracks in the walls of Nigeria may lead to its ...

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Mr. President, Give Nigerians Real Independence

By Casmir Igbokwe In three days time, Nigeria will celebrate 60 years of independence which Britain granted her in 1960. The Federal Government has told us that the celebration will last for one year. According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria deserves a befitting celebration because “for a country that has gone through a bitter, ...

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Edo, Visa Ban And Demystification Of A Godfather

Casmir Igbokwe Edo State will make a good study in political chicanery of godfathers. Before the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, it was as if war would break out in the state. The godfather himself, Adams Oshiomhole, pranced about the state in campaign summersault. Recall that, four years ago, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives ...

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Obiano And Akeredolu’s Frivolous Car Gifts

By Casmir Igbokwe Willie Obiano, Rotimi Akeredolu, Chris Ngige and Arthur Eze have one thing in common: they are either pursuing something or something is pursuing them. Whichever way, their major goal is to exert dominion over people and politics in their states. Governor Obiano’s own is quite understandable. No leader likes being slighted. But some 12 Anambra traditional rulers did ...

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Our Father Has Given Us Scorpion

By Casmir Igbokwe Njide has lived in Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, for over 10 years. She is a young woman who dreads to hurt even a fly. But, sometimes, it is what one dislikes or fears that one is confronted with. Recently, insecurity forced her to relocate to Minna, the capital of Niger State, ...

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Needless Ethno-Religious Fury Over El-Rufai

By Casmir Igbokwe Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State must have learnt some lessons from the events of the past few days. He is often indifferent to whatever anybody feels about him or his actions. But he must have felt humiliated and wounded at the withdrawal of his invitation to speak at this year’s Nigerian Bar Association’s annual national conference. Lawyers ...

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As Zoning Rumble Continues In Anambra

By Casmir Igbokwe My good friend, Joe Anatune, took me up penultimate week on my position on Mamman Daura’s competence theory on 2023 presidency. I had condemned Daura’s call for competence against rotational presidency, wondering why those who lowered the standard in every facet of our national life became the ones talking about competence after getting power by crossing the ...

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Mailafia’s ‘Hate Speech’ And Lai Mohammed’s Sledgehammer

By Casmir Igbokwe Last week, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, committed what some people in power considered blasphemy. He granted a radio station live interview and said a certain northern governor was the commander of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Describing the allegation as weighty, the Northern Governors’ Forum called for thorough investigation. ...

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