Publisher’s Corner

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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Osun Governorship Election And Nigeria’s Jaundiced Democracy

Casmir Igbokwe The just-concluded Osun State governorship election was freely unfair. Like some blind men who touched the elephant in different places and came up with different accounts of how it looks like, the verdict on the election has been variegated. It depends, to a large extent, on one’s political leaning and interest. But in all this, truth will always ...

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Tinubu, Ambode And Politricks Of Godfathers

Casmir Igbokwe It is no longer news that they are playing cat and mouse. The cat appears to be former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu. The mouse is his godson and current Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode. As the game becomes more interesting, Lagosians get more confused. And they have been asking, what is going on? Tinubu, also ...

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Nigeria’s Presidential Warfare And Politics Of Endorsements

Casmir Igbokwe As Nigeria’s presidential gladiators prepare for a final showdown at the polls in 2019, I wish to draw our minds back to the run-up to the 2015 general election. It was like warfare. Sundry seers were making predictions. Politics of endorsements also ensued. The same scenario is playing out again in the current dispensation. Nothing has changed. The ...

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Wrong Time To Die

Casmir Igbokwe First Bank sent me a miraculous credit alert penultimate Wednesday. It was N200,000. The value of the money may not be much. But in today’s Nigeria, every kobo counts. Incidentally, I do not know the sender, Gimbiya Benjamin. And so, I felt it would be premature to start singing Abraham’s blessings are mine. Some friends advised that I ...

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2019 Presidential Contenders And Pretenders

Casmir Igbokwe The tempo of political activities has heightened. More political parties have joined the fray. More intrigues have come to play. More importantly, sundry presidential aspirants have emerged. It is all in preparation for the 2019 general election. READ ALSO: PDP and its presidential aspirants President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the aspirants. He belongs to the ruling party, the ...

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