Nigeria and the Promises of Democracy – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 8, 2020 – I was impressed with the first few paragraphs of Buhari’s Democracy Day speech. I thought they were quite good, unifying and inspiring. The speech started this way: “Fellow Nigerians, the 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our […]

Between the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Visions of Nigeria’s Development – By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo Oseloka H. Obaze By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze | July 8, 2020 – The herders-farmers conflict Nigeria remains a thorny issue.  The death, destruction and displacement arising from the conflict have been incremental, and have extended beyond the Middle-Belt region into various Nigerian communities. Besides, killing by herdsmen has […]

The Lingering APC Crisis – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 8, 2020 – The latest round of crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly led to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, ordering the seal off of the party’s National Secretariat. The crisis was triggered by the intractable face-off between the party’s […]

Security Agents Demoralizing Nigerian Youths – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo |  NNP | June 23, 2020 – It has become a daily routine for security agents to harass Nigerians, particularly the youths, under the guise of law enforcement. Nigerian youths are intimidated, extorted, arrested illegally, arbitrarily detained and even killed extra-judicially. This unfortunate development has been perpetrated by the regular security […]

Poem: The Earth of George Floyd – By Emeka Chiakwelu

The Earth of George Floyd – By Emeka Chiakwelu | June 15, 2020 There was a simmering travelling moon Emitting light eclipsed by rapacious scene Enveloping darkness fell in the land That’s was the journey in the alien land But the journey did not start today Nor was it yesterday, it has been 400 years […]

Black Men as Hashtags – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | June 6, 2020 – The brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has heightened our sense of foreboding and brought about a sober reflection on systemic racism in America. If there is any silver-lining from an event that has lessened the essence of […]

2023 in the Eye of COVID-19 – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | June 6, 2020 | Experts have predicted that COVID-19 may remain a crisis much longer than 2022, with “up to 70% of world’s population” becoming infected. Amid this mess, elections are billed to hold in Nigeria in 2023, in line with constitutional provisions. If, in the worst-case scenario, COVID-19 subsists beyond 2022, what then does the future hold for dear country? The more reason Nigeria’s politicians, as at […]

Buhari’s Five Years in Office – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 6, 2020 – May 29, 2020, marked Buhari’s five years in office –  or the end of the first year of his second term in office. How has Buhari fared so far? And what is likely to be his legacy? Answering either of the above questions […]

Why the government should not extend the ‘easing of the lockdown’ again – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr.  Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 – The extension by two weeks of the current ‘easing of the lockdown’ in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States by two weeks has raised a number of fundamental issues.  Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, Secretary to the Government Boss Mustapha, […]

Nigeria: In the Next 36 Months – By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Oseloka H. Obaze Ejeviome Eloho Otobo By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo (Belguim)  and Oseloka H. Obaze* | Anambra, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 – Ever before the first ballot in the 2019 presidential elections was cast, some members of Nigeria’s leadership elite, across the political spectrum, were already signaling their intention to run for the presidency […]

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