Re: IPOB is an insurgency, not a terrorist organization

By Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | October 15, 2017 –My last week’s column, ‘IPOB is an insurgency, not a terrorist organization’, elicited a remarkable number of comments – kudos and criticisms as one would expect when one throws one’s hat onto the public space. Space will not permit me to reproduce some of the […]

A Democracy in the Clutch of an Evil Oligarchy- By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | October 15, 2017 – In one of his mournful songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, that tireless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, sang: everybody run, run, run; everybody scatter, scatter; police de come, army de come; confusion everywhere; somebody nearly died, somebody just died; ten minutes later, police don go away, […]

Texas Not A Mere Geographical Space – By Chinedu Ogoke

By Chinedu Ogoke | NNP | October 8, 2017 –  [Texas] “is no longer a mere geographical space”— John O’Sullivan, 1845 ‘[I]n my early youth,’ as a kid, two books I won in a competition brought some locations in America so close that I could physically touch those places. The names Colorado and Colombia rang in my ears like booming sounds at a […]

Independence: Another Look at Nigeria – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | October 8, 2017 – I am not surprised at the current widespread agitations for secession across the country. The gestures have always loomed in the horizon of the country long ago. Years of turmoils, claims and counter-claims of marginalization as well as vituperations, especially from stakeholders and former […]

Dealing With Controversial DPRK – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | September 16, 2017 – North Korea successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) recently. The missile is proficient and can transmit a nuclear warhead that can sail at least 5,000 miles in distance. The ICBM test is the latest in a series of galling acts by North Korea […]

The Affliction of Dele Sobowale- by Ebun Asagbe

By Ebun Asagbe  | Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria | Sept. 16, 2017 –I am no medical practitioner, but surely there must be an appropriate term for the malady that ails Dele Sobowale. How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, anyone who has read his recent articles on the ASUU strike would think the same way. […]

Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured – By Lloyd F. Ukwu, Esquire

By Lloyd F. Ukwu, Esquire | Washington DC, USA | Sept. 16, 2017 – Nigeria must embrace restructuring now! If it resists, growing chaos and strife will ensue. The status quo is indefensible. The Nigerian Constitution—its birth certificate—is illegitimate.  The document was unilaterally decreed by a military dictator with ulterior motives to entrench the military and concentrate power at the center.  It’s an open secret that the Nigerian […]

The Mantra, ‘Nigerian Unity is not Negotiable’, is Pseudo-nationalism – By By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 22, 2017 – Nigerians love mantras – statements or slogans repeated frequently enough that they begin to sound like established facts or self-evident truths. Recently in this column (on June 22 2017), I interrogated the mantra of ‘generation shift’, which was renewed with vigour following the […]

The Days of The Shackles – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 22, 2017 – I have always asked the question whether the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, which pledged compliance with the rule of law, truly has regard for the courts? I do that routinely because of the many reported and substantiated cases of human rights abuses by the […]

Separatist agitations in Nigeria: Causes and Trajectories (I)- By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | August 2017 – President Buhari’s health challenges have sparked intrigue in Nigeria and awakened the politics of succession, which revolve around an assumed power-sharing arrangement between the northern and the southern parts of the country. This intrigue is reminiscent of what happened when former President Umaru Musa […]

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