When Bayelsans Volunteer For Lyon – By Odimegwu Onwumere

By Odimegwu Onwumere | Port-Harcourt, Nigeria | October 13, 2019 –  Expectations are heightening among inhabitants and political watchers of Bayelsa state politics as the state gubernatorial election slated for November 16 draws nearer. The query is centred on whether the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should continue to rule the state or there should be […]

Now that Osun Has Commissioners! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | October 12, 2019 –  Let me start by confessing that recent events in Nigeria have not only shamed my trust, they have also shown how complicated we are as a people.   In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari swore to “serve as president to all Nigerians” and uphold the Rule […]

Our Governor, who art in Osun! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 – By now, Nigerians must have settled the idea of who actually governs legally in Osun, especially, after the pronouncement of the Supreme Court. That said, it is also a fact that, come November 27, 2019, Gboyega Oyetola will mark his first anniversary as Governor […]

IMN: What Does It Mean to be a Terrorist Organization? -By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 –    Controversy has trailed the recent decision by the Federal Government to proscribe and designate the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) – also known as the Shiites- as a terrorist organisation. The Federal Government had filed an ex parte application before the court […]

Ndi Igbo: Enough of Self-deceit and Political Schizophrenia – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 – The Igbo delight in the feeling that they are universally hated in Nigeria. We dwell on the hatred of other ethnic groups of Nigeria for us, and make our endless list of Igbo haters. The longer the litany of our inexhaustible haters, the better we […]

FBI’s Nigerian Fraudsters: Penalty for Violating Zoning Arrangements? – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa | Nigeria – The recent news that the United States’ Department of Justice has indicted 80 individuals, 78 of whom are Nigerians, (mostly Igbo), for email scam and money laundering scheme of about $3bn, has expectedly led to the ethnicization of the issue. I had a very light-hearted chat on […]

Zamfara, Like Rivers – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 27, 2019 – As the judgment of the Supreme Court sacking all elected officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State in the 2019 general election assumes the airs of welcome uniqueness in some quarters, the development has continued to generate negative echoes in others. From […]

Is Nigeria Working? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 27, 2019 –  If Nigeria is working, we will know! Those were the exact words of late Prof Chinua Achebe, Africa’s foremost novelist and distinguished intellectual. In other words, the citizens do not need any bogus claims by government’s megaphones to realise that there is an improvement in […]

Imo State: 90 Days of Nothing – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | August 27, 2019 –  MO; 90 DAYS OF NOTHINGNESS Andrew Nnanna arrived his office building in Orji-Owerri in Imo State promptly at eight am as was his habit. He needed only to park his car and use the stairs to the floor of the Estate Company where […]

Yakubu Gowon’s Sermon – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | NNP | August 25, 2019 –  Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon, 84, is Nigeria’s former Head of State. He served in the Nigerian Army between 1954 and 1975. Nine out of those years were dedicated to Nigeria as her ruler. Within that period, he also led war efforts to keep Nigeria as one […]

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