Sucker Punch: Ten Provocative Demands from Dr. Okonjo-Iweala to President Jonathan – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo | NNP | Dec. 14, 2012 – A rare good news for Nigerians: two prominent Nigerians made the list of the “100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012” according to Foreign Policy magazine. They are Prof. Chinua Achebe, for “forcing Africa to confront its demons” and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for “showing Africa how […]

Gov. Peter Obi: The “Saint” who Sinned – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo | NNP | Oct. 12, 2012 – In the beginning, he claimed not to be a politician but a saint and successful businessman that volunteered to serve and build a new Anambra. Less than 2 years to the end of his tenure, Ndi Anambara are beginning to see the true color of […]

Drs. [Jonathan + Abati + Okonjo-Iweala] + Profs [Jega – Nnaji] = Intellectual Dullness – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo | NNP | Sept., 3, 2012 – Intellectual laziness tends to be harder to spot and much easier to disguise with randomness eclipsed by high degree of entropy in Nigerian system. There is currently a pervasive intellectual laziness in policy formulation and implementation from supposed experts in President Jonathan’s administration. The culture […]

2014 Governorship Election in Anambra. Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nonstarter – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo, NNP – Jan. 15, 2012 – As an interested and keen observer of political development in Anambra State, I’ve been watching the political (mis)adventure and political dress-rehearsal by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah in readiness for 2014 governorship election. Without begrudging his “successes” and without prejudice to qualities people are valorizing in the man, […]

Is Prof Barth Nnaji the Right Man to Rescue the Power Sector? – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchill Okonkwo, NNP,- June 27, 2011 – Now that the name of Prof. Barth Nnaji is being forwarded to the senate for approval as minister for power (most likely), the question of whether he is the best man for the job needs a quick answer. While his role as the special adviser to Goodluck […]

2011 Election, Ndigbo and Poverty of Integrity – By Churchill Okonkwo

By Churchil Okonkwo, NNP – May 8, 2011 – Just before this general election in a piece “Southeast Governors, Dora Akunyili and Ohaneze: The Scavengers that will Destroy Ndigbo” I wrote that the present crop of politicians pretending to be fighting for Odimma Ndigbo are nothing but scavengers that will ultimately leave the position of […]

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