Nigerians and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections: A Post Mortem – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | Nov. 23, 2020 – The recently concluded U.S. presidential elections appeared to be a badly acted script out of a mafia movie. It had all the machinations of elections held in a developing country with political threats, threats of violence and ample warnings of election irregularities hardly in short […]

#EndSARS: The Proper Address Buhari Should Have Given – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

Fellow Nigerians, My heart bleeds to see what is happening in our country. The killing of young peaceful demonstrators at Lekki Toll Gates of Lagos State on October 20, 2020, is completely unacceptable. These young Nigerians were simply exercising their democratic rights in a peaceful manner. My government has instituted an immediate and complete investigation […]

#EndSARS: Osinbajo’s Cross and the Example of Ubitu Ekiwe – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

Prof. Phil Alalibo / NNP / October 24, 2020-There is no ambiguity that principled leadership is a missing variable among Nigerian leaders. There is hardly an ideologue among the political class who believes  in a worthy cause, one bigger than him. To many, patriotism is only skin deep and does not permeate the veins. They are […]

Adesina: When Integrity, Probity Trump Imperialism – Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | October 11, 2020 – The example of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Jonathan’s agriculture minister (2011 to 2015) and African Developmental Bank (AfDB) president since 2015, is quite commendable and worthy of emulation. The triumph of his integrity, professionalism and probity in the recent allegations of impropriety and corruption at […]

Edo Elections and the Baptism of Oshiomhole – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo / NNP / September 26, 2020 /  The unspeakable chaos that attended Edo State leading to the just concluded gubernatorial elections and the outcome are rich with timeless lessons for all who care to learn. First, the people of Edo must be commended for their ardent disregard for the establishment and […]

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 […]

The Dangers of the Infectious Disease Bill – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | May 6, 2020 | The Nigerian House of Representatives is on the cusp of overturning the National Quarantine Act of 2004, and replacing it with the Prohibition and Control of Infectious Disease Bill that has scaled second reading in just two hours. This is a process that usually […]

Candid Reflections on Abba Kyari’s Death – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | April 19, 2020 – The circumstances surrounding the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, provide a sober moment of reflection and circumspect. As the proverbs goes, if a child does not know what killed his father, that child may go the […]

Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau Has Come of Age – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | April 4, 2020 | It is often said that the true quality of a leader is seen in challenging times, and it was John Maxwell, the American author, who added the axiomatic maxim that “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” With the ongoing pandemic, the sometimes lethargic Canadian Prime […]

Fani-Kayode and the Igbos – By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo

By Phil Tam-Al Alalibo | NNP | August 10, 2013 – I am not in any way attempting to hold brief for the Igbos as they are more than capable of doing so for themselves.  However, I wish to make a few comments about the unsavory article written by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, titled “The Bitter Truth […]

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