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 […]

Calm Down Nigerians, It’s Only Four Years! – Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | June 22, 2019 – Early on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, by 4.40 am and four days after the presidential election held in Nigeria on Saturday, February 23, the Chairman of the ‘Independent’ National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, announced that Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]

Imo: What Difference Will Emeka Ihedioha Make? By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye  | Lagos, Nigeria | June 1, 2019 – Since Mr. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged the winner of the governorship election held recently in Imo State, all sorts of people who are able to get themselves interviewed by reporters have been filling our ears with rambling tales about how […]

Has Nigeria Forgotten Leah Sharibu? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Feb. 23, 2019 –  As President Muhammadu Buhari, the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, moves from one state to another, campaigning for a second term despite nearly four years in office which has been widely adjudged a horrendous failure, a 15-year old, tender, innocent girl called Leah […]

Lai Mohammed: An Unmanageable Mistake – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye _ Lagos, Nigeria | June 9, 2017 –  When President Muhammadu Buhari announced the people he has selected to occupy some of the most strategic positions in his regime, there was understandable uproar across the country. Nigerians looked at the profile of these fellows and wondered what could have motivated their choice, […]

Gov Ugwuanyi and Enugu Workers – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwi Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | March 8, 2017 – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye Enugu State governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has enjoyed a rather impressive portrayal in the media since he assumed office. I have seen several articles parroting his “marvelous achievements” and some of the articles have even found their way to my email box for […]

A Problem Like Fulani Herdsmen – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | October 26, 2015 – The brutal abduction early last week of Chief Olu Falae, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and former finance minister, by a band of suspected Fulani herdsmen has once again brought to the fore the often tragic excesses of these […]

Tobacco: When Will The World Defeat This Menace? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Sept. 20, 2015 – On May 31, 2015, ‘World No Tobacco Day’ (WNTD) was once again marked across the world. The theme for this year’s campaign is: “Stop Illicit Trade Of Tobacco Products.”  First observed in 1987 following a motion passed by a cabinet of the World Health Assembly (WHA) which […]

How Long Will Buhari’s Intoxicant Work? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Sept. 7, 2015 – Strange and worrisome as the decision by the Buhari administration to limit its ongoing probe of public officers and institutions to the era of the regime it took over from is, not a few Nigerians are encouraged by the fact that a bold attempt […]

The Semantics of First Ladyship in Nigeria – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | August 30, 2015 – When I saw the headline in a national newspaper last weekend indicating that the federal government had “abolished the office of First Lady,” I hastened to read the report thinking that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally gratified the wishes of many Nigerians by terminating […]

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