The Importance of Voting in a Truly Democratic Society – By Adewale T. Akande

By Adewale Akande | Barcelona, Spain | February 28, 2019 –  In a true democratic society, it is essential to ensure a government that follows the will of the people and not the one that force the people to follow it, that is, a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” […]

Ndigbo should be wary of Fani-Kayode and Obasanjo By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | February 28, 2019 –  Ndigbo should be wary of Fani-Kayode and Obasanjo By Tochukwu Ezukanma   In his earlier writings, Femi Fani-Kayode venomously castigated the Igbo. He accused us of excessive greed and unbridled tribalism, and indicted us for virtually everything that ever went wrong in Nigeria. Olusegun […]

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 […]

Why Obasanjo’s Voice Still Matters – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | Feb. 9, 2019 –  Obasanjo’s recent 16-page letter to Buhari, which sounds more like a state-of-the nation address, has, as expected, dominated the deadlines since it was delivered on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Titled, ‘Points for Concern’, the 4,018-word commentary was a bare-knuckled critique of the Buhari government […]

OBJ Epistle: Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | NNP | Feb. 7, 2019 –  After much hesitations, I decided to read ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent epistle For The Records: Points of Concern and Action.  I must confess, I was not disappointed in its contents knowing fully well OBJ’s recent political activities. For those of us who know OBJ […]

The Ominous Silence of Fulani Herdsmen – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 27, 2019 – There are inherent conflicts between sedentary farmers and itinerant herdsmen because of their competing needs for water and ever diminishing arable land and pastures. With population growth and increasing urbanization steadily encroaching on available land, the competition for land between them continually intensifies; increasing the […]

What Hope for 2019 – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | January 17, 2019 –  Precisely this time last week, fellow Nigerians donned anxious looks as they lay in wait to usher in the New Year, of course, the very first day in 2019. Amidst the apprehensiveness was a huge circuit of confidence that their fortunes would advance greatly […]

2019: Opposition Versus State Institutions – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | January 17, 2019 –  2019: Opposition versus state institutions Jideofor Adibe   By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with liberal democracy – the longest period the country has been under […]

IMO GOVERNORSHIP 2019: Hope Uzodinma is the Answer – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | NNP | January 2019 – I got into the ship, destination Bonny, a big  ship. Nnamdi  runs the engineering office from the throne in the centre of a room.  One wall is covered in instruments, the other is a long window  overlooking the  Bonny River . Nnamdi is a friend. He was assisting me to cross […]

Does IPOB Really Want Biafra? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 17, 2019 –  At the pool of Bethesda, Jesus saw a man that had been sick for thirty eight years, and asked him, “Do you want to be made whole”? It was a question that seemed irrelevant and insensitivity. But then, some are sick but do not […]

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