My Response to Nigerians Opposing Local Government Autonomy – Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | NNP | Nov. 12, 2022 – The concern of some of us who know is that, this failure by state governors to release to the Local Government Councils their monthly statutory allocation from the Federation Account has contributed to the blight of poverty in our communities, dilapidated primary schools and […]

Reflections on ‘Vote Trading’ in Our Elections – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Jideofor Adibe | NNP | November 12, 2022 | In recent years, ‘vote buying’ has become a popular phrase in our political discourses. But what does this really mean? Is it the same as ‘vote trading’? Does it have any impact on the country’s efforts at deepening its democracy? And what can be done to […]

ASUU is Coming to Equity with Unclean Hands – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | October 16, 2022 – The strike by the Academic Staff of University Union (ASUU) is taking a crushing toll on Nigeria. Basically, ASUU has legitimate grievance. It is insisting that the federal government must uphold its earlier agreements with ASUU before ASUU members can return to work. The earlier […]

University Teacher’s Strike: Why Nigerian Govt Is Not Perturbed – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | October 16, 2022 – Now, let’s face it: there can only be one reason why the industrial action embarked upon by the teachers of Nigeria’s public universities since February 14 has been allowed to waste a whole seven months of the academic pursuit of many youths, and, indeed, their […]

At 62, is Nigeria accursed or doomed? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | October 16, 2022 – On October 1st 2022, Nigeria celebrated her independence anniversary. The yearly civic ritual was performed in the usual patriotic pomp, pageantry and triumphalism. However, frustrated by the state of the country, the anarchy, squalor and retrogression that are the cachets of Nigeria, some Nigerians felt […]

What is Wrong with Africans? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 24, 2022 – In his Philosophy of History, the 19th Century German philosopher, Friedrich Hegel, wrote so disparagingly about Africans, “The African exhibits the natural man in his wild and untamed state; there is nothing harmonious with humanity to be found in his character”. And “the undervaluing of […]

Much Ado About Osun LG elections – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | September 23, 2022 | The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced October 15, 2022 as the date for Local Government and Local Council Development Area elections across Osun State. According to the Commission, “all the inhibiting factors and circumstances against the conduct of the elections have been […]

EMEKA IHEDIOHA: The Over Desperation of a Perpetual Governorship Aspirant – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | September 23, 2022 – The title of a film I once watched is, “I’ll die for Mama” in which the legendary Indian Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan does everything possible to fulfill a promise he had made in regard to dying for his mother . I love the […]

Nigerians! Wakeup – By Christie Oby Ndukwe

By Christie Oby Ndukwe | NNP | September 23, 2022 – The day we begin to focus more on our ancestry as children of one father, the day we will put away the negatives that have kept us divided and hating over every little provocation! The failure of adherents of both religions to study their scriptures […]

Emeka Ihedioha or Sam Daddy Cannot Defeat Governor Uzodinma – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | August 19, 2022 – Emeka Ihedioha, the ousted governor of Imo State has been a vilified personality from all quarters and manners of people within the months. The recent wrangling between his supporters and that of Senator Samuel (Sam Daddy ) Anyanwu  on who will be PDP’s flag […]

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