Nigerians: When a People Choose to Deceive Themselves – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 11, 2023 –   A lady that called into a TV program said, “My father told me that during the colonial era, everything that works in Britain, also worked in Nigeria”. This is a fact. Yes, power, water, schools, railways, health care, law enforcement, etc. all worked in […]

Bishop Kukah and the Fractured Microcosm – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | January 11, 2023 – Let me start this rather short Tribute by stating that the story of my contact with Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and my eventual employment at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) are already well-documented in the manuscripts of my future book. Let me also […]

Peter Obi: Time to Evict Venal Politicians – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By  Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos | Nigeria | January 11, 2023 – The accomplishments of Nigerians in Britain are evinced by a young Nigerian-born British citizen, Kemi Badenoch, who is a member of parliament and in the prime minister’s cabinet, and was one of the contenders for the office of the British prime minister. Nigerians are […]

Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West: On Eugene Dibiagwu’s Mandate We Stand – Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | Dec. 7, 2022 – No matter how democracy is practiced in this part of the African continent called Nigeria, it will continue to remain the best form of government. In a democracy, the real power belongs to the people.  It is the people who give out their power […]

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 Teachers’ 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 […]

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