The Moral Blemish on the Tinubu Presidency – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

  By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 26, 2023 – With his Emi lokan bombast, Bola Ahmed Tinubu cut the image of a vainglorious megalomaniac, and struck many Nigerians as boastful and offensively self-assertive. As president, on his return from his first foreign trip, his motorcade from the airport to his Lagos residence counted […]

The Soldiers Must Remain in the Barracks – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | September 16, 2023 – The earliest vestiges of democracy can be traced to the Greek city states. After the Greek lost their independence to Macedonia, democracy disappeared. After more than 2,000 years, it reappeared, about 250 years ago, at the cradle of modern democracy, the United States of America. […]

As Darkness Threatens to Engulf Nigeria – By Tochukwu Ezunkanma

  By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | August 08, 2023 –  Most Nigerians were horror-struck by the All Progressive Congress {APC} and Independent National Election Commission {INEC} broad day light electoral banditry that bestowed victory on the loser of the February 25th, 2023 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and declared him the president-elect. However, […]

Peter Obi in a Familiar Terrain – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | June 19, 2023 – Peter Obi won the hearts of the Nigerian masses with the force of his sincerity and the resonance of his message. Consequently, Nigerians rallied to his presidential standard; and elected him the president of Nigeria. But in a macabre electoral maneuver, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) declared […]

A Presidential Victory that Will Not Stand – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | May 24, 2023 –  After the presidential election, for days, I was distressed, totally flustered. I was distraught because in a clear contest between light and darkness, Nigerians chose the light, but the forces of greed, insensitivity and criminality subverted the will of the people; they are scheming to […]

The Need for an Interim Government – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | April 29, 2023 – It has been said that there is no provision for an interim government in the Nigerian constitution.  Interestingly, a constitution is never a totally finished product. Thus, it is not static, but dynamic: it continues to evolve. In its dynamism, it adjusts to accommodate constitutional […]

Rhodes-Vivor: an architect set to re-design Lagos – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 17, 2023 | One of the most egregious political blunders in Nigerian history is the election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Mohammedu Buhari, as the president of Nigeria. However, Nigerians decided to patiently wait out his presidency. Lamentably, as the expiration of his presidency approached, […]

Ndigbo, Time to Re-embrace Nigeria – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | March 6, 2023 – I am motivated by reason and conviction. Thus, I am a doubting Thomas, “who always insisted on an examination with his own hands”. My “examination with (my) own hands” of the tempestuously emotive issue, Biafra, is revealing. Biafranism is an exercise in futility.  However, I […]

Nigeria Needs a President that Can Be Trusted With Money – By – Tochukwu Ezukanma

C ‘http://newnigerianpolitics.com/category/columnist/tochukwu-ezukanma/ By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | March 3, 2023 – ‘ ‘ Recently, Wole Soyinka rightly stated that, “The problem in Nigeria is corruption and only a man free from corruption can save Nigeria. Nobody is a saint but if you look at the three leading presidential candidates, there is one (Obi) you […]

A Choice Between Light and Darkness – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

– By Tochukwu Ezukanma |Lagos, Nigeria | Marco 3, 2023 – ‘ The former Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal, recently summed it up, “I have seen the light. Peter Obi is the light. {The candidates of} PDP and APC are darkness”. This statement is an epigram: lucid, witty and lapidary; it is worthy of […]

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