Would Somebody Tell Nigerians That Corrupt Leadership Does Not Exempt Anyone From Its Torments? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 16, 2023 –  “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” ― Adolf Hitler Many Nigerians are stuck with zero experience of what it means to live in a decently run society. Laden with a long history of mostly inept, insensitive and less-than patriotic leaders, it seems abnormal […]

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 […]

Using Legislative Powers to Entrench Electoral Malpractices in Nigeria? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | October 11, 2021: There is no doubt that members of Nigeria’s National Assembly have grown too big for their boots and it is time the Nigerian people are massively fed with the liberating enlightenment that they possess the powers to cut them to size. Yes, the lawmakers need to […]

Nigeria: Situational Tribalists And A Naïve Populace – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

  By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye  | Lagos, Nigeria | Nov. 9, 2020 – I have said it so several times that when Nigerian politicians converge to map out plans for acquiring power, which, in most cases, practically translates to securing unlimited access to unearned wealth, they do not usually remember that they came from different ethnic […]

Nigeria: Wake Up, Sleeping Giant! – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 –  Today, May 29, 2020, eferred to in Nigeria as “Democracy Day,” but now it will only serve as the anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime and that of some state governors. It is usually a welcome excuse for great celebrations, chest-beating and wild claims about humongous […]

Nigeria: How Not to Mismanage the Covid-19 Pandemic – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | May 9, 2020 – Even though by 2015, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had performed below the high expectations of many Nigerians and had rightly earned their rejection, I highly dreaded the disastrous possibility of Nigerians falling for the massive, overwhelming but vacuous propaganda of the All […]

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 […]

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