Since Alhaji Yerima Shettima, president of the Arewa Youth’s Consultative Forum, and his co-travellers asked all Igbos resident in Northern Nigeria to flee the North before October 1, this year, the dam has broken.
Open letter to Arewa youths
Brethren from the north, I bring you greetings from the southern part of Nigeria. On behalf of the peace-loving people of the south in general and millions of Igbo youths in particular...
Buhari, Osinbajo and the political urchins
I love the works of researchers. The opinion piece by Iyke Nwambie, a leadership consultant from Miami, Florida in The Guardian of 19, June, 2017, is no different.
Re-inventing Nigeria’s warped federalism
The ongoing polemic vis-à-vis the quit notice by the Arewa youths to the south eastern residents in the northern parts of the country to relocate to their home base shortly has brought to the fore, once again, the convoluting character of Nigeria’s federal arrangement.
Jollof rice and other matters
I was amused to no end the other day by the storm-in-a-tea-cup matter of jollof rice, our own very dear jollof rice, when the irrepressible and dramatic CNN reporter Richard Quest paid a PR visit to Lagos Nigeria.
Regional integration and development amidst concerns
The 51st Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government is scheduled between June 3 and 4, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia. The ECOWAS Commission and Liberia share a history. Many believe that the ECOWAS’ roles in the Liberian civil war paved the way and proved…
Nigeria and the danger of minorities
Nigeria is a very big country with diverse citizens, majority of whom are distanced from the decision makers. And this group is where I currently belong. A wide vacuum separates us from the powers that be and we appear too weak to make impacts on our national conducts.
Fayose, Melaye and politics of self-help
They force attention on themselves and it is difficult to ignore them. Some would not touch them with a long pole, because they feel everything about them is contrary to rule and practice of the game. I’m referring to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Senator Dino Melaye.
Federal character delusion and crisis of character
The Chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin who hails from Ekiti State and the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ete Ekwe Ibas from Cross River State are the only two from the South in this dispensation.