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25 Jan 2015
OUR politicians are at it again. They are on the hustings, preparatory to the February elections. Common among them is the practice of running themselves down; that is, the game of discrediting their opponents in order to find favour or credibility among the electorate. In other words, this is the season of politicking. And, like…
24 Jan 2015
THE APC camp is unrelenting. It has decided that come rain or shine, the 72-year old ex-general must make Aso Rock on May 29. A certificate or something that approximates that has been shown to put paid to debates on whether or not the party’s flag bearer in the February 14 presidential election is educated…
24 Jan 2015
AT times like this, any gadfly could mount the soapbox and say anything. If listeners are not fair enough to scrutinize what is said, it could be taken as gospel truth, without the opportunity to situate culpability where it ought to be. The victim is usually the man at the centre. He is the Mr.…
24 Jan 2015
I CONFESS I have had difficulty reviewing in the amazing African spirit in which it is written, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu’s new book, “Emerging Africa”, subtitled “How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter”.     Dr. Moghalu’s effort is, without any doubt, recommended reading for anyone who is concerned about the place and…
24 Jan 2015
MANY concerned Nigerians who are expecting General Buhari to live up to the much touted integrity characterization promoted by his party, are flatly let down by the current “goat ate my homework” explanation being proffered for his inability to do a “show me” on the matter of his personal particulars. It is simply what it…
24 Jan 2015
THE word ‘campaign’ has always been related to the military until sometime in 1861 when it was linked to politics to mean “a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goal”. In the military term, where it is at home, it is a “number…
24 Jan 2015
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) “national leader”, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was recently reported to have dismissed Mr. Jimi Agbaje’s governorship ambition on grounds of “experience”. Evidently Tinubu believes that it is a prerequisite of public office in Lagos State (which the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears to now regards as his private and personal estate) that…
22 Jan 2015
GOODLUCK Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, finally made it to Borno State last week, almost two weeks after the Islamist terrorist group known as Boko Haram seized the town of Baga and killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians. Jonathan, making a brief tour of the state capital, Maiduguri, congratulated the army on its work, notwithstanding its abject failure to…
22 Jan 2015
IN various ways and at different times, in the past three and half years, the Jonathan administration has consistently proved as Macaulay and Burke pointed out that being “a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants, the end of government is the happiness of the people.”  Perhaps nothing testifies more eloquently to this today…
22 Jan 2015
IT was the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who once said, in answer to the late Nnamdi Azikiwe’s assertion that we should forget our differences, that it was better instead for us to understand our differences, as a more sustainable path to nation-building. Awo’s argument was that it was difficult to wish away our differences because…
22 Jan 2015
THE general knowledge about term limits for the executive branch of government perhaps makes people feel that the legislature also has term limits. It becomes quite a struggle for a member of the legislature to make it to a third term; and when it comes to a fourth term, s/he may be seen as greedy,…
21 Jan 2015
THE conflation of two or more parties to form a mega party is bound to necessarily conduce to an unintended or unforeseen denial of the unique or peculiar vigour, vitality or effervescence of the individual parties forming it.  An impetus is deemed to be afforded the federating parties even as the attempt to amalgamate is…

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