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27 Mar 2015
In democracy, the media is expected to stimulate citizen deliberation and build public understanding of issues, and report on major public problems in a way that advances public knowledge of possible solutions and the values served by alternative courses of action. The media in Nigeria has not performed optimally on this score in the recent time.
27 Mar 2015
Ironically, the biggest achievement of the party may as well lie in its losing the power at center and handing over to the opposition without acrimony. Many of the alleged sins of the party would easily be forgiven by the people; especially given the fact that there is no perfect government in the world.
27 Mar 2015
There is no doubt that the shift in the initial date for the poll has provided ample opportunity for the electoral umpire INEC to make adequate preparation, and the presidential candidates to re-strategize on their approach, alignment and negotiation. Within this period, President Jonathan apart from the successful ongoing onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast region, has approved certain policies, he believes will earn him more votes from Nigerians.
27 Mar 2015
These elections like no other, are about the future and survival of Nigeria, generally believed to be the most populous nation of black people in the world. In other words, the success of the elections will affect the profile of the black people in global context. That is also why our expectations, our glimmer of hope should not be cut off.
26 Mar 2015
ADOLF Hitler’s propaganda minister in Nazi Germany, Paul Joseph Goebbels stated in one of his popular submissions: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The foregoing is the situation Nigeria finds itself with the twisted, yet, celebrated tale of the “missing $20 billion” crude oil earnings.
26 Mar 2015
The recent Justice Kutigi-led Panel discussed some of these grievances, but like the Oputa Panel of the year 2001 and 2002, and other conferences before it, the Kutigi Conference may be just one other exercise in futility.
26 Mar 2015
WHAT change are you making to the environment with non-payment of five months salaries, or three months pensions or those that have unfulfilled promises of almost four years past, for another four years of promises when there would be no race again.
26 Mar 2015
IN a couple of days, Nigerians will be heading for the polling booths to exercise their franchise in an effort to elect political leaders, first at the National level and then at the sub-National level.
25 Mar 2015
“Even the best army in warfront sometimes beats a retreat. It is not a sign of weakness or capitulation. He who fights and runs away only leaves to fight another day. President Yar’Adua has made a name for himself. He has demystified governance and made due process a cardinal principle although there is still a long way to go. His voluntary resignation will only add another feather to his cap. History will record him as the finest leader that ever governed Nigeria in its 48 years of nationhood.”
25 Mar 2015
Now that we are about to choose a new Chief Executive Officer to manage our national estate, let me say that the man of humble beginning I came to know in Bayelsa and his compatriots there claim no divine right to rule others, a doctrine, I fear, my friend General Buhari believes in, descending from the dynastic heights of our western Caliphate. Choosing between the two as rulers, the one required reading I would recommend is the fable of King Log and King Stork of the Kingdom of Frogs. It is told by the old African slave Aesop in ancient Greece. Our social media savvy ones should go to their Google.
25 Mar 2015
I am talking to you as you lead a Professional group to make their tents against an anointed puppet earlier, who eventually grew like Joseph the messiah of Egypt; and his opponent then was too old and a dictator. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and have a rethink your age being affected by amnesia with a seven-year deficit.
25 Mar 2015
I am not aware of anyone or any group that has embarked on a comprehensive analysis of the cost of the numerous conflicts we have witnessed in our society since independence in 1960. We are not likely to ever be able to calculate in any detailed manner the cost of the many conflicts we have witnessed: from wasted lives to wasted property that could be reckoned in trillions of naira; the opportunity cost of school closures that keep the lives of young intelligent people on hold; the incessant dislocation in family life, the destruction of social infrastructure; the loss of investment opportunities on account of widespread insecurity; the environmental degradation and the destruction of the social and moral fabric of the nation; the effect of all these on our international image, etc.

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