The electoral landslide of President Shehu Shagari’s National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 1983 unfolded in instalments over different sites of improbable magic across Nigeria....
The founding fathers of politics in Nigeria came with some ideals girding them. To begin with, one would discover that almost all of them were lawyers while those who were not lawyers were people with discernible convictions.
I have argued a zillion times in this column that the absence of an ideology in our political parties continues to cast a blind spell on the country.
23 Aug 2021
It was that singular question that sounded the death knell on an obnoxious piece of legislation in the country’s upper legislative chamber.
18 Feb 2021
There was something almost disturbing about Jakande’s simplicity. It was as if he was openly mocking the decadent Nigerian power elites, both military and civilian, for their obsession with luxury and comfort.
4 Dec 2020
Despite the gloom that has virtually settled on our country – heightened insecurity, recession, hunger, poverty and the stifling of the right of our youths to give voice to our frustrations - it should still be...
4 Dec 2019
Nigeria’s 2019 elections, particularly the recent governorship contests in Kogi and Bayelsa states, have forcefully brought back a prediction which the late Tai Solarin made about 40 years...
15 Aug 2019
Criminals awaiting execution may have received a lifeline following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to a new law yesterday. The approval came three months after the dissolution of the Eighth National Assembly, which passed the bill.
29 Dec 2018
Since October 1, 1979, when Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was sworn in as the country’s first executive president, his minted image remains permanently etched in the minds of Nigerians. Many of those who heard his voice at the swearing ceremony would think that was just coming into national limelight, but would be shocked to…
26 Nov 2017
First son of the late Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, has explained that his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not for selfish aggrandisement...
12 Jun 2017
It is 24 years today that the June 12, 1993 presidential election, regarded by pro-democracy activists as the best thing to have happened to Nigeria since the country gained political independence in 1960...
13 Apr 2017
I have been reading Ray Ekpu’s column since the 1970s when he was at the Daily Times and I literarily went with him as his journalism career coursed through National Concord before berthing at Newswatch. I was embittered when the Newswatch dream died and became happy again when he started writing for The Guardian. He’s…