‘How unpatriotic politicians undermine vision of Nigeria’s founding fathers’
Nigeria’s foremost former Aviation minister and one of the very few early nationalists still alive, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has seen it all in Nigerian politics. A passionate and consummate politician, who turned 90 on June 16, was one of the youngest federal ministers of the First Republic and an unapologetic and die-hard member of the…
Yeye politics, yeye politicians
It was this ‘Brexit or no Brexit’ matter that made me start thinking about yeye politics and yeye politicians in recent times. I have looked on as the very Great Britain, home and empire of Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, made yeye of itself in the Brexit matter, made yeye and is making…
Of southeast prelates, politicians and ecclesiastical red lines
Of recent, unwholesome exchanges between clerics and politicians are becoming the norm in the Southeastern part of the country. The development becomes so worrisome when viewed against the background that instead of junior or younger priests engaging in these unbecoming practices, it is the elderly and leading members of the clergy that descend to the…
Solving the conundrum of counter-extremism strategy
What is now called the European Union (EU) was initially known as European Economic Community, which was dreamt and designed purely to be what the name suggests.
South East leaders urge synergy between clergy, politicians
Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi noted that: “It is important that we understand and recognize that as a people, we need to work together.
Anenih urges politicians to emulate Jonathan
CHAIRMAN of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has urged those aggrieved about the outcome of the presidential election to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan, who he noted, “conceded defeat to General Muhammadu Buhari, so that Nigeria may enjoy peace, and march to greatness and prosperity.”
A Nation in Crisis
Today, as we face a set of new trials in our nation, the idea of the scapegoat has become paramount in our vocabulary. We have lined up all kinds of scapegoats among us whom we believe are responsible for our woes in Nigeria. We believe that they are the ones that should flee with our sins into the desert so that our country can prosper.