Reading between the lines
Do a country’s citizens get happier when slowly but surely propaganda is replacing essence of governance? Certainly ‘no’ you might say.
Revisiting “zoning and rotation”
At the end of the Nigerian Civil War (July 1967 – January 1970), and in preparation for a possible return to civilian rule, the ruling class established – or rather, creatively adapted – the dual principle of “zoning” and “rotation” of key political party....
‘Nigeria needs value, leadership revolution to get back on track’
Patrick Okedinachi Utomi is a professor of political economy and management expert. He is the founder of Centre for Value in Leadership (CVL) and producer of the popular television show, Patito’s Gang. Utomi is a former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.…
Free Nigeria of hunger, insecurity, others, campaign urges electorate
The Atiku /Obi Campaign Council has urged the electorate to stamp out tyranny, insecurity and hunger in the country by voting out President Buhari in this weekend’s polls. Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide,…
Ajaokuta steel complex: In the throes of privatisation
One of the main things needed to jump-start a country’s industrialisation is a thriving steel industry. This, perhaps, explains why the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) in Kogi State is also referred to by some as the “Bedrock of Nigeria’s industrialisation.
A nation of great excitement about elections
How one wishes our citizens were as excited and committed in ensuring the accountability of politicians as they are of getting them elected into various offices. There are not a few who could be killed or maimed in the mad enthusiasm to demonstrate political support or loyalty in the coming elections. One federal legislator, in…
Shehu Shagari, part hero
Almost 35years after he was overthrown from power, former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari answered his final call last month. He was 93. He was the most prominent link between the first and second republic. Except for Chief Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti (90), Alhaji Tanko Yankasai (92), Chief Richard Abimbola Osuolale Akinjide (87), Chief Ayo Adebanjo (90),…
Shehu Shagari: A life of significance
The death of Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari at the sunset of last year marked the drawing down on the curtain of a generation of leaders in this nation. His place in the nation’s history is defined not only by the fact of being the first elected executive President but by his austere life style typical…
Primate Akinola: Politicians are doing things with impunity because Nigerians are docile
ome Nigerians say Buhari is incompetent, clueless and tribalistic. Others are of the view that Atiku may be competent, but he is corrupt. These are the two leading candidates and one of them will win. How do you see the scenario playing out?
Campaign promises: why media must hold politicians accountable
In just 39 days, Nigeria will yet again elect another democratic leader to make 20 years, going to 24 years, of uninterrupted democratic governance in the country.