Makinde: 100 days of restoring glory of Oyo About 100 days ago, when I took the oath of office as the Governor of Oyo State, I set a goal. I shared that goal in my inaugural speech. The major thrust of that goal is to restore Oyo State to a place of pride. I did not dwell on the...... read more
Ikedife: Thinker, Philosopher *Read Senator Ikechukwu Obiora's exhaustive treatise DR. CHIEF DOZIEIKEDIFE, Ikenga Nnewi: Thinker, Philosopher, Equal Rights Activist, Humanitarian, Altruist.   A look at some of the issues Ikedife cared about, by Senator Ikechukwu Obiora   “An unexamined life is not worth living.”   The above dictum by Socrates as reported by Plato in his Apologia,was innate in Ikedife when he was...... read more
Social Cohesion in Nigeria: The Anambra Example *An expose on the positive sides of Obiano's Anambra A speech delivered by C.Don Adinuba, the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment in Anambra State, at the Conference tagged: "Criminality and Violence as Growing Phenomena in the 21st Century Globalised World" organised by the Grace Uzoma Okonkwo Foundation in collaboration with the Department of English & Literary Studies, University...... read more
House Minority Leadership Tussle: PDP should avoid cracks within its folds The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not new to power just as the party is not new to opposition. The party was in power for sixteen years at the centre just as it has been in opposition for four years now. Between 1999 and 2015, the party produced not less than...... read more
Re: Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Upon receipt of the interim report of the Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaint Commission on the outcome of investigations into the allegations of financial misappropriation by the Kano Emirate Council under the supervision of the Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi 11, Kano state Government, through the Office of the Secretary to...... read more
PMB's second term: Ain't no stopping us now, we're on the move Those who were young (men-about-town) in the 80s will remember the 1979 hit track by McFadden & Whitehead, titled Ain't no stopping us now. The lyrics goes thus: Ain't no stopping us now! We're on the move! Ain't no stopping us now! We've got the groove! And if you ponder and...... read more
Between Igbo billionaires and Otedola, who’s Christian Chukwu’s brother? Who is my neighbour? That was what led Jesus Christ to render the parable of the Good Samaritan, a story which every Christians could tell at the snap of the finger. But let me recount it for the benefit of the non-faithful or those who may have forgotten the lines. On...... read more
My takeaways from Atiku’s trip to US Last Thursday, Atiku Abubakar silenced his critics by travelling to America for the first time in 12 years, thus proving false their speculations about his reasons for not visiting the country. Contrary to their cooked up tales and dementia induced narratives that he feared arrest and would be immediately incarcerated by...... read more
Atiku: Giving a dog a bad name On November 14, 2018, the Saturday Sun led its front page with the bold headline: "The Atiku Dilemma," with two accompanying riders: 1. We want to prosecute him for graft but no evidence to nail him, says Itse Sagay; and 2. Ex-VP now vindicated - PDP. Sagay is chairman of the...... read more
Dozie Ikedife: Chapter ends for 'Ikenga Nnewi,' frank, bold Igbo hero We were devastated when we heard the sad news of the transition to glory of Chief Dr. Dozie Ikedife at the age of 85 years. The late Dr. Ikedife was a man of character and strong convictions. It was at the level of Ohanaeze that some of us began to have...... read more
To Win The War on Terror We Need Opportunities and Jobs In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will...... read more
Buhari, certificate scam & declining plank of integrity It does seem that when a politician is popular people overlook his sins and when he becomes unpopular they want to examine his faults. In 2015, the  Buhari-mania and its mantra of Change would not allow anyone examine the matter of Buhari’s certificate but it does seem that with the turn...... read more
Buhari’s certificate: Why PDP court option is good In a well-tailored editorial by Whirlwindnews.com, of Sunday, October 28, 2018, so many reasons were adduced why the issue of the non-presentation of the educational certificates of President Muhammadu Buhari, must not be allowed to die a natural death. I stand by that fulsome position. The online newspaper, which has now...... read more
Peter Obi as Atiku’s joker In 1993, I was on the entourage of the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola to the palace of the Odezuligbo Nike, the late Igwe Edward Nnaji. There, I witnessed a very interesting, but intriguing development, which, not only went to a great extent to emphasise a major aspect of...... read more
How vested interests are tearing APC Zamfara apart The crises that characterised the conduct of all the primaries of the All progressives Congress, (APC), to produce governorship, national assembly and state assembly candidates for the scheduled 2019 election should worry all lovers of democracy in Nigeria and beyond.   It is at best a mockery of party democratic processes...... read more
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Latest Opinions Makinde: 100 days of restoring glory of Oyo Ikedife: Thinker, Philosopher *Read Senator Ikechukwu Obiora's exhaustive treatise Social Cohesion in Nigeria: The Anambra Example *An expose on the positive sides of Obiano's Anambra House Minority Leadership Tussle: PDP should avoid cracks within its folds Re: Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje PMB's second term: Ain't no stopping us now, we're on the move Senate’s confirmation of Emefiele, victory for Nigeria Between Igbo billionaires and Otedola, who’s Christian Chukwu’s brother? My takeaways from Atiku’s trip to US Atiku: Giving a dog a bad name

 

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