Remember Jonathan: You are the President One of the major events that captured and totally dazed me in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election in America was a particular scene in the debate between Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama. Whilst making a point obviously meant to nail the President, Romney had moved quite close to...... read more
Nigeria without Jonathan I have often wondered what Nigeria might have been if it hadn’t an ‘ethnic minority’ person as its leader the same way I have speculated about a United States of America without a black president in the 21st century. My enquiries led to the discovery that it was important and critical...... read more
Why Jega deserves to drink the hemlock I was one of the observers unimpressed when Prof. Maurice Iwu was sacked as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in 2010, by President Goodluck Jonathan. Why was Iwu given the boot? Over the years, he had been under immense attack from various quarters, mostly the opposition parties and...... read more
Power sector: Shall we use the Tinubu model? These are indeed political times. Even the air the people breathe these days is suffusing with politics. But just as many things get crooked in our clime, Nigeria has continued to showcase a peculiar brand, an odd model of a jungle political firmament, akin to the Hobbesian era of survival of...... read more
Jonathan and the Nigerian Democratic Enterprise: A Thundering Reminder from Russia On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world was jolted with the news of the cold-blooded daylight assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opposition leader in Russia. Nemtsov, a vocal and visible critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down within site of the Kremlin, two days before he was to...... read more
To Shekau: Join APC and be free I hear that the dreaded leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau may soon pick up the membership card of All Progressive Congress (APC). I must confess that I heard this at a beer parlour. Not that I’m much of a taker of the stuff. Who takes beer these days when real...... read more
BUHARI IS NO BOOGEYMAN I have been in the war front of Nigeria’s political contests for the 2015 general elections now for about four weeks. While I am working for the election of Chief Dr. Chekwas Okorie as the next president of Nigeria, the vicious nature of campaign attacks on the person of General Mohammadu...... read more
NCC justifies reason for shutting APC’s sms platform - The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, yesterday, justified its action for shutting down the controversial All Progressive Congress, APC SMS platform for fund raising, saying that the action of the mobile network operators in running a political advertisement for the APC wasn’t in compliance with the provisions of the NCC guidelines on...... read more
Bankole moves political structure to Ogun LP ABEOKUTA—A strong indication has emerged that, former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole has moved his political structure from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State.The indication emerged following a closed-door meeting Bankole’s father, Chief Alani Suarau Bankole held with the leaders of the...... read more
Buhari as the new bait “Any country that reaches back in years to pick its leaders is either dead or dying.”The above words came as response to the way a Nigerian political party recently set the country on the path of choosing a leader. Eventually, the candidate they chose appears to be a bait to perpetuate...... read more
Ikpeazu; the Story of a Street Sweeper “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifted up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory.” Samuel, Chapter 2: 8 The story of the gubernatorial flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, is a very unusual story....... read more
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