On December 25, 2011, a bomb blast in a catholic church in Northern Nigeria killed an estimated 25 worshippers, among who were parents and heads of households. Nigerians of every tribe and tongue,…Continue
Since the Republicans took over the House and many states in the 2010 mid-term elections, their message has remained giving tax breaks to small business owners to spur economic growth and,…Continue
Corruption has been like a metastatic disease eating away at the economic, social and political fabric of many Third World countries. Whether it is at various levels of government, civil service or…Continue
During the recently concluded party primaries in Nigeria, I posted a couple of comments on social media urging Nigerians residing in Port Harcourt, and its environs, to avail themselves of the opportunity of the PDP presidential primaries and make some money. Though many may have taken my comments as a joke, I believe that some who have experienced the manner money flows in these primaries did avail themselves of the opportunities presented thereby.
In any country in the…Continue
Late in May of this year, I had published a paper on Igbo political miscalculations based on our political alliances; in that paper I had laid out scenarios that could have put Ndi Igbo in a position to occupy Aso Villa four years earlier, in 2023, than a possible 2027. I, also, proffered reasons why even a 2027 Igbo presidency may not be a possibility. This paper will, drawing from some of the scenarios of the last paper, explain why the decade of 2013 to 2023 could be considered a lost…Continue
On September 15, 2017, the Southeastern governors rose from an emergency meeting in Enugu and issued an order/declaration proscribing the group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), headed by one Mr. Nnamdi Kanu from Isiama Afara in Abia state. Coincidentally, the Nigerian military, erroneously, declared (later withdrew) the same organization a terrorist group. Within days of these declarations, the federal government moved to make both declarations official and legally binding via a court…Continue
Clamors and agitations for change - any kind of change - are not done in silence, and in the case of Nigeria, there has been lots of noise in recent times about re-structuring and breakaways.
Why all the noise, and why this level of intensive clamor for change now? Well, for one, the country at its present state is not working. Matter of fact, it has not been working for quite a long time. Specifically, it has not worked for all of the people all of the time, but…