Trumpism: The Lessons for Nigeria. By
Following the 2015 Nigerian
presidential election, leadership, as personified by Goodluck
Jonathan brought out the best in Nigerians. Many Jonathan supporters
were ready to reject the election results and slug it out with the
opposition. They were roiled and ready for trouble. It was the words
of Jonathan that engendered the triumph of decorum over savageness
in that inner duel among his supporters.
Diaspora for Development.
By Abachi Ungbo
If Nigeria were to be a dark
firmament the diaspora population would be the constellation of
stars. Some may have sullied the country’s image. However, not a few
have invalidated the negative narratives and stereotypes. They have
evinced a distinctive vibe and mentality. Yes, they are the
embodiment of the ‘immigrant mentality’ that have drawn them from
the fringes of their adopted homelands.
An Open Letter to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
By Sung Bauta, Ph.D.
Due to your position as
chairperson of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCPC),
and as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African
States (ECOWAS), it is necessary for your cordiality with Buhari’s
government. But the cordiality is blinding you to the failures of
this government, especially its brazen attempts to suppress
Demystification of the American Democratic Process.
By Anthony Akinola
will not forget the presidency of Donald Trump in a hurry. He has
run a show, negative in many respects, which many American
presidents were not able to do in two terms of office. His
presumptive successor, President-elect Joe Biden, has a lot of
mending to do. His first task would be to heal the divisions which
Trump has stoked for political advantage.
When Votes, Persuasions, and Protests Fail, Violence Resorts.
elections in Britain and the United States have exposed the frailty
of humans no matter where we are. If we add the nefarious
surveillance and subtle interference of Russia and China, not only
in the developing countries but boldly in Britain's Brexit
Referendum and United States Election in 2016, the pictures become
A New Year, New Mind? By Leonard
How can an enlightened mind justify
the shutting down of public universities in Nigeria for more than
eight (8) months? How does this benefit the students or the
university system? I think the National Universities Commission (NUC),
which has the overwhelming statutory responsibility to manage and
oversee federal universities, must sit up to stop such and similar
academic compromises henceforth:
Central Bank Of Nigeria, CBN,
Is Stifling The Economy And Pushing Millions Of People Into
Further Hardship And Poverty.
By Shehu Yusuf Kura
Another danger associated with
this policy is the flow of fake dollar bills. Since its
inception, there are reports by unsuspecting recipients of
getting fake dollar bills from the banks. They did not know
or notice it until after they left the banks.
Northern Nigeria and the Inevitable Transition.
By Adamu Tilde
The truth of the matter is that
Nigeria's Muslim North must arrest its unbridled race of producing
'needless' number of children; this in addition to stepping up to
the challenge of being responsible to the ones already around.
Traditional, religious, and political stakeholders must brace up for
the challenge of forcing the bitter pill of birth control down the
throats of the population. No economic growth can be achieved with
an uneducated, unskilled, and idle population.
Is the North ready to end banditry and kidnapping?
By Prof Abdussamad Umar Jibia
But grey-hair or
not, when shall these things come to an end? And who are these
bandits? Are they Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani or CAN? The problem of
banditry in Northern Nigeria has defied solution because of the high
level of hypocrisy involved in the discussions about the identity of
this criminal type.
Why are the Igbo Paranoid? By Tochukwu
also the same inherent limitations of the people that make it
impossible for many Igbo to see Nnamdi Kanu for what he really is
and the danger his neo-Biafranism portends for Ndigbo. Nnamdi
Kanu is a con-artist building his
financial empire at the detriment of the Igbo, and his
Biafran lunacy may spell the doom of the Igbo in Nigeria.Details
ASUU STRIKE: Where is Mallam Adamu
In a characteristic manner of
this government, the day has passed and no implementation of just
one of its promises. They however want ASUU to suspend the strike
based on their usual and fathom promises. They have forgotten
they are products of these intellectuals from the ivory towers.
Improving The Prospects For Free, Fair And Credible
Elections In Nigeria Through Constitutional Alteration.
By Otive Igbuzor, PhD
It is through the
exercise of franchise or the right to vote that citizens can perform
this role. Unfortunately, from the history of elections in Nigeria
from the colonial era till date, there are challenges for free, fair
and credible elections and citizens are losing the right to vote or
the vote counting towards the final electoral outcome
Study Notes on Nigeria’s Youth Revolt.
minimum objectives have not been met, would the EndSARS protest be
in vain? I asked my female compatriot. She responded: “Those
objectives failing, then let it at least be that notice has been
served regarding the masses’ capabilities and readiness to ensure
that going forward cannot be business as usual.”
Situational Tribalists And A Naïve Populace.
The most painful
thing is that while the hungry and haggard masses are out there
fighting each other, the politicians whom they wrongly assume is
their champion is behind closed doors negotiating a better deal for
himself. Once he has been settled satisfactorily, he would come out
and tell his people to halt the hostilities. He may let a few crumbs
fall to them, that is, those who did not die during the conflicts.
Nigeria’s Struggle to a New Nation in the Age
of Digitization: A Perspective on the #ENDSARS Protest.
Marwan Haruna, Ph.D.
Obviously since the return of democracy in
1999 to date, the self-evident truth that the security and
welfare of Nigeria’s citizens is far from settled. Recent
happenings across the country, are a manifestation of that
and a consequence to the new world order; DIGTIZATION. The
imperative then, for a change in governance that must
conform to the current realities.
Hungry and Angry: Youth Can Only Be
Temporarily Subdued or Suppressed.
When masses are fed up, it only takes the
last straw to break the camel's back as we saw in Morocco
where one unemployed graduate sparked revolt. Recovery
becomes hard and long resulting in the rich eating one
another as the poverty stricken cold hands reach into
privileged class and grip those that refuse to listen to the
voices of reasonable masses. It happened in Lebanon,
Somalia, Sudan before it got to Libya (made worse by
imperialist opportunists). Yet, greed for loot and power,
blind Nigeria’s stubborn Vagabonds in Power.
Tribute to late Hassan Wayam (1945-2020).
By Nura Jibo MRICS
One unfortunate incident that happened in
Nigeria in the year 2015 was the election violence that made
Hassan Wayam lost one of his heirs, Aliyu (Danladi) Hassan
Wayam. Amidst military curfew and lockdown in Zaria, Hassan
out of concern sent Danladi to see if the curfew was
loosened so that he could buy them foodstuff and restock.
The soldiers spotted Danladi out and shot him in the head.
It was this pathetic scenario that made Hassan Wayam highly
depressed and unforgiving to Nigeria’s Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan’s Government. The rest is history!
President Comes, Presidents Goes, Nation Remains.
By Anthony Akinola
However, patriotic Nigerians
must always seek to protect the sovereignty of their nation
at all times. There would be those who would want to exploit
a crisis situation to achieve unconnected objectives. The
call for Buhari to resign may be unnecessary. The agitation
for the breakup of Nigeria cannot be sustained on the
platform of the current crisis, not least because police
corruption, extortion and brutality, have been a national
malaise. Of course, all religions have failed our nation in
#EndSARS: How We Came to the Sorry State. By
Our leaders simply
buried their heads in the sand. They turned deaf ears and cast blind
eyes. They carried on with blissful indifference as the dam was
recording incremental rise. The alarm rang out stridently yet
couldn’t awaken them to the disaster that was shaping up. The
breaches were in plain sight. Finally, the dam gave way, releasing
its content with fury and carrying everything along its path. Today,
the land is pervaded with tears, sorrow and regret!