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When Supreme Court Justices Turn Whistleblowers. By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem

In the almost 59-year history of Nigeria’s supreme court, this is the first time justices would go public with a letter chronicling the iniquities of the institution’s leadership. Not that this is regrettable in any way. On the contrary, it is a pleasant experience observing persons who often bask in the virtuous mantra of “only to be seen and not to be heard” now letting it out in a somewhat no-holds-barred fashion. Details

 

Muslim-Muslim Ticket in APC: North, Ethno-religious Manipulations and the Way Forward. By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

Ironically, the hypocritical ultimacy of political convenience as against principle has never been this blatant. Scores of politicians who vehemently opposed the idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2015 are seen today to be championing the cause. Even more perplexing is the dismissal by some of these supporters of issues of religious affiliation (of the running mate) as irrelevant. This group’s advocacy centers around the supposed primacy of merit and capacity to deliver without deference to ethno-religious considerations.Details

 

Nigeria’s presidential flag-bearers and the road to 2023. By Abiodun Komolafe

As at today, the Nigerian society has ebbed to the point of a home-grown anomie; and the only way to arrest it is to truthfully arrest it. By that, we mean a total overhaul, which starts even from the family. Impliedly, whoever wants to rule Nigeria must have a concrete, benchmarked blueprint that must be executable in four years; and must hit the ground running! We have had enough of ‘we shall’, ‘we will’ and similar stuffs which never came to fruition. Details

 

The Imperatives of a Muslim-Muslim Ticket for APC. By Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia

The CAN position is the most uncouth and uncivilized. This group of Nigerians think they have the monopoly of violence and always use threats instead of valid logic. If their position were backed by sound logic all they have to do is to present their arguments to Nigerians including Christians and non-Christians like every other individual and group does and the rest shall be for Nigerians to judge. Again, in politics threat is the language of someone who has no one to influence and it is obvious that Nigerian peace-loving Christians have lost faith in CAN and are no longer influenced by its rantings. Details 

 

Tinubu: Lest we forget because of just one slip. By Uche Ugboajah

The strongman and leader of South-West politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been at the receiving end of all manner of attacks in the past few days, including from members of his own political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The attacks are coming not only from those who hate him, those who secretly admire his guts, those who fear him, but also from those who have been eating from him for a long time. But what exactly did Tinubu do to warrant the kind of bile that has been lately unleashed on him? Details

 

A Choice Between Danjuma and Danjummai. By Abdullahi Usman

A situation in which we continue to sit back and watch our practicing politicians entrust the onerous responsibility of selecting who gets to contest for important elective positions in the state as candidates to a set of people that regard party primaries as nothing more than a quadrennial harvest time, which they eagerly look forward to solely on account of the quantum of resources they expect to get from those aspiring for elective positions, only for us to come back and agonize whenever things go wrong after the elections, as they most often do, is no longer tenable, and we need to rethink this ridiculous approach to the issues, going forward. Details

 

2023 Elections and the Road Less Travelled. By Chido Onumah

Simply put, we must renegotiate Nigeria—through a new constitution—that will recreate the country in the image of Nigerians of the 21st century. That process is not a silver bullet. In fact, it could lead to the dismantling of Nigeria as we currently know it. But, importantly, that unravelling will not come at the cost of the blood of millions of citizens. Details

 

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2023 and the Igbo political behaviour

Different groupings and tendencies have their own arguments. In the North for instance, while some have argued that in the “spirit of fairness, equity and justice”, power should rotate to South after Buhari’s tenure, there are others who use the same “spirit of fairness, equity and justice” to contend that it should be retained in the North. Details

 

POLICY INTERROGATION, DISCOURSE AND DEBATE AND EJEVIOME ELOHO OTOBO

 

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Nigeria’s Unitary Federalists versus Restructuralists

There is, however, a growing sense that Nigeria’s voice has become muted and her influence on the wane. Since our 10 July, 2019 Op-Ed titled, “Is Nigeria Still a Regional Hegemon?” wherein we pondered the incipient decline in Nigeria’s regional and global role; the country’s national context has further deteriorated. We introduce the concept of deficit of moral purpose to explain that decline. Details

 

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Reducing the Cost of Governance in Nigeria Revisited

There is no universally agreed optimal size of government. Still, when any tier of government fails persistently to meet its recurrent expenditure from its revenue, that is a warning signal to adopt fiscal prudence. Nigeria must rescue itself from the fiscal cliff that it hangs. This will require thoughtful reflection and much needed action on the nature, scope and sequencing of CoPA reforms. Details

 

Can Zoning Arrangement Produce An Effective Leader

This also elicits a heady question: Can zoning arrangement produce an effective leader? Three core issues need to be considered. First, there is no geopolitical zone that cannot boast of prima facie qualified and competent presidential candidates. Second, effective leadership is a function of skills, knowledge and experience. By failing to rotate political power, the country deprives itself of the experience and expertise of such persons. Third, Nigerian leaders and citizens evince much pride when their compatriots make progress in the political and other spheres in foreign countries. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

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Does Nigeria deserve us

A people with a short fuse memory, preferring to largely forget very quickly from a point of learning slowly, we either never remember or we choose to totally forget. There will be no justice of any form… Details?

 

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Nigeria 2023; No president can do this!

I have watched the initial gragra of the current candidates for the office of president of the country called Nigeria. All the drama of stinginess and missing certificates. With each week, there is no new story but old stories, same old! Not one of them whether Obidient, Atikulated or the BAT, these men are ridding the frustration of Nigerians. Details

 

Hunger go confuse Nigerians

When the late Fela sang CBB in 1990, little did he know that the era he bemoaned would be viewed as part of the good old days. Today, pafuka na hunger, nothing is what it seems, the Nigerian state is bereft of idea, the people are at an all-time low, all is not well, hunger is causing confusion, is there hope—Only time will tell Details

 

Before 2023 fit make sense…

Before 2023 must make sense…there must be a mission, questions must be asked, accountability must be demanded, we must start to direct our steps elders, back to our cultural heritage and traditions, to practice and again desire to stay connected to our ancestors among other practical approaches to self awareness which will lead to a genuine emancipation of the mind. Details

 

The Emilokans of Nigeria

Once the premise is wrong, the conclusion will always be wrong. Everything about this coming election is almost all wrong, visibly wrong. It is their turn, whose turn was it when according to investigation the last two administration of GEJ, Buhari has spent N1.164 trillion on darkness, or put in another way Nigerian governments, between 1999 and 2010, reportedly spent over N4.7 trillion on power, but the country has remained in darkness. Details

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