Featured

Last Southern Elders Standing, By Ochereome Nnanna

Last Southern Elders Standing, By Ochereome Nnanna

TODAY, I celebrate two giants among men: Chief Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural and political group; and Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, Ijaw leader and President of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF. These are four of our oldest surviving founding fathers who share certain characteristics. They are nonagenarians, and I list them in their ages’ descending order: Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, 97; Chief Mbazulike Amechi, 96; Chief Clark, 95 and Chief Adebanjo, 94. In spite of their ages, these living ancestors are very eloquent, blessed white photographic memories and are strong regional leaders and advocates. They are still…
Read More
Nigeria Needs A “Stingy” But Prudent And Informed Leader; A Clarion Call For All Africans To Support Mr Peter Obi’s Presidential Bid, By Maazi Obinna Agommuo

Nigeria Needs A “Stingy” But Prudent And Informed Leader; A Clarion Call For All Africans To Support Mr Peter Obi’s Presidential Bid, By Maazi Obinna Agommuo

Good day Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Arguably, Nigeria is a Nation supposedly positioned to lead the rest of Africa and by extension be listed amongst the top World economies if we had the privilege to have quality minds in leadership positions in Nigeria. Nigeria is graduating into the shame of Africa as we allowed clueless Political Buccaneers and Economic Vandals took over the mantle of leadership of Nigeria over the years . Nigeria has had leaders who are not in sync with how developed economies across the world are run as they do not prioritize those components that effectuate…
Read More
2023: Why Nyesom Wike is the Beautiful Bride, By Eric Elezuo

2023: Why Nyesom Wike is the Beautiful Bride, By Eric Elezuo

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, is neither the presidential candidate nor presidential running mate of any party as far as the 2023 general elections are concerned, but the amiable governor has since the presidential primaries of the various political parties become a one man consultative assembly to all parties eyeing the presidential seat. His Port Harcourt home has in the last couple of days played host to major presidential candidates and or their cronies. Though not much of their discussions are in the public domain, it is believed that they are not unconnected to the 2023 elections. Recall…
Read More
Is It Peter Obi’s Election? By Okey Ndibe

Is It Peter Obi’s Election? By Okey Ndibe

Like many Nigerians, I’ve come to recognize a fascinating development in Nigeria’s political landscape. It is this: next year’s presidential election is shaping up to be a contest between Peter Obi, on the one hand, and the rest, on the other hand. To be clear, I’m not asserting that Obi, the former governor of Anambra, is the frontrunner. I’m not stating that he’s going to win the presidency. My point is that Obi has set himself apart in a way that no other prominent Nigerian politician has done in recent memory, if ever. I must confess that this fact dawned…
Read More
Ekweremadu: Organ Harvesting Isn’t Ritual Killing, By Farooq Kperogi

Ekweremadu: Organ Harvesting Isn’t Ritual Killing, By Farooq Kperogi

Organ harvesting doesn't mean killing someone and selling their body parts for "money" or other kinds of "ritual." It's a term for surgically removing a body organ, such as a kidney, from a healthy person who can live without it and transplanting it to the body of someone who is in danger of dying without it. It's a crime in the UK and elsewhere if this is done without the consent of the organ donor. Ekweremadu's child needs an organ to survive, and he is alleged to have brought in a donor from Nigeria whose consent he and his wife…
Read More
OPINION: Soludo can still become the president of Nigeria without destroying Peter Obi By Ken Eluma Asogwa

OPINION: Soludo can still become the president of Nigeria without destroying Peter Obi By Ken Eluma Asogwa

Given the nationwide unprecedented surge in support of Peter Obi's presidential ambition, it is now getting clearer to the establishment, especially the economic locusts that have held Nigeria down since the 60s, that real danger is lurking around. Food is about to be taken away from the mouths of so many politicians and crumb-pickers who largely depend on Nigeria's incongruous patronage system for survival. Politicians now fall over one another in the investment of efforts to puncture Peter Obi's claims to prudence, and other sundry claims to his competence, in order to generate currency for their own campaigns. While doing…
Read More
The Peter Obi Tsunami APC and PDP are Underrating By Farooq A. Kperogi

The Peter Obi Tsunami APC and PDP are Underrating By Farooq A. Kperogi

Former Anambra State governor Peter Obi is inspiring a powerful, social media-enabled, youth-led political tidal wave that will radically change the contours of the 2023 election. But APC and PDP operatives, still inebriated with the overconfidence of the size and deep pockets of their parties, are sniggering at the suggestion that Peter Obi’s Labour Party will change the game next year. They comfort themselves with the mantra that there are no polling booths on social media where Peter Obi’s devotees form noisy cyber silos. Well, there is no opponent more dangerous than an underestimated one. People who are habituated to…
Read More
Okowa Will Neither Help Nor Hurt Atiku By Farooq Kperogi

Okowa Will Neither Help Nor Hurt Atiku By Farooq Kperogi

Atiku Abubakar decided to play safe in his choice of a running mate. Okowa is a meek, lackluster, barely politically visible governor who may neither help nor hurt Atiku's chances in 2023. As a "Delta Igbo" person, he has never been known to deny his Igbo ethnic identity, as many people from his part of Nigeria do--or used to do. So, the worst emotion he will stir among "mainstream" Igbo people is indifference. Nonetheless, he is unlikely to achieve political and emotional identification with Southeastern Igbo people on the basis of his ethnicity because Southeastern Igbo people have, for the…
Read More
My Random Thoughts On Abia As We Journey Towards 2023 – Part 1 By Umeh Kalu (SAN)

My Random Thoughts On Abia As We Journey Towards 2023 – Part 1 By Umeh Kalu (SAN)

Expectedly, there has been an upbeat or more of a frenzy in political activities in Abia State in the last ten (10) months. The crescendo will continue to increase as we advance towards the 2023 general elections. The elements of these flurry of political activities can be seen in the reactivation of old political blocs and setting up of new ones. The social media has been denied the relative peace and decorum it enjoyed in the past via the setting up of allied WhatsApp groups, Twitter and Facebook accounts along Party, religious, ethnic and even professional divides. Conmen and fraudsters…
Read More
The Power Of One Vote By Charles Okhai

The Power Of One Vote By Charles Okhai

People often underestimate the power of their individual vote during elections. Most people have the errornous believe that it is a good volume of votes is what secures victory in an election, but always fail to consider the fact that just one vote can make a whole lot of difference in an election.With this ignoramus attitude, important elections have been lost severally to the wrong candidates. Think about it, even the volumes of votes come only on the accumulation of one vote. History is replete with elections won just on the power of a single vote. In 1654, just one…
Read More