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Posts From Raymond Nkannebe

2019 Polls And the Limits of the PVC

2019 Polls And the Limits of the PVC

🕔16:20, 7.May 2018

And so while sensitization efforts are being made for citizens to get their PVCs, we are of the considered view that equal energy should be spared in emphasising on how to protect the ballot when the PVCs have had their day in the sun.

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Imo State and Rochas Okorocha; a Tale of Mis-Governance and Tyranny

Imo State and Rochas Okorocha; a Tale of Mis-Governance and Tyranny

🕔16:23, 24.Apr 2018

If one were to go biblical, one would say: if former governor Ikedi Ohakim chastised the people with whips, he has chastised them with scorpions; if they were burdened under the superintendence of the former administration, Okorocha has made their yoke heavier.

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Overruling President Muhammadu Buhari and His Unreasoned Commentary on Nigerian Youths

Overruling President Muhammadu Buhari and His Unreasoned Commentary on Nigerian Youths

🕔18:12, 21.Apr 2018

The Nigerian youths are not idle and lazy. All of them may not be educated as much as Buhari’s Zarah or Yusuf, but they are ambitious; industrious; innovative and can match their peers in any part of the world. It is thanks to their patience that the engine of the nation still grinds; and a certain President Muhammadu Buhari must not take this patience for stupidity, nay indolence.

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Nigeria: Of Leadership and the Absence of a ‘Grooming Ground’

Nigeria: Of Leadership and the Absence of a ‘Grooming Ground’

🕔13:45, 14.Jan 2018

But alas events of the future mock at human foresight. And so when fate ran its course, what became the Ijaw man’s good luck, became Nigeria’s bad luck. What became a blessing to him, in no distant time translated to a curse for the Nation given the abysmal performance of his days of executive superintendence.

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On Trump, Africa and ‘Shit Hole’

On Trump, Africa and ‘Shit Hole’ Updated

🕔13:41, 14.Jan 2018

Let it be said right away that whatever constitutes Donald Trump’s reservation for Africa, they are subjectively his, and his sentiments on Africa cannot graduate to facts, nor do they represent the perspectives of the larger world on the continent.

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The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

🕔17:31, 29.Dec 2017

Alas, it has been an eventful year no doubt with its highs and lows both for the Bar and the Bench. And the future is already upon us. As the New Year unfurls, it is my expectation that the leadership of these sister professions, would give due consideration to some of the issues herein before highlighted and those not adverted to. A step in this direction would tantamount to a win-win for both man, God and Country.

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Raymond Nkannebe

Nkannebe Raymond is a Lawyer and an essayist with addictive interest in Nigerian and African politics. Believing in the power of the pen, he intends...