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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

Sadly, then, even though many Nigerians did not know who Obumselu was, were not aware of the epical scale of his brilliance, he knew us all too well.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Meeting a Man Who Fed Starving Biafrans

NIGERIA POLITICS: Meeting a Man Who Fed Starving Biafrans

In David Koren I met a veritable hero. He’s the truest, grittiest kind of hero—by the measure of the difference he made, the depth of his humanity.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership

Governor Okorocha and other southeast governors would do well to borrow the example of their southwest counterparts.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: A Humane Proposal For Buhari: Resign

NIGERIA POLITICS: A Humane Proposal For Buhari: Resign

It makes sense Buhari resign to look after his frail health. Nigeria should be in hands of a leader who shows no sign of physical or mental debilitation.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Epistle From St. James To Fellow Steakholders

British accusations made me laugh. Let me ask you, brethren: Does it make sense to accuse a man of stealing what belonged to him?

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Patience Jonathan, and Theresa May

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Patience Jonathan, and Theresa May

President Buhari’s silence translates as nonchalance towards his creditors, all Nigerians. Sadly, this indifference is the default, if feckless, attitude of those who occupy the space of leadership in Nigeria.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Quarantined Food and Other Absurdities

NIGERIA POLITICS: Quarantined Food and Other Absurdities

But the larger question is, why do Nigerian institutions excel in ludicrous rules designed to give grief to citizens?

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Sorry, But My Country Is Ugly

NIGERIA POLITICS: Sorry, But My Country Is Ugly

Traveling by road, I saw Nigeria in a new way. The portrait, unflattering, left me deeply dispirited.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 365 Days of Urgency

NIGERIA POLITICS: 365 Days of Urgency

Whoever you are, wherever you’re located, whatever your station, make a small adjustment in your MO—and become a vital laborer to sustain our lofty dreams for 2017.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Call Off Customs’ Siege On Igbo Traders

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Call Off Customs’ Siege On Igbo Traders

Under Buhari’s, police and customs fan the roads to importune traders and business owners who are doing their best to keep themselves and dependents afloat.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Please Stop Charade Of War Against Corruption, Please

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Please Stop Charade Of War Against Corruption, Please

One sees little evidence Buhari’s has viable answers. I’d suggest, for a start, that it abandon the farcical pretense of fighting a war against corruption.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump, Buhari And The Crude Art Of Wobbling And Fumbling

NIGERIA POLITICS: Trump, Buhari And The Crude Art Of Wobbling And Fumbling

Buhari, a serial seeker of the Nigerian presidency, has squandered 3 months since his election, a month since his inauguration, without naming his cabinet.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Throwing A Lavish Party For The Dead

NIGERIA POLITICS: Throwing A Lavish Party For The Dead

Despite all the petro dollars that have passed through Nigeria, most Nigerians live in excruciating poverty. The monthly minimum wage is N18, 000, a sum that is now less than $50.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra And The Business Of Killing

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra And The Business Of Killing

One would demand that President Buhari investigate the gruesome murder of unarmed Biafra agitators as well as other such grave violations.

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USA POLITICS: Trumpeting The US Elections

USA POLITICS: Trumpeting The US Elections

US national interests trump Trump and Clinton and Obama. It’s a lesson we need to imbibe in Nigeria.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Time To Think About 2019

NIGERIA POLITICS: Time To Think About 2019

It’s time Nigerians of developmental vision and moral acumen coalesced around a political party to ensure that the PDP and APC do not crop up as our sole default choices in two and a half years.

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NIGERIA: Truth, Other Casualties Of War On Judicial Corruption

NIGERIA: Truth, Other Casualties Of War On Judicial Corruption

Pundits and partisans seized the vacuum, offering deodorized or damning interpretations of what had transpired. Some praised Warrior-General, Buhari.

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NIGERIA: Aisha Buhari Schools The President

NIGERIA: Aisha Buhari Schools The President

If you ask me, our president urgently needs to go to political school. And I’d recommend one run by Aisha Buhari.

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NIGERIA: Right War Against Corruption, Wrong Tactics

NIGERIA: Right War Against Corruption, Wrong Tactics

If Mr. Buhari does not envision a game plan against corruption, he’s likely to go down in history as his predecessors did—as leaders who merely paid lip service to a war.

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NIGERIA: PhD Truck Drivers And The Urgency Of Now

NIGERIA: PhD Truck Drivers And The Urgency Of Now

Buhari continues to invoke his personal virtues, his ascetic mindset, and his commitment to change. And he continues to blame his predecessors.

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