Dangerous brinksmanship

The hot news these days is the current notice given by some Northern ‘youths’ under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for the Igbo to leave the 12 Northern states by October 1 2017. The group clai... Full Story...

Obasanjo’s Biafra Solution

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly called for dialogue with those agitating for Biafra.  Speaking at the event,   ‘Biafra, 50 Years After’ at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre recently, Obasanjo was... Full Story...

Nigeria: Why a Military Coup is Unlikely

But what are the chances of a coup succeeding in the current climate? The answer is less than five per cent, in my opinion. Sure, one cannot rule out the possibility that some adventurist soldiers may try their luck, but trying to topple the government will be one thing, succeeding will be another, and being able to consolidate power in the unlikely event of a success, will be another kettle of fish, for various reasons: