Author: Chidi Okemadu

The currency of corruption is death.  Death just like darkness does not have what it takes to sustain itself.  It does however interfere with and interrupt the lives of men.  It takes lives because of its ferocious appetite for human sacrifice.  Such is the demand of corruption that it requires blood sacrifices to sustain its brief interregnum in the affairs of men. In Nigeria, this phenomenon had been plucking the plumage of the proverbial chicken one feather at a time.  In the last 10 years, Nigerian political leaders finally led the Nigerian masses into penury.  It is like dropping a frog in a cold pot while…

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Nigerian democracy will never sustain without ethical governance.  Whilst corruption is costly, the absence of governance is fatal.   Mere anarchy was let loose upon Nigeria.  The political actors and their audience are no longer able to distinguish between Nollywood and Nijawood.  The lines between reality and fiction, which was hitherto blurred till was completely wiped out.  Our entire socio-political superstructure is morally and ethically bankrupt.  Hence, the ruder is fast coming off the Nigerian sail.  With sacred institutions of state, desecrated, decimated and destroyed; Questions are being asked on whether this ship will reverse the damage or disintegrate. In all human endeavours, leadership behaviour is supreme.  Leadership provides…

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2023 will mark the end of feudal impunity in Nigeria.  The penny just dropped.  Nigerians hope.  The citizens dream.  The weight of expectation is palpable.  Come 2023, light will overcome darkness.  The hopes, dreams and expectations are that after the 2023 general elections, brains will take over from brutish, beastly, political brawl; yielding a new Nigeria.  A New Nigeria where productive platforms overcomes sharing institutions, grounded in law and order; where knowledge is pride, integrity is valued and character cherished; where thievery is abhorred and ignorance shamed.  The genesis of this new Nigeria resides in the body language of a…

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The Igbos: a diaspora culture, a free-spirited people with commercial bravado, dispersed and rooted in every functional community in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.  This cultural value presents a facade that is twisted by both Igbos and non-Igbo politicians to their advantage.  However, the underpinning pedagogy of the Igbo culture is “biri kambiri” (live and let us live) defined in some other African cultures as “Ubuntu”. Therefore, enforcing an enclave mentality onto a culture with global asset spread is the height of myopia. It is pertinent to note that 90% of Igbo wealth reside outside the Igbo enclave. We,…

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Kakistocracy, a form of government constituted by the worst deem wits a society can produce.  Nigeria entrenched this system of government by deliberately establishing a political economy of the stomach.  To further ingrain this system of government, the benefiting brain dead political class, destroyed education in the country, took control of the people’s mind by stealth and the mental faculties of the masses.  The role brutality, sadism and exploitation play in contemporary Nigerian leadership added the “next level” to the Machiavellian principle in the subjugation of Nigerians: that of hunger, poverty and psychological degradation.  Degradation achieved through 35 years of…

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