As Baraje’s faction of PDP joins APC

There is a new wave of optimism in the camp of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) and its supporters following news of the merger...

Reflections on Anambra Guber Race

This Saturday, 16 November, the people of Anambra State -  or Anambrarians as some indigenes of the state like to be referred to - ...

Nigeria and the question, ‘Wetin Cause Am’?

  “…The hungry child with stomach ache is busy pointing at his head and complaining of headache”. Local adage  ‘Wetin’ is a word in local parlance...

When President Jonathan met ASUU leaders

The report that President Jonathan met with leaders of ASUU on 5 November 2013 has raised new hopes that the four-month old strike would...

Between Polemics and ‘on the other hand’ narratives

I did not set out to make this a philosophical inquiry, though by its nature, it is bound to be. The spur for this...

When Stella Stepped on those banana peels

I have some sympathy for Mrs. Stella Odua, the embattled Minister of Aviation. As a primary school student in the 1970s I always took...

Irresponsible people beget irresponsible leadership

In any  society responsibility is customarily shared between the people and the government. Responsibility is also implicit in social contract which wards off anarchy....

Nigerian workers and poor work ethics

A studied view of some Nigerian workers brings to the pellucid surface flotsam and jetsam of brazen and utter disregard for work ethics and...

EFCC: How not to fight corruption

In an article for Daily Independent in 2009, I took the position that the shutting down of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, (EFCC),...

National Conference: Matters Arising

During his Independence Day broadcast on October 1, President Goodluck Jonathan announced to a somewhat surprised nation his intention to facilitate a “national dialogue”...

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