Good bye, Jonathan

He was the poster child of good luck. His parents named him Goodluck. Perhaps, a prophetic name; perhaps, a parental wish. No man has had such a run of good luck like Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. From an obscure and unknown university lecturer his unusual luck propelled him all the way up to the top of our nation’s political leadership: deputy governor More...

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By - On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

APC: Wrong steps

Chief Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of APC, is a cool-headed gentleman politician. He has my deepest respect. But Akande surprised me, and it was no small surprise, when he told the press this week More...

By - On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Jonathan’s Paranoia

President Goodluck Jonathan is paranoid about his fate after he leaves office on May 29. Should we be worried? I think so. Such paranoia led many an African leader to sit tight in office in the recent past. That More...

By - On Friday, May 8th, 2015

Uche Chukwumerije: A tribute

His time came, as it does for all mortals, on Sunday, April 26. Now Comrade Uche Chukwumerije, social, activist, journalist, publisher and politician, is spoken of in the past tense. With his going, perhaps the More...

By - On Friday, May 1st, 2015

Buhari: Facing the mountain

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is awash in a flood of suggestions from the important and the not so important people among us. Each person is offering him his views on what he should do and how he should do it More...

By - On Friday, April 17th, 2015

Chibok and Nero’s legacy

Did EmperorNero fiddle while much of Rome burned in 64AD? No. It is a historical fallacy. The Romans did not know the fiddle. It was invented and came into use as a musical instrument some 1,500 years after Nero’s More...

By - On Friday, April 10th, 2015

Matters arising

These are not the best of times for the PDP. They are the worst of times for Africa’s largest party. The party lost the presidential election barely two weeks ago as of this writing. And suddenly, it is hemorrhaging. Its More...

By - On Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Why we celebrate Buhari’s victory

Of course, it is an awkward moment to ask why the party destined to rule Nigeria for 60 years in the first instance, has suddenly lost grip on power after only 16 years. The time will come when awkward questions More...

By - On Friday, March 27th, 2015

And the clock ticks…

The clock is ticking, taking General Muhammadu Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan inexorably towards their political destiny. The fate of some 170 million Nigerians are tied up with that of the two men in the More...

By - On Friday, March 20th, 2015

Under his watch

It is not always easy to understand the way of politicians. It seems that in the realm of politics facts are not strong pillars of personal integrity. So, I confess I have some problems with this. President Goodluck More...

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