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Simple questions for this new APC

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Last week, our conclusion as citizens and students of politics was that the most fascinating political formation in the country at the moment is the newly formed All Peoples Congress (APC). We noted also that the APC is of interest to us because it is an entity still in embryo. We shall have to call ...

What APC owes Nigerians

Monday, June 24, 2013
After weeks of our national carnival of the absurd in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those managing it engaged in a parade, wherein factions were dancing to the tune suspend this , fire that and I dare you , our self-proclaimed biggest party in Africa has had its NEC and President ...

Look who’s ruling

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Though those that are paid to represent and act on behalf of the citizens of this great country have decided to celebrate its democracy day last month, it is this week, of June of 12, that many of us continue to believe democracy should be celebrated and reflected upon. And though most of us still p ...

The burdens of Islam

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
When it comes to Islam, there are some cumbersome burdens that media practitioners and social commentators are silently coping with. One is the need to be very sensitive and indeed tread quite carefully when they have to deal with anything Islamic because of possible reactions of Muslims. These d ...

Would CAN elect Desmond Tutu President?

Monday, May 13, 2013
Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, is arguably the most recognised African churchman in the world today. Even those who do not know his name or have a detailed knowledge of his activities and achievements will recognise the face of that ever-jovial old man Nelson Mandela once described ...

The favour Godswill Akpabio did us all

Monday, April 15, 2013
If we want to be honest then we cannot but admit that Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, is not the only leading political figure in Nigeria indictable of manipulating electoral process in his party and in the country. All our major political parties from ACN to APGA from CPC to PDP and the ...

Alams’ pardon: the privilege of indignation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan's pardon for Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha is expectedly eliciting quite a lot of surprise, indignation and condemnation. Public commentators and individual citizens have used the media to express their disappointment and anger; there is a palpable sense of rage and frust ...

North’s cornering of oil blocs

Monday, March 11, 2013
The title of this piece could have well been: Northern control of oil bloc: daddy not our brothers cornered our meat. Elsewhere a title of such would be unfamiliar if not completely surreal to an average citizen for it is not common for people in modern countries to use family terms when talking abo ...

Sheila Solarin and the rest of us

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Just last week we got news of the death of Mrs Sheila Solarin, wife of the late author, educationist and social activist, Dr Tai Solarin. Mrs Sheila Solarin was very much but not just the wife of her husband. In her own right, she deserves a special mention and recognition for her contribution and a ...

Made in Osogbo for Nigeria

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It is a common practice amongst social scientists and political philosophers that occupy themselves with the thought of how best to manage or improve their countries and world to seek and study model places that they could use as examples to embody their ideas, and to convince those that should care ...

Nigeria: A tale of three generations

Monday, October 1, 2012
At today's Independence Anniversary declaration, we are compelled to analyse the history of Nigeria once again. The first imperative is that although a lot of people try to make it appear a complex and peculiar incredible series of events and situations, the history of Nigeria is in reality just a t ...

The ignorance of faithless believers

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Which subtler way to put the recent display of violent demonstrations in parts of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan and now northern Nigeria, which was characterised by burning of flags and pictures, and even leading to the killing of people in some cases, over a stupid obno ...

Time for state of emergency in education.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
An important event this week is the reopening of schools for most our children. They will be resuming today as you read these notes, and it is important we reflect on the sate of education in the country. I say most, not all, because in reality many other schools opened two weeks ago in conformity t ...
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