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Author: Nnanna Ijomah

Nigeria: A Nation Of Cowards And Docile Citizens

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
It is said that ldquo;a nation of sheep is governed by wolves rdquo;. Nigerians have not only become sheepish and docile but also whiners and cowards. Docility has become our middle name and we have come to display it on our chests as badges of honor. I don rsquo;t know when we became this way but ...

The Role Of Emotion In Deciding Elections

Monday, November 7, 2016
The idea of the mind as a cool calculator that makes decisions by weighing the evidence bears no relation to how the brain works and when political candidates assume voters dispassionately make decisions based on issues, they lose. Those are not my words. Rather they are those of Drew Westen in h ...

Buhari: Enough Of The Blame Game

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I am going to begin this essay by citing a few quotes on the subject of ldquo;Blame rdquo;, which is something the Buhari administration has been very much obsessed with since his assumption of office. The late U.S president Dwight Eisenhower was once quoted as saying, ldquo;the search for a sc ...

Why The North Is Scared Of Restructuring

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
That the President Mohammadu Buhari is against true fiscal Federalism and a Restructuring of the country is no longer news. That he intends to consign the National Confab Report on the issue to the garbage bin where he strongly believes it belongs to did not come as a surprise to any discerning Nige ...

Nigeria: A Divided Nation In Denial Of Its Fragility

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I begin this essay by quoting these famous words by Shakespeare, ldquo;Even though the heavens fall, let the truth be told and let justice be done. Let me also take the liberty of also quoting Plato, a renowned Greek philosopher who once said, ldquo;No man is more hated than those who speak the ...

The Igbo’s: Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart

Sunday, July 24, 2016
The title of this article was inspired from the lyrics of a popular song titled ldquo;Only A Fool rdquo; made popular by Mighty Sparrow, the Trinidanian Calypso King of the World. If I may paraphrase some of the lyrics, it goes as follows. lsquo;Why do I keep fooling myself when I know you love ...

Fear And Hatred: Nigeria, A Nation On Edge

Monday, July 11, 2016
It has been proven time and time again and even Social Scientists have come to confirm it and the belief, that fear evokes intimations of mortality. Researchers have found that people who start imagining their own death will begin to sanction extreme measures to prevent it from happening. A good ...

Nigeria’s Foreign Policy: Impotent, Unfocused And Non-Existent

Monday, June 27, 2016
During the 1970 rsquo;s and early 80 rsquo;s Nigeria rsquo;s foreign policy was very well articulated and robust, which manifested in its role in the liberation of the remaining colonial enclaves in Africa. She gave material, moral and financial support to the MPLA in its fight against the Portug ...

The Politics Of Ethnic Cleansing In Nigeria

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men--Abraham Lincoln No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth--Plato We Nigerians seem to be in one of those rare unharmonic convergences of time when reality is more absurd than satire. So in writing thi ...

Income Inequality: What Nigeria Can Earn From Brazil

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
It was not long ago that American neoconservative Irving Kristol wrote an essay mocking the American Liberals for their obsession with income inequality. His mockery notwithstanding, the reality is that over the last 20 years real income and wealth in the United States have stagnated for the vast ...

The Delusions Of Abia Governor Ikpeazu Of Abia State

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Recently at an Adventist Church conference held in Enugu, a city which I am told is now the official residence of Ochendo Global, T A Orji, ex-Governor of Abia state, his handpicked Supreme Court successor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu was reported to have compared the size of his God to that of his detracto ...

Governor Ikpeazu One-Year Anniversary Score Card

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
A few months ago I promised to restrain myself from any harsh criticism of the Abia state Supreme Court Governor, Dr.Okezie Ikpeazu and to wait till his one year anniversary in office. Even though on one or two occasions I have attempted to point out a few things I believed he should have done, I ...

Supreme Court Rulings: A Setback On Electoral Reform

Saturday, February 20, 2016
It was my in intention to wait for the release of the Supreme Court document stating the reasons behind their judgment regarding the Abia Governorship case before penning this article but having read the reasons they gave for the Akwa Ibom and Rivers state rulings , it was easy to surmise wha ...
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