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Author: Prof. Alex O. Atawa Akpodiete, Esq.

KLEPTOCRACY IN NIGERIA:  The Real Politics Of Corr

Monday, February 22, 2016
Periodically, some interesting words get into our lexicon and we start wondering about its entomology. Kleptocracy is one of such words. Kleptocracy is simply government of thieves or essentially a nation being ruled by thieves. Officially, it is a derivative ldquo;from Greek: kappa; lambda; ...


Sunday, December 13, 2015
Since the time of creation, it was obvious to Almighty God that the world could not be complete without women. During creation, the first time God used the phrase ldquo;It is not good rdquo;, was in reference to the absence of Eve, the first woman and wife to Adam (Gen. 2:18). No matter y ...

Kogi, Bayelsa: Abysmal Failures Again

Monday, December 7, 2015
Another set of elections have come and gone. The same problems and symptoms have emerged. It is unnerving that at this stage in our development, we still cannot get our elections right. It is obvious that the people in authority do not want free, fair and credible elections. We have und ...

365 Days Later: Is Nigeria Better Or Worse Today?

Monday, November 30, 2015
In my book THE SEVEN OPEN SECRETS OF SUCCESS (2009, CreateSpace), I quoted the famous expression that ldquo;an unexamined life is not worth living. rdquo; The quote has been attributed to various people especially Plato, but I lean towards giving credit to Socrates from his speeches durin ...

Misinformation And Runaway New Media

Sunday, November 15, 2015
During World War II. Germany rsquo;s Adolf Hitler was a master of propaganda and misinformation, through his ldquo;Genius of Spin rdquo; Joseph Goebbels. Later, the allies and western countries borrowed a page from Hitler rsquo;s book and started dropping leaflets to divide the enemies rsquo; ca ...

James Bond In Nigeria

Monday, November 9, 2015
I have always been a movie (film) fanatic. It is traceable to the days when my father, the late Chief Dr. Ekuogbe Akpodiete, owned one of the two cinema houses in Ughelli in the 1970s/80s. I recall with fond memories, working at the Cinema house, when I was home from boarding school. That was whe ...

Corruption Allegations Against Ministerial Nominees

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Since President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) announced his initial ministerial list on September 30, 2015 and the subsequent nominees, the new and old media have been awash with insinuations and counter-insinuations about who is really qualified to be a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ...

Tribunals And Our Weak Political System

Monday, October 26, 2015
Albert Einstein supposedly said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Since the return to democracy in 1999, we have had the same recurring decimal in our elections, which are the unending election petitions. On March 28, 2015, Muhammadu ...

Nigeria And Strategic Geopolitical Interests

Sunday, October 18, 2015
On Friday, October 16, 2015, the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) hosted a conversation with the theme, ldquo;The Humanitarian Tinderbox: How Governments and NGOs Must Address the Global Aid Crisis. rdquo;The event which took place at USIP headquarters in Washington, DC featured Welcomin ...

Boko Haram & Allowing Guns In Nigeria

Sunday, October 11, 2015
I have always been a proponent of the right of law abiding citizens to own guns, especially handguns (sometimes referred to as small arms). The desire by some people to own assault weapons is another matter. Even shotguns that are used for hunting have been condemned by some people. One of the annoy ...

Rich Country, Poor Nigerians

Monday, October 5, 2015
Last week, the most populous nation Africa celebrated its 55th independence from the British colonial masters. While there were many reasons to celebrate (such as unity), arguably there are also countable reasons not to have celebrated. One of the gloomy reasons for some Nigerians not to celebrat ...

From MDGs To SDGs: What You Should Know

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Since last weekend, at the United Nations in New York City, the world gathered to deliberate and adopt a set of seventeen (17) Commandments that if obeyed, will lead to a better world. After the address of Pope Francis to the United Nations, the world leaders sat down to adopt the 17 Susta ...

Bleaching: Symptomatic Of Nigeria’s Problems

Sunday, September 20, 2015
This week I was at a higher institution in America. As I was strolling down one of the streets, I was again impressed by the different shades of people. There were white, black, inter-racial, Asian and Indian students walking all over the campus. Their complexions were all natural and I could not ...
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