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Author: Ugoochukwu Ejinkeonye

Nigeria: The Bigger Picture In Ekiti Governorship

Thursday, September 6, 2018
By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye A day after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the July 14, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti State, a video of Fulani herdsmen brazenly parading their cows on the st ...

Chinua Achebe’s Unrelenting Feminist Critics

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Recently, I was at a forum put together to celebrate the work of Chinua Achebe, Africa amp;rsquo;s best known and most widely read author, universally regarded as the father and rallying point of African Literature. As the speeches flowed and the ovations sounded, I could feel the depth of admiratio ...

Nigeria: Gov Ugwuanyi And Enugu State Workers

Monday, November 21, 2016
By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye Enugu State governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has enjoyed a rather impressive portrayal in the media since he assumed office. I have seen several articles parroting his marvelous achievements and some of the articles have even found their way to my email box for ...

Is There Anything Like ‘Honest Politician’ In Nigeria?

Friday, January 29, 2016
If you are in Nigeria and you have not done this before, try and do it right away. Just open a Nigerian newspaper near you. Go through its pages to find out how many people were described in that particular edition as ldquo;credible rdquo; politicians or ldquo;honest and selfle ...

Nigeria: Electricity Crisis And The Illusion Of ‘Body Language’

Friday, January 29, 2016
By Wednesday, April 1, 2015 when Nigeria rsquo;s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the March 2015 presidential elections, the rainy season was already here with us. And as all keen and informed obs ...

In Search Of Nigeria’s “Credible” Politicians

Monday, November 2, 2015
If you are in Nigeria and you have not done this before, try and do it right away. Just open a Nigerian newspaper near you. Go through its pages to find out how many people were described in that particular edition as ldquo;credible rdquo;politicians or ldquo;honest and selfles ...

Why Should I Read Obasanjo’s Book?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I must congratulate myself on successfully avoiding virtually all of Gen Olusegun Obasanjo rsquo;s usually ego-massaging and attention-craving books. I have, for instance, NOT read Obasanjo rsquo;s My Command, Not My Will, Nzeogwu, and his other little-known ...

Nigeria: Gov Masari’s Eleven Billion Naira Lie

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
It is more than one week now since Premium Times carried a very shocking story in which the Katsina State Governor and one of the leading lights of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Aminu Bello Masari, was accused of brazenly deploying a false claim to get his state inclu ...

Is Autumn Finally Here For Robert Mugabe?

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Robert Mugabe, the 91-year old president of Zimbabwe ndash; that beautiful but horribly impoverished country tucked away in the Southern part of Africa ndash; has always managed to emerge colourful in his endless battle of wits with the West. He has over the years been able to retain the admiratio ...

LOGISS Celebrated At National Assembly’s Outstanding Schools Awards

Monday, September 7, 2015
AT the recent Strategic School Management and Outstanding Private Schools Merit Awards organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Education in conjunction with Family Affairs Consultancy Limited, Logos International Secondary School (LOGISS), a mission school located in Awo ...

Tobacco: When Will The World Defeat This Menace?

Friday, September 4, 2015
On May 31, 2015, 39;World No Tobacco Day 39; (WNTD) was once again marked across the world. The theme for this year rsquo;s campaign is: ldquo;Stop Illicit Trade Of Tobacco Products. rdquo; First observed in 1987 following a motion passed by a cabinet of the World Health ...

Her Excellency, My Wife!

Saturday, August 29, 2015
The title of this essay is not original. The credit for its invention should go to one of the military governors during the Babangida or Abacha military era. He was at an event organized by his wife in the state and when it was time for him to make a speech, he began by saying something like this: ...

Nigeria: How Long Will President Buhari’s Intoxicant Work?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Strange and worrisome as the decision by the Buhari administration to limit its ongoing probe of public officers and institutions to the era of the regime it took over from is, not a few Nigerians are encouraged by the fact that a bold attempt to expose shameless looting of public treasury and allow ...
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