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Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of the major literary and political issues of our time...

The rising incidences of kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and other acts of violence across Nigeria has elicited critical questions from Nigerians bordering on the readiness of the country’s security forces to rise up to the mounting threats...

The topic of this essay bothers on semantic erudition. It will dissect the theme within the context of political theory and practical politics.The essay will confront the political ideals of Aristotle and the political actualities in the Nigerian Republics...

To an indolent mind, sexing data to pump up GDP figures is an example of how politicians lie with statistics. But a critical mind will see the ingenuity in such an expansion of the base of the estimates that make up a country’s GDP, as such illicit activities as smuggling, child trafficking, prostitution, drug trafficking and corrupt practices are part of the underbelly of every modern society...

The emergence of Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku as the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka came with its own dose of politicking, brickbats, ethnic and sectional sentiments but at the end of the day, reason and wise counsel prevailed and the best candidate, suitably qualified and placed to pilot the affairs of the university, emerged and has resumed duty...

Politically, this President has been adroit regardless of his misgovernance; fighting back while keeping to time-worn political battle principles that will make Sun Tzu and Machiavelli very proud. Not a mean feat for a man who is not just grossly incompetent, but lacks any moral conviction when it comes to associating with convicted criminals...

Since the onset of the insurgency in some parts of Nigeria’s North, the U.S has consistently offered some low level – mainly technical and tactical- support to Nigeria’s security forces in the form of organizing regular capacity building seminars, workshops and other talk shops for officers and men of the armed forces...

The foundation of democracy is the ability and readiness of the people to replace those political office holders perceived as betraying their votes. There can be no functional and effective democracy where the people are stuck with a set of rulers irrespective of their misuse or abuse of power...

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