Now that we got the ‘all clear’ and we have been able to reasonably restrain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, we can take a more dispassionate look at the issue, its genesis and some ramifications.
But first, a huge credit must go to the Lagos State government.... more →
On October 15 2014, Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State stole the
show at the formal declaration of former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari,
to run for president in 2015. Amaechi surprised many onlookers, not because
he was at the occasion, but because he swaggered that his government... more →
Once in a while, we all feel the need to go into our inner self. This act of introspection can sometimes lead to quite cathartic moments when we simply unburden our soul. However, some cathartic moments are not planned; they just happen. And so it proved recently with the esteemed... more →
The clamour for the creation of state police by state governors and civil society groups wouldn’t have been an issue in recent years if the centralized police had not been involved in partisan politics.
The fear that governors may hijack and convert state police into personal... more →
In a country where the citizenry do not ask hard questions, one can commit blue murder and walk away with it. In some cases, he can be garlanded for bravery and lionized for heroism as we have become accustomed to seeing in Nigeria. But a land where citizens do not ask questions or... more →
Road Trading at Oyigbo express junction, Rivers State (Photo by Odimegwu Onwumere)
Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s Rivers State is with about 90 percent of its
residents living beneath poverty line. Doubtlessly, this could have
necessitated the reason the state has been witnessing expansion... more →
Nigerian politicians are hyping 2015 with many of them recently picking up
forms for different elective positions from their different political
parties. This move is being laced with many of them sermonising their
manifestoes that are appealing to the ears and arresting hearts, at... more →
The consensus among the pundits is that the outcome of 2015 elections is a foregone conclusion for the current administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The pundits just like 2003,2007 and 2011 are predicting the outcome of the upcoming elections on one thing only: past performance as... more →
The 54th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence was a day of silence for me. I didn’t have the stomach to leave any comment on Facebook or Twitter. Two or three friends and family members sent me texts of felicitation. Demure, I merely wrote back: Thanks!
But at the back of my... more →
As the 2015 general election draws close, we have seen an influx of different campaign groups all over the country. Top on the list is Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, an ally of the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with one mission, re elect Good Luck Jonathan... more →