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Change and Its Discontents

In his first year in office, President Buhari confronted the arduous task of managing change and continuity in delivering on his promises. How time flies. After one year in office, we can presume that the honeymoon is over for President…

My Biafra

What does it mean? What does it reject and what does it create? Like me, Olaudah Equiano is an Igbo man, but he was sold into slavery in the 18th century. In his book published in 1789 and titled “The…

Our Last Best Chance?

We need to see a remarkable change in presidential leadership to make that great leap forward. I have taken my title from a book written by King Abdullah II of Jordan. It came to mind as I bundled my thoughts…

Tough Choices

One of the biggest dangers for Nigeria and the Buhari presidency is to be too eager to do too much to fulfil populist demands. The 21st Nigerian Economic Summit focused on the tough choices needed to achieve competitiveness, inclusive growth…

One Moment in Time

The recent elections in the National Assembly was a defining moment for the governing party and our country. 14.06.2015 The election of the presiding officers of the 8th National Assembly generated so much heat that it probably increased global warming.…

Leadership in a Time of Change

As Nigerians usher in an era of change, we need a leadership that is crafted for such a time as this. 01.06.2015 It is hard to define leadership but we know it when we see it. But as Lord Bryce…

Rethinking Regionalism

On restructuring and devolution of powers, Nigeria can retrofit 1960 regionalism to 2015 realities. 02.05.2015 A number of Nigerians still believe that this 100-year old amalgam is in dire need of structural changes. This conclusion is hinged on three central…

Jonathan and the margin of 3 million votes

If the 2011 elections were held today, the majority of tossed up votes will go from the president’s corner. 10.12.2014 The stage is now set for the 2015 presidential elections. President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged as the presidential candidate of…

Mr. President, To Be Or Not To Be?

The timing of the decision is as important as the decision itself! 21.07.2010 The decision to run in 2011 is one that President Goodluck Jonathan should take without delay and I want to make that point right away. Not a…