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Running the Last Mile Against the Run of Play

Even with all the events prior to the 2015 presidential election, a more studious management of the election’s ‘last mile’ would still have re-elected Jonathan.                       Nigeria’s democracy is really evolving. My egbon, Olusegun Adeniyi’s book, Against the Run of Play, is a prudent inventory […]

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 Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. The jury may still be out on any reasonable assessment […]

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. It also created a lot of excitement and, very importantly, varying discourses from different sides […]

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 the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) while the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has Maj. Gen. […]

Ogbonnaya Onu: The Man Was Good

05.01.1995 The resignation of Chief Ernest Shonekan as Head of the Interim National Government on November 16, 1993 and the subsequent emergence of General Sani Abacha as Head of State, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria marked a turning point in the history of Nigeria. One of the […]