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Living Dangerously

These are trying times for Nigeria’s president and the country he leads 21.02.2006 Nigeria’s volatile but oil-rich Niger Delta region has quaked again. For the second time in less than a month, militant youths kidnapped international oil workers and threatened to blow up oil pipelines and installations. Multinational oil giant, Shell, shut down twenty percent […]

Obasanjo, Atiku and Imperial Presidentialism

27.09.2005 It started with that THISDAY interview. Nigeria’s hitherto taciturn Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has ruffled some feathers with his comments that have been construed to represent an affront on his boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo. When the Vice President granted what I consider a harmless interview to THISDAY newspapers, two issues stood out from it. […]

The Other Side of Atiku’s Talk

08.09.2005 The ongoing gyrations created by recent comments from Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar seems to have distracted us from the imperativeness of other aspects of his remarks on our democracy. As we approach the presidential politics of 2007, it will be very important to note and amplify useful contributions to national discourse, even if […]