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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. […]

Re: Before PDP Does More Damage

To conclude that PDP is our major problem is to delude ourselves. 16.03.2008 We are living in consequential times. Sometime last year, I wrote an article on “the challenge of leading PDP” as my contribution to the convention of the party which was postponed at the time. My views represented my thoughts on the party as […]

The Challenge of Leading PDP

It is time to make our politics safe for democracy. 04.07.2007 The stage is set for a change of guards at the leadership of Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party in line with the party’s new zoning formula for their offices. Given the maladies and histrionics of the opposition parties in our politics during the last eight […]

Deconstructing the Third Term Mantra

21.02.2006 By describing it as a “bogey”, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu’s recent satiric approach to the third term mantra has added a rather interesting dimension to it and he came down heavily on his former colleagues of the written word by blaming them for generating an unnecessary and unwarranted hypnosis on a vacuous inanimate creature. I […]

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. […]