Yearly Archives: 2016

Chibok, Sambisa and the Struggle for Liberation

Chibok, Sambisa and the Struggle for Liberation

The various crises affecting different parts of the country have created a vast humanitarian crisis… The challenge before the nation is the reconstruction of the Nigerian State and the placement…

Corruption Is Deep But It Can Be Defeated

Corruption Is Deep But It Can Be Defeated

Nigeria became the only country in the civilised world where corrupt persons could get court injunctions stopping the prosecutorial agencies and the courts from investigating and prosecuting their corrupt acts…

The Magu Affair and the Crumbling of Presidential Authority

The Magu Affair and the Crumbling of Presidential Authority

If the president allows himself to lose his legitimacy, he cannot exercise his authority and that is what we are beginning to observe. The president appointed Magu to the EFCC…

MMM and the Narrative of a Nigeria Open to All Swindlers

MMM and the Narrative of a Nigeria Open to All Swindlers

Nigeria has had a history of “wonder banks” offering clients unbelievable returns on their money, and in the 1980s and 1990s, the government had banned such banks and closed their…

2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High

2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High

This time round, it appears feasible that Nana Akufo-Addo might have won but as an observer I cannot speculate on the outcome before it is formally declared. What is…

A Propos the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Godfather (UDIG)

A Propos the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Godfather (UDIG)

…godfathers define themselves as men who have the power to substitute themselves for the voting citizenry during elections by determining who gets nominated to contest for elections in political parties…

What Happens to Governance When the President Will Not Govern?

What Happens to Governance When the President Will Not Govern?

Governing Nigeria is no easy task and our problems are so many and so deep that governance processes have to be pursued with urgency. There are many successes in President…

The Feasibility of Nigerian Parties Becoming Democratic

The Feasibility of Nigerian Parties Becoming Democratic

The practice in Nigeria is that political barons and godfathers take decisions on behalf of party members who have no say in the running of party affairs. It is actually…

President Trump: From a Discredited Political Class to the Most Discredited Politician

President Trump: From a Discredited Political Class to the Most Discredited Politician

The reason that Trump would like to push America towards a race war is because he is conscious that the real war is ideological and its about rights, respect, equity…

Learning from Philip Asiodu: the Importance of Implementing Plans

Learning from Philip Asiodu: the Importance of Implementing Plans

Philip Asiodu reminds us that the Yakubu Gowon Administration had developed the 1975 to 1980 development plan precisely to diversify the economy. The analysis then was that oil is a…