Month: May 2018

Obasanjo, ADC, 30 other Parties in Alliance Deal

May 27, 2018  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), have said that they would unveil their plans to rescue Nigeria at a public event next month. Obasanjo had led prominent members of his political movement, Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), including former governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Lagos and Osun states), … Continue reading Obasanjo, ADC, 30 other Parties in Alliance Deal

Stay at home order: Igbo Youth Movement joins IPOB

 MAY 27, 2018  •Insists move is to honour dead heroes By Emeka Mamah Enugu – The Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, has joined forces with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in asking Ndigbo to mark the Biafran Day on  May 30, 2018, by staying indoors throughout the day. The agitators leaving the venue chanting we … Continue reading Stay at home order: Igbo Youth Movement joins IPOB

Nigeria’s underdevelopment repels

May 27, 2018 Chris Odinaka Nwedo Nigeria’s slow pace of development is repelling considering that she is bequeathed with some of the world’s most prized human and material resources. An objective consideration of the predicaments cannot but censure the roles played by the nation’s imprudent elites and incompetent leaders. The socio-economic and political instabilities that … Continue reading Nigeria’s underdevelopment repels

A Hard Lesson for Okorocha

May 17, 2018 The Verdict By Olusegun Adeniyi, Email: olusegun.adeniyi@thisdaylive.com On 24th March 2012, Chief Rochas Okorocha, then less than a year in office as Imo State Governor, was in Kosovo where he signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an independent power plant, an agro processing plant and several other industries that he promised … Continue reading A Hard Lesson for Okorocha

Democracy and the Wisdom of Crowds

May 16, 2018 Guest Columnist: Chidi Amuta GUEST COLUMNIST BY CHIDI AMUTA The outcomes of most democratic elections these days carry a common imprint. They are best judged by the wisdom of crowds which translates simply as crowd idiocy. The crowd that gathers at election campaigns especially in rough unschooled places like Nigeria is actually … Continue reading Democracy and the Wisdom of Crowds

Active followership Makes Governance Easy, Cheaper and Productive

Chris Odinaka Nwedo christonwedo@gmail.com As Nigerian society is increasingly witnessing an ‘intense political rascality’ and suffocating economic hardship due to discreditable leadership, it is imperative for the citizens to embrace the need for active participation in politics and governance. Meaningful participation in the processes and the system of governance by the people can impact positively … Continue reading Active followership Makes Governance Easy, Cheaper and Productive

Better Nigeria the Gain of All

Chris Odinaka Nwedo christonwedo@gmail.com +39 351 290 8503 It is not doubtful that a large percentage of Nigerian citizens do not know that a healthier  and properly functioning Nigerian society is also in their interest. This proposition is inspired by the implications of the provocative utterances and violent penchants of some politicians and supporters who … Continue reading Better Nigeria the Gain of All

Karl Marx, socialism and Africa’s second liberation

Charles Onunaiju On the auspicious remembrance of the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx (5th May 1818-May 2018), it would be pertinent to reflect on his work, its impact on the historical trajectory of mankind and re-evaluation of contradictions of the contemporary world system and even to examine the historical context of … Continue reading Karl Marx, socialism and Africa’s second liberation

Obstacle to democratic rules in Nigeria

By Chris Odinaka Nwedo Why are there obstructions in the deepening of culture of democracy in Nigeria and indeed in Africa and why is the democratic space contracting and devoid of credible dividends and hope notwithstanding the continuous investments? This is in contrast to America and indeed Europe. In Europe democracy is widespread and strong. … Continue reading Obstacle to democratic rules in Nigeria