Category: Politics

Nigeria: Pathway to National Dialogue and rebirth

By Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim Nigeria is in a dangerous position where too many of its citizens and collectives have concluded that things cannot continue the way they are without the country tipping over but the Buhari Administration is in denial. The Government must start with admitting where we are as a first step. There is … Continue reading Nigeria: Pathway to National Dialogue and rebirth

Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state?

Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state?

By Femi Fani-Kayode I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”- Harriet Tubman. How can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation when Sheik Othman Dan Fodio, the hero of the core Muslim north, the father of the Fulani Caliphate and the first Mahdi of … Continue reading Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state?

Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy — Obi

Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy — Obi

As the world celebrates International Democracy Day, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that corruption, insecurity of lives and property and economic hardship stood as greatest threats to Nigeria’s democracy. Obi, in a message to mark the 2020 International Democracy Day, explained … Continue reading Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy — Obi

Democracy Floundering As Nigeria Becomes a Police State

Democracy Floundering As Nigeria Becomes a Police State

By Idowu Akinlotan In 2015, during what was reported as a clash between Shiite members and soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State, some 347 Shiites were massacred. Nigerians feebly protested the grotesque use of force, with Kaduna State government, which consented to the mass burial of the victims in two graves, applauding the bloodshed and threatening … Continue reading Democracy Floundering As Nigeria Becomes a Police State

Without power rotation in 2023, Nigeria may collapse –Bode George

Without power rotation in 2023, Nigeria may collapse –Bode George

Nigerian political leaders have been warned against any attempt to dump zoning in the country in 2023. Giving the warning in an interview with TUNDE THOMAS at his Lagos home, former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George described zoning as the pillar that has been helping to hold the nation … Continue reading Without power rotation in 2023, Nigeria may collapse –Bode George

The South-Easteners super-qualified to lead Nigeria in 2023

The South-Easteners super-qualified to lead Nigeria in 2023

A political association, Igbo for President Solidarity Group, has suggested 11 politicians from the South-Eastern states that are “qualified to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”. The president of the association, Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo, announced the names after the meeting of the congress in Abuja on Friday, observing that time had come … Continue reading The South-Easteners super-qualified to lead Nigeria in 2023

Arewa Youth, Others peg Nigeria President age at 70yr below

Arewa Youth, Others peg Nigeria President age at 70yr below

From Achadu Gabriel Henceforth only visionary and dynamic leadership of people not above age 70year, that will effectively deal with the nation's security and economic challenges and ensure good governance, would be allowed to rule over Nigeria. This was part of the resolution of the meeting of over 60 associations held in Lagos and facilitated … Continue reading Arewa Youth, Others peg Nigeria President age at 70yr below

“I admire Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State for his intellectual abilitieTuesday with Reuben Abati

I admire Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State for his intellectual abilities and what he has been able to achieve within the public space, but I am not his fan. I have had two rather disturbing encounters with him. The first I would overlook because at the time, I thought he spoke out of … Continue reading “I admire Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State for his intellectual abilitieTuesday with Reuben Abati