Category: Politics

Magu and the Abuja power game

Magu and the Abuja power game

By Olusegun Adeniyi.“Steve Manson’s magazine dealt in corruption: he attacked the rich, the powerful and the famous – and he made enemies. In a job like that, you couldn’t afford to have dirty secrets of your own. With the whole town itching for you to make a slip, it was like living in a goldfish … Continue reading Magu and the Abuja power game

After Magu, Another Muslim Fulani Police Officer Should Head EFCC

After Magu, Another Muslim Fulani Police Officer Should Head EFCC

By Bayo Oluwasanmi Because of nepotism, federal contracts are being awarded to unqualified bidders who are in cahoots with relatives of Buhari and cronies. Buhari has established important government-funded projects in arbitrarily selected areas of his home state of Katsina, even where the projects are not cost-ineffective. It’s no surprise that Fulanis heavily dependent on … Continue reading After Magu, Another Muslim Fulani Police Officer Should Head EFCC

2023: Why it is important to elect a Nigerian President of South East extraction

 By Clem Aguiyi  Sixty years after independence and 54 years after a brutal civil war, there are still Nigerians who have not reconciled themselves with the fact that the civil war is over, and that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is possible. Call it Anti Igbo Derangement Syndrome(AIDS), and you won’t be wrong.  According to … Continue reading 2023: Why it is important to elect a Nigerian President of South East extraction

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

          By Chris Odinaka Nwedo On the objectionable conflict situations in Africa, Kofi Annan remarked that “there have been only ‘modest and slow’ advances in alleviating the underlying economic and political conditions that foster tension and strife. Poverty reduction has been very slow in spite of efforts by African countries and their external partners to … Continue reading Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part 3

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part.1

Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part.1

                                     By Chris Odinaka Nwedo Racism, religious dictatorship and political intolerance have been interminable sources of unwholesome pressure and insecurity in several societies today. The factors have immediate, profound and negative import in the method for dispensation of justice, provoke resentment and obstruct freedom of political expression and affiliation. Racial discrimination is a grave … Continue reading Bigotry is powerful source of violence Part.1

Wars in Africa provide economic future for arm dealers

Wars in Africa provide economic future for arm dealers

     Chris Odinaka Nwedo “Apparently, loyal constituents of arm dealers are armed robbers, kidnappers and all fervently in love with violence. The basic and consistent factor in violence which is the only product of war is that the first victim ruined is the vanquished, and the second tragic victim is the victor”. Arm dealers are … Continue reading Wars in Africa provide economic future for arm dealers

Varied Notions of Violence

Varied Notions of Violence

                                                     By Chris Odinaka Nwedo Violence is a notion subjected to wide-ranging relative interpretations. A significant number of scholars barely recognize the absolutely evil nature of violence. For these scholars, violence is a tolerable necessity in so far as it is not violence for its own sake. It is generally acknowledged that man by nature … Continue reading Varied Notions of Violence

Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech: Dictator’s False Dilemma

By Bayo Oluwasanmi Buhari has returned Nigeria to Abacha’s dark days. Activists, journalists, critics, have been routinely targeted for state-sponsored intimidation, detention, and torture. His regime is an extension of his military junta. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech is a good example of “newspeak” in Gorge Orwell’s 1984 dystopian classic. In 1984, Orwell explains how … Continue reading Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech: Dictator’s False Dilemma

Unfair social and political structures fuel violence

Unfair social and political structures fuel violence

By Chris Odinaka Nwedo Colonial programmes were largely tragedy for ex-colonial states because among programmes were painful alienation, active exploitation and expropriation of the resources and denigration of the people. The principal objectives of the programmes were in no way designed to be mutually beneficial evidences stridently lead to this inevitable conclusion. The pitiable ‘contours’ … Continue reading Unfair social and political structures fuel violence