By This Time Four Years Ago

This is an election year. In fact, the general election s barely one month away. Yes, by February 16, Nigerians will troop out to the polls to elect a President that will take charge of the fate of the 200 million Nigerians for the next four years.

By This Time Four Years Ago

This is an election year. In fact, the general election s barely one month away. Yes, by February 16, Nigerians will troop out to the polls to elect a President

Atiku Abubakar: Desperate Visa Bid And The Embedded Issues

Atiku Abubakar: Desperate Visa Bid And The Embedded Issues

Last week, there was heightened political altercation between supporters and opponents of former Vice President and PDP’s presidential candidate in the coming 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. The slugfest centred around Atiku’s efforts to secure an American visa and travel to that country after 13 years of travel ban over issues that border on corruption. To […]

Bukola Saraki’s Fading Political Stars

For the heavily-stained Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the fading lights of his charmed political life seems to have come on and this is no laughing matter for the rambunctious politician whose bullish political stock has been helped by wiles and crooked means such that he and his supporters believe he has been given an impregnable status especially in his native Kwara State.

Bukola Saraki’s Fading Political Stars

For the heavily-stained Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the fading lights of his charmed political life seems to have come on and this is no laughing matter for the rambunctious politician whose bullish political stock has been helped by wiles and crooked means such that he and his supporters believe he has been given an impregnable […]

Of Atiku Abubakar’s Huge Moral Burden And The Coming Election

Since he emerged from a heavily monetized PDP primary election, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar had been trying to fend off a noxious image of a super corrupt and shady politician that symbolizes Nigeria’s rotten past. His emergence itself was a huge rebuke to PDP’s recent mien as a repentant group that is truly sorry for its sordid past, for which it recently offered a tenuous apology, which most Nigerians saw as insincere and opportunistic.

Of Atiku Abubakar’s Huge Moral Burden And The Coming Election

Since he emerged from a heavily monetized PDP primary election, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar had been trying to fend off a noxious image of a super corrupt and shady politician that symbolizes Nigeria’s rotten past. His emergence itself was a huge rebuke to PDP’s recent mien as a repentant group that is truly sorry […]

APC’s Direct Primaries Option And Its Future In Nigerian Politics

APC’s Direct Primaries Option And Its Future In Nigerian Politics

Regardless of the noticeable shortfalls that bedevilled the application of direct primaries in the All Progressives Congress’selection of candidates for next year’s election, there is no doubt that this remains the best option in choosing candidates that will fly the party’s flag in the ensuing election. Yes, there were hiccups that attended the party’s adoption […]

Direct Primaries Will Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

One of the most profound decisions the Adams Oshiomhole-leadership of the All Progressives Congress is bringing to party politics is the adoption of direct primary as a means of selecting candidates that will fly the party’s flag in all elective positions. The decision is as revolutionary as it is well timed. It stands to improve the stock of the APC in the coming 2019 election as well as other elections in the coming epoch.

Direct Primaries Will Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

One of the most profound decisions the Adams Oshiomhole-leadership of the All Progressives Congress is bringing to party politics is the adoption of direct primary as a means of selecting candidates that will fly the party’s flag in all elective positions. The decision is as revolutionary as it is well timed. It stands to improve […]

Unnecessary Glut Of Parties In Nigeria’s Electoral System

Unnecessary Glut Of Parties In Nigeria’s Electoral System

Recently, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registered a fresh batch of political parties. If the number of parties we have in Nigeria at present is not up to a hundred, it is fast inching to that number. I wonder whether this glut of political parties was the intendment of the apostles of a free […]

[OPINION] Dealing With The Aftermaths Of Defection In Nigerian Politics

As the 2019 general election approaches, Nigerian politicians are moving camps, divorcing and marrying new political suitors and erecting new shades to ply their political trade. Defection, the chosen name for this seasonal movement of camps, is at its peak period presently and this is so because the 2019 election is just around the corner.

[OPINION] Dealing With The Aftermaths Of Defection In Nigerian Politics

By Peter Claver Oparah As the 2019 general election approaches, Nigerian politicians are moving camps, divorcing and marrying new political suitors and erecting new shades to ply their political trade. Defection, the chosen name for this seasonal movement of camps, is at its peak period presently and this is so because the 2019 election is just around […]

June 12; And The Daniel Finally Comes To Judgment.

And from nowhere, June 12 that has assumed the form of Abiku, shot up last week to victory in quite an unexpected form when President Muhammadu Buhari issued a presidential order, not only giving that historic date its proper and long-agitated place but also canonize the symbol of that epic struggle, late Chief MKO Abiola. This was after twenty-five years of ardent struggle that has been thinning down over the years to Abiola’s ardent supporters and his kinsmen.

June 12; And The Daniel Finally Comes To Judgment.

And from nowhere, June 12 that has assumed the form of Abiku, shot up last week to victory in quite an unexpected form when President Muhammadu Buhari issued a presidential order, not only giving that historic date its proper and long-agitated place but also canonize the symbol of that epic struggle, late Chief MKO Abiola. This was […]

Buhari And The Lazy Political Youth Coyotes

In his speech in London last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, ever his frank and honest self, captured the challenges a state like Nigeria faces, with a huge population fixated on the entitlement syndrome which feels that the state must do everything for the citizens.

Buhari And The Lazy Political Youth Coyotes

In his speech in London last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, ever his frank and honest self, captured the challenges a state like Nigeria faces, with a huge population fixated on the entitlement syndrome which feels that the state must do everything for the citizens. Said the President at a Commonwealth Business Forum on Making Business […]