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 […]

PDP And Its Dubious Apology

So PDP apologized for ‘mistakes’ it made before it was swept to the dustbin three years ago. Its National Chairman, Uche Secondus organized a forum for its waning members in Abuja and there, he tendered the apology. Good. So PDP has become a reluctant late convert to the general thinking in Nigeria that it vandalized and laid prostrate a well-endowed country for 16 sorrowful years?

PDP And Its Dubious Apology

So PDP apologized for ‘mistakes’ it made before it was swept to the dustbin three years ago. Its National Chairman, Uche Secondus organized a forum for its waning members in Abuja and there, he tendered the apology. Good. So PDP has become a reluctant late convert to the general thinking in Nigeria that it vandalized […]

Dino Melaye’s Never-Passing Recall Cup

For Dino Melaye, the voluble senator of Kogi West and an acolyte of the tainted Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the cup of recall which his people unleashed against him has stubbornly refused to pass him. The recall effort has trailed him like a stubborn shadow

Dino Melaye’s Never-Passing Recall Cup

For Dino Melaye, the voluble senator of Kogi West and an acolyte of the tainted Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the cup of recall which his people unleashed against him has stubbornly refused to pass him. The recall effort has trailed him like a stubborn shadow and try as he and his soulmates in the Senate […]

[Opinion]: Ekweremadu’s Coup Baiting And Our Assumed Receding Memory By Peter Oparah

Less than three years in opposition, Ike Ekweremadu who is the highest ranking PDP member today is already baiting the military and reminding them that they can still take over power. Can you believe this? Pray what could make a Deputy Senate President

[Opinion]: Ekweremadu’s Coup Baiting And Our Assumed Receding Memory By Peter Oparah

By Peter Claver Oparah Less than three years in opposition, Ike Ekweremadu who is the highest ranking PDP member today is already baiting the military and reminding them that they can still take over power. Can you believe this? Pray what could make a Deputy Senate President to take this reckless bait? What could have made […]

Opinion: National Assembly’s Meddlesome Intrusion In INEC Independence

The Bukola Saraki-led National Assembly is on a mission to tinker with the order and schedule of elections. The National Assembly members are certainly window-shopping for favourable electoral schedule and order that will enhance their continued membership of the National assembly.

Opinion: National Assembly’s Meddlesome Intrusion In INEC Independence

The Bukola Saraki-led National Assembly is on a mission to tinker with the order and schedule of elections. The National Assembly members are certainly window-shopping for favourable electoral schedule and order that will enhance their continued membership of the National assembly. They are bent on twisting and twirling the electoral system to not only give […]

Before We Plunge Into Having State Police.

In the wake of the restive agitations by Nigerians from a re-jigging of the structure of the country, one issue that is almost drawing unanimous approval is the demand for state police. No less a person than the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo recently added his voice to this demand.

Before We Plunge Into Having State Police.

By Peter Claver Oparah In the wake of the restive agitations by Nigerians from a re-jigging of the structure of the country, one issue that is almost drawing unanimous approval is the demand for state police. No less a person than the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo recently added his voice to this demand. The ruling […]