• President Muhammadu Buhari

    The Audacity To Believe In Buhari

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    One of the huge problems President Muhammadu Buhari is faced with literally thrust itself in his face last week. The great shut down and the total paralysis of the nation because oil marketers refused to lift oil over the non-payment of their outrageous and fraudulent subsidy claims must have told him something about the monsters…

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  • The Idoma Political Debacle

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    The Idoma National Forum did something quite sensible on March 14. It invited all the governorship candidates and their deputies in Benue State to an interactive town hall meeting at Otukpo. Its primary purpose, from what I gathered from its convener, the tireless president of the forum, Dr. Alex Okopi Momoh, was for the Idoma…

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  • Hail The Commander-In-Chief

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    Guts? Gumption? An awakened sense of national duty? A new personal conviction that Boko Haram is not and has never been the hand work of the power hungry northerners intent on wresting power from him? No. It’s politics. High-octane political spin. President Goodluck Jonathan appears immensely pleased with himself these days. The armed appear to…

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  • The Buhari Phenomenon (1)

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    Let us begin this brief discussion with the obvious. General Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state, 1984-85, is in the presidential race for the fourth time since 2003. It is thus easy for his detractors to put it down to his consuming ambition to rule this country for the second time. I think it should…

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  • Local Government Autonomy (2)

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    Those who opposed to local government autonomy do have good reasons too. They argue that the local government is not technically a third tier of government. It is merely a politico-administrative province of the state governments. It is the responsibility of each state government. Ideally, a state government should decide the form and the system…

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  • Sam Nda-Isaiah’s Big Ideas

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    On my way from the Abuja International Airport sometime last year, I saw a small billboard with the photograph of Sam Nda-Isaiah with a simple message: It’s time for the Big Ideas. Sam is the founder of the Leadership Group of newspapers published in Abuja. I have been fascinated by his successful replication of the…

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