Politics Nigeria

on July 25, 2010 at 4:08 PM / in Politics Nigeria

The reckoning of a leader

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French), meaning International Federation of Association Football (commonly known as FIFA) is the international governing body of association football (soccer). Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland it is responsible for the organization and governance of soccer’s major international tournaments, most notably the FIFA World Cup, held since 1930. It has 208 member associations, three more than the International Olympic Committee and five fewer than […]

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on July 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM / in Politics Nigeria

Conversation with Dr. Smart Uhakheme

Dr. Smart Uhakheme is a political scientist, professor, scholar and commentator on world issues. He was Associate Professor of Political Science and Surrogate Dean of School of Social Sciences at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. He teaches courses in African Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and U.S Foreign Policy. Uhakheme earned his PhD in political science from Atlanta University (now […]

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on June 14, 2010 at 4:25 PM / in Politics Nigeria

Are we there yet?

The nation of Nigeria has an interesting political history. It got independence from Britain in 1960 and became a republic October 1, 1963. All seemed well in the First Republic with Tafawa Balewa as Prime Minister and Dr. Nmamdi Azikiwe as President. Then came January 15, 1966 when a bloody military coup d’état swept away actors of the First Republic […]

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on April 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM / in Politics Nigeria

The devil’s alternative

Everyone knows that leadership in Africa is sorry. For the most part, all that the continent’s 54 countries can boost of are massive corruption, hunger, unemployment, election rigging and a deep- rooted desire by most of its leaders to continue in office for ever. Indeed, most of Africa’s leaders will do anything, by any means necessary, to perpetuate themselves in […]

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on March 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM / in Politics Nigeria

Master of the game

Docile, timid, unassuming, weak, lethargic, and spineless. These are some of the derogatory words used privately and some times in public by critics of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan since he became Nigeria’s Acting President. Indeed, some of the cabinet members he inherited from his boss, President Umaru Yar’Adua, who is now sidelined due to poor health, also are guilty of disrespect […]

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on March 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM / in Politics Nigeria

What President Yar’Adua must do

Nigeria is adrift again. The reason, this time, being the reported sudden and dramatic return of President Umaru Yar’Adua who was away in Saudi Arabia for a medical emergency. The anxiety which once gripped Nigerians while he was away has again returned. Recall that the solicitude was created due to Yar’Adua’s refusal to pave way for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to […]

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