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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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on February 16, 2010 at 2:40 PM / in Politics Nigeria

Aaondoakaa: Good riddance!

The saying that you reap what you sow couldn’t be truer for former Nigerian Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Michael Aondoakaa. In the months leading up to February 8, when the Nigerian Senate and House of Representative empowered the Vice President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to assume the position of Acting President, he had turned himself into a mess and a laughing […]

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on February 12, 2010 at 12:43 PM / in Nigeria

A prayer for Yar’Adua

You see, there comes a time in every individual’s life when he or she must pause and take stock of a situation. This is also true for a country, and Nigeria is at that point. It’s no longer hush news that the President, Umaru Yar’Adua, is away in Saudi Arabia for a medical emergency. He has been gone since November […]

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