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Post PEPT Perspectives And Maintaining A Peaceful Polity

Post PEPT Perspectives And Maintaining A Peaceful Polity

🕔10:48, 11.Sep 2019

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) would have delivered its judgement before this article is published. However, no matter the direction the pendulum oscillates, a peaceful polity is imperative to maintaining law and order and advancing our democracy. Since 2007 when President Buhari challenged the victory of late President Yardua, we have not had a hotly contested election at the tribunal. Unprecedented, former President Goodluck Jonathan declined from challenging his loss in 2015. However, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a dogged politician who has earned his dues in Nigeria’s political coliseum went ahead to contest the re-election victory of the incumbent. Ab initio, that decision is one, which against a section of Nigerians who think he should have rescinded, is in fact the best decision for our democracy.

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Are Nigerian Youths Ready For A Revolution?

Are Nigerian Youths Ready For A Revolution?

🕔06:59, 5.Aug 2019

The ambivalent, lacklustre and bland reactions of Nigerian youths to the planned nationwide mass protests captioned #RevolutionNow championed by Mr Omoyele Sowore, one of the conveners, is the reason Nigerian leaders take the youths for granted. That is the why President Buhari would nominate ministers with an average age of 60 and less than 10 per cent of women and zero per cent youths. The youngest ministerial nominee is 45 years old. In United Kingdom, P.M. Boris Johnson appointed a 39-year-old UK-born Nigerian as a Minister in his cabinet. Here in Nigeria, leaders like President Buhari and his generation got their chances to serve Nigeria from their 20s but today ignore the youths and the youths are complicit in the treatment meted to them.

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Nigerian Government Should Release El Zakzaky

Nigerian Government Should Release El Zakzaky

🕔06:24, 27.Jul 2019

There is an attempt to project the Shiites and their leader El Zakzaky as a people Southerners/Christians should loathe. This is coming from Buharists who are framing the Shiites as an undesirable sect that want an Islamic state, that hate Israel and want to create a state inside another state.

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Politics of Escapism: Why Igbos Should Adopt A Broad Strategy in Nigerian Politics

Politics of Escapism: Why Igbos Should Adopt A Broad Strategy in Nigerian Politics

🕔20:14, 10.Jul 2019

The entrepreneurial spirit of an Igbo person is next to none. They are known for living their enclaves in the South East, Nigeria, migrating to Lagos, different parts of Nigeria and all over world in search of greener pastures and returning to their villages in ONE YEAR with automobiles and wealth. I am not exaggerating; most actually make it in such very short interval. Sui generis to the Igbo people, it is the dream of every one of them who leaves their ancestral homes in the South East to go abroad.

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Afrohighlife: A Review of “Culture” by Umu Obiligbo Featuring Flavour And Phyno

Afrohighlife: A Review of “Culture” by Umu Obiligbo Featuring Flavour And Phyno

🕔07:14, 28.Jun 2019

It is the biggest song in South East Nigeria and a big hit in the Nigerian music industry. Highlife music stars Umu Obiligbo’s (Akunwafor jnr and Okpuozor) latest single “Culture” featuring industry giants Phyno and Flavour (A-list artistes in the Nigerian music industry) is an infusion of highlife, Igbo rap and afrobeat. Despite the rendition of the song in Igbo language, it has the trappings of a song, which brings highlife music to the mainstream.

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Enugu Airport: Repair And Renovate, Do Not Degrade

Enugu Airport: Repair And Renovate, Do Not Degrade

🕔01:55, 19.May 2019

When Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State was upgraded to international category, it was a pleasant news for the South East region, a part of Nigeria whose cosmopolitan people, renowned entrepreneurs and international business people travel far and wide, found close to home an international airport to enhance business and travel.

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Why Majority Of Nigerians Will Vote Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President

Why Majority Of Nigerians Will Vote Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President

🕔17:02, 22.Feb 2019

For a government that is largely known for disobedience of court orders, the opposition and disaffected Nigerians latched onto the statement to drive him their message in the campaign season.

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NgTheCandidates: Engendering Issue-Based Campaign,Implications for Atiku, Buhari

NgTheCandidates: Engendering Issue-Based Campaign,Implications for Atiku, Buhari

🕔06:49, 2.Feb 2019

It is not gainsaying to opine that debates are expedient for our electoral process much more in a developing country’sdemocracy where mudslinging, strife, fake news and propaganda are the order of the day. The absence of President Mohammadu Buhari (APC) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar(PDP), the top contenders from an oversized number (73) of presidential candidates from the presidential debate drew backlash and criticisms from voters. However, The Candidates, a town hall event organised by Kadaria Media provided an opportunity for four selected presidential candidates along their running mates to engage and interact with citizens and shed lights on their campaigns and tell Nigerians why they should vote for them.

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Buhari’s Erroneous Notion Of The Elite And The Instigation Of Class War

Buhari’s Erroneous Notion Of The Elite And The Instigation Of Class War

🕔12:12, 12.Jan 2019

The few times Buhari sat down for interviews since 2015, he often makes a case against the ELITE as the root cause of Nigeria’s problem. This is erroneous and potentially dangerous. I will elucidate.

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The Anatomy of Change: The Least Awful

The Anatomy of Change: The Least Awful

🕔15:03, 6.Dec 2018

Nonetheless, Alhaji Atiku is not your typical African politician who promises piper borne water, shelter and food, the basic needs of man but sui generis.

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