Nigeria @ 50: Celebrating what?

Minister of Information and Communications, Prof Dora Akunyili is one Nigerian I, like many Nigerians, had admiration for during her NAFDAC days. Sadly, I lived to witness the moral decompose of this great Nigerian icon. I guess her undoing was when she accepted the offer of those who wanted to tear down her pedigree to […]

Wall Street veteran named AMCON chief – 234Next

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked former Goldman Sachs investment banker Mustafa Chike-Obi to run the state-owned “bad bank” to absorb the non-performing loans of nine institutions rescued in a N600 billion bailout a year ago. The President submitted the nomination of Chike-Obi, the son of a celebrated Nigerian mathematician, to the National Assembly for approval […]

Service Chiefs and Democracy

Finally it appears that the political leaders have absorbed one vital lesson. They have learnt to manage the military class or otherwise the military class have learnt to be more professional and to operate within a more constitutional role as it was intended to be from the beginning. Nigerian democratic experiment is on a learning […]

Nigeria: An Adolescent At Fifty By Okey Ndibe

What meaning is to be assigned to the fact that, in three days, Nigeria will mark fifty years as an “independent” nation? This question, or a variant of it, was the focus of the latest session of the Nigeria Peoples Parliament in Diaspora (NPPiD) that held last Saturday in New York City. The NPPiD is […]

2011: Ngige considers senatorial seat

Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, may have concluded plans to contest for the Anambra Central Senatorial seat in next year’s election. Ngige, who was governorship candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), in the February 6 election in the state, Daily Sun source revealed, was not happy with the judgment of […]

Igbo Political Group Locked out of Conference Venue

Ahead of 2011 general election, prominent politicians from the South-east gathered at the Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State, yesterday to brainstorm on the way forward for the Igbo Presidency in 2015, but they were stunned as the conference venue, the Sam Mbakwe Banquet Hall, was locked. As a result of the confusion, they were […]

2011: Jonathan Opens up on Zoning, says PDP has no control over Presidency.

President Goodluck Jonathan had kept mum while the debate on zoning or no zoning continued to rage. But he opened up on the issue yesterday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Abuja. The president, who spoke during an interactive session with newsmen after submitting his presidential nomination form, said PDP did not zone […]


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