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Of infantile governance and accidenta...

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“I hope you have a copy of the election results. The constituents, for example, gave me 97% cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%.” -       President Muhammadu Buhari.   The above quote by President Buhari painfully summarises the philosophy of Nigeria’s governing elite.  To them, the equality o [...]

I Still Don’t Do Politics

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Two weeks ago, we started with a discussion of why it is important that we populate the political space with competent and skilled people rather than what it is today, where a lot of mediocrities and charlatans parade themselves as politicians, taking decisions on the lives of people who are more endowed than them. Today’s title should have b [...]

Alex Otti: I Don’t Do Politics (Part ...

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OUTSIDE THE BOX BY ALEX OTTI “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors” Plato (428BC to 347BC). Those were the wise words of Plato donkey years ago. If those words were true in those days, they are even truer today. Today’s title is derived from a conversation between two [...]

On the Abia State debacle

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Source: The Will For once, let us forget what party we do or do not support, and look at the implication of the mess we have somehow gotten ourselves into. A Federal High Court issued an order which the Independent National Electoral Commission obeyed.  Rather than act in accordance with that order, the man who was removed as governor [...]

Yesterday they stole our votes

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In the wake of the blatant rape of justice by the Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo-led Election Petition Tribunal in Abia State this week, many have wondered why the rest of the nation seems to be silent on the assault going on in Abia State. Indeed, it has been alleged by those who should know, that the panel was bought with the sum of N200million [...]

It’s time for a third force

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It’s time for a third force. From the goings-on in the National Assembly, it has become rather evident that the APC cannot manage victory.  In fact, having banded together to (thankfully) remove the PDP from power, the party’s lack of a cohesive ideology becomes more apparent each passing day.  And while President Buhari will be the imm [...]

An era of change

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In just a little over two weeks, our representatives-elect will be sworn into office.  After months – for some vigilant few, years – of gruesome campaigning, these apostles of change or continuity will start – or continue – the task of building Nigeria into a country worthy of the appellation “big brother of Afri [...]

The time for change is now

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We cannot be angry enough at the goings on in Abia State.  It will be the height of irresponsibility on the part of our people if we allow the present crop of low quality individuals to, having raped our state sore, impose a leadership bereft of ideas and original thought on us. While we may have previously acceded to the wisdom of our politi [...]

Thoughts on Abia…

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The tragedy of Abia State is not that we have a governor who falls short of having even the barest leadership traits needed for leading an electoral ward. The tragedy is that we have men and women who, having reached the zenith of their different careers nationally and globally, do not, or cannot find the courage to talk to a god of rust tin [...]

Who will Buhari pick as his VP candid...

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In my opinion, the success – or otherwise – of the APC in the coming election at the presidential level lies not so much in the choice of it’s presidential candidate, but in that of the running mate. Contrary to the calculations bandied about by APC loyalists, the party cannot afford to leave out the South East and South Sou [...]

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