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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 [...]

There was a city

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The title of this post was inspired by the late Chinua Achebe’s personal history of Biafra, ‘There Was A Country’.  In the book, Chinua Achebe talks about the events that led to the unsuccessful secession of Biafra from the Nigerian nation, as well as the resultant civil war.  The book is a good read for anyone willing to as [...]

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 [...]

For a girl, whose name we do not know

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The news of the discovery and rescue of one of the Chibok girls yesterday brought back to our national psyche, an issue we have, it seems, made a concious effort to forget. Today, I stumbled upon the new TV ad by TBWA\Paris for GMF, titled “We stand for those who”.  What caught my attention, apart from the beautiful story-telling, [...]

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 [...]

As we decide our fate

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Abia is at at crossroad. Whatever decisions we take with regards to the 2015 elections will determine the direction of the state for the foreseeable future. If we elect as governor, a person whose love for and commitment to Abia supersedes parochial considerations, we will begin our march – even of tortured – towards the great [...]

Anyim: Human capital development, pri...

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National Vice Chairman (South East), All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Nyerere Anyim says it is not important where the next governor of Abia State comes from but it is important that whoever becomes the next governor must deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. In a chat with journalists in Lagos recently, he noted that one of t [...]

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