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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 [...]

MC Nwankwo: Monetary Policy Rigmarole

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Just yesterday, the CBN came up with a new Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), reviewing it upward from 12% to 14%. As a sociologist, I may not have requisite academic expertise to speak on core economic issues. However, my 6 years career in the banking industry exposed me to some elementary professional knowledge and experience in both micro and mac [...]

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, [...]

Abia Youth Vanguard: How PDP ambushed...

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READ THE UNEDITED PETITION HERE: APGA YOUTH VANGAURD         APGA YOUTHS VANGUARD 08132413392, 080222714038 APGAyouthsvanguard@gmail.com The Auction Of Justice At Abia Election Tribunals: Why Our Hearts Bleed It is with great pain and heaviness of heart that we, the members of APGA YouthsVanguard, wish to register our [...]

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 [...]

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