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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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