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Chudi Okoye

Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused a split in our homes And cut a reddened slit in our hopes Today they killed a pregnant woman One among many harmless...

Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out seeking alms And Peter said: Silver or gold, I've no stock But in the name of...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted and become but a naught. In our history he'll be seen as a blot A sloth who,...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray. And so, after a short period, seeing that their exertion was good, the two men...

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions about morality which must be litigated in the Nigerian courts or in the political arena....

Pray, what is the Point of Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed?

Nigeria has tumbled from the majestic era of a highly cerebral and world-renowned economist as her finance minister, when her public debt was nearly zeroed out, to the travesty of an unremarkable misfit under whom the country’s economy has...

Buhari is a Strident Caution Against Electing Another Senescent Aspirant as President

The advanced age and chronic illness of the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, have quite possibly helped to imperil his presidency and most likely caused wider malaise in the country. Nigeria must avoid the mistake of electing another aged and...

A Pragmatic and Newly ‘Open’ Britain: Lessons for Nigeria

Britain has assembled a youngish, technocratic and racially diverse leadership strike force to tackle its current economic challenges. Nigeria, which is even more deeply mired, has much to learn from the pragmatism of the United Kingdom. But current political...

SE Leaders Must Act Decisively to Avert Crisis over Kanu’s Looming Legal Victory

Incarcerated IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, won a stunning legal victory this week, with the Abuja Court of Appeal dismissing all the outstanding counts in the federal government’s treason case against him. The government, however, insists Kanu has not been...

Water Water Everywhere, Not A Drop Of Plan

By Chidera Michaels The spigot from which all the evils bedeviling our people cascade is the stupefying dumbfoundedness of our leaders. That’s common knowledge. Their superfluous narcissism is rampant and bewildering. Besides all other problems besetting our people, the incessant...

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Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused...
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Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray....

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions...