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20% Population, 1% Political Power

20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were estimated three-fifths a human In their owners' political calculation. America re-jigged its rusted math After eighty years...

Supreme Court Ensnares the South East

With the recent Supreme Court ruling reinstating the terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against Nnamdi Kanu, danger looms for the South East. The region must lobby harder to have the case terminated, failing which it should brace up...

Merge or Submerge: A Hobson’s Choice for Major Opposition Parties

With Nigeria sliding into a Hobbesian state, major opposition parties face a Hobson’s choice: remain fragmented and ineffectual, or adopt ‘cooperative strategies’ involving an outright merger or formal electoral alliance, to wrest power from a fumbling but formidable ruling...

Let’s Fix Our Liberal Democratic System, Not Jinx or Nix It

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo calls for political import substitution in Africa, to replace “unworkable” Western-style liberal democracy with “Afro Democracy”. He’s wrong. By Chudi Okoye It seems almost surreal that one should have to defend ‘liberal democracy’ as a system of...

Coalition of Opposition Parties Imperative for Change in 2027

What’s to be done when change is imperative but the political conjuncture makes it improbable? A coalition of major opposition parties offers a promising path. By Chudi Okoye A defeat of the corrupt and incompetent ruling party, the All Progressives Congress...

A Pained and Deeply Strained Valediction: Is This Atiku Abubakar’s Last Stand?

After a dogged 30-year pursuit of the Nigerian presidency which so far has proved unsuccessful, Atiku Abubakar, who has had an illustrious political career otherwise, might now consider giving it a rest and working instead for the larger goal...

South East Summit 2023: A DUEL MANDATE for National Leadership

Following the traumatic outcome of the 2023 presidential election, the South East summit on economy, security and politics holding this week is a welcome initiative to begin a reset that may enable a frazzled region to compete more effectively...

A Flight from Fact in Factional Debates over Nigeria’s 2023 Election Result

Debates over the outcome of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria seem to have taken a dark turn following the recent appeal court ruling on election petitions, with some critics rejecting the evidence of data, and others, not trusting...

Will Supreme Court Part With PEPT On the 2023 Presidential Election Petitions?

Stage is set to settle the legal, even if not the political, squabbles over the controversial February 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. By Chudi Okoye It could hardly have been a more disappointing judgment for the eager petitioners. It...

Possible Consequences of the Awaited Court Ruling on Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Petitions

Whatever the Presidential Election Tribunal and eventually the Supreme Court decide regarding the 2023 presidential election petitions, Nigeria will be on edge. But some outcomes will be more politically portentous than others, and this will likely weigh with the...
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Easter Meditations: Is Prayer Most Powerful as Sound, Thought or Light?

By Chudi Okoye We are at this moment more than midway through the Holy Week in Christendom, a period requiring...
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20% Population, 1% Political Power

20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were...

Stooperpower

Stooperpower By Chudi Okoye Anthony Blinken blinks inartfully At the spate of unspeakable horrors Visited upon Gaza by America's vexed ally. Joe Biden, his boss, bends unabashedly To the whims...

Supreme Court Ensnares the South East

With the recent Supreme Court ruling reinstating the terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against Nnamdi Kanu, danger looms for the South East. The...

Merge or Submerge: A Hobson’s Choice for Major Opposition Parties

With Nigeria sliding into a Hobbesian state, major opposition parties face a Hobson’s choice: remain fragmented and ineffectual, or adopt ‘cooperative strategies’ involving an...