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Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Outcome: Post-Mortem on the Opposition’s Tactical Moves

The fragmentation of opposition forces and their tactical blunders may have been the decisive factor that shaped the outcome of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. By Chudi Okoye In the immediate aftermath of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria,...

And The Voters Went Out To Vote

And The Voters Went Out To Vote (Lament for the 2023 Nigerian election) By Chudi Okoye (First Draft: Feb 27, 2023) Oh hear now all ye here gathered Words akin to ones once rendered By the Lord in his Parable of the Soils Here recast as...

Moment of Truth: Who Should Win vs. Who Might Win Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election

The unspoken issue in Nigeria's impending presidential election is the tension between who ought to win and who might actually win the election. If fate would favor this forlorn country, what ought to be will become fact in the...

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...
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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...