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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...

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...

Without a Correction, Economic Instability and Rising Insecurity May Derail the Coming Election

Nigeria is beset by a torrent of security and economic issues threatening the upcoming election. Decisive action is needed to correct the situation and ensure a successful election. By Chudi Okoye Will the coming election in Nigeria be derailed by...

Atiku Abubakar versus the South East: Political Usurpation and Electoral Consequences in 2023

This essay continues a series in which I have been examining how the leading political parties in the 2023 presidential election appear to have made choices colliding with the basic principles of Nigerian politics. Part 1 of the essay...

Trial and Tenacity: After a 10-Year Slack, Bart Nnaji’s Electricity Project Gets a New Spark

After a decade-long stagnation forced upon it by bureaucratic and political intrigues in the privatization of the Nigerian power sector, former minister, Bart Nnaji’s electricity development company, Geometric Power, is on the rebound. Nnaji told Awka Times that his...

Pickets, Sticky Wicket and the Racket of Muslim-Muslim Ticket

A brazen decision by the ruling party, APC, to present a same-faith ticket for the 2023 presidential election seems to grate a befuddled nation, putting the fate of its candidates, some think, in a bit of a jeopardy. By Chudi...

2023: Populist Aspiration vs. the Force Fields of Nigerian Politics

Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is riding the wave of populist and progressive support which makes him a highly credible contender in the coming election. But he confronts the rigid force fields of Nigerian politics which are opposed to radical...

Personal Memo to the Leading 2023 Presidential Candidates

By Chudi Okoye Dear ‘Atinuobi’, I am sending this memo simultaneously to the three of you who are currently leading the 2023 presidential election field in Nigeria. Though the field is full, I focus on the three of you for this...
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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...