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The Gladiators and the Pitter-Patter of ‘Petermentum’

The political ascent of Peter Obi is evident; some even think his presidential quest is providential. Does Obi have a date with destiny, or will ‘Obistructionist’ forces rise up to impede his progress? The wind may be in Obi’s...

Nigeria 2023: Political Hazards and a Game Theory Argument for Electoral Alliances

Party primaries for the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria have now been concluded. However, the outcome is somewhat disequilibrating: it has thrown up two opposing juggernauts in each arm of the governing duopoly, APC and PDP, whilst setting up...

Niggling Doubt Amid Evident Political Surge Driving Peter Obi’s Campaign

Peter Obi’s presidential campaign has taken off. The candidate is riding what seems like a favorable, even frenzied, wave of public sentiment. But... but... does basic political arithmetic justify heady optimism about Obi’s chances in the 2023 election? ...

Nigeria 2023: Projecting Overall Scenarios from the Presidential Primaries

The 2023 presidential election in Nigeria promises to be a closely fought contest. A once-dominant political party, PDP, now languished in opposition, senses an opportunity in an anguished nation to re-take power from a tarnished ruling party, APC. But...

Still, We Rise!

By Chudi Okoye (Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”) You may slight us with your mockeries Or spite us with your hateful forgeries You may grind us into the very muck And even bind us to the rueful murk In which you and your...

Nigeria 2023: Dual Mandate in the North; Duel Mandate in the South

A radical awakening among the southern peoples of Nigeria, further intimated by recent statements from the Southern Governors’ Forum, could offer a path to political order in Nigeria based on restructuring of constitutional powers By Chudi Okoye It was Pentecost this...

Foreign Loan for ‘Nigeria’; Sullen Groan in the South East

The federal government of Nigeria under Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a jumbo foreign loan to finance infrastructure development and other projects in the country. The $22.7 billion loan, already approved by the Senate and now awaiting debate in...

President Buhari Kicks Off Biennial Police Games in Awka

...Applauds the exploits of Police personnel in sport ...Commends Police role in fighting insurgency ...NDLEA warns athletes not to spike  their system with drugs ...14th edition of Anambra Walk For Life held, presaging Police event By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer, Joseph...

Arthur Nwankwo Of Fourth Dimension Publishers Passes On

... As Anambra State Government condoles with familyBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer and Chudi OkoyeThe Anambra State government has commiserated with the family of Dr. Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo over the death of the patriarch.Dr. Nwankwo, aged 77,...
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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...
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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...

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...