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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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On Kissinger: His Deeds, Doctrine, and Lessons for Nigeria

Nigeria should adopt Kissinger’s ‘great power’ vision to assert itself in Africa and the Global South, but not his more devious methods. By Chudi Okoye As a young, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed idealist weaving my way in the world of liberal academia,...

Presidential ‘Face-off’: How Leading 2023 Candidates Outperformed their 1979 Counterparts

The leading candidates in the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria achieved a regional ballot sweep that their illustrious predecessors only dreamed of – an outcome that may signify the changing sociology of Nigerian politics. By Chudi Okoye This certainly isn't Zik’s...

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...

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...

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...

Buhari: Igbo Restiveness, Twitter, Memories of War and Draconian Decrees

President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat this week to deal severely with youths from a section of Nigeria demanding justice for their geopolitical zone is reminiscent of his efforts as a command combatant in the Nigerian Civil War and his repressive...

Options for Viable Peace in Awka

The current leadership crisis in Awka has been long in the making, engulfing the kingship, town union and other institutions. There are ongoing court cases to settle the claims and counterclaims, and it is unclear when the legal hazard...
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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...