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Monday, October 3, 2022

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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...

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...

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? ...

Igbo Elders’ Parley with President Buhari: Contrasting Perspectives

A recent meeting of Igbo Elders with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja during which they pleaded for an ‘unconditional’ release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sparked differing reactions across the...

The Great Igbo Debate: Homo Economicus vs. Homo Politicus

 There are divergent political tendencies in Igboland regarding how to engage the Nigerian hegemonic powers. These divergences centre on differing views about the nature and value of Man, economic vs. political; and they dissipate Igbo political energy. It is...

In Time, the Tyranny of Fulani Rule in Nigeria Will Wither Away

Like the transient severity of winter, the blistering storms of ethnic rule in Nigeria will blow over and progressive forces could yet become ascendant By Chudi Okoye I woke up from fretful slumber this morning and found there is finally a...

Obama’s Rope-a-Dope

With the current tally of votes in the 2020 US presidential election pointing to a possible defeat for incumbent Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama, a Trump bête noire mercilessly vilified by the sitting president, may have got his...

Anambra State Governor Suspends ‘Errant’ Traditional Rulers: Matters Arising

The Anambra State governor appears to possess the powers to punish the ‘miscreant’ monarchs, but he may have neglected to follow due process in exercising his powers. By Chudi Okoye Anambra State is yet again in the news, but this time...

Jazz Scatting and Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in tongue can be abused as fraudulent pantomime, but like jazz scatting it has deep cultural roots as a way to elevate the mind beyond the clutter of temporal existence to commune with the gods. By Chudi Okoye I must...

New Year Thoughts: What Really is the Awka Kingship Tussle About?

Speculative thoughts on the implications of the kingship tussle in Awka: an attempt to explain – beyond the usual theories of the case – why the crisis has proved intractable. By Chudi OkoyeI should start with a bit of clarification....
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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...
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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...

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...

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,...

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....