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South East Summit 2023: A DUEL MANDATE for National Leadership

Following the traumatic outcome of the 2023 presidential election, the South East summit on economy, security and politics holding this week is a welcome initiative to begin a reset that may enable a frazzled region to compete more effectively...

Easter Meditations: Toward a Possible Rehabilitation of Judas Iscariot

By Chudi Okoye It is long past time to begin seriously to reconsider the portrayal of Judas Iscariot in biblical exegesis and intellectual discourse. In fact, such reappraisal has been going on in certain scholarly circles, especially since the translation...

Beyond Grief and Anger: Preliminary Ideas for SE Political Strategy After the 2023 Elections

The South East invested heavy political capital in Peter Obi’s 2023 presidential bid. While Obi pursues litigation to recover his allegedly stolen mandate, the South East must avoid the tyranny of protracted grief over the last election and must...

Black Swan and Tocqueville Effect: Peter Obi and the ‘Revolutionary Moment’ in Nigeria

Peter Obi won the Nigerian presidential election of February 2023. Probably not so in the statistical sense of ballot share, a matter which is being litigated, but with regard to the quotient of gained prestige and political stature. When...

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...

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...
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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...