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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...

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...

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...

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...

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? ...
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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...