With all these discoveries and recoveries of looted billions of dollars (cash in apartments) from government officials who were trusted with the nation’s revenue sources, you still doubt why Nigeria is on its knees? We’ve never seen this before, not as far as I know. We had seen such amount of money taken to chambers’ floor … Continue reading We need confidence in our governance to succeed collectively
Tag: Nigerian politics
Shin, menene yan Najeriya ba su fahimta ba game da Muhammadu Buhari?
Irin korafe-korafen da ke faruwa a yanzu game da gwamnatin Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari, babu tantama ya yi kama da abunda ya faru a 1984, lokacin mulkinsa na farko. Yawa-yawancin jama’a suka kosa saboda tsaurin rayuwa, daga karshe suka yi fatan Allah ya canza musu shi. Shekaru kadan bayan Allah ya kawo karshen mulkinsa, jama’a suka … Continue reading Shin, menene yan Najeriya ba su fahimta ba game da Muhammadu Buhari?
INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun
In the wake of the ongoing Nigerian politics, here comes another perspective, I suppose a controversial one, from a Nigerian poet and writer, Odia Ofeimun who after speaking on the politics of Pan African Organization, recommended that the INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega ought to have been sacked for what he considered as manipulation of the voters' … Continue reading INEC Chairman ought to be sacked – Odia Ofeimun
Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria
One of the grievous mistakes of colonial legacy in Nigeria is the deliberate and constitutional exclusion of traditional institutions in decision making. Despite the over 1000 years of dynamic heritage and effective leadership, particularly in the North, these institutions were only able to secure a ceremonial mention and a consultative role under the Local Government … Continue reading Traditional institutions and the politics of exclusive power in Nigeria
The gallantry of Captain Sagir on Ekiti vote
The worst and most dangerous mistake a country could make is to politicise its defence system. Two or three things are apparent from my perception of Captain Sagir’s action, and this gallantry hopefully will become the whistle that sounds the victory of Nigeria in the hard-hitting game of nationhood. At first, blowing a whistle as … Continue reading The gallantry of Captain Sagir on Ekiti vote
Gargadi ga mai yawan korafi
Yawan korafi kullum da hangen cewa wani ya take maka hakki, bai haifar da komai sai mutuwar zuciya da musiba a cikin al’umma. A duk lokacin da mutum ya zama mai yawan korafi, to kodai rago ne, yana zaune yana jira idan biri ya tsinko dan giginya ya fadi a kasa ya dauka, ko kuwa … Continue reading Gargadi ga mai yawan korafi
Parallel challenges for the next Nigerian leadership
With the current global economic trend as a result of a paradigm shift in an oil market, the leaders, as well as the people who will champion the next pace of Nigeria will face parallel challenges of revenue and security. Suffice to say, this is the moment when Nigeria needs a strong, neutral and focused leadership that will … Continue reading Parallel challenges for the next Nigerian leadership
Nigeria and the reality of escalating insurgency
With the increase and nature of violent fatality in Nigeria at the moment, the only hope seems to be left for Nigerians is a tenacious prayer to the Almighty in addition to stopping a game of blame or pointing the finger at one another. We must accept it not only as a faith but also as … Continue reading Nigeria and the reality of escalating insurgency