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For three days now, three whole days, a grave moral tragedy has been taking place in Miango town located in Bassa local govt area of Plateau state The govt-protected Fulani terrorists have been killing defenceless men, women and children in Miango town for three days now with nothing but criminal silence from Asorock. And why not? The marauding herdsmen are Mr President's kinsmen who can kill and maim with both impunity and immunity. Soldiers from 3rd Armoured Division, one of the largest military barracks, located IN THE SAME LOCAL GOVT, went to the community but not to protect the victims…
The great literary icon, Prof Ola Rotimi, in one of his renowned dramas captioned a politically attuned play, ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again’, and therein brought the concept of madness into the political terrain. Political madness for me is not a mental disorder, but the restraint of balanced reasoning and sound judgment. My dear Governor, Rochas Okorocha, with due respect, who has bewitched you? Whenever I reflect on the economic situation of Imo State at present, and certain economic ventures and strides taken so far by my Governor, I tend to conclude that Okorocha has gone mad again, having…
Populist governments throughout history are the most intolerant, brutal and repressive. Remember the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, Russia, China and even Venezuela today. They are constructed on a raison d'être of self a self-acclaimed virtue in defense of the masses.This false premise This false premise gives them the feel of a divine mission which mandates them to crush any opposition. Speaking against them becomes taboo, and criticizing them an open invitation to unending reproach. Dictatorship sets in and deaths follow. I'm beginning to see Obasanjo and Jonathan as very tolerant leaders who have allowed freedom of expression to blossom…
President Muhammadu Buhari needs help. He must be encouraged to listen—for a change. The current Biafran explosion is a self-inflicted wound and only him can heal it. He must also admit that his hope of using the teetering exigency of terrorism to curry sympathy from the international community is the height of hypocrisy. An Igbo proverb goes that, Ijiji ne nweghi onye ndumodu n’eso ozu ana. (The fly that ignores wise counsel always ends up in the grave with the corpse). That is where Nigeria finds itself today with President Muhammadu Buhari. Rather than embrace simple dialogue, as canvassed by…
Nigerian leaders need to emulate Bishop Kukah in striving after peace instead of the unnecessary display of raw power all the time. The common touch of Kukah comes with no airs whatsoever. I can bear witness to that. Divisive designs are all the rage across the country today. Pulling together is neither here nor there in higher places and on the lower fronts. It is as though the nation is at war with itself. Nigerians appear to have totally missed the essence and fallen in love with the accident. Against this dire background, one cannot but heave a heavy sigh…
‎As I made out time to listen with rapt attention to President Muhamamdu Buhari’s address at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I loved how Buhari spoke with gusto firmness, and was passionate about the myriads of problems confronting the global community. Buhari’s speech touched on one of the world’s most pressing human rights issues: the brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. “The international community cannot remain silent and not condemn the horrendous suffering” of Rohingya Muslims, Buhari said of the desperate human rights situation. While his comments will appeal to the Rohingyas, I…
 Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the recent (or ongoing?) controversial military exercise in the South Eastern part of Nigeria codenamed Operation Python Dance II is the first major incident in Nigerian military history to draw attention to this seemingly routine aspect of military operations worldwide. An operational code name requires creativity, it is meant to be a cover-up, hide the real intentions of the operation, achieve a public relations stunt if possible, and ease communication and strategic documentation within…
Often times we sit at beer parlors, pepper soup joints, social gatherings, academic settings and continue to rain abuses on some Nigeria leaders on what they are not doing right.  We forgot that leadership starts from our little groups like churches, social clubs, and professional associations. The agenda setting for a candidate from any group should be based on the challenges in the communities. In a community where candidates are not challenged to know their delivery capabilities and appointed to certain positions, such a leader will lack clear cut focus. When we redirect his line of thought as the erosion…
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