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Nigeria And The Generational Challenge Of State Building

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Godknows Igali   When the United States President, Donald Trump and his North Korean ‘peace-ally’, Kim Jong Un were planning for the just concluded historic bilateral summit, the question of venue was a matter of greatest concern. The stakes were high from the point of view of ambience,  security and effect. So top political appointees, […]

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A Desperate Move Of The President

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

A Desperate Move Of The President   Umar Ardo, Ph.D The desperation of President Buhari to retain power at all costs has again manifested itself in his illegal act of both changing the National Democracy Day and the investiture of National Honours of GCFR posthumously to late MKO Abiola and GCON to Amb. Babagana Kingibe. […]

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Nigeria’s War Of Leaders

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Olawale Rasheed   The political atmosphere is tensed up in the country as top leaders previously regarded as the core of national leadership are now at each other’s throat, threatening an all out political war. War of leaders is commencing in earnest.   An informal description has always been given to the so-called Directors of […]

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The Revolutionist As The True National Knight: Retelling Major Isaac Boro Fifty Years After

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Godknows Boladei Igali One common character trait of revolutionists is that they often place thier beliefs and commitments above their very existence. That is why, until the Treaty of Paris of 3rd September 1783, General George Washington and other Leaders of the thirteen colonies who waged the Eight-Year long ‘War of Independence or  ‘The American […]

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2019: Noah’s Ark And The Impending Deluge Under Buhari

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

John Darlington   As Nigeria journeys towards another election year with many political gladiators girding up their loins, it is of extreme importance to see the calibre of men aspiring again for elective offices as our previous experience has been one of unmitigated disaster considering the abysmal failures of the incumbent government.   The present […]

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The New Wave Of Populism In Nigeria

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Ogadinma Nkem Politicians all over the world are now retreating to the cocoon of populism exploiting the fears and enthusiasm of their electorates. For example the American president Donald Trump fulfilled one of his electoral promises of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, this attracted global condemnation especially from countries and individuals […]

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Buhari’s 2nd Advent, The Day God Forsook Nigeria

By   /  April 28, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

John Darlington   I have found it absolutely necessary to write again in the course of our nation’s chequered history. There is no denying the fact today that we have become objects of ridicule before the international community and therefore treated with disdain by our host communities abroad thanks to Buhari’s outlandish remarks against the […]

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INEC’s Role In Labour Party Crisis Poses A Threat To 2019 Elections

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Ashton Dagana   As the 2019 election season approaches, political intrigues and manoeuvrings are taking another dimension as all players in the arena devise strategies to outwit one another. For students of political science and stakeholders in nation-building however, 2019 is much more than an election year for Nigeria. 2019 marks two decades of uninterrupted […]

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Be Grateful To Nigeria

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Nyerhovwo Tonukari   I have been accused several times by my wife of refusing to advice people. In fact, I always tell her I do not know much, and that I even need advice. But today, I want to honour her memory by saying a word or two about what I truly feel about life […]

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The Social Contract, Leadership And The Journey Towards Infamy

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Godknows Igali, PhD   Not only in developing countries, where human existence is still sort of primordial, but globally, men are wont to ask, what human society as embodied in the state holds for them. In other words, why does the state exist? And to what ends should its raison-d-etre serve?   So one of […]

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