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July 16, 2018

Buhari’s buccaneers for 2019 Presidential election (1)

  All those, including the monarchs of the South-east of Nigeria, as reported in the media, who egg on President Muhammadu Buhari to run for the presidential seat in 2019 are his buccaneers. They are of divers categories. We shall treat them in three distinct categories. The monarchs are in the first. They are toothless bull-dogs. They can bark furiously. But they can’t bite. By their positions, they are not supposed to support any political party. Their utterances give considerable credence to the popular saying that Igbo enwegh eze. And by the way, their stools seek, strive, strain and stagger…

Priest cautions against inflammatory political statements

The Parish Priest of St. Bride’s Catholic Church, Pitlochry, Scotland in United Kingdom, Rev. Fr. Dr. Tobias Okoro celebrated a Holy Mass at St. Joseph Umualumaku where he prayed for the successful conduct of the 2015 elections. Fr. Okoro, who was home on vacation, cautioned the political class to be mindful of their utterances and avoid usage of provocative languages that could incite hatred, fuel bitterness, disunity and promote violence. He admonished leaders to provide selfless services and ensure equitable spread of infrastructural developments, social amenities like portable water and provide employment to the teeming youths who idle away their…

How to save Nigeria in 2015

The ‘Ember’ month quickly reminds us that the year is gradually coming to an end and we are heading into a new 2015, another year of Nigeria’s general elections. Already in the country, the different political parties have begun their rallies with their political jingles and posters all over the place and with each party aiming to emerge victorious. As we look towards the elections, it is worth noting that Nigeria is facing several issues that have been left unaddressed, ranging from insecurity to the current spread of Ebola virus that has threatened to exterminate the people. In view of…

The proliferation of political parties in Nigeria and its Destructive consequences

It should be clear to all “ENLIGHTENED AND PROGRESSIVE NIGERIANS” that the “MULTIPLICITY OF POLITICAL PARTIES” in our country should not be the way forward for a “PALPABLE DEMOCRACY” to really function in Nigeria. THE STUMBLING BLOCK: The Myriads of ethnic or regional oriented political parties (“Mushroom-Parties”) in Nigeria are to a large extent, making the “Dividends of Democracy illusive and Un-realizable” in our country. A large majority of these political parties, described in some quarters and countries as “Titeres” or “Puppet Parties”, do purport or pretend to challenge the “Dominant Party in Power but the real fact is that…