Nigeria needs a state of emergency, not a placebo of hope

As we the nation marks another independence anniversary – the 57th – on October 1, speeches will be made by all levels of leaders reminding us of our great achievements, most especially our unity as a nation, and preaching hope in spite of obvious challenges. Nothing may be possibly wrong with this routine exercise, but having been done More...

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By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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IPOB and Colours of terrorism

Last week the federal government completed the process of declaring IPOB a terrorist organisation by getting the court to approve the earlier step taken by the army and the governors of the region to proscribe it. More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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No Igbo, no Nigeria!

Nigeria may be sliding into a Rwanda-like situation with the Igbo being primed as scapegoat for Nigeria’s problems. The Operation Python Dance II of the Army which is responsible for the current escalation of More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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Looking forward backward: How southern intellectuals undermine the argument for restructuring

Restructuring has become something many people would love to hate because it conjures all sorts of meanings and imaginations. Issues around it are becoming quite complex and somewhat complicated. President Buhari’s More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Managing a distressed economy and the hard choice before President Buhari (iii)

Danger signals ahead   By CHRIS UCHE  | Again Nigeria is treading a well beaten path in spite of all the expectations of change in the air. Sorry to be cynical and to spoil the fun of many people but from More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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Northernisation of Buhari’s government

Last week’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari of his kitchen cabinet has closed the possibility of his running an inclusive government. Without any pretensions, he has declared unapologetically that this More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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The Game of Power: How Nigeria works

The million naira question for Tinubu; what did the South West vote for? This week’s happenings at the National Assembly sent me in search of the classic bestselling book I read a few years ago to refresh More...