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Jagaban has grabbed the bulls by the horns

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo Some said he went off script. They said the script said ‘end of June’. They argued he should have consulted with labour unions and worked out the cushions before pulling the subsidy rug off the feet of the masses. But it seems Jagaban has not come to play. He wobbled a […]
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Our Politicians and Special Purpose Vehicle

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo In a banana republic, big politicians are gods. They are not gods because they are bullies who arbitrarily ride roughshod over laws and moralities and decide the fate of men. They are gods because sane citizens adopt them as idols they must protect, promote, and worship. It is the willful mass […]

Obasanjo’s endorsement and the mob

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo Obasanjo has never had kind words for this government. He had asked Buhari to resign in 2019 when he supported Atiku. So the presidency should have disregarded the arrows in the letter and taught Nigerians how to react with maturity to unpalatable political endorsements. The presidency could have engaged the endorsement […]

2022: The year of the underdog?

By Dr Ugoji Egbujo 2022 was of a certain kind. It started with the Super Eagles mesmerizing opponents in the early rounds of the African Nations Cup tournament in January. Nothing had been expected from a set of eagles that had ditched their boring foreign coach too late in the day to build harmony with […]

2023: Anti-Corruption is in Jeopardy

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo The anti-corruption war has slowed. Whistleblowers are on leave. The 2015 euphoria has died. Post-Buhari, anti-corruption could become an antiquated slogan.  In 2014, the promise of that war swayed many neutrals to support the former opposition party. Today, eight years later, no party pretends anger against corruption. Anti-corruption enthusiasts and agencies […]

Poor Aminu and the Almighty First Lady

By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo The meek ones have, like Shakespeare, said, “The quality of mercy is not strained.” Other others have said, like Moses, “An eye for an eye.” In other words, “spare the rod and spoil the child.” Yet Others have, like Jesus, drawn the line and said, “He who has never sinned alike, […]

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