Political Notes

Was Utomi right to have told Akpabio shut up? By Emmanuel Aziken

Was Utomi right to have told Akpabio shut up? By Emmanuel Aziken

It was a shock hearing Professor Pat Utomi last Thursday telling Senator Godswill Akpabio to shut up. Given the dignity of the office he occupies as President of the Senate, and also being the second in the order of succession, some may say that the learned academic should have been more restrained in his vituperation against […]
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Tinubu and Atiku: The story of common betrayal, By Emmanuel Aziken

Tinubu and Atiku: The story of common betrayal, By Emmanuel Aziken

The declaration of Tinubu as president by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC last February may have consumed whatever was left of their tenuous political relationship. The expense that Atiku put to unravel things that the president claims could cause him irreparable damage is shocking to some.

A Deputy Governor’s lessons in humility, By Emmanuel Aziken

A Deputy Governor’s lessons in humility, By Emmanuel Aziken

His apparent failure to manage Comrade forced him out of the All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where he was grudgingly accepted. Just as in the APC, Obaseki has had to fight with his benefactors, notably, Chief Dan Orbih who managed his re-election campaign in 2020.