Before the 1979 general elections in Nigeria, Ibrahim Waziri and some of his supporters and friends launched a political party called Great Nigerian Peoples Party (GNPP).Read More
Time, we all assume, is undirectional and rolls inevitably on from the past and present to the infinite future. Hence, when midnight arrived on Friday, December 31, 2010, people all over the world rejoiced and jubilated for surviving to see the New Year.Read More
The months of maneouverings, ad hominems and scratch-my-back-I-will-scratch-yours for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket are over. On Friday, January 14, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the incumbent President decisively defeated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and “serial contestant” Sarah Jibril to clinch PDP’s presidential ticket for the April 9, 2011 presidential election.Read More
Human beings in contemporary societies, like no other period in history, are so preoccupied with the rat race for material comfort that they tend to forget those simple things that make human life humane.Read More
Despite the fact that he was a missionary, he was bold enough to aver that: “The Jesus who came forward publicly as the messiah, who preached the ethic of the kingdom of God, who founded the kingdom of heaven on earth, and died to give his work final consecration, never had any existence.Read More
Children regularly write to Santa asking for presents which, according to tradition, elves help him to manufacture in his headquarters at the North Pole.Read More
Christmas is here again, an indication of the cyclic nature of time.
The fever has gripped all the nooks and crannies of the globe. In the major cities of Nigeria, Santa Claus’s cheery face is emblazoned at shop entrances and windows.
Going by the abysmal performance of PDP at the federal level and in most PDP-controlled states since 1999, it would really be advantageous for our democratic evolution if the party loses the presidency and majority in both chambers of the National Assembly. But that is easier said than done.Read More
The ruling party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been humiliated once again by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).Read More
Previously, political office holders stole thousands or millions of naira, dollars and pounds sterling; these days they embezzle hundreds of millions and billions which they use to finance absurdly ostentatious lifestyles and buy expensive property both in Nigeria and overseas, while ordinary Nigerians they are supposed to serve wallow in avoidable abject poverty.Read More
Having clarified the concepts of morality and politics, it is now time to look closely at the role of morality in Nigerian politics.Read More
There is no human group known in history that did not have a system of morality, that is, a set of rules and principles that stipulate conducts which are considered right, good and praiseworthy and those that are deemed to be wrong, bad and blameworthy.Read More
Having discussed in previous essays some pertinent issues arising from recent conflicting judgments of different courts with respect to corruption charges and electoral fraud preferred against some prominent Nigerians, I think it is appropriate to investigate the role of morality (if any) in Nigerian politics.Read More
He must avoid the usual mistakes of Nigerian politicians who feel that they must change immediately all the appointments made, and uproot all the structures created, by their predecessors, thereby wasting valuable resources and time.Read More
We shall also discuss the fairness or unfairness of resorting to plea bargain which offers undeserved soft-landing to prominent Nigerians who were found guilty of elephantine corruption and financial crimes, whereas ordinary citizens convicted for stealing pittance would face up to ten years imprisonment.Read More