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The terror of being Nigerian, By Obi Nwakanma

Last year my son made plans to buy a ticket and fly down on his own to Nigeria, and spend the summer with his uncle in Abuja and in the village, East of Nigeria. He was twenty, young, and raring to go. He wanted to explore Nigeria on his own. It was I that stopped […]
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The fight for Lagos

By Obi Nwakanma Yesterday’s governorship election was shaping up to be a battle royale between the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP). If the result of the presidential election of February 25 in Lagos was to be the key indicator, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was in trouble, and Gbadebo Patrick Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour […]

INEC’s shit-show

By Obi Nwakanma The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) had no sterling records on which to run and return to power in the federation of Nigeria in this election. The facts were stark. Compared to February 2015 when the party, an alliance of the discontented, fielded the ex-military dictator, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, a former Major-General […]

Culture and the nation

By Obi Nwakanma I was watching a Channel’s TV programme recently moderated by Dr. Pat Utomi, and featuring Onyeka Onwenu, Tee-Mac and Sonny Irabor, on the potentials of cultural investments in the economic and social redemption of Nigeria.  Among Dr. Azikiwe’s conceptions of rights, which he articulated in his ‘Blueprint for Nigeria,’ was the right […]

To calm the East…

By Obi Nwakanma I bat with those who believe that the violence currently experienced in the South-East of Nigeria is manufactured, instigated and packaged under an internal security operations order conducted by the security services of Nigeria. The aim is to contain the East and create the impression of a “Wild, Wild East.” It de-markets […]

Questions for Peter Obi (2)

By Obi Nwakanma It appears that Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party is not only surging at the polls, but he is raking in the endorsements of key figures in the Nigerian polity whose opinions matter in very important circles.  General Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria began his new year by penning a […]

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