Next Saturday Nigeria will have the states’ phase of the elections for Governors and members of State Houses of Assembly. If the aforementioned rule is credible as significant guidance, there will be much more election violence, malpractices and misbehaviour this coming Saturday than on 28 March
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There are many Nigerian and non-Nigerian Panglossians who believe the “Grand Nigerian Dream,” which sets up Nigeria to be a world economic power just around the corner, no matter how dismal the nation’s economic capacity or options are
Journalism that relies on ‘verifiable fact’ for its credibility has been taken over by falsehood and rumours due to a brown envelope journalism culture or cash for news reports.
Nigerians need a good political education but it has to be a proper one and strongly matched by good livelihoods. Until such a time when that happens, voters will continue to vote with their stomach, tribe, religion and whatever keeps their identity strong
The big paradox is that almost all Nigerian conservatives, whether in Nigeria or Diaspora, are at best living not too far away from hunger. Wealthy, rich or even comfortable Nigerian conservatives are the exception not the rule. Job sackings or redundancies create major crises in their lives.
The simple question is how can most Nigerians passionately hold Stephen Keshi stringently accountable for the performance of his team on the pitch and, in the same breath, perpetually absolve the Nigerian leadership of all responsibility for their stark and embarrassing failures
Will Pistorius go to jail for Reeva’s death? He has the benefit of the doubt: disability; national hero status; good character; and potential future success are mitigating circumstances that may keep him out of jail even for a derisory term.