How Money and Life will shape 2019 By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The most significant election since independence in 1960 will take place in February next year which is approximately four months away. The year 2019 presidential election particularly is significant for a number of reasons and extenuating circumstances. Firstly, the election is being intensely contested by two Northerners made up of the incumbent, a retired military […]

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Presidency’s dry jokes on Unity and Ethics By Emmanuel Onwubiko

A typical day in the Abuja seat of political power is usually packed with events and social convivialism with outputs that are obviously don’t impact very positively to the social wellbeing and welfare of the greatest percentage of Nigerians but most items of discussions are issues that hover between the mundane and theatrical. Against the […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND POST-2019 PRESIDENCY By Emmanuel Onwubiko

At the weekend, I got into a very lengthy conversations with my younger brother currently based abroad and who left Nigeria when his life became endangered by open threats made by some Islamists responsible for the spate of violent attacks targeting largely Christian communities in the North of Nigeria. Our conversations centered around the deteriorated […]

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Amaka: 2 Baba got it screwed up By Emmanuel Onwubiko

I, as a dyed in -the -wool follower of Chelsea football club of England alongside my three year old son, Master Naetochukwu Nnadozie, we sat in the sofa in our common room watching a scintillating/pulsating match between our team and Liverpool last weekend with incredible tensions. In the midst of the evolving tension created by […]

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Which way Nigerian youngsters? By Emmanuel Onwubiko

I actually set out today to do a tribute to the resilience of a very young British professional sports personality (Lewis Hamilton) who has successfully carved a niche for himself as a reference point on how to experience the real meteoric rise from child hood dreams of becoming world champion and indeed embracing the status […]

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Allegory of a Waterlogged Country By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Today’s (Friday September 21st 2018) mainstream newspapers competed amongst themselves on which should decorate their front pages with photograph of the vice president Professor Yemi Osinbanjo and the governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano paddling a canoe to inspect some communities in Anambra state in South East Nigeria submerged by huge floods. This dramatic photograph […]

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Politicians redefining hypocrisy By Emmanuel Onwubiko  

I begin by making a personal confession so as to make full disclosure about my position on participation in qualitative and transformative politics as a Nigerian. My confession is that I am a robust and firm believer in the political philosophy of Plato, one of the best known original thinkers from Ancient Greece. Plato’s political […]

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Buhari’s Ten Million Imaginary ‘Millionaires’ By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Early in the morning of Wednesday September 19th 2018, I switch on the television and proceeded to channel 306 on DSTV/Multichoice satellite network to let my little Son NaetoChukwu Nnadozie watch the beautiful programme for Children packaged by the publicly owned British broadcasting media house otherwise known as BBC, but my Son opted to leave […]

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Nigerian Political godfathers at War By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The typical Nigerian campaign circle revolves around the influence or formidable reach of the persons who parade around as the political king makers or what is generally termed as political godfathers. Looking at it from another perspective, one can assert that the single issue that has come to define and dominate the typical electioneering or […]

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Buhari’s Sucker Punch against Democracy By Emmanuel Onwubiko

President Muhammadu Buhari has rounded up a recent globetrotting session, first to the United Kingdom on a two weeks’ medical vacation and then to China whereby he joined other African political office holders to go caps in hand to a parley organized by the Chinese government to announce a $60 Billion loan deals for different African […]

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