September 24, 2017 11:02 pm

Opinion

If Stephen Keshi Was the President of Nigeria

If Stephen Keshi Was the President of Nigeria

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 Read More »

Ricism: How Nigerian Politicians Steal Votes by illegal Means

Ricism: How Nigerian Politicians Steal Votes by illegal Means

Grimot Nane, PhD The latest neologism in the Nigerian political economy is ‘ricism.’ The author defines ricism as “the use of rice, other foodstuff (beans, tinned foods, salt) and essential commodities (kerosene, farm tools, textile fabrics, crockery) by politicians to induce voters to make on the spot decisions to vote for them.” The democratic political economy of Nigeria is determined ... Read More »

The Corleonisation of Nigeria

The Corleonisation of Nigeria

No film and novel has influenced the psyche of the Nigerian male as much as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Many of the leaders of the various fields of activity today dreamt of and mimicked the characters from The Godfather (especially Don Vito and Michael Corleone) for many years and it remains the default preference of ... Read More »

LindaGate: Linda Ikeji, Google & Social Media Tigers

LindaGate: Linda Ikeji, Google & Social Media Tigers

On social media platforms, particularly Twitter, Linda Ikeji’s celebrity and scandal, according to commentators like Emeka Ugwu, was exploited by “social media tigers.” An unusual entry into scandal’s arena was made by Ikhide Ikheloa, who brought Wole Soyinka’s name into the matter by paraphrasing a section of the Nobel Laureate’s memoirs Read More »

30 Percent or Nothing

30 Percent or Nothing

#30PercentOrNothing is the latest trending hashtag in cyberspace on Nigerian politics. The political youth are demanding that in the forthcoming 2015 general elections in Nigeria (at least) 30 percent of politicians elected (and appointed) to political office at federal, state and local authority levels should be youths themselves. Read More »

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