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2015: North VS South (1): INEC gives North fresh advantage
70% of new polling units to North; South gets less than 30% Stormy meeting of federal commissioners In what many are describing as a gambit with the potential for dangerous and unimaginable consequences, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, led by Professor Attahiru Jega, may have set itself up for opprobrium.....
Imo gubernatorial race: Emeka Ihedioha in pole position
One of the trickiest gubernatorial races  will take place in Imo State in 2015. It will not be because  power of   incumbency has been nullified in view of the present governor’s quirky hold on the levers of power in that politically charged environment.  It will not be because the.....
Don’t overlook the other Nigeria by Paul Collier and Acha Leke
What is lost in most discussions about Nigeria today is the strong economic record that it has established over the last decade. In fact, a recent year-long study of the country by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) showed that, over the next 15 years, Nigeria has the potential to become.....
Automotive policy and the rest of us
It was a little surreal to learn of a new automotive policy that had just been proposed for Nigeria. A close mimic of the import substitution industrialisation strategy made famous by Latin American economist, Raul Prebisch, from his time as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America.....
Araraume and his ‘injustice’ heresy
Since his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) late last year, Chief Ifeanyi Araraume and his handlers have made a song and dance of a purported “injustice” meted to him by the party in 2007. So frequently have they repeated this claim that it is already taking a life.....
Ihedioha and the PDP Imo Guber Ticket
By John Mgbe task  of  marketing Hon. Emeka  Ihedioha   to  the  Imo  State  electorate  is  a  very  easy  one  because it  is  a  classic case  of the maxim: ”A good  wine  needs  no  bush”.  As  a political product, Ihedioha  has  a powerful  unique  selling  proposition (USP) or  a  niche  which .....
2015 Imo Guber: Charter Of Equity, Creation Of Guilty Hands
The principle of binary logic postulates that a logical ideology can also be unreasonable. Endemic in each and other political events are either crises or opportunities, it all depends on the standpoint of the individual. In whatever context, there are always driving forces that play out to shape the events......
Orlu zonal PDP meeting: Uzodinma got it wrong
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EXPANDING THE FRONTIERS OF EDUCATION: UWAJUMOGU EXAMPLE
What does UNESCO, Gov. Rochas Okorocha and Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu have in common? Love for education. The UNESCO, the UN agency responsible for global education development holds that education is the key to societal development and stability. Consequently, it made case for the sector by pegging ideal national budgetary allocation.....
SAMBISA FOREST: FROM NATURE CONSERVATION TO TERRORIST'S HAVEN
By Michael Olugbode The now dreadful Sambisa forest was originally conceived as a wildlife game reserve. It was Muhammed Buba Marwa, who as military administrator of Borno, commissioned Sambisa Forest. While commissioning the Sambisa Game Reserve, Marwa said, “Wildlife conversation in Borno state goes as far back as 1970 with.....
Echoes from World Economic Forum on Africa
News Analysis by Edith Ike-Eboh, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa has for more than two decades proffered suggestions on how to tackle Africa’s economic problems and foster growth. This year’s summit, which has ``Forging Inclusive Growth; Creating Jobs’’ as its theme, took place.....
What does the “North” want? (Part 2)
BY CHIDO ONUMA This piece is not a response to the “North’s” position on the National Conference. I believe every individual or group has the right to respond to the conference as they deem necessary. Rather, it seeks to address the crisi s of identity which is at the root of.....

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