I congratulate the Dr Dalhatu Tafida lead Goodluck/Sambo campaign organization for their victory at the just concluded PDP presidential primaries. I am very sure by now they have started strategizing with a view to winning the April 2011 presidential polls. On the other hand I feel sad that I read in one of the dailies that some misguided youths in Northern Nigeria were protesting against the Jonathan/Sambo victory at the PDP primaries. What
The Facebook could not have been this interesting if it was invented during the dull moments of the Nigerian politics. Well, I would not really say if there has been a point in the Nigerian History where there was nothing to criticize against, but this time I would say, has been different. Starting from the perceived illness to the prolonged absence and eventual death of the former President, there has been something to talk about, and then
Beginning with the first popular rebellion against monarchy in England (1642), which was brought to a climax by the execution of King Charles I, political and revolutionary action against autocratic European governments resulted in the establishment of democratic governments. Such action was inspired and guided largely by political philosophers, notably the French philosophers Montesquieu and Jean Jacques Rousseau, and the American
On the 9th of July, 2011 a new nation will be created on the African continent. It will be called the nation of Southern Sudan. Its emergence will be an important landmark on the continent in more than one way. It will be about the first Black African nation of an African creation.
It will mark the coming of age of the Blackman in his own home continent after centuries of disarray; the time when he began to think for himself and to have enough confidence in himself to choose
The politics of who get what shouldn't be of much concern to northern Nigeria, but the growing sectarian violence of a frightening magnitude, fuelled by economic crisis and wide gap in social–order. It’s northern Nigeria’s 21st century new challenge. Despite the fact that this recurrent violent conflict has its roots in the social and economic turmoil arising out of the region’s age-long challenges of absolute poverty, illiteracy, ethnic and
Our attention was drawn to a publication which was circulated online on Pointblank.com, Saharareporters.com and Leadership Newspapers to the effect that Mrs. Ijeoma Nwafor, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant to the Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency of Imo state, was not
Nuhu Ribadu running for the presidency of Nigeria, nothing can be more fitting than that. It is only in Nigeria that a Nuhu Ribadu can happen. In any society with any sense of value such a joke will never happen. Nuhu Ribadu is a joke, Nigeria is a joke and both are lies. Ribadu is a clueless neophyte who lives in a neverland; a fairyland where headless men and women come to play, the sordid Nigerian political space.
1. To the people of Jos South-Jos East Federal Constituency and the Government and the good people of Plateau State for standing by me during the period of our illegal suspension. As you are all aware, an Abuja Federal High Court declared it illegal, null and void, we have since resumed work.
2. To the PDP Delegates in the Jos South-Jos East Federal Constituency for their support leading to my landslide victory at the PDP primary elections which held in Bukuru on the 6th Jan, 2011. I assure my constituents
Naturally, also, ‘events’ in political arenas can be virulent punctuating marks in our history books, just like the Human Immune Virus (HIV) stood supreme as a vivid blot in the history of diseases that transcends borders.
“There are a lot of ways Atiku can serve Nigeria other than being the president. Except he has other motives for aspiring to be the president of Nigeria. Former Vice President of America Al gore, who served under Bill Clinton for two terms, contested the American presidential elections in 2000 with George Bush.
With the emergence of President Good luck Jonathan as the PDP presidential flag bearer, there has been a lot of well meaning and destructive comments by Nigerians and Northerners in general.
I wish to draw the attention of my fellow Northerners to fact that the PDP primaries that saw Goodluck Ebele Jonathan emerge as the PDP presidential flag bearer is a good omen to the North and Northerners.
Federal Character Also known as Egalitarian system, No upper class, middle class or lower class. A False Pretence of Equality. Egalitarianism is a misconceived moral principle. It is the belief that all people should be equal. This does not amount to the priority of ethnicity ethical system. It is the belief that value should be split evenly, but it says nothing about what those values are specifically or what its going to cost the nation that practice
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary to elect flag bearers for the National Assembly election in April has come and gone with losers and winners emerging in a surprising contest suffused with intrigues, tension and emotion. As it stands, most of the winners already have a foot at the door of the Green and Red Chambers of National Assembly, NASS.
I am writing this article to openly state my position on the current political situation, especially as it relates to the candidacy of Nuhu Ribadu. I am doing this in the hope that we can agree to disagree.
1.I have always been an avid supporter of Ribadu. When he was in the EFCC, I, like many Nigerians supported him and admired his
London, UK ( elombah ) January 17, 2011 - President Goodluck Jonathan has made history by beating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the PDP nomination and becoming the first South –South personality with a possible prospect of winning the Presidential election in April 2011. Four year ago, it was very hard to imagine that
What many political observers have described as a mere substitution of the former vice-President Atiku Abubakar for President Goodluck Jonathan, was called the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential primaries on Thursday, 13th January 2011, by the conservatives in the PDP, who would prefer to toe the road of their ancestors than repent of the “carry-go” mentality they nurse like a baby, which has eluded Nigeria since the twelve
The best of a community always comes from how best they were able to manage their affairs and effectively utilize their resources for the higher benefits of their society--- Anonymous
50 years is such a long years for a serious nation to have developed the require potentials, that, inspires national consciousness, and the development of both material and human resources. The Nigerian state is a paradox; with so much confusion, and contradictions. A nation with
This is a very short note because I retired from Nigerian political commentary notes a long while ago.But events of this week necessitated my coming out of retirement.
If you recently voted in the opinion poll on my page concerning the April presidential election or have otherwise expressed any support for Mallam Nuhu Ribadu openly, or harboured any sympathy for his candidature secretly, this note is specifically directed at you.
AFRICA has endured a tortured history of political instability and religious, racial and ethnic strife. In order to understand this bewildering, beautiful continent — and to grasp the complexity that is my home country, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation — I think it is absolutely important that we examine the story of African people.
In my mind, there are two parts to the story of the African peoples ... the rain beating us obviously goes back at least half a millennium. And what is happening in Africa today is a result of what has been going on
Today Saturday January 15, 2011, ACN Presidential Candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu paid a visit to the Lagos residence of NCP Presidential Candidate, Bashorun Dele Momodu. Both presidential candidates proceeded to a closed-door meeting after which they had dinner together.
Ribadu emerged the ACN presidential candidate yesterday after while Bashorun Dele Momodu emerged presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) after a keenly contested primaries at the party's National Convention on Wednesday 12 January, 2011 in Lagos.