Opinion

Toyin Falola and the Power of Mentorship, By Moses E. Ochonu

A mentor who will suspend his involvement in a medical diagnostic procedure to attend your professional event is the epitome of true mentorship. Mentorship, unknown to many people, is not all about academics and professional accomplishment. It is also about a human connection, about commitment to another person’s success, and…
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Atiku’s Road to Damascus on Restructuring, By Moses E. Ochonu

What's his Road to Damascus epiphany story? What or who convinced him to embrace restructuring? Who is writing these beautiful speeches for him about the imperative of restructuring? Are they the same people who authored the APC's now abandoned platform and promise to restructure the country? Atiku Abubakar, former vice…
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El-Rufai, Corruption and the Mask of “Competence”, By Moses E. Ochonu

If we cannot call corruption by its only name because the perpetrator is seen as being more intelligent, informed, and competent than the average politician, we are essentially creating a special coven or category for thieves who are beyond reproach and cannot be held accountable. So, per , Nasir el-Rufai,…
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Why Do El-Rufai and His Minions Care More About His Image Than About the People of Southern Kaduna?, By Moses E. Ochonu

There is time for the governor to rebuild his image, retreat from his ethnic supremacist thinking and divide-and-rule politics, and regain the trust of his people. He will, however, not do this by lashing out in every direction instead of taking responsibility for fixing a problem that he didn’t cause…
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El-Rufai’s Blunders and the Christmas Killings in Southern Kaduna, By Moses E. Ochonu

As the governor blames others, he has not stopped to acknowledge that his past and present utterances and gestures have created an atmosphere of distrust between him and the people of Southern Kaduna, and between the ethnic and religious groups of the state. He needs to look inward and take…
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Opinion

Unraveling the “Mystery” of Nigerian Trump Supporters, By Moses E. Ochonu

Fortunately for those of us who live and work in the and have American children whose lives and futures will be impacted by the outcome this election, the vast majority of these Trump-supporting Nigerians cannot vote and in fact are simply cyber noisemakers who buy data and log onto Facebook…
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Opinion

Buhari and the Murtala Mythology, By Moses E. Ochonu

Until 2015, when it became plausible to imagine him as a civilian president, people were speaking of Buhari as some often speak of Awolowo: the best president Nigeria never had. But Jonathan's misadventure in power magnified Buhari's mythical competence, whitewashed his inadequacies, and enabled his victory in last year's elections.…
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Buhari’s Transformation and Post-Decision Cognitive Dissonance, By Moses E. Ochonu

In March 2015, the correct decision was to elect Buhari to replace a failed Jonathan administration whose profligacy threatened the very survival of the country. It is not a decision that immunises Buhari from critical engagement. It does not call for regret or counterproductive, face-saving posturing. Even those who voted…
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