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A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics, By Okey Ndibe

...Mr. Maduekwe deserves celebration for keeping his head when most people around him were losing theirs. A person of his ethical disposition and moral spine shows that it pays to do the right thing. I have often argued that Nigeria’s political arena is designed for the criminally minded. That criminal…
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Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership, By Okey Ndibe

The South-East of Nigeria is indeed a laboratory of willful neglect by the Nigerian state. But the zone’s deeper crisis, I suggest, is the wretched leadership acumen exhibited by most of its leaders, with the loquacious Okorocha exemplifying that malaise. I believe that the frenzied quest by disaffected Igbo youth…
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A Humane Proposal For Buhari: Resign, By Okey Ndibe

The case for President Buhari’s resignation is unassailable. Any seriously sick president deserves the time and space to focus on his health. He can hardly do so while shouldering the burden of running a complex and beleaguered country. Besides, Nigeria is beset by grave crises that appear to worsen by…
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Buhari, Patience Jonathan, and Theresa May, By Okey Ndibe

President Buhari’s silence translates as nonchalance towards his creditors, all Nigerians. Sadly, this indifference is the default, if feckless, attitude of those who occupy the space of leadership in Nigeria. These are the men and women who take the most from Nigeria but give back the least. Think about it:…
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Buhari, Call Off Customs’ Siege On Igbo Traders, By Okey Ndibe

...it is time they stopped this practice of unleashing ravenous agents to prey on innocent Nigerians. And with the impression gaining ground that these agencies have launched a vicious assault on the enterprising spirit of the South-East, it is time the government rethought its strategy—or risk an unpredictable, possibly explosive,…
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