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Thinking Of Tomorrow Today, By Okey Ndibe

...what’s even more troubling than the administration’s snooze-mode is that there is little sign that progressive-minded or enlightened Nigerians are thinking seriously about organising themselves into a viable political force in 2019. On social media and elsewhere, those who should be banding together to define a different path for Nigeria…
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Politics And Rivers Of Blood, By Okey Ndibe

In the end, Nigerians must decide whether this aggravation that is misnamed elections, this self-serving ogre we’ve misbaptised democracy, can—or should—be sustained in their present toxic forms. Last Saturday, voters in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State cast their votes in a rerun election to choose lawmakers at the state and national…
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President Buhari’s Interesting Interview With Al Jazeera, By Okey Ndibe

My major interest in the interview was the opportunity it offered to take a measure of the president’s mindset. During his recent visit to Qatar, President Muhammadu Buhari sat for an interview with Martine Dennis of Al Jazeera. Last weekend, close to two weeks after the trip, I finally found…
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Low Oil Prices, In Final Analysis, Good For Nigeria, By Okey Ndibe

With oil prices dropping, those politicians motivated by graft are likely to steer clear, enabling men and women of imagination and intelligence to rise to the top. Nigeria has the people, the spirit, and other resources to enable them to recreate a vibrant life. Tumbling crude oil prices—with some analysts…
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Anambra’s Latest Gift To Nigeria’s Fledging Democracy, By Okey Ndibe

Last week’s verdict by the Supreme Court provides an opportunity to establish that every party’s primaries must be conducted in a sane and transparent manner, not hijacked by the well-oiled with a lot of cash and access to those who hold the lever of political power in Abuja. At the…
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