Opinion

As the Supreme Court Reviews Its Decision On Imo Governorship Election, By Chidi Odinkalu

Nigeria’s experiment in elective governance can hardly survive by choosing to replace INEC’s arbitrariness with judicial imponderability. This is why the sitting of the Court on Tuesday matters. In 2008, the Supreme Court scorned the notion of deciding election disputes based on principles as “vague, nebulous and large.” On 18…
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Opinion

Governor Okorocha: Of Tyranny and Discontent, By Chido Onumah

For Mr. Okorocha, democracy simply means government of the Okorochas by the Okorochas and for the Okorochas. Last month, he announced his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha)—deputy chief of staff for internal and domestic affairs—as commissioner for “happiness and couples' fulfillment,” and later, “purpose fulfilment.” He has no compunction…
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Opinion

Goodbye Imo State Library, Welcome Rochas’ Chapel!, By Victoria Ohaeri

Goodbye Imo State Library! It may be too late to reverse that wrongdoing, but it needs to be emphasised that the governor probably needs a new set of advisers. In the best interest of the state, Imo citizens all over the world need to come together to support the Rochas-led…
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Guest Columns

Imo State and the Misfortune of Leadership, By Charles Anyiam

Talking of jokers, I was not in the least amused with Okorocha's cheeky use of his handshake photo opportunity with President Barack Obama during Buhari's visit to the White House on posters across the state. That act was low life at its lowliest ebb. My question is: what purpose does…
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