Opinion

Governor Ihedioha Is Not An Agbero; So What Is Going On?, By Ugoji Egbujo

Violence begets violence. And it didnt take so long. Another video has gone viral. The chairman of Ihedioha’s asset recovery team was seen in a gutter being beaten by thugs. The state government has claimed that Rochas Okorocha hired thugs to inflict violence on the state's asset recovery team that…
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Opinion

Rochas Okorocha: Playing the Ostrich On the Road To Perdition, By Uche Igwe

Beyond seizing a few properties from Mr. Rochas Okorocha and his family, the Ihedioha administration should establish a panel to comprehensively investigate and audit the former administration in the State. I can bet that the extent of decay that will be revealed will send shock waves across the He can…
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Opinion

Rochas Okorocha and the Anatomy of ‘Lootocrazy’ In Imo State, By Uche Igwe

The graphic exposition of the extent of looting that he masterminded is both surprising and sobering. His greed consumed him to the extent that he lost every sense of decorum and could not even do it intelligently. Imagine that he awarded different contracts amounting to N20 billion (including over billion…
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Opinion

Governance: Between the Akeredolu Template and Ihedioha Tendency, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The tragedy of it all is that four years from now, we are likely to witness another manifestation of the Ihedioha template, while the Akeredolu tendency may have completely disappeared. Even before they fully internalise the import of their oaths of office, the new big men in the corridors of…
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Columns

Karma and the Parable of ‘Filadefia’, By Louis Odion

...nonetheless, it is impossible to deny the shadow of Karma now engulfing Okorocha. Some eight years ago, he too barely waited for then Governor Ikedi Ohakim to write his hand-over notes before bombarding banks with letters from the “Office of the Governor-Elect” to dishonour cheques presented by the Government House…
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Columns

Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka…
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Opinion

Atiku and The “Idiotic” Ohaneze: Where Good Reasons Lack Logic, By SKC Ogbonnia

There are good reasons to question the decision of the Ohaneze; but desecrating the apex Igbo socio-cultural group or disparaging its leader is sheer political eye-service. It does not bode well for the party nor the Igbo as a nation. True sympathisers of the APC should expend energy on promoting…
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Columns

Ajimobi’s Giant Strides In Folly, By Azu Ishiekwene

As we move towards an election year, desperate politicians, especially “constituted authority”, will do increasingly foolish and outrageous things for political expediency, if we let them. Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is increasingly becoming the Rochas Okorocha of the South-West. With very little effort, he might surpass the latter,…
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