The political elites of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have chosen to regress to the stone age in matters of election at a time that Nigeria is relentlessly digitalizing in every other sphere.
Popular narratives about Nigeria, particularly in the West, routinely dichotomize the country into a “Muslim North” and a “Christian South”. But this dichotomization elides many subtleties, such as the fact that Muslims enjoy a numerical dominion in Yorubaland in southwestern Nigeria and that Christians predominate in many northcentral states and in the northeastern state of Taraba.
Paranoia makes governance costly under dictators. This personality disorder trait, which makes a dictator delusional, compels him to chase shadows where there is no light, enemies where there is none, to the extent that his self-repressed personality becomes the mirror that expresses his fears and anxieties.
Going by history the world has always looked up to legends as people who not only win but give us a larger than life image as role models. By all standards with available and verifiable records Mayor lucky Igbokwe is a perfect fit, he is someone who sacrifices self for the comfort of others.
The Buhari regime’s official narrative for banning Twitter in Nigeria is that Twitter is the platform of choice by digital dissidents to amplify their treasonous, separatist rhetoric, and IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu has been invoked as the most dangerous culprit of this.
To fully understand the kind of person Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is, you need to take note of the recently reported conversation between him and one of his former appointees who is now a chieftain of one of the mushroom opposition parties in Abia state.
Obinna Oriaku's lame attempt to glibly blame his recent arrest and detention by EFCC over the allegation of misappropriation of N22B Paris Club Refund on the appointment of two consultants by the immediate past administration of the state needs further interrogation to establish whether this latter-day saint did not actually miss his way to hell.
It's no longer news that Obinna Oriaku, the former Abia state Commissioner for Finance, was arrested and detained recently by the EFCC over allegations of misappropriation of N22B Paris Club Refund to the state.
That even the vaguest pretence to traditional watchdog journalism is in throes of death in Nigeria’s institutional news media was instantiated by the interview Arise TV’s crew had with Muhammadu Buhari last week. It was out and away from a PR job that masqueraded as journalism.
It’s often said that a lie told so many times, if unchallenged, may – in course of time – begin to pass for the truth. One of such is the terrible lie, institutionally purveyed since the end of the civil war, to the effect that Igboland is landlocked or has no access to the sea.