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Biafra, Quit Notice And All That Nonsense

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


For nearly two weeks now the entire news space has been filled with what a LEADERSHIP editorial correctly described as “the valorisation of secessionist hubris.”


The purveyors, sponsors and foot soldiers must immediately stop this nonsense.


Why Buhari Is Doing Exceptionally Well

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The Interview Magazine


By Shuaib I. Shuaib

Embarking on his first tour of Africa in July 2009, newly elected president of the United States, Barrack Obama delivered a speech at the Ghanaian parliament that echoed all across the African continent.

The New Soft Power: Chinese Diaspora

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Tunji Awonusi


The biggest, by far, of the diaspora influence in their home country politically, economically, socially and technologically is the Chinese Diaspora. The Chinese Diaspora goes back hundreds of years due to the migratory nature of the Chinese people and the fact that some of them are nomads.

How Is Technology Changing Africa?

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The Interview Magazine


By Harrison Roberts

A Memory Of Two Years Ago

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


This time two years ago, I was over the moon. I didn’t win a lottery. It was, in fact, something that I would have been happy to trade off for a winning ticket.

The election of Muhammadu Buhari as president, the first opposition candidate to displace an incumbent, somehow meant more to me than the thrill of a jackpot.

Nigerian Civil Servants Can Play Too Much

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


When former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, told the Senate and Nigerians during a ministerial screening that he never signed a cheque while governing the state, the country erupted in pure disbelief. The famous ‘Children of Anger’ on social media responded robustly with insinuations and accompanying memes.

Judges’ Recall And Malami’s Crocodile Tears

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council (NJC) is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick.

One Week, Two Dramas: Who Will Save Okorocha From Himself?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Whenever I’m about to forget what it means to be a politician in these parts, I remind myself of the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. He combines the drama and ebullience of Ayo Fayose with the shenanigans and hubris of Wada Nas. The fellow just keeps your jaw agape, making you laugh and cry at once.

Two Years Of Buhari. How Did We Survive?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


There have been times when I asked myself how we ended up with President Muhammadu Buhari again.

Two years and half way into his first term, the charm that gave Buhari a historic victory over Goodluck Jonathan’s government appears to have faded, leading to troubling comparisons with that incompetent government.

Who Will Save Us From The African Big Man?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


There are many African proverbs that convey the importance and place of family bond in society. One of my mother’s favourites was, “Nwene nmadu bu uko ogbo.” The literal English translation is, “Your brother or sister is your covering or your cloth.”