2023 Presidency: Nigeria and the southeast imperative – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

However it turns out, the 2023 general elections will be a watershed in the annals of Nigeria’s Rirutanian history.  If for nothing else, it will mark the end of President Buhari’s tormentous two-term watch over the affairs of the country.…

Budget 2022: Bestride the broadcast bombast and the benighted breakdown – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Like has become one of his positive trademarks, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces has again tabled the draft of the nation’s budget for the year 2022 before a joint session of the…

To Sit or Not to Sit: Wagering on the Southeast Ghost Monday Imbroglio – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

If any unanimity was arrived at during the just-concluded Enugu meeting of Southeast leaders, it is the suspension of the weekly sit-at-home order originally initiated by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  According to the communique released after the meeting…

Parachutes everywhere but none to stem the plunge of the naira – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

The parachute has always featured in the Nigerian story. What with it being the magic wand that had been used to drop the first federal troops in Biafran territory. Thus, it can be argued that it was the prime saviour…

Time to rejuvenate the Nigeria church union movement – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

As our nation stutters through political, economic and security concerns, it’s perhaps the best of times to turn attention to other matters weighing us down. And none else fits in like the spiritual and religious. This is all the more…

VAT: Cloturing the media filibustering – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Thanks, no thanks to Nyesom Wike, the indefatigable governor of the Rivers State Government of Nigeria. Depending on the side of the divide you belong to, he’s either a villain or a godsend. Any which way, though, it’s gladdening that…

Of Lagos gentlemen and Abuja patriots -Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

There is a sign that’ll confront an African hunter setting off for the night’s job in a distant forest and he’ll call off the hunt instanta. Like his left toe hitting an object as he saunters out, for instance; or,…

Trading mortgages in budget clothing -Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

It took just a jaded picture depicting two contrary traders to set me off on yet another odd trajectory of thought. While the one that sold on credit waxed refulgent in his well-stocked shop, the other all scraggy and ruffled…

All iffy on the economy front – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Like a movie, President Muhammadu Buhari is slowly approaching the end of his second and final four-year tenure. Without mince, it can be posited that what zoomed in as a box-office blockbuster is now fading out as a low-budget experiment. …

Serenading the Music and Events of Tokyo Olympics -Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

At last, the games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) have come and gone. After all the COVID-19 induced delays that saw it held a year later, there is no gainsaying that it still met the razzmatazz associated with the…

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