How to become president of Nigeria 2023 -Magnus Onyibe

Beyond the rotation of presidency between the north and south arrangement, which seems to be taking up a huge chunk of media space as 2023 general elections loom large, there are other critical factors which are nuanced but germaine to…

Conflicting court judgements, and NJC’s intervention as medicine after death -Magnus Onyibe

While it has long been suspected by Nigerians that court judgements are often given in favour of the highest bidder, a series of embarrassing judgements by courts with concurrent jurisdictions over the tenure of the chairmanship of Peoples Democratic Party…

As democracy enters a slippery slope in Nigeria -Magnus Onyibe

In Nigeria, democracy is in turmoil.  Although it has been long  in coming, the exodus of governors from the main opposition party, PDP to the ruling party, APC which has been steering the ship of state at a time that…

Southern Governors’ friendly rebellion and the perils of indifference by the presidency – Magnus Onyibe

Insecurity in Nigeria and the inevitability of falling back on ethnic fault lines have become a recurring phenomenon in Nigeria. That is what on Monday, the 11th day of the month of May compelled the governors of the 17 southern…

Mike Adenuga Jnr: The shy but bold titan turns 68 – Magnus Onyibe

How can one possibly be shy and bold at the same time, some people may wonder? That is a contradiction, isn’t it? But that’s probably one of the attributes that makes Mike Adenuga Jnr, such an enigmatic figure. Before delving…

Twitter Blues: Lai Mohammed and Garba Shehu’s outbursts – Magnus Onyibe

While trying to deflect the allegation by Nigerians that the choice of Ghana as opposed to Nigeria for Twitter head office was reflective of the leadership failure in our country, the information minister and media assistant to the president in…

Where do ex-bank MDs in Nigeria go when they retire? – Magnus Onyibe

Part of the legacy of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 2009-2014, is the introduction of Good Corporate Governance policy stipulating 10 years only as the maximum tenure for bank Managing Directors,…

To Kill the Mocking Bandits: Is President Buhari unwittingly breaking the law? – Magnus Onyibe

From cattle rustling to ‘human rustling’, all seem to be fair game to the bandits disguised in the garb of cattle rearers now testing the skills and will of the new chiefs of our armed services. The spate of abduction…

Buhari’s Shoot-at-sight Directive: The best and worst-case scenarios- Magnus Onyibe

Following the backlash of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerian security forces to shoot-at-sight anyone carrying AK47 assault rifles in the forests-a weapon which herders now sling over their shoulders with reckless abandon, (instead of the sticks and…

Threats to Lives: Ehanire, Where is our COVID-19 vaccine? Magashi, where are the killer herdsmen? – Magnus Onyibe

The level of insecurity in our country is at such a frightening stage that in a recent travel advisory to her citizens, the Canadian authorities directed her nationals not to engage in nonessential visits to Nigeria. Not just that they…

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