NNPC Ltd and echoes of 2007 — Magnus Onyibe

Before ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo exited Aso Rock Villa presidential seat of power in 2007, as part of his privatisation programme, he unbundled a significant portion of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. And the key components of that exercise were the…

Would 2023 elections return Nigeria to multi-sum politics? — Magnus Onyibe

It is such a welcome relief that the crowded political space by a deluge of contenders for the office of president of Nigeria is panning out nicely as the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had concluded its presidential primaries…

Becoming President of Nigeria in 2023, and its surprises —Magnus Onyibe

As a development strategist, I like to indulge in scenario building. And against the current run of play in the highly fluid Nigerian political atmosphere awash with candidates in excess of 40 aiming at becoming president of Nigeria in 2023,…

‘‘Becoming President of Nigeria: A Citizen’s Guide’’ for launch at Musa Yar’Adua Center in Abuja

The much-talked-about book Becoming President of Nigeria: A Citizen’s Guide written by public policy analyst Magnus Onyibe will be launched at the prestigious Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center on Tuesday 10th May 2022 by 10 am. According to a statement, the…

Unwholesome resort to consensus for producing candidates for 2023 elections -Magnus Onyibe

Despite the huddle placed on the path of political actors via section 84 clause (9) in Electoral Act 2022, which demands that for a consensus process of election in political parties to be deemed legitimate, it must be consented to…

1999 Constitution Review: Are lawmakers taking women & kings for granted? -Magnus Onyibe

The House of Representatives, also known as the Green Chamber of the National Assembly (NASS), has reportedly reversed itself by electing to bring back for review, the three bills concerning women’s rights which it had jettisoned during its debate on…

Electoral Act 2022 Clause 84 (12): When 2 elephants fight -Magnus Onyibe

The most appropriate note on which to commence this dialogue on the controversial clause 84(12) of the much-debated and anticipated Electoral Act 2022 is by adopting the aphorism that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. The reasons for applying…

Nigeria as a massive crime scene and jostle for presidency, 2023 -Magnus Onyibe

I love Nigeria, I no go lie is a lyric of a popular Nigerian song by the same title written by Wole Soyinka -Nobel laureate and Tunji Oyelana. And the song was sung in the good old days when the…

The malady of APC’s foreboding convention and leadership miasma -Magnus Onyibe

There is nothing as frustrating as trying to introduce an idea that is considered to be premature. In other words, when the timing of a good thing, such as the registration of political party members by the ruling party at…

The real reason Buhari vetoed Electoral Act Amendment Bill – Magnus Onyibe

In my last media intervention during the last week of December 2021, titled: “Electoral Act Amendment Bill: Interrogating The Ogbanje/Abiku Element” which was widely published in the mass media, l tried to decipher the reasons for the killing of the…

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