The political house of cards that Jega built – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is in a bad shape, and there is the countrywide fear that anything can happen to upend the wobbly house.  The much-ballyhooed 2023 presidential election has become an all-comers affair of highly moneyed pall-bearers intent on interring the country…

See how Nigerian elections are bought and sold like suya -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There’s this book by Peter Enahoro entitled You Gotta Laugh to Cry.  The so-called democratic elections in Nigeria almost always end up making all Nigerians laugh to cry. Let’s start from Nigeria’s much-ballyhooed return to democracy in 1999 during which…

INEC Job: Jega asks Senate to reject Onochie

Prof Attahiru Jega, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has asked the Senate not to confirm Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of INEC. Onochie, who was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, was among those screened…

Jega goes jaga-jaga – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Confusion has taken over the entire land of Nigeria. To use the popular parlance, “everything is now jaga-jaga!” As I write now, the music of Eedris Abdulkareem booms: “Nigeria jaga-jaga! Everything scatter-scatter! Gunshots in the air…” Let’s start this jaga-jaga…

*Residents accuse policeman of killing motorcycle rider (Punch)* EFCC: How Atewe transferred N35m to Winners’ Chapel (NewTelegraph)

Residents accuse policeman of killing motorcycle rider (Punch) Controversy has trailed the death of a motorcycle rider, Aliu Rafiu, on Ago Palace Way, Okota, in the Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State. While some residents blamed the death on…

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