Nigerian political woman’s hell on earth – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The Nigerian political woman is hardly ever allowed by the men who control the parties to get elected into high office. The women have to make do with being appointed into office instead of getting elected.   The denial of the…

When Obasanjo fired a letter bomb at Goodluck Jonathan – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigerians forget all too quickly. Many of my countrymen and women have of course forgotten the bomb of a letter that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo sent to then President Goodluck Jonathan. Given the volatile political situation in the country today it…

Oya, see the true meaning of Chichidodo government – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It is in the DNA of every Nigerian government to talk tough on fighting corruption. This useable tactic of mass deceit did not start today. Let it be known that the much-abused General Sani Abacha was in his time a…

Toward the empowerment of the Nigerian people – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Never an Afterthought by Afolabi Sokpehi Imoukhuede HCS; Narrative Landscape Press (Prima), Lagos, Nigeria; 220; 357pp The power of the printed word is the greatest asset of every inspirational leader. Once the works are written down as words, it is…

Sad Sam smiles @ 85 – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The iconic publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Sam Amuka-Pemu, remains as ever a self-effacing Nigerian patriot of uncommon class and carriage. Whether you call him “Sad Sam” or “Uncle Sam”, he is a role model to scores of journalists. It’s one…

How Enugu Rangers won the war for the vanquished – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Football is the greatest instrument that unites Nigeria. Whenever the national team, the Super Eagles, is on song all Nigerians become united in an astonishing togetherness. There was the Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70 that could have divided the country forever.…

COVID-19 enlightenment from Anambra’s C. Don Adinuba – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It struck me as remarkable how Anambra State has been tackling the COVID-19 pandemic with methodical communication. To get a well-informed grip on the matter, I took a trip to the office of the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and…

I want to tell you about a big country and its small rulers – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The powers-that-be of Nigeria take great pleasure in describing the country as the “Giant of Africa.” A towering giant is not expected to have a very small-minded leader. A giant with feet of clay is an object of derision. A…

Meet Azuka Jebose the maddest madman of the newsroom – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I can name all the madmen in the history of Nigerian journalism, but the maddest of them all happens to be Azuka Jebose Molokwu. He is madder than the entire Yaba-Left and Aro Mental Hospital Abeokuta put together! Let him…

As Obiano leads Anambra to post-COVID-19 triumph – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There ought to be life after the COVID-19 onslaught. Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano had been on a steady course of triumphs before the Coronavirus challenge which he attacked with relentless ardour. With his eyes on the ball, he has…

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