Peter Claver Oparah

Oparah writes from Ikeja, Lagos.

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The emergence of Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku as the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka came with its own dose of politicking, brickbats, ethnic and sectional sentiments but at the end of the day, reason and wise counsel prevailed and the best candidate, suitably qualified and placed to pilot the affairs of the university, emerged and has resumed duty…

From whatever perspective one views it, the brutal attack on Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, a serving senator, the leadership, members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti who are on a peaceful rally by a detachment of mobile police men led by a Bayelsa-born police officer, forewarns of the dire dangers ahead as 2015 approaches…

And so they gathered, like supercilious vultures, gathered around a rotting corpse. They made all the noise of that gathering. They hooted and fretted and hoisted the totem of that ritual like their lives depended on it. Yes, of course, their lives, their much vaunted but empty political lives, rest on such empty and hollow ritual…

There is little doubt that the recent letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan has greatly rattled the president, his men and his supporters. The letter did nothing to mask the angst of Obasanjo who was at his sanctimonious best, as he reeled out a long litany of the misdeeds of Jonathan…