The clandestine and often veiled reference to the politics of a second term beyond 2015, involving the interest and the re-election of the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, which have often been dismissed as a distraction by the President and his aides is characteristically breaking out in the open.  Will the President contest a second term in 2015?

The line between free speech and hate speech isn’t always defined. What is hateful to one person may be legitimate to another. All societies place limits of free speech, and some are far more restrictive than others.  Irrespective of geography, however, drawing that line in the sand is never easy, and inevitably leads to intense, polarising debates…

Our long nightmare has just begun. But no one had any inkling that dreams will be truncated midstream. It all started in May 29, 2011; that sunny day in Eagles Square when President Goodluck Jonathan took the oath of office…

Why go through all the troubles to have Mrs. Clinton visit Nigeria for five hours just to make speeches affirming US support for Nigeria? Has she not done this before? What has changed since the last time she visited Nigeria?

In recent years, many celebrated cases handled by the EFCC have suffered a natural death. For example, the cases against bank chiefs are still pending in court because EFCC prosecutors failed to prove their cases beyond reasonable doubt or in most cases fail to bring on witnesses…

The capacity of the Nigerian soldier for reckless display of brute and barbaric force has long been established. A typical soldier is a reflection of the arbitrariness of the military institution – swashbuckling, above-the-law and arrogant…

“Is Nigeria worth dying for?” asked the moderator at a recent event in Nigeria’s premier University, Ibadan some weeks ago. How apt? In a hall packed with young Nigerians in their early twenties to mid-thirties, not one hand went up in response to this rather innocuous question about sacrifice to father land…

Nigerians are once again being led on another value re-orientation campaign farce. This recent campaign urging “Nigerians to do the right thing” is coming on the heels of Dora Akunyuli’s futile attempt to re-brand a country whose warped value system is compounded by inept leaders whose stock in trade is to perpetuate corruption and injustice…

The intervention of President Jonathan in an educational matter that falls within the purview of local government and the states seem like populist intervention. Given also that billions of Naira earmarked to fight the syndrome have ended up in private pockets in the North for over a decade…