2019 election watch: defection update.  

I am sitting here, in a friend’s office, and somehow, my mind is on the elections that are going to be held next year, instead of what I came here to do, which is to see someone. While I wait for my host, I am going to ruminate on the latest round of defections and cross carpetings that are fast becoming a regular feature of our political landscape in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Of course, it is no longer news that the Senate president has defected from…

On Igbo destiny and Buhari 2019

Historically, the Igbo of southeastern Nigeria has always been noted for their giant strides in the areas of trade and industry. No area has been too inhospitable, no business terrain to hostile, for the Igbo man who is doing business. People have been known to joke that any country on earth where an Igbo man cannot open a shop is not worth staying in. and it is only half a joke. The Igbo man, or better put, the Igbo entrepreneur, is, in all likelihood, Nigeria’s furthest travelled flag-carrier. The business…

Nnamdi Kanu: King of the Jews?

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  In recent times, I have watched with fascination and a little disquiet as the pro-Biafra activist and politician, Nnamdi Kanu, has been making the news headlines time and again. My disquiet is not without good reason. Nnamdi kanu’s biafran agitation is founded on a not too solid foundation, born of shoddy half-truths and a tendency for whipping up the audience, in this case, the largely Igbo south east, into a frenzy.  Historically, the Igbo as a race have never been known to be a singular and united front, unlike…