Ehi Braimah

    The growing global recognition and acceptance of Nigerian pop music culture

The growing global recognition and acceptance of Nigerian pop music culture

On election day for governors in 29 States and State Houses of Assembly seats on Saturday March 9, 2019, my family and I were having a late breakfast at about noon and Trace Naija, the popular music channel on DSTV, was on and featuring songs by top Nigerian artistes. Then I popped this question to no one in particular: who [...]

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    Endless glowing tributes on Pius Adesanmi

Endless glowing tributes on Pius Adesanmi

Why do good people die? Why are they always in a hurry to leave us? I have been searching everywhere for answers to these questions but no clues have come up yet. When good people die, they serve no notice; they just leave us heart-broken and helpless with so much grief and pain in our hearts. You get the feeling [...]

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    Flying with your heart in your mouth

Flying with your heart in your mouth

These are certainly not the best of times for the global aviation industry with the news of another Boeing 737 Max 8 dropping off the sky recently. An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members, crashed last Sunday in Bishoftu, near Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, shortly after take-off. It was [...]

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    Voting for peace and progress

Voting for peace and progress

It’s decision day for Nigerians as voting began this morning as early as 8.00 am at all polling units nationwide. Over 72 million Nigerians, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), are eligible to vote in a highly anticipated election that was postponed by one week.Media reports indicate the elections have been largely orderly and peaceful. This is good [...]

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    The cost of postponing the elections

The cost of postponing the elections

I woke this morning and my wife told me the elections had been postponed. I replied her by saying that must be another piece of fake new because we have too many misleading and false stories in circulation these days. After I checked several news outlets, it turned out my wife was right. And I asked myself a very simple question: [...]

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    Ray Ekpu: A good man and a great mind at 70

Ray Ekpu: A good man and a great mind at 70

Achieving three scores plus ten years in good health and sound mind is usually no mean feat in a season growing with discontent, anger and frustration. Life has become short and brutish but I congratulate Ray Ekpu, a very distinguished journalist, writer, essayist, humanist, patriot, activist, award winner, good man, great mind and family man on attaining the glorious age [...]

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    Creating wealth and enduring prosperity for Edo state through the Alaghodaro Investment Summit

Creating wealth and enduring prosperity for Edo state through the Alaghodaro Investment Summit

As Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State marks his first anniversary in office on November 12, there would be so much to talk about in the coming weeks on the Edo State Investment Summit, otherwise branded as Alaghodaro, which means ‘progress, moving forward and looking ahead’ in Edo language. It is another way of saying the future is here. Everywhere [...]

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    Making Nigeria a better place

Making Nigeria a better place

Recently, I began a messaging process on Facebook and WhatsApp with the primary objective of changing the way we think as Nigerians before we can make any meaningful progress and realise our full potentials in different sectors. If we are able to reach the hearts of Nigerians in a well co-ordinated worldwide positive messaging effort, there is every likelihood that [...]

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    Deconstructing power play at the presidency

Deconstructing power play at the presidency

The refusal of the Senate to confirm Ibrahim Magu for the second time as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has, expectedly, sent tongues wagging and threw up all kinds of theories including the one alluded to by Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in an interview with Vanguard newspaper recently. “Magu is a victim of power play [...]

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    How Nigeria intends to bounce back from the economic recession

How Nigeria intends to bounce back from the economic recession

Over the last two and half years, the operating economic environment in Nigeria has been very unfriendly leading to business failures and massive retrenchments. Inevitably, families are being dispossessed because of the impact of the economic recession with the inflation rate soaring to all-time high of 18.55% by the end of last year. Recognising that Nigeria with a population of about [...]

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