Thursday, November 15, 2018

Magnus Onyibe

    As Buhari goes toe to toe with Obasanjo

As Buhari goes toe to toe with Obasanjo

There is hardly any fairly educated person that's not familiar with the wisecrack ‘He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day’.The fight that former president Olusegun Obasanjo was spoiling for via a nasty letter in January, through which he unbraided President Muhammadu Buhari for performing abysmally low in office and daring to propose himself for re-election next [...]

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    Osinbajo, faith and lessons from Leah Sharibu

Osinbajo, faith and lessons from Leah Sharibu

When l think of Leah Sharibu, one very significant scripture in the holy Bible that springs to my mind is “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven”.That very profound statement is credited to our Lord Jesus Christ in the Christian book of knowledge and record, the holy Bible.Those [...]

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    Who is advising President Buhari or who is he listening to?

Who is advising President Buhari or who is he listening to?

I disagree with those claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t be second-guessed. Put plainly, I don’t share the sentiment that Mr President can’t be predicted.And here is why.To jeopardise President Buhari’s quest for a second term in office in the forth coming 2019 general elections, antagonists of his govt , notably former President Olusegun Obasanjo, OBJ wrote a scathing letter [...]

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    Are herdsmen democratising deadly violence in Nigeria?

Are herdsmen democratising deadly violence in Nigeria?

Suddenly, the entire country known as Nigeria seems to have been engulfed by violence. Herdsmen violence more than other type of violence.Although there has been times when living in Nigeria was considered highly risky in some parts, but it has never been this brutish at the same time all over the country. The 1960s was an inglorious period in the annals [...]

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    How lack of a ventilator killed my daughter

How lack of a ventilator killed my daughter

Just the other day, I drove by Bourdillon road in Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria and saw change. The former Gold Cross hospital located on that road has now transformed into Lagoon hospital. It may be recalled that my 18 years old daughter who was a law undergraduate of University of Birmingham, England, Kikaose Ebiye-Onyibe (on track to graduate this summer) died [...]

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    The tragedy of Nigeria’s arrested development and Bill Gates’ wake-up call

The tragedy of Nigeria’s arrested development and Bill Gates’ wake-up call

By now, most Nigerians would be familiar with Mr Bill Gates' incisive perspective on Nigeria’s development because his speech to the National Economic Council last week has gone viral. So there is no need repeating the fact that he identified health and education as sectors that Nigerian policy makers have to rejig in the Economic Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, to [...]

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    Human trafficking: How Nollywood, traditional rulers and businesses can come to the rescue

Human trafficking: How Nollywood, traditional rulers and businesses can come to the rescue

If the title of this essay suggests that l may be advocating that all our unemployed youths become Nollywood movie makers or actors in order to discourage them from embarking on the perilous trip to Europe through illegal routes, it is misleading because that’s far from being the case. However , it would help if most of our unemployed youths [...]

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    Letter to Buhari: Is OBJ an opportunist, patriot or mystic?

Letter to Buhari: Is OBJ an opportunist, patriot or mystic?

Nigerians who have been waiting with baited expectation for who blinks first between ex presiding Olusegun Obasanjo, OBJ and incumbent  president, Muhamadu Buhari, PMB appear to have a long waiting time. This is because, although the  gregarious OBJ has fired salvos of public condemnation against PMB's governance style and policies, which some have alleged is aimed at heating up the [...]

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    No happy Christmas without…

No happy Christmas without…

Yuletide, which is widely celebrated  as a period of joy and holidays for mankind is especially remarkable in the Christian world as December 25 is marked as the date of birth of Jesus Christ, the son of the most high God who we Christians believe is the savior of the world.It has been argued in some quarters, like in the book, "Myth [...]

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    On corruption: One thing Buhari must do to regain moral authority

On corruption: One thing Buhari must do to regain moral authority

Lets commence by reminding ourselves that the final straw that broke the camel's back before the last administration was booted out of power in 2015 was the stench of corruption oozing out of Aso Rock villa which had become unbearable.Of all the allegations against the federal govt under president Buhari's watch,  ranging from the lopsided appointments into public offices in [...]

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    Mugabe: How African despotic leaders are facing their day of reckoning

Mugabe: How African despotic leaders are facing their day of reckoning

The road to justice may be very long, especially if the process of delivering  it is long drawn out, but no matter how long it takes, justice is sweet when it is finally done.In a chat on the whatsapp blog of my secondary school, Ekuku Agbor Grammar school old students association, where we are currently contemplating what development project to [...]

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    Anambra elections: When losing means winning for the APC

Anambra elections: When losing means winning for the APC

Tony Nwoye, the governorship candidate of the APC in the November 18 election may not have won the election in Anambra state, as Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor has received the mandate of Anambrarians to remain in power till 2021.But even in losing , the APC is winning by gaining more acceptance from Anambrians as the party against all permutations [...]

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    Still on the political wind blowing in eastern Nigeria

Still on the political wind blowing in eastern Nigeria

On November 18, the governorship election in Anambra state will hold.The stakes are very high as Peter Obi, the immediate past governor of the state will be settling scores with his erstwhile political godson, Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor who parted ways with his benefactor (Obi) soon after he helped him win the governorship election four years ago.Another powerful political juggernaut that [...]

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    Bereavement hallucinations and the collateral beauty in Kikaose’s passage

Bereavement hallucinations and the collateral beauty in Kikaose’s passage

November 12, 2017 marks the 7th month since my 18 years old daughter, Kikaose Ebiye-Onyibe, who was on track to graduate in law next year from the University of Birmingham, UK, passed away under circumstances that defy logic.My former boss, senior brother,  mentor in politics , and former governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori; adopted senior brother, Henry Imasekha, and [...]

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    As Buhari turns on his charm offensive on Igbo

As Buhari turns on his charm offensive on Igbo

After the infamous Python Dance lI that led to the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB movement, which put the Igbos on edge, you may be thinking that President Muhamadu Buhari would leave the lgbos in the cold, right?Well, you may be wrong because  govt under the watch of president  Buhari has tapped ex-Biafran soldiers in south eastern [...]

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    Internecine war in APC: Who will speak out for the casualties?

Internecine war in APC: Who will speak out for the casualties?

There is a buzz about the internal strife that has recently been bedeviling Aso Rock villa like a ghost.It is based on the belief that there are numerous pockets of power in the presidency, which like a constellation of stars revolving around the moon seeking to overshadow one another, have in the process created chaos, serious enough to trigger the [...]

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