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Okechukwu Emeh, Jr

These are not the best of times for Nigeria. The polity is currently enmeshed in rapidly metastasizing cancer of political intolerance, economic uncertainty occasioned by international crude oil prices that have plunged to a new low and terror campaign by Boko Haran religious sect whose activities have brought a calamity of evil through massive bloodshed and depredation.

Jideofor Adibe

It was the late Kwame Nkrumah who admonished his fellow Ghanaians to “seek ye first the political kingdom, and all things shall be added to you”. When Nkrumah made that statement during the struggle for Ghana’s independence, he meant that political independence would be a prerequisite for other improvements and development.

EDDIE ONUZURUIKE

The Abia Charter of Equity as it affects Abia South Senatorial Zone, peopled by a good half of the Ukwa na Ngwa is a much talked about issue. Since the Governor, His Excellency Chief T. A. Orji took a positive stance on the issue, drumming it up like a religious matter, many who lost their voices in the heat of challenges, have completely regained and are now expounding and exhorting.

Chiedu Uche Okoye

Last year, 2014, Nigeria commemorated its 100 years of existence. It was an epochal event as well as a milestone in the chequered history of Nigeria. Since 1914, our variant of democracy, which was truncated and interrupted by military coups severally, has kept on evolving. In 1960, when Nigeria became a sovereign nation, we’re practising parliamentary system of government.

Jideofor Adibe

I will like to start this disinterested intervention in the media feud between Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, with a full disclosure:
I struggled within myself whether I should really write this article or simply call Soludo and give him my piece of mind on his exchanges with Dr Okonjo-Iweala. The conflict was on whether, as a public intellectual, I should dabble into the debate and say my mind or bypass it out of loyalty to a friend.

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