Tag: Okey Ndibe

Okey Ndibe: Buhari, Please Stop This Charade Of War Against Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari should admit, today, not tomorrow, that his so-called war against corruption is unserious, tiresome, illegitimate, hypocritical, and a waste of Nigerians’ time. Right away, he ought to end the charade that claims to be a war. And then he should seek the best help he can find[Read More…]

Low Oil Prices, In Final Analysis, Good For Nigeria By Okey Ndibe

Tumbling crude oil prices—with some analysts expecting the price per barrel to hover for some time around $30—is the gravest handicap Nigerians have faced in a while. It is also, I suggest, the greatest opportunity handed to us. In the short term, there will be colossal suffering, pain galore. Companies[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: What Alamieyeseigha’s Death Means

Forget what the objective facts are, former Governor Diepreye Solomon Peter (DSP) Alamieyeseigha, who died last week at 62 years, is a candidate for official veneration. The fact is that, in September 2005, law enforcement officers in the United Kingdom arrested DSP after finding more than a million pounds sterling[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Let Pensioners Eat Sand

by Okey Ndibe ([email protected]) One’s first reaction on reading some newspaper headlines out of Nigeria is one of incredulity. It simply can’t be true, one declares. Such was my reaction last week when I saw a report in the Guardian newspaper. The report, written by Charles Ogugbuaja, was titled “Imo[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Let’s Have Part Time Legislators

([email protected]) I recall a testy exchange in 2009 at the Westin Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island between a ranking member of the Nigerian House of Representatives and a US-based, Nigerian-born attorney. Both men were attending the inaugural edition of the Chinua Achebe Colloquium on Africa. During a break in the[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Boko Haram Isn’t Waiting; Why Should Our Government?

Last week was a particularly dispiriting time for forlorn Nigerians who continue to look to their government to deliver them from their woes. One of the reasons Nigerians dumped former President Goodluck Jonathan and hired Muhammadu Buhari was the expectation that the latter would have a firmer handle on how[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: APC, Start Governing, Not Whining

Last week, I suggested that President Muhammadu Buhari has squandered a full month of his presidential tenure doing little. Many readers understood the spirit of the piece, which is, quite simply, that Nigerians deserve nothing short of engaged, stellar leadership from Mr. Buhari. And that sort of leadership should start—should[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: President Buhari’s First Month Has Been Lack Luster, Underwhelming

President Muhammadu Buhari is dangerously close to leaving Nigerians disillusioned. Forget about his failure (as at this writing) to announce his cabinet, bad as it is. For me, the deeper disappointment lies in the near-absence of the president’s voice from the national conversation. Let’s begin, however, with the least important[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: What We All Owe Buhari

By Okey Ndibe Muhammadu Buhari’s triumph over Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election has unleashed a fever of hope in Nigeria. Everywhere I turn, I encounter among Nigerians the sense that our country is on the cusp of redemption, about to achieve a veritable renaissance. Nigerians’ expectations[Read More…]

Opinion: (MUST READ) Goodluck Jonathan’s Notes To Muhammadu Buhari

Dear General, On behalf of “Mama Peace” and myself, I would like to congratulate you again on your historic victory in the March 28 presidential election. Why do I call it historic? It’s not only because it became the first time in our country’s history that an opposition candidate would[Read More…]