Peter Obi battles Osinbajo at first TV debate

2019: An interesting political year ((Buhari's Nigeria stands first among the worst countries)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Fatherly friend Faseun is dead
MANKIND O. OYEWUMI, Melbourne, Australia
The kaleidoscopically polychromatic feature of events make reminiscence a tenuously tall order I know; but the magnetic health of the functional cerebrum ... disarms the complex chemistry of the hydra-headed rainbow....
FIRS, collector of taxes by force in era of poverty (1)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
The Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Dr. Babatunde Fowler (62) is a man who takes his job seriously. At every opportunity, he tells us of the success of the organization which he has led since August 20, 2015.
No Condition is Permanent
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Few years ago, my eyes saw my ears when I was pasturing the flock of God at Abagana. I was trying to keep the sitting room of my residence in order after breakfast on that fateful day. Having broken my fast, I was energized after eating like a king.
Ideas that build nation series
E O EKE, UK
These are powers no executive in a liberal democracy should have because the main role of the executive is to administer the constitution, which protects fundamental human and property right.
2019: An interesting political year (Will Nigerians get it right this time?)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
ecause Nigeria has a politically docile citizenry is the reason they, the citizens are suffering, and the country is in one big mess. The lackadaisical attitude of most Nigerians is the reason the politicians are taking them for a ride.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
SPECIAL CHRISTIAN WALK PROPHECY: Open Letter to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku-triple a, presidential candidate, PDP on why and how you will become President of Nigeria on June 12, 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
The metamorphosis of Reuben Abati
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Dr. Abati is now in the fraternity of men of yesterday! When a man you once admired in the comity of literati and activism sinks into the abyss of time, how then do you explain to those who care to listen to your sour and agony in the literary arena?
Embrace your spiritual renewal
Bishop DAVID IBELEME, St. Ann's, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Most, if not all of us, can look back at our lives and see things that we wish we had not done. There are also many, who would probably have said 'I wish I get the chance to do that over'.
CHANGEUP TONIC
Don't Sell Out…
GBENGA OWOTOKI, Florida, USA
How many of us have sold out? We have betrayed the Lord because we felt help would not come, and then we decided to play 'God' by doing it our way or, better still, the popular way.
Oyedepo's antithetical gift to Buhari!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
My felicitation to President Buhari is premised on the antithetical endorsement of President Buhari by the political Bishop, Oyedepo of Winners' Chapel Church and his tripartite political co-conspirators.

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Buhari or Jubril Al Sudani: The presidency is responsible for nurturing and enhancing the value of the story
PRIYE S. TORULAGHA, Miami, Florida, USA
Whether the story is a fake concoction or a mischief intended to create doubt about President Buhari is not the issue here.
Stay Awake!
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
My tongue nearly disengaged from my mouth as I was laughing to the highest degree. Tears were gushing out from my eyes and running down from my cheeks to my toes. It was not clear whether I was laughing or crying.

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Harmattan (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
What dry awful wind; that comes with terrible whirlwind ; is here with us. ; Has the reputation ; of blanketing visions ; of citizens with dust particles, ; showing no respect and regard ; for all and sundry.
2019: An interesting political year (The crown is too big for Buhari's head)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany

A short requiem for George W.H. Bush!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
George Bush had his flaws as a national and international leader, but how he rebuilt the world in the post Cold war era was ingenious and unprecedented.
Weep not for them! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Weep not for haters.; Empathize with their stolen minds.; Haters are encumbered to love.; They're never-happy-house-goers.; They're encircled by resentment.

Finding a lost history
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The best brains, certainly, are found in the graveyards and the silence in Nigeria now is the silence of the graveyards. The best fertility for intellectual property abounds in Nigeria. Some of these brains have been wasted or drained to other countries....
The Nigerian Mothers' 2018 Summit: A word of caution
OMOH T. OJIOR
If there is anything that Nigerian women need as citizens, like others in the Nigerian population, it is equity, and not equality with men, either in politics or in every other thing in the affairs of the nation.

THE CHRISTIAN WALK
SPECIAL CHRISTIAN WALK PROPHECY: Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR President and Commander-in-Chief, Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria (2015-2019) on why you will not return as President June 12, 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
UZOKWE'S SEARCHLIGHT
Build The second Niger Bridge - Stop the Politics now!
ALFRED UZOKWE, Harrisburg, PA, USA
As the Buhari administration churned and chugged along, all manners of deception, by acolytes of the administration, especially those from the south east, became the order of the day. Sometimes, they would post fake pictures of a bridge construction project which they said was 2nd Niger Bridge construction.
Power! Power!! Power!!!
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Just last week, I came out of my residential house and was heading towards the chapel for my usual morning prayer. Suddenly, a local cock came from nowhere and started pursuing me. I thought it was a joke. To be on the safer side, I took to my heels.
Nigeria is a bridge of hope in the face of challenges!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The optimists must be cautious in their daily relationships with the cynics, they should always remember that cynics do not see what they see! There's every reason to be happy and optimistic about the future of Nigeria.
Like followers, like leaders or a thief before elections
ABI ADEGBOYE
Random videos circulating this week paint a disturbing picture of everyday Nigerians. A young woman stole N8.8 million from customer's account, a youth slaughters a boy for money ritual, another robbed....
2019 Election as hand shake across history
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
Acting on the strength of an invitation forwarded to me by the Nzuko Umunna/Aka-Ikenga and Core Federalists Group, the organizers of a Handshake Across Nigeria Summit, I took a trip on Monday 20th, November 2019 to the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos venue of the programme.
The huge debt burden and how we got there (2)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
The confirmation by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo that our debt profile is now over $73 billion dollars is disheartening considering that 13 years ago when we got the debt relief, we were celebrating.
Of commonsense and pedestrian professorial polemics
ALABA YUSUF, Abuja, Nigeria
Let's begin by being civil, to admire Prof. Siyvanus Ikhide's attempt to add to the body of world's knowledge, by nourishing and polishing the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he obviously tried to elevate to the pedestal of sainthood: 'Mr. Integrity'.
The emergence of Peter Obi as vice presidential candidate for PDP: An unflinching plethora of support from Nigerians in the Diaspora
EJIKE ONUOGU, New York, USA
2019: An interesting political year (President Buhari's "Next Level" is only full of bones and no flesh)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
One ugly incident too many in Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The decimation of our Soldiers is not only humiliating and scary, it puts the buck at the table of the president. If the helpless people are not safe, then their Commander-in-Chief and the government have failed them.
His "transition hours" under his "watch"
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is a man that readily comes to mind as a meek individual who intertwines corruption with meekness and cluelessness.
The huge debt burden and how we got there (2)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
In retrospect, SAP was like a poison. It created social problems throughout the country and the devaluation kept going on and on.
We are the Sheep of God's Pasture
Bishop DAVID IBELEME, St. Ann's, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
I often hear many believers use the term 'sheep' to speak derogatorily about the church. They say things like 'you're behaving sheepishly' as a synonym for 'foolishly'. For them, being a sheep, makes them feel inferior, weak and incapable.
Take-off and Landing
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
The first time I traveled by air, I nearly urinated on my trousers as the instructions were being given.
Super Eagles of Nigeria forced to a goalless outing by the recalcitrant and stubborn "Cranes" of Uganda!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Who will become Nigeria's President on February 16, 2019? Open Letter to Nigerians at home and Diaspora on prospect of a military coup détat in 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Super Eagles of Nigeria qualify for AFCON 2019, after a scintillating 1-1 draw against the "Bafana-Bafana" of South Africa!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Persecution of scholars in Nigeria ivory towers
OKWUDILI B. OKANUME
Routine seminar or research defence in Nigeria's ivory towers have become a criminal bull pen where vulgarism compels candidates into pawns in the chess of deceptive duplicity.
Is Nigeria ready for a possible cyberattack on the 2019 presidential election?
PAUL OMORUYI
There are a myriad of reasons malicious actors would like to hack Nigeria’s 2019 election.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
How to close life's demonic doorways and more on Nigeria 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Listed below are some of the things you can do to expel demons from any area of your life: marriage, loneliness and inability to settle down, poverty, depression, fear, doubt, wandering, laziness, unbelief, monotonous misfortunes and reverses, ill luck....
FROM THE PREACHER"S LENSES
Another opportunity to end our suffering
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
Today, we shall be looking at the method, which Nehemiah used, to end the suffering of His country and apply it to our situation.
2019: (Nigerians need answers to so many questions) (PICTORIAL)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
In Nigeria today, one does not know what to believe again. Buhari's cluelessness, lifelessness, heartlessness etc are confusing Nigerians, more and more. How did we get into such a mess?
Nigerian women, time has come!!!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
C- ome home to roost your clime; O- n the match again, invoke amazon; M- mumble moremi's spirit; E- ntangle to emancipate Nigeria!!!
Cobra encounter (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
Chill did envelope my whole spine,; as the frightened creature fled; and later; staged a comeback.
They are coming back? Never again!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Rueben Abati’s preachments in the media these days nauseate social norms and values. Femi Fani-Kayode’s seeming diarrhea of the mouth fouls our collective sense of history, decorum and decency.
Ambode: Why we shouldn't dismantle the ladder of success!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
I strongly sympathize with Ambode for self-destructing. He plays politics of vengeance and ingratitude, but karma is a equal distributor of rewards.
L'etat, C'est Moi: The impact of narcissism in Nigerian politics
ABI ADEGBOYE
He stood on the balcony of a two-story building looking down at the crowd. 'If you love him,' he admonished, 'I'd like you to repeat what I'm saying, '... Anayo Rochas Okorocha, the governor, you're the best in the whole world!'
The huge debt burden and how we got there (1)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
There is nothing wrong in securing a debt. But there is everything wrong if you can not justify what you have done with the debt either as an individual or a company or as a nation.
How come Nigeria is so religious and the general populace is so oppressed & poor?
Bishop DAVID IBELEME, St. Ann's, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Nigeria has a culture of monarchial religiosity which primarily has nothing to do with Christianity or even Islam.
Double Ration
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Few days ago, I was taking my normal evening therapeutic walk along a village path. At a bushy bend, I saw a middle-aged huge man coming opposite me. His seize was abnormal.
How are you living your Christian life?
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The whole first chapter of the Epistle of Paul to Titus was about how the Mentor - Paul wanted his Mentee, Titus, to live the Christian life.
Please, stop the suicide thoughts and attempts!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
In spite of our fame, success, knowledge, confidence, achievement etc., there is a tiny bit of void in our hearts or minds.
The new breed of Igbo visionless leaders
LUCAS ANUFORO, Dublin Ireland
Hope Uzodinma cannot deliver even if he wins the Imo governorship election because he belongs to the "Rochas' arrangement." A servant cannot be greater than the master. These men are the enemies of the people who need to face justice accordingly....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The 14 demonic doorways in the human body and who becomes Nigeria's President in 2019? (Conclusion)
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
When the True Lord God Almighty created Adam, he was created with 12 elements far above fallen Satan. This was the reason Satan had to tempt Adam and Eve so they could fall under Satan and through the tragic incident that occurred in the Garden of Eden, Satan stole the Power, Authority and Dominion God gave to our First Parents at Creation.
FROM THE PREACHER"S LENSES
One solution to the myriads of problems in Nigeria
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
Many problems confront us as a nation, which are deterring our progress. Tribal difference is one. The one from my observation and judgement, which has done us the most terrible havoc, is religious differences.
No religious agenda in the struggle of the pro-Biafra youths
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Some of the critics of the pro-Biafra youths may have good intention, especially, when they express fear of religious proselytism, accussing the pro-Biafra youths of having some ulterior motives, e.g., working to supplant Christianity in the region with Judaism / re-introduce African Traditional Religion (ATR). However....
November 10: Why there will be no more oil production in Ogoni (PHOTOS)
LEBURAH GANAGO, Atlanta, GA, USA
I have lived Shell’s hell, literarily, and I am still as mad as hell. I happen to come from Kegbara Dere, where the first oil well in Ogoni was struck in 1958 and which has the largest single concentration of oil facilities in the nationality. By implication Kegbara Dere is the epicenter of environmental devastation in Ogoni.
2019: An interesting political year (Buhari lacks compassion for Nigerians)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Buhari is not fit to be a democratic leader, as the only thing he understands is bullying his subjects and unleashing brute force (savage violence) against them.
The need for presidential debates in the forth coming 2019 elections in Nigeria
BARTH AMAKIHE, Ilisan, Ogun State, Nigeria
Whenever debates are scheduled, any political party candidate that did not show up, should be sanctioned by the voters, who should not waste their time casting votes for such individual.
When Nigerian youth's tomorrow becomes yesterday
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
When past leaders, in the absence of mindfulness deliberately, expunged history from their children's generation and their school curriculum, the denied and denial generation will be doomed to repeat the terrible mistakes of leadership....
Excellent, Weak Pass & Woeful Failure
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
During my childhood days, a child's school age is determined when one's palm touches one of the ears from above the head. If you are a child that is cheated by nature, it would take you more years to begin school.
Rochas Anayo Okorocha is an ugly face of Igbo politics
E O EKE, UK
There is a video making round in social media. It is the video of a pristine estate purportedly owned by the wife of Rochas Okorocha, Imo state Governor. ...yet another example how Rochas Okorocha pillaged Imo state....
Toyin Olakunri in her own words
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
You all know that we have these various Forms which say: In what State were you born? Or in what town were you born? What is this and what is that? But there has never been in Nigeria any instance where you ask, Are you a bastard?
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The 14 demonic doorways in the human body and who becomes Nigeria's President in 2019?
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
A Christian family invited us for a visit and began to complain about the misbehavior, rudeness and general waywardness of their children. I was prompted to visit their room and the revelation was instant.
UZOKWE'S SEARCHLIGHT
Declare war against diabetes now! - It is blinding, maiming and killing Nigerians
ALFRED UZOKWE, Harrisburg, PA, USA
I was saddened to read about the passing of Sylvester Debe Ojukwu. In the early 80s, we both were students at the university of Nigeria, Enugu. He was studying law while I studied architecture. He was so full of life, especially when Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu returned to Nigeria - the era of Ikemba Front.
Nigeria, the rise of authoritarianism and death of outrage
E O EKE, UK
Today most senior positions in Nigeria army are occupied by northerners because of who they are and not what they know. Buhari is struggling to prove that he had any qualification before he was enlisted in the army.
Is Atiku-Obi the antidote to Buhari?
NNANNA IJOMAH, New York, New York, USA
It takes a Northerner to know what animates the Northern electorate, some will say. What if it will take a Fulani to take down a sitting President of Fulani origin running for re-election.
FEMI AJAYI'S OUTLOOK
Adios Brigadier-General (rtd) David Lasisi Bamigboye (December 7, 1940 to September 21, 2018)
Prof. FEMI AJAYI, Abuja, Nigeria
Kwara State has lost one of its illustrious leaders; an indefatigable, accommodating, pleasant legend, who laid concrete foundation for Kwara State through a plucky civil service, Brigadier General David Lasisi Bamigboye.
2019: An interesting political year (Atiku Abubakar seems prepared) (Pictorial)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Atiku and Obi, being successful businessmen, should be able the lift as many Nigerians as possible out of poverty and despair. ... Buhari has been killing jobs thereby worsening their economic condition. Buhari has wiped out the middle class in Nigeria....
October 23, 2018, William Bertrand opinions on education, Nigeria, and Atiku Abubakar
Prof. LEONARD K. SHILGBA
I have worked and lived in Africa since 1968 and have been part of developing several institutions of higher education on the continent. In no other country have I encountered a person who has dedicated so much of his personal fortune to supporting an American-styled University.
My month of preparing for the coming of the Lord
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I had an encounter about the coming of the Lord that never left me. In 1981, I was posted to Lagos for my National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). I served at Lever Brothers, located at Apapa Wharf sub area of Lagos State.
The Atiku/Obi ticket and the Biafra Project: Any middle way?
FELIX AMADI, Maputo, Mozambique
The frenzied excitement accompanying the Atiku/Obi ticket, especially in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, I guess, is because most Igbos feel that the victory of this ticket will help exorcise the demon of Igbo marginalization in Nigeria.
The Flying Atheist
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Once upon a time, an atheist boarded a flight from Scotland to Switzerland. While on the air, the atheist was preaching and convincing the passengers around his seat that there is no God. God being everywhere heard what he said. After an hour in the air....
What is wrong with the mind of man?
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
It is preposterous for our people to traffic in negative news about Nigeria when we have so much negative nuances to contend with in our dysfunctional society-Nigeria.
Super Eagles of Nigeria scrape out a 3-2 victory, in far away Sfax, Tunisia!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
It was indeed a thriller, a classical thriller of sorts. Like in the first leg clash in Uyo, the 'Mediterranean Knights' of Libya, didn't shy away from playing attacking soccer- a better situation for the Super Eagles.
Alex Otti's message of hope to Abia citizens in Diaspora
NNANNA IJOMAH, New York, New York, USA
As much as it will be difficult to fully enumerate all that Dr. Otti said to his audiences in both New York and Houston-Texas, it could simply be said that this is a man who is not running for Governor for the thrill of it....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Are you a successful human being? Good success and Nigeria's elections 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Some of the most violently wicked and obstinate demons I have ever come across in my nearly three decades of spiritual experience and in ministrations are from sexual intercourses. Sexual intercourse is not mere fun as the secular world is made to believe and beguiled by Satan and his demons.
2019: An interesting political year (Peter Obi, in a class of his ownn)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Peter Obi is a stellar character with intimidating credentials - almost all discerning minds are supporting his nomination because he's eminently qualified. His nomination has made Buhari and his APC timorous.

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