Author: Alexander O. Onukwue

Opinions: Part formed, Part undergoing reform

The 2019 Elections

What the 2019 General Elections Are About

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Fasten your seat belt; campaign season is here and in less than 90 days, Nigerians will be going to the polls. In keeping with INECs’ schedule …

OpinionThe 2019 Elections

Ala Aburo Otu: The Cracks of Igbo Youth Voting As One

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At an assembly in the Coal City, their grey-haired, red-cap wearing parents and teachers declared for the Umbrella because it now covers one of their popular …

HealthPolitics and Policy

With Legislative Authority, Can Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control Reach for Perfection?

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One of the low points of the Ebola outbreak in 2014 in Nigeria was the ease with which ‘bathing with salt water’ spread as the immunization …

PeopleTechnologies and Business

How Will Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Make Twitter Better?

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s most renowned global public servant of the last two decades, will be joining Twitter as a member of its Board of Directors. The …

Technologies and Business

What An Actual Bank Wars Would Look Like

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I can confirm that my Bank was not on the battered side of Saturday’s #BankWars. They were not in the rocket-launcher declaration of war and so …

Politics and Policy

Nigeria Air: There Are Faults In Our Stars

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To say there’s been a fair bit of divergence on the internet since the name and logo of the national carrier project was announced this week …

MoviesOpinion

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony: What Have We Learned About Rage and Rejection?

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In purely human relations, faith requires the regular supply of some level of visible evidence. If that was not the point of the two hours I …

Politics and Policy

Democracy Day: 5 Talking Points from President Buhari’s Third Anniversary Speech

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President Muhammadu Buhari, in keeping with custom, delivered an address Tuesday morning in commemoration of Democracy Day. The 2018 edition marks his third year in office …

JobsPolitics and Policy

The Future of Work is Not Shoe Shining

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The pictures from Borno state showing the ‘empowerment’ of 5000 young people with ‘fully equipped’ shoe-shining buckets is true. It is not a sort of transmission …

Politics and PolicyProfile

What To Know About BudgIT And Why Their Work Makes Sense

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Where do Nigerians congregate to think? Don’t feel guilty if that is not a question you have pondered recently, and to relieve you, the answer is …

Politics and PolicyReviews

Okonjo-Iweala’s Fighting Corruption: A Leadership Manual on Perseverance

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She has said her final goodbye to Nigeria. There will be no third coming for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, unarguably Nigeria’s finest export to the world in the …

BooksIdeas & Innovation

‘Children of Blood and Bone’, ‘Fighting Corruption’ And The Most Attractive Books At Nigeria International Book Fair 2018

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Every body cannot read books, for reasons varying from the valid and reasonable, to ruses vacuous and regrettable. We are more on-the-go these days and we …

Culture and LifestyleLife Lessons

The Snare of A ‘Codeine Diet’

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Saturdays in boarding school were the best days. The hours after Inspection were literally the freest and happiest moments of school life. If you had done …

Culture and LifestylePeople

Lasisi Elenu, Our Ranter-in-chief and The Call To MADness

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Recently, I changed the profile pictures across my social media accounts to one I took at a popular Lagos rooftop the February before last. That photo’s …

CommunityThe Muse

City of Soot, Are You Darkening Just For Me?

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Every morning, for the best part of the past 20 or so months, the clouds take their time to make way for a bright sun shine …

PeopleProfile

The Public Ministry of Chude Jideonwo

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Regardless of your politics in the lead up to the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, you can agree there was near universal urgency to significantly challenge …

Technologies and Business

Digital Rights Bill: Why Youth and Expertise Matter

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When president Muhammadu Buhari signs the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into law, Nigeria will have its first piece of legislation designed to protect the expression …

Letters & EssaysOpinion

‘President Robert Mugabe’: What a Waste of Time

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It could have been different. It should have been better. After doing something consistently for 37 years – being a teacher or a faithful tailor, a …

Politics and Policy

Party Politics 101: Five Foundations You Must Know

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Politics, the world famous dirty game, is compulsory, and it is up to the clean guys to get it right. That was the essential message of …

MoviesPeople

Review: Isoken is the Most Accurate Movie About Chimamanda yet

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Even while the final credits scrolled up, you lingered by the steps to know if there would be some additional enthralling piece of drama in this …