Posts by chido:

Ribadu for President 2011?

Written on July 15th, 2010 by
Categories: Elections 2011, General Articles

Ribadu for President 2011? by Chido Onumah                     It was perhaps the biggest news item of the past week. I am referring, of course, to the report that a new coalition of political groups...
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Agenda for President Goodluck Jonathan

Written on February 24th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Agenda for President Goodluck Jonathan by Chido Onumah   It’s been three months since President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua unceremoniously abandoned his duty post, throwing Nigeria into one of the worst political logjams since independence. It seems, going by the elevation of Vice Presiden...
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Yar’Adua: Two Months Gone! Time for Goodluck to Visit

Written on January 26th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

Yar’Adua: Two Months Gone! Time for Goodluck to Visit by Chido Onumah If ever there was any doubt about how unfit President Yar’Adua is to govern, that doubt was erased by his recent interview with BBC. And by his admission – if we accept that it was Yar’Adua who spoke with BBC – ...
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In Praise of Mass Action

Written on January 13th, 2010 by
Categories: General Articles

In Praise of Mass Action  By Chido Onumah  After almost fifty years of independence, we ought to be used to the buffoonery of our rulers. But even for a group of people accustomed to elite perfidy, nothing could have prepared us for the shenanigans of our rulers since November 23&#...
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Umaru Yar'Adua & His Political Marabouts

Written on December 26th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Umaru Yar'Adua & his Political Marabouts By Chido Onumah   By the time this piece is published, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would have been away from his job and out of the country for one month. ...
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The Trouble with Nigeria

Written on October 1st, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The Trouble with Nigeria By Chido Onumah   “The trouble with Nigeria has become the subject of our small talk in much the same way as the weather is for the English. There is a great danger in consigning a life-and-death issue to the daily routine of small talk. No one can do much about ...
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Unleash the Gani in You!

Written on September 14th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Unleash the Gani in you!   Makeyourvotescount.org, a grassroots, non-partisan, initiative dedicated to free, fair, and transparent elections, joins the rest of the world in mourning the passing of Nigeria’s foremost lawyer and rights activist, Chief Abdul-Ganiy...
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There Will Be Blood!

Written on August 4th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

There will be blood! By Chido Onumah   Yes we can! I can’t think of a more appropriate battle cry for progressive Nigerians in the quest to reclaim the fatherland. If ever there was a time for those who truly believe in Nigeria to do something about this wobbly giant, that time is now...
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Congress for Popular Democracy (CPD) on the Niger Delta Crisis

Written on July 25th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

Congress for Popular Democracy (CPD) on the Niger Delta Crisis   We have watched with dismay the faceoff between “Lagos Elders” and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Our position is that the only way those who benefit – either directly or remotely -...
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On June 12 We Stand

Written on June 13th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

By Chido Onumah IT has been 16 years since the groundbreaking election of June 12, 1993. As far as elections go in Nigeria, that election was one we cannot forget in a hurry, not with the debacle we witnessed in two local councils in Ekiti State a few weeks ago. In a way, it appears ...
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