Thursday, June 8, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene

March 23, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: Louis Odion: The matter of ‘Capacity’

Since he insists that he is just 50, I’ll have to accept. But by my reckoning, which of course is not just a number, he has gifts far, far beyond his years!

Louis Odion
March 16, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: INEC server and other election day stories

The worst thing voters can do on Saturday is to surrender by staying away.

March 2, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: What really matters to Obasanjo in 2023 presidential election

His audacious demand on Monday gave the eerie feeling that he wanted a replay of June 12, at any cost, if not directly for himself, then for his acolytes.

Olusegun Obasanjo
February 16, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: Looking back, facing forward as Nigeria decides

As Nigerians go to the ballot on Saturday, February 25 to elect a new president, not a few voters think that the worst mistake would be to let Buhari happen again.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari
January 19, 2023

Why we love expensive rituals

The only promises made by politicians are those they often do not intend to keep.

Julius Abure, Rufai Ahmed Alkali, Iyorchia Ayu and Abdullahi Adamu
January 12, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: Why they shoot friends and spare the enemy

A senior advocate of Nigeria, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, on a live TV programme was obliged to recommend the outsourcing of the force.

Nigeria Police
January 5, 2023

Azu Ishiekwene: The Trouble with Obasanjo’s Wish

As president for eight years, Obasanjo vehemently rejected any suggestions to help restructure the country, which would have given the regions a fairer footing. 

Olusegun Obasanjo, Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu
December 29, 2022

Azu Ishiekwene: What you might expect in 2023

I was bang on the money from Tinubu’s emergence to Wike’s showdown with Atiku Abubakar and from the return of stolen Benin Bronzes to the resilience of insurgency.

Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu, Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde and Peter Obi
December 22, 2022

Azu Ishiekwene: Western hypocrisy loses in epic Qatar match

Hypocrisy…remains the hallmark of a number of its (West) current engagements with other parts of the world, especially Africa and the Arab world.

Qatari Leader, Joe Biden and Olaf Scholz
December 15, 2022

Azu Ishiekwene: Amidst chaos, 13-year-old boy vows to rebuild broken bridge of hope

By the time the world is ready for Cop28 in Dubai, who knows if Musa might have built more than a clay bridge to connect not just his community, but perhaps his country?

Musa Sani