Category Archives: Political Notes

Hyenas in our midst  

By Emmanuel Aziken Devotees of wild life television programmes know very well the hatred lions have for hyenas and jackals. It is that deep-seated mutual animosity that First Lady Aisha Buhari and Senator Shehu Sani drew on to illustrate the seemingly bestial inclination of the Nigerian political class. Hyenas and jackals move in packs and […]

Why Nigerians rig everything, everywhere

By Emmanuel Aziken Anyone wondering why the authorities in Abuja find it difficult to give Nigeria the required leadership should also consider the imperious inclinations of many of those in authority over smaller jurisdictions. Consider the mess made of the national sports federation elections by those acting for or in the interest of the minister […]

Preventing hostile takeover at Government House  

By Emmanuel Aziken Just three years ago the imagination of Obong Godswill Akpabio playing second fiddle in the affairs of Akwa Ibom State seemed a near impossibility. As he neared the end of his eight-year regime, the apostle of the Uncommon Transformation of Akwa Ibom had in the imagination of the public transformed the pace […]