Politics

Burden of Failure in A Failed State

Aug
26
John Otim

Reading Burden of Failure, the new novel by Okot Nyormoi, I found myself remembering old friends and old arguments we use to indulge in. We were a group of young lecturers on a northern Nigerian campus. We were bothered by the lack of progress in Africa since independence.  We were searching for a way out of the morass...

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Walking back to Africa: Story of Slave Rebellion

Aug
26
Special Report

To most people, the best-known slave rebellion is that which occurred under the leadership of the ex-slave Toussaint L'Ouverture on the island of St Domingo between 1791 and 1804. That revolt became a revolution and secured the island’s independence from France...

 

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Nigeria: leadership and politics of the vice presidency

Mar
24
John Otim

In politics the second in command is far from a glamorous position, even though the man or woman that occupies the position may be only a heartbeat away from the top job. Should anything happen, the second in command is, by most constitutions next in line of succession

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Oil, sex, health, and politics in the Niger Delta

Jun
13
John Otim

If you took away the $101.7billion petro dollars that the Niger Delta brings yearly to the Nigerian economy the government would collapse. Nigeria in all probability would become a failed state. The oil revenue is a huge sum of money by any standards and makes up as much as 90% of the Country’s entire budget. The fierce completion for political power in Nigeria is about the control of oil money. The inevitable result is the corruption, bad governance and lack of freedom.

 
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