Nigeria: Uneasy calm in Ohanaeze Ndigbo over Jonathan’s endorsement

UNEASY calm is now brewing in the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, over the recent endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2011 presidential election by a caucus of the organisation called Imeobi without the approval of the general assembly. The controversy is coming on the heels of  the approval of the extension of […]


Nigeria’s downgraded alleged sovereign risk rating

( On Friday last week, Fitch – an international credit ratings agency – reportedly kept the nation’s sovereign credit rating at BB-minus, while downgrading its credit outlook from stable to negative. Finance Minister Olusegun Aganga roundly condemned the agency’s decision (on Nigeria’s credit outlook) as “unduly punitive,” even as he also crooned that Fitch’s decision […]


Nigeria: Zoning And Southern Opportunism: The Dangers Ahead

There is a popular parable that “what an elderly man can see sitting down, a young man cannot see standing up”. This parable is instructive to the short-sightedness, lack of tact and crass opportunism being exhibited by the South in the ongoing debate on zoning.  With the accidental emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan following Yar’Adua’s […]