2019: Is Nigeria Ready For Kingsley Moghalu?

On Wednesday, February 28, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu declared his Intention to Contest the 2019 Presidential election during a world press conference, held at Musa Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja. Without ceremonial protocols and any circumlocution, the former Deputy Governor of CBN, Nigeria’s apex bank, declared at the well-attended media event: “With love for our country and […]

Do Igbo have a King?

By Fredrick Nwabufo It is a quotidian belief that ‘Igbo nwero eze’ – the Igbo have no king. But this belief may not be entirely accurate. I often squirm in disagreement when people say, “the Igbo are not united; they have no king, everyone is a king in Igboland”. True, the Igbo are republican, but […]

Europe’s illiberal insurgencies

By Victor Paul Borg A  synthesis of the analysis done by the liberal-minded commentariat of last week’s disruptive electoral result in Italy – which saw the irreverent M5S supersede the centre-left and the anti-immigrant La Lega – is that in times of economic misery the appeal of the populists is irresistible. This analysis, only superficially […]