Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What does the “North” want? (Part 2), By Chido Onumah

April 10, 2014

Chido Onumah: Dig deeper and you will establish a link between the so-called consultancy firm that handled the NIS recruitment and top public officers. “Which... read more


What does the “North” want? By Chido Onumah

April 4, 2014

Chido Onumah There are two basic questions that must be answered by all of us Nigerians. One, do we want to remain as one country?... read more


One week, one tragedy, By Chido Onumah

March 21, 2014

Chido Onumah: Dig deeper and you will establish a link between the so-called consultancy firm that handled the NIS recruitment and top public officers. It’s... read more


Will Nigeria disintegrate? By Chido Onumah

March 14, 2014

Chido Onumah Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, will on Monday, March 17, 2014, inaugurate the 492-member National Conference whose task is to redefine “the way forward... read more


Obasanjo’s ‘satanic’ letter, By Chido Onumah

December 13, 2013

Chido Onumah Olusegun Obasanjo’s damning letter to President Goodluck Jonathan must rank as the most narcissistic (and the narcissism of our rulers is legendary) action... read more


National Conference: Matters Arising, By Chido Onumah

October 11, 2013

Chido Onumah During his Independence Day broadcast on October 1, President Goodluck Jonathan announced to a somewhat surprised nation his intention to facilitate a “national... read more


A moratorium on 2015 election, By Chido Onumah

September 27, 2013

Chido Onumah I didn’t imagine I would return to this column, although temporarily, so soon after I decided to take a long break three weeks... read more


Twenty years of dedicated struggle: Salute to the Insight newspaper @ 20, By Chido Onumah

August 30, 2013

Chido Onumah I am happy writing about twenty years of what has become an institution, one that is very dear to me. When my former... read more


Time to Negotiate Nigeria, By Chido Onumah

August 16, 2013

Chido Onumah I borrowed the title of this piece from my new book, Nigeria is Negotiable, which is due for public presentation on Tuesday, August... read more


The politics of “deportation”, By Chido Onumah

August 9, 2013

Chido Onumah Now is the time to tinker with the structure of our federation that makes it possible that 10 million of our children, the... read more


A case for “true” federalism, By Chido Onumah

August 2, 2013

Chido Onumah No topic has generated as much interest in the ongoing bogus constitution amendment process as the issue of local government autonomy. That we... read more


Her Excellency, Madam President, By Chido Onumah

July 26, 2013

Chido Onumah If there was any doubt that she is in charge of the country, it was dispelled last week with what could easily pass... read more


Who killed Kudirat Abiola? By Chido Onumah

July 19, 2013

Chido Onumah This should be the question on the lips of every man and woman of conscience, considering the acquittal last week of Major Hamza... read more


Waiting for Tambuwal’s revolution, By Chido Onumah

July 12, 2013

Chido Onumah This piece has nothing to do with what is happening in Egypt. Ultimately, Nigerians, based on their experience and the existing reality, will... read more


2015: Why Buhari matters, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

and July 5, 2013

Chido Onumah We must state unequivocally that we have no illusion about the present order. We do not think that the present system can solve... read more


Still on Jonathan, opposition and 2015, By Chido Onumah

June 28, 2013

Chido Onumah I would be deluding myself if I imagined that my article last week, “2015: Who will defeat Jonathan?” would not elicit the kind... read more


2015: Who will defeat Jonathan? By Chido Onumah

June 21, 2013

Chido Onumah Let me say from the outset that it would be scandalous and a grave mistake for the opposition – and by this, I... read more


June 12: How can we forget? (2), By Chido Onumah

June 14, 2013

Chido Onumah “I betrayed my very genuine friend for 25 years. From the day we met, there was rapport. I had my friend there waiting... read more


June 12: How can we forget? (1), By Chido Onumah

June 7, 2013

Chido Onumah “Reading about the June 12 period, for obvious reasons, is difficult for me, even now, 20 years after. It is difficult to think... read more


The Achebe I knew, By Chido Onumah

May 24, 2013

Chido Onumah  “Indiscipline pervades our life so completely that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society”- Chinua... read more


Let’s negotiate Nigeria, By Chido Onumah

May 10, 2013

Chido Onumah “There is nothing exclusive in the term unity; unity for Nigeria holds out the best chance for progress when that unity is a... read more


President Jonathan as “Big Brother”, By Chido Onumah

May 3, 2013

Chido Onumah “How does the WiT project fit into the country’s existing intelligence programme and security initiatives?” Typical of the Jonathan regime, it took the... read more


The “fake universities” syndrome, By Chido Onumah

April 26, 2013

Chido Onumah Last July, shortly after the horrific Dana Air crash that killed over a hundred Nigerians, I did a piece titled “Murder Incorporated”. The... read more


What does Obasanjo want? By Chido Onumah

April 19, 2013

Chido Onumah “If you do not know Obasanjo, you would probably mistake him for a global expert sent by the UN…”…... read more


Can APC cure Nigeria’s headache? (2), By Chido Onumah

April 12, 2013

Chido Onumah I have no illusions about the challenges (some of which are beginning to manifest) and limitations of the new mega party being proposed... read more