As I See It with Jude Atupulazi

My Fears for Obi

By Jude Atupulazi If ever there was going to be anyone fittest enough to be Nigeria’s president now, you don’t have to look far. That person is none other than Peter Obi, former Anambra State governor. He is one of the foremost personalities in the Southeast contesting to be president as the 2023 general elections in Nigeria draw near. Obi ...

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Jonathan’s Gaffe and Why Nigeria Will Remain Stagnant

By Jude Atupulazi In Nigeria, most times when you see crowds of people either protesting or urging a politician to come out and contest, that exercise is nothing but what is called ”arrangee” in local parlance which means something that has been set up, usually by unseen hands manipulating those people from their hide out. Such exercises are usually to ...

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Of Private Schools and Modern Parenting

By Jude Atupulazi First it was Bowen College and now it is Chrisland College, Lagos, which is now in the eye of the storm over the misdemeanor of some of its students. In the first school, a student was given mortal injuries by his fellow students, a development that called to question, the kind of checks carried out in private ...

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The Biafra We Never Wanted

By Jude Atupulazi In life, it is often those who don’t know what something is all about that propagate it. The gallant warriors who fought in the Nigeria/Biafra War are our fathers and grandfathers. They saw war for what it was and understood that it wasn’t something anyone would just wake up and demand for. Thus when you come across ...

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Insecurity; We Have Been Pushed to the Wall

By Jude Atupulazi On Saturday, April 2, the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, held a security summit with stakeholders in the state to find ways of ending the spate of killings in the state. The summit resolved among other things that all churches in the state should hold prayers the next Monday to beseech God to intervene and ...

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Between Osodi and Primus: the Anambra North Senatorial Conundrum

By Jude Atupulazi The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has been in power in Anambra State for 16 years but it is yet to taste victory in the senate for Anambra North Senatorial Zone. Is it that their candidates have not been the best or that the people of the zone have been rejecting APGA? Perhaps, this is a poser ...

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Never Again….

By Jude Atupulazi Third World leaders have a peculiar problem which determines their success or failure. That problem is managing fortune seekers cum praise singers. Once a leader in these parts falls for this, such a leader is a goner. That was what the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, fell for; and, boy oh boy, what ...

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When Kindness isn’t Enough

By Jude Atupulazi In the brief history of democratic governance in Anambra State, two former governors have stood out for their kindheartedness. They are Chinwoke Mbadinuju and Willie Obiano. But interestingly, the two happen to be the only ones to be messed up after leaving office. While Mbadinuju was jailed for his part in the killing of the Igwe couple ...

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Oh No, Mrs Obiano

By Jude Atupulazi When one thinks he has seen it all, something happens that shocks the senses. That was exactly the case last Thursday at the swearing in of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as governor of Anambra State. The event was at Government House, Awka before some important dignitaries that included priests and the political class. After everyone had been seated, ...

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Does this New Anambra State Burial Law Still Exist?

By Jude Atupulazi Not too long ago, the Anambra State Government signed a Bill on low expense burials into law. It was known as the Anambra State Burial Law. At the time, I had doubted the workability of that law and feared that it would be abused and flouted by the people, largely due to the ridiculously low fees to ...

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