Chidi Amuta

Academic, journalist, and essayist

Dr. Chidi Amuta (born July 21, 1953) is an academic, literary critic, columnist, essayist, writer and public policy consultant.

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  • To live peacefully with others in this diverse polity, we need to engage by pushing our advantages while respecting the sensitivities of others in the national community.
    • Don’t Sit at Home, Go out and Face Nigeria. Thisday Newspaper Backpage Editorial. September 9, 2021.
  • Nigerian politicians treat and approach political contests as the equivalent of warfare in which they have to conquer their opponents through the deployment of everything at their disposal.
    • Democracy and the Tyranny of Judges. Thisday Newspaper Backpage Editorial. September 5, 2021.
  • In the pantheon of Nigerian rulers, President Buhari occupies an uncontestable stool. He is the first leader to return to power on the strength of a faulty myth rather than on a record of demonstrable achievements. The political marketers of the Buhari candidacy in the count down to the 2015 elections were armed mostly with nothing concrete beyond a lingering myth.
    • Buhari: Dead End of the Mythic Presidency. Thisday Newspaper Backpage Editorial. September 26, 2021

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