Opinion

Monthly Archives: July 2019

NASU Demands 30 Billion Naira to Offset Arrears of Earned Allowances

. . . Faults FG’s 2019 Sharing Formula By Ozo Ray The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have both rejected the federal government’s 80/20 sharing formula of the 25 billion Naira earned academic allowances for 2019. The non-academic associations held that the proposed sharing formula which allegedly allocated 80% to the Academic Staff ...

Read More »

Anambra Basic Education Commissioner Omenugha Honours Veronica Nnalue For Excelling In National Essay Competition

By Sunny Ijomah The Commissioner for Basic Education Professor Kate Omenugha has presented set of books to Miss Veronica Nnalue, SS3 Final year student of Saint John of God Secondary School Awka, for coming tops in National Essay Competition organized by Civil Resource Development Documentation Center CIRDDOC, Enugu in conjunction with Eastern Nongovernmental organizations. The presentation ceremony had in attendance ...

Read More »

Nimo to Celebrate New Yam Festival, August 3

. . As Owelle Rolls Out Blue Print for Security, Youth Development By Jude Atupulazi The Nimo Community in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State has announced Saturday, August 3 this year as the day for the celebration of the new yam. The traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Maxi Ike Oliobi, Owelle Nimo, disclosed this to Fides in his palace ...

Read More »

The Role of Management in the Achievement of National Goals: Obstacles to Plan Implementation III

By Pita Ejiofor Cont’d from last edition 3.3 The Codes of the Corrupt About twenty years ago we (Ejiofor 1984: 171) tried to identify the major ‘do’s and don’ts’ that governed the operators of the pandemic. Six were identified. We quote (the naira values have been multiplied by 100 to reflect the change in the purchasing power). ‘Don’t be mean’, ...

Read More »

Killing of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Pretence of National Concern

By Ikeddy Isiguzo The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government – Section 14 2b, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. I commiserate with the Fasoranti and Olakunrin families over the murder of their daughter, and wife, in broad daylight, in a space that is under legitimate authority of government. Mourning of ...

Read More »

Anambra Police Command Parades 34 Suspects

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State Police Command has paraded 34 male suspects, at the Command’s Headquarters, Awka, over varying degrees of crimes. The male suspects, mostly in their mid-twenties and early thirties, were arrested at different locations in Anambra State for crimes ranging from armed robbery, cultism and bag-snatching. Items recovered from the suspects included cash, locally made pistols, ...

Read More »

Of Cows and Sacred Cows

By Jude Atupulazi In life one of the hardest things to bear is pretence. Pretence when something is awfully going wrong. A lot of things are going wrong in Nigeria and people who are in high up places are pretending. It is crazy. Anyone in Nigeria knows how bad things have become. They know that things are so bad and ...

Read More »

Peter Obi To Celebrate 58th Birthday At Election Tribunal

Vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, will celebrate his birthday on Friday at the presidential election tribunal in Abuja, Igbere TV reports. This is a departure from the former Anambra State governor’s tradition of celebrating with school children. His special adviser on media, Valentine Obienyem, disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday after ...

Read More »

Atiku Hails ‘Okute’ Peter Obi At 58

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has celebrated his running mate, Peter Obi, on his 58th birthday. In a tweet on Friday, Atiku called Mr Obi, ‘Okute’ meaning ‘rock’ as he is fondly called. He wished the former Anambra State governor more years in good health and service. “@PeterObi, my Vice Presidential candidate @OfficialPDPNig, is doggedly ...

Read More »

Peter Obi at 58 and the Verdict of History

Today, the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi turns 58. He was born without any natural disposition to melancholy.  As far back as can be pried into his life, it would be seen as an existence that has continued to add value to humanity through positive acts. His father passed on in 1968, when Peter was seven. He ...

Read More »