Opinion

As I See It with Jude Atupulazi

The Sunny Side of Obiano and Other Matters

By Jude Atupulazi It is not for nothing that many of his admirers are ready to go to any length to defend him. Here is a man who believes that one can only be happy when those around him are happy. I’m talking about Anambra governor, Chief Willie Obiano, whom his community honoured with the title of Apkokuedike. Before he ...

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Politics of State of Emergency

By Jude Atupulazi The nation was recently awash with news of the threat by the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, of imposing a state of emergency on Anambra State following the spate of killings rocking the Southeast state. As expected, a flurry of condemnations immediately followed, with salient questions being asked, while the Anambra State ...

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I Beg Thee on their Behalf

By Jude Atupulazi Among the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria is this proverb that says that the anger of a sibling against a fellow sibling does not reach to the bone. This is probably because of both being of same blood. What is happening in the Southeast today, a zone where we are supposedly brothers, show signs that this proverb ...

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Where Lies Our Christianity

By Jude Atupulazi Some days ago the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, threatened to seal any filling station that sold fuel above the normal price of N165. The task force saddled with its enforcement followed it up by going round to monitor petrol stations to ensure compliance. In the course of their duty, a popular petrol station just after Regina ...

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Are We Losing It?

By Jude Atupulazi The Igbo people, east of the Niger, have always been known as sensible, clever; even wise. They are imbued with business acumen and can turn a desert into a river. They are industrious and adventurous. You can find them anywhere you go, so much so that even the known Igbo hater, President Muhammadu Buhari, acknowledged this when ...

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Defections: Moving to the Centre to do What?

By Jude Atupulazi There are times when even the most chronic liar knows his lies are not cutting any ice. At such moments such a person can’t wait to finish his talk and go into hiding. But it becomes much more serious when such a person appears to have lost all sense of shame and honour and, despite knowing his ...

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Hope Uzodimma: Campaign Leader or Campaign Killer?

By Jude Atupulazi When the All Progressives Congress, APC, announced Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, as the leader of the Anambra State Governorship Campaign Council for Senator Andy Uba who is vying for the coveted seat in Agu Awka, the last thing they must have wished was a situation where the person chosen to lead them would turn out to ...

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Awka The Headaches of a Capital City

By Jude Atupulazi Governance in Anambra, to my understanding, should end on the 17th of March, 2022 next year; a clear seven months from now. But from every indication, it appears governance has already ended. This much is from what I observe each passing day. It is not however saying that my governor is a failure. Far from it. But ...

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At Last a Good Thing Has Come Out from Nazareth

By Jude Atupulazi Recently, the Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) announced the setting up of a committee to investigate and handle cases of sexual harassment of students by lecturers in the institution. The announcement, though late in the day, as enough harm has long been done, is still welcome. I received the news with joy, having waited for what ...

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Southeast and the Collapse of Leadership

By Jude Atupulazi If there is any state in the entirety of the Southeast Geo-political Zone of the country that has come under the most attack by Fulani terrorists, that state is Ebonyi. Yet, Ebonyi not only harbours the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, in the person of Gov Dave Umahi, the state is also the headquarters of Ebubeagu, ...

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