Opinion

Editorial

Curbing Criminality in Awka: Keke Ban not the Solution

On Wednesday November11, the Anambra State Government reportedly met with operators of the popular mode of transportation in the state known as keke. The meeting came in the wake of crimes committed by those driving keke vehicles lately from which suspected cultists operate. Their activities have accounted for many deaths already, with many increasingly becoming scared of making use of ...

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Have Cultists Taken Over Anambra?

When Governor Willie Obiano took over the reins of leadership in Anambra, top on the list of his agenda was security. It was something he showed passion for and his government did a good job in sanitizing the state, leading to the description of the state as the safest in the country. Seven years later, the security situation seems to ...

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Time for Police, Others, to Really Reclaim Public Space

Recently, the Anambra State Police Chief, John Abang, announced the readiness of the State Police Command to effect the directive of the country’s Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the police, nationwide, to reclaim the public space in the aftermath of the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property by hoodlums who hijacked the “END SARS” ...

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We have Protested Enough

The nationwide EndSars protests initiated by Nigerian youths took a new dimension after the soldiers allegedly opened fire on a group of unsuspecting and unarmed Nigerian youths, claiming an unconfirmed number of lives during their peaceful protest at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State. Immediately after that, criminals and miscreants capitalized on the chaos that followed to loot, destroy ...

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This Crocodile Must Not Smile

Recently the Nigerian Army announced the beginning of an operation code named “Crocodile Smile”. This announcement and plan came at the time of probably the highest tension in the land in recent times when angry Nigerians have been venting their anger, frustrations and desperation on the terribly warped system in their country, with emphasis on the police. This has given ...

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Urgent! State of Emergency on Anambra Roads

The time when Anambra State was referred to as the state with the best road network is fast slipping into history. This is no thanks to the progressive dilapidation of roads across Anambra State. From the capital city of Awka to the commercial hub of Onitsha and down to the industrial heartbeat of the state, Nnewi, the story is the ...

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Ban on Activities of Special Police Squads Long in Coming

At long last, it seems action is being taken to curtail the dastardly activities of some police outfits which have constituted, not just a great nuisance to members of the public and the country, but accounted for loss of innocent lives. Many people in Nigeria do not need to be told about the notoriety of such police special outfits like ...

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Between Organized Labour and the Federal Govt

The earlier announcement made by the organized labour in Nigeria about their intention to go on a nationwide strike had given Nigerians hope, especially given hardship and hopelessness occasioned by the dwindling economy. The decision to embark on this nationwide strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) was brought about by the recent hike ...

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Edo Election’s Greatest Lesson

That many Nigerians are still jubilant over the outcome of the governorship election in Edo State, September 19, 2020, is not without reason. Nigerians have grown tired of the meddlesomeness of godfathers. It is not that godfatherism in politics exists only in Nigeria. Far from it. Even in the most developed countries there are godfathers, and there will always be ...

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As Schools Finally Reopen

After six long months of inactivity, primary and secondary school students in Anambra State finally returned to school last Monday. The closure of schools was occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic which governments in Nigeria tried to manage by shutting down schools alongside other institutions in the country. However, after others were reopened, schools remained shut despite the outcries in some ...

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