Opinion

Editorial

IPOB’s Apology to Obiano: Need for Future Restraint

Recently, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, accused some prominent Southeasterners of complicity in the arrest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government. Among those mentioned was the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano. Owing to the seriousness of the allegation and its implications, the Anambra State Government was compelled to speak out, debunking the allegation and ...

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Sustaining the Present Calm in Anambra

The gradual reclaiming of public space by security operatives has led to return to normal life in Anambra State For some weeks now, Anambra State has been witnessing relative peace, law and order. For a state that was not too long ago described as the most secure and safest state in the South East, the level of crime that was ...

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This Prisoner Needs State Pardon, Automatic Employment

Last Tuesday in Awka Correctional Centre, an unusual thing happened. An inmate of the facility, Mr Jude Onwuzulike, bagged two certificates from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Awka Study Centre. The certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology were issued to him right there in the correctional premises by the Registrar of ...

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Towards Peaceful Party Primaries

The countdown to this year’s governorship election in Anambra State has fully started, with the commencement of the primary elections of political parties. While some have already done theirs, others are about to follow suit. However, it is at this time that various parties are thrown into crises occasioned by greedy or inordinately ambitious politicians who want to grab power ...

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Wanted: Drastic Solution to Security in Anambra

When government fails to provide security for the people, the people are left with no choice than to devise any means to protect themselves. That is the scenario playing out presently in parts of Anambra where instant justice is meted out to criminals. It started from Nkpor, then moved to Obosi, Oba and then Onitsha. Those caught stealing are squeezed ...

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Is Nigeria’s Democracy Sustainable?

The Nigerian Democracy Day is a national holiday in Nigeria held annually on June 12. It is a day that commemorates the restoration of democracy in Nigeria. It was originally held every May 29. Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, had on June 6, 2018, announced June 12 as the new Democracy Day. He also gave a posthumous award to the late ...

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Biafra: Beyond the Sit-at-Home

Last Monday, virtually all of Eastern Nigeria was shut down as the people honoured their brethren who laid down their lives during the civil war that others might live. From the streets and roads of Imo through Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states, emptiness greeted the few who ventured out to appraise the situation, especially newsmen. It was easily the ...

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Foiled Attack by Hoodlums, Kudos to Anambra Police

Last Sunday night, at about 8pm, the unusual happened: the unknown gunmen who had been constituting a menace to security personnel across the Southeast finally met their waterloo in Awka after they launched an attack on the B Division of the Nigeria Police and the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, also in Awka, very close to ...

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Construct Bumps at Upper Iweka Right Now!

On Thursday, May 13, two unidentified persons lost their lives in a multiple accident at the Upper Iweka area of the Onitsha/Asaba Expressway. The accident which reportedly occurred under the flyover at Upper Iweka, was between a Mercedes Trailer and a Toyota; as well as a Mitsubishi L300 bus. It was attributed to over speeding and loss of control. Not ...

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