Opinion

Editorial

Leveraging Fr Ebube Muonso’s Offer

Recently, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Uke, Rev Fr Emmanuel Obimma; popularly known as Ebube Muonso, went down on his knees to beg those behind the killings in Anambra to sheathe their swords and take recourse to dialogue. Most significantly, he offered to mediate between those people; whoever they may be, and the government. He went ahead to issue ...

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Killings in Anambra: A Solution Must be Found

It is now beginning to look like a situation where no week passes without incidents of fatal attacks on people by both known and unknown gunmen in Anambra State. Just last Sunday a total of seven men were killed in parts of the state; three in Igbariam, three in Nnobi, and one in Nnewi, with others wounded. The killings were ...

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Southeast Governors Goof Again

Recently the Southern Governor’s Forum had a meeting in Enugu to basically address issues of common interest among the people of the affected zones comprising Southeast, South South and South West. The governors of Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Ogun states were physically present. They include Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Rotimi Akeredolu, Adegboyega Oyetola and Dapo Abiodun, respectively. The rest who did ...

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Anti-Sit-at-Home Directive: Well Done, Obiano

There can only be one recognized government at any point in time in a civilized society. Anything other than this leads to chaos. It is therefore the duty of a recognized government to ensure the existence of law and order. A look at happenings in the Southeast recently has however revealed what appears to be a gradual setting in of ...

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Need to Address the Amansea Road Nightmare

For those travelling to Enugu from Anambra or vice versa, the ordeal the people go through at Amansea is an experience to forget. Amansea is a town at the border between Anambra and Enugu States. Because of the terrible condition at a particular portion of the road, travelers are now trapped there for upwards of five hours in a journey ...

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Agu Awka Junction Has Had Enough of Blood Spilling

If there is any spot in the capital city of Awka that has witnessed many accidents, that place is the Okpuzu Junction, Awka, popularly known as Agu Awka. That spot is really a busy one; being that it connects four areas viz: Aroma, Old Awka, Unizik and Ifite. Vehicles coming from any of these places or going to any of ...

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Has Nigeria’s Bubble burst?

Last Wednesday, the nation was once again shocked to the marrows when a retired Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi, went on air to expose those he accused of sponsoring terrorism in the country. According to the man who is in a position to know as a former security insider, our president, some ministers, all the defence chiefs, some governors and some ...

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Have Non-State Actors Taken Over the Southeast

Among other things, the essence of having a government in place is to have law and order, which, in effect, prevents non-state actors from running the affairs of the state. Whenever this happens, it is mostly indicative of early signs of collapse of governance/leadership. What is happening in the Southeast states today is an ominous sign of collapse. Non-state actors ...

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IPOB Sit-at-Home Matters Arising

Next Monday, Anambra State, together with the rest of the Southeast states, will again witness another round of sit-at-home directive by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The first in the planned series of such action was witnessed last Monday and is expected to continue until IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released by the Federal Government from prison, even if ...

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Mondays’ Sit-at-Home Order by IPOB, How Wise?

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared a compulsory sit-at-home in the Southeast Geopolitical Zone every Monday, starting from August 9, until the Federal Government releases their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention. This obvious act of solidarity is however an ill wind that will blow the state no good because, every  sit-at-home exercise, with the benefit of hindsight, ...

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