Editorial

Orlu Invasion: Where are Our Governors?

Last Monday, Gov David Umahi, the chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, which is the umbrella body of the governors of the Southeast Zone, made haste to intervene on the face-off between the immediate past Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha; now a senator, and his successor, Hope Uzodimma, both of same party. Umahi, who intervened on behalf of the Southeast ...

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Congratulations to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

A new Director General of the World Trade Organization, (WTO), has been named and she is Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. This historic emergence generated a global applause because, not only is she the first of her gender to clinch this esteemed position, she is also the first African to become DG of the organization. When the ...

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Kanu’s ESN and Failure of Southeast Governors

Critical periods in the lives of a people tend to create heroes and villains. There’s no doubt that Nigeria is undergoing a critical period in her history; perhaps the most critical since the end of the Civil War. The country’s current security challenge is one that is threatening to destroy the unity of Nigeria. From the deadly activities of Boko ...

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Making Good Health a Priority

Last week, a report had it that a man slumped and died in his car in a Lagos traffic. A woman, before then, died while going to market in a tricycle in Abuja. It was only when the driver reached her destination and waited for her to pay him that he noticed her bent over and staying still. Such deaths ...

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When a People Lose Faith in their Security

A bad government creates unlikely heroes by its actions. That Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho, is today in the national conversation is down to, not just the Federal Government’s total failure to protect the life and property of Nigerians, but its open display of favoritism to a clearly criminal and murderous group at the expense of the rest of ...

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Towards a Stable Polity Ahead of Guber Poll in Anambra

No one can assuredly say that all is well in Anambra State at the moment, even though the state is not at war with any external force. While the state seems at peace from the outside, a simmering crisis has been building up from within across many communities in the state. The crises at both monarchical and town union leadership ...

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Taking 2nd Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic More Seriously

The Covid-19 pandemic has returned with a bang. This time, it appears to be fiercer than it was the first time, judging from the way it has not only infected people already, but also the rate at which it has claimed lives so far. It is difficult to predict how far the spread would go this time, but one thing ...

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Happy New Year!!!

Nigeria is one of the hardest places to live in; no thanks to bad and insensitive governance that has only succeeded in creating and widening the gulf between the government and the governed. But also, Nigeria stands out as a country that has created a legendary status for having citizens who smile despite excruciating circumstances. It is as if the ...

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In the Spirit of the Season

It is Christmas, that season when Christendom celebrates the birth of our lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. It is supposedly a season of love and sharing; a season when we also celebrate our humanity. Down here, it is a season that means a lot more to our people who use the opportunity to return from their various places to reunite ...

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Why We Welcome Police Clampdown on Illegal Face Mask Enforcers

Face Mask Enforcers Most things in Nigeria, no matter how well intentioned, end up being abused to the detriment of society. One of them which is happening of late is the harassment, bullying and extortion of citizens by those parading selves as enforcers of the face mask directive. In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Anambra State Government, ...

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