Editorial

Towards Lasting Security in Unizik Axis, Ifite Awka

Some days ago came the news that some female students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik, were raped by a group of hoodlums in their off campus hostels at Ifite, Awka. One of them, according to many newspaper and social media reports, was a virgin, who, traumatized by her experience, contemplated suicide. The reports also said many students were robbed of ...

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Time to Tackle Roads

If there was one thing the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, seems most desirous of achieving, it is to restore the tag of Anambra as the state with the best road network as was the case some eight years ago. This was why among the first few things Soludo did on assuming office was to award several road ...

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Anambra, No Longer Safe

Recently, the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, proclaimed that Anambra had become the safest in Nigeria and vowed to continue to ensure that criminal elements in the state were taken out. That was during a press conference in his country home, Isuofia, earlier in the year. He called for more checkpoints in the state, saying that through the ...

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New Year, New Attitude

The year 2023 is here. As usual many people will be making New Year resolutions in a bid to do things better and be better than they were the previous year. But whether they will be able to keep to their resolutions is another matter entirely. But one thing that is clear is that as a nation, we must strive ...

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2022 World Cup: What Lessons for Nigeria?

The 2022 Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA, World Cup has come and gone, with Argentina Running away with the prestigious cup after a pulsating victory over defending champions, France, in Qatar last Sunday. Five African countries participated at the tournament, namely Senegal, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia and Cameroon. The giant of Africa, Nigeria, was conspicuous by its absence, a disappointing ...

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Southeast Governors, Simon Ekpa and Insecurity

Last Tuesday marked the end of what had been proclaimed a five-day sit at home in the Southeast Zone of the country by Simon Ekpa, a renegade Igbo son and leader of a factional group of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Fortunately, however, the directive by Ekpa was not paid heed to by a vast majority of people resident ...

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Useful Lessons from Soludo’s Termination of Road Contract in Isuofia

Recently the social media went viral with a video of the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, terminating the road contract given to a local contractor for failing to deliver on time, a job given to him in Isuofia. Despite the protestations of the contractor who tried to use the rains as an excuse, the governor told him to ...

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Situation in Four Corner Udi: Good Work, Enugu Governor

Last week we raised concerns about the reported frequent cases of kidnap at the place called Four Corner in Udi, Enugu State. The spot is a strategic one as people going to Enugu from Anambra and vice versa use the said spot which is about a kilometre long. It is a lonely place which has little or no presence of ...

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Near Total Breakdown of Security in Southeast

The once serene environment of the Southeastern part of Nigeria is now a shadow of its old self, no thanks to what can be described as the near total breakdown of security in the zone. The situation has gotten so bad that hardly a day passes without news of the shooting and killing of police personnel and civilians or their ...

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Soludo, Obi: No Need for This

Within the week the social and traditional media were awash with the altercation between the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and a former governor of the state and currently the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, over the former’s comments on Obi concerning Obi’s presidential ambition. The summary of the comments by Soludo was that Obi ...

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