Editorial

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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Echoes of Nigerian Civil War

Last Monday, 6th July, marked the 54th anniversary of the start of the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War. On that day, in 1966, the first shots were exchanged between the then Nigerian troops and Biafran Forces in the Nsukka Sector. It would signal the beginning of the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War that claimed over a million lives in what remains the country’s darkest ...

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Ukpo/Abba Feud: Govt Should Intervene Now!

Recently, the social media was filled with the story and picture of a prominent Abba high chief and an illustrious son of Anambra State, Chief Pius Nweke of the Best Aluminium fame. He was seen in the picture handcuffed and standing at the premises of a police station holding what looked like a pistol said to have been discovered in ...

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Anambra’s COVID-19 War: We are Happy with Obiano

Last Monday, the social media went viral with the construction of iron gates at the Onitsha Bridge Head and Amansea border by the Anambra State Government. The actions were geared towards curtailing the movement of people into and out of Anambra State amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those actions also represented the resolve of the Obiano Administration to protect the state ...

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Influx of Northerners to the South: Need for Vigilance

In the past few days, reports have been rife in online and mainstream media regarding the influx of able bodied young men from the north to southern parts of the country. There have also been reports of the movement of urchins, otherwise known as almajeris, from same north to the south. These movements, notably in trucks and trailers conveying goods, ...

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As Churches Reopen

It was cheering news to learn about the decision of the Anambra State Government to allow worship to restart in churches in the state after a month’s shutdown. Worship had been stopped in churches as one of the stern measures to combat and limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The shutdown of churches was among other measures ...

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