Editorial

Between Lockdown Measures and the Revolt of the Citizens

These are certainly not the best of times for the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria regarding the handling and containment of the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world. In the wake of the first confirmation of positive cases in parts of the country, the Federal and State Governments had announced measures aimed at containing the spread of the ...

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Getting Ready for Coronavirus Eventuality in Anambra State

As the coronavirus situation worsens, judging from daily reports gotten globally, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and government agencies are taking appropriate measures to protect the citizenry. There is however a need for massive sensitization of the general public on the collective need for all to come together and learn from the success of those who have managed ...

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Lagos Explosion and Government’s Laxity

Last Sunday, what can be termed a national tragedy occurred in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos. As at press time, official sources put the number of the dead at 17; while unofficial ones put it at 25. The explosion which occurred in the morning hours, also destroyed many buildings and vehicles. Most saddening was the scenario ...

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Police Games: Kudos, Anambra Government

Anambra State has been agog in the past week as delegates from the twelve zonal commands of the Nigeria Police, including the Force Headquarters, participated in different sporting activities across different locations of the state. Such activities promote national unity and understanding. They also offer the host states the opportunity to build and develop sporting facilities. As hosts, Anambra was ...

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Coronavirus and Us

It is no longer news that the dreaded Coronavirus is here with us in the Nigeria. Recently the country’s health minister announced its arrival to Nigeria via an Italian who has since been quarantined. The announcement of the presence of this virus in the country has understandably triggered panic across Nigeria, given the various ways it can be contracted. The ...

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Observing the Ideals of Lenten Season

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian Liturgical Calendar that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends after a period of forty days. During these forty days, Christians are expected to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the wilderness. It is a season set aside for the purpose of reflecting on Jesus, considering his suffering, ...

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Enugu-Osha Express Way, Kudos to Buhari

For years work on the Enugu/Onitsha stretch of the express way being constructed by the Federal Government of Nigeria had gone on at a snail’s pace. Sometimes, it had appeared as though it had been abandoned. This had caused the road to suffer more dilapidation, forcing road users to divert to the Old Enugu/Onitsha Road and subsequently putting that road ...

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Proper Way

It’s that time of year when the message of love is spread in every corner of the world. Preachers preach the language of love, teachers teach it and the atmosphere has that unmistakable scent of love in the air. Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14th, the world over. It is a day that contains the vestiges of both Christian and ...

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Insecurity in Nigeria: What the Southeast Must Do

Speaking on a Channels Television programme last Sunday, the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, described Nigeria as the most dangerous place to live. Obi’s comment came in the wake of the killing of a seminarian and a doctor’s wife by kidnappers in Kaduna. Days before that, a gory video of the chairman of the Christian Association ...

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Another Look at the Barricades at Amawbia Bypass

For long, the Amawbia Bypass has resisted every effort by past governments to fix it. Indeed, ever since the regime of Chris Ngige through that of Peter Obi, that road had kept deteriorating after each reconstruction. Late last year, the Willie Obiano Administration, for the second time worked on the road, this time reconstructing parts of it. It was an ...

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