Opinion

At 59, Peter Obi Unyielding in Integrity and Commitment

By Valentine Obienyem I shall take the liberty to begin this piece with the conclusion. Today, the 19th of July, 2020, Mr. Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections and a Former Governor of Anambra State, is 59. I shall simply define him as a hard-working Nigerian, successful entrepreneur, and consummate ...

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Claimed Coronavirus Drug ‘Chioma’ to be deployed to Anambra Hospitals after…-ASHIA Boss

The Executive Secretary of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency and Special Adviser on Health to Governor Willie Obiano, Dr. Simeon Beluonwu Onyemaechi has disclosed plans for the deployment of Fr. Arazu’s acclaimed coronavirus drug ‘Chioma’ to different hospitals in Anambra State, especially those with ASHIA enrollees for the effective management of coronavirus patients. Dr Onyemaechi in this interview with Fides ...

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No to Child Labour

By Sir Paul Nwosu A couple of days ago, June 12 to be precise, countries of the world marked the World Day Against Child Labour. This day was first launched in 2002 by International Labour Organization, an arm of United Nations that promotes the rights of workers and encourages decent labour conditions globally. Its cardinal aim for setting this day ...

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Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories: Thoughts shared by the Lead Speaker, Chief Uche Nworah, MD/CEO, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) on the occasion of E-Conference organized by Catholic Diocese of Awka to commemorate 54th World Communications Day, 2020. Introduction His Holiness, Pope Francis has set for us the theme for this year’s celebrations. “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2), Life ...

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Igbo and 2023 Presidential Election Peter Obi, Role Model in Leadership

By Peter Nwasike Sir Peter Obi handed over the governorship of Anambra State to Sir Willie Obiano on March 17, 2014. Obiano was convienced of laudable projects built by Obi and affirmed his acknowledgement with the slogan of “CONTINUE, COMPLETE, COMMISSION, COMMENCE (CCCC)”. This meant that he shall continue with on-going projects of Obi, complete them, commission them and then ...

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The Reality of Coronavirus among Children & Elderly People

By Uchechukwu Enem Research has shown that the feeling of helplessness, loneliness and being socially excluded from loved ones, friends, peers, could lead to a higher number of mental health conditions which are usually common in any epidemic. Coronavirus affected many people in society but in this interview with Rev. Fr. Livinus Obianisi, we will focus on how it affected the ...

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Igbo Nation and 2023 Presidency

By Peter Nwasike In my last edition, I mentioned how Dr. Sunday Ajai contended that: “AFTER DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE, THE IGBO DO NOT HAVE A LEADER THAT THE REST OF THE NATION CAN RESPECT AND TRUST”. (New Telegram Newspaper, Thursday, February 27, 2020, page 14) I asserted that former Governor of Anambra State, Sir Peter Obi enjoys respect and trust ...

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Group Carpets Anambra Monarchs on Zoning U-Turn

A political pressure group, Equity Turn by Turn Movement, has flayed the Anambra North Traditional Rulers Council, for making a U-Turn on their earlier stand on zoning ahead of the 2021 gubernatorial election in the state. The monarchs had recently endorsed a free for all contest on the argument that there had never been zoning. But in a press statement ...

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Education in Anambra During Covid-19 Lockdown

By Uche Nworah The world as we know it has changed, and many will argue that the change is forever. The changes have been forced on humanity by the dreaded disease known as Covid-19. Though the disease originated from Wuhan, China, its devastating and deadly effect has been felt in almost all the countries of the world, including Nigeria. Humanity ...

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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by ...

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