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Anambra: Obiano’s five years of failed promises

Anambra: Obiano’s five years of failed promises There is a popular saying that a promise is a debt but that statement appears to be vague in the political arena as most promises given by politicians during electioneering campaigns end up in the dump. Suffice to say that most promises made by politicians are only empty statements mostly done...... more

Kudos to Ibori, binding force of Delta politics, By Karifest Duchess Onyekaah

Kudos to Ibori, binding force of Delta politics, By Karifest Duchess Onyekaah  That day the rumour nearly broke the Internet: “Chief James Onanefe Ibori has decamped to the ruling party”. I was jolted and hit psychologically as if by a thunderbolt! Within minutes, so many concerned people called me to ask if it was true. I was sad, but within me, I still...... more

Ogoni case enough reason to fight injustice, By Fegalo Nsuke

Ogoni case enough reason to fight injustice, By Fegalo Nsuke The painful experience of the Ogoni people signals the dangers faced by people all over the world, and represents real threats to nationalities who seek peace, freedom and justice for their peoples. In some cases, as with the Ogoni, those who seek justice for their people face real persecution even from...... more

The harmless sword, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

The harmless sword, By Esther Chizaram Ngele  “Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding, and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King Jr Approaches to the natural law theory show that “natural law contains certain moral principles which are eternal, universal and immutable, on which human...... more

For Pius Adesanmi, for Nigeria!

For Pius Adesanmi, for Nigeria! Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University’s Professor of literature and African studies who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash near the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, on Sunday, March10, was a consummate intellectual and civic activist. Pius was visible in academic and intellectual circles around the world as he was on social...... more

Boko Haram terrorism in context, By Timothy Antigha

Boko Haram terrorism in context, By Timothy Antigha In the last couple of years, there have been so many commentaries about Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad basin. A lot of these efforts have focused on the causality of the conflict on the one hand and the response of the military on the other.  However, proportionate...... more

Thank you Ochendo, By Godwin Adindu

Thank you Ochendo, By Godwin Adindu “If you are incapable of gratitude, you are incapable of noble sentiments. Even animals are grateful.”  — By Sir George Bernard Shaw In that famous romantic comedy, “Arms and the Man”, Sir George Bernard Shaw, the English dramatist and playwright, observed: “If any man (by extension a community, society, country or...... more

Ifeanyi Ubah and his journey to the Ninth Senate, By Amb Adichie Izuchukwu

Ifeanyi Ubah and his journey to the Ninth Senate, By Amb Adichie Izuchukwu Senator-Elect, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, a tireless campaigner, motivated by the vision to serve his people, after many attempts, finally emerged the winner of the just concluded 2019 Anambra South Senatorial District Election which was a fierce and one of the toughest elections particularly in the state and Nigeria in general....... more

Balance for Better: 5 most inspiring Ghanaian female business leaders

Balance for Better: 5 most inspiring Ghanaian female business leaders As we celebrate women from across the world for their individual and collective contributions and accomplishments, one thing that stands tall is the emergence of women leaders in various sectors such as business, governance, politics, entertainment and media across Africa. With the global theme for 2019 as Balance for Better, it...... more

Emefiele and the stakes at CBN, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Emefiele and the stakes at CBN, By Sufuyan Ojeifo As the central bank and apex monetary authority of the country, the major regulatory objectives of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as mirrored in the institution’s enabling Act are to maintain the external reserves of the country, promote monetary stability, a sound financial environment and to act as a banker...... more

Air Marshal Abubakar and the Women of War, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Air Marshal Abubakar and the Women of War, By Yushau A. Shuaib Neither clients of plastic surgery nor make-up, their natural beauty delights the eye in their smartly dressed military wear… Though innocent looking, pure and enticing, they remain feminine, while their line of duty is the traditional masculine career of fearless and courageous souls. They are the Nigerian Women of War in...... more

Tinubu, Buhari, Southeast Governors and the looming time bomb, By Intersociety

Tinubu, Buhari, Southeast Governors and the looming time bomb, By Intersociety The present central Government of Nigeria is dangerously pushing the country to the brink of abyss or bottomless chasm of fragmentation and intractable citizens’ radicalism. A new dangerous dimension has been added to the Nigerian Election system whereby citizens of the Igbo Nation and those of non-Igbo South-south and Northern Christian...... more

2019 Presidency: How the candidates fared — State-by-State Results

2019 Presidency: How the candidates fared — State-by-State Results Welcome to the live commentary of the 2019 Nigerian Presidential election held last Saturday, February 23. The collation of results started late this morning at the National Collation Centre located at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, declared open on Sunday night by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu....... more

The Ekeh Miracle: Celebrating a digital icon @ 63

The Ekeh Miracle: Celebrating a digital icon @ 63 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Do miracles exist? The jury is still out on that. Nevertheless, the life and times of one man, more than ever before, represents a...... more

Millions of dollars lost in Nigeria to tax evasion due to incoherent policies

Millions of dollars lost in Nigeria to tax evasion due to incoherent policies   The Federal Government is mustering the political will to coerce revenue generation through high-profile individuals, Ministerial Departments and Agencies and others to fittingly submit to the federation account what is due to government. ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE unearths that millions of Dollars have been lost to tax defaulters and the private sector is dogged to...... more

Prof. Alonge leaves indelible marks in UCH Ibadan as he bows out as CMD

 Prof. Alonge leaves indelible marks in UCH Ibadan as he bows out as CMD Professor Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, is due to bow out of office soon on completion of his second term on February 28, 2019.The world renowned Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon had been at the helm of affairs of the UCH,...... more

Why students doubt sincerity of ASUU-FG Agreement

Why students doubt sincerity of ASUU-FG Agreement  Following the suspension of the 99 days strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on February 7, 2019, Nigerians, especially youths, have taken to social media to voice their displeasure with the state of education in the country. While many students long to get back to campus, the circumstances...... more

Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo, By Fredrick Nwabufo In the time of the pharaohs of Egypt, when African civilisation was at its apogee, dreams were considered an elemental means of communication from the divine. The story of Joseph and an Egyptian king in the Bible accents this. In Igbo cosmology, dreams, “nlo”, are often not weighed with levity. They...... more

Celebrating Fayemi @54

Celebrating Fayemi @54 “Seeth thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” – Proverbs 22:29 It is often argued that there are three routes by which someone can climb the ladder of greatness. You can have your palm kernel cracked by benevolent gods,...... more

Tribute to “Akanda Eniyan”, Governor Fayemi, at 54

Tribute to “Akanda Eniyan”, Governor Fayemi, at 54 His Excellency Dr. John Olukayode Mofolorunsho Fayemi, turns 54 today. Without a doubt he is an Akanda – a person who according to Yoruba mythology is unique and a possessor of a special purpose in life. A person whose destiny is linked to that of countless others, and who is imbued...... more

Abia Poly, Prof Eboh and his vote of confidence

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Celebrating Cardinal Onaiyekan at 75, By Bernard Balogun

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Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo, By Fredrick Nwabufo In the time of the pharaohs of Egypt, when African civilisation was at its apogee, dreams were considered an elemental means of communication from the divine. The story of Joseph and an Egyptian king in the Bible accents this. In Igbo cosmology, dreams, “nlo”, are often not weighed with levity. They...... more

IVF as an alternative route to child bearing: Challenges and joys

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Brain-based technology could end the immigration crisis, By Arlene Schar and Dr. David Leffler

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The powers behind me, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

The powers behind me, By Esther Chizaram Ngele “Though I walk through the valley and shadow of death, I fear no evil....” She opened her eyes as she heard Njikor clear his throat. “Another one?” he asked. Ola simply stood up and walked away. It was time for the morning devotion; and certainly not one of those mornings for...... more

Nigeria’s online travel booking space in search of real value

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Onnoghen in the lions’ den, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

Onnoghen in the lions’ den, By ’Fisayo Soyombo There is nothing heartwarming about the expected arraignment – later today (and rescheduled for January 22) – of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on a six-count charge bordering on fraudulent asset declaration. It is not good for Onnoghen; it is not...... more

Record-breaking achievements of IGP Idris, By Adewole Kehinde

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2019: God our refuge and strength, By Folu Olamiti

2019: God our refuge and strength, By Folu Olamiti In September 2018, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held its Standing Committee Conference in Minna, Niger State capital, with the theme: “God Our Refuge And Strength.” No topic could be more appropriate at this hazardous time in Nigeria, when the Christian community, especially our brothers and sisters in the northern...... more

 

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