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Magashi and challenges of national security

Magashi and challenges of national security When Maj-Gen Bashir Magashi (retd) was announced as a ministerial nominee, I reached out to former Commissioner for Information and Finance in Kano State, Mallam Garba Yusuf, for an insight into the capabilities of the retired military officer. I was aware that Magashi had led a 12-man high-powered reconciliation committee of...... more

Why over 160 million Nigerians lack access to potable water

Why over 160 million Nigerians lack access to potable water The Federal Government of Nigeria has always been spending humongous amounts of money on water projects. But there is a difference in terms of performance and delivery between the First Republic and post-war administrations, both military and civil. There is also a wide gulf between the calibre of politicians of the...... more

Georgewill’s rich experience, unique credentials to lead UNIPORT

Georgewill’s rich experience, unique credentials to lead UNIPORT PREAMBLE In my capacity as an author, a political analyst of note, a renowned public opinion moulder and a respected social media commentator, I have done series of books and articles on some leading political leaders and political parties’ formation in Nigeria. But, frankly speaking, writing on the academia, particularly on...... more

Hadiza Balarabe: From stethoscope to politics

Hadiza Balarabe: From stethoscope to politics “There’s no greater challenge and there is no greater honour than to be in public service.” — Condoleezza Rice If medicine, like politics, is about service to humanity, realistically speaking, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, the Kaduna State Deputy Governor, can’t by any stretch of imagination be accused of having “abandoned” the medical practice....... more

A New ISOPADEC, a new vision and a new Imo, By Collins Ughalaa

A New ISOPADEC, a new vision and a new Imo, By Collins Ughalaa “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” — Isaiah 43:19 One common theme that dominated the political campaigns in the build-up to the 2019 governorship election in...... more

Understanding the Corporate Affairs Commission, functions and powers

Understanding the Corporate Affairs Commission, functions and powers Functions of the Corporate Affairs Commission (hereinafter referred to as CAC) are provided under section 7 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (hereinafter referred to as CAMA) as follows: (1) the functions of the commission shall be to – (a) subject to section 541 of this Act, administer this Act,...... more

Untold story of the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode

Untold story of the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode Those who had been reading this column since 2010 and after will recall that my four-part article titled, LAGOS STATE GOVERNORSHIP 2015 – CHRISTIAN AGENDA, which appeared on this page in 2011. I was one of the founders of Christian Conscience, CC, an association established solely to realise the objective. Without...... more

High expectations as Magashi takes over Defence

High expectations as Magashi takes over Defence The long-awaited list of the ministerial nominees for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was released with excitement and, at the same time, uncertainty in some quarters. When the full list was eventually released, the public could only speculate and match certain names to certain ministries, because the presidency...... more

Sunny Nwosu seeks continuity in Ngwa leadership

Sunny Nwosu seeks continuity in Ngwa leadership Elder Sunny Nwosu’s passion and commitment in piloting the affairs of All Ngwa Cultural Organisation (ANCO) know no bounds since he assumed headship as the president-general of the foremost socio-cultural body of the Ngwa clan for almost a decade now. He assumed leadership of the organisation when death cut short the tenure...... more

Thinking aloud! Nigeria’s despicable record, By Goddy Uwazurike

Thinking aloud! Nigeria’s despicable record, By Goddy Uwazurike Nigeria as a country has a serious if not despicable record in the eyes of the world. Patiently follow me. 1. The government performed Operation Python dance in Igboland! Casualties from this dance is unacknowledged beyond we will investigate. 2. The herdsmen went on rampage and the government only asked the...... more

Robert Mugabe’s most famous quotes

Robert Mugabe’s most famous quotes A quick look at the colourful language of Robert Mugabe throughout his 37-year reign as leader of Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s death was announced on Friday morning by his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who mourned him as an “icon of liberation”. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of...... more

African migrants join the queue at US-Mexico border

African migrants join the queue at US-Mexico border It took Julia and her two daughters five years to get from Kassai, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to a cot on the floor of a migrant shelter in Laredo, Texas, on a Sunday night in August 2019. First, it was four years in Angola. She saved money, she says,...... more

OWERRI DECLARATION: Full and unedited Communique of the 2019 Igbo National Summit demanding an AUTONOMOUS REGION for Ndigbo

OWERRI DECLARATION: Full and unedited Communique of the 2019 Igbo National Summit demanding an AUTONOMOUS REGION for Ndigbo THE OWERRI DECLARATION COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2019 IGBO NATIONAL SUMMIT ON THE PEACE, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALAIGBO AND HER NEIGHBOURS Held at Villa Gardens Hotel, Imo State, Nigeria. The first-ever IGBO NATIONAL SUMMIT was convened today, August 22nd 2019 by key frontline Igbo organizations and major stakeholders with representatives of...... more

Celebrating a silent achiever and philanthropist, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei, PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Bayelsa State

Celebrating a silent achiever and philanthropist, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei, PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Bayelsa State    Proverbs Eleven: Twenty-Four states: “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give and only suffers want”. This scripture aptly describes Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei, who is seen by many as a silent achiever who has done so much for humanity and who reaches out to...... more

Nigeria’s assets at risk worldwide in $9bn arbitration case

Nigeria’s assets at risk worldwide in $9bn arbitration case A British judge has said he will grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to attempt to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project. The company was awarded $6.6 billion in an arbitration decision over the failed 2010...... more

Next Level for Disability Law in Nigeria, By Hameed Oyegbade

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Tears and pain as our grandmother goes home, By Odimegwu Onwumere

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When Governor Dickson Pulled Nigeria to Toru-Orua

When Governor Dickson Pulled Nigeria to Toru-Orua Emotions sometimes fail men. No matter how strong they are, men always have a strong affinity and bond with their mothers. It becomes easily noticeable when men lose their mothers. The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, who loves praising God with his tambourine, could not help but pause, before...... more

Fire ravages ‘the lungs of the planet’: What you need to know as the Amazon burns

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The woman with the heart of gold who dissolves marital disputes and rehabilitates straying children

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Taraba killing and the need to end Police-Army rivalry

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Trees and beautiful environment, nature’s inestimable gift for prolonged life

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Irona’s historic visit to Mbaise, By Walter Duru

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Restoring excellence in the Nigerian educational system, By Ifere Ruhamah

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Preparing Nigeria for the future of work

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The way forward for peaceful coexistence, prosperous constitutional governance of present-day Nigeria

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Victim, experts recount atrocities against Nigerian Christians at US event

Victim, experts recount atrocities against Nigerian Christians at US event On Monday, July 15, 2019 as part of the side events of the US State Department 2019 Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom, Africa United for Peace sponsored a programme to draw the attention of the international community to the killings and persecution of Christians in Nigeria. The topic was “Nigeria...... more

Wither Nigeria! As nations march towards renewable energy, By Chima Nwafo

Wither Nigeria! As nations march towards renewable energy, By Chima Nwafo In every aspect of life, older Nigerians can always recall the good old days. Sometimes, the younger folks get sceptical, given that they saw traces of those good old days. Besides, it’s somehow hypocritical that a nation fought and won the battle for independence from colonial rule, yet, six decades after, rather than things getting...... more

The woman who rose from being a refugee to become her country’s President

The woman who rose from being a refugee to become her country’s President The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state. “My parents never let me forget that I am Latvian,” she told...... more

 

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