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Ekweremadu’s Attack: 2023 politics or vendetta? By Law Mefor

Ekweremadu’s Attack: 2023 politics or vendetta? By Law Mefor The proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, said that Ekweremadu’s Nuremberg attack days ago was a retaliation for his role in instigating, financing and defending a full-scale bloody military invasion of Biafra land – Operation Python Dance – which, according them, led to the torture and untimely death...... more

When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty, By Opeyemi Timothy Oyeleke

When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty, By Opeyemi Timothy Oyeleke The Nigerian society is very vast, large and homogeneous in nature. It consists of numerous ethnic and tribal groups, languages, culture, customs and traditions, etc. Each regions, states, local governments, town, cities, villages and communities have their distinctive peculiarities. The solution to Area A is probably not effectively applicable to Area...... more

The Igbo crime culture (2) by Fredrick Nwabufo

The Igbo crime culture (2) by Fredrick Nwabufo In the heat of the lynching of Igbo citizens in Asia in 2013 over alleged criminality, I wrote an essay entitled, ‘The Igbo fallacy’. In it, I appealed to the Igbo to de-emphasise the culture of profligacy, decadent opulence and vanity which fuels the pursuit of crime by their own. I...... more

NEWMAP and 100-feet irrecoverable gullies in South-East, By Chima Nwafo

NEWMAP and 100-feet irrecoverable gullies in South-East, By Chima Nwafo Ndiegoro-Aba erosion was one of the earliest recorded in the 1970s. That is based on my recollections and not according to any national database (if any existed then). The sight was intimidating, but watching the flash flood in its destructive torrent, hours after rainfall, was quite menacing and fearful. Streets and...... more

Yakubu Gowon’s sermon, By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Yakubu Gowon’s sermon, By abiodun KOMOLAFE Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon, 84, is Nigeria’s former Head of State. He served in the Nigerian Army between 1954 and 1975. Nine out of those years were dedicated to Nigeria as her ruler. Within that period, he also led war efforts to keep Nigeria as one indivisible entity. Wikipedia describes Gowon as...... more

Re-Ondo deputy governor divides PDP: Hand of Esau, voice of Jacob

Re-Ondo deputy governor divides PDP: Hand of Esau, voice of Jacob As the 2020 gubernatorial poll draws near, the people of Ondo State have recently been inundated with series  of stories of the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi running against his boss, Governor Akeredolu in a bid to oust him. But a clear linguistic and media analysis of these publications and attendant rebuttals...... more

Expectations as Justice Tsoho mounts High Court rostrum

Expectations as Justice Tsoho mounts High Court rostrum The Honourable Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati finally bowed out of the Bench on July 25, 2019, on attainment of the mandatory statutory retirement age of 65 years, thereby clearing the coast for Hon Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. Tsoho was born on...... more

20 days in DSS pit of silence: We must not forget Sowore, By Fredrick Nwabufo

20 days in DSS pit of silence: We must not forget Sowore, By Fredrick Nwabufo It has been 20 weary days since Omoyele Sowore was taken into a hovel of silence by the DSS. The outrage over his abduction and detention is tapering off; dissolving with every quotidian day. It is human nature to quickly glide past shock, happenstance or pain after sometime, but in Sowore’s...... more

Sowore, IPOB, and the naked beating of Ekweremadu, By SKC Ogbonnia

Sowore, IPOB, and the naked beating of Ekweremadu, By SKC Ogbonnia The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes painful lessons, particularly with Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and, of course, the continued detention of the frontline anti-corruption advocate and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore. First, the sympathy generated from the Ekweremadu beating has to do...... more

The ugly side of revolution, By Bernard Balogun

The ugly side of revolution, By Bernard Balogun In Nigeria today, one of the most bastardised word is revolution, though not an utterly new lexicon in the Nigerian space; but, a word in recent times that has attracted so many definitions, just as there are many Nigerians. In the end, we found ourselves in a state of quandary in search...... more

Ekweremadu’s sartorial indiscretion and IPOB wrestlers, By Meduoye Adeyinka

Ekweremadu’s sartorial indiscretion and IPOB wrestlers, By Meduoye Adeyinka Without taking effectual cognizance of his supposed environ, he rode into town wearing a stern face, with the famous traditional red cap glued to his head while he was being welcome with a resounding applause from the sitting audience who are fully anticipating his keynote address for the day. In a...... more

Golden opportunity to right the wrongs: Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari By Prof Okike Benjamin

Golden opportunity to right the wrongs: Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari By Prof Okike Benjamin Dear Sir,  First and foremost, let me use this medium to congratulate you once again on your victory against INEC server custodian and your successful swearing in ceremony against all odds. Again, I want to appeal to you as an elder statesman, as usual, to be fair to all Nigerians in...... more

Why Omokri Is Mad At Buhari, His Change Agents, By Princewill A Dike

Why Omokri Is Mad At Buhari, His Change Agents, By Princewill A Dike It is rather disturbing how the former Special Assistant on Social Media to former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has condescended to the despicable level of using gutter language on the change elements that democratically dethroned his principal. More worrisome is the fact that he is a pastor and lawyer....... more

Beating of Ekweremadu and the stones awaiting others, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Beating of Ekweremadu and the stones awaiting others, By Fredrick Nwabufo There is pain. There is anger. And there is collective rage in the land. Nigerians are empty of options and are seeking avenues for a purge; for catharsis. The season of retribution may be upon us sooner than we imagine. The physical abuse of former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu at...... more

Is Nigeria ‘Cowia’ Republic? — Revisiting the concept of a country, By Prof. Echefuna’ R. G. ONYEBEADI

Is Nigeria ‘Cowia’ Republic? — Revisiting the concept of a country, By Prof. Echefuna’ R. G. ONYEBEADI Having deeply reflected on the various and varied challenges plaguing the present geographical area called Nigeria from pre-colonial times to date, there is no gainsaying the fact that, finding a long overdue lasting and permanent solution now is a sine qua non! . The fact remains that the country called Nigeria...... more

Has corruption buried Obono-Obla? asks Fredrick Nwabufo

Has corruption buried Obono-Obla? asks Fredrick Nwabufo Before he was given the heave-ho, Okoi Obono-Obla, ex-chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP), bagged notoriety as a “'serial power abuser” and a “carefree violator” of due process. Obono-Obla’s success is, perhaps, more in the aspect of motoring controversy and bringing attention to...... more

Preliminary notes on #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu

Preliminary notes on #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu For the Nigerian Left, the strongest lesson of what may now be called Nigeria’s #RevolutionNow – that is, the August 5 mass protests organised by some young fragments of the movement – may be formulated as a warning: If Nigeria survives long enough from the current battering of the country’s ruling...... more

The Army-Police War: Where is the NSA? asks Yushau A. Shuaib

The Army-Police War: Where is the NSA? asks Yushau A. Shuaib “Our country is bedevilled… (by) multifarious security challenges by which each agency must bring its wealth of experience and comparative advantage to compliment the effort of another” — DG DSS The current Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi Magaji made the above remarks in his keynote address,...... more

Must the Ijaw slay their own? Please let Prof Charles Dokubo be, By Ebikemefa Warikeme

Must the Ijaw slay their own? Please let Prof Charles Dokubo be, By Ebikemefa Warikeme Lately, the media had been awash with reports calling for the replacement of the Special Adviser/Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof Charles Dokubu. While awaiting the justifications for such calls, it is important to offer this piece of advice to the Ijaws who are bent on pulling their fellow Ijaws...... more

Bill on Electric Cars: Murray-Bruce thinking ahead, By Tony Ademiluyi

Bill on Electric Cars: Murray-Bruce thinking ahead, By Tony Ademiluyi In the 19th century, the luddites in England who were working in cotton mills destroyed the machines because they saw it as a great threat to their jobs. These workers who refused to upgrade their skills went on a massive offensive against the harmless jobs in their morbid fear of being redundant....... more

Nationwide Insecurity: Causes and solutions

Nationwide Insecurity: Causes and solutions As Nigerians, we feel very insecure in our own country. Terrorism, inflation, corruption, injustice – all these words can be clearly seen, heard on our TV screen and read in newspaper headlines. It causes severe heart-break to citizens. Fear and imbalance! Millions of lives are being wasted, properties worth millions have...... more

Imo State: Why Ihedioha should face governance, By Ikenna Onuoha

Imo State: Why Ihedioha should face governance, By Ikenna Onuoha  Imo is a state jointly bounded by three geo-political zones of Okigwe, Orlu and Owerri. Chief Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe governed (old Imo State) in the Second Republic, (1979-1984), Chief Evan Enwerem led the state in the Third Republic (1993) prior to the arrival of the Fourth Republic in 1999. These periods...... more

COZA Rape Saga: Between the law and public opinion, By Asoro Abubakri Olantuji

COZA Rape Saga: Between the law and public opinion, By Asoro Abubakri Olantuji  In the court of public opinion cases are won based on emotion; but in the court of law, cases are won based on evidence. The social media has been agog with the case of a rape saga, allegedly committed by Pastor Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly with his then...... more

Ruga Is recipe for disaster, By Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu

Ruga Is recipe for disaster, By Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu Fellow Nigerians or whoever cares to listen, some Nigerians, particularly the Igbo, are genuinely worried and opposed to the Ruga initiative. Once bitten, twice shy. Whoever has been bitten by a snake dreads a lifeless stick on the road. The Igbo as an ethnic group within Nigeria has lived through unimaginable,...... more

Osun: Now that the strife is over! By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Osun: Now that the strife is over! By abiodun KOMOLAFE The 2018 Osun governorship election has been effectively concluded. The good, the bad and the ugly have met at the table – in an exercise that was, in the first place, supposed to be a carnival – and all eyes are now on 2022 when the state is expected to return to another dose of this four-yearly ritual. Undeniably,...... more

Nigerian politics of oppression and mediocrity, By Meduoye Adeyinka

Nigerian politics of oppression and mediocrity, By Meduoye Adeyinka The turbulence in the mountain signals the shrill blast of a whistle which had sounded in the distance. This time, crane booms were hurriedly swung aside and men clothed in shining armor – like that of a scorpion king - walked off the very pavement of the upper room railroad right-of-way....... more

Floods call for containment, not relocation warning, By Chima Nwafo

Floods call for containment, not relocation warning, By Chima Nwafo Flooding is one environmental disaster that affects all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, in diverse ways and, yet, there is no policy on its mitigation. But when disaster occurs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other relief agencies like the Red Cross...... more

Nigeria is big enough for all Nigerians!

Nigeria is big enough for all Nigerians! Dateline: December 15, 1991. The prospect of ethnic cleansing was palpable and war drums sounded unusually loud in East and Central Europe when we landed at Ferigehy International Airport in Budapest, capital of Hungary, that freezing afternoon. One hour earlier, my heart literally sank when we boarded Malev, Hungary’s national carrier...... more

Criminalising petty offences: Sign of inequality in justice delivery, By Hameed Oyegbade

Criminalising petty offences: Sign of inequality in justice delivery, By Hameed Oyegbade The main essence of justice in any sane society is to ensure a just and equitable state, in which some circumstances require punishment for perpetrators of bad deeds to serve as a deterrent to others to stay away from acts which, if not treated, would erode justice. The society survives because...... more

Diverse casualties of rape and violations, By Uche Onwuchekwa

Diverse casualties of rape and violations, By Uche Onwuchekwa Following the outrage that trailed the weighty allegation of rape levelled against the Senior Pastor and Founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola Dakolo, I had resolved not to join in the vexatious issue because it was almost an over-kill. I say this because we have...... more

 

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