Opinion

So Miyetti Allah Now Gifts Nigeria’s Presidency?

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria is an epitome of irony. It is a nation peopled by great men and women but ruled by puppets and nitwits; a nation rich in natural resources but it remains the poverty capital of the world; a nation where some groups and individuals are threatening a region that decided to take measures to protect itself amid serious ...

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Amidst Cheers In Nanka. Soludo Shows His Emotional Side

Joe C Anatune My friend Chike Nwafor regretfully remarked that Nanka has become the erosion capital of Anambra. Chike supported fiercely his stand with some loose statistics that I can not take to the bank. Truth is that Nanka is seriously threatened by erosion. Thankfully, Nanka has produced and continues to produce men and women of national and international standings. ...

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Biafra And 50 Years Of Unending War

By Casmir Igbokwe Sir Warrior is a Biafran war veteran based in Enugu. He calls me from time to time to comment on national issues. Sometimes, he goes emotional whenever he talks about Biafra. What happened before, during and after the Nigerian civil war still troubles his heart. What gave birth to that battle is still fresh in the memories of ...

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Why Buhari, Osinbajo Should End Secrecy Over Their Asset Declarations

By Femi Falana I have read the Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) giving President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies 7 days to publicly declare any updates on their asset declarations submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). SERAP’s case for the public announcement of any updates ...

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Beauty Of Igbo Communal Life

By Casmir Igbokwe An average Igbo man has this belief that Igbo people don’t love one another. He tells whoever cares to listen, that Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba exhibit better traits of love towards their people. To an extent, this appears to be correct. But on a closer look, the situation is not as bad as being painted. Igbo have a unique ...

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Police Should Stop Harassment, Discrimination Against South-East

By Casmir Igbokwe  South-Eastern people of Nigeria are becoming endangered species. The police, the customs and the military use them to show off their strength at every given opportunity, especially at festive seasons. When you add this to the marginalisation of the region in the country’s security forces, the intimidation is complete. The question remains, what have the people of ...

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Anambra 2021 Governorship Zoning Deceit

By Casmir Igbokwe It is no longer news that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has zoned the 2021 governorship position to Anambra South. Presumably, this is to achieve equity, considering that the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, is from Anambra North. Thus, different southern candidates are at home with this idea and are gearing up for the big contest in 2021. ...

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Roadblocks And Extortions On Our Roads: A Worsening Menace

By Christian Aburime The culture of ubiquitous roadblocks and security checkpoints corruption has been a recurring feature amongst the Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies, even as their respective leaderships continue to speak strongly against the practice with threats of punitive measures against the offenders. Coming across a policeman on the road can be an exhausting experience in this part ...

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Endless Borrowing Will Lead To Endless Sorrowing

By Atiku Abubakar  John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, ...

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