Opinion

Curious Mass Movement Of Strange Men To The South

By Casmir Igbokwe These are not the best of times for Nigeria and the world. Coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc. Some lockdown measures imposed by the government to curtail the disease have crippled businesses and social life. To worsen matters, there are suspicious mass movements of youths from the North to Southern Nigeria in clear breach of the ban on ...

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IPPIS: What Exactly Is ASUU Afraid Of?

Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu My views about the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) changed after I bumped into, and read, an article published on an online platform www.statesman.ng titled ‘ASUU is the problem of education in Nigeria’. The title attracted me and I wanted to know how ASUU is the problem. It was written by Prof. Godspower Ekuobase of the Department of Computer ...

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2023: Why Anambra Must Return To PDP In 2021

By Ibrahim Khalil Let me start by saying this. I am not from southern Nigeria. But I am a strong PDP man. However, what I say here is about the fate of Ndigbo in the affairs of Nigeria. I deeply sympathize with my friends from the Southeast each time we sit out and discuss politics and the leadership of Nigeria. ...

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Fireworks Over Oyedepo’s Missed Target

By Casmir Igbokwe My intervention on this page last week titled, ‘Oyedepo has missed his target’, drew variegated reactions from readers. Some supported my argument. Some others lambasted me for being myopic in spiritual matters. I laughed at some of the reactions. It simply confirms that when it comes to religion, some people lose their sense of reasoning. You hear ...

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As Suleiman Abba Mounts The Police Trust Fund Saddle

By Ikechukwu Amaechi On Monday, May 18, former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, assumed office as chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. That is a big deal. It is momentous not only because the Trust Fund finally began operations almost one year after the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Bill was signed into law, but also ...

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Chinese Infrastructural Development In Africa: In Whose Interest?

By Waheed Ogunjobi, “As long as China is willing to invest in Africa, we must not miss out on the bounty. But, we must engage with our eyes wide open” – Machana Gaitho, Managing Editor, The Nation (Kenya) The issue of Chinese infrastructural developments in Africa has continued to generate debates and sometimes needless controversies among African nationals and pundits. ...

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NDDC And Needless Distraction

Roy Nwabu Umezinwa The recent spurious corruption allegation against the interim management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) can be seen for what it is: it is nothing but the case of corruption fighting back those put in place to fight it. Those who have read Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s seminal book: Fighting Corruption is Dangerous; will be conversant with ...

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Anambra And The Challenges Of COVID-19

By Obiora Okonkwo In my Easter message to the good people of Anambra state a few weeks ago, I noted that the disruptions to the global economy brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic will be huge. Monitoring the spread of the virus since, it’s obvious the pandemic is already having a very devastating impact on Nigeria, including the health and ...

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Zoning Anambra Governorship: The Antithesis

By J. Obi Oguejiofor For the German philosopher G. W. Hegel historical progress is the evolution of the Absolute. This evolution follows a definite pattern. A thesis is posed in the events of the world. From this thesis a counter or antithesis arises; and through the conflicting relationship between the two, a synthesis, an idyllic situation is created. If we ...

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Oyedepo Has Missed His Target

By Casmir Igbokwe Whenever he shoots at any contentious issue, Dr. David Oyedepo usually goes direct without fear. Last week, this presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide was in his element. He aimed his arrow at the continued closure of churches over COVID-19. But, in this instant case, he missed his target. Hear him: “There is something wrong. For ...

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