Opinion

Celebrating Sanwo-Olu At 55

Gboyega Akosile Proverbs 22:29 states “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” This biblical verse is the true reflection of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, who clocks 55 today. Without any iota of doubt, the 55th birthday of Governor Sanwo-Olu is worth celebrating considering how he ...

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Anambra, COVID-19 Funds And Other Stories   

By Casmir Igbokwe The story of the COVID-19 funds philanthropists donated recently in Anambra State appears convoluted. Resident doctors at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, mentioned it in passing last Wednesday. But it is enough to raise fresh enquiries about these funds and the state of affairs in this Light of the Nation. The resident doctors ...

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Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man

By Christian Aburime “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr. Once in the life of a country, community or society, comes a time decision has to be made. A decision that could either take the country, community or society backward or forward. This is the obvious situation Ndi Anambra will have to ...

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Retooling The Almajiri

By Felix Oboagwina Covering the transition programme of the Third Republic in the 1990s meant I travelled much. Prior to that time, I never crossed the River Niger Northwards, although Dad and Mum told me they took me as a baby up to Bacita and Jebba in Kwara State during my father’s many transfers under G. Cappa Nigeria Limited, the ...

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Heralding Nigeria’s 5G Technology

By Casmir Igbokwe  The latest telecommunications invention in the world is the fifth generation (5G) network. Some advanced countries struggled to be the first to have a commercial launch of this innovation. In the United States alone, Accenture estimates that the industry is expected to spend $275 billion over seven years. The technology can provide data speeds at least 20 times ...

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Who Will Probe the National Assembly Committee Chairmen on NDDC?

By Aghogho Badaseraye It will be recalled that sometime in November 2019, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to rid the Federal Government interventionist agency of the Niger Delta of the corruption allegations and financial impropriety that bedeviled it. It is these ...

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The Illogic In Anambra South Zoning Logic

Belonwu Anene There wouldn’t have been any need for this write-up if not for the growing tendency of our people in Anambra south senatorial zone to misunderstand and misrepresent the meaning of politics. First, I am neither a PDP, APC or APGA supporter. I vote for individuals that I believe in and not their political party because none of the ...

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A Governor’s N50m Single Trip To Abuja

By Casmir Igbokwe In a transparent and sane society, there would have been uproar by now. But ours is a country of anything goes. So, there was not even a whimper. We simply shrugged off the revelation that the former Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N50 million for each trip to Abuja from Bauchi as governor. At first, the allegation ...

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Orchids For Bisi Fayemi @ 57

By Segun Dipe For the bold, brilliant and beautiful fashionista Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, every June 11 is her day of celebration, for that is the day she was born. As she clocks 57 this year, and amidst the Covid-19 hoopla that has rendered the whole world socially isolated, the music she should listen to is “Groove Is in the Heart,” ...

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The Anti-Buhari Forces in National Assembly

By Rachel Kufreabasi Nse In an ideal democracy which Nigeria is copiously adopting, separation of powers is one of the pillars on which government is anchored. Notwithstanding the above, they still  complement each other in the onerous task of nation-building and in guaranteeing the positive growth and development of the country. When the 9th National Assembly came into being, and the ...

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