Opinion

As SETESCO Rises And Shines Again

By Ikechukwu Amaechi Seven years after Nigeria’s fratricidal war, the bucolic Obohia community in Ahiazu-Mbaise local government area, Imo State, came alive, rediscovering its soul, literally, with education as the tonic. What used to be Eastern Nigeria had been devastated by the 30-month civil war. But the people were not broken. Out of the ruins sprang up community secondary schools. ...

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The Imperative Of Creating Jobs, Growing Nigeria’s GDP

By Louis Okoroma As the 2019 elections draw near, the issue of how to create jobs for the teeming millions of young school leavers, graduates and adults in the country is taking center stage. Creating jobs and growing the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the mark of a sound economy and a sign that the government of the country ...

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Cry, The Beloved South-East

By Casmir Igbokwe Alan Paton wrote his famous “Cry, the Beloved Country” in 1948. In the novel, he chronicled the social inequalities and dichotomies that gave rise to apartheid in South Africa then. But it was as if he had the South-East people of Nigeria in mind. Today, like in Paton’s country of 1948, the cup of discrimination against Nigeria’s ...

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National Assembly’s New Ridiculous Universities

By Casmir Igbokwe That the National Assembly is considering establishing 80 new higher institutions in Nigeria shows how abnormal our thought process can be sometimes. That the lawmakers are even debating the bill at a time the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on strike makes it more absurd and a grand exercise in shadow chasing. The 80 bills ...

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Will Coscharis Outlive Us?

By Patrick O. Okigbo III I am on the road from Abuja for the monthly pilgrimage to participate in “Nkata Umu Ibe”, the distinguished speaker series, organised in Enugu by the Centre for Memories. The lecture topic, “Kedu Ndi Anyi Bu: An Inquest in Igbo Identity”, has my mind exploring various vistas. This month’s speaker will probably explore the origins, history, ...

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As We Mourn Our Fallen Heroes!

By Ogundimu, Babatunde Solomon First, I commend the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the wounded soldiers in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday, November 28 2018, even though it took the Commander-in-chief of the Armed forces 5 days before admitting the catastrophe, and 10 days to visit the injured soldiers and commiserate with the families of the fallen heroes. Be ...

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Travelogue: Beyond The Next Level

By Olusola Sanni It was a long haul. A road travel from Abuja to Yola isn’t what you do everyday just for the fun of it. However, it was a pleasant opportunity to see, again, the beauty of Nigeria: her landscape and the people. It is a charming substitute for the lifeless azure of air travel. As a child, I ...

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One Day Won’t Win Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria

By Timothy Adewale On December 9, Nigeria will join 185 other nations to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, the 15th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It is important to raise awareness about the harm caused by corruption, demonstrate the progress made by the international community to unite against corruption, and reaffirm the urgency of this fight. ...

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Tech Hustle?

By Patrick O. Okigbo III Every generation of Ndigbo in Nigeria have had their specific hustle. What will be the hustle for today’s generation? In the early twentieth century, Ndigbo saw EDUCATION as their way to success. David Abernethy stated that “by the 1930s and 1940s no people in the world placed a higher value on education or regarded its ...

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Metele Massacre: Like Jonathan Like Buhari

By Casmir Igbokwe In 2014, during the run-up to the 2015 general election, the then General Officer Commanding the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed, narrowly escaped death. The man was addressing his troops in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, when some disgruntled soldiers fired gunshots at him. But his aides shielded him and drove him ...

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