Opinion

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi’s Unlimited Lies 

By Francis Udoka Ndimkoha It was Mark Twain that was quoted to have said that “A lie can travel around the world and back again, while the truth is lacing up its boots.” This best describes the speed of light with which the lies peddled against the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, by no less a person ...

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If Covid Persists After 3 Days, Consult…

By Felix Oboagwina True story: My friend, Bunmi A.F., living in Ire-Akari Estate Lagos had sensations of what he feared related to COVID-19 symptoms and immediately embarked on self-isolation from his wife and two kindergarten kids in a portion of their three-bedroom flat. He dialled the publicised hotline of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), asking for immediate evacuation ...

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Now That Worship Centres Are About To Reopen

By Casmir Igbokwe Many Christians and Muslims are eagerly waiting for the reopening of churches and mosques. The Federal Government had shut down these worship centres in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The closure did not go down well with many. Hence, some pastors and imams defied the lockdown directives and held services and prayer sessions. ...

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Adesina: The Farmer, His Bowtie And The Storm In A Teacup

By Joe C. Anatune Let me make a confession. I was cautious in falling for the charm, glamour and prodigious intellect of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina when he blew into national limelight as Minister of Agriculture in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. With his signature dress code of bowtie often worn on white or red strip shirts and ready ...

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The Esau In Us Versus The Man Of Vision

By Okey Emmanuel One group of people that have been grossly abused and humiliated in Nigeria are the so-called masses. Also referred to as the man at the grassroot – and recently as the poorest of the poor – the Nigerian masses have been pitiably dehumanized, even below domestic animals. Though they constitute the critical mass of the population and ...

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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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