Publisher’s Corner

Daura, Go And Sin No More

By Casmir Igbokwe No doubt, Mallam Mamman Daura has sinned and fallen short of the glory of our democracy. Although his is not a mortal sin, it is serious enough to cause some friction in the polity. But we can still forgive him, if he truly confesses, repents and promises not to go back to that sin again. Recall that Daura, ...

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Reward For ‘Repentant’ Murderers

By Casmir Igbokwe They looked radiant in their immaculate white uniform. Government decided to rehabilitate them because they claimed to have repented from committing atrocious acts against Nigerians. They are called repentant Boko Haram fighters. But behind this facade of repentance and radiance lies some landmines that could cause terrible heartache to many families in Nigeria. Recently, over 600 of these ...

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Nigeria, A Nation Crippled By Public Servants

Casmir Igbokwe The joke in town now is that the letter ‘C’ in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), and some other Nigerian government agencies represents one word – Corruption. As simplistic as this appears, it draws our attention to the plight of a nation crippled by the ministries and agencies established to salvage it. For ...

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Akpabio, Nunieh, Magu And Malami

By Casmir Igbokwe The past few weeks have been very interesting for Nigeria. Corruption and the forces fighting it have been entangled in an intricate war. I thought the capture of suspected cybercriminal, Raymond Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, would put an end to Nigeria’s disgraceful outing on crime this year. I was mistaken. Last week happened to be more eventful. Different ...

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Galaxy Of Brains For Anambra Governorship Race

By Casmir Igbokwe Anambra State is blessed with abundant human resources. In 2021, the people of the state will go to the polls to elect a successor to Governor Willie Obiano. Even before the campaign officially starts, the challenge the majority of the people of the state will have is choosing from among the galaxy of stars who will be vying ...

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Gov Bello’s COVID-19 Cocktail

By Casmir Igbokwe If he had been a medical doctor or pharmacist, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State would have been a disaster. His COVID-19 cocktail would have been a bizarre mixture. But he is not in the medical profession. Hence, it is still a puzzle where he got his coronavirus mishmash from. Recently, Bello bellowed that COVID-19 was a hoax. ...

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Edo And The APC ‘Corn Men’

By Casmir Igbokwe That popular photo of Adams Oshiomhole and Godwin Obaseki relishing corn together a few years ago vividly describes the nature of our politics today. That was when both of them campaigned together for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. Then, Oshiomhole, the just sacked National Chairman of the ruling party, was a delight to watch ...

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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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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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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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