Publisher’s Corner

Leave Bishop Kukah Alone

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria is a nation populated by many pretenders. Such pretences manifest fully whenever religion or ethnicity is involved. That was the case with the recent Christmas message of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah. Kukah, in his Christmas homily, spoke truth to power and roused our ethnic and religious chieftains to action. The ...

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Soludo: A Prophet Has Honour In His Town

By Casmir Igbokwe January 1, 2021 was unique in so many ways. One, it was a New Year. Two, it was 20 years anniversary of my wedding. Three and most importantly, it was a day a prophet, perhaps, for the first time in recent history, gained honour in his home town. That prophet is Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo. The man ...

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Our Governors And Buhari’s Petition To God

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, appears to be frustrated. Amid the chaos dogging the state of security in the land, our President said only God could effectively supervise Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic. Indirectly, he has petitioned God, saying something like this: “Dear God, we cannot protect ourselves anymore. All the principalities and powers have come after us through ...

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North-West Governor Sponsoring Bandits?

By Casmir Igbokwe We take so many things for granted in Nigeria. Last week, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) gave us some food for thought. The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabeba, said “our security agencies have intelligence reports linking one of the North-West governors of colluding and sponsoring the violent and criminal activities of bandits in ...

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Umahi: Between Lion And Chameleon’s Heart

By Casmir Igbokwe Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has the heart of a lion. That is the summary of the latest gospel according to Mr Femi Adesina. Last Friday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity revealed in his Facebook series, ‘From the Inside’, that Umahi proved himself to be a lion for the courage he exhibited by ...

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Between Community Policing And Army’s Spiritual Warfare

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerian army and police desperately need our help. Both appear overwhelmed by terrorist and criminal activities in the country. While the police are still picking up the pieces after the trauma they faced during the #EndSARS protests, the army is seeking spiritual solution in its battle against terrorists. Before we embark on this spiritual game, let’s realise that ...

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Sultan’s Subtle No Confidence Vote In Buhari

By Casmir Igbokwe In today’s Nigeria, the abnormal has become normal. And the line between the country and a failed state looks very thin. The recent verdict of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on insecurity in the North is as revealing as it is disturbing. The Sultan said: “Security situation in northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few ...

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Oyigbo And Cracking Of Rivers Govt Megaphones

By Casmir Igbokwe Usually, whenever a corporate or government personality is in the eye of a storm, his spokesperson employs all sorts of fallacies to defend him and his actions. If you are not observant, he may lure you to believe that his mother is the only living virgin in the whole world. This is the case with the media aide ...

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Protesters As Terrorists

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria is a conundrum. It is a country where white can be called black, where leaders promise citizens fish but give them scorpions, where terrorists are pampered and given amnesty and peaceful protesters declared terrorists. Events of the past few days have confirmed beyond reasonable doubts that our redemption is far. Or how do you explain that, a ...

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Wike And Oyigbo Killings

By Casmir Igbokwe The viral pictures and videos of the deaths and destruction in Oyigbo area of Rivers State drew me to tears, even as most Nigerians are yet to get over the shooting of peaceful protesters in Lekki toll gate area of Lagos. What this and other killings in Nigeria indicate is that the right to life is not sacrosanct ...

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