Publisher’s Corner

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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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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Oyedepo Has Missed His Target

By Casmir Igbokwe Whenever he shoots at any contentious issue, Dr. David Oyedepo usually goes direct without fear. Last week, this presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide was in his element. He aimed his arrow at the continued closure of churches over COVID-19. But, in this instant case, he missed his target. Hear him: “There is something wrong. For ...

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Lockdown Pregnancies, Intimate Terrorism And Economic Woes

By Casmir Igbokwe The nationwide curfew declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria will take effect from Monday, May 4, 2020. This is in addition to lockdowns already imposed in some parts of the country and across the world. Coronavirus disease is the cause of these restrictions. But at the end of the pandemic, our leaders may discover that they have ...

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Umahi Must Go To Confession

Casmir Igbokwe If the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, were to be a Catholic, he would have been required to go for an urgent confession. And it must be to a bishop because his sins are mortal and have gone beyond confessing to a priest. Even after that, he would still need to apologise to the Ebonyi State correspondents of ...

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Police, lockdown extortion and One Million Boys

Casmir Igbokwe It was about 3pm. A strange, lanky woman had blocked Ebuka from driving back home. It was at a neighbourhood supermarket where he had gone to buy a few things for the family. Surprised and confused, he demanded to know the woman’s mission. But she kept asking him to park. Before he could fathom what was going on, some ...

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National Social Investment Paradox

Casmir Igbokwe The current lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for some palliatives for poor Nigerians. It has also exposed the underbelly of our National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). The allegations and counter-allegations trailing the scheme are such that it will not be out of place to rename it, National Social Investment Paradox. Last May, for instance, ...

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Corona And Other Viruses In Power

By Casmir Igbokwe Coronavirus is worse than an earthquake. The disease does not discriminate, be you a very important person or even a virus in power (VIP). Initially, Nigerians thought it was only meant to torment the Western world. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, came down with it. We moved on as if nothing ...

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Coronavirus, Abule Ado Tragedy And Vanity Of Life

Casmir Igbokwe I attended their wedding late 2018 in Festac, Lagos. The bride was a first-class graduate and worked in an oil company. The groom was also an epitome of success in his business. Their parents were overjoyed that their only son and only daughter had finally settled down in life. But, penultimate Sunday, death ultimately settled Mr. Emmanuel Aniakor, from ...

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