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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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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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Rise Above Partisanship, Former Rep Tells Gbajabiamila

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has called on the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and indeed the 9th House of Representatives, to rise above personal sentiment in the discharge of their official duties. Speaking against the backdrop of the House response to the position of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), ...

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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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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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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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‘Nature May Provide Solution To COVID-19’

A solution to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world could well be found in nature. The Research and Development Director of the Orange Palm Co. Limited, Dr. Chidi Okpaluba, made this known in a statement in Lagos. “Nature provides us with solution to every challenge we can ever encounter or experience on earth. When man wanted to fly, all ...

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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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BREAKING: Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Prime Minister,  Boris Johnson, has tested positive for Coronavirus. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronaviruson the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty. “The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive. “In keeping with ...

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