TRIBUTE: Mbaise Nation Mourns Human Right Activist, Innocent Chukwuma

File photograph of the late Chukwuma By Carl Azudibia Mbaise People’s Congress (MPC) has been thrown into deep mourning following the death on Saturday April 3, 2021 of our distinguished founding member and past Deputy National President, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma. We are indeed mourning; Mbaise is indeed mourning; the nation is mourning as well as all who came in contact with him. According to his wife, Mrs. Josephine Chukwuma, Innocent was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on Friday April 2, 2021 and was to begin chemotherapy next day when he…

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Tinubu: A Presidential Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu whom many believe made it possible for President Muhammadu Buhari to win elections in Nigeria By Farooq A. Kperogi Anyone who has watched Bola Ahmed Tinubu closely and dispassionately can’t help but notice that the man is not well. He is a walking psychedelic calamity. His endless verbal miscues and nonverbal cues constantly conspire to construct the profile of a man who is battling a troubling internal turmoil, who is held hostage by disablingly malefic inner demons. He appears to revel in his own self-created alternate…

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Why Imo State Is On Fire

Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma was recently attacked by angry youths in his own state By Collins Opurozor There have been attacks on state institutions and law enforcement personnel across the South East lately. But it is clear that Imo State has topped the chart in the frequency, scale and audacity of the attacks, especially since the apparent cessation of hostilities between the Federal side and IPOB’s operatives in Orlu. It is therefore interesting to understand what might have gone wrong, and perhaps find a valid context to make…

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Buhari: Nigeria’s Clueless ‘Messiah’

By Tunde Odesola I laughed upon remembering Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo alias 4:30, and a proverb came to mind: “If death are strike dead the slow-motion chameleon with reckless abandon, why shall it not quench the jumpy-jumpy frog with instant automatic alacrity? Tell me!” Chief Zebrudaya, the patriarch of Nigeria’s funniest English sitcom, New Masquerade, didn’t vocalise the above-written proverb, that’s my inexpert creation. If he verbalised the proverb, Zebby, as his beautiful wife, Ovularia, lovingly calls him, would crack up viewers with his bombast while the funniest clowns in…

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Okowa’s Magic Wand In Asaba

By Angela Okafor Governor Ifeanyi Okowa came to power in 2015 with a strong pledge to develop Asaba the capital of Delta State. Not many people took him seriously for one obvious reason. They did not believe him. Politicians are masters of tricks and empty promises. Whether on the campaign podium or inauguration stand, they say whatever thing that catches their fancy, all to deceive the “gullible” masses. Okowa particularly stirred curiosity, on that fateful day of May 29th as he took oath of office before the Chief Justice of…

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Positioning Bayelsa International Airport For Effective Service Delivery

By Abraham Apereseimokomo Alfred I wish to professionally recommend and same present to Your Excellency the above subject for your evaluation and subsequent consideration, as the attendant objectives this paper seeks to unearth are in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standard and recommended best practices. Suffice it to say, it is an indisputable fact that if the said recommendations are heeded by government, the outcome will not only strengthen significantly the economic sustainability of the state, but also further deepen the mantra of Your Excellency’s prosperity agenda,…

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Re: I Stand With Barrister Sa’ida Bugaje

Kano State Governor Mr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje By Muhammad Garba Our attention has been drawn to a malevolent write-up, which appeared on Wednesday back page Column of Leadership newspaper of March 17, 2021 titled: “I stand with Barrister Sa’ida Bugaje” and authored by Hannatu Musawa, a lawyer by profession and women’s rights activist.  The piece, which in its totality, a misrepresentation of facts, is apparently in defense of what the author called ‘her dear friend and sister’, Sa’ida Sa’ad Bugaje, also a lawyer. Bugaje has been dragged to court over…

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Same-Sex Marriage: The Pope Has Spoken!

By Dons Eze The Pope’s word is like a decree, a law, unalterable. In the Catholic Church, they say that the “Pope is infallible”. In other words, that the Pope, while sitting on his Chair, cannot make a mistake. As Vicar, or representative of Christ on earth, the Second Person of the Trinitarian God, the Pope would thus be speaking the word of God. For long, there was anxiety over what is the stand of Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, on same sex marriage that is gaining currency…

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Uzodimma, Bad Example For Democracy – Imo PDP

By Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday described Governor Hope Uzodimma as a poor excuse for democracy. The main opposition party also demanded an apology from the governor on behalf of Imo people for allegedly replacing leadership with “publicity stunts” as evidenced with his recent celebration of his first year in office. This was contained in a statement signed by the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike, in Owerri on Monday. The PDP said funds used to organise the celebration could…

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When An Image Maker Becomes Image Wrecker

By Ikechukwu Amaechi Last week, my friend and former colleague, Oguwike Nwachuku, responded to my article penultimate Thursday titled, “Uzodimma: The governor as a quisling.” Typically, Oguwike, media aide to Governor Hope Uzodimma, attacked my person, making baseless claims on what he described as my political affiliations, motive for my writings and presumed hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC). I will come back to these infantile insinuations shortly. But first things first. He called me “one Ikechukwu Amaechi.” That is too childish and a gross…

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