Imo State: Why Hope Uzodimma Must Provide Quality Leadership And Hope It Helps His Case

L-R: Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad and the deposed former Governor of Imo State, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha By Jude Nwauzor The whole world knows how Senator Hope Uzodimma, the incumbent All Progressive Congress (APC) party governor of Imo State got into office. Therefore, I will not waste anybody’s time navigating through that distasteful storyline again. It is stale. It is also common knowledge how the deposed former governor, Hon. Emeka Ihadioha, former Deputy Speaker of the federal House of Representatives who…

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IMSU Visitation Panel: Uzodinma’s Delay To Make Findings Public Is ‘Criminal’

By Jimogu, S. C ‘Panel report is a litmus test for present administration.’ The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha saw the urgent need to cleanse the only state owned University in Imo popularly known as IMSU from corrupt activities rocking the university ranging from contract award and execution, employment procedures, admission methods, teaching standards, welfare of staff among others, hence the constitution of the visitation panel headed by a cerebral, disciplined and an accomplished academic, Prof. Nebo. Imo State University from 1991/1992 has continued to maintain…

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COVID-19 Lockdown And Trailer Loads Of Lamentations

*Police and other security operatives clamp down on one of such trucks from North heading South By Aba Saheed While you and I are locked down and locked up massive trailer loads of able-bodied disguised militia men are shipped in torrents down south apparently aided and abetted by powers that sent them on an undisclosed mission. While you and I are locked down and locked up massive trailer loads of delinquents and unskilled young and adolescent boys are shipped in torrents down south apparently aided and abetted by powers that…

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Run, Get Prepared Before The Looming Bad Economic ‘Rain’ Starts

*Street vendors sells fruit and other petty goods on the streets of Kano State, one of the worst-hit by COVID-19 in Nigeria By Anayo Nwosu The economic hardship that will befall on countries like Nigeria after and during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is better imagined than experienced. It is akin to what the Igbos suffered after the war. Unfortunately, even the Igbos whose population are now mostly post-1970 have lost the post-civil war economic survival experience and may be exposed to the same hardships other Nigerians would suffer in months to come.…

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“Othman Dan Fodio Is Not Done With Nigeria Yet – That’s The Crux Of The Matter”

By Ogbo Awoke Ogbo Nigeria is not dealing with religion. Nigeria is not dealing with terrorism. Nigeria is not dealing with ethnic suspicion and tribal hatred – we really don’t have issues with each other on personal levels. (Of my top five friends on earth, two are Yoruba, one Tiv, one Efik, one Igbo. And many of you don’t know but I have Yoruba in-laws, nieces and nephews. So, don’t get these things twisted, (if I must borrow the expiring slang of Nigerian teenagers.) Nigeria is not dealing with corruption…

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Imo State And The Shadow-Boxing Over Ihedioha

*Hope Uzodimma (left) Imo State Governor and Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who was deposed by the Supreme Court to make way for Hope By Amanze Obi There is something untoward about the Hope Uzodimma administration in Imo State. The government is on a wild goose chase. It is obsessed with the past, and it is relentlessly pursuing this through a needless publicity stunt. Because it has made the past its forte, it is failing, rather woefully, to get a hold on the present. This jejune predisposition amazes decent minds. How can…

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Post COVID-19 Imo History Beckons On Governor Hope Uzodinma

*Map of Imo State Eastern Nigeria By Nick Opara-Ndudu Lately, there has been palpable concern over political developments in Imo State, with the spate of unsavoury social media battles that have exposed the fragile nature of the relationships currently existing amongst key political actors. Regrettably, sundry events in our dear state have become the subject of intense public discourse and disagreements in the blogosphere. Imo has, rather unfortunately, become one of those states that has been subject to intense public scrutiny and judgement. Amid all these developments, the world is…

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Lockdown: As We Go Back To Work Tomorrow!

By Alexander Ekemenah From tomorrow morning, Lagosians will stream out of their houses to go to their various places of work to take off from where they left it a month and one week ago. Quite a lot has happened during this period of lockdown or forced holiday primarily to protect ourselves from the hitherto unknown deadly disease called Coroavirus (COVID-19). Quite a few of fellow citizens have lost their lives as a result of encounter with the novel disease. Quite a lot too also survived the harrowing experiences of…

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Hope Uzodimma’s 100 Days Of ‘Supreme’ Hopelessness

*Governor Hope Uzodimma was imposed on Imo State by a horrid Supreme Court verdict, which ruined the image of the apex court of Nigeria By Ikechukwu Amaechi As someone from Imo State, it is extremely difficult to ignore the tomfoolery in the state in the name of governance, no matter how hard you try. Since the Supreme Court torpedoed the inalienable right of the people to choose their leaders, I have refrained from commenting on the regrettable odyssey because yelling over spilt milk, an exercise in futility, is not my…

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Abba Kyari: The Man They Loved To Hate

*Artistic impression of the late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari By Mariam Mohammed Maktoub There are moments in life that leave you questioning its nature. For me, a few minutes past 1am on April 18, 2020 was one of such. My WhatsApp call was ringing incessantly. It’s the only WhatsApp number I never switch off, I leave on for family and close friends to reach me during emergencies. Considering the late hour, I felt a pang of panic. I looked at the phone screen and it…

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