2023: Biafra Agitation And Mischaracterisation Of Ndigbo

By Law Mefor It is heartwarming that the quest for a Nigerian President of Igbo and South East extraction is gaining traction across regional, ethnic, religious and political divides. The show of good faith by prominent politicians, elder statesmen, and ordinary Nigerians alike, rekindles the hope that a greater and more equitable Nigeria is feasible in our lifetime. In January this year, elder statesman and political veteran, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, said: “Nigeria had three major blocks. Two of these three, namely, the North and the West have had the opportunity…

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Nigeria: This CHANGE We Got Is Long On Sleaze

By Osmund Agbo Even though this current news cycle is already saturated with the whirlwind of corruption allegations against Buhari administration officials, it has continued to deliver on its promise to be stranger than fiction. Every passing day, Nigerians wake up to yet another shameless specter that smacks of a crime plot hatched in the make-believe world of Hollywood. Concerned citizens shudder as scores upon scores of President’s men are caught in a web of unbriddled graft that could make even the rank and file of a Sicilian mafia look…

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North-South Imbalance: Nigeria In Free Fall To Self-Destruct

By Michael Owhoko  PRAYING for Nigeria’s redemption from its current woes is like asking God to prevent a building with defective foundation located in the Lekki area of Lagos from collapse. Evenintercessions by best of prayer warriors cannot save such a building. As long as Nigeria continue with its current inapt political structure, its descent to self-destruct is definite. The ominous signs are there for any discerning mind to see except those with impaired vision and beneficiaries of the prejudicial system. If indeed Nigeria is a product of amalgamation of…

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How Much Damage Is The Supreme Court Willing To Inflict On Its Reputation Over Imo State Judgement

Sen. Hope Uzodimma (left); Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice M. Tanko and Hon. Emeka Ihedioha By Henry O. Ukadike I have been living in the United States of America for the past 30 years and have seen democracy in practice. The three branches of democracy – Executive, Legislature and Judiciary are independent and democratic institutions are in place to support them. Several judgments given by the US judiciary in recent times under the Trump administration have stopped the US President in his tracks in implementing major policy decisions. The…

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Imo: This Regime Is Striving Hard To Justify Non-Payment Of Salaries And Pensions

Robbing Imo to pay Abuja and Edo? By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A From the lies, falsehood, propaganda, blackmail and blame of its predecessor, the current regime in Imo State veered into blaming of workers and pensioners. The regime has erroneously assumed the fake status of the “omniscient incorrigible” that never does any wrong! With this regime, “Napoleon is always right”! Ndimo woke up on Monday, July 20, 2020 to read news banner headlines on a local newspaper, which screamed: “Primary School Teachers Outnumber Pupils In Imo, Says Uzodimma”! That weird…

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US President, Donald Trump Does The Unthinkable

President of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump in a black COVID-19 face mask recently By Liz Crokin As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold…

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‘Magugate’ Won’t Burnish Buhari’s Fancy Anti-Graft Epaulette

By Ikechukwu Amaechi Since 2015, each time Nigeria’s standing slides on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI), Abuja has dismissed it as mischief. That is understandable. President Muhammadu Buhari rode to power five years ago on his anti-corruption horse after branding former President Goodluck Jonathan as the poster boy of graft. But try as hard as the government could, the anti-corruption myth has fallen apart. Buhari inherited a country ranked 136 out of the 180 on the CPI in 2014 and 2015. It held steady in 2016…

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Time To Overhaul Lekki Concession Company

By Michael Effiong  If you live in Lagos and commute around Nigeria’s commercial capital and have any business around the Lekki-Epe axis, chances are that you would have encountered the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). The company, which is now publicly owned, has become a huge uncontrollable monster with no modicum of respect for the very people it is supposed to serve-and is attracting very negative vibes for the present government. Before going on to outline my angst against LCC, it will be necessary to take us down memory to the…

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Imo: Key Things This Regime Must Recover

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A At the berth of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Aso Rock, the first thing it did was debt drive, for lack of a better name. The first brief to the New Sheriff in Town was the recovery of $1.2 billion arms procurement money. For a very long, and probably even till date, the “Change” cum “Next Level” cronies are still engrossed in debt recovery drives. But where is all the money they recovered? That was in Abuja, Nigeria, by…

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Why You Should Take Responsibility Now!

By Emeka Oparah A friend reached out to me last week, after I shared my family’s “COVID-19 exposure” story in our WhatsApp Group, asking for help with my NCDC contacts. I obliged him. His sister suspected she was exposed to COVID-19 and here’s how: she’s a staff of one of the major banks. One of her colleagues, who wasn’t supposed to be at work, breezed in and generously moved around greeting and hailing everyone. Shortly after he left, someone called to inform them the guy’s wife tested Covid-19 positive 3…

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