Political Class And Conspiracy Of Silence

Dr. Muiz Banire The security situation in Nigeria has become wholly intractable. What started as an isolated case of insurgency in some parts of Borno State has become a national malaise rapidly expanding and threatening the fragile fabric of the nation called Nigeria. The human losses at present have befuddled our capacity to take records and there is hardly an accurate account of people already consumed by the violence of the men of the gun. Thousands of lives have been snuffed out by Boko Haram bombs and guns in the…

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Uzodinma: An Endless Search For Those To Sink With

By Collins Opurozor Through his misdeeds, man always weaves a fate for himself. Religious people, those who seek to teach the things that exist outside of our immediate understanding, have tried to explain this. In his epistle to the Galatians, the Biblical Paul wrote, “Do not be deceived, for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap.” The Eckankar agrees to this, and describes it as Karma, while the author of the Grail Message, that church where you always see beautiful flowers and pure white buildings, Oscar Bernhardt, who changed…

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How Governors Are Fueling Insecurity & Yet Looking Elsewhere For Solution

By Philip Obin With some exceptions, the governors are the biggest challenge to our progress as a nation. Unfortunately, Nigerians think their problem is FG. Truly an unfortunate situation! I make bold to say that Governors are major contributors to our security challenges. It’s good to see them meeting, but they should look first look inward. My Biase LGA (Cross River) with an area of 1,310 km2 and a population of about 200,000 has no security or government presence. My LGA gets average of 180-million-naira monthly FAAC but Governor Ayade…

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Fr. Mbaka Is No Liberation Theologian, So Why Has The Church Over-Indulged Him?

By Angela Agoawike I was born into a Catholic family. In my adult life, I have remained a convinced Catholic. Notwithstanding, I am a critic of the Church when the need calls for it. I believe in individual choices just as I believe that when you as an adult decide to belong to, and stay in a group, you have signed on to letting yourself be bound and guided by the rules and regulations of that group. Those are the things that bound them together. The priests, otherwise called Reverend…

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Pray Now Or Have Your Blood Shed Later

By Ubani Kingsley I was working on some documents in my office this morning, (the 6th day of May, 2021). Exactly at 9:25a.m, the Lord Jesus Christ entered my office. His countenance was saturated with sorrow like one who is bereaved of His loved ones. The moment I saw Him, I became afraid. Then He said to me, “Son, I am in deep pains. The reason is that what God have been warning my people about for a long time is almost taking place. For a very long time –…

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When A Presidency Becomes “Wailing Wailer”

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesin (left) in a handshake with his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari By Ikechukwu Amaechi President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was credited with introducing “wailing wailers” into political lexicon in Nigeria. The catchphrase was one of the resistance names adopted by the legendary Jamaican reggae virtuosi – Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailers – for their band in the 1960s before the name of the band was changed to “The Wailers.” Adesina has no copyright claims to…

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Uzodinma: When Lying Becomes A State Policy

By Collins Opurozor Through his words and deeds, a leader should promote an honest and virtuous life. It is abhorrent for the opposite to obtain. In short, society itself is in danger, and widespread social vices will be the outcome, when leaders take to perfidy. The words and deeds of a leader matters. Last night, Chief Hope Uzodinma appeared on Channels Television to peddle some demeaning lies against himself. He was asked to explain how the insecurity in Imo might be addressed, and, out of lack of what to say,…

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ICYMI: Pantamism, Talibanism, Americanism And Extremism: Ingredients Cooking Terrorism

By Owei Lakemfa Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, also known as Pantami, is busy fighting off those who accuse him of holding extreme Islamic views. He seemed particularly frightened by claims that the United States of America, USA, sees him as an extremist. I laugh at this because America is, in fact, an unrivalled terrorist state with an infamous record of directly invading 84 countries and being militarily involved with 190 of the 193 member states of the United Nations. In spreading and imposing…

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Nigeria: The Haven For Gunmen

By Kanayo Jubal “A nation is about to be over-run by her own undoing and her perplexed leaders have no clue as to how to stem the tide.” Since the ‘Ghana Must Go’ saga of the ‘70s, many have called for more strict conditions for immigrants and many others wishing to come in through the nation’s borders. Not even the government considered it a priority, until the mid- ‘90s when undocumented individuals flooded into Nigeria from neighbouring countries (Ghana, Togo, Sao Tome & Principe, Chad, Cameroon, Niger etc.). At this…

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Nigeria, Money Printing Controversy And Pantami’s Confession

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki (left) and Nigeria’s Finance Minister Mrs Zainab Ahmed “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” – Confucius. After Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo finished and won the state’s gubernatorial battle in 2020, every other battle will be almost always surmountable, call it “akamu” case if you like as it is said in Nigeria. The switched-party governor is a product of “rofo rofo” fight. Fighting and subduing a relentless godfather and perpetual combatant as Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, Obaseki won’t even…

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