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Hon Arthur Egwim and the Battle on Erosion Control in Ideato- North
“Ideato may not exist in the next 20 years”-Green GlobeBy: Ifeanyi OnyekachiThe devastating effect of gully erosion on innocent victims whose lives and property are threatened by this natural, or is it, artificial concurrence is better imagined than experienced. People living in erosion prone areas, such as some.....
Why Nigeria Is Among the Greatest Countries In the World, By Yemi Osinbajo
When you look at the sheer size and the diversity of Nigeria, we have the potentials of becoming one of the truly great countries of the world and I think that with the hard-work that we are seeing and with the right leadership – leadership committed to the people, committed.....
Biafra has not been defeated
By Wole Soyinka On July 6, 1967, civil war broke out in Nigeria between the country’s military and the forces of Biafra, an independent republic proclaimed by ex-Nigerian military officer Odumegwu Ojukwu on May 30 of that year. The war killed more than 1 million people, many of whom died.....
Restructuring, By Pius Adesanmi
I am a supporter of legitimate claims to self-determination and maybe I have read too many books to subscribe to the silly myth of the indissolubility or indivisibility of any nation-state that Professor Osinbajo and the Nigerian elite are peddling. However, do not go to Biafra, Oodua, and Arewa and.....
We Can Build a New Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo
The last two decades in Nigeria have witnessed the quickened retreat of the Nigerian elite to their ethnic and religious camps. I would like to emphasise the fact that this was essentially an elite phenomenon – unity and disunity are promoted by the elite, to which the vast majority of.....
IHEDIOHA: when vision goes beyond ambition!
The gentleman known as Emeka Ihedioha does not need any fresh introduction for this audience. This is because at the village, autonomous community, ward, local government, state, federal and international levels, he has paid his dues, earning prominence and even popularity in the process. The hallmark of his eventful public.....
Between Biafra and Restructuring Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu
It is the temptation of war to punish, the task of policy to construct. Power may sit in judgment, but statesmen must look to the future. – Henry Kissinger, former United States Secretary of State Nation-building is hard, but it need not be as difficult as we make it.....
One Week, Two Dramas: Who Will Save Okorocha From Himself?, By Azu Ishiekwene
As for the rest of Imo and other states afflicted with wolves in sheep’s clothing, the lesson is to be a little more careful the next time you vote. That’s your only insurance. Whenever I’m about to forget what it means to be a politician in these parts, I remind.....
2019: Why Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo Should Go
  by: Kelechi Uzomah   The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly and member representing the good people of Nwangele State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo, has shown uncommon love for his constituency through his legislative impact, in the state Assembly since 2011 till date.  The astute.....
Biafra at 50: Greater together than apart
The conveners of this event, The Yar’Adua Memorial Centre , the Ford foundation and the Open Society initiative West Africa, have done us an enormous favour by offering us the platform for this profoundly important conversation . They deserve our deep gratitude for this opportunity for individual and collective introspection......
On Illegal Task forces in Imo, Is Police or FRSC out of job?
I want to start this piece with a commendation to Justice Eze Francis Njemanze for taking the bull by the horn and for the landmark judgment he gave against an illegally constituted authority, which many people today agrees as a timely intervention against unwholesome extortions, intimidation meted on good number.....
Drums Beat for Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha CON KSC at 52
By Cyril Aririguzo, KSM When you mistakenly stumble on a workaholic, a diligent, humble and resourceful politician like Rt. Hon Chukwuemeka Ihedioha the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative you will be tantalized by the kind of stuff he is made of in terms of his.....

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