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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.....
Engendering Positive Work Ethics and Values To Redefine Success, By Yemi Osinbajo
Somehow we must break through the false notion that success is obtainable by miracles and not hard work. How do we ensure that what we teach engenders positive work ethics? It is truly worthy of commendation that a sub-regional body which predates the independence of most of its members is.....
President Buhari’s health, divergent sentiments and constitutional provisions
By Ogu Bundu Nwadike Since January 23, 2017, when President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on an official vacation, Nigerians have not seen their president. His leave had an initial lease of ten working days, which when we add two weekends that ensued in between will amount to fourteen days. The president.....
Ex-President Jonathan to U.S. lawmakers on Nigerian Christians
  Read full speech below Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question-A Summary A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me start by thanking Congressman, Christopher H. Smith, Chairman U.S. House.....
Kema Chikwe: Elegance Made of Sterner Stuff
By Kingsley Anaroke  One of the striking qualities of Kemafor Nonyerem Chikwe, (fondly called Kema), is her love for people; a rare quality among leaders in modern Nigeria. She once confessed this to the media, “I love people around me. I love human beings.” This innate quality has.....
Pastor Bakare to President Buhari,Shake-up your cabinet
Introduction Fellow citizens of our great country, we are gathered here again at the turn of the year, as has become customary, to take a timely look at our nation – to examine its social, economic and political landscapes, to test the solidity of its value pillars, to interrogate its.....
The Spiritual side of Aso Villa By Reuben Abati
People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of.....
Nigeria: Sale of Asset As Dangerous Policy Myopia?, By Chukwuma Charles Soludo
The argument that sale of asset is the only way to reflate the economy out of recession is troubling, and suffers what economists might call policy myopia or time inconsistency problem… if we auction away some valued national assets for the short term goal of reflating the economy out of.....

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