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Musings on Ohakim’s book themes

The three books are entitled: The Courage to Challenge; Challenging New Frontiers and Pushing the Limits. While the first is a free-flowing narrative of his uncommon and miraculous journey to the seat of Governor of Imo State, the others reflect his words and actions on the said seat. The Ohakim story, especially as encapsulated in The Courage to Challenge is one worth telling or recalling because without the courage to challenge there will be no “miracles”.

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Sam Egwu must go

EVERY other day on this column we lament the scourge of poor quality leaders who straddle the commanding heights of our public affairs. “Poor quality” does not necessarily mean low educational background or that the person involved does not have impressive academic certificates. After all, many of our poor quality leaders, like the man in the news today, are holders of post-graduate degrees.

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Demon worshippers in charge

When the crisis in the state took a turn whereby the political interests of Governor Daniel and Alausa were no longer in uniform alignment, Alausa deserted and joined Daniel’s enemies. In anger and retaliation, Daniel decided to expose Alausa and caused his newspaper to spin the yarn that it did with such relish that Monday.

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Akwa Ibom, be nice

By Ochereome Nnanna I HAVE watched with sour interest what has been going on between Akwa Ibom and Cross River states since the Federal Government decided that the latter was no longer an oil-producing state. The story of the two sister states is an ironic and intriguing rise of a former underdog and the increasing
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PDP’s debt to Nigeria

The heat of the Obasanjo era occasioned by day-to-day meddlesomeness of the former president is off. Ogbulafor, a compromise candidate who is neither for an all-out war on the Obasanjo camp nor on a mission to restore his hold on the party, came on the platform to reunite the party and push harder to democratise its affairs.

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Confronting Tompolo

Tompolo, before his current situation, was a major figure in ensuring a relatively calm environment for Uduaghan to operate his highly visionary agenda. But since the JTF moved against the Ijaw warlord, Delta State has not only lost a N5 billion soccer stadium investment but also the right to be one of the hosts of the impending FIFA youth soccer championship.

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At kidnappers’ mercy

They eventually took pity on him and let him go. Kidnapping has become the favourite crime in the South East and South-South, with Rivers, Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom and Edo states as the red flag states. Armed robbers are now migrating to kidnapping because it is obviously seen as more lucrative and safer for the criminals.

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