THE world without Israel was heathen, gentile, who â€œwere aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the worldâ€ (Ephesians 2:12).Read More
A Bill in the House of Representatives seeking to convert citizens who have lived in a state for 10 years into indigenes is said to be enjoying the cold attention of legislators. Sponsored by Hon Gozie Agbakoba, it says that any Nigerian who has lived peacefully in a state for 10 unbroken years and fulfilling all his civic obligations shall be entitled to privileges of an indigene, including scholarship, appointments to public office and voting and being voted for.Read More
Adokiye says he has licences, he has documents, now he has people who have come out to say â€œwe have more. We will testifyâ€The former commissioner for justice laughed at a suggestion by Taiwo Ogunjobi, one that says this team will be our next U- 20(?) our Under-20 at age 40?, he asked. He wants the sports, education and youths ministries to come together and evolve an enduring system that will guarantee the evolution of our youth. He wants more.Read More
Our Government and Organised Labour are once again for the umpteenth time in about five years embroiled in what may best be described as an unending petrol price control war, which was ignited over two decades ago with the drastic devaluation of the naira and increasing product prices.Read More
â€˜THE Amanze Obi phenomenon is not an attempt at myth-making or at praise-singing, but a realistic effort to present an otherwise misunderstood personality, Amanze Obi.â€ This was how my friend, William Amanze Obi, and I used to rhapsodise about an article I was supposed to write on him more than 20 years ago.Read More
The gradual descent into anarchy and increasing escalation of violence occurred and grew out of control probably because the leaders of those two countries, at the time it mattered most, failed to put nation above self-interest until there was no nation to lead anymore.Read More
NASS is short for National Assembly. I am inviting you to the National Assembly tomorrow. For the avoidance of doubt, tomorrow is Monday, November 16, 2009. The National Assembly? Itâ€™s a big complex where you have, making law for our governance, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.Read More
WHEN Odumegwu-Ojukwu sneezes, the nation catches cold. That is to be expected. General Ojukwu showed his paces in war. He led one of the most famous wars of the late 20th century. General Ojukwu led the people of the former Eastern Nigeria with its majority Igbo population in a war in self-defence when they became targets of a genocidal rage.Read More
I always knew I would one day be forced into making a comment or two about sports although I had decided to reserve any expression of my feelings, exciting or depressing, to myself. I was sure that I would mostly be assailed by the latter anyway, so why bother.Read More
Every passing day, events unfolding in the run-up to 2011 are lowering hope for a credible political process that is deemed democratic.Read More
The year is fast moving towards the end, and to the glory of God we are still here. It is such a pleasure to know that we overcame. I really do want you to know what this season means to you all. It is really not a religious thing.Read More
THIS is the moment that we have all been waiting for.I know how it feels especially for those who are passionate about Nigeriaâ€™s football.
Tension will take the greater part of them. In Mozambique, Tunisia will be playing to sail on to 2010 World Cup. In Kenya, Nigeria will be struggling to win and hope that Tunisia gets stuck.
Dear Fellow-Nigerians,President Umoru Musa Yarâ€™Adua may go down in history as the just Pharaoh that â€œfacilitatedâ€ the emancipation of the Niger Delta [something the Balewas, Babangidas, Abachas, and Obasanjos tried, in vain, to achieve] by simply listening to the true representatives of the regionâ€™s peoples and having the political courage to address the fundamental challenges of the regionâ€¦or, at least, that is what we are all praying that he doesâ€¦if the hawks in his kitchen cabinet will let him!Read More
I HAVE recently, on two occasions, praised Mr President for his new Niger Delta initiatives. And Iâ€™ve been amazed by the number of sour comments Iâ€™ve received.Read More
SOUTH Africa has again postponed the target date of its land reform programme. In its post apartheid election manifesto, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) had promised to redistribute 30 percent of agricultural land in its first five years in office. But by 2001, some seven years later, less than two per cent had been distributed.Read More