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Deportation must end!

Journalists are supposed to be formidably well-informed and are expected to know more than most about what is going around them, so let me hang my head in abject shame as I admit that I only recently became aware of the fact that state governments sometimes deport disabled, homeless or impoverished “non-indigenes” to their states of origin.

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XENOPHOBIA!

A few days ago, four Northern Governors visited their embattled Rivers State counterpart, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, to discuss the problems he has been having with various opponents. The visitors were met at Port Harcourt Airport by a baying anti-Amaechi mob, which slung rocks at their convoy

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Rivers House of chaos

I KEEP asking myself how a once-civilized city like Port Harcourt gradually morphed into the kind of place in which legislators-who
are supposed to uphold the law and be shining role models and pillars of polite society – physically attack each other so savagely that some of them wind up being hospitalised.

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Madiba the Lionheart

NELSON Rolihlahla Mandela is, in my opinion, the greatest man our continent has ever produced. Now, this charismatic and courageous global icon, who sacrificed 27 whole years of his life to the struggle for racial equality in South Africa, lies critically ill in hospital.

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You are not alone, Mr P!

President Goodluck Jonathan is probably the most vilified Head of State in the history of Nigeria. And, frankly, he deserves a lot of the criticisms that have been flung at him because he has not tried hard enough to fulfill his potential…and does not sufficiently control his cronies and subordinates.

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