While it is good to be a light, it is however not sufficient if we hide our lights from shining not only for ourselves but for the people around us.Read More
Within three months of the creation of Delta in 1991, the first secretariat complex popularly referred to as ‘Works’ was hurriedly put in place by the then military administrator, Group Captain Luke Ochulor, in Asaba, the capital. The complex barely accommodated the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the army of public servants relocated from Benin City, the capital of defunct Bendel State, where Delta was carved out from.
Many public offices, including the Government House and Deputy Governor’s quarters, operated in rented apartments, but successive governments headed by late Felix Ibru, Group Captain Ibrahim Kefas (retd), Brig-Gen. Bassey Asuquo (retd), late Col. John Dungs, Navy Captain Walter Feghabor (retd), Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, who all administered the state between 1994 and 2015, saw to the construction of some office buildings in Asaba to complement the State Secretariat now known as Olorogun Felix Ibru Secretariat, built by the Federal Government to support the new state.
It was late afternoon in September, 2000, when my colleague, Waheed Odusile, then Group politics editor of Thisday Newspaper, came to meet with me at the ever busy Rutam House, the seat of The Guardian newspaper. At that time, I was on the political desk of The Guardian.Read More
By Femi Adesina It was very sad and doleful to hear of the eventual beheading of Rev Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika Local Government, Adamawa State. He had been abducted by terrorists earlier this month . I felt the killing of Andimi very keenly, not for the fact that he
By Pardon Mujakachi IN recent times, digital money transactions have gained popularity partly because it allows instantaneous and borderless transfer of funds for players in the formal and informal sectors. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now spearheading a major trend – the ‘cashless’ or ‘cash-lite’ society. In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,
WHAT can we learn from the differential constructions of Àmòtékùn and how does Àmòtékùn symbolise Nigeria? Just like poverty, insecurity knows no tribe, religion, political party, young or old, male or female, clergy or king.Read More
By Pardon Mujakachi, In recent times, digital money transactions have gained popularity partly because it allows instantaneous and borderless transfer of funds for players in the formal and informal sectors. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now spearheading a major trend – the ‘cashless’ or ‘cash-lite’ society.In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, introduced
THE security of lives and property of the citizens is universally accepted to be one of the major preoccupations of a responsible government. Security guarantees peace and socio-economic advancement of a society.Read More
When on December 4, last year, the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) released the timetable for local government election in the State, it laid to rest wagging tongues over Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s credentials to deepen democracy at the third tier.Read More
By Gabriel Ewepu In this interview, a former Federal Permanent Secretary and Super permanent Secretary, Ambassador Godknows Igali, lays it bare over the mistakes by the elites that led to the bloody Nigerian Civil War, and said tolerance remains key to avoid second Civil War, and added that he supports Igbo presidency is zoned to