Breaking News
Translate

National insecurity and the Abia solution

THE current security challenges facing the country, especially in the North remind Nigerians, most especially Ndigbo of the predicament and frustrations faced by their people at the peak of kidnapping in the South East zone. Worst hit by the menace then was Abia State with its commercial city, Aba, overtaken by the dare devil kidnappers. Residents of the city fled en masse and the once bubbling and ever-busy city became deserted.

Read More

Osun: Promoting religious tolerance and diversity

ONE of the major crises the Federal Government of Nigerian has been facing in the last eight years is religion. It has stretched the unity of the country to its limit as politicians have, since the inception of the Fourth Republic, gone beyond limit, using it as an instrument to acquire political relevance, therefore, creating acrimony between people who ordinarily lived together harmoniously.

Read More

Akwa Ibom: A model of good governance

IN the almost five years that Chief Godswill Akpabio has been on the saddle as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the state has witnessed unprecedented infrastructural and human capital development that many people who have followed development in the state since its creation in the last 24 years have marvelled at the quantum leap.

Read More

Olaitan Oyerinde: Rest not in peace until…

THIS piece was initially entitled: “Olaitan Oyerinde: A Machiavelli Unravels in Edo”; but I had to change it to “Olaitan Oyerinde: Rest not in peace” for an understandable reason: To flag down attention of readers to the narrative, which is both a tribute, in the plain literary logic, to a man who lived for the labour struggle but was, unfortunately, cut down by unknown gun men in the arena of conflict that has been given a political coloration, and a genre of message to a spirit being to fight for himself in the folkloric sense.

Read More

Bala Mohammed and Abuja renewal

WATCHING the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, at a recent interactive session with some journalists, to explain the policies, programmes, achievements and challenges of his administration, the occasion threw up some dramatic yet splendid and reassuring moments.

Read More

Legislating for a greater Delta State

I DO not hold a copyright to the headline of this piece. The inspiration came from the theme of the 2012 calendar of the Delta State House of Assembly, DTHA, which, to any discerning and concerned observer of affairs in the current dispensation, encapsulates the mindset and modus operandi of the honourable members of the House.

Read More

Senate Presidency: The differences of David Mark

SOME say it is an uncommon feat. Others believes it is unprecedented. And more than a few summed it up as divine. Which ever side of the divide one belongs, the ultimate truth of Senator David Mark’s success as the president of the Senate is that there is the Hand of God here. Except destiny and just a few who are knowledgeable enough to understand the political arithmetic, majority did not give him a chance.

Read More