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An Ode to Peter Obi at 57, By Onukwugha Osuji

An Ode to Peter Obi at 57, By Onukwugha Osuji “The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die”. — Benjamin Haydon, 1786-1846.  The leadership manifestations in Nigeria since the attainment of political independence have been sadly weighted towards mediocrity, ineptitude, gross abuses and the inevitable poor performance. As millions of hapless Nigerians across the land groan under the...... more

Enugu community where unfaithful women run amok

Enugu community where unfaithful women run amok “Yeah, yeah, I am the Ezenwanyi (the queen),” she yelled. “After me, nobody will commit adultery again in this town. I have been sent on a mission,” she turned hysterical and continued yelling as she scattered her well-fitted hair weave-on. The crowd surged forward until she wanted to do the unimaginable....... more

Okowa: Celebrating The ‘Ekwueme’ at 59, By Charles Aniagwu

Okowa: Celebrating The ‘Ekwueme’ at 59, By Charles Aniagwu Contemporary political observers watching the happenings in Delta State would rightly agree that hard work doesn’t kill; rather hard work in the right direction delivers enduring fruits. It yields life that history acknowledges ultimately. That is the enviable story of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as he marks his 59th...... more

Opposition sponsorship of killings in Nigeria: Questions the Buhari Government must answer, By Intersociety

Opposition sponsorship of killings in Nigeria: Questions the Buhari Government must answer, By Intersociety The central Government of Nigeria headed by Mr. Muhammadu Buhari-a retired major general; has continued to make inflammatory, diversionary, deceitful, threatening and other injurious statements over the orgy of ethno-religious and state killings in Nigeria. These are followed by complicit government policies and conducts, which see the killings escalating and worsening...... more

I hear colours and paint sounds, says Neil the Cyborg as he storms Lagos

I hear colours and paint sounds, says Neil the Cyborg as he storms Lagos A cybernetic organism or “cyborg” is an organism with both biological and technological component. A lot of people remember Cyborg from Arnold Schwarzenegger who played the role in the epic blockbuster, ‘The Terminator’. Born colour-blind, Neil Harbisson, referred to as the world’s first “officially” recognised Cyborg recently visited Africa for the...... more

Sam Iwuoha: Unveiling Man Of Peace @ 80, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

That my father, Chief (Sir) Samuel Nwadike Iwuoha, is an epitome of God’s goodness and mercy is an understatement. He is, indeed, a true definition of God’s grace. To the glory of Almighty God, my father joined the club of octogenarians on June 24, 2018. His very successful children put in place...... more

Abuse of Office: Memo to VP Yemi Osinbajo, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Abuse of Office: Memo to VP Yemi Osinbajo, By Yushau A. Shuaib Your Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, You have, no doubt, a reputation to protect agencies under your supervisions that are engaged in unethical practices and gross misconduct, including corruption, nepotism and victimisations of civil servants, while dropping your name in their misdemeanour. As a respected Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), a distinguished professor of...... more

Leah Sharibu, Dapchi Five and ransom scam, By Ann Mcgregor, PhD

Leah Sharibu, Dapchi Five and ransom scam, By Ann Mcgregor, PhD     •L-R: Yayale Ahmed, Pascal Holliger, late Aisha Abubakar and late Falmata Alhaji Inuwa In the sandy grounds of the Sahara Salient, at an unknown distance from the remote village of Dapchi lie in unmarked graves, the bodies of five girls. No epitaph. The Sahel is hyper-arid with sparse vegetation,...... more

Revealed: Names of massacred, shot and injured pro-Biafra activists •Those nabbed for alleged terrorism; survivor and eyewitness accounts

Revealed: Names of massacred, shot and injured pro-Biafra activists •Those nabbed for alleged terrorism; survivor and eyewitness accounts On 4th June 2018, we released the first part of this report exposing and detailing how the authorities of the Nigerian Army, joined by the Defense Headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces authorized, carried out and supervised the massacre of no fewer than 150 unarmed and defenseless pro Biafra activists and...... more

Tribute to Wale Aboderin, Pillar of Journalism/Man of the people, By Bola Ahmed Tunubu

 Tribute to Wale Aboderin, Pillar of Journalism/Man of the people, By Bola Ahmed Tunubu This good man left us much too soon. To all who knew him as a person, Wale Aboderin was an excellent friend and human being. To all who knew his work, he was among the noteworthy and preeminent figures in Nigerian journalism. His contributions to life at both the personal and...... more

Coady for the world, By Edel-Quinn Ijeoma Agbaegbu

Coady for the world, By Edel-Quinn Ijeoma Agbaegbu It’s almost two weeks of intense study, exposure, interaction and pleasant surprises already at Coady. The remaining one week for participants in the 2018 ‘’Livelihood as Markets’’ course group is full of promises. Interestingly, names of those people that worked hard to give Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish,...... more

Lessons from ‘The Art of War’: intelligent automation maximises speedy response in the fight against DDoS attacks

Lessons from ‘The Art of War’: intelligent automation maximises speedy response in the fight against DDoS attacks Learning from the days of ancient China – Arbor Networks reminds us that speed is of the essence in DDoS attack mitigation  Some 500 years BC (544–496 BC), the Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher, Sun Tzu wrote that ‘speed is the essence of warfare’. These words are as true in today’s age...... more

Need for computer literacy among Nigerian children, By Nonye Uba

Need for computer literacy among Nigerian children, By Nonye Uba The computer has become one of the most powerful devices in the world, as far as skills and personal development go, in better preparation of the workforce. The world is fast advancing with technology and Third World countries need to catch up, lest they are left behind. What better way to...... more

The Minna Information Model: Ndace to the rescue

The Minna Information Model: Ndace to the rescue He communicates in measured patterns, selling the policies of his boss in fascinating manners, while others inundate the public with rambunctious actions and inactions of their bosses, he selects information that are in tandem with the reality of the times. From his schedules, he has raised the bar of information and...... more

There’s $350 million in loan forgiveness up for grabs in US: how you can get those funds

There’s $350 million in loan forgiveness up for grabs in US: how you can get those funds If you have a job in public service and you’re saddled with student loans – and have previously been denied loan forgiveness – a new programme from the United States Department of Education may be your last resort.  Last week, the DOE allocated $350 million in additional student loan forgiveness through...... more

Will they go to jail?: Analysis of corruption cases involving former governors

Will they go to jail?: Analysis of corruption cases involving former governors Convicted ex-governors Ngilari On March 6, 2017, a Yola High Court in Adamawa State sentenced former Adamawa State Governor Bala Ngilari to five years imprisonment. He was convicted for abuse of office during the seven months he was in the saddle. Justice Nathan Musa found Ngilari guilty of violation of the...... more

How Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities made him people’s choice

 How Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities made him people’s choice Understanding and measuring political leadership is complex. This is especially so when we approach this with varying individual mindsets, viewpoints, perspectives and idiosyncrasies. Agreed, we all have ideas of what makes a leader good or bad, but they are often subjective, complex and sometimes contradictory. Is success in political leadership just...... more

Understanding the process of buying property in Lagos, By Olusola Oduleye

Understanding the process of buying property in Lagos, By Olusola Oduleye Nigerians abroad and those living in the country have been scammed several times trying to purchase a property. This can be traced to either they don’t understand the process involved in acquiring a property, or chose not to carry out due diligence. As a property consultant, I have seen people fall...... more

Fear still grips Dapchi girls' school

 Fear still grips Dapchi girls' school The students of the Government Girls Science and Technology secondary school stand under the gaze of the morning sun, belting out the national anthem. "…To serve with heart and mind, one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity," they sing in unison. It’s Monday, May 7, the first time in nearly...... more

Posers over EFCC’s charges against CCT Boss, Umar

Posers over EFCC’s charges against CCT Boss, Umar What informed the sudden filing of criminal charges against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr Danladi Yakubu Umar, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had cleared him twice of any fraud in writing? Is it an attempt to punish Umar for allegedly refusing to dance...... more

NEMA Scandal: Analysing divergent media coverage, By Gidado Yushau Shuaib

NEMA Scandal: Analysing divergent media coverage, By Gidado Yushau Shuaib Recent media reports indicate the growing uproar over financial scandals rocking the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which led to the suspension of some directors by the current Director-General of the agency, Engr Mustapha Maihaja. As a reporter of an emerging news platform (News Digest) who follows and tracks stories of...... more

Hope rises in Abia as Ikpeazu reshapes health sector, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Hope rises in Abia as Ikpeazu reshapes health sector, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu There is every hope that Abia State’s strides in the health sector will be redoubled this year. The state is poised to reshape its comprehensive, integrated health-care delivery framework as well as secondary health-care centres, by ensuring that every local government area has a functional and better-staffed General Hospital, which will...... more

Useful lessons I learned from an author and PR master, By Adeyemi Ibrahim Olarotimi

Useful lessons I learned from an author and PR master, By Adeyemi Ibrahim Olarotimi This is a lesson of life from Yushau Shuaib to campus journalists. I doff my brows for a distinguished public relations practitioner in Nigeria, Yushau Abdulhameed Shuaib. I have been accused several times on campus of being a critical radical campus journalist, who does not know how to compromise saying the fact...... more

By River Osin, I sat down and wept, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By River Osin, I sat down and wept, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun The Osin River – popularly known as Odo Osin – occupies a unique position in Igbomina history. Legend has it that a pretty woman angrily turned into the river after she had to endure long societal insults for barrenness. Osin flows from Ila Orangun to Ajasse-Ipo, Ilala, and many other places into the...... more

Brutally murdered Pa David Eleke (Snr) stands remembered everyday, By David-Chyddy Eleke

Brutally murdered Pa David Eleke (Snr) stands remembered everyday, By David-Chyddy Eleke A year ago, precisely on May 19, 2017, my family lost our patriarch, Pa David Eleke (Snr). He was a man whose entire life could serve as a lesson to all. A lowly man who had neither father nor mother (lost them at a tender age), he also had neither brothers...... more

Sin City: Ibadan slides back into prostitution as ‘runs’ girls take over city

Sin City: Ibadan slides back into prostitution as ‘runs’ girls take over city “God forbid. I can’t sell the material for N3,000. The least I will take is N5,000. If you can have enough money, I am all set to sell. But if you maintain on paying N3,000, you can go to Oja-Oba (market) and buy from there.” If you think the above words came...... more

Rt Hon Martins Azubuike: Kudos to People’s Lawmaker and Visionary Leader, By Prince Uba

Rt Hon Martins Azubuike: Kudos to People’s Lawmaker and Visionary Leader, By Prince Uba Rt Hon Martins Okechukwu Azubuike, a visionary leader and consummate politician, represents Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency in Abia State House of Assembly. Former Speaker of the 6th Assembly and ex-deputy national chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislators in Nigeria, Azubuike is a man of integrity and outstanding intellect. A legal...... more

PRAWA: Tackling prisons reform, human rights abuse, By Michael Iseyare

PRAWA: Tackling prisons reform, human rights abuse, By Michael Iseyare A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), which is aimed at promoting security, justice and development in Africa, has since its creation in the year 1994, in no small measure, carved a niche for itself in the area of institutional reforms, rehabilitation of inmates as well as ex-inmates....... more

Re: Imo political situation — I stand with Rochas: Imo SSG lied

Re: Imo political situation — I stand with Rochas: Imo SSG lied The attention of His Excellency Dr Ikedi Ohakim has been drawn to a newspaper advertorial by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Eche George, on page 13 of Daily Sun newspaper of Thursday, May 17, 2018, wherein he made uncanny and baseless claims on his career in the...... more

Security: Another first in Osun’s rating indices, By Abiodun Komolafe

Security: Another first in Osun’s rating indices, By Abiodun Komolafe Osun is Nigeria’s most peaceful state. This impressive feat, according to a report on Nigeria Peace Index (NPI), couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time than now, in the sense that Nigeria is bogged down by serious internal security challenge on all fronts: Boko Haram and ‘ISIS in West Africa/terrorism in the North-East; violent herdsmen-farmers clashes in the...... more

 

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