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Farewell, Mama, I promise to live your dreams: Tribute to Madam Veronica Ottah By Francis Ottah Agbo November 23, 2017, would ever remain the darkest day in my life. It was the day my dear mother, Madam Veronica Enayi Ottah, my hope, my all and all, passed to eternal glory. Yet, it was like a dream. Initially, I didn’t believe it because you were not sick! But it...... more

FG clears the air on attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue, other states

FG clears the air on attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue, other states Insinuations and allegations that the attacks and killings are happening because President Buhari is Fulani are both unkind and incorrect. These attacks long predated the Buhari government. In 2013, no fewer than nine cases of herdsmen attacks were recorded in Benue State alone, with more than 190 people killed. In 2014,...... more

Major attacks unleashed on Benue State from 2013 till date

Major attacks unleashed on Benue State from 2013 till date 1. February 2013: Fulani attacked Agatu burning several villages, including Inoli, Ologba, Olegeje, Olegogboche, Olegede, Adana, Inminy and Abugbe communities. 186 lives lost to butchery and gunshots. GEJ sent MOPOL to control the situation but they failed. Another attack followed in Agatu in the month of May 2013. 2. April 23...... more

Pathfinders: 30 Aba shoe makers depart for China

Pathfinders: 30 Aba shoe makers depart for China The original “Argonauts” were a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who, in the years before the Trojan War around 1300 BC accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from their ship, Argo, named after its builder, Argus. Since then the word “argonauts”...... more

How I was abducted by SARS, By Daniel Elombah

How I was abducted by SARS, By Daniel Elombah On the 1st day of January 2018, men of the Federal Special Anti-Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) numbering about 15 and armed to the teeth stormed our family compound in Edoji Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State. The men who struck around 5am on the new year day climbed over the gate with their...... more

Mistaken identity: Elombah brothers neither wrote nor published story for which the police detained them — Intersociety

Mistaken identity: Elombah brothers neither wrote nor published story for which the police detained them — Intersociety It is now a policing policy in Nigeria under Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotum Idris that “journalists, including bloggers and online publishers are now armed robbers in Nigeria.” Our first statement of yesterday has now become an advocacy statement of incontrovertibility. Under the present IGP, it is now a policing...... more

When EFCC operative becomes AML Scholar, By Yushau A. Shuaib

When EFCC operative becomes AML Scholar, By Yushau A. Shuaib Apart from the suspects, only very Nigerians can identify the faces of anti-corruption operatives who were actively involved in the investigation of several high-profile cases of money laundering in the country. The officers, mostly in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have their names and identities hidden from the public...... more

Dakuku Peterside: Africa’s Number 1 Maritime Administrator @47, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

Dakuku Peterside: Africa’s Number 1 Maritime Administrator @47, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble Hurray! Hurray!! Hurray!!! Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA), and former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State in the 2015 elections and President, Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) clocks 47 today, Sunday, December 31, 2017. This pride of All...... more

17 achievements by the Buhari Administration in 2017, By Femi Adesina

17 achievements by the Buhari Administration in 2017, By Femi Adesina To recap, 2017 was the year in which: 1. Nigeria exited its worst recession in decades. After five quarters of negative growth, the economy bounced back into positive territory. Agriculture was one of the stars of 2017, posting consistent growth levels even throughout the recession. Also, Inflation fell for ten consecutive...... more

Review and Praise for the “Views from America: A Sojourner’s Memoirs – A Repertoire of Action for Nigeria’s Development”

Review and Praise for the “Views from America: A Sojourner’s Memoirs – A Repertoire of Action for Nigeria’s Development” Views from America, A Sojourner’s Memoirs by Dr. Acho Orabuchi is the ultimate primer for socio-economic, political and service-driven leadership. It is a must read by lawmakers and politicians alike, who must comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of the various organs of government, in order to deliver the dividends of democracy,...... more

Why we’re airing documentary on Buhari’s softer side now, By Femi Adesina

  Why we’re airing documentary on Buhari’s softer side now, By Femi Adesina I have read a lot of reactions, particularly online, on the timing of the airing of the documentary on President Muhammadu Buhari, slated for December 24 and 25, 2017, respectively, by 8 p.m. on NTA and Channels Television. Some of the comments are borne out of genuine concern, which we appreciate,...... more

Donald Trump, Coca-Cola and that crazy feeling

Donald Trump, Coca-Cola and that crazy feeling This month, the New York Times reported that US President Donald Trump consumes a “dozen Diet Cokes” daily – often delivered by “household staff he summons via a button.” Who knows? Maybe overdosing on all-powerful US corporate brands will help the president “Make America Great Again”. In the meantime, a Washington...... more

STRANGER THAN FICTION: Prime Minister goes swimming and vanishes forever

  STRANGER THAN FICTION: Prime Minister goes swimming and vanishes forever “Australia’s Prime Minister Mr Harold Holt is missing.” They were the words that echoed from television sets and radios across Australia on December 17, 1967 – the day Holt stepped into the surf at Cheviot Beach near Melbourne and was never to be seen again. The Australian leader was presumed drowned...... more

The highest bidder won 2017 Anambra governorship election — South East CLO •Says democracy in danger

The highest bidder won 2017 Anambra governorship election — South East CLO •Says democracy in danger What happened during the November 18 election in Anambra State was a shame of the highest order. A combination of highly monetised politicking, arm twisting of several groups, vote buying, ICT compromise, desperation to return at all costs, operation deliver at all costs, vendetta and vindictive election deal, money for hand...... more

Prof. Akin Oyebode’s ‘Exogural’ at 70, By Tony Iyare

Prof. Akin Oyebode’s ‘Exogural’ at 70, By Tony Iyare At one of the stormy weekly meetings of the ‘Think Tank’ at the Catholic Secretariat, Lagos, where he presided as chairperson, Prof Akin Oyebode, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ado Ekiti, almost caused some stir when he broached the word Exogural. “What’s that, Prof?” we thundered in unison. He offered to decode...... more

Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive, By Femi Adesina

Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive, By Femi Adesina Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: “Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it...... more

Ikpeazu’s media interaction and the charge to local government chairmen

Ikpeazu’s media interaction and the charge to local government chairmen Media interactions offer leaders the opportunity to reel out their policies and programmes, explain them and to feel the pulse of their subjects on certain critical issues. Most importantly, they offer a feedback, which is a critical element of communication. Recently, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State embarked on a tour...... more

Major General Rogers Nicholas: Outstanding Officer leads war against Boko Haram

Major General Rogers Nicholas: Outstanding Officer leads war against Boko Haram Major Gen. Rogers Ibe Nicholas, the newly appointed Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole that spearheads the war against Boko haram terrorists, is by all standards, an outstanding officer of the Nigerian Army. Prior to his latest assignment, Gen. Nicholas had held several appointments including Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Adjutant, Staff...... more

Cut the risk: how to diversify your investments

Cut the risk: how to diversify your investments  Stories abound about a great-uncle who bought shares in a single investment, forgot about it and died before he could find out he was a multimillionaire as a result of his single punt. When the single punt makes money – as, say, a punt on Microsoft when it first launched has...... more

PDP’s umbrella without the South-West will suffer punctures

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What piece of information did Tinubu gift President Buhari in Cote d’Ivoire?

What piece of information did Tinubu gift President Buhari in Cote d’Ivoire? It was quite gratifying seeing President Muhammadu Buhari display rare strength and character recently in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s capital. Strength because without betraying any sign of tiredness or weakness, he was engaged in one bilateral meeting after another, lasting well past midnight for the duration of the conference. And character as...... more

A frolic on the Red Sea, By Femi Adesina

A frolic on the Red Sea, By Femi Adesina It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017. We had flown for about five hours from Abuja, as President Muhammadu Buhari was to attend a summit on combating terrorism in West...... more

Understanding stool colour: 5 things to know, By Dr. Charles-Davies Omiete

Understanding stool colour: 5 things to know, By Dr. Charles-Davies Omiete  Most of us don’t really think it is important to evaluate the how our feces look like, not remembering that this might give us important information about our health, especially about our digestive system. In this article, we would be discussing stool colour. We would be differentiating what’s normal from what...... more

Amaechi and October 25, 2007: The significance, implications for Rivers State and the nation (II)

Amaechi and October 25, 2007: The significance, implications for Rivers State and the nation (II) Preamble Some weeks ago, in an article I titled, “Amaechi & 25th October: Implications on Rivers State and the nation a decade after (I)”, I examined the significant position of 25th October, 2007 in the political evolution of Rivers State, and Nigeria at large using some of the facts postulated by Herbert Swope...... more

Parable of The Terrorist, The Zoo Keeper and The Python

Parable of The Terrorist, The Zoo Keeper and The Python Once upon a time, 16 years after the Zoo returned to civil rule, there lived a terrorist named Mazi Kanu and his terror squad, the IPOB. Unlike most terrorists of his time – like Alhaji Shekau who led the Boko Haram sect which ran rampage in North Eastern part of the...... more

Zimbabwe: At Old Bob’s sunset, enters the Crocodile

Zimbabwe: At Old Bob’s sunset, enters the Crocodile His dramatic exit from power after 37 years in Zimbabwe, at the behest of the military may be less edifying, history will surely smile on 93-year old President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, not only for empowering his people via the land reform programme but for herding a country with an enviable legacy...... more

Obi and the Ostracism of Aristides, By Valentine Obienyem

Obi and the Ostracism of Aristides, By Valentine Obienyem Greece is acknowledged as the homeland of Democracy. Even as the people practised it, some rascals came in occasionally to interrupt it. A case was the dictatorship of Persistratus, who, on becoming popular, asked for a little guard to protect him. With the guard he took over government. As his dictatorship became harsher, like our several military regimes, the cry for freedom grew louder.  To enjoy...... more

The Gang-Up against Peter Obi, By Simon Ibe

The Gang-Up against Peter Obi, By Simon Ibe Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, is appreciated by people and organizations who desire the best for our country, Nigeria and for human society at large. On the contrary, he is rabidly disliked by those who crave a perpetuation of the old, sordid order of corruption, bad...... more

BBC pays tribute to legendary Nigerian composer Harcourt Whyte

BBC pays tribute to legendary Nigerian composer Harcourt Whyte The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has paid tribute to legendary Nigerian composer Ikoli Harcourt Whyte on the 40th anniversary of his death. Below is the interesting tribute written by Nigerian journalist, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria’s most famous victim of leprosy was fatally injured in a motor accident 40...... more

A DREAM EMBRACES THE AGES: Tribute to Dr. Alex Ekwueme By Prof. Pat Utomi

A DREAM EMBRACES THE AGES: Tribute to Dr. Alex Ekwueme By Prof. Pat Utomi Hypocrisy may be the hallmark of political culture in Nigeria. It was evident when Chief Obafemi Awolowo was called to Higher Realm, as we lamented the “greatest President we never had”. With Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, gentleman, intellectual and great champion of fairness and balance in public life, it is even...... more

 

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