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Imo: Challenges before the Integrated Infrastructure Committee

Imo: Challenges before the Integrated Infrastructure Committee The Integrated Infrastructure sub-committee of the Technical Transition Committee (TTC) is rated a critical committee, given the sensitivity of its assignment and general expectation. This committee is headed by the Emekuku-Owerri-born shipping and oil & gas magnet, Capt Emmanuel Iheanacho. The committee has an array of notable and distinguished Imo citizens...... more

APC and the power game

APC and the power game I do not know whether history is about to repeat itself. But there are clear signs that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is courting internal dissent, the type that reduced it to a wingless ruling party in 2015 even when it had majority membership in both chambers of the National...... more

The assassins in police uniform

The assassins in police uniform  That those saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigerians are beginning to behave like assassins is a troubling challenge the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammad Adamu has decided to confront. Henceforth, electro-muscular disruption technology known as teaser will replace the use of firearms for routine patrols, arrest duties...... more

Platonic relationships and sexual fantasies

Platonic relationships and sexual fantasies In society, the media, and movies, interactions between opposite sexes are so sexualised that the concept of a nonsexual and compassionate relationship between a male and a female appears to be an absurdity. Men are portrayed as predators on the prowl, waiting for the moment to take advantage of the opposite...... more

Three unforgettable years at NYSC

Three unforgettable years at NYSC The current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has secured for itself an unforgettable legacy that long after the government reaches its zenith in 2023, the remarkable achievements made by the management headed by Maj-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), will remain evergreen. That it took just three...... more

FSARS, the law and NIGERIANS

FSARS, the law and NIGERIANS  Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) have been at swords drawn with the public, in the South of Nigeria. Young men are believed to be at risk, of drawing the attention of FSARS officers. Young women are not spared, either, for they, too, have narrated experiences at the hands of FSARS. FSARS,...... more

Rejection: A bruised male ego

Rejection: A bruised male ego A young male, whose advances are rebuffed by a female, suffers a bruised ego. Rejection hurts! A hurting male is analogous to a wounded lion, roaring, and ready to fight to the death, in defence of his pride, of lionesses and esteem. Does anyone understand that? Can anyone appreciate the unease...... more

I still remember restructuring

I still remember restructuring Nigerians appear to be an incoherent lot. We do not appear to have abiding standards. We just flow with the tide with little or no worry about the direction in which it is headed. Were  it not so, we would have reminded ourselves of those principles and aspirations which propelled and...... more

Understanding a spouse: How to proceed

Understanding a spouse: How to proceed Is it even feasible to understand one’s partner? Should one bother trying to understand one’s spouse? There is an assumption that once in a relationship, one meets a rock as an interface, whenever one engages in a conversation with one’s spouse. Granted, that notion is true in some relationships. However, one...... more

The martyrs of Rivers polls

The martyrs of Rivers polls The word martyr connotes a religious icon who attains the lofty height by virtue of the person’s insistence on sticking to the truth, as revealed by his/her religion and by so doing pays the supreme price. A martyr as defined by is very simple and straightforward: “someone who bears witness of the...... more

Can girls play football better than boys?

Can girls play football better than boys? The title of this article asks: Can girls play football better than boys? No, this is not about gender inequalities. Before we delve into this discourse fully, let us answer these questions, shall we? 1. Can girls play football at all? 2. Should girls take an interest in football? 3. Can...... more

Imo’s ‘Iberibexit’, unlike Brexit

Imo’s ‘Iberibexit’, unlike Brexit Imo, a state in south-eastern Nigeria, is known in the traffic parlance as the Heartland of the East. The state has consistently produced the highest percentage of students enlisting for both the senior secondary school certificate examinations and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations. In the last decade, Imo...... more

Promises of a new day

Promises of a new day This headline was first broached in this column and in this newspaper on May 7, 2007. An uncommon occurrence had taken place then. Ikedi Ohakim had emerged as governor of Imo State. His emergence was hardly expected. It was against the run of play. The development, naturally, came with cheers and...... more

Celebrities in celebrated sexual abuse cases

Celebrities in celebrated sexual abuse cases The codification of the universal declarations of human rights (UDHR) became imperative prior to its writing in 1948, when humanity suffered some of the worst cases of mass-killings and wars that led to the wanton killings of millions of members of the human race through the deployment of weapons of mass...... more

Is Buhari born again?

Is Buhari born again? The other day, President Muhammadu Buhari tried to calm frayed nerves. That was shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). On that occasion, the President spoke in a manner he had never done before. He wore the garb of a pacifist. He sounded sober  and considerate....... more

Why Nigeria needs urgent electoral reform

Why Nigeria needs urgent electoral reform A sudden but troubling pall of trepidation enveloped the Nigerian climate just before the conduct of the February 23, 2019 presidential and National Assembly poll and, immediately, after the long-delayed announcement of results was made (some are still being withheld as at press time). The look on the face of the...... more

The battle for Kano

The battle for Kano With the conclusion of the presidential and National Assembly elections, attention has, naturally, shifted to the states. Even though the electoral commission will, in the months to come, be saddled with the burden of its less than satisfactory performance in the aforementioned elections, it must, as a matter of compunction, conclude...... more

How not to conduct elections

How not to conduct elections “The witnesses standing at the edge of the field were staring in horrified silence, too stunned to speak. The nightmare dredged up from some deep, dark depths of primitive man’s collective unconscious. Each witness had a different reaction. One fainted. A second one vomited. A woman was shaking uncontrollably. Another one...... more

Is it election or war?

Is it election or war? As you read this piece, millions of Nigerians are about casting their votes to elect the President that will be our national leader beginning from May 29, 2019, for four years’ tenure. Should the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari win fairly, he will only spend four years, and no more, since he has already...... more

A nation on tenterhooks

A nation on tenterhooks Anxiety has always been part of the tradition of elections in Nigeria. But the tension arising from the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections which ought to have held last Saturday is troubling. All of a sudden, those who ordinarily should urge restraint are not only scare-mongering but also...... more

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser  The drama of the last few days has been unprecedented. It certainly has gone beyond the confines of the stage. What we have now is an out-of-stage concert. The actors are no longer guided by their roles. Each has taken undue liberties. Each is out to outplay the other. The ultimate...... more

Warning to election observers and other stories

Warning to election observers and other stories The countdown has begun. Nigerians will, in a matter of hours, go to the polls. Expectedly, the reality of the situation has put the polity on edge. The major political actors are on each other’s throats. Virtually everything has become an issue. Nothing is being glossed over or ignored anymore. Governor Nasir...... more

Elections: Concerns over neutrality, not legitimacy of soldiers’ deployment

Elections: Concerns over neutrality, not legitimacy of soldiers’ deployment There are only 72 hours before Nigeria’s most historic presidential and National Assembly elections. But the key national conversations are about the legitimacy or otherwise of the decision of the nation’s high military command to deploy soldiers to augment the national security roles of other affiliate security forces and the Police....... more

India and Zik of Africa

India and Zik of Africa There are strange developments between Nigeria and India. India and Nigeria are the largest democracies in Asia and Africa respectively. India has a population of 1.36 billion and the Nigerian leader being the head of the world's most populous Black nation is regarded as a torchbearer of 1.2 billion Blacks worldwide and...... more

Is Buratai a charismatic leader?

Is Buratai a charismatic leader? Long time ago, many Nigerian scholars were constructively bothered about how and why Nigeria still remained backward in spite of the abundance of top rated and highly prized human and natural resources. The interrogation about the paradox of a country that is so enormously wealthy and yet the greatest percentage of...... more

Of national security, law and mass media

Of national security, law and mass media As we made our way in a spirited move to catch the Port Harcourt-bound Air Peace Flight from Abuja, different thoughts flashed through my subconscious regarding the essence of our trip to the crude-oil-rich Rivers State capital. Yours truly led a three-member delegation to the Garden City, precisely for a capacity...... more

Forgotten victims of herders’ violence

Forgotten victims of herders’ violence Aside the fact that Nigeria is generally viewed as a paradox of a nation – because of her inability to deploy the enormous natural and human resources to scale up the deteriorating standard of living and better the society for the benefit of all – it is also seen as such...... more

Negative vibes from Anambra

Negative vibes from Anambra A certain disquiet appears to be ravaging the political camp of the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano. The situation borders on paranoia and manifest hate. The bitter, acrimonious display is consuming. It is eating up its purveyors. What is at play here is Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra...... more

Averting needless constitutional crisis

Averting needless constitutional crisis On Tuesday, the National Judicial Council (NJC) directed both the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko to respond to the petitions against them. Similarly, the petition against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, was referred to...... more

Will Buhari metamorphose into Augustus of Nigeria?

Will Buhari metamorphose into Augustus of Nigeria? There is no doubt that the relationship that has existed since the advent of the current dispensation between the executive and the legislative arms of government has been anything but cordial, convivial or constructive.  At best, the modus operandi of the above tiers of government can be summed up as that of dogs and...... more


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