Opinion

The Liquidation of ‘OshoBourdillon’

The political funeral of erstwhile chairman of the broom party, Adams Oshiomhole was coordinated by his estranged political son, Godwin, ‘the merciless’ Obaseki who engaged the services of the best event managers in Edo State to organise a befitting political defeat to bury alive an overbearing godfather. To do the burial, Godwin had to mobilise […]

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Adams Oshiomhole: Paradise lost?

Like the first Adam who ate the forbidden fruit from his beloved wife, Eve, and ran and hid when he heard the voice of God in the Garden of Eden, Chief Adams Oshiomhole may, probably, be hiding somewhere after hearing the voice of the good people of Edo State in the last gubernatorial election. The […]

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Obasanjo is Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief

In his most recent statement former President Olusegun Obasanjo attempts to divide the nation while President Muhammadu Buhari continues to promote nation building and the unity of Nigeria. The difference is clear. From the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, General Obasanjo has descended to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief (to adapt the coinage of Time). Before […]

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‘Divider-in-chief’ and question of unity (2)

The propaganda that turned Nzeogwu coup into an Igbo coup was generated by British nationals still working in Nigeria as teachers and civil servants and given media coverage largely by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). When the Biafra War started it was the same former colonial officials and London Colonial Office official that constituted the […]

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Udom Emmanuel and good governance in Akwa Ibom State

By David David It is the duty of every government to promote good governance through the design, formulation and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of the citizenry and promoting stability within the polity. Good governance is characterized by participation, consensus building, accountability, transparency, responsiveness, effectiveness, efficiency; must be equitable and […]

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The Nigerian Army and ‘Fatal Arrogance’

It is baffling and hard to believe that the Nigerian Army under the current leadership of Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai would recruit the service of publicists for dark propaganda, rather than public relations to protect its image.   Just recently, the Army’s publicists shot a movie titled “Fatal Arrogance” that portrays the leadership and members of […]

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Building construction and nation’s builders

    Every human is in one way or the other a direct beneficiary of building construction.   In fact, mankind can’t cope without the existence of this tech-driven activity.   However, building construction could on the contrary pose a great threat to its supposed benefiary. This can be as a result of an anomaly […]

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A’Ibom election malpractice: INEC’S arraignment of lecturers gives hope for electoral reform

  Kenneth Oko The outcome of the 2019 election in Akwa Ibom has continued to be a night mare that has stolen sleep from the eyes of All Progressives Congress (APC) members, as they never believed that the voices of the people are more powerful than the voice of federal might. Since then, they are […]

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Niger governor and moves to safeguard state roads

Mary-Noel Berje   Niger State is like a hinge that connects the South-West and the northern parts of Nigeria. Hence, it is home to key or critical federal roads like the Mokwa-Tegina-Brinin Gwari road. Again, of the 32,182.80 kilometres of federal roads across the country, Niger State has the largest share traversing the length and […]