The sad State Of Adonte’s Development

By Charles Okogene Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State At the outset of the present democratic experiment, Chief James Onaefe Ibori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was elected as the second democratically elected governor of the state after the late Olorogun Felix Ibru. He governed for two terms of eight years. After his tenure, he handed over to his first cousin, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Udughan, who held swag for another eight years. Uduaghan who claimed to have ‘finished strong’ handed thr turn by turn baton to Sen (Dr.) Ifeanyi…

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Busola Dakolo Vs Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo: Engaging The Real Issues

By Grace Ketefe Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Busola and husband, Timi Dakolo The issue of rape as a prevailing social scourge in Nigeria once again took the front burner of public discourse within past few days on the heels of disclosure by Busola Dakolo, the wife of the talented musician, Mr. Timi Dakolo, that she had been raped by a popular Nigerian cleric, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. In the allegation made on the Youtube on Friday, which has gone so viral on the social media that other hitherto top issues have been…

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Ihedioha: Redeeming Imo From Locust Years

Hon. Emeka Ihiedioha, the brand new Imo State Governor By Luke Okoro After eight years of reign and what most people in Imo would conclude to be a regime of family for family, by Governor Rochas Okorocha, a new administration has berthed in Douglas House, Owerri, the Imo State capital. It is headed by Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who was collectively voted into that office by Imo people. The choice of Ihedioha was not by default. It was a conscious resolve by Imo people to retrieve their state from the ruin…

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Ihedioha’s Transition Committee: An Appraisal

Hon. Emeka Ihiedioha By Luke Okoro There have been voices of dissent since the Imo state Governor-elect, Rt Hon EmekaIhedioha set up committee to see the smooth handover of government from the out-going RochasOkorochaadministration. Indeed, many had wondered why such a huge number of people in a committee that would simply supervise a takeover of government. The committee is headed by Mr. Ernest Ebi, a former banker and an eminent economist. According to those opposing the committee, it is a signal that the Governor-elect would run a bogus administration with…

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Politics, Governance And Inclusion Of Nigerian Women

By Ify Ayomo The 2019 election has come and almost gone as the battles have shifted to the legal front. But a look at the race has shown that women are significantly few in the number of candidates and winners in the election. Except for a few of them that were elected into legislative houses, there were little gains for the women folks in the Nigerian political system. Truth be told, the two major political parties in the country – All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…

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Between Ozekhome, Omotsaye, And Goebellian vituperations

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) By  Ademola Adegoke The pen is ordinarily a sword of justice; a tool for pounding oppressors and elevating heroes of democracy and rule of law. Unfortunately, in the hands of sworn peddlers of democratic discord and anti-people propagandists, it has now become a weapon to sustain election riggers and harass voice of reason in an era of democratic prostitution. The Goebellian voice of Sam Omotsaye which once attacked the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo is ever available to prop up all anti-people happenings and the increasingly…

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Police, Power Sector Worst Corrupt Institutions In Nigeria – Survey

Nigerian police The police in Nigeria have emerged as the most corrupt public institution in the country, according to a new survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The power sector was ranked second in the survey’s corruption index, which examined five public institutions in Nigeria in the last 5 years. Other public institutions identified as corrupt by 70% of Nigerians surveyed are: the judiciary, education and health ministries. The survey reveals that the level of corruption has not changed in the last five years. The report…

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…And Or If Buhari Wins…

President Muhammadu Buhari By Evaristus Bassey “Should Buhari win, we as citizens must be prepared for two things. The first should be to stretch the great endurance for which we are known. The power centres within the Buhari presidency would assert themselves more ferociously, with Osinbanjo becoming more of a lame-duck VP***The second option would be to prepare to be citizens by non-violent advocacies. We will have to learn in a hard way to put aside what makes us idiots(selfish) and tribesmen instead of citizens” Belonging to a political party…

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Still On The Power President To Remove, Suspend CJN

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen By Paul Onyilo Challenging the legality, constitutionality and sanity of the swift action of the president, MOHAMADU BUHARY in suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), WALTER ONNOGHEN, is not only a journey to a shadow land, but also a deliberate indefinite optimistic adventure to fetch out the truth from the bottom of a bottomless pit. The validity and legality of the expedient action of the president may be founded in both the prerogative of the president as administrative head of an…

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What Bouquet Obi Brings To The Table

Mr. Peter Obi By Jude Atupulazi Except for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, no other Vice President of the country has been very visible and influential. Serving under Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired army general, as his vice, Atiku pulled enough weight to take the nation’s number two seat well above its perception as a sort of spare tyre. Today, the same Atiku is gunning for the presidency of the country and he has chosen a man whom many see as another person to make the veepee seat a lot more than…

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