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2022 and Judgement Day

We've all walked gingerly into the uncharted dawn of 2022 hoping to make some sense of its covetous threats. Jonathan Swift, 18th century satirist and author, wrote of 'The Day of Judgement' when "the...
Poor Communication Is Nigeria's Biggest Problem

Searching For The Nigerian Hero

At the end of an international seminar on African heroes held in Lagos,9 months ago, the consensus was that only two leaders, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909-1972) and Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) could be described...

Professor Bolaji Akinyemi at 80

Some weeks before the 2014 National Conference rose to bid farewell to officials and delegates, the Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha sent a letter to him. It was dated June 27. The Lamido indicated that...

Arrogance: Monster Threatening the Church in Nigeria

Pope Francis’ admonition in his new year message asking Vatican leaders to have a change of attitude may ordinarily be regarded as a homily on humility; but the widespread sharing of the message on...
BETWEEN MUSHIN AND NGIGE'S VICTORIA ISLAND

DESMOND TUTU, KUKAH AND THE PROTESTS IN LONDON

Proverbs are not just the palm oil with which yam is eaten; they are the yam. Where I come from, there are a million proverbs for every experience of life. Some people are contagiously...
Poor Communication Is Nigeria's Biggest Problem

MUCH ADO ABOUT NIGERIA’S ELECTORAL LAW

The dominant story in today’s Nigeria is the fate of the nation’s latest electoral bill. The decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to return the bill to the National Assembly un-assented to, on account of...

UFOK IBAAN, UDOMA AND IKOT ABASI WOMEN’S WAR

About this time 92 years ago there was palpable tension in a place which is today known as Ikot Abasi, in Akwa Ibom State. The place was then known as Egwanga. The then colonial government...

AS LIBYA DECIDES

As Libya goes to the polls December 24, 2021, African countries under the aegis of African union, AU, are expected to play a major and important brotherly role to ensure a smooth, free and fair...

NNAMANI AND THE INITIAL FALLOUTS OF STANDING STRONG

Comrade Ini Ememobong, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Akwa Ibom State, was pleasantly surprised that a ranking member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would applaud the strides of a state governor elected on the platform of the main opposition party, the Peoples...
South-South APC Youth Leaders Pass Vote of Confidence On Akpabio

An Uncommon Public Officer, Godswill Akpabio Hits 59

He is an epitome of Excellence in Service; a staunch believer in quality delivery and human capacity development. Born 59 years ago, The Uncommon Transformer, as he is fondly called is the current Minister, Niger...
BETWEEN MUSHIN AND NGIGE'S VICTORIA ISLAND

FOR MADAM ODILI AND JOURNALIST SALEM

In a very recent interview with The New Yorker, an American news magazine, Professor Wole Soyinka was asked to name his favourite song of Fela. He had no problem quickly declaring that "My favorite...

Remembering Flight ADK 086 of November 7, 1996

November 7, 1996 was to be a busy evening in Abuja for me. I had scheduled an interview and a photo session with the chef at the Nicon Noga Hilton, now Transcorp Hilton, for...
DEMOCRACY: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ORIGINAL HEROES?

‘BEFORE ‘THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH REVOLT SOON (2)’

‘Who’s benefiting from over-taxing the poor?’ Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings in a recent report stated that multiple taxation and inconsistent government policies affect Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, (SMEs) competitiveness and their ability...

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