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Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:41

OF JUBILEE AND BRANDING

May 27th, Rivers state will be 50. It is the year of jubilee. Life truly moves at such a dizzying pace. Fifty years is a good time to count and recount and I have seen plenty on display. Everyone is adding his or her piece to the puzzle.The stories of the agitation and creation of Rivers state; the narratives of history; the cadences of
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Monday, 03 April 2017 07:59

RSU: A new touch for progress

The Rivers State University (RSU) is experiencing a new lease of life as it is being re-positioned to serve the people of Rivers State and humanity.  This lease of life was what the institution lacked in the recent past. Through dedicated funding, well crafted policies and proactive engagement with the university, Rivers State
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The problem is that talking about the differences between the governors that ruled Rivers state since 1999 has been the frenzy but nobody ever bothers about their similarities. And that matters. For the similarities tell a flattering story of a sea of sameness in all of them.Close watchers of governance and politics in the state and all the
Published in Opinion
Monday, 06 March 2017 08:43

Rivers Ijaw, wake up lest you perish!

By Rivers Ijaw, I refer to the Ijaw clans of Kalabari; Okrika; Nkoro; Ibani-Bonny; Ibani-Opobo; Obolo-Andoni; Bille; Engenni; Abua and Odual.These are people that largely derive their origins from the main Ijaw stock of Central and Western Delta. They share linguistic affinity, same ecology and culture. Rivers Ijaw communities have lived in
Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:25

Peterside, 2015, a people's missed opportunity

The campaigns for the 2015 general election in Rivers State tasked the strongest and left the weak sapped. But for Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, it was an engagement on the catwalk. For him, a man's strength can only be verified at a long distance race. The dash is only for the swift-legged, but would you want to show raw strength and attest to a
Published in Opinion
The bitter political fight between Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and his former close associate and now Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, rumbles on. In recent newspaper interviews Wike had dismissed his predecessor’s two terms in office as a wasted period. He said he was a reluctant entrant into the gubernatorial
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