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If today the world comes to a sudden, screeching end and is rolled over as a worn-out scroll, the likes of Dame (Dr) Christie Toby educationist, administrator, church leader and philanthropist extraordinaire, would make heaven owing to their sheer good deeds. But in contrast, many Nigerian journalists wouldn’t. Rather, I imagine them
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:28

How much of your mother tongue do you know?

Names of animals in the Igbo language (Na Asusu Igbo)1) Goat = Ewu (Male = Mkpi, Female = Nne Ewu)2) Fowl = Okuko (Male = Oke Ọkpa, Female =Nnekwu)3) Guinea Fowl = Ọgazị 4) Chicken = Nwa Ọkụkọ 5) Turkey = Tolotolo/Torotoro6) Duck = Obogwuma/Obogwu7) Pigeon = Nduru/Nduli8.) Ostrich = Enyi Nnunu9) Antelope = Mgbada10) Deer = Ene11)
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Where are the public intellectuals? A question I wish Rivers State Governor, Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike, will give resounding answers to.Something bad has happened and is happening, and is getting frightening in our Rivers State: the decline of public school intellectualism. And so I itch to ask, why so much disregard to government owned primary
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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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The Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Prof. Ozo Mekuri-Ndimele, has denied claims making the rounds in some sections of the media that he has banned contracts in the university.Reacting to the false claims recently in his office at the main campus of the university in Rumuolumeni, the VC said it is
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:57

Of History and allied matters

It's a beautiful year. Welcome to 2017. It has been seven years since I last wrote a piece as a private citizen, and it feels good to be back on the beat. I hope that you would enjoy reading this column.Every week in Reminiscences, we would take a tour of history. I would exhume, excavate, examine, analyse, probe and prod. It promises to be an
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