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No thanks to the unholy machinations of an unscrupulous cabal in the presidency which formed a satanic partnership with a shamelessly crooked senate, Ibrahim Magu, nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari as substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), was for the second time denied confirmation for that post by the
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
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
Friday, 17 March 2017 15:30

Peterside’s patriotic duty at NIMASA

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I am borrowing from Bill Gates today. No, not from his $86.7 billion.A few years ago in Nivasha, Kenya, a friend introduced me to the way Gates thinks.We were working on a global public health protection project that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will later provide fund for in Africa.For every polio vaccine Gates pays for, he wants to
While the term ‘fallen angels’ does not appear anywhere in the Bible, it is generally used by Christians to describe one-third of the angelic hosts who joined angel Lucifer in his rebellion against God (Revelation 12:3-4, 9). Lucifer (also known as Satan) and his accomplices subsequently fell from heaven (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28) and
“Ground-breaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, turning the first sod or a sod-turning ceremony, is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. Such ceremonies are often attended by dignitaries such as politicians, government officials and businessmen&rdquo
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:12

Canada @ 150: Lessons for Nigerian youth

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On July 1, 2017, Canada, the world’s second largest country after Russia, will be 150 years old. There is a year-long celebration of this milestone for a nation that prides itself on being one of the best, if not the best country in the world. Before the European colonization in the early 16th century, Canada was inhabited by aboriginal
The return of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) after a 50 day medical vacation in the UK have doused the tension and speculations about his health status. Nonetheless, public comments signals that many thinks he is neither incapacitated nor medically fit. Being mortal, it is not anomalous for PMB to be ill, but the inaudibility of his
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:21

Garlands to an uncommon Nigerian at 60!

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Born Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo at Creek Hospital in Lagos to the family of Pa Opeoluwa Osinbajo 60 years ago, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (GCON, SAN) who was inaugurated Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015, Mr. Acting President of Africa's biggest Republic and rave of the moment, is evidence of the infallibility of the
The disharmony between Nigeria and the Ogoni people over oil may be a familiar terrain; the recent and heightened security situation in Ogoni may no longer be news. But what may not be well known is how the Nigerian government significantly contributed to the current insecurity involving armed bandits in Ogoni.In the past one month, I have
Monday, 06 March 2017 08:43

Rivers Ijaw, wake up lest you perish!

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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
The recent upsurge in anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa has renewed concerns about the episodic wave of what some people call xenophobic attacks in that country. It is estimated that between 2008 and 2015, about 350 people lost their lives in such ‘xenophobic’ attacks in the country.  But is it really right to call the
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