Ndigbo, scorned in Nigeria, making waves globally Two Nigerians of Igbo extraction recently pulled off spectacular world-class feats that exemplify possibilities in an environment that rewards hard work and merit.  In July, Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom appointed Professor Charles Egbu Vice Chancellor to take over from Professor Margaret House on November 1. Egbu has been...... read more
It isn’t going to be all partying under Otoge Change was never going to be rosy or flamboyantly flowery the way we knew it.  Things weren’t going to remain the same. There isn’t going to be free money to throw around. And there definitely wouldn’t be a chance for anyone to throw their weight  around to oppress fellow human beings...... read more
Osodieme: Still touching the poor with a legacy of kindness For the duo of Eucharia Nwakibie and Victoria Udenka, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, would be the day the full definition of democracy dividend and true essence of governance as a concept, must have registered. That was the day the notion practically took flesh and came knocking at their doors in full...... read more
Ngige: The Ikenga at 68 Writing a tribute to commemorate the birthday of a medical doctor, former governor and two time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ia not an easy task. One struggles to abridge the tribute for space and to find the most appropriate epithet to lucidly describe the man who once was...... read more
Danger! Don’t travel anyhow, UK warns citizens *Includes N’Delta as danger zone United Kingdom, has warned its citizens in Nigeria intending on travelling to the North East, North West and parts of the Niger Delta, to reconsider such decisions and to do so only as a matter of extreme necessity. The travel advisory which was issued on Tuesday and publicised on the official...... read more
North-South imbalance: Nigeria in free fall to self-destruct Praying for Nigeria’s redemption from its current woes is like asking God to prevent a building with defective foundation located in the Lekki area of Lagos from collapse.  Even intercessions by best of prayer warriors cannot save such a building. As long as Nigeria continues with its current inapt political structure,...... read more
Appreciating CAFE at Six   It is instructive that amidst the uncertainties of the Coronavirus pandemic and insistence on physical distancing, the wife of Governor of Anambra State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) took up the gauntlet on 5th May 2020 to handover keys to two new 2-bedroom bungalows to two widows in Igboukwu and...... read more
The Sovereign Wealth Fund and the Urgency For Economic Diversification: Delivered by Olusegun Aganga CON, at the EY Alumni Event OPENING   First, I must thank the EY Alumni and the organising committee for asking me to speak at this inaugural event. I have declined to speak at many events since I left government. However, this was an opportunity I couldn’t miss because of my relationship with EY Lagos and EY...... read more
Ngige: Instead the Yoruba, Igbo marriage will collapse, let the the keg break   At the family of Nduka Oduko that bright evening his elder brother Mbadugha’s voice rang like velvet as he blessed the colanut in the freshly manicured living room. A man of immense wisdom and gifted speaker, his dexterity with the prayers accompanying the breaking of colanut was put on display...... read more
Of James Faleke' spite and Odumaki’s sadist epistle The bitter attacks on the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige by Yinka Odumaki in some Nigerian dailies are not a case in isolation. It is certainly not a denouement, rather a support to a well-planned onslaught by some members of the Lagos axis of the All Progressives Congress...... read more
Obi @59: Before Nigeria misses its Lee Kuan Yu I was part of a team of journalists that visited Anambra State on a tour of government facilities during the second term tenure of Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, in his days as the governor of the state.  After freshening up in the hotel, immediately we arrived the state from the Enugu...... read more
TRIBUTE: At 59, Peter Obi unyielding in integrity and commitment I shall take the liberty to begin this piece with the conclusion. Today, the 19th of July, 2020, Mr. Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections and a Former Governor of Anambra State, is 59. I shall simply define him as a...... read more
Arotile too priceless to be wasted *Full details of NAF's preliminary probe on late female pilot 1. On 14 July 2020, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), and indeed the entire Nation, was thrown into mourning as a result of the death of one of our shining young stars in the person of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the NAF’s first female combat helicopter pilot. Her unfortunate demise has...... read more
Igbo love themselves, they’re together. But spare Arthur Eze! The republican nature of the Igbo society, has become a notorious fact known to goat and fowl. The Igbo society is not a monarchical enclave. No part of it is governed by a fiat and power has never flowed from top to bottom, but otherwise, bottom-up. Let me illustrate. If a...... read more
Edo State APC Crisis: No individual is bigger than Nigeriam- Edwin Clark I condemn, in the strongest terms, the disqualification of the incumbent Governor of Edo State, by the APC screening committee under the leadership of a Professor, Ayuba Jonathan, over alleged inconsistencies in the Governor’s academic credentials. I am indeed, very disappointed and embarrassed that Professors, noted for rationality, judiciousness and erudition,...... read more
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