Ebelechukwu Obiano: A needless shot at a good heart For all her glamour, influence and personality Maryam Babangida brought to the office of the First Lady of Nigeria, the Better Life for Nigerian Women (BLFW), more popularly known as Better Life, was her forte in the eight years she spent with her husband in Nigeria’s seat of power. Before her,...... read more
Only God can explain this! Full text of Governor Emeka Ihedioha's farewell speech My dear good people of Imo state, I address you today, following recent developments affecting our dear state, and in particular the Supreme Court judgement of 14th January 2020. In my relationship with you as Governor of Imo, I had employed regular consultations and dialogue as a tool of political discourse....... read more
Starting New Year on a high note with CBN How much would Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele have given each Nigerian at New Year to to inspire hope, make  season worthwhile? Assuming, he had free access to the vault of the apex bank and brought out all the mint and distributed to all Nigerians, how...... read more
Endless borrowing will lead to endless sorrowing John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years.  Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at...... read more
Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn't Throw Punches It is pulsating trying to ascribe any intelligent reason to why the chief spokesman to Muhammadu Buhari had penned a misleading account of the last presidential election in the country. But it wasn't all together a bad idea. If anything, Femi Adesina gave a literary expression to how jolt to the hilt...... read more
Atiku: They gave him a false sense of hope After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago....... read more
Sex-for-marks and the complicity of BBC Africa The issue of sex-for-favour is not new to man. It cuts across generations, nations, tribes, social status, races, gender and virtually all professions. In fact, within marriages, this ugly practice is also reigning. Sex-for-favour is embedded in human deprived and corrupted nature. The fact that people publicly condemn it, even though...... read more
2023 and the Ndigbo question After the leadership elections of the ninth national assembly in June, one fact stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb — not a single Igbo man or woman would be counted among the top seven citizens of Nigeria: president, vice-president, senate president, speaker, chief justice of Nigeria, deputy senate president and...... read more
Prof. Anya O. Anya: Business and Accountable Governance in Nigeria: The Obligations of Leadership Business and Accountable Governance in Nigeria: The Obligations of Leadership                                             By Professor Anya O. Anya, Ph.D. (Cambridge) D.Sc. (Hon) D.Litt. (Hon) FAS, OFR, NNOM (The Second Annual Lecture of the Niche Newspapers) Protocols and Preamble      I.            Introduction This is not an auspicious time to be asked to give a talk on...... read more
Kano guber tribunal verdict: A case of no appeal In the words of Howard Cossel: "The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner  satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."  Indeed, it is the advancement of men of integrity to have the...... read more
Full text by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the platform Being the text of the prepared speech by Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; at The Platform Nigeria’s annual independence lecture themed “Redesigning the Nigerian Economy with New Ideas” held at The Covenant Place, Beside the National Theatre, Iganmu; October 1, 2019.   I: Introduction/Disclaimer...... read more
The governor Bayelsa must elect The glint in the eyes of the monarch betrayed some sort of joke. So did the quiver in his voice and the smiles that played across his lips. But not many missed the depth and essence of the comments of King Alfred Diete Spiff, as he tried to capture the core...... read more
Makinde: 100 days of restoring glory of Oyo About 100 days ago, when I took the oath of office as the Governor of Oyo State, I set a goal. I shared that goal in my inaugural speech. The major thrust of that goal is to restore Oyo State to a place of pride. I did not dwell on the...... read more
Ikedife: Thinker, Philosopher *Read Senator Ikechukwu Obiora's exhaustive treatise DR. CHIEF DOZIEIKEDIFE, Ikenga Nnewi: Thinker, Philosopher, Equal Rights Activist, Humanitarian, Altruist.   A look at some of the issues Ikedife cared about, by Senator Ikechukwu Obiora   “An unexamined life is not worth living.”   The above dictum by Socrates as reported by Plato in his Apologia,was innate in Ikedife when he was...... read more
Social Cohesion in Nigeria: The Anambra Example *An expose on the positive sides of Obiano's Anambra A speech delivered by C.Don Adinuba, the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment in Anambra State, at the Conference tagged: "Criminality and Violence as Growing Phenomena in the 21st Century Globalised World" organised by the Grace Uzoma Okonkwo Foundation in collaboration with the Department of English & Literary Studies, University...... read more
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