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More advocacy on hard drugs, please

During the past week the media and several events fora were abuzz with lectures,  debates and discussions over the world wide use and misuse of drugs. And, understandably,  the focus was on psychotropic drugs? The harm both to individuals and society was generally discussed by experts. Mothers, especially,  were warned about the consequences of wrong […]

State of the nation and role of the media

As the National Assembly and its state counterparts are gradually settling down after the tea port storms over the election of their presiding and principal officers, it might be worthwhile looking at the media and how we fared these past months and weeks – before, during and since after the general elections. Can we beat […]

National Assembly Inauguration: Matters Arising

The election of the four principal officers of the National Assembly last week Tuesday June 11, 2019, marked the completion of the occupation of the country’s six highest political posts. Senate president, Deputy Senate President, Speaker Federal House of Representatives and his Deputy, all of whom were elected at the inauguration of the 9th Assembly […]

As Ihedioha resumes, let sanity return to the state capital

Our new governor, Sir Chukwuemeka Ihedioha, CON, formally assumed office last Wednesday,  May 29, 2019, after the oath swearing and inauguration ceremonies. The mammoth crowd that thronged the Dan Anyiam stadium, venue of the historic event, must have convinced the new tenant of Douglas  House, Owerri,  that the masses are indeed happy with his ascendancy […]

Welcome Ihedioha: Your first tasks

From mid day on Wednesday May 29, 2019, Imo State would have a new Governor in the person of the Rt.Hon. Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who would have taken the obligatory Oaths of Office and Allegiance by then. We join the good people of Imo State to welcome him to the historic  Douglas House, Owerri and […]

Now that elections are over

To the glory of God, we can now say that the long-awaited 2019 general elections are practicality over. And granting that there are a few outstanding places where reruns and collations are yet to be completed, it is worthwhile for our people to adjust their focus on governance. All successful candidates, from the Presidency down […]

This human slaughter must stop

News of senseless killings of Nigerians and destruction of property has become so regular, almost predictable, that it hardly elicits comments by the media. Particularly in some parts of Kaduna State of late, the face of the Governor routinely appears on the television as he condoles with survivors of one massacre after the other, with […]

The 2019 Polls – One Gone; A prayer for peace

Finally, the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections are now behind us. The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which had shifted the date of the elections from February 16 to 23, declared President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner, with over 15million votes. He defeated […]

The crowded field for Douglas House

The number of governorship candidates in Imo State is about the highest in the country – more than 50 of them! Why is it so? Is the office of the governor of the state so lucrative that everyone wants a piece of the pie? It is indeed sad that Imo State with an enviable quantum […]

Python Dance and Crime Control

The decision by the security authorities to bolster the fight against crime across the country with the military exercise quaintly called “Python Dance” has elicited not a little controversy. While some people consider it timely and desirable, others decry it, saying it is a subterfuge with political undertones, especially coming so close to the general […]

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