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The plight of Youth Corpers

Reports about the plight of our young graduates from various tertiary institutions in the land regarding their postings to places of primary assignments for their national youth service have assailed our ears. Such reports point to some unscrupulous officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who allegedly extort money from corps members for posting. […]

GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON IMSU SITE, VICTORY FOR EQUITY

The latest pronouncement, by the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, in respect of the contentious issue of relocating Imo State University (IMSU) from Owerri Zone to Ideato in Orlu Zone is commendable. On his return from his overseas tour, the governor told Imo people that the Ideato site would now be used for […]

Permanent solution to Ekemele-Akabo flood

For sometime now, the condition of the strategic Owerri-Okigwe road at Ekemele-Akabo, close to the Imo State Capital has been so bad that motorists are forced to divert to village roads covering 10 kilometres to get into Owerri. The problem of the spot is that it is permanently water-logged during the rains causing vehicles to […]

‘CHURCH RATS’ ON THE PROWL

The screaming headline carried by this newspaper in its Sunday July 8, 2012 edition –NEMESIS- must have sent shivers down the spines of true-blue faithful, and served notice to thieves masquerading as church workers in some Christian churches in the country. According to the report, a whopping N400,000 was stolen from St Cyprian’s Cathedral, Abakpa […]

Building Guest Houses for past governors?

Last week, Governor Rochas Okorocha announced  at an interactive forum with stake-holders from Isiala Mbano that he had built a guest house for their son, Chief Ikedi Ohakim (his predecessor) “in keeping with the provisions of the law”. He said he would also build similar guest houses for Chief Achike Udenwa  and other past governors […]

Building Guest Houses for past governors?

Last week, Governor Rochas Okorocha announced  at an interactive forum with stake-holders from Isiala Mbano that he had built a guest house for their son, Chief Ikedi Ohakim (his predecessor) “in keeping with the provisions of the law”. He said he would also build similar guest houses for Chief Achike Udenwa  and other past governors […]

Boko Haram: Difficult choice for Christian leaders

There seems to be a split among Christian leaders in Nigeria over the approach to contain the Boko Haram carnage –either to seek revenge or to ‘leave vengeance to God’ The leaders who have openly appealed to Christians not to revenge predicate their stand on Christ’s charge to His followers not to revenge against persecution […]

That Dana Plane Crash

Last Sunday’s plane crash at the Iju – Ishaga area of Lagos State has uncovered many inadequacies and criminal neglect in air operation in the country. The McDonell Douglas MC83 aircraft was said to have been described as unfit for flying as a result of technical problems it suffered in the last four weeks. In […]

The Ekemele-Akabo death spot

With the intensification of the rains, a spot at the Ekemele Akabo on Owerri-Okigwe road has become a nightmare to commuters and motorists, prompting a save-our-soul outcry to the government. Barely one kilometer away from the main Orie Akabo market by Chab Oil fuel station, there is a big ditch across the road which has […]

Owelle’s one year in office

This week marks one year in office by the President and most governors of states in the federation. Precisely Tuesday, May 29, 2012. It is one year of stock-taking by all concerned, a year that witnessed various challenges against the authorities of the land: the mindless insurrection of Moslem fundamentalist sect better known as Boko […]