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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 […]

Owerri roads: Well done Gov Rochas, but…

We wish to note with joy the frenetic zeal with which repair work has resumed in the Imo State capital, Owerri. The mere sight of the workmen and their equipment as they embark on the long awaited fixing of the roads and streets in Owerri Municipality these couple of days has restored smile on the […]

Welcome our Lord Bishop

With the consecration of The Rt. Rev. Chukwuma C. Oparah, Ph.D, J P, in Abuja on Friday, he has joined the distinguished panoply of prelates that have been privileged to shepherd the Diocese of Owerri, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Owerri is the oldest, and indeed the mother-Diocese of the other Dioceses […]

INEC should intensify voter education now!

If the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) keeps to its earlier announced time table for the commencement of the 2019 general elections, it means we have about four months left to get ready. With the political parties virtually completing their primaries, the next crucial assignment for both the political parties and INEC is to intensify […]

Beyond party primaries

Now that many of the political parties have concluded their primaries and gearing up for election campaigns, we would wish to call on all concerned to refocus their attention and quickly adjust to the realities. Obviously, in every competition there are bound to be winners and losers. Indeed the decision to take part in a […]