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By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe GOODBYE IMSU, WELCOME NJABA STATE

The uproar a couple of months ago over the alleged relocation of the permanent site of the Imo State University, IMSU, appears lo have died down, apparently because both those protesting and those applauding had exhausted themselves or have harangued themselves hoarse to a level of inaudibility. In all the brouhaha, our Governor, Owelle Rochas […]

By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe SENATOR TITLE SHOULD NOT BE FOR LIFE

It is becoming increasingly confusing to separate a sitting senator of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from those who had once served in the same capacity in the past. Same applies to former members of the Local Government Councils and legislators who prefix their names with the Hon (ourable) title that ought […]

By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe; SENATOR TITLE SHOULD NOT BE FOR LIFE

It is becoming increasingly confusing to separate a sitting senator of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from those who had once served in the same capacity in the past. Same applies to former members of the Local Government Councils and legislators who prefix their names with the Hon (ourable) title that ought […]

Who’s afraid of workers’ vote before strike? By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe

Some senators are reported to be preparing a bill for a law to compel labour union leaders to obtain the approval of those they lead before embarking on any industrial action, or a strike. This approval will come directly from a congress of the organized labour union that intends to withdrew its labour until a […]

COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT IS THE REAL THIRD TIER NOW by Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe

In the ‘fifties and soon after Nigeria’s Independence, when the old County Councils existed in our part of the country, one could sincerely talk about the councils being the third tier of the administration with the Federal and the Regional Governments constituting the first and second tiers respectively. In those days, one practically felt the […]

LET’S REDUCE PRESS CORPS FATALITIES by Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe

  The rate of tragic fatalities of media men who cover activities of Government Chief Executives and, at times, the Senate President and Speakers of the Legislative Houses, is getting so high nowadays that something very drastic has to be done to check more deaths of journalists on duty. Can any practising media man today […]

WORLD BANK GAMBLE, A DIPLOMATIC FLOP By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe

The failure of Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Nigeria’s nominee, to win the presidency of the World Bank this year, is a major diplomatic flop. There may be many who now rationalize that the effort byNigeriato rattle the monolithic and monopolistic stance of theUnited States of Americaand her running dog, Europe, was worth the while. For all of the […]

2015: Who will succeed Jonathan?

  Traditional rabble rousers and agents provocateurs have already jumped onto the stage to fly the kites for their Principals over the succession of President Goodluck Jonathan when his tenure expires in 2015. To begin with, some groups have begun to interpret every word and body movement of Dr Jonathan as to whether he intends […]

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