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The need for booth spaces in religious conventions

By Paul Chika Emekwulu In India, a village school recently started a model school program that is worthy of emulation, worthy of emulation because no one individual can represent the experience of us all on this planet, your level of wealth, education, or social status notwithstanding. A vital component of the program is inviting guest […]

Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

By Mayowa Tijani It was October 2013; I remember this month with so much pain in my heart. My family had just lost one of our finest — perhaps the finest of us, to the cold hands of death, aided by the failing Nigerian medical system. She was my aunt, who doubled as a mother. […]

Jonathan suggests what Nigeria must do to progress

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has stressed the need for peace, freedom and unity for Nigeria to further develop and progress. In his first public address since leaving office on May 29, 2015, one that chronicles the current state of Nigeria and what must be done to move the nation forward, Dr. Jonathan said peace, […]

UK, US shun Biafra passport

The U.S. and U.K. have said they do not accept the validity of passports issued by pro-Biafran movements. The U.K. and U.S. do not accept the validity of the Biafran passport being issued by a Nigerian secessionist movement, Nigerian daily The Punch reported. Thousands of people have participated in demonstrations in southeastern Nigeria in recent […]

Sectional amnesty: Challenge to Igbo leaders

rofessor Chinua Achebe rightly pointed out in his last book ‘There was a Country’ that “once a people have been dispossessed and subjected to dictatorships for such a long time as in Nigeria’s case, the oppressive process also effectively strips away from the minds of the people the knowledge that they have rights.” I just […]

Why governors cannot pay 18k

By Prince Charles Dickson The Zamfara State Governor and chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has said it was extremely necessary for the state governors, the presidency and the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC to negotiate over the N18K minimum wage. The governor said that the dwindling oil prices has drastically affected the […]

Corruption: still Jonathan is not the real issue

By Simon Kolawole Floods of depressing news have been gushing out in the last few days on the misuse and abuse of public funds in the last administration. Billions of dollars collected from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the name of security. Billions of naira collected from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) […]

Open letter to Buhari and the new Cabinet on the Biafra Agitation

Mr. President, Council members, ladies and gentlemen, I send you glad tidings from my abode; I refuse to congratulate you because you do not deserve our cheers, but rather our sympathy and prayers. This sympathy is because you promised a lot under the “change mantra” – good roads, good housing, employment generation, 5000 Naira to […]

The truth that cannot be told

By Michael Ovienmhada It has been eight months since Buhari won the election on March 28th, 2015 and Nigerians are anxious for the future. In these months, I tried hard to restrain myself from making any comments about the administration as I believed that they deserved time to get things going. Now, I am impatient […]

Buhari, Boko Haram and the burden of leadership

By Larry Oyims During my days in the primary school, I had the opportunity of spending one of the long vacations at Onitsha. I recollect the day I went into the popular Ochanja market to buy one of the conventional and ubiquitous books on proverbs. That book fell within the genre of what was then […]

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