We Are All Biafrans

By Chido Onumah   Parresia Publishers Ltd and African Centre for Media and Information Literacy in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation will on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, present to the public a new book, We Are All Biafrans, written

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Pendency Of The National Grazing Reserve Bill At The National Assembly: Setting The Records Straight

Our attention has, again, been drawn to public statements credited to some serving Senators in Nigeria to the effect that the National Grazing Reserve Bill is not before the Upper Chamber or Senate of the National Assembly. The latest of

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Why the media war against Okonjo-Iweala will fail

By Undung Pam The Nigerian political environment is largely toxic and not many who have served as public officers, especially in positions of authority and influence, come out without a stain on their reputation. The institutional weaknesses, social and political

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Analyzing Labour demand for N56, 000 new minimum wage: How feasible?

By Nelson Ekujumi   On May 1, 2016, Nigerian workers just like their counterparts all over the world celebrated workers day, which is a day set aside globally for reflections on the working conditions of the worker with a view

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Change will come but we must all be patient

“God will not change the condition of a people unless they change what is their hearts.” – Holy Qur’an   By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   In the run up to the 2015 election, Nigeria found itself at a boiling point. Not

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The ‘sinking’ Calabar-Lagos Railway scam

By Tatabonko Orok Edem   The idea of a railway line starting from or stopping at Calabar, is not new. A cursory glance at British Parliamentary Papers: 1850 – 1908, Volume 78, and the Colonial Office Letters of 12 October

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Buhari: Who is sabotaging the sheriff?

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE   BONNIE Honig, political theorist and author of ‘Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy’ wrote: “Democracies must resist emergency’s pull to focus on life’s necessities (food, security, and bare essentials)” as they “tend to privatize and isolate citizens

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Enugu massacre: The leadership Igbos deserve

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones There are few issues in the country today that gathers more consensus that the issue of Igbo leadership. The Igbos are seen as a people whose direction is as diverse as the number of people that

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The Trouble with Buhari’s Approach to National Security

  By Onyiorah Paschal Chiduluemije   The recent massacre of scores of fellow Igbo and brethren in our homeland by the invading and marauding Fulani herdsmen and the seemingly implicit endorsement of their cruelty by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government (judging

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Dr Okonjo-Iweala: A leader worth emulating

By Uzoma Ngozi The direction of Nigeria’s socio-political environment saddens my heart. Politicians from all sides have decided to adopt a destructive political system that is inimical to the progress of the country. Hardly can one identify in our political

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Okonjo-Iweala’s critics on saving: Lest we forget

By Bade Adebolu Words of wisdom, is not often from the elders, it comes from those who know and can recognize it. Whatever has befallen our economy today can be attributed to the role that certain people who earlier opposed

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Bukola Saraki, David Mark, Sambo Dasuki, Etc vs. 180 Million Nigerians

By Abdul Okolo Charles Most Nigerians were born in the night but not last night. The recent revelations from the files of Panamanian Firm, Mosseck Fonseca, as further revealed by various media worldwide, concerning these men of questionable character, further

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Okigwe Senate: The facts, the propaganda, the fallacies

By Emeka Ahaneku Today, the people out of greed and love of money has evolved a system that has completely eroded Igbo values and destroyed the Igbo kindred spirit, development conscious spirit and love for selfless service and competition which

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Buhari: Cleaning the Augean Stables

By Mike Rapu   Augeas, the mythical king of Elis, kept great stables that held 3,000 oxen and had not been cleaned for thirty years – until Hercules was assigned the job. Hercules accomplished this task by causing two rivers

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What a world! The plight of Citizen Anayo Anusiem in an Owerri prison

By Evangelist Ifeanyi Okponwa Eze   “Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?” (Job 20:4- 5).  

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Is It Constitutionally Possible To Abolish The Nigerian Senate? By Inibehe Effiong

This piece is precipitated by a private message I received from a friend on Facebook on Wednesday April 20, 2016 seeking to ascertain whether it is possible to abolish the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Without hesitation, I

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Dr. Tunji Braithwaite 1933-2016: Exit of a democracy legend

By Nelson Ekujumi   The June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations (J12CODEF) celebrates the life and time of an indefatigable, consistent, dogged, fiery activist, lawyer, politician, humanist, welfarist, statesman, nationalist per excellence, and unwavering Trojan of democratic struggle in Nigeria

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“Hang In There,” Saraki’s Dad Says During A Meeting With The Witch Of Endor By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Though Bukola Abiku Mesujamba Saraki has men to guard him, he’s afraid to close his eyes at night lest he’ll be overtaken. Some days are worse than others. Last Friday was the worst. How he longs for a miracle or

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Buhari And ‘The 24 Disciples’ By Iyoha John Darlington

We are doubtless caught in an agonising web of untold hardship, ruthlessness, frustration, totalitarianism, violence, and bloodshed – a period that could be characterised as anything but horrors orchestrated by a fascist Nazi front. On May 29, 2015, a government

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Nigerian PEP’s & The Panama Papers: Bukola Saraki’s Time to Resign – NAL Council Washington

A Report from NAL Council, Washington, DC Nigerian-American Leadership Council, Washington, DC Per revelations from Nigeria’s Premium Times amid other global media reports, per the Mosseck Fonseca papers, we are appalled by this rising saga, involving top-ranking Nigerian officials, among

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Zuma: The bitter taste of honey

By Abdulrazaq Magaji Few eyebrows would have been raised were Mr. Jacob Zuma the life-president of any of the several banana republics that dot the African continent. But this is Africa’s reputed rainbow nation and the continent’s undisputed economic hub.

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The Kidnap and Murder of Mr. Emmanuel C. Udemba: An Open Appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari

His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR Federal Capital Territory Garki Area 11, P.M.B. 24, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria. Your Excellency, The Kidnap and Murder of Mr. Emmanuel C. Udemba Greetings. Kindly permit us to address our serious concern and complaint to

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Nigerian Govt Must Stop Rejecting the Naira as a Legal Tender

By SKC Ogbonnia   Section 20 of the CBN Act of 2007 clearly states that the Naira “shall be legal tender in Nigeria at their face value for the payment of any amount.” Yet this law has meant nothing to

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Low savings: I did not indict jonathan’s administration – Dr. Okonjo-Iweala

Some recent media reports have distorted comments made by former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala regarding how lack of political will negatively impacted national savings over the past few years. Contrary to the slant given by these loud headlines, Dr

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Igbo young geniuses – Ekeh and Nna – Triumph in New York

By Emeka Chiakwelu   If I can make it there I’ll make it anywhere It’s up to you New York, New York – Frank Sinatra Igbo Nigerian-Americans have finally arrived and now they are making it in New York. They

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Tension in Ghana over TB Joshua’s terrifying prophesy

“Remain calm, police urges public”   On Sunday 10th April 2016, Nigerian ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua warned the nation of Ghana of an impending foreign terrorist attack, prompting a furious storm of reactions nationwide. “Pray for these two nations – Nigeria

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Who is really after Rotimi Amaechi? By Achi William-Nwobodo

This question has become pertinent following the 2016 Budget saga and the narratives trending in the media. Why has Rotimi Amaechi suddenly become the centre of the discussion and the scapegoat? In all of this, I have waited patiently to

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Budget impasse: Rivers APC throws weight behind President Buhari

Pleads with NASS Not to Play Politics with the Budget and to Restore Removed Portions The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to return the 2016 Budget to the National

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The unsuccessful framing up of IPOB as a violent and terrorist group: Buhari and DSS should try harder next time

IPOB PRESS RELEASE   INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA April 10, 2016 Press Release   THE UNSUCCESSFUL FRAMING UP OF IPOB AS A VIOLENT AND TERRORIST GROUP: BUHARI AND DSS SHOULD TRY HARDER NEXT TIME   Retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari

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Exposing The Dark Sides Of DSS Allegation Of IPOB’s Abduction, Murder & Shallow Burial Of Five Hausa-Fulani Citizens In Abia State

Nigeria: Two Classes-In-One Country In Criminology, “dark sides or figures of crimes” are totality of crimes reported to the police but not recorded in the crime statistics or records of the Police Force for primordial, nepotistic, incompetence and corruptive reasons.

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