Governor Ugwuanyi Rising To the Occasion in Protecting Enugu State Residents as Yuletide Approaches

Governor Ugwuanyi Rising To the Occasion in Protecting Enugu State Residents as Yuletide Approaches By John Egbo, PhD, A Veteran law enforcement officer The influx of people from all nooks and crannies of Nigeria and the Diaspora into the state has become a testimony to the government's commitment in keeping Enugu relatively safe as the yuletide is fast approaching and shopping for the celebrations is...... more

Governance and 2023 Presidency

Governance and 2023 Presidency By Ebenyi Eugene  As the game for who becomes Nigeria's President in 2023 becomes hotter by the day, there is an imperative need for a cursory look at Nigeria's political journey since the return of democracy in 1999. From the pioneering democratic leadership of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to the Short lived...... more

The need for Nigerians to elect people of honor, integrity into political positions

The need for Nigerians to elect people of honor, integrity into political positions By Oliver Okpala A very worrisome trend in our nation's political climate now is the practice of indiscriminate defection by  our politicians from one political party to the other. One troubling dimension to this negative trend is that the political parties keep accepting the defectors without recourse to the ideals of...... more

Indiscriminate display of power and weakening of traditional institution in Enugu

Indiscriminate display of power and weakening of traditional institution in Enugu By Engr. Dr. Patrick C. Nnaji The current government in Enugu State has been suspending traditional rulers indiscriminately in recent years. The most recent is HRH, Igwe Anthony Ogbodo Okorie, the traditional ruler of Amechi Awkunanaw community in Enugu South LGA, who was suspended on October 5, 2021. It would be...... more

Mama Julianah Ademolahan Adeleye: A bridge builder, a peace maker

Mama Julianah Ademolahan Adeleye: A bridge builder, a peace maker By Segun Adeleye I had to do some fresh searching for the meaning of April FoolsDay before writing this. Something to do with an annual custom on 1 April consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. One search revealed that it has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery.  It was on April...... more

Enugu State @ 30: Situating Ugwuanyi, Quest for Equity and Justice

Enugu State @ 30: Situating Ugwuanyi, Quest for Equity and Justice By Louis Amoke Historically, the creation of Enugu State 30 years ago by General Ibrahim Babangida’s regime significantly transcended providence. It was largely the outcome of a tenacious struggle for the emancipation of the people of Wawa-speaking area (Enugu and Abakaliki) of Igboland, by the founding fathers of the state. Both...... more

Enugu State Rallies of Distraction, By Ozo Ginger Ibeneme II

Enugu State Rallies of Distraction, By Ozo Ginger Ibeneme II On the 7th August 2021 , a huge crowd gathered at Awgu for a political rally tagged IFEMELUMMA, so called Enugu West Unity Rally . Before now there have been several other rallies alike : Odinma Nsukka , Oganiru Enugu East etc  These rallies have some things in common and are...... more

Obi Cubana and the Oba burial, by Reuben Abati

Obi Cubana and the Oba burial, by Reuben Abati The sociology of death and funerals is an important aspect of the African cosmogony. Parents pray that their children should outlive them in order to give them a befitting burial. They liken this to the same manner when fire dies out in the hearth, it is replaced by ashes, and when...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Sixth Year: Challenges, Strides, Verdicts

Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Sixth Year: Challenges, Strides, Verdicts By Louis Amoke A potent vision pulls in ideas, people, peace, development and other qualities. It creates the stamina and will to make change happen. It inspires individuals, diverse stakeholders and complementary democratic institutions to commit, to persist and to give their best. Cut to the bone, this is the story...... more

Quality Leadership and Good Governance: The Ugwuanyi Example

Quality Leadership and Good Governance: The Ugwuanyi Example According to Andrew Heywood, Leadership can be understood either as a pattern of behaviour or as a personal quality. As a pattern of behaviour, leadership is the influence exerted by an individual or group over a larger body to organize or direct its efforts towards the achievement of desired goals. As...... more

The face of truth and the consequent varieties of leadership implications

The face of truth and the consequent varieties of leadership implications By Hon. Ifeanyi Arthur Edeh  Rt. Hon. Chima Obieze in his comments last weekend stressed that "he will not support any one who is against zoning": this has further cleared the view, that we still have people in leadership who still stand by their conscience, no matter what comes out of...... more

Security situation in the southeast: The days we feared are here

Security situation in the southeast: The days we feared are here By Chima Christian We must accept emergent realities, the days we feared and warned about have come to the southeast. Years and years of marginalization (both real and imagined), a cap-in-hand and self-serving political leadership, nonchalant business, academic and even religious elite, episodes of ‘Python Dance,’ plus other ancillary military/police operations,...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi: 57 candles for an Achiever, Man of Peace

Gov. Ugwuanyi: 57 candles for an Achiever, Man of Peace Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will be taking an unfamiliar route today. He is a victim of some arm-twisting tactics cleverly designed and deployed by faces that are familiar to him. He struggled to wriggle out of the trap but the hunters refused to yield any ground.  And so, today, in Enugu, some friends...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi: Advancing Peace, Development @ 57

Gov. Ugwuanyi: Advancing Peace, Development @ 57 TRIBUTE! Seven key attributes define his life story: faith in God, peacefulness, humility, compassion, discipline, vision and forbearance. Attaining 57 years of age on Saturday, March 20, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has carved an enviable niche for himself as an outstanding leader with a unique governance philosophy....... more

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank - Femi Adesina

My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank - Femi Adesina Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose. Yes, you read the headline right. The money I allegedly stashed at a bank in Minnesota, United States of America. Not millions...... more

Rescheduled Ohanaeze Imeobi Nwodo’s mark of leadership

Rescheduled Ohanaeze Imeobi Nwodo’s mark of leadership As Ohanaeze leaders meet in Enugu today... On 6th December, 2020, the Imeobi Ọhanaeze, the policy making and elite inner caucus organ of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization met at the iconic Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu.  The meeting which was packed with Igbo heavyweights including Governors/Deputy Governors, Senators, Ministers, etc...... more

Emmanuel Onwubiko: Nigeria’s Man of the Year is a “cow”

Emmanuel Onwubiko: Nigeria’s Man of the Year is a “cow” As a Journalism student many years ago at the Jos campus of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), one of our powerful Journalism teachers who also doubled as a practicing media worker told us that the major role of the media in any nation is agenda setting.    That fundamental and...... more

Revolt of the Twitter generation, the ‘monsters’ we created

Revolt of the Twitter generation, the ‘monsters’ we created In the last one week or so of the rise of the #EndSARS protest across the country, a damp gleam of hope for Nigeria lit me up. I dare say same for many of our compatriots. It is just like the gleaming multicolor of an emerging rainbow. All our previous forecasts...... more

Guber poll: Ondo is not Rivers – Akeredolu tells Wike

Guber poll: Ondo is not Rivers – Akeredolu tells Wike The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has lashed out at his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike of his allegations ahead of the forthcoming polls in Ondo State. While urging Wike to exercise caution over his utterances, Akeredolu said that Ondo State is not Rivers where he can lord over anyone....... more

IZE-IYAMU'S N700M FRAUD BAGGAGE AND BUHARI'S WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION

IZE-IYAMU'S N700M FRAUD BAGGAGE AND BUHARI'S WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION We have been waiting to see how our no nonsense, corruption-fighting President, Muhammadu Buhari, is going to handle the case of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming September 19, Edo State governorship election, who is currently carrying a N700 million corruption baggage....... more

HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US...

HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... By Fred Chukwuelobe  I recall Abike Dabiri-Ereuwa, of the Diaspora Affairs office, taking to social media to tag criminals, who were arrested overseas "in the line of duty", as Igbo instead of Nigerians. I recall the backlash that followed that infamous and shameful tagging by a federal government official. Folks of...... more

Chimaroke Nnamani @ 60: Senate’s Women Advocate

Chimaroke Nnamani @ 60: Senate’s Women Advocate By Paul Mumeh “You should not be deterred by the obstacles. You must strive to do more to surmount hurdles. You have demonstrated enough tenacity of purpose. Your perseverance, resilience and indomitable spirit as good managers of human and material resources have been unparalleled”. These were the inspiring words of Senator...... more

ENEMY OF THE STATE BY FEMI ADESINA

ENEMY OF THE STATE BY FEMI ADESINA You have possibly watched the 1998 action-thriller film with the above title, starring Will Smith. It was the box office hit story about a group of people plotting to kill an American Congressman, and the tape of the plot was discovered. Well, an Enemy of the State struck in Nigeria on...... more

How to Pull Nigeria From The Brink

How to Pull Nigeria From The Brink By Atiku Abubakar On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a...... more

CHALLENGE & REALITIES OF NON-INCLUSIVENESS IN EDUCATION: NIGERIA IN FOCUS (Part 2)

CHALLENGE & REALITIES OF NON-INCLUSIVENESS IN EDUCATION: NIGERIA IN FOCUS (Part 2) This is the concluding part of the article by High Chief Onagu TZ Ogbodo published December 3, 2019 to mark the International Day for Persons with Disability or the World Disability Day. This article therefore is dedicated to all persons with vulnerabilities that suffer discrimination as a result of the ignorance of some...... more

CHALLENGE & REALITIES OF NON-INCLUSIVENESS IN EDUCATION: NIGERIA IN FOCUS

CHALLENGE & REALITIES OF NON-INCLUSIVENESS IN EDUCATION: NIGERIA IN FOCUS By Onagu TZ Ogbodo (High Chief) Permanent Secretary (Rtd)   Today December 3, 2019 is observed globally as the International Day for Persons with Disability or the World Disability Day. This article therefore is dedicated to all persons with vulnerabilities that suffer discrimination as a result of the ignorance of some...... more

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan: The giant strides of an unforgettable national Icon

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan: The giant strides of an unforgettable national Icon By Dr. MIKE A.A. Ozekhome Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is 62 today. GEJ, as he is popularly called, is surely a child of destiny from a very humble and deprived background (he could not wear shoes at 10; same as my grass-to-grace story, as I could not even wear pant (dross) at...... more

How ethnicity will destroy Nigeria

How ethnicity will destroy Nigeria By Michael Owhoko Who will rescue Nigeria from the clutch of ethnic venom that is gradually but steadily being secreted by ethnic nationalists through their actions and behavioral disposition?  I have opted to refrain from specific examples in this write up to water down envisaged reactions from those who may feel...... more

What Offence Has The Lion Of WAWA Land Committed?

What Offence Has The Lion Of WAWA Land Committed? By Mazi Omife Omife The first time I saw  C. C. Onoh in my life was early 1979 when he came to Awka on a political rally during his campaign for the governorship of then Anambra State under NPN, to formally present his running mate, Chief Barrister Ozoemena Onyali, now SAN. ...... more

Gains of Ugwuanyi’s rural development strategy

Gains of Ugwuanyi’s rural development strategy By Louis Amoke  September 15, 2019 Recently, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, Rt. Hon. Wole Oke, who represents Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, gave a good account of the policy thrust of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and its positive impact on...... more

 

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