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Nigeria, A Country With No Government -By Azuka Onwuka

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nnewi in Anambra State was doing well in some areas, especially commerce and industry, but it was poor on sports. It had no stadium, no serious football club, and no major sporting event that attracted people from afar. All Nnewi football clubs were local teams: Egwudo Babes, Flamingoes, Bombers, etc. […]

Five years after my NYSC, I still hold my boss in high esteem.Olumuyiwa Olowokure was not only understanding, patient and tolerant, he was courteous and very refined. He was a black oyibo. Oga O.O it was who when he called me to his office with my law school gra-gra to ask how I thought a […]

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In what would clearly be the first salvo towards rigging the 2019 elections, the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG), leveraging on the auspices of the publicly-funded Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), and using the platform of Channels Television, chose – with much impunity – to shrink the political space by announcing that it shall be […]

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To be honest, religion today has quite changed from what can be known of it from the Holy Bible and this is not because the words of scripture also had civilized with the passing of time but purely because of humanity’s preferred posture against God. Basically, it looked like nothing’s changed but a closer look […]

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While we are most critical about government and its policies as well as how these affected the masses, it is equally important that we begin to call certain organization’s to order with respect to products they exchanged for the hard-earned resources of the Nigerian people that are mostly substandard. These days, it has become a […]

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A few friends hosted a dinner in my honour at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos yesterday. I’m taking liberty to share excerpts of my speech with readers today. Today, I’ve chosen to talk about the low level of participation in our nation’s political process especially amongst our educated elite, professional class, young people, the clergy […]

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In 2015, while fanatics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Orubebe were busy attempting to disrupt collation of results from states, the person they were fighting for and former President Goodluck Jonathan found it very necessary to ease the political tension by congratulating on phone his victorious opposition candidate. While Jonathan’s men could […]

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Ultimately, no leader expects unanimous acceptability wherever he serves his country or humanity. But in spite of the scanty reservations on his salutations, often spewed in utterances’, the efforts of a true, altruistic and genuine leader are accredited and appreciated by the clear-headed vast majority he renders committed service. Truly, the life of a soldier […]

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There is a grand conspiracy. A plot hatched in the pits of despair and agony. There are three conspirators involved in this plot – the Nigerian people, top business executives and the international community. In this thrilling “scheme”, the Nigerian people are providing the hammer and the nail; business executives are providing the brick and […]

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“Statistics without context are meaningless” – Dr Kelvin Kemm The Global Terrorism Index 2018 is out. The annual report, published since 2000 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), monitors trends in terrorism worldwide. Since the 2018 edition was published there has been a flurry of interest around it. Whether this interest is to […]

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