Negative Effects Of Continued ASUU Strike

By Gerald Njoku It is incontrovertible to state that the continued ASUU strike in the country has placed the nation’s education system on a momentous crossroad. The recent extension of the warning strike by the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) by another twelve weeks has again dashed the hopes of parents, students and all stakeholders in the education system of the much anticipated resolution of the crisis between ASUU and the federal government. This crisis in the education system has continued to frustrate the ambitions…

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Northern Nigeria; Safe for Igbos, Christians?

By Christian Akpunonu In retrospect, the sad memories of human carnage in the Northern parts of Nigeria sends rude shock and chill down ones nerves. The commemoration of ugly incidences like the Maithasinian riots, the Kaduna massacre,Sabo Ngeri Kano massacre and countless others will definitely pose a natural question as to whether the North is actually safe for soujourners.The chequered history of the Northern Nigeria is replete with ugly incidences of mass killings,arsons, kidnapping,terrorism and all sorts of violent criminality. This is the consequence of typical religious intolerance. The Islamic…

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Orlu Senate Big Shoe,  Not For All Comers

  Orlu Senatorial zone, otherwise Imo West Senatorial zone is the second largest Senatorial zone in Nigeria after Jigawa(a certain senatorial zone in Jigawa is 14 LG’s). It is made up of twelve Local Government areas namely: Nwangele, Orlu, Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba, Oru East, Oru West, Orsu, Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Ideato North and Ideato South. It is a sub state in a state almost as big as Ebonyi and Bayelsa states. The authochotonous inhabitants of Orlu zone are mainly sedentary farmers and traders. As civilization opened up especially through British colonialism,…

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IF ONLY IN MEMORY OF ALEX EKWUEME

By Chuks Osuji It is very very unfortunate that many Nigerian politicians and members of the public do not have historical reflection. Otherwise, why would PDP and its leadership continue to oscillate between in favour of zoning the presidency to the south instead of leaving the ticket open for the “highest bidder”. Honestly, since PDP zoning committee told the world that it has recommended to throw the ticket of the presidency open for every aspirant irrespective of zoning, indeed, a barrage of criticism has greeted that blunder even at that,…

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Significance Of the good Friday to Christians.

By Uzoma Emma. The Four gospel writers recorded the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and the passion week. However, it is a known fact that the 40 days Lenten season ended last Sunday which commenced to the Passion Week during which Jesus decided to suffer for our sins and voluntarily went to the cross and paid the inevitable price.Christians celebrate the death of Jesus Christ today being Friday, it is called “Good” because Jesus accepted to die for our sins in order that we might reconcile with God.Today is great,…

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Orlu state Assembly: Why PDP must watch Pascal Okolie (part 1)

By Dr Chiamaka Durunwa The healthy political arrangement between Isu and Orsu clans that make up Orlu state constituency in respect of the House of Assembly seat in the area is being threatened because of the inordinate ambition of one man. As the countdown to the 2023 general elections begin in earnest, there are spoilers who are warming up for a showdown with their people to torpedo the existing peace in their constituencies just because of their greed and their ill-gotten wealth which they believe they can use to hoodwink…

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IF THIS DECISION STANDS, PDP HAS GIVEN APC A FREE TICKET TO ASO ROCK.

By Chuks Osuji . In any political process, the most constant thing is public opinion of the majority of the people. Since it was announced that the PDP zoning committee led by Governor Otom of Benue State has wittingly or unwittingly recommended to throw open the Presidential ticket, a wild fire of criticism, a plethora of condemnation and outright rejection of such recommendation has filled the Air . According to Walter Bagehot, a British Political scientist has opined , “ Public Opinion is a guide which controls the barometer of…

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IMO: INSECURITY AND EFCC RAIDS IN OWERRI

As earlier discussed in one of my recent essays,the security situations in the country generally and Imo State, Southeast in particular is escalating uncontrollably. Nobody is comfortable any longer to move around and go about normal Businesses. Everybody is nearly caught in throes of virulent trepidation. It’s been all the detestably orgies of gloom and despondency everywhere,both in the remote rural areas and  Urban nerve centres in the entire Imo State and across the most parts of the South-East region of Nigeria.Nevertheless, reports trickle in that so many parts of the North, especially the usual volatile Northeast and Southern Kaduna  are equally boilling with escalating precarious security situations. The gruesome bloodletting across the country is worrisome.

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APC: WHEN POLITICAL TENSION FAILS TO PRODUCE TURMOIL

By this time last week, the political atmosphere in Imo state, Nigeria was at a breaking point.  Indeed, political activities amongst members of All Progressives Congress, APC  were at a breaking point.  It was the preparation for the National conversation of the party at Abuja .  On Friday following the Saturday 26th March date, one could say that almost all top members of the party had emptied into Abuja .

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ABM : The Reward For Dignity Of Labour.

By Nze James Chinonyerem, Prince Alex Mbata, ABM is a man who rightly understands the essence of dignity of labour. He encourages it in talks and acts. He believes in the honesty of it as the main driving force that transmutes man and his society into a better place. As an employer, he understands the values of his staff as essential not only to the growth of the business but also it’s survival. To him, everyone matters. With him, it is a layered system of collaborations and participation. He rewards…

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