De- constructing The Fable of Ruling Party Victory In Imo West (Orlu) Senatorial Zone

By Batos Nwadike One of the new found voices in politics actually a green horn, a political just become; names withheld told me jubilant the other day in a political discourse that the ruling All Progressive Congress( APC) will win Orlu Senatorial election in 2023. Hear him; “Izunaso will win. It is the Governors election” he enthused! I didn’t wait so long than to tell him that he is living in a political pimpers paradise. I said so because I know he does not have the history neither does he…

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Ihedioha: Facing The Facts, Dispelling The Fallacies

By Collins Opurozor There is something known as proxy warfare. Those who have had to take courses in strategic studies, political science or power politics should understand that. The attempt by a state to increase its power or influence by instigating other states to fight without participating in the actual conflict sums up the whole substance of a proxy war. This can also happen among groups, and even among individuals. To be clear, this is the strategy which the APC has now relied upon in its bid to make some…

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Should Court Also Compel ASUU To Give Their Best Teaching?

By Ifeanyi Maduako   The impasse between the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and the Federal Government is not a matter that should be resolved by the National Industrial Court. Even if the courts were to intervene, they should give orders for the federal government of Nigeria to comply with the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009 and not to direct ASUU to return to work in a most unhappy condition. The recent order handed down on ASUU by the National Industrial Court does not bode well for peaceful resolution…

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Many Banana Peels And Strong Men of Imo House Of Assembly

By Batos Nwadike Lt. Col. Bukar Sukar Dimka led a military coup against the Federal military Government of General Murtala Muhammed in February 1976. He killed the Head of State in that uncertain Friday on his way to the mosque. The Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters, General Olusegun Obasanjo went into hiding. The whereabout of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma was unknown. Lt. Col Dimka went ahead to prosecute the coup thinking that as soon as the Head of State Gen. Murtala Muhammed fell to…

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Farewell To Queen Of Slavery And Pogrom

By Christian Akpunonu The world is alerted by the recent exit of the most powerful Queen cum political diva at the nonegenerian age–Queen Elizabeth of England.With her departure,the Prince Charles III steps  in as the Uno Numero of the UK, and the entire Common Wealth of Nations comprising of 88  member nations.This is the scope of overwhelming influence of the demised Queen. The influence that  spanned through the era of Slavery and colonialism till date. These two phenomenon went down in the annals of  human history as the most profound…

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2023 Elections: Count Down To Political Campaigns

By Batos Nwadike INEC, the administrative body empowered by the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria have announced and earmarked 28th of September 2022 as the date for the kick off for campaigns of the 2023 general elections. We shall all meet at the soap box! We will all meet at River Nworie, River Njaba, Imo river, River Nwangele, Oguta Lake, Lake Nwaebere, Orashi basin etc. There are no hills in Imo state. We will not miss to meet at the Dan Anyiam, Grasshoppers, Orlu and Okigwe stadiums. The…

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Onyewuchi: Burden Of Opposition Lawmaker (2)

By Chinedu Opara Analysts and the good and appreciative people of Owerri Zone unanimously agree that it is in the area of projects and empowerments that the man has shone brilliantly like a bright morning star. That accounts for the popular nickname of “Grand Commander of Empowerment” which they have happily bestowed on him.  His litany of projects executed with his annual 200m budgetary intervention fund includes projects in Aboh Mbaise LGA like construction of Modern market with Abbaittoir at Afor Ajala Market, construction of 10,000 capacity Solar Powered Borehole…

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Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu: The Story Continues 

By Jerry Chukwueke The week-long series of events that marked the landmark 80th birthday anniversary of the living legend, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has all the trapping of a festival. From far away in the United States of America, I monitored all the events and I kept clapping. Nigerians, not just Ndigbo, showered encomiums on a man who employed his personal resources and attributes to see to the welfare of individual Nigerians but also to the collective interest of Nigeria as a whole. What we saw couldn’t be anything less. For a…

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Gender-Based Violence: Give Effective Implementation Of VAPP Law

By Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu Nigerian Newspapers, on August 14, 2019, were awash with reports that Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu, wife of Ondo State Governor, summoned what was tagged ‘a million-man protest march against the Nigerian Army. A randy Army Lance Corporal had raped a 300-level female student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, on July 31 at a military checkpoint along Akungba-Ikare road. I led the said protest to the state Commissioner of Police to add force to the matter for the obvious reasons. The randy soldier was dismissed from…

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Miyetti Allah To Peter Obi: Northern Progressives And Youths Will Vote For Obi

By Chuks Osuji Recently, a Northern group associated with Miyetti Allah has claimed that it has advised  members of the group, Miyetti Allah that they will not vote for Peter Obi.  According to the group, their reasons is that if Obi becomes the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in support of Miyetti Allah that Obi Presidency will be a substitute for Biafra. When I read the headline, perhaps, along with many other thinking Nigerians, my reaction was to laugh to the marrows. I did this for two or…

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