Mass Communication, Imo Government And Emeka Ihedioha

By Henry Ekpe Emeka Ihedioha, a former Chief Whip and Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives and later Ex-Governor of Imo State has dominated the airwaves in Nigeria these few days. He does all the times, though.  The last time he attracted such concern and comment among Nigerians was in January 14, 2020 when the Supreme Court said he was no more the Governor of Imo State. However, the latest matter on Ihedioha was caused by a simple harmless speech he made in far away Ghana, during the occasion of…

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Orlu 2023 Legislative Election: Between Precious Nwadike And Desperation Of an Incumbent 2

As the race for who represents the Orlu LGA at the Imo House of Assembly in 2023 gathers momentum, I wish again to call the attention of the people to the destabilizing antics of the incumbent House Member for Orlu Constituency, Hon. Chief Paschal Okolie towards the youthful Comr. Precious Nwadike. Like I wrote in the first volume of this piece, the entrance of Comrade Precious Nwadike in the contest for the Orlu Representative at the Imo House of Assembly in 2023, has completely shattered the dreams of Hon. Paschal…

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2023: Can Nigeria Witness Obama’s Sunami?

By Chuks Osuji Historically, America was created in 1776. For it’s several years in existence of all the forty five (45) President none, absolutely none was a black person. Unfortunately, it was not until January 10th ,2009 when Barack Obama was elected the first black president. When this election was announced, the entire nation of United States and billions of black races saw his election as a political sunami. Why? Because the history of black Americans in their surgon in the United States was one punctuated with contradictions, contraptions and…

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Imo Assembly with 4 Speakers in One Term, Yet Not Over

It is not yet uhuru for the Imo State House of Assembly to stop changing Speakers with four already in three years and may not be over before the term runs out, writes Amby Uneze Since the imposition of a Monday sit-at-home in the South east, so many activities were kept in the cooler. It is not that the people are not willing to perform their Monday activities as usual being the beginning of official duties in a week, but for the fear of the unknown. In the same vein,…

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February of Every Other 4 Years Finds Us In Joy And Sadness

The Americans don’t miss it. For more than 200yrs, it has not changed. It is sacrosanct. Every other four years, the Americans on January 22nd usher in a new or renewed government. It is becoming a routine in Nigeria too. From 1999 till date, the same happens in Nigeria consecutively now. No mistakes. No shifting the goal post. All is well that ends well. It is now a democratic routine. Do you know that the American democratic genius bequeathed to the world is the tenure system. Whether you are the…

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Emeka Ihedioha: The Resurgence Of Peoples’ Power In 2023 And Rest Of Us

By Sonny Ogulewe In this submission I will try to be objective since any attempt to shift the conversation from the realm reality could only serve entertainment purpose, delusive and unhelpful to the task before us, which is to salvage what is remaining of Imo state from the present brigandage. My objective in this submission is not any of the above, but to give us something to ponder as a party as the 2023 governorship election approaches. A keen observer of global politics would agree with the view that the…

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Onyewuchi:  Burden Of Opposition Lawmaker (1)

By Chinedu Opara Being an elected legislator has its natural drawbacks. Prominent among those drawbacks is the problem of lacking executing  or budgetary  powers. There is no legal or constitutional  provision that places funds which you can use to carry out  capital or signature projects, that can serve as your sustainable legacies after leaving power. All you are entitled to is paltry “intervention fund” At state level some governors have illegally and  unilaterally abrogated that constitutional enablement . At national level it is still there but, these days it is…

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Peter Obi Does Not Need Fake News To Be Accepted By Nigerians

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones In an apparent display of frustration and helplessness at Peter Obi’s rising acceptability across all tribes and strata of the Nigerian society, promoters of the two opposition candidates; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have resorted to planting fake news across social media platforms, with the aim to pass such fake news as coming from Peter Obi’s team. This is after they have dug everywhere and sniffed everything and found that Peter Obi is absolutely free of any blemish, throughout his eight years as governor…

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Okorocha And Owerri Nchi Ise Ezeship Crisis

By Chidi Nkwopara The eventual balkanization of Owerri Nchi Ise, which makes up the municipality, by the Rochas Okorocha administration, started like a tale from moonlight. The powers that be, at the time and a handful of their indigenous supporters, may have had their reason(s), good or bad, for deciding to create five autonomous communities out of the original entity. A lot more people, were not comfortable with the plan and they showed it in varying ways, which is a story for another day. Some believed and held as a…

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PDP’s Denial Of Gov. Nyesom Wike- Is It Right?

By Uzoma Nathan Today, I’m on a political voyage to discuss political justice and fair play as it concerns the executive governor of Rivers State Chief Nyesom Wike. All my readers should read this article with a mind bereft of political resentment, rancour and bias. It’s only by so doing one can appreciate the inherent reality. The science of rectificatory justice is the science that has equity as its object. It also means equity, fairness, fair play, just or being considerate in its various aspects. Even as old as the…

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