Nigeria’s Endangered Children

By Oji Odu With an estimated 13.2 million children out of school in Nigeria, 69 percent of who are from the Northern region, a figure that is the highest in the world today according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is there hope for Nigeria’s future? And with the inability of the Nigerian child to access quality education and health services, is the country not under threat of destruction and disintegration? As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day today, UNICEF has raised alarm that in spite of many advances in the…

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As Obasanjo Plans Southern Coalition, Buhari Summons Northern Governors’ Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah Hours before the swearing in ceremony for  second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, he has summoned a meeting of Northern Governors. Though the reason for the current meeting is not officially stated,indications are that it has much to do with the allegations by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s scathing remarks about the security situations in the country. Obasanjo had warned of threats of Fulanization and Islamization of the country under the present government. Incidentally, there has been an upsurge in security breaches in Nigeria, with the government hiding…

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Don’t Commit That Suicide

By Adewale Kupoluyi The increasing cases of suicide in the nation require paying of closer attention to the problem.  In the last few days, weeks and months, many people, mostly youths and young people have taken their lives prematurely. Not only is the country losing a chunk of its priceless assets, family, friends and well-wishers of suicide victims are thrown into despair and monumental tragedy. At the end, it is the society at large that losses out. A recent report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that every 40 seconds,…

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Ihedioha: From the Green Chamber to Douglas House

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo State

By Hon. Victor Afam Ogene When the Imo state electorate chose the Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as their next governor, at the last election, it was a bold statement anchored on an informed judgement. Their action was a clear message that “leadership is a serious business that is sustained by trust and  evaluated by its level of responsibility and responsiveness.” That apparently was the verdict that ensured that the people openly rejected Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he had presented as his preferred…

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Obasanjo’s Bombshell: South West On The Offensive

By Uche Mbah Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s exposition that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is carrying out Fulani backed Islamization agenda has generated much controversies-and bad blood-among ethnic nationalities, to the extent that Obasanjo was reported to have suggested a joint meeting of Southern leaders to prepare themselves for the inevitable. Obasanjo, in an address in a Church in Abuja, had called on concerted global efforts against terrorism and other organized crimes, while at the same time raising an alarm  that there is a grand plot by some elements in Nigeria…

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