Imo: A Case For Agbaso, Madumere

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The recent resolutions of the out-going members of the Imo House of Assembly have shocked not a few people. I am sure they even shocked themselves. And, the out-gone governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha must be wondering at the behaviour of the “animal called  man.” Politicians cover-up their political prostitution by telling us: “In politics, there is no permanent enemy, only permanent interests”. Yet, I confirm that the case of the out-going IMHA members is fit for the Guinness Book of Records. Here are why. Imolites know the story of Okorocha and these…

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2023 Presidency: Interrogating Amaechi

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The apex Igbo Socio/Cultural body, Ohaneze Nd’Igbo,  is very angry with the Minister for Transport,  Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Forget that the Minister is from Rivers state, he is Igbo. His part of Rivers State is Igbo. He speaks Igbo.  So, nobody can deny him the membership of Ohanaeze. But the group’s anger with him has boiled over. So, what is the Minister’s problem with his people? It stemmed from an interview he granted the Saturday Sun of May 18. Entitled “Igbo Have Nothing To Bargain For 2023 Presidency”,…

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Emir Sanusi: Time To Go

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Being not from the Northern part of Nigeria, I don’t know what the law says on the abdication of Emirs. Can an Emir, on his own abdicate? I know they can be deposed, and forced into exile. A couple of them had suffered that fate. The most prominent: Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, father of the  detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.  He was deposed during the regime of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, and sent to Kaduna on exile   He died in there. Ironically, the grandfather …

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The Tragedy of The Nigerian Woman

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi You will, please, excuse me if the title above does no justice to the subject matter here.  Getting a title was difficult for me. And that is because I am, at once, overwhelmed and dumbfounded by the subject. I am not addicted to the social media, which explains why one is not likely to find me on most platforms. In my house, they call me old school. And my standard, if weak, response is: How did we survive before this “mad” era? Being old school can be comfortable…

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Imo: Okorocha, Stop The Looting, Shame The Devils

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The seeming confirmation of the story was not sweet to the ears – the story of the alleged massive looting going on in Imo state. The confirmation, by a reliable source, came on a wrong day, a day the people had dubbed the real beginning of the end of their nearly eight years in the wilderness. The story was a kill-joy. The governor-elect, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, was inaugurating members of his Inaugural Committee. And, even though only the appointed members were expected to be allowed into the…

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Nigeria: An Unhappy President, an Angry People

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi We have a quotable quote from President Muhammadu Buhari. He says he is unhappy. “I am the unhappiest President in the world”, national newspapers quoted Mr President as saying. He spoke from a foreign land, Amman, Jordan, where he addressed some Nigerians who live in that country. “It is uncharitable of those who accuse me of not being worried over the killings going on in Zamfara”, he added. The killings are not  exclusive to Zamfara. Every part of Nigeria is soaked in blood – especially parts of the North-west and…

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Dubai Robbery: Interrogating Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, is in trouble. A section of the country – the Igbo – is angry with her.  She has unwittingly stepped on the toes of the Igbo. And the people, ever on their guard, are angry with her. They are crying blue murder. They are accusing her of discrimination. Don’t blame them, much, if you think they are being overly sensitive. They probably have reasons to. At times, they have been brazenly discriminated against in their own fatherland. Here’s one…

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Rivers: Mr President, Please, Shame Them

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi “A mad person feels no shame. The shame is felt by relations” The above is an Igbo saying. It’s one I take seriously. On a number of times, it has guided me. I think President Muhammadu Buhari should think about this saying as the scary situation in Rivers state unfolds. Going through national newspapers, everyday, these past few weeks, my question has remained the same: Does Mr President know the truth about Rivers? Or, have they been giving him a different story line? The problem in Rivers, a top…

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Anambra: The Tragedy of The Uba Brothers

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By Comfort Obi In Anambra state, the ego of a political dynasty has just been punctured. Its members have self-destructed. And got dismantled during a political battle comparable to that of the Biblical Goliath and David. You must have heard of the three Uba brothers -Ugochukwu, Andy and Chris – from Anambra state. Ugochukwu is the eldest, and Chris, the last.  Of the same parents, the brothers are politicians, and, each accomplished in his own right. They have name recognition. They are very rich. Two of them, Andy and Chris, are billionaires. They have limitless…

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Imo: The Emperor’s Long Goodbye

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The rising sun has finally pushed the darkness back. Initially, nobody believed it for, the darkness was extremely thick. But as the reality sank, the drums rolled out. And the people rolled in an unadulterated excitement. Phones rang. Text messages stretched from Imo to all parts of the world where Imolites reside. The messages were the same.  Victory, at last, they proclaimed. Don’t blame them. It seemed the victory would never come; That Imolites have been condemned to a very long haul of gnashing of teeth. The…

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