How Okorocha ‘garnisheed’ Imo for his last supper

Rochas Okorocha

By Steve Osuji That the eight-year reign of Governor Rochas Okorocha left Imo State a wasteland is common knowledge to most Imo people. Our people are not stupid. Indeed, they are witnesses to the vandalism callously meted against their state. They are also aware of the vicious vendetta Okorocha unleashed on our mother land in the two months after he lost the guber election. Since he never planned for an exit, the loss at the polls sent him into what one wants to describe as a paroxysm of  plunderation. It’s…

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Nd’Igbo & Speakership: Questions For Nwajiuba

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi According to Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, Member, House of Representatives, (Ehime Mbano/Ihitte, Uboma/Obowo), for at least, two reasons,  the South East should be happy with President Muhammadu Buhari. One, contrary to the general belief in the zone, Nwajiuba says Mr. President does not hate  the Igbo. He loves them. You know, when the Nigerian President loves a people, it is a big deal. He remembers them when the national cake is being shared. They will not be victims of the 97%/ five per cent sharing formular of 2015,…

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Second Term; Oshiomhole As A Governing Cancer

Adams Oshiomhole

By SKC Ogbonnia In a pre-election piece, “APC Risks A Crushing Defeat With Oshiomhole As Chairman”, I managed to put into words that the party’s “problem begins with the man’s personality. Oshiomhole, as a party chairman, comes across as a shambolic-cum-egocentric character understandably desperate for attention after leaving office as Edo State governor. In short, the APC has found itself in a situation akin to the proverbial quagmire, where a crown was mistakenly placed on a clown, and the natives were expecting him to perform like a king. For sure,…

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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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Buhari’s Expired Clueless Men; What He Should Do Now

Muhammadu Buhari

By SKC Ogbonnia President Muhammadu Buhari would have been recorded as the worst Nigerian leader—ever, if he had lost the 2019 presidential election. Yet, his victory was not due to any popularity with the Nigerian people. And it had nothing to do with any electoral manipulation as commonly claimed within the opposition ranks. Buhari merely emerged as a better alternative in an election generally viewed as a binary contest between a devil and the deep blue sea. But the poor public perception of the president was equally neither lack of…

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Before the Planned Downgrading of an Igbo Man in Enugu State

Akam Ibiam International Airport, Enugu

By Gwiyi Solomon Either way, the Federal Government’s decision to close or downgrade the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport as revealed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, is an ill wind – ill-conceived, ill-timed and ill-delivered. Again, an Igbo man’s place in the conflagration called “Nigeria” has been brought to the fore for re-examination. Aside the fact that Ndigbo have been at the receiving end of virulent marginalisation, utter negligence and other gross ill treatments since coming on board of the present Federal government; no economic viable country would…

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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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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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