Imo: Okorocha, Stop The Looting, Shame The Devils

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

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

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

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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For Governor Mohammed Abubakar, a Summons to Greatness

By Yidentity RevMov For Mohammed Abubakar the Governor of Bauchi State, this must be one of the longest nights of his life. Today, Monday, 25 March 2019, the court is likely to rule on whether or not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, can proceed with collation of the result of Tafawa Balewa LG in the governorship elections in the state. If the court vacates its injunction, as many think it will do, the Governor would have played all his cards, as he fights desperately to cling to a disappearing…

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Anambra: The Tragedy of The Uba Brothers

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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SB Abubakar: A Harvest of Firsts, Built on a Solid Vision

By Emma Agu One of the paradoxes of the current fixation with partisan political debates and controversies is the tendency to lose sight of some sublime and era-defining achievements, taking place across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Time and again, ‘ordinary’ people, led by men and women, with uncommon vision, are busy doing great things that not only impact on the present but hold the key to unlocking the future greatness of the societies in which they live. These leaders are the dreamers. To them, once placed in a position…

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Plane Crash: After US Ban, FG Makes U-turn

By Uche Mbah After the US government placed a blanket ban on Boeing 737 Max 8 throughout the entire United States, the Federal Government, in a volte-face, decided to ban the aircraft from the Nigerian Airspace. President Trump, after days of pressure, on Wednesday placed a blanket ban on Boing 737 max 8 from the American airspace, thereby reversing the earlier position that the aircraft will continue to fly pending result of crash investigations. Some 42 countries have banned the aircraft that has been involved in two major mishaps in…

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Osinbajo Is A Corrupt Pastor- Obasanjo

Since he became Vice President in 2015, Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law and a pastor in one of the biggest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, has never been so decimated. The former commissioner for Justice in Lagos state has recently come under severe knocks from Nigerians over the controversial Trader Moni scheme, where the federal government distributes certain amount of money to market traders as soft loans to help them in their business. But in a recent letter the former president wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo took a swipe…

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RE: Peter Obi, Ghost of the Past and Reality of Today

By Valentine Obienyem With great disappointment and distaste, I read the above-titled piece supposedly written by one Abdullahi Haruna. It was indeed like a tour of a lunatic asylum. What are his contentions? It was clearly sponsored by those who are dismayed that the Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has no common fault that are observed among many Nigerian politicians and in desperation concoct tales, which defy all logic. The unidentifiable Haruna submitted falsely that as Governor of Anambra State, Obi “bundled some northerners” back to their…

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