Tuesday, September 27, 2022


The coming of Barry Ndiomu as Presidential Amnesty Interim Coordinator

By; Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi The recent disengagement of Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), as the interim Coordinator, Amnesty Programme after two years of being in saddle, by President Muhammadu Buhari, precisely on Thursday September 15, 2022, and has in his...

Niger Delta region and report on Premature Rupture of Membranes

By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - I remember now with nostalgia how about a year ago, precisely on Tuesday August 10, 2021, Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at a function held in Lagos, among other remarks, told the gathering that...

Wike’s A-level political elevation

By Odimegwu Onwumere - The personalities and qualities of political pioneers are known to completely influence political sentiment and leadership. Nyesom Wike, Rivers Governor and one of the political leaders of recent times, exemplifies three qualities voters should expect in leaders:...

El Rufai: Letter From the Front Line

ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi Amuta - The reign of terrorists is not without its own sardonic humour. Soon after storming Kuje prison in Abuja to free their comrades in arms, ISWAP terrorists indicated an interest in two pricey trophies: President Muhammadu...

The sparkle in John Chiahemen’s eye always told you that he was onto something.

Over the decades, he never lost enthusiasm for that exceptional yarn that would shake the mighty and which he would write with the speed and simple elegance that were his hallmarks, Matthew Tostevin writes. But John (photo), who died on Tuesday aged...

Ajaja: Good Governance and Development

By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - In recent times, the debate on the interrelatedness of equity, justice; peace and development is among the most presently discussed topics on the surface of the earth. The reason for this unending debate stems from...

Nigeria 2023: Beyond Peter Obi (1)

By Gabriel Agbo - “Peter Obi is somebody… as I was telling Doyin about six weeks ago, I said that even if Peter did not become the vice president of this country, from what I know of Peter’s capacity, whatever government...

Metaphor of the Leaning Tower

ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi Amuta - The cry is getting louder that the Nigerian state is about to fail. In the attractive parlance of some foreign reporter, the pessimists insist that the Nigerian house is about to fall. Not quite, I say....

Enemy at the Door

ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi Amuta - On the matter of ensuring national security by all means necessary, I accept  being called a hawk. But on the concomitant cautious fear that bad things could happen to the nation if our defenses are...

Rivers Politics: Finally Abe blinks, Amaechi wins

By Meinyie Okpukpo - In 2007, while seeking to legally recover his stolen mandate, the cabal in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expelled Amaechi from the party using the non-existing candidature of his cousin, Celestine Omehia. Amaechi won the...

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Nigeria’s military authorities disown gory pictures of mass burial

By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - Nigeria's Defence Headquarters (DHQ), today disclaimed a trending picture with caption “Alhamdulillah.ZamfaraMustSecure” and several other viral gory pictures and videos...