Ize-Iyamu As An Exemplar Of Civility

Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu By Isaac Asabor Since the drumbeat that heralded electioneering politics ahead of the upcoming general election in Edo State that is scheduled for September 19, 2020 assumed a staccato tempo, the only aspirant that has for the umpteenth times held me spellbound when I listened to him in the interviews he had granted the media is the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu.  No doubt, he has an oratorical prowess that is capable of arresting the attention of…

In Spite Campaign of Calumny, Ize Iyamu’s Gubernatorial Potentials Remain Glaring

Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu By Isaac Asabor Taking a non-partisan and dispassionate look on Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu’s race to Osadebey Avenue on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), virtually all intelligent and unflustered political analysts and observers alike have been unanimous in their views that he would record unprecedented developments and achievements for Edo State when given the opportunity by the people, particularly now Edolites are undeniably in search of a good governor. The foregoing optimistic view is no doubt been held by a wide spectrum of the electorates…

Niger Delta Region in a Season of Threats

President Muhammadu Buhari By Jerome-Mario Utomi Similar to history which has a way of repeating itself, the sudden wave of ultimatum issued to the federal Government in a space of one week by two oil producing communities in Delta state, another by two Niger Delta region agitators should be to all a reality to worry about. These communities are; the Omadino Federated Communities, an umbrella body for Itsekiri communities in Delta state. And the Gbaramatu Kingdom, a major contributor to the economy of the nation and one of the prominent Kingdoms among…

OPINION: Lessons from Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, Former Prime Minister of Singapore By Jerome-Mario Utomi ‘I was not optimistic about Africa. In less than 10 years after independence, Nigeria had had a coup and Ghana a failed coup. I thought their tribal loyalties were stronger than their sense of common nationhood. This was especially so in Nigeria, where there was a deep cleavage between the Muslim Hausa northerners and the Christian and pagan southerners. As in Malaysia, the British handed power, especially the army and police, to the Muslims. In Ghana, without this north-south…

As Drumbeats for Edo 2020 Emit Staccato Sound, 5 Fingers Point To Ize-Iyamu, 3 Point to Obaseki

By Isaac Asabor To those that are conversant with old wise sayings, there is one that says, “When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back at you.” From a biblical perspective, Jesus explains in the book of Matthew Chapter 7 verse 3, by saying, “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” At this juncture, it suffices to say that as false accusations have been in the recent time been flying  in…

N-Power and Youths Unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari By Jerome-Mario Utomi ‘For a nation to move forward both politically and socio-economically, the leaders must demonstrate esteem for talents, actively encouraging able men, and honoring those who excel in their profession. And encourage their citizens so that they can go peaceably about their business, whether it is trade, agriculture or any other human occupation’- Anonymous It is a general knowledge that Nigeria is a vast country with vast problems that disrupt its progress- corruption, insecurity, unemployment, and lack of energy. But one need not pause to know that the…

EDO 2020: Between Obaseki and Likely His Successor

Oshiomole and Obaseki By Kashetu Momoh I am an ardent follower of Nigerian politics, especially because of its murky nature. Having read series of write ups on the emerging political brouhaha between Obaseki and his ousted god-father in Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, I have come to an un-researched conclusion that politicians in Nigeria would stop at nothing to get what they desire. Many people have said horrible things against the ruling party, whose candidate Godwin Obaseki emerged as Governor in the 2016 General elections in Edo State. Especially against his…

Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi A Man of Character; Most Suitable For Delta Governor In 2023

Olorogun Barr Kenneth Gbagi By Contributor Olorogun Barr Kenneth Gbagi, the man to beat in the gubernatorial election come 2023. No doubt he is the only man that can move delta state from Zero to hundred as that is what he is generally known for “turning sand to gold”. Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi Former Minister of State Education is one of Delta’s great industrialist, he is also one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria today without blemish even without taking loan from any bank in the world. He has made billions…

OPINION: Edo 2020-Time for the Rest 13 Political Parties to Start Making Some Noise

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that democratic pluralism, pluralistic democracy and multi-party system are all synonymous terminologies. But is it as simplistic as that? Conceptually and ideally, it is; but in practice and real-world situations, it may not be so. Analyzed from the foregoing view, not few Nigerians who saw the ostensive impracticability of multi-party system in a real-world situation applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when some few months ago it delisted 74 parties from the lists of accredited parties. Though there were opposing…

OPINION: TETFund Budget and Buhari’s Love for Research and Education

President Muhammadu Buhari By Jerome-Mario Utomi In the words of Dr. Denis Taylor, a British leading scientist in the electronics field and former Chief UNESCO Advisor at the University College, Nairobi, Kenya, who was also among the British scientists that developed radar during the Second World War, One thing that is very apparent to all is that developing countries must concern themselves first and foremost with their natural resources. This does not, however, mean selling these natural resources abroad as raw products. No, to get the maximum benefit, the raw…