Dame Judith Amaechi Remains A Pacesetter; Role Model, Says Eze …Condemn Attempts To Sully, Tarnish And Malign Her Reputation

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Online news reports linking Dame Judith Amaechi -former Rivers First Lady and wife of Nigeria’s Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, to some shady contract deals and illicit financial flows in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has been described as an artfully contrived gimmick fabricated by political jobbers and men of cruel pedigree, to besmirch the reputation of the Minister and bring his family to public odium. Refuting the report as grossly unfounded, Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct…

Open Letter to Gov. Nyesom Wike: The Need for Reflection and Action (LETTER)

By Oby Ndukwe Dear Excellency, this curfew extension is only a cosmetic arrangement. We are no longer in a Lockdown. It is time to show the investments in security. Let us see if what you were part of during Amaechi’s Invasion of the Okochiri Forest (a smaller version of the Sambisa Forest) can still happen. These unknown Gunmen would have been tracked down before any attack if you had not disbanded the C4i put in place by your predecessor. All the gains of the past in the area of security…

Delta Partners UNESCO on women, Girl-Child Empowerment

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday said his administration would continue to give priority attention to programmes and projects that would empower the girl-child and women. Okowa stated this when he received the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Multi-sectoral Regional Officer, Mr Lamine Sow, and his delegation at Government House, Asaba. He remarked that the girl-child and women were relevant in every society and thanked UNESCO for considering Delta as one of the states to benefit from its women and girls development programmes. He…

Ned Nwoko Urges Religious Tolerance, National Reconciliation at Eid-El-Fitr

ABUJA/Nigeria: Antarctica explorer and Chancellor of the proposed STARS University Idumuje-Ugboko, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko has called for religious harmony and national reconciliation amongst all Nigerians as Muslims mark Eid-El -Fitr. Prince Nwoko, in a Statement at Abuja, described the Islamic festival as period of the year when Muslims return to Allah in prayers and supplications for purity of life, peace and development. He urged Muslims to take the sanctity of Eid-El-Fitr seriously to reap the benefits of holy service from God. The former member of House of Representatives, said…

INSECURITY: 17 Southern States Ban Open Grazing

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: To check and control the rate of killings and attacks on their citizens, the 17 states of Nigeria from the Southern Nigeria had taken a strong stands on the movement of cattle in the region, as the collectively agreed to take measures on the movement of such animals in and around the region. The 17 Governors of Southern States made this known today,  Tuesday 11, July 2021, announced their resolution to ban open grazing and movement of cattle by foot across the region as part of…

Seeing Uche Nworah Through The Lens Of Igbo Culture (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is any Igboman whose mindset is deeply rooted in what can in this context be called Igbo ‘Aku Luo Uno’ Philosophy, he is unarguably Chief Uche Nworah, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka. While millions of Ndigbo in Diaspora take time off on annual basis, particularly during the yuletide, to join their age – grade, “Ezeudo” as his admirers are wont to call him has always been abreast with the age – grade system. For the sake of…

NIGERIA: When Chaos Becomes the Springboard for the Change We Need

By Obiaruko Ndukwe The world was suddenly jolted by the spread of an unknown virus later coded the Coronavirus. It was a moment of despair, confusion and a total shift in lifestyle. Social distancing, nose masking and hand washing became the new normal. Everything became virtual as Lockdown was enforced. It was a period of total chaos as the deadly yet invisible virus spread very fast. It moved from invisibility to invincibility as scientists in the organized world headed for the kill. While the time ticked and lives were lost…