ENDSARS: Ukwuani Youths Makes Demand

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: Despite the suspension of the nationwide #Endsars protests, the youths of Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State has continued their protests through demand to the federal government of Nigeria, and the various political office holders in the local government. The group which called itself Ukwuani Endsars Protest Movement, in a communique however condemned the actions of some of the youths who had tried to carryout carrying out centrally actions outside the original demands of the organisers. The group in the statement, however reminded the government to fulfil all the…

Buhari Talks on Lekki Shooting, Promises Justice for All

ABUJA/Nigeria: After days of debate, and much criticism, President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos by suspected security operatives. He vowed to ensure justice for “peaceful protesters who lost their lives.” The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained he decided not to talk on the shooting incident until he had access to all the facts. He also promised property owners and business owners affected by the arson across the nation would…

Restructuring: Give LGAs 43% of Generated Revenue, Alter Consult Suggests

KADUNA/Nigeria: To make the local government areas which are closer to the people make meaningful impact that will eliminate crime and lead to prosperity of Nigeria, 43 per cent of revenue generated from their locality should be given to them. Alter Consult gave the suggestion at a Technical Session on An Alternative Model on Restructuring Taxation Tool for Economic Diversity and Good Governance, held on Saturday October 24, 2020 in Kaduna. Presenting a paper on the above theme at the session, an expert, Friday A. Agbo argued that every local…

OPINION: Warehoused COVID-19 Palliatives: Are The Rich Now Robbing The Poor?

By Isaac Asabor When in August 2020 the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) formally flagged off a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable Nigerians, many people erroneously thought that the palliatives will be equitably and fairly distributed in line with the wish of the partners in the Coalition. It is expedient to recall that the relief materials for which the private sector operators spent about N23 billion to cover 1.7 million families amounting…

OPINION: In Defence of Nigerian Youths

By Isaac Asabor Is Public Relations (PR) always about “sugar and spice and everything nice”? Are there situations where you have to close ranks and fight to defend seemingly defenseless people? The answer to the foregoing first question is, “No” while that of the second question is “Yes”. In this age of social media where seemingly innocuous events could be blown way out of proportion, and at the same time where getting the facts across to the people become increasingly challenging in an ever-streaming, over-cluttered digital world, it is increasingly…

VIEWPOINT: Why I stopped Celebrating Nigeria Independence (My Ogulagha experience)

By Cletus Opukeme As a young industrial worker from the Ijaw speaking tribe back in 1995,  in Forcados Terminal, Ogulagha town with NISCO company. A year after my secondary school education to fend for myself. I observed two things which geared my consciousness and feeling as a second class citizen as  Ijaw man in Nigeria. The company had two sets of staff. One set of workers were called company staff another contract staff, those workers from the host communities. There is disparity in terms of condition of services, include welfare…

OPINION: Lekki Toll Gate Killings; How Nigerian Leaders Send Wrong Signals.

By Jerome-Mario Utomi. Viewed subjectively, experience is the best teacher. But in an applied sense, experience is not the best teacher. Rather, it is what you do with what happens that teaches.The usefulness of experience essentially manifests in the development of the capacity to escape the guilt of the past and anxiety for the future.This ability to learn from past deeds coupled with the ability to centrally plan over a period of time, spelling out for both normal and contingency conditions in such a way that create positive impacts on…

#ENDSARS LOOTING: Delta State Goes Tough

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had gone tough on suspected hoodlums suspected to had been vandalizing, and had gone wild looting business in the state, as a result of the #endsars protests. The State  Governor,  Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday gave this warning  warning while inspecting buildings and other structures torched Wednesday night in Asaba by hoodlums pretending to be members of #ENDSARS protesters. Places visited by the governor were Koka Modern Leisure Park, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office, both on Asaba-Benin Expressway and the High Court Complex…

#EndSARS: Reps Minority Caucus Disappointed on President Buhari’s Speech

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has reviewed the Thursday speech by President Muhammadu Buhari on the protest across the country and submits that the address did not meet the expectation of most Nigerians. In a statement on Friday signed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Caucus said, “As representatives of the people, our caucus is particularly surprised that Mr. President’s speech did not find a space to address the killing of innocent and unarmed Nigerian youths at the Lekki Toll…

#ENDSARS: Ndokwa Youth Threatens Petition Against Outgoing LGA Chairman in Delta

ABUJA/Nigeria: As part of the extended campaign against police brutality in the country, which had been depicted by the recent disbandment of the #ENDSARS protests that rocked Nigeria, a Nigerian youth, Victor Chukwuemeke had threaten to petition the outgoing Local Government Chairman of Ukwuani Council Area in Delta State. In several tweets in his verified twitter handle@mrdueprocess, on October 22, 2020, he stated that by Monday 26, October 2020, he will file a petition before the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corruption Practices Commission, ICPC, and…