UCHE NWORAH: A Man Of Many Parts (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is any Nigerian that has for ages remained a reporter’s and writer’s delight, he is unarguably Chief Uche Nworah, popularly hailed as “Ezeudo”, a title honorably bestowed on him by his community, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State. The reason for being a delight to any reporter or writer cannot be farfetched as he is a man that is successful and talented in many areas, and his activities are always positively and pleasantly newsy. For instance, not only is he a staunch…

Need For “FFKism” To Be Introduced Into School Curriculum, And Instructively Taught From Insightful Perspective (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor With the recent defection of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People Democratic Party (PDP), still being discussed across every media outlet, there is no denying the fact that his brand of defection, or rather cross-carpeting which is quirky as it is nomadic in nature is unarguably a subject that is certainly on everyone’s mind. Even though politics can be described by children (and some adults) as boring and confusing, it is a fundamental part of the Nigerian society we…

Kano-Maradi Rail Project: Amazing Piece of Wrong Journalism

By Oby Ndukwe It’s amazing what partisan reporting can do to a distressed nation. The reports that came out of the request by the Presidency to the senate for the $4.9Bn loans chose to headline it with the rail project to Maradi (Niger Republic) but ignored all other bigger projects in the bouquet or batch. This may probably be to incite Nigerians against the loan knowing that Nigerians wake in anger each time they hear about loans or rail or Niger Republic. The amazing aspect is that the hated rail…

Delta 2023; Why Justice and Equity Must Prevail Over Sentiment (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi It is a common knowledge that recently, the Ijaw leaders, youths and women predominantly residents in six councils of Delta State, with these councils domiciled within the Delta South Senatorial zone, insisted that their ethnic nationality must produce the next governor in 2023, as they have made huge sacrifices, contributing to the socio-economic sustenance of state and supported other ethnic nationalities over the years emerge governors in the state. Though alluring in outlook, what however, qualifies as a worrisome, worrying as well as newsy development is that…

What Is This Hullabaloo About FFK’s Defection To APC As OBJ Has Spoken? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is any leader that has always held me spellbound each time he mounts the soap box to speak, he is unarguably David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode, a politician, essayist, poet and lawyer, popularly called FFK, and who was a member of the then ruling People Democratic Party (PDP), and a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) until June 2014 when he returned to the then ruling party, PDP, and now back to the ruling APC. No doubt, he has an oratorical prowess that is…

FANI-KAYODE: Footsteps of the Forerunner (FEATURE)

By Christie Obiaruko Ndukwe Just like a flash of lightning and the sound of the thunder, the media space was buzzing with the news of Femi Fani-Kayode’s defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, thereby ending weeks of speculations and rumors that he intends to abandon the opposition ship, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The man popularly known as FFK or Mr Short fuse left doubters gasping for air as he made his way to the Government in power, thereby confirming the popular slogan used to describe people who…

Of Obaseki And His “Benin-By-Air” Brand Of Politics (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor At some major motor parks in Lagos state, bus conductors and their drivers are wont to beckon at travelers by laying claim to facilities their vehicles are not equipped with. For instance, it is not unusual to see a conductor screaming “Benin by A/C (meaning that intending travelers to Benin-city would be transported by an Air conditioned equipped vehicle). But alas! Having fallen into the lap of the transporter, the traveler would even before getting to Mowe in Ogun state become unbearably uncomfortable as a result of…

Suicide And Its Relative Cause In The Society (OPINION)

By Adeparua Damilola One may wonder how possible it is to hear or see people ending their lives themselves at times. Yet, there has been  many cases of people who committed suicide on the social media but one common thing about these incidents is the fact that those who committed suicide made it known either directly or indirectly before eventually ending their lives. People most times realize too late that their threats and signals were real. Suicide is from the Latin word suicidium, which means the act of taking one’s…

Need For Edo To Be Persuasive In The Implementation Of ‘No-Vaccination-No-work’ Policy (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that the Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Edo State aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state might be counterproductive if what happened yesterday, September 15, 2021 is anything to go by. This is as the government locked out workers who did not provide proofs of having taken the COVID-19 vaccines. However, as speculated by not few observers, the exercise could generate a productivity slump and threaten economic growth of the state in the long run given the…

Likening Obaseki’s Search For People-Oriented Leaders To Quest For Virgins In Maternity Ward (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that Gov Godwin Obaseki’ age-long search for commissioners can be likened to searching for virgins in maternity wards. To those that may find it difficult to grasp the proverbial meaning of the foregoing, it is expedient to say that anyone that has listened to a Nigerian veteran musician, Bongos Ikwue’s in his musical track, “Show me a virgin in a maternity ward” which was released in 2010 will incontrovertibly come to terms with the perspective of this piece. There is no…