Okowa Takes Education To Next Level, Immortalises Osadebay In Delta (OPINION)

By Osita Biose Sir Dennis Osadebay, first Premier of the Old Midwestern Region of Nigeria, has finally joined the league of distinguished Nigerians who have been recognised through naming prominent higher institutions after them in the country. This has been made possible through the elevation of the Anwai Campus of the only existing state university, the Delta State University (DELSU) alongside two other higher institutions in the state to the university status, following the passing into law of the bills establishing them at the Delta state House of Assembly. They are…

IDUMUJE UGBOKO: Rich But In Search Of Peace (OPINION)

By Osita Biose Two indices that can easily draw attention to any rustic environment are its human and natural resources. Humans who are gifted to turn around things, turning the impossible to adorable features in their localities are quintessential in attracting the needed attentions, not only to themselves but their homesteads for greater development. Again, a sleepy, rustic community could burst into a beehive of activities, if suddenly a rare natural resource was found to be embedded in its bowels. Even without any hope of accessing such an alluring enclave,…

Hon. Anthony Nnajiuba, A Quintessential Patriot and Bastion of Nobility (FEATURE)

By Emeka Nwokocha ln this era of obvious dearth in men and women of humble character and nobility in the chequred Nigerian society, a mention of a cerebral personality, Hon. Anthony Nnajiuba inspires hope and reinforces the perception that good men still live around us. Hon. Nnajiuba fits well into the class of the finest crop of distinguished Nigerians that evoke respect and dignity in the country and beyond. Small wonder the glittering tapestry of his humility, patriotism and uncommon generosity continually stand him out as a man of humble…

Do Bandits, Kidnappers And Other Criminals Count The Cost Of Killing Others? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor Mr. X nearly died of frustration and suffering before he managed to complete his primary education. His parents seemingly begged him to undergo an apprenticeship in carpentry but he bluntly refused. What spurred his parents’ decision then was not farfetched since they were living below the existing poverty level. With an absolute determination and burning ambition he left for the city where he did all imaginable odd jobs, and studied for his GCE through extra mural classes. With his GCE certificate, he secured a job as a…

Power Shift: Sunset in the East (VIEWPOINT)

By Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe The quest for power shift to the Southern part of Nigeria, particularly to the Igbo-speaking people may be having an early turbulence, so devastating that the flight may indeed become ill-fated. The sudden discordant tunes which could have been unavoidably silent is a pointer that the region may yet be ready to take a bite at the Presidency. It is not surprising that there is a disturbing disquiet as a result of what I prefer to describe as an orchestrated plot to destabilize the collective dis(unity)…

Why Won’t Patriotism Be On The Wane? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor As a child in primary school and as a teenager in the secondary school in the then Bendel state, I was taught with other children to be patriotic to our country, Nigeria. We were also taught to respect our national symbols, particularly the national flag and the national coat of arms. Luckily enough, I was fortunate to have participated in the compulsory morning assembly sessions held in both schools with the national flag hoisted on bamboo poles mounted right in front of the assembly arena. We were…

Making the Easter Celebration in Nigeria Rewarding (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi On Sunday April 4, 2021, Christians in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the globe to mark/celebrate the great feast of Easter.  Also called Paschal or Resurrection Sunday, the feast of Easter as we know is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. In reality, each time Nigerians celebrate this great feast, it’s not only a…

Nigeria and the Burden of Deformed Politics and Power (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi At independence in October 1960, through the mid 60s, Nigeria and Nigerians witnessed an amazing period of wealth creation. But the sudden decision by the then military administration/government to shift focus from regional to unitary system slowed down the pace of economic development in the country. The situation has since been exacerbated in the past two decades of democratic experience and governmental-type described by analysts as a pseudo or quasi Federal system which further shifted the distribution of income/resources strongly in favor of the government at the…

Niger Delta, NHRC and PIB (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi I never had expected that opinion articles about the Niger Delta, a region bedeviled by tremendous odds with an improbable chance of survival, will precisely in a space of four days come from me  in this quick succession as I have other pressing concerns to comment on. But this particular one stems from a reaction by a reader to the earlier one entitled; why Niger Delta is troubled. The piece which had the resonated chant of crude oil spill in Polobubo/Opuama Communities, Warri North Local Government Area…

Okowa Keeps Educational Development On Course In Delta State As New Schools Are Inaugurated (FEATURE)

By Magnus Emuji In the face of the prevailing trends where competitiveness has occupied the front burner for the advancement of the mankind, effective driving of the education system by relevant authorities concerned appears to play critical role in the realisation of this noble course. There is no gain saying the fact that education is the bedrock of any meaningful development and often times access to qualitative education by the citizenry provides avalanche of opportunities needed by every individual to add values to their lives and that of the society…