Can Nigeria Afford To “Waste All Resources” (WAR) For The Second Time In History? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that much has been written on the Nigerian Civil War. However, its ruinous nature seems to be yet understood by some youthful Nigerians that are today energetically beating war drums as they were too young and naïve to know how devastating war is. The Igbanke people, in the bid to proverbially illustrate how damaging war is, said, “Anyone that has witnessed war will call it “Aya”. Explanatorily put, it is supposed to be pronounced as “Agha” but when it has being…

Agbor College of Education and Leadership Lessons Ukadike Left Behind (OPINION)

By Jerome-MarioUtomi It is a common knowledge that the College of Education, Agbor in Delta State of Nigeria, established in October, 1979 by the former Bendel State Government, to engage in the training of professional teachers; a training that shall lead to the award of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), was recently upgraded to a fully-fledged University by the Dr. (Senator) Ifeanyi Ekwueme Arthur Okowa led administration in the state. While deltans particularly the people of Ika nation continue to savor the euphoria occasioned by the upgrade, there are, however, two silent but vital…

Okowa’s Last Leg And His Love/Hate For Ndokwa (VIEWPOINT)

By Mike AKPATI Immediately Governor Ifeanyi Okowa announced his teams first eleven for the concluding part of his second term and there was no Ndokwa man, I knew that the curtains of the love/hate for my people has finally been drawn. The selection of the necessary officers who made the kitchen cabinet has been concluded. There is no jara. For your information, the core day to day policy and operational team of the government are: the SSG, Chief of Staff, Head of Service, Chief Economic Adviser and Political Advise finally…

Enough Of The Backlash Trailing Pastor T.B. Joshua’s Death! (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor “Death creates a prejudice in favor of the deceased…I should like to find someone who knew Elizabeth Barnard and who does not know that she is dead! Then, perhaps, I should hear what is useful to me — the truth.” If there is any time that can be deemed appropriate to bring the foregoing quote to bear, it is now that caustic comments are been made by both mockers of Pastor T.B. Joshua, who left this wicked world on June 4, 2021; few days before his birthday…

ASONDU T. WENAH: 52 Garlands To Humility Personified, Inspirational And Multifaceted Leader As Associates Pour Encomiums On Him (FEATURE)

Though not feeling very well for some days now but when I got the news about the birthday celebration of my very good friend and brother, Hon. Asondu Temple Wena on this auspice day of 12th June 2021; I asked whatever that was wrong with me to step aside so that I can join the world to celebrate a fellow whose character and actions have kept most of his colleagues and associates not only intact but united in a very strong and unbreakable bond. Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze erstwhile National…

Democracy, Our Bone Of Contention (OPINION)

By Damilola Adeparua Talking about Democracy Day celebration in Nigeria, it is a day set aside to commemorate the restoration of democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Initially, May 29 was the official democracy day as it marks the date when civilian rule re-emerged in 1999 on the political surface called Nigeria after a protracted period of military rule. Indeed, as a country, Nigeria and Nigerians have gone through different phases of government, from colonialism to military rule and from military to that of civilians. Democracy as a system…

Why Do Politicians Consider Social Media To Be Good For Politicking And Bad For Any Other Business (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor Whether anyone like it or not, social media and politics have become inseparable. The reason for the somewhat bond between the two areas of human endeavours cannot be farfetched as political discourse happens through social media more often than not, particularly during electioneering campaign. Without doubt, tweets and comments represent the modern-day public forum even as social media’s ability to break news in real-time has transformed the way we absorb information. For instance, in Nigeria as a democratic country where campaigning for an election is an integral…

Education Ministry Emphasise Importance of Monitoring, as Delta Conducts 2021 (FEATURE)

In all human activities, the essence of effective monitoring and evaluation in any society cannot be overemphasized. Thus, persistent monitoring is required as a result of the impact it stands to play in driving such undertaken activities to the realisation of the needed success. The fundamental focus of monitoring is aimed at evaluating or rather ascertaining the parameters of success, achieved, so far in the course of carrying out the implementation of every critical activity. However, through consistent monitoring and evaluation, especially during the implementation stages of any project or…

Who Made Pastor Chris Okotie The Judge Over Pastor T.B. Joshua? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is anyone that instantly feels uncomfortable when someone that is highly respected by the people stoop too low to self-deprecation, it is unarguably this writer. I usually find it difficult to see someone I hold in high esteem suddenly puts himself down! For the same of clarity, the person being referred to in the foregoing into is no other person than Rev. Chris Okotie. It is expedient to say in this context that the respect I have for him were due to his creative disposition…

THREAT OF SECESSION: Need To Wave The Olive Branch (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor In expressing views on the present state of Nigeria where it is very obvious that the drum of war is been beaten by each passing day with staccato sound that is reverberating from the South East and South West to the remaining 4 regions, it would be foolhardy not to recall the fact that Nigeria has had the worst case of military intervention in politics that led to the civil war between 1967 and 1970 when the eastern portion of the country, under the auspices of late…