VIEWPOINT: Categories of Politicians in Nigeria

By Richardson Ogwezzy Politics is simply the activities involved in getting and using power in public life and being able to influence decisions that affect a country or a society. It could also mean the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government. A politician is one that engages in political activities. By this, I mean the elected and appointed and those that vote and support them into offices as politicians. Elected or appointed politicians are the most important people in any given country be it federal, state, local…

VIEWPOINT: Corruption as An Enterprise in Nigeria

By Pedro Azuogu Both the American Heritage Dictionary (1981) and the Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary (2010) described corruption as an act of being corrupt. Corruption derives it’s meaning from the Latin word corruptus which in itself means tainted, decomposed, putrid, perverted, depraved, deteriorated, debased, dishonest, contaminated, corroded, impure, degenerated, polluted or such like synonyms which portends defilement of fidelity or morality. As ugly as this word is in describing what is demeaning, it has been elevated to a State Enterprise in Nigeria, such that any public official who is not part…

VIEWPOIN: Expediency of Addressing Disagreements Trailing the Recent Renaming of Train Stations

By Chukwuemeka Isanbor There is no denying the fact that since Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval to the renaming of railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors that disagreements have been trailing it from different interest groups and individuals. According to Amaechi, the stations were renamed after some “deserving citizens that have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large”. The honorees and the stations named after them cut across Bola Ahmed Tinubu…

VIEWPOINT: The Ndokwa Youths’ Protest on Outright Government Neglect of Ndokwa Nation: Matters Arising

By Ogwezzy Richardson The people of Ndokwa have their tradition, culture, mores, attitude, values, behaviour, norms, privileges and rights etc like other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. These are some of the characteristics (attributes) of Ndokwa people, though they are sometimes interchangeably used to mean the same thing, except right. By tradition, people of Ndokwa felt they do not protest before government gives them what they need because Ndokwa have all it takes to be considered by government in the scheme of things. This is because, it is not the culture or the…

VIEWPOINT: Political Factions in Ndokwa Nation-Cause Effect and Way Forward

By Ogwezzy Richardson Political factions has been a common phenomenon in Nigerian politics. Factions exist before and after elections, because of political factions, a member of political party may decide to vote for a rival party. Where factions exist dividend of democracy is hampered, hence people clamour for political unity, because, unity is strength. It is a fact that political factions is a scourge and cankerworm in Nigerian politics, but the issue of Ndokwa nation is at its peak. There are factions everywhere but the case of Ndokwa is different. In other…

Clergy Slams Nigerian Democracy At 21

ASABA/Nigeria: As Nigeria celebrated 21 years under of civilian rules, the State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN, Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi said that democracy has not taken us far, saying the country could not fix electricity, road and security. Bishop Enakirerhi who thank God for His grace and mercy upon the nation, said the inability of the leaders to work on these three dismal areas have made democracy a failure in the country. “Democracy has not taken us anywhere. We have not really practice democracy as it aught…

DEMOCRACY DAY: Our Struggling Democracy Better Than Military- Nigerians

By Our Reporter OGHARA/Nigeria: Some Citizens in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta state who aired their views concerning democracy in Nigeria said Nigeria as a country who practice the democratic system of government have succeeded to an extent as citizens are involved in the election of their representatives. While some of the citizens appreciates the democratic system of government saying it is better than other forms of government such as the military system of government, some said democracy is not fully practice in Nigeria. Speaking to journalist in…

NIGERIA @ 59: Okowa Calls For Sacrifice, Rebuilding.

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro (2nd right); former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Banjamin Elue (2nd left); his wife, Mrs. Esther (left)  and the Bishop of Asaba Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Justus Mogekwu, during the 2019 Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service to Mark Nigeria 59th Independence Day, at Cathedral Church of St’ Peter, Bishop-court Asaba, Delta State. PIX ; JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to embrace selflessness and sacrifice to rebuild Nigeria. He…

Curb Herdsmen Menace Now, Okowa Tells FG

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa(right) exchanging pleasantries with the Obi of Abavo Kingdom, HRM Obi Uche Irenuma 11, during the 21st Ogwa Ika 2019 at Abavo Hall in Ika South LGA. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI ABAVO/Nigeria: In continuation of discussions to find a last solution to the menance of herdsmen and farmers crises, the federal government had been called to curb the criminal activities of herdsmen in the country. Lending his voice to the rising demands by Nigerians is the Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, who to Federal Government…

Onuesoke to Politicians: Don’t Compromise National Security for Political Patronage

ABUJA/Nigeria: Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has appealed to Nigeria politicians not to compromise the national security  for political patronage because of the dare implication  on  the nation’s social, economic  and political development. Onuesoke spoke on the sideline during a security workshop organized in Abuja recently said Nigerian politicians should realize that .if the state of insecurity is allowed to continue because of political patronage and affiliation, the nation will be doom for life. He explained that trends have shown evidently that insecurity is capable…