OPEN LETTER: Ernest Asuzu-Sleep On As No One Was There For You

By Isaac Asabor Ordinarily, when an open letter, such as this, is sent to anyone, it is often expected that it will be received and acknowledged. Sadly, the person I am sending this letter to will never give a reply to it, like he would have done just 2 days ago as his wife said he slumped on Tuesday, January 27, 2020, evening and never woke up. However, I must confess that I was inspired to write this letter on the strength of my belief in African mythology. You may…

N-POWER: Delay Stipend Payment and Beneficiaries’ Deluge of Questions

By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Federal Government of Nigeria’s National Social Investment programme N-SIP with particular reference to N-power for the purpose of this piece which started four years ago, has been welcomed, accepted and adjudged by many as a life-changing initiative of the current administration, led by President Mohammadu Buhari, aimed at lifting many especially unemployed youths out of poverty as well as empowering many in various areas of entrepreneurship. The above position is predicated on the assertion that many beneficiaries according to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management…

President Buhari, You Can Now Send Godswill Akpabio and Cairo Ojugboh to Face the Firing Squad for Looting NDDC

By Fejiro Oliver When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn’t swallow the hypocrisy – Barry White My Dear President I bring you Calvary greetings. Before I start, I swear that everything you will read here is nothing but the truth and a reflection of the minds of well-meaning sons and daughters of the Niger Delta extraction. So help me God. When you set up the Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) after stepping…

Leave the NDDC Alone: An Open Letter to the Leadership of The National Assembly

Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister for Niger Delta The Ijaw Youth Council has keenly watched the recent happenings going on in the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). Activities relating to a parastatal responsible for the development of our Ijaw communities is not just a topic of interest for us; monitoring its activities is also part of our responsibilities. In recent months the various NDDC leaderships have been in a series of conflicts with the National Assembly. This is coming at a time when the running of the NDDC has been visibly…

CHIEF ERIC NWIBANI WRITES SENATOR MAGNUS ABE

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe Bera Community, Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State. Dear Distinguished Senator, RETURN TO YOUR FRIEND AND LEADER, RT. HON. CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI AND MAKE PEACE WITH NATURE. It is common knowledge that you, until three years ago enjoyed the best of friendship and strong collaboration with the man, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi whose highest political investment, you said you are. The friendship earned you uninterrupted and rapid growth in your career. It is true that you met Rotimi Amaechi at the Rivers State House of…

OPEN LETTER TO NIGERIA SENATE BY ASSOCIATION OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES

Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan The Senate President Federal Republic of Nigeria And Chairman of the National Assembly Three Arms Zone F.C.T. Abuja 3rd July 3, 2020 Open Letter to the Leadership of the National Assembly: Call Your Committees to Order We have closely monitored the activities of some committees setup by the leadership of National Assembly. The purpose of these committees is of benefit to all of us, but when these functions affect the smooth running of government agencies; it should be a cause for concern. Section 88 of…

LETTER: Open Letter to DG, NCDC over Benue COVID-19 index Case, Susan Okpe

By Victor Eboh I write on behalf of Lawyers Alert, a human rights nonprofit organization in Nigeria, regarding one Mrs. Susan Okpe, a female Nigerian who has been under your care in the isolation centre, Abuja for over 50 days as at the time of writing this letter. We, as other Nigerians, are concerned about the continued ‘detention’ of Mrs. Okpe in the isolation centre with very little information from the NCDC about the circumstances surrounding her case and the reason for her continuous detention. We refer to this as…

LETTER: FULL TEXT OF THE OPEN LETTER TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SEN DR IFEANYI ARTHUR OKOWA ON THE CREATION OF RIVERINE AREAS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. DATED 20 MAY 2019.

Your Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa Executive Governor, Delta State Sir, PROPOSAL FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A COASTAL AREAS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, CADA SYNOPSIS: This proposal is a major demand earlier expressed in different fora by the people of riverine communities of Delta State on the dire need to establish an outfit, Coastal Areas Development Agency, CADA. The specific purpose is for the State Government to allocate special funds to CADA to provide the needed development in the riverine area. Riverside citizens love and cherish Delta state since creation from defunct Bendel…

Letters: Magnus Abe, Stop The Mischief!

By George F. Tolofari “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better: the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”  -Haile Selassie The above quote aptly fits the present scenario in Rivers State, with regards to Senator Magnus Abe representing the South East Senatorial District of Rivers State recent statement concerning Dr. Chidi Lloyd former Majority Leader of Rivers State House of Assembly and…

ABALA ROYAL STOOL: COMMUNITY WRITE DTSG OF IMMINENT CHAOS

The Deputy Governor Delta State Government Asaba Sir, “IMMINENT CHAOS IN ABALA KINGDOM” Sir, we the ABALA VOICE do hereby state categorically that the two self installed personalities are disqualified and therefore all processes undergone are declared null and void and of no effect based on following grounds: That Chief Fred Egbunkonye and Chief. Amechi Olisa contravened Section 5 of the 1979 controversial gazette by installing themselves as Igwe in less than 3 years (36months) after the demise of the late Igwe Ogbukaa. An issue of precedence has been set…