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In Touch Awards concluded

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Articles, Blog  /  No Comments

               Family of the Year That award goes to the presidency where the DSS and NIA did not see eye to eye in the homestead. The EFCC became the area of battle, and DSS called for Magu’s job not to be approved while the NIA wanted him. The president […]

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To tithe or not

By   /  December 26, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Tithe

I decided to wade into the debate over tithing because this is December and Christmas season. I want to say that those who condemn or refrain from tithing, do so for the following reasons. One they are genuinely ignorant. Two, they are looking for an excuse not to spend. Three, they are put off by […]

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Ode to teachers (2)

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Articles, Blog  /  No Comments

Teachers

Some readers thought my last column was my last. It was only marking my thirty years in journalism, and I thought I should pay homage to those who taught me and buoyed me one way or another. In my year as a Gordon Fisher fellow at the University of Toronto in Canada, two professors made […]

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El-Rufai vs Teachers

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Articles, Blog  /  No Comments

 The diminutive governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, got in the eye of the storm over tests and presumable firing of teachers who could not pass primary four tests. What bothered me most in this furore is the Nigerian Union of Teachers who did not like the tests and the decision to separate the teachers […]

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Don’t bother OVI

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Nnamdi Kanu Biafra

Ethnic entrepreneur Nnamdi Kanu came on the news last week for the wrong reason. Some mischief makers are asking Abia State Governor Okezie V. Ikpeazu to fish him out. When did Kanu ever become the problem of the state governor? Was it not the Operation Python Dance that had responsibility for the renegade? Was that […]

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The Ambassadors

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

A few months ago, some denizens of the Rivers State government characterised NIMASA boss, Dakuku Peterside, as a failure. They did not know what was coming. He proved them wrong without a word. He slammed them with his success story. As the finance minister announced, NIMASA turned billions of naira to the Federation Account, topping […]

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Lawmakers vs Lagos: A law against the law

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

The lawmakers in Abuja seem eager to stir trouble. Professor Itse Sagay has put their feet to the fire over their emperor’s salaries. They are still wining over it. Chidi Odinkalu has exposed a tyrant’s law they are cooking over NGOs. This page will address that soon. Now, amidst calls for restructuring, they are trying […]

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Anambra APC: No Private Eyes

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Nwoye and Andy

The APC should be careful not to make itself a laughing stock of the electorate. We witnessed what happened in the Governors’ Form during the Jonathan era when state chief executives dramatised how the elite turned democracy into a system for jesters. We are hearing rumblings of that sort in Anambra State. The APC conducted […]

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Lawmakers: “You be thief”

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Sagay

Professor Itse Sagay must be giving our lawmakers nightmare on their luxurious beds. He unveiled their pay package. Rather than rebut it with their own “factual” counterpunch, they asked Buhari to call him to order. They had wanted to browbeat the former law teacher and Senior Advocate of Nigeria by summoning him to the senate. […]

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Apostle of local content

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu wants to make Abia State people follow the path of the indigene. He is showcasing Made in Aba products in the United States. Nor is he leaving China behind where he travelled to propagate the idea that citizens of his state have rival wares. He has become the apostle of local talent. […]

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