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AKINWUMI ADESINA: THE BEACON OF HOPE AND GOOD WILL

AKINWUMI ADESINA: THE BEACON OF HOPE AND GOOD WILL

ISSUES, NEWS
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing – Edmund Burke. This is a popular saying with deep connotations. However in this context, the EVIL is that in which a man “shut up his bowels of compassion towards his fellow man”. This is the state in which the world is. People are reluctant to help their fellow man because of the supposed “backlash” or misinterpretation of their deed, inability to discern those in distress, fraudsters, etc. All of this makes even the most compassionate individual skeptical of providing help . However, people still unconsciously follows a man who has set himself apart to be a blessing to all inspite of how dire and unpredictable the situation may be at times. That is the case with Nigeria’s former minister
THE PDP NATIONAL ELECTIVE CONVENTION, 2017: THUMBS UP TO WIKE AND FAYOSE!

THE PDP NATIONAL ELECTIVE CONVENTION, 2017: THUMBS UP TO WIKE AND FAYOSE!

ISSUES
  The PDP National Convention, 2017 came and went with its publicity stunt, commentaries, hue and cry. Prince Uche Secondus, as the National Chairman, and other members in the "Unity List" emerged victorious. In the build-up to the Congress, a lot of commentaries and permutations were rife in the social and other media. Paradoxically, the APC apologists took the center stage in making sarcastic and uncomplimentary comments and remarks about the Convention. It is laughable that they have kept quiet in the face of their Party’s failure to successfully organise a simple National Convention since assuming power in 2015, but have seen something to write about the PDP Convention. I will advise them to deal with the internal squabbles in their Party and allow PDP to be. As I
PDP: BODE GEORGE WEEPS CROCODILE TEARS!

PDP: BODE GEORGE WEEPS CROCODILE TEARS!

ISSUES
  Bye-gone PDP chairmanship aspirant, Bode George has been crying over "monetized" 2017 convention. He quits. What was he expecting? A Christmas gift from Santa Claus in the most expensive grotto in the world - politics! Bode, what a bogus dream. There is no free gift in free town.... His brother Ayo Fayose and Rivers muscle man, Nyesom Wike and gang must be suffused in laughter now. Governors are the most powerful people in Nigeria. "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world", William Wallace told us in 1865. Sir George should know better. When he reigned as governor of Ondo state (1988- 1990), he was a lavish lord. The fate of families were virtually in his fat hands . In Nigeria's dependent clime, governors own the latitude to move men and money. Pe...
O’tega Emerhor And 2019 Urhobo Politics

O’tega Emerhor And 2019 Urhobo Politics

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As Olorogun O’tega Emerhor deliberated his 2015 run for the governorship of Delta State, he may have envisaged that his chances of winning were limited because his new party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not well accepted in the South-South geo-political zone. But because winning was not his singular goal, this Urhobo politician who is well-established in the business world committed so much resources into the race with a view to establishing the then emerging APC on a strong footing in Delta State. While believing that the support of Urhobo nation is crucial to the success of his gubernatorial run and his mission of rescuing Delta State, Emerhor also wanted to raise the prestige, profile and power of Urhobo nation in the Delta political arena so that Urhobo can resume
DELTA STATE PDP WITHOUT CHIEF JAMES IBORI

DELTA STATE PDP WITHOUT CHIEF JAMES IBORI

ISSUES, POLITICS
  "I no longer belong to any political party. I am now a father to all." What a powerful declaration! The statement was said to have been made by H.E. Chief James Ibori at Owhelogbo, where he was hosted by the former Delta State SSG, Comrade Ovuozuorie Macaulay. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the ceremony as I needed to address some compelling family issues. I truly wish I was there to hear with my own ears. I had to call a few friends who were at the occasion to confirm the story. Behold, they all repeated the statement. For purposes of clarification, or more appropriately, for those who may be in doubt, Chief James Ibori is (or should I now say was) the undisputed leader of PDP in Delta State. He was like the soul of the party; the cord that held all the div...
THE BUHARI EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE

THE BUHARI EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE

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I can recall that between January 1984 and August 1985, the War against Indiscipline (WAI) of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari integrated an aspect that encouraged youths who drifted to urban centres due to the ever elusive lures of cities to return to their villages and engage in agriculture. At the time I was the Zone A Chief Correspondent of the Daily Times of Nigeria based in Kaduna. My responsibility included ensuring that the newspaper’s reporters and correspondents in the Zone, which comprised the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, sourced and filed news items that should be regarded as scoops or just topical and relevant enough to make readers of the Daily Times in those states feel and believe that i
ON THE KADUNA SACKED TEACHERS AND OTHER MATTERS ARISING

ON THE KADUNA SACKED TEACHERS AND OTHER MATTERS ARISING

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With recent reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s decision to sack 22,000 Teachers in Kaduna State who failed competency test and recruit 25,000 new ones, we believe the “presidential endorsement” will embolden Governor El-Rufai whose decision last week to sack almost the entire Teachers in public schools in Kaduna State has attracted criticism from around the country. While we consider the President’s endorsement on this issue, as the “master’s stroke” that nailed it in the right track, we however believe there is need for President Buhari to also realize that there is need for such ‘’presidential weight’’ in overhauling the entire Nigerian Public Sector, which includes his Cabinet, and bringing to book all erri
WOMAN- COLLECTIONS OF POEMS ON WOMANHOOD AND BEING AN AFRICAN WOMAN: A REVIEW

WOMAN- COLLECTIONS OF POEMS ON WOMANHOOD AND BEING AN AFRICAN WOMAN: A REVIEW

ISSUES
  If one has not been able to properly put his thoughts about the behavior of a woman or the attributes of womanhood into perspective, then this collection is the perfect start. This collection may have its focus on the inner workings of the mind of an African woman, but reading it, one would see that it is the same thing to the average woman in the world. It tells the tales of the alluring feminine personality with sleek suited words and pristine symbols and metaphors which a reader will no doubt be able to relate to. From her unbridled power encapsulated in VENUS AND VIXEN to her humane and sometimes impulsive needs in DROP, the woman is seen as an individual with simple desires with each shrouded in impulsive and complex layers. In this book, the author, Sandra Adeyeye sea...
TITHE, THE GREATEST FRAUD OF MANKIND, PART 1

TITHE, THE GREATEST FRAUD OF MANKIND, PART 1

ISSUES
By Evang. Tony Akeni, (Shepherd-Minister @ Church of Christ Final Days Fellowship, Holy Ghost Fortress) GENERAL OVERVIEW: "In their misplaced zeal to defend tithe taskmasters, the Idahosas, Adeboyes, Kumuyis, Oyedepos, Oyakhilomes, Odukoyas, Oritsejafors, Suleimans, Oral Roberts, Renhart Bunkes', Creflo Dollars' and Benny Hinns of this world, they (Christian masses and their culprit denomination leaders today) dare call to question the divine revelations of Apostle Paul to the church universal (abolishing tithes in the New Testament age). What audacity..." IT IS THOSE WHO DEMAND TITHES THAT ARE ROBBERS IN CHRIST'S TEMPLE, NOT THOSE WHO DO NOT PAY Tithing is a sternly forbidden doctrine, a practice distinctly outside the perimeters of Christ's New Testament gospel and the pric...
HATE SPEECH: ANOTHER DECREE 4

HATE SPEECH: ANOTHER DECREE 4

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By Okolo Chimennma I have read and heard so much of the plan of the Buhari led APC government to use subterfuge to deny citizens of their right to freely express themselves under the guise of hate speech. It's more saddening that a supposed Professor of Constitutional Law, who is the vice President (and expected to push for constitutionality in the running of this government) Prof. Yemi Osibanjo is the propagator of such asinine proclamation. One begins to wonder what kind of constitutional law the good Prof. professes to his constitutional law students. It's even sadder that the NBC has hurriedly began the censorship with some of its annoying directives to media houses. And the most debilitating thing to me is the deafening silence of established so called civil societ