PERSPECTIVE – The Benuenisation of Niger State and the bandits war

PERSPECTIVE – The Benuenisation of Niger State and the bandits war

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa Those who think the war against banditry is a joke, need to take a look at the statistics coming out of Kaduna State. The long suffering state continues to bleed. In the first 90 days of 2021, an average of four lives were lost daily to banditry while in every 24 hours, 11 persons were kidnapped. Yet, excluding the states devastated by Boko Haram terrorists, Kaduna is not the…

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Many stories fit for a flagship, by Chido Nwakanma in THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Many stories fit for a flagship, by Chido Nwakanma in THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Mr. Chido Nwakanma. Aaron Ukodie and O’Seun Ogunseitan (2021), The Making of The Nigerian Flagship: A Story of The Guardian. Lagos: Flagship Publishing & Promotions. 590 pages. It is appropriate that a book on the making of the foremost newspaper in Nigeria of the last 40 years has “many a story in a penny newspaper’, as Wole Soyinka translated the famous Yoruba aphorism. The Making of the Nigerian Flagship: A story of The Guardian is…

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TRIBUNE INTERVIEW – Fulani Using NIN to fight population Jihad in Nigeria —Mailafia, ex-CBN Deputy Governor

TRIBUNE INTERVIEW – Fulani Using NIN to fight population Jihad in Nigeria —Mailafia, ex-CBN Deputy Governor

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia. A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, in this interview with Saturday Tribune, speaks on the country’s economy; the security situation in Nigeria and a host of other issues affecting the polity. You were in the CBN as Deputy Governor. Recently there was an uproar over allegations that the central bank was printing money to shore up government revenue. Can we have your perspective on…

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PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko crisis: Ifejokwu and the burden of guilt

PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko crisis: Ifejokwu and the burden of guilt

Idumuje-Ugboko Traditional stool. By Chucks Kelvin Nwaonye An avalanche of claims and counter claims had been presented over the Idumuje-Ugboko communal crisis in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state. But no one had been as laughable and ridiculous as much as a recent publication by one Okey Ifejokwu. First, hho is Okey Ifejokwu? He is the self styled President General of Idumuje-Ugboko Development Union (IUDU), facing multiple trials for alleged murder and widespread…

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PERSPECTIVE – Pantamism, Talibanism, Americanism and extremism: Ingredients cooking terrorism

PERSPECTIVE – Pantamism, Talibanism, Americanism and extremism: Ingredients cooking terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and Isa Pantami, right. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, also known as Pantami, is busy fighting off those who accuse him of holding extreme Islamic views. He seemed particularly frightened by claims that the United States of America, USA, sees him as an extremist. I laugh at this because America is, in fact, an unrivalled terrorist state with an infamous…

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PERSPECTIVE – The truth my Fulani friends must accept

PERSPECTIVE –  The truth my Fulani friends must accept

President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Dele Momodu. April 11, 2021 The Source By Dele Momodu “Everything that has a beginning must have an end”. As they say on the street: “E fit take time, but one day, one day, Monkey go go market” “I love this quote about injustice: “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating….

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PDP Press Statement – Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism

PDP Press Statement – Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism

Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Communication Minister. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the statement by the Buhari Presidency, in which it shows desperation to provide official cover to a terrorism apologist further confirms public and international apprehensions that the Buhari administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are patronizing acts of terrorism in our country. Nigerians were traumatized that the Presidency could mount a hopeless defense and justification for the actions of the exposed Minister of…

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PERSPECTIVE – In death, Sankara marches from victory to victory

PERSPECTIVE – In death, Sankara marches from victory to victory

Late Captain Thomas Sankara. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa The first time I saw Blaise Compaoré was at the African Union, AU, Heads of State Summit that held in Addis Ababa in 2013. At that time, at 62, he had been Burkina Faso President for 26 years, but was little respected. He slunk around like a defeated man. He had not only betrayed his predecessor Captain Thomas Sankara who had implicit trust in him,…

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PERSPECTIVE – Okowa takes education to next level, immortalises Dennis Osadebay in Delta

PERSPECTIVE – Okowa takes education to next level, immortalises Dennis Osadebay in Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. By Osita Biose Sir Dennis Osadebay, first Premier of the defunct Midwestern Region of Nigeria, has finally joined the league of distinguished Nigerians who have been recognised through naming prominent higher institutions after them in the country. This has been made possible through the elevation of the Anwai Campus of the only existing state university, the Delta State University (DELSU) alongside two other higher institutions in the state to…

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PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko: Rich but in search of peace

PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko: Rich but in search of peace

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. By Osita Biose Two indices that can easily draw attention to any rustic environment are its human and natural resources. Humans who are gifted to turn around things, turning the impossible to adorable features in their localities are quintessential in attracting the needed attentions, not only to themselves but their homesteads for greater development. Again, a sleepy, rustic community could burst into a beehive of activities, if suddenly a…

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