On Monday August 11, the media were saturated with the news that Senator Ita Enang had been relieved of his appointment as the Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly (Senate) with Omoworare Babajide, a former senator from Osun state, appointed to take over from him.
I am most disappointed by the responses so far on the killing of Yoruba leader, Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter by herdsmen. TALK, TALK and more TALK. If the daughter of a HERDSMEN leader had been killed by the OPC, believe you me, it would not be a matter of TALK by now.
There is a popular picture on the web that shows chickens and other fowls, who normally don't get along, forming a circle around their common enemy, the snake, in order to neutralise it. Even birds know how to unite against their common enemy. But in Nigeria, chickens fight other chickens so that the serpent can always oppress them. This is the story of how Southerners wrongly view the Hausas and Northern minorities.
The spectacle of events at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Uyo, which came to a head yesterday as Senator Godswill Akpabio took the witness box to give evidence to support his claim of having been robbed of victory by Senator Chris Ekpenyong has triggered mixed emotions and a deep sense of sadness in me for many reasons.
It is no longer news that a whopping 8.5 million children are out of school in just ten states of the federation while another 10.5 million are unable to access safe and quality education, due to the ongoing crisis in the North-east. These figures given by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are not only staggering but also scary.
Beneath an escalating conflict between herders and farmers in central Nigeria lies a relentless but often under-reported force: history.
The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long sharp horns swaying like a forest.
Recently, the Garden City of Port Harcourt in Rivers State was thrown into jubilant mood as men and women from all walks of life converged on the city to witness the grand opening of Nigeria’s church-sponsored first free specialist hospital built by the Omega Power Ministries, a church that has now become famous for its sacrificial philanthropic gestures to the people in diverse areas of life.
Thirty years ago, ace radio presenter and my very good egbon, Mr. Jimi Disu, who was with the Vanguard Newspaper had an interview with...
As predicted by pundits, the political space in Nigeria is both boisterous and rancorous at the moment. Most elections have been held. Some are inconclusive. Others are in various stages of actualisation. Clear winners have emerged. Narrows victories have been recorded. Many results are being contested in courts of law and those of public opinion.