By Louis Amoke A vivid assessment of the two-year development trajectory of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State, signposts a clear and systematic departure from the past when most major achievements were concentrated in the urban areas. During his inauguration on May 29, 2015, Gov Ugwuanyi in his inaugural address,...
By Muhammed Sani Zuru In Nigerian democracy, May 29th of every year has officially become ‘Democracy Day’ where politicians and political office holders take stocks of their achievements while the electorates on the other side do the performance appraisal on their respective leaders. Therefore, whenever elected political or public office...
Six days after his appointment, as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), in July 2015, with the extra responsibility of chief armour bearer of the counter-insurgency war, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai , burst out in emotions that defined his focus on his new assignment. At the 103 Battalion of...
LEADERSHIP EDITORS A clergyman, Mr Kamaldeen Sultan of Adewole Mosque Ilorin, on Monday advised Muslims to make the Qur’an their guide in solving problems confronting them. Sultan gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin. According to him, the Qur’an is the most important book...
Africans generally experiment democracy from a peculiar perspective. It’s rare to find in African leaders those who keep campaign promises and vows to the people when they are eventually entrusted with leadership. Nigerians have a celebrated penchant for this tendency. But President Muhammedu Buhari (PMB) has proven to be a...
BY Okanga Agilai Chikelu came alive with his usual morning quarrels as animals foraged the bushy surroundings around his house. He girded himself with a wrapper round his waist, the customary apron of his eastern kinsmen, signifying a man who has truly woken up from his house, the previous night. Chikelu,...
BY ONYEANUNA ONYEDIKACHI Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, against the backdrop of the celebration of this year’s World No Tobbaco Day.He spoke to ONYEANUNA ONYEDIKACHI on getting regulations in place for the enforcement of the National Tobacco Control Act (NTC Act),...
BY Idemudia Oviosun (Phd) It is not always difficult to know when a person is afflicted by the pathology called double morality. When they talk or write, no matter the gamely toils they put up to mask or conceal it, signs of that afflicting disorder can be established from their...
By Louis Amoke There is every need to appreciate the untiring efforts of the present administration in Enugu State towards addressing the basic needs of the people as well as maintaining the state’s infrastructure, especially those built by the past administrations, in spite of the prevailing economic challenges in the...
By CECILIA OGEZ, Abuja A non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Al mushahid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability, has written the Acting President, Yemi Osibanjo, to investigate a case of alleged forgery by a Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs, in the office of the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Dr....