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1 Apr 2015
LENT slows life down. Lent makes me drowsy. Lent kills joy. This is period of punishment. Why should I fast and deny myself many pleasurable things when I really desire them? Why all these and for whose sake? It is like an examination period for a student. Then the flowers will blossom again.
1 Apr 2015
1 Apr 2015
Clearly, this decision was not thoroughly thought through, as it ignored the significance of Naira exchange rate on the domestic pump price of petrol, as consistently explained in several articles in this column.
1 Apr 2015
SIR: The depth appears bottomless when one stirs the pit of rottenness of the Nigerian system. Should one talk of how many and leave how many? Not even the sacred institution of higher learning is spared.
1 Apr 2015
AS the elections progress, it is important for Nigerians not to forget the miseries of the weak, helpless and disadvantaged, especially the many tractions of violence in the northeastern region of the country and the predicament of children in that region
1 Apr 2015
THE news making the round in Delta State today is the kind of vision that Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the governorship flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, would bring to governance, if he emerges victorious in the April 11, elections.
31 Mar 2015
THE Kola nut is a central feature in all Igbo land. I have never understood why this is so except to guess that if people speak the same language there must be a single symbol that united them; and for the Igbos, it is the Kola nut. It appeals to the individual soul, to the…
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31 Mar 2015
WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange the other day, he struck all the right notes when he said that his administration would carry out a proper study of the capital market with a view to issuing guidelines and incentives for major companies in the oil and gas, telecommunications and power sectors to list on the NSE. He expressed the desire to grow the capital market to the size that is proportionate to Nigeria’s new-found ranking as the largest economy in Africa.
31 Mar 2015
IT looks like there is no let out to how far the government of Abia State can go to hound its opponents or whoever identifies with their vision. For the government of T.A. Orji, it is coming to something between obsession and paranoia with anything Alex Otti. If a convoy passes by, they say, pursue, Otti has come; if a campaign is going on, they say, block the road, Otti has come. Even the church is not left out. If Otti visits a church and says something, the officials are invited for questioning. This happened in an Anglican Church recently.
31 Mar 2015
NEARLY 50 years ago, it is said, that people in Enugu, Nsukka, Ngwo, and Abakalike had little clothes to cover themselves. In 1947, the District Officer prohibited nude people coming to the Ogbete Market in Enugu. Yet, in 20 short years, the Igbos were the number one traders in textile.
31 Mar 2015
That of August 11, 1979 was worse. On August 15, 1979 the returning officer in the Presidential election, Chief Fredrick Louis Menkiti announced the results of the Presidential election. In the results, Alhaji Shehu Shagari (90) of the NPN scored 5,668,857 votes while Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987) of the UPN scored 4,916,951 votes, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996) of the NPP scored 2,822,523, Alhaji Aminu Kano (1920-1983) 1,732,113 votes and Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri 1,686,489 votes.
31 Mar 2015
GOING by the reports coming from across the country, last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election was peaceful. This was contrary to the vicious permutations that blood would flow in many parts of the country. Nigeria can boldly count one successful round while waiting for the last and final round on April 11, for the…

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