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21 Jun 2015
THE title of Ambode’s inaugural speech was Everyone Counts. He declared that he would “run an open government of inclusion that will not leave anyone behind” and he supported his words with action by creating an Office of Civic Engagement to concretise his philosophy of inclusiveness. Diversity and inclusiveness (or lack of it) has been…
21 Jun 2015
LIKE every other state of the federation that is now cap in hands seeking for financial assistance from the Federal Government, Taraba State is not left out of the queue, as both government and private activities are on the verge of collapse, as a result of the huge debt profile of the state. This is…
21 Jun 2015
RIVERS State, which prides itself as the treasure base of the country, seems to be on a treacherous path due to its inability to promptly pay workers salaries and its proclivity for borrowing loans. When, in 2007, the immediate past governor, Chibuike Amaechi, assumed office, the state’s wage bill was estimated at N2billion per month,…
Okowa
21 Jun 2015
BLAME it on politics, stupid! Rephrasing former Bill Clinton’s great quip, blame it on economy, stupid, is about the best way to describe the loss of cash and socio-economic traction in various states of the federation. Alas, Osun State, where the governor ruffled feathers with his dialectical imputation of a State of Osun, has become…
20 Jun 2015
Opeyemi Agbaje is a strategy and business consultant, a former Head of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Environment at the Lagos Business School. In this interview with DAVID OGAH and TEMILOLUWA ADEOYE, he attributed the current challenges facing states to the ineptitude of handlers, saying Federal bailout should be the last option. Many States are indebted…
20 Jun 2015
IT is like a well-kept state secret. Nobody in government talks about it. Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his commissioners were very tightlipped about it. The state of the indebtedness of Delta is, no doubt, a no-go area. Not even incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, a former Secretary to the State Government under Uduaghan is ready…
14 Jun 2015
Ordinarily sipping locally brewed bootleg whiskey popularly known as Ogogoro in the Niger Delta has for ages been seemingly a harmless indulgence, until it turned into a nightmare that claimed the lives of scores of persons in Bonny island, Bodo, Woji and other parts of Rivers State.
14 Jun 2015
Chukwudi Obi, 45, and his wife, Amara, 39, are living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Chukwudi got infected with the virus through blood transfusion. He was transfused with unsafe blood two years ago after losing so much blood during a fatal motor accident. Unfortunately, Chukwudi infected his wife with the virus…
7 Jun 2015
FOOD provides energy to do work. It is one of the most important needs of man. Despite its importance, some people leave their homes early in the morning without eating or not having the time to prepare food. The reason, most say, is to gain time to get to their workplaces. Knowing this, some business…
7 Jun 2015
This is really a unique occasion for me in many respects. In the first place, it is not a usual thing in the civil service for civil servants to pass any comment that goes beyond social compliments on their bosses.
Okorocha-21-2-15
1 Jun 2015
AS the issue of states indebtedness to workers and other institutions continue to make the news, the Imo State Government has said it owed civil servants in various ministries only for the month of May. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, told The Guardian on Thursday that Imo State only…
24 May 2015
THE challenge before the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to mix oil and water. That is the onerous task Muhammadu Buhari would face when he gets inaugurated later this week as the fourth democratically elected president in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.

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