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Governor Ikpeazu’s labour of love for MSMEs

Governor Ikpeazu’s labour of love for MSMEs

By Godwin Adindu Though he died unsung, Pa Ichiogu Ikpeazu,the great Umuobiakwa goldsmith, still lives on. Exceptional genes do not die. He produced a teacher, Nwaon¬o(nono) and the teacher produced another teacher, Okezie. If we could rewind the hand of the clock and call the dead back to life, Pa Ichiogu, today, would certainly take

Re: The Asaba Disgrace

By Philip Agbese “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw The above quote should hit Rueben Abati if indeed he has a conscience and a duty to be patriotic to Nigeria, the land of his birth. It might however

2019 and the Southern Borno Conundrum

By Abba Ali As the elections draw nearer, there have been lots of political calculations in the polity, especially at the state level. This trend is more pronounced in states where the governor is not seeking reelections. And as natural, the struggle to succeed him takes center stage. In times past, I have advocated in

Re: The Coward Alleged As Akpabio

By Okanga Agila Nigeria has so many worthless politicians who bestrode the political space, priding in empty dignity, but simultaneously flaunting a badge of puritanism gulfed absolutely by even its surficial value. The grand master of these mischievous games is former Aviation Minister and jailbird, Chief Femi Fani Kayode (aka FFK). Since his party, the

Nigeria Air: Appreciating Sirika’s Patriotic Outing

By Philip Agbese That Nigeria is proclaimed the giant of Africa is trite. It is a slogan which has reigned for decades. But in the last two decades, or more, Nigeria, the pride of Africa has been ludicrously derided and despised with various derogative sobriquets’, as “leaping, sleeping or crawling giant” of Africa. Even among

Buratai: A Nation’s Iconic Army General

By David Omeje Some years ago, something remarkable happened to Nigeria. On July 13, 2015, precisely, the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces , President Muhammadu Buhari appointed an unassuming, but patriotic and loyal Army officer, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), with a mandate to reposition the Nigerian

Nigerian Army Women Corp And Buratai’s Vision

By Funmi Omotosho I was caught in an euphoria I could not instantly explain, when I listened to the fervent voice of a young Nigeria Army officer, identified as Sergeant Blessing. She was addressing the Nigerian Army top brass and leaders of Nigeria at the recent Chief of Army Staff Conference (COASC) at Monguno, Borno


Brigadier General SK Usman Today Friday 6th July 2018, the Nigerian Army is celebrating its day for the year 2018, (NADCEL 2018) in Monguno, Borno State. This is unique and a sharp departure from the usual parade, combat march past, weaponry and equipment displays usually at the Eagle Square in Abuja or any of the

Who Is Afraid Of My Country, Nigeria?

By David Matthew The pursuit of knowledge and expansion of experiences have landed me in the United States of America for higher studies. But my temporary relocation to this foreign country has neither stolen my heart nor deprived me of my Africanness. In effect, I am proudly black and Nigerian. I endlessly pride in my

NEMA Stalemate As The Hand of Esau And Voice of Jacob

By Solomon Gowon Depression and nervousness are the bane of staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on the fate that awaits them. Panicky directors and other staff facing the EFCC‘s noose are becoming more vicious in plots to obfuscate the truth and save their necks. The EFCC is probing the alleged siphoning of

Buratai, Nigerian Army And Trip Back To Roots

By David Onmeje It is no exaggeration that the evolution of modern Nigeria is inextricably tied to Great Britain. As former colonial masters of Nigeria, the most populous black nation on earth, the influence of Britain on the country’s national life is visible in multiple aspects. Some liberal thinkers conclude that whatever portrait Nigeria flaunts