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Author: Ifeanyi Afuba

Anambra: Two Years Of A Renaissance Governor

Saturday, March 19, 2016
It was Willie Nwokoye, the often cerebral Principal Secretary to the Governor of Anambra State who scored the bull rsquo;s eye with the choice of lsquo;renaissance rsquo; Governor to condense the narrative of Willie Obiano rsquo;s exploits at mid term of office. In my view, it is a description t ...

Of Media Incubus And Denial Of Obiano’s Strides 

Thursday, November 26, 2015
It was a predicted d eacute;j agrave; vu. In a space of two months, The Nation rsquo;s Hardball column had written two patronizing essays on the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano. The surprise would have been gossipy Hardball not imputing motives into the Anambra State Government rsq ...

Did Peter Obi Mean To Say N75 Million?

Monday, November 23, 2015
It was a tale that aroused curiosity each time it was told. Officially, Anambra State is not yet an oil producing state and thus, does not benefit from the 13% mineral derivation fund. Nor does Anambra belong to the premier league of federation account recipients such as Kano, Katsina, and Lagos ...

Anambra And The JUSUN Strike

Monday, November 16, 2015
It was the late novelist, academic and activist, Festus Iyayi who once said that lsquo;Nigeria is stranger than fiction. rsquo; As incongruous as it sounds, this season of presidential confirmation that Nigeria is broke, is turning out to be the period of fierce labour agitation for higher wages ...

Anambra’s Second Stakeholder Summit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A number of countries including the United States of America have in place constitutional or other legal provisions directing the head of state to render state of the nation addresses at given intervals. The requirement to chart a graph of the country rsquo;s cum administration rsquo;s journey is ...

Anambra’s Fiscal Engineering Example

Friday, September 18, 2015
Nigeria rsquo;s 36 states find themselves in a predicament today as centres of development without the requisite empowerment for driving economic growth. In theory, Nigeria is a federal state composed of coordinate central and provincial governments but in reality, the states are inferior entitie ...

At 60, Obiano Bespeaks Live And Let Live

Friday, August 7, 2015
What equips or stands one in good stead for the arduous task of governance? The self initiative to serve? Aptitude cum personality constitution? Or the will to succeed? Among the many theories thrown up in the efforts at unraveling Nigeria rsquo;s tragic condition is the perception that the count ...

Veteran Of The APGA Struggle At 53

Friday, July 17, 2015
He was victorious in all of the 43 legal battles he fought on behalf of APGA against external forces. He was again victorious in the internal political cum legal battles waged to dethrone him in 2013. And his first name is Victor. As he turns 53 on July 19, 2015, will he also be victorious in th ...

Ill Advised Relocation Of Terrorism Suspects To Anambra

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Is President Muhammadu Buhari in firm grip of governance yet after thirty days in office? Despite efforts by the President rsquo;s media office to tone down the impact of a voluntary confession, the President rsquo;s age limitations statement in South Africa is certain to be a factor in analysis of ...

Anambra’s Roads, Politics And Statesmanship

Friday, June 26, 2015
The shrill claim by Mr Valentine Obienyem in several weekend newspapers that the Nkpor ndash; Amawbia old road recently commissioned by Governor Willie Obiano was started and completed by Mr Peter Obi is incorrect and an unnecessary venture in controversy. Obi rsquo;s ...

Can the Election Tribunals Clean up INEC’s Mess?

Monday, May 18, 2015
In the euphoria of a successful presidential election with arguably the least controversy since independence, some have hastened to declare the 2015 elections free and fair and commended the INEC under Professor Attahiru Jega for a job well done. The temptation to generalize with the presidential po ...

PDP’s Plot To Impeach Obiano Hits The Rock

Friday, April 17, 2015
A grand conspiracy to abort the ongoing transformation of Anambra State s economy and society under the Willie Obiano administration crashed on Saturday, April 11, 2015 with the crushing defeat of the PDP in the State Assembly election. The infamous plot hatched by few Abuja based politicians w ...

Letter To Priests Of Ahiara Catholic Diocese

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
As the Easter tide ushers us unto a new plane of life, I deem it auspicious to write you at this time on the stalled inauguration of Most Rev Peter Okpaleke as the Bishop of Ahiara Catholic Diocese. I am directing my contribution on this subject to you rather than the laity of the diocese becaus ...
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