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N10b Defamation Suit: As Ugwuonye’s Trial Begins

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Destiny Ugorji After months of attending to preliminary objections and legal fireworks, a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, will on Thursday, 21st September, 2017 commence hearing on a Ten Billion Naira (N10b) defamation suit instituted against controversial Lag ...

Lessons from the Arab Awakening

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan Nigeria has a reputation as the most densely populated country in Africa, numbering about 180 million people. But despite the fact that the Northern parts of the country are mainly populated by Muslims, the wave of protests that gripped the Nation of I ...

DISTRESSED AT HOME, DISDAINED ABROAD.

Monday, September 11, 2017
This is the sad tale of most Nigerians who fled stark realities at home for an envisaged golden fleece in foreign climes. Some of them even sold their belongings, including their houses and cars just to finance their trips. Others embarked on the hazardous adventure across the Sahara and the Mediter ...

In Defence Of The Visegrad Group

Saturday, September 9, 2017
ldquo;People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take. rdquo; ? Emma Goldman The name of a quiet medieval town in Hungary ndash; Visegrad ndash; has in recent times become synonymous with the word ldquo;rebellion rdquo; in Brussels ...

So We Are All Racists

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Munroe Bergdorf was fired from her job and threaten on social media for: all whites are racists. Yet many whites stereotype all blacks as violent Does that include white and black that die for the causes of all or were more generous to blacks than white? We need no synonym for blacks that were the ...

When Churches’ become fetish ritual dens

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
In the past year or so there has been an alarming increase in the number of lsquo;churches rsquo; that double-up as fetish ritual dens. Corpses are being discovered buried in the foundation of churches and several so-called pastors have been caught making human sacrifices. A church is a place ...

Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence in its myriad contexts. For an understanding of the fundamental cause of violence ...

KENYAN SUPREME COURT’S VERDICT: A TIMELY LESSON!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
When the supreme court of Kenya recently annulled the just concluded presidential election, it was to many a confusion of excitement and anxiety. Yet to other political watchers, it was like a dream as such a feat has never been performed elsewhere in Africa. For a continent known for sit-tight lead ...

Of quislings, Saboteurs and the Biafran Agitation: Lessons from History

Saturday, September 2, 2017
In Igbo folklore, a story is told of a certain Udekwe Uyadi who was brutally slaughtered by his people during an inter-communal war with their neighbouring community. His road to the grave was foretold by the Chief Priest of Idemmili. Ani-Ukwu was a very large parcel of land between the two communit ...

Between Ohaneze, Northern Elders, Afenifere and Nnamdi Kanu

Thursday, August 31, 2017
The move by the Federal Government to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is, as expected, generating interesting conversations, grandstanding and competition for the moral high ground. The Federal government on Friday August 25 2017 asked the Federal High Court ...

DR. PAUL UNONGO AND THAT GMB ORDER TO CRUSH

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Dr Paul Unongo is a man I sincerely respect. I knew him through my late friend, Brigadier Ignatius Obeya in the 1980s. I was Features Editor of the Nigerian Statesman Group of Newspapers at the time. So, when a few weeks ago, he was nominated as the new Chairman of the Northern Nigeria Elders Forum, ...

THE OGISO OF BINI & IJAW CAME FROM ILE-IFE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The most objective way to tell the history of a people or ethnic group like the Bini is to look at historiography from their perspective. In other words, in light most favorable to them: in Jacob Egharevba Ekhere vb 39; Itan Edo. No historian could have worked harder on Bini. Despite Jacob r ...

NEXT STEPS: A CASE FOR MANAGING OUR NEW FOUND VICTORY IN FEMALE BASKETBALL

Monday, August 28, 2017
Congratulations once again to the Nigerian female basketball team for a superlative performance, which earned them bragging rights as African Champions for the next two years. Beyond the victory we should be thinking about managing the success of this campaign and not engage in the mistake of our pr ...
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