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Akpabio’s inconsequential attackers

By Dan Amor As epitomized by our national culture in which we shamelessly advertise our greed and invidious penchant for disrespecting constituted authorities with impunity, the countdown to the 2015…

Donatus Igbeng: 1938 – 2013

By Dan Amor Undoubtedly, the news of the transition to eternal glory of the urbane and cerebral teacher, Mr. Donatus Igbeng (KSM), frontline tutor, educationist, Christian leader par excellence and…

Deportation: Use and misuse of language

By Dan Amor Whereas it is sad that the Igbo and Yoruba have once more found themselves in an open show of shame, at least in the media, due to…

Delicate Distress: A review

By Dan Amor A two hundred and thirty-six page book written by Dr. Amanze Obi, literary scholar, critic and journalist, who until recently was chairman of the Editorial Board of…

Issues in the power shift debate

Issues in the power shift debate

By Dan Amor Anyone living in Nigeria especially immediately before the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua when Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (then Vice President) assumed his acting position as…

Is Gov. Rochas Okorocha a magician?

By Dan Amor, 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com It was a delectable spectacle as a multitude of compatriots and citizens of Imo State converged on the multi-thousand capacity…

Jonathan vs. Amaechi: Authority abuse

By Dan Amor , 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com Another term for “authority abuse” is “toxic leadership”. This ugly phenomenon exists when leaders put themselves first and…

Who is Afraid of press freedom?

By Dan Amor, 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com Before the advent of the present dispensation, Nigeria was literally run by buccaneers who plundered the nation’s till into private use…

Many Andrews are still checking out

By Dan Amor SMS: 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) Email: danamor67@yahoo.com It sounds very much like an apocryphal tale. But it is true that the joke is once again on…

Illegal detention camps and graves

Illegal detention camps and graves

By Dan Amor, Email: danamor67@yahoo.com   Nigerians have, indeed, had more than their fair share of tragedies in recent times. Of late, stories of isolated acts of uncontrolled lawlessness and violence abound…

Curbing the menace of student cultism

By Dan Amor,  081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com It is a matter of deep regret and embarrassment to the society at large that Nigeria’s tertiary institutions have…

Who is afraid of Ojukwu’s edifice?

Who is afraid of Ojukwu’s edifice?

By Dan Amor , 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls)danamor67@yahoo.com The wicked and most callous demolition of the multi-billion naira Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Library and Monument in Owerri…

Appraising Cross River’s new industrial status

Appraising Cross River’s new industrial status

By Dan Amor 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com The recent statement credited to the Hon. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku that Cross River State is quietly…

Rise and fall of the party system

Rise and fall of the party system

By Dan Amor, 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com That the party system has failed in Nigeria is no longer news. What is paramount is the fact that if…

On the wings of history

On the wings of history

By Dan Amor , 081 5180   8817 (sms only pls) danamor67@yahoo.com Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. So goes the biblical saying. And so, it…

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