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By Chinyere Iwunna The recent elevation of about 25 lawyers to the magisterial bench of Imo State has triggered off reactions from various quarters in the state. The exercise, which leaves much to be desired, was greeted with criticism on both the procedure and the persons so appointed. Personally, I would...

By Nkemjika There is no doubt that it would be a Herculean task wrestling the Ananbra State governorship seat from whomsoever Mr. Peter Obi decides to support in the November 2013 governorship election in the state. This has to do with the awesome “power of incumbency” at the disposal of Mr. Obi as the sitting governor of Anambra State. In Nigeria, “power of incumbency”...

By Michael Jegede “We have no permanent friends. We have no permanent enemies. We just have permanent interests.” Those were the words Benjamin D’Israeli, born December 21, 1804 – April 19, 1881; a British politician; novelist; essayist and one time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), had said sagaciously of politicians. The common dictum today that in...

By Olufemi A. Oyedele Inevitably, the federal government has stopped all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) from forwarding any project variation and review that is above 15 per cent of its initial cost. This overdue measure is an indication that the federal government recognises that there is corruption in the public construction project procurement process in...

By Sunny Igboanugo, Email: odengus1@yahoo.com SMS: 08054103450 Political Whirlwind will embark on a journey from today; a long journey from which it...

Honestly, I didn’t think I was going to return to the matter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for a long time to come, having dealt with the issue last week. But since our elders say that an animal that runs badly must be shot at badly, I have no other option than to once again do what I believe is the needful – to confront the prevailing issues. I was...

Last week’s visit of officials of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), led by Interim National Chairman, Chief Maxi Okwu, to its founder, Chief...

By Sunny Igboanugo, Email: odengus1@yahoo.com SMS: 08054103450 Lions make leopards tame, William Shakespeare wrote in one of his classics, King Richard...

By  Sunny Igboanug No man lives forever. No, not you, Eagle on the Iroko. You would see it as a taboo. It is indeed a taboo. Mortal man must join his ancestors at one point. You have done just that. Indeed, you would have scoffed at the idea of an endless earthly life. You would have tilted your white-filled head in that trademark fashion and told the one who suggests...

By Sunny Igboanugo, 08054103450, odengus1@yahoo.com I have always been convinced that Malam Nuhu Ribadu is the worst thing that has happened to Nigerian politics since 1999. Because there is a groundswell of opinion in the country that the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss is the greatest thing to happen to Nigeria since the discovery of ugba...