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What happened to our shared humanity?

By John Ukah “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”- Mahatma Gandhi…

$1bn loan: Matters arising

By Edwin Ekene Uhara The debate over the plan by President Goodluck Jonathan to source $1 billion loan to fund the on-going military campaign against Boko Haram insurgency and other…

O God save Nigeria from our politicians and their collaborators

By Dr. Olushola Olukolade   We are sure we were not the only people praying for Nigeria, for us at TGIF it is getting more and more difficult to pray…

Fueling the culture of impunity

By Tochukwu Ezukanma Long ago, that relentless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in one of his many sad songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, lamented official brutality in Nigeria. He sang about people…

Power to Abia South

Godwin Adindu The political climate in Abia State is becoming very clear. Before now, it was like a gathering storm with the ambiguity created by the generic term of Ukwa…

Gov. Fashola and environmental protection

By Ayo Oyoze Baje To underscore the increasing importance and imperative of tree planting to protect our fragile environment from further degradation, the forward-looking Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State…

National Conference, regionalism and the praxis of unity

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje But old attitudes, particularly the political attitudes among the elites, die hard, especially in the context of parochial sentiment of regionalism at the expense of national…

The man Ibrahim Shekarau

By ‘Swill Mavua It is interesting to watch Nigerian politicians in their act, playing games with our lives, while their scramble for political office is only to justify their selfish…

By Uche Nwosu

Abia’s new approach to governance   According to Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), an America philosopher, “to be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant”. In fact, this is…

Ndigbo: There can be no reparation without reconciliation

It is a truism that Ike Nwachukwu has a perpetual moral and ethical dilemma with the Igbo nation. So, may I know what portion of this assertion that Ndigbo resident…

Fresh – INEC case deserves a public hearing

By Ben Adihigbe The National Assembly must open a public debate on the complaints brought by Fresh Democratic Party, Fresh, against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for alledged contempt for the…

Nyako’s fall: The morning after

By Hamisu Abubakar Speculations over the fate and future of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State finally came to a halt Tuesday, July 15, 2014, with his impeachment by the…

Between Nigeria and FIFA

By Tayo Ogunbiyi Without doubt, Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) founded on 21 May 1904 has grown into a very powerful and respected body in the world. The audacity…

Still on the alleged 486 Boko Haram members

By Eddie Onuzuruike In the dark night of June 14, 2014, a surreptitious caravan-like movement loomed from the far north, undetected until it zoomed across Abia. A robust synergy in…

University degrees do not make leaders

By Tochukwu Ezukanma Leadership is more an art than science. It is therefore hard to set rules, theories and formulae for good leadership. Despite their differences in background, weaknesses, strengths,…

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