Why I’m angry about Niger Delta

    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is one of those intervention agencies created to fast track and support the urgent development of our region. Our region – Niger Delta – as you all know is one of the most exploited and oppressed regions on the face of the earth. Let me give you some instances. You all know that the story of oil and gas in Nigeria started in this state. Bayelsa is the Houston of Africa, the oil and gas capital of Africa not just of Nigeria….

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The Igbos are under siege in their country

I am shocked that the Igbos are not speaking up at the apparent siege laid on their land by uniformed person of different categories. They range from Army, Navy, Police, Civil Defence, Customs, FRSC, etc. My journey had taken me by road from Isele-Mkpitime, where I had gone to pay tribute to a Nigerian icon, Chief (Dr) P.K.C. Isagba, the Odogwu of Isele-Mkpitime. He was one of the first Nigerians to believe in my ability as a young fledgling lawyer. I had been handling his cases whilst at Chief Gani…

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Ronaldo set to deliver La Liga crown for Real

What else can you say about him? Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world and Real Madrid will count on him to deliver their first La Liga title in five years when they travel to Malaga tomorrow. He scored two goals as Los Blancos saw off Celta Vigo challenge with a 4-1 win and stay within just a point to the diadem and the Poruguese will certainly lead the charge when the Galacticos face Malaga. Ronaldo is currently having the best end to a season in…

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Linda Ikeji’s Dowry

At a counseling session recently, a pretty 35-year-old woman lamented how she has been unlucky with getting the right man to marry. She has a good job, looks quite attractive and said she is a chef when it comes to kitchen affairs. “I seem not to understand what is wrong with me. Virtually all my friends and colleagues at work are married. I have been in a number of relationships but they ended up not working out. Most of the men are just interested in your body and cash, without…

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A leaked memo to Nnamdi Kanu

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu My brother Nnamdi, we thank God for your freedom even as we note that the wrongs that led to your incarceration are yet to be removed, instead it’s even getting worse as your people’s tormentors are still remorseless and inexorable. This memo therefore is another way of appreciating you for the huge sacrifice and to proffer some way forward to help you to possibly achieve your ultimate desire of having…

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Controlled use of technology in our electoral process (2)

It must be pointed out that the introduction of electronic voting machines will not instantly and on its own transform the electoral process in Nigeria. The credibility of an election and the credibility of an electoral process are functions of so many interrelated variables that impact on the electoral process. So, the introduction of electronic voting machines and the success of the introduction will only impact on one variable of the chain that makes for credible elections. The implication is that Nigeria can achieve credible elections with paper ballot if…

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IBB: A true Nigerian bridge builder

In the last couple of days, the media have been awash with news of Halima Babangida’s wedding to her heartthrob, Alhaji Auwal Lawal, in Minna, Niger State. Ever conscious of the selling streak in any event, the media rather than captured the details of the ceremony, latched onto the flipside of the ceremonies in general; the number of private and chartered jets that touched down at Minna Airport on that momentous Friday, May 12, 2017, and those who are perceived as political foes fraternizing together. I was waiting to hear…

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