Okorocha’s unacceptable form of governance

Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, has come across as an unconventional governor. He has also become a man who courts controversies, without actually minding what the people say. Elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2011, the first major controversy Okorocha brought to his governance was when he left APGA for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the chagrin of Imo people, who elected him based on the conviction of the name of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. That move…

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Eagles: Beyond winning the World Cup ticket

The 1-0 victory of the Super Eagles over Zambia on October 7 was all Nigeria needed to confirm her place at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Incidentally, Nigeria emerged the first country in Africa to qualify for the global football fiesta. We believe strongly that the qualification was sweet for Nigeria because football fans were saved the agony of turning into mathematicians. For example, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia, Morocco will still wait till the November 7 final match day to know their fate. Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon are some of the…

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Rescuing Aso Rock Clinic from collapse

The State House (Aso Rock) Medical Centre (SHMC), Abuja is supposed to be a Centre of Excellence in medical care. It was primarily established to cater for the health needs of the President, Vice President and their families. It was also designed to provide medical services for the retinue of presidential aides, cabinet ministers and other privileged personalities around the corridors of power. It is also a training facility for medical officers and other health personnel. In the 2016 budget, the State House Medical Centre also known as Aso Rock…

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Rescuing Aso Rock Clinic from collapse

The State House (Aso Rock) Medical Centre (SHMC), Abuja is supposed to be a Centre of Excellence in medical care. It was primarily established to cater for the health needs of the President, Vice President and their families. It was also designed to provide medical services for the retinue of presidential aides, cabinet ministers and other privileged personalities around the corridors of power. It is also a training facility for medical officers and other health personnel. In the 2016 budget, the State House Medical Centre also known as Aso Rock…

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Enough of crisis in the health sector

Health is wealth, says a popular maxim. If the apothegm is true, then it can be inferred that a healthy economy is a direct result of the health of a nation. Any surprise that the Nigerian economy in a shambles? In recent time, the nation’s health sector has been bedevilled by crisis initiated by stakeholders, but sustained by government’s usual slow response to issues affecting Nigerians. First to throw down the gauntlet was the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) by calling its members on a nationwide strike from September…

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FIFA U-17 finals without the Golden Eaglets

The Federation of International Football Federation (FIFA) has great vision for the round leather game and that was why in 1985 the body rolled out the U-16 World Cup. Incidentally, Nigeria with players like skipper Nduka Ugbade, Godwin Okpara, Victor Igbinoba and Jonathan Akpoborie on parade, won the tournament. A 2-0 win over Germany in the final earned the country her first major global football win. The aim of FIFA is to assist all affiliated countries with developmental template from tender age. It is expected that the U-17 players will…

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Enough of crisis in the health sector

Health is wealth, says a popular maxim. If the apothegm is true, then it can be inferred that a healthy economy is a direct result of the health of a nation. Any surprise that the Nigerian economy in a shambles? In the last couple of weeks, the nation’s health sector has been bedevilled by crisis initiated by stakeholders, but sustained by government’s usual slow response to issues affecting Nigerians. First to throw down the gauntlet was the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) by calling its members on a nationwide…

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