THE POST-COVID-19 SOUTHEAST: REINVENTING THE IGBO POLITICAL ECONOMY

Introduction COVID-19 emerged as one of the world’s worst pandemics with unprecedented social and economic lockdown in history. As a global pandemic, over 212 countries, territories and conveyances have been hit by the ‘super-spreading COVID-19. The effect is the self-evident drift from economic bloom to gloom with every country’s share of the challenge. Covid-19 has […]

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REMEMBERING OUR GREAT SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS AND INVENTORS, WHO SHOCKED THE WORLD BETWEEN 1967 AND 1970.

The intention of this post is not about Biafra, but to remind Africans that blacks can achieve unbelievable break throughs when we are faced with existential threats, we did it with Biafra and ebola. We either find our own solution or allow millions of our people to die of starvation or covid 19, the choice […]

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OBSERVING ELITES MANIPULATE OUR FEAR: COVID19, PROPAGANDA AND KNOWLEDGE.

While humans stand on the brink of precipitating our own extinction, with the prospects of now averting this remote – see ‘Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable? A Report on the State of Planet Earth’ – virtually everyone remains unaware of the critical nature of our plight. Moreover, the ongoing human death toll from the […]

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COVID-19 AND THE ECOLOGY OF DEATH.

In the past two weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has produced many paradoxes to give Nigerians a life time of anxiety about the future of their country. A virus that arrived in Nigeria with an evil reputation is now cautiously embraced by ordinary citizens as the “messiah virus” that may help resolve the country’s intractable political […]

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GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE PRESS RELEASE: Governor Uzodinma was not Attacked at Ohaji/Egbema

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State was not attacked at Ohaji/Egbema on Sunday contrary to a devilish propaganda being peddled by the opposition. The Governor was at Mmahu area of Ohaji/Egbema to sympathise with the community that lost three of their kinsmen on Friday following an accident that involved a truck belonging to an oil […]

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FEDERAL CHARACTER, RESTRUCTURING AND ROTATION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN NIGERIA: A KEYNOTE SPEECH BY PROF. GREG I. IBE, PHD, OFR, ENYI ABIA

AT THE GREAT DEBATE AND DIALOGUE FOR NATIONAL UNITY ORGANIZED BY IGBO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH GREGORY UNIVERSITY UTURU, WORLD IGBO SUMMIT GROUP, CENTRE FOR INTL ADVANCED AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, NEW GENERATION LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION AT SHERATON HOTEL ABUJA ON THE 5TH OF MARCH, 2020 Protocols. The Background/Introduction On behalf of the coalition of […]

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UZODINMA VS IHEDIOHA: THE MYSTERY OF THE 388 POLLING UNITS: THE POLICE WITNESS

By Collins Ughalaa “Every Result Form completed at the Ward, Local Government, State and National levels in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any guidelines issued by the Commission shall be signed and countersigned by the relevant officers and polling agents at those levels and copies given to the police officers and the […]

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GOV. HOPE UZODINMA SIGNS MOU WITH MARRIOT GROUP TO RENOVATE AND MANAGE IMO CONCORDE HOTEL OWERRI.

The Imo State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Marriot International incorporated for the renovation and management of the Imo Concorde hotel to international standards. The MOU is to usher in a Public-Private Partnership which the Governor says will further make the Imo Concorde an internationally recognized hotel with economic benefits to the […]

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IHEDIOHA vs UZODINMA: ONE OF THE LAWYERS INVOLVED IN IHEDIOHA’S CASE EXPLAINS WHY HE LOST.

Many have called privately to ask me questions as to what happened in Imo Governorship election petition. This little intervention is a summary of the legal contest. I must apologize in advance if some aspects of it is somewhat technical. I am one of Sen. Hope Uzodinma’s lawyers. I am not a member or a […]

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SEVEN RATIONAL BASIS FOR ADJOURNMENT OF PROCEEDINGS IN COURTS OF LAW!

The popular take out there is that adjournment of cases slated for hearing is “the unprepared” lawyer’s escape route for running away from expeditious trials. Nigerians generally perceive lawyers who apply for adjournment of cases as lazy or unserious because it is widely believed that if the lawyer is sure about the genuineness of his […]

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NATIONAL CONVERSATION AND HEALING A FRACTURED NATION – By Law Mefor.

The Nigerian nation is still staggering under the weight of formation. It has tried some options; including holding the nation together by sheer force but none seems to be working. The Nigeria-Biafra civil war was the ultimate measure deployed to keeping the nation one. From the country’s checkered experience, building a nation doesn’t seem quite […]

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IMO IS CALM, THERE IS NO TENSION WHATSOEVER. THERE’S NO MERIT IN THE APPLICATION FOR REVIEW. IMO APC.

Come to think about it; CAN THE SUPREME COURT REVERSE ITSELF? Under the doctrine of stare decisis, the Supreme Court is bound by its previous decisions. As such there had been cases where the judgment of the Supreme Court stunned a section of the public but the court didn’t reverse its judgement when approached. The […]

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SUMMARY OF SENATOR HOPE UZODINMA’S PRELIMINARY OBJECTION AND DEFENCE AGAINST THE APPLICATION FOR JUDGEMENT REVIEW BY HON EMEKA IHEDIOHA.

Order 8 Rule 16 of the Supreme Court Rules 2014 prohibits this Honourable Court from reviewing its judgment once given and delivered, save to correct clerical mistakes or accidental slip. That is to say that the Supreme Court can review its judgment but only on issues that do not touch on its judgment and that […]

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UZODINMA/IHEDIOHA: LACK OF INTERNAL DEMOCRACY AND THE ABSENCE OF ELECTORAL INTEGRITY LED TO SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON IMO.

I am compelled to spill the beans a little because it has become obvious that people are getting confused, judgemental and sentimental over the Imo Supreme Court judgement. While we wait for the court to explain the reasons for its judgement as is customary, it is important to note that it was an embarrassing lack […]

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APC and INEC: The Emergent Threats to Democracy – By Shaka Momodu.

 Nigeria’s democracy is facing arguably its worst form of bastardisation and debauchery in years. We actually thought that with all the reforms instituted over the years, we had moved past the era of ballot-box snatching and violence. But we are seeing a surging comeback of these anomalies. Under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, […]

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15TH JANUARY 1970: 50 YEARS AFTER – BY EMMANUEL CHIGOZIE OSUCHUKWU

January 15th must be a date either cursed in Nigeria’s history or merely remarkable by coincidence. It all started on 15thJanuary 1966 when a group of young Nigerian army officers embarked on the terrible misadventure that culminated in the three years of Nigeria’s fratricidal war commonly known as the Nigeria-Biafra war. In the 1960s, a military […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUHARI ON POLICE “CHECKPOINTS” – By Chuks Iloegbunam.

Dear Mr. President, Travelling from Lagos to Anambra State on November 9, 2019, I counted 67 “checkpoints” mostly manned by armed men of the Police Mobile Force along the 371 kilometre stretch from Sagamu to Asaba. Travelling the same route again on Thursday November 28, 2019, I counted 64 “checkpoints”. I was on each occasion […]

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BARR IFEANYI EJIOFOR MAKES HIS CASE.

December 9, 2019 The High Commissioner, British High Commission, Plot 1075, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District Area, Garki-Abuja. Dear Sir, RE: BLOODY INVASION OF BAR. IFEANYI EJIOFOR’S HOME, CARNAGE AND BLOOD-LETTING THAT TOOK PLACE THEREIN ON THE 2ND DAY OF DECEMBER, 2019, ASSASINATION ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF BAR . IFEANYI EJIOFOR, OSTENSIBLY MASTERMINDED BY […]

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ASO VILLA: WALKING IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH (1)

Adenrele Alomajo Asked by some would-be foreign investors filled with trepidation about doing business in Nigeria, former President Olusegun Obasanjo responded thus: “Should you encounter any problems, speak with the Minister. If the Minister is unable to resolve the issues, see the Vice President. For whatever reason, if the Vice President cannot help you, come […]

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