No one conversant with the history of Nigeria in the I950s and 1960’s will miss the overwhelming impact of Dr M.I. Okpara on the nation. After all by 1964 he was fully in charge of the fastest growing and industrialising economy in the world- the Eastern Nigerian economy. Nothing illustrates the warped sense of history […]Read More DR M.I OKPARA AND THE ECONOMIC BLITZ OF EASTERN NIGERIA.
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 […]Read More THE POST-COVID-19 SOUTHEAST: REINVENTING THE IGBO POLITICAL ECONOMY
ATTEMPT AT AN ANSWER – by Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu They lived in different times and clime. Dr. Michael Okpara was the Premier of Eastern Nigeria (Today’s South-Eastern states (Imo, Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi) and parts of South-South states (Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers). He was not elected but chosen over Barrister R. Amanze […]Read More SAM MBAKWE OR M.I. OKPARA WHO WAS A BETTER GOVERNOR.
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 […]Read More REMEMBERING OUR GREAT SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS AND INVENTORS, WHO SHOCKED THE WORLD BETWEEN 1967 AND 1970.
Over time, the idea of 100 days in office has been used to measure the success or failure of governments. While famous American writer and author, Kenneth T. Walsh, believes that 100 days should not be the ideal yardstick to establish the success or otherwise of a leader or government, he still regards it as […]Read More WHAT IS THE FUSS ABOUT 100 DAYS IN OFFICE?
A series of tips circulating on Facebook and the private messaging app Viber are reinforcing several myths about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, including the use of bleach, mouthwash and UV light to avoid the contagion. The 600-plus-word advice, attributed to an unnamed assistant professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, came from a “community […]Read More BUSTED!! CORONAVIRUS MYTHS TAKE ON NEW LIFE.
Did Nigeria start out on the right path and derail along the way? Or did Nigeria always lack progressive leadership from the get-go? At independence in 1960, Nigeria had a workforce that was among the best-educated in Sub-Saharan Africa and the country had just discovered substantial deposits of crude oil. With vast human and mineral […]Read More NIGERIA’S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: A HISTORY OF ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENTS.
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 […]Read More OBSERVING ELITES MANIPULATE OUR FEAR: COVID19, PROPAGANDA AND KNOWLEDGE.
What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very likely the world will never be the same again. That might be good, or not so good, depending on how we look at this disastrous, “pandemic” which by all serious accounts does not deserve the term “pandemic”, that was unwittingly attributed to the SARS-2-CoV, […]Read More CORONAVIRUS – THE AFTERMATH. A COMING MEGA-DEPRESSION.
In all the midst of conflicting theories, conspiracy and otherwise, here are a few things I have been able to gather. These facts are verifiable: America won the 4G war, and generated over $100 billion in GDP. There was an intense race for 5G, a race which China has all but emerged victorious. 5G is […]Read More THE 5G TECHNOLOGY WAR: THE FACTS AND THE FUTURE.
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 […]Read More COVID-19 AND THE ECOLOGY OF DEATH.
There was a prevailing opinion at the advent of the Coronavirus that the Black people from Sub-saharan Afrika were immune to the attack of the virus so we left our guards open, living as though we were superhumans. Four days ago I wore my Face Mask at the Airport and everyone looked at me like […]Read More AFRIKA IS HOST TO NATURE. By Maazi Obinna Agommuo
From Senegambia to Chad and onto Kenya, preparatory wargames have been conducted by Europeans and Afroasians for the final conflict at change of the Great Year, but Original Africans (Niger-Kongo ethnolinguistic family) are too culturally disoriented to know what time it is and notice the winds of change. For the lack of knowledge a people […]Read More SHACKLES OF THE AFRICAN NATION-STATE OF MIND.
Johns Hopkins University, sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion I share it with you because it is very clear: The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their […]Read More FINALLY! CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION THAT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND THAT IS USEFUL.
I am a senior Chinese military intelligence officer and I know the truth about the coronavirus outbreak. It is far worse than the media are telling you. I am a Chinese citizen in Wuhan who occupies — or perhaps occupied — a high-ranking position in military intelligence. I am also a member of the Chinese […]Read More OPINION: CORONA VIRUS, THE GENESIS.
Had we known yesterday the things we know today, we might not have made some certain mistakes especially the avoidable ones but if only we have conscience that’s not smeared or tainted with evil machinations or malice against others. However, like the snail that erroneously salivate to death in the name of fighting and quenching […]Read More THEIR ATTACKS BECOME ELEVATION FACTORS. By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
Politics is unpredictable. Though it is called a game, but in most cases the element of the unpredictability dictates its outcome. In the case of Imo State now, what may have been the prediction of Soothsayers in 2019 have collapsed in the face of what obtains in the State today. In the beginning, following the […]Read More IMO : A COALITION THAT MAY NOT LAST. By Henry Ekpe
“ 1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and […]Read More THE END OF AN ERA. BY LIVY- ELCON EMEREONYE
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 […]Read More GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE PRESS RELEASE: Governor Uzodinma was not Attacked at Ohaji/Egbema
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 […]Read More FEDERAL CHARACTER, RESTRUCTURING AND ROTATION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN NIGERIA: A KEYNOTE SPEECH BY PROF. GREG I. IBE, PHD, OFR, ENYI ABIA
Apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has written an open letter to the Inspector General of Police over the sighting of herdsmen in possession of AK-47 in Anambra state. The letter titled, The Road to Anarchy, signed by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo told the IGP that they will not fold […]Read More OHANAEZE WRITES IGP: WHY ARE FULANI HERDSMEN ALLOWED TO CARRY AK-47 GUNS.
■ Says “i know i’m going; at 94, the best i can hope for myself is 6 more years” Q• Let’s talk about national integration and cohesion in Nigeria. Our theory of evolution as a country appears fast degenerating and the thing is that we are no longer acting as a whole. If a Nigerian […]Read More YAKASSAI TO NIGERIANS: BLAME SOUTH WEST, NORTH FOR YOUR SUFFERINGS.
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 […]Read More UZODINMA VS IHEDIOHA: THE MYSTERY OF THE 388 POLLING UNITS: THE POLICE WITNESS
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 […]Read More GOV. HOPE UZODINMA SIGNS MOU WITH MARRIOT GROUP TO RENOVATE AND MANAGE IMO CONCORDE HOTEL OWERRI.
God is currently angry with Nigeria. He is angry with many people in the country. God is not happy with Nigeria because of the sinfulness of her people. He is not happy about the atrocities being committed by some Nigerians. He is not happy about the injustices being perpetrated in some high places against the […]Read More A SINFUL NATION, A VENGEFUL GOD – DR DONS EZE
This perspective is from Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi in Scotland UK. The outcome of the 2019 elections in Imo State has reverberated in and outside Nigeria with a lot of controversies. Expectedly, the saga has created heroes This perspective is from our own Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi in Scotland. and villains. However, the real story and casualties […]Read More IHEDIOHA vs UZODINMA: THE UNTOLD STORY.
By Collins Ughalaa On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the people of Imo State joined citizens in other states of the federation to perform one of their civic responsibilities. They trooped out in their numbers to vote for their preferred governorship candidate. This voting ritual is done in Nigeria once in four years, and the outcome […]Read More IHEDIOHA vs IZODINMA: THE MYSTERY OF THE 388 POLLING UNITS
By Collins Ughalaa On Friday, February 21, 2020, we started a series on the above subject that has dominated public discourse for over a month now. We understand the seriousness of the issues canvassed. But many people are worried that many of the discussants have only engaged in emotional aerobics, twisting the essence of what […]Read More IHEDIOHA vs UZODINMA: THE MYSTERY OF THE 388 POLLING UNITS (PART 2)
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 […]Read More IHEDIOHA vs UZODINMA: ONE OF THE LAWYERS INVOLVED IN IHEDIOHA’S CASE EXPLAINS WHY HE LOST.
By Bennett Oghifo The President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has so far invested over N63 billion to the South East economy of Nigeria by having trucks built for him at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO) in Enugu. Dangote’s trucks are assembled by a Chinese company, Shacman Trucks, through its Nigerian […]Read More DANGOTE INJECTS OVER N63BN TO BOOST SOUTH-EAST ECONOMY
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 […]Read More SEVEN RATIONAL BASIS FOR ADJOURNMENT OF PROCEEDINGS IN COURTS OF LAW!
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 […]Read More NATIONAL CONVERSATION AND HEALING A FRACTURED NATION – By Law Mefor.
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 […]Read More IMO IS CALM, THERE IS NO TENSION WHATSOEVER. THERE’S NO MERIT IN THE APPLICATION FOR REVIEW. IMO APC.
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 […]Read More SUMMARY OF SENATOR HOPE UZODINMA’S PRELIMINARY OBJECTION AND DEFENCE AGAINST THE APPLICATION FOR JUDGEMENT REVIEW BY HON EMEKA IHEDIOHA.
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 […]Read More UZODINMA/IHEDIOHA: LACK OF INTERNAL DEMOCRACY AND THE ABSENCE OF ELECTORAL INTEGRITY LED TO SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON IMO.
Once was it said and more often should it be repeated in political calculus in Nigeria, Men of the future must not only understand their past but also the forces that forge the present. Nigeria has become a workshop of democracy and the forces that forge the nation are holding firm. And with wimpy, ineffectual […]Read More PROSPECTS OF A NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION – By Law Mefor
I have read a lot of commentaries over the recent Supreme Court judgment declaring Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of Imo State. Many have wondered how a candidate who came 4th in the election would be declared the winner by the Court. Some others have argued that the court at worst should […]Read More SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON IMO GUBER: BEFORE YOU CONDEMN THE APEX COURT.
￼ Acid rain is falling, the green grasses of the rainforest are turning into yellow. The trees are falling, animals are scampering for safety. What is the source of this rain that carries with it death and destruction? The prophecy of old is becoming a reality. Anyone unlucky enough to be beaten by this rain […]Read More NIGERIA’S DECENT INTO TYRANNY – 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, […]Read More APC and INEC: The Emergent Threats to Democracy – By Shaka Momodu.
(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 January, 2020). Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the […]Read More AMOTEKUN AND THE NORTH’S FEARS – By Lasisi Olagunju
Re: Stop Dragging Us: Ikwerre Is Not Igbo And That’s The Gospel Truth. This topic has been over flogged and I am here to end it all. Ikwerre is an ethnic group in River State in the old Eastern Nigeria but fraudulently said to be in the South South. A creation of the Fulani caliphate […]Read More IKWERRE PEOPLE NOT IGBO? (A PARADOXICAL WRITE-UP………..IKWERRE PEOPLE ARE IGBO).
Paper presented at The Conference – MEMORY AND NATION BUILDING: BIAFRA 50 YEARS AFTER: A SOBER REFLECTION. By PROF. T. UZODIMA NWALA President Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) 1. Introduction. Before I thank the organisers of this Conference and pay my tribute to the Memory of my friend, late Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, in whose Foundation […]Read More BIAFRA: 50 YEARS AFTER – NO RECONCILIATION!
The full text of the report is as follows: Panel Members: Inspector-General of Police – Chairman. The Chairman, EFCC – Member Rep. of the NSA – “ Rep. of the DG, SSS – “ Rep. of the DG, NIA – “ TERMS OF REFERENCE 2. The Panel was imbued with the following terms of reference: […]Read More HALLIBURTON SCANDAL: THE OKIRO PANEL REPORT.
￼ For more than 100 years, the United States and Iran have engaged in an ambivalent relationship. Although the American and Iranian people have usually regarded each other as friends, their governments have frequently treated each other as enemies. Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, America and Iran have butted heads over issues […]Read More FRENEMIES: IRAN AND AMERICA SINCE 1900 – BY DOUGLAS LITTLE
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 […]Read More 15TH JANUARY 1970: 50 YEARS AFTER – BY EMMANUEL CHIGOZIE OSUCHUKWU
Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu (1909-1966) was a notable Businessman/ Transporter and one of the wealthiest men in Nigeria. Born in Nnewi Anambra State, Ojukwu attended Primary school in Asaba and went on the Hope Waddell Training Institute Calabar. He started work in the Colonial Agriculture dept and later joined John Holt as a Tyre clerk. […]Read More THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF SIR LOUIS ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
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 […]Read More AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUHARI ON POLICE “CHECKPOINTS” – By Chuks Iloegbunam.
I was in the first cabinet that was overthrown by the military in this country. I entered parliament in December 12, 1959. And I remained in parliament until January 15, 1966 when the government was overthrown. I was the Federal Minister of Education in that cabinet. I woke up one morning in my official house […]Read More THE GENESIS OF NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS – By Richard Akinjide
￼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 […]Read More BARR IFEANYI EJIOFOR MAKES HIS CASE.
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 […]Read More ASO VILLA: WALKING IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH (1)