Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about you, but I find the cynicism of many Nigerians very strange and sometimes distressing and depressing. If you’re a social media addict like me, you must have experienced the horror of reading some banal arguments on some platforms. Believe me, it is no longer funny! No surprise that some […]Read More WHY ARE PEOPLE DOUBTING BUHARI’S THIRD TERM DENIAL?
“Each of us came away thrilled and very grateful for this very functional project, which will ease traveling time and boost business across the country.“ – Chief Joe Ikunna Igbo intelligentsia Forum has concluded its onsite fact-finding assessment trip of the ongoing Second Niger Bridge Project with a positive report. After a touring of the […]Read More NIGERIA’S SECOND NIGER BRIDGE: GROUP LAUDS JULIUS BERGER, PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR PROJECT DELIVERY PROGRESS.
Bishop Kukah has earned respect over the years for his unbiased stand on burning national issues. This is yet another classic! I have consistently tried to create levels of differentiation between democracy and dictatorship, especially dictatorships of the military variant as we have had in Nigeria. I have argued that Nigeria is still very far […]Read More SOCIAL MEDIA BILL: SHORT WALK TO TOTALITARIANISM? – By Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.
I have taken out time to research into Mr Allen Onyema’s past and what you will read here should be of interest to every Nigerian. You will decide on the guilt or innocence of Mr Allen Onyema. Article: In 2007 when Yar’Adua mounted the rock, the Niger Delta was no man’s land, it was a […]Read More THE SECRET HISTORY OF MR ALLEN ONYEMA’S WEALTH.
Just imagine the SPEED with which The Nation Newspaper reported that the EFCC has set up a Special Panel to investigate the AIR PEACE BOSS AND his acquisition of Aircrafts from the US. THISDAY reports that the Attorney General of the Federal, Malami is waiting for the letter from the US Government on the so-called […]Read More ONLY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SIDES WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AGAINST HER CITIZENS IN TIMES OF CONFLICT.
The Nigerian media space went agog when the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division on November 19, 2019, filed Case 1:19-cr-00464, A “True Bill”, otherwise known as Grand Jury Criminal Indictment against the persons of Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, a Nigerian Citizen, the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace; […]Read More ALLEN ONYEMA AND AIR PEACE V. US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – BY Emmanuel N. Emenyonu, Ph.D (Glasgow), LLB (London), CPA (Massachusetts), FCA (Nigeria)
Just imagine the SPEED with which The Nation Newspaper reported that the EFCC has set up a Special Panel to investigate the AIR PEACE BOSS AND his acquisition of Aircrafts from the US. THISDAY reports that the Attorney General of the Federal, Malami is waiting for the letter from the US Government on the so-called […]Read More THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY GOVERNMENT THAT SIDES WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AGAINST HER CITIZENS IN TIMES OF CONFLICT.
It is becoming both more European and more American Before the referendum in 2016 European Union flags were as rare as golden eagles in Britain. Today they are as common as sparrows. Parliament Square is permanently festooned with them. Activist Remainers flaunt flag-themed berets and t-shirts. On October 19th a million-strong army of People’s Vote […]Read More LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION IS MAKING BRITAIN LESS BRITISH.
The mainstream and new media has been awash with news about the indictment of the CEO of Air Peace. I find this very baseless and ridiculous because, I think of the strategic nature of transportation as an aid to economic development and industrial expansion in every Country. The capitalist penetration of Africa came with a […]Read More AIR PEACE AND THE INFLUENCE OF IMPERIALIST COSMOPOLITANISM OR CAPITALISM.
A 1965 Times Magazine article on emerging Nigerian millionaires Friday, Sep. 17, 1965 Along with pride in status and problems of self-government, independence for the 31 nations of black Africa means the emergence of black businessmen. A few flourish on cottage industries, that early stage of every economy; some are the opportunistic agents of the […]Read More AFRICA: THE NIGERIAN MILLIONAIRES.
“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilt by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of dot…” I do not know the maker of the viral video from which I […]Read More FIRE IN BAYELSA, DEATH IN KOGI. By Lasisi Olagunju
The term “deep state” has been associated with the “military–industrial complex” by several of the authors on the subject. Potential risks from the military–industrial complex were raised in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the […]Read More THE DEFINITION OF THE DEEP STATE AS IT RELATES TO USA POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY.
The impeachment inquiry is in some ways the culmination of a battle between the president and the government institutions he distrusted and disparaged. William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, told House investigators that he sought to resist the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine for political help. Nameless, faceless and voiceless, the C.I.A. […]Read More TRUMP’S WAR ON THE DEEP STATE TURNS AGAINST HIM.
The deep state has a long history of betraying the trust of the American people. They aren’t our friends just because we share an enemy in common. “Thank God for the deep state,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin recently while appearing on a panel at George Mason University. A year ago, the deep […]Read More AS THE DEEP STATE ATTACKS TRUMP TO RAVE MEDIA REVIEWS, DONT FORGET ITS DARK SIDE.
When i went to Oseakwa Ihiala Anambra to take a look at the Orashi River, the closest potential seaport we have in Nigeria that linked Ndi Igbo to Atlantic Ocean. After my meeting with Oseakwa Youth one of their leaders who based in Lagos his is name Prince TonyMax who took me to his house. […]Read More WE NEED SEA PORTS IN THE SOUTH EAST ASAP.
It’s a long read, but interesting. Mamman Daura @ 80. I have known him all my life. At least I remember the day, while I was in primary school, I heard my father telling some of his friends that a new editor, a brilliant young man, had been appointed editor of the New Nigerian, and […]Read More MALLAM MAMMAN DAURA: MAMMAN DAURA@80 – By Sam Nda Isiah
Since after the gruesome civil war against the people of Biafra in 1967/70, when Britain supported the aggressors to bring war against the people of Biafra, no British High Commissioner have ever set foot anywhere in Biafra land. Biafra land has been nothing to them, other than where subjugated people live. Britain was desperate and […]Read More THE SUSPICIOUS VISIT OF THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISION TO THE SOUTH EAST AND THE BIAFRAN QUESTION
It has been 23 days since we launched the Crowdfunding Campaign to share the idea and moblize support for SE2030 a novel online collaboration platform for peer to peer investments to radically transform the economic outlook of South East Nigeria. In that time Nigerians living in the UK alone have sent home over N72.5 Billion […]Read More NDIGBO: LISTEN TO PRICE WATERHOUSE AND COOPERS (PWC)s MEGAPHONE ON NIGERIA – By Sam Igwe.
YOU MISSED IT…? Here is the complete soft copy of the World Class Lecture delivered by Prof. Kingsley Moughalu at the 2nd Memorial Lecture of Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, organized by Chuwkuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Univeristy. Republished by Harrison Madubueze. Protocols. I thank the Vice, Chancellor, Senate and Council of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University […]Read More NDI IGBO IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA; PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS AND THE WAY FOWARD. BY KINGSLEY MOGHALU.
A principal witness, CSP Umar Babangida, on Wednesday alleged that Grace Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, played a major role in the fraudulent gas supply agreement between the Federal Government and Petroleum and Industrial Development (P&ID). Testifying in an FCT High Court in Abuja, Babangida, informed the court that […]Read More $9.6Bn JUDGEMENT: GRACE TAIGA CONFIRMS AGF GOT DRAFT OF P&ID AGREEMENT – WITNESS.
In the last few years, I have been making regular trips to Nigeria and have sadly observed the continued deterioration of Abia state, in all aspects of life. I have just returned from another harrowing trip to Abia state and my heart aches. In this last trip, I visited Umuahia, Aba, and port Harcourt and […]Read More ABIA STATE, EPITOME OF PERFIDY, CORRUPTION AND INHUMANITY – By Eke O. Eke
I read with horror the plan of the Nigerian army to widen and deepen its occupation and blockage of Igbo land. Since the beginning of the Buhari administration, Nigerian army has been conducting military exercises in igbo land, unprecedented in any democracy in peace time. This ill-conceived show of force has caused unbearable suffering to […]Read More MILITARY OCCUPATION OF IGBO LAND MUST NOW END – EKE O. EKE
Everyone has a part to play to advance us, Ndi Igbo, as a people. And we need not wait for anyone to start. Every mighty castle that is standing starts with only one block. That is why even a little change of attitude or mental behavior as an individual can have a spilling positive effect […]Read More IGBOS AS A PEOPLE: THE WAY FORWARD – By Okechukwu Okugo
“Those whose palm-kernels were cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble” – Chinua Achebe Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, have a lot in common. Apart from advocating radical changes in Nigeria for which they […]Read More SOWORE, KANU AND THE PRICE OF INGRATITUDE – By Law Mefor.
The British Impremature and a Visit to Biafraland Dear ‘Almighty’ Britain, now of the infamous Britexit, is there any one you do not Know? What is it this time around? A visit to the South East on political and security issues indeed! What part of your horror script has refused to fall in place, you […]Read More AS THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR PLANS A VISIT TO EASTERN NIGERIA……
There is a sense in which we cannot successfully fight mega unless we make sense of petty corruption such as extortion. On Friday, I travelled from Yola, Adamawa State to Azare in Bauchi State. About five kilometers after Numan from Yola, there was a military check point set up as part of the Operation Positive […]Read More CRIMINALIZING THE POOR TO EXTORT THEM – By Y. Z. Ya’u, CITAD, Kano
Are you aware that so-called Francophone African countries continue to pay a colonial tax to France? And, this is after independence. This system, according to the recently sacked and outspoken African Union permanent ambassador to the United States Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, is an abomination destined to keep African countries poor forever. In 1958, Guinea president […]Read More FRANCE BEHIND FIRING OF OUTSPOKEN AU AMBASSADOR.
The warning from people like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Chief of Army staff, rtd general TY Danjuma and a host of others about Buhari’s Islamisation and Fulanisation agenda is a little too late, I’m afraid. Those warnings are as useless as a man warning his household about a supposed impending fire outbreak after the […]Read More ISLAMISATION AND FULANISATION; TOO LATE TO CRY – By Charles Ogbu
…Reconciling with everybody and keeping quiet except when necessary The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commenced a dual policy of appeasement and self-restraint in a bid to sustain his increasingly surging 2023 presidential aspiration. The 2023 bid was informally advanced last Wednesday with the Supreme Court declaration […]Read More TINUBU: STOOPING LOW TO CONQUER 2023 APC TICKET.
MAINA MIRACLE •N17 billion cash traced to fugitive Pensions boss •How he bought $2m house in cash in 2012 •19 standing trial as EFCC pursues 12 cases About N17billion pension cash has been traced to the dismissed chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, with a long […]Read More MAINA SCANDAL: EX-EFCC CHAIR, EX IGP, 2 HEADS OF SERVICE IMPLICATED.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, was reported in the Vanguard newspaper of October 31st 2019 to have said as follows: “We have examined all the briefs of argument and the exhibits for over two weeks and we have all agreed that there is no merit in this appeal. The appeal is […]Read More WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SUPREME COURT ON 30TH OCTOBER 2019 IS A FARCE, NOT A VALID HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF THE APPEAL LODGED BY FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT ATIKU AGAINST THE VICTORY OF PRESIDENT BUHARI IN THE 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AS DECLARED BY INEC – Professor Ben Nwabueze
Please follow me carefully… Imagine you are the head of a household of two children: Stephen and Stanley. Steve (28) is a promising young Architect who works at Ikoyi earning N100,000/month. Stan (17) is a non-bookish SSCE graduate who is still seeking admission into the University. They both live at home; your house. You have […]Read More WE DON’T HAVE A RICE PROBLEM – By Tosin Adeoti
• Russian company MetProm the latest to develop idled complex • Construction started in 1979 but plant has yet to pour steel Russia may give a new lease of life to Nigeria’s biggest steel plant after decades of inactivity, the West African nation’s mines minister said. Construction of Ajaokuta Steel Co. began in 1979 with […]Read More RUSSIA TO REVIVE NIGERIAN STEEL PLANT ON HOLD SINCE SOVIET ERA.
The New Nigerian Editorial 45 years ago, precisely on 29/6/1974 “It is commonplace to say that Nigeria is at the moment very lucky because of oil revenues. In a very real sense we have much more money than our system can absorb. Unofficial estimates put the figure added to our reserve this year at N2,000m. […]Read More OIL MONEY: HONEY OR POISON. Prophetic… timeless…
Please, let it be known from today that South East is not landlocked. It is only our economy that is locked. One quick way of unlocking the economy of South East is through marine business. Contrary to the impression that the South East is landlocked, the truth is that it has one of the potentially […]Read More THE SOUTH EAST IS NOT LANDLOCKED.
“Faith by itself, if it does not have (good) works, is dead” – Holy Bible Somebody once wrote about the Nigeria wartime head of state General Yakubu Gowon, saying: ‘I will never pray with General Yakubu Gowon’. It is not that a praying general is an anathema to this writer, but within the biblical context, […]Read More CAN ERSTWHILE BIAFRANS PRAY WITH YAKUBU GOWON AT 85? – By Law Mefor
Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one of the most influential politicians in Africa, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has his gaze firmly fixed on the Nigerian Presidential seat in Abuja. Let me put it more frontally, Tinubu will love to […]Read More TINUBU‘LL PERFORM AS PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA -DELE MOMODU WRITES
It is no longer news that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has successfully installed its preferred members at the helm of the National Assembly. The victory dance and partying is still on. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry for my beloved country. Nigeria has become a carnival feast for the APC. Who knows […]Read More WHO WILL SAVE NIGERIA?
Nigerians wanted a messiah. They got one, or so they thought. His coronation was loud and boisterous. In faraway countries, people danced in joyous rhythm and celebratory backslapping. It was supposed to be a new dawn premised on change. The emotion was infectious, as people lost in momentary covetousness suspended their reasoning. Some trekked long […]Read More WHY DID HE COME BACK?
The National Economic Council (NEC) last week put the amount of crude oil stolen from Nigeria in the first half of 2019 at 22 million barrels. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who is the chairman of the ad-hoc committee of the NEC on crude oil theft, prevention and control, gave the alarming figure at […]Read More UNENDING OIL THEFT.
The Nigerian Judiciary has fallen. It has crashed and self-destructed. All hope of bringing it back to life seems lost. There is neither trust nor confidence in our judiciary anymore. Let me adapt Abba’s song, “Money, money, money … it’s a rich man’s world” and the judiciary is in full disco dance to the tune […]Read More NIGERIA’S CONFOUNDED JUDICIARY.
I was having a quiet time on the internet researching an unrelated subject when I stumbled on the then presidential standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari’s Chatham House speech delivered in February, 2015. Glancing through it, so many amazing statements jumped out at me. Just go back and read Buhari’s Chatham […]Read More BUHARI: THE ‘CONVERTED DEMOCRAT’
Secret American diplomatic dispatches, spread over 21,000 pages, provide previously unknown information about the Nigerian Civil War. In a lengthy trial in 1962, Awolowo, Enahoro, Lateef Jakande, Sasore, Nwaobiala, Umoren, Ebietoma, and some other members of the only party in Opposition were sentenced to ten years imprisonment on the grounds of accusations which obviously applied […]Read More BIAFRA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR – PART 2
Secret American diplomatic dispatches, spread over 21,000 pages, provide previously unknown information about the Nigerian Civil War Early in the morning of 1 July 1967, Nigeria’s young head of state, Colonel Yakubu Gowon, was feeling uneasy in his office at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks in Lagos. The unease was a result of his being […]Read More BIAFRA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF NIGERIA’S CIVIL WAR
General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s military Head of State from 1966 -1975, turned 85 on Saturday, October 19, 2019. In a congratulatory message, President Muhammadu Buhari described him as a living legend and a symbol of national unity. The statement from the Presidency gushed with phrases such as “visionary leadership style, wisdom, disciplined outlook…elder statesman, simplicity […]Read More GOWON AT 85 AND FANI KAYODE – By Reuben Abati
The PriceWaterhouse Cooper (PwC), a multinational professional auditing firm, has predicted that diaspora remittances to Nigeria will reach $25.5 billion by the end of the year and $34.8 billion by 2023. The firm expressed belief that such inflow would continue to strengthen the Nigerian economy in the coming years. According to PwC’s latest White Paper […]Read More REPORT FORSEES $34.8bn REMMITANCES FROM SOUTHERN NIGERIANS BY 2023
According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the inflow of remittances by Nigerians in Diaspora rose to an estimated $25 billion in 2018, making it the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, Nigeria is one of the top five nations with high remittance inflows globally. The report titled ‘Nigeria Economic Outlook-top 10 themes to watch out […]Read More REMITTANCES BY SOUTHERN NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA SOARS TO $25 BILLION IN 2018.
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)’s caucus in the House of Representatives recently raised alarm over alleged plans to subvert the case of the party’s candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. The caucus, in a statement jointly signed by its leaders in the house alleged that there was an attempt […]Read More PRESIDENTIAL APPEAL: STILL ON TRADITION OF SUPREME COURT JUDGES TO FORM PANEL – By Law Mefor
The unification of the African Diaspora as espouded in AU Agenda 2063 is contrary to the Africa that has been marginalized and pillaged through inequitable colonial and post-colonial contracts. Dr. Arikana has been outspoken about neo-colonial maneuverings and exploitation that still exist today. Her dissemination of the truth has garnered her attention and support around […]Read More OBLONGMEDIA DEMANDS THE REINSTATEMENT OF DR ARIKANA CHIHOMBORI-QUAO AFTER HER UNJUST REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
What does Nnamdi Kanu want? What does Tony Nnadi want? What do their followers want? Anyone who follows the two will wonder at this simple question. But the question is necessary to situate this very discourse. Both of course want FREEDOM. Freedom from the chokehold of FULANDIA, i.e. Caliphate captive nation of Nigeria. For Tony […]Read More THE NNAMDI KANU AND TONY NNADI DEMARCHE: THE NEED FOR AN ENTENTE.