Tuesday, January 25, 2022
By ANIEBO NWAMU Since my fixation in recent years has been on development, particularly job-creation strategies, I wish to affirm that, at last, the federal government is toeing the line we’ve canvassed for years. We’ve knocked the National Social Investment...
By KENNETH EZEA On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Princess Paschaline Chidinma Odume from Udi, Enugu state, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, returned from church service and went out to buy...
By OBADIAH MAILAFIA* Nigeria is dying. A dying elephant encircled by vultures and hyenas. Waiting to feast on the carcass. A fractured, broken nation. The ghost continues to limp aimlessly in the shadows. The question is: Who will bury it? Every...

Storms upon the Navy Ship

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By ANIEBO NWAMU For little known reasons, the Nigerian Navy has been getting bad press in recent times. I will cite at least four storms behind, upon and ahead the navy ship. It has weathered one or two, and it...
By ANIEBO NWAMU My belief in the efficacy of market forces as the cure for voodoo economics remains unshaken. And so I welcome the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) which came into effect this Monday. What irks me is its lateness...
By TIM AKANO* We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us -- Joseph Campbell When the English scholar and prolific author, Thomas Fuller (1608--1661) argued that...
By ANIEBO NWAMU* In his sixth year as Nigeria’s minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu last Friday announced with glee the renaming of his ministry. With President Buhari’s assent, it’s now the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation...
By ANIEBO NWAMU* By 7pm in a typical Nigerian city, you could catch young people doing at least one of these: working the smartphones for posts on social media, abusing drugs, listening to music, taking alcoholic drinks, advertising half-nakedness in...
By IKE CHIOKE* Nigeria and Nigeria’s friends must speak out on the heightened spate of insecurity in the Southeast now before it is too late. What started as a flickering candlelight is quickly snowballing into a huge forest fire. And...
By ANIEBO NWAMU During the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, angry mobs attacked warehouses in at least nine states and the FCT where food meant to alleviate hunger during lockdowns were stored. The items “looted” were tonnes of foodstuff including rice,...