Saturday, December 3, 2022
By ANIEBO NWAMU After 10 years as Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde is running for a third term in office via an election set for October 18. The opposition have been raising dust since the president’s party, RPG, made known his...
By ANIEBO NWAMU A society is judged by the way it treats the helpless, not by the way it treats the comfortable. That’s why a lot could be said about the new agency created last month: National Commission for Persons...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has become a household name in the country, apparently because she is in charge of a ministry in which everyone has a stake. Covid-19’s emergence shortly after the Muhammadu Buhari administration created the...
By UDEME NANA* A lot of folks, particularly digital natives who do not know much history and how presidential executives function, lived comfortably and  didn't understand the noise surrounding the work of the late Abba Kyari,  former chief of staff...
By UDEME NANA Sunny Okosun’s song of despair, “Which Way Nigeria?”, bemoans the regression seen in the country since after independence until 1986, the year I first listened to the song. Were he still alive, the musical icon would have...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Even as farming is just starting in most parts of the north, my farms in the southeast have since received sufficient doses of the “medicine” necessary for bountiful harvests. At just N5, 000 per 50kg bag, fertiliser...
By ANIEBO NWAMU The impact of covid-19 on international shipping has been harsh. And it is not likely to go away in the next two years, just as the dreaded pandemic won’t. In the face of dwindling revenues from oil,...
By UDEME NANA It's the milestone season and it’s usual for one to take stock. Some would review and measure different eras, different persons and styles with a view to handing down verdicts. Others might focus on key performance indices as...
By ANIEBO NWAMU In this season of job cuts and reforms occasioned by covid-19, resentments are bound to occur even in the best-organised institution. This, I believe, is the reason for what looks like a media war waged by some...

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By ANIEBO NWAMU You could drive round Nigeria with fresh human heads tucked in your vehicle’s booth and still escape detection at the several checkpoints manned by police, soldiers, road marshals, customs men and even local vigilante. Just keep assorted...