Friday, May 27, 2022
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...
By ANIEBO NWAMU It has taken covid-19 for everyone to know that Nigeria is a failed state. In a matter of three or four months ahead, those who have been living in denial will have no cause to doubt what...
By CHUKWUMA CHARLES SOLUDO* This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra etc., the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Even the oracle in my village can correctly predict the state of the nation’s economy by the third quarter of this year. The IMF therefore deserves no compliment for projecting that Nigeria would enter its worst recession in 30 years....
By PATRICIA SCOTLAND* Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty. In homes, thousands of families are anxiously awaiting a phone call from a...