• Delta at 30
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    ‍ Last month, precisely on August 27, Delta marked its 30th anniversary as a state. A ceremony for buntings and banners. A moment for confetti and colour-scape. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa bears the historical fortune of overseeing the state on its 30th birthday. And he did what had never been done before. Aside the rituals of speeches, memorials ...
  • Nigeria is crying blood
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    September 5, 2021 The nation sunk deeper into the abyss of despondency under Buhari. He has scored an all-season high in nepotism; an all-time low in economic management. And he, by himself, herded the nation to the crudest level on insecurity Were Nigeria a man, he would be one hell of an irresponsible man, a ...
  • national
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    August 29, 2021 The Nigeria public service is a theatre of the serio-comic, of absurdities. Most of the institutions are never the fancy of the people. Two key institutions, the National Assembly, NASS, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, came under public radar recently. Both are notorious in peculiar ways. NASS and INEC have ...
  • Opobo Road
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    July 5, 2021 The Governor recalled how he made a promise during his 2014 campaign visit to Opobo kingdom. He paid glowing tribute to Dr. Peter Odili for conceiving the Unity Road project, stressing that without the foresight of Dr. Odili, it would have been difficult for his administration to complete the Opobo axis of ...
  • Noah Dallaji Initiative
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    July 4, 2021 This is the context in which the Dallaji initiative which brought the high and mighty in world entertainment especially football to Bauchi is not only an act of courage but a show of patriotism and commitment to humanity. Anybody fretting over insecurity in the north east and its negative impact on tourism ...
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    June 27, 2021 The university is a place where the mind is allowed to wander in ceaseless adventure; a place of research, intense and extensive study; a concourse of humanity of diverse leanings and learning, philosophy and beliefs; a place where the indigent co-exists with the affluent; a place where intellectual radicalism clashes with cerebral ...
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    June 22, 2021 Two years of Sanwo-Olu has triggered an infrastructure revolution in a state that knows no sleep. Some folks have argued that some of the commissioned projects were initiated by Sanwo-Olu’s predecessors. So what? The very fact that he did not abandon those projects to start ‘his own’ projects speaks to the character ...
  • Governor Okowa listens
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    MAY 16, 2021 ‘Six years in office it’s obvious that Okowa has not stopped listening to people; he loves engagement with different audiences; he loves scouring through the social media space to get a feel of the people of Delta. Little wonder, in his first six years, Deltans are already singing his praises as the ...
  • Microsoft
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    May 10, 2023 BY KEN UGBECHIE Good news heals a heavy heart. Like the latest news of Microsoft investing in Nigeria to upskill five million Nigerians in three years. That’s good news in a season of gloom. While we congratulate the Nigerian government for pulling this through, we must not fail to interrogate the unseen ...
  • Press Freedom
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    Every May 3, is World Press Freedom Day. It’s a global feast initiated by the United Nations to mark press freedom and draw global attention to the challenges of the press. The special Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. It’s a reminder to ...