Who will tell Peter the Son of Obi the Truth?

By Mbakwe I. Mbakwe The Biblical cock has scant crowed thrice and Peter has denied not just his masters but himself as well. Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi has now clearly lost out even before Nigerians file out to cast their ballot; this failure is purely of his own making, and he has only himself to blame and no one else. Like the Biblical Peter, who didn’t realize he was denying Jesus until the third cockcrow brought him to his senses, Peter the son…

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NYSC: May Nigeria never see another Brig Gen Fadah

By Kolawole Anthony On Thursday, November 17th, the reported dismissal of Brigadier-General Muhammad Kukah Fadah as the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps floated the air. After six months of mediocrity, stagnancy, and incompetence, this could ultimately be the watershed moment for the Scheme. Established in 1973 by the Federal Military Government of Gen Yakubu Gowon, the NYSC has evolved into a beacon of national unity and integration, designed to drive the process of carving a nation out of the multiplicity of ethnic nationalities making up the entity, Nigeria.…

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Evaluating NEDC’s efforts in flood response

By Nkechi Odoma The impact of flooding in communities in Yobe and Adamawa states in North East Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized. People were displaced, and farmland was submerged in what could be regarded as one of the worst floodings in North East Nigeria. This is a trying time for communities that have experienced the effect of the Boko Haram insurgency for several years. Now that life is beginning to return to normal, the floods came in torrents, displacing many and with the potential to cause a humanitarian crisis, but for…

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NEMA: Where Habib is redefining governance

By Jacob Ezra The flooding experienced in some parts of the country had devastating effects. People were displaced, sources of livelihood were destroyed, and in some instances, lives were lost. Indeed it was a challenging period in the country as socio-economic activities were also disrupted. Flooding, like other natural disasters, are sometimes beyond our control; however, what is imperative is the preparedness to mitigate the effect of such disasters in affected communities, and the emphasis has always been on mitigating and minimizing the loss of lives and destruction of properties.…

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SECURITY: YAHAYA’S SILENT TRAILS ON INSURGENCY WAR

By Philip Agbese While necessity remains the mother of invention, experience has proven to be the soul attribute of successful leadership. The steady disruption of peace in northern Nigeria by widespread insurgency was a clarion call that needed to be answered by the best and most-effective personality who understood the severity of the challenge. This was a call for one who had led war and is used to the frontlines; a person with a clear distinction between peace and war. Enter General Yahaya Farouk. On May 27 2021, President Muhammadu…

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The gospel according to St. Peter Obi.

By Richard Augustine The slogan; go and verify has been made popular by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party. And he uses it recklessly even when some of the information he is churning out are false. I am not surprised because he is a regular politician. He can go to any length to woo the electorate in return for votes during elections. Peter Obi is good because he is a master of the mind game. He understands the people’s psyche and how and when to make them…

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Who Will Tame Natasha’s Rabidity?

By Abdulsalami Onimisi The recent happenings in Kogi state call for concern. Most times, I wonder how things got to this level, especially in the Kogi Central senatorial district of the state. Some persons have elected to be against the people through the entrenchment of violence. Politics remains the bane of the issues in Kogi central, with Natasha Akpoti at the height of it all. She has constituted herself as a principality that everyone in Kogi Central should defer to. For her, every other person can go to hell in…

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Dangote-gate: X-raying Yahaya Bello’s anti-corruption stand

By Okanga Agila These are interesting times. The Kogi State government had questioned the legality of the 100% takeover of Obajana Cement Company by Dangote Industries Limited. After carefully analyzing the issues at hand, I think that the Kogi State government has a strong case in faulting the alleged takeover of the cement factory by Dangote Industries Limited.Let us start with the origin of what is today known as Dangote Cement Plc. The Cement factory idea was started in 1992 by the Kogi State Government under the late Prince Abubakar…

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Gov Bello, Security And Flurry Of Well Deserved Accolades

By Silas Momoh At all levels of the Nigerian federation, the Constitution thrust the management of security of lives and property on the president, governors and local council leaders. Specifically, Article II of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria vested the executive power of the state in the governor and charges them with the execution of state law. In view of the foregoing, the primary responsibility of any governmemt is first the security of lives and property. The current administration in Kogi State, under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello,…

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Kogi’s Transition To Oil Producing State And Gov Bello’s Midas Approach

By Usman Audu The White Lion, as Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello is fondly called, has four things as his work tools: diplomacy, emotional inteligence, courage and influence. These has helped him to dare and conquer on many fronts. The Wednesday’s announcement, that Kogi, for the first time, has received it’s share of monthly 13 percent derivation, during the weekly State Executive Council meeting at the Lugard House, Lokoja, closes an epic story of governor’s unparalleled and deft power of diplomacy, leadership acumen and emotional inteligence. Though Governor Bello’s…

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