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Chibuike Amaechi Was A Promising Young Man

Chibuike Amaechi Was A Promising Young Man

🕔05:47, 25.May 2019

I have met and interviewed Mr. Chibuike Amaechi on several occasions. The last time we talked was in Providence Rhode Island during one of Achebe’s Colloquiums. My goal at that interview was to present Governor Amaechi with facts that I thought would make him understand that children born in Rivers State should be seen as natives of Rivers State. At the time Rivers State was fabulously rich and was sending indigenes abroad for further education, an Amaechi’s initiative. I argued that if an Owerri man doing business in PH has a child born in Rivers that the child is a Rivers State indigene and that without doubt his grandson also born in Rivers State should be by any definition a Rivers Stater, for that would be three generations. We were at the point where he was about to see my logic until one of his aids interfered with our discussion and spoke to him in Pidgin English which I did not understand. At that point he started to equivocate. We agreed to continue at another time which never came.

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Marriage By Proxy Is Dying

Marriage By Proxy Is Dying

🕔17:49, 24.May 2019

A proxy marriage is a marriage where someone else stands in for the other party. That is, either the bride or the groom is not physically present for the wedding. During the solemnization of the marriage

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On President Goodluck Jonathan: How The Gods Fought For A Man

On President Goodluck Jonathan: How The Gods Fought For A Man

🕔00:56, 24.May 2019

The young Almajiris, denizens of the streets in the North, were learning skills in new schools built for them by Jonathan four years ago. Today, they are an implacable army of ‘bandits’ terrorizing the North.

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IPOB’s Words Of Palm Wine: Stone Igbos Who Fail To Sit-At- Home

IPOB’s Words Of Palm Wine: Stone Igbos Who Fail To Sit-At- Home

🕔01:24, 23.May 2019

The diverse human experiences and artistic dimensions in Chinua Achebe’s works capture how Igbos detest laziness and drunkenness. In the rich Igbo culture and tradition, for example, drunkards are not given a position of authority. They are laughed at for their buffoonery and refusal to work to discourage the young ones in the community from towing that line.

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Nigeria’s Judiciary Is About To FAIL Her Again

Nigeria’s Judiciary Is About To FAIL Her Again

🕔03:28, 18.May 2019

Democracy is functional and useful only when all the three branches, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary are alive and functioning. Especially the judiciary.Coup d’état, anarchy, riots, chaos’s, etc. are results of a failed judicial system. Citizens and residents prefer to settle their differences peacefully via the judicial decisions where the decisions are made in accordance with the constitution.It is now over two months since the Nigerian presidential elections were over and the results announced, and the candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) filed petitions challenged the announced results and claiming victory. But the Nigerian judiciary has failed to make the final decision on who actually is the president elect. In about a month from now the constitution demands that the president elect should be sworn in.

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The Kano Emirate Crisis Is Buhari’s Baby

The Kano Emirate Crisis Is Buhari’s Baby

🕔18:08, 16.May 2019

This pattern of selective justice and vendetta politics was exemplified by Buhari’s apparent shenanigans in the most dramatic bribery incident in the recent Nigerian memory. The central character was the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, the same man babysitting the emirate mess. Lest we forget, Ganduje was caught on camera allegedly receiving bribes in multiple billions of naira. The evidence was overwhelming. The witnesses did not bulge. The whole scene provoked worldwide outrage, as well as mockery for the war against corruption under Buhari. And the situation demanded action from both the state and federal levels. Very stunningly, instead of condemning the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari shocked the world by showering massive encomiums on the rogue governor.

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If They Say Yes And Religion Says No

If They Say Yes And Religion Says No

🕔11:04, 16.May 2019

“Knowing Me, Knowing You” was one of the hit tracks of the legendary group “ABBA”. The song writers must have taken their time to discover what the heart breaks does to the soul. The lyrics explain how “what was sweet and cherished becomes bitter and disdainful”. Can we say love will always be what we want it to be? When two hearts decide to merge and live as one life, do we ever think of the possibilities of cold nights, long unnecessary silence or the boredom of sharing a space with a partner? Only the brave will admit that they fall out of love and seek separation after they have gone pass their limits of holding on. So before anyone says “I do”, the families often grill them to find out if they are basing actions on fiction or substance. And what happens when religion says “No” to such anticipated blissful union?

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IPOB Is Using The Politics Of Fear To Manipulate Ndigbo

IPOB Is Using The Politics Of Fear To Manipulate Ndigbo

🕔03:54, 15.May 2019

IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu clearly understand this. They have, thus, mastered the skill of using fear to circumvent logic across Igbo land. They have hijacked the higher-brain capacity for critical thinking and reason of many Igbos.

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Giuliani Invites Ukraine: Was 911 Also Invitational?

Giuliani Invites Ukraine: Was 911 Also Invitational?

🕔16:47, 13.May 2019

A man who sought to profit from 911 terrorist attack by foreign actors is now proactively courting and inviting the help of foreign actors to attack America’s electoral system

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Press Freedom: Fact Or Fiction?

Press Freedom: Fact Or Fiction?

🕔11:23, 13.May 2019

It is no longer news that media practitioners in Nigeria recently joined their colleagues the world over to celebrate the annual world Press freedom day. However, what made the celebration remarkable was President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of the event to render in both simple and eloquent language words of admonition to the practitioners.

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