Okechukwu Emeh, Jr
These are not the best of times for Nigeria. The polity is currently enmeshed in rapidly metastasizing cancer of political intolerance, economic uncertainty occasioned by international crude oil prices that have plunged to a new low and terror campaign by Boko Haran religious sect whose activities have brought a calamity of evil through massive bloodshed and depredation.
Emeka Umeagbalasi, et al
The attention of leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has been drawn to a lawsuit threat letter (for libel) addressed to the Management of Daar Communications Limited;
It is not all a lost battle as we still have people who govern with the fear of God, play by the rules, and stringently adopt the accepted norms and constitutional dictates and stipulations.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, a brainchild of the General Yakubu Gowon’s military administration, was conceived in 1973 as a way to address the major fallouts of the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970).
It was the late Kwame Nkrumah who admonished his fellow Ghanaians to “seek ye first the political kingdom, and all things shall be added to you”. When Nkrumah made that statement during the struggle for Ghana’s independence, he meant that political independence would be a prerequisite for other improvements and development.
The Abia Charter of Equity as it affects Abia South Senatorial Zone, peopled by a good half of the Ukwa na Ngwa is a much talked about issue. Since the Governor, His Excellency Chief T. A. Orji took a positive stance on the issue, drumming it up like a religious matter, many who lost their voices in the heat of challenges, have completely regained and are now expounding and exhorting.
It is no longer news that the Nigerian economy is currently experiencing a downward trend. The current fall in global prices of crude oil, a major source of revenue for the country, has serious implications for the country’s economy.
Chiedu Uche Okoye
Last year, 2014, Nigeria commemorated its 100 years of existence. It was an epochal event as well as a milestone in the chequered history of Nigeria. Since 1914, our variant of democracy, which was truncated and interrupted by military coups severally, has kept on evolving. In 1960, when Nigeria became a sovereign nation, we’re practising parliamentary system of government.
All eyes are now on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as the 2015 general elections loom. There have been lots of apprehensions among many stakeholders on the ability of the electoral body to deliver credible and acceptable polls come February this year.
I will like to start this disinterested intervention in the media feud between Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, with a full disclosure:
I struggled within myself whether I should really write this article or simply call Soludo and give him my piece of mind on his exchanges with Dr Okonjo-Iweala. The conflict was on whether, as a public intellectual, I should dabble into the debate and say my mind or bypass it out of loyalty to a friend.