Opinion

ABC of Civil Resistance

ABC of Civil Resistance

ABC of Civil Resistance Civil resistance is a powerful way for people to fight for their rights, freedom, and justice—without the use of violence. When people wage civil resistance, they use tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass protests, and many other nonviolent actions to withdraw their cooperation from an oppressive system. Throughout history and in the present day, civil resistance movements have forced change to happen, even against powerful opponents who are willing to use violence. They disrupt business as usual, shift the behavior and loyalties of a system’s defenders, and cause bystanders to side with the movement. In the…
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Opinion: Ikechi Emenike and his burden of unguarded temperament, by Agu Ndukwe Orji

Opinion: Ikechi Emenike and his burden of unguarded temperament, by Agu Ndukwe Orji

Like a Cannon Fodder , it's pitiable Chief Ikechi Emenike could descend so low in a desperate attempt to score cheap political points and attempt to misguide the judgement of unsuspecting members of the public in his letter of reply to the invitation extended to him by the National Reconciliation Committee of APC led by H.E Senator Abdullahi Adamu ( former Govermor of Nasarawa State). Against the run of play, enstranged Chief Emenike whimsically abandoned the subject of his invitation and resorted to grandstanding and needless vituperation against the former Govermor of Abia State and Distinguished Senate Chief Whip Senator…
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OPINION: Abia State And The Albatross Called Pension: Man’s Inhumanity To Man, By Amos Kalu

OPINION: Abia State And The Albatross Called Pension: Man’s Inhumanity To Man, By Amos Kalu

By Amos Kalu In Abia State of today, the term "Pension" is defined as, and has come to be associated with men/women who served the government during their heys days, but who have either died, dying or undecided whether to die or not, due to the circumstances they have found themselves in (though not of their own making), but have no option than to resign to fate and face life of frustration after service. During my Yuletide holidays in Ohafia, I was opportune to witness and understand the cries, the woes, the intrigues and the level of politics wrapped around…
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Chieftaincy Confernment on Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Ohafia Rejoice, By Idika Michael

Chieftaincy Confernment on Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Ohafia Rejoice, By Idika Michael

By Idika Michael A man endowed with the virtue of charity is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. He is humble, humane, philanthropic and powerful; such a person excels in whatever he does. He loves, cares, perseveres and feels the pulse of others, especially the youth and down trodden. Such is an epitome virtue of Dr. Chidia Maduekwe. Hence, on Sunday, 2nd January 2022, all roads leading to Ohafia clan were busy for the conferment of chieftaincy title of Ishinka Ohafia by Ohafia Council of Monarchs on this erudite man of excellence, wisdom and intelligence and stardom. Having represented…
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Union Bank Takeover: Customers/Nigerians Kick As Indians Are Set To Head New Titan Trust Bank

Union Bank Takeover: Customers/Nigerians Kick As Indians Are Set To Head New Titan Trust Bank

Union Bank Takeover: Customers/Nigerians Kick As Indians Are Set To Head New Titan Trust Bank Customers of Union Bank plc have expressed worry over Union Bank of Nigeria, UBN Plc, being managed by a Non Nigerian as Titan Trust Bank Limited, a two-year old private bank, acquires 89.39 percent equity previously held by core investors in the 105 years old first generation bank. Total News 24 investigation reveals that that the new investors in Union Bank claim that they are a foreign entity and are planning to place a non-Nigerian in the helm of affairs in our Union Bank. Atlas…
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Chief Umeh Kalu, SAN vs Ukpai Ukairo Esq: Put Your Sword Back In Its Place, But Don’t Throw It Away, By Ambassador Chief (Dr) Olugu Ukpai

Chief Umeh Kalu, SAN vs Ukpai Ukairo Esq: Put Your Sword Back In Its Place, But Don’t Throw It Away, By Ambassador Chief (Dr) Olugu Ukpai

It was Professor Chinua Achebe who postulated: When two brothers fight, a stranger reaps the harvest. I have been following with deep concern the now disturbing altercations between two brothers and eminent sons of Ohafia in their own respective regards. What readily come to my mind were the words of wisdom in Achebe’s Arrow of God: “Have you not heard that when two brothers fight a stranger reaps the harvest”? Achebe was referring to the kind of inner house chat that one’s parents, especially, mothers normally have with their warring children when they fight in public while their enemies watch…
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State Of Abia: The Takeaways From Umeh Kalu’s Obtrusive Engagement

State Of Abia: The Takeaways From Umeh Kalu’s Obtrusive Engagement

By Odo Ijere The startling but very revealing open letter of the 1st of December to the Governor of Abia State by Barrister Umeh Kalu will perhaps be another chart burster coming from God's Own State after the unsavory remission of the Ikpeazu N500 disaster. Barrister Umeh Kalu SAN has indeed by this open letter added brilliant and explosive footnote in the annals of Abia contemporary history which feats he never could achieve as Abia State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. For the great people of Abia State, Umeh Kalu's letter is only reminiscent to Olusegun Obasanjo's seminal to…
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OPINION: The appalling show of shame by the government on their reaction to the #EndSars report, by Chief Patrick Eholor

OPINION: The appalling show of shame by the government on their reaction to the #EndSars report, by Chief Patrick Eholor

The appalling show of shame by the government on their reaction to the #EndSars report, by Chief Patrick Eholor On the promise by the government to look into the petition by the Nigerian youths that led to the #EndSars demonstrations, the Lagos state government took the lead and set up a tribunal to examine the matter seriously without bias and came out with a truthful report that will heal the wounds and fashion a way foward to avoid a repeat of such an ugly incident. Police brutality was the chief anchor by Nigerian youths to portray their anger about misgovernance…
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OPINION: The Dilemma Of Democratic Rule In Africa- Recent Coup D’etat By The Military In Some African Countries In Perspective, By Chief Patrick Eholor

OPINION: The Dilemma Of Democratic Rule In Africa- Recent Coup D’etat By The Military In Some African Countries In Perspective, By Chief Patrick Eholor

OPINION: The Dilemma Of Democratic Rule In Africa- Recent Coup D’etat By The Military In Some African Countries In Perspective, By Chief Patrick Eholor The coming of the millennium ushered in the quick eradication of military rule in most if not all African countries. Military participation in governance became unfashionable and obsolete. The long era of military involvement in governance saw truncated growth and advancement of democratic principles and sustainable infrastructural and economic growth. Human capital development and quality of life was minimally jeopardized. Military rule is a government forced on the people through coup d’etat. It’s a very unpopular…
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Opinion: Anambra State In Perspective, By Chief Patrick Eholor

Opinion: Anambra State In Perspective, By Chief Patrick Eholor

Situated in the South-East of Nigeria and prides as the Light of the Nation, with an industrious business savvy population and elites of Nigeria in different fields. A state with nationalists that staked their entire lives and resources for the freedom and independence of our great country, Nigeria. Her people spread across the landscape of Nigeria contributing immensely to nation building, infrastructural and economic growth. With high mobility across Nigeria, they are very visible and progressive people. Their quest for human development and freedom has attracted a juxtaposition of love and hate among compatriots. Their historical length as a people…
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