Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Andy Uba’s governorship quest: Desire or destiny?

July 28, 2021 Victor Afam Ogene 0

John Lennon, the famous British singer, of the Beatles fame, must have foreseen the future when many years ago he penned down the immutable lines: “There’s nowhere you can be, that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” These lines succinctly speak true of the contemporary times, especially at it relates to the November 6, 2021, Anambra state governorship election. As Read More

Auwalu Uba’s golden touch at BASUG

July 28, 2021 Mukhtar Aliyu 0

Before the establishment of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG) in 2011, many Bauchi state students who finished secondary schools ended their academic career as diploma, higher diploma and certificate holders as the federal government owned Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi is a university of technology that offers engineering programmes and few science and management courses thereby leaving those Read More

Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu: Minister with a difference

July 26, 2021 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

Barely two years ago, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, FCT. Leaders are born, not made, according to a school of thought. Yet, we are educated in the development school which elucidates the values of knowledge, conviction and willpower as instruments to shatter barriers and erect structures and Read More

The suspension of private NCE licenses overdue

July 26, 2021 Tajudeen Ahmad Tijjani 0

The Bauchi state government has indeed taken the bull by the horns by suspending the licenses of all private national colleges of education, NCE, awarding colleges. It’s an established fact that any society that does not prioritise education will retrogress. The state government’s decision is indeed a welcome development at this juncture. All private NCE granting institutions have had their Read More

Unmasking the real enemies of electoral reform

July 26, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

In a democracy, there is nothing that can be more reassuring than the confidence that one’s vote counts or that the genuine wishes of the people are respected in every electoral contest. Even the unscrupulous critics agree that electronic transmission of election results is not only strategic to strengthened and deepened democracy but in vogue, the world over. Among others, Read More

Umeoji: APGA’s man on a mission to consolidate, expand development in Anambra

July 26, 2021 Pius Odogwu 0

The battle for who will occupy the Anambra State Government House after the current state governor, Willie Obiano, completes his constitutionally allowed eight years of two terms is gathering momentum with different politicians and political parties scheming to outdo one another. According to the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties interested in fielding candidates for Read More

Ochefu, redefining governance in Benue

July 25, 2021 Ekpo Edache 0

Madam Wandoo Terna, not real name, a 52-year old widow and mother of four pretty children from Igbor in Gwer local government area of Benue state who due to poor governance in Benue state since the advent of democracy in 1999, finds it hard to provide ample resources to cater for her four children. Recently, she came out boldly to Read More

Is IMSUBEB appointment statutory or tenured?

July 25, 2021 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

When Chief Rochas Okorocha became the Governor of Imo state in 2011, he appointed Dr. (Mrs.) Uche Ejiogu as the Executive Chairman of the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB). Before the expiration of Okorocha’s first tenure of four years, Dr. Uche Ejiogu was removed as the IMSUBEB chairman. She was replaced with Mrs. Getrude Oduka. Dr. Uche Ejiogu was Read More

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Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 22, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

ITF and how not to reward a patriot

July 22, 2021 Benedict Aguele 0

The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, has been in the news of late for leading a revolution in the technological space in the country. One of the reasons is the recent launch of made in Nigeria Android phone, ITF Mobile with 100% locally sourced materials. I was impressed, to say the least, and that ignited my interest in the ITF, and Read More

Is IMSUBEB appointment statutory or tenured?

July 22, 2021 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

When Chief Rochas Okorocha became the Governor of Imo state in 2011, he appointed Dr. (Mrs.) Uche Ejiogu as the Executive Chairman of the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB). Before the expiration of Okorocha’s first tenure of four years, Dr. Uche Ejiogu was removed as the IMSUBEB chairman. She was replaced with Mrs. Getrude Oduka. Dr. Uche Ejiogu was Read More

As ‘The Eagles’ celebrate GbaramatuVoice at 6…

July 22, 2021 Jerome-Mario Utomi 0

Recently, I read with excitement, a statement by management of Gbaramatu Publishing Company Limited, owners of GbaramatuVoice newspaper, announcing the programmes for its forthcoming 6th Annual lectures/Niger Delta Awards event slated for Tuesday August 10, 2021, by 10am, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos state. The statement which was signed by Jacob Abai, the GbaramatuVoice publisher, among Read More

Urgent need to create preaching regulatory agency

July 22, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

One minor issue yet mighty one that continually causes crisis in most parts of Nigeria and most especially in the north is the religious difference partly because as the region is home to majority Muslim and minority Christians in some states and vice versa. Nigerians in their culture respect and revere religious leaders than any other person in their lives. Read More

Allegations of certificate forgery and our entropy state

July 22, 2021 Musa Wada 0

How dare you become so outstanding? Why do you want to approach the game with a different rule? Who the hell do you think you are to introduce us to your imaginary dawn of a new era of responsibility? Damn your passion for business unusual. We don’t wanna have all of that here. Why? Perhaps, because there can only be Read More

Tax credit as catalyst for development

July 22, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

It is no longer strange to Nigerians that the country is engulfed in life threatening crimes such as terrorism, banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling, rape and a lot more that have become a cog in the wheel of progress of Nigeria and Nigerians. Similarly, the dwindling oil prices triggered by global economic melt down and recession have Read More

Electoral Act: Where is APC’s progressivism?

I wonder why the All Progressives Congress, APC, senators mostly stood against the clause that sought to operationalise the electronic transmission of election results.I thought APC was supposed to embody the ideals of political progressivism and was not created and sold to the people as a mere alternative political party with almost the same modus operandi as the others. I Read More

Curbing pornographic addiction among youths

July 22, 2021 Usman Abdullahi Koli 0

Some months ago, there was a trending challenge on social platforms where ladies made posts, dancing naked using a deemed red bulb light. The challenge tagged “silhouette challenge”, is indisputably moral decadence perhaps because of poor parental care that has sunk our morality and virtue into shameless acts.  Obviously as it is, the situation has been observed for many years since, Read More

Open letter to NLC, NUJ, et al…

July 21, 2021 Abdullahi Musa 0

My hope is that since NUJ, NLC have a history of standing up for the rights of their members, ordinary citizens, it is in order for an ordinary citizen like me to call their attention to the need for them to come forward to rescue Nigeria from the precipice. Let us say for simplicity sake that there are only two Read More

Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 21, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

Letter to the Chief of Army Staff

July 21, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Dear Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, Sir, I join Nigerians in their numbers to sincerely congratulate you on your recent appointment as the 22nd Nigeria Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). This came on the heels of the unfortunate death of your predecessor Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers in an ill-fated plane crash in Kaduna. Your appointment to the exalted Read More

Dikwa: The unsung patriot

July 21, 2021 Haruna Owoicho 0

The place of history in our present day technological society to every citizen or indigene of our present day global social order cannot be overemphasised. This so because the society itself is evolving by every ticking of the clock! As it does, so humanity that serves as the major species in it keeps striving hard to meet up and as Read More

Rickets and the call to serve

July 21, 2021 Goodhead Oche 0

No doubt as time rolls by, days break on others and weeks move into months, months into years and years into decades etc, some individuals, especially leaders we grew up to meet or heard about either in our quest for knowledge or moonlight stories, will of course continue to stand tall in our hearts and even in the larger society. Read More