The clamour for the creation of state police by state governors and civil society groups wouldn’t have been an issue in recent years if the centralized police had not been involved in partisan politics.
The fear that governors may hijack and convert state police into personal... more →
In a country where the citizenry do not ask hard questions, one can commit blue murder and walk away with it. In some cases, he can be garlanded for bravery and lionized for heroism as we have become accustomed to seeing in Nigeria. But a land where citizens do not ask questions or... more →
Road Trading at Oyigbo express junction, Rivers State (Photo by Odimegwu Onwumere)
Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s Rivers State is with about 90 percent of its
residents living beneath poverty line. Doubtlessly, this could have
necessitated the reason the state has been witnessing expansion... more →
Nigerian politicians are hyping 2015 with many of them recently picking up
forms for different elective positions from their different political
parties. This move is being laced with many of them sermonising their
manifestoes that are appealing to the ears and arresting hearts, at... more →
The consensus among the pundits is that the outcome of 2015 elections is a foregone conclusion for the current administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The pundits just like 2003,2007 and 2011 are predicting the outcome of the upcoming elections on one thing only: past performance as... more →
The 54th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence was a day of silence for me. I didn’t have the stomach to leave any comment on Facebook or Twitter. Two or three friends and family members sent me texts of felicitation. Demure, I merely wrote back: Thanks!
But at the back of my... more →
As the 2015 general election draws close, we have seen an influx of different campaign groups all over the country. Top on the list is Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, an ally of the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with one mission, re elect Good Luck Jonathan... more →
Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has been fighting a political
battle with the presidency and its arsenal of political impostors that many
Nigerians thought that by now he would have surrendered. But hardly does a
warrior surrender in a battle that he finds to be just unless... more →
It is unmistakably secure to walk through the den of the Islamic sect
called Boko Haram than drive on most roads in the South-East and
South-South, especially on the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway.
Many motorists have constantly related their bad ordeals while plying the
pit-of-hell. ... more →
“Ex-Governor Storms Capital; Declares Intention to Return to Government House”
By the way, the above caption is mine. But I will not be surprised if many newspapers have this as their caption anytime.
Yes, former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Dr Adebayo Alao-Akala “stormed”... more →