VIEWPOINT: PLAYING TO THE GALLERY – Odiase

There are many of us whose main occupation is to play to the gallery. Wherever we are, we draw undue attention to ourselves, to feel relevant and be able to foist our assumed relevance on others. We use antics of all sorts to achieve our objectives. To us the players, it is a profession, not merely main occupation or a pastime. Were our motives altruistic, we probably wouldn’t appear so clownish and ridiculous. We nauseatingly scheme for recognition and for elevation on the social ladder. Our antics include, (but are…

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BUDGET PADDING: SCANDALOUS AND FALSE –Okowa

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has described the allegation of a blank 2017 Budget by an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Dr Cairo Ojogbou as false. Fielding questions from Journalists shortly after presenting 2018 budget proposal to the Delta State House of Assembly, Governor Okowa noted that Dr. Ojougbo’s allegation is devoid of intellectual content. His administration was accused of operating a blank 2017 budget. But, reacting for the first time, Governor Okowa said, “In the first instance, I will not react to comments made by somebody who,…

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