RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA IS TOO LONG TO COME

Nigeria has been a very bad copycat right from its onset as a nation. History is replete with instances of wrong application of adopted systems politically, socially and economically. In government, there has been muddled up attempts at the parliamentarian and the presidential or federal systems. Torn between the two systems of government and in attempting to recreate them as homegrown model the “unitary Federalism” system of government emerged. This has turned out to be a misnomer like all other ideas, philosophies, legislative systems at al., that has ever been…

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GOV. OKOWA’S 57TH NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE ADDRESS

Today, we are gathered to celebrate this great national event, the 57th independence anniversary of our dear country. It is the day we got freedom from British colonial rule. The freedom did not come on a platter. It was a product of sustained struggle by the founding fathers of this great country. 2. Let us once again, salute those people who fought for the independence of our country by rededicating ourselves to the service of this great nation. In the last 57 years, our country has made reasonable strides in…

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BIAFRA: IPOB, THE NIGERIAN ARMY ,THE EASTERN GOVERNORS

The main centre of discussion is Nnamdi Kanu. For some time now, Kanu has become a bone of contention, a thorn in Nigerian’s flesh demanding for secession of Biafran state as his momentous agitation gains attraction from both local and international communities. He has succeeded in attracting sympathy from so many important figures in Nigeria, that people now support the secession of Biafra even when some are not going to be part of the said Biafra. All these started when he was arrested and detained by Buhari’s administration until he…

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VIEWPOINT: HOW VOTERS RAPE DEMOCRACY

By Morka Kelvin Onyeka Democracy is simply a rule or leadership that involves the majority. In a wider description, it is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives among themselves to form a governing body such as a parliament. Another school of thought, particularly Political Science, describes it as ‘a government of the people by the people and for the people’. The above definitions indicate that democracy is characterized by the people. It’s equally worth nothing that election is peculiar to democracy. In…

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NIGERIAN YOUTHS, I TEND TO DISAGREE WITH YOU!

-The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn — Alvin Toffler, the Third Wave. One of the greatest companions of man in the journey of life is optimism. This has helped man in his daily plans and projections. But being optimistic which is good in most cases takes a dangerous trend when its operational matrix is outside the scope of a calculated risk that could be managed or mitigated. This is the level where some…

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OIL DISCOVERY BROUGHT CURSES TO NIGERIA—Engr. Ukpere

Engr. Monday Mark Ukpere, is an international business man based in Germany, an indigene of Aliokpu Community in Ika South LGA of Delta State. His quest in bringing developmental training programmes to Ika land is based on his exposure and discoveries of various developmental programmes in the Western World; hence the need to create a platform that will encourage people to look for ways to build up careers that will give Ika indigenes and Nigerians the positive publicity that we have been asking for over the years. Engr. Monday Ukpere…

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NIGERIA ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT (FOTE) The country called Nigeria is boarded to the North by Niger to the East by Cameroon, to the West by Republic of Benin and to the South by the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria occupies an area of 923,768.64sq km and lies roughly between latitudes 5ON and 13ON and between longitudes 2.5OE and 14OE. According to 2006 census, Nigeria population was about 140 million. The climate is humid sub-tropical with two seasons (dry season usually from November to March and rainy season usually from April to October).…

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NIGERIAN YOUTHS; BUILDING THE NATION OF OUR DREAMS

With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections in Nigeria appears to be comical, yet laced with trepidation. Many Nigerian youths of the country who were not of age in 2015 will get the chance to vote for the first time, while those who voted last time out will want to activate their dreams in another call for ‘change;’ this time for the…

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THE DANGERS OF BUILDING A NATION WITHOUT THE YOUTHS

Jerome -Mario Utomi, To think that every aphorism is applied as expressed is synonymous with believing that the lion will not charge at you just because you are a vegetarian. This brings to the fore the maxim ”the youths are the leaders of tomorrow” frequently mouthed by political leaders in Africa and Nigeria in particular, but hardly work to make it a reality. Currently, with the exception of Joseph Kabila, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is a little above 43 years of age and could be…

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WOBBLING TRIPOD AND DOCTRINE OF “TRINITY”

One of the most challenging riddles I grappled with during my formative years was the doctrine of “Trinity”. It was during my catechism class as a Catholic (Christian) and the topic of “Trinity” posed a huge task to me. This doctrine is a dogma which teaches that God, the supreme being, is actually three persons in one .These three persons, as I was later told, are God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit coexisting as one entity sharing equality in substance, essence and divinity . As…

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