Reflecting on Tuesday’s November 9 rescheduled Ihiala Anambra Gubernatorial Election

By Primus Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio. By a quick of fate and before the postponed November 6, 2021, Gubernatorial election in Anambra State, I have been a proud son of Ihiala with all humility. I have also expressed in all my relationships with others …friends and colleagues (both in Nigeria and in the United States including occasions I spent with them on holidays or on transit in my travels to Nigeria) that in the next world (if there is anything like reincarnation), please God make me an Ebeleri man. Yes,…

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Ground Handling rates & NG Eagle: Stop the interference

By Olumide Ohunayo The media has been awash with the concurrent orders to Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) from the House of Representative committee on aviation, chaired by Hon Nnolim Nnaji asking the regulator to suspend recently approved ground handling rates and the issuance of Air Operating Certificate (AOC) to NG Eagle a new airline promoted by the Asset Management Company Of Nigeria (AMCON). Not to be undone the Senate Committee chairman Senator Smart Adeyemi using his personal letter heading also hurriedly issued same order suspending the issuance of AOC…

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The Nigerian Judiciary; The Lost Hope of the Common Man

By Chief Malcolm E. Omirhobo Esq Learned gentlemen of the legal profession both at the bar and bench, on 27th day of October, 2021, my faith in the Nigerian judiciary was shaken to its  foundation. Today, my high hopes that the Nigerian judiciary is the last  hope of the common man was shattered but nonetheless, I thank my creator that I  managed to retain my sanity to enable me remain undistracted, resolute and undaunted in my quest to seek justice for all. I am not just making sweeping statements but…

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AFCFTA: A voice for Tourism Transportation Summit

In the past two decades, Nigeria has made spirited attempts to generate atmosphere conducive to getting various aspects of the economy on the podium of local and International recognition and buy- in. It started with Federal and state governments trade fairs, and advanced to the international space, where our socioeconomic value chain, became subjects of economic interrogation by foreign investment experts and consumers. Specialized exhibitions and Trade shows became more focal, considering the huge movement of investment circle globally, with investors, discreetly attracted by cheap but educated manpower and a…

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FTAN Nigeria Tourism Award and matters arising

By Frank Meke Nkerewuem Onung, President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), will possibly make our own” Nigerian Guinness books of records” for his strategic and determined efforts to rebrand and refocus the organised tourism practitioners representation and visibility. First, he changed his address from his Cross River state home ground and influence, relocated to Abuja, in order to lead the Federation from the front bit as a tested war General would do. Nkerewuem Onung has a massive thriving tour outfit in Calabar, coupled with piano chords fingers in…

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Eno Dagwor, doing amazing things at CRISPAN hospitality

By Frank Meke. Having travelled and stayed in most top rated hospitality institutions, around the world, hotels in focus, grading and classification of hospitality businesses in Nigeria, takes me off the drift. Indeed, it is a serious business to grade, classify hotels and related enterprises across Nigeria which is as diverse as our culture. Right at the hill top city of Jos and majestically announcing its luxury presence, is a 200 bed hospitality giant, not in the hue of many I had seen or stayed across Nigeria, but off a…

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Women and Youths as fulcrum of development

By Frank Meke. For three days last week in Jos, the Plateau state capital, erudite scholars from Nigerian universities, engaged participants on role of women and Youths on Culture, Peace and National Security. It was a no holds barred exchange of well thought-out and researched papers, some laced with practical street experience, not minding sentiments usually associated with national discourse on issues of peace and national security. Am not a fan of our Professors and egg heads from the academic environment but having been part of this open and sincere…

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‘How we can prevent more deaths from Covid 19’

By Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group With countries around the world struggling and India setting new, devasting records for COVID-19 deaths and cases almost daily, the U.S. government’s decision to share up to 60 million doses from its stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines was an easy one. Now it’s time to make the more difficult choices and truly lead the global fight against this disease. We can do more, and we can do so now. Following a modeling done by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), it suggests that by the end…

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Why Politicians Divide and Create Boundaries for Political Gains in Nigeria

By Primus C. Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio. “Boundry Redistricting” is a Western constitutional practice that today as I write and in the United States is used every ten years to legally redraw the constituent maps to favour the party in power at local, county and state levels. ” Boundary Redistricting” is a congressional act enacted in 1967 in the US . It is the state legislature that has the primary responsibility (not the federal government, the Congress or the President) for creating a redistricting plan in many cases subject to…

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Pilgrimage to Jordan: NCPC boss assures of zero abscondment

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has assured that the Commission’s planned pilgrimage to Jordan would experience zero abscondment during the exercise. He disclosed this recently in Abuja during an interview session with the Press. The NCPC Helmsman, described the pilgrimage to Jordan as a spiritual journey that would be well coordinated and the pilgrims would return back to the country safely. Rev. Pam reiterated that the Commission would strictly observe the COVID 19 protocols required for all pilgrims in Nigeria as well as…

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