Senator Ekweremadu’s alleged human, Organ trafficking – why we must exercise caution

Nigerians will not continue to amaze me when in any situation or circunstance, novices, rookies, uneducated (the deplorables quoting US former presidential candidate Senator Hilary Clinton), the educated, ‘pundits,’ ‘wana-be’ journalists / photojournalists, ‘motivational speakers’ and ‘commentators’ suddenly turn into ‘experts’ in psychology, counselling, medical sciences, and law or all of the above in one individual with no clues on what he or she is talking about. The irony is that you could easily read their sentiments and at the same time their tribal/religious/political undertones in what they claimed to…

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Influence of emerging tech on economy and Nation-building

New technologies have over time proven to create opportunities for nation-building and economic growth as they have a direct influence on every sector of the economy. The use of technology facilitates the efficient production of more and better goods and services, which is what economic prosperity depends on. One often wonders what the influence of technology on economics is, and in what ways it has influenced economics and nation-building. Christopher Bond gave a quote a long time ago, that answers these two questions. Bond said, “Advances in technology will continue…

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2023 election: An open note to friends, colleagues in media, Nigerians

By Primus Chuks Igboaka  Gullible fellows, including those in this forum and likewise Nigerians that know what is right or best for our country, but hell-bent supporting wrong candidates for reason that they are from your tribe or your region or because we have selfish connections or expected return on investment from them.  Shame to all of you. You know too well what is good for Nigeria but you allow your emotions and tribalistic instincts and interests  to rule your judgement.  Yes, I am in the US where leadership is…

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Massacre of Catholic Christian worshipers in Owo crossed the red line

By Primus Igboaka Owo Catholic Church Massacre revealed the hypocrisy of the political ruling class in the North. Why the complacency in what we all could collectively either minimize the violence by fanatics Boko Haram now framed and disguised as ‘Herdsmen and Unknown Gun Men?” . Walking up to do my routine meditation and putting some notes on paper less I forget them; the statement by PDP presidential candidate in 2023 election season attracted most my attention. In fact, I was not surprised. Atiku was quoted in a statement that…

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Race to Nikki: Thank you Mr President

Race to Nikki: Thank you Mr President By Frank Meke I have indeed been privileged to eat and dine with kings and Princes. The good book says God will so direct the feet of those whom He loves to so experience such encounter(s). In doing so, I have learnt to listen more to Kings and Princes their thoughts and ideas about many issues of the state and those they govern than the lust of mouth watering dishes on the dinner table. Indeed, I could be a bore and uninspiring dinner…

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Why media monitoring is vital during political campaign

During political campaigns, the media provide an invaluable channel of information between opponents and the public. By providing a pitch for public debate and informing citizens of the policies and platforms of candidates and parties, the media enable voters to make an informed decision when they cast their ballots. Monitoring the media during political campaigns is as important as organizing a campaign. Electoral success is not just anchored on a widespread campaign soliciting votes and support from the masses, monitoring, evaluating and analyzing salient metrics is key to electoral success.…

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Inside National Parks: Thoughts on Goni Ibrahim

By Frank Meke Nigerian National Park service was established by Military Decree 36 of 1991, with five unit Parks , kanji lake, Gashaka Gumti, Old OYO , Chad Basin and Cross River National Parks, at the forefront of what can be described as Nigeria practical effort to protect and manage its natural flora and fauna ecosystem. For the sake those who may be” lost” to the meaning of a ” National Park”, the concept is rooted in the united states’of America where the congress declared Yellow stones as a national…

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Ohaji/Egbema: Mmahu Community at loggerheads with IMC Chairman over imposition of Illegal leadership

To summarily shed light on the above captured subject matter, it is pertinent to intimate you that the unfounded, baseless and illegal action of Hon. Marcel Amadioha has caused crisis and consequently resulted in cult rivalry in the autonomous community of Mmahu, the Traditional headquarters of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, thereby occasioning the cold blooded murder of about seven (7) persons; a prominent amongst these deceased persons, is one Chief Athanasius Nwokocha, who was allegedly murdered by a cult group on the 5th day of July, 2021. That since then,…

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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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