Home / Tag Archives: Viewpoint

Tag Archives: Viewpoint

Chinua Achebe: Four years on, how and what do we honour?

By Steve Orji It was hard knock on the spine to wake up and find in the news that Governor Rochas Okorocha had erected a life-size statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Imo State among other yet-to-be-unveiled statues in what seems to be a new gallery of …

Read More »

Nigeria o n’ibaje

By Vincent Uba When in 2006, His Excellency Babatunde Fashola, contested the governorship election of Lagos State, with the slogan “Eko o nibaje”, I tried to find the meaning which I was told was “Lagos must not spoil”. The slogan did not sound serious to me then. It didn’t sound …

Read More »

Nigeria’s debt profile not politically motivated

In an interview published in a national daily (not Vanguard) on Monday, November  6, 2017, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, exercised his inalienable freedom of expression on some national issues, especially in the areas of youth empowerment, citizens’ obligation to pay taxes, …

Read More »

Anambra election: Why Buhari must get it right

By Stan Ekejiuba NIGERIA  is one country which has suffered heavily due to its repeated failure to organise credible and acceptable elections. The fall of the First Republic and the subsequent eruption of the civil war were propelled by the failure of the incumbent Federal Government to organise credible elections, …

Read More »

CAN president: Whose interest?

By Festus Enegide IN a letter dated October 16, 2017 and addressed to Gov. Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, the National General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria,  CAN, Rev. Musa Asake, saluted the governor’s voice of opposition as well as endorsed his presidential declaration of September 28.th …

Read More »

The Iroko tree has fallen: A tribute to Pa JOS Ayomike

“A tree has fallen! A tree has fallen! The young man said to his father. The old man looked and walked in the direction of the fallen tree. This is not just a tree, he said to his son. This is the tree, the tree of all trees. This is …

Read More »

AS APC lauds Ugwuanyi

RECENTLY, members and leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC , converged at the Convention Hall of Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, in solidarity with one of their staunch members from Enugu State, the Nigerian Ambassador to Republic of India with Concurrent Accreditation to Bangladesh and Nepal, Major General Chris Sunday …

Read More »

Nigeria has enough laws to curb hate speeches

By Femi Falana Top officials of the federal government and the various state governments have continued to express concern over the growing wave of hate speeches in the country. To curb the menace, a new law is being proposed which will categorize hate speech as ‘terrorism’. At the last meeting …

Read More »

NFIA Bill: Antidote to Collapse of Anti-Graft War

By Mohammed Isa The suspension of Nigeria and a further threat to expel it from Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in July placed the nation in a fix on the survival or otherwise of the war against corruption which is a cardinal programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. …

Read More »