If Only The Road Could Wail

By Sunny Awhefeada The present intervention owes its title to Niyi Osundare’s If Only the Road Could Talk, a collection of sublime poems engendered by his minstrelsy peregrination. Osundare, the master poet and philosopher, rethinks and reworks metaphors and myths to create an alluring tapestry of poetic experience which put Africa, Asia and Europe in one long and memorable cartographic canvass. Lyricized and romanticized in the poems that populate the pages of the collection are people and places to which the road brings the bard. The road is the nexus…

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Obasanjo’s Coalition For National Swindle

By Sunday Awhefeada, When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president and third term seeker wrote his acerbic letter then President Goodluck Jonathan sometime in December 2013 the opinions of Nigerians were divided. While some praised him for his perceived courage others slammed him saying he lacked the moral capital to write such a letter to pontificate on what constitutes good and bad leadership. The former admitted that Obasanjo was politically and morally leprous, but that Nigerians should separate the message from the messenger! Those who flayed Obasanjo’s motive for writing the…

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Effective Leadership, Panacea To Africa’s Development- Dr. Nwafor

By Victor Bieni A Lecturer and researcher, Department of human resource management, City University Cotonou, Dr. Simon Nwafor has said that the only way African Continent can develop is through effective Leadership. Dr. Nwafor, the Delta State born researcher who doubled as the Director of Students Affairs of the great institution spoke to our reporter in Asaba, Delta State Capital stated that Leadership is key factor in good governance and successful implementation of public sector mandate. The University DON stated further that the answer to numerous questions on why African…

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Xenophobic Attack: Sen. Uzor Kalu Calls For The Closure Of MTN, DSTV, Shoprite In Nigeria

The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has called for South African businesses in Nigeria to be shut down if the latest wave of xenophobic attacks persist. Kalu described as wicked and mindless the onslaught visited upon Nigerians by South Africans since violence broke out last Sunday in Johannesburg, noting that arresting the attackers is not enough. He decried the attackers’ justifications for the attrocities that foreigners are taking their jobs, saying if Nigerians are not allowed to peacefully conduct their businesses, the SA businesses in the country including…

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FBI, Nigerian Fraudsters And Other Stories – Reuben Abati

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such scale, texture, volume, and depth, not at intervals but at an alarming pace and regularity, not just in one country or continent, but from continent to continent, country to country, giving such impression that perhaps apart from the traditional Cosa…

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The man, Onoriobe Peter And His Continuous Quest To Help The Less Privilege In The Society Through His NGO, ‘Peter’s Mission For The Less Privilege

By Choice Grandball, To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality and the end result of kindness is that it draws people to you, it is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. Peter’s Mission for the Less privilege, a non-governmental organization believes in passion which has become a reality that has drawn people from all walks of life to the NGO, irrespective religion, tribe and culture. Although the founder of Peters mission for the…

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Nigeria African First Journalist To Interview Jimmy Carter, Sir Othihiwa Is Dead

Veteran Journalist, and former Daily Times, AIT General Manager, Sir Odafe Othihiwa Is Dead. He passed on this morning at the age of 77. He left an indelible mark in Journalism in Nigeria as a news guru. According to statement by the family, Sir Odafe Othihiwa, a knight of St. Augustine until his death was a father who will be missed by all. The Veteran was Lagos State Editor of the Nigerian Observer for many years. And in Daily Times Of Nigeria Plc, he served in various capacities as City…

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Pay Me My Pension,104-year-Old World War Army Appeals To President Buhari

A 104-year-old World War ll veteran of the Nigerian Army, Adama Aduku, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to pay his pension 62 years after being retired. Aduku who was conferred with the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award at the 2019 Army Day Celebration in Lagos made the appeal at Lagos. While speaking to journalists at the event, he lamented that since he was discharged as a Private from the Nigerian Army in 1957 he was yet to receive his pension, NAN reports. “I joined…

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Fmr Liberia Vice President, Chrisland University VC Recieve ICWLS Global Awards

By Victor Bieni Abeokuta- The two – days intensive International Conference 24th- 25th June, 2019, a gathering of “Who is Who” in Africa and other part of the world distinguished two illustrious African son and daughter, gave global recognition to the Ex- Liberian Vice President, Sir Joseph Nyuma Boakai as the Most Notable and outstanding Leader of the 21st Century and the Vice Chancellor, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Professor Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola as the Most Notable and outstanding Professor of phamarcologist of the 21st Century by the Leadership of International…

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GEJ Questions Osinbajo Pastoral Calling

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called the pastoral calling of Nigeria Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to question over some statement accredited to him while he was in United States of America to meet with his counterpart. The vice-president had in the course of trumping the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in the course his trip to the United States claimed that “As at 2010, Nigeria had about 112.7million people living in extreme poverty. Nothing in place, there was no Social Investment Programme, there was no social security, no…

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