Samuel Jereton Mariere: 50 Years After

By  Sunny Awhefeada     Many of us were not born when Chief Samuel Jereton Mariere died on 9th May 1971. But we grew up with his name as a staple in our menu of formal and informal education in every Midwest, later Bendel and now Edo and Delta school and homestead. My parents’ generation and an earlier one could tell their children and grandchildren the story of Chief Samuel Adjereaton (Jereton) Mariere who served the Urhobo, Midwest and Nigeria. Our parents and grandparents told the story and it is…

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Bob Marley: The Legend Lives On 39 Years After

By Sunday Apah     Robert Nesta Marley was born on the 6th of February 1945 in the Saint Ann Parish of Jamaica . His father Norval Sinclair Marley was a white man in his 50s and his mother Cedella Booker was a black woman who was 18 years old. Due to this, he suffered a lot of racial prejudice in his childhood. Although his father provided the family with financial support, he was away most of the time on his work related trips. Bob Marley was ten years old…

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Analysis & Opinion: On A Darkling Plain

By Sunny Awhefeada,   If one were to write an abstract on Nigeria the resonating keywords will not be far from chaos, anarchy, confusion, tragedy, waste, loss and other such words with dense negative connotation. Matthew Anorld’s “Dover Beach” gives an apt imaginative depiction of the Nigerian narrative as it is today. Arnold, the Victorian writer captures the uncertainty and chaotic reality of his time in the following words, “So various, so beautiful, so new/Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light/Not certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain/And we…

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World Earth Day: NGOs Calls For Sustainability Of Natural Ecosystem

As the world marked it’s Earth Day globally, a non- governmental Organisation, Community Development Advocacy Foundation (CODAF), Children, Youth and Women Empowerment Initiative (CHiYoWo), and Printrite has called for the sustainability of the natural ecosystem in other to reduce death rate around the globe. World Earth Day is celebrated annually in practical support for environmental protection and the year 2021 edition with the theme: ‘Restore Our Earth’ is aimed to focus on natural processes, emerging technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. According to a joint statement…

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Analysis & Opinion: Let Us Stand With Nigeria

By Sunny Awhefeada,     I choose to stand with Nigeria at this moment and always. I stand with her armed forces. I stand with her people who make up the immediate humanity I know. Let us stand with Nigeria. Ours is a nation in distress, but I am sanguine that no matter the turbulence, we shall wake up someday to a new dawn, glorious and brimful of greatness. Yes, this too, this storm, shall pass! And we shall say lo here is peace! But this optimism will be in…

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Analysis &Opinion: Welcome IGP Usman Alkali Baba

By Sunny Awhefeada   When Muhammadu Buhari finally stirred and fired the disaster that Muhammed Adamu was as Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), the nation did not applaud the move even though Nigerians have long clamoured for his sack. That Adamu was shown the way out and Usman Alkali Baba was ushered in as the acting IGP meant nothing to Nigerians because to them, both men represent the same calling that has evolved to become the worst institution in the nation’s history. The ENDSARS uprising and its aftermath more…

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Analysis & Opinion: Nigeria Must Remember Them

By Sunny Awhefeada Nigeria has become a country that eats up her own both in war and in peace times. And we have lost count of how many of her own she has eaten these last twelve years. Many Nigerians shuddered and shed tears as the funeral obsequies of the twelve soldiers who were killed by bandits in Benue State two weeks ago was aired on television. The slain soldiers died in active service as they were on a mission to restore peace when they were killed in an ambushed…

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Analysis & Opinion: Nigeria And Mark Anthony’s Prophesy

By Sunny Awhefeada A profound and even inveterate lack of humaneness has characterized our nation’s history. It can be argued, and plausibly so, that that a seminal lack or absence of that which is humane has been at the very core of our collective tragedy as a nation in the last sixty years. That lack of the milk of human kindness which betrays the acute shortage of fellow feeling often yields disastrous consequences which themselves beget tragic ends. William Shakespeare, the bard of Avon, in his eponymous tragedy, Julius Caesar,…

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Analysis & Opinion: Power As Intoxicant

By Sunny Awhefeada   Power exhibits a character that hinges on what structuralism codified as binary opposition. The duality of the essence of power bestrides the two extremes of good and evil which ironically are divided by a very thin if not nebulous line. Power, when deployed for good has an unquantifiable propensity to multiply and positively affect all. A destructive reverse of equal magnitude becomes the case when power is directed towards an evil end. Philosophers and politicians have across the ages understood these creative and destructive essences of…

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Building Your Team As A Project Management Professional (PMP)-Rosemary Imhanwa

    One of the key expectations of stakeholders in your organization (especially top management as well as your team members) as a certified Project Management Professional is competency in delivery of your project requirements.   Now as a leader (project coordinator or project manager), you are really not expected to carry out day to day project tasks, but you are expected to manage the project team so well that they become and remain high performers in delivery of their tasks.   So how can you achieve this? Well, this…

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