Analysis: Obaseki, Oshiomhole, Edo People And The Subversion of Subversion

By Sunny Awhefeada But for the liberty which postmodernism confers on the use of language to express the oddity which defines contemporary reality, it would have been hard put for anybody to aptly describe or encode the political turmoil going on in Edo State. The unfolding absurdist script written, directed and acted by one man has again raised a lot of salient issues about politics in Nigeria. While conceding to the devious underpinning of the etymology of the word “politician”, the Nigerian variant of it must have astounded the very…

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Analysis/Opinion: ISOKO DEVELOPMENT UNION AND ITS STRANGE PERFORMANCE

…Iduh Amadhe deserves commendation BY Jubilant Uzuazo Igelige (JP)   In life, it has always been my fervent consideration that, eulogizing only the dead, whether or not the person in reference deserves it, is a lopsided effort. Some times, people whose inestimable passion and/or stock in trade, is the sole advancement of people, from all walks of life, should be eulogized while still alive. The phrase, “man’s inhumanity to man is best defined when GOODWILL messages and EULOGY are best reserved for only the dead.” This style isn’t acceptable and…

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Special Birthday Publication, Celebrating Bashorun Askia Ogieh: The Grassroots Generalissimo

  Bashorun Askia Ogieh is a man of many parts whose political profile and antecedents in every respect leave no discerning mind in doubt where he derives his powers from. For many, he is a consummate politician whose stratagem cuts across the politics of all ages. He is a man who is not given to a particular lifestyle, his leadership style and approach to issues and policies are as dynamic as they come. The Udu of Isoko nation, a man who is in tune with the traditions of his people…

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Analysis: Thinking about Nigeria

By Sunny Awhefeada The Nigerian writer or thinker has never had a sunny moment to ponder about the beauty of Nigeria. The reality which daily confronts our writers and thinkers are the dreadful ugliness of a dehumanized polity and people. When the Nigerian writer sits down to write, what looms in his imaginary is Armageddon with many Leviathans bestriding the landscape with destructive ferocity. The thinkers are hard pressed to offer theoretical moorings and solutions to the Nigerian debacle. The Nigerian crisis, whatever it is and its manifestations, has been…

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AUNTY CHRISTIANA, AND YOU GAVE ME A BIG  ASSIGNMENT!

  BY DENNIS OTU For a very long time, I will keep a date with  Saturday, August 29, 2020. On this day, my Aunty, Mrs Christiana Ughweri, a younger sister to my mother passed away at the age of 62. I was dressed early in the morning with the hope of  leaving home at about 10:00am for two ceremonies lined up for the day. But at  9:00am while sipping a cup of tea, my phone rang. It is a call that you do not wish for your enemies. That call…

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Curbing The Menace Posed By Tricyclists, Motorcyclists In Delta

  Mr Ufuoma Ubiebor, is a Management Consultant, writes from Delta State.   In recent times, victims of motorbikes and tricycles accidents have been on the increase in the state, hence more emergency patients are being rushed to health centers and hospitals on a daily basis across the state. This frequent occurrences is as a result of high speed, usage of wrong routes by riders and poor implementation of standards by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state.   This backdrop has led to more loss of lives or…

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Analysis: A Nation and the Quest for Redemption

  By Sunny Awhefeada A certain character located in intuition defined the Nigerian writer in the first decade of the nation’s independence. All of the major writers of that period, Gabriel Okara, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, J. P. Clark and Wole Soyinka, did not share, as depicted in their writings, in the sunny optimism that greeted the attainment of independence. While Nigerians chose to look at the new nation through rose tinted glasses and sang “Nigeria we hail the/Our own dear native land/though tribes and tongues may differ/ in brotherhood…

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Analysis: The Boys in White Agbada

By Sunny Awhefeada My wife and I were guests at a wedding reception recently. Instead of the occasion being a moment to go down memory lane to ours which took place seventeen years ago and enjoy the ceremony with the music, dance, food and drinks that came with it, the event held the entire audience spellbound as a looming social tragedy confronted us all. The initial conviviality that welcomed guests into the beautifully decorated hall, the joy and laughter that rang out at seeing old friends and the superlative performance…

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How Askia Led DESOPADEC Board Celebrated One-Year Anniversary

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  *Embarks on 8-day project commissioning *Askia-led board possesses unusual passion for project delivery – Oborevwori *Our mandate is in line with Okowa’s SMART agenda – Diden By Perez Brisibe JULY 31st made it one year since the Bashorun Askia Ogieh led Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC board was inaugurated with a charge on the new board to key into the new SMART approach of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration in addressing the pressing needs of the oil bearing communities in the state. The board which…

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Analysis: A Nation In Self-Denial

  By Sunny Awhefeada A hallmark of Nigerian leadership has been grand delusion complemented by a perpetual propensity for self-denial. Nigerian rulers often frame their sense of grand delusion by referring to Nigeria as “a great nation”, “the giant of Africa” and ascribing other grandiose sentiments to our wobbling nationhood! Their propensity for self-denial manifests in the “refusal to recognize unpleasant realities”. Hence, an Ibrahim Magu would come out to trumpet the great success being recorded in the fight against corruption. A Lai Mohammed would come out piping that insurgency…

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