Opinion: JERRY RAWLINGS AND THE METAPHOR OF LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

BY YOUNG ERHIURHORO Just yesterday, the death of Jerry Rawlings, a former president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana was announced by the Ghanaian government with sobriety. According to the biography of this great leader as I read about it on Wikipedia, was initially an officer with the Ghana Air Force, a pilot officer. Why in the military, he saw many national needs of the country that needs immediate attention by the sitting government which the government had hitherto paid deaf ears. This prompted Jerry Rawlings to venture into leadership…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Aide Urges Youths To Embrace Dialogue As #ENDSARS Protest Turns Violent

By Politicsgovernance.com   As the nationwide #ENDSARS protest escalates to wanton destruction of public and private property, the Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Comrade Johnpaul Anih has called on aggrieved youths in the State to embrace peace. Comrade Anih made the call on Wednesday during a press briefing on youth dialogue on #EndSars protest in the state and Charting the Way Forward. It would be recalled that #EndSars protest, which later turned violent early this week, led to the destruction of bus-stop facilities, vandalising of some…

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Just In: IG Summons All Ban SARS Officers To Abuja With Immediate Effect For Psychiatric Test

IGP ORDERS ALL DEFUNCT SARS PERSONNEL TO REPORT AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS FOR DEBRIEFING, PSCHOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION · New Tactical Team to Commence Training Next Week The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before…

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What Govt. Must Do To Tackling Challenges In Nigeria Police – Arase, Ex-IGP

    * Laments spare of insecurity, underfunding of NPF   *Makes case for regional policing as strategy in curbing insecurity     *Cautions politicians on Nigeria’s unity    SOLOMON Arase is Nigeria’s 18th Inspector General of Police, IGP who served from April 2015 to June 21, 2016 following his mandatory retirement from the police force after 35years of service. In this interview with Vanguard, he spoke on funding of the Nigeria Police and regional policing as one of the strategies in tackling insecurity in the country.   Nigeria at 60…

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Edo Guber: Oba Of Benin Commends Pres Buhari, Peace Commission Over Peaceful Process

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Peace Commission for their role in ensuring the peaceful process of the just concluded governorship election in Edo State. The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki was declared winner by INEC on Sunday 20 September, 2020 at the election that was held on Saturday 19. Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, in a statement signed, the monarch also congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his re-election for a…

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EDO GUBER: Wike Expresses Satisfaction With Voting Process, Calls On Security Agents To Protect Collation Centres

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has noted with pleasure the turnout of people to vote for candidates of their choice in the Edo Governorship Election. Governor Wike made the observation in reaction to the general conduct of the election. He said there was minimal violence recorded because of the proactive measures deployed by the security agencies. In a statement signed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, Governor Wike stated that election does not end with voting because it is a process that also…

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Evbie Drums Support For Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication And Stars University In Africa

The Chairman of Evbie Andrew Foundation, and medical director of the Williams Clinic and Diagnostic centre, Comr. Evbie Andrew has called on Nigeria leaders to emulate the humble nature of the initiator of Malaria Eradication Project in Africa, Prince Ned Nwoko. Evbie who made this call during a courtesy visit to the chancellor of Africa’s Premier Sports University, STARS, Prince Ned Nwoko, lauded his open door policy describing it as uncommon and historic.   While commending the impart of Prince Ned Nwoko on humanity, Evbie said, “It is rare to…

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Apah Urges Urhobo Federal Lawmakers To Keep To Promise On The Completion Of Okwagbe Seaport Project

  Immediate past leader of Ughelli South Local Government Council Legislative Arm, Rt. Hon. Sunday Apah has called on Federal Lawmakers representing Ughievwen at the National Assembly to remember their promise of influencing the completion of the Okwagbe Seaport Project. Chief Apah in a statement said, “during the campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections, most of the party candidates who came to Ughievwen Kingdom and Okwagbe community in particular, promised to ensure that the Okwagbe Seaport project was operational. “It is almost two years running after the elections, nothing…

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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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Just In: FFK Apologizes To NUJ, Withdrew The Word ‘Stupid’ Against Journalist In Calabar

Former Nigeria minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has apologized to the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Daily Trust Newspaper, and Eyo Charles, a reporter attached the the Daily Trust over an unguided statement  made during a press conference in Calabar, Nigeria. FFK in his verified facebook account also withdrew the word, ‘Stupid’ that he used against the journalist in the press conference. FFK said, “I met with my advisors till late last night and I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word “stupid” which I used in my…

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