News Feature: The Race To Chatham House

By Sunny Awhefeada, It is saddening if not depressing that more than sixty years after Nigeria attained independence the country is yet to plot her destiny and define her character. We remain an uncertain people floundering and lost in a vast and turbulent ocean. Growing up and reading social studies, history and government textbooks as well as listening to inspiring lessons from our teachers my generation felt a profound sense of pride in our nationalists and how they pursued out the nationalist struggle that birthed our independence in 1960. We…

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Majemite Sets To Join APC, Visits Ayiri, Receives Tinubu Cap

Information at the desk of Politicsgovernance.com indicates that, two time chairman of Ethiope East Local Government Area under the PDP, Chief Hon Faith Majemite is set to join the All Progressives Congress after dumping the Peoples Democratic Party over an alleged ill treatment of her thronging supporters. The 2022 House of Assembly aspirant for Ethiope East Constituency, on Thursday dumped the PDP after she disclosed in her letter of resignation that the paety has lost its ideology. Majemite visit was made known by Chief Ayiri Emami aide, Larry Awani and…

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I’ll Quit Campaigns If Anybody Can Prove I Accepted Land Gift As Anambra Governor – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says he will quit campaigns for the 2023 general elections if anyone can prove that he accepted land gift as governor of Anambra State. The 61-year-old former governor stated this on Friday at the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, in Edo State. The LP presidential flag bearer visited the revered Benin monarch when he and his team stormed Edo for campaigns ahead of next February’s polls. Receiving the politician in his palace, Oba Ewuare II used…

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News Feature: A Distressing Visit To The Past

By Sunny Awhefeada   AN abiding relationship exists between our past and present. The farther we move away from our past through ageing, time or travel, the fonder we are of it. Our past ensures our rootedness and provides a compass for navigating a world that has become so complex that one is daily baffled and astounded with happenings. Our past remains with us, individually or collectively. Our past is not just enshrined in our memory, but it is lying in wait and active whenever we summon it as a…

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News Features: What The Police Brought Upon Itself

By Sunny Awhefeada That the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) remains the most reviled public institution in Nigeria has never been in doubt. A police force that has deliberately refused to cleanse itself of its unenviable colonial stigma of repression and exploitation, it continues to sink into worse quagmires each time there was a glimmer of hope that it will shed its sordid character and free itself from its unenviable burden. With the ENDSARS riots of October 2020, not a few Nigerians and even foreigners nursed the hope that a new…

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Economy: Why Nigeria is in Debt

By Sunny Awhefeada       I must begin with a confession that I am not an economist! My dabbling into a topic with its moorings in economics is the consequence of provocation by those who rule, run and ruin Nigeria. The ruling class too often feels that the rest of us do not think and are therefore bound to swallow opinions hook line and sinker without asking questions. This tendency to undermine the people is also traceable to our docility and inability to follow through clamours for accountability and…

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News Feature: Crude Oil Theft And The Ogo Onovworo Syndrome

By Sunny Awhefeada   The Urhobo people, like other peoples of Africa and Nigeria, have a rich repertoire of expressions manifesting as proverbs, aphorisms, idioms and variegated figures of speech. The linguistic virtuosity of Africans attests to their high innovative, imaginative and creative aptitude. The African genius asserts itself in a number of ways and the verbal arts remain a forte for the manifestation of the validity of a rich cultural ethos that is not inferior to any other culture. The remarkable achievements of Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, J. P.…

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NDDC: GROUP URGES BUHARI TO INAUGURATE SUBSTANTIVE BOARD CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE SINCE 2019

A Niger Delta pressure group, has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Niger Delta Development Commission board confirmed by the senate for equity sake and in compliance with the Act of the National Assembly 2000. The group, Niger Delta Integrity, had in a statement signed by its president and secretary, Mr Akpoebide Okotiene, and Edet Ekpenyong described the delay as an affront on the long-deprived people of the region who have had to endure three years of the foremost agency being arbitrarily run in breach of the law…

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Education: With ASUU For Nigeria

By Sunny Awhefeada The lad clad in a neat sky blue school uniform could not have been more than eleven years of age. But his conviction, innocent as it was, rang true and it was enough to tug at the heart of a Hitler, Mussolini. Idi-Amin or Abacha. Together with his school mates, this unknown school boy, yes the cognomen unknown is the buzz word in today’s Nigeria, joined other people of goodwill to protest against the Federal Government’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians in the provocatively shoddy manner…

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EARLY MARRIAGE, EFFECTS, EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATION ON THE URHOBO NATION

BY MR. EGBAGBARA BLESSING     I thank the Chairman and members of the Warri Diocese, especially Elite Social Club, Delta State for searching me out to present this paper in their annual event. I also thank them for given me this opportunity to write on a topic of my choice, which is a very big crankier worm, eating very deep presently in this our Nation Nigeria, especially among the Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Itsekiri Nations of the Niger Delta. Though this placed a great burden on me. I shall take…

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