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The Abia Pensioners’ progress

Governor Alex Otti | File Image The payment of their nine months arrears of pension is a promise fullfilled By Godwin Adindu I guess, perhaps, that you are conversant with classical tales, that you may  have encountered the Penguin Bookshelf or come across Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim Progress. Mine is […]

Why I’m not quitting LP, by Obi

Peter Obi donating borehole to the Tike Ram Market in Pantami, Gombe, Gombe State, on Sunday April 7, 2024. Obi: ‘No, there is no such thing as leaving the Labour Party. I am for peace; I like peace’ By Valentine Amanze Despite the leadership crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP), its Presidential candidate in the […]

Otti’s early days of historical age (2)

Governor Alex Otti | File Image Otti’s early days of historical age (2) By assembling  a crop of accomplished Abia professionals in different fields of human endeavour  to drive the new change, the governor created a new face in the Abia leadership and a new hall of fame By Godwin Adindu In the years to […]

Nigeria: Where terrorisn is business

If the rag-tag terrorists could easily attack their target in Kaduna, it means no one is save in Nigeria By Valentine Amanze (18-3-2024) Nigeria has gradually become very notorious and sophisticated in terrorism. Daily, people pay ransome for the freedom of their beloved ones, while others are burying theirs killed by the marauding terrorists. Even […]

Olufemi Bakre: When the Sun shines on a truly exceptional banker

Olufemi Bakre By Jude Ndukwe Olufemi Bakre is a name synonymous with excellence in Nigeria’s banking sector and beyond. Without any element of arrogance, he traverses the sector with the panache of a financial expert who possesses the seamless ability to build people and grow institutions as he climbs the rung of his admirable career. […]

Oluoma: The subtle theologian

Rev Fr. John Chineye Oluoma | Image: Goog;e Oluoma is angered by the bastardization of the Church through the actions of most self-ordained pastors By Val Obienyem I just finished listening to Rev Fr. John Chineye Oluoma’s teaching titled, “I Believe in Miracles.” It is clear that Fr. Oluoma is angered by the bastardization of […]

My teacher, Ikem Odumodu, and I

Nnamdi Azikiwe Busiess School, Awka | Image: Googlr By Val Obienyem Nnamdi Azikiwe Business School holds a special place in my heart. It is undeniably one of the best in the country. Beyond just having top-notch infrastructure, the quality of education is measured by various factors, with the calibre  of teachers being paramount. During my […]

Jose Peseiro: Not yet goodbye!

 ‘For me, I won’t suffer from colonial mentality again and enough of foreign coaches, now, it’s time for a Nigerian Coach to handle our national team’ – Odegbami By Jude Ndukwe The now former coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria left the job after his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expired at […]

Should we blame Tinubu?

President Bola Tinubu | File Image ‘Tinubu’s confused tenure exacerbated matters by adding fuel to Buhari’s already consuming fire, unlike what an Obi presidency could have achieved in alleviating them by extinguishing the flames’ By Val Obienyem The undeniable truth is that 99% of Nigeria’s current challenges stem from General Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, marked by […]

Reflections on the Super Eagles’ defeat

Super Eagles | File Image ‘Survival in Nigeria is honestly not in sight unless something drastic happens’ By Valentine Obienyem The loss of the Super Eagles is undoubtedly a bitter pill to swallow, especially given the consensus that the Ivorian team outperformed them. However, beyond this defeat, what should truly concern us as Nigerians is […]