Ladies and gentlemen good afternoon. All protocols observed. *Introduction* I imagine that those who put the topic together want me to give honest answers to the tough questions arising from the challenges of leadership. However, while my answers are honest, I have more questions than answers. Really tough questions. By this I mean it was easier to come up with questions than it was to … Continue reading THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: TOUGH QUESTIONS, HONEST ANSWERS. (TEXT OF ADDRESS DELIVERED BY CHIEF DUMO LULU-BRIGGS, AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE STERLING TOAST MASTERS LEADERSHIP LOUNGE LECTURE SERIES, HELD AT HOTEL PRESIDENTIAL, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, ON JULY 7, 2018)
On October 5, 1967, during the bloody civil war, federal troops occupied the peaceful town of Asaba, Nigeria, on the west bank of the Niger River. They accused the people of supporting the retreating Biafran army and for two days rampaged the town killing hundreds of innocent, unharmed citizens. At the crux of this genocidal act, on Saturday, October 7, 1967, thousands of the … Continue reading THE ASABA MASSACRE: IN SEARCH OF HEALING AND FORGIVENESS 50 YEARS AFTER
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said the media has major roles to play in resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. Governor Okowa who stated this on Friday 09/09/16 in Lagos when he paid a visit to Mr, Sam Amuka, Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers limited to rejoice with him and his family on the recent robbery attack said that the press was … Continue reading Niger-Delta Crisis: OKOWA HARPS ON MEDIA ROLE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Oprah, Denzel Washington and Jesse Jackson could not hold back the tears of Joy; Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice stood in raptured wonder in the presence of a millennial phenomenon; the rest of the world watched transfixed in magical realism, as Barack and Mitchelle Obama redefined and dismantled the age long prejudices of the United States of America and indeed the rest of the world… … Continue reading NIGERIA: Patience and Goodluck Jonathan; Transformation Completed.
Acceptance Speech By President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, Following His Declaration As The Winner Of The 2011 Presidential Election, Today, April 18, 2011. 1. My dear Country men and women 2. This is a new dawn! 3. Our nation has spoken. At the end of intense and hard fought campaigns by all the political parties, our people spoke through the ballot. In every city, town, … Continue reading PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
INAUGURATION ADDRESS DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, DR. EMMANUEL EWETA UDUAGHAN, ON MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011, AT THE CENOTAPH, ASABA, FOLLOWING HIS VICTORY AT THE RE-RUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION ON JANUARY 6, 2011. My dear people of Delta State, Today, I stand before you grateful to God, for again, giving me the opportunity to serve you. Today, I am humbled that you … Continue reading Thank You, Deltans- Uduaghan