National Carrier: PLEASE IGNORE AMCON – By Chris Azu Aligbe

This piece has become necessary following the recent proposal by the CEO of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to the National Assembly that the Minister of Aviation should merge Arik and Aero and use it to float a National Carrier rather than starting a brand new one, which has been on the works for the last four years. This suggestion made by Ahmed … Continue reading National Carrier: PLEASE IGNORE AMCON – By Chris Azu Aligbe

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S MISGUIDED MESSAGE ON RIVERS STATE – By Simeon Nwakaudu

Personally, I think the press statement issued by Amnesty International on the security situation in Rivers State is misguided in many respects. The nature of the press release made it difficult to determine what was the objective of the authors. I must declare here that like every other state in Nigeria, Rivers State has its own security challenges. The state has had its share of … Continue reading AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S MISGUIDED MESSAGE ON RIVERS STATE – By Simeon Nwakaudu

OML 11: WIKE’S PRODUCTIVE RESOURCE CONTROL APPROACH – By Simeon Nwakaudu

For many decades, the struggle for resource control for the overall development of the Niger Delta has been a top priority. Leaders over the years adopted several methods to ensure that Niger Delta oil resources were deployed for the benefit of the people. These methods have had varying degrees of success. Leaders after leaders have worked hard to ensure that communities get a fair share … Continue reading OML 11: WIKE’S PRODUCTIVE RESOURCE CONTROL APPROACH – By Simeon Nwakaudu

Delta 2023: BEATING THE GUN THE DUBIOUS WAY (Analysis by a Concerned Deltan)

Though Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is barely seven months into his second and final term as Governor of Delta State, the politics of who succeeds him in 2023 seems to have become the major pre-occupation of some politicians in the State. And in this no-holds-barred scheme, there are no limits to conspiracy theories being weaved to advance group interests. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), … Continue reading Delta 2023: BEATING THE GUN THE DUBIOUS WAY (Analysis by a Concerned Deltan)

OKOWA’S WONDERS IN ABRAKA – By Moses Darah

In a literal and comic sense, the name OKOWA may be seen as a hybrid of the Urhobo word for friend ‘Oko’, and the Yoruba word for our ‘wa’. Juxtaposing both sense gives rise to OUR FRIEND as the meaning of who and what Okowa represents; and this indeed is the case. My personal assessment of our friend’s performance in his first tenure generally, and … Continue reading OKOWA’S WONDERS IN ABRAKA – By Moses Darah

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FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

“On same day that Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world, the Kingdom announced an investment of $30 billion for the tourism sector. With such support, the potential for investors is phenomenal” When you want to grow a sector, you place adequate investments and create appropriate policies that enables such investments to thrive. Tourism is not farming, its a creative industry that evolves over … Continue reading FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

THE WITCHCRAFT CONFERENCE AT NSUKKA – By Hope Eghagha

It was with a sense of tragic sorrow that I read the vacuous reactions of some Nigerians to an announcement by the B.I.C. Ijomah Center for Policy Studies and Research at University of Nigeria Nsukka that the centre would host an international conference on witchcraft. Some Christian associations came up with fasting and prayer to prevent the conference. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria trivialised the … Continue reading THE WITCHCRAFT CONFERENCE AT NSUKKA – By Hope Eghagha