FOCUS ON APGA ANAMBRA: THE POLITICS OF GODFATHERISM IS DESTRUCTIVE

By Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili In contemporary democracy, godfatherism has become a universal issue in the  political development of many countries and states,  Nigeria inclusive. Unfortunately, the politics of godfatherism has enveloped every nooks and crannies of the nations body polity with its consequential effects retarding the socio-political growth and development of the country. Today, the ruling party in Anambra the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA is in the eye of the storm occasioned by the quest to impose a governorship aspirant on the party against the will of vast majority…

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MANCITY BEGINS TITLE DEFENCE AGAINST TOTTENHAM AS PREMIER LEAGUE RELEASES 2021/2022 FIXTURES

English Football Association has released fixtures for the 2021/2022 Premier League season. The season begins on Saturday August 14, 2021 and ends on Sunday May 22, 2022. Champions Manchester City begins the defense of their title with a mouthwatering trip to Tottenham Hotspur. It remains to be seen which of the two teams Harry Kane will be playing for, as the England captain’s future hangs in the air. Arsenal travel to newcomers Brentford, while Champions League winners Chelsea begin with a home game against Crystal Palace. Manchester United clash with…

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FORGET THE DENIALS: AUDITORS’ REPORT, STATISTICS REVEAL UNITY BANK IS IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL TROUBLE

+WHY THE BANK MAY NOT SURVIVE CBN’S HAMMER Despite a denial syndicated in the media by Unity Bank Plc last weekend, financial statements of the bank in the last five years obtained from the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited indicate that the lender is indeed troubled and distressed. In the syndicated press release, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was quoted to have said the banking industry, not Unity Bank, was in good health as the “Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and the Liquidity Ratio (LR) both remained above their prudential limits…

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PETER PAN ENAHORO TO HEADLINE PRESENTATION ON THE NIGERIA PROJECT: HOW WE GOT IT WRONG

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Peter Pan Enahoro, an Icon of African journalism, will headline a monthly virtual lecture series organized by the Annunciation Catholic College Irrua Old Boys Association (ACCIOBA), North America. His presentation will focus on Nigeria and the arduous task of sustaining and maintaining the floundering One Nigeria Project amid palpable dissent by its component parts.  At age 23, Peter Pan Enahoro, was appointed the Editor of Sunday Times in 1958, and four years later, at age 27, he became the youngest journalist to edit Nigeria’s iconic…

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OKOTIE: A TROUBADOUR AND MYRMIDON OF CHRIST @ 62

By Ladi Ayodeji “Age is a cleansing apparatus. It provides a catharsis for the dregs of youth and infantile immaturity. As the days accumulate and the years take on a vertical tandem, the soul is released from mundane desires and propensities that are rooted in carnal thoughts, and imaginations. It is written, “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. “Simply put, a numerical accountability of time, fosters wisdom in the innermost recesses of our being. Consequently, I have come to redefine my philosophical…

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