NIGERIA TOYING WITH WAR BELLS

By Chuka Nnabuife First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Nuhru in his ‘Tryst of Destiny’ to his country’s Constituent Assembly on August 14, 1947, spoke to representative of his nation thusly: “We have to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India….” What one gets from that is that everyone in a nation has to give his or her dreams for the country. So what is our dream for Nigeria? Nothing seems to thrill Nigerians more, these days, than chants of war and…

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CELEBRATING THE OBI AKOKWA, EZE (SIR) IKENNA C. OKOLI @ 50

By Ingram Osigwe Attaining the golden age is a no mean feat. It’s a biological, natural milestone that calls for deep introspection and celebration. One, not everyone crosses the 5 and 0 mark. Many died on the cusp of 50, majorly at 48, 49. Secondly, crossing 50 rekindles hope of longevity. Therefore, His Royal Highness, Eze (Sir) Ikenna C. Okoli (KSC), Okoli V, Agbakwuruibe III, the 11th Obi of Akokwa, has every reason to be grateful to God. Not only that he has attained the golden age. His Royal Majesty…

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ANIEKPENO MKPANANG: ENIGMA, SURVIVOR, GENIUS @ 60

By Raphael Edem A few days ago, he was trending all over the media space. He had once more brought his genius to bear on the obsequies of the late musical icon, Chief Uko Akpan Ekpo Umanah. He turned what would have been a routine funeral set up into a spectacle, attracting rave reviews in the process. As the accolades oozed from all corners of the media space, I resisted the temptation to add my voice to it, safe in the knowledge that in a few days, this diamond in…

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THE INSENSITIVITY OF THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TOWARDS THE HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES

By Wale Oluwaleimu Your Excellency, My Dear Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Covid-19 is real and no one in their right senses would dispute this. Not me, not after my personal encounter with it. I would like to appreciate the Gov on most steps taken to reduce the spread and protect lives of Lagosians but the insensitivity and indifference of the government towards some section of the economy is also very dangerous. The entertainment and hospitality sectors are in dire need of government intervention and support as those two sectors are, arguably,…

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33 YEARS OF ROAD SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA, JOURNEY SO FAR

By Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM( Bisi Kazeem fsi The ugly narrative of Road Traffic crashes in the early 70s changed through Federal Government’s resilience in the establishment of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in 1988, as the Lead Agency in road safety administration and traffic management in Nigeria via decree no 45 of 1988 as amended by decree no 35 of 1992, later codified as FRSC Act (CAP 141) Laws of the Federation 1990 and FRSC Act CAP F19, LFN, 2004; FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007. Being a strategic intervention…

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