Category Archives: Opinions

Ewu Declaration: Our Resolve Against Continued Inequity And Marginalization

Press Release: 14 January 2018 Ewu Declaration: Our Resolve Against Continued Inequity And Marginalization The Ewu Political Forum (EPF) is a voluntary socio-cultural/political movement made up of Ewu sons and daughters. Ewu Political Forum is one of the brand names for the incorporated name of Ewu Progress Foundation (EPF). The membership of EPF is drawn from Ewu people living within and outside Ewu kingdom and Ew ...

I am convinced that there is an evil spell enveloping this country – Reuben Abati

The spiritual side of Aso Villa Reuben-Abati People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of witchcraft at work in the country’s seat of government. I am ordinarily n ...

Oh God! Lead Us Not Into The Hands Of APC-Led Government In Edo State.

By – Iredia Osakue, JP. The present state of affairs in the country is appalling and as well pathetic. The citizens cannot categorically say what are the plans of the government. They come up with issues haphazardly and without clear-cut implementation, therefore, leaving the country to flounder hopelessly. When the idea of anti-corruption came up, the citizens embraced it with the hope that the long awaited ...

The Dynamics of Youth Enterprise in Contemporary Nigeria – Saintmoses Eromosele

I would have loved to begin this speech by thanking Thomas Edison, the man who invented the electric bulb, but due to the frequent infrequency and consistent inconsistency in power supply to many parts of Edo State, despite the reportedly huge investments in power by successive administrations in Nigeria, all my thanks go to the unknown one who invented the candle. By thanking the unknown ‘talakawa’ who invente ...

Oshiomhole’s 2 Billion Naira Bonanza: Matters Arising.

By – Thompson Omorodion, Ph.D. Yesterday this writer read in the papers that Edo State government has “injected N2 billion into the economy through the presentation of cheques to 10,000 beneficiaries” in what was described as “State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund”. Instinctively, based also on objective evaluation of the available facts and judging by the antecedents of this gove ...

The Honourable Assault and the Rest of Us

– By Emmanuel G. Onofua “It is unacceptable and very embarrassing for an aide of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Prison Service to slap a female Honourable Member of the House. He has completely offended the House” thundered the Minority Leader, of the House of Representatives, Mr. Leo Ogor while citing Section 16 of the Powers and Privileges Act which protects legislators from assault. In support, ...

Gov. Oshiomhole at war with peace.

– By Iredia Osakue JP The road to the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state is rocky and fraught with danger, turbulence, violence and uncertainty owing to abuse of power and outright disregard for the rule of law. APC in Edo state is polarized to an unimaginable height and as a result, party members are cautious with whom they converse with for fear of not touching the cobra’s tail. As it is ...

Opening a new page in Edo state political history

– By Iredia Osakue The long-awaited election in Edo state is fast approaching with a difference. The participants are not leaving any stone unturned as they race to the finishing point. In athletics, three winners take home medals, but in this case, only a candidate emerges as the winner and as such becomes the governor of the state for four long years and possibly because of good work, he could be voted for ...

Curious facts about Ibori London case

– By Tony Eluemunor Suddenly, things seem to be turning around for Chief James Onanefe Ibori. There is a frenzy of writings in FACEBOOK about his release date; some of the postings actually say he has already been released and will be in Nigeria as soon as he could possibly get a seat on a flight. To those who post such, I have little to say. So, this article is not addressed to them, but to those who are do ...

The story of a wasteland: A must read call to action

– by Ivonge Victory There lives a town situated in the southern region of Nigeria, precisely in the old Bendel state, now Edo state. To speak more precisely, this town is at the heart of the Etsako Nation. One of the fastest growing community in the entire southern part of the country, it is a very small town with little or no natural resources, yet it is very vibrant- just like Dubai. Like Dubai, in this tow ...
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