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“No matter how good and generous the dead may be, there are those very close who are eager to erase their memories.” —Ebuka Onyekwelu In a deep and sober conversation some time ago with my uncle, Benchuks Nwosu, after we had talked for over an hour, he paused. Then, after some two minutes, he said, “onwu wu mmeli,” in Nnewi dialect. This comment can be generally translated in English to mean that death is the...

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The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji has restated the commitment of his administration to infrastructure development in the state as he concludes plans to resuscitate moribund bureau of public works to enhance infrastructure development and ensure smooth and functioning internal and township roads across the state. Speaking during an inspection tour of the facilities and equipment of the agency’s yard in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, Governor Oyebanji said the agency will henceforth attend effectively to...

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…Warns it’ll go after saboteurs The Federal Government has said that its policies across various sectors in the country are yielding positive results. This was disclosed on Friday by Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation through a press statement. He pointed out that since the removal of the petrol subsidy, petrol importation has dropped by fifty percent, amounting to one billion liters monthly. Idris noted that according to data released by the National...

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Two more private universities have been approved by the Federal Government, bringing the total number of Universities in Nigeria to 274. The breakdown shows that Nigeria now has 149 private, 63 State, and 62 federal universities. The newly approved universities are Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State, and the African School of Economics, FCT. Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman while presenting Provisional Licenses to the two universities in Abuja on Thursday said the two universities were...

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The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC, Dr Aliyu Adamu has promised to ensure that constituency projects are delivered across the country. He stated this when a delegation from BudgIT Nigeria, led by its Country Representative, Mr. Gabriel Okeowo visited him. Represented by the Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Clifford Oparaodu said that the issue of the constituency project was germane as some of the people tasked with the...

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Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji has vowed that civil servants in the state under his government would be rewarded for exceptional performance. Oyebanji stated this yesterday, while swearing in a former Permanent Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service, Mr James Folorunso as Director General/ Special Adviser Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), reiterated his determination to reward officers who distinguished themselves in the area of service delivery and impeccable integrity. The Governor urged civil servants...

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Command in conjunction with a Joint Task Force from Nigeria Police Force (5 teams) and Nigeria Customs Service (3 teams) in a sting operation arrested 115 suspected currency racketeers in Enugu. The team recovered One Hundred and Ten million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N110,700,000.00); Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty-eight United States Dollars ($8,368); One Hundred and Forty-Five Pounds (£145.00); Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty-Five Euros...

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to foster healthy competition in business among Nigerians and dismantle monopolies for the well-being of the citizenry. The member representing Nnewi North Constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Honourable Augustine Ike, emphasized this need while addressing the alarming hike in prices and inflation affecting essential goods like cement. Expressing concern over the prevailing system of dangerous monopolies, where businesses are controlled by a select...

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Recently, there has been sustained conversation around the conduct of local government elections in Anambra State. To systematize and mainstream this call for the conduct of local government election in Anambra State, the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has partnered International Peace and Civic Responsibility Centre, in collaboration with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, to raise again awareness on the need for a fully functional local government in Anambra State....

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The South East leaders and stake-holders have agreed on steps to take to tackle some of the challenges affecting the region. A communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting held in the Old Government Lodge, Enugu on Thursday and chaired by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, which also had in attendance, current and former members of the National Assembly, traditional rulers, current and previous leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, captains...

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