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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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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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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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The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio said Nigerians are protesting against the state of the country’s economy because they were ignorant of the grand plans of President Bola Tinubu’s government. There have been street protests across Nigeria since last week over the high cost of living occasioned by the removal of the gas subsidy and other reforms of President Tinubu whose administration is nearing one year. The umbrella body of Nigerian workers, the Nigeria...

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The Bill sponsored by the senator representing Benue South Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Moro and co-sponsored by all the senators from North Central for the establishment of the North Central Development Commission (NCDC) passed the Second Reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The First Reading of the bill was on the 5th of October, 2023, and sponsored in the 9th Senate by Senator Moro where it passed the...

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One of the founding fathers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Former Nigerian head of state, Yakubu Gowon has urged the regional political and economic union to lift sanctions on Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic. The Former Head of State made the plea in an open letter to the Heads of State and the ECOWAS member states on Wednesday. The 15-nation bloc of ECOWAS – formed in 1975 to promote...

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…”Protest will go on”, NLC responds As Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, are warming up for a total shutdown on February 27 and 28, the Department of State Services, DSS, wants the protest cancelled “in the interest of peace and public order.” Last Friday, the NLC declared a two-day nationwide mass protest to press the government to address the economic turbulence that has seen the naira weaken by the...

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Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court, sitting at the Chief Magistrate Court, Awka, has remanded Mrs Adachukwu Okafor, a lawyer in police custody for brutalizing a 11 years old girl living with her. Okafor had been accused of using sharp objects to injure the girls private part for some domestic chores she failed to do. She had a day earlier appeared before the Anambra State commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, and had claimed...

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