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The misconceptions of governance among citizens of  Anambra state is that good leadership is popularly judged by road construction, sinking of borehole, and payment of salary. Apparently, Anambra governors take advantage of these mundane expectations and continue to run around a circle instead of taking the bold leap forward. For instance, between 1999 and 2003 Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju was declared a failed governor for his inability to pay salary which then led to striking action...

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It is as if the developed world does not expect any major advancement in science, medicine, ICT, etc from Africa. The outside world always approaches African discoveries or solutions with skepticism that advances further into utter disbelief. This then extends even further to the issuance of public caution and warning against African solutions under the pretext that it is not verified. At this stage, one is left with a clear impression, a direct instruction even,...

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Once again, the argument for a restructured Nigeria appears plausible as states frantically search for their best response in managing COVID-19 in line with each state’s standing with the deadly virus. Nigeria so far has recorded over one thousand, three hundred confirmed cases, with about forty deaths. Looking at the demographics in states, one sees that the virus did not adopt Nigeria’s federal character in its spread. Instead, it is spreading according to how predisposed...

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Anambra state government just announced its decision to relax the lockdown and stay at home order, which has been on for over four weeks. Within these weeks, Anambra recorded only one case of COVID-19 positive, tens of contacts were also traced to the index case. Nonetheless, last week the index case was released after testing negative to coronavirus twice. In his address four days ago, the governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano had said...

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Millions of Nigerians are celebrating the death of Abba Kyari, in a most dramatic and downright startling manner. I have thought about Kyari as a person and how power can shape people, and this is what I believe: Perhaps, any one of us could become tomorrow’s Kyari, who was lured, exalted, and killed twice, by power. That is, any of these Nigerians jubilating over the death of Kyari could become the very person that every...

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This flourishing relationship has been subjected to test by COVID-19 fallout. First, there were many videos of atrocious dehumanization by Chinese and Chinese authorities against Africans and Nigerians. Profitable relationship on international arena thrives on mutual respect or mutual fear. At every point, there must be balance either in terms of respect or in terms of fear. International politics is a game of interest, and nobody wants to lose or be in an underprivileged position....

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In the past week, the rise in reports of armed robberies, gang attacks, burglary, has exponentially increased, with Lagos and Ogun states, topping the list. Similarly, there are reports in Nnewi, Anambra State, Aba in Abia State, and Onitsha, Anambra state. The security situation in Nigeria has become unstable, especially with the fight against insurgency in the northern parts of the country. In southern Nigerian, however, the insecurity is not notably different, as kidnapping for...

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Almost all Nigerian politicians have the badge of a public verdict against them. That is to the extent that it may be easier to convince a Nigerian that a month-old baby can walk than try convincing him that a politician is innocent; it is that bad. Successful politicians: those who have gone through the rigor of winning an election, are seen with complete distrust. Hence, it is a common saying that a Nigerian politician will...

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Nigerians have successfully moved from buying foreign gadgets most of which are not produced in Nigeria, goods, foreign household equipment, food, clothes and to just about anything else, many of which are produced in Nigeria and of good quality. For most Nigerians, foreign things are a mark of class and opulence. As of now, Nigerians prefer foreign education from nursery to tertiary level; this is usually blamed on the deplorable quality of education obtainable in...

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A lot of people may want to pretend that they are not aware that membership of any socio-cultural, religious, political, economic, or any other group, attracts forms of financial commitment. Even citizenship is not for free, because citizens show financial commitment through the payment of taxes. No meaningful establishment can stand without the monetary contributions of its members. When you willfully belong to any legally recognized group, the nomenclature notwithstanding, and you make financial contributions...