IMO STATE AND 5 MILLION MUMUS by Kenneth Uwadi

IMO STATE AND 5 MILLION MUMUS For the Sumerians the word “Mumu’’ means creative reason, in other words, that which creates all things. The Babylonian priests see the god Marduk as the creator of the world. Marduk was identified with the word “Mumu’’. The early Greeks of the Milesian school of philosophy said: “the cosmic substance is reason, wisdom and […]

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ON CORRUPTION FIGHT, WHY PRESIDENT BUHARI SHOULD SUSTAIN MAINA’s PENSION FUND RECOVERY EFFORTS

by Felicia Okoh In Nigeria at the moment, there’s a word, or more appropriately buzzword that resonates everywhere: It is a word that even children in nursery school may be familiar with given every usual reference to it at the slightest opportunity.   Indeed, there is hardly any news item from Nigeria these days that does not make mention of it. […]

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STILL ON APOSTLE SULEIMAN/OTOBO ISSUE

STILL ON APOSTLE SULEIMAN/OTOBO ISSUE I have followed issues raised in the press conference of Stephanie Otobo, the alleged mistress of Apostle Suleiman and a number of reactions to it but my position on the issue has not changed. 1. The fact that the lady changed her initial claim that there was a marriage introduction between her and Suleiman in […]

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Miss Otobo And The Apostle- My Thoughts!

Miss Otobo And The Apostle- My Thoughts! ==================== There is indeed, in the law of contract, a species of action, known as the breach of a contract to marry! In evaluating Miss Otobo’s claims against Apostle Johnson Suleiman, it is important not to conflate, or mix up the viability of her chances in a court of law, and her capacity […]

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Why is Nigeria’s President Buhari still in London?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage By Martin Patience BBC News, Lagos   As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother Nigeria was getting under way. A former military ruler known for his no-nonsense style would appear to have little in common with a reality TV show […]

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FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THE SPONSORED MEDIA ATTACK BY THE AGENTS OF THE FAKE ENGINEER CALLED UJU CHIMA KINGSLEY IN THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, OWERRI, IMO STATE.

My attention has been drawn to a publication and / or article titled ” Character Assassination:, UJU CHIMA KINGSLEY punches back at detractors ; on OKONJI TEMPLE AND PAY MASTERS written by Joe Chimezie, SA, Print and Social Media, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri. And these media activities are not devoted to explanations on the […]

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THE 6 FOOTER PEN GENERAL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A TOWERING GIANT:CITIZEN (DR) IKENNA SAMUELSON IWUOHA

THE 6 FOOTER PEN GENERAL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A TOWERING GIANT: CITIZEN (DR) IKENNA SAMUELSON IWUOHA. The birth of an “Enfant Terrible” Igbo-Nigerian Born 6-footer pen General was phenomenal. Over 4 million of your fans worldwide stand up “for God Almighty”. The Pen General, we salute you today, Tuesday Nkwo, February 7, 2017. 7 is a perfect number. God did […]

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OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA ON HIGH LEVEL CRIMINALITY AND DISHONESTY AND FRAUDULENT EXISTENCE :

YOUR EXCELLENCY!!! I’ve chosen this mode of correspondence, ostensibly to draw the attention of Your Excellency and the vigilant global village to these challenges in your government that would be exposed in this letter. And the purposes are to notify Your Excellency, and as well expose the criminals and fraudsters in the government of Imo State. And the facts herein […]

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THE REAL AKU OBIDINMA

THE REAL AKU OBIDINMA By Grace Onyema This month I’ve seen people talking about   Aku Obidinma  who had issues with his job and took to media to  criticized  his former boss. Aku Obidinma (Abdul), worked as PA on Political Matters to  His Excellency, Prince Eze Madumere, the Deputy Governor of Imo State  from  2013 to 2015  and when he was […]

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Okorocha’s seared conscience, Ohakim’s heart of gold

Okorocha’s seared conscience, Ohakim’s heart of gold By COLLINS Ughalaa It was black Saturday for Imo State and Nigeria. It was May 4, 2013, the day a brilliant and wise media icon from Obizi, Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Mr. Pini Onyegbaduo, popularly called Pini Jason, breathed last and said his good bye. He was a columnist […]

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No, Petrol Isn’t Otherwise Known as “Premium Motor Spirit”

By Farooq A. Kperogi Although I have written at least two articles on the misconception in Nigerian journalistic circles that “premium motor spirit” is the proper name for petrol, scores of people keep writing to ask me to comment on the habitual practice in Nigerian news writing to identify petrol by the phrase “premium motor spirit otherwise known as petrol.” […]

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Tribute to my Father Who Died on December 31

By Farooq A. Kperogi Last year ended on a tragically sour note for me. As many of my Facebook friends and followers already know, my father, Mallam Adamu Kperogi, died on December 31, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. Nigerian time after a brief illness. Although we have no record of the actual date of his birth, we guestimate that he was […]

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Top 10 Words That Trended in Nigerian English in 2016

By Farooq A. Kperogi There is no doubt that Nigerian English is the world’s fastest-growing and most vibrant non-native English variety. This is isn’t just because of the remarkable numerical strength of the people who speak it or the fact that Nigeria’s thriving movie industry is relentlessly internationalizing it but also because of its admirable lexical fertility and expressive exuberance. […]

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A Hopeless Budget and Capture of Sambisa Forest

By Farooq A. Kperogi Outgoing American Vice President Joe Biden once said, “Don’t tell me what you value; show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” What would you say the Buhari government values based on its 2017 budget? Narcissistic self-absorption, profligacy, and corruption are some of the things that jumped out at me. It’s now clear […]

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Femi Fani-Kayode: The shame of a nation

By Femi Fani-Kayode I just watched a very sad and disturbing video of our soldiers on the war front begging their President and Commander in Chief to provide them with food and water. They did this through footage which was shot on their cell phone cameras and released as a short video on social media. They were desperate, angry and […]

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Jude Ndukwe: That Sultan’s excuse for the killing of Ndigbo in Northern Nigeria

By Jude Ndukwe The Sultan of Sokoto’s recent visit to Enugu State where he went to felicitate with Enugu Rangers as champions of the 2015/2016 NPFL season has been described by a section of the media and some commentators as a bridge-building one. But then, is it really? In as much as the visit is commendable, the Sultan himself putrefied […]

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My Word of the Year? Dalung’s “Spended.” Here’s Why

By Farooq A. Kperogi It is traditional for dictionaries and grammar mavens to choose their words of the year at the close of the year. Mine is “spended.” It is the nonstandard past tense of “spend,” which is popular with non-native English speakers particularly in Asia. But it was popularized in Nigeria by Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung. […]

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Femi Fani-Kayode: They love the blood

I just watched a horrific video of hundreds of young men in the traditional orange prison garb. They were in shining new handcuffs and their eyes were filled with the darkness of hopelessness, helplessness and sheer terror. They reminded me of sallah rams and christmas turkeys just before the slaughter. Their bodies were hung upside down on a butchers meat-hook […]

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Jude Ndukwe: Senate, SERAP, Magu and the dearth of CSOs in Nigeria

By Jude Ndukwe The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, recently wrote a letter to Mr Michel Forst, the UN Rapporteur on situation of human rights defenders on Senate’s refusal to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claiming political and other concocted reasons for the said refusal. It is the purpose of […]

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Femi Adesina: PMB at 74: Peace shuttle in birthday week

What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting many hours, then flew to Freetown, again to Monrovia, and then returned to Abuja by 3.20 a.m. In the afternoon of […]

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Deji Adeyanju: President Buhari and his failed anti-corruption promises

By Deji Adeyanju The preliminary report of the Senator Shehu Sani led Senate Adhoc Committee on Humanitarian Crises in the North East and the report of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) opposing the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lends the long held view in many quarters that the anti-corruption drive […]

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Bolaji Tunji: Another look at Aregbesola’s Osun

My piece today is not going to be popular with some people. But everything is not all about criticizing government. It is equally important to praise where government has done well and that is what this piece is about. It is a focus on the governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The idea is not to whitewash […]

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Reno Omokri: Super Falcons, loser government!

On Friday the 9th of December, 2016, a bewildered nation woke up to read the news that the Nigerian government did not expect its own team, the Super Falcons, to win the African Women’s Cup of Nations. Said the minister of sport, Solomon Dalung, “don’t forget that nobody even knew the team will emerge victorious. If we were confident they […]

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12 Conditions for “Praising” Buhari by Farooq A. Kperogi

 12 Conditions for “Praising” Buhari/Buhari apologists say I have never praised Buhari since he came to power. Well, that’s not my job. I am a scholar. But I have defended Buhari many times in the past when I thought he was unfairly attacked. For instance, in 2012 when pundits—and Jonathan’s media team—tore him to shreds for saying “kare jini, biri […]

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Chido Onumah Magu: DSS, Nigerian Senate and Buhari’s anti-corruption war

There are very few moments in a nation’s history that can equate the infamy that took place at the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Of course, this is Nigeria, where infamous acts by those who have purloined our country are an everyday occurrence. Two days ago, after months of prevarication the Nigerian senate, one half of the National […]

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Q and A on American English, Nigerian English, and Kenyan English by Farooq A. Kperogi

Question: When I watch American soaps, they seem to care less about tenses. Or maybe it’s something beyond me, I don’t know. For instance, a typical dialogue goes like this: “Daughter: ‘dad, do you snore ‘cause I do. Dad: ‘yeah you GET that from me’.” Should not the “get” be GOT? Could you clarify this for me please? Answer: Well, […]

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The president has no constitutional mandate to probe corruption

By Obi Nwakanma Let us think of the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate as, like a co-pilot. His hands are on the same lever with the president of the senate, navigating the nation through the storms of nation-build. That is right: nation-building does not happen at the executive office, it happens in the chambers of the nation’s legislative houses. […]

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Redlining – Still Evident In Usa by Sampson Iroabuchi Onwuka

Redlining is a term we can avoid if we chose to. It concerns the act of putting a demarcation or Red mark on certain neighborhood, where Banks and other financially regulated institutions are supposed to avoid in terms of lending. The practice goes back to FDR and the Depression era, where Red marks were legally permitted to be placed on […]

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