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Former NUJ Boss, Onyeneke charges youths to emulate Octagenarian Author, Akuwuigwe

Former NUJ Boss, Onyeneke charges youths to emulate Octagenarian Author, Akuwuigwe

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By Stanley Okehie Sir Fidel Onyeneke has charged Nigerian youths to emulate Chief Anthony Akuwuigwe, an octogenarian and traditional Prime Minister of Okuku Autonomous Community, Owerri West Local Government Council, who wrote a book about himself. Onyeneke gave the charge during the presentation and launch of the book, “My Journey So Far” held at De Range Hotel, World Bank, Owerri, weekend.According to him, the only way one can contribute to the development of the society is by converting personal knowledge to public knowledge.“For those of us who are younger, we must emulate Chief Akuwuigwe. Let's see him as our role model and learn the fact that we must document all our experience in life. That is the only way we can transfer our knowledge to the generations yet unborn.” O...
Uzodimma’s Aides hungry, poor, looking like errand boys to Village Headmasters – Group

Uzodimma’s Aides hungry, poor, looking like errand boys to Village Headmasters – Group

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A group under the aegis, New Nigeria Development Ambassadors (NNDA) has revealed that Aides to Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma are in dire need of financial assistance and bailout too.According to the group, Uzodimma's aides are the most unkempt in Nigeria, so poor and hungry looking.Coordinator of New Nigeria Development Ambassadors Comrade Nnamdi Ijezie in an exclusive interview with Nigerian Newsguide weekend informed that Gov. Uzodimma's aides from Commissioners, Special Advisers to Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants are bunch of hungry folks safe for a few of the Commissioners serving in juicy and self-sustaining Ministries.Ijezie alleged that his investigations and findings since past five months he has been around in Owerri upon his return from Abuja point to th...
REV. MICHAEL ARIMANWA: WHEN DISTRACTIONS, TRAVAILS CAN’T STOP A VISIONARY POLY RECTOR

REV. MICHAEL ARIMANWA: WHEN DISTRACTIONS, TRAVAILS CAN’T STOP A VISIONARY POLY RECTOR

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By Chidi Emeagi A popular saying: uneasy lies the head that wears the crown is indeed a wise saying and balm of sort that actually soothes the wound of many whose bodies are full of trauma inflicted on them by either external or within 'enemies' who don't just like their leadership styles especially in public service. I had wished to write on outrightly different topic, may be economy or security but my inner man kept reminding me of the above topic hence my resolve to write on one man and character in the academic leadership corridor in Nigeria that has been damn misunderstood and vilified unnecessarily but had remained undeterred and unwaivering in his vision and determination to move his institution forward. I am only referring to no less a person than Rev. Engr. Dr Michael ...
PASCHAL OBI: WHEN A VISIONARY PUBLIC SERVANT TAKES THE ROUTE OF POWER AND POLITICS JUST TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE

PASCHAL OBI: WHEN A VISIONARY PUBLIC SERVANT TAKES THE ROUTE OF POWER AND POLITICS JUST TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE

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For quite some time now, your darling back page column of Nigerian Newsguide popularly known as FACT CHANNEL has been on sabbatical, reason was not because yours sincerely ran out of issues or topics to write on, or that inspirations and ideas were not forthcoming. Nay, it was basically because of the exigencies of duty on one hand and secondly, our back page was on high demand and policy changed a little to the extent that we yielded and submitted whole and entire to the Igbo proverb that says; Ahu ihe ka ubi, ere oba - when something more valuable than the farm is being considered, the yam barn could be sold out. Today by His divine permission and Grace, I am back on the column and would very reasonably, exhaustively and exclusively consider one man in this life whose love for humani...
Nigeria needs robust health insurance protocol – Dr. Jude Ohanele

Nigeria needs robust health insurance protocol – Dr. Jude Ohanele

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Dr. Jude Ohanele is the Programme Director of Development Dynamics. He is also a medical doctor and an activist. In this no-holds-barred interview, the vocal medical practitioner spoke on the implication of the rift between Imo state government and the state labour unions with regards to allegations of non-payment of salaries and pensions, the poor health insurance scheme, the rising security threats in the country among other topical issues. Excerpts: Can you key in your data, lets know you officially?I am Jude Ohanele, I'm the Programme Director of Development Dynamics. My friends say that am a democracy activist, that makes a lot of sense to me. For some time now the Nigerian Medical Association, Imo State branch has been on strike, general hospitals are closed, some he...
The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

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BY EDWARD IHEJIRIKA As a public health physician, development and health policy management consultant i like to state unequivocally that vaccines saves lives and clearly people need to take vaccines this time to stay alive but what is more important are the protocols advised for prevention. This alone can cut down the spread of Covid in great proportions. In Year 2010, then as Program Cordinator in a US Dept. of HHS funded program in the Upper Valley Region comprising of the States of New Hampshire and Vermont we supervised the administration of 'seasonal' flu shots and people would turn up and take them. Even then, there was mild suspicion about vaccines and low turn out on some days but overall more people got immunized. Although not everyone got vaccinated, these flu viruses eve...
CHRISTMAS: Bishop Okeke urges Nigerians to seek God’s face, help the needy

CHRISTMAS: Bishop Okeke urges Nigerians to seek God’s face, help the needy

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Anglican Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Benjamin Okeke has stressed the need for Nigerians particularly the leaders to use the period of Christmas to genuinely repent and seek God's face in the face of myriads of tough challenges confronting the nation. The prelate also harped on the need for the rich and average to shun all manner of extravagant spendings during the season aimed at showing off or displaying affluence but rather consider helping the poor, needy, widows and orphans during Christmas.Bishop Okeke gave the advice in his Christmas message, a copy which was made available to Nigerian Newsguide. He reminded Christians that God's eternal love for mankind was the sole reason he sent his only son to be born and die that man may be free from every bondage.The prelate harped ...
Wike : Using Igbos as Tool for his Presidential ambition

Wike : Using Igbos as Tool for his Presidential ambition

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I have waited patiently to see the reaction of Ohaneze Ndi lgbo and South East governors over the massacre of lgbos in Obigbo,Rivers State which was facilitated by no less a person than the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike and l am appalled at the cowardice exhibited by lgbo leaders. Looking at the political system in Nigeria, it is very clear that winning the presidential election of this country without the full support and backing of the North is practically impossible. This is so because of the real or imaginary population of the northern states. To gain a massive support from the north, I discovered that a particular system has been discovered by politicians as a quick access, this is what I call the “like what I like and hate what I hate” syndromeWhat could this be? Well, le...
As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

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Just when Nigerians thought they have seen it all having experienced the worst form of post-independence democracy, then came a troubling news that the most populous country in Africa has slipped into a second economic recession in five years and, also its worst economic decline in four decades.For the records, recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activities are reduced, generally identified by a fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in two successive quarters. Recession, no doubt, portends danger for our nascent democracy and economy, and it is something that no country can wish for, especially in this post covid-19 era, having battled the pandemic that have resulted to the deaths of millions of people across the globe and crippling of e...
Organize reception in honour of Archbishops Ndukuba, Uche

Organize reception in honour of Archbishops Ndukuba, Uche

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Group tells Uzodimma, Southeast Govs A call has gone to Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma and indeed all Southeast governors to as a matter of urgent importance and in appreciation to God organize a grand civic reception in honour of two great Igbo sons who are occupying top most ecclesiastical positions in Nigeria today. The reception has become imperative as a move to showcase these men of honor, thank God on their behalf and also to prove a point to all Nigerians that Ndigbo from the East can make Nigeria proud in leadership positions in all facets.The two top Nigerian religious leaders of Southeast extraction in reference are His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and His Eminence, Most Rev ...