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Certain things propel Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. The fear of God, and his love for state and country. But by far his most unsung attribute is his loyalty, commitment and deep devotion to duty.In October 2011, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi became Governor of Rivers state. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was Vice President. In Nigeria, Vice Presidents and
Friday, 19 May 2017 08:16

What manner of love for President Buhari

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While speaking recently at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Usman, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, reaffirmed his love for President Muhammadu Buhari and cherished his relationship with him since both of them joined together to lead the nation. He declared: “The president has been treating me as a brother. In fact
What will the fare for the 2017 Hajj be? Without any atom of doubt, this is the most resounding question going on in the minds of Muslims in Nigeria, especially the intending pilgrims who have deposited huge sums with their respective state boards in anticipation of the announcement of the final fare by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria
I acknowledge with great esteem the wonderful piece in response to my personal opinion on the need to appoint a Chief Imam from amongst the three deputy Imams presiding over the Friday prayers in rotation at the National Mosque Abuja. I must assert that I wrote from my own view point, not representing any sect, group or individual interest. I
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:33

Aisha Buhari and our teenage girls’ protection

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The cases of child sexual abuse and defilement of underage/teenage girls at schools, at home and in between are quotidian. The story of the 16-year-old JSS III student of Day Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, who was allegedly impregnated by the vice principal, Muhammad Muhammed Kuyizhi, generated public outcry from different quarters. Wife of the
Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:41


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May 27th, Rivers state will be 50. It is the year of jubilee. Life truly moves at such a dizzying pace. Fifty years is a good time to count and recount and I have seen plenty on display. Everyone is adding his or her piece to the puzzle.The stories of the agitation and creation of Rivers state; the narratives of history; the cadences of
That the political ruckus ripping the opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reached a crescendo is an understatement. The party has been rendered a prey hunted by two lions of different worlds. This is a party that has been in opposition for less than two years. This is a party whose diehard loyalists still yearn to
Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:02

Welcome back home, President Buhari

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Mr. President, Nigerians warmly welcome you back home from London after your medical vacation. You shall live long for our dear country. You shall live to see part of your elaborate, long-term, prosperous plans and solid foundation for national growth. Welcome ‘Baba Development’, even though slow and steady win the race. Our hearts
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:37

Of Women and Leadership

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“Everyday women in leadership are changing the face of governance, politics, business and society against all odds. Every day they contend with the twin demons of discouragement and despair but everyday they defeat these demons and emerge stronger.” I love the month of March. It is the month when the whole world focuses on
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:31

The civil servant in recession and inflation

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One is put at the gage trying to comprehend how civil servants are coping up with life under recession and high inflation. Today, there are public servants whose monthly salaries are less than N25,000. That is US$50 if a dollar is equated to N500. This is not to talk of the state government workers who get far less than that. One is, therefore
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