Is Orji Uzor Kalu Bad Market for Igbo Presidency In 2023? by Alexander Ubani

I was a tiny little boy at Government College Umuahia in 1999 when Orji Uzor Kalu began his first reign as the Governor of Abia state. It was after years of military bastardization of the country’s economy and an uninterrupted looting spree by its evil-minded officers, just after the ‘heavenly’ intervention that led to the death of Nigeria’s most notorious thief, Sani Abacha.  The atmosphere …

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Opinion: COVID-19 Cure And Demon Sperm

Abuja (Precise Post) -On Monday, I watched as Breitbart, an American right-wing media, streamed a speech by a gathering of doctors in Washington D.C. The doctors had travelled to the nation’s capital to dissent against their fellow doctors’ consensus on COVID-19. The event was organised by Republicans who want to push back against the tyranny of science. When this lone black woman among them came …

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Why Nigeria’s Northcentral States Can’t be Renamed “Middle Belt”

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. A member of the House of Representatives from Benue State by the name of Kpam Sokpo was reported to have sponsored a bill this week titled “Geo-political Zones of the Federation Bill 2020,” which proposes that the North-Central states of Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, should be renamed the “Middle Belt Zone.” This …

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Snookered Again? I Warned Bola Tinubu That This Day Would Come – Farooq Kperogi

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.Twitter: @farooqkperogi The political coalition between Muhammadu Buhari’s CPC and Bola Tinubu’s ACN has all but collapsed. There was nothing even remotely surprising about it. In previous columns, media interviews, and social media updates, I predicted that this would happen.For example, in my June 23, 2018 column titled “Buhari’sJune 12 Pandering and Naivety of Yoruba Elite,” I wrote:“Buhari may well get …

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One Year Anniversary: As Governor Inuwa Yahaya Walks the Talk

By Ismaila Uba Misilli “We are not unmindful of our promises to the good people of Gombe State. This administration is determined to confront head-on all the issues bedevilling our state. We shall take advantage of all available opportunities in order to achieve the goals as outlined in our manifesto.” These were the candid words of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State at inauguration, …

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Between Gambari and Saro-Wiwa

By Bisi Olawunmi Since the announcement of the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the president and his assumption of office on Wednesday, May 13, the media space has been awash with reactions. There were accolades, there were knocks. They portray Prof. Gambari as a multi-dimensional man who attracts strong emotions, either for or against.  But one consensus …

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Buhari and His Chief of Staff

Whilst the euphoria arising from the appointment of a personal member of staff of the President may typically not warrant the leading comment of this newspaper, the fantastic narratives, albeit mythical and sometimes preposterous, concerning the role of the president’s Chief of Staff (CoS) in recent times, call for some reflection. This call for reflection is further heightened by the appointment of Nigeria’s former Permanent …

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The Bequest of the Catholic Church and Other Covid19 Stories

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma The Nigerian arm of the world’s biggest charitable organisation rose for the count recently when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria donated 425 hospitals and clinics to the Presidential Task Force on Covid19 for use as isolation and treatment centres. The bequest of the Catholic Church in Nigeria aligns with a history of two millennia of charitable acts by …

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Enter the President’s New Chief of Staff

By Femi Fani-Kayode Two hundred years ago the Aare Kakanfo of the ancient Oyo Empire and the self-proclaimed Oba of Ilorin, Aare Afonja, rebelled against the Alaafin of Oyo and entered into a military alliance with a Fulani advisor, sorcerer and mercenary by the name of Alimi.  Predictably Alimi betrayed him and he ended up being tortured, dethroned and murdered. Not only did Alimi and …

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COVID-19 & KWADON ‘PROTEST’: Lest We Lose Sight of Task at Hand

By Ismaila Uba Misilli In the ongoing fight against the dreaded novel coronavirus disease, code-named COVID-19, different states in Nigeria, including Gombe State, adopted various measures, albeit in line with the accepted established protocols by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Even before Gombe State recorded its first COVID-19 index case, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had swung into …

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Technology Now Wants Our Dinner and Will Change Our Diet

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma Technological determinism has converged with disease and economic meltdown to pose an existential threat to jobs in Nigerian banking. It would be short-sighted, however, to focus only on the financial services sector as the employment issues in the banking arena plays out. The consequences of this convergence will hit every industry. It is the technology effect. I wrote about …

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By Their Rice We Shall Know Them

By Dare Babarinsa It is not too surprising that the Oyo State government is in tango with the Federal Government over rice. Last week the Federal Government donated 1800 bags of rice to the Oyo State government as part of palliatives to the people over the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oyo State government did not solicit for the gift. Similar gifts were …

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PROTEST BY GOMBE COVID-19 PATIENTS

By Mohammed Kwami The Gombe State Taskforce on COVID-19 notes with dismay and disappointment the purported protest by some COVID-19 asymptomatic carriers housed at the Kwadon isolation centre in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the state. The Taskforce, under the leadership of Prof Idris Mohammed, wishes to put the records straight with regards to the incident that took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. …

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Interrogating the Draft Infectious Diseases Act

By Chido Nwakanma Portions of a new Infectious Diseases Act authorising the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to compel vaccinations is raising significant concern in the light of underground allegations of a cynical plot. The provision appears in Section 48, subsection 1 of the new draft Infectious Diseases Act discussion of which ran into a storm at the House of Representatives …

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What is Coming is Not a Vaccine. What is Coming is Genetic Malpractice

By Arinze Ekwem A vaccine is a weakened or inactivated whole germ or a part of the germ. The principle is that on introduction into your body, mobile white blood cells will eat up and destroy the weak or inactive germ and then present the fragments to stationary white blood cells that will study it as a foreign particle and then produce antibodies against it. …

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As Women Leaders Provide Best COVID-19 Responses Globally

By Nnedinso Ogaziechi NO incident since the 20th Century has spoken more to the capacity of women in global politics and leadership than the present fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. From Germany to Denmark, New Zealand to Iceland, Taiwan to Finland, they seem to be saying, ‘Oh men, you guys have perfected the idea of instigating conflicts and wars that take lives but we women …

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