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April 21, 2018

Nigerians Protest against Buhari in London

Nigerians protest against Buhari

  … They are looters-FG Some Nigerians living in London on Tuesday April 10, protested against President Muhammadu Buhari. The protesters stormed the Abuja House in Kensington London, where the President is staying, blaming him for the nation’s ills. The protesters accused the President of not addressing the herdsmen-farmers attack, and not doing anything about the citizens’ welfare. The angry Nigerians were seen with placards bearing various inscriptions as: “Save Benue,” “Save Nigerian Christians,” “Fulani herdsmen are Boko Haram members freed by Nigerian Government,” “They want to kill us all.” The protest came just a day after President Buhari declared…

2017 budget will end up in private pockets again – Catholic bishop

Those who believe that the Federal Government’s budget of N7.3trn for 2017 will alleviate their worsening economic hardship, may better hang their hope elsewhere as the whopping amount will still end in private accounts as usual. The Catholic bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah gave this advice in his Christmas message, titled: “Joy to the world, though the times are tough”. Delivering the message at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Nsukka Bishop Onah said: “Today in Nigeria, some may ask; do we really have any reason to be joyful. Just a few days ago the president of our country General Muhammadu…

Renewed agitation for Biafra (1)

By Ochereome Nnanna My people have a proverb which says: a person who was not present when a corpse was buried runs the risk of exhuming it from the foot end rather than the head. If you check the age profile of the pro-Biafra multitudes fuming with ballistic wrath and thronging the streets in the Igbo-speaking cities of the East and parts of South-South, you will find out that they are mostly the youth born long after the end of the Biafra-Nigeria civil war over 45 years ago. The oldies among them couldn’t have been more than teenage soldiers. The…

Lawyers Challenge Govt …Judiciary deserves financial autonomy

  Nearly one month after lawyers and other staff of the Judiciary walked off their jobs in a strike, the Nigerian Bar Association,(NBA) Owerri Branch, has lashed out at Government, accusing it of impunity and insensitivity towards the plight of Imolites. A press statement from the NBA said Government had caused much hardship and suffering to Imo people as a result of the strike,  which it said resulted because of a breach in the terms of an agreement reached between Government and the Judiciary Staff Union, (JUSUN). The lawyers urged Government to obey the court’s judgment and grant the judiciary…

Time For Real Governance – Catholic Bishops

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

  It is not just about winning election, but staying focused on the critical values of good governance. So, the Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are both looking forward to and crying out to God for a better Nigeria, where good governance is the norm. The Bishops made that clear in a communiqué issued at the end of their second plenary meeting for 2015 held at the Pastoral Centre, Igwuuruta, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Congratulating all those who were successful in the general elections held in April, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) said it was now time for those…

Religious Disarmament and the Deluge of Evil (2)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  We can blame it on the governments, corruption  and bad politicians. The degradation of our ethical infrastructures like the events in the international scene exemplifies the rot of society. Nigeria is not better than gay America by the same ethical standards in view of our alarming ethical rot. I am not against gays as I believe that what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their home is their business but an open demand for the legalization of unnatural sex is repugnant to our good conscience and culture. This is what America wants and I cannot help but…

THE IMPERATIVES OF CHANGE IN THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY (2)

  In a changed Nigeria, the “innumerable pre-requisite which accrue to people at the top such as subsidized housing, free access to a fleet of official cars, uncontrolled acquisition of state lands, procurement of market stalls, under fictitious names for rental to genuine traders and other invisible emoluments to the salary of people in government should be drastically curtailed. It is difficult to describe the institutionalized robbery of the common people of Nigeria by their public servants” Chinua Achebe. Our traditional institution which is fast becoming a parastatal should urge traditional rulers to live in their domains as some rule…

How Boko Haram Killed 43 Students In Yobe

Boko Haram cowards killed about 43 innocent students of the Federal Government College (FGC), Buni-Yadi in Gujba local government area of Yobe State on  Tuesday Feb. 25 The blood hounds, who avoid face-to-face combat with military forces, now attack soft targets in remote villages and schools, apparently to make good Nigerians sad. A source told our correspondent that about 50 gunmen stormed the school, which is a few kilometres away from the state capital Damaturu, killing the students and injuring others. The gunmen also set the school buildings, cars, classrooms and staff quarters on fire during the attack. An eyewitness,…

Stop killing this nation, perish with your money – Bishop tells politicians

…Challenges ASUU to call off strike The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, on Friday, Oct. 11, lambasted Nigerian politicians and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), accusing them of being responsible for the current woes of the country. The bishop, who spoke during the funeral service of the late Josephine Abba, mother of the Enugu State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Vita Abba, held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Nsukka, Enugu State, lampooned them for allowing the ASUU strike to linger up till today. The bishop pointed out that politicians…

Why we Resumed strike – ASUU

… No going back on demands – Asup Once again, the Federal Government’s refusal to honour an agreement it reached with lecturers of public universities has forced the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on industrial action Monday July 1. When the Academic Staff Union of Universities suspended its two-month strike in February 2012, many had thought that the last had been heard of national strikes in public institutions. This optimism was hinged on the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Federal Government and the lecturers on how to resolve funding challenges, infrastructural decay and welfare problem in the…