Preventing Future Boko Haram Attacks
By Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler Violence and conflict have plagued mankind throughout history, and the terrorist attacks by Boko Haram are just a current manifestation. How can Nigeria protect itself from future attacks? Ideally, the best way to guard against emerging terrorist threats would... Read more
Why The North’s Dependence On Oil Revenue Is Festering Terrorism
    Eket…aftermath of a spill By Theophilus Ilevbare  The ongoing national conference has been fraught with some very controversial issues one of which is the agitation for control of resources by the delegates from South-South Nigeria pitching them against their Northern compatriots. If the last resource control debate... Read more
An Open Letter To The President Jonathan
Dear Mr. Jonathan, With a troubled spirit, a bleeding soul and a broken heart I write you this letter. I pray that you receive the message with an open mind and with little regard to the messenger. My spirit is troubled by the unprecedented level of insecurity in our... Read more
Akpabio, Assam, Russia and Punishments
Bassey Ubokudom Last week, as one with a great interest in learning from our leaders, I was drawn to an interview in some local newspapers, not that I like reading interviews, but more because there was something about either the title of the interview or the interviewee, or even... Read more
Chiwetel Ejiofor: Success Has Only One Father!
By Rufus Kayode Oteniya The British Press calls him British but Nigerians want his Nigerian root to be acknowledged or perhaps be called a Nigerian outrightly. It is unbritish to share a glorious moment! The British are right to call Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor, the Oscar nominee and British Independent Film... Read more
Idemili North and South Federal Constituency – A Case for True Representation
  By Nwankwor Nwa-Nwankwor In twelve months’ time, fourteen federal legislative seats will be up for grabs across the length and breadth of Anambra State. One of the eleven lower legislative seats will be occupied by the elected representative of the 17 communities that make up Idemili North and... Read more
UDOM EMMANUEL: Hoisting Akwa Ibom on the Totem Pole
  By Imoh Etimudo Charles de Gaulle once wrote: “Nothing great is done without great men. And the great men were great because they willed it.” This is a universal motto for leadership of distinction. Take General Murtala Ramat Muhammed for instance, he chose the path of greatness through... Read more
Udom Emmanuel: David in Jesse’s Senatorial District
  By Imoh Etimudo America is one country that believes that its president, the president of the world’s most powerful nation, must be a man of great accomplishment, a man of great intellect, and a man of puritan morality. Every politician who wants to run America must try to... Read more
Udom Emmanuel, Destiny, Akwa Ibom and 2015
By Imoh Etimudo Forty eight years ago this month, Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu changed the political history of Nigeria when he led the Nation’s First Military Coup. His ambition was to evolve a new Nation with himself at the helm of affairs. But God barred his way. Destiny. Ten... Read more
Of Destructive Arrogance and Public Service
  By John Okiyi Kalu You wrote the President, your boss, a private letter expressing concerns on issues related to your work. Fine and good. You now leak a copy of your “confidential” communication to a private citizen and somehow it got to the media and British parliament as a... Read more