Category Archives: Opinion

On Dr. Kachikwu’s Blunders

By Professor Moses Ochonu   Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has no one but himself to blame. The man thrives on deception and propaganda. There is a limit to both, and it’s a matter of time before

Marauding Herdsmen of Nigerian Apocalypse

By Jon West The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described, by John of Patmos in his Book of revelations, the last book of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. This chapter of the Bible tells of a scroll

The Dangote Paradox By Moses E. Ochonu

By Moses E. Ochonu Two years ago, I wrote a brief update on my social media page to praise the business ingenuity and nationalist economic instinct of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. The recent revelations of how the Dangote Group

Sad, Sorry Tale Of Otukpo Rice Mill

By Amos Abba In the hot and humid sun of the Benue region, building number 2, located within the premises of the popular Otukpo rice mill looks undignified. Wearing a rusted corrugated roof which bears the insignia of old age,

Ortom’s Stand On Ranches Courageous, But How Achievable?

By Bemgba Iortyom. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has decided to take the bull by the horns by demanding that ranching should be adopted as the accepted practice of rearing cattle by Fulani herdsmen, this as a panacea for ending

Rerun Elections: NGO Cautions Politicians Against Impunity: Urges INEC To Be More Proactive

As residents of River State are yet to recover from the political imbroglio, destruction of properties, killings and violence that accompanied the rerun elections held across the state recently, a pro-good governance organization, Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative has charged

The Agatu Massacre

IN menace ranking, the Fulani herdsmen and their deadly strikes are only outclassed by the Boko Haram insurgency which has gripped the North Eastern part of Nigeria with frightening imprimaturs. What initially played out as a pastoralist group of nomads

Putting The Record Striaght On Ortom’s Blasphemy In The House Of God

By Gabriel Suswam It is important that I address the mischief behind my association with the demolition of St Gabriel’s Catholic Church Gyado Villa, Makurdi by Gov. Ortom. I was shocked to learn that my successor in office, Governor Samuel

Agatu killings and Buhari’s Moral Weakness

By Abimbola Adelakun Abimbola Adelakun   President Muhammadu Buhari was quick to condole with Belgium over the unconscionable terrorist attack it suffered on Monday but one should not take his concern for humanitarianism. It was a verbal photo op –

Why Cross River State Was Absent At the Meeting of the National Economic Council

By Okoi Obono-Obla The National Economic Council a body established under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999 (as amended) ; and entrusted with the power of advising the President concerning the economic affairs of the Federation , and

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