Press release: Minister for State Education, Wike visits ailing Rivers Lawmaker in London

Prominent leaders of Rivers State from across political and professional divides on Saturday visited the member representing Obio/Akpor State Constituency 2 at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, United Kingdom, where the legislator is recuperating from head and jaw surgeries carried out on him by medical experts in the health facility. Those visited the injured […]

Underage Marriage and the Leadership Question

By Philip Amiola I have never been more grieved about the condition of the Nigerian state. Why do our leaders continue to make us a laughingstock before the world? We were just recovering from the Governors’ Forum fracas when we were again jolted by the show of shame in Rivers State House of Assembly. Now, […]

Prof Soyinka Got It Wrong About The First Lady

By Joy Bello The last will and testament of the Swedish philanthropist, chemist, engineer and inventor, Alfred Nobel, established the Nobel prizes in 1895. These annual prizes are conferred on carefully selected individuals annually. Those who win the Nobel Prize are recognized for their outstanding and exceptional achievements in a particular field of human endeavour. […]

Delta State NUJ: The Shame Of a Profession

If for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a “semi-official” statement. If they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as “a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable”. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, […]

RIVERS CRISIS: Desperado Politics, Impunity and threat to Nigeria’s Democracy

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,, 08038199163 John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton a Philosopher and the first Baron Acton of Aldenham must have had Rivers State in mind when he stated that, “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities”. Using the […]


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