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Of infantile governance and accidenta...

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“I hope you have a copy of the election results. The constituents, for example, gave me 97% cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%.” -       President Muhammadu Buhari.   The above quote by President Buhari painfully summarises the philosophy of Nigeria’s governing elite.  To them, the equality o [...]

There was a city

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The title of this post was inspired by the late Chinua Achebe’s personal history of Biafra, ‘There Was A Country’.  In the book, Chinua Achebe talks about the events that led to the unsuccessful secession of Biafra from the Nigerian nation, as well as the resultant civil war.  The book is a good read for anyone willing to as [...]

Yesterday they stole our votes

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In the wake of the blatant rape of justice by the Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo-led Election Petition Tribunal in Abia State this week, many have wondered why the rest of the nation seems to be silent on the assault going on in Abia State. Indeed, it has been alleged by those who should know, that the panel was bought with the sum of N200million [...]

The time for change is now

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We cannot be angry enough at the goings on in Abia State.  It will be the height of irresponsibility on the part of our people if we allow the present crop of low quality individuals to, having raped our state sore, impose a leadership bereft of ideas and original thought on us. While we may have previously acceded to the wisdom of our politi [...]

Thoughts on Abia…

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The tragedy of Abia State is not that we have a governor who falls short of having even the barest leadership traits needed for leading an electoral ward. The tragedy is that we have men and women who, having reached the zenith of their different careers nationally and globally, do not, or cannot find the courage to talk to a god of rust tin [...]

As we decide our fate

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Abia is at at crossroad. Whatever decisions we take with regards to the 2015 elections will determine the direction of the state for the foreseeable future. If we elect as governor, a person whose love for and commitment to Abia supersedes parochial considerations, we will begin our march – even of tortured – towards the great [...]

Alex Otti releases statement on resig...

Alex Otti releases statement on resignation
Today, the Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank reigned his position in order to pursue his dream of governing Abia State. An astute banker, Dr. Alex Otti led Diamond Bank from being just another Nigerian bank to being one of the top eight banks in the country today. As he begins the arduous task of winning his party’s primary elec [...]

Made-in-Aba shoe daily export hits 1m...

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The Aba shoe industry project in South-East Nigeria is heading for global market with daily export figures of one million pairs to other African countries, the President of the Abia Think Tank Association, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has said. Ohuabunwa , who stated this during a press conference ahead of a two-day economic summit in Aba, said that [...]

Uchechukwu Ogah: My candidacy is beyo...

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Perhaps 2015 is the best year yet for the people of Abia state to elect a sure-fire governorship candidate into the Government House. Even the Peoples Democratic Party will not want to miss the opportunity in putting its best foot forward –by choosing a candidate that is not just remarkable but exemplary. Uchechukwu Ogah, the President of Mas [...]

Anyim: Human capital development, pri...

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National Vice Chairman (South East), All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Nyerere Anyim says it is not important where the next governor of Abia State comes from but it is important that whoever becomes the next governor must deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. In a chat with journalists in Lagos recently, he noted that one of t [...]

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