By Azuka Onwuka
The ancient Igbos understood the science of genetics better than the Israelites of the Bible, the ancient Egyptians, the English, the Italians, the Arabs, and many other old cultures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. While these cultures allowed their people to marry even their first cousins (to maintain the bloodline), the Igbo culture made it alụ or abomination (a serious offence against the Earth goddess) for one to marry anybody related by blood even to the 7th generation or more. Continue reading “What is incest in one place is not incest in another place”
Yesterday was Africa Day. Belated happy Africa Day to all Africans all over the world. Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU), on the 25th of May 1963. The day is largely viewed as African day of liberation from the shackles of colonialism. Fifty-seven years after, we can ask ourselves exactly what we are celebrating. Have we really been free in Africa? If not, who is still enslaving us? Is it the erstwhile colonial masters or is it time that we examined ourselves to see if we should take a fair share of the blame? Is there anything we can do individually and collectively to rescue Africa from the dangerous political and economic storms it is currently riding? Continue reading “Africa and the Metaphor of a Sinking Ship by Eyoh Etim”
Nigeria has taken one more step away from its current pseudo-democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary. Continue reading “Legislative Autonomy: In praise of Buhari and the 6th AKHA by Kufre Okon”
by Felix Omohomhion
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of financial autonomy for state legislature and judiciary Order, 2020.
In a statement on Friday by Umar Gwandu, spokesman for the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), noted that a Presidential Implementation Committee was constituted to fashion out Continue reading “News: Buhari Signs Executive Order on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary”
By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
A little over a year after an initial bronze statue was unveiled of Thomas Sankara, government unveiled another – of the same work. Continue reading “Burkina Faso unveils upgraded statue of Thomas Sankara”
An 18-year-old housewife, Salman Hassan, from Itas Gadau in Bauchi State, has stabbed her husband, Mohammed Mustapha, to death allegedly over sex, just after 11 days of marriage. Continue reading “Teenage Wife Stabs Husband To Death Over Sex, 11 Days After Wedding”
The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria on Wednesday 20th May 2020 received 100 hospital bed sets worth 48.5 million naira from Sir Emeka Offor Foundation for its Covid-19 isolation center. Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital Prof. Ahmed Hamidu Umdagas thanked the Foundation for their kind gesture and promised that the items will not only be put to good use but will serve the community even beyond covid-19 era. Continue reading “Sir Emeka Offor Foundation donates 48.5 million naira worth of Hospital Bed sets to ABUTH Zaria”
Since 1999 Nigeria has had four Chiefs of Staff who served four of our Presidents. Retired Major General Abdullahi Mohammed served Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for all of his eight years in office and one year of Umaru Yar’Adua’s term. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan had the former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe and later retired Brigadier General Arogbofa. They all served without the trembling of the earth, almost innocuously and almost unconspicuously. Continue reading “Gambari: buy one, get one free by Ray Ekpu”
The Cross River state governor Sir Benedict Ayade today Wednesday inaugurated the anti-tax Agency with a charge to ensure small that scale businesses and peasant farmers enjoy tax holiday.
He insisted that the poor must be protected.
Members of the Agency include Bishop Emma Isong who is the chairman.Rev.Fr Julius Ada is the Secretary.Others are Pastor John Ekpenyong and Rev.Sister Patricia Olom. Continue reading “Ayade Inaugurates Anti-tax Agency, Say’s It’s Injustice To Tax Poor, Low Income Earners.”
By Osondu Ahirika
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has been given a pat on the back by the World Health Organization, WHO, and the State Incident Management Committee, IMC, for the way and manner he responded since the state recorded the first index case of Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Covid-19: WHO, IMC, Laud Gov. Udom Emmanuel For Prompt Response To Pandemic”