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Why Abia State’s 2024 Budget Is Not As Good As It Seems: A Data-Driven Critique, By Prince Ike Okorafor

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OPINION: Senate Presidency Is Not About OUK, It's About Equality And Fairness - Prince Ike Okorafor

This is a candid response to the views of Dr. Philips Nto, a former commissioner for finance and economic planning in Abia State, on the state's 2024 budget. Dr. Nto had lauded the budget as realistic and capable of boosting the economy, especially through its high allocation to capital expenditures. It is also his opinion that borrowing is not...

[Opinion] Advancing Fight Against Anti-microbial Resistance Through Health Data Security in Nigeria – By Kingsley Mecha

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The Senate's recent approval of establishing a Federal Data Bank in Nigeria has sparked enthusiasm among several innovators, notably Celestine Ugwu, a software engineer with Veracel HealthTech, and Kingsley Mecha, an anti-microbial steward and public health innovator. This pivotal choice holds the potential to significantly advance well-informed tactics against antibiotic resistance and revolutionize disease surveillance and response systems. This...

OPINION: The Abia Two Day Talk About Food, By Godwin Adindu

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OPINION: The Abia Two Day Talk About Food, By Godwin Adindu

I love the wisdom of our ancestors. May their souls rest in perfect peace. They were great sages, thinkers and philosophers but, regrettably, their insights and wisdom were not documented like the West did to Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and the rest. There is this saying that our ancestors passed down to us: that the big talk is but for...

[OPINION] Abia On A State Of Emergency, By Godwin Adindu

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[OPINION] Abia On A State Of Emergency, By Godwin Adindu

One way to understand and appreciate the radical maneuverings of Governor Alex Otti in Abia State is to explore the principle of a State of Emergency. The Governor may have discreetly declared a state of emergency on Abia State. It is obvious he is approaching governance, at least in the first phase of two years, as an emergency situation....

Ikpeazu Never Spent 40b On Airport Project- Ex-Commissioner, John Okiyi Kalu Dismisses Rumour

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Ikpeazu Never Spent 40b On Airport Project- Ex-Commissioner Kalu Dismisses Rumour

A former colleague of mine in the Abia State Executive Council forwarded this circulating video to me and wanted to verify if there was ever a time we spent N40b or any money at all on the Abia Airport project. I decided to make my response to him public for the sake of others who may have seen the same...

[OPINION] As Naira Falls, Loses Local, International Relevance: Can It Get MohBad (Worse)? By Mecha Kingsley Ukpai

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For years, the Naira, Nigeria's official currency, has been declining. It traded at 197 to the US dollar in 2016, but by 2023, it had plunged to 700 to the dollar. This is a depreciation of over 70% in just six years. The Naira has been caught in a storm, losing not only its value in the global financial market...

[Opinion] Unregulated Mining Activities Pose Grave Threat To Public Health, Environment In Nigeria By Mecha Kingsley Ukpai

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Unregulated Mining Activities Pose Grave Threat To Public Health, Environment In Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria – September 12, 2023 - In recent years, illegal mining has emerged as a rising concern in Nigeria, posing serious public health and environmental risks. The unchecked actions of illegal miners harm not just the well-being of local communities, but also the country's natural resources and ecosystems. Because of a lack of efficient regulatory mechanisms and enforcement, illegal...

[OPINION] The Political Legacy Of Orji Uzor Kalu In Abia State, By Bernard Ogbe

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Abia North Will Look At My Performance In Last 4 Years To Decide Their Next Senator — Kalu

In 1999, Nigeria ushered in a new era of democracy, and Abia State witnessed the rise of a young and dedicated governor, determined to deliver good governance to this one among the newly created states. Despite facing limited financial resources at the time, the governor, affectionately known as the "Action Governor," worked tirelessly to uplift Abia State in every...

Otti Not Ikpeazu Ruined The Judicial Panel Of Enquiry..

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I'm Still The Governor With Executive Powers, Wait For Your Time, Ikpeazu Replies Otti

For the records, I will support any judicial probe of any government in Nigeria if done within the ambits of the law. But what politicians must usually avoid is a mixture of bitterness and vindictiveness in pursuing any judicial probe. Otti already set the tone for persecution when he assumed the position of a judge and a jury at same...

[OPINION] If Ikpeazu Is Your Standard Then Break His Records, By Ikechukwu Iroha

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Ikpeazu Approves Mass Promotion For Abia Civil Servants Days To Guber Poll

Since you can’t do any other thing outside blaming Ikpeazu, try breaking the following records he set and we will join in clapping for you. 1. Ikpeazu kept Abia peaceful and safe at a time the rest of the region was in turmoil. No single successful bank robbery was recorded in Abia State under his watch; all elections held on...

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