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Lies And Truth About Obi, Atiku, Tinubu


By Farooq A. Kperogi LAGOS SEPTEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ancient Greeks are credited with saying the truth is often the first casualty in war. I think in political campaigns, truth is also the first casualty, and we have started to see that already in the current election cycle in Nigeria.  In this column, I highlight a few […]

Minimum Wage Gimmicks And Leadership Tailored Challenges


By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi LAGOS SEPTEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It may not be characterized as hasty to conclude that the president Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government , after living in denial for a very long time, have finally come to terms with the fact that  Nigerian workers have in the past seven to eight years faced unprecedented hardship […]

X-Raying Dikio’s Two Years Tenure As Presidential Amnesty Programme Boss

Amnesty Boss=Milland-Dixion-Dikio

By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi LAGOS SEPTEMBER 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-About two years ago, when President Muhammadu Buhari removed Professor Charles Dokubo (now late), as the interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, and in his place, appointed Mbiama, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State born Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), stakeholders were happy for varying […]

Water Resources Bill: The Silence Of Our Traditional Rulers No Longer Golden


By Chief (Barr) Malcolm  Omirhobo LAGOS SEPTEMBER 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-I have taken pains to profile the traditional rulers in Nigeria particularly those in the South South , South East , South West and North Central Zones of Nigeria affected by the water resources bill and I discover that they are all well lettered . By my […]

Water Resources Bill: Once Bitten Twice Shy, Niger Deltans Wake Up


By  Chief (Barr) Malcolm Omirhobo LAGOS AUGUST 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-When I say Niger Deltans , I mean Nigerians indigenous to the Niger Delta region of Nigeria comprises nine states namely : Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers. The Niger Delta is one of the World’s most important wetland and coastal marine […]

ANCLA ‘Owambe’ Dance: My Observation


By Innocent Orok LAGOS AUGUST 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-First,  I like to state that the job of a Journalist as the “Watch Dog of the Society” is to inform, educate and entertain the public, based on the writer’s proper interrogation of the issues on the ground  with facts and balanced  reporting in order not to misled or […]

N4bn Monthly Pipeline Surveillance Contract To Tompolo: A Peanut In The Circumstance


By Chief (Barr.) Malcolm Omirhobo LAGOS AUGUST 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)- I have read with utmost dismay  the resentment of  the  Amalgamated Arewa Youth Group over  the N4bn monthly pipeline surveillance contract awarded  to  Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, by the Nigerian National Petroleum Limited, an amount   which I consider a peanut in the circumstance . Today the […]

The Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme Life Circle


  By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi LAGOS AUGUST 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-On 25 June 2009, President Umoru Yar’Adua (now late) granted presidential amnesty to Niger Delta militants who had directly or indirectly participated in the commission of offences associated with militant activities in the Niger Delta, and who were willing to surrender their weapons and renounce armed struggle […]

Throwback: The Peter Obi Movement Vs Nigeria’s Bullion Van Democracy


 By Tony Okoroji LAGOS AUGUST 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-In May 2022, I served a piece in Saturday Breakfast titled “THE PETER OBI MOVEMENT vs NIGERIA’S BULLION VAN DEMOCRACY” It was just a few days after Peter Obi declared for the Labour Party. The “Obidient” movement which is becoming a historic development in Nigerian politics was just at […]

Inibehe Effiong’s Conviction:  Judicial Misconduct  By Hon Justice Ekaette Obot


By  Chief (Barr.)-Malcolm Omirhobo LAGOS AUGUST 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The conviction of Inibehe Effiong on 27/ 7/2022 by Honourable Justice Ekaette Obot, the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State came to me as a surprise because both of us were at the Federal High court Abuja the previous day barely twenty four hours before . I did […]

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