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The ordeal of Peace Goewam

A couple, Mrs Amaka Ortolehi and her husband, Mr. Nkemakolam Ortolehi, have been arrested by operatives of the Enugu State police command for maltreating their maid, Peace Goewam, in a fashion that exemplified utter cruelty and…

US on religious persecution in Nigeria

ON Wednesday, December 18, the United States government added Nigeria to a Special Watch List for countries adjudged worldwide to have “engaged in or tolerated severe religious violations of religious freedom.” The addition of Nigeria to…

The beheading incidents in Calabar

IN Calabar, Cross Rivers State, many homes were in tears and sorrow at Christmas following the beheading of at least 10 persons by suspected cultists within two weeks. The state, once famous for its tranquility and beauty, has now become…

It’s Christmas, and time for a new social order

TODAY, around the world, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Lord and Saviour of humanity, marking the lowly event that happened over 2,000 years ago with pomp and ceremony. Jesus, regarded by Christians as the…

FG’s directive on daily financial statements

PENULTIMATE week, President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of the Federal Government’s plan to enthrone greater transparency in government business, directed the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) to publish daily…

Musharraf’s death sentence

LAST Tuesday’s judgment by a Special Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, sentencing former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia for treason over his 2007 imposition of emergency rule in the country is yet another confirmation…

Visa on arrival for Africans

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday December 11, announced that starting from January 2020, African passport holders could apply for a visa upon arrival in Nigeria. He made the announcement during the Aswan Forum on peace and…

FG, varsities and catchment areas

RECENTLY, the Federal Government announced the abolishment of the policy of  catchment areas in admitting new students into federal universities. President Muhammadu Buhari announced this policy shift at the 45th convocation ceremony of the…

Anglican diocese’s directive on Aso Ebi

A diocese of the Anglican Communion in Anambra State recently banned the use of aso ebi, the uniform clothing contrived for celebrating occasions such as burials, weddings and anniversaries, in order to reduce burial costs. It also banned…

Ifeanyi’s death sentence on his lover

THE rate at which the society is drifting into the abyss on account of low morality and the proclivity for violence has become patently troubling. Self-help, with lucid imprints of utter disregard for the sanctity of human lives, is now the…