Ndigbo committed to Nigeria’s unity, says Ohanaeze…

Agency Reporter   OHANEZE Ndigbo Worldwide on Wednesday reiterated Ndigbo’s commitment to a united and prosperous country. Prof George Obiozor, President-General of the foremost Igbo socio-cultural organisation, said nothing demands the separate existence of the Igbo nation from the rest of Nigeria. The former Ambassador to the United States spoke in Enugu during his inaugural…

FEC okays 65 years exit age, more pay for teachers…

 Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja   THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a range of new goodies, including 65 years as the retirement age of   teachers. The others, which form part of  the incentives announced by President Muhammadu Buhari  during  last  year’s Teachers Day celebration are  “hardship postings,  rural posting allowance, and  science teacher allowance.” Minister…

Stop extremism, racism, Biden tells Americans…

By Bola Olajuwon, Assistant Editor   WITH a call on Americans to come together and dismiss the tide of extremism and racism, Joe Biden yesterday took the oath as the 46th President of the United States (U.S.). He pledged to work “as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as for those who did”….

Hassan Sunmonu at 80…

Editorial   IN the history of the Nigerian Labour movement, the late Michael Imoudu is regarded as Number One. The man fought fearlessly and tirelessly for workers’ interests. He was a man who did not care about his personal welfare and placed his vocation as labour leader above all else. It affected his educational and…

Obiozor’s Ohanaeze Ndigbo: An outsider’s perspective…

Jide Osuntokun   IGBO Enwe Eze” is a popular saying in Igboland that Igbo have no kings. This is to describe the republican nature of Igbo society which anthologists have described as segmentary or acephalous or headless society or non-stratified society lacking in political leaders or hierarchies. This description is not absolutely correct. There are…

Why women commissioners were sacked in Kwara…

The decision of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State to sack his commissioners after one year has elicited mixed reactions. While the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described the former commissioners as inexperienced and incompetent, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the governor and members of his team have redefined Kwara in many…

A war in reverse…

Lawal Ogienagbon   WE have a time bomb in our hands. We have to be careful so that it does not explode and blow the nation into smithereens. This bomb is the COVID-19 pandemic which second wave is coursing through the country in an alarming rate. The infections and deaths from the disease within a…

Trump’s baleful legacy and Biden’s challenges…

WITH the swearing of Joe Biden ago as the 46th American President, the rest of the world joined America in celebrating the resilience of her democracy and institutional durability, all of which came  under severe stress and strain with twice impeached President Trump’s four-year war against American political ethos. But the tragic Trump episode must…

US Vice-Presidents who became Presidents…

By Dayo Mustapha   Joe Biden was sworn in on Wednesday as 46th US President after serving as Vice to Barrack Obama from 2008-2016. Here is a list of others who were Vice before becoming Presidents: 1. John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, to John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston in…

Full text of Biden’s inaugural speech…

Agency Reporter Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and America has risen…

JUST IN: Kamala Harris takes oath of office…

Our Reporter The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President on Wednesday took place amid a slew of firsts: Unprecedented security, in the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol on January 6; an audience without people, barring dignataries; the swearing in of the first African-American, Asian-American, and first Asian…

UPDATED: Biden sworn in 46th US President…

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history. “Democracy has prevailed,” he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts. Outgoing President Donald Trump, who has not formally conceded to Mr Biden, is not attending the ceremony….