Category: Features

The Igbos Ethnic Nationality of Nigeria and the Isiagu Symbol

By Anozie Awambu In this essay, I use “akwa isiagụ” as metaphor to illustrate that Igbos have not done exactly well to preserve their language and culture. I posit they have abandoned their unique cultural symbol. That they are now parading a symbol of foreign popular culture as their foremost emblem. But I also present […]

Encomiums as senators pay tribute to Sen. Uwajumogu ..I regretted not discussing with him before he died- Sen. Musa

Senators paying their last respect to their departed colleague, Sen. Benjamine Uwajumogu By Raphael Ekpang As distinguished Senators of the federal republic of Nigeria took tuned on Wednesday in giving tribute to their late colleague, late Sen. Benjamin Owajumogu, the senator representing Niger East, Sen. Sani Musa has regretted not attending to his late colleague […]

Where Prayer Stops: Religion and the Wealth of Nigeria

  By Jamil Afegbua   Religion has become one of the fastest ways to make money in Nigeria today. Many who have tried everything else and failed suddenly hear the “call of God” and straight away start churches to begin to collect offerings and tithes from unsuspecting members.   Nigeria is the world’s most populous […]

Wase hails Senate President Lawan at 61

By Raphael Ekpang The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase has described the President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan as a patriotic lawmaker, whose love for the nation is unquestionable. Wase gave this description in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, to […]


By Raphael Ekpang Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege joined speakers and  presiding officers of Commonwealth in  Canada for a three-day parliamentary conference that will give further support to the Buhari administration’s pursuit of transparency, accountability and security goals. A statement issued by Senator Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi […]