Saturday, June 6, 2020
There has been a surfeit of arguments on whether the demolition of two hotels in Rivers state by Governor Nyesom Wike over the violation of Covid-19-induced lockdown is an act of wickedness, power drunkenness, sheer madness or the act of a man with the interest of his people at heart. Some have been comparing...
  Covid-19 Lockdown Reality Check According to experts, lockdowns are in place to flatten the curve of the progression of the pandemic. Some people are missing the point because they naively think the government will somehow get rid of the virus at the end of the lockdowns, so life goes back to normal. Bear in mind that: Flattening...
We should not just fold our arms and watch coronavirus wreaking havoc, as if we are the NIGERIAN OBSERVER. We should act as the VOICE OF NIGERIA in this fight and join the GALAXY of CHANNELS being used to inform people of the government’s BLUEPRINT on the pandemic. Be a CHAMPION, an INQUIRER and an...

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I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport in Dubai. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the...
Every profession has a mandate. The media profession, to which I proudly belong, has the core I-SEE mandate to Inform, Set agenda, Educate and Entertain. It is worrisome that the overarching goal of many media houses these days appears to be to advertise and promote whatever and whoever helps to grow their bank balance....
Not many South Africans are aware of the role their African brothers played in liberating them from the shackles of the oppressive apartheid regime, more so the youths who are mainly responsible for the brigandage attending the current xenophobic violence in South Africa. This has led to a number of observers questioning the real...

Your PVC is your Red Card

The best way to show disenchantment with a government and its elected officials is neither with stones nor with bullets but with ballots. The PVC is like a red card in the hand of a referee but, unlike the referee, you have only one chance in 4 years to use yours. Use it wisely and impartially...
Odds seem to mean nothing to a Maryland man who has branded himself "Mr. Lucky" after winning a $31,311 (about 432 thousand rands or 11.3 million naira) lottery jackpot, just three months after he won $1 million (13.8 million rands or 364 million naira). The 38-year-old man told Maryland Lottery officials he won his $31,311...
On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, President Jacob Zuma named Justice Ray Zondo as Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, and he was so appointed. According to the Presidency, Justice Zondo came to the position of Deputy Chief Justice "with enormous experience in the broader legal profession." Credentials Zondo worked as a human rights...