EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: NYSC: THREE UNFORGETTABLE YEARS

The current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has secured for itself an unforgettable legacy so much so that long after the government reaches its zenith in 2023, the remarkable effort made by the government through the management headed by Major General Suleiman Kazaure will remain evergreen. That it took just three years to cement the […]

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Between Constitutional Purity and Buratai By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The current Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai is one of the most widely talked about personalities in contemporary Nigeria going by the frontline and historical role that he plays as a professional soldier. I’m sure if Google as a search engine can come up with the current rating of the most […]

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In Rivers the stakes are high By Emmanuel Onwubiko

“The day is done, and the darkness falls from the wings of night, as a feather is wafted downward from an eagle in his flight”; (“The Day is Done,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). The first stanza of the aforementioned poem by the American Poet Mr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow perfectly captures what to expect from the […]

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Imo’s IberibeExit; Unlike Brexit By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Imo is a state in the South East of Nigeria. In the traffic parlance, Imo is known as the heartland of the East. The State has consistently produced the highest percentage of students enlisting for both the Secondary school certificate qualifying examinations and the University’s matriculation examinations known as JAMB. In the last decade, Imo […]

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The Martyrs of Rivers Polls By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The word martyr connotes a religious Icon who attains the lofty height by virtue of the person’s insistence on sticking to the truth as revealed by his/her religion and by so doing pays the supreme price. A Martyr as defined by www.biblestudytools.com is very simple and straightforward thus: “someone who bears witness of the truth, […]

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Election: Rivers of ‘fake’ Soldiers By Emmanuel Onwubiko

For a long time to come, the last governorship poll in the country will be rated as the worst in terms of organizational poverty and in the area of the roles of the armed security forces in providing security services whilst the exercises lasted.  Perhaps, the governorship poll has contributed in a very significant way […]

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Celebrities in celebrated sex cases By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The codification of the universal declarations of human rights (UDHR) became imperative prior to its writing in 1948 when humanity suffered some of the worst cases of mass killings and wars that led to the wanton killings of millions of members of the human race through the deployment by men of weapons of mass destruction. […]

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Deconstructing Buhari’s “tough” last term By Emmanuel Onwubiko

As a young claretian who just got enlisted into the sacred vows of chastity, obedience and poverty in the claretian missionary sons of Mary of the Catholic Church in Utonkon, Benue State, my first shock came when one of the formators told us thus: “May your ways be rough.” I particularly didn’t know whether to […]

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We Must Reform Elections or Perish By Emmanuel Onwubiko

A sudden but troubling pall of trepidation enveloped the Nigerian climate just before the conduct of the February 23rd 2019 presidential poll and immediately after the long delayed announcement of results was made. The look on the face of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral commission Yakbu Mahmood depicts a man whose conscience in running riots […]

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How not to conduct elections By Emmanuel Onwubiko

“The witnesses standing at the edge of the field were staring in horrified silence, too stunned to speak. The nightmare dredged up from some deep, dark depths of primitive man’s collective unconscious. Each witness had a different reaction. One fainted. A second one vomited. A woman was shaking uncontrollably. Another one thought: I’m going to […]

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