By UbongAbasi Ise | Published on Monday 6 February 2017, p3   “There’s none so blind as those who will not listen” – Neil Gaiman   Despite all efforts made to rid political undertone, and to silence the waves of political tension during...
By UbongAbasi Ise   | Published On Wednesday 28 September, 2016   “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, 1952   The underwhelming cerebrations on Saturday 1st October, 2016 across Nigeria, marked 56th year of negotiated...
By UbongAbasi Ise   “Deceive or outmaneuver some people and they will spend the rest of their lives seeking revenge” – Robert Greene   Civil service is in itself a culture. It is a system that has its mores, and evolves its modus...
“The numbering of our republican experiences has not been as straightforward as it should be as there is a great deal of confusion as to which republic Nigeria is in right now: Is it the third, fourth or fifth?...
By Substance Nature “We will have telephone lines that would have doubled the number that we have today…we will also have a country where many people can transact business on the internet, and where the quality of service would have...
By UbongAbasi Ise   “Stick to one thing and all will come; aim at everything and all will go” – Hindu Proverb   History is replete with accounts of leaders who redefined governance to address common yearnings of their people. These leaders establish...
  By KufreAbasi Essien There is no denying the fact that the change that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) promised Nigerians seems not to be functioning the way it was sold to the masses ahead of May 29, 2015. There is also...
  By KufreAbasi Essien The drums of war have never created any beautiful dance step; nor has it ever choreographed into any meaningful economic gain. Yet, with the obvious needlessness of war, we still find many communities engage in senseless bloody...
  By Substance Nature “I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information” – Christopher Hitchens It is called the Fourth Estate of the Realm. This means that after the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary,...
  By Substance Nature “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly” – Mahatma Gandhi   Innocent or guilty in the precarious hands of eventuality, or in the expected outcome of investigations by the panel of inquiry...