By Simeon Nwakaudu
I am surprised that it took Punch Newspaper so long to make their declaration against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. So when I saw their editorial of Sunday, December 1, 2019 taking a position on Rivers State, I took it as one of their promotional activities for those that sponsor them.
We are back to the days when Armed Robbers are daring, devilish and heartless. The days when armed robbers write letters to residents giving them the day, time and how they will rob them. In such heart shattering letters residents were reminded never to bother informing law enforcement agencies. If they did, it was at the risk of their lives.
By Odimegwu Onwumere
Micro-insurance is not just a scaled down version of regular insurance… the product and processes need to be completely reengineered to meet the characteristics and preferences of the low-income market,” the Team Leader of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Micro-insurance Innovation Facility, Mr. Craig Churchill made this comment in one of his public presentations.
We have invited you this afternoon to alert Nigerians and the international community that all is not well with our nation. A wave of terror is threatening our democracy; our constitutional order, national cohesion and safety of our citizens are now as at stake.
The poet was openly and deeply involved in the struggles of the era to chase away the military from Nigeria's political landscape. Wild covert and overt agents of the infamous junta of Abacha were unleased on his trail; and the poet had gone into hiding in a place in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, for a period of over four months. His beautiful and easy-going wife, Evelyn and his two children – Otoabasi and Daramfon, had relocated from Benin City to Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State (his home state) because of the persistent intimidations and threats to their lives by Abacha's raging agents. Ekere Nkanga, the poet's brother-in-law, then a notable human rights activist with the CLO, Nigeria's premier and leading human rights organization, was arrested in the poet's (Nnimmo Bassey) house in Benin City. He was detained for three months at the notorious Oko Prisons in Benin City without charge or trial.