The news of the introduction of the unified tax regime in the commercial transportation sector by the Rivers State government over a week ago did cause some agitations, especially by some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, either based on ignorance or an attempt to see government pronouncement as an offensive launched against the union, aimed at usurping their powers.
“Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings” Provers 31:3 (KJV)
By Sotonye Iyuye Dagogo
History is adorned with exploits of women; some heroic and valiant; others atrocious and villainous. Women build men and empires and bring down kings and kingdoms.
For Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, all the talk about disinheriting his late father's wife and her children are utter balderdash and the hullabaloo over his father's estate should at best take a secondary seat.
By Simeon Nwakaudu
Many are wont to forget the horrible condition that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike inherited Rivers State from his predecessor. With the stability and great governance taking place, they quickly disregard the extent of work that has been done over the last four years.
By Joshua Amarachi
(Patriotic Crusaders Initiative)
The striking of oil in commercial quantity at Oloibiri in present day Bayelsa State in 1956, and its subsequent boom and slump with attendant issues ranging from its dwindling and non renewable nature signaling threat of depletion, to the environmental hazards and socio-economic perils associated with its exploration and exploitation without adequate and commensurate compensation to host communities, have not only agitated the Niger Delta and its people, but have also raised awareness, sown seeds of discord, calumny and resulted in chaos among other numerous vices. The summation of these concerns does not change the obvious fact that, oil remains pivotal to Nigeria's economy today and even in the near future.