Valoa's Column

Rivers 2019: Beyond a fallen godfather's dictatorial politics

By Simeon Nwakaudu

Lessons from French president’s visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in Nigeria

By Valentine Amanze

Imo 2019: Waiting for Frank Nneji

By Valentine Amanze

Since the creation of Imo State in 1976 poor leadership has been its bane; only the second republic, which began in 1979, was unique. Reason: The then governor, the late Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, made the difference with his people-orientated leadership.

His legacy in a four-year tenure, which was truncated by the military junta then led by General Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to be rivaled by subsequent administrations in the state.

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