Friday, 8 November 2019

Why Senate Needs A Publicist (2)

                                                      Nigerian Senate      
He will notify Nigerians about the total number of bills the Senate has passed and the total number of bills Mr. President has assented to or rejected monthly or quarterly. Precisely, his duty is to keep Nigerians abreast about the happenings in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Third, he will challenge Nigerians to demand to know the salaries and allowances of other elected Nigerians or government appointees just as Nigerians are challenging those of the Senators. Fourth, a publicist for the Senate will counter and rebuff attacks on the Senate in order to portray the true happenings in the red chamber visa vice the happenings in the Executive and Judicial arms of government. This is to diffuse the ranging anger of Nigerians against the Senate while the other two arms of government enjoy a measure of seeming supports from the same Nigerians that are hostile to members of the National Assembly.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Why Senate Needs A Publicist (1)

                                             Nigerian Senate                                                
The need for the Senate to hire a publicist to inform Nigerians adequately about the performances of the red chamber is long overdue. This is so because there is no doubt that the National Assembly especially the upper chamber-the Senate has a negative image among the masses of Nigeria. This is because of the fact that the Senate is perceived as a retirement home for former and lackluster governors and ministers. The Senate is also considered as a cesspool of corruption due largely to the mouthwatering salary, fridge benefits and constituency allowances accruing to senators every now and then. The revelation by Senator Shehu Sani that each Senator received as much as N13.5m monthly has worsen the already dented perception of the Senate. The sum of N13.5m monthly for an individual because he or she is a senator is humongous when compared with the N18,000 monthly stipend paid as minimum wage to each Nigerian worker.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Outbursts Over Omo Agege’s Appointments Not Necessary

                      Ovie Omo Agege, Deputy Senate President                            
 The disapproval expressed by certain persons from the Urhobo Nation, Delta Central of Delta State and the South-South geopolitical zone of the country over the recent appointments by Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege is not necessary. Senator Omo-Agege recently appointed Dr. Otive Igbuzor as Chief of Staff, Mr. Yomi Odunuga as Special Assistant, Media and Publicity and Ms. Lara Owoeye-Wise as Senior Special Assistant on Electronic and New Media. Dr. Otive Igbuzor is an Urhobo like his boss while Mr. Yomi Odunuga and Ms. Lara Owoye-Wise are Yorubas. Those who expressed disappointments over these appointments include but not limited to former executive assistant to Governor Okowa on communications, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe and former publicity secretary of Urhobo Progress Union, Ikeja Branch, Mr. Martis Onos. They are of the opinion that DSP Omo-Agege should have chosen his media aides from his ethnic Urhobo Nation, saying that there are qualified, competent and capable hands in the Urhobo Nation that could do the job instead of choosing persons from the Yoruba Nation.

Friday, 17 May 2019

The Creative Bird

A comprehensive look at the beautiful nest built and attached to a leave of a tree by this bird, makes one to wonder about the ingenuity and creative abilities the Almighty God has deposited into the brains of man and animals. It is a surprise that this bird with a low faculty, two legs, a beak and two wings could build such an architectural masterpiece and fortified nest.



Seeing these two animals helping themselves to get to the top is a great lesson for humans to buttress the fact that nobody is a superhuman that can stand alone without the assistance of some other humans. Thus, we need one another in order to get to the top. So, don't deceive yourself-thinking that you know it all; that you are a superhuman-you are not. You are just like every other human being that needs support to get to the top.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019



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Monday, 25 February 2019

After 17 Years of GSM, Drop Calls Persist

                                                           Telecommunication mast
The deregulation of the telecommunication sector in 2001 by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo dismantled the hegemonic monopoly of the then Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) which was established in 1985. The liberalization of the telecommunication sector birthed the advent of the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM). This led to the coming on board of MTN Nigeria Limited, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile. That was 17 years ago! The decontrol of NITEL freed Nigerians from the unbearable and stranglehold of its employees that hitherto perceived and treated Nigerians a little higher than slaves in their own country. Before the advent of GSM, to make calls within and to outside the country, one would have to wake as early as 4 am to queue up in some NITEL designated call centres.