Is Ochendo truly a bad leader? part 2 Someone reminded me on my wall about the Latin phrase "Vox populi, vox Dei" which loosely translates to "the voice of the people [is] the voice of God", I smiled inwardly knowing that vox populi killed Jesus even without as much as a proper charge against Him. And when Pilate insisted...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Is Ochendo Global truly a bad leader? part 1 Permit me to thank you for your responses to the congratulatory message posted on my Facebook wall on Sunday in honor of my State Governor, Ochendo Global TA Orji. I understand and appreciate the various perspectives and really never expected that just one congratulatory message is enough to change hearts and...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Abia 2015: My position Many have called me on phone, approached me in box, BBM and physically to ask my view on who takes over from Ochendo Global as Abia's next governor. I have answered all of them same way: I don't know or care about who as long as equity and justice are upheld....... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Are the sins of Jonathan being visited on Ochendo? On Tuesday 2nd  of September 2014 Sun Newspaper, published by former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK), led with a cover story titled "Abia stinks, says billionaire, Arthur Eze".  Chief Arthur Eze who was at Umuahia six days earlier to attend events marking Abia's 23rd anniversary was reported to have...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Aba no get part 2 joor Aba no get part 2 joorWhile you are busy at online social media speaking okpotokpo bekee (big grammar) and debating XYZMapps of Ebola, Aba people are already making money from Ebola.As I was navigating the famous "computer village" at St Michaels road Aba earlier today, I saw this young boy of...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Danger looms..... Sometimes I wonder if I am the only person that sees these things before they unfold fully. May be others also see  but are waiting for "the voice from the wilderness" to speak first.What is happening in the northeast is not a laughing or politicking matter. ISIS, aka Boko Haram, will...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
The voice from the wilderness.... The voice from the wilderness...."John  replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'"-John 1:23Sometimes I wonder how easy it is to hypnotize people into thinking in a particular way because of our personal inclinations....... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
What if Ebola "goes to" church? What if Ebola "goes to" church?One thing that scientists have agreed on concerning Ebola is that it is definitely transmitted via contact, particularly with the fluids of infected and symptomatic person. Of course there have been suggestions of possible airborne transmission, particularly after the pig and monkey experiment, but science have...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Nigeria failed Nurse Justina Obioma Ejelonu....and the world didn't care either Nigeria failed Nurse Justina Obioma Ejelonu....and the world didn't care either   "I never contacted his fluids. I checked his vitals, helped him with his food, (he was too weak)...I basically touched where his hands touched and that’s the only contact. Not directly with his fluids. At a stage, he yanked...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Ebola: Saving Nurse Justina in the midst of distracting noise Ebola: Saving Nurse Justina in the midst of distracting noiseI have read many hypocrites make written noise about our request for America to make available the experimental drugs they are using in managing 2 American Ebola patients. While I deliberately decided to avoid entering into distracting arguments with people whose humanity...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Ebola: Mr President Sir, there is no time to think Ebola: Mr President Sir, there is no time to think.The Nigerian government must, as a matter of urgency, get whatever the Americans are using to manage the Ebola case in Atlanta. Otherwise we just might be starring at a national disaster.Granted that the substance they are using is purely experimental but...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Shall we call them "our leaders"? Shall we call them "our leaders"?As a young man I knew that Zik, Okpara, Ojukwu, Mbakwe, Nwobodo, Onoh, Ibiam and few others were Igbo leaders. Even though nobody called them Igbo leaders in our social studies class or civic education, I knew without doubt, just like my classmates and friends knew...... read more

By John Okiyi Kalu
Non-northerners must relocate in 2 weeks —Arewa youths Non-northerners must relocate in 2 weeks —Arewa youthsA group  of Northern youths, under Arewa Youth Development Foundation, on Tuesday, called on southerners in the north to relocate to their respective states to make room for northerner who would be returning home.This ultimatum was contained in a statement read and jointly signed...... read more

By Ogbuka
Bye bye Mai Mangoro Mai Mangoro wrote his caustic and divisive letter to northern governors without thinking of Nigerian unity and sustenance. In that letter he made allegations that will make a primary school pupil feel like contesting governorship election. Yet it was Nigeria's former military chief (CNS) in his 70s that spent his time...... read more

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