Nigeria must be fixed now, says social crusader

In this exclusive chat on new year day, 2020, social crusader and President of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor, had so much to talk about. Excerpts: Nigeria’s problems cannot be solved in a dayNigeria is like a Bible from Genesis to Revelation when you look at the problems facing us. No one can really read Genesis to Revelation in one day. Throughout our life time we will continue to read the Bible for a better understanding.  I must thank members of my household for the support that they have…

Rights activist defends Uniben Vice Chancellor of infraction at Benin Palace

Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, President of the One Love Foundation and social crusader, has in an exclusive chat absolved the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lilian Imuetinya Salami, of any wrongdoing as it concerns her alleged breaking of Benin Palace protocol recently. Excerpts: On Professor Lilian Imuetinya Salami’s infraction at the Benin Palace  As a matter of fact it is better to be a friend to the palace than to be an enemy of the palace. For those who are not prepared to be friendly with the palace…

Nigerians should be allowed to bear arms and ammunitions, says social crusader

Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, social crusader and President of the One Love Foundation, in this one-on-one chat advocated for legalising possession of firearms by Nigerians. Excerpts: On Cross River’s anti-crime unit, Operation Akpakwu and Governor Ben Ayade’s pronouncement Most of the state governors are the criminals not the citizens. Governors who are collecting security votes and spending it without the consent of the citizens; governors who are hiding palliatives. They should be ashamed of themselves. The man (Governor Ben Ayade) is acting like a military officer. It was so disgraceful…

It is within our power to insist on having a viable and progressive nation – Anyim

As a leader in the Nigeria political space, I have come to understand that whatever the future hold for us, it is within our power to insist on having a viable and progressive nation that can guarantee a good future for us and generations unborn. I am of very strong conviction that any challenge being faced by Nigeria today is not beyond natural solution no matter how grieve they seem. It is this singular optimism that has made it sacred that we must uphold our pride as a nation, live…

Nigerians have been deceived by so many miracle pastors

Patrick Osagie Eholor, social crusader and the President of One Love Foundation, speaks  on trending issues in Nigeria.  On Apostle Johnson SuleimanHe said curse not my anointed and do my prophets no harm. I am not here to malign any man of God. There are good men of God in this country. The unfortunate thing is that we have been deceived by so many of them who call themselves miracle pastors. You are aware that we have a man, Udumeje, they call him liquid metal, from the South East. You…

Stop 20th National Sports Festival now, stakeholders plead with FG

The desperation by some powerful individuals to force the Edo State Government to host the 20th National Sports Festival(NSF) before the end of this year is stiffling. Stakeholders are asking very germaine questions on what is really behind the desperation. Recall that the festival would have held many months back but for the Covid-19 pandemic which necessitated its postponement until the situation is back to normal. As it is now there is a mad rush by some elements to ensure that the festival hold this year Covid-19 pandemic or not. Today(Monday,…

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s legacies should not die, pleads Executive Director, ERA/FoEN

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020, marks the 25th year anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni born environmental activist. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) used the occasion to speak about his legacies and other trending issues of the environment Excerpts: On the 25th anniversary of the death of Ogoni born environmental rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and his legacies I appreciate the sacrifice of Ken Saro-Wiwa in Ogoniland. His legacy of environmental justice, struggles and concern for the environment lives…

We are committed to ending estimated billing, says President Muhammadu Buhari

Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers.  Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja. Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers.  All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs. We are committed…

We are going to continue #endsars protest whether they like it or not

By Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor The National Broadcast Commision’s (NBC) sanction on some media organisations is a breach of fundamental human rights. We have separation of power. The press represents the voice of the people. We have a President who claims he is a democrat who returned to power in his native attire while dropping his military uniform. He has no reason to muscle the press. You see the video where the Chief of Army Staff couldn’t even address us as a nation instead he instructed one of his aides…

Tinubu should stroll on the street without police escorts to prove he is still Jagaban

By Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor It has come to my notice that journalists in Nigeria, like the politicians, have failed us. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation with his empty speech with the collaboration of his Special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, who refused to adhere to the rules guiding the journalism profession that such occasions call for journalists been allowed to ask Buhari very probing questions on his scorecard so far. If Buhari did not want to answer questions from the media he should just have released a communique…