April 1, 2020

FEDERALIZING ESANLAND IN POST-COLONIAL NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS


Esanland
By Williams Ehizuwa Orukpe
Department of History And International Studies University Of Benin

Abstract
         
This paper examines federalization through state creation as an instrument of nation building in Nigeria. Nation building efforts in 
multi-ethnic societies seek to facilitate nationalism and development. But in Nigeria, we find that the paths to nationalism so far adopted, instead of yoking her peoples into one bundle to promote development have paradoxically disintegrated and underdeveloped them. Hence, using Esanland as a case study and the political economy analysis framework, this paper seeks to historicize this issue. We seek to interrogate the problem of political integration without corresponding economic integration bedeviling rural areas in Nigeria. And to demonstrate that Nigeria’s adumbrated federalism is partly responsible for rural economic underdevelopment; and the economic disconnect between rural and urban economies in the nation. This paper maintains that rural underdevelopment in Nigeria is currently fueling ethnic-nationalism and crises of confidence in Nigeria’s federalism; and socio-economic dystopia in Esanland and other rural areas.

March 14, 2020

A Celebration Of Life

My Wonderful Mother will be turning 108 years old this year. Every woman is not a Mother, but you’re a mother.

With my sweet Aunt Mam Osaighale.
Celebrating my Owu
Izumen Ewohimi
lineage of Odianose Oboh Family.-@WPPJr




January 22, 2020

ESAN FOLKS, DID YOU HAVE HEATH INSURANCE?


By Ramatu U Bako

One of the under-utilized, under branded and under popular policies of our government is the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Or the Private Health Insurance Scheme (PHIS) for those not working with or for government.

There is absolutely no reason why people should be going around looking for money to go to hospital or buy prescription in this country. It is appalling that in this day and age, people die not due to illness but due to the time lag occasioned by relatives running around trying to raise money to pay for test or medicines etc

January 10, 2020

ESAN REPORT:


Interview with Hon. Sergius O. Ogun, 
Federal House of Representative. Esan North East/Esan South East By WPPJr

"We need the citizens, elites to constantly probe the State Government and Local Government, “what is our revenue monthly profiles and what did you do with it, what projects are they initiating since elected, and how are these projects impacting the people”. Who is talking – nobody?

December 19, 2019

MONTHLY FEDERAL DIRECT DEPOSIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ACCOUNT 2019

COMMUNITY UPDATE!!!

Below are the details amount of Federal Allocation to the 5 Local Government Area of Esanland  for the month of August, September and October 2019.


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December 2, 2019

Bee-Keeping in Nigeria – The Unexplored Gold Mind In Nigeria.

Bee-Keeping in Nigeria – The Unexplored Gold Mind In Nigeria. @WPP Jr(Part 1)

A barrel of crude oil retail at $55.17 while a barrel of honey at the international market retail for $1,755.00

Nigerians honey Market alone is worth N3 billion annually, that exclude West Africa/Central Africa.

 “The market for beekeeping and honey production is huge. From cosmetics, medicine, confectioneries, and the pharmaceutical industries, to religious groups, the demand for organic honey and other bi-products is growing.” DANIEL ESSIET.

December 1, 2019

10 Common Misconceptions And Stereotypes About Africa

  By Maurice Oniang'o

When you travel out of Africa and meet individuals who have never been to the continent, most of the time they tend to have certain perceptions that depict the continent in ways that are either not factual or are misleading.  Today, we look at 10 common misconceptions and stereotypes about Africa that have been passed on through various forms of media for decades and are believed to be the true representation of the continent.

October 30, 2019

Esan (Edo) Traditional Wedding Guide


1.      You have to inform your parents and other elderly members of your family of your intention to marry this woman, and then messages are exchanged with her family to decide on a day for the introduction. This is called Ivbuomo amongst the Esan, which means ‘seeking a bride’. Traditionally, this is the time for each family to conduct any investigations concerning diseases, mental illness and criminal tendencies in the other family.