BIAFRA: NIGERIA PUSHING IGBO TO SECEDE AGAIN

BIAFRA: NIGERIA PUSHING IGBO TO SECEDE AGAIN

By Onyedika Agbedo Chief John Nnia Nwodo (Jnr) was elected as the President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, recently.  A lawyer and economist by training, Nwodo is not new to public life. He had served as minister of civil aviation (1983) and minister of information and culture (1998-1999), amid other national and regional assignments. He aspired for the presidency on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2003. In this…

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NEWS:OHANAEZE CALLS FOR REFERENDUM

NEWS:OHANAEZE CALLS FOR REFERENDUM

When the people of south-east demanded an additional state to balance with other regions, Babatunde Fashola was a leading voice from the south-west to oppose the creation, citing landmass, population and viability as reasons. Fashola deported the people of the south-east resident in Lagos calling them destitute claiming he was decongesting the state. When Fashola was allocating funds for project executions to various regions in his ministry, he allocated a paltry N2.5bn to the south-east…

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THE AMBAZONIAN RENAISSANCE & THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA.

THE AMBAZONIAN RENAISSANCE & THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA.

In quite an applaudable manner, the people of the former British Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) have treaded the path of taking their destiny into their own hands. The last close to one year has experienced a sequence of unprecedented reawakening, with the Ambazonian people demanding for their due from the evil, roguery, and occupier regime of Cameroun under the 84 year old Paul Biya, who has ruled the erroneously ‘united country’ for the past 34 years….

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NEWS:At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for ‘a surge in diplomacy for peace

NEWS:At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for ‘a surge in diplomacy for peace

Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation efforts, as well as for a strategy to address root causes of such conflicts in the world. “There are things that are obvious: the alignment of the sustainable and inclusive development with the sustaining peace agenda,” said Mr. Guterres in his remarks…

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NIGERIA: THE BEGINNING OF THE END

NIGERIA: THE BEGINNING OF THE END

Clarence Day was a renowned American poet, essayist and philosopher who lived in the 19th century. Clarence Day could have been a prophet because he captured with astonishing accuracy the trajectory of the collapse of human society. Asked how future generations will know that their society is decaying or collapsing, he counseled his students to always look back into mankind’s documented history. According to him, of all the inventions of man, none is as enduring…

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APC’s FAILURE AND THE BLAME GAME SYNDROME: REQUIEM FOR NIGERIA

APC’s FAILURE AND THE BLAME GAME SYNDROME: REQUIEM FOR NIGERIA

One factor that has led to the collapse of many societies throughout history is internal decay brought about by inept and visionless leadership. The pages of history are littered with examples of societies whose final descent into perdition was preceded by unprecedented internal rot. This type of rot is usually sustained by a corps of lackadaisical and moronic leadership that made a vocation of blaming their predecessors for the rot of society without as much…

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News:Buhari’s Illness and the Resurgence of Official Lies

News:Buhari’s Illness and the Resurgence of Official Lies

The recent uproar and fear concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s state of health has not come to many discerning Nigerians as a surprise. What is rather curious and embarrassing has been the ostrich and evasive denial of presidential aides and others of their kind on the true state of the Buhari’s health. For one thing, no person should be rejoicing that the Buhari is critically ill; for illness of whatever nature is not a good wish…

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IS NIGERIA WORTH DYING FOR?

IS NIGERIA WORTH DYING FOR?

This is one question that has bothered many Nigerians. As much as many of us would readily declare their love for Nigeria and haughtily proclaim that the “unity” of Nigeria is not negotiable, I have never stopped asking myself if any of these apostles of Nigerian patriotism or unity would be willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of this country. This question has become very germane in our present situation…

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BUHARI, PAYMENT OF N5000 TO THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA

BUHARI, PAYMENT OF N5000 TO THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE FUTURE OF NIGERIA

The phrase “robbing Peter to pay Paul” is not new to us. It was in 1661AD that Peter Heylyn in his Ecclesia Restaurata sought to explain the origin and import of this phrase. Though his attempt has been punctured severally by other etymologists, the phrase suggests a calamitous sequence of events where, before the Reformation, taxes had to be paid from the treasury of St. Peter’s church in Rome to defray the running costs of…

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German police arrests Hausa-Fulani Boko haram for planning terror attack

German police arrests Hausa-Fulani Boko haram for planning terror attack

German police have arrested a 23-year-old Hausa-Fulani Nigerian man and an Algerian,27, suspected of planning an Islamist attack in overnight raids. More than 450 officers took part in the mass raids targeting 12 locations, mostly in the central city of Goettingen in Lower Saxony state, authorities said. Police investigating the fundamentalist Islamist community had acted on information pointing to “a possibly imminent terrorist attack”, said the city’s police chief Uwe Luehrig. The two men, who…

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