Security: Why the 1967 Biafra Failed

Security: Why the 1967 Biafra Failed

By Major General Philip Effiong The Caged Bird SANG no more (PAGE 245) One school of thought maintains that when a single person, for whatever reason, is entrusted with the execution of the laws, management of the revenue, and command of the army within a state, that state ultimately emerges as a monarchy. However, the authority of so formidable a leader—or magistrate—will soon degenerate into despotism, unless public liberty is protected by intrepid and vigilant…

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BREAKING NEWS: Eastern Region Assembly reject grazing bill

BREAKING NEWS: Eastern Region Assembly reject grazing bill

THE legislators of the South East and South South House of Assemblies have rejected the controversial Grazing Bill presently before the Senate, saying that the bill should not be considered in any of the House Assemblies in the two regions. This was even as the legis­lators have urged the Federal Government to restore the amnesty programme as a way of quelling the resurgent mili­tancy in the Niger Delta. Arising from their joint ses­sion in Owerri,…

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Nigeria’s unity is negotiable- Former Akwa Ibom state governor Obong Victor Attah says

Nigeria’s unity is negotiable- Former Akwa Ibom state governor Obong Victor Attah says

Former Akwa Ibom state governor, Obong Victor Attah, says contrary to President Buhari’s position, Nigeria’s unity can be negotiated. President Buhari, during the Sallah holiday, had told a group of people who paid him a visit in the state house, that members of the various militant groups and Pro-Biafra group should stop their agitations as the unity of Nigeria cannot be negotiated. In an interview with Vanguard, Attah said negotiation does not mean splitting of…

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