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Nigeria in Ferment

On Wednesday (28/03/12) I heard it for the umpteenth time. It was the 4th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on the eve of the 60th birthday. Chief Emeka Anyaoku , a seasoned diplomat, said what some other Nigerians have said and what Nigerians are still saying. Even he put a fiat, and that is not also new: that to break up the country will not be entertained. And that is not to say that yours truly have not said that a number of times.

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Remembering the political martyrs

This week my mind goes to the men and women who had walked on this earth and had taken their byes. I remember Nigerians who had names and not without names. I remember them particularly in this time when many of them did one thing or the other. Take for instance M.T. Mbu; Sam Aluko. Now remember the one just interred – Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who had so many names from his Igbo compatriots.

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File:  James Ibori

Odidigborigbo of Africa

“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit” – Hosea Ballow.
In a packed courtroom Ibori, dressed in a dark grey suit and black shirt, appeared in the dock to enter ten guilty pleas to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy on what was due to be the first day of a 12-week trial.

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‘A letter to my Egbon, Dr Bekololari Ransome-Kuti (1)

I could not believe it is six years ago that we met at your office at Centre for Constitutional Governance at Ilupeju on the eve of a ‘town meeting’ taking place at the Airport Hotel Ikeja. There I sought your permission to be allowed to speak after your invited speakers might have aired their views against or in support of the Constitutional Conference of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo planned early for 2006.

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Is it to your tents, Israel?

This is not the Nigeria and the North we inherited and for us it cannot be the North we desire to bequeath to our children. The present North was not bequeathed to us and neither our children are responsible for it. — Yakubu Gowon.
As at the end of last week we were informed that Boko Haram attacks have killed at least 935 people since they launched their terror on the people of Nigeria , according Human Right Watch.

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