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Akiwumi: Speaker, Ghanaian parliament

By Emeka Obasi While Frederick Metcalfe presided over Nigeria’s House of Representatives under Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Augustus Molade Akiwumi became Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament in February 1958. His tenure lasted until June 1960 when Justice Joseph Richard Asiedu took over. Akiwumi was the second Speaker having taken over from Emmanuel Quist. The
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Buratai, Nigerian, Boko Haram

Buratai, learn from Ojukwu

By Emeka Obasi War they say is a series of surprises where combatants always expect the unexpected. Nigeria Army Chief, Tukur Buratai, with his four decades plus experience in the military must know General Emeka Ojukwu as the man who led Biafra during the Civil War. I doubt if he  heard of the  ‘Steiner Solution.
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WHO treats Madagascar like Biafra

By Emeka Obasi Malnutrition killed more Biafrans than bombs and bullets during the Civil War until some paediatricians led by Theodore Chukwunyere Okeahialam, Winifred Kaine and Aaron Ifegbuni came out with what became known as the  Kwashiorkor Mixture in 1968. It was a formula made by Africans with no foreign contribution and quoted in medical
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After Kyari's death: Anap Foundation urges taskforce to enforce social distancing

Nigeria also needs social distancing

By Emeka Obasi These are interesting times indeed. Nigeria will never be the same after this uncanny virus called corona which came like a thief in the night and continues to steal more lives every day. We are learning and the phrases keep pouring in. Social distancing is getting more popular than COVID-19, for once,
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Nnoli, still adored in Dar Es Salaam

By Emeka Obasi Renowned author and Political Scientist, Professor Okwudiba Nnoli, is very much around and bubbling with life at 81. As an icon at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where he taught in the 1970s, many students who graced his lectures still hold the Nigerian in high esteem. One of them, Yoweri
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Ikoyi, Banana Island

Revealed: Sanwo-Olu not a Nigerian!

By Emeka Obasi There is something to cheer about the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world. All attention may be out of our shores where people are giving up in thousands, my eyes are on Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu. I must admit that Sanwo-Olu did not sound wonderful to me prior to the 2019 elections because
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COVID-19: Ondo records first death

This plague can’t stand Easter

By Emeka Obasi Tomorrow is Resurrection Day, it does not matter where you are. Those of us who claim to be Christians should not fear anymore. What we call COVID-19 shall be seen no more. Christ Jesus must be celebrated and nothing can stop believers from making merry on Easter Sunday. I have a strong
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South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

Coroner, coroner and coronation

By Emeka Obasi This sounds comical, the word corona is toying with the globe taking us all back to our creator, some in prayers, many passing through the coroner. In Nigeria, Sam Loco is back with a ghostly title, the country is under ‘coronation.’ That is not exactly the situation. The world is knocked down,
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