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SARS, not our problem

By Emeka Obasi Sixty-gun salute to young Nigerian professionals for waking up to responsibilities. I gave up on them long ago as a crowd of spineless souls whose sole interest lay in worldly things that offered no future. And then this End-SARS bang. They have added oxygen to my soul. I want to breath, I
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Ndigbo, from Delta to Jamaica

By Emeka Obasi Those who believe in 2023 as year of Igbo Renaissance must put on their thinking caps, discrimination and division are vicious tools aimed at killing the idea before time. Drums of exclusiveness from a few conservatives East of the Niger are disturbing to the ear. No matter where you come from, as
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OLAYINKA: Abel without Cain

By Emeka Obasi All eyes are on University of Ibadan as 18 professor target the position of Vice Chancellor which becomes vacant the moment Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka steps aside on November 30, 2020 after five years of meritorious service. The good news is that the geologist is leaving with head still firmly placed on
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OHIRI: Lion of Harvard

By Emeka Obasi Visit Havard University,Boston. You will see Ohiri Field Stadium named after Chris Ludger Ohiri, the man who sent four goalkeepers to hospital as a freshman in 1960 and was All Time Best for 50 years until another Nigerian, Andre Akpan, equaled the feat in 2010. Ohiri’s Triple Jump record  lasted for 40
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IHENACHO: Warrior from Selassie

By Emeka Obasi Until 1964, Nigerian cadets were trained outside the country to be commissioned as military officers. The choice institutions were in Britain, from Chester to Sandhurst or Mons. By 1962  nations like the United States, Australia, Pakistan, India and Ethiopia were in contention. Lambert Ogbonna Ihenacho, enlisted in 1962 and was sent to
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