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IBB: Beyond June12 and Maradona

Babangida, IBB

There is one part of General Ibrahim Babangida that should be studied in military institutions around the country. While he is best remembered for annulling the June 12, 1993 elections we must also salute his wisdom that saved several lives on February 13, 1976.

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Osoba met Okosisi in Pitakwa

Someone poked a joke recently about Governor Nyesom Wike’s building a Press Centre in honour of Chief Segun Osoba somewhere around Olu Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt. I reminded him that hip hop star, Duncan Mighty, must also do a remix of his Port Harcourt boy track.

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Fasoranti' Olakunrin

We’re back to ore, 1967

Those who fail to learn from the civil war will continue to plunge Nigeria into crisis. Our leaders, especially those who did not feel the impact of those bloody years, must be encouraged to beef up their Kitchen Cabinet with comparative historians.

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Naija reggae girlz of Jamaica

There is so much of Nigeria in Jamaica which explains why two members of the Reggae Girlz team to the France 2019 Women’s World Cup bore Nigerian names. Olufolasade Ayomide Danielle Adamolekun and Chinyelu Bessum Asher were part of the First Caribbean squad to play in the FIFA senior Women’s Championship.

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Anuku, just like Bisalla

Perhaps not many know that Biafra’s Chief of Naval Staff, Captain Wilfred Anuku, also fought the civil war as an Army GOC. That was also similar to the role played by Col. Iliya Bisalla on the Nigerian side. From Chief of Army Staff, he ended up as a GOC.

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