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How Ekwueme helped in creating more states (1)

Alex Ekwueme

President Shagari helped also by conceding that all Federal appointments from Imo and Anambra states must be endorsed by Dr. Ekwueme

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Taking us on a jolly ride

I HAVE just finished reading a 280 page book titled The Debt Trap In Nigeria—Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy. It was jointly written by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala while she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group, Charles Chukwuma Soludo while he was Executive Director, African Institute For Applied Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Mr. Mansour Muktar while he was a Senior Economist with the Africa Region of the World Bank.

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Gen Malu and his unconfirmed verdict on Gen Oladipo Diya and others (2)

ON Tuesday April 28 1998, Gen. Malu’s Tribunal sentenced Gen. Diya and others to death. Those sentenced to death were Lt-Gen. Oladipo Diya, former Vice Chairman, Provisional Ruling Council, and Chief of General Staff; Major General Abdulkareem Adisa,50, former Minister of Works and Housing; Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju,51, former Minister of Communications; Major Seun Fadipe, Chief Security Officer to Diya; Col. Olu Akinyode, former Military Assistant to General Olanrewaju   and a civil engineer, Bola Adebanjo, an associate of Diya.

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Gen Malu and his unconfirmed verdict on Gen Oladipo Diya and others

LT General Samuel Victor Leonard Malu, CFR (1947-2017), who died in Cairo, Egypt recently will be more remembered for his role as the President of the Special Military Tribunal that tried Lt.General Oladipo Diya (73), the then number two man in the country and others in 1998, than his tenure, as Chief of Army Staff under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Those close to him maintained that he was a General who had courage.

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