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A remarkable uncle

Cyrus Nwidonane Nunieh, Uncle

SENATOR Gbene (Chief) Cyrus Nwidonane Nunieh was born in Beeri, Ogoni, on February 5, 1930, and quietly passed away aged 98 last year.

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Tribute, CHARLES Dadi Onyeama

A son’s tribute to his dad

CHARLES Dadi Onyeama was the first-ever Nigerian judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. And his author/publisher son, Dillibe (of Nigger At Eton fame), has written a biography of his illustrious father titled: The Man, The Legend, An Intimate Portrait.

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Anything doesn’t always go!

LAST week, three surprising climb-downs took place.  Firstly, Adamawa-North lawmaker, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator, Elisha Abbo – a Christian – was filmed viciously assaulting a sales lady in a sex toy shop that he happened to be visiting and instructing his police orderly to aggressively yank the sales lady out of her place of work. 

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Britain’s moral decline

When you grow up in one place, spend a significant chunk of your adulthood working in another place and regularly shuttle between the 2 places, you are likely to regard yourself as a hybrid and to feel at home in both places and yet not entirely native to ­ either place. 

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Deserved victories

ON Friday, April 12, I told Vanguard readers that I’d recently travelled to Rwanda – to attend a conference for African Chief Executives; and I praised, as follows, some of the Nigerian VIPs who spoke at this event, including Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, and Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State:.

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A White colonial’s opinion of us

LORD Frederick Lugard, British Governor-General of Nigeria between 1914 and 1919, expressed the following views about Africans in his book, The Dual Mandate, which was published in 1926: “In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person. Lacking in self-control, discipline, and foresight. Naturally courageous, naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond of music and loving weapons as an Oriental loves jewellery.

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