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Buhari’s foreign forum

SEVERAL people have grumbled to me – and in various public fora – about the speech Mr President gave at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, earlier on this week…on the grounds that he barely focussed on Nigeria and mostly talked about other African countries and the rest of the world.

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TheirMumuDonDo

LAST week, I wrote about OurMumuDonDo, the protest group that is tired of the mystery surrounding Mr. President’s health, concerned about the fact that he has been away from his desk for most of this year while receiving medical treatment and insisting that he either returns from the UK soon or resigns.  

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Separatist perspectives

Last week, I wearily described Nigeria as an arranged marriage of convenience that has always been troubled and convenient only for certain groups…because it was (in my opinion) organized by conniving British colonial officials who were not strong on emotional intelligence and possessed pretty dire matchmaking skills.

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Re: Who will protect Nigeria’s Northern Christians?

The international community pretends that this situation is a tit-for-tat problem, rather than a one-sided slaughter. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the press fails to report or actively obscures the situation. Christians in the south of the country feel little solidarity with their co-religionists suffering from this Islamic revivalism and territorial conquest in the north. And worst of all, the plight of these people is of no interest to their own government. In fact, this ethnic and religious cleansing appears to be taking place with that government’s complicity or connivance…

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