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Nigeria, kidnapped by herdsmen?

TO all perspicacious Nigerians, the meeting between the Federal Government and leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, in Birnin Kebbi on Friday, May 3, was bound to be controversial no matter the outcome.

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As Kaycee Madu makes history in Alberta, Canada

AT a time when self-acclaimed Nigerian political gurus who arrogantly adorn a conceited political sophistication epaulet are calling Ndigbo politically naïve, a fascinating story in the foreign media gladdened my heart this week. While it is true that in the cesspit of Nigerian politics and its asinine leadership recruitment process, Ndigbo, expectedly, are floundering, the story of a 45-year-old man who is making waves politically in faraway Canada rekindled my belief that where merit and track record of performance are the yardsticks for success, Ndigbo will always hold their own by retaining a position of strength in a challenging situation.

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Imo and the politics of transition

By Ikechukwu Amaechi THE allegory of the tortoise that willfully refused entreaties from concerned friends who desperately tried to dissuade him from a disaster-prone journey fascinates me. Asked when he would return, his “not until I am disgraced” retort was both instructive and foreboding. His friends, aghast, must have wondered what would spur him on
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