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When S/west govs shunned Awolowo

THE 2012 Obafemi Awolowo memorial lecture organized by the foundation established to propagate the legacies and memory of the late nationalist was an unusual gathering. Nigerians of various political persuasions, traditional rulers from various sections of the country all set aside their differences to ponder on the ways and wonders of the man hailed for his pioneering vision in the development of Southwest Nigeria.

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Where life is worth the value

THAT the killing of two European hostages, Italian Franco Lamolinara and Briton Christopher McManus during a failed rescue mission in Sokoto would spark a diplomatic row is not surprising. The Italian authorities are miffed that the British authorities knew of and indeed participated in the failed rescue mission without telling the authorities in Rome.

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No question, Ojukwu was our best and brightest star – Sen. Obi

Senator Ben Obi is the special adviser to the president on Inter -Party relations. He was also the chairman of outreach and contact sub-committee, as well as member of the steering committee on the burial of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. He spoke in Awka on how the burial committee pulled the strings that resulted in the state burial given to the late Igbo leader. Excerpts:

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