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Broaching a clause for self-determination in Nigeria’s Constitution

This title, ‘Too good to die’ must have derived from the speech of Senator Mohammed Ohiare (Kogi Central) during the National Assembly Debate on the proposed amendment of Nigeria’s constitution to enable former president Olusegun Obasanjo have a third term in office. It is a research-based work “triggered by a few random questions and a theory: In a country overflowing with talented people, is Nigeria merely unlucky with leadership? Is the fault in our stars or is the course of Nigerian contemporary politics programmed to produce the kind of awful leadership that the country has consistently endured?

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We need to return to 1963 Constitution to get Nigeria right—Femi Okunnu

Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing in the first republic and former pro-chancellor and chairman governing council of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi , Alhaji Lateef Olufemi Okunnu, SAN, in this interview, x-rays the Nigerian state 58 years after independence and says only a return to the 1963 constitution will revive Nigeria.  Excerpts:

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God gave me the grace to get rid of ‘Wharf Rats’, restore sanity in ports – Nted

Comrade Anthony Emmanuel Nted was born on October 1, 1960, the  day Nigeria got her independence from Britain. Comrade Tony, as he is fondly called, is the Chairman of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Advisory Council, and the immediate President-General of the union. In this interview, Nted speaks, among other things, on his sharing of birthday with Nigeria, his growing up and leadership in MWUN

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Bright Chimezie

People said I was dead after I relocated from Lagos to Igboland – Bright Chimezie

Highlife maestro, Bright Chimezie, born on October 1, 1960,  the day Nigeria became an independent nation, remains one of the best things to have happened to this country. When many thought he has nothing to offer anymore, having given his best in the past, the Zigima exponent bounced back recently, proving critics wrong and showcasing his undying passion for the cultures of the black man through music.

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Nigeria @ 58 Avoiding the fate of the Titanic

The avoidable disaster that befell RMS Titanic may be waiting in the wings to befall the Nigerian state. Yes or no?


IN effectively engaging the above, there are cogent and verifiable parallels that can be drawn from the fate that befell the Titanic – a cruise ship that signposted the latest technological advancement of its era, even in its majesty, awesomeness and unrivalled attributes – and the Nigerian state – a country which, at independence, presented itself to the world as a unique entity that encapsulated the aspirations and potential greatness of the black race, with its size, resources and population.

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