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Stop marginalisation cries, develop  Igboland instead —Amechi, Anya, Anyim, Utomi, Nwuche, others

By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor A collection of Igbo leaders, yesterday, urged Ndigbo to end the cries of marginalisation and channel their energies towards the development of Igboland. Igbo leaders, who made this call include First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi; former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator
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50 years after: Let’s revisit issues that caused Civil War— Gowon, Soyinka, Anya, Utomi, Akintoye

LAGOS — 50 years after the Nigerian Civil War, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd); Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Professor Anya O. Anya, Professor Pat Utomi and Professor Banji Akintoye, yesterday, warned that another war was imminent if the current political, social, and economic challenges plaguing the country were not addressed.

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BORDER CLOSURE: We may suffer repercussions for 10 years — Anya

Last Monday, we ran the first part of an engaging interview with  Elder Statesman and Pioneer Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, Professor Anya O Anya, 82, on the state of the nation and the way forward where he spoke on the dangers of emasculating the Judiciary, the danger of lopsided security appointments among others. Today, we serve you the concluding part of the 44 minutes interview.

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Anya, presidency

It’s stupid to talk about 2023 presidency now — Anya

I have talked more than I usually do in recent times, but there are new developments in terms of a long term consequence. Many of our leaders do not see and do not hear otherwise the things that are going on will not be going on. What is frightening is that the civil society is more silent than in any stage in our recent history. But that’s also because when you get to a stage when decisions of courts are not obeyed, you think that this is an established area, no government can cross this line, and then people still cross it and even when people cross it everybody is thinking otherwise, because it is something that normally should not be done; that element of surprise disarms those who would have wanted to organize to do anything. The reason is you can’t believe that something that is settled is reopened. 

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