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The battle is the Lord’s

In 1986, I was appointed Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi. When I was offered the job, my boss at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Gabriel Olusanya, advised me to reject the offer. When I decided nevertheless to accept it, he gave me a bad security clearance. He said I was too close to my West Indian wife and would not be able to keep national secrets away from her. As a result, my appointment could not be confirmed.

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Battle facing Igbo nation requires diplomacy, not gun, street protests – Nwodo, others

NOTABLE Igbo people, including the President General of the apex Igbo socio –political organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, former coordinator of Ohaneze chairmen in the seven Igbo speaking states, Dr. Chris Eluemunoh and others, have again reminded Igbo that the battle facing them in Nigeria required application of diplomacy and not through gun or by protesting on the streets.

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