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In the Year 2047
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In the Year 2047

By Dr. David Leffler General of the Army (GA) Camilla Torres was packing her office. As a five-star general, her staff would do this for her, but she insisted on doing it herself, just as she always had from the time she was a young lieutenant. She found that packing her own mementoes promoted purification […]

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Self Acclaimed “Delta Proper” and Sudden Affection For Delta Igbo Neighbours

By Nnamdi Ekweogu Shouldn’t it be “cause for worry” and a surprise to you the sudden “Love” Urhobos, Ijaws and others known to throw words about the same people, are beginning to show to the Igbos of Delta and Rivers States? Was it not these same set of people that always called themselves “Delta Proper” […]

Of Ndigbo, Politics Of The Heart And The Need  For Expedient Politiking
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Of Ndigbo, Politics Of The Heart And The Need For Expedient Politiking

By Nnamdi Ekweogu The game of politics in Nigeria is not straight-jacketed. As a matter of fact, Nigeria’s brand of politics is abnormal, extremely fluid and viciously couched. It is a game of wits, albeit with unconventionally rules and filled with all forms of bizarreness when played. Simply put the brand of politics we play […]

RESTRUCTURE Nigeria: which restructure? By whom and for whom – a rejoinder to all the talk.
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RESTRUCTURE Nigeria: which restructure? By whom and for whom – a rejoinder to all the talk.

  By Kelechi Isiodu Ever since we noticed a week or two ago, when a former military president of the country spoke of the readiness of this country to consider restructuring and its suitability to its development, something has been nagging me.  The former president was not alone – both holders of political office and […]

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Revisiting the Phenomenon of Suicide

By Adekoya Boladale Growing up as a nine year old boy with a single parent is extremely challenging especially with all the frustrations our society offers. The thought of committing suicide had often crossed my mind, not once, not twice, and not even thrice! There was an occasion I had summoned courage to do the […]

Nigerians Should Learn From The Biafrans
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Nigerians Should Learn From The Biafrans

By Reno Omokri. On the 15th of August 1945, the axis nations fighting in the Pacific theater defeated imperial Japan and two weeks later, Japan formally surrendered to allied forces led by the U.S. General, Douglas McArthur, who formally accepted the signed articles of surrender. But though the U.S. defeated Japan, they never decimated Japan’s […]

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Just Before We Forget

By Charles Ogbu On the 31st day of December, 1983, a young over-ambitious but poorly trained Katsina state-born soldier called Muhammadu Buhari overthrew the democratically elected government of Shehu Shagari and Alex Ekwueme and ruled the West African country called Nigeria with iron fist for 20 months before being kicked out by another Niger state-born […]

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Food for thought on Nigeria

  By Nnadi Noracynthia In Nigeria, lazy Men who could not compete in life started blaming Igbo domination for their failures. It may interest you to know that during and immediately after the civil war, Saro Wiwa & family, and then young captain Sani Abacha and family lived in and shared the seized gigantic mansion of […]

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Nigeria and Prodigal Environmental Stewards

  Guest lecture by Nnimmo Bassey[1] at the 18th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture hosted by the Bassey Andah Foundation at Transcorp Hotel, Calabar, Nigeria on Saturday 21st January 2017. —————————————————————————————————————- Let me begin by thanking the Board of Bassey Andah Foundation for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the Nigerian environment on […]

How Buhari’s Government Is Weaponizing Hunger
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How Buhari’s Government Is Weaponizing Hunger

By Adekoya Boladale                                                  When Feyisayo, a 36-year old trader and a single mother of three left her home in Imeri, a village in Ose local council area of Ondo State, to cast her ballot in the recently conducted governorship election in the State, it was not for the desire to vote in a government that will make her life better, rather, it was […]