Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2014
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by Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili, Full text of speech at APC Summit- The Uncomfortable Truth of Elusive Economic Development- Nigeria’s Century Old Failures and Prospects for a New Nigeria Protocols: Good afternoon, chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress. Thanks...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Lawrence Nwobu I am still at a loss at understanding what President Jonathan and his goons are celebrating in the so called centenary. Even the deaf and dumb know that Nigeria has been and remains increasingly a tragedy. Only a mad or deceitful person celebrates failure. What has become clear over...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 6th, 2013
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By Lawrence Nwobu Introduction: One of the greatest enduring myths in Nigeria is the lie that Yakubu Gowon fought the Nigeria-Biafra war to keep Nigeria united, whereas in reality not only did Yakubu Gowon whose Northern region had originally intended to secede (Araba) after the July 1966 counter-cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 7th, 2013
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‘‘The claim that the Igbo helped to develop Lagos is hogwash. The major institutions of the south-west were developed by the diligence, hard-work, industry and sweat of the Yoruba people. This is a historical fact” – Femi Fani-Kayode Did I read Femi Fani-Kayode and the clown h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE NIGERIA TO ASSUME THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES Nigeria is set to assume the Presidency of the Community of Democracies for the period 2015 – 2017. Preparatory to the assumption, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Community of ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2013
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Train horns now sound again across Nigeria’s lush south and the encroaching desert of its north, but the history of the nation’s 100-year-old railroad still sits rusting away. Old steam locomotives and railway cars that hold special places in the story of Nigeria sit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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by Abdulrazaq Magaji Few Nigerians cared to listen when, way back in 1998, Dr. Lema Jibrillu, the Kaduna based businessman, politician and community leader wisely counselled against a presidency on compassionate ground. His call came at a time the northern political establishment reasoned that the pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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by Anthony A. Kila At today’s Independence Anniversary declaration, we are compelled to analyse the history of Nigeria once again. The first imperative is that although a lot of people try to make it appear a complex and peculiar incredible series of events and situations, the history of Nigeria is i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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By JohnThomas Didymus Today, October 1, is Nigeria’s independence day. Fifty two years ago, at the Race Course in Lagos, the British anthem was sung for the last time and the Union Jack lowered. A green-white-green flag was hoisted in its place and a new national anthem sung. For a country that...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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Beloved countrymen and women, on this day, fifty-two years ago, our founding fathers brought joy and hope to the hearts of our people when they won independence for our great country. Nigeria made a clean break with more than six decades of colonial rule, and emerged as a truly independent nation. Th...