Nigerian Civil War

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 18th, 2014
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By Tom Lowman In late June, at a meeting with the College of Bishops of the African Church, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan made some interesting comments on the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70. Jonathan sought to compare the war with the ongoing conflict in Northern Nigeria, and the struggle betw...
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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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Mar 3rd, 2013
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It’s taken more than four decades for Africa’s greatest author to talk about his experiences in the Biafran war, still one of Africa’s most tragic – and defining – conflicts. After the long wait, his book There Was a Country was always going to be a little anti-climactic. Still, AGHOGHO AKPOME and SI...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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With the above, let me therefore state that the main treatise of this attempt is to review the strategies adopted by the Rivers State Government under the watch of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in tackling the menace of insecurity in Rivers State prior to his assumption of office on 28thOctober, 2...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2012
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People in Enugu gather discreetly to sing the Biafran anthem and raise the flag In a quiet, dusty and fairly secluded corner of Enugu city, south-eastern Nigeria, a group of men unfurled a homemade flag and then sang. “Biafra will live forever. Nothing will stop us,” was the gist of their...
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Nov 16th, 2012
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Ken Saro-Wiwa Early in this long-awaited memoir of the Nigerian Civil War, Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s most famous and respected writer, recalls a conversation between himself, his future father-in-law, T.C. Okoli, and Christie, his future bride. “In the course of the conversation he [Okoli] missed some...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 5th, 2012
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Prof. Chinua Achebe’s latest book titled, There was a country: A personal history of Biafra”, has expectedly stirred up an important but desirable controversy, notably from the disciples of the late Pa Obafemi Awolowo. This was predictable. Achebe, true to his character, will be unfazed by the insult...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 1st, 2012
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By Dr A. B. C Nwosu PROF. CHINUA Achebe’s latest book titled: There was a country: A personal history of Biafra”, has expectedly stirred up an important but desirable controversy, notably from the disciples of late Pa Obafemi Awolowo. This was predictable. Achebe, true to his character will be unfaze...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 15th, 2012
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By Issa Aremu, Daily Mail opinion Mni — Controversy continues to trail Chinua Achebe’s latest memoir, entitled ‘There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra,’ the book which focuses on the Nigerian Civil War. Devils remain in the petty details of this singular memoir by the cel...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA In the aftermath of the release of Chinua Achebe’s book titled There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra and his article published in the Guardian on 2 October 2012, there have been many debates about the Biafra war. Some have accused Achebe of stirring up ol...