Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Jun 11th, 2014
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The picture reminds me of when then Nigeria political figure and first president late Nnamdi Azikiwe; known as ‘Zik of Africa’ during a campaign stop had to stand on a table propped up by people. Now in 2014, Nigeria president in a shameless ‘red carpet’ walk on a badly built plank boardwalk walks ac...
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Apr 17th, 2014
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by Eyenisong Ibibio By now the sponsors and promoters of the Islamic group known as “Boko Haram” would have seen the futility of their ambition if the aims were to seek relevance and attention or to achieve outright political power levers. Boko Haram has become a monster, an uncontrollable monster th...
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Dec 6th, 2013
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In the last three months, only one voice has represented APGA in all public outings- the National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh. He is the secretary, the organizing secretary, Image maker , treasurer and name it. And why not. He fought a battle with his party men to retain his headship of his party; a ...
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Aug 30th, 2013
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By Adisa Adeleye Many Nigerians and also friendly foreigners agree that the country is facing various problems on political stability and economic reconstruction. The major problem is that of national unity in an atmosphere of the rising profile of ethnicity and religious bigotry. The past weeks have...
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Aug 28th, 2013
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By Dr. N. Tony Nwaezeigwe Nigeria’s nationality question is neither the creation of the Igbo nor the Yoruba. It is the consequence of Hausa-Fulani’s megalomaniac quest for political power in the nation. Yet the Hausa-Fulani accept the fact that both the Igbo and Yoruba hold the key to their attainmen...
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Aug 27th, 2013
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Azuka Onwuka | credits: File copy At a time like this when every issue is twisted and given ethnic or religious hue, thereby dividing Nigerians and raising tensions in the land, one could only wish that many Nigerians were like one man who I consider as the greatest Nigerian that has ever lived. Once...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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by Obinna Akukwe Obafemi Awolowo is the undisputed hero of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria whose wartime policy of starvation and currency change helped kill the Biafran dream. The post colonial era of Nigerian history was dominated by three actors, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. Dr Az...
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Aug 11th, 2013
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By Femi Fani-Kayode Permit me to make my second and final contribution to the raging debate about Lagos, who owns it and the seemingly endless tensions that exist between the Igbo and the Yoruba. It is amazing how one or two of the numerous nationalities that make up Nigeria secretly wish that they w...
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Mar 6th, 2013
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Obafemi Awolowo is the undisputed hero of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria whose wartime policy of starvation and currency change helped kill the Biafran dream. The post colonial era of Nigerian history was dominated by three actors, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. Dr Azikiwe was an avow...
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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...