Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

IntroductionWhen the West first went wild I was a year old. The politics in the west in the first republic was quite controversial with sundry narratives woven around ethnicity, Chief Awolowo’s dictatorship and inter-personal squabbles. The controversy is by no means over today. Fundamentally, why a study of Western Nigeria on the eve of the centenary of the amalgamation of [...]

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    5 lessons Nigerians learnt from failed Jan 15, 1966 coup

5 lessons Nigerians learnt from failed Jan 15, 1966 coup

Six years after Nigeria became a sovereign nation, the country witnessed an unprecedented development, which still haunts it 51 years after.Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (pictured speaking the rebellion), a major in the army, led some of his colleagues to overthrow a civilian government.The casualties of that coup d'etat, which occurred on January 15, 1966, are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, then the prime [...]

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    My father allowed coup plotters take his life to save ours, says slain Akintola’s son

My father allowed coup plotters take his life to save ours, says slain Akintola’s son

Abayomi Akintola, scion of the family of the late premier of the defunct Western Region, Samuel Ladoke Akintola, has given graphic details of the almost 20-hour siege that led to the assassination of his father during the January 15, 1966 coup.Speaking at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state, during a programme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of [...]

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