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2023 election: The north is indispensable

    2023 election: The north is indispensable

In Nigeria’s politics, the north holds the trump card – an inconvenient reality. By the inexorable contrivance of the divine, the northern region is a chief decider of the nation’s

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Nation-building: Between restructuring and autonomy

    Nation-building: Between restructuring and autonomy

Delivered at the 10th anniversary of Zik Lecture Series, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra state on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. I would like to start by paying tribute to and

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Femi Adesina: Nigerians are more attracted to Buhari than Azikiwe, Awolowo

    Femi Adesina: Nigerians are more attracted to Buhari than Azikiwe, Awolowo

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Nigerians are more attracted to President Muhammadu Buhari than first republic leaders like Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo. In an article on Thursday entitled, ‘The

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Fallacies of ethnic agendas

    Fallacies of ethnic agendas

The fear of ethnic domination is as old as Nigeria. Mutual recriminations and suspicion have been the scourge of Nigeria’s cohesive development. The south-east says it is the north, and

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In 2003, south-east voted for Obasanjo against Ojukwu — why? 

  In 2003, south-east voted for Obasanjo against Ojukwu — why? 

Those plunking for secession and advancing hate for the north may not know that the region was once a convenient

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We need new alliances – north with south; east with west

  We need new alliances – north with south; east with west

We need new alliances – political, social, and humanitarian concordat. But we must start from a foreground of truth to

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The injurious lies in Buhari’s Independence Day speech

  The injurious lies in Buhari’s Independence Day speech

One detraction to the national rapport is the hackneyed lies. Lies told and retold many times as truth. Lies told

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Nigeria is 60: Here are those whose labour led to independence

  Nigeria is 60: Here are those whose labour led to independence

Hurray! Nigeria is 60 years old! Fireworks! On this day, in 1960, Nigeria was conceived as it officially gained independence

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Nigeria at 60: Divided we stand?

  Nigeria at 60: Divided we stand?

We often tell ourselves a lot of beautiful lies in Nigeria. One of my favourite is the saying: “This is

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Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

  Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after it was

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