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Awo’s legacy still lives on

    Awo’s legacy still lives on

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover

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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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We keep missing the point

    We keep missing the point

I’ve been reliably informed that I irritated a number of people in two recent articles, one titled “True Federalism and Other Fallacies” and the other “Restructuring and the 1963 Constitution”.

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Restructuring and the 1963 Constitution

  Restructuring and the 1963 Constitution

Funny how we hardly reach any cross-ethnic consensus in this country, but the campaign for a return to the 1963

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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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LOOTING OUR HEROES PAST: Awolowo’s iconic glasses ‘stolen’ from statue

  LOOTING OUR HEROES PAST: Awolowo’s iconic glasses ‘stolen’ from statue

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on

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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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