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Short-Sightedness in Separatist Agitation. By Dr. Anthony Akinola

When Nigeria fought a civil war between 1967 and 1970, the rest of the world was not looking at our nation from the prism of future greatness.  On the other hand, the young African nation was still perceived as the burden of the British, the erstwhile colonial masters, who played a major role in ensuring that Nigeria remained one nation. Were there to be another senseless war today, there is bound to be a U-turn. External influences will conspire to partition Nigeria into very small and, somehow, subdued nations! Details

 

Please Let Biafra Go. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Did Arewa and Odua Youths give quit notice to Biafra? It was Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe that cried out loud when the children of Nkrumah were kicked out of Nigeria with their Ghana Must Go bags. The guilt of seeing the children of Nkrumah pack even after Kofi Busia had kicked Nigerians out of Ghana, was too much to bear. If Azikiwe were alive, after fighting to keep Nigeria One, after deserting Ojukwu before Ojukwu deserted the War himself, Azikiwe would weep. Biafra stop! Details

 

The ‘Kaduna Declaration’: Of Ultimatums and Counter Ultimatums -A Word of Caution. By Abdullahi Usman

A close review of the fallouts of that infamous ‘Kaduna Declaration’, which elicited the deluge of responses by the different groups across the country, by way of social media commentaries and direct personal discussions with some individuals in the North, reveals two broad categories of reactions. Details

 

An Essay on the World Bank’s Objective of “Ending Poverty and Ensuring that Future Generations Share in Broader Prosperity”: African Perspective. By Eleanya K. Nduka

The World Bank is determined to achieve its twin goals of "ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity - and ensuring that future generations share in broader prosperity". These goals elude Africa due to the usual politics that surrounds policy implementation in the region. The major challenges facing African countries are corruption and rent-seeking by the ruling class. Details

 

Biafra: To Leave or Not to Leave. By Farouk Martins Aresa

It is no longer if Biafrans will leave but when and if they will survive without all of the old Eastern Region. There are there three types of agitations ringing from the former Eastern part of Nigerians:  the 1) Igbo 2) Biafrans and 3) Ibo. Not all Igbo are Biafrans and some Igbo resent the label of Ibo while others far from the hinterland embrace it. Indeed many Igbo think this is a conspiracy after the War to divide and conquer them ideologically.  In other words, there is no difference between the Igbo; Igbo is Igbo.  

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Nigeria has no choice but to listen to the Igbo that wants out of Nigeria. Their voices cannot be ignored. Their indirect referendum, like Brexit, of shutting down trade and commerce, their livelihood, did not deprive the rest of the country. Nevertheless, it is an affirmation that Igbo local areas support Biafra. We know that in United Kingdom, some areas would want to be part of European Union and some areas want to be independent of the Union. Yet British Government at the center would wants all areas out. Details

 

Why Defend a Pseudo-Democracy? By  Tochukwu Ezukanma

In their grasping avarice and remorseless misappropriation of public funds, many state governments refuse to pay their employees for months, sometimes, for up to 6 months. And those that demand their salaries are severely punished. For example, a primary school headmistress, Mrs. Maryleen Ezichi, who, like her colleagues, had not been paid for six months appealed to the wife of the Abia State governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, to intercede on their behalf to get paid some of their backlog salaries. Unbelievably, she was punished: demoted and transferred to a rural outpost. Details

 

Anatomy OF Nigeria's Sickly Democracy. By Rahaman Olalekan

In a situation whereby  workers receive twenty five percent fraction of their salaries on monthly basis as subvention from government , it is predictive that the efficiency and productivity of such workforce will be dwindled and greatly diminished. It appears most of the state governors lack the proper understanding of roles of the public servants in policy formulation, policy review, policy interpretation,policy implementation,  project execution and evaluation otherwise the workers could have been treated well. Details

 

Nigeria’s Housing Deficit – We Must Act Now, lest the “Angry gods” Be Enraged. By Chima Christian

Nigeria, with a population of about 180 million people, is presently challenged with a threatening national housing deficit. In 1991, the deficit was 7 million units. It has since increased from 7 million units in 1991 to 14 million units in 2010 and currently 17 million units. By 2050, exactly 33 years from today, popular estimates say Nigeria will be the third most populous nation, with a projected population of about 390 million people. If we do not, as a matter of priority, build well ventilated and affordable houses for our teeming population in this era of global warming, let Gov. Yari and his followers be assured that the gods were just test running their anger in Type C Meningitis. Details

 

Review Of Inequality In Nigeria: Exploring The Drivers. Reviewer Dr. Otive Igbuzor

The report indicates that poverty in Nigeria is very high and that the country is among the 30 most unequal countries in the world (page 9). As at 2010, more than 112 million people were living in poverty. According to the 2015 Human Development report, Nigeria had the highest number of people living in multi-dimensional poverty (88.4 million) in the world, followed by Pakistan (83 million) and Ethiopia (78.9 million) (Page 16). The report shows that the gap between the rich and the poor in Nigeria is very wide. According to World Bank data, in 2009, the poorest half of the population held only 22 percent of national income (page 9). Details

 

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PUBLIC SQUARE BY MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI The Biafra Palaver

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With the somewhat subdued reaction of MASSOB and IPOB, along with their suspected sponsors, it would seem that the agitation for secession was not only a political ploy, it may even have encountered "palaver". As I write this, another group which claimed to represent Oduduwa Republic have also issued the Igbo their own ultimatum, along with the original indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory – the Nigerian version of Native Americans!

 

But humor apart, there was always the lingering suspicion that the enhanced agitation for Biafra was the Southeast’s reaction to the crippling crisis that trailed the annulment of the June 12 elections, particularly the contrived election of Olusegun Obasanjo, and the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan in the heat of the militancy in the Niger Delta, albeit in the tragic circumstance of the demise of Umar Yar’Adua. Details

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria, a Few Stories and More Stories

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We are stifled by the they, them, and us in mutually addressing ourselves, everything is a story, as long as it does not concern one’s faith, one’s ethnic stock. The definition of a Nigerian patriot is a story told by few, and more stories of those that are the problem increase. Will we hold someone liable, punish the person, learn and move forward in building a nation or are we bent on just being a story—Only time will tell. Details

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