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Ahmadu Bello

1 Oct 2017
On this day in 1960, Nigeria there was jubilation in the streets and hope for the future. That feeling was made possible by these strong-willed men who were ready to lay down their lives for the country they loved and believed in. Herbert Macaulay Macaulay was known as the founder of Nigerian nationalism and a…
29 Sep 2017
A presentation by John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on behalf of the organisation on the current agitations for restructuring of the Nigerian federation at the Royal Institute of International Affairs...
11 Aug 2017
In any political situation, there is always the need to have someone take the responsibility of determining what is necessary, even in crisis situation or under condemnation by friends and other people; such persons must be capable of challenging anyone without fear, even the government.
25 Jul 2017
There were four regions in Nigeria up till January 1966 and the regions were semi autonomous and doing very well. They were in very healthy competition and even the Northern region that was by far behind...
6 Jul 2017
I read the open letter to Ango Abdullahi by B.I.C Ijomah in The Guardian of June 29, 2017. The antics of the learned professor these days, honestly, need not be defended.
14 May 2017
And if you care to ask the military elite who continue to rule Nigeria in a robe of mixed camouflage and adire, they will tell you, with pride, that whatever they did not do, they kept Nigeria together.
19 Apr 2017
Long before the railway lines were built and the Emir of Kano bought a motorcar, Frederick Lugard travelled from Lagos to Sokoto on foot. Before coming to the area around the River Niger and Benue...
18 Apr 2017
The late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna Sokoto and first premier of the defunct Northern Region will turn in his grave at the damage his descendants have done to his legacy in the region he once presided over.
3 Jan 2017
Celebrating an Armed Forces Remembrance Day on a date the Nigerian civil war ended does little to heal the wounds of that avoidable, better-forgotten war.
17 Oct 2016
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe who largely spearheaded the nationalist efforts was highly fascinated with Uncle Sam which saw him studying there instead of the popular British route.
4 Oct 2016
Once upon a time, before the era of military coup and in pre-oil Nigeria, there were four financially independent and uninhibited regions...
1 Oct 2016
More than anything else today, as our great country clocks 56, we need to congratulate ourselves that we are part of the celebration this year. Thank God, we are not singing our national anthem ...

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