Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe
We, the Biafrans!
It is 50 years now that the Civil War ended and the soldiers returned home. Thousands never returned. They earned their eternal rest on the battlefields and their comrades in hasty retreat
A national day for Zik of Africa
Nigerians across all the divides cannot forget in a hurry that the country could not have become independent on October 1, 1960, if not for the resolve of one iconic nationalist. When others were fighting for their ethnic groups he stood firm for one Nigeria against very formidable odds.
‘How unpatriotic politicians undermine vision of Nigeria’s founding fathers’
Nigeria’s foremost former Aviation minister and one of the very few early nationalists still alive, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has seen it all in Nigerian politics. A passionate and consummate politician, who turned 90 on June 16, was one of the youngest federal ministers of the First Republic and an unapologetic and die-hard member of the…
FG completes Zik’s Mausoleum, says project not politically-motivated
Finally, the federal government has completed Zik’s Mausoleum, the permanent burial site of Nigeria’s first president and Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in Ogbe-Abo village, Onitsha, 20 years after the contract was awarded. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday paid a working visit to Anambra State to assess the progress of…
Political defections in Nigeria, causes and consequences
There is an alarming rise in organised political defections in Nigeria. Although she is being hyped as the giant of Africa, the democracy in Nigeria is not practised like in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, Senegal and Zambia with stable democracies. Nigeria’s version is a guided democracy and a democracy for…