Free Nigeria of hunger, insecurity, others, campaign urges electorate
The Atiku /Obi Campaign Council has urged the electorate to stamp out tyranny, insecurity and hunger in the country by voting out President Buhari in this weekend’s polls. Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide,…
Hope Waddell Training Institute: How not to treat a national relic
In the world over, countries strive to protect natural heritage sites and historical relics. They keep their condition as close to pristine as possible. But this is not the case with one of Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu...
Why Awo did not make West to secede
On May 30, 1967, the Military Governor of Eastern Region, Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu pulled the region out of Nigeria and called it Biafra. A few hours later, General ordered his arrest which eventually led to a civil war.
‘Let’s be careful not to start another civil war in Nigeria’
During Odumegwu Ojukwu’s time after the war, the Igbo felt they were not treated fairly though there was a declaration that there was no victor, no vanquished, but the position of the government so far did not indicate that.
The deceptive seduction of secession
The British-Nigerian director of Radio Biafra; whose bid to resurrect the 50-year-old dispute was initially dismissed by most Nigerians as an agitation, gained notoriety when he was arrested by the Nigerian Department of State Service DSS in 2015.
Dousing ethnic agitations
Recent political developments in the country have further accentuated our diverse fault-lines and confirmed even to the outside world that the chord of our so-called national unity is yet fragile, very fragile.
Fifty years of Biafra
The Nigerian Civil War broke out soon after the State of Biafra was declared in May 1967 and ended very early in 1970, the year Nnamadi Kanu of the current Indigenous People of Biafra was born.
The life and times of NA7
At the time he took over as governor, the percentage of Yorubas in the Nigerian Army including in the Senior Military cadre, was less than 5% and it became worse at that time that no Yoruba officer was posted to that region to serve.