50 years after civil war, Nigerians mull terms of unity, clamour for true federalism
Fifty years ago, a devastating civil war that killed more than one million people in Nigeria came to an end. Most of those who lost their lives in what became known as the Nigerian Civil War died from fighting...
APGA will produce next governor of Anambra
I actually spent the day at home. And though I interacted with my siblings on that day, I mostly spent the day in solitary reflection on what his life meant to me, to Ndigbo, and to the nation. His was a life of service, of sacrifice...
Igbo leaders meet in Ebonyi over 2023 presidential project
Igbo leaders will today meet in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to begin move for the nation’s presidency in 2023. To this end, the first state chapter of the South East for Presidency 2023 Movement would be inaugurated at the Women Development Centre (WDC) to be graced by distinguished religious, traditional, political and social actors. Former Minister…
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.