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Opinion

Is Nigeria On the Brink of Another Civil War?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria, meanwhile, must go back 50 years to draw its own lessons: wars build from agitations like this. If the South-Easterners don’t want to stay, let them go. Fragmentation is a million times better than the devastation of war. On August 1, 1966, after the collapse of last-ditch attempts by…
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Before Biafra, Before Election Boycott, By SKC Ogbonnia

The gain wider support by embracing incremental change at every opportunity towards the greater good of the society, while the debate for an independent state or other solutions can equally go on. Their ability to stop corrupt politicians from sustaining power in Anambra, as a start, will send a strong…
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Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric and the Unspoken Realities of Nigeria’s First Coup, By Afeso Albert Akanbi

- Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi The countdown in the battle for the minds of Nigerians, in general, and the average Igbo living in the South-East has begun. Nnamdi Kanu continues to tour the region spreading his hate speeches against Nigeria, yet it is up to the government to…
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Osinbajo and the National Question, By Kingsley Moghalu

...mollifying platitudes and ex-cathedra declarations alone won’t do it. What will do it are the laws, policies and political and governance practices that will counter fissiparous tendencies in the court of public opinion and in the battle for hearts and minds. This is how democratic countries address, or ought to…
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Eid al-Fitr: a Celebration of Unity In Diversity In Ugwuanyi’s Enugu, By Majeed Dahiru

A country of ethnic nationalities can only evolve into nation states from the resolve of its various peoples to make it so. From my Enugu experience, I learnt the crucial lesson that we are who we decide to be. The political leaders and people of Enugu have decided to be…
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Between Nigerian Igbos and Biafran Agitators: A Northerner’s Perspective, By Yushau A. Shuaib

As Nigerians, we should deploy common sense through dialogue to resolve the contentious issues of our nationhood. After all the hullabaloo and threats, I am so sure that no one is going anywhere. We should remain united and stop the dirty politics of ethnicity, widely played by sponsored and misguided…
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