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2015 Elections: Thoughts on a Choice of Two Evils, By Akin Adesokan

The legendary Chinua Achebe once said that Nigeria had a talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. By this he meant that the country was seeded with the germ of wasting great, wonderful opportunities, that there was, is, a self-defeating streak in the nation’s makeup. He might have…
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Remembering Herbert Macaulay, Civil Engineer, By Akin Adesokan

In early 1914, during the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria, Herbert Macaulay, the acclaimed father of Nigerian nationalism who was born this month in Lagos 150 years ago, was in prison. The case that led to his conviction bore no direct connection to his political activism,…
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