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Nigeria At 58: Our Journey Is Not Finished, But We Have Come A Long Way, By Muhammadu Buhari

As we celebrate the 58th Anniversary of our independence, we know we are on the right path. Although we have our differences, they count for far less than the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite us as a nation. We have so much for which we should be grateful,…
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The UN: Continuing In the Path of Dialogue, Negotiations and Inclusiveness, By Muhammadu Buhari

The international community must keep up the pressure to encourage the parties to pursue the path of dialogue, negotiations and inclusiveness in resolving their sectarian divides and bringing to an end the immense human We commend Turkey, Jordan, Greece, Germany, Italy and France for hosting the millions of the refugees…
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Africa: US As ‘Ideal Partner’ For Growing Democratic Institutions and Economies, By Tibor Nagy

My career has shown me the enormous potential and abundant opportunities for Africa's future. As assistant secretary for African Affairs, I will be guided by my overarching belief that we must look at Africa through the windshield, and not through a rear view mirror. After having the honour of serving…
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The Road-Map of a Nation: Twenty Years On!, By Wole Soyinka

Sometimes, motorists even make a U-Turn on their own lane, attempting to return to starting point, thus confronting other traffic going in the legitimate, outbound direction, especially if they are still not too distant from Lagos. Retain that scenario as "Look me, I look you. I no fit go, you…
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Leadership and “Conversation” In Dialogue: Securing Peace In the Unromantic Context, By ‘Funmi Olonisakin

This is the text of the first Inaugural Lecture by a female scholar of African descent, delivered at King’s College London. 1. Journeying Through the ‘Romantic’ and ‘Unromantic’ Contexts The labeling of the context that constitutes the focus of this inaugural lecture as unromantic has invoked much interest. The use…
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Nigeria Is Firmly Committed to the Sanctity of Fundamental Freedoms, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria has cooperated with, and supported the Court at all Our cooperation with the Court is borne out of our strong belief in the respect for the rule of law and human rights, and in our firm commitment to the sanctity of fundamental freedoms at international and domestic levels, as…
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ON DEMAND: A Language of Non-Capitulation, Non-Appeasement!, By Wole Soyinka

It is a time of far-reaching, yet immediate decisions. The nation is dying. The time for false pride is over. If this nation lacks the necessary technical resources, then there remains only one blameless, overdue recourse: “Get Help, Mr. President!” “LAND GRAB WILL BE REVERSED!” This is the first governance…
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Recognising June 12: For National Healing and Reconciliation, By Muhammadu Buhari

...on behalf of the Federal Government, I tender the nation’s apology to the family of late MKO Abiola, who got the highest votes and to those that lost their loved ones in the cause of the June 12 struggle. Today, I am very happy to be present and to preside…
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