Opinion

Of Victors and Vanquished: Biafra, 50 Years After, By Chido Onumah

Nigeria can still redeem itself. It has been 50 years since we proclaimed, “No Victors, No Vanquished.” It is time to truly end the war; and it is not just the war against Biafra, as Soyinka noted, but that against the millions of duped and dispossessed citizens. That is the…
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Opinion

The Past and Present Wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (2), By Eric Teniola

On 8 and 9 August 1966, representatives of all the military governors met in Lagos and recommended, among other measures, that - (a) troops should be sent back to barracks in their region of origin; (b) all decrees which centralised affairs in Lagos should be abrogated; (c) Lagos should be…
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Opinion

President Buhari and the Challenge of Leadership, By Kenneth Gyado

Donors were strongly warned to restrict their contributions to the number of copies purchased based on the cover price and refrain from announcing millions of naira. Those who had sharpened their swords to crucify Mr. President for extorting Nigerians in a period of recession were left disappointed. Those still steeped…
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Columns

January 15th 1966, Corruption and the Legacy of the Military, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The struggle against corruption must however be an all-inclusive one in which citizens must maintain pressure to ensure that all public officers with a corrupt past and/or present must be prosecuted and appropriately punished if found to be guilty. Contrary to Nzeogwu’s belief, however, the method cannot be military, it…
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