NNAMDI KANU AND THE LURE OF MEGALOMANIA BY AZUKA ONWUKA

Azuka Onwuka azonwuka@yahoo.com 0809-8727-263 (sms only) Recently, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, asked that the governorship election in Anambra State as well as other elections in Nigeria be boycotted. The belief of Kanu and IPOB is that such an act would “send a strong signal” to Nigerians that it is serious about its quest for a referendum on Biafra. While that was still causing ripples, IPOB was quoted as saying that it would soon announce its Day of Rage when Biafrans would publicly burn…

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JUNE 12 ELECTIONS ANNULMENT: THE LAST BUT GRAVEST ACT BY ERIC TENIOLA

ANNULMENT-THE LAST ACT BY ERIC TENIOLA Of all decisions that General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (75) made during his eight year rule in the country, none is more graver than the annulment of the Presidential election held on June 12, 1993. It was the last act by General Babangida that did the worst damage. Twenty-four years after, the issue, as they say in latin ”adhuc sub Judice lis est” meaning the case is still before the judge:the controversy is still not settled. The annulment statement was not signed by anyone but…

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REVISITING OBASANJO’S GRAND PLAN FOR SECURING NIGERIA BY ERIC TENIOLA

OBASANJO’S GRAND STRATEGY FOR NATIONAL SECURITY BY ERIC TENIOLA Mindful of the need for National Security and with a Military background, President Olusegun Obasanjo (80) upon inauguration 18 years ago, in conjunction with his National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (74) the “spy master” and his Chief of Staff, General Abdullahi Mohammed (78), produced a blue print for National Security. He adhered to that blueprint throughout his tenure. And it helped him. Except for the Odi massacre of December 1999, the religious crisis in Zamfara and in Jos, there…

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JAMB AND THE REST OF US BY ERIC TENIOLA

THE JAMB AND THE REST OF US BY ERIC TENIOLA When General Olusegun Obasanjo(80) established the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on February 13, 1978 through amended decree 2 of 1978, Colonel Ahmadu Adah Alli (81) was the Minister for Education. The Gbobe born soldier turned politician from Igala tribe in Kogi state later handed over to the Ogoni activist, Dr Garrick B. Leton (1933-2003). These two men pioneered JAMB. The management of JAMB both past and present hold these two a debt of gratitude for the take off of…

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