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July 17, 2018

June 12 Blame Game

Buhari Declares June 12 Democracy Day

  June 12 has become a mantra to Nigerians. In fact, beside our October 1st Independence Day, no other date has gained greater fame and popularity or even notoriety among Nigerians as June 12. Twenty-three years after the event leading to the date occurred, Nigerians still talk about June 12 with such emotion and that goes to show how important and significant the date is to our people, despite the demise of the principal figure of that day, Chief M.K.O Abiola. Nigerians make so much fuss about June 12 because it is the day the unimaginable and unforgettable happened –…

Celebrating Nigeria at 55

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Nigeria will clock fifty-five years as a sovereign nation. The name Nigeria was coined in 1897 in an article published in the Times Newspaper of London by one Flora Shaw who later became the wife of Lord Lugard. Nigeria has its origin in the river Niger which traverses the country from the North, West to the South. Nigeria gained Independence from Britain on October 1, 1960 and became a republic in 1963. Nigeria has thirty six states and a federal capital territory Abuja, six geo-political zones, seven hundred and seventy four Local government Areas and…

WHEN WILL NIGERIA REACH THE PROMISE LAND?

  Nigeria will surely reach the Promise Land when she is able to cross the Red Sea, pass through very wide deserts, endure severe hunger and thirst and jump over innumerable huddles on the way. The two major figures that will lead her through, like the Biblical Moses and Joshua (Deut. 31:7-8),are good leadership and good followership. Both must go paripasu. There is need for us to examine where we are coming from, where we are, and where we are going to. Have we had good leaders or are the beautiful ones not yet born? We have just “changed” leadership…

Babangida opens up on Boko Haram, OIC

One of Nigeria’s most controversial leaders and the man who  took the country into the Organisation of Islamic States (OIC) in 1986 has asked Muslims to rise and fight the Islamic extremists, Boko Haram. General Ibrahim Babangida who literally distanced himself from the insurgency, said Boko Haram was trying to hoist a ‘warped’ version of Islam on the nation. “Muslims should rise and fight against it because some people are spoiling the name of Islam and this is not what Islam stands for,” General Babangida said in an interview published in the Vanguard. Asked to recommend a way out, the…