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Biafra: Indeed, we are all heroes 

Charles Ogbu Defeated in a war we fought to survive, dehumanized, stripped of our jobs, our assets, our right to human dignity and condemned to live in a state of perpetual poverty and penury with no govt presence other than Police and Army checkpoints, but like the Phoenix, we rose from

How English is threatening Nigeria’s native languages

Katrin Gänsler Nigerian middle and upper classes increasingly speak English with their children. Linguists and writers worry about the survival of native languages, especially in the south. Titilope Keshinro, a pupil at the University of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria, naturally speaks Yoruba with her fellow students. The language spoken by 40 million

Crime has no ethnic face

Fredrick Nwabufor   Jelani Aliyu is an engineer and automobile designer. He is celebrated for the design of Chevrolet Volt, an auto brand of General Motors. And he is from Sokoto state. He is one of the Nigerians painting the US automobile design industry “green-white-green”.    Seyi Oyesola is

My govt is not marginalizing Igbo – President

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government has not been marginalising Igbo people. He also assured the Igbos of a seaport in Onitsha if re-elected. He announced that the  River Niger  portion in Onitsha would be  among the rivers that would be dredged for seaports in his second term Others, he

Buratai, 50 senior army officers undergo Nigerian language test

•Troops battling Boko Haram charged to be professional  Jude Johnson The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army has undergone the compulsory Nigerian language test. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Nigerian Army

Nation-Building: Igbo, Yoruba in historic move to honour Ironsi, Fajuyi

Afenifere, Ohaneze endorse 'Handshake Across The Niger' Jude Johnson and Babatunde Opalana      The Igbo and Yoruba apex socio-cultural organisations;  Ohaneze and Afenifere have  in what is seen as a historic and symbolic move for national reconciliation endorsed the honouring of their two illustrations sons who died defending each other in the

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