15TH JANUARY 1970: 50 YEARS AFTER – BY EMMANUEL CHIGOZIE OSUCHUKWU

January 15th must be a date either cursed in Nigeria’s history or merely remarkable by coincidence. It all started on 15thJanuary 1966 when a group of young Nigerian army officers embarked on the terrible misadventure that culminated in the three years of Nigeria’s fratricidal war commonly known as the Nigeria-Biafra war. In the 1960s, a military […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUHARI ON POLICE “CHECKPOINTS” – By Chuks Iloegbunam.

Dear Mr. President, Travelling from Lagos to Anambra State on November 9, 2019, I counted 67 “checkpoints” mostly manned by armed men of the Police Mobile Force along the 371 kilometre stretch from Sagamu to Asaba. Travelling the same route again on Thursday November 28, 2019, I counted 64 “checkpoints”. I was on each occasion […]

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