60 YEARS OF POST-INDEPENDENCE: SECURING THE FUTURE OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTHS THROUGH NEO-PAN AFRICANISM

– Opiah Emmanuel Today, the 1st of October, Nigeria shall be celebrating 60 years of independence from the vivid claws of the British Empire. There has been a long lived misconception that the said date is the day that Nigeria celebrates her ‘birthday.’ However, it is pertinent to note that October 1st is not by any justification the ‘birthday’ of our great motherland, Nigeria. If at all any date of colonial existence is to be regarded as the birthday of Nigeria, then it would definitely be the date of the…

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Nigeria: A Great Nation With Docile Followers & Crook Leaders

Nigeria is a great nation but it is the docile followership and crooks who lead and the sycophants who hoist the crooks that damage its standing. On a day like this let us ask ourselves what we have done to improve the image of Nigeria and Nigerians . If we cant change the image of Nigerians in SA by first changing our own behavior then we must know we are part of the problem. Today is a day that I choose to revert to the speech by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa…

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NIGERIA At 60: Lessons & Dates from History

Adetunji Omotola As Nigeria speeds towards its 60th anniversary of independence I would like to share some key dates in its recent history that major events have happened with coincidence. 15th January, 1966 (First Nigerian coup led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu). 15th January 1970, ( declaration to end Nigerian Civil war) Instruments of surrender handed over by Col.Effiong to Obasanjo. 29th July, 1966 (Second Nigerian coup popularly known as the counter coup led by Lt.Col Murtala Ramat Muhammed). 29th July, 1975 (Nigeria’s third coup led by Brigadier Murtala Muhammed…

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