Tag: civil war

Op-ed EditorSeptember 2, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: Destroying the North-east’s social fabric

by Cheta Nwanze During Nigeria’s civil war almost half a century ago, there was a food crisis in the battle ...

YWriterAugust 21, 2016

We had a civil war once in Nigeria before – and 3 other reasons we should be following the story of Omran, the Syrian boy

by Tolu Omoyeni When photos of a little Syrian boy who had just been rescued from the rubbles of a ...

AzeezAugust 3, 2016

I never planned to rule Nigeria – Gowon

Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon has said he never planned to rule the country, stating that his ...

Isime EseneJuly 24, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: Let’s talk about the unity of Nigeria

Beyond polemics, the fact is that the unity of Nigeria started being negotiated and renegotiated right from its amalgamation in ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJune 11, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers are calling for another civil war – Arewa

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has labeled the actions of militant group, Niger Delta Avengers as ‘madness’ and an invitation ...

Mazi EmekaJune 1, 2016

Why there’ll always be violence, deaths in pro-Biafra protests

Monday, May 30 was the forty-ninth anniversary of the declaration of Biafra, a single action that sparked off a three ...

Azubuike AzikweMay 30, 2016

Pro-Biafrans are celebrating something today

While Nigerians marked Democracy Day on May 29, pro-Biafrans from all over the world are expected to celebrate the fallen ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 16, 2016

‘People have committed worse offences than Nnamdi Kanu’- Orji Uzor Kalu

A new lease of hope has risen up for incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu as ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 24, 2015

‘No nation goes to civil war twice and survives’ – Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bode George, has implored the pro-Biafran agitators to have patience and table their frustrations before the ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 1, 2015

Nigeria is free, but many of us are not free – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says Nigeria would have been enmeshed in ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 22, 2015

Opinion: Dear Igbos, this is how not to produce an Igbo President

by Tope Oriola  First, do not reach out to the North. There are many legitimate reasons for Nd’igbo not to ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 21, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Poverty of Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun Following upon the publication of the column penultimate week titled ‘Unfounded Fears of Revanchist Igbo’ I have ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 23, 2014

‘Deny men sex to end civil war’ – South Sudan women believe this is the way out

by Chidi Okoye South Sudanese women have decided that the best way to end the civil war in their nation ...

YEditorSeptember 13, 2014

Benjamin Adekunle is dead

by Godwin Akanfe Benjamin Adekunle, a retired Civil War hero, popularly known as ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead. According to his ...

June 20, 2014

Opinion: Like Jonathan, Abraham Lincoln was also called a drunk tyrant

by Fortune God’sSon Alfred Like GEJ many manufactured problems (including a War on Boko Haram Terrorism) Lincoln had his Civil ...

June 20, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: The South-west Vs The core North

by Akin Osuntokun To the extent that the South-east was degraded and the South-west left relatively unscathed by the civil ...

April 29, 2014

Opinion: Frank thoughts on the non-certification of Half of a Yellow Sun movie in Nigeria

by Henry Onyema The physical shooting ended in 1970 but the war continues by other means. I should be proven ...

March 11, 2014

Perry Brimah: The long history of fighting between Hausas and Igbos

by Perry Brimah You read Hausa handles call Igbo’s ‘baby factory products,’ ‘wife-killers,’ ‘armed robbers,’ ‘traitors,’ and the like and ...

March 4, 2014

Femi Aribisala: Nigeria cannot survive without the Igbos

by Femi Aribisala Even the bitterest adversaries of the Igbo cannot but admit that, as a people, they are very ...

September 14, 2013

Syria civil war: Assad’s thugs butchered and beheaded like animals in front of children (Viewer Discretion)

The sword rests briefly on his neck as a blindfolded man kneels under a clear blue sky. Moments later, the ...

August 23, 2013

Chuka Odom: Truth, bigots and purveyors of ignorance

by Chuka Odom The Third Mainland Bridge and virtually all major roads in and out of Lagos were all constructed ...

August 18, 2013

Opinion: Femi Fani-Kayode’s entangled web (Part 2)

by Henry Onyema For every Soyinka there is an Achebe; for every D’Banj there are the P-Square twins; for every ...

August 11, 2013

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

by Akan Ido Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’ recently reignited the Biafra War debate and the involvement of the ...

August 11, 2013

Opinion: Of Femi Fani-Kayode and his gospel of hate

by Nnaemeka Meribe A million Fani-Kayodes cannot create a gulf between us. Lagos and the Yoruba need people from other ...

August 8, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: The bitter truth about the Igbo

by Femi Fani-Kayode It is the igbo people more than any other that have complained about marginalisation in Nigeria, forgetting ...

August 4, 2013

Dele Sobowale: Gen. Alabi-Isama versus Obasanjo – Will a duel follow?

by Dele Sobowale   From the gang-up at the book launch, it would appear that Baba Iyabo is on his ...

June 5, 2013

Syrian conflict: Horrific pictures reveal slaughter as gov’t forces capture key town (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Horrific pictures today revealed the scale of the ongoing slaughter in Syria after government troops regained control of a strategic ...

April 15, 2013

A failed amnesty for Boko Haram may lead to the 2nd civil war – Former justice minister, Bola Ajibola

by Rachel Ogbu Former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN, has urged the leaders ...

March 25, 2013

“Nigerians will lose Nigeria to a civil war” – Ribadu calls for amnesty for Boko Haram

by Rachel Ogbu Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu has voiced his support for amnesty for members ...

December 29, 2012

Oria Iyayi: Was this a country?

by Oria Iyayi We do not teach the War in our schools, most times we act like it never happened. I ...

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