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Nightmare on the Niger

I had occasion to travel to Anambra State recently for the funeral of my maternal Uncle; Chief (Sir) Benneth Mbanisi (Ichie Igwulube 1 of Oraukwu). My revered Uncle, happened to be laid to rest on the same day that Professor Dora Akunyili, the former DG of Nafdac and Minister of Information was ...

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Siege of Terror

“Daddy, why did the bomb affect them?”, my young daughter enquired innocently. She had seen visuals of the hospitalised patients in the aftermath of the May 1 Nyanya bomb blast which had sustained the strings of dastardly attacks that had held the Nation under siege. The shock of the initial ...

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That their grief might cease

“Consequently, the Igbo customary law, which disentitles a female child from partaking in the sharing of her deceased father’s estate is breach of section 42(1) and (2) of the constitution, a fundamental rights provision guaranteed to every Nigerian. The said discriminatory customary law is void as it conflicts with Section ...

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