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Author: Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema

July 29 1966 On My Mind: Did General Aguiyi-Ironsi

Monday, August 15, 2016
In recent years, asmore Nigerians begin to pay close attention to the country rsquo;s chequered past,the nature of Ironsi rsquo;s ascension to power has come under scrutiny. The originalgeneral perception is that the rump of the civilian cabinet voluntarily handed overpower to Ironsi as an interi ...

July 29 1966 On My Mind: Did General Aguyi-Ironsi Deserve To Die?

Friday, August 5, 2016
INTRODUCTON On the fiftieth remembrance of Nigeria rsquo;s second coup which ended the life and six-month government of General Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria rsquo;s first military head of state, I have decided on a historical reflection on the above topic. These are my reasons: first, Nigeria r ...

The Tears Of A Daughter: Reflections Over Solape Ademulegun-Agbi’s Punch Intervi

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Even if your heart is made of stone you will be moved if you read the interview with Mrs. Solape Ademulegun-Agbi published in 39;Saturday Punch 39; of July 16 2016. pp.38-39. The interview is the basis of the newspaper rsquo;s lsquo;Time Travel rsquo; column and was anchored by Tunde Ajaja.[/ ...

Re: Pendency Of The National Grazing Reserve Bill At TheNational Assembly: Setti

Thursday, May 5, 2016
God bless ADF and its leaders for the critical role it is playing and the immense gap it is filling at this time. I have sent the DSP the video of the debate on the bill in the chambers of the HoR. Let he himself decide whether or not the HoR is part of the National Assembly he was talking ...

January 15 1966: Can We Know And Accept The Truth Now?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Fifty years after a group of young Nigerian military officers carried out the first coup which ended Nigeria rsquo;s democratic experiment; their action still rankles and haunts the country. One would have thought fifty years is long enough to enable survivors of the generation that had ringside ...

A Nation Is An Idea: Thinking Through Biafra Part 1

Friday, December 4, 2015
There are people, both Nigerians and non-Nigerians, who are using the recent pro-Biafra agitations in parts of Nigeria as an opportunity to express their vitriolic hatred for the Igbo. You only need to read some of their stuff both online and in print to realize that, if they could, they would co ...

This Biafra Matter

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I read of demonstrations in Port Harcourt, Delta and Anambra States calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, recently arrested by the federal government. I learnt lives were lost. If true, it is sad. Knowing the high-handedness of Nigeria 39;s security agencies, that ...

Beyond Biafran Secessionist Movement And Counter-Reactions: Time For Frank Talk

Saturday, August 29, 2015
There are times in the life of a people when the gloves come off and frank talk must take the space in national discourse. If my memory serves me well, it was the renowned Nigerian writer, Ben Okri, who declared that a people are diminished by their history which they fail to face. The pro-secess ...

An Indigenous Arms Industry In Nigeria: Matters Arising

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari rsquo;s call to Nigeria rsquo;s Defence Ministry to outline a plan for the development of an arms industry for the country is thought-provoking. Many people have taken sides on the subject but there is more than meets the eye to the quest for an indigenous arms industry ...

Mr. President, Remember History; Do Not Repeat It

Friday, July 24, 2015
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema When Murtala Muhammed, became Nigeria rsquo;s third military Head of State on 29 July 1975, he won a place in the people rsquo;s hearts with an intensive crackdown against corruption. The then Lieutenant-Colonel Muhammadu Buhari was part of that regime as governor of ...

Seven Reasons Why Those Clamoring For Another Biafra May Wait Forever

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
I know those who follow my articles on Nigeria between 1966 and 1970 may wonder at the above title. Some of those who read my article BIAFRA ON MY MIND (go to thenigerianvoice.com and P.M NEWS website or just type the title into any search engine) may see me as a turncoat. But on this day, 6 JULY, t ...

Biafra On My Mind

Friday, May 29, 2015
With the formal declaration by Lieutenant-Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Military Governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 30 1967, Biafra entered the world. There are scholars who claim that it was not Biafra rsquo;s first entry into the world. Maps of pre-colonial Africa from ...

The South African Affair: Matters Arising

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Most Nigerians who have poured out their anger against South Africa for the recent wave of xenophobic attacks by black South Africans on other Africans in their country call the people in Madiba 39;s land ingrates. They justify this view with the list of heroic sacrifices Nigeria made for the de ...
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