Yearly Archive: 2013

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A walk well walked

Hannatu Musawa pays tribute to ailing Nelson Mandela, liberationist and perhaps, the most important personality of our era. Nelson Mandela is ageing and his ‘spirit and sparkle’ is fading, his wife has said, as...

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Why the West is wrong about Africa

Editor’s note: Ambassador Johnnie Carson is special advisor to the president of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was assistant secretary of state for African affairs from May 2009 to March 2013 and has...

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Finding money and willpower for STI

Africa’s STI landscape is hampered by absence of political willpower and funding. By SEGUN ORUAME At about this time last year in Nairobi, Kenya, more than 30 African ministers of education and science attending...

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Northern elites and northern economic backwardness

By Professor Moses Ebe Ochonu The Lugardian creation that materialized as Northern Nigeria is not a product of mythmaking but its elites have constructed elaborate myths around it. One such myth is the narrative of North-South...

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Northern Nigerian Elites and National Power Struggle in Nigeria

  In the July 17th edition of “Sun: Voice of the Nation” newspaper in Nigeria, a news item reported by Noah Ebije from Kaduna was published, which was entitled: “2015: Power won’t return to the South again...

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One entity; conflicting views

The perspective articulated by Professor Samuel Zalanga in his response to Professor Ango Abdullahi’s views on the need for Northern Nigerian elites to focus on capturing the Presidency of the Nigerian State in 2015...

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Northern Nigeria and her mythical realities

The problem of the north of Nigeria is the north of Nigeria writes Prince Charles Dickson   “When a people have suffered for too long, they will drink fairytales on fairylands with insatiable gullibility.”...