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THE FUTURE OF THE NIGERIAN NATION: Structure and Governance System for Nigeria’s Six Zones

{jcomments off}THE FUTURE OF THE NIGERIAN NATION:Structure and Governance System for Nigeria’s Six Zonesby Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu Abstract: The Igbos of the Lower Niger River, like the Hausas in the Upper Niger stretching to Niger, Chad and Sudan, Fula in Guinea, the Yoruba in the West of the River Niger extending to Benin Republic, like other ethnic nationalities, existed and had a structure and governance system  before the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, where Europeans, in a scramble for Africa, partitioned and destroyed African nations’…

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Nigeria, Ojukwu, Azikiwe, Biafra & Beyond The Rising Sun

NIGERIA, OJUKWU, AZIKIWE, BIAFRA & BEYOND THE RISING SUN deals with the post independence climate in Nigeria, the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, with particular reference to the central role played by General Odumegwu Ojukwu and the tangential part played by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. It examines the post-war politics of leadership and the lack thereof in present-day Nigeria that continues to be plagued with repeating echoes from the past. The book offers suggestions as to a possible road map for the future. Buy a copy here

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A Befitting Monument for Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

by Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu “Would Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe have seceded from Nigeria and declared Biafra’s Independence if he were in control of the situation. The answer is definitely NO. Would Dr. Azikiwe have worked out an accommodation under the Aburi Accord that projected a Confederation. The answer is definitely YES.  General Ojukwu is General Ojukwu and Zik of Africa is Zik of Africa and never, never the twain shall meet. The above is a veiled and indirect response to the entreaty from John Okiyi…

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Mbakwe or M I Okpara who was better Governor?

This is a brief attempt to answer the question below from Igboville: [" Facebook Group - IGBOVILLE QUESTION"Please help me out here. A young friend of mine asked me who is the greatest governor of Igbo origin. Am torn between Chief Samuel Iheonunaka Mbakwe and Sir Michael Okpara. What do you think? Please give reasons for your position.] ATTEMPT AT AN ANSWER - by Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu They lived in different times and clime. Dr. Michael Okpara was the Premier of Eastern Nigeria (Today’s South-Eastern…

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THE LOUD DRUMS OF CIVIL WAR ARE SOUNDING IN NIGERIA: No Six Year Term for President and Governors

The proposed bill from President Goodluck Jonathan for a Six Year term for Governors and the President (whether motivated by selfish reasons or not) is a totally unnecessary distraction and a disingenuous misplacement of priorities. A new macabre dance of death has commenced in the Nigerian nation as nationals of one ethnic group rise up against another and sometimes against themselves, as Muslim clerics issue threats of war against Christians and Christian clergy respond that no one has a monopoly of violence. This appears to…

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Women & Patriarchal Power in the Selected Novels of Ngugi wa Thiong’o

WOMEN & PATRIARCHAL POWER In the Selected Works of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o By Dr. Albert Mugambi Rutere A critical study that examines various strategies which women use to respond to patriarchy. Analyzing Ngugi’s Weep Not, Child, The River Between, A Grain of Wheat, Petals of Blood, Devil on the Cross, and Wizard of the Crow, it exposes the challenges and constraints which women face in deconstructing patriarchy.

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GOODLUCK JONATHAN OF NIGERIA

VICE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN OF NIGERIA:National Assembly Resolution and the Transfer of Power By Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS: Supposedly, it was the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that created the National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives), the Executive Branch (President, Vice President and Federal Executive Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) and the electoral laws and the organ Independent National Election Commission (INEC) that conducted the elections that brought the present occupants to power. There were of…

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HON AMBROSE CHUKWUDI MEZU

HON. A. C. MEZU(October 7, 1935 – January 5, 2008)by Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu Hon. Ambrose Chukwudi Mezu (popularly known as AC) was born on October 7, 1935 by Clement Ugwuezuonu Mezu and Rose Nlemdiuwaoma Mezu nee Akuta who were married a year earlier (1934) and Mr Clement Mezu, was then the headmaster at Imerienwe Central School. A precocious and brilliant student, Ambrose Chukwudi Mezu attended elementary school at Christ the King School (CKS) Amaimo in Ikeduru and later at Our Lady’s School, Emekuku, before…

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The Man Called Ambrose: Hon. A.C.Mezu (1935- 2008)

At 12.30 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008, Feast of the Epiphany, barely into the New Year, Hon. Ambrose Chukwudi Mezu passed away. It was not just the shock that Ambu (as family members and friends called him) is no more but it was the crystal clear, irrevocable finality of death that struck an unmistakable chord in my heart and brain. So many memories abound of the man called Ambrose – flamboyant, fun-loving, classily fashionable, grandiloquent, loquacious even, but intrepidly courageous and brutally honest.

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Nigerian Elections 2007

S. Okechukwu Mezu. Nigerian Elections 2007:Chronicle of Shame and Deceit. Baltimore, Black Academy Press, 2007, 168 p *   *   *   *   * Preface This Nigerian Election Must Not Be Allowed to Stand Nigerian Elections 2007 have come and gone.  It was a chronicle of shame and deceit: shame to the country and deceit of the population.  It must not be allowed to stand. As early as December 2006, Nigerians knew and the world confirmed it that the Obasanjo’s government and INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission)…

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