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Which Philosophy Is Dead?

Analytic philosophy may be limited, shortsighted, and seeking to enslave the discipline to the hard sciences. At a recent Google Zeitgeist conference, Stephen Hawking boldly pronounced that “philosophy is dead”. It is dead, he thinks, because philosophy is passé. Hawking …

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Rivers: What Odili Did Not Tell Amaechi (1)

By Ifeanyi Izeze When this piece was first published in November 2008, no serious interpretation was given to the issues raised. But today, five years later, this piece has been fully confirmed as will be shown in Part two of …

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Ombatse Killings: In Search For Justice

By Nicholas Ibekwe Many of the murdered policemen would still be alive today if the police authorities had done basic checks. Since my brother, Christian, was gruesomely killed alongside over 90 other policemen a month ago by Ombatse cultist/ militiamen …

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Baga, and the Challenge of Anti Terrorism Enforcement

By Sagir Musa The palpable insecurity in the Lake Chad Region occasioned by armed banditry, arms trafficking and border intrusion along Nigeria’s border with Chad, Cameroon and Niger necessitated the establishment of a Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in …

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MASSOB and Nigeria’s judicial anarchy

Curiously, the main question that arises from this double standard is why the Federal Government is bent on going ahead with this judicial anarchy of putting peaceful agitators to trial while at the same time negotiating with well armed rebel …

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A Forgiving Nation, a Deceived Nation

I am a citizen of my nation, a nation always eager to forgive. This is a nation that offers forgiveness even when it is not asked. Mine is a deceived nation, sold the counterfeit religion in which it gloats. The …

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Defining Morality in Nigeria

Last week, General Yakubu Gowon, the coordinator of Nigeria Prays and former military Head of State of Nigeria, visited our university and made some moral claims. On the unfortunate Nigerian civil war, the general said, “Nigeria’s integrity was threatened by …

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An Open Letter to Nigerians in the Diaspora

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba I came across an article by one Professor, May Akabogu-Collins, entitled, “A Nigerian Spring—Long Overdue”; after reading the article, I was constrained to write this open letter addressed to all Nigerians in the Diaspora. I was …

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Chinua Achebe’s Country, Biafra

By Osita Ebiem For forty something years Chinua Achebe’s 2012 book, There Was  a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, remained in the works. It  took him this long to write because the story is too personal and too  painful …

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