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Mar 19

gaddafi’s call for splitting-up nigeria

By CAMERON DUODU The statement by the Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, thatNigeria should be divided into two nations to avoid further bloodshed between Muslims and Christians, has caused immense anger in Nigeria.For in order to stay as one country, Nigeria fought a blood-soaked civil war between 1967 and 1970 — the Biafran War — …

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Mar 18

nigeria must not become a failed state

By CAMERON DUODU The Acting President of Nigeria, Mr Goodluck Jonathan, must act fast to replace the Ministers he has sacked with men of proven ability and visibility, who can bring confidence back quickly into the body-politic. If he merely fills the new Exectuive Council with the usual time-servers, sycophants and opportunists, the Nigerian people …

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Mar 16

cameron duodu: BRITISH MUSEUM IS EXHIBIT ING IFE ART

Here is a short video showing some of the exhibits and discussing the background to Ife artefacts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturevideo/cultureminute/7378407/Kingdom-of-Ife-Culture-Minute.html

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Mar 16

Life In The Media 40 Years ago

Below is a link to a piece I published in New African magazine to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary in 2006. I wasn’t in on the founding of the magazine, but I was close to some f the people involved in the paper’s origins. Its London offices –40-43 Fleet Street, EC4 — held a special …

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Mar 03

Extra-judicial executions by the Nigerian police exposed by Aljazeera

By CAMERON DUODU THE Nigerian Federal Government is reported to have revealed that “over 600 persons, including police officers”, were indicted by the probe panel set up to investigate the bloody “Boko Haram” crisis in July 2009. The Government has also ordered a probe into a documentary on a foreign television station, Al-jazeera, “on extra-judicial …

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Mar 02

VIRGIN TO FLY TO GHANA

Virgin Atlantic launches service to Ghana on 24 May Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic, is to start flights from London to Ghana, it was announced on Tuesday 2 March 2010.. Subject to Government approval, Virgin will begin a three-services-a-week operation between Heathrow Airport and the Ghanaian capital of Accra on May 24, 2010. The …

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Mar 02

‘ZULU CHIEF’ TURNS THE TABLES!

The ‘Zulu chief’ who wasn’t Tweet this Comments (3) Cameron Duodu guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 March 2006 16.21 GMT Article history While doing the research for my obituary of Peggy Appiah (nee Cripps), I had occasion to remember the early, happy days of Ghana’s independence in 1957, when Peggy’s husband, Joe Appiah, was one of the …

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Feb 27

ABACHA’S LOOTOCRACY

How the grand lootocracy beggared Nigeria`s people By CAMERON DUODU The [London] Observer November 22, 1998 The scale of Sani Abacha`s theft from his country is so staggering that Africans had to invent a new word to describe it, Cameron Duodu reports…. Abacha Sani Abacha A-butcher of Abuja In life you were an autocrat In …

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Feb 24

BRITISH MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT IFE ART by CAMERON DUODU

BRITISH MUSEUM’S INCREDIBLE IFE ART EXIBITION By CAMERON DUODU On 4 March 2010, one of the marvels that make up life in London will stun us: the British Museum is mounting an exhibition of Ife sculpture — brass, copper and terra cotta. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/kingdom_of_ife.aspx Pictures of some of the work I have seen indicate that it’s …

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Feb 24

cycling the world

CYCLING THE WORLD by CAMERON DUODU. Quote: Mike Roots began cycling the world in 1996 and 80,000 miles later, he is still in his front room as he thinks roads are too dangerous. The former economics teacher, 67, rides his exercise bike while plotting his trip on maps. “I am currently in Argentina, and I …

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