Jan
21

A MEMO TO ECOWAS LEADERS ON THEIR INTENTION TO INTERVENE IN NIGERIA’S MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST BOKO HARAM

However, Excellencies, your own external intelligence agencies operating in Nigeria will no doubt have briefed you on how difficult it is to assist the current Nigerian Government in this noble task of seeking to help it return the country into the safe place for ALL its citizens that its government is duty-bound to ensure. The reasons for this difficulty are complex, but the principal one is that Nigeria sees herself as not lacking in either manpower or fire-power when it comes to defending itself. So the country may actually resent assistance from abroad.
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I suggest to you, Excellencies, that it is because of such complexities that the United States and Great Britain, for instance, find themselves unable to render as much military assistance to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram as they would normally, be only too willing to provide. The London missions of Your Excellencies may have reported to you that there was a mini-debate, arising from a Question in the British House of Commons in London, on the Nigerian situation on 12 January 2015. I trust Your Excellencies will find time to acquaint yourselves with some of the things the British MPs had to say. The point was made again and again in the debate that no-one could assist a person who did not seem to want assistance.
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In other words, if you must go, do candidly make clear to President Goodluck Jonathan that – as a Ghanaian proverb has it – “it is only when you try to climb a tree with adequate proficiency that those on the ground may feel inspired enough to push you up it!”

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Jun
03

MALAWI GOES ‘GHANAIAN’ IN ITS ELECTION

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Jun
02

BOKO HARAM: UNRAVELLING AN ENIGMA by CAMERON DUODU

BOKO HARAM: UNRAVELLING AN ENIGMA WRAPPED INSIDE A PUZZLE By CAMERON DUODU   Disintegration is the most important possibility that should be considered, when Nigeria’s future comes up for a prognosis. And yet,  the rest of Africa cannot countenance that, as it  would be an extremely grave development for the continent. A disintegrated Nigeria would… Continue reading »

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May
19

NIGERIA’S INCOMPETENCE IS PUTTING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA AT RISK

Daily Guide 17.05.2014 Home / Columnist / Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk May 17, 2014 It Is a well-known precept in geopolitics that a country does not have “permanent friends”, but  “permanent interests.” Nigeria may be neither a permanent friend… Continue reading »

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Jan
10

R.I.P. EUSEBIO, FOOTBALL KING!

        R.I.P. FOOTBALL KING EUSEBIO! By CAMERON DUODU     In the annals of colonialism, the Portuguese were as bad as it gets. Next to the Boers in South Africa and the British in the Rhodesias, they treated their African subjects as little better than beasts of burden.     Africans in… Continue reading »

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