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Editorial 2 May 2013

Who says the North is afraid of break-up? Certainly not! The Northern Hausa/Fulani people were the first to threaten the Nigerian federation with secession when on the eve of the birth of an independent country they vowed to break away if 50% of the legislative seat was not given to them. The North again in 1966 after their successful ethnic cleansing with their so-called counter coup tagged Araba (meaning break-up/separation in Hausa language)with Yakubu Gowon displaying the Northern flag, national anthem and other paraphernalia of state went ahead to say that “the basis of unity does not exist”. The North pulled back after having quenched their lust for blood with the death of 300,000 Igbos living in the North and Yorubaland and having received sound advice from the British and American diplomats not divide the country when they can have the whole empire to control.

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Jonathan has abandoned Bornu State to Boko Haram— Governor Shettima

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has accused the Nigerian Government of abandoning the state in the wake of the Baga tragedy. A yet undetermined number of people were killed when government forces aided by troops from Chad and Niger hunted Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, a town located near the Chad border in the weekend of April 19. While the Borno State Government alleges that over 200 civilians were massacred during the operation, both the joint military task force and Nigeria’s disaster management agency NEMA however put the number of casualties at below 40. An emotional Governor Shettima lamented his people’s fate yesterday while receiving Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, who was on a

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Steal N2, 000 in Nigeria and face Hanging; steal N3.9 trillion and become Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFRN)

Is this really the Nigeria we live in. A nation (zoo) where people steal billions of naira in public funds, and go scot free, or receive presidential pardons or rewarded with high public offices? Last week, an Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta Statesentenced a 23-year old student, Aruhor Ezekiel, to death by hanging for robbing another student of N2, 000 at gunpoint.   The convict was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, punishable under sections 1 (2)a and 3 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R.II Vol. 14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The prosecution led by Deputy Director in the state Ministry of Justice, Mr. E. Ferdinard, told the court that “Aruhor Ezekiel, on or about the 26th of July 2010 at Umu-Otu quarters within Ogwashi-Uku Judicial Division, robbed one Idakpo Friday of