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Just read Philip Efiong's small work, Integration: True or False.

Efiong was a General in the #Biafra army & was second to Ojukwu in Biafra's leadership hierarchy.

I found certain information in the work revealing, like Gowon's reply to Efiong's memo to him.

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After Biafra’s ‘surrender’, Efiong requested that undamaged airports in #Biafra be used for daylight & night flights for bringing in food & other supplies into Biafra.

He made d request to Gowon bc the humanitarian condition during d tail end of the war & after was catastrophic.
Immediately after the #Biafra - #Nigeria civil war, people were dyeing of hunger and the was a general lack of medical supplies.

But Gowon says no to Efiong's request that undamaged airports in Biafra be used for relief flights. A way of saying ‘If you are dyeing die'.
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Yesterday, a rare joint session of both houses of @nassnigeria met and issued resolutions that has set it on a collision course with @AsoRock, and holds important political and economic consequences for #Nigeria as it stares down the barrel of #election2019.
The tension between the 2 most important arms of the FG, both controlled by @OfficialAPCNg, has endured through the tenure of @MBuhari's administration and is consequential for the party, for the wider political state of the country and in driving economic policy.
Federal lawmakers, in passing a vote of confidence in the principal officers of @NGRSenate and @HouseNGR, condemned the “systematic harassment and humiliation by @AsoRock of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions including legislators and the judiciary,”
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FOCUSED WEALTH: I have a pretty diverse network, thanks to #socialmedia. I meet incredible people offline that I first met online. Some of them are accomplished investors. I have noticed a trend.
#Thread #InvestInYou #Investment #Money
There's a gentleman who always speaks about #venturefunding in the #renewableenergy sector. Honestly, my eyes glaze over when he goes on about turbines and solar panels and the projects he's working on in Brazil. This is because venture funding is not my area of strength.
One day he told me his revenue projections and my eyes popped at the numbers.
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The needle shifted a little further into the red zone with concerns over an expanded security vote chest, an import rate hike bound to affect fuel prices, talk of water colonies, and the CBN’s continued fixation on forex.
The glue that holds up the inefficient political system in #Nigeria, and skews it against both the will of the people and a level playing field for better candidates to emerge, is the existence of slush funds that warp campaign funding.
Security votes rank high up in upholding this system.

When the existence of the security votes is taken along with the abysmal security situation across the country, the irony is not lost on observers.
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Every #Nigerian has a fundamental right to life according to the 1999 constitution.
Sadly, 1351 lives have been lost to violent killings across the country & more citizens are still being killed to date
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
From herdsmen onslaught in #Taraba & #Benue to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. When will the killings stop?
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
Monday, May 28th is the National Day of Mourning & Remembrance for all victims of violent killings across #Nigeria.
IF THE GOVERNMENT FORGETS; WE WON'T!
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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1. Thread on how to fix #healthcare in #Nigeria, sorry this is going to be long and boring for people now interested in health
2. With a total population of approximately 182,200,000, Nigeria has some of the poorest healthcare outcomes in the world. For example, the under-five mortality rate has been reported by the World Health Organization at 117 per 1000 live births.
3. The main reasons why so many children die in Nigeria; Malaria, Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhea, are particularly concerning because they are all preventable. Yet Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child under 5.
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Hello everyone and thank you for hosting me on #Audacious, @arkinsquare! My tweets will be a thread, so please follow along. I'll also take questions afterwards.
First of all, introductions. I'm Subomi Plumptre, wearer of many hats - investor, #brand strategist, #socialmedia strategist and idea developer. #Audacious @arkinsquare
Here are a few of my professional credentials - I'm a member of the Executive Committee at @AlderConsulting, a Creative Intelligence Firm. #Audacious @arkinsquare
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Dear President @MBuhari, I hope this meets you well. I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Simon. @simonkolawole. Never mind. We will come to that later. Let us briefly journey into history for proper context into why I have chosen to openly write you this morning.
In February 2001, I finally met you. I had been appointed the editor of TheWeek, I was looking for a great interview. You came to mind, I met you at your house in Jabi, Kaduna, and we had a very good interview. Remember me now? You said something that reinforced my belief in you.
You said what #Nigeria lacked was leadership. You promised to provide that leadership. I became a self-appointed volunteer and started fighting your cause in the media. You were not the darling of the so-called Lagos-Ibadan press, but I never make my decisions based on the crowd.
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Join your own League and then thrive while at it. You get to compete in a close to real-time stock traders' league on the @nsenigeria, if come out on top, you win cash you can invest. Here's how to start. Plus you win airtime by the way
#MyInvestmentPlan
You watch fellow human beings play in the UCL, NBA, F1 et al. It's time to play in your own league and actually win money, just like them! Follow this thread, there's money to be made, and most importantly, a new (bankable) skill to learn :-) #MyInvestmentPlan
This is the @InvestmentOne All Stars League and any ambitious person can play! If you wish to trade in the stock or commodities market, you can participate in the All Stars League. It is designed for everyone, newbie or expert. You play, you can win! #MyInvestmentPlan
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Breakdown of #CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower testimony to House of Commons in the #UnitedKingdom
1.#Wyile testifies that #CambridgeAnalytica is a shell company owned by Robert #Mercer, #Mercer created #CambridgeAnalytica to provide cover for #SCL Group,its parent company and its operations.
He describes #CambridgeAnalytica and #SCL group as Military Psy Ops.
2.#Wylie explains RIPON operation, RIPON used “data exhaust” to build psychological profiles in coordination with Cambridge University faculty. it creates modern day colonialism, harming fragile democracies, works illegally, without morals.
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Our weekly information session returns today. We would be providing answers to some of the frequently asked questions

Join us at 12pm Central Standard Time(CST) or 7pm West Africa Time (WAT)

You can also read previous info sessions at bit.ly/2oWDjQG #ImmigrationCorner
Our information session starts now! You can also follow #ImmigrationCorner to keep up with the conversation.

We are starting today's info session by bringing good news to study permit applicants from #Ghana and #Nigeria. The processing time is now 7 and 6 weeks respectively.
Canada is fast becoming the choice destination for many immigrants to study, visit or live permanently. There are more than 60 immigration programs for foreign nationals interested in coming to Canada.

All these programs also have their separate requirements. #ImmigrationCorner
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So I was in church yesterday and the pastor was talking about the resurrection of Jesus (Easter is coming ☺)

The message was enlightening but my naughty mind was just thinking what if Jesus was born, bred and died in Modern #Nigeria

#ThisisAThread
It was a hot afternoon, Jesus and them boys (the disciples)just finish causing traffic on third mainland bridge. Everywhere was blocked from the bridge to VGC. People were just offing shirt and putting palm frond on the ground shouting "Hosanna"
Me I was just in traffic thinking "which time person won come reach house today with all this traffic, o my God"
And all this because of one Jesus.
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The Egmont Group, an international body of 155 Financial Intelligence Units that provides a platform for the secure exchange of expertise and financial intelligence, meets from today, March 12, 2018, until Thursday, March 15.
A deadline to Nigeria to separate its National Financial Intelligence Unit from the EFCC lapsed yesterday, without Nigeria enacting a law that would have done so. The likely outcome of the Egmont Group’s meeting will be Nigeria’s expulsion from the group.
In July 2017, @EGFIU lost patience with #Nigeria and suspended the NFIU because of @officialEFCC's habit of leaking sensitive financial intelligence to the media.

@officialEFCC had also refused to cooperate in efforts to grant the NFIU operational independence.
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See me getting distracted by tweets o #WarrantyWars
I will " Owo Abu se Abu ni alejo" in other words.... #warrantywars
I will use Abu's money to entertain Abu #YorubaAdage #WarrantyWars
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My dear young ones, if there is ONLY one thing you ever LEARN from me let it be this:
Be a person of Truth and Consistency.
When you are, no matter the LIES against you; events will unfold and find you still standing on the same spot of Truth and Consistency.
That’s GREATNESS!
In this same country, in 2013 at a #UNNConvocationSpeech, I spoke up about the Squandering that was going on with the OIL BOOM MONEY. I asked then FG to stem the hemorrhaging.
What was their reaction?
They ATTACKED & MALIGNED me gaan.
By 2015 the TRUTH of what I said REVEALED!
In this same country in 2014, after 29 boys of FGC -Buni Yadi were gruesomely killed by terrorists and burnt to death with a video of their charred remains disseminated to taunt Nigeria, I asked then FG to ACT DECISIVELY & also POSTPONE Centenary Extravaganza.
Reaction?
INSULTS!
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Our attention has been drawn to an erroneous report by @PremiumTimesng in which insights shared in an address by our Chief Economist Dr. Andrew S. Nevin (Ph.D.) [@nevinomics] was wrongly reported. #Thread
Dr Nevin as part of his keynote address at the recent Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), stated that counterfeits account for 17% of the generic drugs in supply. Cc @PremiumTimesng @NafdacAgency @DGatNAFDAC
He also added that various sources had at different times quoted different proportions for the level of counterfeits in the country. Cc @premiumtimesng @nafdacagency @DGatNAFDAC
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Reform-leaning politicians have always had serious opposition from the political elite, who wish to perpetuate the status quo. Today, Kayode Fayemi is the political barometer for governors/public leaders who wish to implement system-wide reform in the system.
#EdReform #Kaduna
Educational reform in Kaduna state in the last few days has generated the usual bickering that permeates the political divide. The conversations that my generation needs to have regarding education are many, but should be beyond the childish politicking that's pervasive so far
The dangers of politicizing our educational system is that 1) children suffer 2) our future is endangered 3) we keep losing our competitiveness as we fail to raise a new generation of thinkers with the skills & resources required to better their lives, add to nation's prosperity
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1/ "As the commanding officer and leader of the troops, I have no apology for those massacred in Asaba, Owerri and Ameke-Item.
2/ "I acted as a soldier maintaining the peace and unity of Nigeria," Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Haruna.
3/ Haruna said this at the Oputa Panel on 9 October, 2001.
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Dear @Areafada1 I am shocked to find that you also subscribe to this supremacist fallacy that is the bedrock of #Nigeria's woes. I refer to
your unreasoned induction that Igbos are the "most patriotic ethnic group in Nigeria today". While I have no problems praising your brethren
I wonder how you came to the conclusion that other ethnic groups in #Nigeria are not as patriotic as Igbos. Of course, this generalisation
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