Articles by Amaka Okechukwu
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By  Amaka Okechukwu  Posted On  15 Jun, 2014
In 1974 in Lagos, Hafsat Abiola was born. 19 years later, her father, M.K.O Abiola, contested in what was purported to the freest and fairest Presidential election held in the history of Nigeria, and emerged as the winner. However the military government at the time led by Ibrahim Babangida, decided.....


By  Amaka Okechukwu  Posted On  20 Dec, 2013
 “In truth, we celebrate thieves instead of imprisoning them; we elect those who pilfer public funds instead of throwing the book at them; we virulently abuse each other on the basis of tribe and yet employ grand pretentions to modernity” The fight against co.....


By  Amaka Okechukwu  Posted On  29 Nov, 2013
In 2006, among a lot of fanfare, the Mo Ibrahim foundation announced the onset of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The prize recognizes and celebrates exceptional African leaders who have developed their countries, lifted people out of poverty, and paved the way for sustai.....


By  Amaka Okechukwu  Posted On  14 Oct, 2013
“All our plantations were cut down – we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had. The company’s casual labourers would attack us – they beat and threatened people. Even now they won’t let us back in to look for the things we left behind” &nd.....



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