Tuesday, 23 January 2018

What other source of information on the intrinsic character of genocidist Nigeria does the league of sceptics still desire? Even the British conqueror regime is honest enough, right from the outset, about the entrenched differences in the key sociological and historical markers of the constituent peoples in the Nigeria contraption that it knows exists soley for its optimum resource expropriation indefinitely (see Hugh Clifford below). Or perhaps the sceptics are awaiting a special broadcast from the leadership of the current British government to the peoples in Nigeria to reiterate Hugh Clifford’s crucial observations made almost 100 years ago to the day.

(Hugh Clifford)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

IN DECEMBER 1920, Hugh Clifford, the British conquest and occupation governor in Nigeria, makes the following contribution to a “Legislative Council Debate, Lagos”:
[Nigeria is a] collection of Independent … States, separated from one another by great distances, by differences of history and traditions and by … racial … political, social and religious barrier.[1]
TODAY, Tuesday 23 January 2018, 98 years on, would Hugh Clifford conceivably make these same assertions? If so, why? If not, why not?
(George Russell Sextet plays Miles Davis’s  composition, “Nardis” [personnel: Russell, piano; Don Ellis, trumpet; Dave Baker, trombone; Eric Dolphy, bass clarinet; Steve Swallow, bass; Joe Hunt, drums; recorded: Riverside Records, New York, 8 May 1961])
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[1]Quoted in George CE Enyoazu, “Sovereign National Conference – Will the people have their say at last?”, African Democrat, 30 October 2013.

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