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Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

Stop agonizing on the Civil War, Melaye tells Igbos

Champion Online News

·         Thursday, 08 August 2013 03:18 

A former member of the House of Representatives and Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network, Hon. Dino Melaye has urged the Igbos to stop agonizing on the Civil War but rather channel their intelligence and industry back home to develop the South-East as an economic hub of the nation.

Melaye, who was speaking at the public presentation of ‘There Was A Time’, a memoire on the Nigerian Civil War held at the Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja recently said that Igbos can channel their intelligence and industry into growing the economy of the region.
According to him, “If the Igbos could harness their potentials and develop the South-east to an economic hub, Nigerians would be forced to come to the region to source for their economic needs.”

Melaye commended the efforts of the author, Nnamdi Ebo, for speaking up against the ugly event of the war and lamented that Nigeria may never harness the lessons from the civil war until people start speaking up against corruption. Chairman of the event, Charles Ilegbune, a professor of Law at the University of Abuja, described the book as an insightful and thought-provoking book. Ilegbune described ‘There Was A Time’ as belonging to the class of books that should be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested, There Was A Time is a book that should be chewed and digested,” he said quoting Sir Francis Bacon. He described the author as a prolific and incisive public affairs analyst; someone that will amaze this country and the world with his writings. “I was his teacher but I am still learning from him. I look forward to his contributions in THISDAY every week.”
Reviewing the book, Dr. Chukwuma Osakwe, a military historian at the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, said “the book is based on memories of what the author had seen as a teenager during the civil war and in another breath, a collection of oral history”.
He concluded that the book is part of a new genre in the fast developing body of literature on the Nigerian civil war.

Osakwe noted that the book is broken into fourteen chapters; and has a prologue, a caveat about portrayals; an epilogue, an appendix and some statistical tidbits on Biafra.
He recommended the book to all who seek deepen their understanding of the civil war and its effect on society. “It brings to life the evils of war, and stresses that the Nigeria-Biafra civil war is a part of Nigerian history that cannot be forgotten. This book is another contribution to knowledge on the growth and development of Nigeria,” he said.
The author, Nnamdi Ebo, a writer and public affairs analyst said that the book is the product of the innocent experience of a fourteen year old backed by the veracity of research and presented in a refreshing manner. He explained the similarity of the title of the book and There Was A Country by the Late Professor Chinua Achebe as merely coincidental as he has chosen the title of his book more than a year before he heard of Achebe’s book. He further noted that the similarities between There Was A Time and There was a Country are merely the fact that the books were personal stories and experiences on the Nigeria-Biafra War.

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Champion Online News

 

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