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Is The Forthcoming Elections a Make or Break for Nigeria?

I grew up learning about Nigeria's civil war. I grew up learning about the boldness of an Anioma youth: the late Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. He spearheaded the failed January 15, 1966, coup.  Since that bloody coup, mistrust between the North and South of Nigeria has been ongoing.  Fast forward to 2016- Speaking at the 50th commemoration of the death of Ahmadu Bello, President Buhari described the assassination of the prominent Northern premiere and its consequence on Nigeria. “The events of January 15, 1966, were a monumental tragedy. They set in motion other tragedies that severely bucketed our country. The assassination of our revered Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Chief Okotie Eboh, Brig.-Gen. Maimalari and other political and military leaders pushed Nigeria to a new dangerous place, culminating in a civil war. I lived through these events as a young officer. “My generation can testify that this is an important value and that it is better to talk through our
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Sammie Okposo - 45 Days Since You Were Gone

     Preserving the legacy of a loved one is an important way of honoring and remembering the special people in our lives. Whether through stories, keepsakes, photos, or memories, honoring their memories allows us to keep them close even after they’re gone. Stories are one of the best ways to preserve a legacy. They give us an intimate connection to our loved ones, so we can still feel connected to them even after they've passed away. Talking to family and friends, journaling, and watching videos are great ways to keep their stories alive.                                                 I have been repeatedly asked why I have been writing about Sammie for weeks. The answer is now clear. I feel compelled to contribute to works that will preserve his legacy. I recently visited with Sammie's son. The youngster is still grieving the loss of his papa but says he will do all he can to keep the memories of his dad alive. He says he will continue playing football in memory of his dad.