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Category: Letters and Speeches

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Dust, Sweat and Blood

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…
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George W. Bush: “Freedom is under attack”

George W. Bush, President of the United States of America as at the time of 9/11 attack on American soil addressed a joint session of Congress to discuss the tragedy. The incident which happened on September 11, 2001, saw the the hijacking of two planes and crashing of the twin towers of the World Trade…
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Continental Government for Africa

Continental Government for Africa By Kwame Nkrumah   We have seen, in the example of the United States, how the dynamic elements within society understood the need for unity and fought their bitter civil war to maintain the political union that was threatened by the reactionary forces. We have also seen, in the example of…
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I WILL “BORROW YOU” the MONEY!

I WILL “BORROW YOU” the MONEY! I was once at a dinner reception for a former Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria. After his stint as VC of NOUN, he moved on to Accra to head the secretariat of the Association of African Universities and was visiting Ottawa in that capacity. We…
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Do You Know What A Luta Continua Mean

 A Luta Continua! I was wet behind the ears. I was a Jambite. It was matriculation day at the University of Ilorin. After matriculation on the main campus of the University, I returned to the mini-campus in the company of new friends – fellow Jambites. At the entrance gate to campus, we ran to a…
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A message to the youths from 1974

  “My advice to every educated young Nigerian is that he should take each day as a sacred unit which must not be misused or dissipated, and see to it that, out of the 24 hours available to him, he spends at least 8 concentrated hours on work, plus at least 8 hours in serious…
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Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address

Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address Your majesties, your royal Highness, distinguished guests, comrades and friends: Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too…
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Goodluck Jonathan Responds to Cameron’s New Book

“In his book, Mr. Cameron failed to mention that I wrote him requesting his help on Chibok. Why did he suppress that information? I remind him that copies of that letter exist at the State Houses in Nigeria and London. He never called me on the phone to offer any help. On the contrary, I…
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“I Have a Dream” By Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I Have a Dream”   By Martin Luther King, Jr. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.…
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