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Part 2: Interview with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Sovereign National Conference and Other Matters

Zainab Usman

 

The is  the second part of the interview with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, with focus on calls for a National Conference and Sharia Law. As with the first part of the interview, this was originally posted on Nigeria Village Square website HERE. Enjoy!!

 

Now What Podcasts : The NOW WHAT podcasts Series are initiated by a desire to chart a way forward for Nigeria following the January 2012 Occupy protests, Boko Haram and other security challenges and the seeming slide to anarchy in Nigeria. Each week, members of the NVS forum will exchange ideas in a round-table and will also invite high profile guests to offer ideas

On Saturday February 25, 2012, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was our guest. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai spoke on Boko Haram, Sovereign National Conference, Security, and so much more in a very frank manner.

The following is transcript of the second part of…

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The Ezebuala four and our nation’s future

Nzesylva's Corner

terrorLast week, I read a news story that moved me to tears. Well, virtually every news story these days has the capacity to move one to tears so I imagine you are wondering what the big deal about this story is. Somehow our consciences have become deadened to violence and the effects of it from repeated exposure that it now really feels kind of normal.

I thought I had become numb too, until I read that short story. It was one of those early hours rush in Lagos traffic when you kill time scrolling through news stories when I read it and it was almost embarrassing, the way my eyes watered with tears, reminding me that I am still human, still capable of such emotions from items in the news. It was a story about the funeral of four members of a family – Nnamdi Ezebuala (48) and his three…

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