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Constitution amendment: ”Scrap the name ‘Nigeria’ now – HURIWA charges NASS

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Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has referred to as for the scrapping of the title, ‘Nigeria’.

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HURIWA referred to as on the Nationwide Meeting to think about a brand new title for the nation in its proposed Building modification.

The group claims the title has no root within the nation because it was given by a white woman who got here all the way in which from England to go to her boyfriend and alongside the road coined the title.

Recall {that a} British journalist and author, Flora Louise Shaw, popularly often called Woman Lugard, is credited with having coined the title “Nigeria” in 1897.

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Talking at a press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, the Nationwide Coordinator of HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, famous that the title is without doubt one of the main causes some individuals are referring to Nigeria as a zoo.

Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, is a kind of who tackle his homeland as a zoo.

HURIWA mentioned, “One other proposition I need to make is concerning the title ‘Nigeria’. In amending the structure, the title Nigeria ought to be scrapped. It’s a overseas contraption given to us by a woman from Briton.

“None of our ancestors gave us that title Nigeria. Are we saying that we don’t have …we in HURIWA we can provide the Nationwide Meeting 100 names if they’re in search of a reputation to provide Nigeria.

“Nigeria is just not our title. Nigeria is a reputation that was imposed on us by…don’t have a look at it like I’m speaking down on the lady, a woman who sat down someplace after taking a cup or two of ogogoro(native gin) and simply mentioned, ‘Nigeria’ and we simply accepted it.

“My father was not there. Our ancestors weren’t there. So how can we settle for a baptismal title that was imposed on us? You can’t title a toddler in its absence. Did any Nigerian give Britain the title ‘Nice Britain’?

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“We can not proceed with a reputation given to us by a woman who got here all the way in which from Britain to go to her boyfriend and sat someplace and say Nigeria. We must always to begin with reject the title Nigeria and carve a reputation for ourselves.

“Different international locations throughout Africa determined to do this a few of them they gave Gold Coast they usually rejected it as a result of we’re not doing slave commerce right here. They carved a brand new title for themselves.

“We’re all conscious that a lot of the international locations in Africa modified their names, so why not we modify ours. Let’s change this title. This title has develop into problematic to us.

“That’s why a mad man is someplace saying Nigeria is a zoo. Perhaps as soon as we modify the title they’ll cease calling us zoo. We’re now not within the zoo.

“When somebody retains calling you a zoo if you happen to don’t take time you’ll begin behaving like somebody within the zoo. So allow us to change this title Nigeria. “‘

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