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PEACE BELONGS TO ALL NIGERIANS ….We can do with lesser tension

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•‘’If we can invest in a different vision of peaceful coexistence, I think we can change the world, because every problem has a non-violent answer.’’ — Rigoberta Menchu. •‘Let us make 2021 a year of healing: “healing from the impact of a deadly virus. Healing broken economies and societies. — Healing divisions. And starting to heal the planet” ’If we work together in unity and solidarity, the rays of hope can reach around the world: “That’s the lesson of this most difficult year; “That must be our New Year’s Resolution” — Resolution for Year 2021 by. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres •‘’What unites us is stronger than what divides us. “More than ever before, in human history, we share a common destiny. ‘’We can master it only if we face it together. “Peace is never a perfect achievement. ‘’While this thought is a sobering reminder that peace very often follows war, suffering and hatred, it also fills us with hope. Peace is not perfect just as the world is not; yet there is no bridge too broken to rebuild, no past too difficult to overcome, no conflict too complex to solve, and no act of peace too small to make a difference.’’ — Former United Nations Secretary-General and Year 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Winner •Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world’s expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being. — Pope John Paul II •When we dehumanize and demonize our opponents, we abandon… possibility of peacefully resolving our differences. – Nelson Mandela •Let us persevere. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it.” ~ John F. Kennedy •Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes. – Obafemi Awolowo • My parents are natives of Eastern Nigeria, the arsenal of republicanism in Nigeria. Although I…

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