Women & Family
September 19, 2012
By IFEANYI IZEZE -- RECENT deliberate attempts to resurrect the onshore/offshore dichotomy controversy and elevate it to the level of an urgent national issue despite the known fact that it has all the trappings to generate acrimonious wrangling within the already over-heated polity bring out who we really are as Nigerians. By the way, who is actually afraid of this dichotomy? From most of the comments by our self-acclaimed leaders on both sides of the divide, Nigerians are being manipulated into believing that there are some sections of the country that are afraid of resurrecting or even amending sections of the Nigerian Constitution that dealt with this onshore/offshore thing. In the first instance, what is onshore/offshore dichotomy? If we go back to the 1960 and 1963 constitutions, sections 134 and 140 respectively, the Continental Shelf of Nigeria going up to 200 nautical miles was deemed to be part of a region for the purpos...