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cause members of a tribe to lose their cultural identity


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One of them, Musquito, was a native of Sydney who had no ethnic or cultural connection to the Tasmanian people or to any territory on the island; the other, Black Tom, was a detribalised Aborigine reared since childhood in a white household in Hobart Town.
Moghalu argued that politics in Nigeria should be detribalised for Africa's most populous nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
While tradition typically signifies the historic past, the customary social structures and cultural practices of the Xhosa, their cosmology and rural way of life, modernity typically signifies the flexible social structures, reformative thinking and technological innovations associated with the detribalised city.
The South African government's immigration service was, for a long time, under Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the ex-minister of home affairs, who was not the most detribalised minister South Africa has ever had, let alone the minister most devoted to pan-Africanism.
However, methinks, only one candidate fits the billing on equity, restructuring, political sagacity, constitutional audacity, business astuteness, philanthropic pedigree, local understanding and global relationship, detribalised and non-fanatical, patriotic and compassionate, visionary team player, visible and accessible, youth mentor and bridge-builder and, most of all, a defender of democracy, statesman and selfless steward.
Ironsi was the last Nigerian leader to shun nepotism and to be truly detribalised.
The group during a press in Abuja by the National Coordinator, Ike Okoronkwo, said Atiku being a detribalised leader would relate equitably with Nigerians in business and politics.
His own Aare Ona Kakanfo is not for Yorubaland but for Nigeria because he is a detribalised Nigerian.