Olusegun Obasanjo & Obafemi Awolowo
, GCFR (in Yoruba, in English; born circa 5 March 1937) is a former Nigerian Army general and former President of Nigeria. Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo (March 6, 1909 – May 9, 1987),commonly known as Awo and often referred to as the sage, was a Nigerian economist,lawyer,journalist and founding father./5
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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933-2011) In this edition of freedom street we are feauturing Oby Nwakanma’s article from his column (Orbit) titled Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933- 2011) on Vanguard Newspaper . “Enyi O, Enyi O- Enyi Biafra Alaa la….” General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu died last weekend. His death brings to a certain climax the drama of a true, modern Nigerian epic. Olusegun Obasanjo was right this time in describing Ojukwu’s death as “the end of an era.” At the passing of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu described Zik as “the Alpha and the Omega of modern Nigeria” just as he characterized Obafemi Awolowo as “the best president Nigeria never had,” thus melding paradox with hyperbole in an equal alchemy of mystery. It was in true form. Ojukwu was like that – capable of wit and rhetoric. He was born to it. My first meeting with Ojukwu was as a rookie journalist in Lagos in 1990 at the then Holiday Inn in Ikoyi. He would grant no interviews he said. How ...
When d ibos waged a war dat threatened Nig's unity,it was d yorubas d hausas looked up to 4 solution.Gowon had to quickly run 2 Obafemi Awolowo in prison,promptly arranged his release& made him 2 sit by him as vice chairman of d federal Executive council.Since Gowon is known not 2 av named a military deputy in his time,it was Awolowo dat reigned as his de facto Vice President&it was he whom Gowon gave d full latitude 2 run d war.Awolowo gave Gowon d blueprint on how 2 defeat d ibos.Another Nigerian hero of Yoruba descent,Olusegun Obasanjo,who fate entrusted 2 win d war 4 Nig,had d golden chance 2 annihilate d ibos,as d losing party in d final chapter of d war,but like a benevolent conquering commander,he gave d ibos a soft landing,allowed Ojukwu 2 run into exiled safety&4 Phillip Effiong 2 hand over honourably,rather than round them up&av them tried 4 war crimes.Such act of forbearance formed Gowon's tripple R
Shehu Shagari, in full Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari (born 1925, Shagari, Nigeria), Nigerian politician, president of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983. Shagari’s great-grandfather founded the village from which the family took its name. Shagari was educated at Kaduna College and taught school briefly. As one of the few northerners to show an interest in national politics, he ran for office in 1954 and was elected to the federal House of Representatives. Thereafter he held several posts and was a member of every administration after Nigeria’s independence in 1960. After a military coup in 1966 ended civilian government, he retired to his hometown. Gen. Yakubu Gowon appointed him federal commissioner for economic development in 1971, a position he took over from Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He faced Awolowo in 1979 and narrowly defeated him in presidential elections after the military government led by Olusegun Obasanjo allowed a return to civilian rule. Nigeria was badly shaken by the international economic cris ...
Let me 4 once sound like a tribal jingoist in d manner of some fb folks whom we know too well.Klint d drunk,during d recent PDP democracy dinner jokingly remarked dat Yorubas are cowards!!!,.Now dats a big fallacy&an expensive joke.4 d records!,Yoruba personnel av bn known 2 save d Nigerian union@ critical juncture in her history.It was folks like Benjamin Adekunle &Olusegun Obasanjo who played pivotal&hugely courageous roles in d 30 month Civil War dat d ibos waged 2 tear Nig apart.It was d late sage,Obafemi Awolowo,who was d brain behind Nig's victory&d mastermind of Gowon's victorious war plans.When Nig was on d brink in 1999,it is Olusegun Obasanjo who was called upon,as d only man with d nerve 2 steer d ship off d cliff.And it is he,who reshaped&repositioned d military 2 become d efficient fighting force dat Jonathan inherited today.So where is Klint's claim coming from
Few great men in Nigeria born in the great month of march: my humble self, Shola Ibikunle; Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Pastor E.A Adeboye, should I go on? Thank you Jesus for the opportunity!
The fall of Biafra and the eventual surrender of the People’s Republic by Philip Effiong, Biafra’s deputy head of state, to the federal troops led by Lt. Col. Olusegun Obasanjo, after the Commander of the ill fated republic had gone to Cote d’Ivoire to ‘seek for peace’ in January 1970, is still being regarded as a gross miscalculation and unacceptable even by people who either were not yet born at the time or were toddlers when the 30-month-old tragic war took place. Forty three years on and after most of the major actors have died – Ojukwu himself gave up the ghost more than one year ago – a new pro- Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM), has given indications that a new Biafra would be inaugurated on February 20, 2013. The president of the new Biafran group, B.I. Onwuka told Daily Sun his association had noted the mistakes that truncated the first attempt for the emergence of Biafra even as he insisted that BZM was determined to succeed in its latest bid for the creation of a soverei ...
George Aguguo wrote: I dedicate this beautiful pictures to General Yakubu Gowon, Obafemi Awolowo, Benjamin Adekunle, Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari, IBB and to all those who helped and Sponsors the BIAFRA GENOCIDE of 1966-1970...
Real leaders are ordinary people with extra-ordinary determinations. ...To whom among these leaders do we ascribe this special quality Nnamdi Azikiwe ,Tafawa Balewa ,Obafemi Awolowo, Muritala M ohammed, Olusegun Obasanjo or Herbert Macaulay ?
There are certain decisions of the ICC which often makes Me think that the court is incompetent,biased and prejudiced.Few months ago, ex Liberian president and warlord, Charles Taylor, was handed a life sentence by the ICC( international Criminal Court),an arm of the ICJ, on the ground of his alleged genocide and crimes against humanity in Liberia and Sierra Leone.Yes, he deserved it, but to any good discerning mind,the man in question is a saint when compared with the atrocities of evil geniuses like Yakubu Gowon, TY Danjuma, Benjamin Adekunle,Obafemi Awolowo,Alani Akinrinade, Olusegun Obasanjo etc .These men were the masterminds behind the atrocities and genocides committed in Biafra during the Civil War in which millions of Biafrans,especially children lost their lives unceremoniously.The late Obafemi Awolowo single-handedly brought the infamous BLOCKADE which denied millions of Biafrans,especially children the access to good nutrition which led to the scourge of Kwashiorkor leaving millions dead in i ...
Austin Enwerem I quiet appreciate Dr. Wumi's commentary n d disagreement wit d reknowned author prof Achebe. I wuld rather think dis way; dis article has rather exposed more, dan wt prof. Achebe had proposed. D timidity of Gowon, d silence of some prominent Yorubas by not giving their voices to d defence of Awo, n d Yoruba race. He says; "One would expect the Yoruba war commanders like Benjamin Adekunle, General Adeyinka Adebayo, General Olusegun Obasanjo, General Alani Akinrinade who are still alive to come out in defense of Obafemi Awolowo and the Yorubas if the northern war commanders and Yakubu Gowon are too timid to do so." Dis to me amounts to concession, by d psn's or ppl mentioned. Let no man blame prof. Achebe 4xpressing himself just as Dr Wumi has done n many odas did in d past. As far as am concernd these men have contributed their path in d annals of Nigeria rightly or wrongly. Wt is left, is; ur's, mine n dt of our fellow citizens. May d dead rest in peace. Those of us alive particulaly u d y ...
While I’m anxiously waiting for my copy of “There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra” by Prof. Chinua Achebe, I couldn’t believe the barrage of critics of the Novelist, the most celebrated writer in the world by nobodies and nonentities including the unruly Femi Fani-Kayode, a political idler who ought to be serving jail sentence if Nigeria had been a genuine democratic and civil society. The piece “Obafemi Awolowo and Chinua Achebe’s tale of fantasy” by Femi Fani-Kayode reveals his ignorance and lack of grasp of the dark, sad and sordid history of a nation he once served as a thug under former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Femi Fani-Kayode is simply rude and ignorant. Perhaps, he has not read Professor Wole Soyinka’s book on the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War and how the Nobel Laureate spoke against the atrocities perpetrated against Ndi- Igbo. Even his masterpiece treatise on the nation: “The Open Sore of a Continent – A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis” by the Nobel L ...
who want to be a millionaire ghaghaghaghan Which of these Nigeria leader's luk lyk a monkey (a) Obafemi Awolowo (b) Goodluck Johnathan (c) Olusegun Obasanjo (d) Nnamdi Azikiwe
The holocaust is still being studied; and the guilty made to answer for their crimes. Kosovo, Serbia, Rwanda and other scenes of war atrocities are still being studied; and man trying to learn from them. Why should Nigeria's case be different? Why should men who should hide their faces in shame be our heroes; is it any wonder Nigeria is not making any progress? The Book says he who hides his sins shall not prosper! Germany has apologized to the Jews. Even the Roman Catholic Church has apologized for former atrocities perpetuated in her name. Is Nigeria so full of her self that she cannot acknowledge her misdeeds and make amends? How come Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Obafemi Awolowo, Anthony Enahoro, Murtala Mohammed, Theophilus Danjuma, and their like are our heroes? If they are, is it any wonder Nigeria flounders being that we daily recite: "The labours of our heroes shall not be in vain". Yes, indeed, their labours have not been in vain; we have reaped it; and we are still reaping it. Until truth i ...
Renowned writer Chinua Achebe is not a man that runs away from controversy. In recent memory, his rejection of the national honours bestowed on him by Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan’s administrations became subject of national debate.
Some are just saying what they did not know concerning Nigeria To those that listen to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan speech on all Radio Nigeria they will all know that this man has many plan for NIGERIA nly if he can do all what he said. I know Nigeria will surely get back to their name "GIANT OF AFRICA" We are still the Best among the Country in Nigeria, go to other country you will know that we are still enjoying in nigeria, Now Nigeria as been named Africa Investment Centre, nowGoodluck Confirm Free and Fair Election tjroughout Nigeria, he has mentioned that We are back to what our Forefathers is doing by their time. to this Legend. 1. Obafemi Awolowo 2. Nnamdi Azikwe 3. Ibrahim Babangida 4. Tafawa Balewa 5. Yakubu Gowon 6. Mutala Mohamed 7. Shehu Shagari 8. Abdusalam Abubakar 9. Sani Abacha 10. Ernest Shonekan 11. Muhammed Buhari 12.Olusegun Obasanjo 13. Musa Yar'Adua Hip! Hip!! Hip!!! Hurray NIGERIA
Olusegun Obasanjo, Obafemi Awolowo re some of prominent SW leaders name. Maybe we should henceforth introduce Mr. GEJ as EJ
Olusegun Obasanjo and Obafemi Awolowo's graves will defecated on for the sake of the people of Bakassi.
Bishop Ajayi crowder and Obafemi Awolowo there one the people spoiled Nigeria till up today cos they are the one bring education to this country and look at south african today they have low education and they were live in good condition.Olusegun Obasanjo is the King of destroyed...President Ebele GoodLuck is the son of division everyone know what i mean about that and i pray in jesus name for this country should not Die in poverty cos many people were die cos of no money to takecare of thereself and our government always saying that our economy is not good and which dey the citizen of Nigeria want to enjoy this country oh my pls sooner be better Amen!!!
Utilitarian thought by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and John Stuart Mills (1806-1873) they advocates a state of happiness were humanity will have pleasure and less pain. Our leaders in Nigeria tried their best. Thanks to God that gave us Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther that brought western education to Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo follow his step, Prof. Wole Shoyinka first Black African to won Noble Price in 1986, Muritala Muhammad Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, Llt. Col. Ojukwu, Agbani Darego first black Miss World, Super Eagle in 1980, 1994, Atlanta 1996 unbelievable black golden team, flying Eagle the most successful Fifa under 17 World Champion with 6 finals 3 gold and 3 runners-up. We have come a long way, but we most continue, the way Nigeria is been run most change the political status quo in our country is dwindling and with no dimension. However, am here years with my patriotic mind to open the eyes of who will do the change, please i beg you let us stand as brothers keeper. Equal right for the whole humanity, w ...
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