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Friday, August 10, 2018

Nigerian History

Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo awaiting the results of the 1979 Nigerian Presidential Election of which he was a candidate.




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  1. Beginning of the end of Nigeria. Looking back Nigerians should have BEGGED this man to rule us. On of the few Nigerians of honour. We for dey enjoy constant light, free education, health and good roads. Nigeria see your life??? Chai the days of UPN versus NPN.

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    1. He was also tribalistic and vindictive.
      He was so desperate to be president even for just one minutes even if it meant selling his soul to the devil.

      He blocked food and aid from reaching Biafrans during the war which resulted to mass malnutrition and death of mostly children and women in their hundred of thousands.

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    2. Anonymous 13:50. Your head correct die. U sabi am wella. The man tried, the man tried. Na for only westerners oo. How many easterners u don see wey dey celebrate the man ? Tribalistic and too desperate. Need I remind u dat he sold the igbos out during d war ?

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    3. "Awo The Best President Nigeria Never Had"– Ojukwu

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    4. From history I see a tribalist man

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    5. Have you ever thought that Ojukwu sold you out even more, upon his return from the Ivory Coast? What type of leader flees and leaves his troops behind? Talk about lack of moral fiber, principle and conviction. You better leave behind this meaningless blame game and see how to work together to defeat a common menace oh. NMTA

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    6. At the end awolowo committed suicide. He was a coward.

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  2. He was a great man. "The 1979 election result was decided in the infamous judgment where the Supreme Court refused Awolowo’s plea that 2/3 of 19 is 13 states therefore declaring Alhaji Shehu Shagari the winner of the election. The north led by Generals Shehu Yaradua and Theophilus Danjuma convinced Obasanjo on why Awolowo should never be the president of Nigeria. Therefore, instead of a runoff election, which some believe could favour Awolowo,the Supreme Court declared Alhaji Shehu Shagari the winner".

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  4. Greet man with plenty concubine one self they live for kofoworola street Ikeja-Lagos..hahahah Nobody should masturbate under my comment o..

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    1. You are a kid, and you know NOTHING about this post.

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    2. Hell no, he was one of the few men in his generation who was faithful and wholeheartedly honoured and respected his wife. I can not speak about his politics but what ever your personal feelings about him, he was a honourable husband and if at least 40% of Nigerian men treat their wives the way he treated and revered his jewel of inestimable value, Nigeria would be a much happier and fulfilled country. He was a dedicated family man to the core and family makes a society. He and his wife are the prefect example of marriage. We can all learn a lot from his marriage imo than his politics.

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  5. "Obafemi Awolowo is the undisputed hero of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria whose wartime policy of starvation and currency change helped kill the Biafran dream. The post colonial era of Nigerian history was dominated by three actors, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. Dr Azikiwe was an avowed nationalist who preferred one Nigeria above anything else. Sir Ahmadu Bello was a tribalist who initially preferred a balkanized Nigeria to enable his people live their religious and cultural life without external negative inluence and was later reluctantly convinced to seek an agenda for a united Nigeria. Chief Obafemi Awolowo from the onset did not hide his preference for an Oduduwa Republic.

    Chief Awolowo is idolized by the Yorubas because he was able to transform the South West into an educational and industrial hub in Africa and build a robust political climate. He so much understood the value of education that he made it free, affordable and offered a lot of scholarships to Yorubas to advance academically to the highest level. He ran a political system in Action Group whereby people have their say while the leader has his way. This is the system Bola Tinubu is unsuccessfully trying to emulate......."

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  6. "Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, a core nationalist, never received the level of hero worship Awolowo received in the South West because Igbos severally accuses him of not taking them out of Nigeria when Chief Awolowo and Sir Ahmadu Bello were angling for a balkanized nation. Chief Awolowo was the sage whose idea ended the Nigerian civil war. He advised the Gowon Cabinet to block all food supply to Biafra so as to end the war quickly and according to him "starvation is a legitimate instrument of war’’ This led to the starvation of over one million Biafran children. Thus Awolowo’s advice and actions led to the quick end to the Biafran dream. Therefore it is right to say that what the entire armed forces of Nigeria could not do, the wisdom of Awolowo did. Chief Awolowo also ensured that every adult Biafran who managed to survive the starvation was given #20 pounds to start life afresh irrespective of amount of money in anyone’s bank account before the war started".

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    1. At the end of the day he drank rat poison and died. Shame.

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