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Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by autojosh: 11:36am On Apr 16
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first and only Nigerian Prime-Minister.

Like most Northern leaders of his time, Balewa attended Barewa College, Zaria, and after graduation he was employed as a teacher at the Bauchi Middle School in 1944. He later became an Inspector of Schools for the colonial administration and later entered politics.

When Nigeria became a federation, Balewa was one of the first members of the House of Representatives. At 40, he was made Minister of Works in 1952 and later Minister of Transport. Following the constitutional crisis of 1953, he emerged on the national stage as one of most important leaders from the North.

He was elected as Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister and assumed office on October 1st, 1960. He thus became the first of the 4 teachers that have ruled Nigeria.
As the Prime-Minister of Nigeria, when he is not riding in his Roll Royce official car to the Cabinet Office about half-a-kilometer away from his official residence, he is seen walking to his office.

His official residence was the house facing the Island Club at Onikan, Lagos. It is now the Lagos office of the Economic Commission for West Africa, ECOWAS.

He was overthrown and murdered in a military coup on January 15, 1966.

Prior to his death, Tafawa Balewa was also a commercial farmer. He maintained a big farm in Bauchi.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/throwback-tafawa-balewa-riding-a-tractor-in-his-farm-in-bauchi/

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by amnesty7: 11:41am On Apr 16
Humble. Eloquent. Knowledgeable. Educated. Foresighted.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by AlfaSeltzer(m): 12:17pm On Apr 16
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Factfinder1(f): 12:50pm On Apr 16
Who he help??
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Silverstars: 12:50pm On Apr 16
AlfaSeltzer:
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?

Have you heard this man speak. He was the most eloquent man to come out of this country.

If this man was our president today, trust me, you would be proud.

When he spoke, western leaders listened with rapt attention.

Just go to YouTube and see one of his videos.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by kennygee(f): 12:50pm On Apr 16
coolscott:
Buhari knew there was a chance for a second term and he behaved the way he did.

How will he perform when he knows there is no other term after this (if we mistakenly make him president again)?

.

My thoughts exactly .

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by kuanvevo(m): 12:52pm On Apr 16
Cool.



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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by three: 12:52pm On Apr 16
Mystery solved!

"I am for NOBODY and I am for EVERYBODY"

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Godhead4(m): 12:52pm On Apr 16
Abokīs are really great people.
Buhari, at least make him your role model .

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Cromcruach91: 12:52pm On Apr 16
AlfaSeltzer:
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?

Are you sure you know what you are doing in life?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5m9Fn9RBg

Watch and see the man you called 'lacking in knowledge'

Grow up. Not everythig is tribe. And I say this as someone who is not a fan of the NPC government of 1960-66.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by naptu2: 12:53pm On Apr 16
autojosh:
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first and only Nigerian Prime-Minister.

Like most Northern leaders of his time, Balewa attended Barewa College, Zaria, and after graduation he was employed as a teacher at the Bauchi Middle School in 1944. He later became an Inspector of Schools for the colonial administration and later entered politics.

When Nigeria became a federation, Balewa was one of the first members of the House of Representatives. At 40, he was made Minister of Works in 1952 and later Minister of Transport. Following the constitutional crisis of 1953, he emerged on the national stage as one of most important leaders from the North.

He was elected as Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister and assumed office on October 1st, 1960. He thus became the first of the 4 teachers that have ruled Nigeria.
As the Prime-Minister of Nigeria, when he is not riding in his Roll Royce official car to the Cabinet Office about half-a-kilometer away from his official residence, he is seen walking to his office.

His official residence was the house facing the Island Club at Onikan, Lagos. It is now the Lagos office of the Economic Commission for West Africa, ECOWAS.

He was overthrown and murdered in a military coup on January 15, 1966.

Prior to his death, Tafawa Balewa was also a commercial farmer. He maintained a big farm in Bauchi.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/throwback-tafawa-balewa-riding-a-tractor-in-his-farm-in-bauchi/


His official residence is now the Flag Staff House (Lagos residence of the Chief of Army Staff).

It was the Senate President's residence during the Second Republic (Joseph Wayas lived there) and became Flag Staff House after Abacha refused to vacate the Flag Staff House on Glover Road Ikoyi.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by FunmyKemmy(f): 12:53pm On Apr 16
cool.
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by kyjuan99: 12:53pm On Apr 16
autojosh:
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first and only Nigerian Prime-Minister.

Like most Northern leaders of his time, Balewa attended Barewa College, Zaria, and after graduation he was employed as a teacher at the Bauchi Middle School in 1944. He later became an Inspector of Schools for the colonial administration and later entered politics.

When Nigeria became a federation, Balewa was one of the first members of the House of Representatives. At 40, he was made Minister of Works in 1952 and later Minister of Transport. Following the constitutional crisis of 1953, he emerged on the national stage as one of most important leaders from the North.

He was elected as Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister and assumed office on October 1st, 1960. He thus became the first of the 4 teachers that have ruled Nigeria.
As the Prime-Minister of Nigeria, when he is not riding in his Roll Royce official car to the Cabinet Office about half-a-kilometer away from his official residence, he is seen walking to his office.

His official residence was the house facing the Island Club at Onikan, Lagos. It is now the Lagos office of the Economic Commission for West Africa, ECOWAS.

He was overthrown and murdered in a military coup on January 15, 1966.

Prior to his death, Tafawa Balewa was also a commercial farmer. He maintained a big farm in Bauchi.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/throwback-tafawa-balewa-riding-a-tractor-in-his-farm-in-bauchi/

ifeajuna took him out with extreme prejudice
saraduna called him his lieutenant in lagos
the enugu boys scattered the revolution
QED

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by franktolk(m): 12:54pm On Apr 16
AlfaSeltzer:
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?

Going by your statements , I can presume you do not know the very eloquent man called Tafawa Balewa . Go on YouTube and watch him talking .

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by DabLord: 12:54pm On Apr 16
undecided aboki.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Foodforthought(m): 12:55pm On Apr 16
What do I do with this pic? Say he is humble? And then what? We should be planning how to better the future of this nation and not celebrate its 'Glorious' history.
My thoughts

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by kyjuan99: 12:55pm On Apr 16
Silverstars:


Have you heard this man speak. He was the most eloquent man to come out of this country.

If this man was our president today, trust me, you would be proud.

When he spoke, western leaders listened with rapt attention.

Just go to YouTube and see one of his videos.
was he eloquent? yes
but zik was more eloquent

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by trillville(m): 12:57pm On Apr 16
He became Prime Minister at the age of 47 yet Adebayo Shittu believes Sowore at the same 47 is too young to be president.

Youths wake up. Our time is now.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by happinesssssssss(f): 12:58pm On Apr 16
AlfaSeltzer:
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?

U don't know Wat u are doing n u will never know Wat u are doing.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Elparaiso(m): 12:58pm On Apr 16
kyjuan99:

was he eloquent? yes
but zik was more eloquent

And the comparison stems from?

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Cromcruach91: 12:59pm On Apr 16
trillville:
He became Prime Minister at the age of 47 yet Adebayo Shittu believes Sowore at the same 47 is too young to be president.

Youths wake up. Our time is now.

That's because at independence the pool of educated people to lead Nigeria was smaller than it is now.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by kerry57: 1:00pm On Apr 16
AlfaSeltzer:
Abokii. Are you sure he knew what he was doing?
It's obvious u don't know, tafawa balewa. He is the most eloquent leader Nigeria have ever produced. He is highly educated and eloquent as well. He speaks pure British English as a matter of fact the queen's English. U probably go to youtube and download his videos. This is the only northern leader of those days that I still respect.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by danvon(m): 1:02pm On Apr 16
kyjuan99:

ifeajuna took him out with extreme prejudice
saraduna called him his lieutenant in lagos
the enugu boys scattered the revolution
QED
No one knows what killed him no bullet wounds no cuts, nothing
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by AKUDORO(f): 1:02pm On Apr 16
one of the few leaders with dignity that Nigeria once had

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by laudate: 1:02pm On Apr 16
amnesty7:
Humble. Eloquent. Knowledgeable. Educated. Foresighted.
Correct! cheesy You described him well. When he died he left behind 1 brick house, 1 mud house, 2 cars and 10 pounds. Compare that with the politicians of today, that have stashed ill-gotten wealth into private bank accounts, at home and abroad.

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Awoofawo(m): 1:02pm On Apr 16
Silverstars:


Have you heard this man speak. He was the most eloquent man to come out of Northern Nigeria aka Abokki Republic

If this man was our president today, trust me, you would be proud.

When he spoke, western leaders listened with rapt attention.

Just go to YouTube and see one of his videos.
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by BrownRoofRep: 1:02pm On Apr 16
Silverstars:


Have you heard this man speak. He was the most eloquent man to come out of this country.

If this man was our president today, trust me, you would be proud.

When he spoke, western leaders listened with rapt attention.

Just go to YouTube and see one of his videos.
You guys refuses to read and learn.
Balewa was a loyal slave to English colonialism, tribal bigot with an annoying slave mentality. He fears Igbos like a plague.
Am I even replying someone that called Balewa most eloquent thereby ignoring the great Zik of Africa?

Read Balewa's Independent speech :
AS we mark the fiftieth year of our flag independence, many Nigerians are despondent believing that our lingering problems are because we are cursed.

This is incorrect, rather, our problems are foundational as typified by our founding Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was a school teacher when the colonialists spotted his talent as a “House Nigger”. In January 1947 he was appointed into the Northern House of Assembly and two months later into the Legislative Council (National Assembly) Balewa was of low esteem; he felt inferior to the White man, was grateful to have been colonised, was an unapologetic agent of colonialism, was ready and willing to do the bidding of the British, and did not believe in the unity of Nigeria.

To the colonialists, this was the perfect person to invest in and promote to lead Nigeria. To mitigate any controversy, let me reproduce excerpts of his first speeches at the two legislative houses as published by his friend/master and official biographer, Trevor Clark in the book, A Right Honourable Gentleman: The Life and times of Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

At the Northern House of Assembly, Balewa submitted: “We are fortunate in having the British here as our guides and teachers. They are great colonial administrators and they have great experience in developing and administering many tropical dependencies. I want all our British officers to realise that now is the time when we, as their pupils, need all their patience and courage, and the use of their knowledge and experience. If ever the Northern provinces change, as I know they must, I want them to change into modern Northern Nigeria, but not into some sort of artificial civilization which is not either European or African. The Northern provinces are now facing a great danger.

Evil ideas are creeping into the North from outside sources. In all countries of the world you find men who thirst for power, who agitate the government and disrupt the happiness of the people for the satisfaction of their own personal ambitions. I understand we have such a class of people in Nigeria. I do not know what right those people have to claim to be the voice of the North. We must do something soon in the North to show Britain and the world that these self-styled leaders do not and cannot in any matter or in any way represent us. We have our own leaders whom we have chosen”.

At the inaugural meeting of the National Assembly, Balewa declared: “We are still far from one country, despite the railway train and the motorcar which have created the opportunity of understanding among ourselves.

This alone is not enough. We here are representatives of different communities, to discuss our common problems and to establish our future destinies. The success or failure of the Richards Constitution lies mainly with the unofficial members. We should not close our eyes to the fact that the Yorubas, the Igbos and the Hausas, who are the predominant tribes in the country, do not see eye(to eye).

“…Among the needs of the Northern provinces are mass literacy, and for the education of our boys and girls to go side by side. We have only one secondary school – we ask for five more, three for boys and two for girls. In the awards of scholarships, the Northern provinces should have more places, because the Western and Eastern provinces have been enjoying those opportunities for a long time. Now the time has come for the North, and we should like to make up for what we have lost. We are glad that it has come to the notice of government that the Northern provinces have not been receiving the use of their full share from the Nigerian government.

Well, we do not want to lose utterly, and we ask for the development of the North absorbing the greater portion of the funds allotted to Nigeria from the colonial development, so as to make up their losses from the revenue. We ask for improvement in villages which have remained in the same places as before the British occupation, and for better prices for the farm produce, which means raising the standard of living. Agriculture alone cannot save us, there must be industrialisation. …As to native authorities – we should like the position of our emirs and chiefs, as rulers of their own people, to be clearly defined. Most are men of experience. Their experience and knowledge of their own people and of the local conditions carry great weight.

“… The doctor’s care is still badly needed, but it should be remembered that the child is now fast reaching years of discretion, and he is now asking to be given an opportunity for a quicker growth. Our mistakes could be corrected easily because we should always have the advice and guidance of our British officers…

“There are some people in Nigeria who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of speaking for the whole country as one. A delegation of these people (made up of Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Michael Imoudu) toured parts of the Northern provinces. We did not then understand the real intention of that tour, and we naturally mistook it for one of friendship.

We had never dreamed that it could ever possibly happen that these people could have thought of becoming our mouthpiece. We should like the world to know that in the North we have got our own leaders, whom we have chosen ourselves, to be our rulers and our voice. We do not want our Southern neighbours to interfere in our development. We have never associated ourselves with the activities of these people. We do not know them, we do not recognise them, and we share no responsibility in their actions.

“We shall demand our rights when the time is ripe. If the British quitted Nigeria now at this stage, the Northern people would continue their uninterrupted conquest to the sea”.

Immediately after this speech, on the parliamentary floor, colonial governor, Sir Arthur Richards scribbled Balewa a congratulatory note!
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by jaymejate(m): 1:03pm On Apr 16
While someone was busy driving naija economy into the bush
Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by Roger3D: 1:04pm On Apr 16
And the ibos had to kill him

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Re: Tafawa Balewa Driving A Tractor In His Farm In Bauchi (Throwback Photo) by GentleMoney: 1:05pm On Apr 16
Wow..

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