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Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by manchy7531: 8:52am On Nov 26, 2011
Former biafran leader and leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu is dead.

Thisday can confirm that he died late last night. He had been sick for a while and was receiving treatment at a united Kingdom (UK) hospital.More to follow . . .

Ojukwu was born in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria in 1933. His father, Sir Louis Phillipe Odumegwu Ojukwu was a wealthy businessman who made money from the transport industry. Ojukwu was sent to the UK at the age of 13 to study, first at Epsom College and later at Lincoln College, Oxford University where he earned a Masters degree in History.

Upon his return in 1956, he joined the civil service in then Eastern Nigeria. He would later leave the service to join the military, where he was one of the few university graduates.

Ojukwu was appointed Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria by Military Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi on January 17, 1966. By May of the same year, Nigeria was facing a serious crisis. A planned pogrom in Northern Nigeria targeting and killing South-easterners presented a problem. He made several assurances to the South-easterners about their safety but the crisis continued.  In May 1967, he declared Eastern Nigeria a Sovereign State named Biafra.

In July, 1967, then Head of State Yakubu Gowon declared war on Biafra. A civil war ensued. The war raged on for another 30 months. An attempt at peace during a meeting at Aburi, Ghana did not stop the war. In 1970, Ojukwu handed over power to his deputy Major-General Phillip Effiong and left the country to avoid assassination. He was granted political asylum in Cote D'Ivoire by President Felix Houphöet-Biogny.

The civilian President of Shehu Shagari granted him an official pardon and he returned in 1982 after 13 years in exile. Ojukwu would later go into politics, forming the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). He was an active member until his death.


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Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by manchy7531: 8:52am On Nov 26, 2011
we shall miss you but GOD is with you daddy,may your soul rest in perfect peace!!!Amen
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Beaf: 8:53am On Nov 26, 2011
May his soul rest in peace.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by manchy7531: 8:53am On Nov 26, 2011
your wish shall come to past.to your tent O Israel!
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by deekseen(m): 8:54am On Nov 26, 2011
Rest In Peace
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by olawalebabs(m): 8:58am On Nov 26, 2011
May God give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by jamace(m): 9:01am On Nov 26, 2011
All the world is a stage where men and women are merely players.

Adieu, Odimegwu
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by oderemo(m): 9:16am On Nov 26, 2011
Come to think of it, the vision and charisma this guy had is enuff to give him 20 gun salute.
R.i.p, .
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by namfav(m): 9:22am On Nov 26, 2011
may he rot in hell
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by executinal(m): 9:31am On Nov 26, 2011
Rest in peace
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Pukkah: 9:33am On Nov 26, 2011
Life is ephemeral.

Everything is temporary.

Nothing is permanent.

The sun has set on Dim.


Good night Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by executinal(m): 9:33am On Nov 26, 2011
namfav:

may he rot in hell
May you and your generation yet unborn rot in hell.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Afam4eva(m): 9:39am On Nov 26, 2011
Rip Ojukwu.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Osama10(m): 9:41am On Nov 26, 2011
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by chino11(m): 9:42am On Nov 26, 2011
Igbo's greatest asset is gone. Go in peace, your hardworks is presently coming to fruition. Heaven is your abode. Amen.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by BootyOnMe: 9:43am On Nov 26, 2011
R.I.P.
Nothing matters anymore.
It is all over.

Did he take Biafra with him?
He shuda! kiss

Bianca is a free woman. wink
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Priceworth: 9:44am On Nov 26, 2011
He fought for his people.

I hope history I'l be kind to him.

Rest in peace
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by sumgelem(m): 9:45am On Nov 26, 2011
Rest in peace,
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by PointB: 9:45am On Nov 26, 2011
Rest In Peace Ikemba.
Rest assured that we have learned from your deep philosophy and shall carry on your vision.

Good Night!
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by sheyguy: 9:47am On Nov 26, 2011
Hmmm, rip
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by 27naira(m): 9:47am On Nov 26, 2011
A man of true character. He fought for what he believed.

Rest in peace
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Ruq: 9:48am On Nov 26, 2011
Good Riddance. But your people will miss you.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by odiaero(m): 9:48am On Nov 26, 2011
namfav:

may he rot in hell

What a silly post

@ Topic, RIP
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by ndukwejoe(m): 9:49am On Nov 26, 2011
We will miss a symbol of change
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by kcswat: 9:51am On Nov 26, 2011
RIP. Our HERO ur dream most surely come to pass. 2015
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by sheyguy: 9:51am On Nov 26, 2011
executinal:

May you and your generation yet unborn rot in hell.
was that really necesary? Abba!!!
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by xtianh(m): 9:52am On Nov 26, 2011
I hv nt comfirmed this story
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by IjogzK(m): 9:56am On Nov 26, 2011
RIP Sir, Thanks for making a lot of your people die for a Vision Impossible, Nonsense!!!
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Ruq: 9:57am On Nov 26, 2011
This story aint fuckin true, why would you wish him dead?
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by reindeer: 9:58am On Nov 26, 2011
RIP to the lion from the east.
Wish there were more Nigerians like you, perhaps the course of Nigeria's history could have been altered.
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by Librate(m): 9:58am On Nov 26, 2011
SOME SAY OJUKWU IS DEAD even if i see ur lifeless body i will STILL NOT believe it cus i know come rain come shine ur passion for us the IGBOs is real and positive
DADDY Ojukwu ur struggle will ABSOLUTELY PAY one day
i know you are Alive in US(umuigbo)
Re: Ojukwu (Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu) Is Dead by splitnaija(m): 9:58am On Nov 26, 2011
May his soul rest in peace.

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