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1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by MyX1: 6:53am On Feb 29, 2016
1966 Coup: “The Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated”Olusegun-Obasanjo Let the truth be told. The People involved in that so called 1966 “Igbo coup” were: 1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (Midwest Region Igbo) 2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Western Region – Yoruba), author of “Why we struck” 3. Capt. G. Adeleke (Western Region – Yoruba). 4. Maj. Ifeajuna (Midwestern Region – Igbo). 5. Lt. Fola Oyewole (Western Region – Yoruba), author of “The reluctant rebel”. 6. Lt. R. Egbiko (Midwestern Region – Ishan). 7. Lt. Tijani Katsina (Northern Region – Hausa/Fulani). 8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan (Western Region – Yoruba). 9. Capt. Gibson Jalo (Northern Region – Bachama). 10. Capt. Swanton (Northern Region – Middle Belt). 11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Midwest – Urhobo). 12. Lt. Dag Warribor (Midwest – Ijaw) 13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo (Northern Nigeria -Hausa) 14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera (Northern Nigeria-Tiv). The reason for calling the 1966 Coup an Igbo exercise is because the government of Nigeria has refused teaching Nigerian History in our schools. And core North has been busy misinforming Nigerians that the 1966 coup was an Igbo coup. ………………………………………. Yoruba – Igbo fact sheet. This article has no tribal sentiments. Pls add ur own facts if u have any. History will always tell us what happened. 1. Azikiwe defeated Awolowo to become the first Nigerian Premier of Western Nigeria (present Southwest plus Edo and Delta States). Awolowo instead of forming Opposition, rather formed Egbe Omo Yoruba and used it to intimidate Yorubas that won election on NCNC platform to cross carpet and join him against Azikiwe. This was the first parliamentary coup in Nigeria. 2. Awolowo from then on, started indoctrination of Yorubas against the “threat of Igbo domination”. That is how the incurable seed of fear of Igbos was sown in the psychic of Yorubas which Yorubas later sold to other groups through Yoruba control of the media for decades. 3. Alhaji Tafawa Balewa , Nigeria ‘s first Prime minister could not tolerate Awolowo’s treacherous and inordinate ambition of acquiring political power by all means and at any cost. So, he threw Awolowo into prison for treason. 4. Samuel Ladoke Akintola who replaced Awolowo as Premier of Western Nigeria tried to destroy Awolowo’s political grip on Yorubaland by forming a party to takeover Western Nigeria in alliance with the Hausa-Fulani oligarch who Awolowo despised as a backward race. Consequently, Yorubaland went ablaze in revolt against Akintola’s plot. Law and order completely broke down in Western Nigeria. Wole Soyinka wore a mask and forced announcers at Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation to declare that Akintola’s government was a fraud. 5. Yet, Tafawa Balewa refused to declare state of emergency in Western Nigeria in order to keep Akintola as a proxy for Hausa-Fulani interest. This was the MAIN reason Yoruba graduates in the Army were the brains behind the coup led by Chukwuma Nzeogwu who happened to be Igbo. 6. As Wole Soyinka and even Obasanjo acknowledged, Nzeogwu ‘s coup was widely accepted by a vast majority of Nigerians across regional, religious and ethnic divides. 9. But the dissatisfied Hausa-Fulani oligarchy who had majority in Nigerian Army infantry used their puppets, Yakubu Gowon, Theophilus Danjuma and co to overthrow General Ironsi. 7. In order to win support of Yorubas, Gowon released Awolowo from prison. The Hausa-Fulani knew Awolowo’s fear of Igbo as the only group that stood against his ambition to power. Gowon therefore quickly made a deal with Awolowo which in effect was that power would rotate between the North and the West (Hausa- Fulani and Yoruba) in post war Nigeria if Awolowo convinced Yorubas to join the North in fighting Igbos. 8. The Nigerian Army was consequently split into two divisions: the northern sector division commanded by Hausa- Fulani and the southern sector division, commanded by Yorubas. 9. Lagos, a city built largely by Igbos and were Igbos invested heavily, was also ceded to Yorubas as a State even when there was no Abuja at the time (1967). 14. Awolowo was made Vice Chairman of Federal Executive Council and Finance Minister. All federal government owned banks in Nigeria at the time which included the Central Bank and First Bank, were under Awolowo and Yoruba management. It was a deal Awolowo could not resist. The man was an unscrupulous Machivellian anyway. 10. The Igbos were eventually defeated and Yorubas became champions of nationalism. 11. Awolowo tried to make sure no Igbo man or woman would ever be more than acfinancial destutute let alone have the financial resources to rival a Yoruba 12. To achieve his objective of permanent Yoruba supremacy, Awolowo insisted that every bank account owned by an Igbo, regardless of how much was in it before the declaration of Biafra, would only be replaced with twenty pounds! He instructed Yoruba Permanent Secretaries who took over the Federal Civil service when Igbos left, to make sure that Igbo senior civil servants were not reinstated but to rather retire those who could not be dismissed as rebels. The same policy obtained in the Armed Forces of Nigeria and Police . 13. The Igbo were not only made pariahs but also financial destitutes. 14. Every house and industry in Igbo city was destroyed by war. Schools were closed for 3 years and many were razed to the ground. 15. Awolowo masterminded the indiginization policy by which Yorubas bought over all companies in Nigeria using money readily made available to them by the banks under their control. The Igbos were excluded. 16. They rejoiced and relaxed and complaisantly asked: “How could Igbos ever rear their ugly heads up again”? Sure, if that had happened to Yorubas or any other ethnic group, that would be their end. But as Awolowo rightly feared, we happen to be Ndi Igbo. 17. The shooting war ended 45 years ago and we are still here. We have survived all policy shenanigans contrapted by treacherous Yoruba masterminds and executed by their Hausa-Fulani allies. 18. In frustration, they have realized that we are who we are. Imagine their frustration! Never mind all Yoruba masterminded psychological attacks on Igbos disparaging us in any way they can. 19. Yes, Federal government policy has made them the tycoons of oil and gas, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing. Oh, their Hausa-Fulani cum military allies gave Nigeria to Obasanjo for 8 years in keeping faith with their alliance. 20. Bola Tinubu is struggling for Awolowo mantle by forming an alliance of etho- religious jingoistic to ensure power keeps rotating between Yoruba and Hausa- Fulani. Where is the position of the Igbo and other tribes in Nigeria.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by austinsmat(m): 6:56am On Feb 29, 2016
when time comes not can stop us

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by HiddenShadow: 6:57am On Feb 29, 2016
Gowon did not free Awolowo.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by GodpunishBuhari: 7:00am On Feb 29, 2016
MyX1:
[s]1966 Coup: “The Igbos Now Vindicated
And Exonerated”Olusegun-Obasanjo
Let the truth be told. The People involved
in that so called 1966 “Igbo coup” were:
1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu
(Midwest Region Igbo)
2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Western
Region – Yoruba), author of “Why we
struck”
3. Capt. G. Adeleke (Western Region –
Yoruba).
4. Maj. Ifeajuna (Midwestern Region –
Igbo).
5. Lt. Fola Oyewole (Western Region –
Yoruba), author of “The reluctant rebel”.
6. Lt. R. Egbiko (Midwestern Region –
Ishan).
7. Lt. Tijani Katsina (Northern Region –
Hausa/Fulani).
8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan (Western Region –
Yoruba).
9. Capt. Gibson Jalo (Northern Region –
Bachama).
10. Capt. Swanton (Northern Region –
Middle Belt).
11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Midwest –
Urhobo).
12. Lt. Dag Warribor (Midwest – Ijaw)
13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo (Northern
Nigeria -Hausa)
14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera (Northern
Nigeria-Tiv).
The reason for calling the 1966 Coup an
Igbo exercise is because the government
of Nigeria has refused teaching Nigerian
History in our schools. And core North
has been busy misinforming Nigerians
that the 1966 coup was an Igbo coup.
……………………………………….
Yoruba – Igbo fact sheet. This article has
no tribal sentiments. Pls add ur own facts
if u have any. History will always tell us
what happened.
1. Azikiwe defeated Awolowo to become
the first Nigerian Premier of Western
Nigeria (present Southwest plus Edo and
Delta States). Awolowo instead of
forming Opposition, rather formed Egbe
Omo Yoruba and used it to intimidate
Yorubas that won election on NCNC
platform to cross carpet and join him
against Azikiwe. This was the first
parliamentary coup in Nigeria.
2. Awolowo from then on, started
indoctrination of Yorubas against the
“threat of Igbo domination”. That is how
the incurable seed of fear of Igbos was
sown in the psychic of Yorubas which
Yorubas later sold to other groups through
Yoruba control of the media for decades.
3. Alhaji Tafawa Balewa , Nigeria ‘s first
Prime minister could not tolerate
Awolowo’s treacherous and inordinate
ambition of acquiring political power by all
means and at any cost. So, he threw
Awolowo into prison for treason.
4. Samuel Ladoke Akintola who replaced
Awolowo as Premier of Western Nigeria
tried to destroy Awolowo’s political grip
on Yorubaland by forming a party to
takeover Western Nigeria in alliance with
the Hausa-Fulani oligarch who Awolowo
despised as a backward race.
Consequently, Yorubaland went ablaze in
revolt against Akintola’s plot. Law and
order completely broke down in Western
Nigeria. Wole Soyinka wore a mask and
forced announcers at Western Nigeria
Broadcasting Corporation to declare that
Akintola’s government was a fraud.
5. Yet, Tafawa Balewa refused to declare
state of emergency in Western Nigeria in
order to keep Akintola as a proxy for
Hausa-Fulani interest. This was the MAIN
reason Yoruba graduates in the Army
were the brains behind the coup led by
Chukwuma Nzeogwu who happened to be
Igbo.
6. As Wole Soyinka and even Obasanjo
acknowledged, Nzeogwu ‘s coup was
widely accepted by a vast majority of
Nigerians across regional, religious and
ethnic divides. 9. But the dissatisfied
Hausa-Fulani oligarchy who had majority
in Nigerian Army infantry used their
puppets, Yakubu Gowon, Theophilus
Danjuma and co to overthrow General
Ironsi.
7. In order to win support of Yorubas,
Gowon released Awolowo from prison.
The Hausa-Fulani knew Awolowo’s fear of
Igbo as the only group that stood against
his ambition to power. Gowon therefore
quickly made a deal with Awolowo which
in effect was that power would rotate
between the North and the West (Hausa-
Fulani and Yoruba) in post war Nigeria if
Awolowo convinced Yorubas to join the
North in fighting Igbos.
8. The Nigerian Army was consequently
split into two divisions: the northern
sector division commanded by Hausa-
Fulani and the southern sector division,
commanded by Yorubas.
9. Lagos, a city built largely by Igbos and
were Igbos invested heavily, was also
ceded to Yorubas as a State even when
there was no Abuja at the time (1967).
14. Awolowo was made Vice Chairman of
Federal Executive Council and Finance
Minister. All federal government owned
banks in Nigeria at the time which
included the Central Bank and First Bank,
were under Awolowo and Yoruba
management. It was a deal Awolowo
could not resist. The man was an
unscrupulous Machivellian anyway.
10. The Igbos were eventually defeated
and Yorubas became champions of
nationalism.
11.
Awolowo tried to make sure no Igbo man
or woman would ever be more than
acfinancial destutute let alone have the
financial resources to rival a Yoruba
12. To achieve his objective of permanent
Yoruba supremacy, Awolowo insisted that
every bank account owned by an Igbo,
regardless of how much was in it before
the declaration of Biafra, would only be
replaced with twenty pounds! He
instructed Yoruba Permanent Secretaries
who took over the Federal Civil service
when Igbos left, to make sure that Igbo
senior civil servants were not reinstated
but to rather retire those who could not
be dismissed as rebels. The same policy
obtained in the Armed Forces of Nigeria
and Police .
13. The Igbo were not only made pariahs
but also financial destitutes.
14. Every house and industry in Igbo city
was destroyed by war. Schools were
closed for 3 years and many were razed
to the ground.
15. Awolowo masterminded the
indiginization policy by which Yorubas
bought over all companies in Nigeria using
money readily made available to them by
the banks under their control. The Igbos
were excluded.
16. They rejoiced and relaxed and
complaisantly asked: “How could Igbos
ever rear their ugly heads up again”? Sure,
if that had happened to Yorubas or any
other ethnic group, that would be their
end. But as Awolowo rightly feared, we
happen to be Ndi Igbo.
17. The shooting war ended 45 years ago
and we are still here. We have survived
all policy shenanigans contrapted by
treacherous Yoruba masterminds and
executed by their Hausa-Fulani allies.
18. In frustration, they have realized that
we are who we are. Imagine their
frustration! Never mind all Yoruba
masterminded psychological attacks on
Igbos disparaging us in any way they can.
19. Yes, Federal government policy has
made them the tycoons of oil and gas,
telecommunications, insurance and
manufacturing. Oh, their Hausa-Fulani
cum military allies gave Nigeria to
Obasanjo for 8 years in keeping faith with
their alliance.
20. Bola Tinubu is struggling for Awolowo
mantle by forming an alliance of etho-
religious jingoistic to ensure power keeps
rotating between Yoruba and Hausa-
Fulani. Where is the position of the Igbo
and other tribes in Nigeria.
[/s]


Too early for this shit

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Rich4god(m): 7:00am On Feb 29, 2016
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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by BeClever: 7:01am On Feb 29, 2016
This issues has been resolved here long time ago..
Everyone now knows that..

The "Igbo Coup" idea trended when it was only when a group of people are in charge of the media..

But now we all are media men..

Every NIGERIAN is a Journalist.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Prince081: 7:02am On Feb 29, 2016
Great write-up.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Truth234(m): 7:07am On Feb 29, 2016
Why is everything stated different from Achebe's account?
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by DaBullIT(m): 7:07am On Feb 29, 2016
Una still never sabi use copy and paste

Una still never sabi use Enter button and space bar


Nna la waa oo


Update , I managed to read this rubbish and it's full of lies , Nzeogwu was not happy that an Hausa man was at the helm of affairs

that's why he carried out a coup that failed woefully , soon after an ibo was installed and the hausas were not happy either


End of story

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by AntiMahdi: 7:15am On Feb 29, 2016
I have always maintained that Awolowo was a corrupting factor on Nigerian politics.


Fast forward to present day and we have the likes of Tinubu furthering that canker seed from Awolowo.

The man Awolowo remains a bitter frustrated over ambitious politician with a bloated ego and high sense of entitlement.

May he rot forever in hell

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by AntiMahdi: 7:16am On Feb 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:
Gowon did not free Awolowo.

Awolowo was serving a 13yr
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Luckylife(m): 7:17am On Feb 29, 2016
The enemies of igbo great nation will leave and see how igbo will be greater than their miserable and shameful life. Many other tribes wished they are igbos , to them we share our blessings provided they are not saboteurs or jealous of our blessings . We are the people of Israel blessed by god . Like if you are proud to be igbo and share if you are friend of igbo for blessings.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by AntiMahdi: 7:19am On Feb 29, 2016
HiddenShadow:
Gowon did not free Awolowo.

Awolowo was serving a 13yr sentence for treasonable felony at the Calabar prison and was released by Gowon to help quell the Agbekoya Parapo Cocoa Farmers' Uprising which had sprung up as the first civilian uprising against the Federal Govt. It was widely believed that the uprising stemmed from Awolowo's camp.

Awolowo is the first sponsorer of terrorism.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Truth234(m): 7:29am On Feb 29, 2016
AntiMahdi:
I have always maintained that Awolowo was a corrupting factor on Nigerian politics.


Fast forward to present day and we have the likes of Tinubu furthering that canker seed from Awolowo.

The man Awolowo remains a bitter frustrated over ambitious politician with a bloated ego and high sense of entitlement.

May he rot forever in hell

Bolded, explained Ojukwu better according to Achebe.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by AntiMahdi: 7:35am On Feb 29, 2016
Truth234:


Bolded, explained Ojukwu better according to Achebe.

Ojukwu was a card carrying communist.

His ego and paranoia was one of the reasons Biafra failed.

I admire his courage and moral disposition to act but his command structure of Biafran troops was why Biafra lost.

So don't make it look as if that ias I hate Awolowo I would automatically love Ojukwu.

P.s. I am not even igbo

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by excellencyabia1: 7:36am On Feb 29, 2016
does that make Yoruba's the medium through which the Hausa achieve their purpose I'm this country?

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by princejayboss: 7:41am On Feb 29, 2016
Our main problem in Nigeria is the circulation of wrack history.... One day the truth shall stair in our face like the enemies spares..... If only an average Yoruba man can know the true history; they will know that was built on the blood of the igbos

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by MonPro: 7:46am On Feb 29, 2016
AntiMahdi:


Ojukwu was a card carrying communist.

His ego and paranoia was one of the reasons Biafra failed.

I admire his courage and moral disposition to act but his command structure of Biafran troops was why Biafra lost.

So don't make it look as if that ias I hate Awolowo I would automatically love Ojukwu.

P.s. I am not even igbo

Ojukwu's failure started at Ore where he allowed a yoruba to command his troops to lagos instead of effcient and loyal Biafran officers like Col. Achuzia or Lt col Ogbugu kalu. In a bid to appear 'friendly' to the yorubas. That failure changed everything.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by 9ja4show: 7:54am On Feb 29, 2016
To me ; achiebe is a hero , Nelson Mandela is a hero, wole soyinka is a living hero.

All past political leaders were corrupt and tribalistic since day one
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Truth234(m): 7:56am On Feb 29, 2016
AntiMahdi:


Ojukwu was a card carrying communist.

His ego and paranoia was one of the reasons Biafra failed.

I admire his courage and moral disposition to act but his command structure of Biafran troops was why Biafra lost.

So don't make it look as if that ias I hate Awolowo I would automatically love Ojukwu.

P.s. I am not even igbo

Nobody is saying you are an Igbo but don't distort the truth.

Awolowo was smarter than his peers and rose above everyone including Azik, when he returned from England, he restructured disarray political establishment of western Nigeria and reunite his people to give NCNC run for their money. Politics is a game of number!

Ojukwu on the other hand, declared war without proper consultation with elders, not even Azik. If I may ask why did you think there were coupe within Biafra camp during the war?

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by 9ja4show: 7:58am On Feb 29, 2016
Awolowo was a failure , ojukwu was a failure as well.

Certified cowards.
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by plaetton: 8:01am On Feb 29, 2016
9ja4show:
To me ; achiebe is a hero , Nelson Mandela is a hero, wole soyinka is a living hero.

All past political leaders were corrupt and tribalistic since day one

Wole Soyinka is who's hero?

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by Nicur: 8:02am On Feb 29, 2016
Southerners FIGHTING each other since time immemorial embarassed shame on our leaders!! angry I have never seen the north having a go at each other!! SOUTHERNERS UNITE OOOH

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by plaetton: 8:04am On Feb 29, 2016
9ja4show:
Awolowo was a failure , ojukwu was a failure as well.

Certified cowards.

Both men were great men, ambitious and loyal to their peoples.
They were just on opposite sides of a great chess game.
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by 9ja4show: 8:20am On Feb 29, 2016
plaetton:


Wole Soyinka is who's hero?

Except you grew up in London ; if you were in Nigeria You can't deny the fact that you read soyinka's book in school.

How else does one become a hero

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by zendy: 8:24am On Feb 29, 2016
plaetton:


Both men were great men, ambitious and loyal to their peoples.
They were just on opposite sides of a great chess game.


There is one thing I will never understand about Awolowo. This man witnessed the Northerners slaughter over 50,000 people mainly Igbos yet he went to bed and said to himself:

These Northners are the best people to be in one nation with, they are just lovely


Maybe it is just in the nature of the Yoruba man to be a slave of the Sokoto caliphate

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by OPCNAIRALAND: 8:26am On Feb 29, 2016

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by 9ja4show: 8:28am On Feb 29, 2016
Nicur:
Southerners FIGHTING each other since time immemorial embarassed shame on our leaders!! angry I have never seen the north having a go at each other!! SOUTHERNERS UNITE OOOH

It's just Yoruba and igbos ; SS nor send them
Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by plaetton: 8:29am On Feb 29, 2016
9ja4show:


Except you grew up in London ; if you were in Nigeria You can't deny the fact that you read soyinka's book in school.

How else does one become a hero

Yes, he is a gifted playright, and made Nigeria proud with his Nobel prize.

If that is why you call him a hero in that context, then I concur.

But recently, he sacrificed his hard won honor by going out of his character to endorse and support the political crookery of the APC and Buhari, who represent everything that Soyinka has loathed all his life.

Those us who have always looked up to him are beginning to wonder if he is just a pretender, an opportunitist just like the rest.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by plaetton: 8:31am On Feb 29, 2016
zendy:



There is one thing I will never understand about Awolowo. This man witnessed the Northerners slaughter over 50,000 people mainly Igbos yet he went to bed and said to himself:

These Northners are the best people to be in one nation with, they are just lovely


Maybe it is just in the nature of the Yoruba man to be a slave of the Sokoto caliphate

Ambition and opportunitism.
Igbo loss is Yoruba gain.
That's the way he saw it.

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Re: 1966 Coup: “the Igbos Now Vindicated And Exonerated” Obasanjo. by 9ja4show: 8:31am On Feb 29, 2016
plaetton:


Yes, he is a gifted playright, and made Nigeria proud with his Nobel prize.

If that is call him a hero in that context, then I concur.

But recently, he sacrificed his hard won honor by going out of his character to endorse and support the political crookery of the APC and Buhari, who represents everything that Soyinka has loathed all his life.

Those us who has always looked up to him are beginning to wonder if is just a pretender, an opportunitist just like the rest.

And awolowo and ojukwu is a hero? These men caused the death of so many Nigerians; I will rather stick with fela

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