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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by 36xtr36r: 11:03pm On Jun 11, 2016
It's not possible for Igbos to continue in an evil union where the blood of her people are shed daily on the dirty streets of Nigeria for the fun of Hausa-Fulanis and their Southern collaborators.

What kind of deluded people think that bile-filled hatred is their way of displaying love and therefore expect others to appreciate such evil?

If one Nigeria apologist are willing to risk their life for their one Nigeria the way the biafrans are doing now, Nigeria would have been a better place. I love Nigeria na only for mouth, nobody is ready to sacrifices his life for the good of Nigeria. You can only willingly die for something you love and believe in.


The Business Venture of Lord Lugard being supervised by the Islamic Fulani-led fiefdom, maintained by Hausa born-to-rule hegemony and oiled by Yoruba propaganda and lies is moribund already. 

The 102 years of existence is a testament to that verdict. And Igbos are not willing to self-destruct with you!

The usual Southern hypocrites are so deluded that they expect other sane people to accept their Northern masters as having the exclusive rights to label Christians as infidels and even regard some Nigerians as baboon and dog worth soaking in blood.

They are not so bothered about the ethnic cleansing going on in the Middle-belt and South. Their elites turn blind eyes to the hate messages being preached in the mosques coupled with the unconscionable, cold-hearted waste of human lives and reckless destruction of means of livelihoods going on in the North for decades.

This is the kind of evil politics you expect the Igbo Nation to continue to tolerate and that is your idea of 'One Nigeria' where you persistently rob Peter to perennially pay parasitic Paul. Never!
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Igbos are not willing to self-destruct with the deluded generation of parasites who have barely survived by being stooges and weak-minded fellows.

Strange bedfellows are not meant to be together. The 102 years of existence is enough prove.

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Gowon, Awolowo, Ejoor, Adebayo, Mobolaji Johnson, Katsina, Wey, Enahoro, Akenzua and all the groups that supported and advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to renege on the accords agreed upon in Aburi, Ghana are responsible for the evils bedevilling this fraudulent union.
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Aguiyi Ironsi was killed in July 1966 by the Northern led coupists.

The Aburi agreement was in January 1967, while Decree 34 was in 1966. The Aburi agreement nullified Decree 34 and made Nigeria a Confederation of 4 Regions. 

The Federal Government led by Gowon announced the dissolution of the 4 Regions (North, West, East and Mid-west) in Nigeria on the May 27, 1967, a year after Ironsi was assassinated. 

Gowon created the first 12 States after he had dissolved the 4 Regions. Gowon did the damage by creating States to checkmate the Igbo Nation.

In 1972 Gowon supported by Awolowo proceeded to enact and enforce the Indigenization decree which led to the collapse of the Nigerian economy.
To add insult to the festering injury Olusegun Obasanjo promulgated the Land Use Decree (now Land Use Act) in 29th of March, 1978.

By the provision of the Land Use Decree of 1978, the inhabitants of the oil producing communities were turned into squatters in their own ancestral homes, as land where oil is explored, produced, transported and stored were decreed to belong to the state long after political independence in 1960. The existence and application of the Land Use Act of 1978 contributed to the present state of neglect, under-development and the insecurity of the region.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by blackprowler: 1:57am On Jun 12, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Okay then, tell your people to allow true federalism and resource control so that you can take your Shiroro and Kainji Dams revenues all for yourselves. But you refuse this offer. Why?

Who are "your people"? My ancestry is Edo State, so I'm technically South-South. I hope you can now see the damage that being a Nigerian has done to you. I'm not going further. Go and develop yourself so you remove your name from the list of people who are Nigeria's problems. Don't forget: THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA IS THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE THEMSELVES!
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 5:38am On Jun 12, 2016
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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 5:39am On Jun 12, 2016
JaaizTech:
All these tribalism will get us no where. Nigeria as a nation has been reasonably fair to all the major ethnic tribes, it is we that have not been fair to ourselves. The Igbo-soldiers that led the very first Nigerian coup are almost as guilty as those blood thirsty hausas that retaliated in unequal measure the killing of Sardauna Ahmadu Bello. On Jan 15, 1966 5 major generals with 4 of them from the Igbo tribe plotted a coup and overthrew the civilian government at the time. The following were the victims of that coup:

1) Premier of Western Region: Samuel Akintola
2) Premier of Northern Region: Ahmadu Bello killed by Maj. Nzeogwu
3) Prime Minister: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
4) Brig. Zakari Maimalari killed by Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna
5) Col Abogo Largema
6)Col Kur Mohammed
7)Minister Finance: Festus Okotie Eboh
cool Lt Col. Arthur Unegbe
9) Brig Gen. Samuel Ademulegun killed by Maj Onwuategwu
10) Samuel Ademulegun's wife killed by Major Onwuategwu
11) Col. Ralph Shodeinde killed by Major Onwuategwu
12) Lt col. James Pam
It was easy to perceive the coup as a plot by the Igbos to subdue other tribes, while they take over power. It appeared like a systematic plot by the Igbos considering that Nnamdi Azikwe, the President was not killed, Premier of the East, Dr. Michael Okpara was spared. It appeared like a plot by the Igbos for the Igbos.

Despite the casualities, this coup was unsuccessful, however it saw another Igbo general, Maj. Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi take over power from the civilian govt.

All of the coup leaders, except for Maj. Ifeajuna who had fled to Ghana, were placed under arrest. Maj. Nzeogwu handed over control of the Northern Region to Ironsi's appointed designee, Maj. Hassan Katsina, before being escorted by Lt Col. Conrad Nwawo to Lagos where he surrendered to Maj Gen. Ironsi. General Ironsi used the coup as a pretext to suspend the Federal Government and bring an end to Nigeria's first republic.

In the months following the coup it was widely noted that four of the five army Majors who executed the coup were Igbo and that General Ironsi who took over power was also Igbo. It was feared that the Igbo had set out to take control of the country and in the North of Nigeria the fear of Igbo dominance became intense. This resulted in the massacres of Igbo which peaked on the 29 May, 29 July and 29 September 1966. This was perhaps also exacerbated by Ironsi's failure to execute the coup plotters after they had been arrested.

The Ironsi government's efforts to abolish the federal structure and the renaming the country the Republic of Nigeria on 24 May 1966 raised tensions and led to another coup by largely northern officers in July 1966, which established the leadership of Major General Yakubu Gowon. Northern soldiers had been enraged by the murder of their two most senior politicians (Prime Minister Tafewa Balewa, and northern regional premier, Ahmadu Bello), and four most senior soldiers (Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari, Colonel Kur Mohammed, Lt-Cols Abogo Largema and James Pam) by Igbo officers in January 1966.

Kaduna Nzeogwu, Timothy Onwuategwu, Emmanuel Ifeajuna, Adewale Ademoyega all later joined the Biafran army, in a strife to create the Biafran state.

Good tracking! Thank you. You've said it all. That was how the ruination of Nigeria officially began by Ironsi. All other issues like Aburi Accord proposals, breaking down regions into twelve states, obnoxious land use decree, etc would not have been if those who started tampering with the constitution did not attempt it. All these are just the fallouts of the fact that Ironsi first tampered with the constitution when the public did not demand constitution review.
Prior to Ironsi's misadventure into politics the constitution of Nigeria was a "we the people" constitution drafted not by military men but by civilians representing all political parties (AG, NDC, NCNC, NPC, UMBC, NEPU, etc) when they all met in London in 1957. These people all agreed on federalism by majority votes. But ironsi came and started unilaterally changing such a constitution thus implicitly claiming he knew more than those world's prestigious universities' graduates and professionals who drafted it even though himself was barely educated.
The remotest cause of the Anarchy into which Nigeria was sliding in the first republic was the fact that Tafawa Balewa was trying to unconstitutionally interfere in Western Region's internal affairs rather than just allow the Awolowo versus Akintola issue run its natural course. It therefore could be correctly said that Balewa, under the influence of Ahmadu Bello, was trying to assume and abuse the powers the constitution did not really grant him. Now if the centre could so much abuse the little power it had and thus caused so much anarchy in the land, commonsense dictated that whoever really claimed to have come to the rescue through an alteration in the constitution should have further weakened the centre. But Aguyi Ironsi who claimed he came to the rescue began strengthening the centre further. How logical and sensible was that? That is why I continue to believe that Ironsi was on a separate mission with a hidden agenda known to only him and the Zik who had always preferred a strong centre. In fact had Zik had his way Nigeria would not have even been split into regions let alone states. Records have it that he opposed the creation of Regions but just wanted Nigeria to be "One" to suit his "One-Nigeria" sloganeering thereby making it easy for him to rule over the whole Nigeria and Africa.

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by princejayboss: 8:14am On Jun 12, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Why can't you just give us that your own "correct" version of history to prove me wrong and "correctly" guide the new generation?
We never really wanted a new nation, so we can't be accused of not fighting for what we never really wanted. All we wanted was a Nigeria characterised by true federalism and resource control which we initially had but was dismantled by Igbos.

May God help you
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 10:31am On Jun 12, 2016
princejayboss:


May God help you

Escapism galore! If you really have facts to defend your position, you would have long dropped them here.
The truth is hurting you badly.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 12:00pm On Jun 12, 2016
stayTrue:


Dude, you forced me to post on NL for the first time ever. I have been in guest mode for ages until I read your intelligently distilled arguments in this topic.
You're a GENIUS. I haven't seen this sort of submissions around for a long while.

Abeg, what's ur twitter handle cos I'm so following you like right away.

Well, I am not yet on twitter. But you can get me on Facebook. I'll send you my Facebook ID.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2016
chidozieikeji2:
my broda am an igbo. But I must say the truth we are the first pple that betrayed the south south they saw this before us and wanted to go in 1966 when they declared niger delta republic and waged a 12 day war led by isaac adaka boro but our broda ironsi suppressed them and imprisoned adaka boro so wen d civil war started and nigeria was loosing in the riverine area Gowon commissioned boro and used him to deal with us so no igbo man shud blame the south south for betraying us we started d betrayal game but now let's throw away the old tins and unite as one south south and southeast na one blood we are one

May goodness and mercy of God never depart from you for your rare honesty unlike most Igbos who keep trying to distort facts. With your likes it means there is really hope.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 1:54pm On Jun 12, 2016
DMerciful:
I must day you're good! I'm from Delta igbo but I've always blamed Zik and Aguiyi Ironsi for putting us into this servitude. I have always also wondered what they are doing up north even with the periodic continued killings. But be that as it may....should we continue to execute the mistakes done in the past or change it? Why not support implementation of the confab so we can move forward in equity and justice!

I know we should not continue to excuse mistakes of the past, but not when those who caused the problem keep trying to lay the blame at the door post of others and keep trying to create the impression that they themselves were 100% innocent and that Saro Wiwa and Isaac Boro just victimized them innocently when actually Boro and Wiwa only retaliated for being earlier on betrayed by them. Why do SE Igbos find it so difficult to simply accept the truth that Ojukwu was the first to betray Isaac Boro and Saro Wiwa but keep telling stories that Boro had no home support, did his own in a shabby manner, gathered some soldiers in the village square, and did not follow the right procedure as if there is any standard laid down procedure to violent approach to secession which Ojukwu himself used? Genuine reconciliation comes with truth and blunt honesty and not blackmail and deliberate distortion of known facts. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Larriekay: 3:48pm On Jun 12, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Who are Igbos' mates? Were they known before the arrival of whites? The Edo Kingdom and its peoples were already known in Europe as far back as the 13th century while Igbos were yet to even identify themselves as a tribe.

So suddenly Igbos are no longer interested in sharing a country with "ass lickers and Arewanistan" after they (Igbos) held us together with ass lickers and Arewanistan by their fraudulent "One Nigeria" sloganeering against our wish? You people's hypocrisy is mind-boggling. So you knew people were ass lickers and Arewanistan yet you sought oneness with them and even held them back when they tried to separate from Nigeria?

You knew Nigeria was a cesspit of Arewanistan and ass lickers yet you held Isaac Adaka Boro back from exiting the cesspit? What an interesting Irony!
When will you guys just be honest enough to accept that you were the cause of all what you now regret? You keep hailing Zik as a nationalist yet you term as a cesspit the very "one" Nigeria he built with his so-called nationalism. What an interesting irony! That's tantamount to speaking from both sides of the mouth.

Until you answer me clearly and prove me wrong that Igbos were responsible for preventing the de-amalgamation of Nigeria your diatribes will always appear escapist and evasive in my eyes. Why can't you for once be honest and acknowledge that your Zik and Ironsi caused your seemingly irreversible bondage with those you call ass lickers and Arewanistan?

Well, the Enahoro who represented me saw it ahead that Nigeria was going to be a cesspit and he therefore proposed the secession clause in the constitution to make it easy for us his people, the yorubas, the Hausas and even Igbos, etc to exit the union later on if they felt cheated, but your Zik who was having wet dreams about one Nigeria resisted him and termed him a tribalist for that. So whose fault is it that you are now not able to exit the cesspit today?

Any educated and enlightened person knows that the only feature that distinguishes confederal constitutions from federal and unitary ones is the provision of a level of looseness which guarantees the right to secession. The constitution of Nigeria would therefore have been confederal if Enahoro's suggestion of the secession clause was accepted by Zik and his fellow Igbos. But Zik argued that the unity of Nigeria was non-negotiable and that secession clause was inimical to national unity and "One-Nigeria". Now, is there national unity today even with the non-inclusion of the secession clause? That means Zik was wrong, misguided and was fooling you people all along, yet you keep hailing him as a nationalist.

Even the truly federal constitution bequeathed onto us at independence was working fine. It was still one Mr. I- know-it-all from Igbo land that first tampered with it at a time the public did not demand constitution review. What was his motive if not fraud? It was his action that morally emboldened all others that came after him to fully bastardize the constitution from its wholly federal character to the unitary form which Braithwaite complained of. So whose fault again other than Igbos'?

My Uneme-Nekhua people can't be seeking ways to salvage Nigeria as you charged us to. We won't do so because Nigeria has always been beyond salvage and we knew and acknowledged that right from Adam. Only Igbos refused to accept that reality and gospel truth initially.
Our blood has never been shed by Northerners at anytime as we, unlike Igbos, rarely go up North to seek greener pastures but go to Lagos or overseas for which we might be called prostitutes but however not killed in the process the way Igbos get killed in the North and have still remained there seeking one Nigeria. It is rather you Igbos that have had their blood repeatedly shed by Northerners to keep Nigeria one as directed by Zik. In furtherance of that Igbos kept forming alliances with the North each time after Northerners shed their blood all in a bid to "salvage" one Nigeria. Is that the way you want us Unemes and indeed all Edos too to contribute to the "salvaging" of one Nigeria? Igbos' laughable ways of reasoning! Ha ha ha ha....... Please cut that crap of a suggestion cos we are not that silly.
Our blood is too precious to sacrifice trying to correct the blunders Igbos made against all wise counsels and are still paying dearly for.
Your claim that Igbos are not ready to form a country with Arewanistan, ass lickers, treasury looters, blah, blah, blah...is pure rubbish as Igbos and Hausas are one and the same in Nigeria's politics. The BIA syllable of WAZOBIA is an Igbo word which, on the surface, means "come" but actually is the short form of BIAFRA in deeper meaning. So Biafra is part and parcel of WaZoBia. In fact Bia is directly tied to Zo in Wa-zobia spelling meaning that the Hausa and Igbos are closer together than everyone else. Just check it out Wa (ZoBia) meaning Yoruba (HausaIgbo). There is no Edo word in the Wazobia appellation. It is all a Yoruba -HausaIgbo affair. Live with that reality. Hausas love you and you love them even when they are slaughtering you. It happened in 1945 and 1953 yet in 1959 you went into a political marriage with them called NPC-NCNC (Arewanistan-Biafra) coalition. Twenty years later, in 1979, you again went into the NPN-NPP (still Arewanistan-Biafra) coalition. Twenty years again, 1999, still you went into the PDP (Arewanistan-Biafra) Coalition once more. Do you think the twenty year interval is just being coincidental? If you think so consider the fact that a Biafran called Ekweremadu zoned the PDP (Arewanistan-Biafra) ticket to Arewanistan North against 2019........another 20 years from 1999. Open your eyes and see that Hausa and Igbo oneness is non-negotiable as Zik put it. It even follows a rhyming pattern.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by DMerciful(m): 9:28pm On Jun 12, 2016
I get ur point but we could decide to continue the blame until the other side accept they were wrong or we could move on and let by gone be by gone. We all know the likelihood of genuine apology is slim but since we have common objective which is true federalism, that's should be our focus.
Deadlytruth:


I know we should not continue to excuse mistakes of the past, but not when those who caused the problem keep trying to lay the blame at the door post of others and keep trying to create the impression that they themselves were 100% innocent and that Saro Wiwa and Isaac Boro just victimized them innocently when actually Boro and Wiwa only retaliated for being earlier on betrayed by them. Why do SE Igbos find it so difficult to simply accept the truth that Ojukwu was the first to betray Isaac Boro and Saro Wiwa but keep telling stories that Boro had no home support, did his own in a shabby manner, gathered some soldiers in the village square, and did not follow the right procedure as if there is any standard laid down procedure to violent approach to secession which Ojukwu himself used? Genuine reconciliation comes with truth and blunt honesty and not blackmail and deliberate distortion of known facts. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 10:59pm On Jun 12, 2016
DMerciful:
I get ur point but we could decide to continue the blame until the other side accept they were wrong or we could move on and let by gone be by gone. We all know the likelihood of genuine apology is slim but since we have common objective which is true federalism, that's should be our focus.

I actually share your concern. However, if they can't apologize, then at least they should stop distorting the facts and just remain silent.
For instance if you check the thread you'll notice that after I posted the topic one of them just came in and began to make jest of Saro Wiwa for allegedly refusing to see beyond his nose obviously in veiled reference to Wiwa's "betrayal" of Ojukwu despite knowing that the reverse was actually the case. That, to me, is dishonesty and provocation. My own idea of a genuine apology is not even to say "I am sorry" but to actually stop provoking the person further.
If Saro Wiwa were to resurrect now, do you sincerely think he would agree to fight for federalism in cooperation with a people still mocking him till today in the name of seeing that bygone is bygone?
The mere fact that they themselves have not stopped their mockery of him shows that they too have not let bygone be bygone.
So why should I deceive myself thinking I will achieve results by working with someone whom I have forgiven but himself has not forgiven me despite he actually wronged me more? Ojukwu and Saro Wiwa are dead and gone forever. We both lost. So they should forgive as we have forgiven them so that we can genuinely work together to restore federalism. Even the Bible says that "two people must agree first before they can work together" or else they'll both keep failing again and again to get results.

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by SonOfEl(m): 11:26pm On Jun 12, 2016
Those of you trying to use the thread to break the SE-SS region came late.

Ironsi never attacked any minority tribe in the south south, he did not degrade or misuse their lands.

Adaka Boro should be weeping, seeing what Nigeria has done to his place and people.

Saro wiwa fought alongside arewa Nigeria to crush Biafra for fear of Igbo domination, now he has been crushed and his land become a wasteland and war theater by the same arewa Nigeria.

Good morning to you all.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 11:43pm On Jun 12, 2016
SonOfEl:
Those of you trying to use the thread to break the SE-SS region came late.

Ironsi never attacked any minority tribe in the south south, he did not degrade or misuse their lands.

Adaka Boro should be weeping, seeing what Nigeria has done to his place and people.

Saro wiwa fought alongside arewa Nigeria to crush Biafra for fear of Igbo domination, now he has been crushed and his land become a wasteland and war theater by the same arewa Nigeria.

Good morning to you all.

Revisionist! You came too late.

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by SonOfEl(m): 7:06am On Jun 13, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Revisionist! You came too late.

No be only revisionist, na televisionist...... Keep denying the obvious, you came late!
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 7:47am On Jun 13, 2016
SonOfEl:


No be only revisionist, na televisionist...... Keep denying the obvious, you came late!

Please go and get books to read to correct your misconception and falsehood. The biggest calamity which befell this country is not amalgamation, not independence, not the January 15 1966 coup, not July 29 1966 revenge coup, not Biafra War, etc; but Ironsi's Unification Decree. That was the final blow that broke the backbone of any hope for a just and equittable Nigeria. And that was when the enduring foundation for this intractable corruption monster was laid.
If you understand the power of federalism and resource control as regards exponential development of any society you'll not even come here to defend Ironsi a bit.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by SonOfEl(m): 11:39am On Jun 13, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Please go and get books to read to correct your misconception and falsehood. The biggest calamity which befell this country is not amalgamation, not independence, not the January 15 1966 coup, not July 29 1966 revenge coup, not Biafra War, etc; but Ironsi's Unification Decree. That was the final blow that broke the backbone of any hope for a just and equittable Nigeria. And that was when the enduring foundation for this intractable corruption monster was laid.
If you understand the power of federalism and resource control as regards exponential development of any society you'll not even come here to defend Ironsi a bit.

....is that not why ironsi was overthrown at the first place? So why did the successive leaders NOT RESTORE true federalism? Grow up dude....They wanted what ironsi had, in a way ironsi even helped them position it properly.

Don't try to overblow ironsi's mistake. Ironsi was not in anyway as corrupt and bloodthirsty as the successive leaders were. Ironsi's mistake was a lesson others avoided, not that they were any smarter or more intelligent.
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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Izonpikin: 11:48am On Jun 13, 2016
we lost real niger delta leaders in the past...what we have now as niger delta leaders are thieves and demons...i hail ken for his bravery even against the then demonic northern military rulers... angry angry...little wonder why there is a fight for regionalism..nigeria cant continue this way....
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 12:04pm On Jun 13, 2016
SonOfEl:


....is that not why ironsi was overthrown at the first place? So why did the successive leaders NOT RESTORE true federalism? Grow up dude....They wanted what ironsi had, in a way ironsi even helped them position it properly.

Don't try to overblow ironsi's mistake. Ironsi was not in anyway as corrupt and bloodthirsty as the successive leaders were. Ironsi's mistake was a lesson others avoided, not that they were any smarter or more intelligent.
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But you initially claimed Ironsi made no mistake?
However, what you fail to understand is that after Ironsi was overthrown Gowon actually corrected Ironsi's fraud (I won't call it a mistake because Ironsi did that against commonsense and logic) by restoring the regions 100% to status quo ante with his own Decree 56 and ran the country like that for 11 months but was forced to start reverting not because he loved to but because it became necessary as a tool to cripple Ojukwu for declaring Biafra. Had Ojukwu not declared Biafra but remained calm and kept on galvanising support for the implementation of Aburi accord, Gowon would not have been forced to start reversing himself. In all Ironsi set the ugly precedent and morally emboldened others to follow suit. We all blame Adam for sin not because we ourselves are not sinners but because he set the precedent.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by SonOfEl(m): 1:27pm On Jun 13, 2016
Deadlytruth:


But you initially claimed Ironsi made no mistake?
However, what you fail to understand is that after Ironsi was overthrown Gowon actually corrected Ironsi's fraud (I won't call it a mistake because Ironsi did that against commonsense and logic) by restoring the regions 100% to status quo ante with his own Decree 56 and ran the country like that for 11 months but was forced to start reverting not because he loved to but because it became necessary as a tool to cripple Ojukwu for declaring Biafra. Had Ojukwu not declared Biafra but remained calm and kept on galvanising support for the implementation of Aburi accord, Gowon would not have been forced to start reversing himself. In all Ironsi set the ugly precedent and morally emboldened others to follow suit. We all blame Adam for sin not because we ourselves are not sinners but because he set the precedent.


ONCE AGAIN, YOUR EFFORT TO OVERBLOW IRONSI'S MISTAKE CAME PRETTY LATE. YOUR LAME EFFORT IN DEFENDING SUCCESSIVE REGIMES IS OBVIOUS. IRONSI REMAINS A SAINT COMPARED TO GOWON, MURTALA, OBASANJO, BUHARI, IBB, ABACHA AND CO.....[color=#990000][/color]
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 2:19pm On Jun 13, 2016
SonOfEl:



ONCE AGAIN, YOUR EFFORT TO OVERBLOW IRONSI'S MISTAKE CAME PRETTY LATE. YOUR LAME EFFORT IN DEFENDING SUCCESSIVE REGIMES IS OBVIOUS. IRONSI REMAINS A SAINT COMPARED TO GOWON, MURTALA, OBASANJO, BUHARI, IBB, ABACHA AND CO.....[color=#990000][/color]

It's obvious you are very poor in philosophical reasoning. If Ironsi had not forcefully taken over power and tampered with federalism at all we would not have ever had the ugly history of military rule thus the Abachas, IBBs, Gowons, OBJs, etc would not have ever smelled power let alone perpetrated their evils, hence we would not have degenerated to this very low level of even comparing military rulers and trying to even say which is better than which when military rule is itself an aberration that should be unheard of. Each time you look at a chart of Nigeria's past rulers and you see almost all of them in military caps and uniforms does it give you joy? You should be ashamed of yourself for degenerating so low as to start trying to establish which military ruler was better than the other in a country which started with a world class model democracy. Don't you know that Ironsi is responsible for military rule in this country and all the retrogression, genocides, corruption, war, etc, that came with it? If Ironsi had been honest enough to drop his own personal ambition and just hand over to Dipcharima and then replace the slain premiers with their deputies and left the stage honourably, do you think all the later events that led to war, successive coups, bloodshed, institutionalization of corruption, the coming of Gowon, Murtala Mohammed, OBJ, Buhari, IBB, Abacha, etc would have later come to be our lot leading to this current tragedy? My friend you need to stop being parochial and start looking at issues holistically. Must you defend a villain just because he was of your tribe? If Ironsi were a Yoruba or Hausa man would you have been defending him now and trying to rationalize his deeds? Be honest!

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by SonOfEl(m): 11:10pm On Jun 13, 2016
Deadlytruth:


It's obvious you are very poor in philosophical reasoning. If Ironsi had not forcefully taken over power and tampered with federalism at all we would not have ever had the ugly history of military rule thus the Abachas, IBBs, Gowons, OBJs, etc would not have ever smelled power let alone perpetrated their evils, hence we would not have degenerated to this very low level of even comparing military rulers and trying to even say which is better than which when military rule is itself an aberration that should be unheard of. Each time you look at a chart of Nigeria's past rulers and you see most of them in military caps and uniforms does it give you joy? You should be ashamed of yourself for degenerating so low as to start trying to establish which military ruler was better than the other in a country which started with a world class model democracy. Don't you know that Ironsi is responsible for military rule in this country and all the retrogression, genocides, corruption, war, etc, that came with it? If Ironsi had been honest enough to drop his own personal ambition and just hand over to Dipcharima and then replace the slain premiers with their deputies and left the stage honourably, do you think all the later events that led to war, successive coups, bloodshed, institutionalization of corruption, the coming of Gowon, Murtala Mohammed, OBJ, Buhari, IBB, Abacha, etc would have later come to be our lot leading to this current tragedy? My friend you need to stop being parochial and start looking at issues holistically. Must you defend a villain just because he was of your tribe? If it Ironsi were a Yoruba or Hausa officer would you have been defending him now and trying to rationalize his deeds? Be honest!

Your long tales by moonlight won't change the facts. Just listen to yourself, successive governments did not entrench true federalism because the late ironsi from his grave won't let them....

Dude suit yourself, am out.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 11:31pm On Jun 13, 2016
SonOfEl:


Your long tales by moonlight won't change the facts. Just listen to yourself, successive governments did not entrench true federalism because the late ironsi from his grave won't let them....

Dude suit yourself, am out.

I have already told you that you are not philosophically oriented.
The second dimension to the rejection of Ironsi's unification decree was the belief that once he unified the treasury, the resulting hugeness of the purse would easily tempt he himself and his future successors to steal from it and therefore they will come to find it difficult to reverse the trend. Once you allow a person to enjoy the fruits of stealing he will never be able to revert to normal life again. The validity of the arguement lies in the fact that even Jonathan, a man from the region hardest hit by the consequences of Ironsi's useless decision, could not reverse it because he himself was so overwhelmed by the hugeness of the centralized purse that he forgot entirely the need for him to work actively towards decentralizing it but started helping himself from it for his campaigns. It is like someone who looked for a job of N10,000 for 15 years and could not get it and "luck" came his way making him go into robbery where he now makes N250,000 a week. Now, he is used to fat pay from stealing and at that point you now offer him the N10,000 job he once looked for. How do you expect him to accept it? Ironsi's action made everyone abandon agriculture for oil. How will one person whose region has abandoned his farms for oil for the past 50 years get to power and suddenly reverse Ironsi's decision knowing fully well that his own region has nothing to fall back on immediately? Can you yourself try that as an igbo man on getting to power? You will just hurt your people. Only a very stubborn SS or Lagos State person can get to power, do that and his own home state will not be affected by the deadly shock it will have on the economy for at least the first ten years. Just a fall in crude oil prices in the int'l market and most states are bleeding profusely already.
Only an SNC will bring a genuine reversal of Ironsi's blunder. And that does not rest on one single ruler. It has to first be agreed on and then very gradually implemented until this ugly unitary system is phased out. Get it now?

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Nobody: 5:30am On Jun 14, 2016
titiakins:
and you think south south have anything in common with the south east


E go do you like film


Continue to bear akwaibom people name you hear


We know you are an ibo

yoloba mercenary like Sen. Akpabio said.

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by aycorporat(m): 9:39am On Jun 14, 2016
Deadlytruth:


Well, I am not yet on twitter. But you can get me on Facebook. I'll send you my Facebook ID.
Baba you are just too much. Please I will like to have your Facebook id. Mine is aycorporate@yahoo.com. Thanks sir
I need to link up with you for more facts on historical matters. God bless you real good sir

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Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by 60xtr99r: 5:08am On Jun 15, 2016
https://www.nairaland.com/3167297/federal-governments-violation-aburi-accord-by-femiadeshina-March02-2012

...As one of the key parties to the Aburi Accord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, returns to mother earth today, it is also apposite to return to Aburi, and look at the letter and the spirit of the accord once again, an agreement that was violated by the Federal side, and which made a bloody internecine war inevitable...

Other matters like the holding of an ad hoc constitutional conference, fate of soldiers involved in the January 15, 1966 coup, rehabilitation of displaced persons, etc, were also amicably resolved, and the conferees returned happily to Nigeria. Only for the Federal side to deliver a blow to the solar plexus: the Aburi Accord, Gowon said, was unworkable, and he reneged on all the agreements.

Using the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Service, Ojukwu played the tape recording of the proceedings at Aburi repeatedly, to educate the populace on who was playing Judas. Later, he made a broadcast in which he said: “we in the East are anxious to see that our differences are resolved by peaceful means and that Nigeria is preserved as a unit, but it is doubtful, and the world must judge whether Lt. Col Gowon’s attitudes and other exhibitions of his insincerity are something which can lead to a return of normalcy and confidence in the country.

“I must warn all Easterners once again to remain vigilant. The East will never be intimidated, nor will she acquiesce to any form of dictation. It is not our intention to play the aggressor. Nonetheless, it is not our intention to be slaughtered in our beds. We are ready to defend our homeland.”

In a piece I did last December, shortly after Ojukwu passed away, I said he was virtually pushed into war by the infidelity of the Federal side to the Aburi Accord. I still stand by that position. Ojukwu was called ‘warlord’ for many decades, but he was by no means a warmonger. He only did what he needed to do for his people–and for the country."

As his earthly remains are interred today, it is tragic that Nigeria is still submerged in the morass that Ojukwu already identified about 45 years ago. Today, bombs go off like firecrackers in the country. There is agitation for the review of the revenue allocation formula. There are strident calls for the convocation of a sovereign national conference. Even some component parts are threatening to pull out of the federation if anything happened to their ‘son’ who is now in power. Didn’t Ojukwu warn of these landmines ahead? Were all these issues not already settled at Aburi? Foremost journalist and media administrator, Akogun Tola Adeniyi, in a recent media interview, explained the Aburi Accord this way: “Let every region be semi-autonomous and develop at its own level.” Yes, that was the spirit and letter of Aburi, but which sadly became a road not taken. And is that not why we are still suffering today, living in a rickety and decrepit country that can burst at the seams any moment? I tell you, Ojukwu was a prophet, and like most prophets, he had no honour in his own country. Pity. But whether we like it or not, there’s no way we won’t return to Aburi. Willy-nilly. I only hope it will be sooner than later, before Nigeria goes to grief. On Aburi I stand.

Federal Government was perfidious and duplicitous on Aburi. It is still the same way today. That is why as Nigerians, we are most times disillusioned, dismayed, dispirited, dejected and depressed. When will change come to this land? Our hearts are getting weary.

Last December, I wrote that Ojukwu should be buried like a hero. I’m glad at the rites of passage so far, culminating in the interment today. Yes, bury him like a true hero. An icon, an avatar, deserves no less. This generation will surely not see another like Ojukwu. He fought not only for his own people, but for a true federation founded on justice, fair play, equity and rectitude. Unfortunately, he did not see the Nigeria of his dreams. Will we? Adieu the Ikemba, the Eze Igbo Gburugburu. May your soul rest in peace. Ka nkpur’obi gi zue ike n’adukwa.

By Femi Adesina
Friday March 02, 2012

Source: http://www.euphemiaudanoh.com/2016/06/federal-governments-violation-of-aburi.html?utm_source=&utm_medium=facebook&m=1

Ojukwu - Ojukwu 1967
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by Deadlytruth(m): 10:43am On Jun 16, 2016
Aburi "Accord" was medicine after suicide!
We were initially practising federalism which everyone was satisfied with and enjoying until Ironsi came and dismantled it against public outcry. This led to a series of events which later placed Ironsi's brothers at the short end of the stick. This made them to start asking for a summit to renegotiate how the country would be returned to the structure which their brother Ironsi unilaterally dismantled against genuine national interest. The summit was finally agreed to be held in Aburi and as the delegates were away attending it, Nigerians back at home were expecting them to return with exactly the federal system they had become used to and enjoying. But on return, both Ojukwu and Gowon brought back confederalism which was altogether strange to Nigerians. The agreements said NOTHING about the return of power to civilians, it said NOTHING about conducting fresh elections which Nigerians were all eagerly waiting to hear, etc. All it contained were proposals of regional army (an unprecedented phenomenon worldwide), and proposals of how soldiers from the regions were henceforth going to share powers among themselves and continue to rule Nigeria.
That was an entirely military focused confederacy constitution as against the earlier federal one they were expecting. So they saw it for the fraud it was and rightly asked Gowon to reject it.
Gowon's reneging on the soldiers focused accord was not for himself but on behalf of majority Nigerians who were expecting federalism but got disappointed.
Re: The Last Statement Of Ken Saro Wiwa At The Military Tribunal On May 21 1995. by rhemmiedream(m): 2:40am On Oct 15, 2018
Deadlytruth:


Who are Igbos' mates? Were they known before the arrival of whites? The Edo Kingdom and its peoples were already known in Europe as far back as the 13th century while Igbos were yet to even identify themselves as a tribe.

So suddenly Igbos are no longer interested in sharing a country with "ass lickers and Arewanistan" after they (Igbos) held us together with ass lickers and Arewanistan by their fraudulent "One Nigeria" sloganeering against our wish? You people's hypocrisy is mind-boggling. So you knew people were ass lickers and Arewanistan yet you sought oneness with them and even held them back when they tried to separate from Nigeria?

You knew Nigeria was a cesspit of Arewanistan and ass lickers yet you held Isaac Adaka Boro back from exiting the cesspit? What an interesting Irony!
When will you guys just be honest enough to accept that you were the cause of all what you now regret? You keep hailing Zik as a nationalist yet you term as a cesspit the very "one" Nigeria he built with his so-called nationalism. What an interesting irony! That's tantamount to speaking from both sides of the mouth.

Until you answer me clearly and prove me wrong that Igbos were responsible for preventing the de-amalgamation of Nigeria your diatribes will always appear escapist and evasive in my eyes. Why can't you for once be honest and acknowledge that your Zik and Ironsi caused your seemingly irreversible bondage with those you call ass lickers and Arewanistan?

Well, the Enahoro who represented me saw it ahead that Nigeria was going to be a cesspit and he therefore proposed the secession clause in the constitution to make it easy for us his people, the yorubas, the Hausas and even Igbos, etc to exit the union later on if they felt cheated, but your Zik who was having wet dreams about one Nigeria resisted him and termed him a tribalist for that. So whose fault is it that you are now not able to exit the cesspit today?

Any educated and enlightened person knows that the only feature that distinguishes confederal constitutions from federal and unitary ones is the provision of a level of looseness which guarantees the right to secession. The constitution of Nigeria would therefore have been confederal if Enahoro's suggestion of the secession clause was accepted by Zik and his fellow Igbos. But Zik argued that the unity of Nigeria was non-negotiable and that secession clause was inimical to national unity and "One-Nigeria". Now, is there national unity today even with the non-inclusion of the secession clause? That means Zik was wrong, misguided and was fooling you people all along, yet you keep hailing him as a nationalist.

Even the truly federal constitution bequeathed onto us at independence was working fine. It was still one Mr. I- know-it-all from Igbo land that first tampered with it at a time the public did not demand constitution review. What was his motive if not fraud? It was his action that morally emboldened all others that came after him to fully bastardize the constitution from its wholly federal character to the unitary form which Braithwaite complained of. So whose fault again other than Igbos'?

My Uneme-Nekhua people can't be seeking ways to salvage Nigeria as you charged us to. We won't do so because Nigeria has always been beyond salvage and we knew and acknowledged that right from Adam. Only Igbos refused to accept that reality and gospel truth initially.
Our blood has never been shed by Northerners at anytime as we, unlike Igbos, rarely go up North to seek greener pastures but go to Lagos or overseas for which we might be called prostitutes but however not killed in the process the way Igbos get killed in the North and have still remained there seeking one Nigeria. It is rather you Igbos that have had their blood repeatedly shed by Northerners to keep Nigeria one as directed by Zik. In furtherance of that Igbos kept forming alliances with the North each time after Northerners shed their blood all in a bid to "salvage" one Nigeria. Is that the way you want us Unemes and indeed all Edos too to contribute to the "salvaging" of one Nigeria? Igbos' laughable ways of reasoning! Ha ha ha ha....... Please cut that crap of a suggestion cos we are not that silly.
Our blood is too precious to sacrifice trying to correct the blunders Igbos made against all wise counsels and are still paying dearly for.
Your claim that Igbos are not ready to form a country with Arewanistan, ass lickers, treasury looters, blah, blah, blah...is pure rubbish as Igbos and Hausas are one and the same in Nigeria's politics. The BIA syllable of WAZOBIA is an Igbo word which, on the surface, means "come" but actually is the short form of BIAFRA in deeper meaning. So Biafra is part and parcel of WaZoBia. In fact Bia is directly tied to Zo in Wa-zobia spelling meaning that the Hausa and Igbos are closer together than everyone else. Just check it out Wa (ZoBia) meaning Yoruba (HausaIgbo). There is no Edo word in the Wazobia appellation. It is all a Yoruba -HausaIgbo affair. Live with that reality. Hausas love you and you love them even when they are slaughtering you. It happened in 1945 and 1953 yet in 1959 you went into a political marriage with them called NPC-NCNC (Arewanistan-Biafra) coalition. Twenty years later, in 1979, you again went into the NPN-NPP (still Arewanistan-Biafra) coalition. Twenty years again, 1999, still you went into the PDP (Arewanistan-Biafra) Coalition once more. Do you think the twenty year interval is just being coincidental? If you think so then consider the fact that a Biafran called Ekweremadu has once more zoned the PDP (Arewanistan-Biafra) ticket to Arewanistan North against 2019........another 20 years from 1999. Open your eyes and see that Hausa and Igbo oneness is non-negotiable as Zik put it. It even follows a rhyming pattern.
This man saw the future. He's truly an embodiment of his moniker. I'm sure the guy he quoted has changed his moniker and he's now Athiefkulooting.
Those slimmy folks are all over the place now Athiefkulooting . No more Biafravd undecided

I stumbled upon this piece from 2 years ago.
Cc Eponyeeboz
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