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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Eddygourdo(m): 6:39am On Jun 11, 2016
KINGwax007:
the use if wisdom and the display if intelligence is a virtue u may never understand. As a yoruba man, I was trained never to take up arms against a violent man, I was asked to help him fight himself my fighting me. It's all psychological, u may never understand.

Read the 48 laws of power and understand how this works.

Let me ask u, u shouting and taking up arms have taken where exactly?

Which real multinational wanted to invest in those hot zones?

What history are u actually creating?

U shld understand that ur dry cry of marginalization us vague and void...

Considering the massive allocations that the other non producing regions and a massive allotment for the NNDC specially created for u...

How many times have u seen the yorubas fight for thieves who have been picked up by EFCC?

There is a clear diff btw intelligence and stupidity. The only people who doesn't knw this are the ones who dwells in the euphoria of their narcissism that is even vague in the first place!
you have just proved that typical to a yoruba man, you people don't know yet that you are marginalised in nigeria. Because you are too weak to speak out, and rather take the coward stance to bow to the north and feed off crumbs. If reading the 48 laws of power made u a coward, did every other yoruba man and woman do same ? What explains their own cowardice. When bode george was jailed, many yorubas fought for his release. That is a nigerian thing to be fantastically and morally corrupt and should not be used in your arguement. I have told you that the cowardice of the yorubas is a thing about their nature and not necessarily their social or political conduct. Let me ask you, truthfully and answer. If a revolution where to start, which tribe do you think would be the first to chicken out and run away at the sight of olopa ?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Eddygourdo(m): 6:42am On Jun 11, 2016
Sweetlemon:


This ND bullshiit going on right now is more than just mere "attention". Don't you just gerrit? Things escalate and some really bad guys hijack stuff before you can say Jack bauer. These militants are now threatening Governors who try to betray them. What does that tell you? If you still need further coaching then I'm sorry I do not have more to type anymore. My initial epistle is long enough.
since you don't have the mental nous to argue ur stance, why did you mention me. As you noticed I knew u didn't have it in you and thus never mentioned you, cos it would not be worth the effort. I gave you a trial, and typical to nature, you chickened out. Yet you say you aren't cowrds. Mtcheeew

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by bulletproofmonk(m): 6:54am On Jun 11, 2016
In the event regions are granted autonomy, have the SS and SE thought about the roles their militants will play?
Avengers,IPOB,Ultimate Warriors,MASSoB etc. are not going to back down!

They will remind you they fought for your emancipation. YOU WILL BE RULED BY MILITANTS AND BRIGANDS EVENTUALLY! You think it is the North that will suffer the most? You guys have created monsters without realizing it. All dem Ankio Briggs will be hushed and the militants/cultists will take over governance.

It is well with you guys.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by IamJames: 7:16am On Jun 11, 2016
bulletproofmonk:
In the event regions are granted autonomy, have the SS and SE thought about the roles their militants will play?
Avengers,IPOB,Ultimate Warriors,MASSoB etc. are not going to back down!

They will remind you they fought for your emancipation. YOU WILL BE RULED BY MILITANTS AND BRIGANDS EVENTUALLY! You think it is the North that will suffer the most? You guys have created monsters without realizing it. All dem Ankio Briggs will be hushed and the militants/cultists will take over governance.

It is well with you guys.

U really shouldn't worry urself about dat. When we get to dat bridge we'll definitely know how to cross it.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by bulletproofmonk(m): 7:24am On Jun 11, 2016
IamJames:


U really shouldn't worry urself about dat. When we get to dat bridge we'll definitely know how to cross it.

Really? You think it will be that easy to tell militants and cultists who are hungry for blood to back down and let peace reign?

Have you guys REALLY given it a deep thought?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by ayokellany: 7:36am On Jun 11, 2016
kernel501:


Which state of the world practices the type of federalism were states are dependent on federal every month which we practice in Nigeria
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Stop fooling yourself with "bring lets share" editorial of yours, let every state state start harnessing what they have, stop sapping them and yet you have nothing to offer them.

Wrong question, the right question should be which demented human or which deranged tribe of human thought it wise to abolish CONFEDERALISM for Unitary system of government.

Once you Igbos can answer that sincerely then you will release that your fore fathers, you and your generation yet unborn do not have any iota of right to demand for fede talkless of federalism. You people make me sick.

The best you were wiling to give Nigeria was a Unitary System of govt after abolishing CONFEDERALISM. Please tell me what do you seek in resource control state police autonomy etc that is not entrenched in Confederalism ? You and you kinsmen should please shut it when intelligent people are talking Nigeria.

It was the aboki you loathe that brought about federalism yet you won't stop dripping hokum's all over NL. What do you think Nigeria will be like if we are still practicing Igbo unitary system of government ?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by forgiveness: 7:45am On Jun 11, 2016
Leopard2A7:
On the other hand, a man or group that will only fight when absolutely sure of victory cannot be considered as being brave, go figure.

Why did France surrendered to Germany during the second world war?

Are the French coward?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by wickyyolo: 8:13am On Jun 11, 2016
Eddygourdo:
My dear, don't argue a matter that is well documented. The yorubas themselves know about their cowardice, whether their cowardice is also wisdom is story for another day

LMAO. You spoke our mind. Case Close!!!
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by IamJames: 8:59am On Jun 11, 2016
bulletproofmonk:


Really? You think it will be that easy to tell militants and cultists who are hungry for blood to back down and let peace reign?

Have you guys REALLY given it a deep thought?

That is the issue, u are confusing these guys to be boko haram who are blood thirsty. If these guys are able to get their demands realized for their region then they'll back down. They hunger for a prosperous and peaceful region/country so I don't see them destabilizing it once its realised.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by bulletproofmonk(m): 9:38am On Jun 11, 2016
IamJames:


That is the issue, u are confusing these guys to be boko haram who are blood thirsty. If these guys are able to get their demands realized for their region then they'll back down. They hunger for a prosperous and peaceful region/country so I don't see them destabilizing it once its realised.

Is that the general consensus?You guys really need to read more about agitations and interests.
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by attackgat: 9:48am On Jun 11, 2016
ayokellany:


Wrong question, the right question should be which demented human or which deranged tribe of human thought it wise to abolish CONFEDERALISM for Unitary system of government.

Once you Igbos can answer that sincerely then you will release that your fore fathers, you and your generation yet unborn do not have any iota of right to demand for fede talkless of federalism. You people make me sick.

The best you were wiling to give Nigeria was a Unitary System of govt after abolishing CONFEDERALISM. Please tell me what do you seek in resource control state police autonomy etc that is not entrenched in Confederalism ? You and you kinsmen should please shut it when intelligent people are talking Nigeria.

It was the aboki you loathe that brought about federalism yet you won't stop dripping hokum's all over NL. What do you think Nigeria will be like if we are still practicing Igbo unitary system of government ?

Are you really this confused? What happened to the confederation that Ojukwu negotiated and got in Aburi? You Yorubas teamed up with your Northern masters to fight Ojukwu so that Gowon could remove that confederation, create States, implement 'divide and rule', take away resource control. Just because you people cannot stand up and fight for anything

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by KINGwax007(m): 10:04am On Jun 11, 2016
Eddygourdo:
you have just proved that typical to a yoruba man, you people don't know yet that you are marginalised in nigeria. Because you are too weak to speak out, and rather take the coward stance to bow to the north and feed off crumbs. If reading the 48 laws of power made u a coward, did every other yoruba man and woman do same ? What explains their own cowardice. When bode george was jailed, many yorubas fought for his release. That is a nigerian thing to be fantastically and morally corrupt and should not be used in your arguement. I have told you that the cowardice of the yorubas is a thing about their nature and not necessarily their social or political conduct. Let me ask you, truthfully and answer. If a revolution where to start, which tribe do you think would be the first to chicken out and run away at the sight of olopa ?
boasting doesn't denotes bravery.
Penchant to violence doesn't denotes bravely. Instead, boasting denotes a complex issue while violence denotes nothing but sheer stupidity and lack of in-depth thinking.

grin grin grin

The funniest aspect of this issue is when u fight, only to ask for amnesty, surrender or run away. grin grin grin

That's the funniest thing abt u guys.

You only pick up arms, not only because of selfish reasons but because you are so low in thinking ranking that you are easily provoked to do so.

Another funny aspect which all boils down to the same inability to think properly is the ones you fight with.

The feds have u a 13% derivative and a special ministry. Your leaders enriched themselves overnight and still propagate the violence against the feds.

Is there anything I'm missing?

Let me ask, according to u, the yorubas are too scared to fight grin but, who is actually winning in the sense of it all?

Does this ring a bell? The pen is mightier then the sword... Does it ring anything to you?

You guys are funny, but tell me, as a slave to the north (as u say), which region did u think investors are always quick to come into?

Yorubas are cowards, but your heroes all fled or surrendered at the heat of it all grin

That's fun...

Metuh is a true son, he will not talk...

Metuh started to name others and cooperated to return 400million.

Tomopolo will fight the govt... Tomopolo ran to exile...

Asari the bull will show the govt...

Asari is now a citizen of Benin grin

You guys are funny... Loud mouthed, I agree. But what breathtaking achievements can u guys point to in the political and developmental terrian of this nation aside ur loud mouth and tendency to loot the treasury dry and high?

Upon all your gra gra, even Ojukwu didn't get 500,000 votes from the whole Biafra ish! grin

That an achievement is Gore losa is to be one grin

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by IamJames: 10:04am On Jun 11, 2016
bulletproofmonk:


Is that the general consensus?You guys really need to read more about agitations and interests.

The average Easterner wants peace. What we see today, militancy, was just a necessity since over the years every means being employed to peacefully resolve their yearning has never worked. What else would u have them do?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Bluffly: 10:19am On Jun 11, 2016
Eddygourdo:
you have just proved that typical to a yoruba man, you people don't know yet that you are marginalised in nigeria. Because you are too weak to speak out, and rather take the coward stance to bow to the north and feed off crumbs. If reading the 48 laws of power made u a coward, did every other yoruba man and woman do same ? What explains their own cowardice. When bode george was jailed, many yorubas fought for his release. That is a nigerian thing to be fantastically and morally corrupt and should not be used in your arguement. I have told you that the cowardice of the yorubas is a thing about their nature and not necessarily their social or political conduct. Let me ask you, truthfully and answer. If a revolution where to start, which tribe do you think would be the first to chicken out and run away at the sight of olopa ?
There is bravery and there is stupidity. Yoruba's have fought wars within themselves, killed maim, and survived. Maybe they were cowards then. A single Yoruba suggestion crippled the civil war by advising to use hunger(common sense). The difference between the Yoruba and other tribes in Nigeria is that they are more enlightened, they' ve moved distances away from been crude.

https://www.nairaland.com/864525/yoruba-kiriji-wars-1877-1893

Also read this piece and see the stupidity of the yeebos
https://www.dawodu.com/sanusi.htm

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Eddygourdo(m): 10:32am On Jun 11, 2016
Bluffly:

There is bravery and there is stupidity. Yoruba's have fought wars within themselves, killed maim, and survived. Maybe they were cowards then. A single Yoruba suggestion crippled the civil war by advising to use hunger(common sense). The difference between the Yoruba and other tribes in Nigeria is that they are more enlightened, they' ve moved distances away from been crude.

https://www.nairaland.com/864525/yoruba-kiriji-wars-1877-1893

Also read this piece and see the stupidity of the yeebos
https://www.dawodu.com/sanusi.htm
this is not a tribal affair. I stated an obvious which even u admit. So nothing to say further
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by 36xtr36r: 10:35am On Jun 11, 2016
ayokellany:
Wrong question, the right question should be which demented human or which deranged tribe of human thought it wise to abolish CONFEDERALISM for Unitary system of government.

Once you Igbos can answer that sincerely then you will release that your fore fathers, you and your generation yet unborn do not have any iota of right to demand for fede talkless of federalism. You people make me sick.

The best you were wiling to give Nigeria was a Unitary System of govt after abolishing CONFEDERALISM. Please tell me what do you seek in resource control state police autonomy etc that is not entrenched in Confederalism ? You and you kinsmen should please shut it when intelligent people are talking Nigeria.

It was the aboki you loathe that brought about federalism yet you won't stop dripping hokum's all over NL. What do you think Nigeria will be like if we are still practicing Igbo unitary system of government ?

All these Yoruba Association of Muslim Supporters (YAMS) will not cease to cause amazement in this fraudulent union with their myopism and silly propaganda.

Though you greedy parasites cum treacherous backst*bbers are frantically in search of willing cowards to share your eternal miseries you should, however, be more worried that Hausa-Fulani moslems have always relegated their Yoruba counterparts to the background. That Yoruba moslems are seen as pseudo infidels that need more commitment towards their Allah should be your preoccupation.

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[b]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.
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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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https://www.nairaland.com/3143222/biafra-memo-oba-akenzua-aburi
http://www.punchng.com/biafra-memo-akenzua-aburi/

Prince Akenzua (now the late Oba of Benin) along with top permanent secretaries including Alhaji Yusuf Gobir, Phillip Asiodu, Eme Ebong, B.N. Okagbue and Allison Ayida deconstructed in Lagos, all that was agreed in Aburi.

On arrival in Lagos, Prince Akenzua discussed with Gowon and raised objections to what was agreed in Aburi. Gowon asked him to raise a memo which he did. I am sure a copy of the memo is with Gowon today while a copy is in the archives in the Presidency. Civil servants are to be seen and not to be heard and that is why Akenzua never released a copy of the memo to the world.

The memo dated January 8, 1967 began with: “Your Excellency, in view of my discussion with you last night, I am raising this memo in the interest our fatherland, Nigeria”. Akenzua traced the long hard road that Nigeria had travelled and stressed on the need to keep a United Nigeria.

He said in the memo that Gowon had given too much away in Aburi and that it would lead to the destruction of the country. He further added that Gowon had “legalised” total regionalism which “will make the centre very weak.” Akenzua alluded in his memo that a weak centre would lead to confederation and total disintegration of the country. It was the memo that prompted Gowon to summon a meeting of the secretaries to the military governments and other officials which was held in Benin City between February 16 and 18, 1967. If you look at the minutes of the Benin meeting presided over by Mr. H. A. Ejueyitchie, Secretary to the Federal Military Government, you will discover that it was a total rejection of what was agreed upon in Aburi. The Benin meeting interpreted in its own way the agreement reached in Aburi.

The decisions at Aburi amounted to, in terms of political and military control of Nigeria, that the country should be governed as a confederation.


N.B:
The Omo N’oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa (CFR), the 38th Oba of Benin, who was born on June 22, 1923 and ascended the throne on March 23, 1979.

The Oba of Benin is the traditional ruler of the Edo people and head of the historic Eweka dynasty of the Benin Empire.

Before becoming an Oba, as Prince Samuel Aiseokhuoba Igbinoghodua Akenzua, he was an outstanding civil servant. He, in fact, rose to become the Federal Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health before he retired in 1973.

Along with others, he attended the Aburi meeting held at the Peduase Lodge where the conflict of Nigeria was discussed between January 4 and January 5, 1967. Aburi is a town in Ghana and a 45-minute drive from Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Those who attended the meeting were Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon, Col. Robert Adebayo, Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Lt. Col. David Ejoor, Lt. Col. David Hassan Katsina, Commodore J.E.A. Wey, Major Mobolaji Johnson, Alhaji Kam Selem and Mr. J. Omo-Bare. Others were Prince S.I.A. Akenzua (Permanent Under-Secretary, Federal Cabinet Office.), Mr. P.T. Odumosu (Secretary to the Military Government, West.), Mr. N.U. Akpan (Secretary to the Military Government, East.), Mr. D.P. Lawani (Under-Secretary, Military Governor’s Office, Mid-West) and Alhaji Ali Akilu (Secretary to the Military Government, North.) The Chairman of the Ghana National Liberation Council, Lt. Gen. J.A. Ankrah, declared the meeting open in his capacity as then the head of state of Ghana.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Bluffly: 10:36am On Jun 11, 2016
Eddygourdo:
this is not a tribal affair. I stated an obvious which even u admit. So nothing to say further
If not a tribal affair what is it? Also point out my admittance and let me school your ignorance
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by CyerSeries: 10:37am On Jun 11, 2016
Yorubas are coward hoha.. I've had a first hand experience with them in Lagos. Their loud mouth threat nearly made me piss in my pant but I summoned courage and take on them headlong with the help of my cousin and before I knew what was happening, they ran away in different direction. grin grin .. Since that day, I stopped fearing those miscreants and touts that call themselves area boys..

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Eddygourdo(m): 10:46am On Jun 11, 2016
Bluffly:

If not a tribal affair what is it? Also point out my admittance and let me school your ignorance
I doubt u wanna go down that road. So let me pretend I didn't see that
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Bluffly: 10:51am On Jun 11, 2016
Eddygourdo:
I doubt u wanna go down that road. So let me pretend I didn't see that
Hiss
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by walexbiz(m): 11:12am On Jun 11, 2016
attackgat:
July 1966: The Yoruba Military Governor, of the Western Region, Lt. Colonel Fajuyi is killed in Yorubaland by Northerners.
Yoruba reaction: "we are one Nigeria"

July 1966: After the death of Ironsi, the next 2 most senior officers are Yoruba men, Brigadier Babafemi Ogundipe and Colonel Adebayor. Ogundipe is summarily retired and Adebayor is made to replace the murdered Fajuyi. Both men are passed over as head of state right in Lagos, Yorubaland, for the much junior Lt Colonel Gowon.

Yoruba reaction: "on with one Nigeria"

1966 to 67: Yorubas witness the Northerners kill over 50,000 thousand Easterners.

Yoruba reaction: These are the the best people to do 'one Nigeria' with!

The 90's: MKO wins a free and fair election. He is arrested and killed in detention.

Yoruba reaction: " we remain one Nigeria"

Are the cowards? Let me read over again.

Why speak half truth, when the Yoruba military administrator was killed, who was he shielding from the northern soldiers?

Did Ogundipe and Ade bayou participated in the coup, no I guess! so why should they share in the war boots when they were just mere spectator.

In 1990 when MKO won the election who went to court to annul the said Hausa Abi?

Before Ojukwu committed his self destruct progrom against his own people, what did Awolowo advise him in his town hall meeting he held before the commencement of the war?

the present situations we find ourselves is as a result of the careless and naivety of the aguyi regime who collapsed the region for the useless federalism we are practicing today.

Igbos please until some kind of special intervention and restructuring occur without war let us try and live with the mess created by your former leader Aguyi Ironsi.

I rest my case.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by 36xtr36r: 11:18am On Jun 11, 2016
walexbiz:
Why speak half truth, when the Yoruba military administrator was killed, who was he shielding from the northern soldiers?

Did Ogundipe and Ade bayou participated in the coup, no I guess! so why should they share in the war boots when they were just mere spectator.

In 1990 when MKO won the election who went to court to annul the said Hausa Abi?

Before Ojukwu committed his self destruct progrom against his own people, what did Awolowo advise him in his town hall meeting he held before the commencement of the war?

the present situations we find ourselves is as a result of the careless and naivety of the aguyi regime who collapsed the region for the useless federalism we are practicing today.

Igbos please until some kind of special intervention and restructuring occur without war let us try and live with the mess created by your former leader Aguyi Ironsi.

I rest my case.

It's an open secret that Yorubas make careers out of lies, falsehood, noise-making, propaganda, abuse and slurs just to stay relevant and get undue advantages against some other groups and term it smart politics or sophistication.

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.

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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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US diplomatic telegram from its High Commission:
385. Memorandum From Edward Hamilton of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Special Assistant (Rostow)/1/ Washington, May 25, 1967.

/1/Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Nigeria, Vol. I, Memos & Miscellaneous, 6/64-8/67. Secret.
WWR:

SUBJECT
Nigeria 
I suspect that events are about to take a nasty turn in Nigeria. I won't bore you with a blow-by-blow, but, on the whole, I think we have played our own hand well. (We simply don't hold many high cards.)
Nevertheless, the fact is that the dissolution of Nigeria is imminent--barring miracles. The primary operational questions we now face are:
...

In summary, the probabilities now argue for: 
(1) an Ojukwu ultimatum calling for a very loose confederation on pain of immediate secession; 

(2) a wishy-washy answer from Gowon which will not satisfy anybody; 

(3) a public statement by Awolowo favoring Ojukwu's proposal, but promising that the West will secede if Gowon drags his feet; 

(4) serious pressure in the North, probably reflected in the army, for military action against the East--perhaps resulting in violence.

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17 June 1971
Story
Nigeria's military administration received a jolt with the formal announcement of Chief Abafemi Awolowo's resignation as Federal Finance Commissioner and Vice-President. He has been a force in Nigeria's politics since its colonial days.

Chief Awolowo was appointed a member of the ruling Federal Executive Council in 1966 after a three-year prison spell...
The 62-year-old veteran politician will be relinquishing his job on July 1 for health reasons to return to legal practice. His resignation, formally accepted by Major-General Gowon, has been received in Lagos with many acknowledgements from leading Government officials.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by ba7man(m): 11:33am On Jun 11, 2016
Before they figure out the Yorubas, it will be too late for them...... we're already getting the best deals in the country and we've got peace ( The most important factor for development )......... why change the winning formula?

Deep down, these guys are just jealous. undecided...... imagine, we have peace in the southwest and they're calling us cowards for that....... like they're expecting us to join in their madness by destroying our region. How daft can some people get.

Please feel free to destroy your environment and your regional image with your bravery. You'll now wonder why investors are running to the southwest.

''Bad boys move in silence and violence is taken from your eye lens''. Notorious BIG.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by attackgat: 12:28pm On Jun 11, 2016
walexbiz:


Why speak half truth, when the Yoruba military administrator was killed, who was he shielding from the northern soldiers?

Did Ogundipe and Ade bayou participated in the coup, no I guess! so why should they share in the war boots when they were just mere spectator.

In 1990 when MKO won the election who went to court to annul the said Hausa Abi?

Before Ojukwu committed his self destruct progrom against his own people, what did Awolowo advise him in his town hall meeting he held before the commencement of the war?

the present situations we find ourselves is as a result of the careless and naivety of the aguyi regime who collapsed the region for the useless federalism we are practicing today.

Igbos please until some kind of special intervention and restructuring occur without war let us try and live with the mess created by your former leader Aguyi Ironsi.

I rest my case.







Another Yoruba man defends his Northern master!

How come Yorubas keep saying that Ironsi collapsed the regions? Don't the read enough history to know that the regions were still in existence almost a year after Ironsi died? Or did Ironsi resurrect from death to abolish the regions? Gowon announced on May 27th 1967 the dissolving of the confederation agreed in Aburi,abolishment of the regions, the creation of 12 states and the removal of resouce control and full blown unitary rule. Ojukwu then reacted by declaring Biafra. Naturally, the Yorubas then joined their Northern masters to fight Ojukwu and maintain that unitary Ojukwu was fighting against.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Nobody: 12:41pm On Jun 11, 2016
attackgat:


Are you really this confused? What happened to the confederation that Ojukwu negotiated and got in Aburi? You Yorubas teamed up with your Northern masters to fight Ojukwu so that Gowon could remove that confederation, create States, implement 'divide and rule', take away resource control. Just because you people cannot stand up and fight for anything

At independence, Nigerian federal system was similar to the one practised presently in Canada and Australia and it was working great.
The first coup by Nzeogwu was not sucessful, the deputy prime minister was not killed and Ironsi was in a position to allow him take over but he didn't do that.

He took over the government and abolished the federal system, Ojukwu was part of the government as military governor and he went along with it, trouble only started after Ironsi was deposed, that is when Ibos suddenly realized they want confederation!

Years earlier in London when Nigeria independence was being negotiated it was Azikiwe who allied with the North to remove secession clause from the constitution.

It is very clear the only Nigeria acceptable to ibos is one they can completely dominate both politically and economically and it seems they have realized that will never happen unless in Biafra.

The position of the Yorubas have always been clear and that is a proper federal system of government. They were the lone voice for proper federalism in the last national conference, the position of the ibos once again was ambiguous.
Yorubas should just sit back and enjoy the drama while making sure every inch of Yorubaland is secured.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by SherlockHollmes(m): 12:52pm On Jun 11, 2016
Know2020:
Videos below will tell if yorubaas are cowards or not. The only two generals that have ever knelt down, cried and begged for their lives in the history of the world were yorubaas.

General Diya begging Abacha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVNu77xRr9k

General Adisa begging Al mustapha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3c0WXtsgC8
Gibberish! A typical example of Fallacy of Generalization. Now because 2 Generals begged for their lives that mean All yoruba people are coward. What a fallacious statement from a pained IPAD "gaout"
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by ayokellany: 1:28pm On Jun 11, 2016
36xtr36r:


All these Yoruba Association of Muslim Supporters (YAMS) will not cease to cause amazement in this fraudulent union with their myopism and silly propaganda.

Though you greedy parasites cum treacherous backst*bbers are frantically in search of willing cowards to share your eternal miseries you should, however, be more worried that Hausa-Fulani moslems have always relegated their Yoruba counterparts to the background. That Yoruba moslems are seen as pseudo infidels that need more commitment towards their Allah should be your preoccupation.

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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. [b]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.
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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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https://www.nairaland.com/3143222/biafra-memo-oba-akenzua-aburi
http://www.punchng.com/biafra-memo-akenzua-aburi/

Prince Akenzua (now the late Oba of Benin) along with top permanent secretaries including Alhaji Yusuf Gobir, Phillip Asiodu, Eme Ebong, B.N. Okagbue and Allison Ayida deconstructed in Lagos, all that was agreed in Aburi.

On arrival in Lagos, Prince Akenzua discussed with Gowon and raised objections to what was agreed in Aburi. Gowon asked him to raise a memo which he did. I am sure a copy of the memo is with Gowon today while a copy is in the archives in the Presidency. Civil servants are to be seen and not to be heard and that is why Akenzua never released a copy of the memo to the world.

The memo dated January 8, 1967 began with: “Your Excellency, in view of my discussion with you last night, I am raising this memo in the interest our fatherland, Nigeria”. Akenzua traced the long hard road that Nigeria had travelled and stressed on the need to keep a United Nigeria.

He said in the memo that Gowon had given too much away in Aburi and that it would lead to the destruction of the country. He further added that Gowon had “legalised” total regionalism which “will make the centre very weak.” Akenzua alluded in his memo that a weak centre would lead to confederation and total disintegration of the country. It was the memo that prompted Gowon to summon a meeting of the secretaries to the military governments and other officials which was held in Benin City between February 16 and 18, 1967. If you look at the minutes of the Benin meeting presided over by Mr. H. A. Ejueyitchie, Secretary to the Federal Military Government, you will discover that it was a total rejection of what was agreed upon in Aburi. The Benin meeting interpreted in its own way the agreement reached in Aburi.

The decisions at Aburi amounted to, in terms of political and military control of Nigeria, that the country should be governed as a confederation.


N.B:
The Omo N’oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa (CFR), the 38th Oba of Benin, who was born on June 22, 1923 and ascended the throne on March 23, 1979.

The Oba of Benin is the traditional ruler of the Edo people and head of the historic Eweka dynasty of the Benin Empire.

Before becoming an Oba, as Prince Samuel Aiseokhuoba Igbinoghodua Akenzua, he was an outstanding civil servant. He, in fact, rose to become the Federal Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health before he retired in 1973.

Along with others, he attended the Aburi meeting held at the Peduase Lodge where the conflict of Nigeria was discussed between January 4 and January 5, 1967. Aburi is a town in Ghana and a 45-minute drive from Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Those who attended the meeting were Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon, Col. Robert Adebayo, Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Lt. Col. David Ejoor, Lt. Col. David Hassan Katsina, Commodore J.E.A. Wey, Major Mobolaji Johnson, Alhaji Kam Selem and Mr. J. Omo-Bare. Others were Prince S.I.A. Akenzua (Permanent Under-Secretary, Federal Cabinet Office.), Mr. P.T. Odumosu (Secretary to the Military Government, West.), Mr. N.U. Akpan (Secretary to the Military Government, East.), Mr. D.P. Lawani (Under-Secretary, Military Governor’s Office, Mid-West) and Alhaji Ali Akilu (Secretary to the Military Government, North.) The Chairman of the Ghana National Liberation Council, Lt. Gen. J.A. Ankrah, declared the meeting open in his capacity as then the head of state of Ghana.


You Igbos try too hard to be intelligent but your foolishness always shines through always. What system of government was bequeathed to Nigeria in 1960 at independence ? That system of confederating North West and East States who abolished it ? "Quoting and referencing long juandiced text" to hide the truth does not work with me.

Before Aguiyi Ironsi a senseless Igbo from the pit of hell orchestrated the first coup in Nigeria was there a land use act that usurp land from it's rightful owners ? The fact is long before Aburi Nigeria was governed on CONFEDERALISM. The greed by Igbo to usurp power brought about the degradation in both good governance and development of Nigeria. You do not eat your cake and have it. Igbo thought it wise to wage a coup on other Nigerian slaughtering the premier of both the northern and western region along with the prime minister, your kinsmen after this treacherous act now suspended CONFEDERALISM and introduced Unitary system of government, we all know what unitary system of government is the same as totalitarian. That was what your Igbo Aguiyo Ironsi introduced to Nigerian governed on Confederalism all for the essence to subjugate other regions of the country, Gowon implementing it's tenants is a story for another day. After he was topled and killed by the northerners in another coup you foolishly discovered the benefit accruing from the Unitary system of government will not be coming to your region. Igbo's you do not eat your cake and still have it.

Aburi accord divided Nigeria into four federating units but Nigeria was ruled on three federating unit from independence so why did the Igbo toppled the legitimate government elected by all Nigerian ? Is it to include the midwestern region ? Which we all know is a fallacy. Aburi accord is a saving grace for the Igbo who orchestrated the coup that ushered Aguiyi Ironsi into power not to have their region subjugated the way they intend subjugating the other federating units of the Union had the coup lasted. The foolish Aburi you talked about came after 1960, the center had always been weak until Aguiyi Ironsi an Igbo dull head thought he shouldn't be with his coup and Unitary govt. Others simply took advantage of this to drive home the point you Igbos can not have Confederalism, coup it only to demand for the same same Confederalism (Aburi) after losing the coup.

IGBO NO ONE EAT HIS CAKE N STILL HAVE IT.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Shewunoshewa: 1:42pm On Jun 11, 2016
attackgat:
July 1966: The Yoruba Military Governor, of the Western Region, Lt. Colonel Fajuyi is killed in Yorubaland by Northerners.
Yoruba reaction: "we are one Nigeria"

July 1966: After the death of Ironsi, the next 2 most senior officers are Yoruba men, Brigadier Babafemi Ogundipe and Colonel Adebayor. Ogundipe is summarily retired and Adebayor is made to replace the murdered Fajuyi. Both men are passed over as head of state right in Lagos, Yorubaland, for the much junior



Your post is laced with half-truths and outright falsities.
Are you a dull@rd?

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by Litmus: 1:50pm On Jun 11, 2016
Sweetlemon:
As a physical and social psychologist, I study people and society behaviour. Look at the country today, Practically every region apart from the SW is neck deep in one ethnic, political or religious crisis or the other. Most are targeted against the FG so I will bring out the NC from the rest of the other regions.

The North central and the South west are the only regions that have never been known to take up arms or try to destabilize the FG in any way just because they feel "cheated" or "marginalized". Yes Yorubas may make some annoying noises when they are not included in govt making but they don't fight. The FG because of that. Most SS and SE sympathizers of militants claim they support the bombing of pipelines give the excuse of 5% statement Buhari made. Even if he did say that he won't treat the 5% equally with the rest, let's take a look at GEJ's statement of "Amala and ewedu" and "motor park touts". Did Yorubas in Lagos start bombing oil depots in Lagos because of that? It was as glaring as daylight that GEJ's govt hardly had Yorubas in high places, yet did OPC decide to take up arms against the govt? Even if and even when some Yoruba groups start misbehaving, a larger portion of the SW population would always totally disown such groups or persons immediately thereby reducing the powers of the troublesome groups. This is because terrorist groups thrive best when their host communities sympathize with them or even keep quiet.

This is the very mistake the NW and NE made with boko haram. Most kept quiet and a few even gave them kudos and before anyone knew it, BH had formed alliance with world terror groups and the host communities are the very ones now feeling the direct heat. This is the EXACT direction the SS and SE are headed or even worse because they are not only encouraging the militants and Biafran agitators but also cheering them on.

Now let's look at states with the highest and lowest concentration of non-indegenes.

Lagos - Most developed state in the country, the center and headquarters of all private sector companies
Ogun - Boasts of the highest number of educational institutions, highest number of industries, highest number of growing investors
Kano - Most developed state in the core north, very top business destination from all corners of the country. There's hardly any successful businessman in Nigeria that hasn't been to Kano.
Kaduna - Political hub of the entire North including NC. Budding commercialization, houses the highest number of expatriates and foreigners in the North.
Edo - From Ekpoma to Auchi to Okada to Benin, you'd see and great deal of non-indegenes contributing to the IGR of Edo state and even holding top govt positions. After Cross River, Edo happens to be the most peaceful state in the SS even while generating a considerable amount of IGR if used wisely.

These are other states with high number of non-indegenes but they are mostly in their state capitals

Oyo (Ibadan) - A budding city that can stand on it's own as a state has more than enough non-Yorubas to confuse you as to whether it's a Yoruba land or not. Very peaceful.
Rivers/Delta/Cross River (Portharcourt and Obio Akpo/Warri/Calabar)-Very resourceful cities visited by businessmen all over the country and inhabited by non-indegenes and high number of expatriates however, the recent rise of militancy is threatening this as oil companies are beginning to shut operations in the SS.

The poorest and least developed states in Nigeria like Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Ekiti, etc. have the least number of non-indegenes.

The facts from the above lists are definitely not mere co-incidence. There is a direct relationship between being accommodating and being highly successful. I don't know much about Kano, but in Ogun and Lagos states, you can head or own practically anything you wish without going through the rigours of all that state of origin thing most states use ranging from landed properties to businesses, and even heading parastals. The only thing you can't head are traditional stools. The typical extended family in SW and many in NC have mixture of both Muslims and Christians and the heavens did not fall.
Let me tell you something, Yorubas do NOT like Northerners any more than SE or SS do. A lot of Yorubas I've spoken to want their Odua republic as much as you want yours. But they handle theirs a lot more maturely. Instead of throwing tantrums and sponsoring or sympathizing with terrorists, they go back to the drawing board, re-strategize, and before you know it, they've landed a good deal. They are patient enough to wait for decades if need be. Look at Lagos state for instance that had been in the opposition since forever, but today look at them now. Yorubas have mastered the art of dining with their enemies just to get a big chunk from a deal because they realize that unnecessary fights only make a nuisance and laughing stock of them thereby achieving nothing because you cannot carve out a successful country by going to war. It has never succeeded anywhere in the world. The effects of the war will always come back to haunt them.

Now what's cowardly about all what I've mentioned so far? The ability to reason rationally and not allow strong emotions control how you reason when dealing with political issues does not in any way mean cowardice but simple diplomacy. Quite on the contrary, Warriors from the Oyo and Ife empires were two of the most powerful in West Africa (history class for another day) Someone mentioned in one front page comment that Yorubas can't fight. Spotting Linda Ikeji and Wizkid beef and I laughed because I remembered how some trouble making Igbo kings were mercilessly flogged in Akure and a town in Oyo state for holding traditional titles in Yoruba land! So evidently, Yorubas know when and how to pick their fights and when and where to draw the line.

What am I saying? Would it kill us to borrow a leaf from the Yorubas and learn how to relate with others politically, economically, and socially? Instead of bombing and causing unrests just because our "brother" lost elections, would it kill the SS and SE to instead go back the drawing board and figure out how best they can reclaim the FG or even if they want secession, figure out how best to go about it without destroying their own lands? If we eventually get our own country how do we start all over again after polluting our lands and waters and driving away investors from our oil? Little by little SS leaders are beginning to cry out that they can no longer fund this and that. How will there be money when federal allocation from the oiyel will greatly reduce courtesy of militancy? You cannot be cheering on terrorists and still expect to eat your cake and have it.

Do you now see that it is actually better to be a "coward" than a self-destructive warrior?



No need to justify anything. The Yoruba in terms of looking gravely at issues of life and death before committing to a fight is the example Nigerians of all tribes would do well to consider adopting. It is heartbreaking that such a great attitude should be made to feel self-unconscious. It is somewhat ironic that people quick to advocate fighting and burning down things at the drop of a hat and call this bravery are the first to run to Ghana to complement them on stability when those people have not risen up to fight anything since the Independence struggle.

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by 36xtr36r: 2:32pm On Jun 11, 2016
ayokellany:
You Igbos try too hard to be intelligent but your foolishness always shines through always. What system of government was bequeathed to Nigeria in 1960 at independence ? That system of confederating North West and East States who abolished it ? "Quoting and referencing long juandiced text" to hide the truth does not work with me.

Before Aguiyi Ironsi a senseless Igbo from the pit of hell orchestrated the first coup in Nigeria was there a land use act that usurp land from it's rightful owners ? The fact is long before Aburi Nigeria was governed on CONFEDERALISM. The greed by Igbo to usurp power brought about the degradation in both good governance and development of Nigeria. You do not eat your cake and have it. Igbo thought it wise to wage a coup on other Nigerian slaughtering the premier of both the northern and western region along with the prime minister, your kinsmen after this treacherous act now suspended CONFEDERALISM and introduced Unitary system of government, we all know what unitary system of government is the same as totalitarian. That was what your Igbo Aguiyo Ironsi introduced to Nigerian governed on Confederalism all for the essence to subjugate other regions of the country, Gowon implementing it's tenants is a story for another day. After he was topled and killed by the northerners in another coup you foolishly discovered the benefit accruing from the Unitary system of government will not be coming to your region. Igbo's you do not eat your cake and still have it.

Aburi accord divided Nigeria into four federating units but Nigeria was ruled on three federating unit from independence so why did the Igbo toppled the legitimate government elected by all Nigerian ? Is it to include the midwestern region ? Which we all know is a fallacy. Aburi accord is a saving grace for the Igbo who orchestrated the coup that ushered Aguiyi Ironsi into power not to have their region subjugated the way they intend subjugating the other federating units of the Union had the coup lasted. The foolish Aburi you talked about came after 1960, the center had always been weak until Aguiyi Ironsi an Igbo dull head thought he shouldn't be with his coup and Unitary govt. Others simply took advantage of this to drive home the point you Igbos can not have Confederalism, coup it only to demand for the same same Confederalism (Aburi) after losing the coup.

IGBO NO ONE EAT HIS CAKE N STILL HAVE IT.

Whether the greedy and wicked Yoruba Association of Muslim Supporters (YAMS) likes it or not the Igbo Nation is definitely not willing to self-destruct with them.

The hypocritical Yoruba bigots cum notorious treasury looters are wont to blame everyone but themselves. Yorubas and their cotravellers looted and ruined the fortune of this country.

Strange bedfellows, with irreconcilable value systems that are at best suitable for the individual selves, are not meant to be together! The 102 years of existence attest to that verdict.

Take your frustrations to OduaArewanistan republic and leave Igbos out of your miseries.

Knowing that your memory has failed you and now you're confused about life that you and your parasitic Yoruba ingrates can rarely stand for anything I hereby refer you to the epic paper by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the current Emir of Kano, a Fulani, where he revealed some truths about the backstabbing Yoruba people: "YORUBAS ARE THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA"?
http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/yorubas-are-the-problem-with-nigeria-by-sanusi-lamido-sanusi-elombah-com.111348/

In sum, the Yoruba political leadership, as mentioned by Balarabe Musa, has shown itself over the years to be incapable of rising above narrow tribal interests and reciprocating goodwill from other sections of the country by treating other groups with respect. Practically every crisis in Nigeria since independence has its roots in this attitude. 

The Yoruba elite were the first, in 1962, to attempt a violent overthrow of an elected government in this country. In 1966, it was the violence in the West which provided an avenue for the putsch of 15th January. After Chief Awolowo lost to Shagari in 1983 elections, it was the discontent and bad publicity in the South-West which led to the Buhari intervention...

https://www.nairaland.com/2692549/only-bark-land-wont-dare

Remember, in 1960s, the SW region was aflame with Awolowo vs Akintola political fight which blossomed into the 'Operation Wetie' with great arson, maiming and wanton destruction of lives and properties.

Battle Between Awolowo, Akintola Led To 1966 Coup- Yakassai - https://www.nairaland.com/2867045/battle-between-awolowo-akintola-led


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S0F_5ma4lM

N.B: The essence of this information is mainly to expose the lies of the notorious history distortionists and wicked propagandists who insult and malign others continually with lies and falsehood, and shout and make much noise on every available media. This a tribe that is after all well known for being loose cannons. Uncouth, uncivilised and disrespectful set of people who made a career out of abuse and slurs.
The same treacheerous beings who precipitated the January 1966 coup and the 1967-70 civil war with their bloody 'Operation Wetie ' in the SW. They start trouble and heat up the polity only to run cowardly to hide in their evil Soka forest when the jungle matures.

Disciple of hate and propaganda, here are the members of Yoruba tribe that participated in the January 1966 coup:
(See Ben Gbulie: ‘Nigeria’s Five Majors.’).

*Adewale Ademoyega is the most prominent Yoruba participant in the coup, there were other Yoruba officers who were involved at the dangerous execution stage of the coup. One of them is:

*Second Lieutenant Olafimihan, an officer serving under Madiebo in Kaduna. He was sent by the plotters to gauge his commander’s loyalty. (See Madiebo pp.17-18).

*Another is Lieutenant (some books refer to him as a Captain) Fola Oyewole. He, like Ademoyega, went on to fight for Biafra and wrote a book on his coup and wartime experiences. The book’s title is ‘Reluctant Rebel.’

*There is also Captain Ganiyu Adeleke who became an instructor in the Biafran Infantry School. For confirmation, see the list of coup plotters detained by Ironsi’s regime in Ademoyega pp.106-108, and this quote from Nowa Omoigui’s online account: ‘Mid-Western Invasion of 1967’: ‘Captain Ganiyu Adeleke, who had taken part in both the January 15 coup and the Mid-Western invasion before becoming an instructor in the Biafran School of Infantry was released at a later date after his co-plotters had been freed.’ Omoigui’s work is significant because, though he exhibits a high level of professionalism in his research, he has no sympathy for the January 15 coup. If his facts corroborate Ademoyega’s they are worthy of attention.

For personal studies consult the following sources of my posts: 

*http://www.naijastories.com/2013/04/the-facts-and-fiction-of-the-january-15-1966-coup/

*https://www.nairaland.com/334770/famous-aburi-conference-full-minute/3

* Nowa Omoigui’s online account: ‘Mid-Western Invasion of 1967’ - where he mentioned ‘Captain Ganiyu Adeleke, who had taken part in both the January 15 coup and the Mid-Western invasion before becoming an instructor in the Biafran School of Infantry.

* ‘Why We Struck’ - a book by  Adewale Ademoyega, a full blooded Yoruba army officer, who was deeply involved in the planning and execution of the January 1966 coup.

* Max Silloun (the military historian) landmark online article - ‘The inside story of Nigeria’s first military coup Parts 1 and 2

* 'Nigeria’s Five Majors’ - book by Ben Gbulie

* Major General Alexander Madiebo - excerpts from his interview with National Mirror
http://elombah.com/index.php/special-reports/13104-blame-gowon-and-awolowo-for-biafra-genocide-general-madiebo

* ‘Reluctant Rebel’ - a book by Captain Fola Oyewole, who went on to fight for Biafra just like Ademoyega 

* See the list of coup plotters detained by Ironsi’s regime in Ademoyega pp.106-108

* Sanusi Lamido's writings, "Afenifere: Syllabus of Errors" published by This Day (The Sunday Newspaper) on Sept 27, 1998. 

* Sanusi Lamido's writings/publication in the weekly Trust entitled " The Igbo, the Yoruba and History" (Aug. 21, 1998)

* Sanusi Lamido's paper presented at the “National Conference On The 1999 Constitution” Jointly Organised By The Network For Justice And The Vision Trust Foundation, At The Arewa House, Kaduna From 11th –12th September, 1999.

http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/yorubas-are-the-problem-with-nigeria-by-sanusi-lamido-sanusi-elombah-com.111348/



Fela Kuti 's song (ITT - "International Thief Thief "
Launches a scathing attack on the then Telecommunications centre run by Abiola who was a close associate to Obasanjo 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWUABi-aiYM?version=3
Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by mike404(m): 2:37pm On Jun 11, 2016
Sweetlemon:
As a physical and social psychologist, I study people and society behaviour. Look at the country today, Practically every region apart from the SW is neck deep in one ethnic, political or religious crisis or the other. Most are targeted against the FG so I will bring out the NC from the rest of the other regions.

The North central and the South west are the only regions that have never been known to take up arms or try to destabilize the FG in any way just because they feel "cheated" or "marginalized". Yes Yorubas may make some annoying noises when they are not included in govt making but they don't fight. The FG because of that. Most SS and SE sympathizers of militants claim they support the bombing of pipelines give the excuse of 5% statement Buhari made. Even if he did say that he won't treat the 5% equally with the rest, let's take a look at GEJ's statement of "Amala and ewedu" and "motor park touts". Did Yorubas in Lagos start bombing oil depots in Lagos because of that? It was as glaring as daylight that GEJ's govt hardly had Yorubas in high places, yet did OPC decide to take up arms against the govt? Even if and even when some Yoruba groups start misbehaving, a larger portion of the SW population would always totally disown such groups or persons immediately thereby reducing the powers of the troublesome groups. This is because terrorist groups thrive best when their host communities sympathize with them or even keep quiet.

This is the very mistake the NW and NE made with boko haram. Most kept quiet and a few even gave them kudos and before anyone knew it, BH had formed alliance with world terror groups and the host communities are the very ones now feeling the direct heat. This is the EXACT direction the SS and SE are headed or even worse because they are not only encouraging the militants and Biafran agitators but also cheering them on.

Now let's look at states with the highest and lowest concentration of non-indegenes.

Lagos - Most developed state in the country, the center and headquarters of all private sector companies
Ogun - Boasts of the highest number of educational institutions, highest number of industries, highest number of growing investors
Kano - Most developed state in the core north, very top business destination from all corners of the country. There's hardly any successful businessman in Nigeria that hasn't been to Kano.
Kaduna - Political hub of the entire North including NC. Budding commercialization, houses the highest number of expatriates and foreigners in the North.
Edo - From Ekpoma to Auchi to Okada to Benin, you'd see and great deal of non-indegenes contributing to the IGR of Edo state and even holding top govt positions. After Cross River, Edo happens to be the most peaceful state in the SS even while generating a considerable amount of IGR if used wisely.

These are other states with high number of non-indegenes but they are mostly in their state capitals

Oyo (Ibadan) - A budding city that can stand on it's own as a state has more than enough non-Yorubas to confuse you as to whether it's a Yoruba land or not. Very peaceful.
Rivers/Delta/Cross River (Portharcourt and Obio Akpo/Warri/Calabar)-Very resourceful cities visited by businessmen all over the country and inhabited by non-indegenes and high number of expatriates however, the recent rise of militancy is threatening this as oil companies are beginning to shut operations in the SS.

The poorest and least developed states in Nigeria like Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Ekiti, etc. have the least number of non-indegenes.

The facts from the above lists are definitely not mere co-incidence. There is a direct relationship between being accommodating and being highly successful. I don't know much about Kano, but in Ogun and Lagos states, you can head or own practically anything you wish without going through the rigours of all that state of origin thing most states use ranging from landed properties to businesses, and even heading parastals. The only thing you can't head are traditional stools. The typical extended family in SW and many in NC have mixture of both Muslims and Christians and the heavens did not fall.
Let me tell you something, Yorubas do NOT like Northerners any more than SE or SS do. A lot of Yorubas I've spoken to want their Odua republic as much as you want yours. But they handle theirs a lot more maturely. Instead of throwing tantrums and sponsoring or sympathizing with terrorists, they go back to the drawing board, re-strategize, and before you know it, they've landed a good deal. They are patient enough to wait for decades if need be. Look at Lagos state for instance that had been in the opposition since forever, but today look at them now. Yorubas have mastered the art of dining with their enemies just to get a big chunk from a deal because they realize that unnecessary fights only make a nuisance and laughing stock of them thereby achieving nothing because you cannot carve out a successful country by going to war. It has never succeeded anywhere in the world. The effects of the war will always come back to haunt them.

Now what's cowardly about all what I've mentioned so far? The ability to reason rationally and not allow strong emotions control how you reason when dealing with political issues does not in any way mean cowardice but simple diplomacy. Quite on the contrary, Warriors from the Oyo and Ife empires were two of the most powerful in West Africa (history class for another day) Someone mentioned in one front page comment that Yorubas can't fight. Spotting Linda Ikeji and Wizkid beef and I laughed because I remembered how some trouble making Igbo kings were mercilessly flogged in Akure and a town in Oyo state for holding traditional titles in Yoruba land! So evidently, Yorubas know when and how to pick their fights and when and where to draw the line.

What am I saying? Would it kill us to borrow a leaf from the Yorubas and learn how to relate with others politically, economically, and socially? Instead of bombing and causing unrests just because our "brother" lost elections, would it kill the SS and SE to instead go back the drawing board and figure out how best they can reclaim the FG or even if they want secession, figure out how best to go about it without destroying their own lands? If we eventually get our own country how do we start all over again after polluting our lands and waters and driving away investors from our oil? Little by little SS leaders are beginning to cry out that they can no longer fund this and that. How will there be money when federal allocation from the oiyel will greatly reduce courtesy of militancy? You cannot be cheering on terrorists and still expect to eat your cake and have it.

Do you now see that it is actually better to be a "coward" than a self-destructive warrior?

YOU ARE NOT MAKING ANY SENSE

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Re: Yorubas Are NOT Cowards by ayokellany: 2:41pm On Jun 11, 2016
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Whether the greedy and wicked Yoruba Association of Muslim Supporters (YAMS) likes it or not the Igbo Nation is definitely not willing to self-destruct with them.

The hypocritical Yoruba bigots are wont to blame everyone but themselves. Yorubas and their cotravellers looted and ruined the fortune of this country.

Strange bedfellows, with irreconcilable value systems that are at best suitable for the individual selves, are not meant to be together! The 102 years of existence attest to that verdict!

Take your frustrations to OduaArewanistan republic and leave Igbos out of your miseries.

Knowing that your memory has failed you and now you're confused about life that you and your parasitic Yoruba ingrates can rarely stand for anything I hereby refer you to the epic paper by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the current Emir of Kano, a Fulani, where he revealed some truths about the backstabbing Yoruba people: "YORUBAS ARE THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA"?
http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/yorubas-are-the-problem-with-nigeria-by-sanusi-lamido-sanusi-elombah-com.111348/

In sum, the Yoruba political leadership, as mentioned by Balarabe Musa, has shown itself over the years to be incapable of rising above narrow tribal interests and reciprocating goodwill from other sections of the country by treating other groups with respect. Practically every crisis in Nigeria since independence has its roots in this attitude. 

The Yoruba elite were the first, in 1962, to attempt a violent overthrow of an elected government in this country. In 1966, it was the violence in the West which provided an avenue for the putsch of 15th January. After Chief Awolowo lost to Shagari in 1983 elections, it was the discontent and bad publicity in the South-West which led to the Buhari intervention...

https://www.nairaland.com/2692549/only-bark-land-wont-dare

Remember, in 1960s, the SW region was aflame with Awolowo vs Akintola political fight which blossomed into the 'Operation Wetie' with great arson, maiming and wanton destruction of lives and properties.

Battle Between Awolowo, Akintola Led To 1966 Coup- Yakassai - https://www.nairaland.com/2867045/battle-between-awolowo-akintola-led


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S0F_5ma4lM

N.B: The essence of this information is mainly to expose the lies of the notorious history distortionists and wicked propagandists who insult and malign others continually with lies and falsehood, and shout and make much noise on every available media. This a tribe that is after all well known for being loose cannons. Uncouth, uncivilised and disrespectful set of people who made a career out of abuse and slurs.
The same treacheerous beings who precipitated the January 1966 coup and the 1967-70 civil war with their bloody 'Operation Wetie ' in the SW. They start trouble and heat up the polity only to run cowardly to hide in their evil Soka forest when the jungle matures.

Disciple of hate and propaganda, here are the members of Yoruba tribe that participated in the January 1966 coup:
(See Ben Gbulie: ‘Nigeria’s Five Majors.’).

*Adewale Ademoyega is the most prominent Yoruba participant in the coup, there were other Yoruba officers who were involved at the dangerous execution stage of the coup. One of them is:

*Second Lieutenant Olafimihan, an officer serving under Madiebo in Kaduna. He was sent by the plotters to gauge his commander’s loyalty. (See Madiebo pp.17-18).

*Another is Lieutenant (some books refer to him as a Captain) Fola Oyewole. He, like Ademoyega, went on to fight for Biafra and wrote a book on his coup and wartime experiences. The book’s title is ‘Reluctant Rebel.’

*There is also Captain Ganiyu Adeleke who became an instructor in the Biafran Infantry School. For confirmation, see the list of coup plotters detained by Ironsi’s regime in Ademoyega pp.106-108, and this quote from Nowa Omoigui’s online account: ‘Mid-Western Invasion of 1967’: ‘Captain Ganiyu Adeleke, who had taken part in both the January 15 coup and the Mid-Western invasion before becoming an instructor in the Biafran School of Infantry was released at a later date after his co-plotters had been freed.’ Omoigui’s work is significant because, though he exhibits a high level of professionalism in his research, he has no sympathy for the January 15 coup. If his facts corroborate Ademoyega’s they are worthy of attention.

For personal studies consult the following sources of my posts: 

*http://www.naijastories.com/2013/04/the-facts-and-fiction-of-the-january-15-1966-coup/

*https://www.nairaland.com/334770/famous-aburi-conference-full-minute/3

* Nowa Omoigui’s online account: ‘Mid-Western Invasion of 1967’ - where he mentioned ‘Captain Ganiyu Adeleke, who had taken part in both the January 15 coup and the Mid-Western invasion before becoming an instructor in the Biafran School of Infantry.

* ‘Why We Struck’ - a book by  Adewale Ademoyega, a full blooded Yoruba army officer, who was deeply involved in the planning and execution of the January 1966 coup.

* Max Silloun (the military historian) landmark online article - ‘The inside story of Nigeria’s first military coup Parts 1 and 2

* 'Nigeria’s Five Majors’ - book by Ben Gbulie

* Major General Alexander Madiebo - excerpts from his interview with National Mirror
http://elombah.com/index.php/special-reports/13104-blame-gowon-and-awolowo-for-biafra-genocide-general-madiebo

* ‘Reluctant Rebel’ - a book by Captain Fola Oyewole, who went on to fight for Biafra just like Ademoyega 

* See the list of coup plotters detained by Ironsi’s regime in Ademoyega pp.106-108

* Sanusi Lamido's writings, "Afenifere: Syllabus of Errors" published by This Day (The Sunday Newspaper) on Sept 27, 1998. 

* Sanusi Lamido's writings/publication in the weekly Trust entitled " The Igbo, the Yoruba and History" (Aug. 21, 1998)

* Sanusi Lamido's paper presented at the “National Conference On The 1999 Constitution” Jointly Organised By The Network For Justice And The Vision Trust Foundation, At The Arewa House, Kaduna From 11th –12th September, 1999.

http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/yorubas-are-the-problem-with-nigeria-by-sanusi-lamido-sanusi-elombah-com.111348/



Fela Kuti 's song (ITT - "International Thief Thief "
Launches a scathing attack on the then Telecommunications centre run by Abiola who was a close associate to Obasanjo 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWUABi-aiYM?version=3



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