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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by bukynkwuenu: 9:19am On May 27, 2017
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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by dodelight(m): 9:19am On May 27, 2017
CROWNWEALTH019:
Islam forbids female judge ..
Alright, then we should thank God for Oyinlola for breaking that jinx in Nigeria
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Actuarydeji(m): 9:22am On May 27, 2017
CROWNWEALTH019:
Islam forbids female judge ..
Guy go and study your bible very well. Event Christianity is also against it

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by whitebeard(m): 9:23am On May 27, 2017
Oga abacha is dead, abeg pls next item on the agenda
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by lagostokd: 9:24am On May 27, 2017
Actuarydeji:

Guy go and study your bible very well. Event Christianity is also against it

Stop saying what you don't know.

Deborah is a notable female judge in the Bible

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by whitebeard(m): 9:24am On May 27, 2017
Actuarydeji:

Guy go and study your bible very well. Event Christianity is also against it
where in the bible...

Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by wellmax(m): 9:27am On May 27, 2017
Great article.
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by ShoBabba(m): 9:28am On May 27, 2017
Wehdone Sir
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Mcreloaded(m): 9:29am On May 27, 2017
lagostokd:


I'll take you serious the day I see a female imam

Lol then a female Father will be asked or a female president when willbyour argument end
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by baby124: 9:34am On May 27, 2017
Abacha de craze. Women may be intimacy gadgets where he comes from. But not in Lagos.
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Iblad0994(m): 9:34am On May 27, 2017
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AWOLOWO SPEAKS

*** Please read the letter below, by Chief Awolowo requesting for an education loan from Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola on March 25, 1943 , (the richest Ijebu man in those days) and promised to pay back by 1955. It is fascinating, long and interesting. ****

~ LETTER:

Dear Mr. Odutola,

I think it will be an exceeding saving of time and more business-like if I avoid all sweet preliminaries and go straight into the object of this letter and say that I am writing to ask you to be good enough to lend me a sum of £1,400 (One thousand and four hundred pounds) free of interest for twelve years.

It is a staggering figure! More staggering indeed does it become, when it is realized that I, who am asking for this loan, have nothing in all the world to give as a security for this money, excepting my good faith and my brains which again are of value only so long as I continue to breathe the breath of life!

Nevertheless, I here proceed to outline in brief why i want this big loan from you. And I hope you will be kind enough to sacrifice some time to go through what I have to say, even though, in the end you might find yourself unable to do me this grand favour.

One great ambition of mine since my boyhood days is to be a lawyer, a politician and a journalist, rolled into one. I cherish politics and journalism as a career, and I desire advocacy as a means of livelihood. For you will agree with me that a politician or journalist who has no money with which to support himself and family comfortably, is like a blade which has no razor.

Now, at one time, I was on the verge of making enough money with which I could proceed to England in order to pursue the object of my ambition; but I suffered a twist in my fortune, and I crashed. Ever since, I have tried without success to recover lost grounds, financially. But spiritually and intellectually, I have made appreciable advance in spite of towering difficulties, all of which have now been surmounted.

As you are aware, I have just passed the intermediate Bachelor of Commerce Examination. Next year, I am taking the final B.Com. Having a degree is not my goal; I hate to be a government or mercantile employee. Otherwise, there are opportunities for me here and there to get a suitable and well paid job under government or one of the mercantile houses. As you know, however, once I become an employee of government or a mercantile establishment that is the end to my career as a politician and journalist. I have therefore resolved that under no circumstances will I take up such employment.

That is just by the way. I am now thirty-four years of age. After careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that if I could raise a loan free of interest sufficient to cover expenses, I should go to England, this year and within three years, I should qualify as a Barrister –at –law, and also obtain with Honours the LL.B Degree of London University. In addition this degrees apart from giving me good backing as a solicitor and Advocate will help me immensely as a politician and journalist.

But where on earth could i get the money? Who in Nigeria today could give £1,400 free of interest to help his fellow-man? J. Henry Doherty, Esq., of illustrious memory who did the like to many successful Nigerians is no more. But after meticulous, shifting and weighing, I hit upon you.

I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that out of the bounty with which providence blesses your grit and efforts as a businessman, you can well easily afford to advance such a sum of money. I have no doubt too that as a young and progressive man you will be quite happy to give the money for the pursuit of the project for which I desire it.

But then, could you take this risk?

That is the question. As I have said before, I have no security for this loan. Moreover, I want it free of interest. So that you stand to gain absolutely NOTHING in the whole transaction, except the satisfaction that by helping me to achieve my ambition you are indirectly or even directly helping Nigeria or even Africa.

This risk becomes greater when it is borne in mind that I might die in the course of my studies or immediately after, so that, since I have no security or surety, you stand the chance of losing not only the money but also the satisfaction which you may cherish that you are contributing to the uplift of Africa. It is indeed a great risk; the greatest any man ever embarks upon.

But, this is a big BUT, if I live, as I have no doubt I will do, you will not only get your money back in full, but you will, to the end of your days, have cause to rejoice that you have done one of the most outstanding and most philanthropic acts any human being ever does. Among other things, I shall make excellent use of the money while in England by breaking records in my examination. On my return to Nigeria, I shall strive to be one of the foremost advocates, politicians and writers in West Africa, and while I do all these, I shall make it a point not only to pay your money back in full, but also to repay your kindness and generosity towards me in every way I can.

All the same, it is a big risk! So, Sir, I like you to think seriously about it, and see if you can take it in the interest of a young man who has brain, industry and determination to back his ambition, but lacks the money. I know we have never been close friends, but I have a shrewd idea that you may take the risk and help me.

On this assumption, therefore, I proceed to the next and last stage of this letter.

I shall not require the whole £1,400 in a lump sum. To start with, you will help me pay a sum of £208-13s-3d to the Inner Temple. I have already received an application form from this Inn of Court; and from the details forwarded, I gather that the sum of £208-13s-3d will cover all the cost of training as a barrister, examination fees excluded.

When I am ready to sail, you will advance me a sum of £100 to cover passage, provision for my family and any other incidental expenses (NOTE: If I got torpedoed on the way, you would certainly lose this £100 but you will recover the £208-13s-3d).

At the same time you will remit to a London Bank the sum of £491-6s-9d. It is out of this amount that I shall pay the university fees for LL.B course and for special courses in political science and journalism, when I land in England. This is to say, the initial advance will total £800.

At the end of the first year, provided I make satisfactory progress in my studies, you will give instruction to the bank to honour all cheques from me drawn on this account. There will be an arrangement to be signed by me on my return.

On my return, I shall require TWO years within which to establish a solid practice and build a good reputation. After these two years, I should commence to pay at least £200 per annum either in monthly, quarterly or annual payments. So that in seven years after the first two years, I should pay back the whole sum of £1,400. That will be TWELVE YEARS from the time you help me to pay this in April or so this year, then I should be due to pay the whole of £1,400 by April 1955.

Now, as you yourself will see, this is the farthest limit within which I can pay the money. It may be possible for me to pay the money within THREE to FIVE years of my return. As a matter of fact, the sooner I pay it off, the better. But it is much better to be on the safe side in a matter like this. It is no making promises now which will be difficult to fulfil in future. On the contrary it is better to mention a period of twelve years and pay within SIX or EIGHT years than to mention FIVE YEARS and fail to pay within TEN years. Personally, I prefer that I should fail to get the loan under theses unattractive but sure conditions, rather than succeed in getting it under attractive but precarious conditions.

Now, this is all I have to say. You have my request before you, and the reason why i make the request. It is left for you to decide whether it is worthwhile to take the risk of helping me in the manner outlined above or not.

If you do me the great favour, not only myself and all that are mine, but also God and Africa will be grateful, I shall have no cause whatsoever to grumble or to blame you, FOR THE RISK IS GREAT.

Since this is a very selfish request, I enclosed herewith a self addressed stamped envelope to be sent under a registered post.

Obafemi Awolowo.

Merciful God!

* Chief Odutola refused him of the Loan, Awo could not travel that year. He buckle up his lace and by August 14, 1944 (one year later) he travelled to England, became a Barrister at law and was called to the Bar in November 1946. Amazingly, by 1954 (A year to the time he promised to pay Chief Odutola the Loan ) , Chief Awolowo was already a Premier in the Defunct Western Region and already giving out Scholarship to over 200 undergraduates (First of its kind in Africa).

I find it a great pleasure, to replicate the full version of the Awoistic dedicatory letter, following a stiff request by friends that the Nigerian Youths need to see and digest
*copied*

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by TonyeBarcanista(m): 9:45am On May 27, 2017
People should endeavor to read before commenting.

Abacha's grouse was that Oyinlola was being insubordinate not because he was to appoint a female CJ. Oyinlola was summoned to Villa and he cleared his name (according to his account).

People should always read before taking position.

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Leebeedo(m): 9:46am On May 27, 2017
CROWNWEALTH019:

I schooled in Ilorin... So I know what I am saying
No reply am again , na alfa. It's well know that Islam as a religion doesn't encourage females in leadership positions. Abi u don see female alfa/ sheik b4?

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Pinnacle(m): 9:47am On May 27, 2017
Olagunsoye Oyinlola is a very honest man.

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Antoeni(m): 9:56am On May 27, 2017
Write a Book on this
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Neozy(m): 9:58am On May 27, 2017
Chiefpriest1:
Abacha is dead. He will not come back to defend himself. Whether in terms of his policies or his stealing.

But I still believe Abacha did not steal half of what his successors and even Ibb his predecessor stole.

He was just unlucky to have died, yet close to N500 billion has been recovered from him, if not even more.

We need a strong government who will damn the consequences and probe all governments from 1983.

These people have robbed Nigeria's future...
It's very unfortunate. I can say it boldly that most, if not all of those military rulers of Nigeria are richer than Dangote.
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by sodium(m): 10:01am On May 27, 2017
Deep History.

Good Read.

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by olatade(m): 10:07am On May 27, 2017
RealHaute:
Didn't know he was a military man.



Haaa! Indomie generation tongue

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by farihafaheemah(m): 10:12am On May 27, 2017
lagostokd:


I'll take you serious the day I see a female imam
Show me a verse in the bible where a female is allowed to speak on the alter.
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 10:23am On May 27, 2017
Actuarydeji:

Guy go and study your bible very well. Event Christianity is also against it
Which of the Christianity are you talking about?
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Sirheny007(m): 10:30am On May 27, 2017
He did a fair work if what he said are true..
It is sad however that when government returned to the civilians, they proceeded to loot the nation dry..
This started with Bola Tinubu who owns almost half of Lagos state..
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by prettyboi1989(m): 10:50am On May 27, 2017
so what should we do now? you are just opening up since 1998 or so. Nigga wants to be in the news.
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by yemaldo(m): 11:11am On May 27, 2017
CROWNWEALTH019:

I schooled in Ilorin... So I know what I am saying
U are a liar, we have female judge in ilorin presently
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by misterh(m): 11:19am On May 27, 2017
There's no where in the article where it's inferred that Abacha was against this.

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by lagostokd: 11:22am On May 27, 2017
farihafaheemah:

Show me a verse in the bible where a female is allowed to speak on the alter.

Fareehah Faheemah, stop looking for Bible verse to justify Islamic hatred for women!

In Islam, women are relegated as second class citizen!

Women can't lead prayer in mosque.

Women can't pray side by side with men in mosque.

It is haram for Muslim women to marry non-muslims but very OK for Muslim men to marry non-muslims.

What about the role of women in aljanah? Don't let me go there now!

In Christ Jesus, everybody is the same!

Read Galatians 3:26-29 slowly

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Let Jesus be your Lord today

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Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by lagostokd: 11:30am On May 27, 2017
yemaldo:

U are a liar, we have female judge in ilorin presently

How is he a liar?

He said Islam does not encourage female judge.

I'll believe you if you can tell me the names of female Alfa/lmam in Ilorin or female judge of a Shari'a court
Re: Abacha Summoned Me For Making A Female Chief Judge In Lagos –oyinlola by Actuarydeji(m): 11:37am On May 27, 2017
lagostokd:

Stop saying what you don't know.
Deborah is a notable female judge in the Bible
Is Deborah a Christian? You're still baby in Christianity

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