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|It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 8:26pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Yes, it is a great insult to humanity to compare Awolowo to ojukwu. Let me analyse both of their lifetime.
He enrolled at the University of London as an External Student and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.). He went to the UK in 1944 to study law at the University of London and was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple on 19 November 1946.
Apart from his face being on 100 Naira notes, some other achievements of the late sage who hailed from Ikenne, Ogun State are catalogued below;
1.) He named Nigeria’s national currency as ‘Naira’ when he was the Federal Commissioner for Finance. The late sage took the name of Nigeria and collapsed it as ‘Naira’
2.) Awolowo introduced free primary education for all and free health care for children in the Western Region.
3. )He established the first television station in Africa in 1959.
4. )He also erected the first skyscraper in tropical Africa:the Cocoa House (still the tallest in Ibadan).
5.) Awo as fondly called was conferred by President Shehu Shagari with the title of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the first and only non-president to be so honoured in recognition of his sterling qualities and contributions to the service of the country.
6.) He was the first individual in the modern era to be named Leader of the Yorubas (Yoruba: Asiwaju Omo Oodua), a title which has come over time to be conventionally ascribed to his successors as the recognized political leader of the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria.
7.) The man widely believed by admirers to be the best President Nigeria never had was the first Leader of Government Business and Minister of Local Government and Finance and first Premier of the Western Region under Nigeria’s parliamentary system, from 1952 to 1959.
8.) In 1949 he founded the Nigerian Tribune, the oldest surviving private Nigerian newspaper, which he used to spread nationalist consciousness among his fellow Nigerians.
9.) The party he founded, Action Group was the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence in the federal parliament and he obtained internal self-government for the Western Region in 1957.
10.) The University of Ife was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.
In 1992, the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation was founded as an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organisation committed to furthering the symbiotic interaction of public policy and relevant scholarship with a view to promoting the overall development of the Nigerian nation. The Foundation was launched by the President of Nigeria at that time, General Ibrahim Babangida, at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan. However, his most important bequests (styled Awoism) are his exemplary integrity, his welfarism, his contributions to hastening the process of decolonisation and his consistent and reasoned advocacy of federalism-based on ethno-linguistic self-determination and uniting politically strong states-as the best basis for Nigerian unity.
CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
Emeka Ojukwu started his secondary school education at CMS Grammar School, Lagos aged 10 in 1943. He later transferred to King's College, Lagos in 1944 where he was involved in a controversy leading to his brief imprisonment for assaulting a white British colonial teacher who humiliating a black woman. This event generated widespread coverage in local newspapers.
At 13, his father sent him overseas to study in the United Kingdom, first at Epsom College and later at Lincoln College, Oxford University, where he earned a master's degree in History. He returned to colonial Nigeria in 1956.
Ojukwu joined the civil service in Eastern Nigeria as an Administrative Officer at Udi, in present-day Enugu State. In 1957, within months of working with the colonial civil service, he left and joined the military as one of the first and few university graduates to join the army as a recruit: O. Olutoye (1956); C. Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1957), Emmanuel Ifeajuna and C. O. Rotimi (1960), and A. Ademoyega (1962).
Ojukwu was the Leader of Biafra seccesionist
He had contested as presidential candidate of his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the last three of the four elections. Until his illness, he remained the party leader. The party was in control of two states in and largely influential amongst the Igbo ethnic area of Nigeria.
Ojukwu was named after anambra state university and Memorial International Library and Convention Centre located in owerri.
For anyone to compare the two people above needs his or head checked. They are not mate, and can never be mate. Awolowo achieved many things, What did ojukwu achieved? He even lost election even in his hometown. Thanks.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by muykem: 8:34pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Only fools will compare the two leaders.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by benzene00: 8:35pm On Mar 14, 2018|
|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Nobody: 8:35pm On Mar 14, 2018|
|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Liliyann(f): 8:36pm On Mar 14, 2018|
It is not only an insult but a great disrespect to try to even compare the great and mighty Ojukwu to Awolowo.
Ojukwu the fearless and brave leader of biafras
Awolowo is nothing but a coward and a disgrace to all the Yoruba race!!
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 8:41pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Liliyann:And if I may ask you, why did ojukwu ran away? Awolowo was a bloody civilian that ended ojukwu's dream. Else, your fathers would have been a forgotten one today. And you never wonder why God punished him with senile death?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Luckianti(m): 8:42pm On Mar 14, 2018|
When will Afonjas stop measuring thier dicks with that of the Igbos? Imagine thier extremely biased analysis. You must be a product of Awo's free education quota system, no doubt about that
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by gidgiddy: 8:43pm On Mar 14, 2018|
I dont know what there is to compare
Ojukwu fought for 3 years to liberate his people
Awolowo fought for 4 years to enslave his people to the Northern oligarchy
What is there to compare between a freedom fighter and a slave?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by hammer6U: 8:50pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Awolowo is famous for this
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Omofunaab2: 8:59pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Are you referring to Ojukwu's son or the Ojukwu we all know ?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by proffemi: 9:21pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Why don't you stop this rubbish for God's sake? You're ruining this forum for others.
|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by VICTORCIZA(m): 9:27pm On Mar 14, 2018|
is it the Awolowo that drank rat poison?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 9:53pm On Mar 14, 2018|
hammer6U:While God punished ojukwu for this.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 9:54pm On Mar 14, 2018|
proffemi:Fir telling the truth?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Herdsmen: 10:19pm On Mar 14, 2018|
What an insult..?
Babaginda respected Ojukwu and feared him even in dead...
But send some young oficers to fetch daddy Awo... The ogboni high chief..
Infact gave him condition to live...
The mumu chief a coward representative
A Yoruba demon... Chief .. mastermind of genocide couldn't take what he gives freely while clamming sophistication took posion and dine with rats
Now a Yoruba chief is in animal paradise..
Rats paradise to be precise..
And yet some of his protege will compare him to a soldier who saw war..fought war..led troops to front...kill enemies on front and returned a hero... betrayed, came back to a hero's welcome ..contested in the enemies territory..while the smile sheepishly...
Meanwhile the ogboni chief was busy chasing dreams he never got in his live time...
Ojukwu was once a president..head of state of the only and strongest country on the African soil..
Why the great Awo died a wannabe
If any afonja can do this.?me go worship that afons with ma family...
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Diiet: 10:45pm On Mar 14, 2018|
what is this one trying to say?
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 10:49pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Herdsmen:Lol, babangida now a god to igbos hehehehehe. A fight without winning, is that one a fight. Since I have been reading about Mandela, never read the part where he run from battle. Even efunsetan aniwura never ran away despite fighting the whole of Ibadan.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Diiet: 10:52pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Strikethem:those mumu think say na only them know how to taunt with pics.
He fired the first shot but you've killed him with your response.
Him own na like fire work but yours is nuclear bomb.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 10:52pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Diiet:I don't know o, even efusetan anuwura, an ordinary woman never ran away when it was dawn on her. A whole soldier running away, and they will be talking of awolowo, a civilian. Anytime i hear this, i laugh so high.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by oloripelebe2: 10:58pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Ojukwu that ran away after wasting those blockheads flatinooos
Efunsetan aniwura is way far better than that ojukwu
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Herdsmen: 11:03pm On Mar 14, 2018|
When Yoruba man go fight for this country eh kwa..
Abi na Mandela kudirat go help em fight
Abi the cowardness of Awo has infected em...
This one strong gan...
I be been reading about Awo..and funny the fool got really scared about life ..
He regretted stepping on the young officers shoes
The ogboni chief was crying while sipping his ratak..
He love to live.. but coward is a coward..
He died.. crying.. while dining with rats..
Now Mandela is the new God of Yoruba people..
Mumu don sharply dey sent the ogboni chief why famzin Mandela at Evey turn
The great madiba is a worriors not some rat drinking coward
He saw fight..he fought the fight.. they came for him .. he didn't chose to dine with rats.. he's not a coward..
He matched with the soldier boys ... Gallantly..spend 27 years in prison and came out a hero..
He would have chose to be a coward like the great ogboni chief from the land of cowards.
He saw Dem went with Dem ..came out and today he's a hero..
Unlike the dead heart eating coward..
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Herdsmen: 11:04pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Your chief ..Awo is in rat ...animal paradise.?
Since he dined with rats.... And maybe now evolution or something might have turned him to bush rat..
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by BankeSmalls(f): 11:29pm On Mar 14, 2018|
Bush rat kwa?
Bros you get bad mouth o
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Diiet: 11:30pm On Mar 14, 2018|
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Herdsmen: 11:40pm On Mar 14, 2018|
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by meccuno: 11:41pm On Mar 14, 2018|
if the OP had a little respect for awo, he wouldn't have opened this thread. just opens your self to unnecessary attacks that are not warranted. what do you stand to gain from insulting the leader of another tribe?
|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 12:14am On Mar 15, 2018|
Luckianti:If you really paid for education, then you are a disgrace. Biased, what is biased, what did ojukwu achieved, tell us here since you paid for education. And thank you for mentioning of of awolowo's achievements, which is free education of your your people benefitted from, bit your coward ojukwu could not give you free education but death and pain. Counter the thread by listing ojukwu's achievements or shut up.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 12:17am On Mar 15, 2018|
meccuno:I did not insult the leader of other tribe, I want them to list his achievements for everyone to see. Only a demented rat will be comparing a useless leader with zero achievement to a great leader with many achievements.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 12:20am On Mar 15, 2018|
Herdsmen:See epistle ehhhhh, hehehehehe. Are this sermon the achievement ojukwu have for you people. Stop mentioning Mandela oga, he is a great hero like awolowo. He never sacrificed his people and then leave them and run away at the middle of the night like someone we know in west Africa.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by Strikethem: 12:27am On Mar 15, 2018|
oloripelebe2:I dey tell you. Efunsetan aniwura, a woman for that matter, never ran away like one officer.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by mekuslogan: 1:18am On Mar 15, 2018|
Why should any one compare them? Ojukwu was a polished individual while Awo was the king of touts, per wetie wetie.
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|Re: It Is An Insult To Compare Awolowo To Ojukwu. by BlackMbakara1(m): 2:02am On Mar 15, 2018|
Truth be told, they both wanted the best for their people and did their best...
Just that one was a nationalist and the other was a tribal leader...
One started a war without a well thought strategy and ended up wasting the lives of his tribal peeps...the other gave him a mortal combat edging "finish him".
One claim to be a soldier but ran away as a coward when it mattered most and the other a civilian died by his own hand(brave man, takes guts to do that).
One came back and disgraced himself by not getting a million vote from his tribes men(i guess he was not to be trusted) and died wrapped in the same flag he was fighting against and even collected pension and other entitlement(case of going back to your vomit...no principle).
One empowered his people through education as a regional governor while the other
In summary, one is greater than the other in character, principle and otherwise...you choose.
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