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Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by NaijautoDotCom(m): 5:24am On Jan 12
In Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo – “Leader of the Yorubas” needs no introduction indeed. This nationalist and political leader took an extremely important part in our country’s quest for independence and hold important functions in the machinery of the state. Most of the progressive social legislation making our country a modern country is credited to Awolowo. In fact, on three occasions, he made attempts at the presidency Federal Republic of Nigeria. Obafemi Awolowo died at the age of 78 at his Ikenne home in 1987.

Obafemi Awolowo took an extremely important part in our country’s quest for independence
To pay tribute to his life and work, the Efunyela Hall, part of his Ikenne home, was made a museum which was commissioned by his widow in 1989. Particularly, an 8-seat grey Mercedes-Benz 230.6 is shown off in the museum. Obafemi Awolowo's Mercedes-Benz, which was purchased in 1970, was driven by him to travel across the country during his presidential campaign in 1979 and 1983. Now, peep at it!



https://naijauto.com/market-news/behold-obafemi-awolowos-mercedes-benz-2306-in-his-ikenne-home-555

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by dollytino4real(f): 5:52am On Jan 12
abeg they should auction it for billions becos d other time I heard of common guitar dat is not big as Benz was auctioned millions of dollars

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by olasaad(f): 6:09am On Jan 12
And they will tell us this people were our heroes, are they not corrupt too? Abi somebody should tell us were Baba got his wealth from shocked

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Kenzico(m): 6:26am On Jan 12
angry

That car should be preserved for the sake of History

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by chinjo(m): 6:54am On Jan 12
A Mercedes Benz in those days is like a G-Wagon of today. Only the rich could afford it. It was called Merci Oloye then in the west.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Rednaxelot: 7:01am On Jan 12
olasaad:
And they will tell us this people were our heroes, are they not corrupt too? Abi somebody should tell us were Baba got his wealth from shocked
And what is the wealth in buying this kinda car?

Base on the position he occupied, if he was that corrupt, he would have more than this Benz as private car, being a former minority leader and commissioner for finance.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by MAbdulsamod(m): 7:04am On Jan 12
Good
Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by MajesticIgbo(m): 7:09am On Jan 12
Coup plotter.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Denn(m): 7:11am On Jan 12
The car is not being properly maintained despite its unique history.

It is showing signs of serious rust. I doubt if the engine is in good shape at the moment.

The car should be restored urgently to prevent it going into a rusty end in few decades.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by sarrki(m): 7:14am On Jan 12
olasaad:
And they will tell us this people were our heroes, are they not corrupt too? Abi somebody should tell us were Baba got his wealth from shocked

Don’t allow poverty to take over your reasoning

Using a car or living a good life is not living a ravaged life before you can become saint

You need reawakening mind as soon as possible

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by sarrki(m): 7:15am On Jan 12
Denn:
The car is not being properly maintained despite its unique history.

It is showing signs of serious rust. I doubt if the engine is in good shape at the moment.

The car should be restored urgently to prevent it going into a rusty end in few decades.

Nigeria itself wasn’t maintained

If not for the present government

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Ojiofor: 7:20am On Jan 12
sarrki:


Nigeria itself wasn’t maintained

If not for the present government

What is been maintained in this archaic administration?

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by sarrki(m): 7:28am On Jan 12
Ojiofor:


What is been maintained in this archaic administration?


Brain of wailers is been maintained

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Ojiofor: 7:31am On Jan 12
sarrki:



Brain of wailers is been maintained

Ah, I forgot that Thiefnubus have been maintaining robotic zombies like you.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:19am On Jan 12
RESPECT to one of the GREATEST man to ever come outta Nigeria.
RIP Chief Awolowo.
Regards to Sir Azikwe and Sir Balewa in Heaven where you all are!

Oan,
NOTHING LAST FOREVER.
Live in peace with all men and be contented in life!
Peace!!

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by whytediamond(m): 8:20am On Jan 12
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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Chizuru01(m): 8:20am On Jan 12
Do you mean our Amiable Ambassador?

Onye ọgwụ oke

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Cyoung4real(m): 8:21am On Jan 12
Benz or nothing... grin angry No be today..ooo

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by StarUp(f): 8:22am On Jan 12
Benz na Benz any time any day... See as car wey dem buy 1970 still dey look strong.
Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Mopolchi: 8:22am On Jan 12
Fayose is greater than Awolowo. That's an indubitable fact.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by BuhariAdvocate: 8:22am On Jan 12
cool don't mind that yebo Olori pelebe. He was trying to berate baba .And besides those car were given by British government to a special leaders like Awolowo also kuame ukruma of Ghana.
Rednaxelot:
And what is the wealth in buying this kinda car?

Base on the position he occupied, if he was that corrupt, he would have more than this Benz as private car, being a former minority leader and commissioner for finance.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by goodlifehyd(m): 8:23am On Jan 12
dollytino4real:
abeg they should auction it a billions becos d other time I heard of common guitar dat is not big as Benz was auctioned millions of dollars
unfortunately for naija nobody will pay such amount for that car

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by firstolalekan(m): 8:24am On Jan 12
I think na OAU sef


Lol
Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:25am On Jan 12
A leader who genuinely have the interest of his people at heart!!!

The wise and the incorruptible can easily spot the difference between Awolowo and Tinubu!

Awolowo lives on.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by Franzinni: 8:26am On Jan 12
One day they will sell the museum to chukwudi and he will build plaza and they will sell the car to pan taker to butcher it for 200k.... Nigerians mostly see value in cash or kind...

The concept of preservation of anything is abstract mostly...

Hence the abysmal maintenance culture

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by AmuDimkpa: 8:26am On Jan 12
olasaad:
And they will tell us this people were our heroes, are they not corrupt too? Abi somebody should tell us were Baba got his wealth from shocked
I thought he was rich.

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by SEONaijaExpert: 8:26am On Jan 12
The Benz is still there, looking forever.

One man that shaped the destiny of Nigeria.

Great man!

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Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by jaytee0816(m): 8:28am On Jan 12
Won't be bad for a uber drive wink
Re: Obafemi Awolowo‘s Mercedes-Benz 230.6 In His Ikenne Home by timileyine(m): 8:28am On Jan 12
olasaad:
And they will tell us this people were our heroes, are they not corrupt too? Abi somebody should tell us were Baba got his wealth from shocked
you no get sense i swear....they should tell us why your family poor like that too���

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