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Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by gidgiddy: 12:01pm On Apr 22, 2020
The Nigerian media, particularly those of the North and west, have consistently propagated a series of lies against late Biafran Warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, for the last 50 years since the end of the war. Some of these lies have assumed a life of their own. Im here to debunk 7 of these lies so that people may know the truth

1) That Ojukwu lost no family member in the war:

Contrary to popular belief that Ojukwu lost no relations to the war, Ojukwu lost his own brother. Ojukwus younger brother, Tom Bigger, died while fighting in the Nsukka sector of the war

2)That Ojukwu never visited the war front:
Not only did Ojukwu visit the front several times, he even personally led "operation Igwuruta" that cleared Nigerian forces from Oguta.

3)That Ojukwu forced the minorities of the Eastern Region into Biafra without Consultation:
Before Ojukwu declared Biafra, he convened the "Eastern Nigeria Consultative Forum", a body that comprised all the chiefs, provincial heads and trade union leaders of the 20 provinces that made up the old Eastern Region. They met in Enugu and voted overwhelmingly for the Eastern Region to become an independent country and mandated Ojukwu to declare Biafra. When you compare this to Nigeria which Lugard created in 1914 without even giving notice to anybody, you begin to understand the hypocrisy.

4) That Ojukwu was not senior to Gowon:
Gowon was commissioned an officer in 1956 while Ojukwu was in 1957. However, Ojukwu joined the civil service in 1955. When Ojukwu was commissioned in 1957, his commission date was backdated to 1955 to reflect when he joined the civil service. This made Ojukwu to become senior to Gowon.

5)That Ojukwu dressed like a woman to escape Biafra:
Ojukwu left Biafra via Uli Airport. Why would Ojukwu disguise himself as a woman to go an Airport in an area still under his control? Does that make any sense? Besides, people like NU Akpan, AA Madiebo and Philip Effiong have all written in their books how they escorted Ojukwu in a convoy to the Airport.



6) That Ojukwu was a coward for fleeing Biafra: The Oxford dictionary defines a coward as "a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things". Had Ojukwu wanted, he could have used his position to negotiate a top position in Gowon's government. Had Ojukwu wanted, he could taken his father millions and retired to any country in the world. Instead, Ojukwu fought a 3 year war of independence against impossible odds, against a much larger and better equiped enemy. In the end when he could not continue, he exited the scene as the alternative would have been to wait to be killed. Ojukwus bravery is in his will to declare the independence of an oppressed people and fight with for 3 years. Anyone who thinks he is a coward for not "staying back to be killed" is someone who is ignorant

7) That Ojukwu caused the war/declared war:

Ojukwu did not cause the war and he never declared any war. Contrary to the lie(s) peddled against Ojukwu, Ojukwu actually tried to prevent war. While Igbos were being killed all over Nigeria, Ojukwu appealed for calm and protected Northerners in the East. Ojukwu even risked his personal safety to meet Gowon in Ghana to prevent war by reaching an agreement. Despite Ojukwus best efforts to prevent war, Gowon still went ahead to break the Aburi agreement they signed, which left Ojukwu with no option than to declare Biafra. Throughout the war, Ojukwu travelled out for several peace meetings brokered by the international community, none of which Gowon bothered to attend. It was Gowon that caused the war by breaking the agreement they signed and it was he who declared war.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by SLAP44: 12:01pm On Apr 22, 2020
I agree completely.

The Ikemba Nnewi was an epitome of peace and intelligence. Africa has never got any other military officer in the mold of Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Bold, fearless and brilliant.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Frankdoz8: 12:03pm On Apr 22, 2020
Yoruba Muslim media is worse than boko haram. Yoruba Muslim media propagated the fallacious 1966 Igbo coup even when Yoruba's were part of the coup.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by SLAP44: 12:06pm On Apr 22, 2020
Typing

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by DanseMacabre(m): 12:16pm On Apr 22, 2020
Most of them know the truth.


Even those here on Nairaland.

They just use it to bait emotional Igbos. grin

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by PentiumPro(f): 12:23pm On Apr 22, 2020
Lol.

Ojukwu fit in perfectly into your Oxford dictionary of a coward.

He simply ran away from unpleasant consequences of his actions

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by LarryBee1k: 12:32pm On Apr 22, 2020
Sorry

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by CYBERWEAVER(m): 12:34pm On Apr 22, 2020
I love Biafra despite not a Biafran

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 12:41pm On Apr 22, 2020
Please stop attempting to re write history .

It's an established fact that Ojukwu ran in 7 directions, dressed in bra , g string and Mary Kay powder with red lipstick .

Below is an exclusive picture of Ojukwu on the night of his exodus to Abidjan

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by horsepower102: 12:44pm On Apr 22, 2020
History is written by the winners

Imagine if Nazi germany won and wrote the history of the Jews.

Imagine if the southern confederacy won the American civil war and then wrote the history of blacks.

This is what happened to Igbos in Nigeria.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Moneywirer: 12:45pm On Apr 22, 2020
What will be will be
Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Bighead9: 12:57pm On Apr 22, 2020
I'm an Igbo man from Aba. Ojukwu is a coward, why did he run on exile after leading our grand parents to their untimely death.

I detest cowardice.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Toosure70: 12:58pm On Apr 22, 2020
correct but did you get your rubbish fact from?
Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by helinues: 1:01pm On Apr 22, 2020
Ojukwu is a coward .

Simple as ABC

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Kinematics: 1:10pm On Apr 22, 2020
PentiumPro:
Lol.

Ojukwu fit in perfectly into your Oxford dictionary of a coward.

He simply ran away from unpleasant consequences of his actions

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Kinematics: 1:14pm On Apr 22, 2020
gidgiddy:
The Nigerian media, particularly those of the North and west, have consistently propagated a series of lies against late Biafran Warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, for the last 50 years since the end of the war. Some of these lies have assumed a life of their own. Im here to debunk 7 of these lies so that people may know the truth

1) That Ojukwu lost no family member in the war:

Contrary to popular belief that Ojukwu lost no relations to the war, Ojukwu lost his own brother. Ojukwus younger brother, Tom Bigger, died while fighting in the Nsukka sector of the war

2)That Ojukwu never visited the war front:
Not only did Ojukwu visit the front several times, he even personally led "operation Igwuruta" that cleared Nigerian forces from Oguta.

3)That Ojukwu forced the minorities of the Eastern Region into Biafra without Consultation:
Before Ojukwu declared Biafra, he convened the "Eastern Nigeria Consultative Forum", a body that comprised all the chiefs, provincial heads and trade union leaders of the 20 provinces that made up the old Eastern Region. They met in Enugu and voted overwhelmingly for the Eastern Region to become an independent country and mandated Ojukwu to declare Biafra. When you compare this to Nigeria which Lugard created in 1914 without even giving notice to anybody, you begin to understand the hypocrisy.

4) That Ojukwu was not senior to Gowon:
Gowon was commissioned an officer in 1956 while Ojukwu was in 1957. However, Ojukwu joined the civil service in 1955. When Ojukwu was commissioned in 1957, his commission date was backdated to 1955 to reflect when he joined the civil service. This made Ojukwu to become senior to Gowon.

5)That Ojukwu dressed like a woman to escape Biafra:
Ojukwu left Biafra via Uli Airport. Why would Ojukwu disguise himself as a woman to go an Airport in an area still under his control? Does that make any sense? Besides, people like NU Akpan, AA Madiebo and Philip Effiong have all written in their books how they escorted Ojukwu in a convoy to the Airport.



6) That Ojukwu was a coward for fleeing Biafra: The Oxford dictionary defines a coward as "a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things". Had Ojukwu wanted, he could have used his position to negotiate a top position in Gowon's government. Had Ojukwu wanted, he could taken his father millions and retired to any country in the world. Instead, Ojukwu fought a 3 year war of independence against impossible odds, against a much larger and better equiped enemy. In the end when he could not continue, he exited the scene as the alternative would have been to wait to be killed. Ojukwus bravery is in his will to declare the independence of an oppressed people and fight with for 3 years. Anyone who thinks he is a coward for not "staying back to be killed" is someone who is ignorant

7) That Ojukwu caused the war/declared war:

Ojukwu did not cause the war and he never declared any war. Contrary to the lie(s) peddled against Ojukwu, Ojukwu actually tried to prevent war. While Igbos were being killed all over Nigeria, Ojukwu appealed for calm and protected Northerners in the East. Ojukwu even risked his personal safety to meet Gowon in Ghana to prevent war by reaching an agreement. Despite Ojukwus best efforts to prevent war, Gowon still went ahead to break the Aburi agreement they signed, which left Ojukwu with no option than to declare Biafra. Throughout the war, Ojukwu travelled out for several peace meetings brokered by the international community, none of which Gowon bothered to attend. It was Gowon that caused the war by breaking the agreement they signed and it was he who declared war.[/b
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Trash!

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by ogaemma: 1:18pm On Apr 22, 2020
I disagree with number 7. For now let's all of us learn from the war and allow the Ekemba to rest in peace.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Commonsense99: 1:21pm On Apr 22, 2020
grin
You guys should allow Ojukwu to rest in peace bikonu.

Meanwhile 50 years after biafra war how far? grin cheesy grin
That alone should answer the curiosity that this your questions have raised.

Modified :in the middle of a pandemic lock down some people still find time to attack a deceased war lord who had fought to better the lot of his people, those who are attacking him does not have access to good hospital should they become sick, they don't have electricity, no good roads no good water supply, government have embezzled the palliative funds that was contributed, yet you come here to attack Ojukwu,.. SMH.
African have a long way to freedom.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 1:31pm On Apr 22, 2020
Deepfeel:


Even if ojukwu dressed like a woman to escape its acceptable anything can be done to survive in war

But the real coward is this man awolowo who drank rat poison to escape misery
Thank you for accepting that Ojukwu ran away in the middle of a war he started .
So , tell your brother to stop trying to re write history .

Usain Odumegwu Ojukwu Bolt grin cheesy
The greatest coward in the history of the world's military.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by AgabaIDu2: 1:34pm On Apr 22, 2020
Bighead9:
I'm an Igbo man from Aba. Ojukwu is a coward, why did he run on exile after leading our grand parents to their untimely death.

I detest cowardice.
Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Deepfeel(m): 1:34pm On Apr 22, 2020
Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Nobody: 1:35pm On Apr 22, 2020
8. Some Afonja and Yoruba Muslim claimed Ojukwu slept with Bianca, Ojukwu did not sleep with Bianca, it was gowon that slept with her

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by ChimaAdeoye: 1:37pm On Apr 22, 2020
gidgiddy:
The Nigerian media, particularly those of the North and west, have consistently propagated a series of lies against late Biafran Warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, for the last 50 years since the end of the war. Some of these lies have assumed a life of their own. Im here to debunk 7 of these lies so that people may know the truth

1) That Ojukwu lost no family member in the war:

Contrary to popular belief that Ojukwu lost no relations to the war, Ojukwu lost his own brother. Ojukwus younger brother, Tom Bigger, died while fighting in the Nsukka sector of the war

2)That Ojukwu never visited the war front:
Not only did Ojukwu visit the front several times, he even personally led "operation Igwuruta" that cleared Nigerian forces from Oguta.

3)That Ojukwu forced the minorities of the Eastern Region into Biafra without Consultation:
Before Ojukwu declared Biafra, he convened the "Eastern Nigeria Consultative Forum", a body that comprised all the chiefs, provincial heads and trade union leaders of the 20 provinces that made up the old Eastern Region. They met in Enugu and voted overwhelmingly for the Eastern Region to become an independent country and mandated Ojukwu to declare Biafra. When you compare this to Nigeria which Lugard created in 1914 without even giving notice to anybody, you begin to understand the hypocrisy.

4) That Ojukwu was not senior to Gowon:
Gowon was commissioned an officer in 1956 while Ojukwu was in 1957. However, Ojukwu joined the civil service in 1955. When Ojukwu was commissioned in 1957, his commission date was backdated to 1955 to reflect when he joined the civil service. This made Ojukwu to become senior to Gowon.

5)That Ojukwu dressed like a woman to escape Biafra:
Ojukwu left Biafra via Uli Airport. Why would Ojukwu disguise himself as a woman to go an Airport in an area still under his control? Does that make any sense? Besides, people like NU Akpan, AA Madiebo and Philip Effiong have all written in their books how they escorted Ojukwu in a convoy to the Airport.



6) That Ojukwu was a coward for fleeing Biafra: The Oxford dictionary defines a coward as "a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things". Had Ojukwu wanted, he could have used his position to negotiate a top position in Gowon's government. Had Ojukwu wanted, he could taken his father millions and retired to any country in the world. Instead, Ojukwu fought a 3 year war of independence against impossible odds, against a much larger and better equiped enemy. In the end when he could not continue, he exited the scene as the alternative would have been to wait to be killed. Ojukwus bravery is in his will to declare the independence of an oppressed people and fight with for 3 years. Anyone who thinks he is a coward for not "staying back to be killed" is someone who is ignorant

7) That Ojukwu caused the war/declared war:

Ojukwu did not cause the war and he never declared any war. Contrary to the lie(s) peddled against Ojukwu, Ojukwu actually tried to prevent war. While Igbos were being killed all over Nigeria, Ojukwu appealed for calm and protected Northerners in the East. Ojukwu even risked his personal safety to meet Gowon in Ghana to prevent war by reaching an agreement. Despite Ojukwus best efforts to prevent war, Gowon still went ahead to break the Aburi agreement they signed, which left Ojukwu with no option than to declare Biafra. Throughout the war, Ojukwu travelled out for several peace meetings brokered by the international community, none of which Gowon bothered to attend. It was Gowon that caused the war by breaking the agreement they signed and it was he who declared war.

Like the events of first world war leading to the bigger and bloodier second world war, which has led to mutual respect of nations leading to world peace. Everyone knows that since Nigeria won the first civil war. Thus, they told all sorts of lies including denying that the pogrom didn't lead to the war.
Their savage behavior would naturally lead to the second civil war that will be bigger and more bloody. Afterwhich, there will be mutual respect among Nigerian tribes if Nigeria is ever reconstituted again.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 1:37pm On Apr 22, 2020
Deepfeel:
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Ojukwu sacrificed 3 million of his people to the gods .
I have never seen such before . A war general running away in the middle of the war he started .

Ojukwu should have drank sniper instead . Even Adolf Hitler didn't run away after losing the war . The Japanese emperor too faced death like a man .

OJUKWU WAS A BLOODY COWARD FROM A LINEAGE OF WRAPPER TYING EFFEMINATE LOSERS .

Usain Bolt should handover his world record to Ojukwu post humosly abeg

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 1:37pm On Apr 22, 2020
Frankdoz8:
awolowo is the Yoruba Muslim coward that died of rat poison.
Ojukwu is the Igbo Jew coward that decided to leave his people at the mercy of his enemies only for him to be carrying olosho in Abidjan.

Ojukwu later became senile while FFK and friends were enjoying the 'child bride' Bianca.

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Superjazz: 1:38pm On Apr 22, 2020
PentiumPro:
Lol.

Ojukwu fit in perfectly into your Oxford dictionary of a coward.

He simply ran away from unpleasant consequences of his actions
If ojujwu was a coward he wouldn't even dare start a war an inflict high casualties on the Nigerian forces he is not like your osinbajo grin

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 1:39pm On Apr 22, 2020
Superjazz:

If ojujwu was a coward he wouldn't even dare start a war an inflict high casualties on the Nigerian forces he is not like your osinbajo grin
So you are now comparing a bloody civilian with a military General .

The word coward should actually be replaced with Ojukwu in the dictionary

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Re: Seven Lies The Nigerian Media Have Been Telling Against Ojukwu For 50 Years by Covidodo: 1:42pm On Apr 22, 2020
profolaolu:
8. Some Afonja and Yoruba Muslim claimed Ojukwu slept with Bianca, Ojukwu did not sleep with Bianca, it was gowon that slept with her
I hate liars Abeg .
It was Femi Fani Kayode and friends .
Gowon only plummeted the flatt.ies on the battle field

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