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Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by nigerianrevolut(f): 5:49pm On Jul 06
There are 7 lessons to learn from the rise of the leader of the IPOB Nnamdi Kanu in 2015 to his fall in 2021.


1. Never ever play God

Apart from the obvious meaning of this idiom (which Nnamdi Kanu was guilty of in his "supreme" leadership of the IPOB), there is another meaning here. Nnamdi Kanu played with God. His first sin, he tried to tribalize some Nigerian churches as "Yoruba churches". Second sin, he tried to win the love of Igbo traditional worshippers by calling on "Chukwu Okike Abiama". Third sin, he tried to win the support of Israel and Western superpowers by converting to Judaism. God cannot be deceived by His creations. He looks deep into the hearts of men to uncover their lust for power and dominion over their fellow men.


2. Never demonize your master

In his rise to fame, Nnamdi Kanu stepped on the toes and heads of his former superiors in the Biafra struggle. Chief amongst them were Ralph Uwazurike and Emeka Emekesiri. He not only broke away from their leadership but made an extra effort to paint them blacker than charcoal in the eyes of their followers.


3. Never dismiss your allies

At the peak of his fame, Nnamdi Kanu turned deaf ears to his allies in the agitation for Biafra. Names such as Asari Dokubo and his former deputy at IPOB Uche Mefor readily come to mind. A few months before Kanu was abducted, he arbitrarily dissolved the IPOB UK branch.


4. Never underestimate your enemies

In Nnamdi Kanu's eyes, Nigeria was a zoo, President Muhammadu Buhari a puppet from Sudan and the Nigeria Army nothing but [insert Nnamdi Kanu's words here]. He clearly underestimated the Nigerian government.


5. Never bite more than you can chew

Ojukwu, Uwazurike, Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran agitators have always bitten more than they can chew. They all made the fatal error of drawing the Niger Delta forcefully into their Biafra maps. Little do they know that those minority peoples included in Biafra resent and fear the Igbos more than they fear the Hausa-Fulani. The undeniable fact is that in most cases, it is safer to be oppressed by a distant foe than by a next-door neighbour. If at this very moment, for instance, the Igbos are forced to choose between being colonized by distant Russians or being colonized by next-door Fulani, we all know which colonizer the Igbos would prefer. Thus, the Niger Delta would rather be chewed and spat out by the North than to be chewed and swallowed by the Igbos.


6. Never piss upon peace

As shocking as this may sound, Nnamdi Kanu chose to be more like Mohammed than Jesus. He is more of a Malcolm X than a Martin Luther King. If he ever becomes the president of Biafra, he will be a sit-tight power drunk Robert Mugabe or Muammar Gaddafi not a peace-loving compromising Nelson Mandela or Goodluck Jonathan.


7. Be patient

The struggle for the breakup of any country is more like a marathon than a 100 meters dash. A peaceful USSR-style disintegration of Nigeria could take from as short as 10years to as long as 30years. That has been the case in nearly every country that has been divided in the past. The Biafra agitation was renewed by MASSOB in 2000/2001 and refueled by IPOB in 2014/2015. This year 2021 makes the Biafra struggle more than 20 years old already. That means that Biafra is likely to be independent on or before the next 10 years if it sticks to a peaceful strategy. I am no prophetess but I prophesy that with the rise in alternative energy (and the associated unattractiveness of crude oil), the growing uprising in the North of the lower class against the Fulani dynasty and the deaths of the Buhari, Obasanjo and Gowon nonnegotiable One Nigeria generation, this country Nigeria shall fade away, without war or bloodshed, before 2040.

Bibinidei

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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by Ebubeslym(m): 5:52pm On Jul 06
Ohamadike 1

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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by LLiKYekoba: 5:53pm On Jul 06
Abokii foolani lecture..

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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by EmmaJnr1: 6:02pm On Jul 06
FOOLANI MUMU.
Abeg who get that picture where a guy de piss like woman lol
Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by colorsofrainbow: 6:27pm On Jul 06
Rise and fall...u wish grin
Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by Biafrannuke: 6:37pm On Jul 06
You're too fast
Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by nigerianrevolut(f): 6:43pm On Jul 06
They are already calling me Fulani. Lol. The same North I'm always antagonizing. Southerners will wave the flag of freedom soon.

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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by NigeriaNawa: 6:47pm On Jul 06
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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by festacman(m): 6:53pm On Jul 06
Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by Madmohamed1: 6:54pm On Jul 06
nigerianrevolut:
There are 7 lessons to learn from the rise of the leader of the IPOB Nnamdi Kanu in 2015 to his fall in 2021.


1. Never ever play God

Apart from the obvious meaning of this idiom (which Nnamdi Kanu was guilty of in his "supreme" leadership of the IPOB), there is another meaning here. Nnamdi Kanu played with God. His first sin, he tried to tribalize some Nigerian churches as "Yoruba churches". Second sin, he tried to win the love of Igbo traditional worshippers by calling on "Chukwu Okike Abiama". Third sin, he tried to win the support of Israel and Western superpowers by converting to Judaism. God cannot be deceived by His creations. He looks deep into the hearts of men to uncover their lust for power and dominion over their fellow men.


2. Never demonize your master

In his rise to fame, Nnamdi Kanu stepped on the toes and heads of his former superiors in the Biafra struggle. Chief amongst them were Ralph Uwazurike and Emeka Emekesiri. He not only broke away from their leadership but made an extra effort to paint them blacker than charcoal in the eyes of their followers.


3. Never dismiss your allies

At the peak of his fame, Nnamdi Kanu turned deaf ears to his allies in the agitation for Biafra. Names such as Asari Dokubo and his former deputy at IPOB Uche Mefor readily come to mind. A few months before Kanu was abducted, he arbitrarily dissolved the IPOB UK branch.


4. Never underestimate your enemies

In Nnamdi Kanu's eyes, Nigeria was a zoo, President Muhammadu Buhari a puppet from Sudan and the Nigeria Army nothing but [insert Nnamdi Kanu's words here]. He clearly underestimated the Nigerian government.


5. Never bite more than you can chew

Ojukwu, Uwazurike, Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran agitators have always bitten more than they can chew. They all made the fatal error of drawing the Niger Delta forcefully into their Biafra maps. Little do they know that those minority peoples included in Biafra resent and fear the Igbos more than they fear the Hausa-Fulani. The undeniable fact is that in most cases, it is safer to be oppressed by a distant foe than by a next-door neighbour. If at this very moment, for instance, the Igbos are forced to choose between being colonized by distant Russians or being colonized by next-door Fulani, we all know which colonizer the Igbos would prefer. Thus, the Niger Delta would rather be chewed and spat out by the North than to be chewed and swallowed by the Igbos.


6. Never piss upon peace

As shocking as this may sound, Nnamdi Kanu chose to be more like Mohammed than Jesus. He is more of a Malcolm X than a Martin Luther King. If he ever becomes the president of Biafra, he will be a sit-tight power drunk Robert Mugabe or Muammar Gaddafi not a peace-loving compromising Nelson Mandela or Goodluck Jonathan.


7. Be patient

The struggle for the breakup of any country is more like a marathon than a 100 meters dash. A peaceful USSR-style disintegration of Nigeria could take from as short as 10years to as long as 30years. That has been the case in nearly every country that has been divided in the past. The Biafra agitation was renewed by MASSOB in 2000/2001 and refueled by IPOB in 2014/2015. This year 2021 makes the Biafra struggle more than 20 years old already. That means that Biafra is likely to be independent on or before the next 10 years if it sticks to a peaceful strategy. I am no prophetess but I prophesy that with the rise in alternative energy (and the associated unattractiveness of crude oil), the growing uprising in the North of the lower class against the Fulani dynasty and the deaths of the Buhari, Obasanjo and Gowon nonnegotiable One Nigeria generation, this country Nigeria shall fade away, without war or bloodshed, before 2040.

Bibinidei
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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by theFilmtric: 8:07pm On Jul 06
Complete truth
Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by Nobody: 8:09pm On Jul 06
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Re: Lessons From The Rise And Fall Of Nnamdi Kanu by OdumegwuOjukwu: 8:18pm On Jul 06
nigerianrevolut:
There are 7 lessons to learn from the rise of the leader of the IPOB Nnamdi Kanu in 2015 to his fall in 2021.


1. Never ever play God

Apart from the obvious meaning of this idiom (which Nnamdi Kanu was guilty of in his "supreme" leadership of the IPOB), there is another meaning here. Nnamdi Kanu played with God. His first sin, he tried to tribalize some Nigerian churches as "Yoruba churches". Second sin, he tried to win the love of Igbo traditional worshippers by calling on "Chukwu Okike Abiama". Third sin, he tried to win the support of Israel and Western superpowers by converting to Judaism. God cannot be deceived by His creations. He looks deep into the hearts of men to uncover their lust for power and dominion over their fellow men.


2. Never demonize your master

In his rise to fame, Nnamdi Kanu stepped on the toes and heads of his former superiors in the Biafra struggle. Chief amongst them were Ralph Uwazurike and Emeka Emekesiri. He not only broke away from their leadership but made an extra effort to paint them blacker than charcoal in the eyes of their followers.


3. Never dismiss your allies

At the peak of his fame, Nnamdi Kanu turned deaf ears to his allies in the agitation for Biafra. Names such as Asari Dokubo and his former deputy at IPOB Uche Mefor readily come to mind. A few months before Kanu was abducted, he arbitrarily dissolved the IPOB UK branch.


4. Never underestimate your enemies

In Nnamdi Kanu's eyes, Nigeria was a zoo, President Muhammadu Buhari a puppet from Sudan and the Nigeria Army nothing but [insert Nnamdi Kanu's words here]. He clearly underestimated the Nigerian government.


5. Never bite more than you can chew

Ojukwu, Uwazurike, Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran agitators have always bitten more than they can chew. They all made the fatal error of drawing the Niger Delta forcefully into their Biafra maps. Little do they know that those minority peoples included in Biafra resent and fear the Igbos more than they fear the Hausa-Fulani. The undeniable fact is that in most cases, it is safer to be oppressed by a distant foe than by a next-door neighbour. If at this very moment, for instance, the Igbos are forced to choose between being colonized by distant Russians or being colonized by next-door Fulani, we all know which colonizer the Igbos would prefer. Thus, the Niger Delta would rather be chewed and spat out by the North than to be chewed and swallowed by the Igbos.


6. Never piss upon peace

As shocking as this may sound, Nnamdi Kanu chose to be more like Mohammed than Jesus. He is more of a Malcolm X than a Martin Luther King. If he ever becomes the president of Biafra, he will be a sit-tight power drunk Robert Mugabe or Muammar Gaddafi not a peace-loving compromising Nelson Mandela or Goodluck Jonathan.


7. Be patient

The struggle for the breakup of any country is more like a marathon than a 100 meters dash. A peaceful USSR-style disintegration of Nigeria could take from as short as 10years to as long as 30years. That has been the case in nearly every country that has been divided in the past. The Biafra agitation was renewed by MASSOB in 2000/2001 and refueled by IPOB in 2014/2015. This year 2021 makes the Biafra struggle more than 20 years old already. That means that Biafra is likely to be independent on or before the next 10 years if it sticks to a peaceful strategy. I am no prophetess but I prophesy that with the rise in alternative energy (and the associated unattractiveness of crude oil), the growing uprising in the North of the lower class against the Fulani dynasty and the deaths of the Buhari, Obasanjo and Gowon nonnegotiable One Nigeria generation, this country Nigeria shall fade away, without war or bloodshed, before 2040.

Bibinidei

What does 'fall' mean in this context?

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