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Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by membranus: 6:38am On Oct 04, 2023
*BITTER HISTORICAL TRUTHS !!! WONDERS SHALL NEVER END!!!*
It has been Revealed that :--->

1. Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (Great Zik of Africa),
1st Civilian President of Nigeria (1960-66)
* was actually an Ijawman,not an Igboman as was wrongly widely believed.
* Zik hailed from Agbere (Western Ijaw) not Onitsha (Anambra State) and was born & named Benjamin Apams but he later changed his name to Nnamdi Azikiwe after he was fostered by his step father (Obed Azikiwe)
* his late mother (staff of Royal Nuger Company -RNC) was from Nsukka (Enugu State) & his real father was one Late Lewis Apams, a RNC carpenter from Agbere, Western Ijaw Division (Delta State)
* Zik was born out of wedlock/initially raised by the mother, who later married an Onitsha man called Obed Azikiwe, who then worked as British Lord Lugard's PA@ Zungeru, Northern Nigeria in 1914)and then adopted Zik as a foster son hence his later name, Nnamdi Azikiwe.
* Zik was said to have maintained his paternal Ijaw links with his Late father
(& half brothers) even after becoming Nigerian Peesident
including -
- inviting & hosting his father (Apams) to the then State House Marina Lagos, when he was President
- attempted funding the building of a personal retirement home for himself (Zik)@Agbere before he died in 1996.
This realization of his true Agbere/Ijaw roots (instead of Onitsha) must have influenced him (Zik) & his investments -
(I) he never had any real investments@ Onitsha except one solitary storey building
(ii) having grown up, educated & been branded an Igboman (by fostering), he tried to maintain his Igbo identity (to avoid a dual personality) but clearly 'distanced' himself from his Onitsha foster home
* by investing and identifying instead with his maternal home@Nsukka viz.
(a) cited his only university project@ Nsukka (University of Nigeria)
(b) built his befitting country home, the Onuiyi Haven@ Nsukka instead of Onitsha
(c) Onitsha people in reciprocity & realizing he was only an adopted (not fully) Onitsha son (not minding how highly prominent he became as Nigerian President), honored him with an Owelle chieftaincy title which was junior & inferior to the Ajie chieftaincy title they bestowed on Chief Ukpabi Asika, another prominent but full-blooded Onitsha son and former Administrator of East Central State
of Nigeria.

2. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (General, Rtd), two time former Nigerian President -
* was also not actually a Yorubaman from Abeokuta but
- an Igboman from Onitsha
* Like Zik, he was also born out of wedlock following an affair between his father (a Policeman) from the Royal Onyemelukwe family of Onitsha and a Yoruba woman (from Ake Abeokuta)
* the parents later parted & never formally married - OBJ was solely raised by his mother.
* his late father, Igwe Onyemekukwe later became the Obi of Onitsha and
* Like Zik, OBJ later identified & closely maintained llinks with his half brothers & his Onitsha roots viz,
(I) in 1967, he fished out and introduced Ukpabi Asika (from Onitsha), then a Masters degree student@ UI, Ibadan to Lt Col Gowon (then Head of State) for appointment as ECS Administrator before the Nigerian civil 1967-70.
war
(ii) even after Asika's death, his widow Chinyere Ukabi Asika & later her younger sibling, De Kema Chikwe both served for many years as Snr Special Assistant & Minister of Aviation in Pres. Obasanjo's cabinet in Abuja
(iii) other Onitsha indigenes especially of Obi of Onitsha lineage held various senior govt & diplomatic positions during the OBJ presidency.

Blood They Say Is Thicker Than Water!!

A MUST READ !!!

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Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by muyico(m): 6:57am On Oct 04, 2023
Abi ori ta yin? Dis shit cant nava make front page. Is totally fake history
Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by muyico(m): 7:01am On Oct 04, 2023
Kukuma said tinubu isnt frm iragbiji? And buhari isnt frm katesine/niger. Both were frm onitsha? "Nkankan daadaa ati gidi wu awon werey" won de wu iwa bi eranko
Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by OBTOREPA(m): 7:45am On Oct 04, 2023
Good to know
Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 8:45am On Oct 04, 2023
Single mothers weldone o shocked shocked

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Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by Judgementa1: 8:57am On Oct 04, 2023
The reason Igbo voted him in 1999 and 2003.

They knew Obasanjo dynasty and was one of them.
Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by Iamanoited: 9:23am On Oct 04, 2023
membranus:
*BITTER HISTORICAL TRUTHS !!! WONDERS SHALL NEVER END!!!*
It has been Revealed that :--->

1. Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (Great Zik of Africa),
1st Civilian President of Nigeria (1960-66)
* was actually an Ijawman,not an Igboman as was wrongly widely believed.
* Zik hailed from Agbere (Western Ijaw) not Onitsha (Anambra State) and was born & named Benjamin Apams but he later changed his name to Nnamdi Azikiwe after he was fostered by his step father (Obed Azikiwe)
* his late mother (staff of Royal Nuger Company -RNC) was from Nsukka (Enugu State) & his real father was one Late Lewis Apams, a RNC carpenter from Agbere, Western Ijaw Division (Delta State)
* Zik was born out of wedlock/initially raised by the mother, who later married an Onitsha man called Obed Azikiwe, who then worked as British Lord Lugard's PA@ Zungeru, Northern Nigeria in 1914)and then adopted Zik as a foster son hence his later name, Nnamdi Azikiwe.
* Zik was said to have maintained his paternal Ijaw links with his Late father
(& half brothers) even after becoming Nigerian Peesident
including -
- inviting & hosting his father (Apams) to the then State House Marina Lagos, when he was President
- attempted funding the building of a personal retirement home for himself (Zik)@Agbere before he died in 1996.
This realization of his true Agbere/Ijaw roots (instead of Onitsha) must have influenced him (Zik) & his investments -
(I) he never had any real investments@ Onitsha except one solitary storey building
(ii) having grown up, educated & been branded an Igboman (by fostering), he tried to maintain his Igbo identity (to avoid a dual personality) but clearly 'distanced' himself from his Onitsha foster home
* by investing and identifying instead with his maternal home@Nsukka viz.
(a) cited his only university project@ Nsukka (University of Nigeria)
(b) built his befitting country home, the Onuiyi Haven@ Nsukka instead of Onitsha
(c) Onitsha people in reciprocity & realizing he was only an adopted (not fully) Onitsha son (not minding how highly prominent he became as Nigerian President), honored him with an Owelle chieftaincy title which was junior & inferior to the Ajie chieftaincy title they bestowed on Chief Ukpabi Asika, another prominent but full-blooded Onitsha son and former Administrator of East Central State
of Nigeria.

2. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (General, Rtd), two time former Nigerian President -
* was also not actually a Yorubaman from Abeokuta but
- an Igboman from Onitsha
* Like Zik, he was also born out of wedlock following an affair between his father (a Policeman) from the Royal Onyemelukwe family of Onitsha and a Yoruba woman (from Ake Abeokuta)
* the parents later parted & never formally married - OBJ was solely raised by his mother.
* his late father, Igwe Onyemekukwe later became the Obi of Onitsha and
* Like Zik, OBJ later identified & closely maintained llinks with his half brothers & his Onitsha roots viz,
(I) in 1967, he fished out and introduced Ukpabi Asika (from Onitsha), then a Masters degree student@ UI, Ibadan to Lt Col Gowon (then Head of State) for appointment as ECS Administrator before the Nigerian civil 1967-70.
war
(ii) even after Asika's death, his widow Chinyere Ukabi Asika & later her younger sibling, De Kema Chikwe both served for many years as Snr Special Assistant & Minister of Aviation in Pres. Obasanjo's cabinet in Abuja
(iii) other Onitsha indigenes especially of Obi of Onitsha lineage held various senior govt & diplomatic positions during the OBJ presidency.

Blood They Say Is Thicker Than Water!!

A MUST READ !!!


MAY BE TINUBU IS FROM ABAKALIKI.
Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by Chikeluba25(m): 9:36am On Oct 04, 2023
Cooked up super story. Okay let's just assume your story is real, according to u, Zike was adopted by his highly connect Onitsha father who worked for Lord Lugard.... He obviously trained and paved way for Zik as his first son. How many men can do that for a Forster son

You see your talking from both sides of your mouth.

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Re: Short Historical Facts About Nnamdi Azikwe And Olusegun Obasanjo by DirtyGold: 10:49am On Oct 04, 2023
membranus:
So, you are invariably saying OBJ was south east's Nigerian military and two terms civilian president?

Where then is the marginalization?

What's tha business?

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