Breaking: Buhari appointed illiterate northerners like himself to positions of power thus, lack of development in the north today and when he was northeastern governor–Reports New York[RR]Abuja–According to UNDP/UNICEF, and other UN development agencies reports over 12 million children are out of school in Nigeria, of which 10 million are from the north whilst Kano […]
Breaking: Buhari appointed illiterate northerners like himself to positions of power thus, lack of development in the north today and when he was northeastern governor–Reports
New York[RR]Abuja–According to UNDP/UNICEF, and other UN development agencies reports over 12 million children are out of school in Nigeria, of which 10 million are from the north whilst Kano state alone has 3 million beggars. Republic Reporters investigations and other reports indicate ‘poorly educated Buhari careless or know nothing about importance of education made matter worse by appointing ‘illiterate northerners like himself to positions of power to thereby made the plight of underdevelopment north-northeastern, northcentral and what some identified as core-north poorer than ever before. “Buhari has never addressed the lack of educational pursuit amongst northerners. Rather he would appoint poorly educated northerners to positions of power.”
According to UNESCO investigative reports, “65 million Nigerians, which represents 50 per cent of the total population!) are stark illiterates and 55 million of them are from the north’, commentators added “that number includes Mohammadu Buhari”.
According to President Donald Trump of the United States of America “northern Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places for Christians to live in the world” and “Christians are murdered there in their thousands every year whilst Churches are blown up and burnt down”. According to The cry of the Almajiri (1) by Fani-Kayode, published by Vanguard Yoruba can never be slaves and serfs to the north and will not sacrifice her liberty to servitude. Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/cry-almajiri-1-fani-kayode/
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Buhari has been terrible for the north according to Chinazor Onianwa investigative reports backed by United Nations World Health Organization, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and other UN development agencies–
We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation.
They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became President. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.
May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity.
However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics”.
Their words are laced with hate, fuelled by ignorance, filled with contempt, propelled by hubristic pride and garnished with the arrogance of Atilla the Hun: indeed they have spoken like the true almajiris that they are.
Meanwhile let us look at the facts.
12 million children are out of school in Nigeria. Out of the 12 million, 10 million are from the north whilst Kano state alone has 3 million beggars.
Nigeria has the highest number of young girls suffering from Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in the world. And 90 per cent of those young girls are from the north.
According to the UNDP 72 per cent of northern Nigerians are living below the poverty line.
According to UNICEF if Nigeria were to ever break up the core north would be the poorest and most barren place on the African continent.
According to Nasir El Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, if the north-western zone of the country were to ever find itself on its own it would be poorer and more ravaged by war than Afghanistan.
According to the World Terror Index Boko Haram and the Fulani militias are the first and fourth “most deadly terrorist organisations in the world” respectively and they both come from northern Nigeria.
According to UNESCO 65 million Nigerians, which represents 50 per cent of the total population!) are stark illiterates and 55 million of them are from the north.
According to UNICEF the heartland and base of pedophiia, child sex, child slavery and child marriage on the African continent is northern Nigeria.
According to President Donald Trump of the United States of America “northern Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places for Christians to live in the world” and “Christians are murdered there in their thousands every year whilst Churches are blown up and burnt down”.
According to CNN “the bastion of radical Islam, Islamic terror and Islamic fundamentalism in Africa is northern Nigeria”.
According to Governor Yari of Zamfara state in north western Nigeria the north has been afflicted with all manner of diseases and epidemics, including meningitis, as a consequence of their many sins against Allah.
According to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo the northern states “have the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the country, the lowest rate of child enrolment in schools, the highest number of unemployed young people, the highest levels of poverty and faces the challenge of inter-ethic and inter-religious conflict including the Boko Haram terrorism.”
All these daunting challenges, disturbing facts and alarming statistics and instead of putting their house in order the Arewa Youth Coalition not only threaten the Igbo with mass murder and genocide and order them to leave the north by October 1st but they have also gone a step further by insulting the Yoruba and accused us of being “serial traitors” and of “trying to impose Osinbajo on Nigeria as President”.
This is the same Osinbajo that has bent over backwards to appease them, that has taken all their insults and provocations and that has resolved to accept the fact that he is more a co-ordinator of government affairs than an Acting President.
I really do wonder what these young northerners really want?
They issue quit notices to fellow Nigerians and they are still going about freely and with AK47 and daggers stained with the blood of their innocent compatriots.
They issue statements insulting their compatriots by calling them ungrateful backstabbers even after stabbing and butchering them to death .
They tell the world that Yoruba Muslims are not real Muslims and that they will never allow them to lead in prayers in the mosque.
I ask again what do these young northerners really want?
Do they really believe that the rest of us are interested in THEIR Nigeria anymore? To many the unity of Nigeria is not sacrosanct and neither do we insist on it at the cost of our lives, our future, our self-respect and our dignity.
This position has been confirmed and re-affirmed by the General Alani Akinrinade-led Yoruba Assembly, the Odua People’s Congress, the Odua Liberation Movement and Afenifere itself.
We may love Nigeria but we are not prepared to sacrifice our liberty on the alter as a sacrifice to her gods and neither are we prepared to be treated like animals or a people that have no history or do not know where they are coming from. The Yoruba culture and race are irresistable and irrepressable.
The influence and power of the ancient Yoruba empire and people stretches from South America, the Carribean, West Africa, various parts of western Europe and other parts of the world till today.
We come from an ancient lineage of empire and tradition which is thousands of years old and which pre-dates Christianity and Islam. We are well-educated, focused and strong.
We have never been conquered in battle and we have never lost a war to a foreign aggressor or usurper. We are slow to anger but irresistable in battle.
We are a proud and noble race from an illustrious and royal heritage: se bow to no other. That is who and what we are.
If Nigeria remaining one means that we must live as slaves and serfs whilst the north laud it over us and insult us every day then we say let her break and let us go our separate ways before we kill each other.
It is only in this country that those with a blood-lust, the perverted, the depraved, the lazy, the parasitic, the barren, the poor and the dieseased insist on leading and ruling over the peace-loving, the sane, the wholesome, the righteous, the generous, the kind, the accomodating, the hard-working, the productive, the prosperous and the healthy.
In view of these racist, divisive and provocative rantings and sentiments from the northern youths (which in my view have the tacit support and backing of their traditional rulers, political elite, trusted leaders and reverred elders) those of us from other parts of the country must wake up, smell the coffee, get our act together and rise up to the challenge and to the occassion.
This is the time for men and women of valour and strength to step up to the plate and redeem the honor of their kith and kin. This is the time to say “enough is enough!”
To the people of the south-west, south-south, south-east and the Middle belt I say the following.
We must be steadfast and strong. We must look to our God and draw our courage and inspiration from Him. We must take off the gloves and get down to some hard work.
We must forge closer ties and remain united.
We must stand shoulder to shoulder and resist these hegemonist and born-to-rule devils with every fibre of our being.
The Holy Bible says that the blessing of the Lord resides where there is unity.
It tells us that the power of God flows where and when there is unity between believers and when those that share common values and a common world view are in one accord.
That is why the north spends a good deal of its time trying to sow seeds of division between the ethnic nationalities of the south. They feed on and draw strength from our petty rivalries and internal divisions.
Yet the truth is as follows. We all know it but no-one wants to say it. And that truth is that the answer to Nigeria‘s problems is not just in restructuring because too much innocent blood has been spilt and shed by our collective oppressors over the last years fifty seven years.
Restructuring is only the first step and it is nothing but a means to an end. Essentially it is just a temporary and ephemeral palliative. It is a good first step in what will be a long and hopefully peaceful journey to an expected and better end.
The final and lasting solution to our numerous problems is either a complete break up of the nation into five or six pieces at the very worse or the implementation of what has come to be known as the “Gideon Orkar” solution where the two core northern zones of the north-west and the north-east are excised and expelled from the federation at the very best.
Either of the two options are fine by me. Too much innocent blood has been shed over the years by the internal colonislists for anything else to suffice.
There can no longer be any genuine love and true fellowship between us. And if we say that there is or that there can be then we are just fooling ourselves and pretending.
Why should we continue to be our brother’s keeper when that brother hates us so much?
The bottom line is that there is no longer any basis for unity between the north and the south.
Between the Hausa Fulani core north and the rest of the country there is no love lost!
The great Greek philosopher Plato once said, “no-one is more hated than he who speaks truth”.
He is absolutely right. Yet despite that I have spoken the truth on this matter anyway and I stand to be corrected. I have spoken that bitter truth because I refuse to be intimidated or to be bound by political correctness.
Love me or hate me and take it or leave it. And despite the hatred and the insults that will come as a consequence of speaking truth, posterity will prove me right and judge me kindly.
Meanwhile I laugh when I read the obscene words and hear the obnoxious and self-serving cry of the almajiri.
The time of glorifying themselves and feeding their vain and fanciful delusions of grandeur will soon be over.
Until then we shall continue to look unto the hills from whence our help and we shall continue to call on the Lord of Hosts and the Ancient of Days to deliver us from these hateful Arewa demons.
Permit me to end this contribution with the words of Pastor Bayo Oladeji who is the spokesman of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). On 29th June he wrote:
“When we told you that Christians are being marginalised and being descriminated against in the North, they said we are lying. We dare them to publish name of public schools in the North where Christian Religious Education is being taught; name of states where churches are being given the CofO of their land; name of states where Christians are given support for holy pilgrimages as it is being done for the Muslims they are keeping quiet! Yet they are paying lips service to the unity of Nigeria. As long as a group of people or a section of the country are being treated as second class citizens, the unity of the country will remain a mirage!”
May those that dispute the fact that we have a major and festering problem in this country and that unity between the core Muslim north and the rest of the country is nothing but a vain illusion consider Oladeji’s insghtful words.
The great Fench writer and philosopher Voltaire said, “to know who rules over you simply find out who you cannot criticise”.
Those slaves that find it difficult to challenge or criticise the northerners and their numerous excesses and acts of tyranny clearly know who their masters are. May God help them before it is too late.
I would rather die on my feet as a free man than live on my knees as a slave.
Credit: Femi Fani-Kayode