Below is the fabricated Christmas Message: “…The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. The Parrot (Newspaper) of October 12, 1960 wrote what Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto said twelve days after Nigeria's independence from Britain: '' The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate from our great grand father, Othman Dan Fodio. “The New nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. He was also a patriarch of the political party called Northern People’s Congress (NPC). The important Ashby Commission report (submitted a month before independence) recommended adding new universities in each of Nigeria's then-three regions and the capital, Lagos. The statement was quoted from a false publication by some Biafra agitators of Igbo extraction, as a justification for their thoughtless secession bid. The place of birth is Rabbah Sokoto. Copyright © 2020. Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first and only Premier of Northern Nigeria was not just one of the foremost political icons in Nigeria’s First Republic. This is the month of December, a month of paradoxical tradefair in which lies, fabrications and falsehood are, invarably, the wares displayed for exhibition. r known t ! Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello (June 12, 1910 - January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and was the first premier ofthe Northern Nigeria region from 1954-1966. Facebook. The south should read history to understand the political ideology of the north. The life of Ahmadu Bello may be divided, roughly, into three categories: 1) Pre-adult (childhood and education), from 1909—1931: twenty-two years; 2) Early adulthood (work and early career), from 1931—1949: eighteen years; 3) Middle adulthood (political career), from 1949—66: seventeen years. Sir Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto: The seasons of a man’s life. If religion was therefore the reason for the coup, the two of them ought to have been killed for bigotry. The latter became the Premier of Midwest region, in 1963, when that region was created. October 31, 2020. All those newspapers are identifiable in Nigeria’s media history even though most of them are now defunct. The adage goes thus: “Any slave that is desperate to forcefully usurp an estate bequeathed to an innocent orphan must fabricate a rootless history to justify his/her inordinate ambition for usurpation”. 0. That statement was allegedly made at a cocktail party in Lagos. Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello said, as was carried by the Parrot newspaper on October 12, 1960: "The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. For people who can read between the lines, this adage needs no interpretation. And, true to that assertion, a self-acclaimed Nigerian Christian Elders Forum’ (NCEF) has shamelessly quoted that fabricated falsehood, as usual, to justify its baseless allegation of ‘Islamization’ of Nigeria. Footage of the Premier of Northern Nigeria Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto visiting the United Nations building in New York City. It is self-explanatory. He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in Northern Nigeria alongside Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, both of whom were prominent in negotiations about the region's place in an independent Nigeria. Together with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the premier played significant roles in the fight for … Do you mind sharing the response he got from other regional leaders? Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first and only Premier of Northern Nigeria was not just one of the foremost political icons in Nigeria’s First Republic. However, barely five years after Nigeria’s independence, Sir Ahmadu Bello was calously killed, as Premier, on Saturday, January 15, 1966, by some Nigerian military coup plotters whose real intent was to obliterate all traces of Islam in Nigeria. At the time of his gruesome murder, that Northern Premier had only a small residential bungalow in his home town of Raba in Sokoto Province, which he built with a loan and nothing more has been traced to him as property till today. Is that sense of entitlement and ownership of Nigeria by the north still what we are seeing and experiencing in Nigeria today? ZakariMaimalari (North East); Col. Kur Mohammed (North West); Lt. Col. J. Y. Pam (North Central); Col. S. A. Shodeinde (South West); Lt. Col. Largema (North Central); Lt. Col. A. G. Unegbe (South East); S/Lt. On an occasion like this, I always remind people about our firmly rooted policy on religious tolerance. Except for Lt. Col. Arthur Unegbe who was killed for being too close to one Brigadier-General Zakariya’ Maimalari, a top Muslim military officer from the north, and could not be trusted, no other Igbo man of note, civilian or military, was killed in that coup. Ahmadu Bello is esteemed as one of the most outstanding Nigerian fathers of the nation. pls save ur beautiful mind for better opinions...pls, They all spoilt ds country*foolish forefathers and they r still d ones ruling us*. According to Parrot News Paper; October 12 1960. The 9th National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was This was because the then Governor of Eastern Nigeria, Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam was as deeply involved in religious matters as Sir Ahmadu Bello. Sir Ahmadu Bello’s Christmas Message . Who else among his peers can be said to have left such a flank behind? Here is a season in which recalling certain aspects of Nigerian history, if only to put the records straight, is a sine qua non. Wednesday, July 6th 1960. They were all guilty of it. It can be recalled that certain tribal groups such as Ibiobio State Union (IBU), Ibo Federal Union (IFU) Egbe Omo Oduduwa (EOO) and ‘Jam’iyyar Al-Ummar Nigeriya ta Arewa’ translated as Northern Elements Progressive Association (NEPA) which later transformed into Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) were all tribal socio-cultural organizations that metamorphosed into political parties. He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in Northern Nigeria alongside Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, both of whom were prominent in negotiations about the region's place in an independent Nigeria.As leader of the Northern People's … Late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Nigeria's first prime minister, with Princess Alexandra on October 1, 1960 Source: UGC The scene at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on October 1, 1960 The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has been described as the “adopted son” of the late Northern leader, Sarduana of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. He was the Chief estate engineer of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1967 to 1972 where he was in charge of estates, which included buildings (both design and construction), the campus road network and the water supply. On the other hand, the place and occasion of the fabricated statement credited to Sir Ahmadu Bello was not indicated and cannot be traced in Nigeria’s newspaper history. Bello was the Sardauna of Sokoto and is considered one of the founding fathers of modern Nigeria. But history entails a variety of interpretations especially in a society where conscience hardly plays any meaningful role. Now, there are important revelations about the vision of Sir Ahmadu Bello, as captured in the above, and which vision his people have executed with great effectiveness for the past 5 decades: 1. Preamble. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello KBE (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Sir Ahmadu Bello's Statement Made On October 12, 1960. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future….”. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. then took an active. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools and South as conquered territories and never allow thier future.''. See How To Advertise. Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello was a Nigerian political leader who served as the spokesman for Northern Nigeria during the country's struggle to gain independence from the British colonial government. This article was scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2016 to coincide with the 50th year remembrance of Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello’s assassination in Nigeria’s first military coup d’etat. Let us forget the difference in our religion and remember the common brotherhood before God, by dedicating ourselves afresh to the great tasks which lie before us….”. On October 1, 2020 6:00 am In ... Sir Ahmadu Bello. Bello and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa were major figures in Northern Nigeria pre-independence politics and both men played major roles in negotiations about the region's place in an independent Nigeria. No matter what interpretation or misinterpretation is given to it, in certain quarters, the fact remains that history is not anybody’s personal property and can, therefore, not be anybody’s enclave of monopoly. L\ LHAJ[ Sir Ahmadu. This article was scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2016 to coincide with the 50th year remembrance of Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello’s assassination in Nigeria’s first military coup d’etat. By Reporter December 12, 2020 4 No comment. Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello (June 12, 1910 - January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and was the first premier ofthe Northern Nigeria region from 1954-1966. This is the month in which ostentation displaces faith and deception replaces conscience. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. sport ofc al! Abdu Gusau, Garkuwan Sokoto, MBE, OON, was a Nigerian civil engineer, and statesman who served as the Garkuwa of Sokoto until his death in 1994. The Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir AbubakarTafawa Balewa and the Minister of Finance, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh were killed in Lagos. By Bakare Abiodun. – Parrot Newspaper October 12, 1960. Thus, other Nigerians whose relatives were severely affected saw the coup not only as tribal but also as religious, the killing of some Christians like Chiefs Akintola and Okotie-Eboh notwithstanding. He was engaged in political activities back in 1934. Now, should that senselessly fabricated statement said to have been made by Sir Ahmadu Bello on October 12, 1960, be quoted blindly by any reasonable individual or group? Re: What's The Implication Of Sir Ahmadu Bello's October 12, 1960 Statement? As … From L-R: Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Image: Elombah.com) This is not a tribal issue, for there are Yoruba and Igbo men who were Knighted by the British Empire before 1960 or before 1963 when Nigeria became a republic. Again recently, when a so-National Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) of octogenarians published a fabricated statement in Nigerian media and falsely credited it to the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello. 1 (Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello; Sardauna of Sokoto; Northern Nigeria) found : Orimoloye, S.A. Biog. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. Recall that briefly after the independence, precisely on October 12, 1960, the then Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, (Sarduana of Sokoto), yearned for a Nigeria that will be an estate of the caliphate, enslaving the south while employing the services of Northerner minorities. In 1960, he said, "This nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. Twitter. The 14th and current vice-chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba, took office on 1 May 2015. In twenty years, Sir Ahmadu Bello got the post of premier in the Northern Nigeria region. This man of colossal status became the Premier of Northern Nigeria in 1954, the same year in which his political counterparts and arch-rivals, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chief Obafemi Awolowo, became Premiers of Eastern and Western regions respectively. 17: 81. --- Ahmadu Bello, Sultan of Sokoto, Parrot Magazine Wednesday October 12, 1960. Now, should that senselessly fabricated statement said to have been made by Sir Ahmadu Bello on October 12, 1960, be quoted blindly by any reasonable individual or group? He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in Northern Nigeria alongside Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, both of whom were prominent in negotiations about the region's place in an independent Nigeria.As leader of the Northern People's … How can a Christmas message by a Premier of Ahmadu Bello Status, be delivered in October, two months and two weeks before Christmas? What a people! The other was the Vice-President of the Muslim World League. By Reporter December 12, 2020 4 No comment. Ahmadu Bello University has a chancellor as its ceremonial head, while the vice-chancellor is the chief executive and academic officer. They came to take over all the lands in this country. “Truth has come and falsehood has vamoosed; surely, falsehood is meant to vamoose in the presence of the truth”. And, ‘The Tribune’ newspaper that published it on that date only claimed to have culled it from an online column published on October 24 2002 by a fraudulent Yoruba Journalist (name withheld) who entitled it ‘The Northern Agenda’. r known t ! What a country! The top military officers who were killed in the senseless coup included: Brig. u have given dt poo so much credibility by respondin. Dr Shuaibu Shehu Aliyu is the current director of the museum. Families of all creeds and colours can rely on these assurances. But in the North, Sir Ahmadu Bello is being honoured alongside other northern politicians like Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sir Kashim Ibrahim, etc. He combined traditional leadership qualities with a deep knowledge of Western governance.Early … He said October 1, 1960 was “another great day for me and fellow parliamentarians who were elected on Saturday, December 12, 1959 into the Federal House of … Please, read the story of facts and fictions below. Femi Fani-Kayode: "Sir Ahmadu Bello Didn't Like Luxury; He Loved Them" / Osinbajo Visits Ibrahim Bello, The Emir Of Gusau (Photos) / Dino … Q. 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Sir, Ahmadu Bello the Sardauna of Sokoto, was the son of Ibrahim Mai Rabah, grandson of Sultan Atiku, great grandson of Sultan Bello, and great grandson of that Famous Islamic Scholar and reformer Shehu Usman ibn Fodiyo, the Mujaddadi, the Amirul Muminin and founder of the Sokoto Caliphate. http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/a-peep-into-the-past/126491/, Mu’azu Wanted Ambode As PDP Gov Candidate – Akiolu, Army Rescues 80-Year-Old Man From Boko Haram (photo), Senate To Block ‘outsiders’ From Heading Customs. December 11, 2020 By Femi Abbas. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. “Let me conclude this with a personal message. Below is the tabulated list of all ABU vice-chancellors. One Nigeria is a farce! 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