Wanted: Leaders for the North

WHAT informed my decision to write this piece is not unconnected with the recent outbursts of Sheik Gumi, a Saudi Arabia based Islamic cleric, and Alhaji Usman Farouk, a former governor here in Nigeria . Gumi, while delivering an address in Kaduna said “All good things in Nigeria are done by the Muslims” I followed the story on Sahara Reporters and as at this morning I have read about 212 reactions from individuals across the world. And whatever I want to put down to educate Sheik Gumi more on Nigeria ’s chequered history have been said by concerned Nigerians all over the world and I do not want to say anything further. I am sure Sheik Gumi read the 212 reactions and was stunned into disbelief that he had to do a quick intervention to do a kind of damage control. He quickly wrote another piece where he said that “Muslims Have No Enemy Worse Than Boko Haram”
But no one was deceived and no one is going to be deceived any longer.
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I am sure Sheik Gumi would have learnt in the hardest way that you can teach that the earth is round and at same preach that the earth is flat. You cannot ask someone to travel to Europe for very important engagement on your behalf and while he is sitting inside the aircraft you detail someone else to go and dismantle the landing tyres of the same aircraft. In Igbo parlance, an adage says you cannot invite somebody to visit your house only for you to carry a big stick to wait for him at the door. Nigerians have learnt a lot of lessons from their leaders. They have seen it all and no one can deceive them any longer. Sheik Gumi has been speaking from the two corners of his mouth and Nigerians have seen it before. One can remember his late father’s dangerous effusions during the days of the annulment of June 12 1993 presidential elections. Sheik Gumi is traveling a familiar road known to all of us.
Alhaji Usman Farouk in his own scurrilous drivel has reminded Alhaji Asari Dokubo to go back to history to learn how the North made the Yoruba nation to swallow their words in the sixties before the civil war. What was Asari Dokubo’s offence? He warned the Boko Haram criminals and murderers that they do no have the monopoly to throw bombs, and that if they are throwing local hand-made bombs, he has the capacity to throw Scud Missiles (SM) and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (IBM). Responding Alhaji Usman Farouk representing the Northern Muslim Elders started mocking the Yoruba nation suggesting that events of 1966 can repeat itself in 2012. He has forgotten the events of June 12 and how it was resolved. History is my witness of how Yoruba used diplomacy, tact and wisdom to resolve June 12 war.
Now, it took 338 reactions as at this morning on Sahara Reporters site to call Usman Farouk to order. The rest is now history. But one thing came out of the outburst of both Sheik Gumi and Alhaji Usman Farouk: Boko Haram has sponsors who condemn the sect in the morning and in the night they hand over bombs to them, to kill, maim and destroy. And unless some well meaning Nigerians emerge in the North to put a stop to this mass murder, the North is finished in terms of anything.
My friend Mr. Benny Alika, a lawyer told me that when there is a problem and somebody emerges to solve that problem he or she becomes the leader. Since IBB, Vee Pee Sambo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Abubakar Atiku, Adamu Ciroma, Alhaji Kaita, Prof Jibril Aminu, Mahamadu Gambo, Yakubu Gowon, Buhari, Shagari, all the Emirs, all the governors, all the Senators, all House of Reps members etc cannot stop Boko Haram madness, let those who can solve the problem step forward.
Actions they say carry consequences. There will be price to pay for this mass murder being witnessed in the North in the fullness of time. We have not forgotten the murder of 12 Adazi Nnukwu indigenes from Anambra in Mubi, Adamawa State , the mass murder at the Catholic Church Mandalla in Niger State , the madness in the Deeper Life Church in Okene, Kogi State , the attack at COCIN, Jos etc. Actions they say carry consequences.
Some people have been accusing me of beating war drums since the Boko Haram stupidity and idiocy started. I am not beating war drums. The war has commenced a year ago. If you kill more than 1500 people in any country, in any situation if it is not war tell me what it is. When it comes to the issue of ethnic and religious tolerance, I think the North has a lot to learn from the Yoruba nation. They are more civilized than any section of this country in almost everything including religion. Our leaders in Lagos His Excellencies Governor Fashola and the Governor Emeritus Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are Muslims who are living with Christian wives. I know thousands of families in Lagos who are made up of both Christians and Muslims and yet they live together in harmony. Did you not see Dr Fayemi’s wife sitting with Muslim women recently in Ekiti State just to show that leadership goes with responsibility and sacrifice. Compare this with the attitude of Mr. Habib Abba Habu, the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York who says: “I am a Muslim; I can never enter a Church”. We must learn from the wisdom of the Yoruba nation on the issue of religious tolerance.
Northern Nigeria is in ruins today courtesy of Boko Haram. Real good leaders must emerge to reclaim the North from lunatics and murderers. The same also applies to Nigeria where leadership has totally collapsed and the people are left at the mercy of lunatics. Nigeria needs a new leadership to protect it from the both the Boko Haram lunatics and all other forms of lunatics that have seized the country today. These must be leaders that will make strong decisions that will create the future the North and Nigeria desires.
Joe Igbokwe
Lagos



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[Articles] Wanted: Leaders for the North
Joe Igbokwe posted on 08-17-2012, 14:44:16 PM
WHAT informed my decision to write this piece is not unconnected with the recent outbursts of Sheik Gumi, a Saudi Arabia based Islamic cleric, and Alhaji Usman Farouk, a former governor here in Nigeria . Gumi, while delivering an address in Kaduna said “All good things in Nigeria are done by the Muslims” I followed the story on Sahara Reporters and as at this morning I have read about 212 reactions from individuals across the world. And whatever I want to put down to educate Sheik Gumi more on Nigeria ’s chequered history have been said by concerned Nigerians all over the world and I do not want to say anything further. I am sure Sheik Gumi read the 212 reactions and was stunned into disbelief that he had to do a quick intervention to do a kind of damage control. He quickly wrote another piece where he said that “Muslims Have No Enemy Worse Than Boko Haram”
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But no one was deceived and no one is going to be deceived any longer.
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I am sure Sheik Gumi would have learnt in the hardest way that you can teach that the earth is round and at same preach that the earth is flat. You cannot ask someone to travel to Europe for very important engagement on your behalf and while he is sitting inside the aircraft you detail someone else to go and dismantle the landing tyres of the same aircraft. In Igbo parlance, an adage says you cannot invite somebody to visit your house only for you to carry a big stick to wait for him at the door. Nigerians have learnt a lot of lessons from their leaders. They have seen it all and no one can deceive them any longer. Sheik Gumi has been speaking from the two corners of his mouth and Nigerians have seen it before. One can remember his late father’s dangerous effusions during the days of the annulment of June 12 1993 presidential elections. Sheik Gumi is traveling a familiar road known to all of us.
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Alhaji Usman Farouk in his own scurrilous drivel has reminded Alhaji Asari Dokubo to go back to history to learn how the North made the Yoruba nation to swallow their words in the sixties before the civil war. What was Asari Dokubo’s offence? He warned the Boko Haram criminals and murderers that they do no have the monopoly to throw bombs, and that if they are throwing local hand-made bombs, he has the capacity to throw Scud Missiles (SM) and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (IBM). Responding Alhaji Usman Farouk representing the Northern Muslim Elders started mocking the Yoruba nation suggesting that events of 1966 can repeat itself in 2012. He has forgotten the events of June 12 and how it was resolved. History is my witness of how Yoruba used diplomacy, tact and wisdom to resolve June 12 war.
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Now, it took 338 reactions as at this morning on Sahara Reporters site to call Usman Farouk to order. The rest is now history. But one thing came out of the outburst of both Sheik Gumi and Alhaji Usman Farouk: Boko Haram has sponsors who condemn the sect in the morning and in the night they hand over bombs to them, to kill, maim and destroy. And unless some well meaning Nigerians emerge in the North to put a stop to this mass murder, the North is finished in terms of anything.
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My friend Mr. Benny Alika, a lawyer told me that when there is a problem and somebody emerges to solve that problem he or she becomes the leader. Since IBB, Vee Pee Sambo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Abubakar Atiku, Adamu Ciroma, Alhaji Kaita, Prof Jibril Aminu, Mahamadu Gambo, Yakubu Gowon, Buhari, Shagari, all the Emirs, all the governors, all the Senators, all House of Reps members etc cannot stop Boko Haram madness, let those who can solve the problem step forward.
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Actions they say carry consequences. There will be price to pay for this mass murder being witnessed in the North in the fullness of time. We have not forgotten the murder of 12 Adazi Nnukwu indigenes from Anambra in Mubi, Adamawa State , the mass murder at the Catholic Church Mandalla in Niger State , the madness in the Deeper Life Church in Okene, Kogi State , the attack at COCIN, Jos etc. Actions they say carry consequences.
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Some people have been accusing me of beating war drums since the Boko Haram stupidity and idiocy started. I am not beating war drums. The war has commenced a year ago. If you kill more than 1500 people in any country, in any situation if it is not war tell me what it is. When it comes to the issue of ethnic and religious tolerance, I think the North has a lot to learn from the Yoruba nation. They are more civilized than any section of this country in almost everything including religion. Our leaders in Lagos His Excellencies Governor Fashola and the Governor Emeritus Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are Muslims who are living with Christian wives. I know thousands of families in Lagos who are made up of both Christians and Muslims and yet they live together in harmony. Did you not see Dr Fayemi’s wife sitting with Muslim women recently in Ekiti State just to show that leadership goes with responsibility and sacrifice.  Compare this with the attitude of Mr. Habib Abba Habu, the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York who says: “I am a Muslim; I can never enter a Church”. We must learn from the wisdom of the Yoruba nation on the issue of religious tolerance.
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Northern Nigeria is in ruins today courtesy of Boko Haram. Real good leaders must emerge to reclaim the North from lunatics and murderers. The same also applies to Nigeria where leadership has totally collapsed and the people are left at the mercy of lunatics. Nigeria needs a new leadership to protect it from the both the Boko Haram lunatics and all other forms of lunatics that have seized the country today. These must be leaders that will make strong decisions that will create the future the North and Nigeria desires.
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Joe Igbokwe
Lagos

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Re: Wanted: Leaders for the North
Lol posted on 08-17-2012, 14:44:16 PM


WHAT informed my decision to write this piece is not unconnected with the recent outbursts of Sheik Gumi, a Saudi Arabia based Islamic cleric, and Alhaji Usman Farouk, a former governor here in Nigeria . Gumi, while delivering an address in Kaduna said “All good things in Nigeria are done by the Muslims” I followed the story on Sahara Reporters and as at this morning I have read about 212 reactions from individuals across the world. And whatever I want to put down to educate Sheik Gumi more on Nigeria ’s chequered history have been said by concerned Nigerians all over the world and I do not want to say anything further. I am sure Sheik Gumi read the 212 reactions and was stunned into disbelief that he had to do a quick intervention to do a kind of damage control. He quickly wrote another piece where he said that “Muslims Have No Enemy Worse Than Boko Haram”





But no one was deceived and no one is going to be deceived any longer.





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I am sure Sheik Gumi would have learnt in the hardest way that you can teach that the earth is round and at same preach that the earth is flat. You cannot ask someone to travel to Europe for very important engagement on your behalf and while he is sitting inside the aircraft you detail someone else to go and dismantle the landing tyres of the same aircraft. In Igbo parlance, an adage says you cannot invite somebody to visit your house only for you to carry a big stick to wait for him at the door. Nigerians have learnt a lot of lessons from their leaders. They have seen it all and no one can deceive them any longer. Sheik Gumi has been speaking from the two corners of his mouth and Nigerians have seen it before. One can remember his late father’s dangerous effusions during the days of the annulment of June 12 1993 presidential elections. Sheik Gumi is traveling a familiar road known to all of us.





Alhaji Usman Farouk in his own scurrilous drivel has reminded Alhaji Asari Dokubo to go back to history to learn how the North made the Yoruba nation to swallow their words in the sixties before the civil war. What was Asari Dokubo’s offence? He warned the Boko Haram criminals and murderers that they do no have the monopoly to throw bombs, and that if they are throwing local hand-made bombs, he has the capacity to throw Scud Missiles (SM) and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (IBM). Responding Alhaji Usman Farouk representing the Northern Muslim Elders started mocking the Yoruba nation suggesting that events of 1966 can repeat itself in 2012. He has forgotten the events of June 12 and how it was resolved. History is my witness of how Yoruba used diplomacy, tact and wisdom to resolve June 12 war.





Now, it took 338 reactions as at this morning on Sahara Reporters site to call Usman Farouk to order. The rest is now history. But one thing came out of the outburst of both Sheik Gumi and Alhaji Usman Farouk: Boko Haram has sponsors who condemn the sect in the morning and in the night they hand over bombs to them, to kill, maim and destroy. And unless some well meaning Nigerians emerge in the North to put a stop to this mass murder, the North is finished in terms of anything.





My friend Mr. Benny Alika, a lawyer told me that when there is a problem and somebody emerges to solve that problem he or she becomes the leader. Since IBB, Vee Pee Sambo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Abubakar Atiku, Adamu Ciroma, Alhaji Kaita, Prof Jibril Aminu, Mahamadu Gambo, Yakubu Gowon, Buhari, Shagari, all the Emirs, all the governors, all the Senators, all House of Reps members etc cannot stop Boko Haram madness, let those who can solve the problem step forward.





Actions they say carry consequences. There will be price to pay for this mass murder being witnessed in the North in the fullness of time. We have not forgotten the murder of 12 Adazi Nnukwu indigenes from Anambra in Mubi, Adamawa State , the mass murder at the Catholic Church Mandalla in Niger State , the madness in the Deeper Life Church in Okene, Kogi State , the attack at COCIN, Jos etc. Actions they say carry consequences.





Some people have been accusing me of beating war drums since the Boko Haram stupidity and idiocy started. I am not beating war drums. The war has commenced a year ago. If you kill more than 1500 people in any country, in any situation if it is not war tell me what it is. When it comes to the issue of ethnic and religious tolerance, I think the North has a lot to learn from the Yoruba nation. They are more civilized than any section of this country in almost everything including religion. Our leaders in Lagos His Excellencies Governor Fashola and the Governor Emeritus Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are Muslims who are living with Christian wives. I know thousands of families in Lagos who are made up of both Christians and Muslims and yet they live together in harmony. Did you not see Dr Fayemi’s wife sitting with Muslim women recently in Ekiti State just to show that leadership goes with responsibility and sacrifice. Compare this with the attitude of Mr. Habib Abba Habu, the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York who says: “I am a Muslim; I can never enter a Church”. We must learn from the wisdom of the Yoruba nation on the issue of religious tolerance.



Northern Nigeria is in ruins today courtesy of Boko Haram. Real good leaders must emerge to reclaim the North from lunatics and murderers. The same also applies to Nigeria where leadership has totally collapsed and the people are left at the mercy of lunatics. Nigeria needs a new leadership to protect it from the both the Boko Haram lunatics and all other forms of lunatics that have seized the country today. These must be leaders that will make strong decisions that will create the future the North and Nigeria desires.





Joe Igbokwe



Lagos



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Re: Wanted: Leaders for the North
Justan234 posted on 08-17-2012, 14:44:16 PM
@lol wow just wow. You just put a whole group in a box and labeled them. the banjos, the soyinkas, the solarins, the kutis all were errand boys for the north? wow just wow
Re: Wanted: Leaders for the North
Auspicious posted on 08-17-2012, 14:56:39 PM
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The Yorubas never used \"diplomacy, tact and wisdom to resolve June 12 war\", they never even fought or challenged the North over it.
Most fighters of the June 12 cause were not even Yoruba, they are flung across all corners of the globe from various Nigerian tribes to global citizens.

If anything, the Yorubas are seen as cannon fodders for the North and despite being one of the largest ethnic groups and stakeholder, they continue to allow the North endanger other ethnic groups and the south of Nigeria by their contrast pandering to the wishes of the North.

The Yoruba muslims with names like Disu Kamor and Kamorudeed joined Islam in solidarity and nepotism. If you try to take on the Northern power base there might be a yoruba man probably a Sunday Awoniyi-type standing in your way playing the erand boy for mallams.


Is the above sarcasm,

Or another case of talking out of the ass?
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Re: Wanted: Leaders for the North
Agidimolaja posted on 08-18-2012, 00:31:14 AM
@ Lol

You are actually not using your eyes and your brain hence you wrote such bunch of useless rubbish as response to what Joe wrote.
Let me start by telling you that at Independence was a Yoruba man the Governor General of Nigeria where the North was in control as the ruling political party?
Was the Governor General/President not an errand boy of the Northern Prime Minister? Yes,he was!
In the Second Republic, was the Vice President to the Northern President a Yoruba man ? No! He was from among of your own people and he was the errand boy that the North used to rig the 1983 election in your area that displaced Governor Jim Nwobodo.
In this third or fourth Republic,that started in 1999, have we Yorubas not been rejecting the northern oriented political party,PDP while the evil Northern oriented party gained ground among your people?
Are we the one running errands for the North or your own people? Pls be honest and be serious.
Coming down to the June 12 saga,only a blatant liar like you will say it that Yorubas did nothing about the matter. You must be living in another planet then hence you lacked knowledge of the long fights in different directions and the roles played by prominent Yorubas until Abacha's grave closed up on him, rather untimely. Remember Radio Kudirat?
You will need to learn about how Yorubas do their fighting.We weigh matters before we take action but if our method makes your stomach to rumble,then,pray for death.
Disu Kamor and Kamarudeen are free citizens of Nigeria.They have the right to practice their choice of religion as long as they are not violating the law of the land which up till now non of them have been accused of doing even though I disagreed with a lot of their Islamic position or stand. They are not speaking for Yorubas,rather they are expressing their opinions according to the dictates of the religion which they uphold.
Late Baba Awoniyi was Secretary to his former Regional Premier, Baba Sir Ahmadu Bello. One was Moslem while the other was Christian but they got along very well. Baba Awoniyi was not representing Yorubas he was just acting as a true friend of his late boss.
How about the truck load of Red Cap Chiefs from your community that went to Abuja and prostrating and begging wicked Abacha,a Northerner, to stay put in Office?
Was Youth Earnestly Asked for Abacha not errand boys for the North and was the group not led by your homeboy?
Lol sir,you stinks like Irish pig!
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