Nigeria’s Seven Secrets And The Inevitability Of A Sovereign National Conference (Part 1) By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD

Nigeria is a secret; and she has seven secrets. For this country to become profitable to the majority of Nigerians the secrets must be exposed in the most lucid manner that not a few Nigerians shall know about these and hopefully catch the necessary anger required for either liberating mass action or induced constitutional re-structuring. Then, our eyes shall be open and we shall drive away our common enemies.
Secret 1: Nigeria was created by a lie to remain a lie.

 

When the British created a chimera called Nigeria in 1914 she did not intend for Nigeria to evolve into a nation. Nigeria was designed to last as long as it served the interests of the British. An internal switch was built into the design sketch; this was and still is the “Northern Administrator”. A low level British Administrator during the colonial days of Nigeria, Mr Harold Smith said this in 2007: “Our agenda was to completely exploit Africa. Nigeria was my duty post. When we assessed Nigeria, this was what we found in the southern region; strength, intelligence, determination to succeed, well established history, complex but focused life style, great hope and aspirations… the East is good in business and technology, the west is good in administration and commerce, law and medicine, but it was a pity we planned our agenda to give power ‘at all cost’ to the northerner. They seemed to be submissive and silly of a kind. Our mission was accomplished by destroying the opposition at all fronts. The west led in the fight for the independence, and was punished for asking for freedom. They will not rule Nigeria!”

Just as the late Ikemba Ojukwu once said, political power, or the real power is more important than economic power because with it you can also get economic power. By setting and exalting one section of Nigeria against the rest a great injury was done to Nigeria’s future. When I talk of the North, I do not refer to the geographical North; rather, what the British did was to vest power in the Royal North, the emirs and their offspring, who still hold the real power and dispense it to whoever they will and think will serve their interests. The northern “Talakawas” (commoners) were not the ones the British foisted on Nigeria although a deliberate policy was crafted by the British to enrol northerners massively into the Nigerian army with accelerated promotions because they knew that eventually, political power in Nigeria would be routed through the military establishment. Is it any wonder that the Ikemba, an Oxford graduate of history decided to enlist into the Nigerian army at the cadet level at a time that, as one of Ojukwu’s military colleagues put it, the Nigerian military was generally for school drop-outs?  Is it surprising that the north (Royal North) controlled the emergence of Nigeria’s military rulers, whether of geographically northern extraction or not?
Nigeria was and still is a lie; that is, Nigeria is a project of the British leased to the Royal North to manage and fetch dividends for the master, the British. There is a misunderstanding among some Nigerian scholars when they talk of the “North”. There are two kinds of North—The British Royal North and the geographically northern Talakawas, who were placed under the Royal North; it is beyond mere semantics.

In 2009 I addressed a group of Igbos in Tokyo, Japan on the Nigerian situation in my attempt to provoke necessary synergy for the true liberation (the 1960 declaration of “independence” was only an unannounced substitution of colour; it was the replacement of white colonial masters with a new group, the Royal North). After my talk, I attended to questions from the audience. A remark was made by one of the Igbo brothers that, “unless the North is involved in any attempt to bring about change in Nigeria no attempt shall succeed.” There is this sense of surrender that overwhelms not a few Nigerians when talking about changing Nigeria away from the British-designed course. I wish to agree with the remark if the North in reference means the northern Talakawas.

In the discussion on a sovereign national conference for Nigeria, the talk has generally conveyed the impression that the “North” (including even the equally oppressed Talakawas) must be “resisted”. So long as this remains the perception the journey towards convocation of a sovereign national conference  or towards a better union shall remain torrid and unending. My brother, Major Gideon Orkar fell into this unfortunate error. Let us not miss the reality of ambivalence; the recruits of the Royal North abound across the breadth and length of Nigeria. In creating a plot to defeat the prospect of the conference, some of those recruits may adopt a belligerent approach, seeking to turn off the moderates, exclude the northern Talakawas whose participation in the call for the conference is very essential, and then ultimately defeat the objective.
Recruits such as the national legislature will, as a body, remain opposed to Nigerians talking about their British-induced union and overthrowing the structure that is fashioned on falsehood—false population figures, false constitution, false federalism, and ultimately false democracy, which is devoid of accountability, the rule of law, and good governance.  

But I see two things happening successively. One, the elastic limit of endurance shall soon be reached by the Nigerian commoners when they get irretrievably peeved at the obscene display of ill-gotten wealth by the Royal North and their recruits across Nigeria while they themselves continue to wallow in increasing degrees of poverty. I understand that more than 112 million ( two-third of) Nigerians live below  the poverty line.  Two, there shall be conflict among the oppressors, some of whom shall urge negotiation to prevent loss of all they have acquired corruptly.

In order to free Nigeria from the yoke, the creation and order of the British must be broken. The Royal North must be crushed. There seems to be an understanding and growing resentment of this class of Nigerians who exercise so much control over their people and remain the custodians of even lands on which the commoners (the Talakawas) can only farm by their grace. Not a few powerful politicians in Nigeria (including the president) owe their survival to this class of Nigerians. And those politicians in turn are avowed defenders of the status quo because it serves their true masters and by extension them, who owe their political careers to the magnanimity of the Royal North. The protests in the northern part of Nigeria that greeted the 2011 presidential election revealed an emerging pattern of anger and disdain of the Talakawas against the Royal North and its stooges. The fuel subsidy protests of 2012 in northern cities such as Kano and Kaduna revealed what is possible and imminent.
Secret 2: Destroy the opposition

“I was very sorry for the A.G (Action Group); it was a great party, too much for African standard. We planned to destroy Awolowo and Azikwe as well as the west and the east, and sowed a seed of discord among them. We tricked Azikwe into accepting to be president having known that Balewa would be the main man with power. Awolowo had to go to jail to cripple his genius plans for a greater Nigeria.”  These are the confessions of Harold Smith. Nigeria has always been against brilliant minds. Those are intimidating to not only the Royal North but also to the British whose interest in Nigeria remains fresh. Did you not wonder that President Jonathan few days ago, while visiting in the Niger Delta, turned into the spokesman for oil companies such as Shell BP? He told Nigerians that the oil companies “are not charity organizations.” That is not for the president to say, especially when he has not taken any steps to compel oil companies to clean up the environment and pay compensation for environmental damages they have caused. A president who cannot influence the passage of an important bill such as the Petroleum Industry Bill to bring succour and much benefit to host communities in oil exploration and exploitation areas should be ashamed to make such a defence on the employment policies of oil companies who are raking in obscene profits at the expense of human lives in Nigeria. But it is the unwritten policy of the British, represented by the Royal North, to not allow brilliant minds in the driving seat of the nation.  I agree with Mr Smith that  now is the time to “see people of intelligent minds with an open and inclusive agenda for all Nigerians in power…people who will really look after Nigeria’s large population.” From the NPC to NPN  and then to PDP, Nigeria has had the misfortune of the over weight of political parties that were designed to resist change, being sustained by the Royal North. Renegades such as Aminu Kano, Abubakar Rimi, Balarabe Musa, who emerged out of the northern Talakawa constituency to question abrasive and undermining authority were shown the rough side of the serrated dagger of suppression. Until today, the weapon of opposition to all kinds of opposition is used ruthlessly in Nigeria in order to maintain the status quo that was bequeathed to Nigeria by her founders.

I would discuss the other five secrets of Nigeria in the sequels. But let me say that Nigeria shall not change without a sovereign national conference. I have read a position which suggests that people like me who are advocates should work through our “representatives” in the national assembly. This is one suggestion outside the day light of understanding. You don’t ask your master to set you free; you seize freedom. We are gradually approaching the day of reckoning. Some mockers allege that our demands are incoherent and inarticulate. This is a mere provocation that shall not dissuade us from our path of sustained pressure for a sovereign national conference. I should assert without any lining of doubt that without the convocation of a sovereign national conference the status quo shall not change; worse still, Nigeria shall only know increasing degrees of violence and poverty.

Leonard Karshima Shilgba is an Associate Professor of Mathematics with the American University of Nigeria
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I call myself a Patriot

I had a discussion with a family friend yesterday, we talked about Nigeria & its corrupt leaders. All he was insinuating is "we should be prayerful for Nigeria to break, all regions should depart" because it will make us all better. I couldn't brag with him cos he has points in all issues he mentioned, I wept inside of me, cos I've been claiming a Patriot since 15yrs ago. As a matter of fact, I know all that as been happening to my people, including myself, poverty & untimely death. My family friend mentioned that my Nigeria is not worth being a country but a state in Africa, I dream to rule this Nation, it hurts to hear such utterances about my future. All I read in this page gave me more doubt about my future, my family & Nigerian youths. It makes me sobber more inside of me. Dreams hadly come true in this Nation orelse you plus it, why? I'm depressed. Instead of hoping for Nigerians to depart, I'll hope for the World to end this 2012. Keep up the updating effort, Gratitude.

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AFRICANS PLACED IN ARAB ZOO

See the video of Africans in an Arab zoo here http://rt.com/news/libya-rebels-torture-africans-679/

Lol for Black muslims. They suffer the same as their brothers under White "christians".

anonymous4212

Firstly, the Royal North is not in power at the moment and has had a declining power base since 1999 (with a brief re-appearance from 2007 until 2010). The problem may well have started with the Royal North from 1960 until 1999. But they cannot be said to be the sole problem now. The issue is a Nigerian problem to covers all regions and states. Corruption in Nigeria is so endemic that it is not limited to occupants of the organs of govt. The citizens themselves are terribly corrupt. People want bribes to do what they are paid to do!! Nigeria is rotten from top to bottom (without exception)!!

Unbelievable!

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PUT THE BLAME ON britain

the british kingdom opposed BIAFRA because they fear should BIAFRA SUCCEED it will be the firts ever country created by a black man. do not believe any other reason they told you was why they opposed BIAFRA. today, what make me happy is that the hausa/fulani whom the british kingdom gave power because they think they are fools and submissive are now proving otherwise. they now need their freedom through sharia law. jonathan should allow them practice their law. jonathan should not allow the british use him to refuse these noble muslims their right. this is their fundamental right.

PUT THE BLAME ON britain

Just give us more, this is the century all vampire world powers has been destine to be expose. wiikileaks has begun. all their secret will be expose. it was through wikileaks nigerians knew that their oil ministry has shell agent at all levels. all levels of the oil ministry has shell spies holding major post. director, chairman etc. the PIB is being hold down by these spies. they are in the house of assemble, senate, governor etc. we see them as nigerians when behind the scene they are working for the colonial masters. and because we have no indenpendent these idividuals would end up being our rulers, president, vice, senator etc. we really need to tear this foundation

Thanks

This is one of the best article I have ever read. You got it right. them, the british are the ones that has been holding nigeria for very long time. The fact is that white people are real enemies of black people. They never like us, their plan was never to see a progressive nigeria. this kingdom have build stable countries, if their intention was to give the best to nigeria they wouldn't have giving power to the north and encouraged them to join the army. if they had any good intention for nigeria they could have encourage their electricity company to invest in nigeria. rather, they only encouraged SHELL PETROLEUM to suck our oil. the other day shell said they cannot build refinary in nigeria because they have many refinaries in the world. this is a country where shell extract allmost 1.5 million barrels of oil everyday.

Logic on its head - educated illiterate

This is the problem with Nigeria, we have a lot of illiterates masquerading as learned people. A point in case is this writer - supposedly, a Professor of Mathematics, who can not separate the chaff from the grain, just mambo-jumbo rambling!

The problem is not the colonial masters. Ojukwu himself paraphrased the situation as thus: you can blame the colonial masters for arriving late to the party, but you cannot blame them for being lethargic and literally bereft of any ideas of catching up with the rest of the world.

Our real problem is the twin evil of RELIGION and BAD GOVERNANCE.

Religion has been used to hoodwink us into being subservient and docile.

Inability to make our LEADERS accountable for their bad stewardship has made successive leaders treat us with levity and impunity.

It is not a NORTH versus SOUTH issue nor worshiping GOD.

We need strong willed and morally upright LEADERS. Equally, we need an active citizenry to demand for good governance.

Nigeria's 7 secrets

For those retarded, sycophants or polical apologists among the SR bloggers who think the foundation of Nigeria shouldn't be revisit. That mean we can build a house without a plan?.

If our house is shaking/ vibrating in responds to outside forces, do we call the engineer or wait untill the building can't stand the force anymore. Though, we have three option in Nigeria project just like a house owner whose house is shaking.

1, Is either the house owner call the engineer to exermine the foundation and recommend the neccesary solution to fix it.
2, distroy the building and build another from the scratch.
3, wait untill the building collapse and kill the owner.

And for those who want to kill the message just because, the prophets come from certain eithnic group/tribe, they should go back to history and found what their fathers did to other tribe in the past.

Very funny,interesting read.I

Very funny,interesting read.I just loooove this country.waiting for the concluding part.

So you never heard of Yakubu

It is always better to acknowledge the planners of an activity before the executors. The body is no good without the brain. Sarduana had already planned for the use of his neighbours as vessels realising that he lacked the population. The vessel being used may be blamed for stupidity or willing partners. You can also blame our ancestors for allowing Britain to set foot in Africa though they also had one head like every one else.
I still say that the brain is the issue for good or evil.

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Nigeria's history is rigged too

The bloke talking about history should note that nigeria's history too is rigged just like its elections. So how can anyone learn anything useful from rigged, distorted history?

For example, Hausa-Fulani northerners started "araba" riots in which they murdered 100,000 Ibos in waves of pogroms in 1966. They refused to hand over power to Brigadier Ogundipe a Yorubaman and appointed a Lt Col Gowon to boss his superiors. They reneged on the Aburi Peace Accord which they signed and launched a genocidal war with the help of Russia, Arab League etc in which they murdered additional 3 million Ibos.

But in nigeria's rigged history taught to confuse children in schools, Ibo victims of northern genocide are cast as rebels and blamed for war! What sort of useless history is that? Nigeria is a sick joke.

Nigeria survived 4 51yrs due

Nigeria survived 4 51yrs due to the grace of God.... God's will is above all the parties in Nigeria.... He rule in the kingdom of men

Re: Blame no one - Ituma Oroke

Although one should take responsibility for one's actions, inaction or state in order to progress, it is worthy if note that one should also take into account the contributions of external forces. The writer said, "You don't ask your master to free you. You seize freedom." That is what the countries you mentioned did with the British, one, which Nigeria has failed to do. Eg, everything American is opposite everything British - a demonstration of complete independence. $7.8b compensation demanded by the US from BP for the 2009 oil spill will be paid within 3 years of the incident - a demonstration of complete sovereignty of the US over its territory. No compensation for spills which have taken place in Nigeria for many years. Why? We are still tied to their aprons through their cohorts who ensure their interests are protected. People learn from history and personal experience. For Nigeria, history is critical in solving our problems.

So you never heard of Yakubu

So you never heard of Yakubu Danjuma who murdered Ironsi. the man
who trusted him and whom he was supposed the guard? You never heard
of Martin Adamu, Yakubu Gowon etc. all of whom were the leaders of the "revenge coup" in which not only Ironsi but 400 Ibo military officers were murdered? What planet do you live in? Talk about
yourself. Hassan, Murtala Mohammed etc. were nothing without their
slaves and foot soldiers- the murderers of the middlebelt.

Shame on you all!!!

Nigeria has a country has the largest population of black people, and consequently seen has a benchmark or measure for black culture and progress as compared to other races. Its high time we get our act together or go our separate ways in order to finally succeed as a nation. Corruption is corruption no matter how sophisticated and polished we make it look. There is no need for tribalism if we truly believe we are one people. In the end we must all accept our disgrace as a people instead of continuing to use an outdated 50 year old excuse to blame the British. Every new day brings about a chance of change.

http://incogman.net/12/2008/its-a-wonderful-race/

Shame on you all!!!

Nigeria has a country has the largest population of black people, and consequently seen has a benchmark or measure for black culture and progress as compared to other races. Its high time we get our act together or go our separate ways in order to finally succeed as a nation. Corruption is corruption no matter how sophisticated and polished we make it look. There is no need for tribalism if we truly believe we are one people. In the end we must all accept our disgrace as a people instead of continuing to use an outdated 50 year old excuse to blame the British. Every new day brings about a chance of change.

http://incogman.net/12/2008/its-a-wonderful-race/

An obsession with yesterday !

Nigerians should stop being obssessed by yesterday; it leads to paralysis by analysis.

The focus should be on today and tomorrow: building strong institutions and infrastructure.Or even cleaning the thrash from our streets and clogged drainage systems.

When Rudy Guiliani became the mayor of new york city his approach was simple: he started with what was possible and uncontroversial - cleaning up New York and fighting minor crimes. That created a feeling of well beiing that rigged NY. Let us literally pick up all the trash in every street in Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Ibadan, Akure, Benin, Onitsha, Aba, Port Harcout e.t.c and see how that goes. That is our today.

Secrets

I actually believed that Murtala Mohamad who coordinated and led the coup against Ironsi was Hausa/Fulani. Hassan. Shagari etc insisted on the war.
I do not deny the part played by Middle belt people or some other Nigerian.
It is possible that mass propaganda and hypnotism played a part.
All the same Nigeria exists the way it is because Nigerians allow it. The reason may be dependence on religion, cowardice and lack of understanding of freedom/liberty.

Prominent northern leader and

Prominent northern leader and former Kaduna State governor, Balarabe Musa, has warned that the refusal of the Presidency and the National Assembly to allow the proposed National Conference to hold could lead to a social revolution or military coup.Musa said the realities on ground showed that it was inevitable for the “sovereign people of Nigeria” to come together and discuss the way forward for the country.According to him, the current debate over revenue sharing formula, in which northern governors are demanding more funds is another indication of the need for the conference.“What we are proposing is a national conference, in which the delegates would be elected by their people, as the representatives of the sovereign people of Nigeria, in addition to representative of bodies such as labour, the Nigerian Bar Association and civil society groups. These people would be elected independent of the executive and the legislature, but with their support.

Prominent northern leader and

Prominent northern leader and former Kaduna State governor, Balarabe Musa, has warned that the refusal of the Presidency and the National Assembly to allow the proposed National Conference to hold could lead to a social revolution or military coup.Musa said the realities on ground showed that it was inevitable for the “sovereign people of Nigeria” to come together and discuss the way forward for the country.According to him, the current debate over revenue sharing formula, in which northern governors are demanding more funds is another indication of the need for the conference.“What we are proposing is a national conference, in which the delegates would be elected by their people, as the representatives of the sovereign people of Nigeria, in addition to representative of bodies such as labour, the Nigerian Bar Association and civil society groups. These people would be elected independent of the executive and the legislature, but with their support.

blame no one

It's unfortunate that so many years after we gained independence, we are still poiinting fingers and blamming the British and the Hausa
fulani for our woes. We blame everything and every one else but ourself.
The British empire colonized so many countries and most of this countries are doing well today. Think of India, Hongkong, Singapore, infact most of the Asian tigers were colonized by the British. Once upon a time the British ruled over America.
The rule of the game then was might is right, The British just like most empires before then was built by wealth plundred from weak countries around the globe, we are not alone in this. Why cant we for once take responsibility, look inwards and help ourselves without seeking an escape goat. Most of these countries we admire today where once like Nigeria, but came men and women who saw things the way they are, imagined the way it should be and took action and responsibility for their action.

What a rubbish write up!

This writer must be of smallest mind himself to be mislead by H. Smith! An illiterate renegade!

Don't mind this Shilgba or Alagba

The talakawas or middlebelt were the ones who staged revege coups and massacred Ibos in northern nigeria even more than the core north. It
was them and hired guns from Chad and Niger who burnt Ibo villages, churches, hospitals, schools, markets during the genocide on behalf of their masters.

Even today, not one of them including Mr Yakubu Gowon showed up at Ojukwu's burial even though the emir of Kano was there. The same Ojukwu who commanded the nigerian army in northern nigeria saved their arses when he refused to use the army to crush the Tivs.

When nigeria finally disintegrates, Ibos will have good bilateral relations with Hausa-Fulani state based on mutual resopect, having fought each other for so long. Ibos prefer the Hausa-Fulani enemies they know than the alagba shilgbas and other fifth columnists posing as friends only to stick a daga at their back.

Nigeria’s Seven Secrets And The Inevitability Of A Sovereign Nat

By their history, before the coming of the British, the regions were autonomous with totally different backgrounds. Mr. Leonard has opened the eyes of Nigerians about the positive qualitiesof the south and east. I hope he will be good and sincere enough in his next article to educate us on why despite its backwardness and nothinness, as is being potrayed by many, the British included the North in its conglumerate,later called Nigeria

'You don't ask your master to

'You don't ask your master to set you free you seize freedom' its high time Nigerians forced ourselves free from these Oppressors. God Bless Nigeria.

we no want una

Royal North, Talakawas, core North, boko, malus, abokis, mallams, bonobos what ever! I just want them all to go. All we are saying is,Go your way and lets us go our way(s). And britian, a pity america and USSR saved you from Hitler.