There are so many great men who have supported this country in different ways, and they can't be easily forgotten because of the good things they have done. Ojukwu, Buhari, Obasanjo and Abacha are very prominent men that have contributed a lot to the growth and development of this great country called Nigeria.
The Late Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, former Governor of the Eastern region, and former Biafran leader, was a man who was popularly and widely known. He died on the 26th of November 2011, but its unfortunate that a lot of misconceptions have been circulating around surrounding the cause of his death.
On May 30, 1967, Ojukwu declared the separation of the three states of the Eastern region under the name of the Republic of Biafra, which the federal nation inferred as an act of revolution. Conflict broke out in early July and within weeks it escalated into a full-scale civil war.
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu set March 31, 1967 as the “D-Day” for the unilateral implementation of the Aburi agreement. But the East did not secede. Instead, it appropriated all federal revenue that came from that part of the country. In the meantime, the Yoruba people were dissatisfied with the presence of troops of Northern origin, that occupied the Western Region, and the decision to recruit Yoruba people into the army, did little to ease those feelings.
Photo Credit: Pulse The reported departure of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu into the world of the dead in 2011 reminded me of the saying that "Death is the only thing that is inevitable". The former secessionist leader made his name known when he was just 11-years of age after he fought a colonial teacher at the popular Kings College Lagos for degrading a black woman.
In this article, we would be showing you the airplane which Ojukwu entered when he took an asylum to Ivory coast for safety. The Nigeria/Biafra civil war took place in 1967 and lasted for over 30 months after ending in the year 1970 which by then, over 5 million lives were lost.
One of the major importance of photos is record keeping which cannot lie . The photo below shows the likes of Ojukwu , Obasanjo and professor Wole Soyinka at an event in London , in the year 1960 . The three leaders were found enjoying pleasurable moments and cracking jokes with one another .
Having twins is the desire of most parents, especially mothers. Fraternal or identical, they are two unique souls united by birth. The birth of twins usually heralds a moment of boundless joy. The union of iconic beauty Bianca and her late husband Ojukwu is blessed with three children.
In the news that we gathered today, Ralph Uwazuruike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, spoke on the insecurity issue and the agitations for the people of the South East to break away from Nigeria. According to Sahara Reporters, he said in his speech that he promised the former Eastern Region leader Odomegwu Ojukwu and others that his MASSOB would never hold harmful weapons against the Nigerian government when agitating for their desired land.
Historical document revealed that the former leader of Biafra Identified as Odumegwu Ojukwu , who was on exile for about 12 years declare through a special interview Abidjan , the capital of ivory coast that , he wanted to return to Nigeria , because of the advent of democratic regime in Nigeria .
Emeka Ojukwu was an Oxford-trained historian and son of Nigeria's wealthiest billionaire at the time, who returned to Nigeria and chose to join the military against his father's desire, becoming the most educated military officer in post-independent Nigeria. But he was demoted and posted to the village to repair armories.
What I promised late Ojukwu -MASSOB leader Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Founder of the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike has reiterated that residents of the South-East will not take up arms in their pursuit of actualising the sovereign nation of Biafra.
picture.credit.naijanews.com No wonder the Bible says that a good name is better than silver and gold. While few people live to be remembered, many people live to be forgotten after death, often without even realizing it. Politicians are the most known people and remembered people when they live by sacrifice.
As it is known, the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) is an Igbo freedom-fighters association that was created by the currently embattled Nnamdi Kanu in 2012. It is headquartered in Imo State which was the state of origin of the late Odumegwu Ojukwu. Ojukwu who was the first pioneer of the movements for the actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra which the IPOB members are also presently fighting to achieve.
The Anambra State Governorship Election is coming up in November 2021. Political parties have started an official campaign for the election. Anambra is located in the South East region of the country and is currently under the control of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). APGA was established by the late Biafran hero, Ojukwu, and the party has been ruling Anambra for a long time.
The struggles for the creation of Biafra Nation were started by late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu. And it was in record that it was one of the causes of the 1967 to 1970 Civil war that killed some millions of people, most of whom were Igbos. But several years after the bloody war, Ojukwu said in an interview that he proudly led the first war, but he did not think that a second one was necessary.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), currently hold one state in Nigeria, and that is Anambra state. Verified information has it that the party's registration was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on June 22, 2002. The undisputed, though often less spoken about founder being Chekwas Okorie.
Nigerians woke up to read the action taken by the wife of late Dim Chukwuemeke Odumegwu Ojukwu, Lady Bianca Ojukwu over the manner her late husband was treated. According to a report by Daily Trust, Bianca Ojukwu shunned the campaign flag off by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the November 6 governorship election.
On Monday, Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos remanded Chidinma Ojukwu, a 21-year-old student, and another person for 30 days in a correctional facility for alleged murder. Ojukwu and Adedapo Quadri (40) are accused of assassinating Super TV's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Usifo Ataga.
After facing many setbacks that almost made him give up, a former minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka has graduated with an LLB degree (Second Class Upper) from Baze University, Abuja. Chidoka, who served under President Goodluck Jonathan, attended the convocation ceremony “with pride” on Saturday 23 October 2021.