"One Million Compatriots Died To Keep Nigeria Together" - President Buhari Blows Hot

Date: 10-08-2022 7:14 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said Nigeria has gone through all troubles from January 15,1966, to date which resulted in the killing of a million of the citizenry in order to keep the country together.

He also urged political leaders to stay focused and uphold the ultimate objective of promoting interest of the country, saying “we are Nigerians, God willing, we remain Nigerians, and Nigeria shall remain one.’’

Speaking when he received former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, at State House, Buhari noted that the passion and zeal to improve the livelihood of Nigerians, which culminated in creation of the political party, had not dwindled, calling for more steadfastness as Nigerians.

He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.

While noting that the CPC was founded on the bedrock of patriotism and loyalty to the unity of Nigeria, the President said:  “Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings. We have our weaknesses, but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard earned.

”We have gone through all the troubles from 15th of January 1966 to date. You know what I mean by this, we have killed a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.

“I don’t think there can be any practical experience more than that. We are Nigerians, God willing we remain Nigerians and Nigeria will remain one.”


He urged all members of defunct CPC and political leaders to always be mindful of the larger picture by working towards preserving the unity, peace and integrity of the nation.

The President thanked former chairmen of the political party, which was merged to form the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, for always highlighting the achievements of the government, admitting that some areas will surely get more attention.

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“I am delighted to welcome the forum of State Chairmen of the former Congress for Progressives’ Change to State House today. I accord great significance to this visit as it demonstrates a determination and commitment to identify with our administration.

“This visit recalls the solidarity with the successes that we have recorded in critical areas of our society. The visit also affords us the opportunity to discuss other issues of interest to the forum.

“I commend members of this forum and all members of the legacy party-CPC, for their continued dedication to the ideals of democratic governance that we all believed in.

“The doggedness with which we pursued our vision and goals that culminated into the success we recorded remain like bright stars in the history of our dear nation,’’
he added.

He said he was particularly grateful for the unalterable belief  members of CPC and, by extension, the Nigerian electorate, had and still had in him as demonstrated in their unalloyed support for his electoral struggles which reflected in the results he consistently recorded at the polls over the years.’

Describing the President as the patriarch of the CPC’, the Chairman of Forum of State Chairmen of the defunct CPC and former chairman of the party in Niger State, Umar Shuaibu, said the party had maintained all its structures across the country, assuring President Buhari of their loyalty, especially in the forthcoming elections.

Shuaibu commended the President for providing strong leadership over the years, particularly in remaining balanced, fair and above board on electoral issues.

“Before you, the opposition was arrested and maltreated, but it is no longer so.  You did not deny them what they denied you when they were in power,” he said.

Posted: at 10-08-2022 07:14 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Jiiitk4 at 10-08-2022 09:50 AM (1 month ago)
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Less than the  number  killed by your  fulani herdsmen.
Posted: at 10-08-2022 09:50 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 10-08-2022 10:59 AM (1 month ago)
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"He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself."

He's referring to the Biafra War - And while on that topic Mr Prezz, those guys if truth be told - were fighting for their Sovereignty, reminiscent to now. Nigeria was/is a experimental project selfishly thrown together by Lord Lugard and his then Lady - to make money for the then British Empire  - we are NOT a country of common people, unless we being senseless. Name one thing we have in common!
Nevertheless, over the years, we still endured to stay together under mostly Nothern rule (Military & Civillian) in long spells and the worst thing is countries far lesser than us since those times have thrived and flourished today in leaps and bounds ahead than we have manged. So tell me how do you congratulate yourself that you have done a terrific job ever since (as a collective of Northern Presidents ever ruled the Jungle)? For reference Dubai was a desert just in the 80's, found oil much later than Nigeria (go and check the publicly available records, before you come and argue).
So it's delusional people that will still be fooling themselves that nothing can be done about.....
Posted: at 10-08-2022 10:59 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Goldtime at 10-08-2022 11:10 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 10-08-2022 10:59 AM
"He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself."

He's referring to the Biafra War - And while on that topic Mr Prezz, those guys if truth be told - were fighting for their Sovereignty, reminiscent to now. Nigeria was/is a experimental project selfishly thrown together by Lord Lugard and his then Lady - to make money for the then British Empire  - we are NOT a country of common people, unless we being senseless. Name one thing we have in common!
Nevertheless, over the years, we still endured to stay together under mostly Nothern rule (Military & Civillian) in long spells and the worst thing is countries far lesser than us since those times have thrived and flourished today in leaps and bounds ahead than we have manged. So tell me how do you congratulate yourself that you have done a terrific job ever since (as a collective of Northern Presidents ever ruled the Jungle)? For reference Dubai was a desert just in the 80's, found oil much later than Nigeria (go and check the publicly available records, before you come and argue).
So it's delusional people that will still be fooling themselves that nothing can be done about.....

My brother , I call you a comrade and a brother in arms. Together we will conquer and triumph over evil .Let’s keep the tempo high ..Good one
Posted: at 10-08-2022 11:10 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- constigoldo at 11-08-2022 08:56 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 10-08-2022 10:59 AM
"He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself."

He's referring to the Biafra War - And while on that topic Mr Prezz, those guys if truth be told - were fighting for their Sovereignty, reminiscent to now. Nigeria was/is a experimental project selfishly thrown together by Lord Lugard and his then Lady - to make money for the then British Empire  - we are NOT a country of common people, unless we being senseless. Name one thing we have in common!
Nevertheless, over the years, we still endured to stay together under mostly Nothern rule (Military & Civillian) in long spells and the worst thing is countries far lesser than us since those times have thrived and flourished today in leaps and bounds ahead than we have manged. So tell me how do you congratulate yourself that you have done a terrific job ever since (as a collective of Northern Presidents ever ruled the Jungle)? For reference Dubai was a desert just in the 80's, found oil much later than Nigeria (go and check the publicly available records, before you come and argue).
So it's delusional people that will still be fooling themselves that nothing can be done about.....


Nice piece with facts bro.  keep it up!!
Posted: at 11-08-2022 08:56 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- constigoldo at 11-08-2022 09:07 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 10-08-2022 10:59 AM
"He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself."

He's referring to the Biafra War - And while on that topic Mr Prezz, those guys if truth be told - were fighting for their Sovereignty, reminiscent to now. Nigeria was/is a experimental project selfishly thrown together by Lord Lugard and his then Lady - to make money for the then British Empire  - we are NOT a country of common people, unless we being senseless. Name one thing we have in common!
Nevertheless, over the years, we still endured to stay together under mostly Nothern rule (Military & Civillian) in long spells and the worst thing is countries far lesser than us since those times have thrived and flourished today in leaps and bounds ahead than we have manged. So tell me how do you congratulate yourself that you have done a terrific job ever since (as a collective of Northern Presidents ever ruled the Jungle)? For reference Dubai was a desert just in the 80's, found oil much later than Nigeria (go and check the publicly available records, before you come and argue).
So it's delusional people that will still be fooling themselves that nothing can be done about.....


Nice piece with facts bro.  keep it up!!
Posted: at 11-08-2022 09:07 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- constigoldo at 11-08-2022 09:24 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 10-08-2022 10:59 AM
"He said the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967 and1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself."

He's referring to the Biafra War - And while on that topic Mr Prezz, those guys if truth be told - were fighting for their Sovereignty, reminiscent to now. Nigeria was/is a experimental project selfishly thrown together by Lord Lugard and his then Lady - to make money for the then British Empire  - we are NOT a country of common people, unless we being senseless. Name one thing we have in common!
Nevertheless, over the years, we still endured to stay together under mostly Nothern rule (Military & Civillian) in long spells and the worst thing is countries far lesser than us since those times have thrived and flourished today in leaps and bounds ahead than we have manged. So tell me how do you congratulate yourself that you have done a terrific job ever since (as a collective of Northern Presidents ever ruled the Jungle)? For reference Dubai was a desert just in the 80's, found oil much later than Nigeria (go and check the publicly available records, before you come and argue).
So it's delusional people that will still be fooling themselves that nothing can be done about.....


Nice piece with facts bro.  keep it up!!
Posted: at 11-08-2022 09:24 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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