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“WE SHALL NOT BOW”-Femi Fani-Kayode Blows Hot

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“I am the leader of Uthman Danfodio dynasty. I have never seen where in the hundred books that Uthman Danfodio said Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. What he wrote was the role of Islam in leadership, governance etc. He never mentioned of conquering any particular land or claimed ownership of any territory. People make comments that Jihad is to Islamise every country, but I said no. Danfodio never came to Islamise any country, he preached against bad government. That fake write-up was by those who don’t want peace in this country and we had denounced that. I am the National Patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). It has been in existence for 44 years. There are two other organisations that I know, but others I don’t know. Please verify from us before you put blame on us”- Muhammadu S’aad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, February, 2020.

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I commend His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto for attempting to do damage control and douse the tension that was generated in the aftermath of the explosive statement by the Fulani Nationalist Movement (FUNAM).

However I respectfully disagree with him on his assertion that his highly esteemed ancestor and forefather, Uthman Dan Fodio “never conquered or claimed ownership of any land” or that “he did not come to Islamise any country”.

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I also beg to differ with him on his tacit implication that Miyetti Allah, an organisation that can best be described as the biblical and modern-day “troubler of our collective peace” are respectable and peace-loving.

I believe that given what we have suffered in the hands of the local Janjaweed known as the Fulani herdsmen and murderous terrorist militias who have come under their protective umbrella over the last five years, the opposite is actually the case.

Permit me to focus on Uthman Dan Fodio in this contribution and leave the insidious activities and sinister agenda of Miyetti Allah for another day. The facts are as follows.

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In 1804 one of the most savage and bestial wars and bloody jihads in African history was waged against the Hausa Habe Kingdom and people of the area that later became known as “northern Nigeria” by Sheik Uthman Dan Fodio.

He was primarily an Islamic scholar and the spiritual and military leader of the Fulani people who came in their hundreds of thousands from Futa Jalon and Futa Toro in modern-day Guniea to northern Nigeria and established Africa’s most powerful and ruthless Islamic Caliphate.

For anyone, no matter how respected or highly placed, to suggest that Dan Fodio was just a scholar and teacher that only wrote books, that never waged war and violent jihad and that never laid claim to and conquered parts of Nigeria is most unfortunate.

Such an assertion can best be described as being, at best, intellectually dishonest and patently false and, at worse, historical revisionism in its most brazen and repugnant form.

The truth is that Dan Fodio and his Fulani army not only indulged in merciless acts of pure barbarity in battle and committed what can only be described as genocide against defenceless and innocent civilian populations but he also imposed his own extreme, hardline, purist, wahhabist and salafist version of Islam on the people of core northern Nigeria with a scimitar and a sword and forcefully imposed Fulani Emirs on them.

The only ethnic nationality that successfully warded him and his Fulani armies off in the north were the strong and proud Kanuris of the El Kanemi dynasty and empire in modern-day Borno state who warned him to steer clear of their territory and he did.

Finally the only race that ever defeated the Fulani in open battle and thereby put a halt and full stop to their attempt to march down South and “dip the Koran in the Atlantic ocean” were the gallant sons of Oduduwa, led primarily by the Ibadan generals and military commanders, who defeated them in battle at Osogbo in 1840 and drove them back north.

They not only defeated them but they also slaughtered and ate their horses and publicly executed their allies and military commanders from Ilorin.

The Fulani have never succeeded in conquering the people of the South West militarily and I make boast to say that they never will.

The recent statement credited to the Fulani Nationalist Movement known as FUNAM who said that every inch of Nigeria belonged to them “from Sokoto to the banks of the Atlantic ocean”, that “Nigeria is the only inheritance we have in Africa and anywhere in the world” and that “this was the destiny bestowed on Uthman Dan Fodio which would have been fulfilled since 1816 if not for the obstruction of this great assignment by the British” was simply an accurate and honest reflection of the mindset and ultimate vision of Usman Dan Fodio and other great Fulani leaders and Mahdi’s through the ages like Sir Ahmadu Bello and lately President Muhammadu Buhari.

FUNAM went further to say,

“It is no longer time to play the ostrich. Our men are waiting. We are eager to fight. We are boiling with the zeal to actualize our dream; enough of double dealing and ambivalence by FULANI political leaders who unfortunately think the FULANI can only take back what belongs to us through appeasement and elections destined to reflect cultural values antithetical to the preaching of Uthman Dan Fodio”.

We ignore and play down these incendiary words at our own peril.

I speak for millions when I say that the indigenous and oppressed people and ethnic nationalities of Nigeria have had enough of these open threats of tyranny and violence and neither are we interested in being vassals and slaves.

Had we listened to Colonel Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and the Biafrans in 1967, considered their terrible plight and aligned with them during the civil war things would have been very different today and we would not have been subjected to these infantile and provocative insults from the likes of FUNAM.

The bottom line is as follows: we either have a Nigeria where all men, regardless of ethnic nationality or faith, are regarded as being equal before God and the law or we shall have no Nigeria at all. No-one can impose their will on us and neither can anyone intimidate us.

We do not seek war and neither do we relish or endorse any form of violence. We want peaceful co-existence and mutual respect. We want love, prosperity and progress for all and we offer it to those who wish us well and seek to do us no harm.

However if in a moment of madness we are ever attacked we shall stand firm and stand strong. We shall never retreat and neither shall we surrender.

We shall defend our people, we shall defend our land, we shall defend our honor and we shall defend our heritage.

We are not cowards and we shall never bend the knee or bow our heads to the tyranny of foreign invaders who erroneously believe that they were born to rule and that we were born to serve.

Permit me to conclude this contribution with the following.

Given what is going on in our country today and despite the laudable efforts of moderates such as the Sultan of Sokoto to diffuse the tension and reign in the more radical and hardline elements in the ranks of the Fulani I am convinced of two things.

Firstly that the call by many southern and Middle Belt leaders for restructuring is not only outdated but also too little, too late.

Secondly that if care is not taken there is every likelihood that Nigeria will break into two or more pieces within the next five years.

Mark my words and remember them! The only way to prevent this from happening is for these vicious threats of gratutious violence and Fulani adventurism and expansionism to stop and for the oppressors to start seeing the oppressed as equal partners and stakeholders in the Nigerian project. Without that Nigeria is truly finished and will soon be history.

(Femi Fani-Kayode)

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

 

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True prophets are God’s mouthpiece who utters the mind of God and it’s comes to pass. One of such is Apostle Omotosho Tope Joseph who carries unusual prophetic grace upon his life. One of his major prophecies for 2024 has come to pass again.

 

 

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

In his prophetic release for 2024 he stated that in Kano he sees people congratulating the former Emir of Kano state, HRH Sanusi Lamido. He spoke about his reinstatement ans restoration.

 

Pray Against Plane Crash, Says Apostle Omotosho As he Rolls Out fresh Prophecies On NNPC,Others

 

 

And as predicted, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has just been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

This decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP has it on good authority that Sanusi II has been reinstated, and is expected in Kano on Friday.

According to credible inside sources, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

 

 

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

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Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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*Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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H.E. Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, UNIPGC Global President & IRDCUN-EU Permanent Rep. to the United Nations has made the list of 2024 US President’s Lifetime Achievement award.

The honour is reserved for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Along with the ultimate honour of presidential recognition, recipients usually receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States of America.

Announcing his emergence as one of the 2024 recipients of the President Joe Biden’s award, Amb. Ojadah in his social media post said it came after a meticulous review and thorough screening of his career achievements.

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He said, “The fruits of unwavering dedication and diligent work are indeed sweet. For all my strides and successes, I give all glory to God Almighty.”

This honour also confers on him the privilege of recommending distinguished individuals from Africa for this esteemed recognition, an initiative under the patronage of His Excellency, Jo Biden, President of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, President Biden in a personally-signed letter congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his service to humanity saying he is proud to present him with the award.
He said, “I, On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the call to serve. I congratulate you on taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good, and I’m proud to present you with the Lifetime Achievement award which will be confered on you during the Global Peace Leadership Summit and Awards on 29th July, 2024 at South Shore Harbour, Houston Texas, USA.
“This honor is in recognition of your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts. and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable.” he said.

Biden also applauded Dr. Jonathan for the maiden edition of the Global Peace Leadership Summit & Award (LONDON 2023) ,” I take great pride in recognizing your giant stride in hosting the maiden edition with high level session on Nov 25th. 2023 in London with representatives from across government, Diplomats, civil society, and the private sector to address the growing threat to Peace, Security and democratic Governance – A focus on countries in Africa facing Security and Governance challenges.”

Also, a member of US Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee representing the District of Texas congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his recognition, describing it as a momentous occasion.

In a congratulatory letter she personally signed, the US member of Congress extolled Dr. Ojadah for his humanitarian services which she said has been admirable.

“I take great pride in congratulating H.E. Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah for choosing to host The 2nd Edition of the Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference (GLISA TEXAS 2024) at the South Shore Harbor Resort in Houston, Texas. Your passion for humanity and philanthropy illustrated in your many initiatives to improve lives both socially and economically is admirable.

“The Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference aims to help countries by advancing investments, trade, and capacity building. Your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts, and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable. Congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Jonathan Ojadah for his efforts to promote global leaders and entrepreneurs and further development and investment in countries.”

This grand event and award presentation is set to unfold in the prestigious city of Houston Texas, USA, on 27th – 29th July, 2024.

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Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor

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 Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

 

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Ambassador. Adaku J. Dike
She is a Nollywood Actor with years of experience. She is not just an actor for acting sake, she is talented, dedicated and beautiful.

With a bountiful of experience in and outside the country, Amb. Adaku has become a household name.

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She has featured in many movies such as Where is Ella, Not a Burden, Hunting the Angel, Green Wave, Teni’s Big Day, Kali, Terila, Beggers Children, Loving Rona, Mind Game, Madam Koikoi, Stolen, Tickle my Heart, Forever My Girl, Retribution, Scare, Royal Turning Point, Silent Prejudice, Single only in Abuja, Domain of Witches , Reincarnate, God Father, Herbalist Nurse and a host of Nollywood blockbusters.

In 2023, she ventured into production in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and did a short film which was eventually directed by Africa’s most consistent Filmmaker, Dr. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

She started her career as an Accountant with Western Goldfields Nig Ltd in 2010 as a Junior Officer, in 2012, she was moved to Eta Zuma Mining and Industries Ltd as a Senior Officer, her deliverables, sense of discipline and professionalism earn her the position of Head of Finance Department and Head of Administrative Department respectively in 2018 till date.

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She is a Philanthropist, the Founder of ‘Don’t Shame the Name’ Advocacy Foundation, an NGO Registered with CAC, that has put smiles on many faces, the CEO of ‘Many Agro Farms Nig Ltd’, a company that is into Agricultural Products and Food. CEO Janny Many Nigeria Ltd, that’s for general services, supply, contracts, event management and logistics etc.

She is a woman of many values who has ventured into various fields including music, journalism and dancing. This is so due to her passion for the entertainment industry. Adaku is a registered member of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.

Humanitarian work and support is one thing you cannot take away from her identity hence she is a registered member of Lions Club International (Abuja Platinum) she has held positions such as Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Club respectively.

A Bsc holder in Banking and Finance and LLB. Law; just to mention a few, in 2020, she was given the first Award ( Humanitarian Award, In 2021 Young Archivers Award and in 2022, Ambassador of Culture Award, Award of Appreciation from Lion Club etc.

 

In the Course of her career she has been exposed to many trainings, seminars, conferences, conventions both at home and outside Nigeria which has resulted in her becoming diverse and successful in her chosen career.

She also featured prominently in the much anticipated movie, “Issakaba returns” produced and directed by Ambassador Dr Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

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