MASSOB crisis Aggrieved commanders meet Col. Joe Achuzia, in Asaba

Aggrieved commanders of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday visited Biafra war veteran, Col. Joe Achuzia, in Asaba, the Delta State capital, over the leadership crisis rocking the group.It has resulted in the death of six people. Others were injured.The delegation, led by Ndubuisi Igwekani, aka ‘Agu Biafra’, agreed to drop the sovereign state of Biafra idea and adopt the state of Biafra ideology, on the advice of the warlord.

Series 10: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

Selected Correspondence: The Royal Niger Company GEORGE TAUBMAN GOLDIE AND FREDERICK  LUGARD 9th The Liman came today, and went off to see the King and finally arrange about who was to represent him, regarding the business I wanted to speak of. He promised to be back again by 1or2 P.M. He duly turned up with two more ch1efs who with himself were deputed to represent the King. We went though

Series 9: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

Selected Correspondence: The Royal Niger Company GEORGE TAUBMAN GOLDIE AND FREDERICK  LUGARD 8th Issued to the Hausas who were quite contented, and chaff and laughter prevailed, not a trace of sulkiness. Then the Yorubas were called, and told that the cloth was for 5 days-they had lost yesterday’s ration by refusing. They replied that they wanted a regular fixed ration to last for so many days-a head of

How Babangida, Abacha, Obasanjo Shared Nigeria’s Oil Blocks

The process of sharing Nigeria’s oil block national cake is as fraudulent now as when Ibrahim Babangida started the process of discretionary allocation of oil blocks to indigenous firms.Discretionary allocation of oil blocks entails that a president can reward a mistress who performs wonderfully with an oil block with capacity for cumulative yield of over $20 billion dollars without recourse to any process outside of manhood attachments. Babangida, Abacha, Abdulsalami and Obasanjo awarded discretionary oil blocks to friends, associates, family members, party chieftains, security chiefs and all categories of bootlickers, spokespersons and cult members without any laid down procedures.

Series 8: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

Selected Correspondence: The Royal Niger Company GEORGE TAUBMAN GOLDIE AND FREDERICK  LUGARD 7th A fowl and salutations from the Liman. Then another ‘King’s son’ to visit me. Then a man to complain that my men had stolen food and yams from his fields. I made the Crier cry round camp that any man caught stealing from the natives or forcing women-for there was also a complaint that the men pre-tended to buy, and then got the food from

Series 7: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

19th We were to have left today, but there is now no chance of it. I would greatly have liked  to go  out  shooting this  morning but  refrained  lest  the  King’s message might come in my absence. Instead of this a message was returned by Joseph {whom I had sent to ask if the letter &c. was ready) to say that before writing it he wished to see us again, that today he had some ceremonies to perform in the vicinity of my camp near the river, about 2 P.M., and later in the evening would see us.

Series 6: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

Selected Correspondence:  The Royal Niger Company GEORGE TAUBMAN GOLDIE AND FREDERICK  LUGARD 6th [November 1894] At last the Caravan book is complete. The Long Roll contains every man’s name-soldiers, Hausa-porters, Yorubas, and Nupes, Headmen, Interpret­ers, Horse and donkey attendants,

Series 5: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY  EASTWARD   As you have been informed verbally, it is just possible that you may, before leav­ing Jebba or Bajibo, receive a cablegram ‘Lugard Kuka’, meaning char instead of proceeding westward, you will retrace your steps to Lokoja and make your way to Bornu and Lake Chad.

Series 4: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

OBJECTS OF YOUR JOURNEY WEST   The last sentence conveys the objects of your journey. France has obtained a few treaties with powerful chiefs on  the strength  of which she claims im­mense regions in the great bend of the Niger, known in France as ‘le boucle du Niger’.