Ladies and Gentlemen, The multi-dimensional, yet integral foundation of language of Conflict and Resolution are biological, social, cultural, psychological, philosophical; in the bid to meet our Basic Human Needs, plus the efforts to influence either for good or evil and goodwill and selfishness. It is evident and worrisome that we as a nation are confronted with wide range of conflicts and resolution challenges. We may not be fighting a physical enemy, but there is certainly a war on. This keynote would therefore revolve around our reason for gathering this morning, which is to flag off the LAN Conference on Language, Literature, Governance and Conflict Resolution. Conflict is an unavoidably integral part of communal existence. Its unfolding is certain but its resolution could be amicable. Conflicts generally unfold, but may I state that majorly, basic use of choice of language and choice of words, to a very large extent could actually douse the embers of its fire.
The word “Nigeria” was first defined in 1902 and, in 1905 Lady Lugard first used the word “Middle-Belt” to describe the autonomous groups existing in the defunct Northern Nigeria as “A formidable pagan strength along the course of the two rivers (Niger and Benue) … the pagan Middle-Belt stretching from 8 degrees north latitudes to the coast, was practically unknown to the early Hausa race.” Besides, there were other different ethnic nationalities that inhabited the area, which is today called Nigeria. We make bold to say that there was, therefore, no Nigeria before 1900.
Speech by Chief Obafemi Awolowo made to the Western leaders of thought, in Ibadan, 1 May 1967. (quoted in "Crisis and Conflict in Nigeria (Volume 1), January 1966-July 1971" by A. H. M. Kirk-Greene. )
The aim of a leader should be the welfare of the people whom he leads. I have used 'welfare' to denote the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the people. With this aim fixed unflinchingly and unchangeably before my eyes, I consider it my duty to Yoruba people in particular and to Nigerians in general, to place four imperatives before you this morning.
Leaders and people of Yoruba nation met in a solemn gathering at the Lekan Salami Stadium,Adamasingba Ibadan (7th September 2017) to deliberate on the restructuring agenda and the future of Nigeria, The summit was attended by Yoruba leaders, governors, parliamentarians, Yoruba social-cultural groups, professional bodies, market leaders, youth groups and friends of the Yoruba nation
After exhaustive deliberations by the largest gathering of Yoruba people from the six south-west states, Kwara and Kogi states, the following communique was adopted.
I am writing this current edition with much heaviness in my spirit because of what I have observed and experienced during my most recent visit to the UK concerning my God given mandate dated Aug. 2010 to deliver His judgment message to the UK concerning their apostasy. Even though many people said I should just put the message on the internet and forget about it and also because God had given similar messages to late Wilkerson the author of the Sword and the Switchblade in the 70s and an Israeli prophet, Lance Lambert in Aug. 2011, God insisted in my own case that I should hand deliver it and pray that He should speedily carry out the judgement to cause the UK people to be stampeded to come back to Him to stem the flow to hell of the descendants of those who have served Him and suffered martyrdom in nations.
Perhaps for a very good reason, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saád Abubakar, and a Maiduguri-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh recently made the list of the world’s 50 most influential Muslim leaders. The Muslim 500, an annual publication of the World’s 500 most influential Muslims, recognised the three Nigerian leaders in its 7th edition published late last year.
The publication measured influence some Muslims have on other Muslims to include: any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim world. The impact could be either positive or negative, depending on one’s point of view, it said.
STAGE 1: INFILTRATION
Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle.
First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country.Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society.Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’).High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population.Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture.Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime.Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination.Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims.
The Calvary Hephzibah Full Gospel Church in Manchester, Britain, in Collaboration with 4-Square Gospel Church Asokoro Abuja and King's Mission Centre, Lagos, is calling on all Nigerian Christians to join in a Global 40 Day Prayer and Fasting for Nigeria.
The situation in Nigeria demands Divine intervention. As Christians, we need to unite and cry out to The Lord to intervene in the situation in our Country. The nation is facing, on the one hand, the surreptitious, steady, and unrelenting plan to Islamize Nigeria, and on the other hand we have corruption in the highest places to contend with, kidnapping left and right, and many other societal ills.
The Muslim Brotherhood's strategic 30-year plan for taking over America from within was a closely-guarded secret until the FBI raided a house in Annandale, Virginia, where agents found a disturbing bundle of documents containing a blueprint for the Muslim takeover of our country. Now that the cat is out of the bag, we must do everything in our power to expose what's going on, as startlingly, these American-hating vermin are in the final phase of their 5-step plan to destroy our country.
We have lived with this myth for far too long. We have tolerated and accepted this political deception for as long as anyone can remember. But the myth has to be exposed for what it really is. The lie must be consigned to the dustbin. The mask has been removed. For too long people speak of Hausa-Fulani. The truth, of course, is that the so called Hausa Fulani as a person or human being does not exist. You cannot be Ijaw-Igbo or Hausa-Gwari. You are either an Ijaw or an Igbo! As closely related the Isokos and Uhrobos are you cannot have an Isoko-Uhrobo as a person. Egbas and Ijebus are within the same linguistic bracket, but you do not have an Ijebu-Egba. You are either Ijebu or Egba. In the same vein, you are either Hausa or Fulani. You cannot be both!
I am writing this current Newsletter for the sake of real Christians especially leaders of the church in Nigeria and the nations. My intention is not to scare believers and hinder them from doing God’s work but they should be totally obedient to their calling. This edition will mostly zero into my calling and personal experiences about things of God. I know some people will say, “here she goes again, can’t this woman who is over 70 years of age, leave the global spiritual issues to the younger generation of Christians? In any case Jesus is coming soon and what will happen will happen anyway,”
At the advent of state creation in 1967, an Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA) was established ostensibly to manage the common assets of the states of the defunct Northern Region. The Agency wound up in 1970. We should have been talking of states and zonal political structures and not the defunct North.