A Nairalander using the moniker franchasng has revealed what his uncle who participated in the January 15, 1966 coup told him. He said the coup plotters planned to install Chief Obafemi Awolowo as Prime Minister of Nigeria, after killing the democratically elected Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Belewa.
By Obi Nwakanma This article originally appeared in Vanguard. The mish-mash of Nigeria’s post-war history has permitted many sad revisions which in turn has made Nigerian historical studies and its statements therefrom to be lopsided, ethnic, and gnarled. We have tended in Nigeria to celebrate the worst of us, and have confined Nigeria’s true national… Continue reading Did you know that Nwafor Orizu the man who coined the term Zikism was President of Nigeria?
The Zikist Movement was a detribalized, nationalist and Pan Africanist movement that fought for the independce of Nigeria from British colonialism. It was founded in 1946 by Nigerian youths from all parts of the country. For instance, its protem President was Raji Abdallah from the Northern part of the country, while its first substantive President, Kola… Continue reading History Of The Zikist Movement