By 1960, shortly after Nigeria’s independence, the Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, had directed the principal of King’s College, Lagos, Mr. P.H. Davies,

By 1960, shortly after Nigeria’s independence, the Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, had directed the principal of King’s College, Lagos, Mr. P.H. Davies, to provide places annually, for at least 15 boys from the North, whether or not they passed the requisite regular entrance examination.”
---- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in “Nigeria’s Five Majors” page 36 published by African Educational Publishers (Ltd) Onitsha 1981.
“By 1964 a group of young Nigerian officer-cadets, mostly Northerners, had been declared academically unfit and hence repatriated by the Canadian military authorities. These cadets were, however, pronounced commissioned by the Nigerian Federal Government no sooner than they had arrived at Ikeja Airport. Consequently, they had had to be absorbed into the Nigerian Army as commissioned officers, even though they had received no requisite military training.”
----- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in “Nigeria’s Five Majors” pages 12 – 13, published 1981.
Zak Maimalari had held the rank of Captain in 1960. But before my return from United Kingdom in 1963, he had soared to the rank of Brigadier. In other words, he had risen from Captain to Temporary/Major, to Substantive/Major, to Temporary/Lieutenant-Colonel to Substantive/Colonel and then Brigadier, all within that short span of time. It was just scandalous.”
---- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in “Nigeria’s Five Majors” page 13, published 1981.
“In an attempt to catch up militarily with the South, the Northern politicians had thrown out all discretion. They had lowered standards of admission drastically, settling for the minimum. For as I recalled, all the northerners in my intake had been trained at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot. And they had become officers after barely six months of military training, whereas those of us who had been sent to Sandhurst had had to do two long years to earn the Queen’s Commission. The implications were quite – and most disturbing. Not only had these northerners become commissioned officers before we were half-way through our first year at Sandhurst, they had all risen to the enviable rank of Captain before we could even appear at the sovereign’s parade which served essentially as prerequisite for our passing out as Second Lieutenants.”
---- Col. Ben Gbulie in “Nigeria’s Five Majors, pages 12 – 13 Published 1981.
“We don’t have original copy of Buhari’s result – Army”
“Following the unending controversy over the possession of a secondary school certificate by the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari,l the army Tuesday cleared the air saying, “The Nigerian Army does not have the original copy of his West African Examination Council result or certified true copy.”
---- Vanguard News Tuesday January 20, 2015
“But when the crunch came, his allegiance to Nigeria disappeared. In the election of the (Organization of African Unity) OAU Secretary-General in 1985, Buhari voted against Nigeria and for Niger instead. He secured the election of Ide Oumarou, a Fulani man from Niger; as opposed to an Igbo man (Peter Onu, Acting Secretary-General OAU 1983 – 1985) from Nigeria. By so doing, Buhari became the first and only Head of State in the history of modern international relations to vote against his country in favour of his tribe.”
---- Femi Aribisala Vanguard News Tuesday February 3, 2015.
“There may be no Nigeria. I draw parallel with Somalia so many times. (Somalisation of Nigeria).”
----- Muhammadu Buhari. The Sun News Sunday August 8, 2010.
“If what happened in 2011(alleged rigging when he actually lost as attested to by foreign independent and neutral observers) should again happen in 2015, by the grace of god, the dogs and baboons would all be soaked in blood.”
---- Mohammadu Buhari in Vanguard News Tuesday May 15, 2012
“the threats of Muhammadu Buhari during the 2011 election campaign led to widespread violence by his supporters in the North after he lost. They went on a rampage; looting and killing; in spite of the fact that, by all accounts, the elections were adjudged the most free and fair in the history of Nigeria’s current democratic experiment. By the time the mayhem had subsided, over 1,000 people had been slaughtered in cold blood, including innocent National Youth Service Corp members, and 65,000 Nigerians became displaced. Undaunted Buhari went on to declare in a statement made pointedly in Hausa in a BBC interview that: “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.”
----- Femi Aribisala Vanguard News Tuesday December 2, 2014.
“Boko Haram names Buhari, 5 others as mediators”
“Leadership of Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, also called Boko Haram has named the former Head of State and presidential candidate of Congress for progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), among six prominent northerners to mediate between the group and the Federal Government. Abdulazeez said other people who could mediate with the government if its conditions were met, include Dr. Shettima Ali Monguno, former Yobe State governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Ambassador Gaji Galtimari and Hajia Aisha Wakil and her husband, Alkali Wakil.”
---- Vanguard News Thursday November 1, 2012.
Why would Boko Haram name Buhari as their preferred mediator? Could it be a case of shared ideology or partnership in Jihad and violent imposition of Sharia law throughout Nigeria?
“Buhari backs amnesty for Boko Haram”
Abeokuta – Former Head of State and national leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has thrown his weight behind the proposal of amnesty for Islamic sect, Boko Haram, commending the federal Government for setting up a committee that will look into the feasibility of granting amnesty to the sect’s members.”
--- Vanguard News Thursday April 11, 2013.
“Buhari Faults Crackdown on Boko Haram”
By Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
Presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 Presidential election, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has frowned on the emergency rule in parts of the north. He alleged that innocent civilians were being killed in the states. Buhari speaking in Liberty FM Hausa Service programme, Guest of the Week, on Sunday in Kaduna said that Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished unlike the “special treatment” given to the Niger Delta militants by the Federal Government.”
----- Punch Newspapers Monday June 3, 2013
“The military offensive against Boko Haram is anti-north”
---- General Muhammadu Buhari This Day Newspaper Monday June 3, 2013.
What about thousands of innocent people Boko Haram had been slaughtering, terrorizing, abducting, pillaging raping and hundreds of thousands displaced as refugees?

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