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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ex-Biafran Leader, Odumegwu Ojukwu dies at 78

 
Ex-Biafran leader, Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu has passed on. He died in a London hospital last night. He was 78 years old. May his soul rest in peace..amen.

61 Comments:

  • At 26 November 2011 at 10:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    RIP Ojukwu. You lived a great and eventful life.
    Linda pls don't approve nonsense comments and I'm not Igbo either.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 10:46 , Blogger xtyF1 said...

    hmmmm strong man, i wish he was able to divide the country and let these bokoaram or wat watever they call themselve gooooooo....RIP

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 10:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Amen we miss great 1

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 10:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We miss u great 1

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May the strongman rest in peace. He can never be replaced.......

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As a Yoruba man who lived during the civil war era the name Ojukwu invokes a lot of emotions Fear when we were kids,of course he was demonised by the FGN,but tremendous respect as we grew older and began to appreciate the essence of the man.His command of the English language was unparalleled spoken with a flair that will make the Queen of England proud.his oratory skills and use of words were legendary and who will forget his calling AWOLOWO 'the best president Nigeria never had "upon his death . Ikemba the Igbos mourn you,the Yorubas mourn you,Africa mourns you, the world mourns you.RIP and may your dream for an Igbo Nation come true very soon

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:26 , Anonymous Awaksfemmy said...

    The true fighter is gone...

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:28 , Blogger Terry Teddy said...

    Oh my God""" My hero and role model is gone. May His soul rest in peace. An unfulfilled dream for him. Biafra Kwenu ;;;;;;

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:34 , Anonymous Valushi said...

    Ikemba may your soul rest in perfect peace.You made your mark,you were a force to be reckoned with in Igboland.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 11:42 , Anonymous Chikaka said...

    Rest in perfect peace Ikemba.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May his soul RIP.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:26 , Blogger Terry Teddy said...

    BECAUSE I AM INVOLVE IS GONE. Dream unfulfiled. We all love you but God love you most. Rest in the bossom of the lord. My special thank's to the Governor of Anambra State Mr. peter Obi. ( Okwute ) and Nigerians in general for their prayers and support during the trial period of the family of Ikemba. Oh my God, Give Bianca the heart to bear. My heart is heavy.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am personally devastated by this loss. No other figure dead or alive has served as a rallying point for Ndigbo!

    His difficult decision to secede based on the mandate of my Grand Father and Father's generation in the face of the Northern pogrom of the Ibos was a defining moment for the Ibos and has proved to be eerily prescient in the context of the confusion that still pervades the Nigerian question.

    He will sorely sorely be missed. There is an obvious vacuum in symbolic leadership. All we of Ibo extraction stand proud of this Colossus of a man!

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wat a painful lost a great man who fought for his people may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace amen so sad that u gone a very great lost.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    R.I.P..he had a good plan but like most things in 9ja gets sidetracked tribal sentiments!!..more groups should have joined Ojukwu..but guess everyone wanted to be the leader..

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:51 , Anonymous ifeoma said...

    may his soul rest in peace

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:58 , Anonymous Federal Polytechnic Admission List Released said...

    May his soul rest in Peace. Amen

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:59 , Anonymous Futo supplementary form free said...

    A life well spent.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 12:59 , Anonymous Etisalat latest cheat said...

    RIP.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 13:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Crying crying crying!! may his soul rest in peace.. IKEMBA ODIMEGWU OJUKWU

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 13:58 , Anonymous pp said...

    Ojukwu, may your soul rest in peace.
    You are truely a great leader and icon for the igbo race and nigeria at last.Ga nke oma.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 14:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dang :( RIP Ojukwu!

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 14:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bianca d mermaid will b weeping now! May his soul rest in peace

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 15:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    R.I.P Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxdzUw5stw

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 15:12 , Blogger Pyrexzy said...

    Hmmmm hw many times wey dis man go die eeeeeeee, i tink dem say him don die b4? Na wa oo anyway may ur soul rest in peace. Amen

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 15:19 , Anonymous Kay said...

    Ewoooo!!!!!
    Adieu our valiant hero
    Yes, you are gone, but your legacy will live on in our hearts.
    Rest in Peace.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 15:49 , Anonymous Funky Diva said...

    Ojukwu was an Igbo icon, freedom fighter, champion (of fairness, transparency, accountability and integrity), political player and a Nigerian hero. Ojukwu must be given national honours and a national burial. Damn those rotten Hausa / Fulani people and their feeling.

    Ojukwu was 100% right about those devious, divisive, filthy, corrupt, and greedy Hausa and Fulani people. Ojukwu will always be remembered. His spirit lives on in the Igbo people and peace loving Nigerians. I am Ojukwu. We're Ojukwus. Boko Haram, Arewa Consultative Forum, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, and Jama’atu Nasril Islam shall be annihilated. They and their treacherous descendants shall be exterminated like the cockroaches they are.

    Rest in peace, Ikemba. You are LOVED, forever.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 16:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The iroko has fallen! May his soul rest in perfect peace.he was indeed a warrior.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 16:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The iroko has fallen! May his soul rest in perfect peace.He was indeed a warrior.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 16:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    To call someone of Ojukwu's status a warlord is an insult. Whilst many do not agree with the way in which Biafra attempted to split from Nigera, to call him a warlord is a slap in the face when one considers the louts who run around Libera, Zaire etc causing chaos....

    Those are the warlords.

    Though I do not agree with your politics Ojukwu RIP.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 16:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerians has lost a great man, Iroko tree has fall, RIP Ikemba Nnewi

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 17:09 , Blogger Royal Attah said...

    Sorry, Bianka. May d Lord console u. D biafara wahala was too much 4d old man. Well, may his soul rest in peace

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 17:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    About time they start dying one by one!!!!!

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 17:38 , Anonymous Boko Haram Vindicates Odumegwu Ojukwu said...

    Boko Haram Justifies Biafra And Vindicates Odumegwu Ojukwu.


    http://saharareporters.com/article/boko-haram-justifies-biafra-and-vindicates-odumegwu-ojukwu

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 17:40 , Anonymous andee said...

    Rest in peace Ikemba, you are truly a legend of our time. Bye.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 18:04 , Anonymous Sweet Lover said...

    Finally, i can have my sweet Bianca all to myself.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 19:05 , Blogger NigeriaPolitricks.com said...

    This was one very intelligent Nigerian stateman and a freedom fighter to boot!...and it's sad that we dont have leaders of his caliber anymore. Gone are the days when Nigeria was blessed with visionary leaders like the Awolowo's, Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Enahoro....now days, we are bedevilled with hogwash career politicians and bootlicking sycophants who are bent on ruining our great country Nigeria.
    Just take a moment of your time and listen to our "heroes past" as they speak the Queen's English...their command of the English language was flawless and breathtaking! You couldn't be any prouder for being a Nigerian, because our leaders had vision and foresight for this great country! But today, the Jonathan's of this world are making a mockery of the once great "Giant of Africa!"
    Adios Ikemba!

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 19:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @Funky Diva you are a nasty piece of work! You can express your sympathy without insulting a whole group of people! by your words , you show that you are no better than the hausa/fulani that you so disparage! SHAME on you!

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 19:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    RIP SIR.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 19:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ikemba may your soul rest in perfect peace.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 19:54 , Anonymous Funky Diva said...

    @Anon November 26, 2011 7:15 PM
    You and Boko Haram should drink bleach and jump off a cliff. Your celebration will not last. We will bring tears to your ancestors and unborn children for all the Christians and my people your Frankenstein ancestors and Boko Haram massacred in northern Nigerian from 1945 to 2011.

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 21:38 , Blogger oscar said...

    OJUKWU was a king, a legend, a charismatic hero. He was an epitome of charisma and above all he loved his people and meant well for them..... could there be a replacement or anyone to fit into his shoes considering the crop of vision-less and greedy leaders we have this time around. GOODBYE Ikemmba

     
  • At 26 November 2011 at 22:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As an Ibo girl and better blogger/ journalist of repute Linda you no try at all, this should have been the top news today not at bottom. So he finally passed on, Nigeria has lost another great icon.....RIP Dim!

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 00:19 , Anonymous JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE said...

    Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933-2011).

    _ _ _ _

    Ojukwu’s place in history assured – President Goodluck Jonathan (President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria).

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 00:56 , Anonymous Henry Iwuanyanwu said...

    Every true Igbo is very proud of Ezeigbo and the Okenwa (great son) of Igboland.

    RIP, Ojukwu.

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 04:05 , Blogger dyzl said...

    Linda, I have issues with ur labelling of Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu as d Biafran war lord (or warlord). Don't just copy & paste things, try & read them critically too, b4 publishing.
    Ojukwu was d only undisputed head of d Igbos worldwide (EZE IGBO GBURUGBURU). Even d Great Zik of Africa was not accorded dat title! B4 him dere was no such title, after him dere'll neva be anoda.
    He wz not a warlord. He wz Biafra's true leader.
    Adieu, Ikemba.
    Adieu, EZE IGBO GBURUGBURU!

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 06:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm Yoruba, but I have great respect for this man. May his gentle soul rest in peace. One love, Nigeria.

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 07:27 , Anonymous concerned Guy said...

    REST IN PEACE ONE OF THE GREATEST MAN OF NIGERIA,MAY YOUR SOUL FIND PEACE

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 10:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rip

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 15:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you are the moses of biafran nation how i wish your still white us to see nigerdelta milltant bokoharam fule sudsidyremovel and K/R i mean seven plague came upon the egyptans before there will let us go. we love you may your soul rest in peace amen.

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 16:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ funky dipshit 7:45, you're obviously an ill bred guttersnipe! Why make the assumption that I'm hausa/fulani, I'm not! I'm just ashamed that a wretch like you is Igbo! Definitely not a credit to the great Ojukwu. You are the type of people we don't need in Nigeria!

     
  • At 27 November 2011 at 23:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @Anon November 27, 2011 4:20 PM. Boko Haram appeaser, you seem proud of Boko Haram. Clap for yourself. I can’t stand stupid morons like you and your murderous Arab (slaves) ancestors. And if you are Igbo (as you claimed), damn you x 100 times. On behalf of Ohaneze Ndigbo (worldwide), I disown you. Where was you when christians and peoples of the South-South and South East of Nigeria where deliberately and systematically being massacred by Hausa / Fulani leaders and islamists to destabilise Nigeria and create an excuse for perpetual Islamic Hausa / Fulani dominance of the leadership of Nigeria? Why did they intensify their attacks after a Christian, Goodluck Jonathan became the President? We are not going to sit on our hands while they slaughter our people in northern nigeria. If it takes a hundred years, we will retaliate. An eye for their two eyes. Remember that. One by one, northern leaders will suffer seizure and heart attacks. It shall never be well Hausa / Fulani people and their descendants. Mark my work. Damn you, Damn Boko Haram. Damn how you feel about my comment. Y'all will end up in Sahara Desert where your Hausa / Fulani ancestors originally came from. My comment don't have to please you. Nigeria is not a totalitarian or Islamic country. I have freedom of thought. Remember that. I have freedom of speech. Your damn Boko Haram ancestors will take away everyone's freedom of speech and trample on personal liberties if they succeed in turning Nigerian into Islamic Republic of Nigeria. How dare you pathethic moron attack my comment? I made my comment and I stand by it. You got no phukin right to attack anyone's commrnt. Drink bleach and throw yo stupid arse off a cliff, you tramp. Now, piss off. 

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 04:16 , Anonymous Kinns said...

    GOODNIGHT OJUKWU,GOODNIGHT.THE LAST GENE OF A COURAGEOUS ERA.U WILL 4EVA LIVE IN OUR HEARTS TILL DAT BRIGHT RESSURECTION MORNING.ADIEU DIM OF GENERATIONS TO COME,WE FARE THEE WELL.

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 09:18 , Blogger omoiya said...

    Onu na ekwuru Ndi igbo, Ina ba go? Kedu ife anyi ga eme? Odogwu, Ogbuefi, Gaga nogwu, Onwero ife mere gi, Ndi Ibo Kwu gi na Azu, Cha Cha Cha Igbo kwenu, Rie nu, Sacha nu,
    He is A hero that his Trade mark will ever live in us, We will always honor your Royalty, Till the next Generation. May your Soul Rest in Peace, We Love you and we will ever Love you

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 09:19 , Blogger omoiya said...

    Onu na ekwuru Ndi igbo, Ina ba go? Kedu ife anyi ga eme? Odogwu, Ogbuefi, Gaga nogwu, Onwero ife mere gi, Ndi Ibo Kwu gi na Azu, Cha Cha Cha Igbo kwenu, Rie nu, Sacha nu,
    He is A hero that his Trade mark will ever live in us, We will always honor your Royalty, Till the next Generation. May your Soul Rest in Peace, We Love you and we will ever Love you

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 12:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nwoke ukwu,Ikemba RIP

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 12:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My hero has gone the way of all mortals.Someone said and I agree that;
    “The nation will miss this solid voice from the East of the Niger, this leader of men who stood firmly by his people all through his journey in life. Dim was never given to prevarication nor was he the type that would genuflect on issues"
    Just like the Yorubas and Hausas will never forget Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello respectively,so the Igbos will never forget you...IKEMBA we'll always love and cherish your memory...Adieu

     
  • At 28 November 2011 at 16:50 , Anonymous DUMEBI said...

    MMMMNNNNNHHHM!.......DIM ODIMEGWU OJUKWU THE GREAT IS GONE,I AM PROUD OF YOU,MAY WE FIND YOUR REPLICANT TO TAKE OFF WHERE YOU STOPPED........IF THERE IS ONE,,RIDE ON TO YOUR PLACE OF REST.....ADIEU,BYE BYE, DIKEEEEEEE!!!

     
  • At 29 November 2011 at 01:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    anon @ 11:44pm. Thank you, God bless you.

    R.I.P Mr Ojukwu. Igbo kwenu. I'm happy the country is not divided. I love my igbo and yoruba brothers and sisters. One love.

     
  • At 29 November 2011 at 01:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    anon @ 11:44pm. Thank you, God bless you.

    R.I.P Mr Ojukwu. Igbo kwenu. I'm happy the country is not divided. I love my igbo and yoruba brothers and sisters. One love.

     
  • At 3 December 2011 at 03:52 , Anonymous Boko Haram Murders More Christians said...

    Muslim Extremists, Boko Haram, Destroy Lives, Church Buildings in Geidam, Yobe State, Nigeria.

    One woman, three girls killed as northeastern states of Yobe, Bauchi heat up. In Nigeria’s increasingly dangerous northeast, Muslim extremists in this town in Yobe state helped members of the Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram destroy five church buildings last Saturday (Nov. 26), while previously in neighboring Bauchi state Islamic radicals killed four Christians, including three girls. Boko Haram members’ weekend rampage in the Yobe state town of Geidam destroyed all Christian-owned businesses, as area Muslims pointed them out for the sect raiders, according to local Christians. Five of the eight church buildings in town were ruined, and the violence displaced about 700 Christians, sources said. When Compass visited the town on Tuesday (Nov. 29), only two of the eight pastors in the town remained. The other six pastors and their families had fled. The Rev. Amos Ajeje, 48, vice chairman of the Geidam chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, told Compass that local Muslims assisted Boko Haram members in carrying out the attacks on Christians. He said the attack by Boko Haram, which seeks to impose a stricter version of sharia (Islamic law) than that already in place in northern Nigeria and expand it to the rest of the country, had driven all other Christians from town. “There are no more Christians in this town,” Ajeje said. “All shops belonging to Christians have been looted and then destroyed by these Muslims. 

    Source: http://goo.gl/qFBRk

     

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