Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe, PhD, DDOdogwu of Ibusa, Delta State, Nigeria
Research Fellow@Exile, Institute of African Studies,University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: FULANI ETHNO-ISLAMIC CONSPIRACY AND YORUBA SUBJUGATION—From Aare Afonja to Asiwaju Tinubu, Lagos: Masterbuilder Communications, 2022
DELIVERED FROM THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON: Face-To-Face Encounter With Islamist Terrorism Washington DC and London: Academica Press, 2020
THE AFRICAN THEATER OF THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT: Studies in Arab Neo-Colonialism in Black Africa Washington DC: Academica Press Inc., 2019THE IGBO AND THEIR NRI NEIGHBOURS Enugu : SNAAP Press Limited, 2007; and 9 others.
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre;The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”That was W. B. Yeats’ poetic verse in his “Second Coming” that gave Chinua Achebe the title of his iconic novel Things Fall Apart. To parody Chinua Achebe from his inference on the above poetic verse: How do you think we can fight when our own brothers have turned against us? The Fulani is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his cows. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.How can we explain the fact that Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa the Governor of Delta State who hosted the entire Southern Governors where it was declared that power must shift to the South shamelessly became the agent that sabotaged the same decision by becoming the Vice Presidential candidate of another Northerner; another Fulani and another Muslim?How can we explain, except by incident of clannish saboteur syndrome the fact that the current Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, initiator of the now punitive new re-design naira currency Godwin Emefiele is not only a Southerner but Ifeanyi Okowa’s kinsman?How can we explain the fact that under Godwin Emefiele’s watch many Southerners have died of hunger and their businesses closed because of the scarcity of the new naira currency notes?How can we explain the fact that under the watch of Godwin Emefiele commercial banks in Southern Nigeria and their innocent members of staff are being attacked while those in the northern part of Nigeria operate smoothly? How can we explain the fact that under the watch of Godwin Emefiele while the people of Southern Nigeria cannot have access to the new naira notes from the commercial banks in both urban and rural areas, the staff of his Central Bank of Nigeria are going into remote areas in Northern Nigeria personally swapping the new naira notes with the old ones from the villagers?How can we explain the fact that while all the commercial banks in Southern Nigeria are currently closed for operation in protest, those in Northern Nigeria, including Zenith Bank owned jointly by Godwin Emefiele and his kinsman Jim Ovia, and, United Bank for Africa (UBA) owned by his another kinsman Tony Elumelu are discretely operating, serving the financial needs of PDP and their Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar?The pertinent question is, does Godwin Emefiele deserve to live under the ensuing circumstances; for as the Bible rightly put it, the wicked shall never go unpunished? That Godwin Emefiele is a very wicked man cannot be debated. The second pertinent question is, shall Nigerians accept any Presidential election which declares Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the winner conducted under the present circumstances?