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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Bloody Legacy of Usman Dan Fodio (Part 2)- Femi Fani-Kayode

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Permit me to indulge in a quick aside and take you into a brief journey of discovery into the deep and devious mind of Lugard. On September 8th 2015, in an essay titled 'Lord Lugard's Magic and Flora Shaw's Spell', I wrote the following:

"In 1916, Lord Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, the 1st Baron Lugard, the fourteenth Governor of Hong Kong and the first Governor-General of Nigeria, said the following:

 “Lagos has for 20 years opposed every Governor and has fomented strife and bloodshed in the hinterland. I have spent the best part of my life in Africa; my aim has been the betterment of the natives for whom I have been ready to give my life. 

But after some 29 years, and after nearly 12 years as Governor here, I am free to say that the people of Lagos and indeed the westerners are the lowest, the most seditious and disloyal, the most purely prompted by self-seeking money motives of any people I have met.”

As if that were not bad enough, two years later, on September 25th, 1918, in a letter to his colleague Walter H. Lang, Lugard wrote the following: 

“The Hausa-Fulani has no ideals, no ambitions save such as sensual in character. He is a fatalist, spendthrift and a gambler. He is gravely immoral and is seriously diseased that he is a menace to any community to which he seeks to attach himself.”

Lugard didn’t stop there. In his book titled 'The Dual Mandate' (pg. 70) of 1926, he wrote the following:

“In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person. LACKING IN SELF-CONTROL, DISCIPLINE, AND FORESIGHT. 

Naturally courageous, and naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond of music and loving weapons as an oriental loves jewelry. 

HIS THOUGHTS ARE CONCENTRATED ON THE EVENTS AND FEELINGS OF THE MOMENT, and he suffers little from the apprehension for the future, or grief for the past. His mind is far nearer to the animal world than that of the European or Asiatic, and exhibits something of the animals’ placidity and want of desire to rise beyond the State he has reached. 

Through the ages THE AFRICAN APPEARS TO HAVE EVOLVED NO ORGANISED RELIGIOUS CREED, and though some tribes appear to believe in a deity, the religious sense seldom rises above pantheistic animalism and seems more often to take the form of a vague dread of the supernatural. 

HE LACKS THE POWER OF ORGANISATION, and is conspicuously deficient in the management and control alike of men or business. HE LOVES THE DISPLAY OF POWER, but fails to realise its responsibility… he will work hard with a less incentive than most races. 

He has the courage of the fighting animal, an instinct rather than a moral virtue… In brief, the virtues and defects of this race-type are those of attractive children, whose confidence when it is won is given ungrudgingly as to an older and wiser superior and without envy. 

Perhaps the two traits which have impressed me as those most characteristic of the African native are HIS LACK OF APPREHENSION AND HIS LACK OF ABILITY TO VISUALISE THE FUTURE.”


These were the views of the principal architect and great grandfather of our modern nation-state whose wife, Flora Shaw, gave us the name 'Nigeria'. When translated from latin that name means "the area of darkness". 

To the both spouses we were nothing but that darkness and a convenient commercial venture which was to be milked dry for its mineral resources. 

That was the mindset of the man who famously proclaimed that northern Nigeria was the "poor husband" whilst the south was the "rich wife" and that "their marriage must last forever". 

The fact that that "rich southern wife" has been held back, brutalised, traumatised, cheated, robbed, raped and sodomised over the last two hundred years by that "poor northern husband" is of no issue to evil-minded, greedy and calculating men like Lugard.  

Theirs is to keep our people in perpetual bondage and to ensure that our internal colonial masters continue to destroy our destinies, smite our fortunes and blight our future. 


And nothing seems to have changed. Two hundred and twelve years after Dan Fodio's onslaught in what was to later become northern Nigeria and fifty six years after his great grandson, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the erstwhile Saurdana of Sokoto and the man that I have described as the 'second Mahdi of Nigeria', proclaimed that it was his intention to "dip the Koran in the Atlantic ocean" and thereby Islamise and conquer the people of the south, their descendants are attempting to do precisely the same thing under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari. 

Chief Solomon Asemota SAN captured the moment in a graphic and accurate manner in an excellent essay part of which reads as follows:

"Islamist Jihadists of the Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri Ethnic Nationalities, who are Negroid immigrants to Nigeria, are pushing the nation to an implosion. It is therefore imperative that the remaining 386 Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria should, as a matter of priority, convene a Conference to demonstrate to the few Islamist Jihadists of the three Ethnic Nationalities the grave danger of Islamism as a system of governance.  

Nigerians are reminded that the present distress in the nation is not an act of God but man-made. The brazen and audacious imposition of Islamist Jihadists into key positions in the country is not an expression of religious piety but a deliberate manipulation of religion for cultural and political domination by three Ethnic Groups. 

This Agenda commenced in 1975 after the overthrow of General Gowon. The Islamist Jihadists are a violent and domineering strain of Islam rejected by mainstream Muslims"- ('DISCRIMINATORY APPOINTMENTS AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS IN NIGERIA', Naij. Com, Trent On Line, 10th August 2016).

Asemota has put it very well. This is the challenge that we face in Nigeria today. Buhari, who I have described as the 'third Mahdi of Nigeria' has perfected the script and he is executing the master plan and the not-so-hidden agenda with ruthless precision. 

It is left for us to either continue to act as if all is well and continue to wallow in our ignorance, self-pity and shameful cowardice or to stand up, step up to the plate, confront the challenge, say it as it is, do what is necessary and resist it with every fibre of our being. 

Those that believe in the agenda of the three Mahdi's and that subscribe to their views are nothing short of modern-day terrorists and their intent is to kill, destroy, enslave and subjugate.

We must never succumb to them. We must resist their tyranny and oppression. We must shed the toga of political correctness and uproot them from our land. 

We must remember who we are, where we came from, what we stand for and refuse to shy away from fighting for our rights.

The 'gospel' of Usman Dan Fodio and his legacy of blood, compulsion, death and destruction cannot be a lasting foundation for any civilised modern-nation state and we must rid ourselves of it. Such a foundation is not of God and therefore it cannot endure.

We must repent and make reparations for the oceans of innocent blood that was spilt in our nation by Usman Dan Fodio and his descendants over the last two hundred years and we must appease the affected souls.

We must pray to the Lord God of Hosts and to the God of Heaven for forgiveness for our cowardice and complicity and we must rededicate our nation to the Ancient of Days if we want to break the spell, break the curse, rid ourselves of the jinx and be free from His judgement.

Permit me to end this contribution with a word for those that have chosen to support and assist our collective oppressors and who consistently defend and rationalise their wickedness, tyranny and murderous ways. 
I proclaim that the blood of all those that have been slaughtered over the last two hundred years in the name of ethnic domination, conquest and jihad shall haunt you and yours from generation to generation. The Prophet Obadiah said, 

“all your allies will turn against you. They will help to chase you from your land. They will promise you peace while plotting to deceive and destroy you. Your trusted friends will set traps for you, and you won’t even know about it"-(Obadiah 1:7). 

This shall be the portion of our collective enemies and those that stand with them to impose their faith, to terrorise our people, to kill our loved ones, to enslave our children, to take our land, to rubbish our heritage, to destroy our future and to bury the gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

39 comments:

vinna saviour said...

Nice one sir

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Not in d mood to read


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Uju Phil said...

Bravo 👏 👏 give it to 'em! 😁

Saphire Muna said...

Son of most high.... Heavenly son.... Keep educating us sir... God blessings will never seize from you.... Knowledge is power















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livingstone chibuike said...

FFK u always make sense

Anonymous said...

Those that beat the drums of war should be ready to dance to it

Anonymous said...

A BIG AMEN to that prayer IJN!

Anonymous said...

A BIG AMEN to that prayer IJN!

Chidubem Ifediniru said...

There is sense even in nonsense.

But why all this realization from FFK now?When he was in power was he blind or what.......why is he now ranting like a child who lost a lollipop?

uwa nkea said...

May the Almighty God continue to bless and protect FFK and Fayose. The Messiahs of our time.

Anonymous said...

May that causes be upon Bonario and Juliet iwuno in Jesus name, Amen. Nothing concern me and Aboki because he's caused already as a Muslim.

Anonymous said...

May that causes be upon Bonario and Juliet iwuno in Jesus name, Amen. Nothing concern me and Aboki because he's caused already as a Muslim.

Juliet Iwuno said...

No time to waste time! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

We perish because we ve left the place of knowledge, money is now the principle thing. The gratest discovery is the discovery of TRUTH. Thank sir & may God keep you away from those wicked money.

OSINANL said...

FFK ALWAYS MAKING SENSE

Ossy Uche said...

This wailing are really confusing. Some are wailing for funs and their own glory while some are wailing for their rights. How do we understand those who are wailing for equal rights and for the redemption of common man.? No politician is God sent to Me, all of them remains the same.

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

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edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Too much sense in this though.....
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okoroma said...

Nice post, I think FFK you forgot something, the problem of nigeria is not only jihadist muslim but also our politicians, show me A clean politician and I will show you a cow that have no blood. The dream you have for nigeria can not be complete, if nigerian will be like advance county like the usa, korea, japan, england, germany, saudi arabia and even small ghana we have to flush out all our politicians that brought us here, in your write up u said something like the blood of all those killed by usman danfodio should be appeased, what about the blood of those pitiable nigerians that were killed by our politicians greed due to lack of good road that lead to accidents of many, lack of medical facilities, plane crashes, injustice, insecurity, even the blood of those that were used for political tugs, riots and rituals, while you politicians fly abroad for medicals, shopping, schooling, even spending our oil money to own estate, shopping malls, farm,hotel, hostel, filling stations, schools, even on prostitutes of various sizes and skin color etc. FFK don't you think such bloods of this pitiable nigerians worth to be appeased? The only way nigeria could be made better is when all politicians present and past are killed. Don't think you are innocent I promise u soon that revolution will start and your skull will roll too. our politicians have mortgage the future of this country and not even the so called CHANGE can help us, change begins when all politicians(pdp, apc, etc) are flushed to hell. ##OPERATION LION SMILE loading......##

okoroma said...

Nice post, I think FFK you forgot something, the problem of nigeria is not only jihadist muslim but also our politicians, show me A clean politician and I will show you a cow that have no blood. The dream you have for nigeria can not be complete, if nigerian will be like advance county like the usa, korea, japan, england, germany, saudi arabia and even small ghana we have to flush out all our politicians that brought us here, in your write up u said something like the blood of all those killed by usman danfodio should be appeased, what about the blood of those pitiable nigerians that were killed by our politicians greed due to lack of good road that lead to accidents of many, lack of medical facilities, plane crashes, injustice, insecurity, even the blood of those that were used for political tugs, riots and rituals, while you politicians fly abroad for medicals, shopping, schooling, even spending our oil money to own estate, shopping malls, farm,hotel, hostel, filling stations, schools, even on prostitutes of various sizes and skin color etc. FFK don't you think such bloods of this pitiable nigerians worth to be appeased? The only way nigeria could be made better is when all politicians present and past are killed. Don't think you are innocent I promise u soon that revolution will start and your skull will roll too. our politicians have mortgage the future of this country and not even the so called CHANGE can help us, change begins when all politicians(pdp, apc, etc) are flushed to hell. ##OPERATION LION SMILE loading......##

Anonymous said...

Wow... this is so true!

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nice

ozovehe aliyu said...

FFK. u will get tired very soon.

Anonymous said...

FFK is brewing a brew he will not be there to drink. Anyone who takes this talkative seriously and allows his/herself to be polluted by this political prostitute, who can run away when the heat is turned on him, while have themselves to blame. FFK and likes should stop talking or stirring trouble. The best thing anyone opposition to the North can do or to the PMB-led govt is to do what Chief Obafemi Awolowo did in his time - do better that the govt in power by empowering your people. In his time, Awolowo was the opposition but he spoke with action and he gave free education and books to people of the south west or where his party controlled without the money from the govt in power. FFK and the likes, after falling out of the govt of the day and after filling their pockets with Nigeria's money now come to write what is deranged brain after smoking weeds and sniffing cocaine tell him. Stop playing religion and tribal politics with Nigerians.

FredLaw said...

Yep! And it all began with making the country ungovernable

Paul Daclergy said...

nice one sir. we need serious prayers in this nation and Men to stand in the gap to resist this evil islamic agender. keep educating us sir

Vivian Reginalds said...

haha FFK are u bored?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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Anonymous said...

Linder why do you keep posting dumb things like this? does this man amuse you or he pays you?
Your post are always bias and one sided, learn to have an open mind and be more interlectual.You have a platform and i understand your an entertainment blogger but if you keep dabbling into politics you might as well do it with class and it is important to know and be responsible for your post. This man is arrogant, dump and stupid and by posting his rubbish you keep encouraging him,your powerful and you can choose to use your platform for positive things not dump things like this.You can do better linder and you should start doing better else i'll stop reading your blog and yes i am highly opinionated.

Unknown said...

This man is creating hatred. I fear for all his articles.

Yusuf Dimas said...

The man just likes too much grammar... it is now that U're no more in power that your brain is booting up properly... carry on sir!

kingsley aniuba said...

FFK may your days be long because you keep empowering us with information

Anonymous said...

FFK is crying when the head is already off: The Koran has not only been dipped but submerged, in the sea and ocean long ago as Ahmadu Bello declared. With Yoruba leaders like Bola Tinubu, Alaafin of Oyo, the Oba of Lagos as Muslims how can we say the Koran must not touch the sea? That is anachronism. The highly mentally advanced Igbos saw what was coming and tried to stop it but myopic minority tribal Lilliputs like Yakubu Gowan with Yoruba opportunists like Obafemi Awolowo sabotaged their efforts. Now all the non-Fulani tribes, including the Hausa, are stewing in their own juices.

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Teetod said...

Yes. True words

Anonymous said...

I feel really bad for this country FFK may be wailing as some of you have tag it but the truth must be told by someone

Barnabas said...

So,
When GEJ was president for six years, he continued with the northern agenda to Islamise under the watch of this writer, same applies to 8 years of OBJ rules to which this writer was privy.
Someone was forcing OBJ and GEJ to continue the trend and this writer kept quiet for 14 years that he was part of the government.

Akan Ubong said...

he that has ears let him hear what the spirit is saying to the church....

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