SOUTH NIGERIA ……. “Together we stand”

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ODUDUWA

THE PEOPLES’ REPUBLIC OF ODUDUWA

Oduduwa Republic was officially declared on the 22nd of March, 2012.

SOUTH NIGERIA REPUBLIC consists of the following 25 (Twenty Five) states namely; Lagos, Rivers, Ondo, Ogun, Edo, Oyo, Osun, Delta, Kwara, Kebbi, Ekiti, Kogi, Benue, Ebonyi, Enugu, Bayelsa, Anambra, Cross River, Abia, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Nasarawa, Taraba, Adamawa and Abuja states.

 

SOUTHERN NIGERIA
Country

SOUTH NIGERIA, officially the The Peoples’ Republic of SOUTH NIGERIA, is a constitutional monarch republic comprising 25 states from the Old Nigerian Union. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and the rest of Nigeria (Arewa) in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Oduduwa are the Yorubas, Igbos and Tivs.

The name SOUTH NIGERIA was taken from the originate history running through the country, to represent the Southern Protectorate from its amalgamation in 1914. The British colonised Nigeria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, setting up administrative structures and law while recognizing traditional chiefs.

Nigeria became independent again in 1960. Several years later, it had civil war as Biafra tried to establish independence. Military governments in times of crisis have alternated with democratically elected governments.

THE NIGERIAN PEACE PROCESS

Since 2002 there have been a spate of clashes, particularly in the North of the country, between government forces and the Islamist group Boko Haram, militant jihadists who seek to establish sharia law, this continued till 2013 when Resolution 34 (b) took effect South Nigeria continued to be decleared.

SECTION 34(b) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH NIGERIA

RESOLUTION 34(D)

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This resolution was initiated by 11 northern states of Nigeria.  Sharia law, used only in the predominantly Muslim north of the country (AREWA) is an Islamic legal system which had been used long before the colonial administration in Nigeria but was politicised and spearheaded in Zamfara in late 1999 and eleven other states followed suit. These states are Kano, Katsina, Niger, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Gombe, Sokoto, Jigawa, Yobe, and Kebbi, constituting the beginning of a country, called AREWA.

BOKO HARAM

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THE CONSTITUTED SOUTH NIGERIA, NIGERIAN PEACE PROCESS

Oduduwa was later constituted by its’ first Founding and National party, Democratically Elected Party, Oduduwa, after nearly 20 years of delibration, consisting Oduduwa states, including the State of Biafra to form SOUTH NIGERIA.

Oduduwa is roughly divided in half between Muslims and Christians, all living together as one. A very small minority practice traditional religions, although the rate of syncretism is high.

Southern Nigeria consists of the Yorubas’, Tivs, Nupes’, Igbiras’, Igalas’, Edos’, Ibos’, Idomas’, Efiks’, Jukuns’, Ekois’, Borims, Ibibios’, Ijaws’ and Itsekris.

The People of South Nigeria have an extensive history. Archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BC. The area around the Benue and Cross River is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BC and the 2nd millennium.

The Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo in Oduduwa became prominent in the 12th and 14th century respectively. Yoruba mythology states that Ile-Ife is the source of the human race and that it pre-dates any other civilization. The oldest signs of human settlement dates back to the 9th century. Ifẹ produced terracotta and bronze figures, and Ọyọ once extended from western Nigeria to Togo. The Kingdom of Benin is located in Central-Oduduwa. Benin’s power lasted between the 15th and 19th century. Their dominance reached as far as the city of Eko (an Edo name later changed to Lagos by the Portuguese) and further.

The Kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people started in the 10th century and continued until it lost its sovereignty to the British in 1911. It was the oldest kingdom in Nigeria. Nri was ruled by the Eze Nri, and the city of Nri is considered to be the foundation of Igbo culture. Nri and Aguleri, where the Igbo creation myth originates, are in the territory of the Umeuri clan; they trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri. The oldest pieces of bronzes made out of the lost-wax process in West Africa were from Igbo Ukwu, a city under Nri influence.

The people traded overland with traders from North Africa for centuries. In the 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to begin trade in Nigeria, in the port they named Lagos and in Calabar. The Europeans traded goods with the peoples of the coast. Soon they also negotiated for a portion of the existing African slave trade. Traditionally, peoples captured in war were made slaves by the conquerors. Usually they were taken back to the conquerors’ territory, put to work and sometimes acculturated and eventually absorbed into the other culture. When the Europeans entered the trade, they transported slaves mostly to the Americas to work as laborers. Particularly in what became the United States, slavery became a permanent racial caste to which people of African descent were confined. The demands of the slave trade produced a greater market in slaves than had existed before. Nigerian ethnic groups, from where Oduduwa transpires, were transported to the Americas and the Caribbean as part of the African diaspora of slavery.

Colonization
Main article: Colonial Nigeria
Benin city in the 17th century with the Oba of Benin in procession. This image appeared in a European book, Description of Africa, published in Amsterdam in 1668.

The slave trade was joined by Great Britain and France. The colonial era is considered to date from 1800, when Great Britain did With rising anti-slavery sentiment in Great Britain, it abolished its international slave trade in 1807 together with the United States. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Great Britain established the West Africa Squadron in an attempt to halt the international traffic in slaves. It stopped ships of other nations that were leaving the African coast with slaves; sometimes it would take the freed slaves to Sierra Leone, its colony in West Africa, rather than return the people to the risk of renewed slavery in other coastal states.

In 1885, British claims to a West African sphere of influence received recognition from other European nations. The following year, it chartered the Royal Niger Company under the leadership of Sir George Taubman Goldie. In 1900 the company’s territory came under the control of the British government, which moved to consolidate its hold over the area of modern Nigeria. On 1 January 1901, Nigeria became a British protectorate, part of the British Empire, the foremost world power at the time. The independent kingdoms of what later became Nigeria fought many wars against the British Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries trying to regain independence. By war the British conquered Benin in 1897, and in the Anglo-Aro War from 1901—1902 defeated other opponents. The restraint or complete destruction of these states opened up the Niger area to British rule.

In 1914, the British formally united the Niger area as the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Administratively, Nigeria remained divided into the northern and southern provinces and Lagos Colony. The people of the South, with more interaction with the British and other Europeans due to the coastal economy, adopted Western education and developed a modern economy more rapidly than in the north. Many of its elite’s sons went to Great Britain for education. The regional differences continue to be expressed in Nigeria’s political life as well. For instance, northern Nigeria did not outlaw slavery until 1936.

Following World War II, in response to the growth of Nigerian nationalism and demands for independence, successive constitutions legislated by the British government moved Nigeria toward self-government on a representative and increasingly federal basis. By the middle of the 20th century, the great wave for independence was sweeping across Africa. Nigeria became independent in 1960.

Nigerian Independence

On 1 October 1960, Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Nigeria’s government was a coalition of conservative parties: the Nigerian People’s Congress (NPC), a party dominated by Northerners and those of the Islamic faith; and the Igbo and Christian-dominated National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, who became Nigeria’s maiden Governor-General in 1960. Forming the opposition was the comparatively liberal Action Group (AG), which was largely dominated by the Yoruba and led by Obafemi Awolowo. The cultural and political differences among Nigeria’s dominant ethnic groups: the Hausa (‘Northerners’), Igbo (‘Easterners’) and Yoruba (‘Westerners’), were sharp.

An imbalance was created in the polity by the result of the 1961 plebiscite. Southern Cameroon opted to join the Republic of Cameroon while northern Cameroon chose to remain in Nigeria. The northern part of the country was now far larger than the southern part. The nation parted with its British legacy in 1963 by declaring itself a Federal Republic, with Azikiwe as its first president. When elections were held in 1965, the Nigerian National Democratic Party came to power in Nigeria’s Western Region.

Civil War
Main article: Nigerian Civil War
Severely malnourished woman during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 1960s.

The disequilibrium and perceived corruption of the electoral and political process led in 1966 to several back-to-back military coups. The first was in January and led by a collection of young leftists under Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna and Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. It was partially successful; the coup plotters murdered Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Premier Ahmadu Bello of the Northern Region and Premier Ladoke Akintola of the Western Region. Despite this, they could not set up a central government. President Nwafor Orizu was then pressured to hand over government to the Nigeria Army, under the command of General JTU Aguyi-Ironsi.

The coup was counter-acted by another successful plot, supported primarily by Northern military officers and Northerners who favoured the NPC, it was engineered by Northern officers, which allowed Lt Colonel Yakubu Gowon to become head of state. This sequence of events led to an increase in ethnic tension and violence. The Northern coup, motivated by ethnic and religious reasons, resulted in the deaths of many military officers and civilians, especially those of Igbo descent.

The violence against the Igbo increased their desire for autonomy. By May 1967, the Eastern Region voted to declare independence as a state called the Republic of Biafra, under the leadership of Lt Colonel Emeka Ojukwu. The Nigerian Civil War began as the Nigerian (Western and Northern) side attacked Biafra (South-eastern) on 6 July 1967 at Garkem. The 30 month war, with a long siege of Biafra and its isolation from trade and supplies, ended in January 1970. Estimates of the number of dead in the former Eastern Region are between 1 and 3 million people, from warfare, disease, and starvation, during the 30-month civil war .
Military Juntas
Main article: Nigerian military juntas of 1966–1979 and 1983–1998

During the oil boom of the 1970s, Nigeria joined OPEC, and the huge revenue generated made the economy richer, although the military administration did nothing to improve the standard of living of the population, or to help the small and medium businesses, or even invest in the infrastructure. As oil revenues fueled the rise of federal subventions to states, the federal government became the centre of political struggle and the threshold of power in the country. As oil production and revenue rose, the Nigerian government created a dangerous situation as it became increasingly dependent on oil revenues and the international commodity markets for budgetary and economic concerns; it did not build economic stability. That spelled doom to federalism in Nigeria.

Beginning in 1979, Nigerians participated in a brief return to democracy when Olusegun Obasanjo transferred power to the civilian regime of Shehu Shagari. The Shagari government became viewed as corrupt and incompetent by virtually all sectors of Nigerian society. The military coup of Muhammadu Buhari shortly after the regime’s fraudulent re-election in 1984 was generally viewed as a positive development by most of the population. Buhari promised major reforms, but his government fared little better than its predecessor. His regime was overthrown by another military coup in 1985.
Nigerian soldiers in October 2004, part of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur, prepare to embark on a U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo plane.

The new head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, declared himself president and commander in chief of the armed forces and the ruling Supreme Military Council. He set 1990 as the official deadline for a return to democratic governance. Babangida’s tenure was marked by a flurry of political activity: he instituted the International Monetary Fund’s Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) to aid in the repayment of the country’s crushing international debt, which most federal revenue was dedicated to servicing. He enrolled Nigeria in the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, which aggravated religious tensions in the country.

After Babangida survived an abortive coup, he pushed back the promised return to democracy to 1992. Free and fair elections were finally held on 12 June 1993, showing a presidential victory for Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Babangida chose to annul the elections, leading to mass civilian violent protests which effectively shut down the country for weeks. This forced Babangida to keep his promise to relinquish office to a civilian-run government, but not before appointing Ernest Shonekan as head of the interim government. Babangida’s regime has been considered the most corrupt, and responsible for creating a culture of corruption in Nigeria.

Shonekan’s caretaker regime was overwhelmed in late 1993 by the military coup of General Sani Abacha. Abacha oversaw brutal rule using violence on a wide scale to suppress the continuing civilian unrest. He shifted money to offshore accounts in various western European banks and voided coup plots by bribing army generals. Several hundred million dollars in accounts traced to him were discovered in 1999. The regime came to an end in 1998 when the dictator was found dead amid questionable circumstances. His successor, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, adopted a new constitution on May 5, 1999, which provided for multiparty elections. On May 29, 1999 Abubakar transferred power to the winner of the elections, Obasanjo, who had since retired from the military.
Democratization

Nigeria regained democracy in 1999 when it elected Olusegun Obasanjo, the former military head of state, as the new President of Nigeria ending almost 33 years of military rule (from 1966 until 1999) excluding the short-lived second republic (between 1979 and 1983) by military dictators who seized power in coups d’état and counter-coups during the Nigerian military juntas of 1966–1979 and 1983–1998. Although the elections which brought Obasanjo to power in 1999 and again in 2003 were condemned as unfree and unfair, Nigeria has shown marked improvements in attempts to tackle government corruption and to hasten development.

Ethnic violence over the oil producing Niger Delta region and inadequate infrastructures are some of the current issues in the country. Umaru Yar’Adua of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came into power in the general election of 2007 – an election that was witnessed and condemned by the international community as being severely flawed.

Yar’Adua died on 5 May 2010. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Yar’Adua’s replacement on 6 May 2010, becoming Nigeria’s 14th Head of State, while his vice, a former Kaduna state governor, Namadi Sambo, an architect, was chosen on 18 May 2010, by the National Assembly following President Goodluck Jonathan’s nomination for Sambo to be his Vice President.

Goodluck Jonathan served as Nigeria’s president till 16 April 2011, when a new presidential election in Nigeria was conducted. Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP was declared the winner on 19 April 2011, having won the election by a total of 22,495,187 of the 39,469,484 votes cast to stand ahead of Muhammadu Buhari from the main opposition party, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), which won 12,214,853 of the total votes cast. The international media reported the elections as having run smoothly with relatively little violence or voter fraud in contrast to previous elections.

Government and politics
Main article: Politics of Nigeria
See also: Federal Ministries of Nigeria

Nigeria was a Federal Republic modeled after the United States, with executive power exercised by the president and with overtones of the Westminster System model in the composition and management of the upper and lower houses of the bicameral legislature. The current president of Nigeria is Goodluck Jonathan, who succeeded Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to the office in 2010. The president presides as both Head of State and head of the national executive and is elected by popular vote to a maximum of two four-year terms.

The president’s power is checked by a Senate and a House of Representatives, which are combined in a bicameral body called the National Assembly. The Senate is a 109-seat body with three members from each state and one from the capital region of Abuja; members are elected by popular vote to four-year terms. The House contains 360 seats and the number of seats per state is determined by population.

Ethnocentrism, tribalism, religious persecution, and prebendalism have played a visible role in Nigerian politics both prior and subsequent to independence in 1960. Kin-selective altruism has made its way into Nigerian politics and has spurned (spurred?) various attempts by tribalists to concentrate Federal power to a particular region of their interests. Nationalism has also led to active secessionist movements such as MASSOB, Nationalist movements such as Oodua Peoples Congress, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta and a civil war. Nigeria’s three largest ethnic groups (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) have maintained historical preeminence in Nigerian politics; competition amongst these three groups has fuelled corruption and graft.

Because of the above issues, Nigeria’s current political parties are pan-national and irreligious in character (though this does not preclude the continuing preeminence of the dominant ethnicities). The major political parties at present include the ruling People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria which maintains 223 seats in the House and 76 in the Senate (61.9% and 69.7% respectively); the opposition All Nigeria People’s Party has 96 House seats and 27 in the Senate (26.6% and 24.7%). There are also about twenty other minor opposition parties registered. The immediate past president, Olusegun Obasanjo, acknowledged fraud and other electoral “lapses” but said the result reflected opinion polls. In a national television address he added that if Nigerians did not like the victory of his handpicked successor they would have an opportunity to vote again in four years.

Like in many other African societies, prebendalism and extremely excessive corruption continue to constitute major challenges to Nigeria, as vote rigging and other means of coercion are practiced by all major parties in order to remain competitive. In 1983, it was adjudged by the policy institute at Kuru that only the 1959 and 1979 elections witnessed minimal rigging.

Main article: Politics of SOUTH NIGERIA

SOUTH NIGERIA is a Republic modeled under a constitutional monarchy in an executive monarchy model, with executive power exercised by the president and with overtones of the Westminster System model in the composition and management of the upper and lower houses of the bicameral legislature.

The consists of The Office The Emperor/President of the Republic, Office of the Prime Minister, The Senate,  a 78-seat body with three members from each state ; members are elected by popular vote to four-year terms, and The House containing 200 seats and the number of seats per state is determined by population.

South Nigeria was formally declared on the 22nd of March, 2012 by its first founding and National party, following series of uproar in Nigeria, following a deliberation of over 20 years and is expected to take full effect not later that the 1st of January, 2014.

Law

Main article: Law of SOUTH NIGERIA

There are two distinct systems of law in SOUTH NIGERIA:

i.  Common law, derived from its colonial past and a development of its own after independence;
ii.  Customary law which is derived from indigenous traditional norms and practice, including the dispute resolution meetings of pre-colonial Yorubaland secret societies and the Èkpè and Okónkò of Igboland and Ibibioland;

The country has a judicial branch, the highest court of which is the Supreme Court of SOUTH NIGERIA.

Foreign relations
Main article: Foreign relations of SOUTH NIGERIA

Upon gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria made the liberation and restoration of the dignity of Africa the centerpiece of its foreign policy and played a leading role in the fight against the apartheid regime in South Africa. One notable exception to the African focus of Nigeria’s foreign policy was the close relationship the country enjoyed with Israel throughout the 1960s, with the latter country sponsoring and overseeing the construction of Nigeria’s parliament buildings.

Nigeria’s foreign policy was soon tested in the 1970s after the country emerged united from its own civil war and quickly committed itself to the liberation struggles going on in the Southern Africa sub-region. Though Nigeria never sent an expeditionary force in that struggle, it offered more than rhetoric to the African National Congress (ANC) by taking a committed tough line with regard to the racist regime and their incursions in southern Africa, in addition to expediting large sums to aid anti-colonial struggles. Nigeria was also a founding member of the Organisation for African Unity (now the African Union), and has tremendous influence in West Africa and Africa on the whole. Nigeria has additionally founded regional cooperative efforts in West Africa, functioning as standard-bearer for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and ECOMOG, economic and military organizations respectively.

With this African-centred stance, Nigeria readily sent troops to the Congo at the behest of the United Nations shortly after independence (and has maintained membership since that time); Nigeria also supported several Pan African and pro-self government causes in the 1970s, including garnering support for Angola’s MPLA, SWAPO in Namibia, and aiding anti-colonial struggles in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) military and economically.

Nigeria retains membership in the Non-Aligned Movement, and in late November 2006 organized an Africa-South America Summit in Abuja to promote what some attendees termed “South-South” linkages on a variety of fronts. Nigeria is also a member of the International Criminal Court, and the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was temporarily expelled in 1995 under the Abacha regime.

Nigeria has remained a key player in the international oil industry since the 1970s, and maintains membership in Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which it joined in July 1971. Its status as a major petroleum producer figures prominently in its sometimes vicissitudinous international relations with both developed countries, notably the United States and more recently China and developing countries, notably Ghana, Jamaica and Kenya.

Millions of Nigerians have emigrated at times of economic hardship to Europe, North America and Australia among others. It is estimated that over a million Nigerians have emigrated to the United States and constitute the Nigerian American populace. Of such Diasporic communities include the “Egbe Omo Yoruba” society.

SOUTH NIGERIA will follow and continue to build on Foreign relations inherited from Nigeria.

Military
See also: Military of SOUTH NIGERIA
Dodan Barracks, Defense Headquarters

The SOUTH NIGERIAN Military are charged with protecting The Republic, promoting SOUTH NIGERIA’s global security interests, and supporting peacekeeping efforts especially in West Africa.

The SOUTH NIGERIAN Military consist of an army, a navy, customs and an air force. The military in Nigeria played  major roles in the country’s history since independence. Various juntas have seized control of the country and ruled it through most of its history. Its last period of rule ended in 1999 following the sudden death of former dictator Sani Abacha in 1998, with his successor, Abdulsalam Abubakar, handing over power to the democratically elected government of Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

Taking advantage of its role as Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria has repositioned its military as an African peacekeeping force. Since 1995, the Nigerian military through ECOMOG mandates have been deployed as peacekeepers in Liberia (1997), Ivory Coast (1997–1999), Sierra Leone 1997–1999, and presently in Sudan’s Darfur region under an African Union mandate.

Geography
Main articles: Geography of Nigeria and Climate of Oduduwa

SOUTH NIGERIA is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and has a total area of 793,768 km,  It shares a 3,697 kilometres border with Benin (773 km), Chad (87 km), Cameroon (1690 km), and has a coastline of at least 853 km.

SOUTH NIGERIA lies between latitudes 4° and 12°N, and longitudes 2° and 15°E.

The Zuma Rock near Suleja

The highest point in SOUTH NIGERIA is Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m (7,936 ft). The main rivers are the Niger and the Benue River which converge and empty into the Niger Delta, one of the world’s largest river deltas and the location of a large area of Central African Mangroves.

SOUTH NIGERIA has a varied landscape. The far south is defined by its tropical rainforest climate, where annual rainfall is 60 to 80 inches (1,524 to 2,032 mm) a year. In the southeast stands the Obudu Plateau. Coastal plains are found in both the southwest and the southeast. This forest zone’s most southerly portion is defined as salt water swamp, also known as a mangrove swamp because of the large amount of mangroves in the area. North of this is fresh water swamp, containing different vegetation from the salt water swamp.

SOUTH NIGERIA’s most expansive topographical region is that of the valleys of the Niger and Benue River valleys (which merge into each other and form a “y” shape). To the southwest of the Niger there is “rugged” highland, and to the southeast of the Benue are hills and mountains which forms the Mambilla Plateau, the highest Plateau in SOUTH NIGERIA.

This plateau extends to the border with Cameroon, this montane land is part of the Bamenda Highlands in Cameroon. The area near the border with Cameroon close to the coast is rich rainforest and part of the Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests ecoregion, an important centre for biodiversity including the drill monkey which is only found in the wild in this area and across the border in Cameroon. It is widely believed that the areas surrounding Calabar, Cross River State, also in this forest, contain the world’s largest diversity of butterflies. The area of southern Oduduwa between the Niger and the Cross Rivers has seen its forest more or less disappear to be replaced by grassland (see Cross-Niger transition forests).

Everything in between the far south and the far north, is savannah (insignificant tree cover, with grasses and flowers located between trees), and rainfall is between 20 and 60 inches (508 and 1,524 mm) per year. The savannah zone’s three categories are Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, plains of tall grass which are interrupted by trees and the most common across the country: Sudan savannah, similar but with “shorter grasses and shorter trees; and Sahel savannah, comprised patches of grass and sand, found in the northeast. In the Sahel region, rain is less than 20 inches (508 mm) per year and the Sahara Desert is encroaching.

Environmental issues
Main article: Environmental issues in the Niger Delta

SOUTH NIGERIA’s Delta region, home of the large oil industry, experiences serious oil spills and other environmental problems, which has caused conflict.

Waste management including sewage treatment, the linked processes of deforestation and soil degradation, and climate change or global warming are the major environmental problems in Nigeria. Waste management presents problems in a mega city like Lagos and other major Nigerian cities which are linked with economic development, population growth and the inability of municipal councils to manage the resulting rise in industrial and domestic waste.

Haphazard industrial planning, increased urbanization, poverty and lack of competence of the municipal government are seen as the major reasons for high levels of waste pollution in major Nigerian cities. Some of the ‘solutions’ have been disastrous to the environment, resulting in untreated waste being dumped in places where it can pollute waterways and groundwater.

In terms of global warming, Africans contribute only about one metric ton of carbon dioxide per person per year. It is perceived by many climate change experts that food production and security in the northern Sahel region of the country will suffer as semi-arid areas will have more dry periods in the future.

Subdivisions
Main articles: States of SOUTH NIGERIA and Local Government Areas

SOUTH NIGERIA is divided into Twenty-six states, which are further sub-divided into 516 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The plethora of states, of which there were only three at independence, reflect the country’s tumultuous history and the difficulties of managing such a heterogeneous national entity at all levels of government. In some contexts, the states are aggregated into five geopolitical zones: North, East, South, Central and North

SOUTH NIGERIA has four cities with a population of over 1 million people (from largest to smallest: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, and Benin City). Lagos is the largest city in sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of over 8 million in its urban area alone.

City                             Population
Lagos                         7, 937,932
Ibadan                      3, 078, 400
Port Harcourt        1, 320,214
Benin City                1, 051,600
I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH WHOEVER THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT IS TODAY, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY TIME AND WASTE. IT IS A PITY THAT PREVIOUS YORUBA LEADERS BEFORE ME, FAILED TO ADDRESS ISSUES AFFECTING OUR REGION AND THEY HAVE SELFISHLY MANIPULATED THE SOUTHERN STATES FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN, OK….Olu Jalade, Jan 2011

OIL IS NOT THE ONLY NATURAL RESOURCE WE HAVE IN ABUNDANCE AND WHEN THE CALL CAME TO RE-CLAIM MY REGION, I WAS UP FOR IT, ESPECIALLY BEING THE EMPEROR OF THE WHOLE REGION, I OWE A DUTY AND IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY BUT THERE ARE SOME BAFFLING ISSUES I HAVE DISCOVERED OVER THIS PERIOD.

THE NORTH HAS GOLD IN ABUNDANCE BUT THE WHOLE OF NIGERIA LIVES PREDOMINANTLY ON OIL.

THE US GAVE A PREDICTION OF OUR OIL DRYING UP IN LESS THAN 15 YEARS, THEN IT HAS DOWNED ON CERTAIN PEOPLE TO PERSUADE ME TO RE-CLAIM OUR LAND, I WAS VERY RELUCTANT AT FIRST, BECAUSE I HAD ALMOST LOST INTEREST IN “ISSUES”, IT IS NOT LIKE I AM STILL GALLANTLY INTERESTED, BUT I HAVE TO DO, WHAT I HAVE TO DO. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO IGNORE THE REGION AS THEIR MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.

WE DECLARED THE REPUBLIC OF ODUDUWA, TO REAFFIRM OUR POSITIONS AND DUE TO VARIOUS UPROAR IN THE COUNTRY, PREPARE FOR THE WORST.

NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE GOLD IN THE NORTH BUT EVERYONE SHOOTS FOR OIL, OF -COURSE, IT IS DAYLIGHT ROBBERY, SO VIOLENCE HAS TO BE INVOLVED.

DON’T BE SURPRISED THAT IF NIGERIA DOES NOT MAKE IT TO 2015 AS PREDICTED BY SOME, WE WOULD BE LEFT WITH ABOUT 10 YEARS SUPPLY OF CRUDE, ACCORDING TO OUR CONCERNED SCIENTISTS AND FRIENDS AND OUR BROTHERS IN THE NORTH WOULD CONTINUE WITH THEIR EVER ABUNDANT GOLD RESOURCES, AFTER FEASTING ON OUR OIL FOR A CENTURY NOW.

WHEN THE BRITISH AMALGAMATED US, THEY WENT WITH OUR ARTS AND CRAFTS (ARTIFACTS), AND DISPLAYED THEM IN THEIR MUSEUMS, I DO NOT HEAR OF ANYTHING BEING TAKEN FROM THE NORTH.

EVENTUALLY WE GO OUR WAYS, WITH NORTHERNERS OWNING 80% OF OUR RESOURCES ALREADY AND THEIR GOLD, THEN WE IN THE SOUTH, OWNERS OF THE OIL, ARE LEFT WITH A 20% STAKE AS HOLDINGS……..

THE AMALGAMATION TO ME, THIS HAS BEEN A BRITISH/NORTHERN PROTECTORATE ARRANGEMENT FROM THE BEGINNING.
IT IS A PITY THAT WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR REASONS TO BE EXPLOITED BUT IN THE HELMS OF AFFAIRS, NIGERIA WOULD BE LEFT IN A MESS, I AM NOT COMPLAINING, DON’T GET ME WRONG, I JUST WANT THESE ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED, AS YOU ALL NEED TO KNOW THE PREDICAMENT PLANNED AGAINST THE SOUTH, NOT JUST IN THIS CURRENT GOVERNMENT, BUT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

SO THOSE CALLING FOR A ONE NIGERIA, YOU ARE SIMPLY GIVING MORE TIME TO BE EXPLOITED, AND EVENTUALLY, BE LEFT WITH NOTHING, AND THOSE CALLING FOR SOUTH NIGERIA, MAYBE WE CAN PICK THE PIECES UP AND RESHAPE OUR LIVES.

…..   Emperor Olu Jalade

( President, SOUTH NIGERIA Republic)

MINISTRIES IN SOUTH NIGERIA
The Executive Council
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Aviation
Ministry of Communication and Technology
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Capital Territory Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Information
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Labor and Productivity
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
Ministry of Mines and Steel
Ministry of National Planning
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Ministry of Police Affairs
Minister of Power
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Sports
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation
Ministry of Trade and Investment
Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Ministry of Works
Ministry of Youth Development.
Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC)
Special Prosecutions Crimes Commission (SPCC)
Central Bank of Oduduwa
SOUTH NIGERIA STATES AND CAPITAL
STATES STATE CAPITALS LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS
Abuja  Gbagwalada  Gwagwalada
 Kuje
 Abaji
 Abuja Municipal
 Bwari
 Kwali
Abia Umuahia   Aba North
 Aba South
 Arochukwu
 Bende
 Ikwuano
 Isiala-Ngwa North
 Isiala-Ngwa South
 Isuikwato
 Obi Nwa
 Ohafia
 Osisioma
 Ngwa
 Ugwunagbo
 Ukwa East
 Ukwa West
 Umuahia North
 Umuahia South
 Umu-Neochi
Adamawa Yola    Demsa
Fufore

Ganaye

Gireri

Gombi
Guyuk
Hong
Jada
Lamurde
Madagali
Maiha 
Mayo-Belwa
Michika
Mubi North
Mubi South
Numan
Shelleng
Song
Toungo
Yola North
Yola South

Akwa Ibom Uyo     Abak
Eastern Obolo
Eket
Esit Eket
Essien Udim
Etim Ekpo
Etinan
Ibeno
Ibesikpo Asutan
Ibiono Ibom
Ika
Ikono
Ikot Abasi
Ikot Ekpene
Ini
Itu
Mbo
Mkpat Enin
Nsit Atai
Nsit Ibom
Nsit Ubium
Obot Akara
Okobo
Onna
Oron 
Oruk Anam
Udung Uko
Ukanafun
Uruan
Urue-Offong/Oruko
Uyo
Anambra Awka     Aguata
Anambra East
Anambra West
Anaocha
Awka North
Awka South
Ayamelum
Dunukofia
Ekwusigo
Idemili North
Idemili south
Ihiala
Njikoka
Nnewi North
Nnewi South
Ogbaru
Onitsha North
Onitsha South
Orumba North
Orumba South
Oyi 
Bayelsa Yenagoa    Brass
Ekeremor
Kolokuma/Opokuma
Nembe
Ogbia
Sagbama
Southern Jaw
Yenegoa 
Benue Makurdi    Ado
Agatu
Apa
Buruku
Gboko
Guma
Gwer East
Gwer West
Katsina-Ala
Konshisha
Kwande
Logo
Makurdi
Obi
Ogbadibo
Oju
Okpokwu
Ohimini
Oturkpo
Tarka
Ukum
Ushongo
Vandeikya 
Cross River  Calabar    Akpabuyo
Odukpani
Akamkpa
Biase
Abi
Ikom
Yarkur
Odubra
Boki
Ogoja
Yala
Obanliku
Obudu
Calabar South
Etung
Bekwara
Bakassi
Calabar Municipality
Delta Asaba Oshimili
Aniocha
Aniocha South
Ika South
Ika North-East
Ndokwa West
Ndokwa East
Isoko south
Isoko North
Bomadi
Burutu
Ughelli South
Ughelli North
Ethiope West
Ethiope East
Sapele
Okpe
Warri North
Warri South
Uvwie
Udu
Warri Central
Ukwani
Oshimili North
Patani
Ebonyi  Abakaliki     Afikpo South
Afikpo North
Onicha
Ohaozara
Abakaliki
Ishielu
lkwo
Ezza
Ezza South
Ohaukwu
Ebonyi
Ivo 
Edo Benin City Esan North-East
Esan Central
Esan West
Egor
Ukpoba
Central
Etsako Central
Igueben
Oredo
Ovia SouthWest
Ovia South-East
Orhionwon
Uhunmwonde
Etsako East 
Esan South-East 
Ekiti Ado Ekiti Ado
Ekiti-East
Ekiti-West 
Emure/Ise/Orun
Ekiti South-West
Ikare
Irepodun
Ijero, 
Ido/Osi
Oye
Ikole
Moba
Gbonyin
Efon
Ise/Orun 
Ilejemeje.
Enugu Enugu Enugu South, 
Igbo-Eze South
Enugu North
Nkanu
Udi Agwu
Oji-River
Ezeagu
IgboEze North
Isi-Uzo
Nsukka
Igbo-Ekiti
Uzo-Uwani
Enugu Eas
Aninri
Nkanu East
Udenu. 
Imo Owerri Aboh-Mbaise
Ahiazu-Mbaise
Ehime-Mbano
Ezinihitte
Ideato North
Ideato South
Ihitte/Uboma
Ikeduru
Isiala Mbano
Isu
Mbaitoli
Mbaitoli
Ngor-Okpala
Njaba
Nwangele
Nkwerre
Obowo
Oguta
Ohaji/Egbema
Okigwe
Orlu
Orsu
Oru East
Oru West
Owerri-Municipal
Owerri North
Owerri West 
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Aleiro
Arewa-Dandi
Argungu
Augie
Bagudo
Birnin Kebbi
Bunza
Dandi 
Fakai
Gwandu
Jega
Kalgo 
Koko/Besse
Maiyama
Ngaski
Sakaba
Shanga
Suru
Wasagu/Danko
Yauri
Zuru 
Kogi Lokoja Adavi
Ajaokuta
Ankpa
Bassa
Dekina
Ibaji
Idah
Igalamela-Odolu
Ijumu
Kabba/Bunu
Kogi
Lokoja
Mopa-Muro
Ofu
Ogori/Mangongo
Okehi
Okene
Olamabolo
Omala
Yagba East 
Yagba West
Kwara Ilorin Asa
Baruten
Edu
Ekiti
Ifelodun
Ilorin East
Ilorin West
Irepodun
Isin
Kaiama
Moro
Offa
Oke-Ero
Oyun
Pategi 
Lagos Ikeja Agege
Ajeromi-Ifelodun
Alimosho
Amuwo-Odofin
Apapa
Badagry
Epe
Eti-Osa
Ibeju/Lekki
Ifako-Ijaye 
Ikeja
Ikorodu
Kosofe
Lagos Island
Lagos Mainland
Mushin
Ojo
Oshodi-Isolo
Shomolu
Surulere
Nasarawa Lafia Akwanga
Awe
Doma
Karu
Keana
Keffi
Kokona
Lafia
Nasarawa
Nasarawa-Eggon
Obi
Toto
Wamba 
Ogun Abeokuta Abeokuta North
Abeokuta South
Ado-Odo/Ota
Egbado North
Egbado South
Ewekoro
Ifo
Ijebu East
Ijebu North
Ijebu North East
Ijebu Ode
Ikenne
Imeko-Afon
Ipokia
Obafemi-Owode
Ogun Waterside
Odeda
Odogbolu
Remo North
Shagamu
Ondo Akure Akoko North East
Akoko North West
Akoko South Akure East
Akoko South West
Akure North
Akure South
Ese-Odo
Idanre
Ifedore
Ilaje
Ile-Oluji
Okeigbo
Irele
Odigbo
Okitipupa
Ondo East
Ondo West
Ose
Owo 
Osun Oshogbo Aiyedade
Aiyedire
Atakumosa East
Atakumosa West
Boluwaduro
Boripe
Ede North
Ede South
Egbedore
Ejigbo
Ife Central
Ife East
Ife North
Ife South
Ifedayo
Ifelodun
Ila
Ilesha East
Ilesha West
Irepodun
Irewole
Isokan
Iwo
Obokun
Odo-Otin
Ola-Oluwa
Olorunda
Oriade
Orolu
Osogbo
Oyo Ibadan Afijio
Akinyele
Atiba
Atigbo
Egbeda
IbadanCentral
Ibadan North
Ibadan North West
Ibadan South East
Ibadan South West
Ibarapa Central
Ibarapa East
Ibarapa North
Ido
Irepo
Iseyin
Itesiwaju
Iwajowa
Kajola
Lagelu Ogbomosho North
Ogbmosho South
Ogo Oluwa
Olorunsogo
Oluyole
Ona-Ara
Orelope
Ori Ire
Oyo East
Oyo West
Saki East
Saki West
Surulere
Plateau Jos Barikin Ladi
Bassa
Bokkos
Jos East
Jos North
Jos South
Kanam
Kanke
Langtang North
Langtang South
Mangu
Mikang
Pankshin
Qua’an Pan
Riyom
Shendam
Wase
Rivers Port Harcourt Abua/Odual
Ahoada East
Ahoada West
Akuku Toru
Andoni
Asari-Toru
Bonny
Degema
Emohua
Eleme
Etche
Gokana
Ikwerre
Khana
Obia/Akpor
Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni
Ogu/Bolo
Okrika
Omumma
Opobo/Nkoro
Oyigbo
Port-Harcourt
Tai 
Taraba Jalingo Ardo-kola
Bali
Donga
Gashaka
Cassol
Ibi
Jalingo
Karin-Lamido
Kurmi
Lau
Sardauna
Takum
Ussa
Wukari
Yorro
Zing
Related References
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Nigeria_Protectorate
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Nigerian_history
 http://www.nairaland.com/767904/nigerias-amalgamation-expires-2014/1
 https://www.facebook.com/notes/femi-fani-kayode/the-amalgamation-of-nigeria-was-a-fraud-by-chief-richard-akinjide-san/10150568184829654
 http://countrystudies.us/nigeria/3.htm
 http://africanheraldexpress.com/blog7/2012/05/19/nigerias-current-    problems-began-from-amalgamation-in-1914-jonathan/

Constitution of South Nigeria
constitution of South Nigeria

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

STATEMENT OF INTENT…..02.JAN.2012
Yorubas adviced to prepare for own country. Worried by the spate of bombings and killings by Boko Haram, Apapo Oodua Koya (AOKOYA) a Pan-Yoruba group has urged the people of the South West to prepare for their own sovereignty since the battle ahead looks like a contest for an inevitable break-up of the country. The group expressed certainty that the bombing of worship places and social instituti…ons will not stop until the country rises up to the ghost of its forceful 1914 amalgamation, and allows the different ethnic groups to determine their own future including their own strategies for the protection of lives and properties. “We are working to see a sovereign Oduduwa Republic from Lagos to Jebba, and Lokoja plus the Itsekiri part of Delta and as soon as possible. It is now certain that the practical solution to the unending crisis since Nigeria’s forceful amalgamation in1914 is the peaceful break-up of the country,” argued a statement signed by AOKOYA’s director of media affairs, Mr. Saliu Akinkunmi. “We have the opportunity now to do it under the United Nations, (UN) supervision. We are a country bound with irreconcilable differences. This historical fault lines and cleavages continue to sharpen our differences and show an inherent, irreversible violent clash of values and civilization. The Nigerian system cannot bring out the best political and social elements from the Yoruba Nation. The time for Oduduwa Republic is now.” “These indices will continue to fuel violence and aggression,” the statement added. “Most politicians came to power through violence and brigandage. We are an enslaved nation and no visionary leader can emerge in this poor context. The solution is for every ethnic group to go its own way. We, as an organisation, shall work to actualise this historical dream for the Yoruba Nation. “No President of Nigeria can make any difference given the moribund foundation of the Nigerian state. We observe that since 1914, the country has been a fierce battle ground for primordial ethnic powers, with one trying to outdo the other, resulting in violent clashes and unending loss of human lives. “In this contest, the Hausa-Fulani is not prepared to relinquish power for a minute. This has been responsible for the group’s preference for military coups having seized the structure of the military since the pre-independence era. The bombings we see today are orchestrated to cause a state of anarchy and scuttle democratic culture.”

A new group ‘Apapo Oduduwa Koya’, has risen to demand actualisation of Oduduwa Republic. In a Statement signed by Dr Wumi Akintunde in Ibadan, December 8, 2011, titled THE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS IS OUR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, the group said: “The spate of bombing in Nigeria will not stop until the country breaks up into smaller ethnic units based on common values and tradition, the Apapo Oduduwa Koya, the Yoruba self determination group said yesterday at the end of its emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Thursday. “Wednesday’s bombing of the Kaduna metropolis by Boko Haram is a challenge to the Yoruba people, our Itsekiri kinsmen and women to begin to rethink and work towards their own country where tradition and values are the same. We have had enough of brigandage. This violence will continue and the only way to put a stop is to call it quits with Nigeria”, the group said in a statement issued at noon. “The group said it is worried that most of the causalities of the bombings in the North are Southerners and Northern minorities. “To be honest, we are not opposed to Boko Haram insisting on an Islamic state, but that right cannot be imposed on non Islamic or Islamic but traditional communities. We see the bombing as a clear indication that the break-up of the country is now inevitable. We urge the Yoruba people to prepare for the challenge in our bid to minimize causalities in a country that permanently at perpetual conflict with itself.” “The group said that AOKOYA will launch an intensive campaign towards the actualization of a sovereign Republic of Oduduwa. According to the group’s spokesperson, Dr Wumi Akintunde AOKOYA is convinced that the social and political crisis facing Nigeria can only be actualized with the delink of the territories of Yoruba people making such a sovereign nation. “We will mobilize our people to ensure that the 100 anniversary of the forceful amalgamation of Nigeria which will be marked on January 1 2014, will be celebrated by Yoruba people in their own new country, a sovereign nation of freedom, human liberty and a country that promised to be one of the most outstanding stars in the world.”

The Yoruba people populate the nation state of Oduduwa. The Yoruba people are descendants of one common progenitor, Oduduwa. Yoruba history states Oduduwa and his progeny founded and settled in Ile-Ife about 6,000 B.C. The spoken language is Yoruba. Oduduwa progeny later founded other cities, towns, and villages. Oduduwa progeny established and ran the acclaimed ancient Oyo Empire.

Yoruba land is approximately 225 square kilometers. It stretches about 550 kilometers from the Atlantic west ocean to river Niger in the north, bordered by Edo land in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Nigeria government 1990 census says Yoruba people in Nigeria are over 46 million.

In the colonial era, the British recognized Yoruba Nation as sovereign entity, traded, and entered into numerous treaties with Yoruba Nation. The British ran Yoruba Nation as separate entity in the southern protectorate.

In 1914, the British joined the southern and northern protectorates to form current Nigeria. The Yoruba objected to the formation of Nigeria and began agitation for self-rule. About 1948 the British grants the Yoruba people self-rule.

In 1960, the British granted Nigeria independence. However, the British in apparent retaliation claimed in disputed census result the arid northern desert was more populated than the south western rain forest coastal region. The North was awarded more representatives in parliament and more revenue from the federal government funds. This action signals the beginning of hostility and prevented Nigeria unity.

Oduduwa Republic Respects All Religion

Oduduwa Republic will operate secular religion system. It will respect and accommodate all religion.

Oduduwa Republic Is Natural Resources Rich

Oduduwa land is rich in human resources. Its fertile land is rich in agricultural products, and in mineral resources. Agrarian products include cocoa, yams, kola nut, cotton, cassava, and beans. Mineral resources include crude oil, iron ore, nickel, bitumen, and lime stone.

The Yoruba People are Entitle to Self Determination

1.  The Yoruba are indigenous people and meet the United Nations self- determination criteria.

2.  The Yoruba population is more than 46 million and meets the United Nations self- determination criteria.

3.  The Yoruba land mass meet the United Nations self-determination criteria.

4.  The Yoruba language is well developed and meets the United Nations self-determination criteria.

5.  The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed in Nigeria.

6.  The United Nations numerous resolutions state people marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed are entitled to self-determination.

7.  The Nigeria government mismanagement of its resources magnified by ethnic preferences put Yoruba at grave disadvantage.

8.  The unstable political structure in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

9.  Many prominent socio-political scientists and international observers including the United States Intelligent Committee Report predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2013.

10.  The Yoruba people desire to leave Nigeria peacefully rather than through armed agitation.

11.  The Yoruba current standard of living has declined dramatically when measured with the standard of living during regional self government in 1950s through 1960s.

12.  The decline in Yoruba standard of living reached alarming proportions in the past two decades.

13.  The free education program the Yoruba self-rule government established in the 1950s through 1960s resulted in well trained and well educated Yoruba people.

14.  The highly trained and educated Yoruba people at home and abroad stand ready to staff and run Oduduwa Republic government.

Oduduwa Republic Advances the United Nations Goals

Oduduwa Republic benefits and advances the United Nations goals and objectives. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is embodied in the International Covenants on Human Rights. The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed in Nigeria. The Yoruba people desire to free themselves from persecution and domination by other people in Nigeria.

The United Nations support for Oduduwa Republic yields tremendous benefits for humanity. They are:

1.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic reduces possible regional antagonism and conflicts against the new nation.

2.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic enhances peaceful transition from Nigeria of the new nation.

3.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic generates the Yoruba people goodwill toward the United Nations.

4.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic reduce refugee burden on the neighboring countries.

5.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic eliminates United Nations armed conflict management obligations.

President: Dr Olu Jalade, Phd, LLm, CPA

(Aare Ona Kankaofo of Yorubaland.)

Capital: Lagos

Population: 100 million Est.

About: http://www.oduduwanation.org/about

National Anthem; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJeho8FBod0

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ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

A new group ‘Apapo Oduduwa Koya’, has risen to demand actualisation of Oduduwa Republic. In a Statement signed by Dr Wumi Akintunde in Ibadan, December 8, 2011, titled THE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS IS OUR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, the group said: “The spate of bombing in Nigeria will not stop until the country breaks up into smaller ethnic units based on common values and tradition, the Apapo Oduduwa Koya, the Yoruba self determination group said yesterday at the end of its emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Thursday. “Wednesday’s bombing of the Kaduna metropolis by Boko Haram is a challenge to the Yoruba people, our Itsekiri kinsmen and women to begin to rethink and work towards their own country where tradition and values are the same. We have had enough of brigandage. This violence will continue and the only way to put a stop is to call it quits with Nigeria”, the group said in a statement issued at noon. “The group said it is worried that most of the causalities of the bombings in the North are Southerners and Northern minorities. “To be honest, we are not opposed to Boko Haram insisting on an Islamic state, but that right cannot be imposed on non Islamic or Islamic but traditional communities. We see the bombing as a clear indication that the break-up of the country is now inevitable. We urge the Yoruba people to prepare for the challenge in our bid to minimize causalities in a country that permanently at perpetual conflict with itself.” “The group said that AOKOYA will launch an intensive campaign towards the actualization of a sovereign Republic of Oduduwa. According to the group’s spokesperson, Dr Wumi Akintunde AOKOYA is convinced that the social and political crisis facing Nigeria can only be actualized with the delink of the territories of Yoruba people making such a sovereign nation. “We will mobilize our people to ensure that the 100 anniversary of the forceful amalgamation of Nigeria which will be marked on January 1 2014, will be celebrated by Yoruba people in their own new country, a sovereign nation of freedom, human liberty and a country that promised to be one of the most outstanding stars in the world.”

 

The Yoruba people populate the nation state of Oduduwa. The Yoruba people are descendants of one common progenitor, Oduduwa. Yoruba history states Oduduwa and his progeny founded and settled in Ile-Ife about 6,000 B.C. The spoken language is Yoruba. Oduduwa progeny later founded other cities, towns, and villages. Oduduwa progeny established and ran the acclaimed ancient Oyo Empire.

Yoruba land is approximately 225 square kilometers. It stretches about 550 kilometers from the Atlantic west ocean to river Niger in the north, bordered by Edo land in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Nigeria government 1990 census says Yoruba people in Nigeria are over 46 million.

In the colonial era, the British recognized Yoruba Nation as sovereign entity, traded, and entered into numerous treaties with Yoruba Nation. The British ran Yoruba Nation as separate entity in the southern protectorate.

In 1914, the British joined the southern and northern protectorates to form current Nigeria. The Yoruba objected to the formation of Nigeria and began agitation for self-rule. About 1948 the British grants the Yoruba people self-rule.

In 1960, the British granted Nigeria independence. However, the British in apparent retaliation claimed in disputed census result the arid northern desert was more populated than the south western rain forest coastal region. The North was awarded more representatives in parliament and more revenue from the federal government funds. This action signals the beginning of hostility and prevented Nigeria unity.

Oduduwa Republic Respects All Religion

Oduduwa Republic will operate secular religion system. It will respect and accommodate all religion.

Oduduwa Republic Is Natural Resources Rich

Oduduwa land is rich in human resources. Its fertile land is rich in agricultural products, and in mineral resources. Agrarian products include cocoa, yams, kola nut, cotton, cassava, and beans. Mineral resources include crude oil, iron ore, nickel, bitumen, and lime stone.

The Yoruba People are Entitle to Self Determination

1.  The Yoruba are indigenous people and meet the United Nations self- determination criteria.

2.  The Yoruba population is more than 46 million and meets the United Nations self- determination criteria.

3.  The Yoruba land mass meet the United Nations self-determination criteria.

4.  The Yoruba language is well developed and meets the United Nations self-determination criteria.

5.  The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed in Nigeria.

6.  The United Nations numerous resolutions state people marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed are entitled to self-determination.

7.  The Nigeria government mismanagement of its resources magnified by ethnic preferences put Yoruba at grave disadvantage.

8.  The unstable political structure in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

9.  Many prominent socio-political scientists and international observers including the United States Intelligent Committee Report predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2013.

10.  The Yoruba people desire to leave Nigeria peacefully rather than through armed agitation.

11.  The Yoruba current standard of living has declined dramatically when measured with the standard of living during regional self government in 1950s through 1960s.

12.  The decline in Yoruba standard of living reached alarming proportions in the past two decades.

13.  The free education program the Yoruba self-rule government established in the 1950s through 1960s resulted in well trained and well educated Yoruba people.

14.  The highly trained and educated Yoruba people at home and abroad stand ready to staff and run Oduduwa Republic government.

 

Oduduwa Republic Advances the United Nations Goals

Oduduwa Republic benefits and advances the United Nations goals and objectives. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is embodied in the International Covenants on Human Rights. The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed in Nigeria. The Yoruba people desire to free themselves from persecution and domination by other people in Nigeria.

The United Nations support for Oduduwa Republic yields tremendous benefits for humanity. They are:

1.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic reduces possible regional antagonism and conflicts against the new nation.

2.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic enhances peaceful transition from Nigeria of the new nation.

3.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic generates the Yoruba people goodwill toward the United Nations.

4.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic reduce refugee burden on the neighboring countries.

5.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic eliminates United Nations armed conflict management obligations.

 

About: http://www.oduduwanation.org/about

National Anthem; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJeho8FBod0

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

A new group ‘Apapo Oduduwa Koya’, has risen to demand actualisation of Oduduwa Republic. In a Statement signed by Dr Wumi Akintunde in Ibadan, December 8, 2011, titled THE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS IS OUR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, the group said: “The spate of bombing in Nigeria will not stop until the country breaks up into smaller ethnic units based on common values and tradition, the Apapo Oduduwa Koya, the Yoruba self determination group said yesterday at the end of its emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Thursday. “Wednesday’s bombing of the Kaduna metropolis by Boko Haram is a challenge to the Yoruba people, our Itsekiri kinsmen and women to begin to rethink and work towards their own country where tradition and values are the same. We have had enough of brigandage. This violence will continue and the only way to put a stop is to call it quits with Nigeria”, the group said in a statement issued at noon. “The group said it is worried that most of the causalities of the bombings in the North are Southerners and Northern minorities. “To be honest, we are not opposed to Boko Haram insisting on an Islamic state, but that right cannot be imposed on non Islamic or Islamic but traditional communities. We see the bombing as a clear indication that the break-up of the country is now inevitable. We urge the Yoruba people to prepare for the challenge in our bid to minimize causalities in a country that permanently at perpetual conflict with itself.” “The group said that AOKOYA will launch an intensive campaign towards the actualization of a sovereign Republic of Oduduwa. According to the group’s spokesperson, Dr Wumi Akintunde AOKOYA is convinced that the social and political crisis facing Nigeria can only be actualized with the delink of the territories of Yoruba people making such a sovereign nation. “We will mobilize our people to ensure that the 100 anniversary of the forceful amalgamation of Nigeria which will be marked on January 1 2014, will be celebrated by Yoruba people in their own new country, a sovereign nation of freedom, human liberty and a country that promised to be one of the most outstanding stars in the world.”

 

The Yoruba people populate the nation state of Oduduwa. The Yoruba people are descendants of one common progenitor, Oduduwa. Yoruba history states Oduduwa and his progeny founded and settled in Ile-Ife about 6,000 B.C. The spoken language is Yoruba. Oduduwa progeny later founded other cities, towns, and villages. Oduduwa progeny established and ran the acclaimed ancient Oyo Empire.

Yoruba land is approximately 225 square kilometers. It stretches about 550 kilometers from the Atlantic west ocean to river Niger in the north, bordered by Edo land in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Nigeria government 1990 census says Yoruba people in Nigeria are over 46 million.

In the colonial era, the British recognized Yoruba Nation as sovereign entity, traded, and entered into numerous treaties with Yoruba Nation. The British ran Yoruba Nation as separate entity in the southern protectorate.

In 1914, the British joined the southern and northern protectorates to form current Nigeria. The Yoruba objected to the formation of Nigeria and began agitation for self-rule. About 1948 the British grants the Yoruba people self-rule.

In 1960, the British granted Nigeria independence. However, the British in apparent retaliation claimed in disputed census result the arid northern desert was more populated than the south western rain forest coastal region. The North was awarded more representatives in parliament and more revenue from the federal government funds. This action signals the beginning of hostility and prevented Nigeria unity.

Oduduwa Republic Respects All Religion

Oduduwa Republic will operate secular religion system. It will respect and accommodate all religion.

Oduduwa Republic Is Natural Resources Rich

Oduduwa land is rich in human resources. Its fertile land is rich in agricultural products, and in mineral resources. Agrarian products include cocoa, yams, kola nut, cotton, cassava, and beans. Mineral resources include crude oil, iron ore, nickel, bitumen, and lime stone.

The Yoruba People are Entitle to Self Determination

1.  The Yoruba are indigenous people and meet the United Nations self- determination criteria.

2.  The Yoruba population is more than 46 million and meets the United Nations self- determination criteria.

3.  The Yoruba land mass meet the United Nations self-determination criteria.

4.  The Yoruba language is well developed and meets the United Nations self-determination criteria.

5.  The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed in Nigeria.

6.  The United Nations numerous resolutions state people marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed are entitled to self-determination.

7.  The Nigeria government mismanagement of its resources magnified by ethnic preferences put Yoruba at grave disadvantage.

8.  The unstable political structure in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

9.  Many prominent socio-political scientists and international observers including the United States Intelligent Committee Report predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2013.

10.  The Yoruba people desire to leave Nigeria peacefully rather than through armed agitation.

11.  The Yoruba current standard of living has declined dramatically when measured with the standard of living during regional self government in 1950s through 1960s.

12.  The decline in Yoruba standard of living reached alarming proportions in the past two decades.

13.  The free education program the Yoruba self-rule government established in the 1950s through 1960s resulted in well trained and well educated Yoruba people.

14.  The highly trained and educated Yoruba people at home and abroad stand ready to staff and run Oduduwa Republic government.

 

Oduduwa Republic Advances the United Nations Goals

Oduduwa Republic benefits and advances the United Nations goals and objectives. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is embodied in the International Covenants on Human Rights. The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed in Nigeria. The Yoruba people desire to free themselves from persecution and domination by other people in Nigeria.

The United Nations support for Oduduwa Republic yields tremendous benefits for humanity. They are:

1.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic reduces possible regional antagonism and conflicts against the new nation.

2.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic enhances peaceful transition from Nigeria of the new nation.

3.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic generates the Yoruba people goodwill toward the United Nations.

4.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic reduce refugee burden on the neighboring countries.

5.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic eliminates United Nations armed conflict management obligations.

 

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ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

A new group ‘Apapo Oduduwa Koya’, has risen to demand actualisation of Oduduwa Republic. In a Statement signed by Dr Wumi Akintunde in Ibadan, December 8, 2011, titled THE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS IS OUR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, the group said: “The spate of bombing in Nigeria will not stop until the country breaks up into smaller ethnic units based on common values and tradition, the Apapo Oduduwa Koya, the Yoruba self determination group said yesterday at the end of its emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Thursday. “Wednesday’s bombing of the Kaduna metropolis by Boko Haram is a challenge to the Yoruba people, our Itsekiri kinsmen and women to begin to rethink and work towards their own country where tradition and values are the same. We have had enough of brigandage. This violence will continue and the only way to put a stop is to call it quits with Nigeria”, the group said in a statement issued at noon. “The group said it is worried that most of the causalities of the bombings in the North are Southerners and Northern minorities. “To be honest, we are not opposed to Boko Haram insisting on an Islamic state, but that right cannot be imposed on non Islamic or Islamic but traditional communities. We see the bombing as a clear indication that the break-up of the country is now inevitable. We urge the Yoruba people to prepare for the challenge in our bid to minimize causalities in a country that permanently at perpetual conflict with itself.” “The group said that AOKOYA will launch an intensive campaign towards the actualization of a sovereign Republic of Oduduwa. According to the group’s spokesperson, Dr Wumi Akintunde AOKOYA is convinced that the social and political crisis facing Nigeria can only be actualized with the delink of the territories of Yoruba people making such a sovereign nation. “We will mobilize our people to ensure that the 100 anniversary of the forceful amalgamation of Nigeria which will be marked on January 1 2014, will be celebrated by Yoruba people in their own new country, a sovereign nation of freedom, human liberty and a country that promised to be one of the most outstanding stars in the world.”

 

The Yoruba people populate the nation state of Oduduwa. The Yoruba people are descendants of one common progenitor, Oduduwa. Yoruba history states Oduduwa and his progeny founded and settled in Ile-Ife about 6,000 B.C. The spoken language is Yoruba. Oduduwa progeny later founded other cities, towns, and villages. Oduduwa progeny established and ran the acclaimed ancient Oyo Empire.

Yoruba land is approximately 225 square kilometers. It stretches about 550 kilometers from the Atlantic west ocean to river Niger in the north, bordered by Edo land in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Nigeria government 1990 census says Yoruba people in Nigeria are over 46 million.

In the colonial era, the British recognized Yoruba Nation as sovereign entity, traded, and entered into numerous treaties with Yoruba Nation. The British ran Yoruba Nation as separate entity in the southern protectorate.

In 1914, the British joined the southern and northern protectorates to form current Nigeria. The Yoruba objected to the formation of Nigeria and began agitation for self-rule. About 1948 the British grants the Yoruba people self-rule.

In 1960, the British granted Nigeria independence. However, the British in apparent retaliation claimed in disputed census result the arid northern desert was more populated than the south western rain forest coastal region. The North was awarded more representatives in parliament and more revenue from the federal government funds. This action signals the beginning of hostility and prevented Nigeria unity.

Oduduwa Republic Respects All Religion

Oduduwa Republic will operate secular religion system. It will respect and accommodate all religion.

Oduduwa Republic Is Natural Resources Rich

Oduduwa land is rich in human resources. Its fertile land is rich in agricultural products, and in mineral resources. Agrarian products include cocoa, yams, kola nut, cotton, cassava, and beans. Mineral resources include crude oil, iron ore, nickel, bitumen, and lime stone.

The Yoruba People are Entitle to Self Determination

1.  The Yoruba are indigenous people and meet the United Nations self- determination criteria.

2.  The Yoruba population is more than 46 million and meets the United Nations self- determination criteria.

3.  The Yoruba land mass meet the United Nations self-determination criteria.

4.  The Yoruba language is well developed and meets the United Nations self-determination criteria.

5.  The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed in Nigeria.

6.  The United Nations numerous resolutions state people marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed are entitled to self-determination.

7.  The Nigeria government mismanagement of its resources magnified by ethnic preferences put Yoruba at grave disadvantage.

8.  The unstable political structure in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

9.  Many prominent socio-political scientists and international observers including the United States Intelligent Committee Report predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2013.

10.  The Yoruba people desire to leave Nigeria peacefully rather than through armed agitation.

11.  The Yoruba current standard of living has declined dramatically when measured with the standard of living during regional self government in 1950s through 1960s.

12.  The decline in Yoruba standard of living reached alarming proportions in the past two decades.

13.  The free education program the Yoruba self-rule government established in the 1950s through 1960s resulted in well trained and well educated Yoruba people.

14.  The highly trained and educated Yoruba people at home and abroad stand ready to staff and run Oduduwa Republic government.

 

Oduduwa Republic Advances the United Nations Goals

Oduduwa Republic benefits and advances the United Nations goals and objectives. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is embodied in the International Covenants on Human Rights. The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed in Nigeria. The Yoruba people desire to free themselves from persecution and domination by other people in Nigeria.

The United Nations support for Oduduwa Republic yields tremendous benefits for humanity. They are:

1.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic reduces possible regional antagonism and conflicts against the new nation.

2.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic enhances peaceful transition from Nigeria of the new nation.

3.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic generates the Yoruba people goodwill toward the United Nations.

4.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic reduce refugee burden on the neighboring countries.

5.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic eliminates United Nations armed conflict management obligations.

 

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ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

A new group ‘Apapo Oduduwa Koya’, has risen to demand actualisation of Oduduwa Republic. In a Statement signed by Dr Wumi Akintunde in Ibadan, December 8, 2011, titled THE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS IS OUR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, the group said: “The spate of bombing in Nigeria will not stop until the country breaks up into smaller ethnic units based on common values and tradition, the Apapo Oduduwa Koya, the Yoruba self determination group said yesterday at the end of its emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Thursday. “Wednesday’s bombing of the Kaduna metropolis by Boko Haram is a challenge to the Yoruba people, our Itsekiri kinsmen and women to begin to rethink and work towards their own country where tradition and values are the same. We have had enough of brigandage. This violence will continue and the only way to put a stop is to call it quits with Nigeria”, the group said in a statement issued at noon. “The group said it is worried that most of the causalities of the bombings in the North are Southerners and Northern minorities. “To be honest, we are not opposed to Boko Haram insisting on an Islamic state, but that right cannot be imposed on non Islamic or Islamic but traditional communities. We see the bombing as a clear indication that the break-up of the country is now inevitable. We urge the Yoruba people to prepare for the challenge in our bid to minimize causalities in a country that permanently at perpetual conflict with itself.” “The group said that AOKOYA will launch an intensive campaign towards the actualization of a sovereign Republic of Oduduwa. According to the group’s spokesperson, Dr Wumi Akintunde AOKOYA is convinced that the social and political crisis facing Nigeria can only be actualized with the delink of the territories of Yoruba people making such a sovereign nation. “We will mobilize our people to ensure that the 100 anniversary of the forceful amalgamation of Nigeria which will be marked on January 1 2014, will be celebrated by Yoruba people in their own new country, a sovereign nation of freedom, human liberty and a country that promised to be one of the most outstanding stars in the world.”

 

The Yoruba people populate the nation state of Oduduwa. The Yoruba people are descendants of one common progenitor, Oduduwa. Yoruba history states Oduduwa and his progeny founded and settled in Ile-Ife about 6,000 B.C. The spoken language is Yoruba. Oduduwa progeny later founded other cities, towns, and villages. Oduduwa progeny established and ran the acclaimed ancient Oyo Empire.

Yoruba land is approximately 225 square kilometers. It stretches about 550 kilometers from the Atlantic west ocean to river Niger in the north, bordered by Edo land in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Nigeria government 1990 census says Yoruba people in Nigeria are over 46 million.

In the colonial era, the British recognized Yoruba Nation as sovereign entity, traded, and entered into numerous treaties with Yoruba Nation. The British ran Yoruba Nation as separate entity in the southern protectorate.

In 1914, the British joined the southern and northern protectorates to form current Nigeria. The Yoruba objected to the formation of Nigeria and began agitation for self-rule. About 1948 the British grants the Yoruba people self-rule.

In 1960, the British granted Nigeria independence. However, the British in apparent retaliation claimed in disputed census result the arid northern desert was more populated than the south western rain forest coastal region. The North was awarded more representatives in parliament and more revenue from the federal government funds. This action signals the beginning of hostility and prevented Nigeria unity.

Oduduwa Republic Respects All Religion

Oduduwa Republic will operate secular religion system. It will respect and accommodate all religion.

Oduduwa Republic Is Natural Resources Rich

Oduduwa land is rich in human resources. Its fertile land is rich in agricultural products, and in mineral resources. Agrarian products include cocoa, yams, kola nut, cotton, cassava, and beans. Mineral resources include crude oil, iron ore, nickel, bitumen, and lime stone.

The Yoruba People are Entitle to Self Determination

1.  The Yoruba are indigenous people and meet the United Nations self- determination criteria.

2.  The Yoruba population is more than 46 million and meets the United Nations self- determination criteria.

3.  The Yoruba land mass meet the United Nations self-determination criteria.

4.  The Yoruba language is well developed and meets the United Nations self-determination criteria.

5.  The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed in Nigeria.

6.  The United Nations numerous resolutions state people marginalized, persecuted, and oppressed are entitled to self-determination.

7.  The Nigeria government mismanagement of its resources magnified by ethnic preferences put Yoruba at grave disadvantage.

8.  The unstable political structure in Nigeria is on the verge of collapse.

9.  Many prominent socio-political scientists and international observers including the United States Intelligent Committee Report predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2013.

10.  The Yoruba people desire to leave Nigeria peacefully rather than through armed agitation.

11.  The Yoruba current standard of living has declined dramatically when measured with the standard of living during regional self government in 1950s through 1960s.

12.  The decline in Yoruba standard of living reached alarming proportions in the past two decades.

13.  The free education program the Yoruba self-rule government established in the 1950s through 1960s resulted in well trained and well educated Yoruba people.

14.  The highly trained and educated Yoruba people at home and abroad stand ready to staff and run Oduduwa Republic government.

 

Oduduwa Republic Advances the United Nations Goals

Oduduwa Republic benefits and advances the United Nations goals and objectives. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The universal realization of the right of the peoples to self-determination is embodied in the International Covenants on Human Rights. The Yoruba people are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed in Nigeria. The Yoruba people desire to free themselves from persecution and domination by other people in Nigeria.

The United Nations support for Oduduwa Republic yields tremendous benefits for humanity. They are:

1.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic reduces possible regional antagonism and conflicts against the new nation.

2.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic enhances peaceful transition from Nigeria of the new nation.

3.  The United Nations immediate recognition of Oduduwa Republic generates the Yoruba people goodwill toward the United Nations.

4.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic reduce refugee burden on the neighboring countries.

5.  The Yoruba people peaceful transition to Oduduwa Republic eliminates United Nations armed conflict management obligations.

 

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