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Caliphate Colonialism--The taproot of the trouble with Nigeria.

... Continued from Volume 14 Issue 2, Fall 2014, page 174

Part Three: Boko Haram as Caliphate agents--the evidence thus far

How did Boko Haram originate? And what are its links to the Caliphate?

A: Early history of Boko Haram: its origins and cooptation by powerful sponsors

Excerpt from Olusegun Adeniyi, Power, Politics and Death, Lagos: Prestige, 2011, pp. 106-112.

Olusegun Adeniyi was the media spokesperson for President Yar' Adua, and his account is based on what the Yar' Adua's Presidency (Aso Rock) knew of the origins of Boko Haram. It can therefore be regarded as the official story of the rise of Boko Haram:

   The history of the sect can easily
   be traced to 2002 with Muhammad
   Yusuf, a native of Jakusko in Yobe
   State, as its spiritual leader and
   founder. His rise from relative
   obscurity to prominence in the
   Salafi Islamic religious circle
   (Wahabites) derived from the fact
   that he was a close disciple of the
   late Sheikh Jaafar Adam. So
   prominent was Yusuf within
   the sect that at a time he was
   regarded as heir to the pulpit at
   Muhammadu Ndimi Mosque in
   Maiduguri, where Jaafar Adam
   used to conduct annual tafsir in
   the month of Ramadan.
   With time, however, Yusuf began
   to introduce some unorthodox
   beliefs--including aversion to
   western education and a call for
   jihad to oust the secular status
   quo--within the Salafi circle. He
   also began what was considered a
   rigorous proselytizing campaign
   to capture impressionable minds,
   especially among the youth who
   frequented the mosque.
   Eventually, he had to part ways
   with his spiritual leader, Jaafar
   Adam and was sent packing from
   the Ndimi mosque by the mosque
   committee. He moved to Daggash
   mosque, where he continued the
   same teaching. His daring and
   scathing verbal attacks on the
   government portrayed Yusuf as
   a fiery and intrepid cleric and
   this obviously endeared him to
   the common people, who began
   to see him as a champion of the
   Members of the political elite in
   Maiduguri were, however, taking
   note, and Yusuf was considered
   no more than a nuisance. It was
   therefore no surprise that the
   Daggash mosque committee also
   expelled him within a short time.
   That was when his father-in-law,
   Baba Fugu, gave Yusuf a piece
   of land at the Railway quarters,
   where he built a mosque and
   an adjoining house he dubbed
   'markas', from where he continued
   his preaching, drawing followers
   from the city and beyond.
   His initial followership was largely
   from among secondary school
   students and primary school
   pupils who abandoned their
   studies on the ground that western
   education ('boko') was a sin
   ('haram'), hence the name Boko
   Haram. As he got more followers,
   his power and influence also grew.
   Ultimately, Yusuf and the late
   Adam became archenemies,
   spewing verbal attacks on each
   other's views and interpretations
   of Islamic tenets. Adam was
   vociferous in exposing what he
   described as the folly of Yusuf's
   views on western education and
   the 'jihad' whose advocate he
   [Yusuf] had become. He also
   warned against the indoctrination
   of impressionable minds.
   These opposing views quite
   naturally degenerated into
   violence. Twice Yusuf's disciples
   reportedly made failed attempts
   on Adam's life in Maiduguri. Yusuf
   would later be paid in his own
   coin when some of his lieutenants
   also became more radical, claiming
   he had become too soft in his
   approach and thus splitting from
   his camp to form a splinter group
   they named Taliban.
   In September 2004, the group
   launched an armed uprising from
   a village called Kanamma in Yobe
   State on the border with Niger
   Republic; they had renamed the
   village Afghanistan. They attacked
   police stations, and troops had to
   be sent in to restore order after
   several people had been killed.
   The soldiers engaged the group in
   a two-day battle in which many
   sect members were killed, some
   were captured and others went
   This attack caused the group to
   keep a low profile for a year, but
   by then the activities of Yusuf
   had attracted the attention of
   security agencies, which on several
   occasions arrested and charged
   him to court. But his lawyers
   always managed to secure freedom
   for him. A few months later, the
   splinter group re-emerged and
   launched attacks on some police
   stations in Bama and Gwoza in
   Borno State, where they killed
   policemen, including an assistant
   police commissioner, carted
   away guns and ammunition
   before running into the Mandara
   mountains on the border with
   The army was sent in, accompanied
   by helicopters. They engaged the
   sect members in a mountainous
   battle, and in the process, scores
   of the attackers were killed
   while the rest crossed the border
   into Cameroon. The Nigerian
   government alerted the
   Cameroonian authorities, whose
   gendarmes succeeded in arresting
   five of the militants and handed
   them over to Nigeria.
   Following that encounter, Yusuf
   felt he had lost committed
   members of his group, who
   were gradually becoming hostile
   towards him for what they
   perceived as his weakness and
   moderate views. In mid 2005, he
   made overtures for reconciliation
   to the splinter group, and there
   was some reintegration.
   After this, Yusuf rose from a poor
   preacher to a wealthy cleric living
   in opulence and driving suvs
   around the city, where he was
   hailed as a hero for his criticism
   of the government and his call
   for sharia law. His preachings--recorded
   on CDS--which he
   daily doled out, were hot cake in
   the city and beyond, selling in
   In April 2007, on the eve of the
   general elections in the country,
   some unidentified men stormed
   Jaafar Adam's mosque in Dorayi, a
   suburb of Kano city, at dawn and
   fatally shot him and three other
   worshipers while he was leading
   the morning prayers. The attack
   was later followed with an invasion
   of a mobile police detachment
   in Panshekara neighbourhood,
   during which 13 policemen were
   killed. Soldiers were drafted to the
   area, and the gunmen eventually
   crossed the Challawa River,
   behind the abandoned water
   works they camped in, and fled.
   A few days earlier, the gunmen
   had launched a pre-dawn attack
   at the Federal Road Safety
   Commission (FRSC) office and
   killed two officers on night duty.
   The incident was thought to be
   a robbery attack until the night
   of July 26, 2009, when Yusuf's
   men struck again, invading and
   attacking several police posts and
   public buildings in parts of Bauchi,
   Borno, Kano and Yobe states. At
   this point, the president decided
   that the Boko Haram menace had
   to be confronted frontally.
   Coming on the eve of his
   departure for a twice-postponed
   state visit to Brazil, there were
   suggestions that the president
   should shelve the trip on account
   of the lives of policemen that were
   lost. But he argued that it would
   be improper to do so given that
   the trip had been postponed twice,
   and besides, he noted, the security
   agencies were in control of the
   situation. Before we departed for
   the airport, he met with the NSA
   and security chiefs as well as the
   service chiefs to whom he gave
   this directive: deploy troops to the
   area and fish out all the leaders
   and members of the extremist
   sects involved in the attacks.
   The president further directed
   that security be beefed up in all
   neighbouring states and security
   personnel placed on full alert
   to ensure that the attacks did
   not spread elsewhere. He also
   used informal channels to reach
   out to emirs and prominent
   Islamic leaders in the north
   to rally support against Boko
   Haram. I had told State House
   correspondents to proceed to the
   airport ahead of our convoy as I
   had secured the commitment of
   the president to field questions
   before our departure. At the
   session, the president expressed
   his heartfelt sympathies with
   the families of the gallant police
   men who lost their lives while
   defending their posts from the
   senseless attacks, as well as other
   innocent victims who may have
   been caught in the unjustifiable
   mayhem. He also reaffirmed his
   determination to deal decisively
   with all those whose misguided
   beliefs and actions promoted
   violence, and contempt for the
   rights of others and undermined
   national peace, stability, and
   security. Indeed, the soldiers
   deployed to tackle the Boko
   Haram sect fulfilled the president's
   mandate when they captured its
   leader, Yusuf, alive with what was
   no more than a minor injury on
   his arm. In the euphoria of the
   moment, the army commander of
   the operation, Col. Ben Ahanoto,
   allowed his men to take snapshots
   of Yusuf with their mobile phone
   cameras, before they handed him
   over to the police.
   The story turned awry, however,
   when a few hours later journalists
   were shown the bullet-ridden
   body of Yusuf, who was said to
   have died in a shoot-out with the
   police. Meanwhile, Ahanoto had
   spoken to reporters on record that
   he had personally captured Yusuf
   and handed him over to the chief
   of police in Maiduguri. He said
   Yusuf had a wound on his arm,
   which had already been treated.
   The police, however, insisted that
   Yusuf had been fatally wounded.
   There were reports that the attack
   on the police station by Boko
   Haram members was a response to
   an earlier attack on the sect
   members in the course of a funeral
   procession. They were said to have
   been accosted by the joint police/
   army task force called Operation
   Flush for not wearing helmets
   while riding motorcycles. In the
   altercations that followed, tempers
   had flared, with policemen
   allegedly killing about 17 of the
   sect members. This was said to
   have been the genesis of the crisis,
   but there were also allegations
   that the subsequent order for the
   killing of Yusuf and Alhaji Buji
   Foi (a former commissioner for
   religious affairs in Borno State)
   after they had been captured alive
   was given by certain political
   leaders in Borno State. There may
   not have been any credibility to
   the allegations, but Boko Haram
   members believed it and were out
   for revenge.
   The suspicion of extra-judicial
   killings, however, spurred
   a reaction from the police
   commissioner of Borno State,
   Christopher Dega, who said Yusuf
   "was in a hideout, and the forces
   went there, and there was an
   exchange of fire. In the course of
   that confrontation, he sustained
   his own injury. He was picked up,
   and he later couldn't make it."
   This was different from the first
   police version, in which Yusuf
   was said to have been fatally
   wounded while trying to escape
   from custody. This version had
   indeed been corroborated by
   Usman Ciroma, the spokesman
   to the Borno State governor, who
   told the Associated Press: "I saw
   his body at police headquarters. I
   believe he was shot while he was
   trying to escape."
   Yusuf's financier, Buji Foi, who
   had been arrested and driven
   to the police headquarters in
   Maiduguri also died under curious
   circumstances. Unfortunately,
   there are video recordings of Fois
   execution still circulating on cell
   phones. I was shown one by a
   police officer! The same fate befell
   his father-in-law, Alhaji Baba Fugu,
   who also reported at the police
   station but never came out alive.
   Human Rights Watch said that
   the reports of Yusuf's killing were
   extremely worrying. "The Nigerian
   authorities must act immediately
   to investigate and hold to account
   all those responsible for this
   unlawful killing and any others
   associated with the recent
   violence in northern Nigeria,"
   said Corinne Dufka, the group's
   senior West Africa researcher.
   In a statement issued in Geneva,
   High Commissioner for Human
   Rights, Navi Pillay also expressed
   her concerns. She called on
   the Nigerian government to
   investigate Yusuf's killing and
   bring offenders to justice.
   When the BBC published the
   photograph that showed that
   Yusuf was alive when captured
   by the army, I knew we could no
   longer keep quiet and that the
   point had to be made that
   extra-judicial execution had no
   place under the rule of law. As,
   I however, waited to see the
   president, who was in a meeting
   with the VP, I made the mistake of
   openly voicing my concern about
   what I considered extra-judicial
   execution. This did not go down
   well with the governor of Gombe,
   Alhaji Danjuma Goje, who was
   also waiting to see the president.
   "Segun, I sometimes wonder
   on whose side you really are.
   This is someone who killed several
   policemen and innocent people,
   and all that concerns you is what
   some human rights noisemakers
   would say," he charged.
   We had a hot exchange on the
   matter and since he saw the
   president ahead of me, I was not
   surprised when my principal
   bluntly refused to discuss the
   matter. It was a difficult period,
   because while I worried about
   the image of the government,
   I could also understand the
   anger of the police, whose men
   were brutally killed.
   [End of excerpt on Boko
   Haram's origins and cooptation
   by powerful sponsors


Butwho were these shadowy sponsors who adopted Boko Haram?

According to evidence [SEE Q29, DIRECTLY ABOVE] in the book Power, Politics and Death by Olusegun Adeniyi, President Yar' Adua's mediaspokesperson, Boko Haram was a tiny and obscure sect until mid-2005 whenit was apparently adopted by some powerful sponsors. Its leader began tolive affluently and the magnitude and sophistication of its terrorcapacity became greatly enhanced.

By 2011, when its currentterror campaign was unleashed, it had had some six years to acquirelinks, allegedly to Al Qaeda, and had become a multi-million dollarorganization with sophisticated weapons and bombing techniques. In 2012,Boko Haram gave a "quit the North" order to those theCaliphate leaders had called "invaders" back in 1948[SEE QI 5, ABOVE], and enforced the order by bombing churches and funerals and by otheracts of mass murder. These bombings were not "senseless",as some claim, but had the purpose of ethnic cleansing away those theirsponsors long ago described as "invaders" of the Caliphateterritory.

As the following news headlines show, some ofthose questioned or arrested by the security agencies and those,especially, who gave conditions for bringing in Boko Haram to dialoguewith the Government (thereby indicating that they were in touch with thegroup) have been Caliphate big shots (including emirs, senators and ACFchieftains), e.g.:

SSS arrest Ndume over Boko Haramlinks November 22, 2011, (Accessed Oct,2012)

Boko Haram: The Emir Of Suleja Questioned ForAlleged Boko Haram Involvement--Politics--Nairaland boko-haram-emir-suleja-questioned;(Accessed Oct, 2012)

Police arrest Emir of Abaji, twosons over escaped Boko Haram suspect ByPilot Africa on January 20, 2012, (Accessed Oct 2012)

"Boko Haram Is A Multi-billion Naira Outfit",Security Source Posted: January 29, 2012-02:37 (Accessed Oct2012)

Nigeria: ACF Wants Security for Boko HaramLeaders Before Dialogue 2February 2012 (Accessed Oct 2012)

Terrorism Trial: SenatorNdume Says VP Namadi Sambo Was Aware Of His Activities With BokoHaram-VANGUARD Posted: March 25, 2012-12:20 (Accessed Oct 2012)

President: BokoHaram has infiltrated govt, military 09/01/2012; (Accessed Oct 2012)

When PresidentJonathan confessed that his government is infiltrated by Boko Haram, hewas, in his own way, admitting that strategic places in the Nigerianstate apparatus are occupied by persons loyal to the Caliphate/ACFsponsors of Boko Haram. And that even he, the President andCommander-in-Chief, is more or less a one-man hostage to them and thesystem they entrenched over the years. That was PresidentJonathan's way of signaling that he was aware that the Caliphatewas the sponsor of Boko Haram.

VP Sambo Had CloseTies To Alleged Boko Haram Sponsor January 17, 2012(Accessed Oct 2012)

Northern politicians created BokoHaram--Mustapha Jokolo, former Emir of Gwandu

Published on Friday, 30 March2012 11:46 ; (Accessed Oct. 2012)

This reported statement bythe deposed Emir of Gwandu declaring that Northern politicians createdBoko Haram, is like the testimony of the former deputy leader of acriminal gang turned prosecution witness.

We must recall thatwhen he was the Emir of Gwandu, he was the Number two man in theCaliphate hierarchy, second only to the Sultan of Sokoto.

Besides, he was the very man who, at a meeting of emirs in March2005, called for a fight with the Obasanjo government, [SEE Q5ABOVE] And it was a few months later, in mid-2005, that Boko Haram began toshow evidence of better financing and increasing capacity. Jokolo mustknow well whereof he spoke in 2012.

We have seen that for theCaliphate, gaining and retaining power by fraud and mass slaughter ismore congenial than doing so through free and fair elections. Given thatbackground, the sample news headlines, displayed above, that link BokoHaram operatives to Caliphate figures (ACF leaders, Caliphatepoliticians, as well as Emirs) are prima facie evidence that Boko Haramhas Caliphate sponsors. Jokolo's authoritative andinsider's statement in 2012 pretty much establishes thepoint.

Part Four Boko Haram terrorism: The feudal-theocracy vs.secular-democracy civil war

Since Boko Haram began, Nigeriahas effectively been in an unacknowledged and one-sided civil warbetween Shariya advocates and Democracy adherents; this mayalternatively, and more instructively, be described as a one-sided civilwar between the organized Caliphate /ACF/Sahriyaland/ Boko Haram on theone side vs. on the other side, the unorganizedNon-Caliphate/Secularist/Democratic Nigerians; i.e. between afeudal-theocracy faction and a secular-democracy faction within Nigeriansociety. The sooner this is recognized by the confused and unorganizedNon-Caliphate/ Democracy side, the better for them. For until theyunderstand that what is going on is a civil war they cannot put up aproper fight, and fight to win. Until they understand their Caliphateenemy, they cannot figure out how to fight them.

Non-Caliphate Nigerians need to figure out the dynamics of Nigerianhistory and decide whether they want to be enslaved forever by theCaliphate. And if they find that prospect unacceptable, they must gointo war mode and defeat, once and for all, the Caliphate colonialistswho have been fooling, dividing and subduing them since 1960 inaccordance with Sir Ahmadu Bello's injunction that Nigeria shouldbecome an estate of Dan Fodio's descendants, [SEE QI ATSTART OF THIS ESSAY]

And that has been the agenda, down to this day, of theCaliphate and its political leaders (Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, ShehuShagari, Umaru Yar'Adua, Maitama Sule, Lawal Kaita, etc. since1960) and of its military agents (Yakubu Gowon, Theophilus Danjuma,Murtala Mohammed, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, Muhammadu Buhari, IbrahimBabangida [IBB] , Sani Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Aliyu Gusau,Abdulrahman Bello Danbazzau, Col. Sambo Dasuki, etc. since 1966). Andthat is the agenda of Boko Haram, the terrorist outfit that theCaliphate and its Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) sponsored when theylost control of the Nigerian government and armed forces in 1999). Andthat is the agenda for which Buhari insists on being crowned aspresident in 2015, whether or not Nigerians actually vote for him, orelse ... he and the Caliphate terrorists will unleash a bloodbath on thecountry.

The first skirmish in this unacknowledged civil wartook place way back on February 21, 2000, the day the Shariya Jihadistsbegan resorting to mob violence in Kaduna, in their follow-up to theadoption of Shariya by the Arewa (Far North) states which had therebyrepudiated the secular democracy constitution of Nigeria. By adoptingshariya as their constitution, they committed dejure secession from Nigeria. As nothing was done about it, they becameemboldened. Using Boko Haram, they have unleashed a war on Nigeria withtwo alternative objectives: to impose their shariya on all of Nigeria ifthey win; or to consummate their secession, if they lose.

Butthough the Caliphate and its jihadist agents have known all along thatthey were unleashing war on Nigeria, the leaders of Non-CaliphateNigerians, their intended victims, have had no clue about the nature ofwhat has been happening since 1960. Which suits the Caliphate jihadistsjust fine. For they have been free to pummel their blind and confusedopponent to the brink of defeat where he is tottering today.

Non-Caliphate Nigerians in general, and President Jonathan inparticular, have not recognized that what is going on now is a civilwar. Which is why President Jonathan has been approaching Boko Haram asan internal security matter rather than as a political problem requiringradical political surgery: excising Shariyaland from Nigeria, Orkarstyle; which is why President Jonathan has been replaying Ironsi, andtrying to appease the unappeasable enemy; and which is why non-CaliphateNigerians are not clamoring for general mobilization against theCaliphate and its Boko Haram agents; which is why the Churches, despitethe Government's clear inability to protect them, are passiveabout the bombing and massacres of their people, and are turning theother cheek and pleading for "peace", instead of revivingthe ancient tradition and spirit of the Church militant, like whenBishop Adhemar of Monteil, organized and led European volunteersto fight the jihadists of his day in the First Crusade.

Sinceit is clear that the Federal government cannot guarantee their security,Nigeria's Christians can't continue to look to PresidentJonathan to protect them; they need to take responsibility for their ownsecurity, on the understanding that David was a warrior against Goliath;but a Jonathan is not a David. Besides, only a fool defends himself in awar by relying only on good luck. The Christian clergy in Nigeria havean obligation to lead a Crusade against the Caliphate Jihadists, asEuropean history has shown that a military Crusade is the only correctanswer to a Jihad.

What does Boko Haramwant?

There are two versions of Boko Haram'sobjective: a maximal as well as a minimal agenda.

(a) Themaximal agenda is to Islamize and impose shari'a on all ofNigeria. In December 2011, Boko Haram issued a bulletin in which itrestated its mission as follows:

"We want to re-emphasize that our
   main objective is the restoration of
   the Sharia Legal System in line with
   the teachings of the Holy Qur'an.
   We want the Nigerian Constitution
   to be abrogated and Democracy
   suspended and a full-fledged Islamic
   State established. We want to
   emphasize that trouble started in
   this part of the world when the
   white men came, colonised our land,
   chased away the Emirs and righteous
   leaders and then replaced the system
   with Western Legislative, Judicial
   and Executive procedures. They also
   changed our pattern of learning
   and upbringing to the detriment of
   moral teachings; that was exactly
   what prompted the establishment of
   our organization." 

--(DailySun, December 19, 2011)

(b) The minimal agenda is toconsummate Shariyaland's secession and enforce shari'atotally in the 12 states that make up Shariyaland, and overthrow thesarkuna (The Sultan and Emirs and feudal ruling class of the Caliphate) andreplace them with new rulers who will enforce Shari'a morestrictly than the Sultan and his emirs, who the Boko Haram considerinsufficiently Islamized and Arabized. That is why Boko Haram has begunattacking Emirs, as in Potiskum, and sent threats to and made attacks onSokoto, the capital of the Caliphate:

Emir'sbodyguard, mosque aide hurt in suicide attack in Potiskum On August3, 2012. In News (Accessed October 2012)

Boko Haram'sDangerous Expansion into Northwest Nigeria (Accessed October 2012)

This minimal agenda was,in part, articulated by Abu Zaid as follows:

'It is mandatory
 for Islam to have
   a sovereign land where Sharia
   is being practiced in the strict
   sense so that the dialogue will be
   between the Islamic country and
   the country of the unbelievers' 
   --Abu Zaid, Boko Haram
   spokesman, while rejecting dialogue
   with government
   (Sunday Life,
 26 June 2011, p. 25.) 

This means thatShariyaland, the Caliphate territory, should become a sovereign countryand its dialogue, if any, will then be with a Secular Democratic Nigeriafrom which it has formally seceded. The rest of the minimal agenda, thepart against the Sultan and emirs, is contained within Abu Qaqa'sstatement of their maximal agenda that we shall now examine. To see themaximal agenda of Boko Haram--what they will do if they are not stoppedfrom carrying their war beyond Shariyaland territory, and if theywin--consider this report from October 2011:

Boko Haram to FG "Total
   Shari'a in Nigeria or no Peace"
   ...Says Qur'an is Above Nigerian
   Written by Alaba Johnson
   (Reporter for NaijaPundit) on 03
   October 2011.
   (Accessed October 2012)
   The militant Islamic group, Boko
   Haram, which has been responsible
   for much of the insecurity in
   Nigeria due to its spate of bombings
   and attacks on security forces
   has sent an email to major news
   outlets signed by its spokesman,
   Abu Qaqa, to say that there will be
   no peace in Nigeria until there is
   a total implementation of Shari'a
   law in Nigeria.
   Their email which was written in
   Hausa language had the following
   message to Nigerians and the
   authorities "the country would not
   have peace until there is 100 per
   cent implementation of Sharia law
   in the country as enshrined in the
   holy Quran as well as immediate
   release of all our members who
   were detained and in the custody
   of security agencies for no just
   The group which has been
   celebrating the fact that the FG
   held a low level Independence Day
   celebration apparently because of
   them also declared that they had
   no iota of respect for the Sultan of
   Sokoto and other traditional rulers
   from the North.
   In his email, Qaqa disqualified the
   Sultan thus "our position is that
   the Sultan is just a traditional ruler
   who revolted against the teachings
   of his ancestors and put the
   Nigerian Constitution ahead of
   the teachings of the Holy Qur'an
   and the traditions of the Prophet."
   This is not surprising especially as
   NaijaPundit had earlier published
   a leaked wikileaks cable in
   which the Buhari team had told
   American Embassy officials that
   they had no confidence in the
   Northern Traditional rulers in
   general while naming the Sultan
   of Sokoto and the emir of Kano
   specifically as people who had
   tried to corrupt the judiciary.
   This agenda of Islamising Nigeria
   while alarming to some is nothing
   new to students of history who
   would recall that this has always
   been the agenda of the Northern
   establishment right from pre
   colonial times.
   For instance the First Premier
   of the North, the revered Sir
   Ahmadu Bello did say only eleven
   days after Nigeria's independence
   that "The new nation called
   Nigeria should be an estate of our
   great grandfather Othman Dan
   Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent
   a change of power. We use the
   minorities in the north as willing
   tools and the south as a conquered
   territory and never allow them to
   rule over us and never allow them
   to have control over their future."
   --Parrot Newspaper
   October 12, 1960.
   Nigerians may also recall that the
   late Sheik Abubakar Gumi had
   advocated that Nigeria should be
   ruled exclusively by Muslims.
   Nigerians may also recall the
   statement credited to former
   Military Head of State Buhari to
   the effect that Muslims should
   only vote for a Muslim candidate.
   Of course Buhari later clarified
   his statement that what he meant
   was that Muslims should only
   vote for those who will promote
   their religion. How that differs
   from his original statement is still
   a mystery. But of course Nigerians
   do remember that religion was
   used by Buhari's party, the CPC to
   campaign and mobilize during the
   last elections.
   How the FG hopes to contain
   Boko Haram remains to be seen
   especially going by their latest
   email but most Nigerians are
   scratching their heads and asking
   themselves whether there is any
   correlation between the comments
   made by a prominent member
   of the Northern establishment,
   Lawal Kaita, to the effect that "we
   (who are this 'we'?) will make
   Nigeria ungovernable for Jonathan"
   if he wins.
   Now that Jonathan has won and
   attempts are being made to make
   Nigeria ungovernable, many
   Nigerians are telling Jonathan that
   yes he may not need to be a "lion"
   but Nigeria needs a leader that is
   also not a sheep! 

All Nigerians should bethankful to Abu Qaqa for publicly articulating the maximal version ofthe political agenda of Boko Haram. It should now be clear that BokoHaram is the current, and terrorist, agent of those whose mission sincethe 1940s [as we have seen above in the statements quoted in Part Two]has been to Islamize Nigeria and "advance shari'a".Most Nigerians have not been aware of that mission, and have not beenable to organize an appropriate response to it. Henceforth, nobody inNigeria has the excuse of ignorance. We must each face the issue andanswer the question: Do you want Nigeria to become anIslamic country ruled by the Sharia, as in Iran, the Afghanistan of theTaliban, etc? And if you don't, what are you going to do aboutit?

Make no mistake about it: BokoHaram's terror campaign is a Caliphate political weapon. Thesolution to Boko Haram is political and straightforward: concede theirminimal agenda and excise Shariyaland, Orkar style. Spin them off andlet them carry on their Jihad in their separate country. If they bombtheir emirs and Sultan, that will be their affair, and Nigeriawon't be involved, and won't have to deploy its personneland resources to sort that out. It is none of our business to save theCaliphate colonialists from the terrorist army they raised to useagainst us.

Nigeria is an example of what S. P. Huntington, aleading American political scientist, called a 'torncountry'. Nigeria is torn ideologically between theCaliphate-Jihadist Shariyaland and the Non-Caliphate /Secular-DemocraticNigeria; between the Caliphate version of One Nigeria as the feudaltheocratic colony of the heirs of Dan Fodio, as articulated by SirAhmadu Bello in 1960; and the version of a secular democratic Nigeriathat was perhaps best articulated by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1978-79.[SEE THE QUOTES QI AND Q2 AT THE START OF THIS ESSAY]

Those are the contrasting ideologies and projects betweenwhich Nigeria has been torn. Boko Haram's minimal agenda, ascontained in Abu Zaid's statement [SEE Q3 IABOVE], is fundamentally a demand for partition of Nigeria betweenShariyaland and a Democratic Republic of Nigeria; between a territorycommitted to Ahmadu Bello's feudal-theocracy version of Nigeriaand a territory aspiring to Awolowo's Secular-Democracy versionof Nigeria. Fortunately, as the two territories are distinct[SEE MAP #1 AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ESSAY], Nigeria can be easily partitioned between them, with minor boundaryadjustments in the borderline states. I wholeheartedly support that partition and invite Nigerians to stop postponingthe necessary and inevitable.

Corruption and the Caliphate

I should add that thesolution to the vexed issue of corruption in Nigeria is related to thesolution to Boko Haram. The average Nigerian who is opposed tocorruption is hardly aware of the historical roots in Caliphatecolonialism/hegemony of Nigerian-style "corruption".

Nigerian-style corruption is actuallylootocracy --the brazen looting of the public treasury by anofficial. What secularist Nigerians regard as looting of the publictreasury is no such thing in the feudal ideology of the Caliphate. Underfeudalism, the wholesale appropriation of state property by an officialis not considered theft, but simply his entitlement as the holder of afief!feudal office! That's what one is granted a fief for in exchange for loyaltyand services to be rendered to his monarch who appointed him to feudaloffice.

Under Caliphate feudal ideology, apublic office is a fief for the life-support of the official and hisretinue of relatives and retainers, provided he renders the prescribed allegiance and services to hisoverlord. If one were sent to administer the Customs or NEPA, one wouldbe entitled to embezzle its funds to the best of one's abilityand greed. Hence the Caliphate-derived Nigerianpractice where, once salaries are paid, and even before they are, adepartment's budget allocation is treated as being for theresponsible official to put in his pocket. Which is why theCaliphate-serving 1999 constitution institutionalizes and protects thisentitlement with an immunity clause that encourages a Governor to seizeand export his state's budgetary allocation, hence the flagrantand rampant money-laundering by Nigeria's stategovernors. After half a century of unpunished practice, lootocracy has becomeentrenched as the norm in Nigeria and is imitated by all and sundry;which is why officials, down to the policeman at the checkpoint and themessenger sent to get a file, brazenly extort money from the members ofthe public that they are officially paid to serve. Nigerian officialshave become addicted to lootocracy even though a significant and vocalsegment of the population is opposed to it and decries it as"corruption". But calling lootocracy by the name"corruption" is a gross misnomer and the error should berectified: it is like calling a bank robbery that empties the bank vaultby the name 'pilfering' or calling by the name pickpocketa bank robber who has made away with millions. So long as the Caliphateremains part of Nigeria, this Caliphate-introduced practice andCaliphate-condoned attitude will be preserved. Hence eradicatinglootcracy in Nigeria, like eradicating Boko Haram, is conditional onkicking their Caliphate sponsors/protectors out of Nigeria.

Part Five: What is to be done? The Caliphate must go! Kick the Caliphateout of Nigeria before Dec 31, 2014, so we can have peace and moveforward to true federalism and general prosperity.

The opposition to Caliphate colonialism today

After the Caliphate conquered all of Nigeria in 1970 bywinning the Civil War, each nationality in Nigeria saw its interest asclimbing, at the expense of the others, to a second class position underthe Caliphate masters. This was dubbed "the second fiddlementality" way back in the 1970s.

But since the early1990s, when Anthony Enahoro began the campaign for a sovereign NationalConference, many have awakened to the reality that the common interestof the non-Caliphate peoples of Nigeria is to jointly liberatethemselves from Caliphate Colonialism. Hence the emergence ofself-determination groups like the Oodua People's Assembly, theLower Niger Congress (LNC), and the Middle Belt Congress, and theircooperating under the banner of the Movement for a New Nigeria(MNN).

Caliphate Colonialism is what all the non-Caliphatenationalities in Nigeria have suffered since 1960; and it is what theyneed to liberate themselves from, by any means feasible. They have triedfor the last two decades to do so by demanding a Sovereign NationalConference of the ethnic nationalities (SNC-EN) to peacefullyrenegotiate the terms of the British-imposed Nigeria union. As thatoption has been adamantly resisted by the Caliphate colonialists andblocked by those who manage the Nigerian state apparatus for theCaliphate colonialist overlords, the only other option is to dismemberNigeria and dump its debris on the grave of Lord Lugard, and do so byany means necessary.

The Caliphate'suse-and-dump record We should recall the Caliphate's record of using and dumpingnon-Caliphate leaders and parties; they used Zik and the NCNC to climbinto power in 1959, and then kicked him upstairs into a ceremonial postof Governor-General and then of President. They used Gowon and Awo towin the Civil War and conquer all of Nigeria, and then dumped Gowon anddeposed him in 1975, and rigged and judicially maneuvered Awo out ofvictory in the 1979 election. Also in 1979 they used the NPP to climbback firmly into power and then dumped them in 1981. In 1979, they usedMKO Abiola from the Southwest and Alex Ekwueme from the Southeast tohelp get their NPN elected. Having consolidated their hold on power,they told Abiola in 1982 that the NPN presidential candidacy was notopen to him; then they preempted rotation of the Presidency by theBuhari coup, effectively blocking Ekwueme from seeking the presidency in1987.

In a recent Interview in theGuardian, light was shed on the hidden agenda of the Buhari coup:

 You just spoke
   about [military] interruptions, as
   one of those factors inimical to
   development. Let us look at one
   of those interruptions, specifically,
   the one that disrupted your
   [Shagari/Ekwueme] government
   on December 31, 1983. The
   story was that the army actually
   intervened in government for the
   more sinister reason of preventing
   you, an Igbo man, from becoming
   president after President Shagari's
   tenure was over--which, indeed,
   you sounded poised to become.
   How true is this story?
 I wouldn't know,
   because I wasn't in the inner
   caucus that was planning the
   coup-d'etat, to know what
   informed that decision to strike,
   in December 1983. But I can really
   tell you that one of our colleagues,
   the Minister of Transport, Alhaji
   Umaru Dikko, when he arrived
   London, said, during the press
   conference he gave, that all the
   talk the military was giving about
   corruption and all that, was a
   smokescreen, that the main
   reason for the coup-d'etat, was
   to prevent me from becoming
   president in 1987. That they
   reached the decision, during the
   first week of December when, at
   the Ibadan convention of the
   NPN, [National Party of Nigeria]
   the president, Shehu Shagari,
   emphasised that the decision
   of the party that.the presidency
   would move to the South in 1987,
   was irreversible, in the interest
   of Nigerian unity. They felt that
   they wouldn't want that to happen
   and that it was better to interrupt
   the process quite early rather
   than wait till nearer 1987, when
   it would be obvious what the
   reasons were. But I say, these were
   speculations. I don't know where
   my friend, Umaru Dikko, got his
   information. It may be he had
   contact with the inner circle of the
   coup planners. I don't know, but
   that was what he said.
   --"Ekwueme: For Justice,
   Fairness, Equity, Igbo Should
   Have Presidency After Jonathan",
   (The Guardian,
 Sunday, December
   9, 2012.) 

With these examples of hownon-Caliphate leaders and parties have been used and dumped all theseyears, those of today would be ill-advised to enter into any alliancewith the Caliphate or its political parties. In particular,Bola Tinubu and the ACN should not make the mistake ofassisting Buhari and his CPC to come to power. However well anynationality thinks it has done under Caliphate colonialism, it stands todo much better after we jointly free ourselves from these arrogantcaliphate parasites, that is to say, after the Caliphate'slion's share of the national cake is taken from them andredistributed. All of today's non-Caliphate leaders and parties should be ableto compose their differences and push jointly ahead to accomplish areconfiguration of Nigeria and put an end, once and for all time, toCaliphate colonialism.

Accordingly, this is no time for thenon-Caliphate ethnic groups to be quarreling about who did what to whomduring the Civil War, or at any time in the past. They have to becomefirm common cause allies in a political struggle for their jointliberation. Whatever distrust and suspicion they have learned to feelabout one another, they should heed Lenin's advice on alliances:In What is To Be Done? Lenin states: "Only people who are not sure of themselves canfear to enter into temporary alliances even with unreliable people;not a single political party could exist without suchalliances." (emphasis mine) The non-Caliphate groups would do well, therefore, tosuspend acrimonious discussion of their old quarrels andanimosities.

Far be it from me to deny them whatever orgasmsthey get from indulging in their orgy of ethnic animosities. But afterthey cooperate and jointly liberate themselves from Caliphatecolonialism, they can return to that orgy, if they must, and let theinflamed animosities influence their terms of association in apost-Caliphate Nigeria. We should recall that the USA and the USSRsuspended their hostilities and joined forces to defeat Hitler. Aftervictory in 1945, they resumed their pre-WWII hostilities in the form ofthe Cold War. We should learn from that example--now that the Caliphateis being attacked by its own Boko Haram terror agents: an Emir has beenbombed in his own mosque in Potiskum; Boko Haram has attacked Sokoto,the capital of the Caliphate; and it has made an assassination attempton the Emir of Kano.

"Nigeria: Gunmen AttackEmir of Kano," By Latan Donjumo Adamu, 20 January 2013, DAILY TRUST, 201301200032.html (Accessed January2013)

Clearly Boko Haram is doing 10 the Caliphate and itsemirs exactly what Dan Fodio and his Jihadists did to overthrow theHausa kings two centuries ago to create the Caliphate. And the Caliphateknows it and dread it, hence it got a Caliphate prince. Col. SamboDasuki, (Rtd) appointed NSA, so as to use the Nigerian state to fightits Boko Haram agents who have become its mortal enemies, and tohopefully rein diem in and liquidate Boko Haram's anti-Caliphateminimal agenda, though, I suspect, not its maximal agenda. We need toremember that WWII so weakened the European colonizers that they lostthe will and ability to suppress the rising tide of anti-colonialistforces in their empires. Now that the Caliphate is reeling from theblows from its: own Boko Haram agents, this is the best time fornon-Caliphate Nigerians 10 go over to the counteroffensive and finishoff the Caliphate colonialists. This opportunity must not be lost. Seizethe time and liberate yourselves is what I say. Allnon-Caliphate Nigerians UNITE! You have nothing to lose hut yourfeudalist and shari'a chains!

InMay 1967, Awo told the people of Western Nigeria:

   If the Eastern Region is allowed
   by acts of omission or commission
   to secede from or opt out of
   Nigeria, then the Western Region
   and Lagos must also stay out of
   the Federation ... If any region
   in Nigeria considers itself strong
   enough to compel us to enter into
   association with it on its own
   terms, I would only wish such
   a region luck. But such luck, I
   must warn, will, in the long run
   be no better than that which
   has attended the doings of
   all colonial powers down the
   ages.... This much I must say
   in addition, on this point. We
   have neither military might nor
   the overwhelming advantage of
   numbers here in Western Nigeria
   and Lagos. But we have justice
   of a noble and imperishable
   cause on our side, namely: the
   right of a people to unfettered

Unfortunately, the configuration of military forces inside Nigeriaand of political forces globally in the 1960s prevented Awolowo fromachieving self-determination for his people at that time. The militaryweakness of Western Nigeria and the strong pro-Caliphate disposition ofBritain prevented Western Nigerians from actualizing their right ofself-determination in 1967. But the configuration of military andpolitical forces has profoundly changed since that time. Today, in 2013,the Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria, and the Global Jihad of which it isan arm, have taken their toll on the pro-Caliphate disposition ofBritain and the Western powers. Furthermore, the Caliphate ispolitically weakened and is already reeling from violent blows inflictedon it by its own Boko Haram agents.

So, a unique opportunitypresents itself today for the anti-Caliphate forces to collectivelyliberate ourselves from Caliphate colonialism. What was desired butimpossible in 1967 is possible now in 2013. This is a rare window ofopportunity; it would be criminal folly to squander it and suicidal tolet it close unused.

It is said that "Those in powernever give way, and admit defeat only to plot and scheme to regain theirlost power and privilege." [C.L.R. James, The BlackJacobins, New York: Vintage Books, 1989, pp. 127-128] The Caliphate colonialistsare no exception to this behavior. If you doubt that, and if you imaginethat the Caliphate has lost its appetite for conquest and permanentdomination over all of the other Nigerian peoples; and that it can beconverted to democracy, then consider this August 2012 boast by a scionof the Caliphate, Usman Faruk, who was the military governor ofNorth-West State during the Yakubu Gowon regime:"North replies Asari: We subdued Yorubas &conquered the Haws; We will do it again", replies-asari-we-subdued-vorubas-we-will-do-it-again/#comment-311818 (Accessed October 2012)

I therefore submit: The first steptowards terminating this Caliphate arrogance and will-todomination is toget rid of our self-enslaving addiction to Lugard's Nigeria.Please be reminded that there is nothing sacred about this "OneNigeria" that Lugard cobbled together. Lugard is not God! Andwhat was made by Lugard, a human being like us, we can unmake for ourown benefit. So, let's kick out the Caliphate, and exercise ourright of self-determination. And the time is NOW:

But howshould we proceed with this liberation?

A Three-pointliberation agenda

Here is a simple three-point agenda for theself-liberation of non-Caliphate Nigerians:

a) ExciseShariyaland from Nigeria, by any means necessary.

b) Finishthe job by 31 December, 2014, before the bloodbath Buhari has threatenedfor 2015 Forewarned is forearmed. Only a tree will see a woodcutterapproaching with an axe and do nothing to stop him or to escape fromhim.

c) Freely and democratically reconfigure what is left ofNigeria after that.

Who should implement thisagenda?

Are you an indigene of a non-Shariya state?Or a non-Muslim indigene of a Shariya state? Can you voluntarilycontinue to cohabit Nigeria with these Caliphate colonialists

1) Who do not believe in free and fair elections?

2) Whosee you as their slave?

3) Who insist you must convert totheir religion?

4) Who insist that nobody from your part ofthe country can ever become president except as their stooge? And whowill gladly kill you (like they did MKO Abiola), or bomb your people(like they are doing to President Jonathan's Christiansoutherners) if you, an autonomous southerner', do manage andbecome president?

5) Who are determined to exterminate youand your entire ethnic group if you refuse to submit to be enslaved andexploited by them? By the way, even Apartheid South Africa didn'tpropose to exterminate 1/7th or 14% of its population in order for thewhite settlers to continue exploiting the resources of SouthAfrica.

This makes the Caliphate worsecolonialists than even the whites of Apartheid South Africa!

If your humanity, your self-respect, permits youto submit to the humiliation of the Caliphate caste system, then youshould work for the retention of the Caliphate's Shariyalandwithin Nigeria, and make yourself and your descendants eternal slaves ofthe Caliphate. But if being enslaved is unacceptable to your humanityand self-respect, then your human duty is to work tirelessly for yourliberation from Caliphate colonialism by implementing the three-pointagenda.So, if you are an indigene of a non-Shariyastate, or a non-Muslim indigene of a Shariya state, and if yourself-respect does not allow you to submit to enslavement by theCaliphate, then you are the one to implement the three-point liberationagenda.

Of course, those habitualslaves of the Caliphate, the Uncle Toms who do not want to part fromtheir masters, are welcome to vote with their feet and move to Caliphateterritory when their masters are kicked out. Life-long "willingtools" of the Caliphate like Yakubu Gowon, Theophilus Danjuma,Jeremiah Useni, Paul Unongo, Iyorcha Ayu and their ilk should take noteand resettle themselves in Shariyaland so as to enjoy the Calphatemisrule to which they seem addicted. That is if the Caliphate willharbor them after the demise of the Caliphate's project of rulingall of Nigeria.

How might you implement it, and do itpeacefully?

The first thing is to recognize thatthe 12 states in Shariyaland have already seceded constitutionally, andtherefore de jure, from Nigeria. They did so in 2000 AD when they adopted Shari'aas their constitution. It is typical of the lack of clarity that hashampered the anti-Caliphate resistance since the 1950s, that they havenot noticed that the Caliphate has already constitutionally seceded fromNigeria since 2000. What Nzeogwu might have done in January 1966 had hesucceeded in taking power in Lagos; and what Orkar proclaimed in 1990before his coup was crushed, was inadvertently done for them by theCaliphate itself, namely the constitutional separation (Araba) of theCaliphate from Nigeria.All that is left is for therest of Nigeria to acknowledge, endorse and make official theirsecession. And then seal the new border. There's nothing to fightabout... Non-Caliphate Nigeria simply needs to acknowledge the 2000 ADde jure secession of Caliphate Shariyaland (Please eat your shariya anddon't come down here looking for oil money or access to the seacoast!) and formally accept the demise of Lugard's Nigeria.Things will get violent only if the Caliphate resists this peacefulseparation/divorce by extending its Boko Haram terror attacks intonon-Caliphate territory. But just in case, in desperation, it choosesthat bloody option, President Jonathan should mobilize for war so as todeter a Caliphate armed resistance to this official expulsion.

Secondly, please recall and follow Fela's suggestion fromthe civil war days when he said:

   "secession is what could have
   brought Africa together at that
   time. From secession we could
   come together again. But by not
   seceding, we're put together by
 ... That's what's happening
   in Nigeria today. The Ibos don't
   understand why they're Nigeria.
   The Yorubas don't know what's
   happening. And the Hausas, they
   want to dominate everybody."
   --Fela (Quoted in Iyorcha
   D. Ayu, Essays in Popular
 Oguta: Zim Pan-African
   Publishers, 1986, p. 41.) 

Thirdly, afterclearing the Caliphate and its Shariyaland from the constitutional andphysical space of Nigeria, those Non-Caliphate ethnic nationalitieswhich desire a secular-democratic life together should come together andwork out the terms of their new association and formally and officiallyconstitute it. The 1995 Federal Constitution of Ethiopia is available asa model of ethnic federalism, [SEE Q35 BELOW]

From these observations, the three-point agenda presentedabove translates into the following implementationprogram:

1] The rump of Nigeria (the 24non-Shari'a states plus Abuja) should meet and affirm theiracceptance of the 2000 AD de jure secession of the 12 Shari'a states;

2] They shouldthen formally declare the demise of the present entity calledNigeria;

3] This should be accomplished before December 31,2014.

4] Soon thereafter, those non-Caliphate EthnicNationalities which so desire should meet and freely work out their newterms of association, using the PRONACO draft constitution as a possiblestarting point.

Who will bell the cat?

Who will kick off this peaceful program of constitutionalliberation from this long and bloody nightmare of Caliphatecolonialism?

The opportunity (the right of first refusal)naturally should go to President Jonathan as the sitting President. Heoccupies the position from which the first step can be most easily andpeacefully taken. If he wishes to exercise his right to run for a secondterm in 2015, and to do so without igniting the promised Buharibloodbath, then he should see to it that the Caliphate is kicked out ofNigeria before December 31, 2014.

But if he declines theoffer, if he fails to begin the implementation, if by December 31, 2013he does not recognize and legalize Shariyaland's dejure secession of 2000 AD, then the privilege/opportunity to start theprocess should pass to any group of state governors, like those ofOodualand, who desire autonomy for their zone or ethnic nationality.They should revive Awo's selfdetermination option by conveningthe SNC-EN to formally dissolve this disastrous Nigerian union.

In my estimation, Ooduaiand is today the best-organized and mostadvanced of the three emerging federations of the MNN. Hence they shouldnaturally take the lead if President Jonathan does not. They deserve thehonor of leading the others.

But whoever bells the cat,whoever kicks off the process of liberation, it is in the self-interestof all the non-Caliphate politicians and citizens to give themmilitant support so that the dissolution of Lugard's Nigeria is accomplishedbefore December 31, 2014. [ie. in the 12 months between December 2013and Dec 2014].

But kicking the Caliphateout of Nigeria requires a conscious political struggle, a well organizedand well-led struggle. And the secular-democracy forces need first torealize that fact, and secondly to organize themselves appropriately andhave their political commanders come up with a strategy and campaignplan and execute it with diligence, as with any war or liberationstruggle. It is not enough toissue occasional press releases demanding the SNC. There must be astrategy for obliging Abuja to concede it--like it took a planned andwell executed campaign for the ANC to get the government of ApartheidSouth Africa to negotiate its own demise.

However, kicking out the Caliphate is different from the SouthAfrican case in some key aspects: it does not require that the Caliphateshould embrace secular democracy. It has to be kicked out entirely sothat space is created to organize secular democracy in what remains ofNigeria.The main point is that the Caliphate must go!The Caliphate must be kicked out of Nigeria before December 31,2014! In fact, if they declare that they have finally given up Shari'aand now accept secular democracy, don't you believe them.Don't be fooled. Can a leopard change his spots? Can a cat stopmousing? (That was a 19th century Caliphate slave raider's retortwhen he was asked to stop raiding the Middle Belt communities forslaves). The Caliphate must go! Don't compromise, don'treform, don't forgive or forget their record of pogroms, massmurder and genocide. Don't forget their entrenchment oflootocracy in Nigeria. The Caliphate mustgo! Don't delay, Nigeria can go forward only after it has excised theCaliphate. There is no other way.The Caliphate mustgo!

Thelong-suffering victims of Caliphate Colonialism must now go on thecounter-offensive and drive the Caliphate out of Nigeria. We must thenseal the border between the Caliphate Shariyaland and the newSecular-democratic Nigeria. If need be we should erect an Iron Curtainor build a Great Wall to keep these jihadist barbarians out of our newNigeria.

The demand for the SNC isneither a strategy nor a campaign plan. The task now is to get thesecular-democracy forces to see that point, and to get them to realizehow and why they have been unable, in half a century, to fight properlyand defeat the Caliphate.

And also to get them to take theinitiative in reshaping Nigeria. Since i960, the Caliphate forces haveheld the initiative in Nigerian politics. The non-Caliphate forcescannot hope to win until they gain and keep the initiative. In apolitical struggle, as in war, gaining and keeping the initiative iscrucial. So, they must change their game from one of reacting toCaliphate moves, to that of making the moves that will send theCaliphate reeling out of Nigeria. The Secular-democracy forces have tomove from their habitual disorganized defensive resistance, and embarkon a determined, well-organized counteroffensive. For that,they must give up their self-destructive addiction tothe idea of Lugard's one Nigeria.

Below is the preamble of the 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia thatcould be a model for the constitution of a Nigeria that has rid itselfof the Caliphate colonialists.


Q36) The 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia

Itspreamble states:
   "We, the Nations, Nationalities
   and Peoples of Ethiopia:
   Strongly committed, in full
   and free exercise of our right to
   selfdetermination, to building
   a political community founded
   on the rule of law and capable
   of ensuring a lasting peace,
   guaranteeing a democratic order,
   and advancing our economic
   and social development;
   Firmly convinced that the
   fulfillment of this objective
   requires full respect of individual
   and people's fundamental
   freedoms and rights, to live
   together on the basis of equality
   and without any sexual, religious
   or cultural discrimination;
   Further convinced that by
   continuing to live with our rich
   and proud cultural legacies in
   territories we have long inhabited,
   have, through continuous
   interaction on various levels and
   forms of life, built up common
   interest and have also contributed
   to the emergence of a common
   Fully cognizant that our common
   destiny can best be served by
   rectifying historically unjust
   relationships and by further
   promoting our shared interests;
   Convinced that to live as one
   economic community is necessary
   in order to create sustainable and
   mutually supportive conditions for
   ensuring respect for our rights and
   freedoms and for the collective
   promotion of our interests;
   Determined to consolidate, as a
   lasting legacy, the peace and the
   prospect of a democratic order
   which our struggles and sacrifices
   have brought about;
   Have therefore adopted, on 8
   December 1994 this constitution
   through representatives we have
   duly elected for this purpose as
   an instrument that binds us in a
   mutual commitment to fulfill the
   objectives and the principles set
   forth above." 

It further provides for afederal government of nine ethnic-based regions and guarantees that allEthiopian languages will enjoy equal state recognition, although Amharicis specified as the working language of the federal government.

MAP #2: The MNN broken map of Nigeria-the emerging federations.


Thecurrent 1999 Constitution of Nigeria has collapsed undeT the weight ofits fradulent orgin having been rejected throughout the country. The 12contiguous States of the North which have enacted and implemented Shariasince year 2000 in repudiation of the 1999 Constitution, have by thatstep opted out of the Nigerian Union. The balance of the country aretherefore takingsteps in exercise of their right to Self-Determination,to rework the basis of their political future.

Theprospective Federations are currently working out their respectiveConstitutions and will take same through Referendum in their respectiveterritories in exercise of their right to Self-Determination asenunciated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of IndigenousPeoples, 2007.

Each Federation is to decide its ownname.
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