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One of Nigeria’s most remembered leaders, 37-year-old Murtala Muhammed, was killed on February 13, 39 years ago, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka.

Many years have passed, but the nation still remembers its great leader.

President Goodluck Jonathan via his Facebook page spoke about Murtala:

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of that great Nigerian hero, Murtala Mohammed, who gave his life for this great nation. In his lifetime he espoused the belief that Nigeria had come of age and is ready to play her rightful role as the leader of the Black Race and a hub for progressive government on the African continent. Thankfully, Nigeria has immortalized Murtala’s legacy in books and monuments and will continue to do so such that our youth can learn from his life of purpose and commitment to higher ideals. May his soul continue to rest in peace and may God continue to comfort his family as a grateful nation remembers his sacrifice.”

 

For many Nigerians, getting to know Murtala Mohammed was from the green, crispy N20 naira note, which had its face inscribed on it, and really clear-headed stories told by parents. We gathered for some must-know facts you need to know about hero of Nigeria’s nation.

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1. Born on a Tuesday, the 8th of November, 1938, in the Kurawa Quarters of Kano State to Risqua Muhammed and Uwani Ramatu, he had 7 siblings (one girl and seven boys) and he was the second child.

2. On the 26th January, 1952, he was admitted as student number 941 as the school itself was founded in 1909. He was one of the ten students from Kano and finished in 1957. One of his classmates was the late General Mohammed Shuwa shot dead at his home by gunmen in Maiduguri in November 2012. Shuwa was one of the prominent figures during the Nigerian Civil War and later a leading figure in Murtala’s government. Gowon also attended the same college.

3. He attended Regular Officers Special Training School , ROSTS (Teshie, Ghana), now Ghana Military Academy where he was taught as a 2nd Lieutenant infantry tactics and military laws by the late Odumegwu Ojukwu. Obasanjo and Gowon also attended ROSTS.

4. Murtala might be a strong-headed soldier but he was an amazing family man. In 2006, his Yoruba wife (with partly Fulani roots), Mrs. Hafsat Ajoke Muhammed recollects the fond memories: “At home and at work, my husband was one and the same person. His behaviour at work and home were the same. He was a firm person, upright and had a great sense of humour.”

5. He was introduced to his wife by his cousin. They fell in love, hit it off, and when they met in Kaduna later, he proposed to her and they got married in Kaduna in 1963 after her studies, the same year he became a Captain. Their marriage was a blissful and peaceful one. In 1965, the marriage was blessed with a cheeky baby girl who later attended the Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos.

6. At the time when Murtala was killed, his daughter, Zalihatu was just two years old, and Jumai was just a baby.

7. When Murtala was killed and the news was relayed to his wife, she broke down and wept for her dear husband.

8. Today, Mrs. Ajoke Muhammed is ageing gracefully, is widely respected for her charitable activities and calm demeanor. Even as a First Lady, she was not unnecessarily flamboyant. Her marriage was blessed with six children: Aishat, Fatimah, Zakari, Risqua Abba, Zalihatu, Jumai (she was just a baby, less than a year old when her father was killed). The daughters are now married.

9. By the end of 1964, Murtala was already a temporary Major (known as a T/Major).

10. The Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970) lasted for thirty blood-soaked months and one of the principal actors of that sad phase of Nigerian history was Murtala.

11. On the evening of the 30th of July 1975, Murtala made his maiden speech to the nation as the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

12. He set up a panel headed by Justice Ayo Irikefe on the creation of seven more states (Niger, Bauchi, Gongola, Benue, Ogun, Imo and Bendel) to the 12 existing ones on 22nd December, 1975. The panel came up with a report which was utilized in the formation of new states in 1976.

13. Murtala was a blunt, outspoken and consummate risk taker. A soldier who ironically had no regard for the chain of command, he was in a class of his own when it came to dangerous exploits. A no-nonsense person, Murtala was known for his legendary outbursts of terrifying anger.

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127 Comments

127 Comments

  1. mirinedoromba

    February 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    A disciplined leader that would have taken nigeria to promised land but his brutal war records in asaba on defenceless civilians told another story.The same goes for late general adekunle perhaps the most intelligent and most talented of nigeria,s civil war generals but totally lacking in emotional stability and emotional intelligence to d extent of ordering troops to shoot anything or creature that moves! All these together with food blockade and air bombardment of civilian markets placed a self inflicted curse on nigerian army to extent that some of today generals are ready to sell themseves to illiterate militants and this once great army is unfortunately, ,,approximately presently like a ragtag group and a little bit worse in all ramifications .The nation needs to atone for its dark past and set up a truth and reconciliation commission and make sincere compensations where due.To sideline history as it knocks on their doorposts is the preposterous height of ignorance and irredemption parading as style and sophistication

    • tony

      August 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      You are not communicating…Too much gramer doesn’t mean you are communicating,a high school student would think same,that’s the problem with Nigerians,.listern or read speaches from Obama,cliton,BUSH,Donald and other prominent people,they communicate,don’t get me wrong I understand ur words,but it makes no sense when educating the general public,that’s why people don’t listen to Soyinka, Chris okotie and other gramerians lol cus they don’t communicate,.

      • tony

        September 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

        Inferiority complex… That’s your problem

      • Samuel Philip

        June 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm

        Lol… What is your own nah?

        But this your last sentence sha “that’s why people don’t listen to Soyinka, Chris okotie and other gramerians..”

        Honestly, I think Murtala Muhammed looks older than his age.

  2. churchill chuks

    February 14, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Ramat Murtala Mohammed was a good leader in the sense that he saw the war, and reversed when he became the head of state, to alleviate the sufferings of the masses! I remember the issue of “Price control board” especially” there was discipline even amongst the forces” since he was a “No nonsense man” until death snatched him away from us! May God help Nigeria with good leaders like him!!!

  3. FLAWLESS

    February 14, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    OF COURSE! 13 INTERESTING THINGS BOUT MURTALA CAUSE HE QUIETLY LAYS …GOD KNOWS WHERE IF HE HAD BEEN ALIVE HE WOULD HAVE POSED MORE THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY THAN IBB AND BUHARI COMBINED. I’M NO MORE SCARED BECAUSE I KNOW GOD HAS BETTER PLANS FOR THIS COUNTRY. THE THRONE ON ITS OWN EJECTS PEOPLE ITS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH… IT NO MYSTERY, JUST LOOK DEEEEEEPPP

    • Omojola kehinde

      October 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Only God knows d best. Who knows! He might have ended up as d worst president d country has ever had!

  4. ota tade

    February 15, 2015 at 5:32 am

    The day he was assinated somebody who later took over was hidding under a woman’s bed in Ikoyi, Lagos. Today he thinks he is the bravest and greatest Nigerian alive. Ha…..ha…..ha……

    • Bams

      October 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      moja mosa lafin makinkanju, akinkanju toba moja tio mosa, iru won lon bogun lo……

      • ABDULLAH

        January 19, 2017 at 1:50 am

        DE CE ATI SCHIMBAT LIMBAJUL?

  5. APC change agent.

    February 17, 2015 at 6:08 am

    MM, one of the greatest leaders Nigeria has ever had.

  6. where is truth

    March 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

    who led the coupists from abeokuta to agodi in ibadan on the morning Lt. General JTU Aguiyi Ironsi was kidnaped, dragged to the mud and murdered??? And how did nemesis catch up with that fellow…..

    • ABDULLAH

      January 19, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Check your facts first before making comments as though you were part of the said courpists. Lucky humans, for each an every one of them must account for all his/her deeds this world! So we ought not to worty it is very close.

  7. Tunde Babalola

    March 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    MM’s great grandparents are from Auchi, Edo State.

    • Salami Imade augustine

      October 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

      That’s one of the greatest reasons he was killed because he was not a full fleshed hausa or fulani man

      • Imam Gambo

        November 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        Was Dimka who killed Murtala, a Muslim or a Hausa Man? some people just open their mouth anyhow. in any case those with Dimka on that Fateful Friday morning, the 13th, February include Capt. Dauda Usman And Sgt. Clement Yildar.Where they ever found ?

    • Joy Aruna Osemeke

      October 24, 2015 at 5:46 am

      Yes… Uzaire! He first mosque there (jst along d road) was built by him.

      • Joy Aruna Osemeke

        October 24, 2015 at 6:20 am

        Sorry not uzaire but avhielle(not too sure of d spelling) close to auchi.

  8. Baba

    March 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    May his soul rest in peace. He was hero during his time his government change for good within six months.

  9. tj

    August 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    rest in peace murtala

  10. omoajagun

    September 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    oga o

  11. omoajagun

    September 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Nigeria!!!!!

  12. Alhaji Modu Kolo

    September 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    He is a hero, may Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings

  13. HAMZA MUSA USMAN BEBEJI

    September 4, 2015 at 6:46 am

    ALLAHU AKBAR MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE AMIN ND ENTIRE MUSLIMS UMMA.

  14. Basiru Bala Daura

    September 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Allahu Akbar May Allah gently rest in peace.
    Definitely we loss of one of our Nation Hero.

  15. Muhammad aminu tanko

    September 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    history always tells that good leaders are from the northern part of Nigeria…

    • vikaino

      October 14, 2015 at 11:35 am

      nigeria so far has only two leaders who are non corrupt leader, aguiyi ironsi and buhari. america released this six months before the elections

    • Bams

      October 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      good leaders like Abacha, Ibb and the dullard and sluggard Shagari……Show us the evidence of what the good leaders produced in your community

      • shams

        November 7, 2015 at 8:40 am

        They provided dullards like u with a conducive atmosphere for freedom of speech, if not you would have been whisked away to an underground detention facility in a blink of an eye.

  16. Abubakar Lawal Kankara

    September 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

    May his soul rest in ferfect peace, ameen, but in history all the good leaders come from north why not south?

  17. adams sulaimon

    September 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Everybody shall definately reep whatever he or she sow

  18. kle

    September 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Wen wl youth be given opportunity to av a place in history again? he was killed at 37 as a nig head of state. A 37 year graduate today is looking for job, can’t feed himsef let alone have family to feed. God intervene.

    • Mustapha Ado

      September 12, 2015 at 11:13 am

      May God Bless U coz u reason too well.

  19. kle

    September 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Wen wl youth be given opportunity to av a place in history again? he was killed at 37 as a nig head of state. A 37 year-old graduate today is looking for job, can’t feed himsef let alone have family to feed. God intervene.

  20. Ali Bukola

    September 7, 2015 at 1:05 am

    You write-up simply eulogized a butcher – the Butcher of Asaba…a man that history may judge differently from the official records posted here. In 1967, though only a major, he along with Theophilus Danjuma, Joe Akahan, Martins Adamu, Sule Apolo, Shittu Alao and Sgt Walbe (Walbe was Gowon’s ADC at the time and Gowon was Ironsi’s Chief of Staff) organized the abduction and killing of General Ironsi, openly challenged Brigadier Ogundipe’s right to succeed Ironsi because Brigadier Ogundipe was not from Northern Nigeria and organized the mass killing of Igbo officers in Abeokuta and Ikeja barracks…leading to the northern coup of July 1966. During the civil war when he led Nigeria’s 2nd Army that crossed into Asaba in 1968 from Lagos through Benin, Murtala used Yoruba soldiers as shields by placing them in front to take the first hale of Biafran bullets and Ogbunigwe rocket fire bombs. They died en masse because they trusted their commanding officer and his professional judgment. He kept northern soldiers in the rear and risked them only after ascertaining enemy positions. In Asaba in 1968 after failing more than thrice to cross into Onitsha, he, in anger, began raping Igbo women daily…to everyone’s knowing. He also lined up Igbo men daily (civilians all) and executed them in open places like they were wild game. The details are gory and are neatly recorded in some of the war books that are sold openly (one of them is titled “Blood on the Niger”) by some survivors of those daily acts of genocide. In Onitsha in 1968, the Times of London reported him abducting worshipers from the Methodist church on a Sunday morning, tieing their hands behind their backs and executing them Nazi-style – all 268 of them…all of then male. He was relieved of his command of the 2nd Army by the weak Head of State – General Yakubu Gowon but retained in the army and posted to Signals from where he came back to topple Gowon in a coup in 1975 and become Head of State. He died the way he lived – by the sword. Did he experience an epiphany of sorts after the civil war in 1970 and turn overnight into a nationalist? Did he ever regret his actions against civilians, the women he raped, the soldiers under his command that he sacrificed and the fellow officers he killed in coups? I do not know and I do not want to speculate. I think we should let history judge him from the facts available and not use commentaries like the one in this write-up to celebrate a man that should have ended up in Nuremberg if he were a Nazi.

    • kola

      September 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      On point. Thanks

    • henry wigwe

      September 10, 2015 at 11:16 am

      you are on point.

    • McAbrahams

      September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Hmmmmm! While I saw some comments, reeking with the same ill-fated sentimental fanatism bedeviling our nation state… Ali Bukola, regardless of his religious inclination judging by His, dared to give a most informed commentary of the persona in view. I salute his strengths and thoughtful inputs, but he cannot himself be extricated from the ills he perpetrated. We learn as we live, that posteririty never wearies from judging unbiasedly. Thank you again for thinking and writing with an open and informed mind.

    • Otobene Emmanuel

      September 25, 2015 at 8:18 am

      thanks for sharing.on point.

    • cerny

      October 6, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      stupid man where did u find this story. am sure u b mumu gready igbo man. ungrateful people

      • drexlala

        November 1, 2015 at 10:17 am

        Stupid man….be objective . nice comment and history by ali bukola

      • Emeka

        November 10, 2015 at 5:30 am

        you must be an IDIOT

    • Chichikan GN

      October 11, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Mr Ali, I feel illumined by your sense of sanity. It gives me joy to ingest literary lines of unbiased rationalist.
      I’d like to follow you up on social media if you granted…
      Thanks

    • basorge

      October 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Brother please where have you been all my life? The truth just told. Its as they say the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God. I know this truth, but what has been circulated is a bunch of lies and propaganda! This country needs people like you not GEJ or buhari!!!! Pls join the movement the new PDP movement we are making it bigger,better, more responsible and transperent! Pls join us thank you!

    • Emeka

      November 10, 2015 at 5:35 am

      Ali Bukola, God bless you for this comment my bro

    • Imam Gambo

      November 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Kola you are mixing up facts.You don’t know what you are saying.
      1) Walbe not there on that day. He was also not a Sgt,but a 2nd Lt. He became Gown’s ADC when he was later made c-in-c after the July counter Coup because he saved him from Maj. Ifeajuna who had detailed Gowon”s girlfriend {Edith Okongwu}to inform the January plotters about his movements the night before in their plan to kill all Northern senior officers.
      2) Col. Shittu Alao was not there: mind u he was in the Air force and on course in India.
      3) Maj. Abdulsalam Abubakar, was actually the one who organized that operation at Ibadan. He was the Chief Security detail of the Supreme Commander and was liaising with Capt. Sani Bello, Ironsi’s ADC who neutralized the Crocodile Talisman Ironsi was relying to save his life.
      4) Col. Gowon was not Chief of Staff to Gen Ironsi but took over from him as Chief of Army Staff.
      5 ) Lt Col. Murtala was at Ibadan Recce Battalion on that fateful night.Northern troops deferred to him because he was particularly pained by the callous and Brutal Murder of Mentor, Brig, Zakari Maimalari .

    • Diva

      November 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      U really is on point. I love ur write up. People should learn to read history or dig deep into the past of the person they all label hero before opening their mouth in speech.. Kudos brother.. U are very much on point.

      • Mikyflow

        May 8, 2019 at 2:20 am

        Hey Diva, I sincerely agree with you. Sometimes people just calling someone hero without tangible history. Thanks for your kind comments.

    • Diva

      November 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      U really is on point. I love ur write up. People should learn to read history or dig deep into the past of the person they all label hero before opening their mouth in speech.. Kudos brother.. U are very much on point Ali Bukola. May God bless u!

    • ABDULLAH

      January 19, 2017 at 2:31 am

      WHEN WE LACK, WE STAIN. !!! OUR NEW FOUND NORMS.

  21. Roomer j

    September 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Hmmm. He may good in some aspect. But I don’t believe that he was perfect as all saying. Nigerian has no perfect leader in their history

  22. Omoviye Tennyson

    September 9, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Ali bukola. This was a kind of leaders that Nigeria needed as at time. Everyone knew what d ibos was upto before the civil war. When Jonathan ebele was too civil in his administration his cabinet ministers took him for granted of which no man can dare to MM or buhari.

  23. Mubarak Aliyu Kano

    September 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Allah Akbar! It Was A Great Lost To Nigerians, Murtala Was A Great Hero, Who Was Gave His Life To His Great Nation. May Allah Forgive Him, Nd Rest His Perfect Soul In Peace.

  24. Yusif M.Lawan KRY

    September 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    We lost a great leader and patriotic may his soul rest in peace.Ameen.

  25. salam f. olanrewaju

    September 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    well, good or bad, he has done his bit and gone. we should forgive the dead and pray for God infinite Mercy for them all.

  26. Muhammad Mukhtar

    September 18, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Indeed! May his soul continue to rest in peace. Ameen

  27. wadar

    September 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    until we understand dt human are never 100% perfect, then we gauge our expectations with their capabilities rather dn expecting higher dn their ability.

    Rest in peace Gen Muritala Muhammad – even though I recognize u not

  28. Oladeji Deji

    September 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Allah Akibar Murtala Muhammad is great of nation in Nigerian God shall give him All ginat fidao and bosom of the land and protect there family in the name of Alla

  29. matt frank

    September 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Ali Bukola thank u for educating most of us about the atrocities committed by MM in pre n post civil war in our country. The blood of innocent people he brutally murder catched up with him on that faithful day 13th 1976. GOD will judge according to d blood he shed.

  30. Lohlarh

    September 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Am so greatful to d writer, its an eye opener for me as a person hv learnt from ds especially from all d comments, even things not thot in school. Now i see!!!! Trutfully whoeva will take Nigeria to d promise land will be enthrone, if not d throne will eject d wrong one either by default or somehow. MM cont to RIP

  31. oluwasijibomi Joshua

    September 26, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Bukola thats a nice write-up. My father told the story of this dark minded man, cos he as well took part in the civil war as he was a loyal nigerian soldier which eventually retired a major after staying for like 17 years as a captain with no promotion just bcos he didnt pitch his tent with the likes. He said muritala died when he was trying to make ammends for his brutal shortcomming by going to mecca and organizing charity deeds but all of these could not save him when nemesis caught him up. Apart from the genocide during the civil war and his other covered deeds. The death of Adekunle Fajuyi (the bravest nigerian soldier) during d coup dat eliminated Aguyi Ironsi tells alot about muritala. See! Stop saying may allah forgive him and all the likes once you are dead you are dead and its ur works that echoes in eternity allah is not forgiving anything.

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    September 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

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  33. murtala muhammad

    September 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    may his soul rest in jannatul firdaus
    he is my mentor

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  35. New world

    September 28, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Ali Bukola.. Thanks for educating me, I learn a lot in the write up and the comment I have read..? Once again thank you all…
    For all I have to say is that, who kill by the gun is also going to die by a gun shot.. Period

  36. ajibola olamilekan

    September 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    muritala ramat is a great man indeed

  37. NWA IGBO

    September 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    may his soul burn in hell. I curse the day he was born, fool, hausa he goat.. Idiolt . Hausa fools, he goats

    • isa

      October 7, 2015 at 2:45 am

      I hate pple lyk u coz U ar a Moron goat,illirate,fool,,,God punish u n ur enteire generation.dan iska kurum,uwar ka ne!

    • Fabulous

      November 21, 2015 at 6:36 am

      You just succeeded in showing how myopic and untrained you are, must you abuse others just to vet your anger? Try and learn the importance of unity biko,

  38. Ahmad Abdulrafiu

    September 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    AllahuAkbar, may his soul rest in paece.

    • Emeka

      November 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

      soul of a murderer? he will die a million times

  39. clement ozoemena

    September 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

    bukola u hv really spoken well if u don’t know history u cnt analize it i use to admire him alot untill i saw ur comments nemesis really caught up with him some said he was trying to make up for his pogrom but wht d lives he wasted it always make me shed tears

  40. Ahmad buba

    October 1, 2015 at 7:46 am

    May your soul rest in peace, our great hero. Murtala Muhammad Ramat.

  41. yomity

    October 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    nigeria

  42. Adam Muhammad saleh

    October 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    May his gentle soul rest in jannatul firdaus, Ameen. MM is a true nationalist and African, I remember some of his speeches at Addis Ababa “Africa has come of age”. “ IT’S NO LONGER UNDER THE ORBIT OF ANY EXTRA CONTINENTAL POWER, IT SHOULD NOT LONGER TO TAKE ORDER FROM ANY COUNTRY HOW EVER IT’S POWERFUL THE DECISION OF AFRICAN’s ARE IN OUR HAND TO MAKE OR MAR.

  43. Adam Muhammad saleh

    October 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    May his gentle soul rest in jannatul firdaus, Ameen. MM is a true nationalist and African, IT remind me some of his speeches at Addis Ababa “Africa has come of age”. “ IT’S NO LONGER UNDER THE ORBIT OF ANY EXTRA CONTINENTAL POWER, IT SHOULD NOT LONGER TO TAKE ORDER FROM ANY COUNTRY HOW EVER IT’S POWERFUL THE DECISION OF AFRICAN’s ARE IN OUR HAND TO MAKE OR MAR.

  44. sly

    October 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Mr bukola, you have said it all. MM killed the innocent people of biafra during the civil war in the name of nigeria. Buhari is another person that God will pay for his own deeds.

  45. Nasit

    October 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I really love this man. May his sole rest in perfect peace, amin.

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  47. imhanyobor lucky

    October 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

    may his soul rest in perfect peace amen

  48. onazi

    October 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    As to my northern countrymen who claim the north has records of producing the best leaders so far, how come the most mentally impoverished, socially backward, and with a high record of poverty of all sort is so highly recorded in the north! U guys should correct your perceptions early so that the larger picture which is Nigeria would remain our major and primary focus! I pray PMB would use this tenure to also correct the unpublished ills perpetrated in his earlier times

    • Imam Gambo

      November 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      At least we do not have okija shrine, Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Drug dealers and 419 like u do!

  49. abbey

    October 5, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Uoddohdokg0 come

  50. abbey

    October 5, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Guy

  51. Abdullahi Dawaki

    October 10, 2015 at 4:03 am

    NIGERIA’S Founding father,may his SOUL rest in perpect peace.

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    October 11, 2015 at 5:32 am

    #Nigerians always recognise the death hero than the living hero

  54. sageer gumel

    October 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    R I P Murtala Ramat

  55. sageer gumel

    October 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    may Allah rest in perfect peaceful Murtala Ramat nationalist ,hero amin

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    October 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    nemesis really catch up with him

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  59. alabi damilola

    October 13, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    but all thing are name for the nation to get it cheaper in is name eg eran (meat)muri and abo(plate)muri so he tried. if did those things before election Nigeria woun’t. reject him.so the best leader are from north

  60. akani yusuf

    October 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    ali bukola history is a very funny thing bcos it all depends on whose account you read, as a good student it becomes ur responsibility to decipher whether what u read is right or not. all did ur claims if they are true infers DAT murtala hates d people from d south particularly d yorubas. analytically dat is a bogus claim, for a man whose mother is a southerner and his only wife who doubled as mother of his. children is Yoruba even though he is entitled to marry as many as four. does it sound reasonable DT you hate a people at d same time seek to b related to them. I hope we all use our brain

  61. Abdulkarim Makinta

    October 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    may his gentle soul rest in peace. we know most of federal gov’t project are his mission.

  62. chris

    October 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    i smile with Benin face……

  63. olakunle richard

    October 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    our generation will not forget you,late hero!

  64. MM

    October 25, 2015 at 8:14 am

    MM may your soul rest in peace and as for does who don’t have real comment why not stop commenting.

  65. Abdulrasaq

    October 26, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    it is so painful that our good leaders are going. The ones we are having now are only trying to feed themselves thereby neglecting those that elected them. God bless Nigeria.

  66. Olalekan mw

    October 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

    With all these write-up and comment here,my conclusion is i don’t see anybody giving u d perfect story of d past but God knows better. And I don’t belief that only wicked people killed by sord bcos “JESUS” was also killed by enemy

  67. ugee

    October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    He is an asshole. He should rot in hell

  68. The truth

    October 30, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Akani yusuf, His wife is yoruba Fulani. As for those who are shouting Allahu Akuba may his soul rest in peace he is a hero should all say the same to the Bokoharam General, Abubakar Shekau Who is either dead or alive because his is fighting a holy war by killing innocent people. Mr Ali Bukola, thanks a million times for making some of us to believe that there are some people in this country who can stand for truth no matter where they come from. Your sense of sanity, your unbiased mind is what we need to be one Nigeria. Thanks alot.

  69. Ralphizzle

    October 31, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Ali Bukola, may God bless you for exhuming this buried and almost forgotten truth about that animal. If he was alive he would have been tried for war crimes. How we immortalise mediocres in this country. He is probably a hero in hell not to me. The Nigerian govt has been doing everything to expunge such accounts as yours from our historical curriculum. This is why you cannot find much on the Biafran war made available to the younger generation online. But times are changing and the truth is becoming open 50yrs after the Biafran genocide. Please drop your twitter handle.

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  72. Prime

    November 14, 2015 at 8:35 am

    That genocidal maniac. How many ppl did he massacre in Cross River & Delta in his failed quest for military supremacy.

  73. olayinka

    November 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

    @Ali Bukola..i’ve met lot of great actors of Nigeria civil war. Even a general by name gen. Alabi Isama, n lot of low ranks officers in fact 1 is working with me right now. They never say any thing like what u are just saying now. Pls don’t mislead people 4 ur own personal gain….

    • Tessy

      November 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm


      Where u expecting them to admit? You shud read a lot of history books…even from a neutral point of view go and read Frederick Forsyth “the making of an africa legend: The biafra story”  Forsyth was an MI3 undercover and he told the whole story even from the military side both Nigeria and biafra. After reading that then u will be able to understd what happened years ago. Haruna even admitted to the genocide he carried out under the command of MM(he admitted it b4 oputa panel) but said he was not sorry about it,you can imagine. Gowon also apologised . If those that carried the crime can admit to it who are the people you spoke to?.‎

  74. Eze

    November 17, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Did you mention that he was one of the most wicked and depraved soldiers in world history, killing hundreds if not thousands of unarmed civilians including women and children in Biafra?. ‘He that goes by the sword, dies by the sword.’

  75. Dealwap

    April 24, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    This man is a real legend…can never be forgotten in Nigeria history

  76. Flowdiary

    June 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Salute

  77. Jdtrendz

    August 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    This is impressive

  78. EMUAKPEJEKESSENA

    August 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    HI

  79. Naijaarchive

    September 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Nice Write Up

  80. Bello Azeez

    October 3, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    This man is a real legend…can never
    be forgotten in Nigeria history

  81. Young

    November 17, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Live to remember the great MM

  82. Sara Joe

    November 29, 2017 at 3:26 am

    This is great.. Am really catching up with things.

  83. Nerdy Rockson

    December 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Once a legend always a legend

  84. PlazaNG

    December 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This is very informative.

  85. PROSE

    January 25, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Great! Loved everything about him!

  86. Dannyfc

    February 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    This is great

  87. Young

    March 18, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Once a legend always a legend

  88. ayorinde ayodeji

    June 23, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    A great legend, i haven’t read such interesting article like this about him..

  89. Awogor Matthew

    September 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Was he a looter too? that could have been important to add here

  90. Femi

    April 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    He is one of Nigeria Legends…. Continue to rest in peace

  91. Langley Bank

    November 29, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Rest in peace Sir
    We can never forget you

  92. jack smith

    January 10, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Hi, this is Jack Smith A passionate Digital marketing Consultant at Yourlifeforless.
    I love to writing blog posts and travelling around world.

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)

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Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.

 

2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

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Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

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Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.

 

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