A Profile of Nnamdi Azikiwe – Nigeria’s First President


PART 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z5fQ9oaVU8&feature=related

PART 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsfXzKFF5r0&feature=related

PART 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNv280edxOM&feature=related

PART 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEV23wM5Dsw&feature=related

PART 5:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrWWzIcUGhM&feature=related

PART 6:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA_TUVE3RS4&feature=related

PART 7:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dNcLuAAm8&feature=related

PART 8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDrsQuX2Yts&feature=related

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26 responses

  1. charles king | Reply

    I don’t think that we need to view or talk about all these presidents that left no legacy other than sellfish, useless ideas that screwed everybody up till today. I had comment much about these bragards in one of my articles posted on “Nigeria North-South divide” I only enjoy watching their funeral ceremony ofcourse that was what everyone owed. Azikiwe in particular create a whole lot of damage to the South bringing Nigeria together as one republic nation without “reading the handwriting on the Nothern wall”. To be a good leader you have to be a visionist and a phillosopher which Azikiwe was clearly not. He could spoke long grammer from morning till night just to show off and create awareness. Zik could had been the greatest of all time if he could had fought for the independence of the “Southern Nigeria” instead of “One Nigeria” which the Notherners would had peacefully accepted and appreciated with much thanks. By 1957 East and West had already got their own independence while North got theirs in 1959. Is this not enough for Zik to say goodbye to one Nigeria and walk the southerners out of this mess? Why waiting for the notherners to got their independence in 1959? Are they our brothers? Do they reason like southerners? What about southern tradition, culture and religion, climate and vegetation? Do they look alike with that of notherners? Again by that 1957 British had already installed Abubakar T. Balewa as the prime minister which authomaticaly flaged a green light for Zik to be aware that the British man will officially hand over the power to Notherners on the indepence day regardless of the National election. Only a word (Liberation or Secede) from Zik mouth could had save many lives and avoid the civil war/genocide of 1967-1970 and permanently improved the qualities of life of Southerners till today.

    1. This i believe on nigerian leader for make us a better citizen like nnamdi azikiwe and he also had in tention in ruling nigeria not because of the weath but because of the pride in him as a leader of the nation may his jentle soul rest in peace barister diddia bestway nnah

  2. obasi sunday | Reply

    What he did was wrong becouse he couse the death of many people.for me he left. no legacy.so it pained.me whever I see people praisising him.for 50yr we are still on exile where great zik as you call him send us.

  3. (Nnamdi Azikiwe),we are very very disappointed of you. You did not behave like wise man you so called your self, it seems suprise to me why some people are praising you.

  4. No wise thing abt him

    1. Azikiwe was a disaster and a disappointment. Nothing great about him that I can think of.The man was a total failure.I personally don’t miss him at all. Neither his socalled oratorical skills nor his deeds made an impression on me.

      1. Don’t you have reverence for Zik as the “Father of the Nation”?

        1. What makes him to be “father of the Nation” when he could not smell the office of the C-in-C for one day in his life time. When such opportunity came accidentally for him on January 1966, he kept the country in darkness for 24hrs with no HOS and cowardly hiding in London with no mandate for returning which fraustrated other cabinet members of the first republic to hand power over to the millitary government. He could talk but can never act that was Azikiwe for you. People kept talking about millitary taking over power after the death of Tafawa Balewa and forgot to question the elected president Azikiwe that failed to act and assume the prime ministers role when the nation needs him most. Rather he refused to returned home and abandoned his presidential office forever. At this point what did one expect the millitary to do? Why did Azikiwe ask the white man to leave the country to gained Independence? when he could not be man enough to serve the country as whiteman did.

          1. At Jan 1966, Zik was not even in the country. His powers as President had been delegated to the acting Senate President Nwafor-Orizu. Even then, Zik had no powers to usurp the powers of the slain PM Balewa. After Ironbsi assumed power, he did not invite Zik back to the country.

            1. We all knew that Zik was not in the country before the early hours of January 15th, 1966. I clearly mentioned it above, that Zik is hiding in London while on medical treatment leave on January 1966 and was contacted by senate president Orizu with no good respond on specific date for his returning, which paved way for Orizu to assumed his position (since there was no designated secretary of state at hand or should I said he was inprisoned) and took the possible decision of power transfer to the millitary. President Zik has the power to temporarily execute the duty of the prime minister in such a situation untill they elected a successor.
              Ironsi did not invited Zik back home because Azikiwe had earlier refused that he couldn’t came back when his present was mostly needed, If he had ever mentioned an immediate date of returning, the millitary might had hold on to it since the coup had been crushed largely by soldiers from his tribe. he had a great role to play in the absence of the PM. He hold the second critical/strategic and respected position in the executive office and worked closely with the assasinated PM. Legally Zik was second to the PM. The cowardly way he abandoned his position frightened and lost his survival peers which gave a broad chance for the millitary to claimed that civillians are no more capable of running the government. Finally, why did they fought for this hopeless independent?

  5. The first president of nigeria was the greatest man among any orther ruler.

  6. No wonderlly

  7. Hmm to pray 4 hm

  8. Our lovely president, we stil remeber u. Rest In Peace

  9. I luv nigeria

  10. This i believe on nigerian leader for make us a better citizen like nnamdi azikiwe and he also had in tention in ruling nigeria not because of the weath but because of the pride in him as a leader of the nation may his jentle soul rest in peace barister diddia bestway nnah

  11. This i believe on nigerian leader for make us a better citizen like nnamdi azikiwe and he also had in tention in ruling nigeria not because of the weath but because of the pride in him as a leader of the nation may his jentle soul rest in peace barister diddia bestway nnah but he miss use his oppurnity as a president

  12. Nigeria we be better on day

  13. When i saw his pic i remember him

  14. In what I see in our first president in nieria is very good and glad. We are all sorfring in good luck jonathan hand right naw even as I speak. But we are wating 4 2015 come we can move dat idort 4rm de throm?

  15. Nnamdi was the
    first president general of Nigeria but , it was not elected , it was after death of the first governor general of Nigeria , so the senate appoint him.

  16. this is a man that rise nigerian

  17. We ar sufring 4rm d hand of goodluck jonathan 2much

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