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Friday, 01 October 2021 01:48

UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL Featured

Written by JOHN ODEY ADUMA, SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
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“Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign…One Country, One People, One Destiny, One God

Series: Unity in Diversity

“…. sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!”

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Mummy, when you get back to Nigeria, tell my people to remain one in unity. Tell Nigerians to remain one in love, tell my Plateau people that they must remain one. Tell my people to imbibe unity, peace and love."
  • - The last words of Chief Daushep Solomon Lar, through his wife, Mary Lar to his Plateau people, the Middle Belters and Nigerians in general.

THE BIG BANG: DON'T LET IT BANG! DON'T LET IT SCATTER!

“What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

  • Mark 10:9.

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity, world peace, international co-operation and understanding

And to provide for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the unity of our people.

 

DON’T SEPARATE WHAT GOD HAS PUT TOGETHER

The breakup of Nigeria, God forbids, if ever it will be a possibility will shrink, diminish, and make every Nigerian and person of African ancestry become little/small and inconsequential, not only on the global stage or in the committee of nations, but on the global map and canvass.

Also, everyone who was once a Nigerian, will automatically have their personal ambition, dream, aspiration, vision, and mission shrunk if not totally dried up as well as having their hitherto enlarged private coast and life’s space shrunk.

And it will be my eternal advice to all wishing, seeking, clamouring, campaigning, and plotting to breakup Nigeria, either now or in the future to firstly, haste to Lokoja to separate the confluence and then haste back afterwards to break up Nigeria.

“Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate” Mark 10:9.

But why is one of the rivers blue and the other red?

SECCESSION: LEST WE SHOULD BE LIKE THE ATOMS, PROTONS, NEUTRONS, PLANKTONS AND FOOTNOTE UNDER THE FLOATSAM AND JETSAM OF LIFE

Let us come together….let us talk

Whist wholeness binds us together and make us stronger and bigger in the committee of nations and on the global canvass, separation (apart and hate) will dimmish us, and all Nigerians will shrink, thin, and become little/small and inconsequential in our various little corners, more so, nationally, on the global stage and become like a tiny atom/proton/neutron on the global canvass and on the global stage without a voice, and without respect and dignity.

NATIONAL UNITY IS OUR GOAL

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

  • Psalm 133.

Therefore, despite all that have befallen Nigeria and still do, and will still do, let our focus not be on the storm and the darkness of the moment nor on the blood-lettings ongoing nationwide with the blood of fellow Nigerians killed/beheaded cascading into the Niger and Benue, but let our focus and goal be on national unity, for national unity is our focus, and national unity is our goal.

And those who are bent on separating Nigeria or want Nigeria separated are Africa’s worst enemies, and indeed, the enemies of all persons of African descent.

These elements should first and foremost, be told to go to Lokoja and separate the confluence and once they have achieved this great feat, rush back to their part of the country to put Nigeria asunder.

THE GIRL DIED