By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
The treachery of Ralph Uwazuruike, the disgraced former leader of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has been exposed. His inability to prove his educational claims as challenged by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has shown him to be a fraud.
It was revealed recently that he was the first of few Biafran blacklegs that were gathered and bribed by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to wear mask and testify against Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB and his colleagues, who Buhari was persecuting with trumped-up charges.
When the news broke, and Uwazuruike knew his game had “knocked”, he started a lie, which he knew the unscrupulous and gutless Nigerian media would adore. He had claimed that Kanu, the highly charismatic, intelligent and charismatic Biafra leader was a fraudster; and the IPOB he led, a fraud. He most of all, that Kanu was an academic fraud.
The Igbo-hating Lagos/Ibadan Yoruba media did not take time to pounce on the lie and started feasting on it. But unfortunately for them, the highly organized and articulate IPOB was prepared for any eventuality. They took no time in issuing a rebuttal by giving a concise academic history of it leader, a British-citizen. IPOB traced Kanu’s educational movement from his days in Nigeria, to his university days in the United Kingdom. While at it, the Biafrans challenged Uwazuruike to give his own academic history. They asked him to, among other things, provide the name(s) of his school(s), if any; give the names of his colleagues while at school; as well as his the names of his lecturers and academic qualifications. Since he claimed to be a lawyer, IPOB also asked him to show proof of his law-school attendance, his colleagues, lecturers and qualifications.
But Uwazuruike has so far remained taciturn. The question now is: “why has Uwazuruike gone quiet.
It now becomes necessary, as the world awaits Uwazuruike’s response, to publish once again, Nnamdi Kanu’s brief education history:
Nnamdi Kanu started his academic journey at Cameroun-Road-End Primary School, Aba in the present-day Abia state. His teacher then was Mrs. Akpa, the mother of the then Miss Nnennaya Akpa. Before the Nigeria/British war of genocide on Biafra, this school was known as Dick Organ Primary School and currently the school has been renamed Green Street Primary School. After completing two years at Cameroun-Road-End Primary School, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu proceeded to the best primary school in Umuahia known as Library Avenue Primary School where he completed his primary school education.
For his secondary education, the IPOB leader attended the prestigious Government College Umuahia formerly called Fisher High School which boasts of the likes of Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Ken Saro-Wiwa, etc. Throughout his stay at the school, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was a boarding student and his dormitory was Cozens House, which is the hostel named after the co-author (Stone & Cozens) of a popular secondary school Biology textbook. He completed his secondary education and went further to the Rivers State School of Arts and Science popularly known as School of Basic Studies in Rumuola Road in Igweocha (Port Harcourt) for his advanced level studies.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu started his tertiary education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) where he was admitted into the Department of Geography, having agreed with his father to study Geography as a precondition to attending the Sowell Aviation College in Panama City Florida where he had a slot waiting for him to come and train as a pilot. While at UNN, he lived in the hostel, specifically in Akintola Hall and one of his closest friends was Samuel Ude from Abiriba who is now resident in the USA, Chinyere Asuzu resident in Aba Abia State, Chidiebere Iwebuka Asaba Delta State and many more who can be reached for confirmation. After two years at UNN and having received several theoretical lectures on rocks and typologies of rocks without setting his eyes on any practical example of these materials, Nnamdi Kanu felt that he was not getting the real training he yearned for and decided to persuade his father His Royal Majesty (HRM) Eze Sir Israel Okwu Kanu to send him overseas to obtain an education that is evidence-based and experiential.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu traveled to England and was admitted to London Guildhall University now called London Metropolitan University (LMU). At LMU, he studied Politics and Economics and graduated with Second Class Upper Division, missing First Class Division very narrowly because of his publicly confessed difficulties with Applied Mathematics that accompanied Economics studies. It is on record that for the entire teaching life of Professor Ann Philips (Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was the only student who achieved a perfect score