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REMINISCENCES: REPUBLIC OF GHANA @ 61

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HOW FRIENDS NNAMDI AZIKIWE & KWAME NKRUMAH TURNED STORMY PETRELS TO COLONIALISTS WITH NKRUMAHS IMAGE SHOOTING GHANA INTO GLOBAL FAME DOWNLOAD TERRIFIC HEADLINES MOBILE APP: DOWNLOAD TERRIFIC HEADLINES MOBILE APP at:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.adeterrific HSTORY REPEATS ITSELF IN NIGERIA-GHANA RELATIONS AS REPUBLIC OF GHANA MARKS ITS 61st INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS May I also acclaim the entourage of my worthy comrade in the cause of human freedom. These men have made history and it is proper that we should honour them today. May I say that I look forward eagerly to the day when Nigerians, as citizens of a fully independent and sovereign State, can join our honoured guests and the people of Ghana not only in enjoying political freedom, but also in participating in the titanic struggle for the freedom of all Africa from exploitation in every form and, under God, create a hate-free, a fear-free, and a greed-free continent peopled by free men and women. And I pray that Almighty God may give us the strength to accomplish this herculean task which it has pleased history to assign to us. Sentimentally, Nnamdi Azikiwe concluded the memorable speech, as recorded in a publication: A Selection from the Speeches of Nnamdi Azikiwe this way: Indeed, history has shown that the struggle for freedom in Africa is an epic in the annals of humanity. Welcome to Nigeria, Kwame Nkrumah! Welcome to this corner of West Africa, Kodjo Tiotsio, Krobo Edusei, Kofi Baako! Welcome to Africa, the land of your grandsires and tile land of your dreams, George Padmore! (Speech to the Eastern Region Parliament, by Nnamdi Azikiwe, then premier of Eastern Region of Nigeria when Ghanas Kwame Nkrumah visited Nigeria) It is, therefore, obviously a thing of joy that Ghana is according Nigeria a huge deserved respect by inviting President Muhammadu Buhari to its 61st independence anniversary celebrations that has also given Senator Bukola Saraki an opportunity to address the Ghanaian Parliament. As the Republic of Ghana commemorates its 61st Independence anniversary today March 6, 2018, several issues keep reverberating about the influence and nationalistic posture of the earliest political rulers of the country that shares a kinship with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In the first instance, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, (Ceremonial Governor-General of Nigeria until the military seized power in 1966) fondly called ZIK OF AFRICA by his teeming political admirers, was one of the frontline Pan Africanists who bonded with Ghanas Kwame Nkrumah…

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