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Conscience of the Nation: President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari clocks 75 years entrenching Good Governance

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Below is the video clip of General Muhammadu Buhari when he militarily took over the mantle of leadership of Nigeria in 1983 to fight against corruption and indiscipline with the institution of War Against Indiscipline (WAI) to that effect, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

Nigeria we hail thee.

Our own dear native land,

Though tribe and tongue may differ,

In brotherhood we stand,

Nigerians all, and proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.

 

Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign,

In peace or battle honour’d,

And this we count as gain,

To hand on to our children

A banner without stain.

 

O God of all creation,

Grant this our one request,

Help us to build a nation

Where no man is oppressed,

And so with peace and plenty

Nigeria may be blessed.

Former National anthem of Nigeria used from independence in 1960 until 1978.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, on a parade ground at the State House in Abuja.

A white-feathered Dove bird (called Eiyele in Yoruba language).

At midnight, while asleep, I was waked-up by a white-feathered spotless talking Dove bird (Dove bird is called Eiyele in Yoruba language). It greeted me in Arabic language (As-Salaam-Alaikum Sulaiman) English meaning (Peace be unto you Sulaiman) and I responded the greeting (Wa alaykum as-salam) English meaning (And unto you peace).

It now greeted me in Fulani language (Mihofnima) English meaning (Hello) and I responded in Yoruba language (Alafia ni, ku a bo! ku a bo!! ku irin ajo eye al’aso alaa funfun nene) English meaning (I am fine, welcome! welcome!! welcome from the journey a pure white-feathered spotless Dove bird).

Yoruba Language- Oriki Eiyele :(Eiyele, eiye alafia; eiye ti n duro ti ni ni ojo ti ile ba daru; a duro ti ni ni ojo ti o ba le koko; a duro ti ni ni ojo ti o buru; a duro ti ni ni ojo ti o soro; nitori ‘Eiyele ki ba oni’le je, ki o ba oni’le mu, ki o wa sa ni ojo isoro’). English meaning – Dove praise poetry (Dove bird, a peace-loving bird that stands by its own people in day of trouble; because ‘Dove bird will not after haven ate and drank with you i.e had a relationship with you, now abandon the person when he or she is in trouble).

I enquired what the time was from my special bird guest in Yoruba language, as I knew it was not yet dawn, (Ki ni ago so alejo nla). The bird replied in Fulani language (Jamndi go’o) English meaning (One o’clock).

I asked, what are you going to eat my guest? in Yoruba language (Ki ni o ma je?) The bird said in Fulani language (Mi nyamata kussel, liddi e gertegol) English meaning (I don’t eat meat, fish or chicken)- just as if it already knew the food i had in mind to serve it.

Then i insisted to serve it whatever it wanted to eat, and the bird requested in Fulani language (Mi yiddi nyamugo Debbinoje) English meaning (I’d like to eat dates) and further demanded in Fulani language (Mi yiddi) English language (I want water).

The bird, after eaten the dates and drinking the water, now started counting in Fulani language as follows: Go’o (1); Sappo (10), Nogas (20); Ceppan tati (30); Ceppan nye (40); Ceppan jowye (50); Ceppan jowyego (60); Ceppan jowye didi (70); Capanze e joyi (75).

Upon completion of reading out the numbers up to 75 by the spotless white dove bird,  it now informed me that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, clocks 75 years on 17 December, 2017, a reason for its visit to special notify me.

Before the bird left, it cited a proverb in Fulani language which goes thus: (Hab’b’ere buri ginawol) English meaning (Actions should be judged according to intention). The bird then bided me (Goodbye) in Fulani language by saying (Jippu jam).

This proverb is a pointer to the conscientiousness/ good intention of President Buhari, with respect to his patriotic service to the nation aimed at entrenching Good Governance to better the lots of Nigerians, which makes him to be the ‘Conscience of the Nation’.

Yoruba language: (Emi ko ni ba won ko eyin si ibi ti aye ko oju si) English meaning (I will not back where people agreeably believe the future belongs).

Following the exit of my midnight White-feathered special dove bird guest, I started receiving birds all over the world at dawn again, extending birthday wishes to President Buhari in different world languages from Africa, Europe, North America to Asia, as they started wishing Mr. President ‘Happy Birthday’ in there various local languages as follows:

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and Her Majesty the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, at the CHOGM 2015 in Malta.

From L-R: President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping; and President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR during his visit to China.

English: Happy Birthday!; Afrikaans: Veels geluk met jouverjaarsdag!; Arabic: Eid milaad saeed!; Chinese-Mandarin: Sheng Ri Kuai Le!; Dutch: Hartelijk gefeliciteerd!; French: Joyeux Anniversaire!; Greek: Efticharismena Gennethlia!; Gujarati (India): Janma Divas Mubarak!; Norwegian: Gratulerer med dagen!; Hebrew: Yom Huledet Same’ach!;

Hindi (India): Janam Din ki badhai!; Italian (Piedmont): Bun Cumpleani!; Japanese: Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!; Korean: Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!; Latin: Fortuna dies natalis!; Malaysian: Selamat Hari Jadi!; Persian: Tavalodet Mobarak!; Polish: Wszystkiego Najlepszego!; Romanian: La Multi Ani!; Russian: S dniom razhdjenia!.

Spanish: Feliz Cumplean~os!; Sudanese: Wilujeng Tepang Taun!; Swahili: Hongera!; Turkish: Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!; Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!; Yoruba (Nigeria): Eku Ojobi!; Zulu (South African): Ilanga elimnandi kuwe!; Igbo (Nigeria): ezi ncheta ọmụmụ; Hausa (Nigeria): barka da ranar haihuwa; they all wished him more peaceful and healthy years on earth.

From L-R: Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; and Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg at Aso Rock during his visit to Nigeria.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, with his family members aboard the Presidential Jet Enroute Turkey.

Your Excellency sir, in the spirit of your 75th birthday celebration, whenever I pay you a visit in Daura, Katsina State, Nigeria, It is the Fulani special delicacy food- (nyiiri), a porridge that is made from corn or sorghum, grains and millet with (takai, haako) soup made from spices, peppers, tomatoes, onions and vegetables that I will eat. It should be noted that I have registered my menu ahead of time.

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and his wife, her Excellency, Mother of the Nation, Hajia Aisha Buhari.

Mr. President, Nigerian women in particular and Nigerians in general extend their special greetings to Mother of the Nation, Hajia Aishaa Buhari, and appreciate her strong supports to you as a wife and to the citizenry as ‘Nigerians’ Whistleblower’ to strengthen good governance despite the fact that her husband is the head of the government, we can’t thank her enough for the selfless service to the weak, less privileged, and vulnerable people.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, aboard the Presidential Jet Enroute Turkey.

Who is President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muahmmadu Buhari, the twenty-third child of his father, was born on 17 December 1942 in Daura, Katsina State of Nigeria, to a Fulani family of Adamu- his father and Zulaihat- his mother, who raised him to maturity from a child-hood age of four following the death of his father.

He attended primary school in Daura and Mai’adua before proceeding to Katsina Model School in 1953, and to Katsina Provincial Secondary School now known as Government College Katsina from 1956 to 1961.

Muahmmadu Buhari, a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.

He unsuccessfully contested for the office of president in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections and won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

This electoral victory marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election and was sworn in on 29 May 2015.

From L-R: The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in a warm handshake with President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, while the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, looks on as the President was being received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; and the National Leader of the Governing Party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during a book launch in honour of President Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; His Royal Highness, the Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III; and His Royal Highness, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, at a meeting with the President at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

YORUBA TRADITIONAL PRAYERS

Yoruba language: (Igba eyin adiye ti o ba fi oju di apata, gbogbo won a fo danu) English language (If chicken eggs numbering 200 underestimate and disrespect the mountain believing that it cannot do anything for them, there is no gainsaying the fact that they will all brake).

(Ni inu egun, ni mariwo ti n se eso) English meaning (It is in the midst of thorns that palm fronds showcases its beauty un-hurt).

Children in the village confidently holding brooms to join President Buhari-led government of the Governing Party of All Progressives Congress to sweep-off inherited problems ravaging the country. In doing this and considering their standard of living, are signs that they have HOPE in the government, even though it is not yet eldorado, but they are hopeful that the government will take them to their desired destination if only all Nigerians could give her i.e (government) the required supports.

Likewise (Igba esinsin ti o ba fi oju di owo, o ti di dandan ki won gba ekuru je ni owo ebora) English language (If 200 houseflies fail to accord the broom the deserving respect, there is no doubting the fact that they will all die).

(Enikan ki i pa igun, a ki i je igun, enikan ki I fi igun bo ori) English meaning (Nobody dare kills Eagle bird, nobody dare eat eagle bird, and nobody dare use eagle bird for sacrifice), may you live long amin.

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; and the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Royal Highness, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III at a meeting at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

(A ki n pa eye gunnugun, a ki n je eye gunnugun, enikan ki n fi eye gunnugun bo ori)English meaning (It is forbidden to kill vulture, it is also forbidden to eat vulture; likewise it is forbidden to use vulture as a sacrifice).

(Igba ni won n pa, enikan ki I pa awo) English meaning (It is calabash that could be easily broken with bear hand into halves, nobody brakes plate in such manner). President Muhammdu Buhari, you will not die; you will live long in honour, peace and good health amin.

From L-R: Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo discussing with President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, during the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

Video clip of the 2015 inauguration ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, being sworn in as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to entrench Good Governance in the country.  

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR after meeting with leaders of Jama’atul Nasril Islam at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

ISLAMIC PRAYERS

The Holy Quran: Suratul Baqarah-The Cow, Chapter 2, Verse 249

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

1,Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

2, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

3, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

4, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

5, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

6, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena

7, Kam min fi-atin qaleelatin ghalabat fi-atan katheeratan bi-ithni Allahi wa Allahu maa ‘ssabireena. (Masha’Allah) English meaning (God has willed)

English meaning

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

How often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah’s permission. And Allah is with the patient.

The Holy Quran: Suratul Al- Feel: The Elephant, Chapter 105

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alam tara kaifa fa’ala rabbuka bi ashaabil feel

Alam yaj’al kai dahum fee tad leel

Wa arsala ‘alaihim tairan abaabeel

Tar meehim bi hi jaaratim min sij jeel

Faja ‘alahum ka’asfim m’akool

English meaning

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant?

Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray?

And He sent against them Flights of Birds,

Striking them with stones of baked clay

Then did He make them like an empty field of stalks and straw, (of which the corn) has been eaten up.

From L-R: Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; and President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR during Prof’s visit to the President at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, making a presentation before the National Assembly members in Abuja.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, is being honoured with two chieftaincy titles of Ochioha NdiIgbo 1 (Igbo Warrior), conferred on him by South East traditional council of rulers led by Eze Eberechi Dick; and Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi (A good Friend), conferred on him by the Ebonyi traditional council of rulers led by Eze Charles Mkpuma, in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, after a meeting with members of the Royal Highnesses of the South East Traditional Monarchs.

From L-R: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; and the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Bayelsa State and first Military Governor of old Rivers State, King Alfred Diette-Spiff at the State House in Abuja.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, after meeting with leaders Christian leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, watching the Nigeria-Cameroon World Cup qualifier match at his Daura home in Katsina State of Nigeria.

Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade’s music- Album: The Merciful God

Happy 75th birthday to President Muhammadu Buhari, wishing you long life and prosperity in good health amin.

Hausa language :(Taya murnar ranar haihuwa) English meaning (Happy Birthday).

 ARABIC LANGUAGE (ALLAHU AKBAR; ALHAMDULILLAH) ENGLISH MEANING (ALLAH IS THE GREATEST; ALL PRAISE IS DUE TO ALLAH ALONE).

May God Guide Our Leaders Right

NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT AND PEACEFUL

 

Sulaiman Adenekan

A Strategist/ Publisher

TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net)

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