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Tuesday 21 March 2017


March 21, 2017


The imbroglio trailing the certificate of President Buhari has taken a new dimension as Col. Ben Gbulie confirms that Buhari did not possess the mandatory secondary school certificate required to contest for the position of a President in Nigeria

The retired army colonel challenged the President to provide the doctored version of his certificate and end up in Prison.

According to Col. Gbulie, "By 1960, shortly after Nigeria's independence, the Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, had directed the Principal of King's College, Lagos, Mr. P.H. Davies, to provide places, annually, for at least 15 boys from the North, whether or not they passed the requisite regular entrance examination."

--- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in "Nigeria's Five Majors" p. 36, published first in 1981.

"In an attempt to catch up militarily with the South, the Northern politicians had thrown out all discretion. They had lowered standards of admission drastically, settling for the minimum. For as I recalled, all the Northerners in my intake had been trained at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot. And they had become officers after barely six months of military training, whereas those of us who had been sent to Sandhurst had to do two long years to earn the Queen's Commission. The implications were quite clear - and most disturbing. Not only had these Northerners become commissioned officers before we were half-way through our first year at Sandhurst, they had all risen to the enviable rank of Captain before we could even appear at the sovereign's parade which served essentially as a prerequisite for our passing out as Second Lieutenants."

--- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in "Nigeria's Five Majors, pages 12 - 13, Published 1981.

"By 1964 a group of young Nigerian officer-cadets, mostly Northerners, had been declared academically unfit and hence repatriated by the Canadian military authorities. These cadets were however pronounced commissioned by the Nigerian Federal Government no sooner than they had arrived at the Ikeja Airport. Consequently they had had to be absorbed into the Nigerian Army as commissioned officers, even though they had received no requisite military training."

----- Col Ben Gbulie (rtd) in "Nigeria's Five Majors" page 13, published 1981.

"Zak (Maimalari) had held the rank of Captain in 1960. But before my return from the United Kingdom in 1963, he had soared to the top rank of Brigadier. In other words, he had risen from Captain to Temporary/Major, to Substantive/Major, to Temporary/Lieutenant-Colonel, to Substantive/Colonel and then to Brigadier, all within that short span of time. It was just scandalous".

It is a shame that Buhari entered the Army with a false document and not meeting the prerequisite and insisting on contesting for the 2015 presidential election, knowing fully well that he has no secondary school certificate.

If Buhari is  man enough, let him submit the doctored 'school certificate' to INEC or any government department and he will earn himself a ticket to prison.

Nigeria Must not be drawn back to another mediocre, his joke is getting out of hand" ~ --- Col. Ben Gbulie (rtd) in "Nigeria's Five Majors, ~ 2015.

By Chuks Ikedigwe 
Published By Nwosu C.State
For Biafra Writers 


  1. This is one of the reasons Nigeria will never make any meaningful progress as a nation. Since independence, Nigeria has been ruled by illiterate military and political rulers. From Gowon to Buhari, all were illiterates or half-baked educated. What kind of vision will a Muslim Fulani illiterate have to lead a giant country like Nigeria? Till the end comes, Nigeria will never never develop or make any meaningful contribution to society if it continues the way it is constituted and governed today. Nigeria is cursed. It is a fraud, failed and fantastically corrupt creation of the evil British Empire. Biafrans must liberate themselves from this stupidity and foolishness.

  2. He has not confirmed Buhari to be amongst those who came back from Canada, he should come straight With facts please. The story has no strings attached to the President.


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