By Femi Fani-Kayode
Permit me to share a scholarly, revealing and I
daresay disturbing intervention which was sent to
me by a friend. The author wishes to remain
He wrote as follows:
“The disruptive power of the Hausa-Fulani cabal is
a structural reality and will only get worse, no
matter where the President of Nigeria comes
from. It is a seven-fold yoke which we must break
for the sake of our children.
1. THE POLITICAL YOKE:
Globally, out of the 16 Federal Republics in the
world, Nigeria is the only federation where land
mass is used as a primary criteria for creating
NO Southern leader (civilian or military) has ever
had the guts to create any federating unit; all the
federating units have been created by Northern
military adventurers. 20 federating units were
created from only one region (North), while 17
federating units were created from 3 regions
(East, West and Midwest).
Competent leaders are easily filtered off by the
rigged political structure. At every election, the
evil and corrupt Northern cabal needs only a few
Southern collaborators to impose any
presidential candidate upon the two foremost
political parties, only for the electorate to
formalize one of the candidates with votes.
That’s why Nigeria has been having such
mediocre leaders as President, in a country awash
with extremely capable presidential materials.
This also explains why since 1960 no Southerner
has ever led Nigeria except by accident.
The FIRST coming of ALL 3 Southern leaders –
Aguiyi-Ironsi in 1966, Obasanjo in 1976 and
Goodluck Jonathan in 2010 – followed the death
of Northern incumbents!
The fourth and only other Southern leader was
Ernest Shonekan and his coming followed the
forced “stepping aside” of a northern Head of
State in 1993. He lasted for 3 months after which
he was toppled and replaced by another northern
military Head of State.
For 2019 the presidential contest is being set for
Atiku vs Buhari- two Fulani representatives of the
2. THE ECONOMIC YOKE:
Nigeria is the only oil-producing country where oil
wells are allocated to individuals. The Hausa-
Fulani cabal allocated over 80% of the oil blocks
either to the Northerners or to their Southern
fronts/allies. The names of these oil block allotees
are in the public domain.
3. THE RELIGIOUS YOKE:
No other faith is mentioned in the Nigerian
Constitution, except Islam. For instance, in the
1999 Constitution, Christ, Christians and
Christianity are not mentioned even once;
whereas Islamic signposts are strewn all over the
Sharia is mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54
times, Islam 28 times , Muslims 10 times, etc..
That Constitution was written SOLELY by one
Muslim Fulani Jihadist named Prof. Auwalu
Yadudu (Special Adviser to Abacha on
While the 1979 Constitution emphasized Nigeria’s
secularity, the 1999 Constitution of Yadudu is a de
facto Islamic Constitution, and the Cabal ensured
that Yadudu was there to fight that position at
2014 National Political Conference.
Subsequently, during Obasanjo’s govt, the same
Northern cabal formally adopted Islam as the
State Religion in the core Northern States.
Obasanjo refused to even discuss the issue,
except to state that it would ‘fizzle out’. He knew
fully well that it would not ‘fizzle out’ but was
afraid of confronting the cabal.
4. THE CULTURAL YOKE:
The Sultanate forms a major pillar of the Hausa-
Fulani cabal. As permanent President-General of
the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs
(NSCIA) the Sultan is the permanent leader of all
Muslims in Nigeria (whether they are Northerners
or Southerners). As the Permanent Chairman of
National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria
(NCTRN) the Sultan is the permanent leader of all
traditional rulers in all 36 States of Nigeria &
Abuja. By the way, the current Sultan was the
Brigadier-General Commanding 241 Recce
Many public policies are determined only with the
tacit approval of the Sultanate of Sokoto and the
For instance, when the Gender Bill was introduced
in the National Assembly, the Sultan ‘killed’ the
Bill simply by criticizing it publicly.
Even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (the world’s
most revered monarch) would never criticize
Parliament publicly, because that would be an
abuse of royal privilege.
5. THE ADMINISTRATIVE YOKE:
Nigeria is the only African country that built a new
capital from scratch (using resources from the
oppressed, deprived and degraded Niger Delta/
South East ).
The Cabal claimed that the location of Lagos by
the ocean was a security risk, but this was just an
excuse to Northernize national public service. A
careful look at the map of Africa shows that only 2
nations have central capitals. The most common
location for African capitals is at the coast.
London (United Kingdom) is situated at the edge
of England on the River Thames. Washington DC
(USA) is located along the Potomac River on the
East Coast of USA. Paris (France) is located at the
edge of France in the north-bending arc of the
When Lagos was capital the Governors of Lagos
State were from East, West and North. Since the
Capital moved to Abuja, NO Nigerian leader has
ever had the guts to appoint a Southerner as
substantive FCT Minister. The FCT Minister must
be a Northerner, preferably a Muslim (the current
FCT Minister was appointed while he was
Executive Secretary of the Hajj Commission).
6. THE DIPLOMATIC YOKE:
Any Christian leader who questions Nigeria’s
membership of the two main international Sharia-
driven bodies (OIC & D-8) faces the wrath of the
Hausa-Fulani Cabal. So far, only Cdr Ebitu Ukiwe
has ever had the guts to seriously question
Nigeria’s involvement in these Islamic bodies and
as a result Ukiwe was summarily dismissed from
7. THE MILITARY/SECURITY YOKE:
Nigeria is the only Federation in the world where
all MAJOR security agencies are headed by only
one section of the Federation and only members
of one faith.
Army – Northern Muslim. National Security
Advisor – Northern Muslim. Minister of Defence –
Northern Muslim. Minister of Internal Affairs-
Northern Muslim. Airforce – Northern Muslim.
Police – Northern Muslim. Economic Financial
Crimes Commission- Northern Muslim. National
Civil Defence Corps – Northern Muslim.
Department of State Security – Northern Muslim.
Immigration– Northern Muslim. Prisons Service–
Northern Muslim. Federal Road Safety Corps –
Northern Muslim. Nigerian Customs Service –
Northern Muslim. Chief of Defence Intelligence –
Northern Muslim. Director of Military Intelligence
– Northern Muslim. Fire Service – Northern
Muslim. National Emergency Management Agency
– Northern Muslim. Nigerian Ports Authority-
No southerner has been made substantive
Comptroller General of Customs in 30 years.
Even with all his braggadocio, Olusegun Obasanjo
dared not break the jinx in all this years as
Again no southerner has ever been appointed as
the Chairman of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission since the day it was
established in 2003.
Finally the only southerner that was EVER
appointed National Security Advisor was killed
after he was unceremoniously removed from
office by Goodluck Jonathan after the cabal
blackmailed and arm-twisted him and told him
that if he wanted peace he must appoint a
northerner back to that post.
The above multi-faceted enslavement to the
Hausa-Fulani Cabal is not an accident. Read the
book by Harold Wilson which clearly states how
and why the British laid the foundation for the
Hausa-Fulani hegemony in Nigeria.
The principle guiding the Cabal was clearly set
forth by the cabal’s patron saint, Sir Ahmadu Bello
who said to the media:
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an
estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan
Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of
power. We use the minorities in the north as
willing tools and the south as a conquered
territory and NEVER ALLOW THEM TO RULE OVER
US and NEVER ALLOW THEM TO HAVE CONTROL
OVER THEIR OWN FUTURE.” – (The Parrot
Newspaper, October 12, 1960).
Freedom from the Cabal is NOT about “North
versus South”. In fact, the greatest victims of the
Northern cabal are the Northern masses
themselves. The struggle entails “Northern Cabal
versus All of Lovers of Freedom”.
Nigeria is structurally unworkable and MUST
EITHER BE RESTRUCTURED OR BROKEN. The
Hausa-Fulani cabal will resist this with their blood,
but there is no other way out of the enslavement
for us and our children. We cannot continue
‘suffering and smiling’ in this un-restructured zoo
The words of Harriet Tubman are relevant here.
‘I freed a thousand slaves: I could have freed a
thousand more if only they knew they were
The author of this brilliant intervention has given
us plenty of food for thought.
He argued the matter in a detailed, succinct and
concise manner and he stated the case very well.
Though there were one or two omissions, his
research is outstanding and his analysis is factual,
insightful and incisive. The truth is that he has
said it all.
Sadly many in Nigeria do not know that they are
slaves to the cabal because they cannot feel the
yoke or see their chains.
Yet slaves they are and it is time that we opened
their eyes, broke their yokes, cut their chains and
freed each and every one of them.
That is precisely why yours truly, and millions of
others, insist on restructuring our country or,
failing that, dividing her and going our separate
May God deliver us. Happy Easter
THE SEVEN-FOLD YOKE AND THE CABAL THAT OWN NIGERIA
By Femi Fani-Kayode