The Last President Of Nigeria

The Last President Of Nigeria

NB – This is not a prophecy, just fiction. All real characters are only used fictionally.

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“President Jonathan’s plane crashes while returning from an official visit to the UK.” The news broke out today. Today is the 25th of September 2014. Today is the day CNN, BBC and Aljazeera reported that the president of Nigeria was feared dead. Today is the day NTA reported that Jonathan was still alive in an undisclosed hospital. Today is the day Boko Haram released a broadcast on YouTube claiming responsibility for the plane crash and death of Jonathan. Nobody knew what to believe.

“Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan is dead!” The news update flashed 24hours later, on the 26th of September. The news generated anger, shock, jubilation, fear, tears… The ex-militants were angry. Igbos and Yorubas all over the country were shocked. Muslims in the North jubilated as Namadi Sambo was sworn-in as the new president. Muslims in the South-East and South-South were afraid. The people of the South-South, especially the Ijaws, were weeping… Meanwhile, rumours kept spreading that Jonathan had been assassinated by the British government and that the black box of the ill-fated plane was missing.

On the 27th of September, gboom, gboom, gboooom… There were multiple explosions in Bayelsa, Delta and Akwa Ibom states. Shell, Chevron and other multinational oil installations were the casualties. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) took responsibility for the attacks and promised more. The US president appealed for calm in Nigeria. Protests broke out in Lagos. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria denied rumours of the involvement of Britain in Jonathan’s death. The black box was still missing.

On the 28th, the mosque at the Main Market, Onitsha was razed to the ground by rioting youths. Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra pleaded for peace. Senator Dora Akunyili pleaded for peace too. Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke resigned from the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. Pastor Tunde Bakare, convener of the Save Nigeria Group, called for a Sovereign National Conference at a protest march in Lagos. Gi, gi, gi, gi… Gunshots erupted in the South-South between soldiers and militants. The UN appealed for talks in Nigeria. The black box was still missing.

On the 29th, churches were bombed in Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Niger states. President Namadi Sambo condemned the bombings, announced amnesty for Boko Haram members who would agree to surrender. Protesters in Lagos chanted, “No to amnesty! No to amnesty!!” Protesters in Onitsha and Owerri shouted, “Biafra!! Biafra!! Nye anyi Biafra!!” While rioters in Bayelsa set Nigeria’s flag ablaze.

That same day, in another YouTube broadcast, the Boko Haram announced: “Jonathan was an infidel! We killed him for ordering the massacre of innocent Muslim women and children in the North. We demand an Islamic Republic of Arewa, not amnesty!” They also alleged that the Nigerian Army was hiding the black box.

On the 30th, Ateke Tom, Boyloaf, Asari Dokubo, Chris Ekiyor and other MEND militants declared a Federal Republic of Niger-Delta. President Namadi Sambo responded by declaring a state of emergency in all the states of the Niger-Delta. Few hours later, the Chief of Army Staff announced at a press briefing that a thorough examination of the black box had confirmed that Jonathan’s plane crash was only an accident. Nobody believed him.

On October 1, 2014, Nigeria’s Independence Day and five days after the death of Jonathan, Chief Ralph Uwazurike declared the independence of the Democratic Republic of Biafra from Nigeria. Gani Adams and other Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) leaders were arrested in Lagos before they could declare a Republic of Oduduwa. And in a most shocking move, the US president ordered the US Marine Corps of AFRICOM to protect the people of the new Federal Republic of Niger-Delta from genocide by Nigerian soldiers. Soon after, France, Israel and South Sudan recognised the new nation.

That was when President Namadi Sambo realised that all hope for a united Nigeria was lost. He was indeed the last president of Nigeria.



18 thoughts on “The Last President Of Nigeria” by King kObOkO (@koboko)

  1. You came back from exile for this?
    The piece was well written.

  2. Nice piece. JƱڪτ̲̅ like mission impossible!

  3. I wonder which faction would be best to join

  4. Ehmn…I like sci fi /future stories,but this one go remain on d page of NS,e no go pass like this o.THIS ONE NA GBEGE WEY NO PURE O…WELL DONE.U ABI THIS THING WELL WELL.PLS MORE OF SCI-FI STORIES JOOR.U SABI.

  5. First, see your nose!
    Second, see what’s going on in your head! You think it’ll be that easy if such happens in Nigeria? You only gave us the highlight of what you’re thinking which you can into something quite intriguing. Well done. But please, don’t let this go beyond this site o. We don’t even know if those b*d people are here. This is some terrrible clue, you know.

    Again, well done.

  6. O boy! This fiction get k leg oo. Since it’s fiction I reserve my words. Well done too!

  7. Hehe..Gbege go land 4 ur dormot if this thing pass NS and if ur profile dey corekt…But then we would call you a psychic,clairvoyant or something not found in the dictionary if half d events come to pass 2yrs frm now…This piece was well written..Well done!!

    P.S..Black box??..whatever would be found in naija’s black box?

  8. I understand you’re a strong Biafran because I’ve heard such fictional views shared from their umbrella lately. But is it the type of chaos you wish for your country in a bid to break away? It’ll pass for fiction, but bone sentiments it’ll be worse than the Nigerian civil war, and far more catastrophic than you describe.

  9. Guy, be careful o. Just pray search engines do not crawl this post up in searches. Meh… this one no be small matter o. Different people will get different ideas from this piece. Even the note before this piece won’t deter people’s thoughts from overwhelming with all sorts. Well, I have read some of your updates on facebook and I have known you to always *wave the Biafra flag* at the slightest national provocation.

    I pray this your futuristic thought does not happen o. Can someone please chorus ‘One Nigeria!’ with me.

    Nevertheless, good job on the writing.

  10. Artistically, the story is really lovely…Problem comes in the characterisation.
    I would like to beg that, we try not to use living people in our ‘fiction’…
    Nobody would listen to any explanation that it is ‘fiction’ o!! There’s a section in the law where one can be prosecuted for
    publications or write-ups such as this. IF there is a way to edit this, I would beg that NS and you Our dear King Koboko
    does so because, it is punishable
    under law and definitely NOT RIGHT!!…PLEASE!

  11. kai…nice piece…Well done.

  12. Nice piece…..well done,just be careful @joseph…ONE NIGERIA

    1. i agree with you @ onyinye

  13. Interesting speculation, @koboko. The events are quite believeable, except for the declaration of republics of Biafra and Odua.

    This would be more engaging if it was written from the viewpoint of ordinary Nigerians who observed the events as they happened.

  14. Speechless. Great minds, and all that… You get me?

    I like the chaos. Makes my own version seem like a children’s fairytale in comparison. Nyem aka!

    I remain loyal!

  15. Jesox!!! You thought of all these?

    As a work of art, this is good, but ehm, it looks too “real” to be fiction.

    Welldone. Keep writing

  16. This is killing man, it can actually kill! It sounds more real than fiction, I was almost expecting to read “bla bla bla, reporting live from a hideout” at the end… Creativity in motion!

  17. u are one crazy creative writer, I just hope the story stays here in naijastories and doesn’t become real.

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