Posted by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth | 10 July 2013 | 5,109 times
The last days of the late Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua were marked by protests about his absence from the country and his health. Yar’Adua was born August 16, 1951.
Mohammed Morsi, ex-Egyptian President, was deposed due to mass protests. He was born August 8, 1951
Both Yar’Adua and Morsi were once lecturers with post-graduate degrees in science. They’re both Muslims.
Yar’Adua was succeeded by Goodluck Jonathan born November 20, 1957 whereas Morsi was deposed by Abdul Al Sisi born November 19, 1954.
The Egyptians have selected Mohamed Mustafa El-Barade (born June 17, 1942) as Prime Minister, compared to our own former Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, born June, 13 1942.
Nigeria is the most populous Black nation; Egypt, the most populous Arab nation. Population of Nigeria is 167 million and Egypt’s is half as much at 83 million but twice as active and determined. The capitals, CAIRO and ABUJA are both five letters.
Of Prof. Max Planck and Prof. Tunde Bajah: Uncanny coincidences between Germany and Western Nigeria
Max Planck, at one time recognised as head of German Science, was a Physicist born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein. Sam Tunde Bajah was honoured for his distinguished service to science education worldwide, was a Chemist born April 24, 1934 in Warri, Delta State.
Bajah passed away on February 23, 2008, three days to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
Planck retired from the University of Berlin. Berlin is the political capital of Germany as well as the cultural capital and largest city. Berlin is six letters and Germany seven letters
Bajah retired from the University of Ibadan, the political capital of western Nigeria as well as the former cultural capital of Nigeria and the largest city. Ibadan is six letters and Nigeria is made up of seven letters.
In Berlin is the German Institute of Economic Research and in Ibadan the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.
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