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Are Niger Delta People Actually The Most Confused In Nigeria ?

Now this thread or should i say question was inspired when i over heard 2 elderly men in talking politics.Infact they were actually X-raying the Niger Delta's unending woes when one of the old men summed up all the present troubles of the Niger Delta people and came to the conclusion that the people of the Niger Delta are the most confused people in Nigeria.

I can't really remember the full details of their discussion however the following points where raised by the Old man that concluded that people of the Niger Delta are confused.

The following are the reasons he gave, remember i'm just quoting the Old man

1. Why on earth did the people of the Niger Delta give Alams s Kings welcome when he first arrived back to Balyesa after jumping bail in 2005 after looting them dry.

2. This same people still gave him a resounding welcome the second time after his concluded jail term some weeks ago.

3.The Alams they keep giving this resounding welcome looted them dry and of all his siezed /confiscated assets and investments none of them could be traced to the Niger Delta.

4. Why do the called Niger Delta Militants opt for the option of Kidnapping their own people after getting bored of kidnapping Expatraits and even strip as low to kidnap childrens demanding Millions.

5. The reign of Cultists declaring mayhem in Port harcourt all in the name of power tussle

6. Ijaw Elders calling for State of Emergency pointing accusing fingers at the Executive Governor of the state as master minding the entire mayhem.

No hard feelings but from the points the Old man gave,to some extent got me convinced that folks of the Niger Delta may be confused but i'm not jumping to conclusions until i sample you folks opinions.

Do you think people of the Niger Delta are actually confused too ?

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I agree, Nigerians will sing praises to anyone for some few naira and can even call the devil God if some change can drop off. so don't blame Bayelsans for praising ALams. they are only looking for loose change.

ANy typical Nigerian would do the same. If not how can a corrupt government like the past one have praise singers during election times and even want to vote for a man that was labelled as corrupt with proof!

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My opinion. . .no need to get your transvestite self worked up.Its difficult to prove on the net,the corruption of Nigerian politicians of the older generation but the Southerners were corrupt.I haven't read or heard anything regarding Balewa or Bello but I know enough to consider the ones I mentioned as corrupt.

The abscence of evidence is not the evidence of abscence

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The Niger Deltans are not confused in any way, what is happening in Niger Delta can be liken to a colony of soldier ants when their meal is taken away from them.  NOTHING BUT ANGER. Mind you ALAMS was OBJ'S BOY.  So whether you like it or not the Niger Deltans must behold their leaders likewise the Yorubas who are beholding the almighty OBJ after all the reforms.

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Erm, provide proof please! This is cyberspace. Not everyone can swallow anything that is being flung around, especially when the persons being named are dead and have no means of defending themselves!

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Zik is popular despite the fact that he was personally corrupt.Okotie-Eboh a.k.a Mr 10% is loved by his people despite his thievery.Awolowo is adored by the Yorubas despite being a trend setter in embezzlement.So the Ijaws are not unique in their supposed reaction to Alams and are by no means any more confused than other Nigerians

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This is not only a probelm assigned to the people of the nıger delta but a nigerian problem just as some one has already said, we the nigerian people are seriously misguided and hopelessly blind. This problem permeates all across the nation, there are ordinary people out there who will die for the likes IBB,OBJ,ALMCO,ATIKU,ANDY UBA etc for a plate of food or for no just cause.

I will like to blame it on poverty, illetracy and the tenacious belief in some of our cultures and traditions that are of no good but a set back to us as a people. Its really a pathetic situation. we glorify valliant thieves and murderers yet we kill and maim innocent people on the street that are trying to earn a living. Dey thing don pass my power sef because na serious wahala we dey. We have completely lost our senses due poverty and lack.

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Cross River and Akwa Ibom no dey confused,

Dey only people/tribe wey dey confused in Niger Delta na they IJAWS and some times they IKWERES.

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I find such a concept ridiculous. Like Mckren said, Nigerians (Should we say a vast majority of Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic orientation) are confused and misguided. Have we all forgotten the Abacha days? Has it ever occurred to anyone that some people see the demon Chris Uba as a 'Saviour' and 'son of the soil''? What about Babangida and Adedibu who are like 'Gods' to some people? It's a Nigerian disease, plain and simple. Besides, there's little credibility in tales of old men high on ogogoro in a drunken revelry. . .

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@Mckren

I beg to differ that Nigeria is Hopless,yes we may be confused or misguided but we are certainly not Hopeless.

Nigeria will rise again,this is not a hope it's a conviction.

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Nigeria as a whole is so misguided, confused and hopeless.

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