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Is It True That Nigerian's Are Really Cowards ?

We all come to this site to exercise our freedom of speech and the right to live in a just and civil society, yet we as **Nigerians are Cowards** and won't be brave like Mandela who traded freedom for imprisonment, for the greater good of his people and the generation's to come. He modelled a type of Muhammed, Moses and Christ.

If I suggest we hold a peaceful rally at race course to create awareness of how much we are frustrated as Nigerian's with our leaders, I know I will be on my own.

I haven't met any Nigerian in my life time, having been living in this world experience now for over 50yrs that his willing to sacrifice there freedom and love for money for change or are even willing to take on people to be mentors to and help in shaping their lives.

We will rather be content with the oppression we are currently facing, so far we get goods jobs, can drive flashy or average cars, send our kids to school, buy our wives the latest clothes and be a local champion.

I think being a local champion is still the same reason why certain people, groups, faction or tribal groups are controlling the pot of soup and who eats what, knowing fully well that if things were to be based on merit, then they have no leg to stand on.

How long monkey go they work, way baboon go they chop, its the same people, tribe, factions and party members that have been chopping Nigerians money in the last 40yrs, behaving as if the nations wealth is their birth right, that are still there.

If you guys no be coward, signify your interest to meet up at a venue and we will arrange to mobilise about 5million Nigerians to go to race course or a venue we agree for a peaceful, non-violent non-confrontational rally.

In Athens because they killed only one boy, the police and government see wennnnn! for about a week before peace was restored,.

** May God bless Nigeria **

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1966?? WOW!!! roflmao!!

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There is nothing cowardly about refusing to tend another man's garden at the expense of your own.

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After what followed the January 15, 1966 coup by young and brave Nigerian soldiers, it would sum to idiocy to brand Nigerians coward. In fact, it is better to be a coward than a slowpoke or silly. In my view, Nigerians are more of the latter.

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U know, i've been thinking 'bout something:

We are all so bold on NairaLand.

If only we were that bold in reality ?!!!!!?

Truth be told, We are so bold here because - we are all faceless.

Remove the mask, and we melt like a hot chocolate.

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@ Ode Remo,

you got the picture with your tru story.

There is no cohesion in Nigeria. I think the root cause is SUSPICION! We don't trust each others' motives.

Ignorance on the part of the populace also fuels this cowardice.

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Guys, let's not forget the influence of tribe on this topic. Many Yorubas supported the deficiencies of OBJ because they could relate to him on a tribal level, the same way, many Hausa-Fulani people blindly supported Babangida/Abacha, and Igbos too, supported people from their area on tribal basis.

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I dey with you on this one.

Another thing is that if you suggest peaceful rallies in Nigeria to enlighten our grassroots, some Elite look at you silly and crazy.

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@ode remo

but is that enough reason to give up or to say "to hell with it", inspite of the bumbling fool of an american president bush,they still went out and voted overwhelmingly,if you have this attitude and i do and everyone else does then maybe nigeria will break the record of having the first president who ll be a mechanic or carpenter and stark illiterate, dont say it isnt possible,remember we have had a hairdresser

both the story you have just shared on here,including so many similar i have witnessed is not peculiar to nigerians even here in the uk and the united states e.t.c

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@poster

some Nigerians are cowards- including the president and excluding me.

cheers!

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@lucabrasi

it is a fruitless effort trying to organise the people when [THE PEOPLE] will actually organise against you. tell you tru story, travelling from ojodu Berger to ikeja, refused to pay the conductor becos every time driver reached 3/4 of the road and dislodged all passenger.anyway the condo made so much agro and i still refused to pay till i reached my destination . can you believe that the driver reached 3/4 journey did a u turn , i got down unchallenged by the cond , low and behold a lady whispered to me , {egbon mo ti sanwo yin} meaning your fare have been paid for you, defeating all my effort to make my point.you see people will keep on defeating your effort all the time and this is one of many of my protest .

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peace rally and patriotism sounds good but education and election awareness is the key.  A literate and aware society won't be easily swayed by sweet talking politicians.  We would keep on holding rallies if the issue of education especially in rural areas isn't addressed.  stop selling your votes for a crate of pepsi and bag of rice too.

"bush" people in Nigeria are an afterthought. if you aint in the city, you aint making it.

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i have said it on here before that,the problem/fault is not just with the average nigerian living in nigeria but the nigerians in the diaspora as well,how many of us can take a one year leave to go round nigeria doing charitable works like the whites do?

how many of us have been to nigeria for a couple of weeks or month,not to go clubbn and sample suya but to go organize villagers and teach them their rights as voters e.t.c

check how many threads advocate for a change in the political situation and for nigerians to make suggestions and most people look past it and dont comment,that isnt the fault of the average nigerian mechanic,carpenter e.t.c thats our faults

@reese1

isnt the leadership of the house spending that sort of amount not a youth we all though will do the right thing?

didnt so many nigerians support him in the hope that he ll do things different?

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very very very true - they talk and rant, but when it comes to actions, they cower and hide under their shells.

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poster i think i agree with you. if nigerianS are not coward, how come same pple are ruling nigeria again and again? it is only when you organize fun and food related event that they will show up like troops (late too)

for the many things those in western countries are enjoying today, they fought for it. anything at all. . .pple organized themselves and with one voice say no. where in nigeria? no water, no road, no light, no school, no nothing and the best nigerian could do is go to church to pray for God to provide. . .SIGH

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Lack of Patriotism and cowardice are on a continuum. Where one begins and the other starts remain a controversy. The ability to bribe and influence leaders of popular opposition points to the root of the problem.

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@poster

with all due respect sir,i beg to disagree with you,nigerians are not cowards, why the average nigerian would not put their necks out is because they have been betrayed by the politicians too many times,remember during the june 12 1993 riots when students were wounded in their hundreds and some ppl even died all for abiola's stolen mandate?when abiola came back what did he say?he said he didnt send anyone to fight or die on his behalf, look at ppl like festus keyamo even adams oshiomole with all his mouth, nigerians listen to them but once they make a name for themselves they start to get close to the rich n corrupt business ppl and politicians,look at the almighty dora akunyili that everyone thought was above board selling her integrity for a mess of porridge imagine all the people that have stood with akunyili even nafdac staffs who have braved danger and death to refuse bribes you think they will believe it if another person comes along shouting anti corruption and sacrifice?ebenezer babatope ,onagoruwa e.t.c ni

all these has reduced the average nigerian mindset to cynicism and siddon look attitude,its very well for you to call people to the national stadium for a protest,but look at it from these people's point of view,what is stopping you from abandoning them if tinubu or yar adua's man  bribes you with some millions?people have resigned themselves to the way things are and dont want to die for a cause when the leadership of the cause will turn round to collect millions.

nigerians fought during abiola june 12

they fought for the uzoma girl that was brutalised by the naval ratings

they supported and fought with nadeco during the abacha/millitary dictatorship

the voice of nigerians made the obj third term thing fail

so nigerians are not cowards,maybe they r not as patriotic yes

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your swagger is on point apart from ribadu

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Yeah! Nigerians maybe cowards for all I know. They're too fat, too comfortable, too rich, too focused on short-term gain to worry about the future.

Which other nation would kill millions of their fellow country men/women and they all stood back and justified it in the name of punishing the Igbos?

Which other country would diminish true patriots that lay their lives on the line for their country; people like Fajuyi, Aminu Kano, Akanu Ibiam, and Ribadu?

Which other country would diminish the roles of people like Soyinka, Gani for the roles of Bode George/Chimaroke Nnamani/Ibori?

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Nigerians, non will come. Call them for sex jamborie and see how many will show up. God fearing, god less, sex starved, football loving fanatics.

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