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Is Nigeria A Nation Of Idiots?

Is Nigeria a nation of idiots?

Is Nigeria a kingdom of wasted opportunities?

St. Augustine of Africa wrote: "What is a state without justice but a band of robbers!

well this article was written by a journalist, it's rather long but interesting perspective on the nature of government in Nigeria.  I am waiting to hear some of the positive and negative criticism this post will generate.

please try and read the article before commenting. 

http://www.independentngonline.com/news/92/ARTICLE/14292/2006-11-01.html

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You are damn right it is a nation of thieving idiots!

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LMAO!!! If you check this thread out, you would almost be forced to believe this is the case @Poster

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-127213.96.html#bot

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nigeria is a nation of brains.

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he will try and fail in vain

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By picking the form he is only excercising his right Odeku why not come back home and excercise yours by voting against him and see if you vote counts then you will understand that no body's vote count in this part of the world they have already decided who will rule the nation just as they hand picked OBJ same thing is going to happen again. we dont know who they will pick but definitely it is from PDP that is why every body is scrambling for the form including IBB. simple.

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Impressive. so how can we stop this evil that is stopping us from progressing?

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The article is very satirical to say the least but positive as well.

But this is not a negative question raised by Odeku as some opine.

But rather than use the word idiots, my preferred word would be indifferent. Nigerians have been bent like crayfish and the fear factor kills off every form of creativity and guess who's responsible for this indifference cause by fear, you don't have to look too far or think too hard nor do you have to wake Fela from the grave.

IBB.

But it hurts me that people never read and get stirred up to act in the best way they can. I was in a corporate office trying to fix their internet equipment when this IBB arguement came up and it did not take me long to realise that many people already believe IBB has won the election just by picking up the PDP form.

No wonder the guy feels this is a nation of idiots. He may be right considering the so called democrats do not respect court orders and so on,

We can do something to get this country back on track. Only a weakman says "I will not stand up cause there's a lion in the street." We can begin a revolution against this system of failed state. Not by blood (God forbid) but by an abject rejection of the wasters. We can do this by clamoring like we did during the 3rd term, use the media, go to the local offices of our elected senators and N. Assy Members and insist INEC is called to order, voters registration commences soonest, on polling days, results are announced at every polling station there and then after the voting instead of taking the boxes to the councils to be counted behind our eyes.

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Now I agree.We need serious prayers. This craze don pass normal

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well he refused and should have been compel to show up or go to jail, WHO WROTE THE LAWS IN NIGERIA ? i look at some of the things happening and i wonder what state of minds or drinks do our law makers have? Imagine DARIYE sacking a judge that was supposed to investigate him and the new one he appoints dissolved the investigation. who give a governor right to appoint a judge? we need prayers.

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No court has the power.If OBJ cannot obey the courts, who say IBB would? Have you forgotten Oputa panel? OBJ appeared but IBB did not.

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IBB is enjoying the luxury now because OBJ is bias IBB should have been subjected to full investigation, we need a court that will compel the man to come and explain what happened to the $12 golf oil funds.

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Claiming to run to prayer, Dats one of our problems too. I do not deny the power of prayer but please slaves who love their chains would remain in bondage even if they cry from now till tomorrow.Should d like of IBB have the guts to pickup presidential form? When an illiterate holds a state to ransom and the president can do nothing while the people support him and give him more power. Adedibu has no power except that given to him by the people. I don't think prayer would solve that either. Lagos has become a state where touts are more powerful than the police and it's filled with reckless, non caring drivers who would park on the middle of the road, prayer won't solve that, we know what to do.Prayer is the most powerful force to me in the universe but for naija situation, prayer has done it's part. It has given us democracy, lets do our part.But the problem is that we are idiots and we won't do anything. And when i say idiots i dont mean you are an but in a way we lack the drive to change our situation

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toshmann I feel your pain, and I saw 1st class poverty every time i come home to Nigeria, but on the other hand, we are far better off compare to other countries. Yes we have bad leaders, and something has to be done to stop all this crazieness. we go survive, please keep your head up and pray with us

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odeku,

for talking about voting, i think you are out of touch with the reality on ground in nigeria. pls try and be coming home. nigeria, as it is today, is a classical example of a failed state. yes, u heard me-failed state. with all the resoucres in the niger delta, the place which has enough to look like dubai, looks like somalia. but the worst thing is that there is absolute lawlessness in that country. that is the worst thing. followed by near total shamelessness. how can someone use a presidential jet to loot money? how can people openly loot money, rig election and one man openly makes a contrary order to the order made by a court of appeal. haba.

these are the stuff the west sees and feels we are animals. tell drusilla and the other sisters in the racism thread that racism apart, some african countries are nothing but an open celebration of crass incompetence.

just look at the continent, where do you find good news.from dakar to darfur, from cairo to cape town. cry, the beloved continent.

even south africa has started going down-after the black man took over.

above all, i think nigeria is the worst country (apart from disaster countries where there are wars, famine etc) on earth now. b/c we are heading in the wrong direction at a tremendous rate.

a country where every governor wants to run away after thier term.

inshort,let me keep quiet for now

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In Nigeria, there is complete disregard for the voter. Thats why they can do a lot B**l s**t cos they know that they do not need your votes to return to position the second time. If the votes of the Nigerian populace had anything to do with the final results of the elections, then our so called leaders would be careful of whatever they did knowing fully well that they won't be returned.

Imagine such a demented and Psychotic. old thug Adedibu controlling the wishes of over 3 million people in Oyo State. He categorically told Ladoja not to come back to office and what happened? Akala is still the Governor. Despite Appeal Court's ruling. Haba.

The worst thing about it is that they do not do these things secretly, they are very open about it and don't care what you feel or think.

As far as I am concerned, if a politician should give me substantial amount now, I would collect it but I will not even register as a voter not to talk of vote.

On a lighter note, Pastor Chris Okotie is in the race again for 2007, pls voters consider him so that he would not get the votes of only his church members.

Ciao

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Abeg I see your point, but please vote 1 vote may make a difference just have faith

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Yes the link is very educative every nigerian accross the globe should have a copy. But it does not change anything here in this part of the world. People dont see the benefit of a struggle that will bring fort joy for the future leaders of tomorrow all they want is something that they will benefit from now and now even if they will pay the price later.

If you ask a young man on the street why does he collect money from candidate before voting he will simply make you understand that the one he collect now is the only thing he will benefit from the candidate the if he eventually win all he will be thinking is himself and colleagues. Is this the kind of orientation our people should have. they fail to realise that they are the one who will later pay the price for collecting money from candidate to cast their vote.

The truth still remain i did not register to vote because i know my vote wont count so i just dont want to waste my precious energey for something that wont count.

Peace iam signing out.

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Odeku,

Millions of Nigerians should be reading these posts.

I advise you compile and edit them and print the compilation for mass distribution in Nigeria and among the Nigerians in America and the UK.

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Bushfellow, you be real Nigerian who is very pragmatic. I share your views my friend. Why waste the vote if it won't count?

As I said earlier I would not waste my time to even register as a voter not to talk of vote. I surely have better things to do with my time.

But for those that still believe in voting, pls do. And GOODLUCK

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This is not rome, this is Nigeria. If you must know Chris Uba came out openly and announce that he is sorry for rigging the election that brought Ngige into Power. In America and all over the world is this not crime but what has the president done to this man nothing, Adedibu claimed he single handedly brought ladoja to power, Saraki brought his son to govern Kwara. If this two men Uba and Adedibu still walk the street because they are money bags that finance the Ruling party then why cast your vote when some one can decide who Govern you and the presidency is in support of all this

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sister u don hear say when one man die na one woman kill am but na six man dey carry am go to the grave.

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Chi this woman self your wahala don pass me oh i dey go chop before you kill me

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EXACTLY my point, let them kill each other, if they imposed all this governors and leaders on us, and now they want to impeach them so be it. but we still have to vote. if our vote doesn't count or matter maybe for the next generation. but we have to start some where ROME was not built in a day dedication, hard work and perseverance will prevail

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So this tread still exist. Well Odeku if you must know no body's vote counts here in nigeria it has been decided by some group of people who claim that they own this nation. With the wave of Impeachment going on in the country. And which is not being done according to the rule of law is not enough to tell you that your vote does not count. So really why waste that vote

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u with that face whey u post, whey u been dey all day self we miss u

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nilla abeg slow down why u dey waka vex? how u dey

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I just home we don't make the mistakes our parents made in 1979 and allowelection mal-practice and rigging

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I agree with you paddy. Each country get in own wahala. The point be say those countries dey try to solve them problems, even if they are not there yet they are trying. That my friend is the spirit. Try!

Are we trying? Are we even close??

Now you say that Nigeria's problems are too visible and apparent doesn't that tell you something??

It tells me that it is either our problems are too enormous or they are not reducing but increasin!!!.

Keep praying Odeku, God would one day answer them.

Caio

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Every country get him own problem oh, Nigeria problem is just too apparent and visible

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Keep praying. Nigeria sure needs a lot of prayers.

I have said that the one final solution to Nigeria's problems is that the LORD JESUS CHRIST himself would come down to RULE Nigeria.

Thats the one and final solution sir.

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NA wah oh, but we go pray and we go survive

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Why waste the vote?? Its not going to make any difference so why do it. I would prefer to sit my house eat bread and eggs and a hot cup of coffee rather than line up in the hot sun to cats a vote that would be tossed into the drain.

Did you hear about the INEC comedy. It happened real but its just a comedy to me.

The day the INEC chairman went to the National Assembly to demonstrate the new computerised polling stuffs(machine) they want to use for the 2007 elections, the machines refused to work. Flat Battery!!!!

Is it the same INEC that has demonstrated such gross incompetence that I would trust with my vote or trust to prove competent come 2007?

Kai, Leopard cannot change it spots!! They wont change.

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So by you not voting my friend what does that signified? just 1 vote can make a difference regardless if its rigged or not, and I can see your point. But please people come out and still vote eventually we go survive

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Odeku,

It seems to me that you do not know the futility of our voting. Whether you vote or not the results of the elections in Nigeria at the moment is already decided weeks before the election. Or How can an INEC funded by the incumbent government return an unfavourable result. in the last elections, ther were some polling centres whose ballot boxes were full as at 8.00am. That is in an election that was meant to start at 8 am.

As for me oh, I am not going to vote again in Nigeria for a long time. Its a waste of my time.

A country that has no regard for the constitution, no regard for the coutrs of LAW would most likely not have any regard for my votes sir.

Nilla, I totally agree with you. Odeku has lost touch.

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Bhola dey call you for hang out spot

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well I learn from the best MR IBB where is my friend BIGB1 did Seun Ban that boy?

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hmmmmmmmmm.

na you talk am

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I already told you, I'm a politician, a fortune teller, you want rope me in to kill myself

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i already see where you coming from boo, damn my pc is acting up this morning

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Abeg voting does make a different in some way.  your vote is your power.  It might not be apparent in Nigeria cause of manipulation, but we still have to go and vote every time we get.  ABEG not discourage my people from voting oh, small time them go say nilla say voting no count

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all you people like my friend nilla that are saying you are not idiots, let be start by asking? how many times have you voted? do you vote for the names or the person with the best ideas?

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Orikinla you and this your big gramatical self, you want blow my head away with that word? I go die o

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Odeku,

I have read it since last week.

Nigerians may be very gullible and ignorant.

But they are not idiots.

The EFCC should investigate the regime of IBB instead of waiting for whistle blowers to give them clues.

Even a mad man on the street in Nigeria knows that IBB stole billions of our dollars and I have the proof. And I have sent it to the EFCC.

You can read it all on http://www.blogwonga.com/blogwonga/read_article_preview/42

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I really would not have said anything about this topic again cos there's a lot of mud going around. But I want to reply someone who said that he/she (not sure) heard that the pilot was told to stay on ground and not fly. Well that story has been proved to be false. It was just some officials trying to look for an excuse. According to one of the survivors in the crash, the pilot asked for and received permission to fly three times before taking off. And come to think of it, the plane crashed only about 5 minutes after taking off. That means that the plane hadn't probably achieved fulll altitude. How the heck would wether affect it at that altitude? I dont know much about aviation but I think its not plausible.

People are even suspecting foul play but thats that for that.

Now should I reply some very nauseating comments I have read on this post? No I'll leave that for now.

Odeku I like your reasoning.

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stranger12 if you cant read a simple ABC and comprehend DE? then na your own fault be that, maybe you should go back a nd read the article again, digest it, and make sense out of the content. no lost love

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Hell to the NOOOOOOOOOO

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