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Is Nigeria Worth Dying For?

If you can recall Obasanjo once said that any Nigerian that was not prepared to die for his country did not deserve to be a citizen of Nigeria.

Is Nigeria really worth dying for in its current state?

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Those of you that want to die for Nigeria pls don't forget that "oju ni maalu nro, obe ko daa lorun" <Yoruba proverb>

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All this dying talk is nonsense. If you'd died for Nigeria, you won't be here saying this. You'd be dead & forgotten.

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yes sir, Nigeria is worth dying for, for me one million times because that is where i come from no metter how far and wide i travel home is home i'll surelly come-back to where i belong though the situation on ground might not be okay but iam that kind Nigerian that belief that very soon all these bad leaders ruling Nigeria will leave and there will be a "wind of change" any Nigerian that think other wise is myopic.

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This is really youthful exuberant talk. The fact that living is good for only the living, sometimes living could be equally as good as been dead.

Many of these countries one aspires to go and live because of the political stability and economic opportunity is the reaffirmation and struggle of many people who died for their country to shape it for their future generation.

If you are a parent undoubtedly your perception would not be the same as today. Onyeka Onwenu said that children are our insurance of old age Our children are the future of Nigeria.

There is this saying that if you think about yourself before your children, you are not fit to be a parent. As a parent, you should be prepare to die in other for your kids to live.

United kingdom, the USA and other developed nation one time in their struggle for freedom and peace were as bad as this Nigeria. The only different is that the people were ready to die for their children to live happy and that is what a good parent should do.

Whether you are a parent or not, patriotism should be a rhetoric concept. It goes both ways, the country would fight for you if their integrity is in question like the USA and Britain does.

The struggle of emancipation is never cheap but a precarious people can make difference in their generation. I know you do have your opinion on issues but sentiments and bilateral thinking in this capacity would not benefit the great nation of Nigeria.

I do not mean senseless death but a martyr. If you think that Wales, Republic of Ireland, Scotland got there freedom from England by becoming complacent in this manner, well they did not. South Africa did not get their freedom from been complacent.

The first thing that we need is unity. If lower class Nigerians could unite today and for a very strong allegiance to all member state, the coalition would move the rulling power to listen to us. Many would die.

If I die for my children to live a good life, it is better that becoming bloody software engineer or Microsoft.

Reference

1. Harold Smith

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Nothing! Embrace your life while you still have it. Don't die for anybody.

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For those cowards as Odeku recommended are cowards in extra. if your country is not worth dying 4 where will worth dying 4? you guys should be ready as nobody can predict what will happen in few month b4 the election. you people are all aware the moder of all political aspirant. who knows what next for people that have been killing to achieved there motive after losing to there opponent at the end of the raise? moreover America is not where you can easily traveled like you normally board a bus to your village.

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question: is nigeria worth dying for?

answer: no

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sounds like the same thing to me.

as for me i'd gladly die for my country Nigeria, if it will help achieve the ultimate goal of a new and truly great NIGERIA. might just be my purpose on earth,who knows? we all are definitely going to die one day, so its far better to die leaving a historial legacy than to live long and just be another dead old chap.

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Honestly i think nigeria is worth dying for. I wldnt take it lighly if someone were 2 be predudicial 2 ma country. Its my sentiments, nd aldo, i dont wanna die, if push comes to shove, m sure i will.

One's country no matter how, crap nd unfair it is, is suppose 2 hold some sort of dear sentiments

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If I were to die for  a country, that will not be  Nigeria. Do not get me wrong I'm very patriotic. Nigeria as a country has not given unconditionally for it be died for.  It has not provided social services as enshrined in the constitution for its citizenry. Its leaders have time and time told  us that there is better  place  to save our money, to go to school, to for a medical check up and vacation.

look at the things  I can die for, my faith. my mum., dad, family,  and a worthy cause.  I remember Zik's address to the nation where he said that Nigeria should longer be regarded as an expression of geography, but  a reality. Nigeria is  still an expression of geography created for an administrative convenience.

I can die for a worthy cause to save Nigeria from abyss  of desolation , but not Nigeria.

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What if doing everything in your power means speaking out against a Military government. Would you do that? In which case, will you be living for Nigeria or dieing for Nigeria?

Will you not be in essence dieing for Nigeria because the responce will be swift and bloody. Most likely culminating in the termination of your life.

Also, how does living for Nigeria pose any real benefit for the State? Surely, if you are guaranteeing your life (living), you are not standing up to the evil forces that exist in the nation. In which case, you are merely being complacent.

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I am not interested in dying for anybody or any ideology or any purpose. I am only interested in living. Afeni, if you are so much determined to die young, we can show you how to do it without endangering others.

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I will not willing die for an ideaology. However, I am willing to do everything in my power to see that nigeria improves. My next comment may not make sense to some but, I am willing to live for Nigeria.

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This is an honest question I have for all Nigerians. Is Nigeria worth dieing for? Because I seem to hear a lot about potential this and potential that, but are you willing to die for the actualization of this potential?

Personally, I will not die for a Nigeria. I might die for a new State that is formed from carving out western Nigeria (no Hausa land). But not for Nigeria as a whole.

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well said brother! dying for Nigeria is a big crime.

cos u have betrayed your family in the first place.

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If I know that my death will bring positive changes to Nigeria and that afterwards things will not go bad again, i see no reason why not.

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Jesus died for the whole of mankind, yet some peeps dont believe him,

then someone will now die for Nigeria?

rather than give him a 6ft burial, theyll make it 12ft

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No. Nigerian aint worth dying for. its even going to be really challenging even fighting for 9ja

but i ve no choice, its worth fighting for on the long run.

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Damn i love the way u say that!!!

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Odeku, come back na...

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I've been thinking about this and other questions for a while now. Another question I'm struggling to answer is this; can I say in all honesty that I'm proud to be a Nigerian?

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Hmm interesting... since you live in the USA i wonder if you would also die for AMERICA!

If Nigeria and America were to find themselves in conflict, who would you back? Mr Brave!

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I'm sorry but Nigeria, as a nation or ideal, today...is soooo not worth dying for.

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I think we are getting to a place where it will be worth fighting for

we continue to pray

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if u die for nigeria am sorry u will find urself in hell cos God himself will not forgive you

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you guys are all cowards and should be ashame of yourself. YES I WILL DIE for Nigeria if it has a good cause, end to suffering, and make people have a better life. My Sons are Americans, and they love Nigeria every time i take them there. NO place like Home regardless of where u are today.

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NO... because Nigeria like all countries is simply 'a plot of land'.

Anybody that is prepared to die for 'a plot of land' has little regard for their life.

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Hell the Bleep no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Certainly not, reason beeing that a lot of people have died for Nigeria and their death seems to be in vain.Pa Alfred Rewane,M.K.O. Abiola,Kudirat Abiola and many other people who died for June 12.Nigerians are just not worth dying for,,they too timid,they don't wanna fight for what is there right.If Nigeria is worth dying for, Chief Gani Fawehinmi would have been Nigerias president when he contested in 2003.

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I may die for Peace, Justice, Equity, Love and Unity but never the word Nigeria: the one that destroys its people, Marginalizes, mistreats oil producing tribes like ijaw, ogoni, itse etc, Makes political appointments based on tribes not merit and qualifications, tries to do everything with its power to keep a specific tribe from propering(To their chagrin, they've failed on this one), condones ethnic violence without bringing cuplrits to justice just because of religious affiliation, sponsors assasinations and kidnapping of innocent citizens, has bunch of illetrates and unqualified lazy religious bigots running the nation and still cannot provide electricity, basic needs and security for its masses after years of earning Billions from oil money. Any time Nigeria reverses on these, then i can die for them in honor knowing that i am a Proud, true and pure Nigerian. In the mean time, lets work on fixing the gianomous problems facing the nation instead of trying to be Heroes for a Nation that have not Earned it.

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No Nigeria isn't worth dying for.

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Is Nigeria worth dying for?

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ok then what's you're ppl?

igbo ppl? do you really think if someone is attacking NIGERIA they will give a rats Bottom about igbo and ijaw?

do you think anyone outside of nigeria gives a rats Bottom about tribes?

nigerians are your and my people. even if you have family members you dont like they're still ur family

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I plan on confronting threats to my people, and I'm sorry if you and I don't share the same definition of 'my people'. That isn't a reason for you to get overly sentimental. Given the same situation, you and I would do the same things, just not for the same reasons. So what is the problem?

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That's actually a good point you just raised. Now let me see, if someone attacked Nigeria then I guess that I'd still end up looking out for the land of my ancestors. Not saying that I'd neglect other regions. . Just that the security of my people will be my primary objective. So, I fail to understand how I'm a coward, when after all, I've said here several times that I will invest my fighting and dying in securing my people. Is that a problem?

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because that's what the international court decided,

if someone is attacking nigeria 'east of the niger river' is in threat too. if someone intends on attacking nigeria they're not going to spare 'east of the niger river' just because you decided 'east of the niger river' isn't america.

you're a coward. stop speaking english and be blunt, just say you're a coward.

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Obasanjo said nigeria worth dying for,but he ceded nigeria land to cameroon.why?maybe odi and sakibiam people died for nigeria

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My friend, relax. To me, Nigeria is an economic territory, and not the land of my ancestors. The land of my ancestors is located east of the Niger river. A country can always change, break down, negotiate boundary adjustment and etc., but one thing I know for sure is that I will remain Ngwa 'til I die. That is where my roots lie, and that is the land of my ancestors. So calm down, and face the reality of it all, which is that I will neither fight nor die for "Nigeria". It's that simple. Sorry that it doesn't conform with you're thoughts, though.

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my ancestors are buried on nigerian soil

my blood is nigerian

my father is nigeria

my mother is nigeria

my people are a nigerian people

my family members are in nigeria

my family land is in nigeria

my father will be buried in nigeria

i would be a total and complete piece of sh^t not to die for any of this. If im too much of a coward to defend any of this then point blank im a coward cause there's little else worth defending.

you want to act like Nigeria means obasanjo. idk if you ever noticed but when any of us are in nigeria we dont see obasanjo. We see out family, our land, and everything we have been given by god to keep forever. you like the rest of this website are psychotically unable to appreciate what God has given you and won't realize that's why he gives you so little.

cowardly pieces of sh^t.

a person who can't defend his god given land is not a man. you're a piece of sh^t

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I love the Nigerian people but its getting harder to do so cos of hopelessness. I respect the Army,Navy and AirForce but they have to stop waging war

on the people and just listen to their voices and help them. We are all human beings. Warring and plundering is never going to help anyone in Nigeria

let us just respect one another and work to get out of our problems. Each Nigerian has to change their behavior for the better. We have to start

treating one another right. I Love Nigeria.

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Now you're just being silly and appearing irrational Ikengawo. Who here said they would not fight to defend the land of their ancestors? I can't say definitively, but I do feel that many will at least make an effort in the defense of the land of their ancestors, but understand that Nigeria is not the land of their ancestors.

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6get out of my face lol, you're a coward.

i dont care how much english you're ready to speak, you're a coward

if you can't defend the land your ancestors are buried in you don't deserve to live because you're just a free loader of oxygen and water.

you're a piece of sh^t dude, through and through.

exactly! both of these scum bags don't care about anything but themselves. they think their country exists for the sole purpose of making them rich and when it hasn't (which no country will ever make you rich, silly) they declare they hate it and it failed.

no, you hate you're self because you failed lol.

none of them are ready to do anything selfless for the country. the only reason that have for such shameless cowardice is that politicians aren't ready to do anything selfless for the country. hypocrits

this is why white ppl were able to make you slaves.

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Ikengawo, don't be overly sentimental. You're in the same 'slave boat' with the rest of us. So just deal with it. Again, plain and simple, when push comes to shove, I side with my people; not a construct with which I feel little to no connection with.

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@ Topic

From the responses so far, over 98% of Nigerians are not prepared to die for Nigeria - Any wonder why Nigeria is not worth living in?

Herein lies the bane of Nigeria - Citizens and leaders are cut from the same cloth.

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the 'construction' called nigeria is worth fighting for because it's my country and my family lives there.

if someone is attacking nigeria they are attacking my grandmother, grandfather, father, uncles aunts cousins village home and land i will be inheriting.

i would be a piece of sh^t like the rest of you not to defend it because it doesn't have stable electricity.

i hate you people and the more i read your posts the more i see why whites were able to dominate you so easily.

in the end of the day you were born to be a slave.

true talk

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Ikengawo, commot. The construct called "Nigeria" is not worth fighting or dying for. Not in my eyes. No, not at all. Instead, I would invest all that fighting and dying energy into my own people; not Nigeria.

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