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The Nigerian Problem Has Been Blamed On Government, But "who" Is The Government?

The Nigerian problem has been blamed variously on the government, however, the government is not a person, the government is still made up of Nigerians, how then can anyone in his or her correct senses always blame a non existing personality for the woes of a nation? It beats me, can anyone then define to me who the "government" is?

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The Past Military Regime is our Backwardness, Because we fear for Army gun and Police Brutality.This is Democracy Let us not think Democracy is like Military Regime where Army have the right to treat you anyhow they like.We have to think for once.If we want to move this Country forward.Let forget what will happen.We fear the Government they are Human being like Us, Please We cant fear them Instead let them fear Us. We cant continue to give those slowpoke a chance to defeat us always.Nairalander,Nigerians It time to Knock Down of your Neighbor to Advice them and Let act fast on the coming Election 2011.If you believe we can do it. Say Yes we can.

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@ode remo,

like vigasimple said, hunger is a very big weapon. in afghanistan, osama bin laden succeeded because he met a hungry ppl. in pakistan today, taliban and other islamic group are raising more suicide bombers there because the ppl are hungry. in the northern part of nigeria today, an alhaji who feeds many hungry ppl in his house has the power to make them go out and fight a war without asking why compare to the situation in the western and eastern part of nigeria. are u saying afghanistan and pakistan are more islamic than saudi arabia, united arab emirates and kuwait.

biafra fought a war which they lost under 30 months with the human and property lost still telling on them till date. what nigerians are doing today to me is not act of cowardice rather they are afraid of the likely consequences.

if we are talking about wars and revolutions, how does these things work? do u fight wars with bare hands or do u consider the possibilities of matching what the govt have in their armoury.

the tamil tigers rebels in sri lanka have sourrendered to the govt forces after 25 years of war, are they cowards and what is the end product of their wars?

wise and brave men re choosen among the living and not the dead. be informed that americans and ghanians are not more industrious than nigerians neither are they more law abiding than nigerians rather they are lucky to be under good governance.

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This is exactly the point I was trying to make!!!

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those governments are/were openly supported by the electorate.  Are you saying the people can't be blamed for a pattern of bad leadership?

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Let us take an example :If 100% of the Nigerians are positives how can you have a bad government?

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Please come back to the reality and stop reading from a text book

Is not possible that bad government can be imposed on good people. Thailand , venzulea , cuba are valid examples.

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This is a very good point!!. The Government in Nigeria is the innocent mirror of the nation. The quality of government and its leaders in Nigeria, is simply a reflection of the collective consciousness of all the people. If the collective consciousness in Nigeria is disintegrated and negative, and people are not behaving in accord with Natural Law, then problems and corruption will be an unavoidable phenomenon of government. If, on the other hand, the collective consciousness in Nigeria is positive, integrated, and coherent, then the government will not be influenced by any negativity. If the people of Nigeria wish to be protected from corruption in government, then they must create an integrated collective consciousness. Positivity and harmony should be so strong and dense in national consciousness that negative influences cannot penetrate it.

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@ vigasimple,

i share your views on the topic but will like to disagree on some issues, in Nigeria the govt is simply a collection of business goons who elect who rule us on there terms , like it or not come 2011 yar a dull will be president and most state will be pdp . be cos of the facts you ve already enumerated. the question is not about poverty likewise poverty should open our eyes to the ease at wish selected few are able to destroy the economy. average Nigerian s have lost the fire to fight for there rights , we are docile in brain most time , we know wan die , papa DE for house etc,.

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@ Mr Crack Bone. Abeg try look yourself through the Internet because you are Invisible. You don already die finish. Loser.Try get sense small becos you life is waste.if person never tell you. Make i tell you now. YOUR LIFE IS A WASTE. just like a flew pig silly . Yeye goat. Animal wen dey for Market.

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Archmedes, dont think you are alone on your thoughts. You've spoken well.

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The Government is the body of people who organise the day to day of running of afairs of the country 'on behalf' of the people.

However, since Nigeria independence most of Nigeria 'Government' has not been elected but imposed themselves on Nigerians either through the barrels of the guns or through cronism, nepotism and FRAUD. The political elities then connive to do whatever they like.

And because of poverty the people are unable to fight back the way they should do it. In some cases it is simply cowardice.

Unfortunately we do not have the Armed forces and sets of people with a clear vision that would get rid of the 'enemies of progress' in Nigeria. GHANA  has RAWLINGS and CO. Today Ghana is enjoying the benefits of that REVOLUTION.

UNTIL WE HAVE A VIOLENT REVOLUTION OF SOME KIND to send message to everybody that you will not get away with abusing Nigeria and Nigerians then it will be business as usual.

GOVERNMENT as in our LEADERSHIP is to blame for NIGERIA PROBLEM. They have not been put in office and they have not LEAD US  well. Even whe they came to office by corrupt means. So they are unable to lead by example and the followers did not see anything to follow in a positive way.

They entire Nigerian govt is not 419 BUT 1019.

IF I WERE TO USE AN AEROPLANE AS EXAMPLE. YOU HAVE THE PILOTS AND HIS CREW ( WHO ARE LEGITIMATELY PUT IN PLACE), ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HAVE A SETS OF AN HIJACKERS WHO TAKE OVER AND DON'T FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE GAME.

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF AN HIJACKER IN THAT SITUATION.

PURE AND SIMPLICITER, THE PRESENT NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WITH CHARADE OF SELECTION CALLED ELECTION ARE SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ANY MANDATE.

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Well, it can be defined as the government imposed against popular will. In other words, it's the government of the bossy by the bossy for the bossed.

Answer gotten now?

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@chidichirs

I didnt insist it should be answered, I only think it is the norm that when you dont have anything to write about a post, just skip it, it is not a rule that you must post on every thread.

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@tosh_acer,

is the allegation of owing multiple id true?

@topic,

since u insisted that ur thread must be discussed, govt is a group of people selected or elected to see over the affairs of others. further definition will make u understand that this group have the power to make laws, interprete them and punish the law breakers. if u believe there is any govt in nigeria, u can as well find out if these duties of making laws that will guide the actions of other citizens are in place. if they are in place, who and who are informed on these laws and how many offenders have really been punished according to the dictates of the laws.

what do u expect when the one who is supposed to be ur protector becomes the real threat?

how many interviews of our so called leaders have u listened to and hear them say they are not the problem.

yar adua even confirmed that the elites of the country are the real problem. halliburton, power probe, contract probes, election riggings, kidnaps and other societal crimes have been linked to the leadership cadre who have assumed the position of sponsors.

are there countries without crimes but the ability of the govt to trace and punish law breakers makes the differences.

i called this thread empty and boring because u can find this same thread in up to 3 different places here.

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pls read properly b4 answering the question.

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You raised this issue in two threads hence my post.

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I fail to comprehend why an indivdual will choose to have mulitple ID's  .  What is the reasoning behind this charade.

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Its not the government, its the people.

They make up the government.

The government is not made up by Aliens.

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@poster - for the purpose of answering your question

In the nigeria context.  Your question is only valid if the people actually voted for the Government but as we all know past and present governments have been imposed on the people.

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Address the issues and not the personality.

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This question should be directed at chidichris  because the man hasn't got a clue. The only time he comments on a thread is to rain abuses on Govt and Nigeria. What a looser.

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tosh acer

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tombola/akpangbon/mosun_ade/i_laugh

what a joke

shitface

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@Mr Crack Head. take your time Nur come here they talk as you like oo. If you nur get wetin to discuss you make go burn bush. The poster is right. Sometime I dey believe say you bi witch for your villages Enemy of Progress. Wetin be your level sef. Why you dey always dey come here they talk as you like. Nur worry I get better plan for you. . Abeg poster am carry on leave dat fool. na mugu

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ARCHEMEDES

You cant be any more correct, I thank you for you said it as it is, they prefer to shout on threads that spell loudly the problems of Nigeria, but when it comes with threads that try to speak differently, they say it is senseless. I honestly agree with you 100%.

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I can see, I have no more word for you, you have defined yourself perfectly well.

Who made you the wise man to determine which topic is senseless or sensible?

I dont talk to brashy, nasty and arrogant folks, they deserve to be binned and forgotten.

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Dont get all stroppy with me old man

To your question, i am somebody, full of myself, not afraid of anyone, brashy, nasty and arrogant!

If you didnt get it lastnight, no need to take it out on me or come onto NL and start making senseless topics!

You are reputed for it but seriously you need to grow up!

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This realy made me laugh, nothing makes a thread boring and empty much more than contributions like this from a yob like u.

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MrCrackles

Let me ask you a question, who do you honestly realy think you are? the big boss of NairaLand or President Obama? Tell us, who and what you think of yourself. If you must know, it is not a rule that you must post on every thread, if you put that in your mind, kindly put a meaning to the very first contribution you made to this thread. If you agree to the fact that it is meaningless, then, kindly try to be more meaningful next time, look at your contributions in all the threads on NairaLand, which one of yours makes any meaning? People who make meaningless contributions to a topic are called dumb, so pls, be more civil next time.

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very boring and empty thread

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Meaning, I am so dumb I have no clue to what the question is!

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