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When Are Nigerians Going To Stop Complaining And Start Doing?

Nigerians complain 24/7. But will not DO ANYTHING to improve your people lot.

Either STEP UP or shut up!

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Good evening, Nigeria. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine — the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition and complacency. I enjoy them as much as anybody. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereby those important events of the past, usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, are celebrated with a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this October the 1st, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into GSMs, and men with cutlasses will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now Government . They promised you order, they promised you progress, infrastructures and all they demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest that you allow the first of October to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight (let’s just make it 5 months from now, our people get easily distracted), outside the gates of Government, and together we shall give them a first of October that shall never, ever be forgot.

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@MandingoII

Agree with you totally - although not sure why you disagree with the Thailand route;  it's absolutely what we need to do.  It's been said that a people get the govt they deserve - and it's amply true in Nigeria. We complain, hiss, curse and do absolutely nothing. A few protests here and there are a good start but we need sustained civic action to put some fear into our so-called leaders. But like Fela said in one of his songs (forget which) - "[b]my people sef too fear,  i no wan die, i just build house, i wan chop small, pickin dey for schoo[/b]l"   As long as we wait for the other guy to act first, we are trapped in inertia.

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I agree with you aisha.

Change will come when we demand for the right things, protest against bad leadership and ensure we have the people we want as our leaders.

In addition to coming out to vote, we must protect every single vote and ensure they count.

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I agree with the poster . . But we are missing a point that is we are the main problem not the leader . Our leaders from this get-go of this union were socially constructed by the followers . .

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yeah well, you might want to TURN YOUR ATTENTION toward your Kleptocracy.

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sorry,

I cannot read pigim english.

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r u alright?

wat makes me a defeatist?

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And here I thought for we could get something serious out of you for once. . . nevermind then, carryon!

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He is a defeatist? You suggested protesting and he is suggesting the same . . . . why is he a defeatist and you not? You are both suggesting people protest.

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you are a[b] DEFEATIST[/b]

I wouldn't want to be anywhere near you.

Your tongue speaks of death instead of hope.

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hw abt we do The Red Shirts vs Govt thingy.

Like its happening in Thailand?

Impossible!

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Same thing someone will say if you say they should vote, during the last LG elections in Abuja "Educated people refused to come and vote yet tmr they will say local governement chairmen are rogues, how wont he steal when he has to pay professional voters to come and vote. See long queues in Nyayna and Maraba.

Nigerias will ot even drive to INEC to collect thier voters card

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Israelites protested while in the wilderness and what did they get for their noble action ?

People have been protesting against the apartheid Israel has dishing to Palestinians , what has changed ?

Green peace protesting against Japanese whaling, and what ?

Abeg let's enjoy our manna gratefully jare.

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I agree with Mandingo. Let's do it like the did in Iran after the elections. I'm not saying its sure to work but lets just try.

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Just shoot them. if someone runs in your house and tries to steal your shoes or food in the night you would shoot them if you had the power. so why would you permit someone to ransack your entire community of everything they're worth then parade past your house in cars youve never seen before?

shot him. hire some unemployed youths blow his brains on a discount. so that the next guy come into power wont mess around, and surrounding leaders get the hint. Shoot him.

looting wont stop till someone shots these people. true talk.

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I agree with poster too.

If we put half the energy used to complain or argue into trying to change the things we don't like, we will have made a lot of progress.

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Coming from a chap  - that has issues with Nigerians or Nigeria  - I will be carefully receiving advice from this Man and Dog specie  - I hope this is not grand scheme from America to unsettle Nigeria  - I suspect you want more oil.

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Nigerian Students should LEAD THE CHARGE.

Instead, they Lead in SEPARATING themselves from others and LOOKING DOWN on other nigerians.

Our Educated Black Students CHANGED America.

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ok. Yeah. 'We need to Step Up'

but ehm, bout protesting. I laugh in zulu. Even if you were to chain yourself to Aso Rock's gate, no one would listen to you

Nigerian army or police know nothing about 'crowd control'. People normally get killed for no reason.

Problem with Nigeria is recycled leaders. . .same name for 10-20+ years. Electorate need to vote for change in the long term

and not some leader that'll pay them peanuts while unborn generations bear the brunt of economic hardships as a result of someone's greediness.

i believe if education was made absolutely compulsory some of this problem would be reduced.

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@poster.

rather electric blackout than permanent blackout. . .

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I know that when im living in nigeria im going to have a rifle, and if anyone starts parading around my compound with stolen money i'll blown their phuokking head off lol. texas style, clean off the bone.

then when the police come i'll bribe them to leave me alone.

Nigerians don't know that THATS how it works in nigeria.

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LOL to totally agree with mandingo

the complaining will never stop though, even if nigeria is perfect, they'll complain.

nigeria isn't even as bad as they want to make it seem. Ask any non nigerian that lives in nigeria, has lived there, or visits. I come to find my most productive conversations about nigeria are sadly with whites and black americans that have lived there or live there for years.

nigerians almost REFUSE to do something. This guy was blabbing on and on about how his local government chairman keeps stealing money openly and refuses to build the stuff he was commissioned to build. then he said because of this the youths are turning to criminals and all you have to do is give someone a crate of alcohol  and they'll assassinate anyone you want them too.

so i tell this slowpoke why not give someone a crate of beer to shoot this local government chairmen that's been ruining your entire community.

he was mind boggled.

i told him in any reasonable country if someone is behaving like that on a government level they would be shot. Dude told me cause i was in the US that i dont know how things work in nigeria lol

i told the douche bag that HE just told me how things work in nigeria, and if this guy was causing me enough pain to complain about for hours and days i would have his head blown off if it'll only cost me beer. They guy is indirectly causing the death of thousands of ppl and buying cars with your hospital and school money. Shoot him lol.

PRESIDENTS in the US have been shot at for less.

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I get the impression that you wanna sniff my nuts.

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Wetin concern man with Mandog - Are u Nigerian?

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ROFLMAO!!!!!  

poster, I think you ought to come up with a more reasonable list of what people need to do instead of what you have above.

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MARCH IN THE STREETS!!!!!

PROTEST DEPLORABLE LIVING CONDITIONS

PROTEST OUTSIDE CORPORATIONS

PROTEST THE POLITICIANS

SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY

PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST!

get in the STREETS!!!!

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Yes, what exactly should Nigerians do?

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What do you want us to do, specifically?

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dis mandingo guy smells like pork chops and onion gravey lol

coolaid drinking mofo

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