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Why Are Nigerians Such Big Cowards?

First off, I don't have to introduce myself to those that already know me on here. I know some insults are coming and I'm braced,I aint really worried cus those that know definitely know that I'm writing this out of concern and love that I got for the people of that 'could be' great nation called Nigeria. It baffles me that the populace could be taken for a ride and like a buncha hypnotized monkeys just sit there and don't do nothing to change their destiny. Those that are familiar with what led to uprisings in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic (under Trujillo), Cuba (causing the rise of Castro), and as recently as The Phillipines, Thailand,and other spots around the world, knw that the nations above did not endure close to what Nigerians have endured before tearing they nation to bits asking for change. Every weekend, I hear my dad and his crew of living room gangstas scream to the high heavens about all that is wrong with Nigeria while none of them plan to go back to take action!!! I asked a friend of my dads,last weekend,why he didn't go back to try to effect some change if he so passionately believed in his rants. He looked at me like I had asked him to go into a boxing ring with the devil himself! His retort?'Why don't you go fight for them, you're young,they waiting for you. Why should I go fight for them?'. And mind you he wasn't joking, he meant it (I could tell cus he had that mad/evil look in his face). What's my biz with Nigeria? Why should I fight for her? Why can't her citizens pick up the gauntlet and chase the corrupt elite from power a la the french revolution? Why are Nigerians scared to lay they lives down for the good of the future? What are Nigerians scared of? Why are Nigerians cowardly?!

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Lol. Back when I was "Neutral". . . .

Before running into mad men like Eziachi, Mental Gong, DeDe1, Andre Uweh and all his aliases, Mekuxshitty, Nchara, OnlyTruth and co. . . . .

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Na true you talk. The rich will conscript the poor into fighting a civil war and eventually would abandon them to fend for themselves while they are living in exile at the mercy of their host country. And when they return home, they are granted a heroic welcome.

Nah!

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B  a  l  o  n  e  y! 

If Nigerian men are not cowards what are they, then?  Siddon dey look, hey?  Siddon dey look for the Ethiopians or the Egyptians or who to do the dirty job for them?  Or for we women to carry Klashnikoff to Abuja while they watch, eh? I wonder who's on the throne at Abuja, na woman?

You came here to educate us about the meaning of the word coward when you do not understand the meaning, yourself. 

Yes, it means lacking in courage and, what is courage?  The ability to do something - or ability to do something that frightens one. Oh, did I hear frightens? It also, means lacking the strength to do something in the face of pain and grief. Obviously, pain and grief are frightening experiences, ain't they? 

So, what are you talking about?

Now, tell me (aside, those already in the Military because, they are conditioned to do so!) how many Nigerian men would volunteer to go to high hills and mountains in order to strengthen our Country?  Count them?  I mean, going to Abuja to challenge the powers that be - certainly, that would be a frightening nightmare for most of them!!!!

Until you are able to answer these questions then, you'd know who should be doing the dirty job!  Let them show the initiative and see whether Nigerian women would support them or not, before you start defending the indefensible, as such acts can only promulgate and have promulgated stagnation in every aspect of our lives in this Country.

Please, help build Nigeria by criticizing the evil in it - that way you contribute in your own small ways to change in our blessed Country.  The problem with some of you is that, you worry about your image and how other people would perceive you on here but, that has a lot to do with confidence, I understand! To that I say, don't worry about receiving negative remarks about your views because, that's what Democracy is all about.     If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

People will always criticise you, good or bad and they don't have to like you, do they? Or do you like everyone on here on N/L, yourself??  Obviously, not - so don't expect everyone to like you then, because, it's natural for people to dislike/hate.  Please, chew on this and help make a change with your fingers and vocals if you can because, you are a human being and you must be heard.

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I may actually be in the minority as u say, but women are also culprits in believing that they are inferior. Maybe they are taught to think like that.

if you think yourself to be lower than someone, that person will consciously or unconciously treat u as a lower being. i think that is what happens in most cases.

for instance, when theblessed is talking about real mean standing for something, i believe that since she is shouting for equality, real women should also be involved. so both men and women are to blame. so when u say there are no real men. it also means that there no real women! (logically).

who makes up the society? its you and me, people, so these ideologies are made by humans so they have to be defined by humans. so the society that should define real men is us.

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We all have an opportunity to contribute to a progressive Nigeria, please everyone, do your own little bit

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@Emmanuel, I agree with Kobojunkie.

Those actions can in reality be described as cowardly o

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a) Refusal/Inability to step to demand Government work for the people and not for the pockets of individuals

b) Chosing to cower rather than go up to elected leaders to demand change in the right direction for OUR future and the future of our Children

c) Refusal to vote with claims that our votes don't count

d) Refusal to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to see change and justice in our situation  ( legal)

e) Constantly rebutting calls for action with claims that those in government are UNTOUCHABLE

f) Continually pointing fingers, and condemning those in leadership as being the corrupt ones in Nigeria, but never batting an eyelid when it comes to bribing one's way through a long line, police blockade etc

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Nigerian Men ain't cowards.Any one that say so properly does not know the true meaning of the word coward.let me freely educate such a person.the word coward means - somebody lacking courage: somebody regarded as fearful and uncourageous.Now you do know the true meaning of the word coward can you truely say that NAIJA men are cowards if Yes then you don't know Nigeria or It's just people around you that are cowards.Thank you for reading am out!ENJOY

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Well, we'll continue to be if we do nothing won't we?

We might not take up arms to fight, but we're intelligent people, we could find other ways, just an opinion.

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There are many none-paye foreigners very interested in Nigeria. African wars provide excellent financial opportunities 

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Interesting that a non-Nigerian, but he's so interested in what goes on in our country. You raised some valid points here and there, nevertheless, it is rude and downright disrespectful to call a person, or group of people cowards. If you really care that much, go over to Naija and make a difference, if not, go read a book or something.

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Nobody wants to listen to the truth, even here on NL, one man cannot defeat them, we have to stand together as one but some ppl are betrayers, its flowing in their blood

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OK! Let us go with your NOT believing women are inferior, but don't you agree that you are in the minority, when it comes to Africa, and Nigeria in general? I mean there is no need for us to feign ignorance of this problem, even at this time. Women are generally considered inferior in our society and the womenfolk are still fighting that to a greater extent than their european and western counterparts.

About who a real man is, I still believe society creates these ideologies and society can best answer that question.

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now that's my bad. i meant to say 'are not'. i do not believe women are inferior.

your second point is invalid, my mistake.

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If you

a) Agree that society does stipulate that there are real men

b) Agree that many out there, including yourself believe women are inferior

Why ask her? Why not ask Society just that question? And why not answer that question for yourself since you already admit your believe women are inferior men(beings), to you?

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for the bolded, its not just African societies. But the issue is that when u ask what u mean by a 'real man', u get no clear cut answer. i think it has to do with the state of mind of the society at a particular point.

i do believe that women are inferior to men (subject to discussion), therefore i feel that when u complain about the absence of 'real men', it also includes women.

what do u think a real man is?

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It will be hard to DENY that in most african societies( cultures to be specific) there is sort of an idea of what a REAL MAN is. Most cultures lift the man above the woman in every way possible. That has led to much of the inequality we notice today in most all places. Not sure how asking her to define it makes a difference.

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that's what am asking theblessed to do. she was talking of real men. what's the defination of real according to her?

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Define real women please?

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@the blessed, you always find a way of tisting the topic and coming up with some hilarious (IMO) talk. you talk of there being no real men in Nigeria - not going to talk about that- but are there real women (in ur defination of real)? this reminds me of the Aba womens' riot, were those real women or not?

OAM4J, that's kind of the best talk I have heard in a while. I think its more of issues with everything black

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For one, it is not a secret that women, in our society, on the major part are still considered second class citizens. Only a couple of months ago, a mob went out despoiling women in pants somewhere in Abia state and that was not the first time. This mob believed it was OK punishment for wearing what they did not want them wearing. In other places, it is sort of accepted norm to strip a woman unclothed as a way of shaming her. In the north, I don't need to tell you how majority of women there are treated. And this problem is not limited to any particular group.

That you do not do it DOES NOT in anyway mean the problem is not there and this is not just a Nigeria-only problem. I say this because I believe Africa as a whole needs serious turn around in this area.

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Thank you. It's ok.

What honesty or fairness do you talk about?

That I treat women as 2nd citizens? Hell NO!

or that I intimidate or control women? How? the way I see it only someone with a complex can be intimidated or controlled.

I have worked with many women and I have had women as my bosses in the past and have had no problem with them cos they are women.

If there are men who still do that in 2010, it is the responsibility of the women concerned/affected to demand their right and honour.

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Please be honest and fair!!

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No one makes you inferior without your consent.

Looks like you have a personal issues with some Nigerian men. Sorry am not one of the Nigerian men you describe here, so cant answer your questions.

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So, you already know that?  Why do you guys treat us as 2nd Citizens?  You watch Nigerian men publicly and verbally abusing, intimidating and controlling women as if we have no Souls and our skin don't bleed. 

Since you know that, isn't it time you start acting it and educating your brothers to that effect, for the sake of unity? Or do we have to remind you that we exist and own this country as much as you?

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^^^ Do u notice that I 've made it a habit to always ignore u?!!?!^^^^

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Being boisterous behind a computer screen from the confines of your home or office, while seated on your calabash yansh. What's stopping you as a woman from vacating your seat? You too can do something about it unless you mean to tell me that women are inferior to men.

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In 1989 even as tough as the military, Nigerians came to fight for SAP riot but now we are in democracy nothing is happening! Respect to the great fela. He has already seen the problems of this country even when we were still very young. I am afraid the nation is gone and she is not coming back. "Demonstration of craze!" I better nationalize to become a Burundian LOL

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Absolutely, Kobo! Enough is enough of this bull-sh-t in this country and we suppose to have men here?  Do we and where are they? Hidden away, eh?

Anyway, sis I love your sig.!

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No, don't be afraid! Fear is a spirit and that spirit needs to be broken.  And its this fear that has kept Nigeria undeveloped till now.  In order to achieve any thing in this country, we have to take the bulls by the horn and smash it.  Enough, is enough!!!

Imagine, over 50 years of Independence nothing has been achieved up till now, for this great and blessed Country and we have had our Liquid Gold for over 55years now so, what are we afraid of? Dying??  

Hence, the cowardice the guy is talking about as there is no courageous man in Nigeria - they only show up their strength/power where women issues are and I leave you to draw your own conclusion about them. They want we women to do their duty jobs for them - we won't.  All we want is our Equal Rights and we will get it!

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That is it! I think We are now at the point where we are in dire need of a complete overhaul !

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this issue of standing up to fight is becoming more and more loud, the thing don dey fear me sef

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hehe yeye man, go find ya own.

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Jeez! Another round of beer parlour yarns that amounts to nothing at the end of the day. Una no dey tire to dey rant?shakes his head in exasperation and leaves the thread

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@ poster,

you and your family is one 1 cowarders/cowardees

not everyone.

It is our leaders that made innocent Nigerians to suffer the same way you are suffering.

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@ poster, i am not blind and i can read inbetween the lines very well. US has been in disarray in the past, where have you been then ? You can as well write ur name on the gold plague by fighting for humanity irrespective of ur nationality. Like i said ealier i am expecting a lot from you or perhaps you can tell my fellow nairalanders a course you have championed !!! Ciao.

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I maintain: NIGERIANS ARE SLAVES!!!!!

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@maxtop, I'm sure u aint blind,and u can read properly. Since ure none of the above, here goes, I owe allegiance to The United States of America; so, where u expecting me to 'lead' u to?

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Nigerians appear to be cowardly beccause;;

SERGEANT MORIDELE san ju MAJOR KUSOGUN. (Better to be a SERGEANT that returns home from war, than a MAJOR Consume by the war); and

Ehinkule OJO, ni won ti ma ru Oku AKIN Koja. (A Warriors dead body will be carried past the backyard of the assumed Cowardly who is still alive)

The Entity called Nigeria I can Authoritatively tell you will either die a natural death, OR will exist to become great, it is a matter of time.

A seed dies in the soil before bringing forth its inherent abundance.

Nigeria is a reflection of the citizens. Change your mindset orientation, this time from family unit, to the religious body where we have the praying man, but not a praying MIND, to our attitude to work, etc, then things will begin to change for better.

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Story land ! story land !!, i dont see any difference between you and ur dad's friend, why dont you start from somewhere and see if people will not follow you. Practice what you prach first b4 you call somebody a coward. If you want to be a hero,you dont need anybody's advice,your action will spaek for you. So, i am expecting something great from you. Ciao !!!

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we need a revolution right now or else Nigeria is doomed for life

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@@@@POSTER AND EVERYONE

I believe what Nigeria need is just another FAcROOK MUTTALLAB. But this time a local one. Now this is the deal. All present and ex crook Nigerian politicians be brought together under one physical roof including yaradua the dying one and we can have the FAcROOK go in there with them and blow himself up with these b.astards one time jare. Or better still, when America have finally sentenced Muttalab to death, they should catapult the mumu to Nigeria to die, he should repair the malfunction in that bomb and once again detonate the bomb here jare with all these rascals called leaders. We don't have to risk so many lives. Just a life will do the magic. Another FAcROOK!! Where are you? This is your chance to become a Matry!!

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I was invited to a church service yester-night and the so called man of GOD was talking and quoting bible passages about son-ship and christians being sons of GOD and why the sons should claim what is theirs from the servants. He went on blablabla, i wanted to ask him that with the current political situation in Nigeria, what has he done to remedy the situation? I can see Pastor Tunde Bakare protesting in Abuja trying his best to effect a change of government, some silly people who call themselves pastors are busy ranting in the church. Why can't they step out and fight for freedom? I just wonder

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whoever his/her is boiling shld do something tangible and pragmatic with the heat of the boiling blood.

Someone has to be the Jerry Rawlings of Nigeria, and let others join u.

Pls don't allow dt blood get cold without making a history in Nigeria.

This is the time to act.

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I undastand, but this is meant to be in the context, and propogate the advantage of, 'ONE, UNITED, NIGERIA' , no secessionist ideas are welcomed. I appreciate you abiding by this rule, thank you.

could u please gimme a couple reasons why that is important?

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please where's this poster's country of origin?

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toooooo muuuchh!!!!lol

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how did this thread turn into male vs female?

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