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President Turai Yar’Adua And The Shame Of Nigeria

25 February 2010 by Oo

Turai Photo courtesy Next

As we watch from the sidelines, the future of Nigeria and the peace of Africa is being toyed with. The admirably tough and reprehensibly selfish wife of the president has taken over government (it has been reported that she commands the Army). This has been possible only because of the support of dirty politicians around her e.g Ibori, and negligence of those that put selfish interest before country e.g The Federal Executive Council, David Mark and Dimeji Bankole

I have always believed in the power of women and Turai has displayed it fully. I have always believed in the shamelessness of Nigerian political jobbers and Segun Adeniyi is a representation of that. I have believed in the spinelessness of Nigerian ’leaders’ and Goodluck Jonathan is a picture of that. I have also always believed in the cowardice of a lot of Nigerians and we are displaying it in full force by keeping silent in our little way. e.g on Facebook, Twitter, our Blogs, using pseudonyms to comment on blog posts around the web e.g “It can never happen!” while it is happening. I have always believed in some Nigerians stepping up when the chips are down. neXt, Kayode Ogundamisi, SaharaRepoters and others, ‘double hand’ for you guys.

I implore all those that have the power to do the right thing before it is too late. Dora Akunyili, we now look to you to prove you meant business the first time. National assembly should impeach Yaradua now if he does not resign immediately. AU, UN, ECOWAS, Obama and Gordon Brown should speak now of Shut The Fuck Up when the inevitable happens.

Now is the time for you to take a stand. Even if it means updating your Facebook status, sending a tweet, or writing a blog post, or marching in protest. Step up and show where you stand, make a statement. Nigerians, the world is watching.

 

 

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On a less serious note, I have this scene going through my head. A Nigerian politician or professional ass kisser on the phone begging a Newspaper house to cancel the advert     (s)he placed (before hearing of Yardy’s return)  in today’s paper congratulating ‘President’ Jonathan. Sweating and speaking profusely ”Don’t worry about the money, just cancel it, please cancel it”

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10 comments | Categories: Nigeria, Politics | Tags: , , ,

  • Again oo, u overestimate the power of fb, twitter and general talk, all the talk in the world is not going to disturb the people in aso rock making their dealings!

  • Again oo, u overestimate the power of fb, twitter and general talk, all the talk in the world is not going to disturb the people in aso rock making their dealings!

  • Again oo, u overestimate the power of fb, twitter and general talk, all the talk in the world is not going to disturb the people in aso rock making their dealings!

  • You misunderstand me when I speak of Twitter and Facebook. My dad once told me if you cannot make savings from your 500 Naira, you cannot save when you have 2 million.

    People that do not show interest when all they need do is update a status, will do nothing if they are the senate president. Nigeria is not ripe enough for social media to have the effect it does in the west but from there we can gauge the interest of people at all. If someone refuses to send a tweet because it is 'too serious a topic' will do nothing in real life.

  • You misunderstand me when I speak of Twitter and Facebook. My dad once told me if you cannot make savings from your 500 Naira, you cannot save when you have 2 million.

    People that do not show interest when all they need do is update a status, will do nothing if they are the senate president. Nigeria is not ripe enough for social media to have the effect it does in the west but from there we can gauge the interest of people at all. If someone refuses to send a tweet because it is 'too serious a topic' will do nothing in real life.

  • You misunderstand me when I speak of Twitter and Facebook. My dad once told me if you cannot make savings from your 500 Naira, you cannot save when you have 2 million.

    People that do not show interest when all they need do is update a status, will do nothing if they are the senate president. Nigeria is not ripe enough for social media to have the effect it does in the west but from there we can gauge the interest of people at all. If someone refuses to send a tweet because it is 'too serious a topic' will do nothing in real life.

  • I guess this is a classic example of why not to underestimate people. I remember when this Yardie guy came into power… People thought he had one mumu wife who used to follow him around and drape herself in fabric. Even when she speaks, she seems so unassuming… It appears she is more calculating than the man himself. If reports are to be believed, she engineered the entire circus of “the case of the missing president”; shrouding his whereabouts in secrecy and limiting access to the man. Fascinating stuff…

    By the way, I just found your blog… It's quite intriguing… Will definitely be coming back… 🙂

  • I guess this is a classic example of why not to underestimate people. I remember when this Yardie guy came into power… People thought he had one mumu wife who used to follow him around and drape herself in fabric. Even when she speaks, she seems so unassuming… It appears she is more calculating than the man himself. If reports are to be believed, she engineered the entire circus of “the case of the missing president”; shrouding his whereabouts in secrecy and limiting access to the man. Fascinating stuff…

    By the way, I just found your blog… It's quite intriguing… Will definitely be coming back… 🙂

  • I guess this is a classic example of why not to underestimate people. I remember when this Yardie guy came into power… People thought he had one mumu wife who used to follow him around and drape herself in fabric. Even when she speaks, she seems so unassuming… It appears she is more calculating than the man himself. If reports are to be believed, she engineered the entire circus of “the case of the missing president”; shrouding his whereabouts in secrecy and limiting access to the man. Fascinating stuff…

    By the way, I just found your blog… It's quite intriguing… Will definitely be coming back… 🙂

  • I guess this is a classic example of why not to underestimate people. I remember when this Yardie guy came into power… People thought he had one mumu wife who used to follow him around and drape herself in fabric. Even when she speaks, she seems so unassuming… It appears she is more calculating than the man himself. If reports are to be believed, she engineered the entire circus of “the case of the missing president”; shrouding his whereabouts in secrecy and limiting access to the man. Fascinating stuff…

    By the way, I just found your blog… It's quite intriguing… Will definitely be coming back… 🙂