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Do not blame Nigeria

Do not blame Nigeria

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Do not blame Nigeria, it is nothing but a name forced upon a people yet to find their identity. The name was created as a collective noun, we accepted as a people without embracing it’s true purpose but why blame the white man for naming a country out of convenience?

Before he arrived did we not all co-exist within different regions, aware of each others existence maintaining peaceful harmony? Did we not spar as is normal human nature without his interference but still live together on the same piece of land with no borders? 

The white man saw us as a resource to use to his advantage as we sow seeds that we may reap, why then can we not use ourselves to our own advantage in his absence and learn to build on the things we already had?

I know everyone will jump to defend us as a nation but how many of you truly defend the nation? How many of you see a Nigerian as a nigerian and not a tribal man? We wail about racism but are as bad as the racists we race after for acceptance and acknowledgement but I digress.

Before the white man we had our farms, he came and turned them into plantations, he left and we abandoned our farms to search for the white man and not for growth of the resources he sought that fed us. He came to educate, divide and conquer us, we chose the religion and abandoned the knowledge that could have made us a great entity. We understood trade by barter but exchanged it with hunger for money while the resources it could buy died, leaving us with nothing but greed to survive.

He saw the value in our art and culture and harvested it for exhibitions while we abandoned our pride to become who he was. And we wonder why we are where we are.

 

The road to success is not a straight one, you have to take the stairs but we focused on the results of the white man and not on the work he put in.

We need to look back and ask ourselves ‘what did we have that the white man wanted and how can use it to our advantage?’

Our farms must feed us again, our culture must entertain us once more, our value lies in appreciating who we are. So what if we’re stuck with a word that defines our boundaries and gives us an identity.

Don’t blame Nigeria, it is nothing but a name forced upon a people, yet to understand that their strength lies within .

By Ife Adediran

Editor: Isys Drain

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Danboroba Dasuki

Danboroba Dasuki

You know how much I hate writing about politics but like play, like joke, topped with cold stone ice-cream, this Dasuki matter has entered the New Year.

When I first heard about the Dasuki scandal I was like ‘Dan Boroba Dasuki, you know try!’’ but when he started singing like an overstuffed canary, the only song I had on repeat was ‘Heads will Roll’’.

The general gist is $2.1 billion allocated for the purchase of arms to help fight Boko Haram, who have just refused to give us peace, went into the pockets of a few people apparently to help Goodluck secure a second term in the presidency. That obviously didn’t happen, since we’re all still singing Sai baba with straight faces.

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Now here’s what I think. Dasuki was authorised to spend $2.1billion on arms by the president and this transaction was legally documented. He was then allegedly authorised to distribute the money for elections but we have absolutely no proof that that happened.

Now the money has been used to enrich people rather than the military and we’re complaining, well Dasuki had the power and chose to do with it as he wanted. Legally, he had the right to. Now that the money has been spent, Buhari’s witch hunt seems absolutely unnecessary. I can understand Dasuki not wanting to go down alone but you do know that since they have no proof that he actually did otherwise with the money and know that he has the power to do with the money as he pleased as the National Security Adviser, they’ve got no case. Get my drift?

Anyways, Sai Baba is wasting time. It’s been a year and asides the fact that electricity seems slightly better in Abuja and the fuel scarcity seems to be over, nothing much has changed except the fact that there’s no money in circulation and Forex is showing small business owners shege.

Please he should get a move on and focus on the things that matter, the money has been spent he should get over it already plus this beef he has with Dasuki won’t be settled this way. He should adjust jalabia and face him like a man.

In other news, can someone please shoot Emefiele? We don’t need that kind of evil in CBN’, people are trying to progress and he is busy suffocating businesses. Does he think he’s playing XBOX?

Ok so I’m done raving and off to write my Gigolo chapters

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