Nigerian Affairs

Monday, 12 February 2018 07:00

Nigerians are fearful, egoistic cowards

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NIGERIANS ARE FEARFUL, EGOISTIC COWARDS Ozodi Osuji Nigerians, Africans are fearful folks; they are egos who want to live at all costs; they would do anything to live as egos including surviving as slaves. They are afraid of taking up arms against their thuggish leaders, or even demonstrating for good governance. They figure that if they agitate for good governance that the thugs' goon squad would be stuck on them and shoot them to death so they tolerate their thievish leaders. As egos they want you to respect them; they easily feel slighted, not acknowledged and will bear grudges and…
TO BIAFRAN INTERNET WARRIORS: HAVE YOU CHANGED THE BEHAVIORS OF NIGERIANS BY CALLING THEM INSULTING NAMES? Ozodi Osuji From the moment that I subscribed to Nigerian Internet forums I read Biafra Internet warriors calling Nigerians negative names. If you dared not support their point of view they go to war insulting you. They fish out degrading names from their Igbo-English dictionary and call you such names. Apparently, in their minds they hope to shame you and hope that out of shame you would go away and leave them to stay at the forums to abuse other people. Here is a…
The renowned painting by Nigerian artist Ben Onwenwu will be sold at Bonhams in London on February 28, It is expected to sell for between £200,000 and £300,000. They are calling for bidders in Nigeria, I AM ASKING MY COUNTRY TO GO BUY THAT RARE PIECE OF ART BACK AND STORE CAREFULLY FOR ONCE. It has been reported that Ben Onwonwu's 1974 painting of Ife Princess Adetutu Ademiluti has been discovered with a family in London. What is shocking is that we Nigerias, big as we are and with knowledgeable and astute citizens as we have, we do not know…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 18:08

Bitter Lessons From Cattle Herdsmen

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Trouble is brewing in Nigeria which, if care is not taken, would escalate to a magnitude that dwarfs the boko haram insurgence or make it a child's play. For one thing, we cannot account for the billions we earned since we became an oil-producing nation. Where is the money? Haven't we funneled most of the money into individual Northern politicians' pockets, and spent the rest impoverishing our people who are in dire need of water, light, and roads? The white folks are laughing at us and saying to each other: "Didn't I tell you Niggers will always fuck up"? Indeed,…
Sunday, 04 February 2018 08:21

What manner of third force?

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What manner of ‘movement’ is being launched today in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)? Can the coalition fly? What are its prospects? Can it overtake the discredited Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and abort the dream of the crisis-ridden All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain federal power in next year’s elections? In the opinion of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has failed. President Buhari, he advised, should not seek re-election next year. Also, both the APC and the PDP should not produce his successor. His reason: the two parties have outlived their usefulness. Obasanjo’s remedy is that…
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is ubiquitous, omnipresent and an enigma in the political landscape of Nigeria considering his unorthodox style of communication with incumbent presidents and singularly hand-picking of a and supporting a presidential candidate in our country. It is a common knowledge that Obasanjo was responsible for identifying, endorsing and supporting presidential candidate of the likes Yar' Adua, Good Luck and General Muhammadu Buhari. Arguably, Obasanjo up to date, gave us two failed presidents and the current failing one. Consequently, my question is, why Obasanjo again? Does this guy has a high moral ground to stand on, in confronting…
WHY THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT'S DO NOTHING APPROACH TO FULANI HERDSMEN'S KILLING OF NIGERIANS? Ozodi Thomas Osuji As we talk, Fulani herdsmen and their cattle are roaming around the Nigerian landscape. They allow their cattle to eat crops at folk's farms. Folks expended enormous energy and financial costs planting crops and, as such, resent other folks' cattle destroying their crops. They complain. Instead of doing something about their complaint the herdsmen, who carry Russian made AK47 rifles, shoot and kill the farmers. The logic of the herdsmen seems to be: go ahead and farm but let our cattle destroy your farm…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:15

The Fulani cattle herdsmen question

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Jerome Niang Yakubu: I have been following your defense of the indefensible; I have read you telling folks that the cattle herdsmen are unforgiving and that when harassed kill people and in doing so, in your view, they are not murderers and terrorists. Do I understand that in your view God gave them the right to kill Nigerians who touch their cattle? And God has more respect for cattle than people? Do you really want Nigerians to allow the herdsmen and their cattle to destroy their crops and do nothing about it just because you erroneously believe that those herdsmen…
DO IGBOS BELIEVE IN THE ALIEN ORIGIN OF PEOPLE ON EARTH? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Igbos say: "Chukwu dina enigwe", God who lives in the skies (stars); this may mean that they believe that their gods came from the skies; it may also mean that they see themselves as coming from the stars. If this is true it means that they believe in aliens as populating our world? Some people, as shown on Television's History Channel's Ancient Aliens, apparently believe that aliens evolved in other planets and later migrated to earth; they evolved in other planets for given the universe's 13.8…
WHY IGBOS HATE ME: I PUNCTURED THEIR BALLOON OF LIES Ozodi Thomas Osuji It does not take a rocket scientist to see that most Igbos have an obsessive-compulsive desire to tell the world that they are a special people, a very superior people, a very important and powerful people. Their presentation to people is this: folks, see us as special, and as better than you and all people. This is their social trajectory. They tend to work very hard to seem the superior people they want to be; some of them do, indeed, appear to be achieving; they have neurotic…
I have often wanted to read Achebe's latest book There was a Country but hadn't had the courage to do so.. If I say I hadn't have time to read the book, that would not the whole truth. The truth is that one finds it hard to control strong feelings when dealing with events one finds extremely painful, excruciating, or agonizing. These feelings can turn into psychic pain if you are directly involved in the story. Biafra story is a stab in my heart because I lost several relatives, including parents who sacrificed all they had to see I was…
Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:11

Trump's Grand Plan For Nigerians

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The purpose of this essay is to talk about shithole and to say that Trump is on the ball in his characterization of Nigerians as hut dwellers and our country as a shithole. Let's get over being angry. Let's begin to learn about Trump's plans. Trump wants us to vamoose , make a run for our huts and shitholes. He does not want us brought here as immigrants to the United States to snatch jobs from the Americans. You cannot fault a man mgbe nwoke na ekwu ezi okwu (when a man says the truth). We Nigerians are all shitholers.…
WHAT IS BEHIND INCESSANT KILLING OF CHRISTIAN NiGERIANS BY MUSLIM FULANI HERDSMEN? Ozodi Thomas Osuji If an event is occasional people tend to shrug it off and move on but if it is frequent they ask why it occurs. If people can ascertain the reason(s) why it occurs they deal with it but if the reason is unknown that leads to conspiracy theories. In Nigeria it has kind of become frequent for Fulani cattle herdsmen to kill people. They have done so at many states, especially in those states bordering Hausa-Fulani states. The latest killing is the mayhem at Benue…
IGBOS ATTACK THEMSELVES BY ATTACKING OTHER PEOPLE EACH OF US ATTACKED HIS SELF WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ATTACK HIM Ozodi Osuji Igbos attack other Nigerians by trying to show themselves superior to them and other Nigerians feel angry at them for putting them down and attack them verbally or physically. Two Igbo paranoid characters called Chukwuma Agwunobi and Nebu Adiele come to Nigerian Internet forums with one objective in mind: to prove to other Nigerians that Igbos are superior to other Nigerians. One is not quite sure why Igbos are to be seen as a superior people. Igbos were essentially naked…
Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:27

Nigeria’s Democratic Euphoria is over!

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The elation over Nigeria’s experiment in democracy is over. Reality is once again at our doorstep with the worrying questions about our future – the calibre of those running (or ruining) the country, security, impunity of those in power, marginalisation, restructuring, economic slump, poor governance structure, etc. Why is our nation, home to brilliant minds, rich traditions, rich in natural and mineral resources and centuries of wisdom, withering in poverty while most other nations rapidly move ahead of us? Why are we, as a nation, drifting purposelessly, without direction or vision? Are our current systems, economic, political, and social, limiting…
Sunday, 31 December 2017 07:14

From Igbo neurosis to sanity

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A Happy New Year to all my friends. TEACHING PEACE AND LOVE IS OUR FUNCTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji, PhD You cannot succeed in life unless you are committed to doing what you have aptitude for doing, what you like doing and what there is a market demand for. You have to produce and sell what people want to buy for you to make profit. If you are committed to producing what people do not want to buy and what has no uses for people you are not going to succeed. PURSUIT OF IDEAL SELF AND POWER HAS NO MARKET FOR…
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:32

My year end thoughts on Igbos

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This is my year end notes on Igbos; I give them this parting gift and wash my hands of them; their idiocy irritates me no end. I do not ever want them to enter my consciousness; a person can only tolerate so much foolishness. ARE IGBOS MORALLY BANKRUPT? The rate at which Igbos tell lies, especially on behalf of their desired Biafra makes one wonder if they are morally challenged? Can telling lies to foster their desired end actually bring that end into being? Has there been any political system that came into being based on lies and is maintained…
This article is borne out of the frustration and disappointment expressed by many Nigerians at the poor performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of the country. More important, there is a Presidential Election taking place in 2019, when the use of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by the Nigeria's Voting population would be Golden. The use of PVC becomes an important, critical instrument for electing the presidential candidate, who would be occupying the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja for the next 4years. This is to say that many Nigerians of voting age take the utility of PVC in the election…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:17

Observations on the ego and Igbos egos

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From Ozodi Osuji's book of aphorisms: THE EGO IS A PERSON THAT YOU WANT TO BECOME BUT NOT WHO YOU ARE If you pay attention you will notice that the ego is who you want to become but not who you already are. The ego is a picture of a self that you want to become to be existentially important and socially accepted as an important person. The ego is always a picture outside who you are that you are trying to become. You constructed that ego picture; you did so with information from your experience and other people; the…
NEBUCADINAZER ADIELE I S EMOTIONALLY EIGHT YEARS OLD! Ozodi Osuji I know that Nebu has delusion disorder; he feels totally inferior, deny it and compensate with false sense of power and importance. He is totally convinced that he is an important, intelligent person. Actually, he is not intelligent; his IQ is low average, about 85; he is not capable of university education. I also know that he is a pathological liar; he is a sociopath and psychopath, a criminal. His thinking and behavior is full of what we call criminal thinking and behavior; he easily sees his self as innocent…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 05:57

The Atiku Conundrum

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That Mr Atiku Abubakar resigned from the APC a few days ago certainly did not come as a surprise to me and many other Nigerians; it has always been a matter of when he will leave the APC and not if he will dump the APC. I suppose every Nigerian who considers him/herself a political pundit or analyst now will be talking about the Return of Atiku to mainstream Nigerian politics from now on till 2019 when we would have had the Elections; in the buses, the markets, the pepper soup joints, the exclusive recreational and social clubs that provide…
TALK ABOUT THE ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICANS BY ARABS IN LIBYA; STOP TALKING ABOUT THIEVES Ozodi Osuji In the news is the outrage that in today's Libya Arabs are selling off Nigerians and other Africans; they sell them for $400 per person. That is, slavery is now going on in Libya. The enslavement of Africans in Arabia began around 700 AD; Arabs enslaved Africans until the nineteenth century when Europeans, especially the British fought them to stop slavery (see Thomas Pakenham, The Scramble for Africa). Last week, the British Government demanded to know from the Libyan government if it is true…
Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:55

Chukwuma, the igbo njakiri king

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CHUKWUMA THE IGBO NJAKIRI KING My perception of Chukwuma Agwunobi is that he is a useful idiot. I did not see him as capable of stealing. I have seen him once. In real life he is as quiet as a dove. He did not say a word during the over one hour he and I sat down with Pamela Mojekwu in her hotel. Pamela, my wife and I did all the talking. Chukwuma sat there, timid, shy and, apparently, afraid to say a word. Apparently, he is one of those persons who in public do not say much but in…
Atiku Abubakar must be Nigeria's most frustrated politician. Oddly, by all accounts, he must also be considered one of her most successful and accomplished public officials. Afterall he was Vice President of the Federal Republic, from 1999 to 2007, when he served as deputy to erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo. Prior to that, Atiku had a successful---and lucrative---stint as a senior official in Nigeria's Customs Service. As Obasanjo's deputy, Atiku was clearly destined for greatness. Somewhat bucking the tradition of the office he held, he was put in charge of economic affairs in that government, specifically overseeing its controversial and very…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:38

Nebu Adiele, the igbo cowardly Mandela

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NEBU ADIELE, THE IGBO COWARDLY MADELA Ayo Ojutalayo: I just read your post below in which you said that the ghost said that he chased me away. Interesting! If you are a grown up person you write your bit and when you feel that you have said all that is in you on a particular subject you keep quiet. Your ghostly friend has been part of Nigerian Internet forums since he came to the USA on Visa Lotto in the 1990s. Jabbering at Nigerian Internet forums is probably his only avenue for affirming his useless existence. If he did not…