Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nigeria is a nation in disintegration! by Alison

Crying for NigeriaNigeria is said to be a Country, good and fine, but I am beginning to think that the idea we have of a country is different from what it ought to be.  A nation should, I suppose, independent of the cultural, religious, climatic differences, share a common goal, a common purpose, and this should be expressed by the amount of peace and freedom that every member of the State enjoy in any part of it? If for example there is a case where a Chibuzor finds it difficult to worship or move about in the North, if an Abubakar can only sleep with one eye open in the East, or even if a Kehinde is afraid of being robbed or kidnapped in Abba or Enugu, there is a big question mark.
One of the purposes of the modern States is to create a climate of peace and order among inhabitants. And in such States, there should be a Sovereign head whose duty is to assure the security and liberty of individual members. Their freedom of movement, of speech, of worship, of political adherence, etc. ought to be assured, more especially if it happens to be a democratic State and I suppose Nigeria is one. In another hand, the head of State maintains peace and order through the use of Police and other security Parastatals. In a situation where this later finds it difficult to do so, we talk of a state of insurrection or near insurrection depending on the level of the insecurity and violence that reign.

Friday, 1 June 2012

THE LOOTITUDES (An Oracle on Nigerian Political System) By Eno G Beedie

The Aso Rock
(1) And seeing the multitudes, corruption went up into Aso Rock; and when he was set, the politicians came unto him; 
(2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying: 
(3) Blessed are the clueless in wisdom; for theirs is the Presidency of the nation. 
(4) Blessed are they that rig elections, for they shall be elected. 
(5) Blessed are the thieves; for they shall inherit the National Assembly. 
(6) Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after public funds; for their accounts shall be filled. 
(7) Blessed are the bribe-takers, for they shall obtain big bribes. 
(8) Blessed are the Petroleum Ministers, for they shall loot trillions. 
(9) Blessed are the bootlickers, for they shall be called the Federal Executhief Council. 
(10) Blessed are they which are prosecuted for corruption’s sake; for theirs is the kingdom of wealth. 
(11) Blessed are ye, when EFCC shall invite you, and interrogate you, and bring all manner of charges against you, for my sake. 
(12) Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad; for fat are your accounts in Swiss banks; for so they prosecuted the politicians which were before you. 
(13) Ye are the thieves of the nation; but if the thief have lost his craftiness, wherewith shall he be looting? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be charged to court, and be sentenced to prison. 
(14) Ye are the liars of the nation, a lie that is carefully thought-out cannot be found out.