A former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by a British court after pleading guilty to embezzling... (8) Comment
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"Coming In From The Cold" California, USA April 28, 2012
I have said it before and I'll say it again - real change; I mean the right change that we all desire in our country, CANNOT, and WILL NOT come under normal circumstances.
These rogues will continue to milk us dry and their children will follow suit to continue taking advantage of the masses.
I don't want to seem to propagate or promote violence but there is no doubt in my mind that a state of extreme confusion, agitation or turmoil is not far away. It is an absolute prerequisite to achieving normality in a place like Nigeria.
Are you all, especially our psychologists and psychiatrists, taking note of the impact of corruption on our people's psyche, mentality or state of mind? Have you all noticed that
Nigerians have become much more emotionless people, not showing much empathy or caring much about others, like they used to be? Human dead body will be on the street or roadside and everybody will just be passing by it as if it is that of a dead dog or cat.
Nigerians were not like this when I was growing up. Corruption has created montrous Nigerians. They just need a spark to spur into action. This attitudinal or behavioral cankerworm caused by this pandemic corruption will be the nemesis for these greedy bastards ruining our country. Their end is near. I am a freethinker; I am not religious; I believe in God and I believe God is at work, somehow. God works in miraculous ways which we really don’t understand, especially the divine ones. Most times, God uses human beings to carry out his plan involving human beings.
God sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh to “let my people go”. At the same time, God “hardened” Pharaoh’s heart so he will refuse the order. Why, you may ask, would God be playing both ends of the field? The reason is to make the plan work perfectly, from a human standpoint.
I predict that Nigerian politicians would face the same downfall or wrath as Pharaoh’s. They have hardened their hearts and refused to change their corrupt ways and oblige the yearning of Nigerians. It’s time for God to use our own “Moses” or “Aaron” or a group of Nigerians to force the change that we all want. Only real actions will do it, not just prayers.
There is a book by Jim Hightower titled, “Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time to Take It Back”. In this book, Jim Hightower was writing about politicians and government of the U.S.A. And this is a country where people don’t dip their hands into the treasury or steal flagrantly. In the case of Nigeria, the book would be titled, “Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country Blind and It's Time to Kill Them All”.
In the abnormal and extreme case of Nigeria, where there is no rule of law and the politicians are extremely greedy, correction must involve militancy and bloodshed; no ifs or buts about it. It will be ludicrous to think of solving the Nigerian corruption problem in a democratic, steady, gradual manner. The situation is so grave, this corrupt Nigerian government needs to be brought to an abrupt end by any means necessary since our laws and system of government are not working. This is terrible.
They have bitten more than they can chew and these crazy looters must be chased out of town immediately. I don’t see any reasonable, sensible, patient, or peaceful way out of this predicament we are in.
eni chicago, usa April 26, 2012
Omotayo,why do you sound as if you are so surprised at the action of Mr. Fashanu? I thought you live and see how these" common thieves" behave, as if untouchable ( which they are ) in Nigeria. I am in agreement with your write up, just that it bafles me that you would even entertain the tinnest idea of the ambassador betraying a prominent member of the same class. Do you know that if we were to be living in a sane society in Nigeria that mr. Fashanu would have been recalled from his ambassadorial post and be axed from the ministry of tourism. But, this is Nigeria where anything goes and no body seemed to care. Last time when one Idris ,the muscian sang " Niaja, jaga, jaga oh! " OBJ was so outraged that he scared the poor boy to run uderground.The question is, today, Nigeria not be so?
If not be so ,why will a serving minister and ambassador for that matter go to a foreign country to act as a character witness for a criminal. Think folks.
bighead Delhi, india April 24, 2012
Very very shameful to nigeria judiciary, ibori did nothing wrong before them because of bribery. Nigeria is a place people are proud of their crimes, those judges pleaded in favour ibori should resign or be killed
OMOTAYO, J. A. Lagos, NIGERIA April 23, 2012
If Mr. John Fashanu was not ashamed of Mr. Ibori's crime, then he is not worthy of being Nigeria's soccer ambassador and tourism minister. How can a reasonable man justify the looting that varied from $50 million to £200 million from Delta State with the construction of three stadia, a golf course and a shooting range? Was it constitutional for Mr. Ibori to have accepted gratifications how much more the looting of the treasury in his State? Was the loot not more than the total cost of projects that Mr. Fashanu was proud to itemise at the Southwalk Crown Court in London? Mr. Fashanu is a wrong ambassador to emulate. God save Nigeria.
Orchanjah Lagos, Nigeria April 20, 2012
Na waooooh!!!!! The Odidigboligbo of Africa has gone to the cooler. No one is above the LAW
Pablo Oduwa Warri, Nigeria April 20, 2012
Ibori will not claim to be the same one that went to prison in Britain. What a sad event for a man, his wife, girl friend and his lawyer to be in prison.
OBJ Houston, USA April 19, 2012
Thanks Britain for doing the job that our legal system is incapable of doing. Shame on the justice department and attorney general. You are a disgrace to the republic.
Larry Jones Columbus,Ohio, USA April 19, 2012
Is the judicial system in Nigeria learning anything atall from Britain abourt corruption? There are still a lot of Iboris in Nigeria.