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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Nebu: Re: WE NEED ANSWER FROM IGBO PEOPLE.

Fellow Nigerians:

Joe Onuorah has just delivered a surrogate
Presidential New Year Message from the Diaspora.

He spoke for me and probably 90%
of adult Nigerians at home and abroad who can read and write and who have no problems with comprehending written words in the English language.

The 'speech' should be translated into
as many Nigerian languages as possible as I have discovered
over the years that there are a few folks on 
Nigerian  cyberspace who are definitely in need of this special service:) 

I wouldn't mind donating a few bucks in support of translated
copies being made available both in audio and written forms in a few Nigerian languages including the Esan language and ensuring that copies are mailed by registered mail to one particular fella I have in mind.:!

Seriously now, we must accept that Joe Onuoha has covered all the bases.

Any one who has a problem understanding the  message could also benefit from some hours of Adult Special Ed Services including a few sessions on democratic governance.

The election results are not only okay when your preferred candidate or political party wins. They should be okay regardless of the final results as long as they are judged to be free and fair.
Democracy is a form of governance in which decisions are made through the will of the majority for the benefit of all 
citizens.


The elections are over; it is time to move forward and build an all- inclusive great nation current and future generations of Nigerians will be proud of all citizens.

Happy New Year fellow compatriots.

Bye,

Ol

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 31, 2015, at 09:31, Adeniran Adeboye <aadeboye@mac.com> wrote:


Thanks Joe.

Adeniran Adeboye

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 31, 2015, at 7:25 AM, 'Joseph Onuorah' via NaijaEvent <naijaevent@googlegroups.com> wrote:

President Buhari should focus on the job of making Nigeria a great nation in which every Nigerian has the opportunity to excel. He should not worry about the insatiable and self-centered members of the society for these will complain regardless.  The job of the president is not to satisfy everyone or every group but to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to the resources within the country. As he stated (and supported by evidence), he made a well-thought out appointments to qualified Nigerians from pretty much all the key sections of the country.
 
Most of the problems, issues, and concerns being expressed by some from the south should not be discharged. However, such concerns are not unique to the Igbos, Yorubas, etc. They are issues and concerns of many Nigerians within and outside the country. Such are not even unique to Nigeria for they are obtainable in just about every nation. Thus, if President Buhari would focus on improving the economy, assuring security, creating employment opportunities, assuring that every Nigerian has access to quality health care, steady electricity, good water supply, etc, most of these concerns and issues would disappear. Of course as he has stated a number of times, decreasing corruption, which has eaten deep into the very fabric of the nation, is paramount and in my view foremost!

Folks, the Election is over and this idea that we should dwell on it is absurd. So far, there is NO evidence that President Buhari has "punished" the Igbos for not voting for him. None! (By the way, some Igbos voted for him, including a family member who actually fought against Buhari during the Nigerian Civil War. He has no regrets for voting for Buhari, just as many Igbos who voted for him do not). Equally important is that many Igbos who did not vote for President Buhari support him wholeheartedly and trust that he is on the right track in making the country a great place for everyone! It is also worth noting that those groups that overwhelmingly voted for President Buhari, while they should take some pride that their choice was successful, should not expect much preferential treatment from the president. Having said that, Nigerians must understand that indeed the president or any public official has the right to consider his or her voting bloc in certain cases, including in making certain political appointments. Such happens in every nation. For example, here in USA, the President does make most appointments to members from his party! Doing so does not mean a neglect or a revenge against the opposing party or group. It is simply politics and folks, politics is not always a fair process! What the society expects and should demand is that services be provided to all without prejudice. Assuring such is not necessarily the sole responsibility of the President. It is for the most part, a major responsibility of the members of the Legislature and State Governors. Thus Nigerians must learn to hold their legislators accountable! Similarly, Nigerians must learn to hold their governors accountable more so than the President. The President stands at the 10-thousand foot level whereas the governors and legislators (state and national) stand on same level with the people!

Indeed ALL Nigerians have suffered from years of neglect, corruption and denial of opportunities from previous leaders at the national, state and local levels. This is a fact. It has led to Nigerian children being scattered around the world in search of a better life and associated elusive wealth. Such has led to the current situation whereby groups such as the Boko Haram, IPOB, MASSOB, etc, have garnered some steam and penetrated deep into the hearts of significant number of Nigerians who see them as means to some end. Sadly this has led to high level of insecurity and dissatisfaction within the country, so much so that several significant accomplishment made by the current leadership of the country is being ignored and in some cases, discharged. This is not necessarily an unexpected effect. However, such should not discourage the President and his leaders from continuing in the path they have set. Gradually, and it will take some time, most Nigerians will see that this current administration will deliver on most of the promises made during the election. In fact, a recent poll result showed that most Nigerians remain positive for this administration. That is great news for the nation and every effort should be made to foster such positivity.

Every Nigerian should understand that he or she has a role in making Nigeria a great place. Rushing to join the so-called agitating groups is not the answer. Rushing to other nations is not the answer either. Nigerians are recognized as a people endowed with great ingenuity. Sadly, this ingenuity has not been fully harnessed and in many cases, has been channeled towards paths of uselessness, self-destruction and national disgrace! Nigerians must retract from these paths and focus on the path of greatness, tapping into that ingenuity in all of us for the betterment of everyone and for the nation.
Nigeria as a nation, cannot survive if the current state continues whereby many Nigerians continue to look for outside as a place to obtain what is right there in within the country but that which unfortunately remains elusive to many. Equally important is that Nigeria will lag behind other nations if it continues to neglect the huge resources (in form of education, experiences, and skillsets) within its Diaspora population, many of whom want opportunity to render their services to their native country. This is one area that leadership is critical. Our leaders MUST work with every Nigerian to ensure that his or her ingenuity is fully harnessed and applied to services within the country. This means that Nigerian leaders must walk the talk. They should set examples themselves and highlight for all Nigerians, those citizens who have done something to improve the lives of the people thus helping to make the nation a great place for all citizens to call home and to feel at home. This encourages and is motivating to a people.

Folks, as I often tell my co-workers here in USA, we might not have asked to be together as workers (we may not even like each other at times) but we are here now and thus must work hard to sustain progress. Some Nigerians have the right to question the origin and/or constitution of the country called Nigeria but it is important that while such questions are valid and will continue, Nigerians have one country called NIGERIA and every Nigerian (including those outside the country who hold Nigerian passports!) have an obligation to make Nigeria a great nation. There is really no excuse for not doing so. Nigeria not doing well brings disrespect, instability and unsatisfied life for all Nigerians regardless of where they live, what they do, their wealth or their professional levels in life! There is nothing wrong with Nigeria. Nigeria is a great nation and every Nigerian should feel blessed to be part of it!  

Happy New Year to all Nigerians.
Joe




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Subject: Nebu: Re: WE NEED ANSWER FROM IGBO PEOPLE.

"President Buhari answered the question inappropriately because he responded to a Yoroba-fueled rumor mongering in anger. Yoroba are the ones telling everyone that Buhari is out to finish off Igbo for not voting for him." . . . . Nabukadineze Adiele

Nebu omo Ibo,

It is not a rumor, it is a belief of millions of Igbos including you that "Buhari is out to finish off Igbo for not voting for him". That was why you and other Igbos made so much noise that no Igbo was appointed by PMB to his kitchen cabinet. It makes no sense to attribute it to Yorubas. You must think Yoruba's life depends on what happens to Igbo. 

Ayo Ojutalayo

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. " . . . Martin Luther King Jr




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Subject: Re: WE NEED ANSWER FROM IGBO PEOPLE.

Wow! Indeed, VC Aluko was correct that president Buhari responded to a question about Igbos in an angry tone. I must add that such an angry response is unpresidential -- he must not allow anyone to get under his skin and he certainly must never express anger at or disdain for a people.
 
President Buhari answered the question inappropriately because he responded to a Yoroba-fueled rumor mongering in anger. Yoroba are the ones telling everyone that Buhari is out to finish off Igbo for not voting for him. When a question from such a rumor was posed to him, the president should have answered it based on the facts before him. That fact is that he has no complaints on his desk or verbally, from Igbos, crying of him having marginalized them.
 
I need Rotimi Fashkin and Peter Opara around the president. This duo will inject internationally acceptable and acclaimed public relation skills into this presidency, the extant local championship ones (alone) aren't doing the job as is done in the 21st century. 
 
 
Nebukadineze Adiele
Reject Religion; Relive Reason!





 
In a message dated 12/31/2015 2:42:59 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, frg5000@gmail.com writes:



 We need the answer from Igbo People. 

"They say they are marginalised but they have not defined the extent of marginalisation. Who is marginalising them? Where? Do you know? Choosing a minister is not a matter of ethnicity, it is a matter of the constitution. I am limited by what the constitution says that there must be a member of the executive council from each state. There is a lot of partisan politics in it. Who is the Minister of State for Petroleum? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the governor of the CBN? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the Minister of Labour? Who is the Minister of Science and Technology? What do they want? I stood elections and I won, I am limited by the constitution, I have a member of every state in the Federal Executive Council and I have to listen to them when I sit as chairman. That is the limit the constitution gave me". -PMB

Lets live in peace, hence peace makers inherit the earth.




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Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Buhari: Various

While a case is pending before a tribunal, the President should keep his comments and opinions to himself. Such comments are inappropriate and will be considered political interference. It is never appropriate for high-ranking political leaders to make public comments or make known their opinions about cases that are pending before a tribunal--the appearance of bias on the part of a high-ranking official is enough to derail the proceedings of a tribunal.  

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Salimonu Kadiri <ogunlakaiye@hotmail.com> wrote:
John Mbaku, before we jump into conclusion, we should get the actual statement made by Buhari on the detentions of Dasuki and Kanu. In the Premium Times, it was claimed that Buhari stated, "Why we can't release Dasuki and Kanu."  (http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/195994-why-we-cant-release-dasuki-kanu-buhari.html). Toyin Falola's post beneath claims, according to vanguardngr.com, that Buhari said, "Why I can't release Kanu," without mentioning Dasuki. However, the President has the right to have opinion on whether a person in legal custody should be released on bail or not. But it is very misleading to say the President can recommend the release of any accused person from legal custody on bail since that power belongs to the courts. Concerning Kanu, the latest information about him is that he has both Nigerian and British passports. His name according to the Nigerian Passport is Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Ngozichukwu Okwukanu, while in the British Passport, his name is Nnamdi Kenny Okwukanu. But he did not enter Nigeria with either the British or Nigerian Passport. When on October 14, 2015, he was arrested at the Golden Tulip Essential Lagos Airport Hotel located at 42/44, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, he had checked in into the Hotel under a fictitious name, Ezebuiro Nwannekaenyi. These facts informed the opinion of Buhari that if Kanu is released from legal custody he would jump bail. Where corrupt Judges abuse their judicial power, the prosecutor can file case in instalments against an accuse in order to undo cash and carry bail pronouncements. That is what we are witnessing in the case of Dasuki and Kanu.
S.Kadiri
 

Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:35 -0700
Subject: Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Buhari: Various
From: jmbaku@weber.edu
To: usaafricadialogue@googlegroups.com

Bolaji Aluko: You say: "But the President has the right to be GENERAL, and indicate that given what he knows about the case, he WOULD not recommend a release on bail or whatever of either Dasuki or Kanu--for either corruption or alleged terrorism charges." I am sorry, but I disagree with you on this. Only a judge who is familiar with the facts and the law and is granted authority by the laws of Nigeria can make a legal determination to grant bail or not to the accused. Anyone, including even non-Nigerians, can recommend that a person in the custody of the law, should be released on bail. But, such recommendations usually have no legal standing. The determination of whether an individual in legal custody should be released on bail is usually undertaken through a legal proceeding that makes no allowance for intervention by politicians, including the President of the Federal Republic. So, what is the source of the President's "right" to recommend that a person in legal custody not be released on bail? Does the Constitution (or even legal tradition) permit such intervention in judicial proceedings? 

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Salimonu Kadiri <ogunlakaiye@hotmail.com> wrote:
Thank you Bolaji Aluko for your observation about the headline, "Why we can't release Dasuki, Kanu," credited to Buhari in his first Media chat. The headline is just a product of unintelligent journalists because Buhari could not have been answering a question directed to him on the remand of Dasuki and Kanu in a protective custody and refer to himself as 'WE'. Who is WE, Buhari,  Nigerians or the government and its agencies?
 
Since Buhari's media chat was conducted in camera, we would like to see the video clip from the chat where he uttered the sentence, 'Why we can't release Dasuki and Kanu.' I have read Punch's quotations from the chat and I could not find the alleged statement. www.punchng.com/honest-truth-top-quotes-from-president-buharis-first-media-chat/
S.Kadiri

 

Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:59:32 +0100
Subject: Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Buhari: Various
From: alukome@gmail.com
To: usaafricadialogue@googlegroups.com




My People:

This kind of headline is the kind of fraud perpetrated by the Nigerian media on the Nigerian people.  There is an AGENDA that is hypocritically hidden under an alarmist headline.

I watched the Media Chat from beginning to the end.  At NO TIME did President Buhari INDICATE that he himself CHOSE either to release or not to release Nnamdi Kanu - or Dasuki for that matter..  He was NOT even asked WHY he would not release Kanu.  Personally, if I were he, I would just ask the questioner:  "Why ask me - am I the Judge? Or DSS?"  But the President has the right to be GENERAL, and indicate that given what he knows about the case, he WOULD not recommend a release on bail or whatever of either Dasuki or Kanu - for either corruption or alleged terrorism charges.

The President has a right to be episodically indignant, just as Jesus Christ was indignant when he created a whip to lash out at the money changers in the temple.  That was "un-presidential" - or oh well, un-Messiah-nic, was it not?

And there you have it.  


Bolaji Aluko


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Toyin Falola <toyinfalola@austin.utexas.edu> wrote:
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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/biafra-why-i-cant-release-kanu-buhari/

Biafra: Why I can't release Kanu – Buhari

on December 30, 2015   /   in News 11:16 pm   /   Comments
By Emmanuel Aziken, Emma Ujah, Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Godfery Bivbere, Joseph Erunke, Nkiruka Nnoorom, Emmanuel Elebeke, Jonah Nwokpoku, Ediri Ejoh & Prince Okafor
ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, explained why he cannot release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The President disclosed that Kanu has two passports, one Nigerian, one British and came to the country without using any passport.
President Buhari also made a robust defence of the integrity of all 36 ministers in his cabinet challenging anyone with a contrary view to present evidence against such a minister.
Speaking in his first media chat, the president said the first gains of the war against corruption would become evident by the end of March, next year, even as he accused erstwhile National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) of having allegedly committed atrocities against Nigeria through reckless disbursement of billions of government funds.
The president made his first dismissal of the agitation for Biafra stating that Igbo were in strategic position in the cabinet including holding the petroleum and labour portfolios besides the stewardship of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
President Buhari also assured of the administration's readiness to implement the N5,000 monthly transfer to vulnerable Nigerians even as he said the campaign promise did not emanate from him but from his then running mate, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. He also frowned at the allocation of N47.7 billion for the purchase of vehicles by the National Assembly even after the lawmakers had collected car loans from the government.
buhari 3 President Muhammadu Buhari during his first presidential media chat,Thursday, in Abuja.
The president, who expressed his readiness to negotiate with any credible leadership of the Boko Haram sect for the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls also disclosed his readiness to consider a ban on the use of hijab should the trend of bombing through young veiled girls continue.
Noting the dire economic conditions facing the country, President Buhari was, nevertheless, against the immediate devaluation of the naira even as he revealed that N1.5 trillion had been recovered into the federation account through the implementation of the Treasury Single Account.
The president also spoke on the fate of the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, saying that he had allowed the Kaduna State government and the military authorities to take the lead in the investigations. He affirmed that the cleric had over time overstepped his bounds to the distress of the communities he lived.
On the panel that interviewed the president yesterday were Kayode Akintemi, Channels TV; Dr. Ngozi Anyaegbulam, Media World International; Munir Dan Ali, Daily Trust and Ibanga Isine, Premium Times.
On the ministers
"I don't think I tolerate corruption, I don't think I picked anybody that I know will embarrass my government. But if you have any evidence about any of my ministers, I accept responsibility for the 36 ministers that I have.
"I don't think I took anybody among the ministers who has got a case in court. Tell me one out of the 36. I don't think I will deliberately make that mistake."
Asked if he would sack any of the ministers if he or she is charged to court for corruption, he said:
"No, I will insist that the case go through the courts."
On the location and condition of the Chibok girls, he said he would be prepared to negotiate with credible elements in the Boko Haram leadership if there is precise intelligence that could help return the girls to their parents. He, however, affirmed that presently he did not superior intelligence on the fate of the girls.
"We are still keeping our options open. If a credible leadership of Boko Haram can be established and they tell us where those girls are, we are prepared to negotiate with them without any pre-condition. This we have made absolutely clear. But while they are keeping the Chibok girls, they must not get away with the idea that we will not attempt to secure the rest of Nigeria.
"We have no firm intelligence on where they are physically and what condition they are in. But what we believe from our intelligence, they keep taking the girls around, they are not keeping all the girls in one place, we don't know how many divisions they made of them and where they are.
On the crisis in Kaduna involving followers of the Shite leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, he said:
"I expect the Kaduna State Government to set up a judicial inquiry because it happened in Kaduna, in one of the cities and it has been there for the last twenty years from what I have been reading from papers. They will occupy a federal highway, sometimes from Kano to Kaduna. This is what I heard.
"We have a system of investigation, the military that was involved too have a tradition of investigation and I am the head of the federal government, I have to wait for the official report before I can come out as head of the federal government and make a statement. So I am allowing the Army and the Kaduna State government to submit their report of inquiry. Meanwhile it does not mean that the police, the SSS and other directorate involved are not doing their own part of constitutional role.
Frowning at the activities of the group, he said:
"Unfortunately it is very serious. How can any group proclaim statehood in a state? I don't want to speak about it in details now, I better leave it still after the report of the inquiry but there are a number of clips I saw, where some excited teenagers were visually hitting the chest of a general, mounting road blocks and threatening them with missiles.
On the contentious issue of subsidy, the president said that by the end of the next quarter that there would be no more talk about subsidy in the price of petroleum.
Money recovered
"Money has been recovered but whatever we recover, has to end up in court because I feel personally that Nigerians are entitled to know the truth and the truth will be what the court has discovered by the submission made to them in terms of documentation and the documentation includes the bank statement of where our money was lodged, when it was lodged and how much. Whether it is petrol from NNPC or Customs and Excise or money directly from the Central Bank of Nigeria."
Told that he was limited in his disclosure of his assets, the president said that he had declared his assets at least four times in the past.
The president expressed reservation on proposals by the National Assembly to commit N47.7 billion to purchase new vehicles after members had collected car loans from the government.
N5,000 monthly stipend for the less privileged
"When my VP was quoted, how can I come here and disown it? First, I believe in getting facts, how many are involved? How are we going to do it? Is it state by state or geo-political zone by geo-political zone? In trying to get the bottom of the problem, a lot of work has to be done and if it is undertaken, we have to look at it very well."
On Dasuki, Kanu and others
Asked on the alleged flouting of court orders by the state on the issue of Dasuki and detained Biafran agitator, Nnamdi Kanu, he said:
"Technically, if you see the kind of atrocities those people committed, if they jump bail? I am sorry to say this publicly…the former president just wrote to the governor of the CBN and said give N40 billion to someone while you have two million Internally Displaced Persons, what kind of country do you want to run?
"The one you called Kanu, do you know he has two passports? One Nigerian, one British and he came to this country without using any passport? Do you know that he brought sophisticated equipment into this country and started broadcasting for Radio Biafra? There is a treasonable charge against him and I hope the court will listen to the case.
Biafra and marginalisation of Ndigbo
"They say they are marginalised but they have not defined the extent of marginalisation. Who is marginalising them? Where? Do you know? Choosing a minister is not a matter of ethnicity, it is a matter of the constitution. I am limited by what the constitution says that there must be a member of the executive council from each state. There is a lot of partisan politics in it. Who is the Minister of State for Petroleum? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the governor of the CBN? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the Minister of Labour? Who is the Minister of Science and Technology? What do they want? I stood elections and I won, I am limited by the constitution, I have a member of every state in the Federal Executive Council and I have to listen to them when I sit as chairman. That is the limit the constitution gave me".

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Re: Confession

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2016.
On 1 Jan 2016, at 1:13 am, Amirthalingam Murugesan <malingam33@gmail.com> wrote:

AMIRTHALINGAM MURUGESAN

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.



On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Santhanam A. V <subba05@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Jay  
Good Morning and very Happy new year.
Normally a joke like this doing rounds that the fellow came in a bus home and was happy he drove a bus safely home.
All the best. God bless you. 
Santhanam

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Babuji <hibabuji@hotmail.com> wrote:
Dear J,
I have a confession to make. I too went for the taxi ride to the end and am happy to know that "All is in the well!" :)
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Warmly?,
Babuji



On 12/30/2015 6:45 PM, Jay Sankar wrote:

With the Holidays close upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving.   As you know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time, often on the way home after a "social session" with family or friends. Well, two days ago, this happened to me. I was out for an evening with friends and had more than several whiskies followed by a couple of bottles of rather nice red wine. Although relaxed, I still had the common sense to know I was slightly over the limit.   That's when I did something I've never done before - I took a taxi home!   Sure enough on the way there was a police roadblock, but since it was a taxi they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident.   This was a real surprise to me, because I had never driven a taxi before. I don't know where I got it, and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it. So, anyway, if you want to borrow it give me a call.


 

.Happy Holidays and be safe out there.
 


 

 
 
 
 
 


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USA Africa Dialogue Series - We are writers and thinkers; we are the problem

I hate to end my year here with a sad note, but I really fear for Nigeria. I especially feel bad for Nigerian youths; they are taking the brunt of the hell that is today's Nigeria. I think of #OccupyNigeria and the recently concluded elections and the energy young Nigerians put into trying to force meaningful change and my heart breaks at the result. These are perverse returns on their investments. Nigeria is firmly in the grip of old men with ossified ideas who unfortunately wield enormous influence and it doesn't look like things will change any time soon. It is not easy to be on the ground in Nigeria and be courageous. That would not be wise. Certainly not in Buhari's increasing Gulag sanctioned by intellectuals.

This dysfunction is in every institution. The arts, especially literature has caught the bug. There are really two competing camps in indigenous Nigerian literature; (a) the older writers (50 and up) who control the purse strings and access to corridors of power (and funding) and who can cut you off at the knees if you try to be uppity, they control the fortunes of the (b) young folks who essentially have nothing, but who write the best, most contemporary and innovative works out there, basically out of nothing. Many of them have nothing but themselves and their peers to work with. The best of them have to hang on to the apron strings of powerful older writers, who even if they are now in the winter of their writing lives, writing nothing of much importance, are still powerful. You cross them at your literary peril. The NLNG prize is controlled by the elders and young folks can just pray to get something out of it, This year, the NLNG prize was unceremoniously canceled, with no explanation as to what happeend to the money. It costs $1 million annually to run that show. When this happened, there were a few murmurs and then silence. No one wants to get in trouble with anyone, who wan die?

It gets worse. Nigeria's 2015 budget has a line item that offers $1 million to the "Pan African Writers Association" based in Ghana. No one seems to know much about them and no one is talking. Why would Nigeria spend $1 million on such an organization when our youngsters are funding beautiful events with their spit, why? This is why I get angry and go on and on. Because we are not nice people. We say all the right things and we join our traducers to do all the wrong things. Nobody ever gets held accountable, no one. Those who put that $1 million in that account will hold their peace until someone yells at Ikhide to stop disturbing the peace. We are Nigerian writers and thinkers. We are the problem. I have said my own.

I wish all of you a peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year. I shall be right here when you wake up, insha Allah. Good night.

- Ikhide

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Happy New Year 2016.

Wish all members of this group and their family very happy, HEALTHY and prosperous new year 2016.



Raja Ramalingam.

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Happy New Year! 

Cheers. 

Funmi Tofowomo Okelola

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