If anyone should apologize, it should be me. I apologize for all those that were offended by Ninja's statement. My bad! I asked the question, who he is. Just like some others have agreed, his posts were interesting and likeable. Moderator, I apologize on his behalf. May we all go back to being happy friendly folks. We share the same sky.
I had an interesting conversation with a young American from LA, a mixed-race person who self-identifies as 'black' and likes to talk the talk about Mother Africa, slavery and the white colonial masters. I told him he really needs to go to Guess Where and be told how he's just a 'yellow man,' first argument he gets into, to learn something he doesn't know about racism. (Here in the States, a black person cannot be a racist; it's impossible. Just look at what Marion Barry is getting away with now. Well, he got away with doing cocaine, so...)
My little friend throws the 'n-word' around as if it's no big thing, and he told me that I should start using it too. I tried to make him understand that it's a racist term that a white really couldn't use. That he can get away with that... that's really a form of reverse racism: one set of rules for him, another set for me, but that is just life.
I think the Mods are on the side of the thread, really.
I agree lets leave Nigeria to the Nigerians. Lets send all the Nigerian's working elsewhere in the world back to the motherland. We can even free the tens of thousands that are locked up in foreign jails for 419 scams, drug dealing, rape, murder etc and send them home too.
Its a hateful, morally baron, smelly disgusting place. Let them have it to themselves.
If the jails, welfare and benefits offices of the world were deprived of those citizens of the country to which this now overtly political thread obviously refers, you could probably knock at least 10% off the basic rate of income tax everywhere. The Saudis, who are no friends of sub Saharan Africa, would quite happily make up any gas oil shortage caused by a shortfall from the place in question. Manufacturers of sea mines could be encouraged to tender for a large marine encirclement program to say nothing of the commensurate need for increased land mine production. Sea mines could be disguised as fish, not that there's much left of the place's fishing industry. Productivity and financial success all around with a big boost for the British explosives industry all accompanied by the death of the 419? That'll help Osborne's next effort to surreptitiously bail out the EU. Nick Clegg could pose as a pragmatist. It's to be commended to the Liberal Democrats as a platform of popular domestic policy with significant foreign gains?
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This reads as if a certain someone went to work for Barnax Airlines, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I seem to remember being told, 'If we don't get paid, we stop working! What are they going to do, throw us in jail?'
'Err, guys...' I said, 'You might want to think that one over.' Did they listen to me? I guess not, because, when I came back from leave, all anyone could talk about was how 'They threw the Barnax expats in jail!' Just for a little while, but still....
Errm cavortingcheetah, kindly in your wisdom provide answers to the following intriguing questions:
1. In what part of the world would you find old men sleeping with young kids?
2. In what part of the world do men sleep with men and women sleep with women?
3. In what part of the world would you find men building an underground haven in their residential property with the consent of their sick wives to rape kidnapped teenagers and raise the kids resulting out of their sad actions in the same property only for the story to become sensational on Fox, CNN, SKy, BBC?
4. In what part of the world would you find western senators/politicians' sleaze stories on bungs, conniving with Nigerian companies/government to steal money from Nigeria?
5. In what part of the world would you find sick merchants of money who devise ways of creating wars just to steal the wealth of a nation in the name of fighting tyranny?
I reckon you come from that part of the world and i would rather be in a jail than be proud of coming from that world of yours.
You disgust me with your notion that Nigerians make up the jails and benefit claimants of the western nations, i refer to part of my previous post on this thread: Having read the story below (see link), would i now classify all white British people as scammers or fraudsters? But hey, if it were a Nigerian, it would be bigger news than Bin Laden's death!
I think you have a lot of mud over your face Sir Chuks who seems to know Nigeria inside out. How convenient that you selectively have no answer to Question 3? Don't forget there are other threads on this forum.
The questions reflect what is second nature in a part of the world dominated by a certain race we aren't allowed to mention , whether you admit it or keep making up different stories about Nigeria to convey warped memories of your donkey years in Nigeria is totally your decision.
No one (not me if you go back to my first post in this thread) has painted Nigeria as a country full of saints but please don't come here with your fellows talking sh*t as if you come from an angelic place. You chat sh*t to someone, expect them to throw it back at you because what goes around comes around old geezer.
Stop spreading your selective & convenient we-know-it-all & we-are-the-best-thing-since-sliced-sh*t-filled-bread crap; it doesn't work anymore, at least not since i was born
Go sit on a rocker old man and think of new stories.
1. Two American contractors arrived on an NNPC waste management contract but set-up a shop in the capital Abuja as gasoline importers and collected 1.9 billion naira ($12 million) in subsidy, without delivering a drop of fuel.
2. Amongst the companies the house says owe money to the government was a local unit of ExxonMobil.
Exeng, I concur and i agree to go back to the aviation-themed issues raised on this thread. One thing for sure is that if the recent past continues, it can only get worse because one party will not lie down and accept the abuse from the 'technocrats'.
I have moved on and wish to know when Nigerian consumers will start to pay decent fares on the international routes out of Nigeria. All the airlines (both local and foreign) are milking the travelling public. I hear the growing trend is the rise in connecting to Europe through Accra - apparently a cheaper alternative to going directly out of Lagos/Abuja.
When a man has hit rock bottom, the only way to look is up. Our national ethos is confused: we sincerely seek greatness, but at the same time, most of us sabotage the rules of nation building all the time. A recipe for inertia and loss on a grand scale. Nevertheless, latent in us is the ability to rebound from beatings and defeat of any sort. It's a pity for those who don't know this. And so, Gidigba, true son of 9ja, this will play out well (the avenues and timing might surprise us) but rest assured, we'll win this one.