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*~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Jarus(m): 10:41pm On Dec 08, 2012
We thank everyone that took part in the first stage of this exercise, where we got 9 valid nominees in all. http://www.nairaland.com/1118156/politics-section-poster-year-2012/10#13301405

The top 3 made it to this final round, which is taking place here.

As a quick recollection, Nairaland Politics Section Poster of the year is an initiative of Nairaland management to recognize posters that have made quality contribution to the section in the year under consideration.

Nairaland's sectional awards officially started in 2009, but that of politics section was not recognized in 2009.

In 2010, Dapobear(ekt.bear) clinched the award ahead of Katsumoto and Kobojunkie
http://www.nairaland.com/535083/dapobear-emerges-politics-section-poster

1n 2011, Gbawe pocketed the 'prize', with Onlytruth and Katsumoto coming 2nd and 3rd respectively.
http://www.nairaland.com/815425/gbawe-voted-politics-section-poster

This year, our first round (open nomination) has thrown up 3 contenders. They are

1, Gbawe
2, Katsumoto
3, Naptu

Who will take the prize come December 23 end of the voting? You decide

Rule
1, Just name the person, out of these three, that you feel deserves the award. No long story pls. Nomination thread is still open for side talks, just name your choice here and move on.

2, Any user that registered later than November 30 2012 is not eligible to vote. Any vote fron such handle is invalid. Similarly any old handle that has less than 3 posts as at December 08, 2012 is not eligible to vote.

3, Voting twice means automatic disqualification and both votes are invalid

4, For posters who are well-known to operate more than one handle. Only vote from their main handle is valid. So all these XXXX1, XXXX2 XX.XX handles are invalid. E.g Musiwa1-1000

5, And of course, the contenders are also free to vote.

6, No official counting until final day.

7, We will greatly appreciate if tribal and other primordial considerations are not allowed to influence this. We trust everyone for their objectivity.

Voting ends 10pm December 23, 2012

Ladies and gents, let's make this happen. Let's hunt for the best poster in the biggest section in the largest online forum in the largest black nation!

Final Result - 23-12-12
Katsumoto - 40
Gbawe - 35
Naptu2 - 22
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Jarus(m): 10:42pm On Dec 08, 2012
GBAWE: Long-typing Gbawe joined Nairaland in May 2009 and has never looked back as a force to reckon with in this section. He is generally regarded as Nairaland politics leader of opposition. He deploys his writing skills in arguments and debates, to the delight of many. He is usually at his best when deconstructing Federal Government policies, actions and inactions. He is the rallying point for those that term themselves as progressives(whether you agree they are or not is another thing). Gbawe clinched the big prize here last year. Will he retain it as the first poster to do so? Or will he be dethroned? It's left for you!

"I see people attacking the rich and successful routinely and without a care for decency and fairness. As Nigerians, we should know better given how we are victims of negative stereotyping by other Africans. You have a nice car, nice house and dress well - all gained through hard work and talent. Yet fellow Africans , never bothered about developing themselves optimally so as to compete and thrive , are more comfortable excusing their own deficiencies by sneering at you and telling the world you are not to be respected because you gained everything through criminality, fraud etc."

-Gbawe, taking a jibe at the tendency to throw away the baby with the bathwater in our political analyses.
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Jarus(m): 10:42pm On Dec 08, 2012
KATSUMOTO: Katsumoto is so good that since the beginning of this award three years ago, he has always featured in top 3. In fact, in 2010, he only lost by 1 vote. Last year, he was 3rd. Katsumoto has a wide appeal in this section as a value-adding intellectual. He argues with facts. He marshals his points coherently. Katz is one of the few posters here you need to do extensive homework before arguing with. He was also the winner of the first edition of Nairaland Politics Section monthly debate that took place in October. He also took active part as moderator in November edition. Is this Katz's time? Or will he retain his bronze and silver spots like Super Eagles in Nations cups? I can't wait pls

"Why did the British force groups of people who were so different in many ways into a union? To understand this conundrum, one has to look at the antecedents of the administrators at that time. Who oversaw the amalgamation of Nigeria? Lord Lugard was the British administrator who saw to the amalgamation of Nigeria and the name Nigeria was allegedly coined by his wife. Lord Lugard worked for a number of British corporations whose economic interests lay in British colonies. He worked for the British West Charterland Company, the Royal East African Company before transferring to the Royal Niger Company. As with all corporations, the primary motive is profit. These weren’t the days of Corporate Social Responsibility and even if a corporation had some moral justification to provide social benefits, it certainly didn’t feel this way about a people it felt were savages."
-Katsumoto, surgically deconstructing the psychology of the 1914 amalgamation
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Jarus(m): 10:43pm On Dec 08, 2012
NAPTU2 Naptu is obviously the dark horse here. He is the only one that is making it to the top 3 for the first time. Naptu is actually not an unknown name in this section, even in time past. Only that he does his things so quietly. He is a silent quality in this section. He is also not much into partisanship and sectarianism - perhaps the reason he is not regarded as a top shot in this section. But like they say, a goldfish definitely has no hiding place, it was only a matter of time before he took his deserved position in the league of top posters here. His recent thread on history of Nigeria in pictures shot him into prominence. And he has actually started similar threads in the past. Are these enough to clinch him the award this year? It's your decision, ladies and gentlemen.

""Of all Liberties, freedom to know, to speak and to criticise stands first: this freedom is the bugbear of tyrants…A press that is not free cannot achieve a higher standing as an institution than that of a gramophone industry…" (Herbert Macaulay)"

Thanks to Naptu, we may never have even known Herbert Macaulay fought for independent press far back 1930's. And that's just one of the many ways Naptu educated us.
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Jarus(m): 10:43pm On Dec 08, 2012
Voting opens. May the best man win!

Please don't forget the rules.
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Demdem(m): 12:55pm On Dec 09, 2012
GBAWE
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by olawalebabs(m): 12:57pm On Dec 09, 2012
Kat
 
 
 
 
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by seanet01: 1:02pm On Dec 09, 2012
Katsumoto
 
 
 
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by berem(f): 1:11pm On Dec 09, 2012
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Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by k2039(m): 1:40pm On Dec 09, 2012
Gbawe, his post always makes maximum sense.
 
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Maxymilliano(m): 2:13pm On Dec 09, 2012
Naptu
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Desola(f): 2:15pm On Dec 09, 2012
KATSUMOTO - but of course! Who else can hold a torch to him? No one, that's who!
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by jmaine: 2:40pm On Dec 09, 2012
katsubicycle sorry Katsumoto grin
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by ilugunboy(m): 3:02pm On Dec 09, 2012
Katsumoto ...

Very tough decision considering my huge admiration of Gbawe.
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by abes(m): 3:22pm On Dec 09, 2012
Katsumoto
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by dayokanu(m): 3:28pm On Dec 09, 2012
Katsumoto
 
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by GARRI (x7)(m): 3:49pm On Dec 09, 2012
GBAWE
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by 3itNg: 4:30pm On Dec 09, 2012
GBAWE....
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Negro_Ntns(m): 5:20pm On Dec 09, 2012
Naptu
Re: *~ Katsumoto Voted The Politics Section Poster Of 2012 *~ Congratulations by Ogbeche77: 5:40pm On Dec 09, 2012
KATSUMOTO gat my vote

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