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Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by helpmeohgod: 7:43am On Dec 19, 2012
Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies, Starting From Abacha Era?


Pls can someone explain the cause of jubilation in Nigeria whenever a leader dies? It was on record that when former president Murtala Muhammed died in the 60's it mourning and sadness to the extent that Dimka the coup plotter killer was aprehended, and killed. But that was the last Nigerians will ever mourn the death of a leader genuinely.
When president Abacha died, majority was seen in the street drinking and dancing, and now with the death of Yakowa and Azazi, even in these site people are making funj of their death.
In Ghana, the former president's death brought tears. To Ghananians and even to Nigerians, and in America, a citizen's death is a calamity not to talk of the president's death.
Someone please explain the reason behind this Nigerian attitude
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by slap1(m): 8:18am On Dec 19, 2012
At least we celebrate, but they keep quiet when we die. They don't care!

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Nobody: 8:32am On Dec 19, 2012
The answer to your question is in the bible.: when the wicked perish the people shout for joy,when d great die,the people mourn.can u compare the leaders in america and the leaders in nigeria.why wont nigerians rejoice.they are rejoicing because death has eliminated one of nigeria's many problems.they are worthless people so its worth celebrating.

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by 401kk: 8:52am On Dec 19, 2012
kulyie: The answer to your question is in the bible.: when the wicked perish the people shout for joy,when d great die,the people mourn.can u compare the leaders in america and the leaders in nigeria.why wont nigerians rejoice.they are rejoicing because death has eliminated one of nigeria's many problems.they are worthless people so its worth celebrating.

The people celebrating, are they better than the people they're castigating?

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by stephenponti(m): 1:49pm On Dec 19, 2012
Because they makes the majority of the population economically disadvantaged, by syphoning funds meant for public utilities economic empowerment, and better living condition. Instead any body go Sidon ontop my blessing make the person Kuku kpeme.

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by KingSolomonI: 1:53pm On Dec 19, 2012
OP...you are needed in the auto section...that is where u are proficient.
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Willy7(m): 5:10pm On Dec 19, 2012
Inasmuch as i dont support d funfares that greets d death of any Nigerian leader or pray for d death of any leader,yet you really cant help it when you see these gluttons and vagabonds in power impoverish the people,stealing the common wealth of d people and stashing them overseas for themselves and families.Some of them have even acquired so many ill gotten wealths that even their 5th generations to come cannot finish it,yet so many people are living today without hope of where d next meal is coming from.So many able bodied young men/women ready to work,yet sitting idle,nothing to do,no enabling environment,no opportunity,nothing.Many of them fraustrated,and even bitter.So my dear,if you ask why they rejoice at the death of their leaders,also ask why their leaders dash away LCD,laptops etc as souvenir at their daughters weddings.Also ask why their leaders are renovating a banquet hall for owambe at d tone of 2billion naira.Also ask why their leaders are renovating an already state of d art house with 14billion naira.Also ask why Rivers state govt went on spending spree of private jet,when flood was ravaging her people.Have you also seen the Rivers state pension bill for the governor and deputy governor?Also ask why a minister of petroleum will blame Nigerian masses for fuel scarcity,saying its because of the masses inquisitiveness.I dont even want to talk about the legislooters and ministers that have made themselves demi gods.These and many more you have to enquire before you can get ur answers on why d pple rejoice when their leaders die. What you re seeing in Nigeria now didnt just start.The people have been raped,used and abused by their govt.They only rejoice because thats the least they could do for now.But then,the leaders dont even give a damn if they rejoice or not.God help us all

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by 80million1: 11:16am On Dec 20, 2012
*speechles.s*

Pls can u repeat urself?
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by OYINBOGOJU(m): 11:17am On Dec 20, 2012
Because we have never had a responsible leader.
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Mcdugull: 11:18am On Dec 20, 2012
grin grin grin grin Bad belle cool
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Hailedin9ja: 11:20am On Dec 20, 2012
Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ?

Common guy, it's not only in Nigeria. When a leader/ruler that is not wanted by a group of people dies, the group tends to jubilate. e.g When Sadam died in Iraq, some iraqis jubilated. The same thing happened in Libya when Gaddafi died.

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Okijajuju1(m): 11:20am On Dec 20, 2012
Because when a leader dies in Nigeria, the massess see it as God answering their prayers..


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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Pidivine: 11:21am On Dec 20, 2012
kulyie: The answer to your question is in the bible.: when the wicked perish the people shout for joy,when d great die,the people mourn.can u compare the leaders in america and the leaders in nigeria.why wont nigerians rejoice.they are rejoicing because death has eliminated one of nigeria's many problems.they are worthless people so its worth celebrating.
Please don't misqoute the bible else you incur the wrath of God. The bible says when the righteous rule the people rejoiceth, but when the wicked rule, they mourn

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Gabrielsylar(m): 11:29am On Dec 20, 2012
Because they look for who to blame for their problems
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Csami(m): 11:30am On Dec 20, 2012
Thats because their leaders are bad news and you wouldn't want bad news to continue it existence.
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by 6ft: 11:30am On Dec 20, 2012
ASK GOOGLE
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by duality: 11:32am On Dec 20, 2012
the honest answer is that; Nigerians always blame others for their woes. ( leader or not)

some Nigerians think their political leaders are their problems so when they die, they are happy. unfortunately, their problems are still not solved and then they blame the current political leader. the cycle goes on and on and on and may not end until nigerians realize that the problem, is that Nigerian who has refused to do the right thing and not any one man political leader.

the death of yakowa is not going to solve the problems of kaduna state or change the lives of those happy because he is dead.

this is the honest truth.

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by musKeeto(m): 11:35am On Dec 20, 2012
LEADERS or POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS? undecided
The last leader we had was erm....

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by heroofnigeria: 11:35am On Dec 20, 2012
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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by golamike: 11:36am On Dec 20, 2012
Do we have leaders in Nigeria?? Ur question should be "why do Nigerians celebrate whenever a RULER dies?"

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Donsammi(m): 11:39am On Dec 20, 2012
Okija_juju: Because when a leader dies in Nigeria, the massess see it as God answering their prayers..


HOW?
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Nobody: 11:39am On Dec 20, 2012
Cos the Leader was a bad Leader so the people should rejoice. but all the same there is no point rejoicing when someone dies. says the bible. cos we all must die someday.
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by okparaugo: 11:39am On Dec 20, 2012
Frustration
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by OkikiOluwa1(m): 11:41am On Dec 20, 2012
because these leaders were not loved by their people. As for Abacha, I think he was cruel. That's why people celebrated his death. 'Dunno for Yakowa & Azazi's own.
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by talkmarkay(m): 11:41am On Dec 20, 2012
@ poster, are you a Nigerian? better still do you live in Nigeria?

if your answer is yes, I know you will not asked nigerian to be mourning these leaders that could not deliever there promises positively.

Nigerian deserves better leaders not all these lootters we have now.

I pray for good LEADERS that will lead us to the promised land
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by ballabriggs: 11:41am On Dec 20, 2012
Because that which they sowed has consumed them. Now read this report to understand what I mean.

It is a clear case of a corrupt system. You can see from the source there that controls have been freely breached within the Nigerian Navy. You cannot even say they know for certain how many hours that helicopter has been flown since its last maintenance. Leaders have the ultimate responsibility to ensure these controls are working. You cascade a culture and ensure a taken-for-grantedness of certain routines within the organisation. But they ignore it, everyone seems to be after stealing money. So why should I pity those who are consumed by what they sow.


Navy Helicopter Tragedy: Nigerian Navy Air Squadron, A Disaster Says Naval Source-PM News, Lagos

The Nigerian Navy whose helicopter crashed in Bayelsa State on Saturday, 15 December, 2012, killing the Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Owoye Azazi and crew members, like many other public institutions, is in a rotten state.

A top Naval source who spoke on the tragedy that befell the nation described the Nigerian Navy Air Squadron which operated the crashed Agusta 109 helicopters from Ojo, Lagos, a disaster. To buttress his assertion, he disclosed that the squadron has lost three helicopters, seven pilots, crew members and six passengers in six years. He recalled that on 20 April, 2006 a Nigerian Navy helicopter crashed near Owerri airport because the pilots were coerced to fly at night to deliver election materials. The helicopter crashed leaving no one onboard alive.

“This means the Nigerian Navy tasked the pilots to perform duties which were not commensurate to the training they were given. Has the Nigerian Navy learnt from this incident? Has the Navy taken any steps to avoid reoccurrence? No official report has been released about this crash. A board of inquiry was set up and investigations were conducted by a team of Navy officers who did not have any know-how, let alone the expertise to conduct proper air crash investigations. As stated earlier, the reports of the investigation never saw the light of the day. May be they are safely lying somewhere in a vault in naval Headquarters, Garki, Abuja. For us, this attitude indicates that the Nigerian Navy is not ready to learn from this incident. Though, shortly after the crash, the Navy has made efforts at training some pilots at Night Flying.”

Two years later, specifically on 26 January, 2010, the officer reminded P.M.NEWS, that another fatal crash occurred near Port-Harcourt, killing all onboard. “As usual, a BOI was set up and no official report has been released from Garki. This shows the Navy is adamant and impervious to learning,” he said.

Following the tragedies recorded by the squadron, the Naval officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to order the Navy to stop air operations now because the Navy has not developed the proper professional attitude required to conduct air operations.

He called for a proper investigation, “not a Board of inquiry by a bunch of clueless Navy officers but a proper air crash investigation by professionals,” to look into the crash that occurred on Saturday.

“Maybe the Presidency, the Senate President, the CDS and the Chief of Naval Staff, may be interested to know that the Navy Air Squadron lacks a proper logistics line; that there are no enough spare parts for helicopters, that spare parts take ages to reach the country even after they have been paid for; that the Navy Air Squadron lacks an efficient technical/logistics support system; that the Nigerian Navy Air Squadron has mastered the practice of removing a part from one aircraft to another, a practice commonly known as cannibalisation. That sometimes, even fuel which is always budgeted for is an impediment to air operations due to late arrival; that technicians/engineers are not properly empowered; they have not been properly exposed to the standards required of an air technician by frequent re-trainings and that their certificates do not meet ICAO standards. (In fact, their certificates should surpass ICAO standards because they are military),” the officer said.

According to him, the Nigerian Navy helicopters are sometimes deployed outside their home base to Warri and Port-Harcourt for long periods of time. During this period, the aircraft is totally exposed to weather elements of rain and too much sunshine. This is so because the base in Warri does not have a hanger. The Air Squadron at Ojo is popularly known within the Naval circle as ‘the Evil Forest’. Nobody wants to be posted there. Junior officers go to the extent of offering bribes just to cancel their postings to “the Evil Forest”, because of the tyrannical, despotic, nature of senior officers.

The atmosphere in the Nigerian Navy Air Squadron is fouled by the despotic and arrogant attitude of the seniors who have created a division in the Squadron, where the juniors see their seniors as their enemies. The trust and rapport between them is broken. This greatly hampers safe operations and inhibits a conducive working environment that is an important factor for aviation safety. The juniors hence find it difficult to engage the seniors in a fine conversation during flight or even offer any suggestion. No aviation organization can operate in this kind of atmosphere, where victimization, intimidation are the order of the day.

He observed that “the pilots/engineers (juniors) just do their work for the sake of doing it. This is dangerous. In fact, most aviators (pilots/engineers) won’t mind leaving the Air Squadron or even leave the Navy entirely. It may equally be of interest to know that “the Evil Forest” (Navy Air Squadron) officers have to fight or bootlick to go on leave and sometimes they are not allowed to go on full leave. This is contrary to the best aviation practices. Aviators need rest in order for them to work efficiently.

Furthermore, the officer revealed, the aviators are sometimes given orders to fly under difficult circumstances. Two pilots were grounded for refusing to fly during bad weather. An inquiry was set up and investigation revealed that the pilots were right for refusing to fly. But, typical of the Navy, the pilots were grounded and their flying wings confiscated. It took the noble administration of the CDS (then as CNS) to re-incorporate them back to the Air Squadron. The pilots are made to fly even when they are tired.

They are made to go for maritime patrols into sea, when they are not trained for that. The Nigerian Navy pilots have performed deck landings on the Nigerian Navy ships NNS ARADU and NNS THUNDER several times. The question to ask is: Are any of these pilots certified for deck landings?

Finally, the officer noted, that “in the Navy Squadron, the pilots are only given basic training. They do not attend redundancy training, night flying, deck landings, search and rescue and other training packages which will make them well rounded pilots. No pilot in the navy can safely conduct a proper emergency landing (due to lack of proper continuous training). The air crew, which includes the Marshallers, ATC and hoist operators, lack adequate and certified training. Some of them receive local training at the squadron, which falls far below the required aviation standards.”


Azazi was a gun runner. He sowed violence by stealing arms from his command to fund criminality and violence in the Niger Delta. Did he pity those who lost their lives in that crisis?
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by Tolexander(m): 11:43am On Dec 20, 2012
if a nigerian leader dies, that means:
1there is a reduction in money laundering
2 decrease in injustice
3decrease in corruption
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by fkaz(m): 11:46am On Dec 20, 2012
Because they are the problem of this country called nigeria
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by vanstanzy(m): 11:48am On Dec 20, 2012
Even the Holy Bible says it, not quoting verbatim. There is rejoicing whenever an evil man dies. Not saying all our leaders are evil, though. QED!
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by manmustwac(m): 11:49am On Dec 20, 2012
very dumb question the answer is so obvious. If nigeria had a very good leader not tribalistic bigoted or will not let religion cloud his reasoning then nigerians will genuinely mourn the death of such a person
Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by takedat(m): 11:51am On Dec 20, 2012
Why shouldn't people rejoice at the demise of an oppressor?

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Re: Why Do Nigerians Celebrate Whenever A Leader Dies ? by dederocs(m): 11:53am On Dec 20, 2012
Because they deserve to die...you know how many people their corruption and bad policies have frustrated to death?...death to all the whole corrupt leaders-petroleum minister,farouq all the criminal state governors etc.

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