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Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Slynonny(m): 3:11pm On Sep 12
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka believes Nigerians felt more secure during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan than under President Muhammadu Buhari.

He says the low sense of security Nigerians feel is the major reason behind the clamour for state and community policing.

Soyinka said this on Monday in Lagos after a press briefing to unveil the second batch of students travelling to Lebanon for studies.

The programme is organised by The Cedars Institute, Lebanon, in collaboration with The Wole Soyinka Foundation.

Soyinka also said there are “yawning gaps” in the current administration, adding that the past few years have been that of “economic disaster” for the average Nigerian.

“Take simple security for instance. The average citizen feels less secure now than he did a few years ago; that is evident. When people talk about state police, there are reasons for it,” he said.

“When they talk about bringing policing right down to the community level, they know what they are talking about. This is also part and parcel of reconstruction or reconfiguration.

“The economy, there is a big question about it right now. Fortunately, everybody admits that we went through a very bad patch. Right now, it is a question of have we come out of it or not or there is no question at all.

“The past few years have been years of real internal economic disaster for the average citizen.’’

Soyinka, however, said there was a question of who was responsible for the sufferings the nation was plunged into in the last two years.

When asked about the current debate for a second term for Buhari, the Nobel laureate wondered why the issue is being talked about.

“Why are we talking about second term for heaven’s sake?” he asked, adding, “I don’t understand this. I refuse to be part of that discussion. I absolutely refuse to be part of the discussion”

He also lent his voice to the recent call for Nigeria to be restructured, saying the nation is “long overdue for reconfiguring”.

Soyinka said the proponents of restructuring should not be put off by those saying it is the mind of Nigerians that need to be restructured not the nation itself.

He said: “I find it very dishonest and cheap time-serving, trivialising the issue when I hear expressions like ‘it is the mind that needs to be restructured.’ Who is arguing or denying that? Why bring it up? Why is it a substitute?

“We are talking about the protocols of association of the constitutive parts of a nation. We are talking of decentralisation. That is another word. This country is over-centralised.

“Are you saying we cannot reconstruct the mind and reconstruct the nation at the same time? Call it by whatever name. We are saying that this nation is long overdue for reconfiguring. That is the expression I choose to use now.’’

https://www.thecable.ng/nigerians-feel-less-secure-now-jonathans-administration-says-soyinka

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by eezeribe(m): 3:14pm On Sep 12
Shut up sir... You are one of those who wanted 'change' so eat it...
lalasticlala,Mynd44

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by voiceofreasonin: 3:26pm On Sep 12
when PMB came on Board, we thought our Security issues would at least reduce but here the reverse is the case.
God Help Us.

VOR

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by SalamRushdie: 3:29pm On Sep 12
Nigeria has never been this insecure in our history ..Buhari must be sent back to Daura

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by lofty900(m): 3:32pm On Sep 12
eezeribe:
Shut up sir... You are one of those who wanted 'change' so eat it...
lalasticlala,Mynd44
dont tell him to shut up. He made a mistake doesnt mean he cant correct it. He is better than those dying in silence

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Slynonny(m): 3:36pm On Sep 12
Lalasticlala front page pls.
People need to read this.
Buhari is a curse to humanity.....Aisha Buhari 2017

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Remimadrid(m): 4:26pm On Sep 12
Under jonathan, there was heavy looting, but money was being circulated and we had no problem with it. But under buhari there is less looting and less money in circulation, so soyinka should shut up and swallow his spit, or does he want us to go back to the jonathan era.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by dunkem21(m): 4:44pm On Sep 12
..

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by IMASTEX: 5:00pm On Sep 12
True Sir

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Unbreakable007: 5:00pm On Sep 12
This old fool no dey shame


Well na Afonja

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by paiz(m): 5:00pm On Sep 12
The Revolution has started
There have been unrest in north, south south and part of south west.
The last time it happened in south east the world was involved
Now the present govt started it
Lets see who will laugh last

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by justbonny(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12
Nija my home. One Nigeria[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font]
Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by wordproof: 5:01pm On Sep 12
Nigerians feel worst...as they shall continue to, if NA don't stop this madness Down East.

I've been skeptical and indifferent about Biafra buh after what happened this week, me and my collegues in the office, both here and abroad have opened a WhatsApp group to unite Biafra...and I know many delta igbos and old south easterners in Nigeria and around the world have done something similar or considering it.

Buhari creates more security problems, as if Boko Haram is not enough just to crush the southern region.

BMC continue, the fire will not spare you or you family...let's see how many you can take abroad with your BMC allowance when the time comes.

Modified.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by keemP(f): 5:01pm On Sep 12
So true.
Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by dakeskese(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12
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Oga go tear that ur US papers first na.

Until then,

Na apata u de yarn

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by tribalistseun: 5:01pm On Sep 12
We all know that, but thanks to thiefnubuu. The thing that was decieved by his Fulani masters

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Sleyanya1(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12
grin



When the Heart can't bear it anymore...The mouth vents it.

Everybody knows GEJ remains one of the best presidents Nigeria ever had.


My only grievance with him was his Failure to Cause monumental impact within the South south & South East.


Long live All Good Leaders.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by neolboy(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12
Medicine after death

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by stcool(m): 5:01pm On Sep 12
True True... Afonja's do not have Shame in them undecided

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by NothingDoMe: 5:01pm On Sep 12
Of course, all thanks to the dullard of daura.

That awkward moment when he realized I was talking about him....

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by blackbeau1(f): 5:02pm On Sep 12
The truth at last for a change .

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by promiseolaoye(m): 5:02pm On Sep 12
skrraa.. doom doom
Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by transient123(m): 5:02pm On Sep 12
Correct, but, reasons are not far fetched.

Those days, there were free(looted) monies everywhere, oga stole, and the money goes down the ladder.

Now, the monies are stolen by only few politicians and kept without using the banks, so, nothing goes down to the drivers, bricklayers, tiler, conductors, keke napep operator etc.

Now ritualists are on the prowl and the government isn't smart enough to tackle the myriads of problems.

Crimes in the 21st century isn't about brute force, it has more for technology, intelligence, not by threat only.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by gurunlocker: 5:02pm On Sep 12
I don't like this, someone should tell this man that wailing form is sold out....

Thank God he is no politician, they would have visited him for saying the truth.

In fact, when GEJ was in government, he do visit the northern part of the country. But PMB can't step in the SE, SS....

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Built2last: 5:02pm On Sep 12
ok
Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by winkmart: 5:02pm On Sep 12
Ok
Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Robisky001: 5:03pm On Sep 12
Soyinka always jumping from pillar to post.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by emeijeh(m): 5:03pm On Sep 12
The guy above me must be related to Bobrisky

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by richidinho(m): 5:03pm On Sep 12
grin

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by Frenchfriez: 5:04pm On Sep 12
History has proven that the old man is the last person Nigerians should pay attention to in a political discourse. Speaks from the two sides of his mouth.

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by PointZerom: 5:04pm On Sep 12
ok

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Re: Nigerians Feel Less Secure Now Than Under Jonathan, Says Soyinka by xtainchukwu(m): 5:04pm On Sep 12
Sir wole abeg let's hear. Cos u are among the high profile men that worked day and night to get change . So deal with that stop all these talk abeg. Before I go vex insult ur father. Nonsense

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