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Poll: This is a serious matter. Whose side are you on?Nigeria: 80% (294 votes)
Oprah Winfrey: 19% (69 votes)
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|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by MILITIA(f): 4:02pm On Jul 26, 2007|
----------- I think it is time to go! I am done here!!! I dash una the thread!!!!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by denex: 4:03pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I didn't really like Oprah because she liked making African Americans who didn't take up the white lifestyle as inferiors.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by viee(f): 4:11pm On Jul 26, 2007|
and who says America is not corrupt?
when people make statements it only shows their level of understanding!
how can a reasonable person say that based on one individuals act, more than one million people are corrupt??
that is the most silly line i have ever heard in my entire life!!!!!
we might as well say that all Americans are muderers jugding from the recent happening!
corruption exist in every human society and America is no exception!
we are corrupt , no doubt but to say that all Nigerians are corrupt even the educated shows how empty a person can be!!
she might as well go ahead and say that all Nigerians are kidnappers!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by denex: 4:14pm On Jul 26, 2007|
you got it. Hit the nail right on the head. GBAM!! Nothing to add and nothing to subtract.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by ayinba1(f): 4:15pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Please, we the people on this website/forum are Nigerians (mostly) and other people non-Nigerians that can actually read and understand what we are writing. (surprise).
I totally agree with those who say we need to confirm that she said this, however, I cannot reconcile those who sound like they are "happy"?? or feel "validated" by this piece of news. I am a Nigerian and I am not more corrupt than the average American, Chinese, Indian, European. In fact, I am less corrupt beecause I am a minority and I will not get way with what they would get away with.
Please dudes and dudettes, watch what you say. We cannot keep blaming our government, the first (actually only) person that you can change is you. The government did not make you type this 'weird response" about Nigeria. Remember, give a dog a bad name and hang it. You may think that you are playing but it's way easier to destroy (what you are doing) than to build.
A word is enough.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by sprezatura(m): 4:17pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Militia guess uv been gone to long to feel Nigerian, Oprahs probably got her brains cells stretched too much from cosmetic surgery, she took her investments to south africa where they dont need it and guess what she got screwed, they fuckaz licked her dough like a housefly on a mango.What is america doing in Iraq (planting cassava i 4got) Nigerians are not half as corrupt as Americans but all MouthAction ridden mouths want to speak ill of the country, Jews are dubious and corrupt but how come no one in America dares raise an upper lip to say a word, thats because they dont speak ill of themselves. But we just drool rubbish about our country all because we think we have an opinion.
Sooner or later we will all find out Oprah was lured into one of this scams n lost bigtime thats y she's babbling. Nigeria has the power to make her almost irrelevant in africa, we are the highest subscribers of DSTV lets all demand that her show be removed from the bouquet, how many of us actually benefit anything from the show. Lets stand for Nigeria. Lets make her know shes done wrong
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by tpia: 4:17pm On Jul 26, 2007|
ummm, am I the only one that can not see the link that actually shows Oprah saying, “all Nigerians – regardless of their level of education – are corrupt."
thank you, T2 and obong.
This so called article was a personal letter written by someone.
I would need more solid proof before reaching a conclusion.
Since when does Oprah " call on the government to sever ties with countries"?
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by akpana(f): 4:19pm On Jul 26, 2007|
maki wat does abonnema mean am a a girl not a guy
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by babyosisi(f): 4:20pm On Jul 26, 2007|
If there is no youtube with those words (ALL NIGERIANS) proceeding out of Oprah's mouth with a CNN transcript to back it up,you people are just squeezing your spheres for nothing.
Oprah is a smart woman and many Nigerians are corrupt so why the noise making?
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by ayinba1(f): 4:24pm On Jul 26, 2007|
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by dinvestor: 4:25pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Akpana, U took the words right out of my mouth! MILITIA, U sound like U've lost your sense of purpose. Just cos U live abroad doesn't make U any less a Nigerian! I'm sure you went abroad to get a better life for yourself and not to lose your identity, or maybe you did,
It also suprises me that some members prefer to believe that Oprah couldn't have said what she has been accused of. She's human and could very well have said it. If she didn't say it then she should reply to the "accusations".
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by vescucci(m): 4:27pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I'm quite sure Oprah has better sense than to say that but if she did then I'm really appalled that she could say such a thing. Though I don't entirely blame her, cuz we happen to top the chart by a gigantic margin. I mean I've never heard of any other African scammer, there're probably some but I haven't seen any. I saw a show on ABC called 20/20 where some investigative reporters came over here to find out exactly the state of affairs on this side of the world. I felt very ashamed of my country when they paraded some of the culprits caught in a cafe in Lagos. Usofia was shown depravingly praising the Nigerian wit for being smart enough to 'chop ur dollar' We all need an attitude check to realise that our beloved country can make it in other ways. Though I'm very sure that if we evaluate the percentage of Nigerians involved in this stuff, we would find it insignificant. But I'm sure that's a hard point to sell. God help us![color=#000099][/color]
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by ayinba1(f): 4:29pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I looked it up on google and you tube, I could not find a direct link to this story. Please let us try to verify our sources. She aired a show about internet e mail scams but I will try searrching for the transcript. So far I have not found the quote.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by charlione(m): 4:29pm On Jul 26, 2007|
our newspaper editors are not crazy.there is no way they havent verified this story before publishing it.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by chuckdee4(m): 4:35pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Which kind truth, she generalised on us Nigerians and that is damn wrong, liek someone said if we should start generalising then all Americans would be;
Perverts, to mention a few
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by gidig(m): 4:42pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I have to skip so many posts to make this and I will just say that we dont need Oprah to tell us that Nigerians. There are enuf Nigerians on sites like this who will help her.There are many who have believed that they are corrupt naturally because they are Nigerians. There are threads on this site to proof it!
Oprah is just guilty of a certain kind on ignorance helped by miseducation more than education. For the negative Nigerians that the international media bring the spotlight on, there are many times more who are dilligent and truthful, who are no different from other Americans or any other Nationality for that matter.
IT is for the sake of these group that I say Oprah is wrong. THis country will come out of all these. You cannot insult a generation of people because of the activity of a few. I see many hip hop artistes build their music empire on the use of female bodies but it will be silly to assume that every Ameriacn man is like that! That is what Oprah has done. I dont blame her. She owes me nothing! It is the people put here who will use their mouth and agree with her that I feel sorry for.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by babyosisi(f): 4:53pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Posted by: ayinba1
mili mili take note.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by denex: 4:56pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Shebi it is this numb-brained Nigerians. They will say Hausas are oppressive, they will say Ibos are Greedy, they will say Yorubas are deceptive. They don't know that foreigners will just say Nigerians are oppressive, greedy and deceptive.
Then the Nigerians abroad will support these statements and say "Oh it's the Nigerians in Nigeria". They don't know that they're included.
Then the African Americans are now saying Africans are backward, primitive, corrupt and violent. They don't know that to others they are actually just saying that all people of African descent are an abomination on this earth.
Because once the ocean is dirty, the river sourced from it is dirty.
As Oprah Winfrey is talking nonsense, she doesn't know that some sociologist somewhere is using her data as proof of his theory that there is something fundamentally wrong with BLACK People.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by olawa20(m): 4:57pm On Jul 26, 2007|
i doubt this story. i'm also trying to find a link that confirms this.
however, some of the statements i've read are outrightly irresponsible coming from nigerians.
Irrespective of Oprah's status (she's a positive role model for many, no doubt), if she made such a sweeping generalization it is highly despicable of her. All Nigerians! aba.
a news agency made a similar assertion last year claiming all nigerians in the us are fraudsters. they had to retract their statement and apologise when nigerian professionals in the us rose up to such blatant allegations.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by zenom: 5:04pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I'm shocked Oprah could make such a statement!!!
I actually held her in high esteem!!
She should trace her ancestors they might actually be NIGERIANS!!!
This our Naija has been dragged on the mud toooooo much, sha we will survive, we always do!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by viee(f): 5:06pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Many isnt the same as ALL
i know so many honourable Nigerians who are worth making the noise for!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by olawa20(m): 5:10pm On Jul 26, 2007|
try running a search on this story and u'll come up with a blank. before we continue berating her let us confirm this.
i am more disapointed with some posts i've read here.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by vigasimple(m): 5:20pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I was lucky to have read DENEX and OLAWA last contributions and can say it is close to reality.
Firstly, I don't think Oprah will say something like that without qualifying it.
Secondly, it is not true and will never be true that All Nigerians are corrupt.
Thirdly, WE do not have a 'government' that is responsible
Fourthly, this is the biggest and where I agree with DENEX and OLAWA, the west needed to rubbish countries like Nigeria after they have rubbish South Africa with HIV/Aid and people start to believe that the only thing that can come out of Southern African states is HIV/AIDs
You see this is politics and economic warfare. If they succeedd in rubishing Nigeria, the greatest black country and we accept it, and promote it on their behalf, they will have succedded in Neo Colonialism without having to invade our country to colonise us.
There are a significant and vocal minority including people with political power and all they do (take ATIKU and Congressman Jefferson saga) for example suggest we careless about corruption. But the American's and their govt are the masterholder and majority shareholder in corruption. Their govt invaded Iraq on false pretence and spend over 200Bilion dollars and they have not achieve anything. They only went there to extraxt Iraq oil. Iraq like Kuwait will pay those $200 billion dollars with their oils for years to come.
We need a debate and engage our government. Quite frankly I am not sure of Yar Adua, the Job to re-engineer Nigeria need a very strong/agile and durable robust leader with vision and a great orator and action person to gently persaude Our country to take a clean route to the future.
POVERTY MUST BE ADRESSED AND SOCIAL SECURITY MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE IN ONE FORM OR THE OTHER and then we can isolate and reduce corruption to bare minimum.
In my conclusion all these pronouncemnt has some elements of truth but extraordinarily exagerrated for Political and economic warfare reasons. For example if Nigera got her act together and becomes respected all over the world a lot of our dependence and purchasing from these countries will be reduced and they have their own difficulty. Look at cases in question are INDIA and PAKIstan. The Indians will overtake the US economy in about 50 Years.
GOD will redeeem us where our enemies think there is no hope. Amen
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by C_JAY(m): 5:23pm On Jul 26, 2007|
People confirm your source before spilling your utterances!!!!!!!
Where did punch get the story from
For all I care, I don't think Oprah made that malicious statement, she knows better than that. EOD
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by omoge(f): 5:24pm On Jul 26, 2007|
hehehehehe, oh oh oh i don laugh tire ooo
really? her name na Okpara ? lol you are so funny
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by ayinba1(f): 5:27pm On Jul 26, 2007|
I have looked over the 17 pages of Oprah show transcript that was aired on April 13, 2007. I found that the show focusssed on various typess of scam. nigeria was mentioned, Russia was too, US too but at no point did I see this ""statement"". Oprah is not perfect but she has helped more people than a lot of other rich people can lay claim to.
If she therefore never said this, how do we justify our posts?
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by Roscodaddy(m): 5:32pm On Jul 26, 2007|
That ugly woman,maybe na drug and ashewo wey she do for her past na im dey worry am,na big goat she be,who she think say she be bloody ugly Naughty Lady and that olodo called militia u betta take your time,na only you get american passport,you know how many people get american join british join canadan passport even european union own sef join,maybe your family dey suffer for naija well well na im make u dey happy,olodo kpalana.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by MILITIA(f): 5:34pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Na you sabi oh!!!! ----------- Sitting under an "American" palm tree and sipping my Budweiser je je--- in between puffs of reefa!!!!
Just observing from a very far distance---several B-52s and Black hawks waiting if
anyone dare messes with the last daughter of George W. Bush----------
MILITIA BUSH--soon to be MILITIA CLINTON--CHELSEA'S TWIN!!!! We going to "smoke em" out!!!!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by smile4kenn(m): 5:38pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Oprah made her money from drugs and ashewo. Dont mind her speach. the speach she made on nigerians will hunt her all through her life time.
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by shilox: 5:41pm On Jul 26, 2007|
Looks like Oprah doesn't know that America is the # 1 most corrupt nation today.
America contributed to the negative side of Nigerias growth.
Make she go sleep jare!
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by seun001(m): 5:43pm On Jul 26, 2007|
will somebody please post all her websites so we can harass the hell out of her.
am reserving my comments until i can know for sure she said something like that.will do a search also.bt for now, am chilling ,boiling ,
|Re: 'All Nigerians Are Corrupt', Says Oprah Winfrey by MILITIA(f): 5:44pm On Jul 26, 2007|
A- hem!!!! You must be one of her clients!!! Your name must be in her secret "black" book!!!!!
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