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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by frodobee: 10:47am On May 02, 2013
You guys has successfully derailed the topic.
Cowards. It is bravery to confront your worst fears, not shying away from it.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Darius2000: 10:47am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

Bro, seriously, lets quit blaming these people , i mean the british, for our problems. Honestly, 52 years are enough for a nation, it it has good and visionary leaders ,to be positioned for growth and development. Until we own up to our faults, we won't move forward.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by kneatswan: 10:49am On May 02, 2013
Buhari, ibb, abacha, abdulsalam, obj and gej are responsible 4 our problem.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by nijanigga: 10:51am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: It is not being colonised that is the issue. The issue is what did the colonialists DO in the respective nations they colonised? In SOME countries they built infrastructure, schools, and created functional institutions which went on to serve those nations after independence. In OTHERS, especially the BLACK nations, all they did was loot, loot, loot and loot. In Nigeria, despite exporting hundreds of billions in today's money worth of resources from 1897 to 1960 they only built ONE university college, not even a full fledged uni. In 63 years of rule. As for roads, power etc, they did virtually nothing. In 1960, after 63 years of British rule, we generated 270 megawatts of electricity. 95 percent of Nigerians had no access to electricity. There was no national grid. Rail. Oh they built a line from Kano to the southern ports for ONE reason, ie to evacuate our resources. At independence, we were just a bush. Today we have advanced a lot and are still advancing, thanks to African rule. The EU can take their 'concern' for our 'plight' and stick it up their round holes.
We really have goats and cows living as humans.Look at a myopic mind,ok ask yourself just from 1999 to date how much Nigeria made from oil and where is the money? Nigeria is a waste to mankind.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Abbott(m): 10:53am On May 02, 2013
Imagine!!!
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by nijanigga: 10:55am On May 02, 2013
ayox2003: Hey EU,

YOu have said nothing but the truth but come-to-think-of-it, you guys created it. You enthroned IBB and made him start the SAP that killed this economy. Buhari that didnt allow your evil motives, you ousted him. Same with Muritala. If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?

You have almost destroyed the foundation of this nation that its so difficult for this country to rise! You enthroned leaders that would only yield to your commands thats why GEJ cannot build refineries. GEJ knows that $600m export of goods to the UK is done yearly and 99% is oil - the oil Britain refines! Making our trade deficit so large! So until you leave our leaders alone and stop these propaganda, we wont grow as a nation. Until you allow Buhari, who spat on IMF policies or fearless leaders like Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Allende, Thomas Sankara and Steven Biko to serve their people and their people alone, Africa shall not be free! Libyans that were not poor because they had a fearless leader, what did you do to them? Or why did NATO kill Gadaffi? Where are libyans today, whats the pride they have?

Or do you want me to talk about how u have crippled our agro-economy? Or how France supported Ojukwu because of Niger delta oil? Oh! These things have a long-term effect on the black man, they have found their ways into our present crops of leaders, making them corrupt and power-drunk!

But Africa will definitely rise again! Africa will stand tall! We will get the leaders we deserve not puppets!


Frawzey
look at this mumu, africa is going be garbage. Oyinbo found another planet where life might be sustainable,by the time they move their people there and leave you on this planet, you still blame them for your jonacorruption. I dey laugh oh! You're doomed.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Darius2000: 10:55am On May 02, 2013
CFCfan: This is classic EU hypocrisy!

They (EU) should have talked about how IMF/World Bank and agents of Western commercial banks bribed some Nigerian leaders to accept ridiculous loans, that had ridiculous interest rates angry

At least you accepted that they used our Nigerian leaders...what does that imply?

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by lagerwhenindoubt(m): 11:00am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

Given the Time, Opportunities and Resources are you saying all that still matters?! and BTW we are not playing catch-up.. we are not even trying to.. imagine 2 Satellites in orbit 3 years after and we are still twiddling our thumbs on how best to derive the benefits.. those bi.tches will de-orbit in 2015.. wasteful. a Nationwide Radar System that is missing critical components.. yet when planes fall out of the sky we need to get in touch with neighboring African Countries for assistance on tracking where in our country we can find the remains..

EU saying the Truth does not excuse them more than it excuses us.. which is the point you are NOT pressing. our Leaders have since Independence, created, nurtured and sustained an environment where poverty thrives more than enterprise. This is the reason why we are where we are today and with peeps like you, we shall continue to sacrifice tomorrow for today's benefit. such a sad irony

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by successcertain: 11:02am On May 02, 2013
ERASE ALL FORMS OF NEOCOLONIALISM !!! DON'T FALL FOR MERE DUPLICATION OF FUNCTIONS IN THE NAME OF SUPREMACY.
African resources and labour were used to develop Europe and its satellites.
The so call aid help or debt is a fraud...Afrikan resources have been coverted by western societies for generations upon generations. Neo-imperialism is a deceptive,thieving,world resources.the earth need revolutionary&instincts;we have nothing to lose,stand up,rebel,revolt. Africans must find & investigate all parasitic individuals who gain wealth by selling their own people to imperialist interests.

The International laws are designed to protect the imperialist and their ballooning global assets portfolio.
Imperialist love the idea of slavery:this is why they love owning Media,to give them the opportunity to brainwash&exploi powerless Nations. Political&cultural traitors house slaves are the enemies of Africans struggle to liberate itself from 500years of colonial/slavery brutality. As long as the African people continue to refuse to deal with their past,they will continue being ruled by their colonial masters. Africans liberated soul will rebel against the local imperialist agent, greedy, and their international slaves masters.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Nobody: 11:06am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.
because they refused to develop us is the reason we shouldn't develop ourselves? Something is wrong with you.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by dawg7o: 11:08am On May 02, 2013
Nigerians and blame game. And you wonder why things won't probably change. Unfortunately it's a vicious cycle. So it's EU that's the cause of our problems. Really, history tells that EU countries literally colonised the world at or point or another but I do not think the rest of world are playing the blame game.

I am sorry for Nigeria and Nigerians.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by levos2007(m): 11:10am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.
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No, we are poor cos we choose to be poor.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by confusion247(m): 11:15am On May 02, 2013
ayox2003: Hey EU,

YOu have said nothing but the truth but come-to-think-of-it, you guys created it. You enthroned IBB and made him start the SAP that killed this economy. Buhari that didnt allow your evil motives, you ousted him. Same with Muritala. If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?

You have almost destroyed the foundation of this nation that its so difficult for this country to rise! You enthroned leaders that would only yield to your commands thats why GEJ cannot build refineries. GEJ knows that $600m export of goods to the UK is done yearly and 99% is oil - the oil Britain refines! Making our trade deficit so large! So until you leave our leaders alone and stop these propaganda, we wont grow as a nation. Until you allow Buhari, who spat on IMF policies or fearless leaders like Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Allende, Thomas Sankara and Steven Biko to serve their people and their people alone, Africa shall not be free! Libyans that were not poor because they had a fearless leader, what did you do to them? Or why did NATO kill Gadaffi? Where are libyans today, whats the pride they have?

Or do you want me to talk about how u have crippled our agro-economy? Or how France supported Ojukwu because of Niger delta oil? Oh! These things have a long-term effect on the black man, they have found their ways into our present crops of leaders, making them corrupt and power-drunk!

But Africa will definitely rise again! Africa will stand tall! We will get the leaders we deserve not puppets!


Frawzey
What you failed to recognize here due to your hypothetical way of reasoning was that it was Britain that gave you this One Nigeria. You didn't tell us the countries in todays EU that supported your fake one Nigeria during the time France supported ojukwu. More over France supported Ojukwu because of oil, what was the reason for others to support fake One Nigeria during that time?
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Kx: 11:16am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: It is not being colonised that is the issue. The issue is what did the colonialists DO in the respective nations they colonised? In SOME countries they built infrastructure

On infrastructures,
Show me one functional railway line in Nigeria that was not laid laid by the colonial masters?

Shall we ever take responsibility in this country?

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by ddeola: 11:26am On May 02, 2013
Walahi ! God punish all the people wey don steal and still dey steal Nija money,may they die a useless death

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Leebeedo(m): 11:30am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.
I get surprised when I see people dwelliing in the past like you. You mean to tell me that even if Britain stole from you till independence(1960)like u claim,you've not been able to get your act together for over 52 years,keep licking your wound!

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Duru1(m): 11:34am On May 02, 2013
Stark stupidity and tribalism majorly contributed to poverty in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by BankuTilapia: 11:38am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.
Absolute stupidityyyyyy cheesy grin so u still blame da British for nigeria being a shiiiit hole. Did u Jux woke up from coma? cheesy

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by yeboyes: 11:40am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

Are you for real? How can you even say that? Nigeria makes more money in one year now than the brits ever stole pre-Independence so why has our leader not used those huge amounts of money to develop Nigeria? This is the same excuse many Africans make but they fail to realize that the problems of their countries are mainly of their own doing.

Below is the picture of a Borno state's politician son sitting on raw cash up to the amount of N100 Million.Is he also British or is it the British that asked his father to steal all that money and horde it in their house?

Is the British that instructs our governors, senators , ministers and president to embezzle government funds and store them in offshore accounts?

Is it the British who instructed Nigerian Governors to use public funds to purchase private jets or buy cars for tuface wife?

Rossik i thought you were a genuine patriotic Nigerian but i am starting to wonder if you are not a Government agent planted here to promote Jonathan's Government. I appreciate your threads which shows pictures of nice places in Nigeria but you will do great damage to your reputation if you continue to peddle lies like unsincere9gerian and his minions.

The same South Africa you are comparing Nigeria has more intelligent leaders than Nigeria. In 2010 ,South Africa suffered minor power problems because their population had grown substantially and their grid was not able to cater for everyone. What did the South African Government do? They built new power plants and set up a program to regulate power usage. Today the power is still on 24 hours a day without a single glitch .Mind you SA makes way less than Nigeria daily.

They did not set up hundred committees or change power ministers like Nigerians. The president simply ordered that new power plants be built and they are being built, no long stories. Yes it is that simple if you have good and intelligent leaders. Providing power for a nation does not require rockets scientist just patriotic and competent people.

So why can’t Nigeria set aside say $20 billion dollar from the money it makes annually to build new coal plant, dam or nuclear plants? Is it the British who is holding us from doing so? Instead we are privatising it and building IPP which will still not be sufficient as they are small scale IPPs.

Jonathan and Nigerian leaders are brain dead. They make simple problems look like complex scientific problems because they are not intelligent or patriotic.I dare say that if had was in power Nigeria will be free of power outages within 18 months. The newly dredged river Niger alone can provide a brand new dam with ship lift like the one in china. We have enough shoreline to build one or two nuclear plants and Niger our neighbor country to the north with supply us with uranium .The northern part of Nigeria is home to a large desert which can easily house massive solar panel plants that will add more power to the grid.

If I was president , I will trim my budget ,cut down Govt officials salaries by 80% and set aside at least $20 billion dollars yearly to pay for these power projects. Within 6 years of my presidency Nigeria will be fully lit for 24 daily.

Enough of blaming the west for everything. Be honest ,man up and admit that we bleeped ourselves up. The same Britain you are talking about is where Nigerians are flocking to for a better life.Since the brits left Nigeria has earned over $600 billion.So pray tell what our leaders have done with that $600 billion to play catch up? Are you saying we not must fix our country because the brits colonized and did not fix our country?

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by BankuTilapia: 11:45am On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.
How u got access to net, computer or a smart phone to spew nonsense and exhibits ur shallow mindedness beats my imagination. Imagine there are millions of lame ducks nigerians like you, how is da country going to move forward?
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by AkpuNku2: 11:55am On May 02, 2013
this monster, Rossikk

suppose to be public executed always defending corruption
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Nobody: 12:01pm On May 02, 2013
[quote author=Joey82]EU's hypocrisy really sucks!
For a fact, our leaders loot monies and the monies do not reside in Nigeria. these monies are smuggled to europe and they keep using it to develop their own land.
it will be almost impossible to loot without the collaboration of western powers.[M/quote] Joel,u hv said it all. We are rich,corrupt,but d facts remains that EU are helping us to be more corrupt.Whenever u went to any Office here in Europe dey ask u were u from. first thing they tell is what are doing compleaning u people are richer than us. And they are right,but hw can we show that we are rich why they keep on petronizing our corrupt money.

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by DJDOLA(m): 12:04pm On May 02, 2013
D problem we hav in dis fuckin country is dat we are too religious...we are more concern about our pastors and imam...we don't care about fightin for we right..2 much bealive in religion as turn us 2 foool..we keep quiet in everythin thinkin God will come down and fight for us because we worship him all day...a nonenetity we just come and steal our money and he will be pardon instead of us 2 protest over it.. we prefer 2 pray over it

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by vanstanzy(m): 12:05pm On May 02, 2013
Definitetly! Nigeria being so blessed with all the natural and human resources any nation can think of,

shouldn't have any share in poverty. embarassed embarassed embarassed But the reverse is the case, mostly because of corruption and

our poor mentality. embarassed
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by vanstanzy(m): 12:15pm On May 02, 2013
[quote author=dannysteve99@ya][/quote]

Ask yourself this, did the EU hold a gun to our leaders heads and force them to embezzle money for the sake

of enriching the EU countries? Be logical please! Our leaders should learn how to be wise, and use our

resources to develop their people. If they, our leaders decide to be STU*PID, how is that EUs'

problem?*Ignorance is never an excuse.*
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by bashnorth: 12:21pm On May 02, 2013
What can someone do, when even d poor are corrupt and don't knw there right.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by vanstanzy(m): 12:22pm On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: It is not being colonised that is the issue. The issue is what did the colonialists DO in the respective nations they colonised? In SOME countries they built infrastructure, schools, and created functional institutions which went on to serve those nations after independence. In OTHERS, especially the BLACK nations, all they did was loot, loot, loot and loot. In Nigeria, despite exporting hundreds of billions in today's money worth of resources from 1897 to 1960 they only built ONE university college, not even a full fledged uni. In 63 years of rule. As for roads, power etc, they did virtually nothing. In 1960, after 63 years of British rule, we generated 270 megawatts of electricity. 95 percent of Nigerians had no access to electricity. There was no national grid. Rail. Oh they built a line from Kano to the southern ports for ONE reason, ie to evacuate our resources. At independence, we were just a bush. Today we have advanced a lot and are still advancing, thanks to African rule. The EU can take their 'concern' for our 'plight' and stick it up their round holes.

Your poverty mentality won't let you think straight for once. So because the British refused to develop

us, according to you o, we should remain dormant, right. What part of the amazon

jungle are u from angry angry angry

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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by bashnorth: 12:25pm On May 02, 2013
kneatswan: Buhari, ibb, abacha, abdulsalam, obj and gej are responsible 4 our problem.
and you inclusive for keeping quite
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Ikwerefistson: 12:26pm On May 02, 2013
eGuerrilla:

Why is it that your response to any critical appraisal is always bereft of objectivity?

Was Singapore not colonised from 1826 to 1963? Ditto Malaysia - colonised by the Portuguese from 1511 to 1641; by the Dutch - from 1641 to 1824; by the British - from 1824 to 1942; and by the Japanese between 1942 and 1945.
pls help me ask d sentimental bigot
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Darius2000: 12:34pm On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

Shedding tears for you and those who liked your comment above....
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Nobody: 12:39pm On May 02, 2013
Rossikk: It is not being colonised that is the issue. The issue is what did the colonialists DO in the respective nations they colonised? In SOME countries they built infrastructure, schools, and created functional institutions which went on to serve those nations after independence. In OTHERS, especially the BLACK nations, all they did was loot, loot, loot and loot. In Nigeria, despite exporting hundreds of billions in today's money worth of resources from 1897 to 1960 they only built ONE university college, not even a full fledged uni. In 63 years of rule. As for roads, power etc, they did virtually nothing. In 1960, after 63 years of British rule, we generated 270 megawatts of electricity. 95 percent of Nigerians had no access to electricity. There was no national grid. Rail. Oh they built a line from Kano to the southern ports for ONE reason, ie to evacuate our resources. At independence, we were just a bush. Today we have advanced a lot and are still advancing, thanks to African rule. The EU can take their 'concern' for our 'plight' and stick it up their round holes.

Guy, 3000 Gbosa for you juh. You get sense.
The EU and whoever should stfu in my opinion. Corruption and whatnot can not thrive without their help. All the people looting Nigeria dry have most of the stolen "gbemu" in EU/Western banks.

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