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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by DonCortino: 8:09am On Oct 19, 2016|
Did she support buhari's campaign?
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Forwetinnah: 8:11am On Oct 19, 2016|
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by PierreSizzl(m): 8:14am On Oct 19, 2016|
Don't get it wrong. Buhari's policies have veered off track long ago.
For a developing country like Nigeria to break the bounds and become a developed country, we need to have a thriving economy. We need to be able to attract foreign investors. People that have money and are willing to do business here. Like it or not, if you have a viable product in this country, with our population, you will sell and your brand will grow. Nigeria is supposed to be a fertile market.
This administration has by action or inaction eroded the confidence of these foreign investors. People are no longer sure that investing in this country is a good idea.
I'm not a fan of the past government but at least on paper, Nigeria was the fastest growing economy in Africa at a time. It is that kind of reputation that gives you people to come invest.
Our so called messiah has come and killed everything and I blame people like Ms Adichie for our current predicament. If you knew what happened the last time and you readily supported him this time, your logic is flawed.
I believe it was clear for everyone to see that this man had nothing to offer. We just wanted to boot out the past administration because we believed it couldn't get worse. What a shocker.
Now the same people are banking on 2019. Do you think that this administration hasn't learnt from the last one? Think.. If it were you, will you allow us to have free and fair elections when you know the masses will vote you out? If this president is still in good health by then, expect a second term. At least that would not be the first time he will break a 'campaign promise'
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by uzolexis(f): 8:15am On Oct 19, 2016|
GEJ's government failed and Buhari's government is failing. It is ok to criticise both when they do wrong and support them when they do right. That is what constructive criticism is about. You supported a govt. regime does not stop you from equally criticising them if they are wrong.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Orikinla(m): 8:15am On Oct 19, 2016|
She is not the most respected.
Ben Okri is there above her.
And of course, the great Lion of Negritude, first black Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Prof. Wole Soyinka is still the most respected.
Chimamanda has raised her issues against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
But as much as her points are good, I can see that she is still one of the elites of the hypocritical ruling class who only feel threatened when government policies affect their elitist lifestyles. Their indulgence in imported foreign goods.
She has a young nanny who should be going to school and not babysitting for Madam Chimamanda.
The nanny is from a poor family and the best Madam Chimamanda can do is use the underprivileged girl as housemaid instead of sponsoring her schooling for a good education.
Child abuse is a crime.
Madam Chimamanda knows how to criticize, but what has she done to help her community and country?
Is employing a poor Igbo girl as housemaid her own own contribution to national development?
I am also a writer and Founder and Executive Director of Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) project for the promotion of education, protection and welfare of underprivileged girl in Nigeria, endorsed by UNICEF.
I want to discover and help to produce more Chimamandas and not nannies.
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by repogirl(f): 8:16am On Oct 19, 2016|
Lol, reformed zombie woman.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Arielle: 8:17am On Oct 19, 2016|
Spot on. Some people here are either blinded by tribalism, bigotry or political affiliation. Or just plain dumb. Drop this Gej V Buhari nonsense. Jonathan was an abysmal failure . FACT. Buhari had an opportunity to turn things around but he doesn't seem to even have a plan let alone know how to implement it. This government was taken over ages ago and Buhari is helpless and inept. He has squandered the goodwill of Nigerians which he sorely needed to steer this country through these difficult times. Adichie called it like it is.
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by uzolexis(f): 8:18am On Oct 19, 2016|
Buhari's policies are on track sorry to say this but you have zero knowledge of economics.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by drnoel: 8:20am On Oct 19, 2016|
Buhari demystified. Who is the buffon now? Am sure GEJ will be in his Otupe home, legs on the table laughing himself to madness whenever a new headline pops up.
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by smartograpy(m): 8:21am On Oct 19, 2016|
Adichie please keep quite you did not know anything about polities so stay away from it and stop loading us with trash polities is not PURPLE HARBISCUS
You belong to the kitchen and other room ;DAdichie please keep quite you did not know anything about polities so stay away from it and stop loading us with trash polities is not PURPLE HARBISCUS
You belong to the kitchen and other room
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Nationalist2016: 8:23am On Oct 19, 2016|
I think Nigeria's larger tragedy is a very selfish elite, a highly pliable and restless citizenry and a seriously decadent political class. There are very few critics, especially the type that enjoy goodwill from a critical mass who detach tone and temperament whilst offering their opinions on an unpopular subject. So, somehow you will always find "social critics" aligning with popular opinions or causes. And this here is another example, we see it nearly every week, the likes of Pat Utomi, Dele Momodu (a well known flake) and his ilk. Not a lot of this group can distinguish between shaping public opinion and rehashing public sentiments. This is why I say Nigeria is full of Selfists!. These guys think first about their "brand" and constituency rather than broadening the space of thought and daring to offer an unpopular hypothesis. It beats me how Chimamanda will show up with her letters and propagate anecdotes, false impressions and contrived grievances as though they were hard facts. She vainly tries to contrive balance in her faulty analysis, but her skewed point is made. If you are reading this Ms,Adichie ask yourself if it is really true that the anti-corruption war is willfully only targeting opposition? Ask yourself if judges were "harassed and intimidated" like you say. There is a clear difference between explaining and complaining, try if you can to estimate the larger damage politically driven economic sabotage has cost the country and juxtapose that with the wrong perception of flawed economic policy. You do not become a great social critic simply rehashing opinions - because for the most part opinions are NOT facts! I am older than you are - so I also lived during Buhari's short first term in office. The picture you paint of generalised brutality is not one I can remember. You probably read this from the economist and have presented it here as fact. Nigerian armed forces are generally poorly trained - brutality is their badge and it wasn't less or more under Buhari.
Whilst it is true that Buhari has made some mistakes, configuring his cabinet late being the most obvious - it is disingenuous to isolate commentary into a shallow, narrow tube of cause and effect. The Buhari regime has met really difficult times in which the country has NO EASY choices to make. This is why "explaining" NOT complaining has become important. The persons responsible for the lingering rot are uncomfortable with their history and the looming realisation that they WILL pay for it. They have raised the decibel of deflection - mainstreaming the argument about complaining and the likes of Momodu, Adichie and Utomis of this world continue to egg them on. They hunt for likes on social media and constantly want to bask in critical self congratulation. They offer obfuscated analysis and think they can get away with it simply because they are singing the popular chorus. We need to configure a space for wider societal debate about Nigeria. Social media has become a serious threat to critical analysis and democracy as a whole. Even accomplished persons have been seduced by its false "neighbourhood effect". This piece may have been written for terrestrial media but the author no doubt knew it would have a bigger impact on social media.
Whilst Chimamanda writes beautifully when it comes to social commentary she does not write truthfully! Maybe she learn a thing or two from the likes of Sonala Olumhense and Okey Ndibe
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by uzolexis(f): 8:26am On Oct 19, 2016|
I'm all for making sacrifices for a better future but if you think Buhar's policies are on track then you also know nothing about economics.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by caracas: 8:27am On Oct 19, 2016|
OkoNDOoBo:My Friend sharap ,soyinka has lost his relevance ,for his support for this senseless government, all because his child is an Apc member .
N mind u he is no Where near achebe
Achebe won more laurels n awards than him
Was more respected an regarded as a literary icon ,all over the world .
That soyinka won the Nobel price that "year" dosent mean he is better than Achebe of blessed memory.
Imagine some one saying Victor ipeba(who won the award of the african footballer of the year ) was a better player than Jay Jay okocha who never won the award.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by borntosuccess(m): 8:29am On Oct 19, 2016|
is high tym ppl spoke d truth
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by uzolexis(f): 8:29am On Oct 19, 2016|
So many assumptions in your write up. How do you know the nanny is not in school
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by pricipal2003(m): 8:37am On Oct 19, 2016|
This lady and many others speak as if the economic problem on ground was the making of mr Buhari. How shallow their thinking is, even with all the they claim to know. This government may be a little bit slow, but I think the rot of over 50 years will only be overcomed if institutions are strenthened. This definitely cannot be achieved within one year.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by michoim(m): 8:39am On Oct 19, 2016|
You are a bloody liar, you this shameless Biafran. Many people that witnessed Buhari military regime in the eighties are still very much alive. Buhari then rescued Nigeria from the hand of corrupt politicians then and placed us in the path of a stable economy. One naira was equal to one US dollars then. In fact it was because of what he did then that made him win this election against a desperate incumbent Jonathan.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by pricipal2003(m): 8:42am On Oct 19, 2016|
kyrios:Don't mind this person. The power to critically analyze written work like is not there at all. No thanks to FACEBOOK and the likes.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by discman2k2(m): 8:42am On Oct 19, 2016|
Am 100% sure he read the article, if not he wouldn't have made such references.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Nationalist2016: 8:45am On Oct 19, 2016|
Mate: the concept of attracting foreign investment is true but largely misunderstood. The ONLY area Nigeria has attracted foreign investment in the past has been in Oil and gas. In truth the foreign investment in this sector has continued largely unfettered. Nigeria; because of a deeply depressed socio-economic configuration, of high corruption, poor education and insecurity has NEVER been a strong foreign investment destination. It is only academic, textbook economic pushers that have continued to push the arguments about attracting foreign investment in such a negative socio-economic climate. The government has configured probably the most ambitious plan for a broad based improvement of infrastructure and security. This in my opinion is what general investment (foreign and local) will thrive on. I think those of us who wish to make an economic argument must do so within the parametres of the budget and its faithful implementation. We have attracted foreign investment in a one dimensional manner for too long. We need investors that make a direct interface with the Nigerian population. The type that build factories and allied social services. This will only get to happen where the security, and the lawful framework of the country has improved. I believe this government has progress in that direction. This endless chorus of despair is unhelpful and very likely contrived by politics. We need a proper discussion about the best plans and ideas, this is not about the next election, it is more about a new direction!
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|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by caracas: 8:45am On Oct 19, 2016|
Nationalist2016:From Your piece it is clear you are a core buharist .
Or how can anyone say this government's war on corruption is not one sided n selective ,how can u argue that the law enforcers are not disobeying the rule of law day by day under this government's watch .
While it is true that economic sabotage n corruption are responsible for this poor economic situation ,the government's policies have been more destructive and was "the last straw that broke the camel 's back ".
Thank you and Happy reccesion!
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by sweetilicious(f): 8:46am On Oct 19, 2016|
Doug07034780891:She is not scared because a clear conscience fears no accusation. She is a reputable woman. She can't be cajoled. She said nothing but the truth.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by streamsofjoy(f): 8:47am On Oct 19, 2016|
She said it at the beginning of the post. That she supported the administration thinking or hoping it will deliver.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by OkoNDOoBo: 8:49am On Oct 19, 2016|
Stop blabbing noble laureate is the highest award for a scholar in literature english.
African best is not the highest award in football.
Samuel Eto (cameroun)won africa best player
George weah (liberia) won world best player
George weah is listed and rated anyday anytime above samuel eto among the best players in the world in fifa Rankings
Spot the difference.
Even in olympics if a country wins 200 silvers and 100 bronzes it will still be rated behind a country with just a Gold medal.
To hell with achebes street awards. He is not recognised in the world .
A noble laureate award (Gold) in literature is better than thousands of street awards(silvers and bronze)
Achebe was always behind soyinka in world rankings for best writer literature in English before his death.
So shall it be till enternity
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by southernbelle(f): 8:50am On Oct 19, 2016|
She has spoken well.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by caracas: 8:54am On Oct 19, 2016|
smartograpy:Chai ,If i were ur father i would sue the english teachers of the schools i sent you to .
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by PierreSizzl(m): 8:56am On Oct 19, 2016|
You my kind sir are a hero.
This ruling class has seen the effect of social media on our youths and are using it to their own advantage. They have seen that it is a form of getting into the minds of our young ones so they take full advantage of it.
What easier way to campaign than to make your narrative trend on social media, get a lot of people to read it and run with it and use it as a base for forming their own opinions. By so doing, you implant what you want them to think deep in their psyche without them even knowing it.
And because we have an unsuspecting populace, this method works wonders.
I agree sir that this social media is a very serious threat to our democracy.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by smartograpy(m): 9:05am On Oct 19, 2016|
caracas:Can you please point out the grammatical errors that are in my post?and if you cant it means you are trying to get my attention ...............am waiting patiently for the errors
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by Ubenedictus(m): 9:14am On Oct 19, 2016|
epic article, Hope buhari is reading.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by uzoexcel(m): 9:27am On Oct 19, 2016|
Throwing the baby along with the bathwater?
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by PierreSizzl(m): 9:34am On Oct 19, 2016|
Fair point. But I'm sure you would agree with me that the oil we have isn't really helping as far as long term growth is concerned.
Lets use the automobile industry as an example. Licenses were awarded to companies in 2014 to assemble cars in Nigeria and that was the last we heard of it. We agree that because of the economic downturn, there is less spending power, yet the government buys expensive luxurious brands when we have cheaper Nigerian ones.
We all know of the popular innoson brand. If the government was serious about developing the automotive industry, mandate all official cars to be bought from one of these Nigerian companies. This will create market for them,and even force them to up their standard, in turn making them better.
You can assist them by making their costs cheaper, since most of them are in the east, create a sea port there. Create good roads between the port and their factories. Give assistance for importation of their raw materials. Do all of this and watch them grow.
I know we buy a lot of cars in this country so there's a viable market for them. From here, the brand can grow and even begin to export.
Unfortunately for us, we cannot separate economics from government. A step in good governance is a step in the correct direction. Truth is what I expected from this government is to create accountability in government. Public office holders are to be held accountable for their spending. If your family's budget overshoots , you don't go borrowing as the solution. You cut down on your ostentatious costs. This government should trim the needless spending, instead of incurring more debt.
|Re: Adichie Condems Buhari's Govt In Blistering New York Times Op-ed by kingthreat(m): 9:38am On Oct 19, 2016|
Has this woman eve said something nice about her country. As far as I am concerned, she ca take a sniff on my balls for all i care.
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