Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,935,379 members, 7,101,981 topics. Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2022 at 02:56 PM

Afe Babalola Wants Nigeria To Cut Ties With US - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Afe Babalola Wants Nigeria To Cut Ties With US (1114 Views)

Emir Sanusi Wants Nigeria Restructured / Dogara Must Cut Ties With PDP —APC Group / Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply)

Afe Babalola Wants Nigeria To Cut Ties With US by AloyEmeka9: 6:14pm On Jan 07, 2010
Afe Babalola wants Nigeria to cut ties with US
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eminent lawyer , Chief Afe Babalola wants Nigeria to review its diplomatic relations with the United States of America. Reacting to the listing of Nigeria on the terror watch list by Washington  after the arrest of Farouk Abdulumutallab for allegedly trying to bomb a plane in America,  Babalola described as ‘unjust and disturbing’ the classification of Nigeria as a  country of dangerous people on account of one isolated incident.


”It is unfair and disturbing to use one single case against Nigeria. Citizens of other countries, including Americans and Britons, have been  arrested for grievous offences around the world, and only such individuals have been held  accountable.

“One recalls the case of a British citizen executed recently in China for smuggling into that country a large consignment of cocaine. China did not blacklist Britain.

“It is more disturbing because the alleged offender has not been found guilty in the face of the law,” Babalola argued.

Meanwhile, Babalola has blamed the  poor quality of education in Nigeria for the emergence of deviant youths like Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year old arrested in America for alleged terrorism.

Addressing pioneer students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti,at a welcome dinner party Monday night, the former Pro-chancellor of the university of Lagos  said profiling[b] “Nigerians as a dangerous people because of one person is wrong and unacceptable but the truth remains that Nigerian universities have failed in the past two decades in their duty of educating our youths properly”
The septuagenarian, who has built the most comprehensive private university in the country,  said he was determined to reverse the ugly trend by investing enormous resources in the university built onabout 130 hectares of land.

Re: Afe Babalola Wants Nigeria To Cut Ties With US by violent(m): 6:20pm On Jan 07, 2010
and where did he mention cutting ties with the US?

Nigerian media and their famous habits of quotes and misquotes
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Nigeria To Cut Ties With US by sjeezy8: 6:22pm On Jan 07, 2010
I dont see cut ties anywhere
The guy is saying everything everyone else saying.

(1) (Reply)

Africom Denies Press Report That U.s. Troops On Alert For Nigeria / 12 Years After The Murder Of Chief Mko Abiola / Fashola Got His San From Salami

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 31
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.