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8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by DonConte: 4:18pm On Jan 12
Nigerians woke to what some call 'a provocative statement' attributed to the US President Donald J. Trump that some African countries are poo holes. ANd guess what? Nigerians took the matter like gala on their heads. I imagine if Nigeria wasn't a shithole (not like the crazy Trump mentioned our dear country's name) why would we be so bothered and frothing at the mouth?

Nigerians, I am one of course, have a propensity to denying the existence of rot and decay in our system and would rather clutch at 'hope' and 'prayers' to sort things out for us. Take the example of someone who is at the end of an ATM line and when asked by a newcomer if she was the last in line uttered with all manner of conviction, 'I can never be the last in Jesus' name!'

So the question, forget the messenger Trump and let's for once focus on hard hitting reality, is Nigeria a Shithole?

What is a Shithole?

An extremely dirty, shabby and unpleasant place.

Can you truthfully beat your chest and say this isn't a shithole? That isn't a shabby country, very unpleasant and dirty?

Cast aside your optimist glasses for once and look at hard, cold facts.

1. Security.

Almost everything in Nigeria conspires to kill you! If you are in the Southeast and Middlebelt especially it could be a horde of manic Herdsmen who descend on your locality in the dead of the night to maim WITHOUT THE STATE APPARATUS BRINGING ANYBODY TO ANSWER!!

If you are young man hustling to make a living one day the Police (including their rogue SARS unit) will show you why you are in a jungle

If you are one of the numerous 'non-important citizens' kidnapped just pray your immediate family can sort things out. Just the other day a lady kidnapped in Rivers and no agency of the state (Police, DSS, State government etc) did a thing.

If you are in some parts of the North just pray you don't walk into a Boko Haram attack

Where do I stop on security? In Nigeria you can practically get shot dead and nothing happens. 70 people can get killed and what do we get? People arguing on social media while government does nothing.

2. Your Leaders poo on You!!

A Shithole indeed!! WHere the people'e elected and even appointed leaders poo so heavily on them that the people who don't hail the shitting would receive even more ferocious deposit of Faeces on their faces.

A senator collects hundreds of millions for constituency projects and distributes bags of rice to a few citizens. No questions asked. poo on his People!

A Governor owes his workers for months, uses scarce money to subsidise travellers to Jerusalem and Saud Arabia on religious pilgrimages, directs that attendance be strictly marked for the owed civil servants. More poo on the People!

A Governor owes workers and pensioners, spends hundreds of millions on useless statues (that will never impact on his people's well being), forces workers to sing his praises, bans the affordable means of transportation his capital has. Yet More poo on The People!!

The President gives no damn about thousands of people killed, attends to only irrelevancies like commending the winner of his 2017 message card design competition (while scores of dead people killed by gunmen are being buried), his aides insult the people's intelligence with statements like 'During the previous government X amount of people were killed by herdsmen' - Nothing happens. At most the people curse themselves over their moronic leader. More damning poo on the People!!

Let me stop here

3. A Dead Civil Service

Try getting something as ordinary as a transcript from your school or getting a certain urgent application through a state agency or ministry. You will weep at the huge amount of laziness, I don't care attitude and absolute disgrace of service. The woman (who by the way is someone's mother who when her next birthday comes will be extolled by her children as the epitome of a graceful and hardworking woman) will sit and either tell you to come tomorrow (while apparently engaged in gossip) or purposely keep you waiting for as long as possible. Maybe to break you or what?

Ministries and Agencies where service is a lost word. The Oga of the Agency is a demi-god (eg Tunde Fowler and the likes), workers either don't know poo or lack motivation to do poo. More poo on the People, This one is a case of people shitting on each other while their leaders look

4. The Lowest Expectation from Their Political Leaders

Nigeria must rank as the country with the lowest expectation from their political leaders. A bowl of groundnut served and the people say 'Ahem this governor is working!'

The governor paints a few roads, commissions Agberos to chase after vehicles in the name of Traffic management (like we are in a desert zoo) - Ahem! He is an action governor!

A Governor who has tens of billions of revenue does one major road cleanup, does a few street roads, converts thugs to uniform wearing harrassment officials, meanwhile his state as big economically as it is does not provide water to its citizens, citizens guard their streets through neighbourhood watches and vigilantes, the state has the most chaotic transportation system on earth, nobody knows where the billions actually go. More torrential poo on the people!!

5. Accountability

No political leader is accountable!

The President stays almost half a year in a foreign land burning hard currency in medical fees, aircraft parking charges, estacodes for countless officials etc and no damn is given. Talk nah! No explanation given, the people deserve the poo. They take it down their throat and actually love it. They are told by those who eat at the table that they deserve no such explanation. Unimaginable poo!!

A Governor collects the 'hugest' amount of internally generated revenue but who are the people to get access to the books of the state on how the billions are spent. Still he and his people will level the shanties, sell land to the highest bidder, collect tolls and levies. And the people will hail the New Lagos. Meanwhile even the best neighbourhoods are shitholes with no planning cos the government just collects land payments and does absolutely nothing, not even mapping the new areas to give organisation before development starts not to talk of providing amenities. Citizens must eat the poo and provide everything for themselves and still pay the levies. Monumental poo!!

A Local Government Chairman practically stays away from his office and only shows up at month end to collect and disburse allocation. Afterwards he heads back to the city (why do we even call these things we live in cities?) to wait till another month. Zero Bleep given. More poo for the populace.

6. Standard of Living

Except you hustle hard to become part of the very few middle class and rich your standard of living is likely worse than that of a pet in the advanced world. Yes, don't feel hurt!!

Some of us think we earn a decent living when a medical emergency alone will wipe out the little money you think you have.

We drink the dirtiest water, bathe the dirtiest water. Posh areas have no proper drainage. What is the quality of the average school? What recreational opportunities are in most towns aside a Shoprite Mall and a few Mr Biggs and beer parlours? We drive our SUVs in dirt poor, pot hole ridden roads and curse each other on the quality of roads our states have compared to the other.

Shitty living while in denial, that's what we have here. Thousands dying away slowly in noise and traffic in the most populous town. And that reminds me it is most populous because all other states have shitty infrastructure, dead economies and no hope for their graduates to get decent jobs. That leads me to the next reason.

7. A Sickening Quality of Infrastructure

I laugh when some 'happy go lucky fellows' post pictures of Lagos and Abuja and argue their heads off on how Nigeria is better than other African countries.

Bros and Sisters we live in a bleeping shithole!!

Power? I don't even have the strength! For over a week no light in my residence in Lagos and I'm typing this from Enugu no bleeping light as well!!
Roads? Hell No! Death traps all over
Rail? We fight over who did this tiny bit of rail from Kaduna to X location. Rickety trains (by world standard) and no national coordinated train system running
Alternate Transports like the Subway, - Zilch, Nada, Zero, Non-existent
Organised Transport System in our 'Cities' (I refuse to call them cities)? - The closest we have are the Keke Drivers Association and NURTW existing in most towns
Health? - I laugh in shitty language. Pray you don't have a real medical situation (I am not talking of Malaria). That's when all of you licking the asses of your governors and your dumb President will understand how shitty your country is.

8. Education

Aha How could I forget this one? Just some lists will do. No explanations.

a) Only about 20 students pass school exams in a whole state. Shitty
b) Cutoff marks reduced further for University entrant exams to help shitty students pass instead of fixing the quality of secondary education
c) Lecturers' harass students sexually with impetus and nothing happens across the Federation
d) Thousands of dilapidated schools scattered all over. Who has ever asked governors for their score card on education. Shitty COuntry!
e) Zero respect for their leaders of tomorrow
f) Educational curriculum has never been upgraded/reviewed in over a decade resulting in teaching pupils and students archaic versions of the Periodic Table and other phased out science phenomena
g) Absolute absence of a National Technical Education Plan. The GTCs of old are dead and living ghosts.
h) Universities and Colleges are mere glorified secondary schools with tin pot Vice Chancellors and Rectors as demi-gods out to make money and nothing more
i) Majority of lecturers empty and with no professional basis to be lecturing students yet they are there because no jobs. Many of them didn't even want to teach.
j) Absolute shambles when it comes to history. We learn the histories of other countries yet deny our own children the lessons of our history in a shallow brained attempt at integration and unity.


Where do I stop?

Either decide today to get involved in your country's electoral process and vow to not allow this shittyness continue by exercising all the right you have or You decide to stick with scrolling through instagram and other social media everyday and feigning ignorance of how bleeped up your country is.

Take it upon yourself; Educate others, Get your PVC, Start demanding more from your leaders and for God's sake bleeping stop fighting over the useless leaders you have.

Nigeria is a Shithole! You can accept this fact and start to join forces to liberate your country or You can hide like the Ostrich and live in 'Patriotic Denial'

NB: Forgive any spelling or grammar errors. I am not in the mood to edit myself!!

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by alexlife(m): 4:22pm On Jan 12
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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by Blue3k(m): 4:22pm On Jan 12
People get offended over comments but hardly make noise when leaders bomb and kill them. They are ok with Obama and Hilary. Assuming he did say comment so what 3rd world and developing nation just euphemism for what he's saying.
Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by ehie(f): 4:34pm On Jan 12
Words on marble, Nigeria is a shithole, with a shitty president and shitty leaders.the problem is that Trump is a straight shooter, and most people have gone ape on political correctness and can't handle the truth.. A wise man said once, only the truth can set u free

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by DonConte: 1:27pm On Jan 14
Until we learn to look inwards, face our issues and stop living in denial
Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by MIKOLOWISKA: 6:33pm On Jan 14
Guy you get strength o
Abeg when are you running for office

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by MIKOLOWISKA: 6:33pm On Jan 14
DonConte:
Nigerians woke to what some call 'a provocative statement' attributed to the US President Donald J. Trump that some African countries are poo holes. ANd guess what? Nigerians took the matter like gala on their heads. I imagine if Nigeria wasn't a shithole (not like the crazy Trump mentioned our dear country's name) why would we be so bothered and frothing at the mouth?

Nigerians, I am one of course, have a propensity to denying the existence of rot and decay in our system and would rather clutch at 'hope' and 'prayers' to sort things out for us. Take the example of someone who is at the end of an ATM line and when asked by a newcomer if she was the last in line uttered with all manner of conviction, 'I can never be the last in Jesus' name!'

So the question, forget the messenger Trump and let's for once focus on hard hitting reality, is Nigeria a Shithole?

What is a Shithole?

An extremely dirty, shabby and unpleasant place.

Can you truthfully beat your chest and say this isn't a shithole? That isn't a shabby country, very unpleasant and dirty?

Cast aside your optimist glasses for once and look at hard, cold facts.

1. Security.

Almost everything in Nigeria conspires to kill you! If you are in the Southeast and Middlebelt especially it could be a horde of manic Herdsmen who descend on your locality in the dead of the night to maim WITHOUT THE STATE APPARATUS BRINGING ANYBODY TO ANSWER!!

If you are young man hustling to make a living one day the Police (including their rogue SARS unit) will show you why you are in a jungle

If you are one of the numerous 'non-important citizens' kidnapped just pray your immediate family can sort things out. Just the other day a lady kidnapped in Rivers and no agency of the state (Police, DSS, State government etc) did a thing.

If you are in some parts of the North just pray you don't walk into a Boko Haram attack

Where do I stop on security? In Nigeria you can practically get shot dead and nothing happens. 70 people can get killed and what do we get? People arguing on social media while government does nothing.

2. Your Leaders poo on You!!

A Shithole indeed!! WHere the people'e elected and even appointed leaders poo so heavily on them that the people who don't hail the shitting would receive even more ferocious deposit of Faeces on their faces.

A senator collects hundreds of millions for constituency projects and distributes bags of rice to a few citizens. No questions asked. poo on his People!

A Governor owes his workers for months, uses scarce money to subsidise travellers to Jerusalem and Saud Arabia on religious pilgrimages, directs that attendance be strictly marked for the owed civil servants. More poo on the People!

A Governor owes workers and pensioners, spends hundreds of millions on useless statues (that will never impact on his people's well being), forces workers to sing his praises, bans the affordable means of transportation his capital has. Yet More poo on The People!!

The President gives no damn about thousands of people killed, attends to only irrelevancies like commending the winner of his 2017 message card design competition (while scores of dead people killed by gunmen are being buried), his aides insult the people's intelligence with statements like 'During the previous government X amount of people were killed by herdsmen' - Nothing happens. At most the people curse themselves over their moronic leader. More damning poo on the People!!

Let me stop here

3. A Dead Civil Service

Try getting something as ordinary as a transcript from your school or getting a certain urgent application through a state agency or ministry. You will weep at the huge amount of laziness, I don't care attitude and absolute disgrace of service. The woman (who by the way is someone's mother who when her next birthday comes will be extolled by her children as the epitome of a graceful and hardworking woman) will sit and either tell you to come tomorrow (while apparently engaged in gossip) or purposely keep you waiting for as long as possible. Maybe to break you or what?

Ministries and Agencies where service is a lost word. The Oga of the Agency is a demi-god (eg Tunde Fowler and the likes), workers either don't know poo or lack motivation to do poo. More poo on the People, This one is a case of people shitting on each other while their leaders look

4. The Lowest Expectation from Their Political Leaders

Nigeria must rank as the country with the lowest expectation from their political leaders. A bowl of groundnut served and the people say 'Ahem this governor is working!'

The governor paints a few roads, commissions Agberos to chase after vehicles in the name of Traffic management (like we are in a desert zoo) - Ahem! He is an action governor!

A Governor who has tens of billions of revenue does one major road cleanup, does a few street roads, converts thugs to uniform wearing harrassment officials, meanwhile his state as big economically as it is does not provide water to its citizens, citizens guard their streets through neighbourhood watches and vigilantes, the state has the most chaotic transportation system on earth, nobody knows where the billions actually go. More torrential poo on the people!!

5. Accountability

No political leader is accountable!

The President stays almost half a year in a foreign land burning hard currency in medical fees, aircraft parking charges, estacodes for countless officials etc and no damn is given. Talk nah! No explanation given, the people deserve the poo. They take it down their throat and actually love it. They are told by those who eat at the table that they deserve no such explanation. Unimaginable poo!!

A Governor collects the 'hugest' amount of internally generated revenue but who are the people to get access to the books of the state on how the billions are spent. Still he and his people will level the shanties, sell land to the highest bidder, collect tolls and levies. And the people will hail the New Lagos. Meanwhile even the best neighbourhoods are shitholes with no planning cos the government just collects land payments and does absolutely nothing, not even mapping the new areas to give organisation before development starts not to talk of providing amenities. Citizens must eat the poo and provide everything for themselves and still pay the levies. Monumental poo!!

A Local Government Chairman practically stays away from his office and only shows up at month end to collect and disburse allocation. Afterwards he heads back to the city (why do we even call these things we live in cities?) to wait till another month. Zero Bleep given. More poo for the populace.

6. Standard of Living

Except you hustle hard to become part of the very few middle class and rich your standard of living is likely worse than that of a pet in the advanced world. Yes, don't feel hurt!!

Some of us think we earn a decent living when a medical emergency alone will wipe out the little money you think you have.

We drink the dirtiest water, bathe the dirtiest water. Posh areas have no proper drainage. What is the quality of the average school? What recreational opportunities are in most towns aside a Shoprite Mall and a few Mr Biggs and beer parlours? We drive our SUVs in dirt poor, pot hole ridden roads and curse each other on the quality of roads our states have compared to the other.

Shitty living while in denial, that's what we have here. Thousands dying away slowly in noise and traffic in the most populous town. And that reminds me it is most populous because all other states have shitty infrastructure, dead economies and no hope for their graduates to get decent jobs. That leads me to the next reason.

7. A Sickening Quality of Infrastructure

I laugh when some 'happy go lucky fellows' post pictures of Lagos and Abuja and argue their heads off on how Nigeria is better than other African countries.

Bros and Sisters we live in a bleeping shithole!!

Power? I don't even have the strength! For over a week no light in my residence in Lagos and I'm typing this from Enugu no bleeping light as well!!
Roads? Hell No! Death traps all over
Rail? We fight over who did this tiny bit of rail from Kaduna to X location. Rickety trains (by world standard) and no national coordinated train system running
Alternate Transports like the Subway, - Zilch, Nada, Zero, Non-existent
Organised Transport System in our 'Cities' (I refuse to call them cities)? - The closest we have are the Keke Drivers Association and NURTW existing in most towns
Health? - I laugh in shitty language. Pray you don't have a real medical situation (I am not talking of Malaria). That's when all of you licking the asses of your governors and your dumb President will understand how shitty your country is.

8. Education

Aha How could I forget this one? Just some lists will do. No explanations.

a) Only about 20 students pass school exams in a whole state. Shitty
b) Cutoff marks reduced further for University entrant exams to help shitty students pass instead of fixing the quality of secondary education
c) Lecturers' harass students sexually with impetus and nothing happens across the Federation
d) Thousands of dilapidated schools scattered all over. Who has ever asked governors for their score card on education. Shitty COuntry!
e) Zero respect for their leaders of tomorrow
f) Educational curriculum has never been upgraded/reviewed in over a decade resulting in teaching pupils and students archaic versions of the Periodic Table and other phased out science phenomena
g) Absolute absence of a National Technical Education Plan. The GTCs of old are dead and living ghosts.
h) Universities and Colleges are mere glorified secondary schools with tin pot Vice Chancellors and Rectors as demi-gods out to make money and nothing more
i) Majority of lecturers empty and with no professional basis to be lecturing students yet they are there because no jobs. Many of them didn't even want to teach.
j) Absolute shambles when it comes to history. We learn the histories of other countries yet deny our own children the lessons of our history in a shallow brained attempt at integration and unity.


Where do I stop?

Either decide today to get involved in your country's electoral process and vow to not allow this shittyness continue by exercising all the right you have or You decide to stick with scrolling through instagram and other social media everyday and feigning ignorance of how bleeped up your country is.

Take it upon yourself; Educate others, Get your PVC, Start demanding more from your leaders and for God's sake bleeping stop fighting over the useless leaders you have.

Nigeria is a Shithole! You can accept this fact and start to join forces to liberate your country or You can hide like the Ostrich and live in 'Patriotic Denial'

NB: Forgive any spelling or grammar errors. I am not in the mood to edit myself!!
guy you get time and energy o. When are you running for office?
Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by Guestlander: 6:45pm On Jan 14
People who support Trump''s statement are slow. African immigrants are performing better than most immigrant groups in the U.S.A, and if this is the case why does he want to shut them out in preference for immigrants from Norway who are not even interested in migrating to the U.S?
The Italians came in droves, both honest and criminals, no one called Italy a poo hole nation.
The Irish also came in droves, they were not regarded as poo hole people.
Africans who are not offended are not different from their progenitors who sold their fellow Africans for mirrors and trinkets.

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by usba: 6:47pm On Jan 14
I am sorry to say only Biafra is a shithole, if you are contented being called a shithole then mention your state and tagged it shithole, but you don't get that right to prove a racist attack on Africans because you believe he is the reincarnation of Jesus. Please reserve your racist attack for you and your fellow ipob members who are not patriotic and do not understand what civility means even if it hit you square on the face.

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by lastcall: 6:51pm On Jan 14
usba:
I am sorry to say only Biafra is a shithole, if you are contented being called a shithole then mention your state and tagged it shithole, but you don't get that right to prove a racist attack on Africans because you believe he is the reincarnation of Jesus. Please reserve your racist attack for you and your fellow ipob members who are not patriotic and do not understand what civility means even if it hit you square on the face.
You lack understanding
Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by chioma134: 7:03pm On Jan 14
DonConte:
Nigerians woke to what some call 'a provocative statement' attributed to the US President Donald J. Trump that some African countries are poo holes. ANd guess what? Nigerians took the matter like gala on their heads. I imagine if Nigeria wasn't a shithole (not like the crazy Trump mentioned our dear country's name) why would we be so bothered and frothing at the mouth?

Nigerians, I am one of course, have a propensity to denying the existence of rot and decay in our system and would rather clutch at 'hope' and 'prayers' to sort things out for us. Take the example of someone who is at the end of an ATM line and when asked by a newcomer if she was the last in line uttered with all manner of conviction, 'I can never be the last in Jesus' name!'

So the question, forget the messenger Trump and let's for once focus on hard hitting reality, is Nigeria a Shithole?

What is a Shithole?

An extremely dirty, shabby and unpleasant place.

Can you truthfully beat your chest and say this isn't a shithole? That isn't a shabby country, very unpleasant and dirty?

Cast aside your optimist glasses for once and look at hard, cold facts.

1. Security.

Almost everything in Nigeria conspires to kill you! If you are in the Southeast and Middlebelt especially it could be a horde of manic Herdsmen who descend on your locality in the dead of the night to maim WITHOUT THE STATE APPARATUS BRINGING ANYBODY TO ANSWER!!

If you are young man hustling to make a living one day the Police (including their rogue SARS unit) will show you why you are in a jungle

If you are one of the numerous 'non-important citizens' kidnapped just pray your immediate family can sort things out. Just the other day a lady kidnapped in Rivers and no agency of the state (Police, DSS, State government etc) did a thing.

If you are in some parts of the North just pray you don't walk into a Boko Haram attack

Where do I stop on security? In Nigeria you can practically get shot dead and nothing happens. 70 people can get killed and what do we get? People arguing on social media while government does nothing.

2. Your Leaders poo on You!!

A Shithole indeed!! WHere the people'e elected and even appointed leaders poo so heavily on them that the people who don't hail the shitting would receive even more ferocious deposit of Faeces on their faces.

A senator collects hundreds of millions for constituency projects and distributes bags of rice to a few citizens. No questions asked. poo on his People!

A Governor owes his workers for months, uses scarce money to subsidise travellers to Jerusalem and Saud Arabia on religious pilgrimages, directs that attendance be strictly marked for the owed civil servants. More poo on the People!

A Governor owes workers and pensioners, spends hundreds of millions on useless statues (that will never impact on his people's well being), forces workers to sing his praises, bans the affordable means of transportation his capital has. Yet More poo on The People!!

The President gives no damn about thousands of people killed, attends to only irrelevancies like commending the winner of his 2017 message card design competition (while scores of dead people killed by gunmen are being buried), his aides insult the people's intelligence with statements like 'During the previous government X amount of people were killed by herdsmen' - Nothing happens. At most the people curse themselves over their moronic leader. More damning poo on the People!!

Let me stop here

3. A Dead Civil Service

Try getting something as ordinary as a transcript from your school or getting a certain urgent application through a state agency or ministry. You will weep at the huge amount of laziness, I don't care attitude and absolute disgrace of service. The woman (who by the way is someone's mother who when her next birthday comes will be extolled by her children as the epitome of a graceful and hardworking woman) will sit and either tell you to come tomorrow (while apparently engaged in gossip) or purposely keep you waiting for as long as possible. Maybe to break you or what?

Ministries and Agencies where service is a lost word. The Oga of the Agency is a demi-god (eg Tunde Fowler and the likes), workers either don't know poo or lack motivation to do poo. More poo on the People, This one is a case of people shitting on each other while their leaders look

4. The Lowest Expectation from Their Political Leaders

Nigeria must rank as the country with the lowest expectation from their political leaders. A bowl of groundnut served and the people say 'Ahem this governor is working!'

The governor paints a few roads, commissions Agberos to chase after vehicles in the name of Traffic management (like we are in a desert zoo) - Ahem! He is an action governor!

A Governor who has tens of billions of revenue does one major road cleanup, does a few street roads, converts thugs to uniform wearing harrassment officials, meanwhile his state as big economically as it is does not provide water to its citizens, citizens guard their streets through neighbourhood watches and vigilantes, the state has the most chaotic transportation system on earth, nobody knows where the billions actually go. More torrential poo on the people!!

5. Accountability

No political leader is accountable!

The President stays almost half a year in a foreign land burning hard currency in medical fees, aircraft parking charges, estacodes for countless officials etc and no damn is given. Talk nah! No explanation given, the people deserve the poo. They take it down their throat and actually love it. They are told by those who eat at the table that they deserve no such explanation. Unimaginable poo!!

A Governor collects the 'hugest' amount of internally generated revenue but who are the people to get access to the books of the state on how the billions are spent. Still he and his people will level the shanties, sell land to the highest bidder, collect tolls and levies. And the people will hail the New Lagos. Meanwhile even the best neighbourhoods are shitholes with no planning cos the government just collects land payments and does absolutely nothing, not even mapping the new areas to give organisation before development starts not to talk of providing amenities. Citizens must eat the poo and provide everything for themselves and still pay the levies. Monumental poo!!

A Local Government Chairman practically stays away from his office and only shows up at month end to collect and disburse allocation. Afterwards he heads back to the city (why do we even call these things we live in cities?) to wait till another month. Zero Bleep given. More poo for the populace.

6. Standard of Living

Except you hustle hard to become part of the very few middle class and rich your standard of living is likely worse than that of a pet in the advanced world. Yes, don't feel hurt!!

Some of us think we earn a decent living when a medical emergency alone will wipe out the little money you think you have.

We drink the dirtiest water, bathe the dirtiest water. Posh areas have no proper drainage. What is the quality of the average school? What recreational opportunities are in most towns aside a Shoprite Mall and a few Mr Biggs and beer parlours? We drive our SUVs in dirt poor, pot hole ridden roads and curse each other on the quality of roads our states have compared to the other.

Shitty living while in denial, that's what we have here. Thousands dying away slowly in noise and traffic in the most populous town. And that reminds me it is most populous because all other states have shitty infrastructure, dead economies and no hope for their graduates to get decent jobs. That leads me to the next reason.

7. A Sickening Quality of Infrastructure

I laugh when some 'happy go lucky fellows' post pictures of Lagos and Abuja and argue their heads off on how Nigeria is better than other African countries.

Bros and Sisters we live in a bleeping shithole!!

Power? I don't even have the strength! For over a week no light in my residence in Lagos and I'm typing this from Enugu no bleeping light as well!!
Roads? Hell No! Death traps all over
Rail? We fight over who did this tiny bit of rail from Kaduna to X location. Rickety trains (by world standard) and no national coordinated train system running
Alternate Transports like the Subway, - Zilch, Nada, Zero, Non-existent
Organised Transport System in our 'Cities' (I refuse to call them cities)? - The closest we have are the Keke Drivers Association and NURTW existing in most towns
Health? - I laugh in shitty language. Pray you don't have a real medical situation (I am not talking of Malaria). That's when all of you licking the asses of your governors and your dumb President will understand how shitty your country is.

8. Education

Aha How could I forget this one? Just some lists will do. No explanations.

a) Only about 20 students pass school exams in a whole state. Shitty
b) Cutoff marks reduced further for University entrant exams to help shitty students pass instead of fixing the quality of secondary education
c) Lecturers' harass students sexually with impetus and nothing happens across the Federation
d) Thousands of dilapidated schools scattered all over. Who has ever asked governors for their score card on education. Shitty COuntry!
e) Zero respect for their leaders of tomorrow
f) Educational curriculum has never been upgraded/reviewed in over a decade resulting in teaching pupils and students archaic versions of the Periodic Table and other phased out science phenomena
g) Absolute absence of a National Technical Education Plan. The GTCs of old are dead and living ghosts.
h) Universities and Colleges are mere glorified secondary schools with tin pot Vice Chancellors and Rectors as demi-gods out to make money and nothing more
i) Majority of lecturers empty and with no professional basis to be lecturing students yet they are there because no jobs. Many of them didn't even want to teach.
j) Absolute shambles when it comes to history. We learn the histories of other countries yet deny our own children the lessons of our history in a shallow brained attempt at integration and unity.


Where do I stop?

Either decide today to get involved in your country's electoral process and vow to not allow this shittyness continue by exercising all the right you have or You decide to stick with scrolling through instagram and other social media everyday and feigning ignorance of how bleeped up your country is.

Take it upon yourself; Educate others, Get your PVC, Start demanding more from your leaders and for God's sake bleeping stop fighting over the useless leaders you have.

Nigeria is a Shithole! You can accept this fact and start to join forces to liberate your country or You can hide like the Ostrich and live in 'Patriotic Denial'

NB: Forgive any spelling or grammar errors. I am not in the mood to edit myself!!
A thousand likes. Like you said, just a single medical emergency will reveal just how rich the so-called middle class truly is. My mind is made up, no looking back, my children deserve better. Don't know about others.

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by usba: 7:16pm On Jan 14
lastcall:

You lack understanding


Keep kissing trump wrinkled skin and then tag it understanding grin grin

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by JONNYSPUTE(m): 8:02pm On Jan 14
Op you ve spoken well. Anybody that is not happy with what Trump said is just deceiving his or herself.

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by SalamRushdie: 8:18pm On Jan 14
Guestlander:
People who support Trump''s statement are slow. African immigrants are performing better than most immigrant groups in the U.S.A, and if this is the case why does he want to shut them out in preference for immigrants from Norway who are not even interested in migrating to the U.S?
The Italians came in droves, both honest and criminals, no one called Italy a poo hole nation.
The Irish also came in droves, they were not regarded as poo hole people.
Africans who are not offended are not different from their progenitors who sold their fellow Africans for mirrors and trinkets.

If they are so good they should stay back and fix their countries , yall sounding like US citizenship is now a God given right
Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by Guestlander: 9:18pm On Jan 14
SalamRushdie:


If they are so good they should stay back and fix their countries , yall sounding like US citizenship is now a God given right

It takes one visionary leader to change everything for the better, you too can be that leader. Are you capable?

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by redsun(m): 9:22pm On Jan 14
SalamRushdie:


If they are so good they should stay back and fix their countries , yall sounding like US citizenship is now a God given right

I wonder what us citizenship means to all those numerous homeless junkies,brothers in the projects that feels like Syria ,lowly whites in trailer parks that are not fit for aninals and the countless sick that can't afford medical care. It doesn't really mean much if you ask me.

Africans can do better by getting their hands dirty and solving their own problems without having to resort to self imposed slavery in whiteman's land.

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Re: 8 Reasons Why Nigeria Is A Shithole And We Cannot Keep Denying Our Problems by Iceberg3: 6:30pm On Jan 16
usba:
I am sorry to say only Biafra is a shithole, if you are contented being called a shithole then mention your state and tagged it shithole, but you don't get that right to prove a racist attack on Africans because you believe he is the reincarnation of Jesus. Please reserve your racist attack for you and your fellow ipob members who are not patriotic and do not understand what civility means even if it hit you square on the face.


What do you call a citizen from a shittthole? grin

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