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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Built2last: 7:30pm On Dec 31, 2018
Watch How Nigeria Was Once Respected By America, What Went Wrong?

Look at the pumps and pageantry Nigeria was once revered in America. Today, our presidents visit America unnoticed.

The snap and have hand shakes with American president and it's celebrated and made a campaign achievement. Rochas Okorocha shook Obama and erected a bill board in Omo.

I ask again, what went wrong?

Can we ever return to this height?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19DvKmU-FGE

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by DrGoodman: 7:33pm On Dec 31, 2018
Well, national leaders weren't lifeless back then.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Built2last: 7:35pm On Dec 31, 2018
Lalasticlala is there hope for Nigeria?
Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by festacman(m): 7:41pm On Dec 31, 2018
PDP happened. That's it. They came this way and left us bare.


New addition:
Feedbacks from PDP supporters show they would rather blame the military rulers. Fair enough!
The truth is that military hand-over of power to democratically elected PDP government in 1999 was a huge opportunity to rebuild Nigeria. After 16years of looting and abandoned projects, Nigeria's peers left it further behind. 16 years in a life of a nation is massive. PDP deserves heavy knocks for messing up big time.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by mekaboy(m): 7:45pm On Dec 31, 2018
lipsrsealed

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by kettykin: 7:47pm On Dec 31, 2018
The civil war was where Nigeria lost it. When a small ,
Unprepared biafran enclave with only 17 rifles brutalized what was supposedly the military of the giant of Africa backed by Britain ,Soviet union ,east Germany ,Egypt ,Ireland ,Sudan ,Niger ,Chad, cameroon , Arab world etc for30 months ,so much so that Soviet union was embarrassed by the ineptitude of Nigerian military and Nigeria had no option but rely on non combatant tactics of starving women and children also justifying it with the saying that all was fair in war.
It came to a height when the poorly armed biafrans wiped out 90% of the second division with an improvised, locally made ogbunigwe operated by a battalion led by a major uchendu in a small town of Abagana south eastern Nigeria.

Nigeria won the battle but lost the war . And lost it's respect and reputation before the world .

Biafra lost the battle but won the respect, admiration and a dignified reputation before the world.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by DrChukzy(m): 7:49pm On Dec 31, 2018
festacman:
PDP happened. That's it. They came this way and left us bare.

Yet 80% of APC members are from PDP. What difference does it make

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Mystick: 7:56pm On Dec 31, 2018
DrChukzy:


Yet 80% of APC members are from PDP. What difference does it make
What you are trying to communicate to him is bigger than his brain.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by mybestlove(m): 8:02pm On Dec 31, 2018
What went wrong is when Buhari came in 1983 as military and 2015 as civilian.

But mostly is the gullibility of Nigerians and the politics of hatred.

The north has 82% blame of the status quo. They are the problem of the south.

Without the north, southern Nigeria as a country will be the pride of Africa.

Argue with your ancestors

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by festacman(m): 8:06pm On Dec 31, 2018
DrChukzy:


Yet 80% of APC members are from PDP. What difference does it make
Followership reflects the character of the leader. Whatever the followers do that the leader encourages and participates in becomes deeply embeded in the organization's DNA and culture. Corruption was enthroned and made a monarch in PDP.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Abortions: 8:31pm On Dec 31, 2018
mybestlove:
What went wrong is when Buhari came in 1983 as military and 2015 as civilian.

But mostly is the gullibility of Nigerians and the politics of hatred.

The north has 82% blame of the status quo. They are the problem of the south.

Without the north, southern Nigeria as a country will be the pride of Africa.

Argue with your ancestors
So Buharism is the cause

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Kylekent59: 10:14pm On Dec 31, 2018
We as her citizens are the cause. We tend not to vote the right leader because of our own pocket.


Now, every other countries are very harsh on Nigerians.



Every day tribalism, ritualism,cultism,killings,looting... Other countries do read about Nigeria, so with all that had been happening, if you were a president of one of those countries, would you be kind to Nigerians? wouldn't you scrutinize them?



Giant of Africa.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:15pm On Dec 31, 2018
We[b] are on our way to the NEXT LEVEL.
A land flowing with milk and honey.
Gradually, we will get there.
[/b]
Buhari is taking us back to the good ol' days

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by OVA200(m): 10:15pm On Dec 31, 2018
Nigeria is like AC Milan from grace to grass and from iconic to ordinary, I pray God restore our lost glory.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by lilmax(m): 10:15pm On Dec 31, 2018
STUPIDITY, GREED,MISPLACED PRIORITIES, COMMON SENSE WAS NOT COMMON

even till now our OYEL is still controlled by foreigners

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by bashir1451(m): 10:15pm On Dec 31, 2018
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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by kennygee(f): 10:15pm On Dec 31, 2018
We had leaders who didn't work for that reputation so it was easier to tarnish it slowly.

They are still tarnishing it, caring about self interest instead of National interest unlike our founding fathers.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by akeentech(m): 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
They needed our oyel those days that's the reason for the respect.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by shachris02: 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
Blame it on the lifeless buffon. After Buhari, everything went downhill from there.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Cigo1(m): 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
I remember reading "A Raisin in the Sun"

Beneath a wanted to come to Nigeria so bad in it..

But now when I chat with my white friends they ask me..

..If every Nigerian is a scammer.
...If every Nigerian has Ebola..
...Why we want to invade their country
...Why our politicians always invest abroad.

And I tell them..

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Bambambiglo: 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
They were only shocked to see an African who can speak English that's all

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by martowskin1(m): 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
Sense is far from this thread..... Tribal bigots every where

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Racoon(m): 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
A bigot, vindictive and ethnic supremacist president went to the US on a self ego seeking trip after which he was referred to as a "lifeless humanity".

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by lakesider(m): 10:16pm On Dec 31, 2018
kettykin:
The civil war was where Nigeria lost it. When a small ,
Unprepared biafran enclave with only 17 rifles brutalized what was supposedly the military of the giant of Africa backed by Britain ,Soviet union ,east Germany ,Egypt ,Ireland ,Sudan ,Niger ,Chad, cameroon , Arab world etc for30 months ,so much so that Soviet union was embarrassed by the ineptitude of Nigerian military and Nigeria had no option but rely on non combatant tactics of starving women and children also justifying it with the saying that all was fair in war.
It came to a height when the poorly armed biafrans wiped out 90% of the second division with an improvised, locally made ogbunigwe operated by a battalion led by a major uchendu in a small town of Abagana south eastern Nigeria.

Nigeria won the battle but lost the war . And lost it's respect and reputation before the world .

Biafra lost the battle but won the respect, admiration and a dignified reputation before the world.
rubbish.. Has Russia lost its respect?

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by WaffenSS(m): 10:17pm On Dec 31, 2018
America respects no one.

That's how bullies operate

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by arinzos(m): 10:18pm On Dec 31, 2018
I am speechless.
cry cry
So far the North and The South are still in this Unholy Union called Nigeria,Things will never get Better.
The North and South are Different in Aspect.
Both are Unique.
Until we realised this,Nothing for Us.

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by BuhariLooter(m): 10:18pm On Dec 31, 2018
BUHARILOOTER IS THE CAUSE









BUHARILOOTER IS AN ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY












SAI ATIKUOBI OUR LIFEFULL PRESIDENT INSHA ALAH AMIN

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by DREAMZZZ(m): 10:19pm On Dec 31, 2018
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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by ruggedtimi(m): 10:19pm On Dec 31, 2018
tafawa belewa died with all nigerian president’s accent

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Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by ihustler(m): 10:19pm On Dec 31, 2018
They taught us politics so we became smarter than we were.

Then, came OIL!
Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by damosky12(m): 10:20pm On Dec 31, 2018
You asked right.
The Nigerian situation stems from the selfishness that has come to be known to characterize the persona of the average Nigerian...

This is made clearer in our political world for instance where what matters to the average politician is that he wins... that courtesy and decorum is suspended, falsehood peddled against another, the opposition is ridiculed and insulted and in many cases lives lost, etc. do not matter to our politicians is enough premise for such degradation Nigeria now face...

The panacea is that we need an ideology that lays all emphasis on peace and national cohesion.
Re: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Welcomed In America In 1961 by Trulie(m): 10:20pm On Dec 31, 2018
No we can't get there and am very sorry to say that. Not as long as Nigerian youths refuse to revolt against the old preeqs called politicians we have. It's time we use social media for the right reason. It's time we chart a course for the future of the country. It's time we get together and form a movement to change this country.

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