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America and Destabilization of Nigeria
Author: Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz Fagge | October 15, 2007
Events unfolding in Nigeria in recent years have for long signal bad omen to the stability of the country and its existence as a sovereign entity. The... (7) Comment



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Funke    London, United Kingdom    November 10, 2007
The question is this, why is America, China and Europe suddenly interested in Nigeria, Angola and other African countries? The answer is we have the black gold in abundance. With this knowledge I think we should be cautious in embracing the US and other countries as friends. As I understand friendship, a friend is not someone who is around as soon as they find out you have something they want. We need to be careful, we do not want to end up like Iraq..
Wumi Alabi    Arlington, TX, USA    November 08, 2007
If the Chief Justice of Nigeria is sick and sent to London, how else do you want to discribe Nigeria than to say the country is sick, the infrastrucures are sick, How many times has British, Americans, Canadians, French, Germans, Italian being sick and brought to Nigeria?. May God help us as a nation.
Gloria    accra, ghana    October 31, 2007
as to is 419 a game i think yes it is a game. The reason why i am saying this is because it was done to a nigerian and that is why we nigeria's also do the same to others
Gaga Ekeh    Atlanta, USA    October 16, 2007
El Hajj: Can we blame America for being jumpy? No one takes destabilization lightly, not especially when you are responsible for it--stability that is. I do not believe America is trying, deliberately at least, to destabilize Nigeria. It is in no one's interest. If she has erred in interpreting Nigerian intelligence, then it is what it is, an intelligence failure, not a sordid plot to poison the polity. And yet, who hath not feared the rumors of the Great Satan?

I write this sitting freely on Wall St awaiting the opening bell. Greed is good.
idris    mo - city, usa    October 16, 2007
Why in the name of Almighty ALLAH are we blaiming USA for our short comings.

So usa asked you not to fix your roads, provide clean pipe borne water, stabilize electricity, provide employment for the the teeming youth graduates of various universities in and out of nigeria, made corruption legal, wanton killing of people who are bold to challenge the govt. both past and present of bad things eg killng of dele giwa in bid to expose babangida on gloria okon drug largesee, killing of sorowiwa cos he voice his displeasure on govt mistreatment of his people who is sitting on oil keg the provide the finances where the thieves, in sheepclothing under the guise of pdp administration, babangida corrupt regime, abachas despotic govt of killings, looting, plundering of the economy, which is a carry over to aremu seje obasanjo's and anenih pdp govt. where 1 trillion naira was alloted to the death traps called roads in nigeria and nothing to show for the collasal sum spent but dismal statistics of over 17000 deaths every year as a result of bad roads.

The so called communication by cell phone they pride themselves of bringing to nigeria is so epileptic the it has developed to grandmal type that when you try to reach your folks your card you spent your precious money to buy will be half gone before you talk to anyone. the police case is a basket one, virtually no police proctection, they all pitifully a huge joke.and lots more and you want to blame america for your greed, nonsensical and mumurish leaders who are all thieves. to this i will say physicians heal thy self. you think if you continue to play the blaming game you will be justified.

Is America abacha, babangida, abdulsalam, ahigbe, aihomu, obasanjo, ojukwu, etc, etc, after all we had Obafemi Awolowo, Ironsi, Gen Murtala Mohammed,Ogbemudia, Gov Bako of kano state, Idiagbon etc, etc. i rest my case keep on blaiming Usa i hope you are paid enough to do this blaiming game.
young    London, England    October 16, 2007
is it not better if Nigeria divide than tying in one Nigeria?

why are we so worried about Nigeria being divide.for me it will be better to seperate the country peacefully so that all this killing and destroying in the name of religion and etinic will stop.
Rolee    New York, USA    October 16, 2007
Mallam Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz I don’t know where you have been but the last time I checked Nigeria is a nation of convenience amalgamated in 1914 by the same man you quoted in your article lord Laggard as a result there is nothing new about the disintegration of Nigeria.

Dr. Nkwame Nkrumah during the nationalistic movement to free Africa from economic and political domination made one succinct observation that Quote “That colonization was not an act to civilize but an act to exploit.

As you are aware the North did not accept the Western culture including education, religion, food, social and way of life but ironically the British sided with the North over the south that accepted the new vision and the question is why? Well, the answer is not far fetched because the feudalistic system of the Fulani/Hausa Kingdom was snugly situated for the British Indirect rule system since power was center in the hand of the Emir.

Indirect rule failed in the south hence the Aba women riot of 1922. Against this backdrop despite that the South accepted the Western republican culture could question the British intensions hence the sit of the Royal frontier force HQ. was based in the North. Nigeria has been disintegrated since 1914 but took a turn for the worst in 1967 when T.Y Danjuma and his northern henchmen brutally murdered Gen. Agu Ironsi who was by all account pro-north simply because he was Igbo.

To portray America in the light of aiding and abetting the dissolution of the amalgamation of 1914 is preposterous since the Nigerian leaders who are mostly northerners have ignored every warning sign to stop the bleeding. Since the so called independence in 1960 the Northerners as prescribed by the late premier of the North opined that the north will rule Nigeria from the dry desert of the north to Atlantic Ocean of the south and as we speak the prophesy came true thus; Sir Abubakar Tafawa Bellewa, Gen. Gowon, Gen Murital Mohamed, President Shehu Shagari, Gen Buhari, Gen IBB, Gen Abacha, Gen. Abubakar, now President Musa YarA’dua. Of the fourteen head of states that have rule Nigeria three only came from the south namely Gen. Agu Ironsi- six months in office before he was killed, Shoneko couple of months in office before he was forced out and finally Gen. M. O .Obasanjo who by all count a northern.

Mallam Abdulazzi if you look at this picture you can see that there is no leveling play field at all hence the clock is ticking and will explode one day may be not in our generation. Previous efforts such as the Aburi Accord, SNC, Six Geopolitical zones or return to the old regions to remedy the discrepancy failed because of the inordinate desire by one group to continue to dominate and marginalize the rest of the nation without qualms.

Nigeria is like an animal colony where the winner takes it all so far the north has been the winners hence the Nigerian oil wealth is in the hands of the north do you have any problem with this? Could you imagine a situation where the south has dominated the north for this length of time all hell would have broken loose?

America is a good friend of Nigeria right from time hence President Richard Nixon at the request of Harold Wilson did not meddle with the Nigeria civil war despite that he use genocide perpetrated against the south including starvation in as a weapon to destroy a tribe for standing up for what was right then and still right today in his presidential campaign. Do not inject America into this saga because even America was blind to see when the south was slaughtered on the altar of “To keep Nigeria One” It dawned on America after 9/11 that a group of religious sect in the world including some fanatics Nigerians is trying to use religion to annihilate non believers. How many times have the North slaughtered southerners and deprived them of their belongings but no one heard you blaming America for your barbaric actions. No matter how you try to spin the facts one thing you can be sure is that you can never suppress the truth it may take some years but at the end it will surface. Did anyone believe in our life time that apartheid in South Africa would collapse but when the time came coupled with the world readiness it happened under our own open eyes?

Remove the mote in your own eyes first to allow you see it on your neighbor’s eyes. Leave America out of the disintegration of Nigeria unless you are blind to see it the law of retributive justice will prevail and very soon too.
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