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Guardian Newspaper Columnist writes open letter to Muhammadu Buhari – Must read

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Nigerian man who is a Guardian Newspaper Columnist, Charles Ogbu pointed out flaws with Nigerian president – Buhari’s broadcast saying that it fueled Biafra agitation and the activities of the Niger Delta Militants. Charles writes an open letter to Muhammadu Buhari and it reads.


“OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUHARI.
By Charles Ogbu.
Mr President, Sir,
This open letter is necessitated by issues of urgent national importance not unconnected with your 3 minute recorded broadcast to Nigerians this morning where you stated that Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable.
Mr President, Sir, I wasn’t exactly born with a talent for political correctness so I like to assume your permission to pay you the courtesy of being blunt.
First, I want to register my displeasure that you, a mere servant and employee of the Nigerian people, could derisively address your employers and the same people paying your salaries even when you are hardly at work, as “my dear citizens” instead of “my fellow citizens”.
That derisive opening line in your speech lend more credence to an already established fact which is that you are an arrogant victim of messiah complex who sees his people, not as his employers whose wishes he must harken to, but as lesser mortals and slaves who are his to do as he pleases. Even Emperor Nero didn’t address Romans in that condescending manner.
Mr president sir, we are not your citizens. We are not even just your fellow citizens! We are your employers! We are your boss! We pay your bill. We feed you, Mr president. Talk to us with some respect!
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Mr president, when you told us how you discussed with Ojukwu in 2003 and agreed that Nigeria’s unity is non negotiable, what exactly did you think the reference to the late Biafra strong man would achieve?
Did you think that line would magically address all the institutionalized grave injustices in the system which you’ve made worse with your open display of tribal bigotry, vindictiveness, raw hatred for people from a particular section of the country and criminal disregard for the same constitution you swore to protect??
That you believe the unity of over 180 million people is something you, a Fulani man and Ojukwu, an Igbo man, can sit in your small sitting room somewhere in your small village of Daura and conclusively discuss, says a whole lot about how much value you attach to the so called unity.
As a free citizen of a free world and one of those paying your salaries, I find that statement criminally offensive and hopelessly disappointing. But even more disappointing is the fact that even after spending billions of our tax money and over 100 days treating an undisclosed ailment abroad, you seem not to have learnt anything from your numerous administrative blunders and trailer load of un-presidential utterances, actions and inactions which in most part, are responsible for the mess we are in today.
Mr President sir, let me remind you that you, it was, not Nnamdi Kanu, who resuscitated and fuelled the current Biafra agitation. Even the activities of the Niger Delta militants were all birthed by your tact-less, bigoted, vindictive and mostly common-sensically bankrupt utterances and actions.
And to prove that you are an unteachable ethnic jingoist with an iniquitious sense of national unity and an atrocitious sense of governance, all through your 3 minute address,
You didn’t tell your employers the kind of ailment that kept you away from your duty post for over 100 days and gulped billions of tax payers’ money.
You didn’t announce measures to resuscitate the economy which your criminal ineptitude and analogue economic plans largely played a part in destroying.
You didn’t mention measures you plan on taking towards addressing the grievances of the secessionist groups even when you admitted some of their grievances are genuine.
You didn’t make any assurances towards calming freyed nerves considering the mood of the country.
You didn’t categorically condemn the series of terror your fulani brethren are visiting on Nigerians. Instead, you played it down as mere herdsmen/farmers clashes.
You didn’t even categorically condemn your siblings (Arewa Youths) for publicly threatening genocide on Igbos living in the North come October 1st, 2017.
You did none of the above.
Instead,
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You spent almost 50% of your broadcast threatening social media users and aggrieved citizens who are only asking you to treat them as equal stake-holders in the Nigeria project or allow them quit this oppressive union. The other 50% was wasted on tales about your meeting with Ojukwu where the duo of you supposedly decided on behalf of over 180 million of us that the unity of Nigeria is non negotiable.
In a nutshell, you spent over 100 days abroad on medical tourism on tax payers’ money against your campaign promises only to come back with nothing but a trailer-load of insult, derision and threats for the same citizens who paid and are still paying all your hospital bill and salaries even when you were hardly doing any job??
Quite frankly, Mr President, that speech would easily pass off as one hell of comedy except it was a tragedy.
You’ve simply proven that you are a man far detached from reality. It would seem you are still stuck in 1985. Indeed, a leopard never changes its skin.
Now, my dear president, as one of your employers, Iet me gift you with some piece of advise:
First, Nigeria is not a nation unless we’ve all decided to adopt a very confused and lopsided understanding of the term, “nation”. More importantly, our unity as a people is a farce. It doesn’t exist. You cannot discuss the negotiability or non-negotiability of a unity that only exist in your imagination.
How can there be unity when you, Mr President, went to a foreign land and publicly promised to discriminate against those who didn’t vote you with your infamous 97%_5% speech?
Where is the unity when you were busy gifting boko haram terrorists and the marauding herdsmen with a juicy amnesty package and military protection respectively at the exact time you were, and still are, visiting the unarmed Biafra agitators with festival of bullets?
Most importantly, Mr President, mentioning “unity” and “non-negotiable” in the same sentence betrays a very poor appreciation of the queen’s language. If it’s unity, then the powers that bind the parties together must have been birthed through negotiations. In which case, any talk about the non-negotiability of such unity becomes the height of conscientious idiocy bothering on the fringes of lunacy. If it’s unity that was a product of force, then it’s no unity at all.
Mr President sir, the clause “our unity is non-negotiable” is an Oxymoronic expression.
You cannot threaten people of diverse cultural, religious and language background into nationhood!!!!
Unity cannot be forced!
On your threats to agitators, Mr President, you proved you lack basic understanding of what the issues are. It is not just the southeast that is aggrieved, both the south south, south west and even the North, your own region, are all aggrieved as examplified by the October 1st quit notice and threat of genocide against Igbos living in the North. Every section of the country is aggrieved. Rather than proving you are too bloodthirsty for dialogue, initiate a workable time-bound plan towards restructuring this country in such a way to enthrone justice, fairness, equity and merit.
Restructure this British contraption now!
Or,
Watch the whole country collapse under the weight of its own internal contradictions.
The fastest way of escalating an agitation is by trying to suppress it rather than addressing the issues that birthed it.
Mr President, sir, I am not unaware of the fact that in the coming days, we are going to be witnessing more killing of the unarmed pro-Biafra agitators and series of arrests, abduction and incarceration targeted at social media users and your political opponents but I have a message for you, sir, just as we survived your brutality between 1984-1986, We Will Survive You!
This, too, shall pass!
I wish you exactly what you wish Nigerians.
Love from

Charles Ogbu.”

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Boyfriend chops girlfriend’s head because her food was tasteless

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If you want to read the sad story of a frustrated man who beheaded his girlfriend because the cabbage soup she made was tasteless, stay on this page.

Boyfriend chops girlfriend's head because her food was tasteless

Boyfriend chops girlfriend’s head because her food was tasteless

The anonymous man also tried to take his own life afterwards, but it failed.

Mixed feelings – 😶.

The 43-year-old man  recently lost his job and took to drinking to hopefully suppres the pain.

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Suddenly he became angry when his 47-year-old partner cooked tasteless Shchi (cabbage) soup. He then chopped her head which lead to her death at their home in Kozlovka village, Russia.

Police officers found the body of the dead woman, with her head berated, in Russia, Smolensk region.

The woman’s lover has been detained at the couple’s home and a criminal investigation has been launched according to part 1 article 105 of the Russian criminal code – deliberate murder.

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People lived around said that the man was never that aggressive but after he recently lost his job and started drinking, he went bananas.

Boyfriend chops girlfriend's head because her food was tasteless

Boyfriend chops girlfriend’s head because her food was tasteless

There have been several cases where job loss can make one take the wrong turn in life and do something unimaginable. That’s why laid off workers need a therapist if any unusable behavior is read.

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This is the second case in less than a week in Russia where complaints about bad cooking have resulted in murder.

Linda Ikeji reports that just last week, a woman murdered her husband by stabbing him at least 35 times because he had commented on the food she served their guest.

The husband said that the food she served their guests was lacking salt.

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Local Government Chairman kneeling down after he shouted “APC” during PDP campaign rally

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Francis Ayagah, Local government chairman of Gwer west local government area in Benue state kneeling down as instructed after he chanted “APC” during a PDP campaign rally.

Local Government Chairman kneeling down after he shouted "APC" during PDP campaign rally

Local Government Chairman kneeling down after he shouted “APC” during PDP campaign rally

Don’t put all the blame on Francis Ayagah. He was elected as LG Chairman under the sweeps of APC, but he defected to the umbrella of PDP after power changed hands in Benue state.

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Eunice Ortom, wife of Samuel Ortom, Benue state Governor organized a rally to campaign for the re-election of her husband as Gorvenor. Eunice Ortom hails from the local government which Francis Ayagah leads.

Francis Ayagah was called up to the podium to make a speech. Unfortunately for him, he lost track of the political party’s platform he is on.

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Report has it that he shouted “Aaaaa Peee Ceeee” twice to a crowd of PDP supporters who couldn’t hold back the disgrace.

Subsequently he was summoned by the leaders of PDP in Benue state and was seen kneeling down.

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Power Outage hit Murtala Mohammed Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

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It came as a shock as Murtala Mohammed Airport in Ikeja Lagos State went into stone age for five hours. The airport experienced power outage which forced the terminal to switch to manual for continuity.

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours - Read what passengers did

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said that the power failure was due to a “minor electrical fault”.

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Sahara Reporters reported that sources close to the terminal reveal that some of the passengers had to pull off their shirt especially the males and use hand fans.

Phew.

Yakubu further stated that FAA  engineers were already working to rectify the “minor electrical fault”, assuring the public that normalcy would be restored soon.

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Yakubu added by saying that the outage did not affect normal flight operations at the airport and flight operations continued uninterrupted.

Well, the terminal crew switched to manual.

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