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Nigeria: The Problem Of Yesterday And Today


Years back, Fela was a victim, a political prisoner because he criticized the then government of Nigeria of Buhari’s regime. In fact, he was tagged the greatest enemy of the country because he was outspoken. His properties were destroyed, some seized, he was incarcerated and his mother thrown down from a storey building during the invasion of his home by soldiers. “Unknown soldiers” which is one of his music track narrates more of the ordeal. To cut the story short, he was the only Yoruba blood who saw the wrong in Nigeria.

Another victim is Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader. He was brutalized, incarcerated and his home was raided by the military after court granted him bail. The three arms of the government see nothing wrong with that.

Nigeria is really “jaga-jaga” just as Idris sang.

Buhari came back to the throne again, now the masses are suffering, some crying and citizens are slaughtered on daily basis even more than animals. The “Change” promise made during campaign don tear everybody…

Am looking for the Ma’am who taught me government as a subject back then in school, I want to tell her that the definition of Democracy as “Government of the people, by the people and for the people” is not same in every country. The meaning of Democracy in Nigeria is far different. It is Government of Hausa-Fulani, by Hausa-Fulani, and for the Hausa-Fulanis.

“Na Hausa dey Rule Nigeria” – Fela said in his last interview with the world press. Very true. They are the majority as alleged, so they have to rule every time and everyone must abide by their rules in order to breath in the geographical area known as Nigeria. That’s Nigerian Democracy!

According to the 1953 census Nigerians numbered 35 million, until 1946 Northern and Southern Nigeria were administered as separate territories.

“In Southern Nigeria there were tensions between the Yoruba west and Igbo east. Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe the leader of the NCNC tried in vain to make the NCNC a truly national party despite the fact that its core members were Igbo. The Yorubas had the Action Group headed up by Chief Awolowo and the Hausa/Fulani had the Northern Peoples Congress. Their leaders were Sir Abubakar Balewa and the Sarduarna of Sokoto Sir Ahmadu Bello. With no agreement among the political class on whether Nigeria should be a unitary state, a federal state or a confederation independence was delayed. The Northerners feared the Europeanised South would dominate and vice versa. Eventually they settled for a quasi-federal system. The Sir Oliver Lyttleton Constitution settled the matter. Nigeria was to be a federation of three regions; north, west and east while Lagos became the Federal Capital Territory administered by the central government. The 1959 General Elections solidified the tribal nature of Nigerian politics. The NCNC had the east, the AG had the west and the NPC had the north. The NCNC and the NPC formed a coalition government with Sir Balewa as Prime Minister and Dr Azikiwe as Governor-General in 1960 and President in 1963 when Nigeria became a republic. Awolowo’s AG became the Opposition party.” — From the book The Ikoyi Prison Narratives.

Lest we forget Fela Kuti called Muhammadu Buhari “a Beast of No Nation, Animal in crazeman skin.” And he came back as President because the Yorubas made an alliance with the Hausa/Fulani.
Business as usual.

Just as the presidency always say, “Nigeria must remain one at all cost”, that’s the reason the government sees nothing wrong as Nigerian armed forces kills civilians in Southeast and Southsouth. Jesus is still lord and will remain lord forever.

I won’t stop reminding you that what’s still keeping Nigeria championed by Hausa-Fulani, is OIL. Take away oil, there will be no Nigeria, Hausa-Fulani will secede at midnight before the rest of the Indigenous groups wake up from sleep.

The masses won’t stop suffering, human blood won’t stop flowing until we all wake up and accept that the problem fingers are pointing at, is the exact problem.

If ur mumu never do, u no deserve dis planet.

Written by — Maxwell Chuks

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