LETTER TO MY FELLOW NIGERIANS.......WE HAVE NINETY NINE PROBLEMS.........

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CHAI!!!! There goes that signature DAME word again. It is stuck in my head. DAME Jonathan's fifteen minutes of fame is gone but the word is still stuck in my head. CHAI!!!....... Our fifteen minutes of fame is fast fading away too. The protests staged all over the world help ramped up pressure for a decisive action to mount pressure against Boko Haram. But the crowd is thinning and we are losing our voices. We protested well, the Nigerian way. Never has any nation made protests look so good. With Ray Ban sunglasses, Micheal Kors handbags and Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts. We came out in our Sunday's best at the worst time in our nation's history. Guess what? After all our ostentatious huff and puff, placard carrying for CNN's sake. The girls are STILL MISSING!! So what is our plan B -If at all- we have any? Only in Nigeria. Just an aside. An Hausa man will decapitate you for messing with his cattle. He will scream "BARAWO BANZA" and kill for the theft of a cow. Over two hundred of their girls are missing and the apathy from the Northern parts of the country is very disturbing. Just my two cents. FELLOW NIGERIANS....We have ninety nine problems and these missing girls- sad as their story is - is not one of them. Lets take a journey into time. Operation Entebbe was a counter terrorist hostage rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4, July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine and flown to Entebbe. The local Government supported the hijackers and dictator Idi Amin, personally welcomed them. Non Israeli passengers were released. More than 100 Israeli and Jewish passengers remained as hostages and were threatened with death. The IDF acted on intelligence provided by Israeli Intelligence MOSSAD released the hostages. The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 mile (4,000km) to Uganda for the rescue mission. The operation which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded. The unit commander, Yonathan Netanyahu, brother of Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers,three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed. If it was not abundantly clear before, it is now- Nigeria, our beloved country is now a joke among nations. A failed State that cannot achieve the aspirations of its people despite huge mineral and human resources. Once the giant of Africa, the country is now groaning under the yoke of the Islamic militant group called Boko Haram. A raggle-taggle bunch of brainwashed and confounded attention seeking unemployed illegal immigrants. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, our Commander- in- Chief cannot mobilize his troop to rid the country of this menace to our society. The terrorist organisation holds the trump card and now holds the country by the jugular. It has become our problem and a very large problem they have become. Our words ring hollow to a heterogeneous fun seeking, non English speaking nomads. With WE THE PEOPLE leery of his leadership style-if ever he has any- GEJ, heads a dysfunctional regime. His Government lacks muscle and full of double speak. Under him the image of Nigeria as a country has deteriorated and we have lost our strategic advantage in Africa and indeed the world. The President looks helpless when confronted with problems. Any problem at all. There is no method to his madness. And if you ask me, he seem to have put his hands to a weight too heavy to carry.The civil society is collapsing. Nigeria is slipping out of the grasp of a man that promised us GOODLUCK, ELECTRICITY AND HEAVEN. Now what we have is SORROW, TEARS AND DAME JONATHAN. The country has moved uncertainly back and forth. Every Nigerian is susceptible to the tantalizing lure of corruption. It is deep rooted and has fundamentally changed the way the world looks at Nigeria. A looted nation coupled with our security problem, life in Nigeria is not a bed of roses.Our cup of problems runneth over. So using the girls as a distilled version of our problems may make us look good. But it says a lot about a teetering regime. Nigeria has deep problems which emphasis on these girls can scarcely mask. Before creation. America went to God, ' will I ever become a developed nation and how long will it take?" The Almighty replied, " you will become a developed nation after a protracted civil war that will see blood shed and lots of lives lost. America, took one long look at God. America wept. Japan went to God, "will I ever become a developed nation and how long will it take?" The Almighty replied, " you will become a developed nation after the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lots of lives will be lost." Japan, took one long look at God. Japan wept. Nigeria, went to God, " will I ever become a developed nation and how long will it take?" God, took one long look at Nigeria. God wept. ............Some may find this funny. I don't. Change in Nigeria is a necessity. For the sake of us, our children and generations unborn. READER'S DIGEST.... "Nigeria’s defense expenditure, estimated to be US$2.1 billion this year, is expected to grow at 22% a year to reach US$4.76 billion by 2016, according to a new report. Nigeria’s cumulative defense expenditure over the forecast period is expected to be US$16.38 billion, of which US$14.55 billion is expected to be invested in personnel and others, while the remaining US$1.83 billion is expected to be spent on equipment and infrastructure development costs. This is according to a new report entitled ‘The Nigerian Defense Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016’ and released by ICD Research/Strategic Defense Intelligence." People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck. Chinua Achebe — with Tunde Oyekunle Oyeleke and 19 others.

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