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Black slavery: closed chapter or open wound.

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While you won’t easily find a Jew telling the world how the Jews also contributed to the Holocaust, you won’t need to search deep to find where a black man has written a long treatise narrating how his ancestors were also responsible for slavery.

On the Holocaust the Jews sell just one narrative -they were victims. The world owes them an apology and must treat them like delicate eggs – especially when the issue of the Holocaust is mentioned.

The world must regard the Holocaust as the greatest horror ever perpetrated on any people. The memory of the Holocaust must be accepted as sacred. In fact today in Germany to deny the Holocaust happened is against the law,you will be jailed if you express that kind of opinion,you can’t even joke around it,you can’t try to water down the memory with silly narratives.

It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, that people were hounded and packed into chambers and gassed is all there is to be told. You attempt a different tale and you are liable to serve time in prison.

But the Blackman, especially the African is always the first to tell the world that slavery existed in Africa before the unforgivable criminality that was the Transatlantic Slave Trade. They tell you blacks too also held slaves in the USA. They tell you the Black man is responsible because it was actually the Blackman in Africa who sold his brothers to the White Man. They are always there, these miseducated Africans, reminding other Africans that the TAST wasn’t such a big deal after all, such that long after abolition black people are still talking about it much less blaming it for the racial issues plaguing Black people in places like America.

What is the motive behind these disingenuous narratives coming from inheritors of this shame? To water down the horrors and present the hundreds of years of hell as something to be waved away based on collective guilt? To expunge from the conscience of those who, were the times not different would still have humans in chains and treated like properties, a guilt that should only be washed by centuries of atonement and restitution, if at all? Or do these people have a proper appreciation of the the horror that was the TAST?

Someone said the way black people talk about slavery amounts to crybabism and I thought to myself,”seriously? Is that so?” If so,then what? The entire state of Israel is founded on such crybabism! The Jews got an entire country gifted to them because Hitler and his bunch of cavorting neblungs invested 3 years of their miserable lives gassing folks!

To suggest that a people that were burnt, hung, raped, slaughtered like chicken, dragged across the ocean locked supine in darkness to hide their shame while they vomited, shit and urinated on their bodies and on arrival at a place that could have passed as the land of their deads were treated like properties for more centuries should just wave it all away and move on is criminal!

The Holocaust isn’t something the Jews wish away by trading on deodorizing narratives, why should the Black people become merchants of narratives that make to lighten the burden of guilt on the oppressor? The Jews know the Holocaust was an unforgivable sin and they have no desire to tell anyone otherwise.

But a Black Man thinks Kanye West in a moment of vapid simplcity is worth his vacuous opinion because “blacks should get up and stop blaming slavery, after all it happened hundreds of years ago.”

Go to Israel, Germany or Poland and express half of that kind of retardation on the Holocaust and see if you won’t find yourself in jail.

It would seem as if there exists a paradox where brilliance is a burden for the modern Black Man,and he must of personally imposed necessity dull the effervescence of who he is,but most importantly,dull also,even the greatness that lies within his capacity,if only he willed it.

Dr. Uwuma Precious.

The Nationalization of Corruption.

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“Every society gets the kind of criminals it deserves”. – Robert F. Kennedy.
When we mention nationalization, the concept that first comes to mind is the transfer of assets or commodities from being privately owned to being publicly owned or controlled.
What does not come to mind is the notion of transfer of ideologies, principles and concepts, from privately imbibed to publicly or more generally imbibed or accepted. This has a huge influence on the direction any group would go as regards progress, stagnation or retrogression.
Now, follow me.
In the early stages, vice when repeatedly taken to certain extremes, is termed deviance or criminality, but when criminality has permeated the majority of a system, when it has been etched deeply in the mindset of a group, it is no longer merely criminality, that level of rot is called corruption.
That is the stage when the system no longer possesses the moral leverage or intrinsic justification to prosecute the wrong doer, when what should ordinarily be an an anomaly, has attaindattained ascendancy in the internal lattices of the system.
Unfortunately, this process can occur on a much larger scale, it can occur with nations who fail to be vigilant, and we are discussing Nigeria.
Around the world, we see the different qualities and tenets imbibedand absorbed by both rising nations and those in decline, and from the respective practices we can draw a trajectory for prosperity and progress for both cases almost accurately.
The nations who imbibed grit, industry and the penchant for riding favourable tides even as recently as fifteen years ago have fared far better than those that began well on the surface.
On the other hand, the nations in decline who have internalised graft and sharp practices along the way,even with a fifty years head start, indvertantly fall behind because internal decay eventually brings about visible breakdown in all spheres of the nations plagued by corruption.
Consequently, whatever methods, behaviors, or inclinations a people imbibe and absorb, or for this case “nationalizse”, they will eventually give account of, and the reckoning will be taken at some point further down their path.
Without delving too deeply ,any onlooker can see how Nigeria is faring in the reckoning,the present hardships and woes suffered by majority of the populace is directly connected to our nationalized practices. Of these practices, one stands out preeminently, and that one is an unbridled level of Corruption.
For the more favorable outlook, an adequately honed sense of nationalism in majority of a populace may not be enough to protect them from the worst the human nature can muster but what it can do is ,it can serve as a beacon of hope for the better, going forward.
An unalloyed sense of nationalism is what it takes to galvanize citizens whose nations find themselves in doldrums and stagnations, into the single mindedness that births a uniformity in the drive to achieve growth and emancipation from mediocrity or worse.
The singular mindset fostered by nationalism has been sufficient to drag nations away from the brinks,into developmental strides that have been heralded the world over. India serves here as a case study, having dragged half the population of the second most populous nation from poverty in the decade between the years 2006 to 2016.
The population being discussed for India is around the billion mark ,and half that is double the population of Nigeria in the most conservative assessments. In India they were able to exploit their demographic window to boost their advancement in information technology and related services along with a general utilisationutilization of their large population,to improve from a third world country in dire straits ,to an economic power alongside leading nations like the U.S and China.
But we are discussing Nigeria, whose demographic window is a more favourable one than India’s, albeit with a largely smaller population, yet such indices should portend a scenario where cases like that of India can be replicated through application of a proper mindset.
Currently, that is too much to ask in Nigeria.
Rather what we are witnessing is a primitive mindset, working one of the grandest cons the world has ever seen on its populace, playing pretend on sustainable development, an approach that will never work to move us forward.
This is a situation where the intrinsic nature and mentality of those tasked with shaping the minds of the society, those tasked with protecting the individual lives in society, those tasked with the defensce of the vulnerable ,and prosecution of the offenders are all equally twisted across board.
As for the mind shapers, and here I mean the educational and learning institutitutions,these are themselves deeply compromised entities, a cesspool of mediocrity and sleaze, constantly complaining over respective governments of the day, but themselves corrupt despots like the regimes they denigrate, running a smaller representation of all they claim to eschew. These include money and sexual favours for grades,compromised standards and processes for admissions, victimization of students,the use of old and outdated course curriculums, and a general apathy towards the building of the students under their supervision.
A looped continuum that can never improve itself,or the graduates they churn out,except for the occasionally rare cases.
And what about the defenders, the police and other armed bodies in the country, theirs is probably an evil highly rare the world over. Their Broad daylight collecting of bribes along major roads all over the country,guns for hire,saboteurs of their fellow officers,illegal arrests and detentions,planting of evidence,and of course the ever present apathy against those they are tasked to protect.
They will blame most of their excesses on poor working conditions and low salaries,lies to defend their greed and incompetence.
For our legal institutions,I leave this to the imagination,considering their silence in the face of a system rife with multiplicity of damning ills and breakdowns.
For those with designs on truly rescuing Nigeria from the dregs and abyss of self-inflicted retrogression and decay, theirs is the onerous task of cleansing, or attempting to cleanse a nation whose preoccupation and creed has been the furtherance of it’s own internal rot, and the violation of virtually every single principle or institution prerequisite in the building of nationalism and patriotism in the hearts of its citizens.
It truly is bleak,perhaps even worse than can be explained.
A heartless government,abjectly wicked institutions,decadence,and a populace whose individuals expactantly wait their opportunity for governance,swindling the electorate,bribing and even killing their way in so they can mete out all of what they suffered in the hands of their predecessors on those still on the outside,and so the cycle continues.
In the end,what do we truly understand the nationalization of corruption to be? What can the be expected from it repeated perpetration? Well In a hopelessly looped continuum, the nationalization of corruption is defined as the total corruption of nationalism.
Mr Boma Princewill

A Nigerian Pastor Blasts South African #Blessers and Blesses, Calls Kenny Kunene a pastor

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profileDr. Charles Awuzie is best described as a dynamic bible expositor and CEO of Gemsbok Group Pty. Ltd. He is followed by several thousands of people on social media for his inspiring micro blogs on issues of Spirituality and faith, relationships and marriages, life and death. This is his recent post on facebook, blasting the recent viral #Blesser Hashtag:

“Currently Trending in South Africa is the Hashtag #Blesser
 
Where does the term “blesser” come from?
 
The term “blesser” comes from social media. Girls would post pictures on Instagram, facebook and twitter of themselves sipping cocktails on the beach, popping bottles in the club, driving in top of the range automobiles, flying business class or getting their nails done, using the hashtag #blessed. Some people started asking: Who’s really ‘blessing’ them? And just like that, a cultural phenomenon was popularised – a phenomenon where younger girls hunt for older and rich guys who would ‘bless’ them. Then a meet up platform was launched online to help a potential #Blesser meet a desperate #Blessee.
 
But What’s ‘My Own Sef’? (in my Nigerian ascent)…
 
Why shouldn’t this Kwerekwere facebooker mind his own business? Or should we remind him that his Nigerian brothers are the biggest blessers in Mzazi? Doesn’t he know that even ‘pastor’ Kenny Kunene – the now repentant sushi King respected Nigerians in this ‘blessing’ game?
 
Well, sisi, I share your concerns. After the “blesser” hashtag went LIVE and viral, my first response was to imitate the tea-sipping Kermit and convince my conscience that it is ‘none of my business’.
 
But my conscience won’t let me…
 
How can I mind my own business when approximately one-fifth of South African women in their reproductive ages are HIV positive? (Source: statssa.gov.za/publications/P0302/P03022014.pdf)
 
How can I mind my own business when almost 3 out of every 7 girls who came to me for prayers wanted me to pray so God can give them a rich man (a blesser) who will be a ‘blessing’ to their lives?
 
How can I mind my own business when almost 90% of our daughters/sisters are in one way or the other hunting for a #blesser? (Source: Experience as a youth pastor).
 
How do you expect me to mind my own business when foolish men have ascended the throne of a #blesser, demonstrating a total rebellion against God who alone is the #TrueBlesser?
 
And you want me to mind my own business….?
 
 
I refuse to mind my own business…I make bold to say that if you are a young lady and you are dating older married men so they can ‘bless’ you, you are a disgrace to yourself. Your heart is desperately wicked and your end is shame if you don’t turn away from your evil ways. That man is someone’s husband, dad and boss. What you are taking away from him through your seduction belongs to those he belongs to. You are a thief and like every other robber, you will be caught and brought to shame someday. It is not late to go back to school or acquire a skill. If man is your blesser, you are cursed…But when God is your blesser, sisi, you are #TrulyBlessed.
 
And finally to you foolish blessers….You either repent or perish with your filthy money. How dare you take the place of God? Are you not afraid of HE who can destroy both your flesh and your soul? tbWho made you a #blesser? Listen, Grace is your only life line to repent today. If you continue in your haughtiness, Jehovah – the #TrueBLESSER shall soon withdraw His blessings from you and your life shall be empty again.
 
My name is Charles Awuzie and my cry is that #SouthAfrica shall be #TrulyBlessed.
 
Maranatha!”
Dr. Charles Awuzie blogs on http://www.charlesawuzie.com and tweets on @pastorcharlesc.
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Understanding Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Removal

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BuhariThe President’s decision to reallocate funds once earmarked for the fuel subsidy and commit these to other more socially productive services and undertakings was a difficult decision. It was also a necessary one. Politically, it would have been easy for the president to sit back and let the subsidy remain in place, yet in the art of governance, the easiest policy is rarely the best one. As originally envisioned, subsidy formed a basic part of the social contract between the people and government. It was a benefit all were to enjoy. Yet, because past governments were not for and of the people, the true meaning and objective of the subsidy policy became lost.

 

Over the years, the operation of the measure was distorted to where it no longer functioned for the benefit of the masses but for the undue enrichment of a small club of businessmen, some legitimate in their work, some not. Instead of remaining a positive aspect of the social contract, subsidy was transformed into an opaque haven of intrigue and malfeasance. It was turned into a shadowy process from which the unscrupulous extracted large sums of money without providing the services and products duly paid for. Fake businessmen became true billionaires over night as if by supernatural force. They paraded themselves as such. Meanwhile, the rest of the nation, the innocent people, where left to face erratic supply and were made to groan in the misery of long fuel queues and the high costs and loss of time attendant to this situation.

 

To allow this unfairness to continue would have been a breach of the promise made by this government to the people. While we all have an emotional and sympathetic attachment to the ideals upon which subsidy was founded, we all must recognise that the institution was hijacked years ago. Instead of a bonus to the masses, it became a factory of corrupt enrichment, so imbued with trickery deceit and theft, it stopped serving the interests of the people. It became a weapon of profiteering. The machinery of the subsidy had become so polluted that it was no longer feasible to talk about reforming it. Either it had to cease or we would have to surrender to the corruption now inherent in it.

 

This administration entered office with a mandate of CHANGE. The government could not forever sit back and allow this dire inequity to continue, less it forfeit the essence of its mandate. We all want fuel at a cheaper price. Under subsidy, we got the right price but not the fuel. Meanwhile, some were getting rich on the common man’s predicament. They were laughing to the bank while the rest of Nigeria waited on the petrol line. This is not the way to democratic development. It is a recipe for creating a class of economic predators that would feed off the people and in time gain such power and wealth that they would seek to buy and control, if not own, government as well.

 

President Buhari has with this decision put an abrupt and just end to the assault against our economy and political system. He has made a courageous and prudent decision. It is time to end fuel subsidy and begin to subsidise the true needs of the people. To Mr. President, I say congratulations for having the courage to remove subsidy. The president has taken this tough decision in the interest of the present and future generations of Nigerians. For some time, I have been a proponent of this action. I believed the ending of subsidy was the only sure way to put to sleep the myriad demons that had invaded the subsidy process, sucking the blood of Nigeria, swallowing much of our needed money. The rentiers will no longer be able to make free money at our common expense. They will no longer be laughing to the bank while you languish on endless fuel queues.

Nigeria has taken the historic step needed to create a competitive environment that that will eliminate smuggling, provide incentives for private refineries and attract foreign investments in the downstream sector and create employment. Instead of just shipping off oil and having the more expensive finished products sent back to us, Nigeria will move closer to realising its potential to become the plastic centre of the continent by manufacturing numerous by products. Nothing can stop Nigeria from being the net exporter of fertiliser from the bye products of the oil industry. I am hopeful but also realistic about this measure. I am also mindful of the situation of our people. This change will mean higher fuel costs in generally, and I would be lying if I said this will cause no pain or dislocation. However, it will lead to better supply and end the hidden substantial costs associated with long waits and delays for fuel. The days and hours of waiting for fuel will be a thing of the past. In a perfect setting, I wish we could have sanitised the subsidy regime and thus continued with it.

 

However, I believe that President Buhari correctly understood that there are to many malefactors and flaws in system for that hell to be turned into heaven. Better that we remove it. But I believe he is removing it not for the austere purpose of saving money but for the nobler purpose of putting those same funds to fairer, more equitable use in order that government might better serve those of us who are truly in utmost need. Now that the subsidy is being phased-out, we should simultaneously phase in social programmes benefiting the poorest and most vulnerable among us. Programmes such as transportation grants, school feeding, improved basic medical care and coverage for the poor, and potable water projects are profound social objectives that can be funded with the money that was once going to rentiers and speculators. This way we can use government funds to ensure that fruits go to the hungry, not the already well fed. Thus, I ask everyone to take a step back to coolly and objectively assess what has been decided. We must not make the mistake of allowing our political and sympathetic attachment to subsidy blind us to the hard fact that the purpose and benefits of subsidy had long ago been taken from the common man to reside in the purse of an elite few.

We cannot persist in this imbalance and think it will help us to develop. Instead, it is better to end subsidy and use the funds to establish well-targeted anti-poverty programmes that actually assist the people in need. True, this measure will increase fuel cost in the immediate term, and government must be vigilant to ensure that market forces are allowed to work properly and bring about a fair balance between supply, demand and longer-term favourable pricing. Collusion and manipulation of the market must never be allowed.

If government sets the system fairly, it will ensure better supply and with it economic certainty. Over the longer term, it will boost investment that can spur employment across several sectors. Perhaps more importantly, it will liberate money that government can now use to lower the social costs of living for our brothers and sisters who really need the help. While this may not be perfect, it is a much better deal than the one the subsidy offered us.

 

Originally published by Vanguard.

…Before Nnamdi Kanu is Killed

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by Dr. Charles Awuzie (Johannesburg)

“The use of force to deprive peoples of their national identity constitutes a violation of their inalienable rights and of the principle of non-intervention…By virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right to freely determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and every state has the duty to respect this right in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Charter.” ~Ref: Hurst Hannum; Autonomy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights, Page 38.

I have endured the urge to write about the on-going agitation for the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and the subsequent declaration of the Sovereignty of Biafra for two reasons:

1) Because of my principle of not publicly speaking about any subject I have no clear understanding of.

2) Because of my doubts about the honesty of the motives of the incarcerated leader of the #IPOB – Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

Its okay if you have a problem with my second reason, I also do. The proliferation of Secessionist Movements in recent times has made some of us to question the motives, aims and desires of the leaders of such groups before we lend our tiny voice(s) to their cause.

For the record, I believe in the principle of self-determination, whether it is Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s call for the secession of the Yoruba people from Nigeria or Mr. Nnamdi Kanu’s struggle for Biafra’s secession from Nigeria; I believe in both ideologies but I always have problem trusting in the pioneers of such movements, perhaps because of my secret romance with conspiracy theories.

Back to the purpose of this macro-blog, I am afraid that Nnamdi Kanu might not make it out of ‘prison’ alive, not because Buhari will kill him but because the security agents might snuff the life out of him in the course of interrogating him. But before that happens, here is my two-edged-sword:

First to Biafrans: Protests, no matter how peaceful have never solved any socio-political problem instead it has created more confusion and chaos. You have a just cause. The actualisation of Biafra is a dream every Biafran hates to be awoken from. That you and I love Biafra doesn’t mean that we hate Nigeria. It just means that we would rather choose to relate with Nigeria as a mother and no longer as a sister. If Nigeria understands this, she would let Biafra go in peace having understood that at one stage in life, a mother will have to release her child to take care of himself.

Like everyone else, I believe in self-determination but I do not believe that IPOB and MASSOB are doing it the right way.

Biafrans should immediately withdraw from the streets and mobilise a team of high powered international lawyers who would engage the United Nations in the processes and procedures of self-determination. This would culminate in the summoning of the Nigerian Government to a world court and subsequently, the Nigerian Government would be given an ultimatum by the international community to either hold a referendum on the Biafra-Secession saga or risk sanctions. I strongly believe that if the international community forces Nigeria into holding a referendum on Biafra-Nigeria marriage, Biafra would surely win. This way, we would have secured victory without further bloodsheds and unnecessarily frustrating economic activities in South Eastern Nigeria.

To the Nigerian Government: I believe that you have the right to protect the unity and sovereignty of Nigeria. I also understand that you do not wish to kill Nnamdi Kanu in detention. But please understand that it is dangerous to fight an ideology whose time has come. The war against Boko Haram has not been won because it is a fight against an ideology. Biafra is an ideology and not an enemy. Only fools fight ideologies with bullets. I will advise that the Nigerian Government call for a referendum on the secession of Biafra. I bet you that there are millions of Biafrans who would vote against Biafra, not because they don’t believe in Biafra but because they don’t trust the after-effects of the declaration of the sovereignty of Biafra. They are afraid that if the igbos are still divided over grey-haired issues like the OSU-Nwadiala myth, the ODIBO/ORU-OGA mentality, The inter-State dichotomy where Abia would freely deport Anambra civil servants while Anambra would not promote an Enugu civil servant beyond a certain grade level because of their state of origin and all the crinkum crankum familiar with the politics of the Igbo people. With fears like these and perhaps a few state-sponsored propaganda, Nigeria might win the referendum.

#NO2Protests #YES2Referendum #ReleaseNnamdiKanuNOW #CharlesAwuzieSPEAKS

Dr. Charles Awuzie is a South African based Nigerian pastor, succeeding businessman and prolific blogger. He blogs on www.charlesawuzie.com and tweets @pastorcharlesc.

VIDEO: Man Ejaculates Magots

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This video has gone viral. Cursed by his Ex-GF, Now He Ejaculates Magots. Africa Thisday is still in the process of establishing contacts with the parties involved. Keep checking back on this website for more on this and many more news. Watch:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

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Celebrating a Hero.
The Mandela Of West Africa (MOWA)
The New Face Of Democracy in ‪#‎Africa‬.
The man who saved Nigeria from a post-election bloodbath
The man who said that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.

Happy Birthday President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Millions of Nigerians have registered their love for you on social network to celebrate your birth.