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IPOB terrorist tag Nigeria’s global embarrassment -Nebo— 10th October 2017

Former Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, has joined in condemning the federal government for branding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorist organization.
Nebo said such derogatory tag truncated the global respect Nigeria has been battling to redeem recently.
Prof Nebo spoke at the inaugural distinguished lecture series organised by the Institute of Security Studies of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja yesterday, expressing disappointment over the ranking of Nigeria highest among the top terrorist countries in the world.
Delivering a lecture on “Leadership and Nigeria’s developmental challenges”, Prof Nebo said: “Nigeria is popularly labeled as the giant of Africa only in terms of population because all other indicators of a prosperous and healthy nation don’t exist in Nigeria.
“In fact, according to Global Peace Index, Nigeria ranks top among the most corrupt and most dangerous countries to live in in Africa. It is also rated as one of the most corruption endemic countries in the world.
“In addition, recent ranking of Nigeria in the Mo Ibrahim governance indices is painfully worrisome. In terms of prosperity, economic dominance, life expectancy and so on, Nigeria does not even make the list among the top ten in Africa.
“Nigeria is also ranked highest among the top terrorist countries in the world because of Boko Haram (third deadliest) and Fulani herdsmen (fourth deadliest) terrorist organizations according to Global Terrorism Index – all operating and resident in the northern Nigeria.
“To make matters worse, Nigeria recently branded IPOB a terrorist organization, which means that by our own admission, Nigeria now houses three terrorist organizations in the world, perhaps the only country to so qualify. It is no virtue at all. This is a very dangerous record which is capable of truncating the global respect Nigeria has been begging to redeem of recent,” he said.
The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria (UNN) argued that the link holding the north and south is still very fragile, declaring: “Nigeria is not yet a failed nation. But Nigerians should not hold on to the erroneous notion that the nation is indissoluble and indivisible without ensuring certain prerequisites as safety nets.”
“Fact is: the link between north and south Nigeria is still fragile and sadly so 57 years after independence. When the northern youths issued a quit notice and later suspended without withdrawing it, this fact became quite obvious once more. In addition, the use of denigrating, insulting and unprintable language by the leader of IPOB has made an already bad situation much worse.
“The weak link between the regions of the country seems to be only economy. Then I asked myself; if oil is found in commercial quantities in the northern troughs and basins or crude oil suddenly loses its value in international market, will north and south Nigeria still have enough motivation to continue as one nation? This is a question that I would rather urge each and every one of us to answer,” he said.
Narrowing leadership on the victory President Muhammadu Buhari recorded against President Goodluck Jonathan, he argued that the ability of President Buhari retaining power after 2019 presidential election will depend on his personality.
“In the absence of any known formula for prescribing the best leadership for Nigeria, all that is left is the space to outline how the best (exceptional leaders) can emerge, how the nation can minimize the chances of toxic leaders emerging.
“From this postulation, you can easily see the nexus between people and their leadership: the people partly form the situation and directly influence the kind of leaders they get. If we use the 2015 general election again as an example, it was the clamor of the Nigerian people for change that produced the crest that Buhari rode on to get back to power.
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22 comments

  1. That your big nose is the embarrassment.

  2. We shall see the end because no amount of terrorist attacks against innocent unarmed biafra youths by Nigeria military force of terror will not stop biafra restoration now

  3. Nigeria is a mess, shame. Disintegrates this scam of a country. Buhari deliberately spoil businesses in Nigeria because he dislike we biafran.

  4. The zoo called Nigeria is in almighty mess. BUHARI thanks for giving us BIAFRA.

  5. Former Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, has joined in condemning the federal government for branding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorist organization.

    Nebo said such derogatory tag truncated the global respect Nigeria has been battling to redeem recently.

    Prof Nebo spoke at the inaugural distinguished lecture series organised by the Institute of Security Studies of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja yesterday, expressing disappointment over the ranking of Nigeria highest among the top terrorist countries in the world.

    Delivering a lecture on “Leadership and Nigeria’s developmental challenges”, Prof Nebo said: “Nigeria is popularly labeled as the giant of Africa only in terms of population because all other indicators of a prosperous and healthy nation don’t exist in Nigeria.

    “In fact, according to Global Peace Index, Nigeria ranks top among the most corrupt and most dangerous countries to live in in Africa. It is also rated as one of the most corruption endemic countries in the world.

    “In addition, recent ranking of Nigeria in the Mo Ibrahim governance indices is painfully worrisome. In terms of prosperity, economic dominance, life expectancy and so on, Nigeria does not even make the list among the top ten in Africa.

    “Nigeria is also ranked highest among the top terrorist countries in the world because of Boko Haram (third deadliest) and Fulani herdsmen (fourth deadliest) terrorist organizations according to Global Terrorism Index – all operating and resident in the northern Nigeria.

    “To make matters worse, Nigeria recently branded IPOB a terrorist organization, which means that by our win admission, Nigeria now houses three terrorist organizations in the world, perhaps the only country to so qualify. It is no virtue at all. This is a very dangerous record which is capable of truncating the global respect Nigeria has been begging to redeem of recent,” he said…

  6. ONLY THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA LOVE NIGERIA:

    I get amused at us when we insist we fight corruption. For goodness sake, our very existence as a country is being sustained by the Ethnicity of Corruption! How on earth do we fight ourselves?

    Some criminals planned coups against the country. What did we do? We eulogized and made them “heroes”! Muritala Mohammed committed genocide and we placed him on our Naira notes and named an international airport after him. Sani Abacha ruined us but we named a stadium and numerous streets after him. The one from Daura committed a crime against the state, we rewarded him with Elder statemanship and made him president once more. Babangida committed a crime against the state and not only did we name national monuments after him, we go to him for advise on how to run a country! A criminal like Gowon wasted our time for 9yrs and now, he’s a revered elder stateman who “prays” for the country after supervising the unnecessary death of millions. They stole our people constitution and presented us with a fraud and we sing “Hosanna” like some zombies!

    Our well-known criminals have been greatly rewarded. The proceeds of corruption have been mind-blowing! We have been programmed to understand that crime pays, and pays far better than MMM. Corruption has been encoded in our DNA. We eulogize the corrupt on a daily basis. To now turn around and mouth empty words of fighting corruption, is so ridiculous that it makes me laugh and weep in tandem.

    We may keep deceiving ourselves though, but we ain’t fighting nada! To fight corruption, we must dismantle the corrupt structures and punish those that entrenched it. Those who have profited handsomely from corruption cannot tell us about corruption! They should shove that nonsense up a place where the sun doesn’t shine and stop making noise already!

    ©®Baron Roy

  7. Took now u wake up from sleep , all we say is no election in Biafra’ land

  8. Great man have say it all no election

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  10. What is terrorist, who is terrorist and wha is terror read the meaning with unbias mind Mr Nebo before faulting the FGN.

  11. Who is a nigerian? A nigerian is a hypocrite. Nigeria remains a curse to humanity. Nigeria is a hazard. Nigeria is the mistake of 1914.

  12. And he said, ‘f i finish with Nigeria, it will never remain the same” nnamdi Kanu

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