However, Excellencies, your own external intelligence agencies operating in Nigeria will no doubt have briefed you on how difficult it is to assist the current Nigerian Government in this noble task of seeking to help it return the country into the safe place for ALL its citizens that its government is duty-bound to ensure. The reasons for this difficulty are complex, but the principal one is that Nigeria sees herself as not lacking in either manpower or fire-power when it comes to defending itself. So the country may actually resent assistance from abroad.
I suggest to you, Excellencies, that it is because of such complexities that the United States and Great Britain, for instance, find themselves unable to render as much military assistance to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram as they would normally, be only too willing to provide. The London missions of Your Excellencies may have reported to you that there was a mini-debate, arising from a Question in the British House of Commons in London, on the Nigerian situation on 12 January 2015. I trust Your Excellencies will find time to acquaint yourselves with some of the things the British MPs had to say. The point was made again and again in the debate that no-one could assist a person who did not seem to want assistance.
In other words, if you must go, do candidly make clear to President Goodluck Jonathan that – as a Ghanaian proverb has it – “it is only when you try to climb a tree with adequate proficiency that those on the ground may feel inspired enough to push you up it!”
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The problem in France, as in many Western countries, is that the rulers do not ensure that their children are taught real world history in their schools, but a sanitised version that glosses over, if not totally ignores, the role played by their countries in the pauperisation of the peoples of so many countries in the world. Even worse, the people of these former colonising countries are never apprised of how disingenuous was the process whereby their countries transferred power from the traditional rulers of the colonies (who could at least be dealt with by the people themselves when they failed to perform) to an insensitive and unresponsive Western-educated elite that, once elected (through a vote that can be rigged) is empowered to swindle the state of its resources at will for four or five years at a time, and reduce the populace to penury, whilst indulging themselves in “conspicuous consumption”.
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Daily Guide 17.05.2014 Home / Columnist / Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk May 17, 2014 It Is a well-known precept in geopolitics that a country does not have “permanent friends”, but “permanent interests.” Nigeria may be neither a permanent friend …
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Merry Christmas! WHAT DOES SOUTH SUDAN’S FAILURE SAY ABOUT AFRICA;S POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS, GENERALLY? By CAMERON DUODU As soon as the leader of the Sudan People’s Revolutionary Army, (SPLA) John Garang, was killed on 30 July 2005, in a mysterious helicopter crash, while he was returning to his base in Juba, from a trip …
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http://www.global-briefing.org/2011/07/out-of-africa-why-election-fever-damages-african-stability/ Out of Africa: Election fever and African stability Cameron Duodu As we drove towards Abuja airport, I asked the driver, who was busy dodging mounds of earth in the middle of the road: “But why do they pile up the soil, when they are not ready to use it?” “Ah, Oga,” [elderly one] said …
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MY STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS (4) REMEMBERING GENERALS ANKRAH AND MOBUTU By CAMERON DUODU STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: I am still waiting to hear about General Sani Abacha of Nigeria…. ME: Listen man, Abacha was, without doubt, the most notorious character in West African history – if not African history, and you can’t make me …
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ACCRA 000483 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: BR CH ECON GH IN PGOV PHUM PREL RS SUBJECT: GHANA AT 50: A WORLD VIEW REF: A. ACCRA 285 ¶B. ACCRA 286 ¶C. ACCRA 314 ¶D. ACCRA 321 ¶1. (SBU) Summary: This is the seventh and final in a series …
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By the way – after his 21 May 2011 debacle, Harold Camping did not clamp up. Rather, he came up with another new date – ‘The Rapture’, he said, would now occur on 21 October 2011. The earlier date had – you’ve guessed it – been the result of a numerical error, he said.
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Ivorian television broadcasts registration [numbers] of UN civilian vehicles LEMONDE.FR with AFP and Reuters | 24.01.11 | 7:38 • Updated 24.01. Nigeria calls on the Security Council to authorize the UN force in Ivory Coast to hunt Laurent Gbagbo ‘s office, says the foreign minister, Odein Ajumogobia , in a letter published Monday, January 24, …
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NEXT Jonathan is PDP’s choice By Ini Ekott January 14, 2011 06:49AM President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday (14 January) won the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential primaries. His victory came after a spirited contest with former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and veteran aspirant, Sarah Jubril. Tunde Adeniran, the Chief Returning Officer of the party who declared …
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