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Nigerian Citizens | Pawns of Corruption & Religious Dogma

Before the kidnapping of 230 young girls in Nigeria hit the sensibilities of social media and the world, hundreds of girls in Nigeria some as young as 9 years old were brutalized, forcibly raped, killed, burnt to death as they slept in their school dormitories, sold into slavery, forced into marriage, and forcibly converted to Islam. These are just some of the crimes against humanity committed in the name of Islam in Nigeria by Boko Haram.

Nigeria is no different from the rest of the world drawn on very visible religious lines. It is easy to file these crimes under religious extremism without addressing the true core of the problem as Nigeria’s political system is also drawn on very visible religious lines, a byproduct of colonialism.


The poor miss-educated population who are the victims cannot question these crimes committed in the ‘name of God” for fear for their lives and family’s, you see they have no protection from either side. Be aware that a government is a mirrored reflection of the country it represents. In Nigeria we have an extremely corrupt political system that produced a mass population living in extreme poverty that breed groups like Boko Haram who are also vowing to keep the population they claim to be fighting for uneducated, miss-educated, radicalized and enslaved.

You see the Nigerian government is guilty of the same crimes we are now accusing Boko Haram of perpetrating in keeping the population they swore to represent uneducated, miss-educated and living in extreme poverty. The rest of the Nigerian population stood by and watched quietly while this manifested.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was brutalized, imprisoned and his 78year old mother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a Women’s Rights activist was tossed out of a second floor window of Fela’s Kalakuta Republic premises by the Nigeria government for their activism. This while the Nigerian population also stood by and watched quietly.

What we have in Nigeria is a weak population without the power to fire the greedy oppressive government that claims to be representing them. Ms. Ebony living in Cleveland Ohio USA could never fully understand the pains of the mothers of victims of Boko Haram’s extremist dogma.

Boko Haram is a creation of the Nigerian government’s corrupt culture and any campaign for the rescue of these young girls should be directed at President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerian lawmakers. I wonder how much more of this blood fest they can stomach. You see they pawned their souls to their gods.

Open Letter To The People of Nigeria

Through the many decades of corruption in the Nigerian government establishment there is one name that stands out in the fight against corruption. At the risk to his life he made legitimate strides against corruption in Nigeria as the chairman of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


His career as a police officer in the Nigerian Police Force, an activist lawyer, or as Chairman of the EFCC and currently as a consultant for several NGOs is always in the service for the people.

Nuhu was part of an advisory committee to establish a corruption free Afghanistan Police Department. He has received worldwide awards and acclaim for his courage and dedication in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. I propose the Nigerian people nominate Nuhu Ribadu the National Security Chairman of Nigeria. The average Nigerian will echo the usual sentiments that the powers that be will not grant Nuhu Ribadu such powers for fear of the many skeletons in their closets. Clearly this is now the people’s fight and I believe strongly that Nuhu Ribadu is the right candidate with the right experience to fight for the people.

Let your voice be heard by making a statement.


31 thoughts on “Nigerian Citizens | Pawns of Corruption & Religious Dogma

  1. Ribadu himself is not a saint he was a pawn of the then incumbent president (Olusegun Obasanjo) whose administration redefined corruption and take it to a new level… In other words he was more or less a tool in the hands of his pay master to witch-hunt oppositions..

  2. Thanking you for your comment and insight. I believe it is time we move beyond political smear campaigns, rumors and innuendos, which the Nigerian political establishment is good for. The people accusing President Olusegun Obasanjo of using Nuhu Ribadu as a tool to prosecute his political enemies are the same people that were charged with economic and financial crimes. As a matter of fact in a speech given by President Olusegun Obasanjo in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week he joke at the fact that Nuhu Ribadu made him many enemies in Nigeria the way he courageously did his job. You see criminals are not nice people.

    I believe Nuhu Ribadu proved he is beyond reproach when he turned down a $15m cash bribe from the former governor of Delta State James Ibori who is now doing prison time for fraud and money laundering in the United Kingdom. I believe you will be hard pressed to find many in Nigeria or anywhere in the world that would turn down a $15m cash bribe in duffle bags.

    We live in the information technology age so if you know anyone in Nigeria that Nuhu Ribadu unjustly prosecuted by all means share that information here. I would also very much appreciate your naming another individual you believe is more suitable for the job.

  3. Great post. I don’t know enough about Nigeria so I appreciate your thoughts.

    1. Thank you

      1. As much as I respect his exceptional courage I still don’t think he was unbiased when he was in office…. Obasanjo spent $15 billion dollars on power sector that yielded nothing but continuous epileptic power supply…. the money was shared among the cronies… he said nothing, he did nothing.

  4. Do you have proof of what you speak of Mr. kush360? We have all heard about Ribadu’s uprightness even from some of his enemies and the media but the information you base you opinions of Ribadu on came from those that wanted to finish him. Where is your proof? Written or spoken please.

  5. Thank you for sharing this information and beginning this dialogue. Nigeria is a large and powerful country and if it could develop honest, upright, non-corruptable leaders, it could be a power and role model for the continent and the world. But, until some way is found, as you so strongly state, for the people to demand and to find honest, progressive leaders – who will not be corrupted by bribes and Western corporations, not only your people, but the world suffers.

    1. Thank you for your comment and insight, much appreciated. Ogbeni

  6. What I said about Ribadu is not based on hearsay from his detractors or whatever it based on common knowledge as a Nigerian who lived here in naija…

  7. Common knowledge? Based on what fact? What is common knowledge in Nigeria if not what you have been spoon fed by the same detractors? The common knowledge of Nigerians is always a result of hearsay.

  8. I wonder who is spoon fed you in diaspora or me at home bearing the grunt of bad governance… If the the govt of whatever country you are announce on national TV that money has been allocated for a public project how common will that be in public sphere??? How common was the Obama care in the public domain? You should also know that Obasanjo, after he left office was invited to Elumelu committees to answer questions about the power project…. Other notable personalities probed included Liyel Imoke who later become governor of Cross River State, Olusegun Agagu former governor of Ondo State, etc.. Ribadu has done well for Nigeria certainly and I respect that but he does not stood without blemish.

  9. Majority of Nigerians speak without knowing. You have just proved that. What makes you think i am based outside Nigeria? I was born and raised in Nigeria, i have lived in both North and south and i still try to enlighten myself about issues before i draw conclusions. You should try it. and by the way, i didn’t understand a single thing you wrote. Are you sure that was meant for this article?

  10. Who conducted the survey and came out with the result that majority of Nigerians speak without knowing?? You claim to live in naija and yet you don’t know about Obj’s $15 billion power project and how the EFCC chairman kept mum about it… then I wonder what you know about the country.. And if you don’t understand what I said it simply because you are retarded… park well

  11. Typical. When he can’t understand simple statements or make a single point he results to name calling. Mr. Kush360, anyone who reads these comments will clearly see who seems retarded between us. You write like a village trained primary one pupil of an LEA school in the remotest part of Nigeria. Were we not colonized by the British? Yet you have polluted this blog with your terribly written grammar and your glaring hate fueled ignorance yet you call me a retard. Enlighten, educate and respect yourself please. For the sake of your children.

    1. Hmm Brazenly dumb what could be more pathetic than to see a so called African man glorify the white man’s language.. Maybe you should not have asked for proof of Ribadu’s inaction when Obj stole from the country..

  12. The same language you have chosen to spit nonsense in? You are truly ignorant. Your hate for Ribadu will soon consume you. That and your stupidity.

  13. I have not even said “I hate Ribadu” nor have any of my comment suggest such.. you simply ignore the part when I said “I admire his exceptional courage” and appreciate his service to the country.. you see why I labelled you retarded?? All I’m saying is he’s great, courageous and fit to lead but not perfect like the Blog suggest… Lest I forget did you speak English by choice?

  14. Na wa o’.

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