VIDEO: Grinding Poverty In Nigeria

SaharaReporters put together a short video slide of the grinding poverty afflicting the Nigerian people in view of the latest statistics released by the Nigerian federal bureau of statistics that some 112.3 million Nigerians lives on less than a dollar per day.

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RE: DERI & NAT CONFAB.

@DERI : I am not afraid of the socalled National Confab or whatever the hell you guys want to call. However, there should be a guideline for such a conference which will include some no-go areas. If all parties agree to the guideline set to preserve the intergrity of the nation, then confab all you want for all I care and it wouldn't bother me one bit. I see you now want to go back to the old arrangement so you can dredge up some document from "Eastern Nigeria" as you put it. One moment you are Sout South and the next moment you are an Easterner. Until you decide what the hell you want to call yourself, it is obvious we cannot have a civilized discourse here. The individual treaties signed by the Brits with the socalled slave-dealing kings of the ND became null and void after 1914. In otherwords these treaties were superceded by the almagamation of 1914 which ushered a new entity we now call Nigeria,which passport,you,Deri,have in your possesion. End of story!!!!

We can not have embarked on

We can not have embarked on corrupt free Nigeria without first cleansing the Civil Service. Take my word for it, the Nigerian Civil Service is the bastion of corruption. Then again, how do you castigate an institution that disburses several hundreds of billions every year while receiving parlous pay. it just does not add up. Corporate governance must begin with revamped remuneration and conditions of service. Clean up the Civil Service and you would have a healthy society on your hands.

Faces of Corruption in the film must have OBJ and GEJ

This film is not complete without the face of OBJ and GEJ pleasessss SR

We can start by reminding

We can start by reminding ourselves the looters among us. If the action is legalized, at least we can documents their actions by showing their pictures. Rolecal; Akinjide, Dikko,Tinubu,Babangida,Abdusalam,Abacha,obasanjo,Alameshia,Ibori,and others. We need their pictures so that their children will know the source of their fathers wealth. By the way we need to name the oil subsidy blacmailers too and the people responsible for one million barrels of oil in Liberia instead of ten thousnoands.If the system cannot arrest them the pictures can do the work.

@Tiv Dr Ekuson Debango-is that why u are scared of Nat Confab?

Not aware that 9ja is the only nation where rents and royalities from oil and gas exploitation are paid to a central gov in a purported federal system instead of the producing commonuties. Yet its not by accident that between 1837 and 1873 before 9ja became a nation, the Brits signed both recognition and commercial treaties with Kings of the ND and other coastal zonal kingdoms. And which treaties entitled them to the exclusive collection of revenue from the economic activities of the coastal areas. These treaties with the attendant territorial economic rights, are equivalent to Customs duties of today. They are equally documented in CAP 23 of laws of Eastern 9ja captioned-Comey Subsidies Law. Also, one of the major decisions of the 1954 Consti Confab, was that each of the regions, North, East and West became self accounting with effect from 1st Oct 1954. But shortly after crude oil exploration began in the ND, succesive 9ja leaders reduced the revenue formular from 100% to 13%

Nigerians

We Nigerians run after those looters and thieves,asking for crumbs.How come David Mark and others get new houses every year and they are sold the old ones.With a salary of $139K/month,they will soon be driving a brand new toyota land cruiser jeep.
I wish all the masses will become boko haram without the killings and sharia law.

Mad Dog Deri!!!

@DERI:You dogface . You needed to be accorded the KS treatment if you continue to claim the oil for you and your people alone. Like I told you many times, the damn oil belongs to the republic ( read the Land Use Act). It does not matter where you bare your smelly arse, I will smoke you out. You a silly little worthless schmuck you are claiming our oil wealth belongs to your people.Dream on pal. BTW all the dates and figures you quoted are totally irrelevant. Who are the dual TIVs you refer to here? Careful with that one as one could easily mistake that rant to be against a sectiopn of Naija society.

Who Are The Causes Of Poverty In Nigeria?= IBB & Northern Elites

Sahara Reporters stop showing us these ugly pictures of poverty in Nigeria. This is not news to us. This has be on going problem during the time of Ahamadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa. The North with the help of the infidel Britons caused this disease called poverty to Nigeria. When you hand over power to an incompetent leaders with the aim to rule indirectly & also steal from the people that is called disasters. The Britons are partners in crimes with the North. They collected the country's wealth and share it among them. The Northerners in turn handed their shares to the Indians, Lebanese etc. to carry out of the country for them; in that process they loose some of the stolen monies to these foreigners. These foreigners used our money to improve their countries whereas our people are left eating from the trash CANS.... Mallam Umaru Dikko. 50yrs of Northern rule, nothing to show 4 it. all they do is blame the south that produces the stolen milk & honey. IBB, where is our money?

them thie gave us stones instead of resource control in d ND

Is it because of the way the oil resources of the ND, were plundered by our past leaders that often propels our oppressors to wonder why we are still where we were when the brits left in 1960? It seems the parasites who made it possible for our internal colonizers, to limit the efforts of the new occupant at aso rock, to transform the lives of the oil bearing communities above the level that they were, when crude oil was discovered in 1956, in the SS, now want to use our 51yrs old oil revenue as the nexus for measuring progress in the creeks. Acording to the brits, more than $17t have so far been stolen from the SS within the last 54yrs. Still none has ever given thought to the environment which produced the wealth that the untouchable thieves stole. Now fighting among themselves on how to over-come the God fearing visions of their over-taker in aso rock. Them dual TIVs dont know whether to attend the const confab, with 9ja or Somali passports-cheers

STEAL US BLIND IN THE ND-WTIH SOMALI PASSPORTS

Is it because of the way the oil resources of the ND, were plundered by our past leaders that often propels our oppressors to wonder why we are still where we were when the brits left in 1960? It seems the parasites who made it possible for our internal colonizers, to limit the efforts of the new occupant at aso rock, to transform the lives of the oil bearing communities above the level that they were, when crude oil was discovered in 1956, in the SS, now want to use our 51yrs old oil revenue as the nexus for measuring progress in the creeks. Acording to the brits, more than $17t have so far been stolen from the SS within the last 54yrs. Still none has ever given thought to the environment which produced the wealth that the untouchable thieves stole. Now fighting among themselves on how to over-come the God fearing visions of their over-taker in aso rock. Them dont even know whether to attend the const confab, with 9ja or Somali passports-cheers

CHANGE IS COMING, SOONER OR LATER

It is up to Nigerians to demand peacefully change or violently change and trust me, either way, one day it will come. Those who have destroyed the country through corruption, embezzlement, bribery, fraud, and all kinds of financial and economic crimes against poor and powerless Nigerians will pay the ultimate price. It’s just a matter of time.

NIGERIA: OLE(THE THIEF) GBE, OLE(THE SLACKER) GBA .

In my reply to Chief Richard Akinjide's "NASS MEMBERS ARE LOOTERS" a few months ago,the dichotomy of opulence/unearned wealth in a sea of misery/palpable hunger is not sitting well with any Nigerian.The so called leaders need to read the writing on the wall.

@ KONKOLO: YES-O!

Konkolo don talk! I agree but, I'd rather they stayed alive to rot in those hell-holes they call jails in Nigeria.

@SR: Good job!Please, keep reminding my memory-deficient people.

WE ARE ALL TO BE BLAMED!

There is nothing in this video that we don't already know. Generations of Nigerians have been SAYING this for decades and that's the problem. ACTION IS WHAT IS NEEDED...that's where our cowardice shows, likewise our laziness. The policians know this and will continue to exploit it to your own detriment. We don't need JERRY RAWLINGS' style takeover, Nigeria is too big and complex for that. We need a sustained mobilization effort at the grassroots level (at every state), to educate, empower the populace (esp the young - the comprise a huge chunch of the electorate), and then raise the politicians we WANT. It's a long-term approach but Nigerians always prefer the quick and fast...whatever emerge from quick and fast, will have a quick and fast lifespan as well.

Read my columns. Let's talk concrete ideas...

Liar

Where is your brother tinubu and uesless OBJ pictures fakers

This Video is totally a wrong potrayal of Nigeria

Who ever made this video is clearly on the wrong path of Journalism. What fraction of Nigeria are you portraying here? Note that you can not go to the slum which is inhabited by force by people that left the Rural areas to rot to live in Urban areas and portray that as Nigeria, the Nigeria I am from and know is not what you reveal here. Nigeria is full of hard working people who earn a sensible amount as income daily and not people living on illegal and advised not to live on by Government plots of land.

Please dump the political motive behind this video and tell the true story about corruption in the Nation and not filming illegal inhabitant to portray our lovely Country Nigeria.

Long live Nigeria and may God Punish all the Embezzlers.

Measuring wealth amidst poverty (3)

A Sovereign National Conference or a Conference of Nigerian Nationalities might be too unwieldy. It might not also have legislative powers.Thus, the current government in Nigeria (especially the executive and legislative arms) should enact laws within the current year (2012) that will see the restructuring of Nigeria into six confederate republics.

This (done through the amendment to the constitution) is the peaceful, non-violent way to bringing government closer to the people. The exclusive, concurrent and residual lists in the constitution should be reviewed to give more powers and revenue to the new confederate regions.

The alternative is widespread social unrest and violence which will be used by politicians, unscrupulous individuals and criminals to achieve their desired state of anarchy. Leaving the mess for future generations (like past leaders have) will be selfish, immoral with unbearable societal consequences.

Measuring wealth amidst poverty (2)

Those who are not materially poor are mentally impoverished unwilling to open their minds to new ideas; spending all their time in religious covens seeking spiritual relief.
This brings me to the issue of citizenship and followership. Some Nigerian politicians are refusing to accept that demographically Nigerians are different; the demographics are also skewed on regional/ethnic/linguistic lines. Hence in 2012, the North has a huge problem dealing with a crisis bordering on criminality, religious bigotry and political intolerance. Pat Utomi used to warn of the impending almajiri conundrum that might engulf the entire North.This is despite the fact that most of Nigeria's rulers have come from the North. In conclusion, to reduce the poverty level in Nigeria, a political solution is required. Breaking up into different countries might be too costly except all the parties agree to it amicably.

Measuring wealth amidst poverty (1)

It is true that Nigeria's economy is growing. 150 million people have to feed, dress, house themselves and communicate. That is a huge economy. Except there is a disastrous calamity (civil war or natural disaster), the economy will continue to grow.
The question is: who gets the benefit of the growth? What indices are we using? Per Capita Income (which is skewed and unhelpful) or the HDI Index? Nigeria does not have leaders with thinking capacity. Otherwise National Assembly members will not be receiving an average of $1m a year in remuneration and Goodluck Jonathan will not be receiving $6m (or its equivalent) as food allowance.
For as long as we have rulers who are not willing to be leaders; for as long as we have rulers who do not care about the life expectancy of the average citizen of the country; for as long as we have rulers who are not prepared to use metrics to gauge their performance then more Nigerians will continue to languish in poverty.

PUT THE PICTURE OF JONATHAN, OKONJO-IWEALA & DAZIANI

babangida is less corrupt than goodluck jonathan, ngozi okonjo-iweala and daziani madueke. babangida build many things including abuja. but jonathan and co ar looters,

ibori is justa na escape goat. many are much more corrupt than him.

Where Is Nigeria's Jerry Rawlings????

I have said it time and time again, what Nigerians need is a JERRY RAWLINGS. Arrest all thieving past/present leaders and Politicians. First of all, make them disclose the whereabouts of our stolen wealth and their aquired properties with stolen wealth and then PUT the bastards to everlasting SLEEP.
The whole world is laughing at us. A nation blessed with so much natural resources but cursed with bad/acutely corrupt leaders.