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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Tainted nation and her global stars

A narrative was instructed of Suzanne who was a superb salesperson, repeatedly exceeding her targets, profitable awards, and outselling the competitors even once they had arguably superior merchandise. She cherished her work, and to a fantastic extent her work was her life-possibly an excessive amount of so. And she or he was famous person when it got here to promoting (“somebody who might speak a canine off meat truck”, as certainly one of her Texas-based prospects put it).

And so the twist occurs within the story when after some fourteen years into her profession (all spent with the identical employer) issues began to go fallacious for Suzanne.

Sure dangerous habits- expressing her annoyance at firm insurance policies too vocally and too usually and being overly self-disclosing-that she had had for a few years started to indicate themselves to a a lot better diploma than ever earlier than.

When a brand new contact monitoring system was put in, permitting each managers and different salespeople to simply view essential info by way of the Web, Suzanne complained bitterly to her supervisor, to his supervisor, all the best way as much as the vice chairman for worldwide gross sales.

She talked too brazenly, too loudly, and too usually about her private life (whom she was courting, the way it was going, the place she was contemplating transferring, and the way a lot it was going to price her), and about her private emotions about different folks (“I really like your tie”, “I hate your tie”, That skirt and shirt don’t go collectively, “The automotive you simply purchased has plenty of issues,”

“You actually ought to quit smoking,” and so forth).

After which an avalanche of warnings from administration solely made issues worse, additional infuriating her.

The after a protracted and bitter battle she left the corporate, ostensibly voluntarily however in reality having been managed out. (Story from “The 12 Dangerous Habits That Maintain Good Individuals Again by James Waldroop, Ph.d and Timothy Butler, Ph.d”).

The Story of Suzanne you could have simply learn above sometimes defines the twists and turns, fortunes and misfortunes that encapsulate the storyline referred to as Nigeria which is alleged to be the most important black nation on Earth. NIGERIA at independence held phenomenal hopes for Mom Africa. This was a nation that actually turned politically liberated with none type of liberation wars not like another African nations like South Africa that needed to undergo intensive warfare between their colonizers earlier than gaining sovereign rule. Few years down the road, resulting from crass opportunism, gross management incompetence, tribalism, non secular bigotry, corruption and dangerous governance, Nigeria sixty years after is a basket case. Studying from web page 14 of Francis Fukuyama’s ebook, THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER, we have been instructed the next stunning story: “Everybody want to work out rework Somalia, Haiti, Nigeria, Iraq, or Afghanistan into ‘Denmark’, and the worldwide group has an extended historical past of presumed Denmark-like attributes they’re attempting to have failed states achieved”. This was what the ebook revealed in 2011 stated about Nigeria. NIGERIA has now being made ungovernable sadly by loads of officers controlling the totally different levers of governance. NIGERIA is probably the one Nation within the World that officers of the central authorities actively conspire with non state actors to undermine the territorial integrity of Nigeria. This a lot was disclosed by a Courtroom in Dubai which convicted a prime official of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for financing Boko haram terrorists. Nevertheless, in Nigeria, no court docket or CBN has sanctioned the sponsors of terrorists in Nigeria. That is how low we’ve got reached. The home has fallen as was perjoratively affirmed by an writer of the ebook “This home has fallen: Nigeria in disaster” by identify Karl Maier.

As I gained the inspiration to pen down my random ideas on the few days that marked the emergence of great world Icons out of Nigeria, the normally uncommon Nigerian story of terror assault at a major faculty in Birnin Gwarl native council space of the North western state of Kaduna flashed by way of the worldwide information channels as breaking information.

The invasion of the general public major faculty is the half a dozen occasions that terrorists within the North West have efficiently invaded colleges and kidnapped college students and now they added the academics to their listing of prized captives whom they took away while the central authorities watches like a spectator.

The report shouted that Bandits Storm Main College in Kaduna, Abduct Academics, Pupils.

The media then studies that bandits have kidnapped college students and academics from UBE Main College in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State. Members…

Bandits have kidnapped college students and academics from UBE Main College in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.

Members of the group instructed the media that the incident occurred whereas pupils the place trooping into the varsity round 9am on Monday.

Abdulsalam Adam, a resident, stated the gunmen got here on about 12 bikes.

“I’ve been instructed that three academics and a few pupils have been kidnapped however we are attempting to determine the true state of affairs. Proper now, our vigilante boys and different volunteers have gone after the bandits,” he stated.

“We’re within the faculty proper now, what we are attempting to do is comb the bushes as a result of among the youngsters bumped into the bush. So, we don’t know what number of have been kidnapped in the intervening time.”

Mai Saje Rama, one other resident, stated: “There’s a specific guardian whose identify is Halilu. He stated he noticed them carry his son on a motorbike. Most of them determined to courageous it by going after the bandits. We’re within the faculty and we’ve got despatched for safety brokers however they haven’t arrived but.”

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Mohammadu Birnin Gwari, a resident of Birnin Gwari, stated two of his brothers have been among the many academics kidnapped.

He gave their names as Umar Hassan and Rabiu Salisu Takau.

Kaduna State Commissioner of Inner Safety and Residence Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, didn’t reply to calls and a textual content message despatched to his telephone.

Every day Belief studies that this newest abduction occurred 24 hours after safety brokers thwarted an tried abduction of 307 college students of Authorities Science Secondary College in Ikara Native Authorities Space of the state and one other assault on the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Igabi LGA of the state.

On Thursday night time, bandits had invaded the Federal Faculty of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA and kidnapped 39 college students comprising 23 females and 16 males.

Safety brokers had earlier rescued 180 of the scholars however the gunmen who made away with 39 college students are actually demanding for a ransom of N500 million.

What’s of particular curiosity to us now on this essay is that inspite of the challenges of poor management that we’ve got been bothered with for the reason that 12 months 2015, this week starting from Sunday March 14th 2021, can be unforgettable from the constructive perspective.

This was the week within the annals of Nigeria for the reason that Independence that many Nigerians working so onerous individually of their chosen careers, succeeded in writing the identify of Nigeria on the International Map of Fame.

Though the uunprecedented dangerous state of safety and the close to -collapse of governance in Nigeria would have blighted the aforementioned important world mileages scored by these Nigerians, however each Nigerian alive have to be appreciative of the truth that this week will at the very least wipe our tears and burnish our world picture somewhat bit away from the normally uncommon occurrences of violence and terrorism particularly within the North West and North East of Nigeria in such a approach that the identify Nigeria has turn out to be synonymous to terrorism within the worldwide group.

These world stars who made Nigeria proud amidst an avalanche of safety threats and blood cuddling violent assaults unleashed on Nigerians by terrorists, are within the discipline of leisure and sports activities.

I’ll begin with sports activities.

The Sports activities journalist who reported the excellent news euphemistically averred that Kelechi Iheanacho wept profusely after registering his first ever Premier League hattrick on a day Leicester cruised to a 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield Utd.

The gulf at school between the 2 sides was instantly obvious, with Leicester coming near breaking the impasse within the early going.

Timothy Castagne discovered pleasure down the left working as a wingback, selecting out an outstanding cross that discovered Ayoze Perez contained in the field.

The Spaniard glanced a header in direction of the far publish, however Aaron Ramsdale reacted rapidly to tip the ball onto the publish.

The Sheffield Utd goalkeeper was once more within the warmth of the motion moments later, being alled upon to disclaim Jamie Vardy’s low strike from a decent angle.

Leicester remained affected person all through the half, and have been ultimately rewarded for his or her efforts when taking the lead 5 minutes earlier than half-time.

Vardy broke free down the left earlier than fizzing an correct ball throughout the face of objective for strike accomplice Kelechi Iheanacho to faucet in from shut vary.

The hosts got here near doubling their benefit after the break when Vardy and Iheanacho once more mixed.

Iheanacho this time turned supplier, however Vardy’s effort was expertly headed off the road by Chris Basham. (solar information paper).

Additionally, Henry Onyekuru scored twice after approaching as an alternative as Galatasaray noticed off Kayserispor in a Turkish tremendous league week 29 fixure away from dwelling. Sadly, the Nigerian issue is taking part in out within the collection of Nigeria’s nationwide staff to symbolize the nation in an upcoming match. The Germano-Francophone tactician dealing with the Tremendous Eagles appears to have being bitten by the horrible bug of Nigerian favouritism by refusing to ask Henry Onyekuru however selected to ask Ahmed Musa who was offloaded by a Saudi Arabian staff. Saudi Arabia and Turkey should not in the identical rank in skilled soccer as a result of Turkey performs European Cup Championship though the Saudi soccer League is awash with {Dollars} and is being constructed up. Then to the World of Leisure, Nigeria scored two targets.

The World’s Well-known Nigerian famous person, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has received his first-ever Grammy Award for his position on ‘Brown Pores and skin Lady’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King’, on the 63rd Grammy Award.

He received the award alongside Beyonce, who owns the music and featured artists, Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy.

The award will even go to Jenn Nkiru who directed the video.

The official Twitter account of Grammy tweeted, “Congrats Finest Music Video winner – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ @Beyonce #BlueIvy @wizkidayo”.

Since then, his Nigerian colleagues have flooded his timeline with congratulatory messages.

To cap up an attractive world week for Nigeria, Burna Boy received the Finest International Music Album on the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Twice as Tall received the award previously often called Finest World Music Album over Tinariwen, Antibalas, and others

His album Twice as Tall received the award over information by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated final 12 months.

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Generally known as Damini Ogulu, he was born in Port Harcourt, the place his dad managed a welding Firm and his mom labored as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije as soon as managed Fela Kuti. His mom would later turn out to be Fela’s supervisor. Ogulu grew up in Lagos whereby he began constructing a profession in music.

Then again, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, often called Wizkid within the music business, is a Lagos State indigene who additionally rose from grass to stardom.

An indisputable fact is that the duo of Wizkid and Burna boy could be described as among the most charismatic music makers out of Nigeria. These two like some few others are endowed with particular energy that make them notably very influential of their chosen discipline. Phyno is one other of such a musician with large expertise.

The story of the 2 important Nigerian musicians who’ve made us proud on the worldwide scene specifically Wizkid and Burna boy, didn’t begin from the day they stood on the worldwide Podium in america of America to gather among the best world awards that the music Trade Captains can bestow on the practitioners who’ve made large impacts within the genres of their specialization as musicians.

From what is thought about most of our profitable musicians and Footballers, the story of their successes started proper from once they have been of their infancy.

As I contemplated on reflecting on this world success of the duo, what flashed by way of my unconscious was the chapter 1 of the autobiography not too long ago written by Nigeria’s minority whip on the Nationwide Meeting’s higher legislative chamber Mr. Enyinnaya Abaribe which he titled: “A Baby’s Prophecy”.

The ebook itself is entitled: “Made in Aba.”

This charismatic Politician made revelations on this ebook which completely inform the story of the duo of Wizkid and Burna boy regarding how they prophetically walked by way of the mine discipline of trials and errors of the music business earlier than they individually triumphed.

These are the statements of Senator Abaribe: “Once I turned Space Supervisor of SCOA inside two years of becoming a member of the corporate in 1987, it broke a document in speedy elevation within the firm. Solely a few years prior, I used to be only a younger struggling lecturer, shuttling between two establishments, respectively lecturing and aiming for a PhD diploma. Everybody within the Abaribe household took discover of my rise. The place got here with the traditional perks of workplace, together with a chauffeur- pushed Peugeot 504 automotive.”

“By means of saying my posting to Port Harcourt in that capability, I had my driver take me dwelling to the village, to which, by then, my mother and father had already retired. The primary person who sighted me was my uncle’s spouse, Chioma, as she stepped out to her balcony on the sound of my approaching automotive. Jaw dropping on the sudden opulence of the brand-new automotive, she referred to as out to others, together with Dee Reggie, her husband, to witness my arrival.

That Enyinnaya was the one sitting within the proprietor’s nook of the automotive instantly triggered pleasure amongst my folks. A hero had returned with the Fleece, it appeared”.

“My mom, on arriving the scene, gleefully introduced to one and all what she had usually jogged my memory; an utterance I made as a toddler. In accordance with her. On certainly one of our quite a few go to to the village, as was widespread in these days youngsters can be lined up as if to verify in with the place headed in life.

As was normal on such events, too, most youngsters, when requested would announce: I wish to be a health care provider I wish to be an engineer or I Need to be a lawyer”!

“Usually, after such pronouncements, many Igbo mother and father would usually pray these declarations into their youngsters’s lives. You’d hear a younger mom chant to her youngster: Physician nwvam bia rie nri o, ka ina eto gusie akuwukuo ike O! Which suggests: My youngster, the Physician, come and eat your meals so you may be robust and research onerous”!

“These declarations have been usually made in jest, mimicking the kids’s zeal at seeing into the longer term, Nevertheless, Igbo cosmology teaches that phrases possess the ability to carry ideas into actuality.

So it’s with these two bizarre Nigerians who’ve now grown to turn out to be extraordinary world musical and for these of them excelling in sports activities, they’ve made us all proud and these have been definitely their Childhood goals and aspirations.

The query is- how are available politics, Nigeria isn’t ruled by the primary eleven however by probably the most incompetent bunch? Is it due to the close to infinite capability of the polity to resist all these shenanigans and now TERROR assaults by gangsters?

In fact a type of politicians presently of uncertainfy made the next assertion and this tells us that the Nigerian state of affairs has entered a horror season. He stated thus: “Nigeria is just like the testicle of a ram. It might sway from one facet to the opposite because the ram runs, however won’t ever fall off”- Femi Adesina.

Is that this how Nigeria will proceed to dangle just like the testicle of the working ram?

*EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO is head of the HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) and [email protected] theingerianinsidernews.com, www.huriwanigeria.com.

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