The United States of America president-elect, Mr. Donald J. Trump is leaving no stone unturned in making good his campaign promise. The United States business mogul during his presidential election campaign for the U.S White House race has consistently frowned at the rate of illegal migrants into the United States, and vowed to deport them if he becomes the president. His statement attracted a very wide range of condemnation across the world. Some called him a racist, others said he is xenophobic, and he lacks the temperament to lead a country as the United States of America. However, this did not deter the americans, particularly majority of the white american voters who believe his idealogy and bought into his philosophy from voting for him, and he eventually emerged the winner of the election with those campaign promises. Although, Donald Trump won the keenly contested election with the electoral college votes on the platform of the republican party, also known as the “conservatives” in the United States, against his strongest rival, Mrs. Hilary Clinton, who contested on the platform of the democratic party, which are also known as the “liberals” in the U.S election. Hence, Mr. Trump received a lot of bashing and so many knocks from both the liberals and their ardent supporters all over the world for being undemocratic with his comments but he shocked the whole world by still emerging the winner with that campaign promise a lot of people considered as racist comment. One may rightly say, may be Mr. Trump spoke the mind of majority of americans by telling them what they want to hear, hence his emergence as the 45th president-elect of America. Now, for those who thinks Mr. Donald Trump may renege on his campaign promises or tone down his comments on deporting illegal migrants, having won the election should better start getting ready to leave the United States of America because the president-elect is not going back on his words, and he’s leaving no stone unturned to make real his threats. The U.S business mogul and president-elect had on monday, November 14, 2016 repeated it that he will deport or jail three million illegal migrants when he’s sworn-in on 20th January, 2017. Of this 3million illegal migrants, africans are more, and particularly nigerians, which he specifically mentioned. I believe it is time for african leaders to brace up and offer good governance to its citizenry. Love Donald Trump or loathe him, we all can attest to the fact that Africa is backward in terms of development, and who underdeveloped it, its the leaders, because of their laziness and greed. When the leaders steal money, they run to America and other countries to bank or invest it, consequently improving the economy of those countries and leaving theirs impoverished. Hence, this makes the citizens become so desperate in search of some greener pastures in other countries either by hook or by crook. I sincerely believe that they should all come back and work to develop their own country, so that Africa, and particularly Nigeria will be as developed as those other countries they run to. What do you think?
Nigeria’s nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka may have gotten himself into trouble, as the controversy sorrounding his reckless statements prior to the November 8th 2016 United States presidential election seems to be generating a lot of reactions from nigerians and people all over the world. The nobel laureate winner had vowed that he will lacerate his United States green card if peradventure Donald Trump wins the presidential election. This statement did not go down well with so many nigerians, especially supporters of the U.S business mogul and now the president elect. A lot of people were outraged because such reckless statement was unbecoming of a man of the status of Professor Wole Soyinka, who is a nobel prize winner in Literature. On the 9th of November 2016, the republican candidate, Mr. Donald Trump was declared winner of the keenly contested election having polled the highest number of electoral college votes. Hence, the media and those who were enraged by the comment of the nobel laureate were expecting him to make do his vow, when he was confronted with his comment he disappointed his admirers and the whole world by reneging on his promise, and said he’ll splitter his green passport and not his U.S green card if Donald Trump is sworn-in on the 20th of January 2017. What do you make of this? Does Prof. Wole Soyinka have integrity problem?
The republican candidate in the United States November 8, 2016 presidential election, Donald J.Trump, in one of his campaign visits had reportedly told the agitators of the republic of Biafra waving the biafran flag at him, that those of them who wants Biafra republic should consider it a reality in his government. He also said he’ll give all the necessary support to make sure Biafra becomes a reality. Well all know how powerful and influential the United State president is, when it comes to world politics, and influencing the United Nations in decision making. What does this portend for the future of Nigeria if this promise becomes real? And how will this affect the relationship between the nigerian government and the republican candidate, should incase he emerges the winner of the election? Only time will tell, after the November 8 election. LETS WAIT AND SEE!
It is absolutely disheartning that inspite of the millions of cash and food items donated by individuals, local and international donor agencies, a lot of internally displaced persons in IDP’s camps in Bokoharam ravaged communities in North-East, Nigeria are still suffering from severe acute malnutrition. This situation had consequently led to the death of many mal-nourished children and the elderly. It is very apalling the precarious situation we find ourselves. When will the black man, particularly nigerians change and stop being greedy? When will we begin to have value for human lives? The truth is that, it is in a black man’s nature to be greedy and have less value for human life. Some of the people posted to oversee things in the IDP’s camps divert the millions of cash and food items meant to take care of the displaced persons for their own family and personal use, leaving the helpless people to die of malnutrition and most times, starvation. ‘GREED’ in indeed. I believe the federal government should investigate what is going on in the internally displaced persons camps, and take full responsibility. International observers, donor agencies and civil societies should take over and monitor every activity in IDP camps in north-east, Nigeria in order to forestall further deaths of innocent children and elderly due to severe acute malnutrition.
The 2015 beauty queen in Anambra state, otherwise known as “Miss Anambra” has been in the news for the past weeks, not for the right reasons, but for the wrong reasons, especially for those of us in this part of the world. Anambra is one of the 36 states located in south-eastern Nigeria. The state had been relatively quiet and not so much has been heard about it both locally and internationally, until the recent sextape video showing the winner of the Miss Anambra beauty pageant, Miss Chidinma Okeke involved in a lesbian sex scandal with her PA and also a beauty queen of the face of democracy in Anambra, known as, Miss Adaobi Nzekwe. The video had gone viral on the internet and its streaming on social media. The question i want to ask is, how will this portray the organizers of these events in Nigeria? And how will these act affect the young and upcoming children who may want to take part in these social events? What lesson can they learn from it? Or is there much ado about nothing? These are some of the questions that needs to be answered, considering the fact that Nigeria and some African countries has zero telorance for such immoral acts. Infact, Nigeria has a law that stipulates 14 years jail term for anyone caught in gay or lesbian acts. Although, the organizers of these events has come out to condemn the act, and dissociated themselves from it. But what can they do more? Can they even do anything to stop this things from happening? Knowing that some of these lesbian acts are done before the crowning of the beauty queen, like the case of Chidinma Okeke. I think the only thing they can do, is to properly screen the winners before crowning them. Now, what lessons can the younger children learn from these? The lessons we must all learn from these, not only the children but also adults, is that we should be careful of what we do today, because those things could actually work against us in future. Now, back to our topical question. Is there a much ado about nothing in this particular lesbian sextape of Miss Anambra? Why is there so much noise about this Miss Anambra sextape? Why are we even making a mountain out of a mole hill? Shouldn’t we legalize gay marriage and defend gay rights? I know a lot of people, particular from some african countries like Nigeria, who are reading this post may probably be offended with my insinuations, because of culture and religion. But wait a minute, can culture and religion really prevent these things from happening? I don’t think culture and religion can forestall the occurence of homosexuality in our society. Culture is dynamic, and religion is personal, hence so many young people are moving away from those old cultural and religious beliefs and practices. And are gradually becoming aware of the fact that we live in a secular society where people are free to choose, do, believe and practice whatever they want to. Hence, they secretly indulge in and practice some of these acts. Making laws to prevent homo-sexuality may be a good way to go, but is the law omni-present? Or can the law get to the secret places where these acts are being perpetrated, and catch up with the culprits? Definitely not, these acts are done in secret where no one will know about it. The fact that the case of Miss Anambra became public does not mean that, homosexuality does not happen everyday in our homes. I’m not trying to justify these immoral act, i condemn it in totality, but it is hightime we stop living in denial because over 50% of the population of young people between ages 16-25 are into homosexuality and some adults practice it and even encourage and lure younger people into it. Some young girls ignorantly indulge in lesbianism through friends and peer-pressures. While others do it because of money from either older ladies or older men who are ready to pay them to do it. Like the case of Miss Anambra, reports have it that she was lured into the lesbian act for financial gains when she was still a student in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, but did not know that it will one day be made public. But the reason her’s has been so much in the news is because she’s a beauty queen and her black-mailers won’t stop at nothing to make her pay, probably because she’s no longer co-operative. I strongly believe there’s no law, culture or religion that will be strong enough to curb or wipe out homosexuality in our society. The only remedy is values, individual or personal values. What we attach so much values to as human beings is very important. Your decision as an individual never to indulge in homosexuality or any other immoral sexual practices is what matters. Because if you see homosexuality as a very degrading immoral act and unnatural for humans to have a sexual relationship with someone of same sex, you’ll definitely not indulge in it. THANKS.