Jos killings: Jonathan is weak –Achebe

Date: 30-03-2010 10:57 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 30-03-2010 10:57 PM (11 years ago)
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One of Nigeria’s foremost authors, Prof. Chinua Achebe, has criticised the Acting President Goodluck Jonathan’s handling of Jos crisis, saying that he is weak as a leader, Empowered Newswire reports.

Achebe, the author of the widely successful book, Things Fall Apart, which marked its 50 years of publication between 2008 and last year spoke to New York Times over the weekend on several issues including the state of the nation.

He said, “My own explanation would be the failure of the authorities in Nigeria to address the issue. The nation cannot be trusted to use the machinery of law and order. And in that kind of situation, all kinds of people who are normally sort of put aside suddenly find an opening for evil.”

When asked of what he thought about the Jonathan’s dissolution of cabinet, Achebe said, “He suddenly doesn’t seem to bring good luck. He is weak. A strong man in any position in Nigeria should be horrified by what happened in Jos.

“Shame is what we should feel. We don’t seem to have any government. People don’t know where their president — before the present acting president — where he went or where he is.

Speaking for the first time on ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua’s disappearance, Achebe said “People don’t know where their President — before the present Acting President — where he went or where he is...Presidents do not go off on leave without telling the country.”

Achebe further criticised the killing in Jos, saying that there was no justification for the ugly development.

On Umar Abdulmuttalab bombing of a United States aircraft, Achebe said, “I would say to him: “That is insane. Drop it. You cannot solve any problems by blowing up innocent people.”


source: http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20100330352385


Posted: at 30-03-2010 10:57 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
- popo2009 at 31-03-2010 12:45 AM (11 years ago)
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I love to listen when educated people like this is talking
How I wish someone like this could be our President
That will be a U-turn for us
Posted: at 31-03-2010 12:45 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ksurrina at 31-03-2010 01:08 AM (11 years ago)
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Well I wish these persons will stop talking and go to Nigeria and throw out the people representatives, put themselves there and run the country for 5 yrs. Yes this man, the richest Nigerian the one that purchase one of the British Airport and the rest that Nigerians here can name. I only know about these two by reading here on NP.

Then Nigeria will be the paradise that it should be. Damn I love this country and I don't even know it. But I know my prayers will answer one day. If only these persons will just do what they know is best.

AM I MAD FOR THINKING THIS WAY? LMAO maybe I am

Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:08 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- omatu at 31-03-2010 04:06 AM (11 years ago)
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This Chinua Achebe looks like an ostrich and a turkey combined.  He wants to be a woman I heard.

Posted: at 31-03-2010 04:06 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- myolu at 31-03-2010 05:02 AM (11 years ago)
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Of course is quite easy for all these educational gurus to yawn anything. Help me ask what has been their own quota towards ensuring fruitful democrazy. Tell them politics is far far different from book
Posted: at 31-03-2010 05:02 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kinkyebony at 31-03-2010 05:59 AM (11 years ago)
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If prof. CHINUE ACHEBE will be allowed to handle Nigeria as president, just for only 4yrs, NIGERIA will be GREAT and UNTED than all the GREAT NATIONS and UNITED STATES of the world today; NIGERIA will not only be GIANT of AFRICA, but also will be HEAD-QUATER of the WORLD.

There will be NO JOS-CRISES and RELIGIOUS CRISES, NO CORRUPTION, there will be SECURITY, LAW & ODER, PEACE & TRANQUILITY, well equipped HOSPITALS & MEDICAL CENTERS, FREE MEDICARES, FREE EDUCATION, STEADY WATER supply, GOOD ROADS, stable/constant ELECTRIC-POWER supply, and other life amenities.Then NIGERIANS will no-longer be running out of their father land. They will balance & enjoy their INDIGENOUS HERITAGE without stress, than serving other people in FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

NIGERIA has enough MINERAL RESOURCES & what it takes to become the BEST COUNTRY in the WORLD. Only that it required CERTAIN LEVEL OF MENTALITY, with TALENTED & INTELLECTUAL personality, like PROF. CHINUE ACHEBE, to reorganize, stablize, & join the broken pieces of Nigeria.  Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin Roll Eyes Huh? Shocked Grin
Posted: at 31-03-2010 05:59 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sheenor at 31-03-2010 07:10 AM (11 years ago)
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maybe datz tru!

Posted: at 31-03-2010 07:10 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- uploader at 31-03-2010 07:21 AM (11 years ago)
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If he is allowed 2 rule, he wil stil join them 2 destroy nigeria. There is power in d seat.
Posted: at 31-03-2010 07:21 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- qunodinga at 31-03-2010 08:11 AM (11 years ago)
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leave Chinue alone, is he not a Nigerian? if u r 4rm naija u go understand me.
Posted: at 31-03-2010 08:11 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chrislanre02 at 31-03-2010 09:09 AM (11 years ago)
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I AGREE WITH SOME OF THIS BUT MANY OF EM ARE LOOKING FOR ONE WAY OR THE OTHER TO STILL POLITICS WILL BE POLITICS FOREVER ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE I AINT JUDGING BUT I LOVE MY COUNTRY AND PROUD TO BE A NIGERIAN
Posted: at 31-03-2010 09:09 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Chibarca at 31-03-2010 10:37 AM (11 years ago)
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Na una sabi
Posted: at 31-03-2010 10:37 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ify4life at 31-03-2010 11:05 AM (11 years ago)
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good  Grin

Posted: at 31-03-2010 11:05 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okemnachi at 31-03-2010 12:37 PM (11 years ago)
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i thought Achebe is dead, is it jealousy, Just leave the guy to do his thing.
Posted: at 31-03-2010 12:37 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- agabs at 31-03-2010 01:00 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: omatu on 31-03-2010 04:06 AM
This Chinua Achebe looks like an ostrich and a turkey combined.  He wants to be a woman I heard.




@Omatu, u are big fool. A fool of indescribable proportions. How dare u? How dare u? Words can not do your nature justice.
May your foolery constantly stink to your mother's nostrils.

Do you know the man Chinua Achebe has done more work in re-orientation of Nigerians than the National Orientation Agency?

U dare open your 'pit toilet like mouth' to some absurd radius and mumble abominations? You are lucky. You deserve a good flogging; fool that u are. I am sure you are one of those people that have never read a good book, trekked a good road or learnt a good lesson.

You do not talk about elder states-men like that. U just don't do it. Is is synonymous with treason. An overzealous fan could have abducted and taught u right.

What demon controlled u to spit forth such foolery?

@Omatu, be careful.

I advice u go get some of Achebe's books. What literature are they feeding you fools in school this days? Is it DBanj or some Nollywood absurdities? I must list some 'master works of art' by the Man Achebe for you.

1.Anthills of the Savannah
2.Arrow of God
3.Chike and the River
4.A Man of the People
5.No Longer at Ease
6.Things Fall Apart

I think any of these books is capable of curing that your foolishness. Go get a copy. If u are too broke, borrow one. In the process learn when to use 'borrow' and when to use 'lend'.

U deserve good flogging. Talking about your elder like that.

 Your papa dun manage teach Nigeria like that man? for u to come open dat ur gutter mouth the insult person wey no do you anything. U be big fool. Na una type be the problem with Nigeria.

Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:00 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- princedafe at 31-03-2010 01:17 PM (11 years ago)
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 BLA BLA BLA

THE BOTTOMLINE IS THAT GOODLUCK HAS NO LIVER WHATSOEVER, A BABY CHICKEN ON THAT AG CHAIR.

ACHEBE IS A GREAT MAN  JUST LIKE HIS FRIEND WOLE SOYINKA

OMATU OF NP U MUST AN IDIOT FOR ABUSING A MAN OLD ENOUGH TO BE YOUR GREAT GREAT  GRANDFATHER. u can call any naija pal names but dont insult  a living legends like Achebe.
Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:17 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- princedafe at 31-03-2010 01:19 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: okemnachi on 31-03-2010 12:37 PM
i thought Achebe is dead, is it jealousy, Just leave the guy to do his thing.

na u wan kill am
Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:19 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vani at 31-03-2010 01:22 PM (11 years ago)
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What brought about all these insults and quarrels.This site is not meant for quarrels ok!
Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:22 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Soprinye at 31-03-2010 01:27 PM (11 years ago)
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Chinue Achebe, have u ever asked urself why u look like an AIDS patient. let me tell u "NA OVER BOOK KEEP U LIKE THAT. TRY PLAY SMALL". MY PRESIDENT IS ABLE AND CAPABLE AND CAN HANDLE ANY CRISIS WHAT SO EVER.
Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:27 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- popo2009 at 31-03-2010 01:40 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Soprinye on 31-03-2010 01:27 PM
Chinue Achebe, have u ever asked urself why u look like an AIDS patient. let me tell u "NA OVER BOOK KEEP U LIKE THAT. TRY PLAY SMALL". MY PRESIDENT IS ABLE AND CAPABLE AND CAN HANDLE ANY CRISIS WHAT SO EVER.

Come on Guys........Enough of all these insults
It might interest you to know that, even if you study at Oxford University, you might not be like him
So pls say your mind and stop this ''personality degrading''
Posted: at 31-03-2010 01:40 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ronaldson at 31-03-2010 06:50 PM (11 years ago)
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umato abi umaro which one bi ur name self?i no sure say na woman born u,oOO becus of the shit way comot from ur mouth e bi like say na big honeypot u from come out.  Grin
Posted: at 31-03-2010 06:50 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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