Kathleen Ndongmo: Nigeriaphobia- Continental Ambivalence? (YNaija Frontpage)

Kathleen Ndongmo

While the shakiness of the African brotherhood at government level comes as no surprise, the online eye rolling and the sense of; “Oh, those Nigerians again.” is worth a closer look.

You know a fun game to play online? Try: What perceptions does the world have of people like me?  Say, you’re a black woman with too much time on her hands…Google “Black women are known to be *” and among the top unique results are:

Black women are known to be…

•           …naturally curvaceous. (Yessss.  Go us!)

•           … generally heavier than white women. (We’re darker too.)

•           … bullies and bossy around their white mates. (Define “fact”.)

Now try similar searches with the word “Nigerians”.  Brace yourself first, if you come from there.  What I found surprising was that virtually all of the most critical (…the most down right derogatory…in fact, the most toe-curling racist remarks – read the comments section here for some pretty salty anti-Nigerian smackdowns) came from websites run by fellow Africans, from all over the continent.

So, when on March 1, South Africa deported over 120 Nigerians for “failure to provide genuine yellow fever vaccination documentation”, this was an affront the West African giant could not leave unpunished. Nigeria swiftly reciprocated with its own bout of get-out-of-townism, deporting dozens of South Africans for the identical offence of fake medical documentation.  At the time of publishing, the playground pettiness is on course to spiral into a full-blown farce.

While the shakiness of the African brotherhood at government level comes as no surprise (I’m sure someone did something thoroughly unforgivable to someone else some time, long ago), the online eye rolling and the sense of; “Oh, those Nigerians again.” is worth a closer look.  Within the confines of this tiny space, I thought I’d draw up three points of view for what I think is going on.

 

Point of View #1:  Nigeria’s reputation as ‘Africa’s corruption capital’ is unshakeable.  What’s there to love in that?

At the end of 2011, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index ranked Nigeria 143th of 183 countries. Not the worst of the African nations by any stretch.  But hardly a reputation-enhancing position either. Do we make too much of the sleaze? Virtually every government and economy has dishonest people who try to shortcut the system. Why does Nigeria get such a hard time?

 

Point of View #2: Citizens of other African countries are simply jealous of Nigeria’s power and profile on the global stage.

The first post in this thread, for example, from a couple of years ago, on Ghanaweb, is thoroughly delicious in its apoplexy of paranoid jingoism:

“We (Ghanaians) watch their (Nigerians’) movies and they don’t watch ours, we listen to their musicians and yet they only know VIP… We have a lot over them no doubt, we are not corrupt, we are decent and we are richer in general. But we must keep track of all … so as to counter them.”

Does this poster, and others like him, speak for Africa?

 

Point of View #3: What Nigerophobia?  We love Nigeria!

This one I added for balance.  I looked (honest, I did) but could not find the pro-Nigeria love-in from other countries’ citizens that would have evened out the perspectives presented here.  Instead, I offer you, Lady E and a charming account of her love affair with the country.  Fashion, food and fatties buxom women make her very readable list. Check it out.

Which of these scenarios rings true for you?

I’d like to end by saying that I’ve chosen to make this place my home, at least for a while.  That means I obviously have a great affinity for Nigeria and for the people here.  The last week on social media has taught me a couple of things:

1.         Tempers run very high, very fast where matters of the Motherland are concerned.

2.         Long-term resident or not, your metaphorical “Naija-pass” will quickly be revoked if you are even perceived to be criticizing Nigeria.

3.         Forums and social networks are brilliant for generating feisty, real-time debate. And congregating idiots.

Over to you…

 

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Comments (70)

  1. While the shakiness of the African brotherhood at government level comes as no surprise (I’m sure someone did something thoroughly unforgivable to someone else some time, long ago), the online eye rolling and the sense of; “Oh, those Nigerians again.” IS WORTH A CLOSER LOOK. – Kathleen Ndongmo

    ONE WORD: SARCASM!

  2. Imagine… ahhh that magic word! But then again… we're not imagining are we? And a Nigerian definitely did not write that article. #BiteMe

  3. I read this article earlier and felt like this was a truly thought provoking write-up. Then, I started hearing of the "caustic comments" and I came back to see for myself….

    Well, all I want to do now is count how many fools are here: Fool 1, Fool 2, Fool 3, Fool 4, Fool 5 and…

    SMH

  4. Why condemn Kathleen? Did you read the 3 points or you just have a deeper hatred for Kathleen? I sense it's the latter and it's cos even though she's not from Nigeria, she loves Nigeria more than you do.

    You didn't have to visit the land of ginormous vocab to prove your untrue point. English is already absurd and bizarre as it is. Keep it simple.

    FYI: It's Cameroon in English and Cameroun in French.

  5. I read through some of the comments posted here, I can categorically says I am ashamed of some of you. The lady hit the nail on the head and if you read through the piece properly all what she mentions are perceptions of Nigerian all over the world not only Africa. I bet some of you are writing in the comfort of your sofa in US or Uk and still have the gut to tell her to pack her bag and return to cameroun.

  6. Its rather foolhardy and venturesome for the author acting as spokesperson for other Africans in this wise.she shoukd tread wisely as someone advised her and also remember that there's something called "the line" which she must be watchful of lest she might cross..Nigerians are corrupt,arrogant,and as some Nigerians here have said,ignorant ,disgraceful and mediocres…Nigerians don't also forget.And you can trust me on that.

  7. The problem now is not whether kathleen is right or not,but the fact that her defenders have not fared better than her attackers and this is puzzling and ridiculous…and the two parties have only succeeded in making jack-asses of themselves and while also providing the kathleens of this world yet another materials to base their thesis upon when dissecting Nigeria the next time.yes,the fellows attacking her have shown a total absence of class from their language to impatience even if they may have some valid points and also possess the right to defend their country against external aggression(lol)…but her supporters too are also guilty of blind-support..if you claim the fellows attacking her do not understand her views and points,it would have been helpful if you endeavour to school them ,maybe they will see things as you see it(honestly i didn't see anything novel or thought-provoking from her piece and that's me).But alas,what i see here are name-calling feist,grammatical gymnastics and me-self-wan-talk syndrome…Kathleen has really scored a point,cheap or expensive?the joke is on us.

  8. Ever wondered why things don't change in Nigeria? The intellectuals like to talk and do little leaving the fools to rule. To make the change we seek I advise people like Kathleen to find a way of acting not in small pockets and projects but collectively along with the other intellectuals in the social media/activism circle. Talk is cheap, most of these are rhethorics which we already know, how do we move on from here?

  9. bros can you tell us in one sentence how she is bigoted…..why una dey fall our hand like this? wetin she talk for this write up now…abeg kai

  10. did you read the same article i read…SMH

  11. bro we nigerians smell sarcasm even from space…we are just venting oour anger on the wrong people

  12. Mr gbenga or whatever you call yourself…chude who is shit owns this platform…what does that make you?

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  14. Please, when you write in English, the country is called Cameroon. Repeat: CAMEROON. And the people, like Kathleen, are referred to as Cameroonians. When you speak in French it is called Cameroun.CAMEROUN. And the people are referred to as Camerounais (male) Camerounaise (female).

    I know you don't give a damn but that little country happens to share a 1600km frontier (from north to south) with your great nation. Let's start by knowing and respecting each other. Writing and calling the countries' names would be a good start.

  15. Honestly I read this article earlier in the day and I didn't see anything cynical or idiotic about it though I did not know she was a camerounian then (infact I taught she was a nigerian)..I had to read it again and saw one or two lines that might have made some of my guys here mad…Kathleen in some ways showed that she also believed in some of the views she claimed were from others…but thats not an issue…I believe in some ways some might feel slighted that a non nigerian can come into our midst and tell us hard truths about ourselves -i can hear some people say ( can she say all this if the tables were turned and she was a ghanian living in cameroun) ur guess is as good as mine. The camerounian gendarmes would have turned her to mincemeat by now. Now this goes to show how liberal we are in nigeria..In other not to digress, my fellow compatriots read this article again with the mindset of kathleen been a Nigerian. Madame Kate u sef try arrange urself..na small small person dey talk bad for landlord house..anoda country sef for don deport you…so thread carefully… Lol

  16. This fat, arrogant, ugly and "I too know"chic is just crying more than the bereaved. No one leaves the log of wood in his own eyes only to remove the spec in another man's eye. Go to cameroon and solve Biya's problem before doing activism in Nigeria. Most of these activists are just idle and opportunists. Abati and Oshiomole are very good examples….

  17. Wow! Femi, did you write this by yourself or did your little cousin help you? You ought to be ashamed! Your ignorance is showing,read the article again and ask me nicely, I may help you compose your apology to her!!!!Olodo rabata!

  18. Did some people actually read this piece? If anything, it's a big up to Naija. Another megawatt delivery from an intellectual powerhouse.

  19. It's one thing to be able to read but its another thing entirely to append the exact meaning as intended by an author to an article.

    This is just the easiest way to sum-up the reactions above. Also, there aint nobody forcing down the above article down your individual throats, so why the backlash. As much as, we all have the freedom of expression, it is worth the expression if one take the time to understand the true meaning that is embedded in a sentence before making comments. Comments that may one day come back to haunt the commentator.

    I'm nonetheless saying that, you are entitled to your opinion but as much as possible make it count and at the same time, positively too.

    If we are gonna continue in this mediocrity as a people, then, there's still a long way to go concerning the rot that has taken over every sphere of our existence. It begs the question, what does objectivity mean to the average Nigerian and how do they relate to the real situation as it affects this country when viewed from the perspective of a third party?

    Kathleen, its a wonderful piece and you need not loose a hair over the condescending remarks made by some people up there. The all need to be schooled in the art of viewing issues from an objective perspective and make deductions objectively too.

  20. Wow… I really doubt if Nigeria will ever change.

  21. Again, Nigerians hear the truth and instead taking the message home they'd rather kill the messenger. This is beyond this piece, this is the expression of latent hatred for the writer.

  22. Hmmmmm! This is similar to the KNOCK KNOCK JOKE OF @ALIBABAGCFR instead of you to crack your coconut empty brain to understand; you are busy talking crap! Una mumu go tey o! Nice one kD! True talk!

  23. Wait what the cause of the hate against kathleen. I doubt it some of the commentators read the article…if they did, them something is fundamentally wrong with us (Nigerians).

    And please don't tell me this are our future leaders who can't differentiate between a balanced article and one with no depth.

  24. Gosh. The bile from some Nigerians just makes me want to hang my head in shame. So Nigeria's Voltrons, you think Nigerians are not in America, Canada, UK, Russia, Australia, commenting about these countries in which they live? On blogs, websites, even on the streets? You think the British in America and vise versa are not doing the same? Some of you here have commented on the websites of foreign clubs, telling the manager how to do his job. I've not heard the English fans telling you to shut up and only talk about Shooting Stars. Granted its not on the same scale, but the principle is the same. And you all claim not to be xenophobic. Yet you're here screaming, "Ugly Camerounian, go back to your country!" Guess what, that's the mantra of the skinheads the world over! Someone has mentioned her weight, her looks? What's any of that got to do with the price of dried fish in the market? One person even roped in Chude and Omojuwa? Yet you're here on Chude's website mouthing off. Seriously, this vile, putrid behaviour is not patriotism, it's just vile, putrid behaviour. Gosh. Some people just need to get a grip! Ahn ahn, na only una get internet?

  25. Gosh. The crass behaviour from some Nigerians just makes me want to hang my head in shame. So Nigeria's Voltrons, you think Nigerians are not in America, Canada, UK, Russia, Australia, commenting about these countries in which they live? On blogs, websites, even on the streets? You think the British in America and vise versa are not doing the same? Some of you here have commented on the websites of foreign clubs, telling the manager how to do his job. I've not heard the English fans telling you to shut up and only talk about Shooting Stars. Granted its not on the same scale, but the principle is the same. And you all claim not to be xenophobic. Yet you're here screaming, "Ugly Camerounian, go back to your country!" Guess what, that's the mantra of the skinheads the world over! Someone has mentioned her weight, her looks? What's any of that got to do with the price of dried fish in the market? One person even roped in Chude and Omojuwa? Yet you're here on Chude's website mouthing off. Seriously, this vile, putrid behaviour is not patriotism, it's just vile, putrid behaviour. Gosh. Some people just need to get a grip! Ahn ahn, na only una get internet?

  26. When I read the post, I was like 'oh, so true' then I read the angry comments by Mr(s) loud and stupid, I got confused, why the anger? Then I read the comments again and decided, well, you see all those politicians we insult every day ehn, look no further, all these big big english speaking insulters are their replicas, they are exactly the reasons why everything is wrong with nigeria today (yes! We'll blame global warming and Kony on them too), stop being bias, read the article again, you don't understand? Ask questions, life's that simple, you will travel to US now and y'all be forming over calcu on america politics,so in your 'sarcasm' I shall kiss her black overweight fat ass, lol, kathy nice write up, Mr 'I can receive criticism but not from a Camerounian( is d spelling right?)' hide under your insults and over confidence.. Shior…'kaka ki eku ma je sese a fi sewa danu'(meaning you'll rather lose something good, cuz you are stubborn)

  27. It's sad that a great lot of us Nigerians are hypocrites and it shows in the way our government is conducted: talk about Nigeria only if you're Nigerian. Many of us support European football clubs rabidly, follow international politics seriously (we root for Obama and condemn the austerity measures in Greece) ; yet when a foreigner resident here dares make a comment on Nigeria, all hell breaks loose. All these 'uber patriotic' Nigerians who resorted to crass, gutter insults have not said what Kathleen wrote is wrong, only that as a non-Nigerian whose country of birth has similar problems and not as oil rich- she has no right to. Which exactly seems to the point of her article.

  28. …sigh. apparently even understanding English Language is one of our National problems…

  29. U r behind the times. some parts of Africa have already got their acts together. Botswana has had its act together for a very long time. Ghana got its act together long ago. Tunisia did it last year and Egypt is trying very hard right now. Nobody is waiting for Nigeria.

  30. Nigerians hate the truth!! In as much as you call yourself a patriot doesn't mean you should be blind to the truth..for the fact that kathleen isn't a Nigerian doesn't make you better than her & vice-versa..let's look at the brighter side..am not a fan of Kathleen yet I have to acknowledge the truth when I see one!! Let not your patriotism blind you from the truth!!..Over & Out!!

  31. Fellow Nigerians, we know our challenges and seriously don't need this idiot to keep us informed. I had to unfollow her on Twitter because I couldn't bear her rants. As at the time Occupy Nigeria protest was going on, her country Cameroon was in serious crisis garnished with protests too. Who the hell made her 'lord' over us? Oh yes, we are Africans BUT we have our boundaries. Therefore, if she can't live peacefully in Lagos, she can pack her sac bag and leave our country. Activist ko, activist ni NONSENSE!!!

  32. I thought I was the only one who did not like this writer's guts. There is a proverb that says something about the mother hen, the chick and the hawk. The mother hen will correct the errant chick after chasing away the hawk. We are far from perfect, but we've survived issues that lesser nations have crumbled over. But one thing remains clear, we are not the only african nation with corruption, security and other negative issues. The reason it is being blown out of proportion is because of our immense size. Therefore let the likes of Kathleen looking for cheap points to score, keep quiet while we Nigerians try to navigate our way out of this darkness to greatness. Abeg, make una no vex! Kulu kulu temper.

  33. I’m a Nigerian, and I have known Kathleen for years. Have lived in three continents, coincidentally I have dedicated the last decade battling this totally unjustified perception of Nigerians. I'm sorry to say that most of the bad comments/responses on this thread here just prove how stupid some Nigerians are.

    Kathleen simply wrote that Nigeria/Nigerians deserves better and that the corrent perpection is wrong because, I might add;

    Crime: There is more crime , shooting in a State in the USA /year more than any crime committed in Nigeria since independence. Yet, they want their citizens to see Nigeria as a crime infested country

    Fraud: There is more fraud perpetrated in a city in the USA more that all the fraud in Nigeria since independence in terms of Volume.

    Credit card fraud: Bring out the statistics. Statistically Nigerian don’t use credit card, don’t accept credit card, so it is virtually impossible to get away with credit card fraud, I’m not saying it does not happen. Home or abroad.

    So how can the West justify the image that Nigerian is among the most feared country for credit card fraud.

    Can we deny corruption in Nigeria. Hell No! But it’s important to know we are not alone

    So next time you respond, please read or go back to school and learn English

    Keep up the good work Kathleen!

  34. Omo 9ja. Am happy that Nigerians can stand up for Nigeria. They say if they cant cheat you, they hate you. I blame Nigerian leaders for hiding our money in their racist country.

  35. All u beefers just proved kathy right.lip service patriotism.she didn't ask 4 ur endorsements anyway.bring up superior arguments n stop yarning MAXIMUM dust.

  36. @ solz them dey behave like WAEC students wey no sabi answer to the questions,wey dem come dey insult d examiner. these people just confirmed Kathleen's theory. its such a shame.

  37. Try this everyone….

    1. Imagine the article was written by a Nigerian

    2. Go back to the article and READ with that imagination!!

    3. Now, comment!

    You see it now?

  38. O boy! See Nigerians dey para ontop sey person beef their country. Right or wrong, me love d anger

  39. I’m a Nigerian, and I have known Kathleen for years. Have lived in three continents, coincidentally I have dedicated the last decade battling this totally unjustified perception of Nigerians. I'm sorry to say that most of the bad comments/responses on this thread here just prove how stupid some Nigerians are.

    Kathleen simply wrote that Nigeria/Nigerians deserves better and that the corrent perpection is wrong because, I might add;

    Crime: There is more crime , shooting in a State in the USA /year more than any crime committed in Nigeria since independence. Yet, they want their citizens to see Nigeria as a crime infested country

    Fraud: There is more fraud perpetrated in a city in the USA more that all the fraud in Nigeria since independence in terms of Volume.

    Credit card fraud: Bring out the statistics. Statistically Nigerian don’t use credit card, don’t accept credit card, so it is virtually impossible to get away with credit card fraud, I’m not saying it does not happen. Home or abroad.

    So how can the West justify the image that Nigerian is among the most feared country for credit card fraud.

    Can we deny corruption in Nigeria. Hell No! But it’s important to know we are not alone

    So next time you respond, please read or go back to school and learn English

    Keep up the good work Kathleen!

  40. Try this everyone….

    1. Imagine the article was written by a Nigerian

    2. Go back to the article and READ with that imagination!!

    3. Now, comment!

  41. Kai some people r stupid dense idiots. If u read something and u don't understand it, read it again don't open your gutter n say d first crap you can think of. Dat being said Well said Kathleen

  42. Nigerians, what is this disgraceful behaviour? The bile some of the commentators above are throwing around actually make it evident that the joke's on them. Whatever happened to decency and probity? Did @David Oluwatobi, @gbenga haughton-coker, @femi ola and friends actually read and digest the article, which is actually complimentary, and written from a supportive stance? Disgraceful behaviour, people. Shame, shame on you. We are better than this crassness, and may I add that these individuals do not speak for the rest of us (Nigerians).

    As much as these anti-intellectual xenophobes throwing infantile ad hominem attacks around may constitute a contradiction, we are actually mostly decent, accomodating and hospitable people, as I'm sure (hope) Kathleen, and other non-Nigerian residents and visitor have found out.

  43. Bulls eye. Majority of the comments went right ahead to prove your points ma'am… Good job, keep it up.

    Its sad to see a lot of "enlightened" people speak like most people have done here. These things are true, these things are glaring, yet most of us Nigerians chose to neglect it… Ya'll have your South African apology now!!.. Please tell me, "what's changed"?

  44. Lol … summary of these angry outbusts? B-E-E-F-I-N-G !

  45. Aaaaah!!! Na wa o! …Some of the comments above directly prove Kathleen's point… We sha can like vex o, haba! Methinks Miss Ndongmo did a good job of being fair. She doesn't claim to be Nigerian, and she's not hating on us either. I'm a 100% Nigerian, and YES(!) we are loud. Yes we love the motherland. Yes we'll take out, in a heartbeat, anyone who -disses- our country. We reserve the 'sole right' to criticise our country. Doesn't mean we don't face a lot of (?)Xeno.phobia from other countries.And that's all she's saying. You all should *chill* and drink zobo, lol! Way too much coffee up in here!

    1. Yes but you fail to miss the point.. We know we are knee-deep in corruption, we know our leaders are spineless stone-aged despots and we know we need to stop the brain drain in the nation… We know that.. honestly we do.

      WHat this article(Uggghhh!) has analysed is nothing new, adds no knowledge in any way to this matter on ground and that is the gospel truth. What irates me however, is someone like this, using this medium to air views that stink of cynicism.

      You claim she has been "objective" in her views.. well I can smell sarcasm miles away and this just reeks of sarcasm. I won't stand by and let a non-nigerian who doesn't know what it is to be Nigerian… (Dont even start saying she's lived in Nigeria and is now practically Nigerian cos that is beside the point..Goddammit!) start airing views and expecting everyone else to start commenting on Twitter and other social media( like some have been doing already now)going.."Ohh nice article.. you truly hit home"…

      Do us a favour love!

      1. But Bros @David Oluwatobi: You dey vex o!! Oya clap for yaself, you sabi rake well well. Oshi.

  46. Trust 9ja people to lay correct hit-and-run ambush for the messenger and learn nothing from the message. Una no sabi read?

    NO amount of 'cursing' the writer can change Nigeria's situation, if we don't act to change. 'Giant of Africa' na by mouth? God help us.

    Kathleen ma soeur, welldone jare.

  47. aaaaaahhhh Kathleeen! another good one!

  48. Whilst i might have some issues with the article, id advise all you cursing the writer should deal with the issues.

  49. Kathy, your article actually confirmed the bitter truth that some citizen of Africa nation perceived to Nigeria and her citizen. And this perceived attitude is based on some psychological or sociological mind set of these citizens. Basic observation shows that Nigerians are hardworking and more "societally" more cultured than most Africa Nation which some times necessitate this unwarranted attitude towards Nigerians . But yes Nigeria is a corrupt nation. Nigerians are corrupt too yet Nigerians suffer some level of racial abuse because of their individualist manner most times.

    Dear fellow Commentators, while not kill the message and not the messenger. Your intelligent will show if you've superior augment than the writer. We all know she is not a fountain of knowledge and neither is anyone. And for our collective information, there millions of Nigerians debating the affairs of other countries where they resident. Check the US, UK and even SA for confirmation.

  50. Congregation of idiots?i will take it to mean those morons queuing up to kiss her ass fit that expression.lol.maitaining a twitter page to vent your rage,court for cheap popularity and exchange your jaundiced opinions donot make u intellectual.kathleen is an idle ,ugly girl who also lacks self-confidence.Whatever you and your ilk are saying about Nigerians and Nigeria is as stale as your brain.And until you have something novel to say ,keep your mouth shut about us and you can write some pieces about cameroun.omo-ale…omo ti koniran..If all those pieces of shits(@omojuwa,@rosanwo,@chude and all other wannabees are Amen-ing u,then don't be deceived into believing that there are no nigerians who are patriotic,stable,can think for themselves and above all who see you for who you are:A pathetic,idiotic,seriously disturbed fraud!)

    1. Kai.. this response is not gentlemanish at all.. i still feel deir is more to this than this article..

  51. Nigerians,living in d past.failing 2 wake up n realise dt our present state is shame.we will keep celebrating mediocrity and quickly form pro-naija wen we r told abt our state.how many of u muscle flexing,pro-naija voltrons really luv nigeria?

  52. Interesting piece indeed. Those crirtisizing the writer should read in between the line, I bet she would av done same to cameroon if need be.

  53. Femi Ola, God bless you. I hate this girl, Kathleen. In reality, she's just a fat, sad girl desperately craving relevance. When you go to someone else's country, don't get all activist. The least you can do is shut the fuck up and drink coffee. Go back to your pathetic country, Kathleen.

    1. Chuka… abeg chop knuckle jare! I really detest people like her. Freedom of speech n all that.. but pls, like I said… do that from an IP address far far away from Nigeria and then we can go "oohh..Ahhh.. she's right oh!"

    2. Wetin dis girl do u?…. i feel dere is more to it than this article.. (Smiles..)

      1. Bros/Sis….. I accept criticism… but SHAN'T?WON'T/CAN'T do so from a bigoted Camerounian! Lai lai!!!!

  54. Hey Bro!! Did you read the post at all??

  55. I have watched your consistent totally twisted, bizarre, disgraceful, misleading, unknowing, unhinged and unfocussed diatribes targeted at Nigeria and quickly came to the conclusion that your problem with Nigeria is rooted ɪ̣̝̇Й envy.And you further exhibited your persistent idiocy in your long winding,self-congratulatory attempt at logic here and the bad news is that you failed seriously and you let yourself down.You can go back to your more perfectly administered country and leave us.The last time i checked ,Cameroun is still the sole property of a certain fief-lord and no index ,imaginary or real to show you are getting it right where we are getting it wrong.FYI,most african countries including yours,will readily trade their less corrupt countries(your guess is as good as mine),for our corrupt,cabalized,boko-haramed,pdp-led country..if its not true,i dare u to pack up and leave for your country.I see you as a classic example of an opinion whore,who thinks so highly of herself while within her she knows she's as empty as they get…..So miss kate,do us a favour and stop. commenting on anything nigeria again,cos its fast becoming pretentious ,petty and sophomoric.Go learn a trade!

    1. Femi Ola… truer words were never said. This is how she garnered popularity for herself on Twitter during the stike in January after she had a Twit-battle with RemooKri. Nigerians supported her uninhibitedly then but I think she's really just a jaundiced, bile-filled Nigerian cynic.

      It is so true.. we would prefer to read your inane jibes at us from an IP address… far away from Nigeria. Go back to Cameroun na *Yimu*

  56. U may have a point in the level of corruption of our dear country Nigeria, but u should know that is a mark of a great country in the making. No doubt Nigeria is richly blessed in land and human resources but there is need for we Africans to love each other. For haters of the Nigerian nation,go hug transformer.

  57. There is more than enough pent up frustration and anger among Nigerians to make Nigeria a true leader and role model in Africa, if properly channelled rather than invested in insignificance and irrelevance. Africa begins to get its acts together when Nigeria does.

  58. I think Africans cant just bear the fact that WE (NIGERIANS) are better off Most of them 1-1, they hardly can compete with US else the beef. A Ghanian guy once told me He doesn’t Like foreign African guy esp Nigerians in Ghana because of their girls RUN after them at their own expense- who’s to blame.

  59. I think African cant just bear the fact that WE (NIGERIANS) are better off Most of them 1-1, they hardly can compete with US else the beef. A Ghanian guy once told me He doesn’t Like foreign African guy esp Nigerians in Ghana because of their girls RUN after them at their own expense- who’s to blame.

  60. i think African cant just bear the fact that WE (NIGERIANS) are better off Most of them 1-1, they hard can compete with US else the beef. A Ghanian guy once told me He doesn't Like foreign African guy esp Nigerians in Ghana because of their girls RUN after them at their own expense- who's to blame.

  61. @ this rate… looks like your naija-pass will be revoked with your "oh-so-tongue-in-cheek comments. I think we Nigerians take big hits from ALL African nations. The fact we don't offer retorts all he time doesn't mean we're thick….

    How can Ghanaians…or even any other African country, begin to think they measure up to us in skills n resources? It's just a shame that pockets of our great country are not just matured enough! But I digress…(That's a rant for another time)

    I am tired of the snide remarks, disgusting cynicism and putrid sarcasm that emanates from non-nigerians…

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