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Enough is EnoughToday, a group of Nigerian youth will march up to the National Assembly as part of a peaceful protest. The group made up of youth from various fields and industries are protesting the current state of the nation and saying ‘Enough is Enough‘. They have outlined their agenda and demands in a letter addressed to the Senate President (see below).
We will like to commend these enterprising youth for taking a proactive approach. They have gotten up and decided to DO SOMETHING! Rather than ‘wait and see’ while complaining about the state of the nation. We wish them all the best and believe that each of us can make a difference in our country, Nigeria.
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16 March 2010

The Senate President,
National Assembly,
Three Arms Zone,
Abuja.

Dear Sir,

Nigerian Youths Say Enough is Enough!

We are a coalition of Nigerian youth leaders, and we are drawn from a diverse pool – young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, celebrities, journalists, students, amongst others – and we are drawn from across the country, regardless of religion, tribe, location or social status.

We are not the usual stereotype energetic, agitated youth: we are respectable, we are responsible, but above all, we are determined to change our country positively. Many of us are going to be the leaders of the key sections of Nigeria ’s society, economy and politics in the near future, as a matter of fact some of us already are!

And for the first time ever, such a diverse group of youths is marching to the National Assembly, the home of our Constitution. We have marched peacefully to the Nigerian Legislature so that today will be marked in history as the day when a new generation of young Nigerians have decided that enough is enough.

Too much in our country has gone so terribly wrong, and the blame for this lies squarely on the shoulders of politicians, government and ‘leaders’ who have placed power play, narrow interest and self aggrandisement over and above the welfare and development of Nigerians.

Even after the dark years of military rule, a decade of democracy has now convinced us that if care is not taken, new oppressors are always waiting in the wings, eager to replace old ones. Our civilian governments have taken us for granted too often over the last 11 years, over-promising and under-delivering.

We have been cursed with a leadership that has sorely lacked integrity, patriotism, passion, good faith and compassion; a leadership that would rather feed their bellies and egos rather than solve problems. They are ruining our future, they are set to hand over to us a destroyed country and a failed state, and we say NO to that. We have had enough. And enough is truly enough.

We have therefore resolved to actively participate in the battle for the soul of Nigeria . This march is only the first step in a series of many geared step towards creating the conditions for a Nigeria that will no longer make breaking news on CNN.

Our demands for now are the 4 critical areas where we require urgent intervention to secure the future:

1. The Jos situation makes it clear that the Nigerian state is incapable of securing the lives and limbs of its citizens. How can we have a government and security agencies and people can just go in the dead of the night and slaughter hundreds of women and children? This is in addition to a litany of unsolved murders and wanton kidnappings. Enough is enough! We demand an urgent overhaul of the security and intelligence apparatus in our country: the heads, the structures and the people that power the structures need to go, and they need to go now.
2. The promise of 6000 megawatts was flagrantly broken and up until now, there has been no roadmap presented to the public on how we intend to keep the promise and #lightupnigeria. We need electricity at the very least from any responsible government and demand that within the month, the government gives a realistic, practical plan to solving this perennial power problem.
3. The invisible presidency of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and the subsequent disrespect of the constitution show us that the power structure of the country is skewered against the interest of the people and that there is no respect for the constitution. Politicians must realise that the constitution is sacrosanct, over and above any party constitution or the agreements of any unconstitutional forum. We also demand that President Yar’Adua should resume, resign or be removed so that Nigerians know who their leaders are, and the cabal usurping the Presidency can finally be dislodged.
4. We demand electoral reform. The Uwais report has been lying between the executive and the legislature for months now, and now election timetables have been released. How can we be planning for any kind of serious minded election working with the same corrupt system that both President Yar’Adua and the international community has condemned? Whilst the Uwais Report is imperfect, it contains solid resolutions that will change our electoral landscape. We demand that all its recommendations be passed and implemented before the next elections.

Nigerians aged below 35 constitute more than 70 percent of the population and we are putting you on notice that we intend to begin to use this power. This is only the first of many steps we are going to be taking to ensure that our ‘leaders’ take us seriously. We will continue to rally, to organise and to mobilise young people in an unprecedented way from now till the next elections – through voters registration, party primaries, and the general elections. Please note these:

We will come out to vote massively this time around, we will be watching closely and we will not leave election centres until all votes our counted.
Anyone who rigs elections this time around will have themselves to blame. Young people across the country – from the North to the South – will be coming out in their millions and they will strongly resist any attempt to rig.
We will have zero tolerance for electoral violence across the country.
Politicians must declare their manifesto and their clear and practical plans to solve major problems in their constituencies. ‘Ghana-must-go’ politics is over. No manifesto and no plan, no votes. We will make sure of that.
Young people will be mobilised to vote only those politicians who were not part of corruption, unconstitutionality and stood for integrity and clear development goals since this dispensation started. Any other person who was part of this old system will be shocked by the embarrassment we will churn out to them next year.

We want a country where infrastructure work, where politicians are committed to the common good, where opportunities for its citizens are fair and possible.

We grew up hearing ourselves addressed as the “leaders of tomorrow,” and now we have realised that it is time they rose to take our destinies into our hands, if we want to stand any chance of witnessing that much-touted “tomorrow.”

Enough is enough. Nigerian youths say enough is enough. We have had enough! We are taking our future in our hands – and we will neither falter nor stop. This journey has just begun!

God bless Nigeria .

Yours Faithfully,

EnoughisEnough Coalition
www.enoughisenoughnigeria.com
[email protected]

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Photos from the march
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49 Comments

  1. Anya

    March 16, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Good Luck today!! I pray it’s a peaceful march.

  2. tolu

    March 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

    i strongly support this group. its time we, the youth of Nigeria say ‘enough is enough’. i believe we have been silent for too long.

  3. ibinike

    March 16, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Wish I could march with others but will follow the proceedings online! let us take our future into our own hands! Enough is enough!!!!!!!

  4. roundrobin

    March 16, 2010 at 11:43 am

    i’m right behind you! online though.. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

  5. Adesoji Adegbulu

    March 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Enough is Enough o!. O to ge.

  6. What a shame!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Only four responses showing support, if this was about Naija celebs and their outfits, this place will be full. How many readers in Nigeria will go out and join this march?

    YOUNG NIGERIANS, BE PART OF CHANGE! TAKE YOUR FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN INTO YOUR HANDS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  7. Joe

    March 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Bravo, your views are well articulated and eloquently presented. It is hoped that you are sincere and you are really genuinely concerned about the state of the nation. One can only wish you the best in the assignment you have decided to undertake. Let us hope that our present leaders will listen to you.

  8. doll

    March 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yea..i support this group

  9. funmi

    March 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    May this bring solution to our problem…OH LORD HEAR OUR CRY

  10. smallie

    March 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I wish I could be there to take part in the march. For once I’m really proud of Nigerian youths taking a stand. It’s about time we stop lamenting about our deplorable situation and actually doing something about it. I hope this march will be the beginning of a great change in Nigeria.

  11. DUDU

    March 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    You don’t have to be sooo judgemental. This is not the kind of attitude that will get people to join.

  12. A shame indeed!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Abeg, don’t mind these Nigerian youths. If it is Toni Payne and 9ice or Dbanj and Genny, there would have been 100 comments by now. I believe the Future Nigeria Group were behind this, let them compare the interest in their annual awards and this rally. It is only to party and pose we know. Stop commenting on your BB and updating your facebook statuses. Speak up and stand up for your rights.

    This is not the Nigeria our parents knew grewing up and this is not the Nigeria I want my children to know. I want my children to be proud of their heritage so I join my voice to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    Since the National Assembly leadership refused to come and meet the rally people today, I suggest reinforcing. Where are the university students, unemployed youths, let us come out in millions (not thousands) and let our voices be heard!

    While I completely detest violence and strongly condemn their actions so far, you have to give it to MEND. They got up and did something, they were tired of always complaining when no one was listening. Shebi people are taking notice now….Abeg jo, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    There is strength in our numbers. Did you know that youths (under 35) make up 75% of Nigeria’s population. If we all got angry, a positive change is bound to happen in our lifetime. Let us all think of how we can be agents of change. Thank you!

  13. jcsgrl

    March 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    “A shame indeed” I totally feel your frustration. However, this is quite new to us Nigerians. We’re not known to protest. We sit back and let things happen to us. Perhaps, the fear of military leadership still rules our life. Give it time…be patient. Keep building momentum and developing a grassroots mentality. We’ll get it together one day. In the mean time, don’t ever give up hope and don’t ever stop fighting for what you believe in. I support this group 100%. Just hope the fight doesn’t end there.

  14. Ann

    March 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Shebi! Enough is enough oh! Enough said! I support what you’re doing and will continue to support! May this be the beginning of something new, great and beautiful for the future of Nigeria. Hey, apartheid was toppled because SAfricans were not quiet. Not advocating VIOLENCE at all, but there is power in the number of voices and faces when mobilized properly! We shall overcome jare!

  15. FEMI

    March 17, 2010 at 12:50 am

    WHAT A HUGE WASTE OF TIME. THAT LETTER IS A WASTE OF PEN. IF I WAS THE SENATE PRESIDENT OR WHOM EVER THE LETTER WAS ADDRESSED TO; I WOULD THROW IT IN THE TRASH. WHY?
    BECAUSE I AM NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE. NIGERIANS HAVE NOT MADE OUT LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE NOW NOR IN THE PAST. SO WHAT WOULD A COUPLE OF ELITE YOUTHS AND THOUSANDS OF FRUSTRATED MASSES DO TO ME TO MAKE ME SHAKE IN MY BOOTS ARE BE ACCOUNTABLE NOW.

    I APPLAUD THEM FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF THEIR BUSY SCHEDULES (WHATEVER THAT MAY BE). BUT THIS IS A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT. A SHOW OF FORCE BY BREAKING THROUGH POLICE BARRIERS AND SITTING ON THE FLOOR ISN’T REALLY A MOVEMENT.

    YOU WANT CHANGE? YOU WANT TO START A MOVEMENT? THEN GO TO THE GRASS ROOTS. HAVE THESE MINI RALLIES IN MUSHIN, IN UNILAG, IN AJEGUNLE, MAROKO, LASU, OR WHATEVER DEEP HOOD YOU CAN FIND DISGRUNTLED FRUSTRATED NIGERIANS. EDUCATE THEM ON POLITICS POLICIES AND THE POWER OF THEIR VOTE. AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS, ARM THEM WITH ELECTORAL AND POLITIC KNOWLEDGE AND REVOLT MASSIVE AT THE POLLS. NOT SITTING DOWN OR PUSHING BARRICADES TO ENTER THE WELL AIR-CONDITIONED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    UNTIL YOU FIGHT THE CORRUPT/ILLITERATE SENATOR’S ABILITY TO BUY VOTES. BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I AM SORRY. THERE IS NO CHANGE.

    SO IN THE LONG AND SHORT OF THE STORY. YOU CAN RALLY ALL YOU WANT. IF YOU CAN’T WIN THE POWER BACK FROM THE POLITICIANS AND SHOCK THEM DURING THE ELECTIONS YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. AND YOU WILL BE SITTING DOWN ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY….A LOT

  16. V

    March 17, 2010 at 5:05 am

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

  17. mina

    March 17, 2010 at 7:54 am

    For those who have criticized the movement, a total shame to u. Ure the kind of people who sit down in ur homes, fold ur hands, do nothing, and simply criticize people who try. Imagine the 2nd comment!! Saying it was a waste of time. Doesn’t he understand what ‘first of many’ means! Or that Rome wasn’t built in a day. If u were so knowledgeable about how to change the country, y haven’t u tried.

    Enough is enough jare. May God support us on this one and forgive our cursed, shameful and failed state where citizens are worthless to the government, where stack illiterates rule and where dirty, unkempt and barbarians called the NPF supposedly guard us. God bless Nigeria

  18. Tee

    March 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

    wow….impressive move…almost brought me to tears…I am soooo proud of my fellow Nigerian youths…please don’t give up it won’t be easy but By the grace of God “He who began this good work in you…will be faithful to complete it indeed”….AMEN!

  19. Tee

    March 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Wow!!!…Impressive…this letter and the thought behind it almost brought me to tears..I am sooo proud of my fellow naija youths…please don’t give up…I wish I was in Nigeria …God knows I would do my best to uphold this kinda belief and join in…But unfortunately I am not…nevertheless….I’ll keep y’all in my prayers and by the special grace of God “He who started this work will be faithful to complete it in us IN JESUS NAME…AMEN!”

  20. Glory Edozien

    Glory Edozien

    March 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I have never been more proud of the citizens (youth) of Nigeria! Truer words have indeed never been spoken, Enough is really Enough!…

  21. Olie Hubert

    March 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    though femi u shudn`t have gone that far with discouraging those who have started something…at least they started something…and yes i agree with this part of ur statement YOU WANT CHANGE? YOU WANT TO START A MOVEMENT? THEN GO TO THE GRASS ROOTS. HAVE THESE MINI RALLIES IN MUSHIN, IN UNILAG, IN AJEGUNLE, MAROKO, LASU, OR WHATEVER DEEP HOOD YOU CAN FIND DISGRUNTLED FRUSTRATED NIGERIANS. EDUCATE THEM ON POLITICS POLICIES AND THE POWER OF THEIR VOTE. AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS, ARM THEM WITH ELECTORAL AND POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND REVOLT MASSIVE AT THE POLLS.”
    nice suggestion…why not come out and help…do not sit there and insult those really trying to do things…u sound like u know a little urself…so step out and be of use. and pls do not insult me wen replying…

  22. osomelly

    March 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Honestly ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! Nice one guys. I will join you and help in any way i can. Like @a shame indeed said, this is not the country i want my kids growing up in!!!

    @FEMI. Shame on you!! Before you write any thing like you did just now, please show that YOU have done something no matter how small!!! Silly you!

  23. BOYO LAGOS

    March 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    IF THIS WONT STOP I THINK THE STORM WILL EVENTUALLY BE OVER.I AM DAMN HAPPY TO WITNESS THIS VIA THE INTERNET IF IWAS AWARE BEFORE THE MOVEMENT I WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE UPFRONT BUT THOSE I SEE HERE ARE NOT BAD.
    I THINK THE BEST THING THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO NIGERIA IS THE YOUTHS OF NOWADAYS.
    I WAS WRITTEN OFF BUT I HAVE GOT HOPE.
    WHAT HOPE?
    THAT I AM PART OF THIS PRESENT YOUTH GENERATION.
    MAY GOD ALMIGHTY SEE US THROUGH.
    GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  24. osarugue

    March 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    am so disgusted by your angle of commentary. how about commending them first for taking the bold step, you are here writing this from the comfort of your “air-conditioned” home, office or cybercafe, meanwhile these people you are running down were marching under the hot Abuja sun, subject to the erratic police who could have shot at them to protest for your own good.I agree there is much more to be done and some of your points are valid, but PLEASE do not deride people who are actually STANDING UP not just for them selves but for YOU and your children as well. I urge them to keep this going because Nigeria is for us all not for those corrupt politicians and if we dnt fight for it, we will make no progress. There is a whole lot of youths (like me) who would like to be part of the movement and get involved, they need to have a plan to involve more people. I just saw their website which am going to check out and contribute and support the movement. The youths in america and even in Nigeria and around the world supported Obama and he won, it shows we DO have power…guys lets use it…

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  26. me

    March 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Spoken like a truly arrogant and narrow minded Nigerian…u sit where u are and talk like u know everything… u say what they are doing would not work… why don’t u do what u suggest and think is best? huh? people like u are the ones we pray against… people who sit and criticize but don’t do anything, people who have the mentality that the citizens are hopeless cos the politicians hold all the power. if u my friend and Nigerian can not do anything to help ur country, then keep quiet and let those who love their country do something.

  27. cece

    March 19, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Femi, what you fail to understand is that youths are the future of tomorrow, and if they don’t stand up for justice, and truth, who else? if these so called leaders don’t see or get the message, it’s not the youth’s fault, but the leaders fault, because they are so ignorant, stupid, they care about nobody but themselves.

    Nigerians have no power over the election, their votes doesn’t count, why? because nigerias’ election is always won by fraud, so whoever they want there, will still win, eventhough people voted for another canditate. Femi, you have the mindset of a lot of Nigerians, they will always be the first to criticize, when another person is actually doing something. You are so unrealistic, and I will like to know, if you’ve done any of the things that you’ve mentioned. And, how did it go?

    Here in the states, protests, rallies, movement will work, why? because there are sensible leaders who can think outside of themselves, and care for the people. I’m so proud, and more than impressed that some people went out there, instead of sitting around all day, talking about how bad the country is, criticizing people, and giving out ideas that is not possible. I think this protest should make sense, to people who have the right mindset, who has common sense, who thinks outside of just me. This protest should be put into consideration, if not, it will be very shameful, and all those so called leaders will be certified fools and idiots who don’t deserve to still be walking around.

  28. tallchica

    March 19, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I think some of you may have misinterpreted Femi’s statement. Take it as a sarcastic reply to a serious situation. He has a point. And I believe what was implied by his message was a call to view this rally from the perspective of a senator who is out only for his gain. So yes the international community will see this and applaud the youth for at least doing something…I for one am proud of Nigerian youth for finally getting fed up. However, what we as Nigerians have become known for is our lack of follow through–will this gesture of frustration be followed through. This is where I believe Femi’s statement is pointing–so we rallied. Fine…but how does this affect the woman selling crayfish in the market, the hawker on the street? Are they not Nigerians too? Do they not have a right to share and partake in developing national pride. This passion, this frustration that is being demonstrated needs to be fueled – we need to send forth ambassadors to the grassroots — people who can rally the masses to demand change via peaceful protest. We need people to understand that the only way our nation can be great is if we rally together, the educated ones supporting those who arent…the powerful pulling up their weak brethren. I am passionate about facilitating change in my motherland…education, social relationships, and the backing of people finally saying that they have had ENOUGH!!! Do not criticize Femi so much…think of his/her statement as literary art, not as his/her actual view on the situation. Glean the truth and the main point rather than focusing on minutiae and you will see that we still have a long way to go. What does one rally do? Show we are frustrated. Fine and good. What happens a month from now, a year from now, a decade from now. There is still work, but this is a MARVELOUS step in the right direction.

  29. tallchica

    March 19, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Omo meeeehn…it be like sey me and my question mark were fighting…sorry y’all

  30. PET

    March 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    You took the words outta my mouth. There are many perspectives from which a view point can be communicated, if u read alot u’ll know.

    Femi brought his message across using a different style, if u read it again u’ll know he’s not criticising.

    In summary, he’s saying, a rally is a good idea, but the men in power arent bothered neither are the masses affected, however, a continous effort will yield results.

  31. Chile

    March 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I am very proud of Nigeria coming out to tell the goverment Enough is Enough. In Nigeria know edoction know jobs light security is coroption every where in the goverment. I hope the goverment listen to Nigerias.
    Chile.

  32. cece

    March 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I do understand where Femi is coming from, but I personally don’t like it when Nigerians are finally doing something, something negative has to be said, it’s discouraging. Few years ago, there wouldn’t have been any rally, people will just sit at home, and talk all day long, about how the country is so bad. When we all support, encourage one another, who knows what can happen next, because it starts from somewhere. I didn’t expect this movement to all of a sudden change the minds of these leaders or affect people’s lives. I was impressed that they voiced their frustration, showing that they are tired of what’s going on, and hopefully it can be heard.

    I’ve always said, Nigeria’s problem is really up to the leaders. Everyone knows what the real issues, problems, are but how can we tackle them from the root, when majority of these leaders and older generation are senseless, have no clue, and are not willing to make a change.

    How can we rally people together, when there’s a big gap between the rich and the poor, when even the educated ones have no common sense, how do we send ambassadors to the grassroots? It’s easier said than done. I used to be very passionate about Nigeria. Yah, I’m going back to the motherland, after spending most of my life in the States, which I did, and try to change some things. I actually thought I will get somewhere, having two uncles who hold political positions, and maybe it will help that they are both close to some of the ex presidents, current president, and are in the inner circle. Even though, one of my uncles, has a good mindset, like donald duke, fashola, it’s just hard when those kind of people are constantly attacked for doing the right thing. It’s a rough one. I’ve said, Nigeria is all about the survival of the fittest, whoever survives, kudos to you, and if you don’t I guess bad luck. The problem is mindset, and how do you begin to change these people’s mindset, when they can only think one way, greed, wickedness, selfishness, no common sense, pointing fingers, but fail to look at themselves, including my other uncle. It’s frustrating, and the only thing Nigerians can do for now, is rally, movement, etc apart from the fact that you have to protect your own life, so let’s start from somewhere, babystep, then maybe big steps, if there’s room for it. Nigerians can’t really depend on the government to do much, so they have to do what they can to survive, which is what most of them are doing.

  33. Bola #1

    March 20, 2010 at 5:57 am

    well, whether or not the rally satisfies a personal agenda, someone does have to speak up against the crap that’s going on.

    There were killings AGAIN in Jos, about 20 women and children were matcheted, STILL after all the outcry. I mean, WHO is responsible for security in Jos? I thinkcitizens need to start holding individuals responsible for unecessary incidents and not the entire government (although it is the entire governments responsibility).
    Start putting names and faces to those officials whose lax have allowed these incidents to happen. Maybe then, we will see +ve changes.

    I’m excited that the youth are passionate about fighting for the country’s cause despite significant discouragements (lack of jobs for one).

    Let’s see if Goodluck’s cabinet reshuffle will change the country’s situation for the better.

  34. Austin

    March 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Youths in naija are trying to tell the world that our generation will not support those old, corrupt, vision less folks who are bent on destroying what they could not build. Is it not shameful that the Libyan ruler is saying all sorts of things about naija? I cant wait to be part of CHANGE in the next election. Indeed enough is enough!

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  36. PETER AZOLIBE

    April 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I am worried about the country Nigeria. I am worried about the people and how they still address Yar adua as President when power is nomore with him. It is a felony to accept that honor and to address him as such. Nigeria has no provision for two presidency. No matter how you twist it, call it acting call it proteim, call it interim president Goodluck Jonathan is the Commander in Chief and no other person. Enough is enough of the mess of the presidency. Let me ask Nigerians one quetion? Is Yar Adua and his Turai still in the Presidential Villa ie the Aso Rock? If your answer is yes, What are they doing there? If they do not move out of that place immediatelt then we shall call on every interested Nigerian to make application for tenancy in the villa because the continued stay of Yar Adua and his family in the villa when he is nomore the president is make the villa an Apartment Complex. I will be interested to live there if they do not vaccate. We did not buid the Aso Rock to take care of sick people but for serious government job. President Jonathan act on this or we start to acuse you of double standing. No sentiment no emotion. Nigeria is greater than one person so said Babangida and it is real. Turai has committedso much that she should be by now arraigned in the court for trying to usurp the powers of the president. Continued stay in the Aso Rock is one nailing evidence. She must act now. This should be the first agenga of this group. To drag Turai and her ailing husband out of the Aso Rock. The next is to make sure that the notorious INEC boss is disgracefully removed from office. No fate accomplice.

  37. Adeyemi Kay

    April 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Hello nigerians, what is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Its time every reasonable nigerians, inrespectful of age, to come out and fight this cause. Well done to the organisers

  38. Dr. Olapade Agoro (Aladura Patriarch)

    May 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

    FOR NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY BEYOND 2011, BAD MONEY IN POLITICS MUST NOW BE INDENTIFIED, FORCED OUT
    One of the greatest problems inflicting moral burdens on the nationhood of Nigeria and with imposition of heavy hindrances on ICPC and EFCC the anti corruption agencies capabilities to fight the evils of corruption to a standstill is the easy way bad money finds floodgate access into the economy.
    In Nigeria where money is a ‘god’ worshiped even in churches and mosques with awe of respect and reference better than God Almighty that created the heavens and the earth and consequently where just anybody can wake up an emergency millionaire without a source of income is a monstrous problem torpedoing the socio-economic and political strata of the nation with reckless abandon.
    It is right to say that when Nigerian Christians hoarsely shout ‘praise the Lord’ and Muslims shout Allau Akbar with mega force capability far beyond their voices could carry, it all about money. Remove money from the religious equations of National Chairman and the holy fire in them will quench.
    If the truth must be said and faced with courage, ninety percent of the highly imposing non governmental buildings standing tall in Abuja Federal capital territory and or in the high brow areas of Lagos would not have been there without bad money.
    Unfortunately for the future of the youths of this country and whom General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida recklessly derided as not well educated and therefore incapable of being leaders, money in hand means capability to negotiate for power and far beyond.
    This will explain why bad money will dictate to a very large extent the results of the 2011 election in Nigeria.
    Irrespective of the good promises being made by President Good luck Jonathan to conduct credible 2011 election, It will be marred by bad money in politics particularly by members of the presidents party the PDP.
    This can be explained away with the facts non contestable, one readily available good example of which is the very recent forceful downsizing by President Jonathan of the 2010 budget with a terribly whooping sum of Naira 200 billion up loaded initially to serve the purse of members of the national assembly per se.
    Otherwise what reasons could be adduced by Nigeria for the earnings by each national assembly member earning of Naira 42 million per quarter, Naira 144000 per lunch per day, Naira 2.3 billion purchasing armoured cars and or collection of Naira 500 million for constituency allowance et al.
    All these apart from the multi billion dollars corruption scandals currently making waves in Nigeria are preparatory to the political thieves commonly called money bags buying their ways as usual to political power at the expense of the terribly impoverished citizenry.
    For the much drummed noise war against corruption and bad money in politics to be won, it must be hard fought from the stand point of each citizen right from President Goodluck Jonathan downward henceforth wanting to contest elections in Nigeria and or wanting to purchase and build any structure of value above Naira 10 million and or wanting to invest in business worth Naira 5 million MUST first mandatorily declare his and or her source of income to both the combined team of EFCC and ICPC.
    Dr. Olapade Agoro (Aladura Patriarch)
    National Chairman/ former Presidential Candidate,
    National Action Council (NAC) &
    National Chairman CNPP

  39. Agba Clement

    June 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

    The level of Corruption in Nigeria today is becoming too much. But the question is; what is actually the cause of this corruption? The root of corruption in Nigeria today is nothing but what I call TRIBALISM also known as political or individual differences. Imagine a man wil become a political leader etc and after 1st-3rd term in office, his brother, sister or relation will now take over the leadership. This is not proper and encouraging because the fact that ‘eat and give your neighbour’ still remains the same even though things changes every minute. I must be proud of our past leaders eg Nnamdi Azik, Aper Aku and Amadu Belo to mention but a few. Our happiness is that the person who brings corruption is also corrupt. Remember, people often says ‘ the person who makes fire is being disturbed by smook’ there is no doubt about it. If you are a corrupt political leader, Religious leader or Traditional leader etc remember, corruption will oneday visit and defeat you or your relations or your aged mother or father in the village. Am seriously advocating for the war against corruption in Nigeria so as to bring a new shape to our country Nigeria to wipe away the name ‘Nigeria as second corrupt Africa country’.

  40. Tobi

    July 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    can this group create a facebook account somorepeople can join please.

  41. inkris

    August 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    My fellow Nigerians, we are the primary obtacles to should the solution that will move this great nation forward. We have become so comfortable with the system that many so rich don’t know that their ‘money can buy anything’ attitude doing about inflation. No doubt they will dare us to pull the trigger knowing too well we are so unfaithful. I wish they could borrow me their gun, and wait to see what I can do with it. I wish there was no natural resources may be everyman would have been thinking and think deeply. I wish there is natural disaster maybe that will enable us to think like scientists, mathematicians and the likes of this world. How many are wishing right now that their Uncle or relatives is in the government to share part of the national cake. The muscians have tried, seems as if this is the only escape route available to our youths. Look how many Nigerians with their face glued to the screen, wondering what keep them so busy, facebook of cause. Never mind, the boy who made that happened is just 23 this year and his one of the world richest. I wish we are enable to think, but Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) will not let us even to have a reason to think with all the noise in every corners of our streets. O ma se o! Arise the youth of Nigeria, let’s say it with one voice – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Say it, and do it like you mean it. inkris is a new global classroom of innovasity where you can step-up with your ideas. Thank you.

  42. Jonathan

    September 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

    My fellow Nigerians…I am a President of a well know University here in Nigeria…..I just want to bring this to your notice there is no plan for the future of the Nigerian youth. The Nigeria leaders are building criminals as tomorrow’s leaders. So we should please stop them from doing this.

  43. tope

    September 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    i like the fact that youths are standing up 4 their rights let us tell them to include us in their decisions we need power we are the next generation they are selfish and we need to fight for what rightfully belong to us update me with ur programs on my email/ phone 08083609768

  44. GOODLUCK4NIGERIANS

    October 7, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Asking the president to resign or be impeached is antithetical to Nigerians Ideals., it is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation in the wake of the recent bombing in Nigeria. Goodluck4nigerians hope that those calling for the president… to resign or be impeached and their supporters will consider the ramifications of their statements. It is nothing but mean –spirited and a vexatious statement. They should realize that their statement is counter productive and has only made progressive Nigerians up and down the country more determined to see President Goodluck win the election in 2011. Join our campaign on facebook and lets make 2011 a reality for Goodluck JonathanSee More

  45. ken

    October 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    up,nigeria,i was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness,at least journey of a thousand miles start with a step,am in full support of any rally that will send a message to our dubios and old illitrate politicians that never want to stay out for the young educated youths,with modern ideaology,to bring devlopment to our nation…enough is enough..u got my vote,keep it up.God bless nigeria.

  46. Deyo

    December 15, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I have nothing more than to say thank you Lord that I am part of this generation, and not 50 and 40 years back when I would have been too intoxicated with the spoils and greeneries of the land to opose the broad daylight robbery that was taking place then.I would have been lukewarm and guilty like my parents who never hesitate on hammering at how great a Nigeria they once had yet they let it slip away.But today I sand tall and proud on the battle field of time with my head held high, knowing my brothers are soldiers of a good fight warriors of a moral vision and champions of a cause that should neever be compromised.Success is not success until you have had to drg for it.Today they threaten us with failed state.In my generation I dont see any failuredo you?I would not trade this moment for all the lands my eyes can see even if it were America.AM a planner by profession and I have plans of which in due time they too wud be spread.Till then we remain foot soldiers marching to the war front with no retreat on our minds,as a mata of fact they the polytical and gobanetorial armed robbers would surrender.Just sound the siren when its time to march out.

  47. Chioma

    January 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Let’s go out to register to vote starting from the 15th of January! All our comments mean nothing if we don’t register, and vote when the time comes. God bless Nigeria!
    http://www.fairygodsister.wordpress.com

  48. muri

    October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Nigerian youths dont need to say enough is enough, they need to say Anthony Tosan Prest, Anthony Prest is an astute businessman that has contributed immensly to the successful mobilization of the grassroot of Nigeria for PDP.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Chief_Anthony_Tosan_Prest

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