Nigeria cancels U.S. military training as relations between both nations worsen

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The animosity between the Nigerian government and its American counterpart has deepened with the Nigerian government cancelling a plan to have the United States military train a battalion of the Nigerian army to confront the extremist Boko Haram sect.

Nigerian officials did not provide reasons for the decision Monday, but the United States government said it regretted the move.

“At the request of the Nigerian government, the United States will discontinue its training of a Nigerian Army battalion,” the U.S. government, through its embassy in Abuja, said in a statement.

Relations between the two countries have been at a record low with Nigeria accusing the United States of not providing sufficient support for its fight against Boko Haram.

After months of informal allegations, the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. Ade Adefuye, had in November openly accused the United States of refusing to sell arms and equipment to Nigeria to help defeat Boko Haram.

In its response, the American government said it has supported Nigeria to the extent its law permits, and accused the Nigerian security forces of human rights violations.

The U.S. said its laws disallow sales of arms to countries with such human rights record.

Even so, the American government said it has provided some military equipment to Nigeria.

The two countries are not also relating well economically after the U.S. fully suspended buying Nigerian crude oil in July, a decision that helped plunge Nigeria into one of its most severe financial crises as oil price falls to a seven-year low.

It is not clear whether the latest decision to suspend the military training relates to previous economic and military incidents between the two countries.

Nigeria’s supervising Minister for Information, Nurudeen Mohammed, could not be reached immediately, as well as presidential spokespersons, Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe,.

But the U.S. government said in its statement that the first two phases of the training were conducted between April and August 2014, and had provided previously untrained civilian personnel with basic soldiering skills.

“Based on mutual assessment of the Nigerian Army and U.S. trainers, a third iteration of training was agreed upon with the intent of developing the battalion into a unit with advanced infantry skills.

“We regret premature termination of this training, as it was to be the first in a larger planned project that would have trained additional units with the goal of helping the Nigerian Army build capacity to counter Boko Haram,” it said.

The statement however said the U.S. government would continue other aspects of its extensive bilateral security relationship, as well as all other assistance programs, with Nigeria.


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  • Chris1408

    Na by force to sell arms to Nigeria. If the store owner refused to sell you goods, you go to the next store and purchase what you need. Na by force again. This GEJ administration Mumu for everything.

    • Wähala

      I tire oo! N bi by forcie o biko! See me, see wähala ooh? The US knows Dumbo is using the weapons to murder innocent Nigerians and that the NA are under serious investigation for war crimes violations, yet Dumbo dey flex muscle wey no e no get. Na wa oh! “a by force to sell arms to Nigeria” – indeed! Abegi.

    • Joe

      But I think Jonathan is right by canceling the training. You cannot train someone without providing the training materials needed for the delegates to perform in the field. We needed the cobra helicopters to fight HB, and since US is saying Nigerian military cannot operate the helicopters, then why are they here for?. It’s an insult for US to tell our troops that we cannot operate cobra. Let’s try Russia, I believe something good can come out of Putin than Obama, language barrier not withstanding.

      • tundemash

        so you want US to sell arms to a terrorist sponsor ?

        • Joe

          You are not serious with your comments. Did you watch Gambia v EU on homosexuality?. Obama hates this government because of anti-gay law, and Obama is determined that this government must pay for rejecting homosexuality. The best way to put it was human right violation.

          • Rastapopoulos

            Mr joe, are you kidding?? Whisper: haven’t you heard Tundemess is gay??
            Word on the streets is that wahala is his ‘wife’.
            Please pray for them.

          • Joe

            Thanks. No wonder. Now I understand. Only demons can talk like wahala of a being.

      • Dr. Kay

        Imagine the cobra in their possession last week , those OAU students blockading the road shouting ole ole wold have all been sprayed to smithereens, na who wan dash monkey banana!

        • tundemash

          The question is how has North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam been managing with US blockade. Dumbo needs to think beyond the bottle !

          • Chris1408

            LOL. Can’t he put the bottles down to think. He stays drunk

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bruv, we will have to kick him outof Aso Rock next year before he turns us into a full blown banana republic.

        • Joe

          Come-on be serious in your comment please. OAU students denied the report. Remember, it was SR that carried the message, and you know sahara reporter hate Jonathan’s government with passion.

          • Wähala

            Stop displaying mumuhood!
            Did you expect the Student Union President to come on TV and claim glory that his fellow students stoned Dr. Dumbo ati Ooni pelu Fayose? If so, you need injection in the head. You be… Oponu! Ode.

          • Joe

            I have being seeing your comments insulting people that may have contrary views with you. I think you need to move to maturity. I have never seen your comment without insulting people. Your dad and mom must have devorced long before you were brought I guess.

          • Wähala

            You earned it with your lie-lie. Next time, don’t bother chipping-in since you can’t think. Is your comment about SR entirely complimentary… or your tirade about divorced parents? See what I mean? You lack the moral grounds to lecture about maturity so, just shut your mind from thinking for today. You don try… thinking is not for everone!

          • zygote

            But the guy is correct, you sounded mumuish!

      • Wähala

        Pal,
        The US are only training hunters and local volunteer JTF guys in “Basic military skills”…thos are not flying “cobra helicopters to fight BH” biko, they know the political will is not there and have said so. Hear them… “The Nigerian Government is an impediment in the war against Boko Haram terrorists”. So, you see, they know bcos they’re on ground and have long history of “cooperating with Nigerian security personnel” in the running of affairs to keep Nigeria one, no sense picking a fight you can’t win… or?

      • Chris1408

        Go to Russia, China or north Korea. Na the same result. What happened to the antique helicopters they bought from Belarus? GEJ administration is corrupt and wicked. USA is not the problem.

    • PureNigerian

      Oh boy o.
      GEJ pass mumu

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      This is what is called “agidi talika” (the obstinacy and obduracy of the wretched!).

      Oga Jonothing, we asked you to play hard ball with the US, not cut your nose to spite your own face!!

      • tundemash

        hmmmm wise words to a feeble mind . He can’t grasp the import of those words. No need watering stone (cr. @wahala)

        • Marquis di Gorgonzola

          You credited ‘no need watering stone’ to crackhead wahala??
          This saying that is over a thousand years old??
          NawaooO!!
          Hahahahahahahahahaha!
          CRACKHEADS ALL OF YOU!

          *mehn! Tomato seller language Tundemess, crackhead wahala, charge and bail lawyer soyemi,vulgar gutter ghetto child Dr kay, groundnut seller guguru et all, una dey try ooo! Well done oo! You still have like a thousand comments left for the nite to get paid in full!
          Oya, fire while all sane people go to bed..lets count tomorrow how far..goodnite oo!!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Gigolo.

            You gave a good joke tonight.

        • Wähala

          Put me in quotes, biko!

      • Wähala

        Na Og.
        Panic reaction to the news that Lawmakers are seriously thinking about impeachment. Na ogogoro-induced reaction be dis, no gainsaying it… no logic explains it to me. Dumbo doesn’t understand the depressing effects of an economic war with the US, he thinks flying cobra helicopters is about monkeys swinging on tress in riverine aborigine enclaves… e dey vex for s’thing wey pass am. Me-ma dey laff watching “nwa nza” challenge his god to a wrestling match. Hahaha chai… na laffu for kalabari!

    • Kamal Kamoru

      Na by force for dem to train us?? If one doesn’t call those Yankees bluff once in awhile, they will treat u like a door mat. Just watch how the Yankees will behave themselves very soon.
      It’s called international diplomacy mallam..which obviously, you and those ganja addicts below know nothing about. Keep off drugs boy. Yur association with wahala won’t help you..he just got out of rehab..most likely he will b returning there soon. Abi u wan join am?? Think about your aged parents in the village bro!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Kamal, of what strategic importance is Nigeria to the US at this point in time?

        That is the fundamental question to underline thoughts on this matter.

    • dudu

      I think the US has refused to sell arms to Nigeria because they do not want the Nigerian military to embarrass them by later claiming that boko haram has taken over those weapons in their barracks. Methink that they are trying to play safe. However, I would admit on another level that the US has especially failed those of us who usually watch American action hollywood films as a pastime. One would have thought that with the intervention of America and other European countries, boko haram would have been history by now; perhaps, they know what we do not know.

  • tundemash

    Dumbo is finally throwing his toys out of his pram ! It is common sense that you should NOT take decisions when you are high on ogogoro ….. this can only hurt Nigeria and not US !!!

    • Dr. Kay

      Including his beeb and dummy. Lol

    • Guguru

      LOL!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      So what happened in 1969? was Gowon also “kokoro chopping the vegetables lives right inside the vegetables” as well when they refused to sell planes to him?
      The time has come for Nigeria to redefine her foreign policy because in international geo-politics,a country like Nigeria must have reliable allies who must be ready to go the distance in times of need or crisis.
      A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE !!

  • growthengine

    Jonathan should manage the US Nigeria relationship well o, me I no wan hear trouble. I want to come home freely. I think America genuinely wants to help Nigeria, but do we want to help ourselves?

    • 100%Black

      rubbish
      the u.s is NOT ur friend

  • 100%Black

    screw the U.S. Good riddance to bad rubbish

    • Guguru

      The US has been feeding internally displaced Nigerians fomr the war zones of Yobe, Adamawa , and Borno States, through the World Food Program. The US is the highest donor in the World Food Program. But Jonathan the terror sponsor will not tell you that, will he?

      • 100%Black

        And Supplying arms and ammunition to ISIS and syrian rebels, actively predicting and promoting nigeria’s disintegration as well.
        Getting information while flying over ur country and refusing to share it with ur military.
        Yes, the U.S is your “friend” .
        And let me guess:it’s jonathan’s fault abi?

        • Guguru

          Produce evidence. The US told Nigeria to use a comprehensive approach to fighting terrorism. Can you point to any significant sponsors of BH that has been prosecuted in Nigeria so far? Mr Jonathan was found having a meeting with a known BH sponsor—Ali Modu Sheriff. You now want the USA to hand weapons to a President who has time to gist and discuss with a terror sponsor? LOL! See Picture of Jonathan below with Ali Modu Sheriff. Shameful!!!!

          • Maria

            Holy Mary!!! See the boko haram godfathers! Three of them meeting on how to further decimate innocent Nigerians. God dey ooooo!

          • 100%Black

            Comprehensive approach:
            1.He has built almajiri schools for u animals

            2.He has developed 12 new universities in the north.
            3. he has called boko haram in for talks- they refused
            4.He has allowed the formation of cjtf as an alternate force since ur people claim the soldiers are killing northerners
            5.In the national conference he included 5% of south south oil income to the northeast

            What else do u want? for him to fukk ur mother? better tell ur leaders to call ur boys to order

          • Maria

            Universities indeed! No be all those village primary schools now called Jonathan transformation universities? He could not even use the picture of any of those socalled universities in his media propaganda launched by his hypo aid… instead they are plagiarising fraudulently by using Kano state northwest university picture.

          • 100%Black

            That one na ur business. tell ur northern lackeys to call their boko boys 2 order

          • Guguru

            LOL. Your clueless Jonathan actually had talks with ghosts (boko haram)? Does making such a comment not render Jonathan and those who defend him mentally challenged? LOL.

            Moreso, what are the outcomes and products of the items you just listed? Simply doing things noted in a list without waiting for a corresponding output of your actions or the consequences, seems to smack of incompetence and deceit. When you tell people what you have done, also tell them what the outcomes are as well so that you can be taken seriously.

          • 100%Black

            Go and tell that to ur boko haram financiers- APC, buhari, tinubu,kwakwano and that short man sanusi

          • Guguru

            Ali Modu Sheriff, a known BH sponsor is in the PDP.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        The WFP is a UN funded organisation !

        • Guguru

          WFP is NOT funded by the UN though it is a subsidiary of the UN. It is funded by donors all over the world. The US is the number 1 donor in the WFP.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Ignorance !! Subsidiary ke ?

          • Guguru

            Tawanda, no matter how hard you try, the truth will always prevail over your comment.

            “WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

            Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man,
            woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active
            and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN
            agencies
            in Rome — the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the
            International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) — as well as
            other government, UN and NGO partners.

            On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food
            assistance in 75 countries each year. About 11,500 people work for the
            organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry
            poor.”

            wfp dot org slash about

      • mark imomion

        this guguru and his northern brethren must be dandaudus, who were not happy about the anti-gay law. now your big brother U.S is working against naija for violating your right and you are jubilation. park well.

        • Guguru

          If you have any facts disputing what i have said, please provide them. Otherwise, we would prefer reading more intelligent remarks.

  • Guguru

    Jonathan, the most destructive President Nigeria has ever had.

  • Mike udi

    I fink is the right thing to do coz Us mission in Nigeria is not clear. How can Us b supplying Egypt war jets, arms but refuse nigeria on right abuses. Mere protest in Egypt led to dealth of hundreds by Egyptian force yet they receive all the war weapon cos of the role the play for isreal.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    “A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED”………..fair-weather friendships do not last !
    The same thing happened in 1969,they refused to sell planes to Gowon !!

    • Maria

      How will US support an irresponsible government? Never!!!

  • Gift Gift

    American is talking about gay freedom thats whats bring problem
    between Nigeria US. Once nigeria accept it everything ll start working fine. not war against boko haram.

  • Saint

    Russia is on my mind..

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Time to direct our binoculars towards the East…….especially in military and economic terms . Most countries are now doing the same to avoid what is perceived as western economic blackmail so this is a blessing in disguise.Russia is learning the hard way and the recent termination of US buying oil from Nigeria shows that doing business with the west alone is not a wise move.
      The Chinese are reliable,so are other eastern countries,they don’t do sanctions,gay politics and all that nonsense ,they just do business !!

      • Maria

        You are no longer jew again? Why turning to the enemies of the jews?

      • Akiika

        @tawandaincommunicado:disqus, i’ll bet this is your full time job, JonathaMinion!
        You’re everywhere, punch, Vanguard, PremiumTimes, SR, Nairaland…e.t.c
        This your alatenuje work must be high paying.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Wetin concern you na ?…..make you kuku mind ya own business na !
          Wetin you dey find for Punch,Vanguard,Premium Times, SR ,Nairaland….etc
          Yeye man !!

      • Chris1408

        Build your own. Develop your country. Country without light, R&D and transportation. Country without government

  • Baba Messi

    Which hole did these termites; Guguru, wahala, tundeFART, soyemi etc crawl out off??
    The same insects that feigned coma when there was a breaking news that grandad Buhari was going about bringing delegates in imo?? Their hypocrisy never ceases to baffle me. Why won’t they fake a seizure, when they are aware millions of discerning minds had seen their comments when Atiku also ‘donated’ some amount to sokoto delegates? E b like say na only wahala try comment that day..after boosting his morale with the usual narcotics! One of the junkies even said Buhari’s ws different because the amount ws less!
    Hahaha! I dey LaffooooO!!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Pardon me, Baba Messy.

      Did you fart again or is your mouth hanging open once more?

      I wonder which one is worse?

      • Guguru

        LOL!

        • Frank

          Hmm. Mai gyeda, but really make una talk why una dodge that story na.
          Yeye dey smell oo!

  • Guguru

    The day after the Nyanya bomb blast in Abuja, Jonathan was in Kano dancing on stage during a PDP rally. The lives of Nigerians who died in the Nyanya bomb blast, Abuja, did not matter one bit to him. See picture below for the shameful dancing.

    • Filani

      @ Guguru,

      Jonathan is a slow thinker. It will take a huge catastrophe for the coin to drop.
      He’ll only then belatedly realize that he has a fatal attraction to mediocre as aides.
      No sensible president will make this blunder with his entire presidential press corps.
      Jonathan is an administrative nitwit. He has no spatial awareness. He is a fumbler.

      • Guguru

        I agree.

      • Onike24

        Slow? Bros, does this man think @all?

    • mark imomion

      The day Kano central mosque was bombed, kwarikwata was in lagos drinking beer, and the emir went to mecca to marry a 13yrs old arab child.

      • Guguru

        Who is kwarikwata and who was the emir? Are you speaking in tongues? LOL.

      • Truthometer

        Picture don’t lie, as you can see Dumbo rubbing his wonder stick on the hajia above. Please can you furnish us with any evidence of the kwarikwata drinking beer in Lagos and the Emir marrying 13yrs old Arab child?

  • Abdulsamad Hamzat Isah

    Something is fishy here!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Which type ? Tilapia or cat-fish ?

      • Abdulsamad Hamzat Isah

        Any one you choose

  • Truthometer

    Who would want the American military trainers to be around while daylight robbery of 2015 presidential election is about to take place? Dumbo and his evil party, PDP, are not interested in stopping boko haram; rather they are interested in creating more chaos in the northern part of the country, so that they can “capture”, not win an election. That is why Dumbo and his wrecking crew has consistently refused to be cooperative with the Americam military on the ground in Nigeria. Stopping the American military working relationship, is part of the larger conspiracy from the top.

    • Ette

      Part of the training given to the soldiers was to be civil in carrying out their functions and because GEJ and PDP want them to harrass civilians and carry ballot boxes for them, they decided to terminate the training. Shame of a government.

  • King Carlos

    Isreal and other people advising Jonathan are misleading him.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Why are you frightened about our very dear innocent friends,the Jewish state of Israel…….Jehova’s chosen people for that matter,why are they making you have sleepless nights

      • Guguru

        Who is Jehovah? And when dd you see Jehovah choose anyone? Did Jehovah send you a memo telliing you that it was going to choose any group of people, and for what purpose might this be?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Not all comments deserve a reply!

          • Guguru

            I am glad some intelligence may have been applied here. Well done.

    • Wähala

      The Israelis cannot advising Dumbo not to fight BH terrorists while fighting Hamas and the Intifada back home…
      If so, then Dumbo is ultra-stup*d to take their advise and pay for it with innocent Nigerian blood, more stup*d than we’re giving him credit for. Even a retard would question the Jews along that line. So, no! Methinks Dumbo is misleading himself and heading off the cliffs. With elections only 2months away, this is a mega-blunder…

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        The more you look…..the less you see !!

      • King Carlos

        He’s been making awful decisions lately. How can you break relations with America and turn the other way to Chad. What kind of president is this?

  • Maria

    Oga Jona dey vex for US? Laugh wan scatter my head, hahahahaha! How many bottles of vodka or Iya Ogheneme kainkain the man consumed before taking this decision? Hahahahahahahahahaha! Person pass you, you dey fight am…na your grave you dey dig.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Remove that image of the blessed virgin please !

      • Truthometer

        Why? Maria is holier than Dumbo.

      • Maria

        Cant you remove it? Or you ‘re so dumb not to know how to remove it since it annoys you?

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          I am a Catholic…are you one ?

          • Maria

            I thought you are a jew or orthodox!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            No I was born a Catholic but I also respect the traditions of Ndigbo ie Amadioha…the great god of thunder who kills bad people when life is sweetest !!

          • Maria

            Seems Amadioha is about strike you… I am sorry for you!

          • Guguru

            Tawanda,

            Silence! No one is born with a religion. Religion is man made. You were not born a Catholic. In what part of your mum’s womb was a crucifix, an image of the Virgin Mary, your bible, and your chalice, located?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            OK ,born into a catholic home,circumcised on day 6 and baptised a week after !

          • Guguru

            As a baby you actually knew you were circumcised and baptized or you were told that you were circumcised and baptized, which is it?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Go to a kindergarten….your exchanges usually degenerate into childish caricature , I shall not partake in that !

          • Guguru

            Really? LOL.

          • concernedcitizen2014

            Religion go kill you, so what is wrong with the image. You are a christian “boko haram”. I knew one day you will expose yourself. Now we know you are Igbo, a catholic, have residual faith in Amadioha. Also you are very religious and opinionated. Intolerant of Muslims.

  • Guguru

    Jonathan is the only President in the history of Nigeria who can communicate with ghosts (Boko Haram). Did he not enter a cease-fire agreement with Boko Haram (BH) who he had declared as ghosts at one point, or am I missing something here? Would you sell high powered American Apache helicopters to a man who claims he can communicate with ghosts and who goes farther to claim that he needs such high powered equipment to eliminate ghosts? The only equipment the US needs to sell to Nigeria are well designed psychiatric equipment to help check and evaluate the mental state of Jonathan, who appears to be the first President of Nigeria with the capacity to communicate with ghosts.

    • Chris1408

      LOL. Ghostbusters machine

      • Guguru

        Yes ooo

        • mark imomion

          no wonder your name of guguru, you brain also has ogogro inside of it.

          • Guguru

            LOL. Really?

          • Guguru

            Really?

      • lawiri

        Who you gonna call?

  • Frank Bassey

    Human rights abuse when BH is slaughtering innocent citizens? Well let’s invite Saudi Arabia because they understand the language of the BH.

  • Bola Sawyer

    President Jonathan must have taken into consideration that it’s useless getting trained
    by the United States Army which will not sell the ammunition to help put the training to use.

  • True Nigerian

    So these unthinking fellows were seriously waiting for the US to come and carry the problems they festered with their idle governance and culture of excuses?

    Yet, when Obama asked Jonathan to tackle corruption and electoral transparency, he angrily sped off to Asia to do some ridiculous deals with China in order to spite the US and show the US that China is now a substitute for the US. But now, he is waiting for the US to come and carry Nigeria’s shiiiit for Nigeria. Well, go and get the Chinese to fix it!

    One piece of truth for my brother in the Lord, corrupt Pastor Jona: Oga Jonathan, after 5 years of your arrogance to the US, this might just be Oyibo’s strategy of doing a good riddance to bad rubbish. The US may just be saying to you, that you should go so that someone else can fix their ailing most powerful Sub-Saharan ally.

    People often think the US wants Nigeria to collapse. Well, when you speak with the inner diplomatic circles, you will know that nobody wants a “one Nigeria” more than the US. The often cited prediction that Nigeria would collapse by 2015 is all hogwash. The US never “predicted” or “wished” the demise of Nigeria. That intelligence report only suggested that the country was at risk and they went further to discuss how they may respond “if” a crisis of disintegration occur in the country. And that calculation did not arise until they saw how Sharia was introduced in Nigeria and how Nigeria’s new democracy had been hijacked by a bunch of usurpers who had no clue about the long-term effects which their parochial self-centred governance could have on such a country. But that is what everybody now cites as “US prediction that Nigeria would collapse”. In any case, with the way Nigeria has been horribly managed by its narrow-minded leaders in the last 40 years, should you need any foreign prediction to know that it was only a matter of time before the chickens come home to roost? Our greatest curse is that we hate intelligent debates! We love the inexistent realities fed into our minds by the cocoons of our ethno-religious mumuism! That is why the only response we give to solid glaring facts when they are presented to us is simply an abuse of the facts, unreasonable loudness, and an arrogant dismissal of compelling arguments.

    Corruption and bad leadership had already destroyed Nigeria before boko haram came to feast on the comatose body. But again, we are here locked in ferocious ethno-religious defence of yet another horribly incomepetent and utterly corrupt leadership. We will get the country that our hypocisy deserves.

    • blackdove

      You are a classic. Thank you!

    • Guguru

      True Nigerian,

      Awesome! Your mind is as sharp as nail. Well done.

    • Yusuf Ismaila

      You are really a true Nigerian. well done and keep it up.

  • True Nigerian

    Nigeria is angry that the US suspended purchase of Nigerian crude. Utter bunkum! Well, US has increased its pursuit of energy independence. So the US is now drilling its own domestic oil in adition to bigger flows from Iraq. The US is now also set to become the largest oil producing country in the world. Must they buy your oil when they can use the one they have? So, Nigerians should see that they have overrated the importance of their oil. Deal with it, you narrow-minded folks! Just deal with it and stop being petulant! It is just the beginning. Electric cars and hybrid variants are sprouting up all over the developed world and parts of the developing world, with recharge points springing up here and there. In addition, OECD governments are still pouring tens of billions of dollars into R&D on alternative energy sources for clean renewable energy. So our exaggerated importance of our oil will hit us harder in the coming years and decades.

    And for those of us who keep on saying Russia! Russia!, be it known to you that Russia’s military manufacturing also has a measure of dependency on the US hardware supplies and those of other countries. France has just refused to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated warship which was made in France, not Russia. Worse still, the current spiral fall of the oil price and the sanctions on Russia may soon bring Russia to a point where it is begging for food, let alone manufacturing arms for Nigeria. Nearly 35% of the Russian economy has been wiped off in just 2 months and there are mass protests in Russia now. At the current rate of collapse of the Russian economy, Putin may need to save himself before he saves Nigeria.

    So, like it or not, the US remains the most powerful country and ally that anyone can have! We can continue deceiving ourselves as usual. If the US says they have a policy that abhors the sale of heavy weapons to repressive regimes or an army that has a horrendous record of human rights violations, then why the hell can’t you deal with the human rights issue? Why do you maintain a noisy silence when the same army that is under scrutiny offensively murdered the 3 sons of Sheik El-Zakzaki after taking them into custody in Kaduna? And then they did the usual Nigerian crookedness of manufacturing a falsified hogwash in a report that attempted to justify the mindless murder of 35 harmless people on a peaceful procession, including 3 members of one family? If the US says that they are seriously worried about the height and depth of corruption in the Nigerian military, why don’t you tackle the corruption? Who is suffering from the corruption? Is it the US or Nigeria? Why are we so deceitful of our own selves? The US is complaining of something that is real and affecting people here, but you refuse to address it. Instead you perpetrate it further and then indulge yourself in some arrogant egocentric war of words against the US. It is the usual Nigerian way of avoiding intelligent debates and indulging in loudness of empty unreasonable thoughts and personal attacks. Well, Oyibo no dey do like that. They talk smoothly with low tones and some half-hearted smiles, but they are relentless on action.

    Nigeria’s importance is waning! You better get the message and stop huffing and puffing with the usual claim of being the clay-footed “giant of Africa” which lives in darkness in the 21st Century after earning more than a $trillion in 16 years. That conceited view of our exaggerated self-importance is what made Jonathan to tell Obama at the White House that “you can’t fix Africa unless you fix Nigeria”. It is bonkers! Nigeria is now getting fixed by smaller neighbours, with the Nigerian President now relying on miniature hungry Republic of Chad to help Nigeria in dealing with Nigeria’s own domestic demons. It shows the extent to which Africa can exist without a rather overrated Nigeria.

    • Sword of Damocles

      cant add a word, Eloquent and resounding. Your words are the antidote to myopia.

    • Posse

      it is inferiority complex to belittle yourself. so what is your contribution to Nigeria? what solutions have you proffered?
      you need to stop farting from your mouth!
      and stop consuming the propaganda from western news media. you do injustice to yourself by portraying yourself as a nonentity!

      • True Nigerian

        I like the part in which you referred to proven facts as propaganda. People who reason that way are always in search of solutions, even if the solutions are served on their plate and placed on dining table
        Okay, since you are superior, you don’t need any solutions from inferior people like me! Isn’t that straight logic?

        Since you’ve never asked me before, I will spare you from the very harsh words I often have for people who use the usual question of “What solution have you brought?” as their code of escapism and disguised strategy of blackmailing people into silence from stating the obvious.

        Nigeria is littered with tens and hundreds of reports authored by brilliiant Nigerians. Not one of them have received attention by way of robust implementation. Just keep supporting the destroyers of Nigeria by supporting horrendous leaderships, and then keep on waiting for my magical and mystical solution, as if any Nigerian problems are not the same kinds of problems that have been successfully dealt with in other countries.

        Now here are some kindergaten clues for you:

        In a country that is suffering from lawlessness, what is the solution to restoring law and order? Kids in kindergaten may not know the answer. But if you ask them whether more lawlessness from the leadership of the country would solve it, they will be amused by the idyocy of that suggestion.

        In a country whose resources have been plundered and shipped to accounts in Europe and other countries, is corruption solved by abruptly withdrawing all the charges pending against Mohammed Abacha when he still has more than $600m which foreign governments have in their custody after spending millions of their own money to help us find where our stolen monies were kept? Am I the Prosecuting Attorney-General and his boss who withdrew the charges for no reasons and yet continues to get the support of the voters?

        If you don’t know the solution for problems like that, I am surprised that you are intelligent enough to attack me personally. Maybe that’s as far as your intelligence and xenophobic superiority can go.

        Just keep deceiving yourself and keep getting angry with me for telling you how far you’ve deceived yourself. It won’t change anything!

        • Guguru

          Excellent response. Well stated.

        • Smith Scott

          You like the part that talk of propaganda but what of the part that says you reduce yourself to a nonentity?

          • True Nigerian

            The latter is built on the former, which means that the invalidation of the former leaves the latter crumbling and flat on its face.

          • True Nigerian

            If you have been reading my engagement with people here, you’ll notice that I don’t dwell on my own importance or indulge in responding to inane personal attacks that neither adds to, nor takes, any value from the issues and the facts. Often, these personal snipets end up saying something about the persons who fire them than they say about the persons at whom they are aimed. I’m here for issues, healthy engagement and intelligent debates. That’s how I’m wired. Any other person can be who they want to be. It doesn’t change who or whatever I am. I can’t decide how inane someone else wants to be, but I can decide not to be inane like that other person. Life is about choices! I choose what to respond to and what to focus on.

          • mark imomion

            are you white or albino?

        • deji

          True Nigerian, there are lots of activities on the following facebook pages on Buhari’s campaign. I am sure you will enjoy it. Let me know if you have any difficulty visiting the page.Lots of information and videos showing day to day activities.

          https://www (dot)facebook (dot)com/buharisupport

          https://www (dot) facebook (dot) com/buhari2015support

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        The inability to tell oneself the simple truth is also known as self-denial; it is delusional.

        Like it or not, @True Nigerian has delivered the un-garnished truth.

        How we deal with it is our problem.

        • deji

          Baba Kay, there lots of activities on the following facebook pages on Buhari’s campaign. I am sure you will enjoy it. Let me know if you have any difficulty visiting the page.Lots of information and videos showing day to day activities.

          https://www (dot)facebook (dot)com/buharisupport

          https://www (dot) facebook (dot) com/buhari2015support

    • Brown

      What a shame. All you have succeded in doing with your ranting in the name of a pose is to reduce yourself to a nonentity. So without with Americans we cannot survive. Tell me. What have we benefited from the Americans since they “offered” their help to find the chibok girls. of what use is their training without wepons to fight. You look in the mirrow and tell yourself you are nothing only to turn around expecting others to see you
      as something. please give me a break with your inferiority complex.

      • True Nigerian

        No, the question is: Why did you need America in the first place? Can’t you just solve your domestic problems wihout America? Why on earth did you bring them to come and show you how intellectually recolonised you are?

        I’ll help with the answer: It’s because you think that superiority is about boasting without putting your feet firmly on the ground to do what all great nations do in solving their domestic problems.

        Did you need American help to restore peace in Sierra Leone and Liberia? Did you need any American to end the Maitatsine riots as far back as the 70s/80s?

        You should advise yourself, not me. I am only pointing you to your blind spot, which now looks almost like total blindness!

        • Onike24

          Sound analysis, but all you will get is abuse and more abuse.

          • mark imomion

            all these folks from the west of niaja, are complete ram. Obasanjo did worse and he was hailed.

          • Onike24

            Why are we so abusive? Obasanjo was and is still critiqued the most by south westerners, the Yoruba cannot and do not condone wrong doing simply on the basis of the fact that he is my brother,.

          • True Nigerian

            Again, the ethnic thinking rears its ugly head. Well, I am from the South-East. I wonder where it leaves your argument. But that is not all. Obasanjo lost in every election he contested in Western Nigeria. He evel lost in his own ward. It is so bad that even when he presents a candidate – whether Iyabo or Rtd Gen. Olurin – the candidate loses. Again, I don’t know where those set of facts leave your arguments.

            For you, because Obasanjo did worse, we must allow the doing of ”worse” to continue unabated, because “doing worse” is in our DNA, and doing things better is not in our DNA, abi? Well done o!
            Sadly for you, obasanjo never called America into Nigeria for any reason!

            Now, I hope your ethnocentric bias and stereotype can contribute something more meaningful to the conversation.

          • mark imomion

            it’s strange you don’t see the handwriting of OBJ in all of this, even when he wrote letters you did not read between the lines. my earlier statement was just a headline your comment does not fit the details.

          • gboromiro

            ‘Not sound but excellent’. Hope you noticed the response it elicited from the next dim wit.

        • naijawatchman

          Few years back, a former U.S president (Bill Clinton), asked Nigeria to look inward for the solution to her problems. Do you think he was talking from a point of ignorance? Listen, some of the nations that started developing after Nigeria are ahead of Nigeria without the help of America. According to NSSM 200, nations such as Nigeria are a threat to America’s imperialist and economic neocolonialism for two major reasons: (1) Nigeria’s youth population (2) a politically enlightened generation. These two factors are a threat to America’s interest. Nigeria does not need US to develop herself. What it needs is honest leadership. China Achebe surveyed Nigeria and summarized her problem as that of leadership. When the head of the fish is correct the body will be correct. Are our leaders willing to be honest and make sacrifice? You cannot have a situation where a legislator is earning over N25million per month and expect him not to maintain the status quo. So let us leave US alone and look inward as Bill Clinton said.

          • True Nigerian

            Exactly the point I am making, which is – stop the *stoopidity* of bickering over America and having a war of words with them when you actually call yourself the giant of Africa. In the first place, if a country that earns as much as Nigeria and has as much talents and skilled people as Nigeria has all over the world and at home too, why on earth is such a country so domestically feckless and dependent on another foreign country to solve the domestic problems of Nigeria?

            The answer is simple: Horrendous leadership – such as the one that invited America in the first place and the one that is now petulant over America – and the hopeless citizenry that supports and defend it sheepishly.

            If he is going to have the balls to bicker and vituperate against America’s double game which everyone has known since Adam, why then was he so ludicrously short-sighted enough to tell Obama that “he (Obama) cannot fix Africa unless he (Obama) fixes Nigeria, because Nigeria is the centrepoint of Africa”. Now, that is the president of a sovereign country sounding as if Obama is the President of that country that he (Jonathan) was actually elected to govern.

            As soon as the Americans arrived Nigeria in April/May this year, our government – speaking through the President himself – said that “this will now be the beginning of the end of boko haram, because the international community is now here”.

            Really? Which international community? The same ones that have destroyed Congo or another one?

            Again, when this government’s chief spokesman was speaking to foreign correspondents 3 months ago, they asked him what the government was doing about the Chibok girls and why they simply can’t do enough on the Chibok girls, hear the response of those you call leaders of our country:

            “…it is not easy…I mean America is here now….if it was that easy, Americans with their equipment would have found these girls by now….so people should consider things and see how hard it is”.

            I almost covered my face in shame, as I was with foreigners watching that interview on TV. This was the same government that spent 3 weeks denying the kidnap and harrassing those who were calling for action. And then, when it finally woke up, it decided to set up a committee to advise it on what happened to the Chibok girls and how to look for the Chibok girls. Utterly senseless! Countries that know what sovereignty means do not act in such odious manners about the threats to their corporate existence, neither do they fester problems until they start inviting outsiders to come and help.

            If you have such horrendous leadership in your country, you have no basis to engage the US on the basis of equality of sovereign states neither do you have any foundation to speak loudly about your sovereignty. The sovereignty of such a country has been destroyed…from within….and worse still, by those who should guard it jealously!

    • Smith Scott

      So Shia army of Iraqi has human right? Or the Sunni of Bahrain killing majority Shia has human right? Forget human right and open your eyes. US only help if they know you have power to export terrorist to their zone. What is their military hardwares doing in Pakistan and Afghanistan? Because those country have human right? Open your eyes.

      • True Nigerian

        Right! America is in Afghanistan and the hardwares you speak about are not being sent to Talibans, neither are Afghan forces murdering civilians in Kaduna and then cooking up some lies to cover the indefensible crimes. Afghan soldiers are also not slashing the throats of captured talibans when they pose no threats under custody. Thirdly, the last time an Afghan person was found guilty of rape and murder, the culprits were sentenced to death. In Nigeria, even Senators who sponsored boko haram are walking freely and sounding as loud as town criers. The equipment we have currently are usually abandoned to boko haram terrorists by our soldiers and the terrorists then seize the cache of weapons to fight us – the same weapons which we call low grades. So America would be mad to give sensitive equipment to such an army.

        By the way, lest we forget, didn’t Nigeria’s finance Minister announce few weeks ago that equipment purchase has arrived? Why then are we so sucked into bickering against US over arms? It quite incongruous, and I don’t get it.

        On Pakistan, America’s alliance with Pakistan is a strategy of control by the US. Do you want to be controlled by the US? Then by all means, go for it!
        Caveat: Just be aware that unlike you, Pakistan is a nuclear-armed nation which US can ill-afford to abandon to its lose internal machinations of rogue politicians. But as it stands today, if Nigerians want to kill each other, America can afford to watch the drama without losing anything other than Nigeria’s proxy influence for US interests in the Sub-Sahara. The oil that used to be too important to them is increasingly becoming less important to them.

        Nuances will always help you make distinctions from set of seemingly similar circumstances. Always look for the nuances, and you will see where the differences lie.

      • Ade

        ‘You get head’ like patience

  • Gbenga Olorunpomi

    Honestly, Nigeria couldn’t have picked a better time to pick a fight with America. As if we are not done losing people by the scores daily to the insurgency and facing the worst economic threat in our history, Goodluck Jonathan and his band of thieving misfits are playing a dangerous game and throwing tantrums at America. Good times!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Yoruba yellow ! Nigeria is a sovereign country !

      • abeem

        Sovereign country indeed. You meant a rudder less country.

  • Posse

    and the so called ‘trainers’ can leave Nigeria
    good riddance to bad rubbish!
    what is most obvious to any sane mind is that boko haram attacks became more deadly and daring and far reaching weeks after some m o r o n s called ‘security experts’ from the USA were let into this country.
    now 8 months after the adoption, with the ‘help’ from the western countries, the adopted girls are yet to be found. more have been killed.
    the USA claims it is providing intelligence assistance. yes that is true but not to the Nigeria security/military but to boko haram.
    this is what they are doing in Libya, and in Syria and in Ukraine.
    however we have ourselves to blame!
    if we cooperate, overcome the ethnic sentiments, we have the brains to develop our own weapons.
    the west did not fall from planet mars, they are humans like you and me.
    their greatest strength lies in their ability to cooperate amongst themselves. something the black race clearly lacks.
    we hate ourselves for religious reasons, ethnic origin, intellectual ability, wealth, beauty.
    in fact even when there is no reason for discord, we desperately look for one.
    they are not more intelligent!
    else, they won’t rely so much on Nigerian professionals – doctors, nurses, engineers, nuclear physics.
    indigenous black ethnic groups of Nigeria from the north, east, west and south need to band together and kick out the fulanis and their chadian and nigerien mercenaries recking havoc in our domain.

  • Smith Scott

    Do you guys think Obama love the death of fellow muslim? Go and check what is being said of him by fellow Americans. He is only doing those in the middle east just to make him not look too bad. Nigeria is a hated country by many – he knows no one would blame him if he refuse to help Nigeria kill terrorist. If you think I am lying, go check what is going on in the middle east.

  • Smith Scott

    This is long overdue. You don’t need them if they don’t need you. Look to China and Russia for help

    • Guguru

      How can Russia that the US has placed on sanctions help Nigeria?

      • umolu

        Why talk about help from Russia or America, when we should have been producing advance weapons long ago if only we are a united people . What is the big deal about weapons? It is more difficult to treat ebola than produce most weapons.

  • Smith Scott

    Patience: This America no like you. They don’t want you to win against Boko Haram. Dey no want Nigeria like you
    Jona: It is true because even last time, Clinton invited Saraki and other APC member and never invited PDP member
    Patience: You better call Topolo and Asari and ask them where they buy weapon
    Jona: Good idea. Honey you get head, if say you go school, you would have been first woman president of Nigeria
    Patience: Stop US from training our army.
    Jona: Let me call my minister for that..

  • ofonime Daniel Imoh

    It is said that a friend in need is a friend indeed. When obama was crowned president of America, as a police to the world, Nigerians were very happy at the delightful news. We never knew that this so called first black president will not be helpful to Nigeria and even Africa as a whole. He started by not paying a visit to Nigeria while visiting other less economic African countries. Instead of visiting Nigeria, he rather invited our gullible president to come and see him as the Oga at the top. Obama, train our soldiers on how to use those weapons we want to buy from your country and not how to be soldiers that they(soldiers) already are. Now that we are in dire need of weapons, you are giving us soldiers training. When we will be in need of this same soldiers training, you will train them on how to harvest water melons. We asked to buy weapons from you, you use human right propaganda to cover it, knowing fully well that bokoharam uses army uniforms for their operations. Stop playing politics on Nigerians. If you don’t want to help us, be plain to us. It is now Crystal clear that the U.S.A do not value the lives of Nigerians.

  • Short n’ Sharp

    “The naira plunged through Nigeria’s central bank target band yesterday
    in spite of last week’s 8 per cent currency devaluation. It closed 2.9 per cent

    down at 184.1 naira to the dollar.”

  • S n’ S

    “The Naira plunged through Nigeria’s central bank target band yesterday
    in spite of last week’s 8 per cent currency devaluation. It closed 2.9 per cent
    down at 184.1 Naira to the dollar.”

    • Public Records

      22 U.S. Code § 2304

      (2) Except under circumstances specified in this section, no security assistance may be provided to any country the government of which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights. Security assistance may not be provided to the police, domestic intelligence, or similar law enforcement forces of a country, and licenses may not be issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979 [50 App. U.S.C. 2401 et seq.] for the export of crime control and detection instruments and equipment to a country, the government of which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights unless the President certifies in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate (when licenses are to be issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979). [1] that extraordinary circumstances exist warranting provision of such assistance and issuance of such licenses. Assistance may not be provided under part V of this subchapter to a country the government of which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights unless the President certifies in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate that extraordinary circumstances exist warranting provision of such assistance.

      • Theodoras Gimba

        Yeah my friend!! give them the quotes!!!

    • Alan Fitzgerald

      “Earlier this year, we denied the transfer of some cobra
      attack helicopters to Nigeria due to concerns about Nigeria’s ability to use
      and maintain this type of helicopter in its effort against Boko Haram and
      ongoing concerns about the Nigerian military’s protection of civilians when
      conducting military operations. We shared those concerns with Nigeria before
      this decision and subsequent to it.”

      ………………Jen Psaki

      (US State Department spokeswoman)

      November 12th, 2014

  • favourtalk

    When america sees much of corruption in the system and too much impunity been carried out with the government to distabilise their own soldiers who wants to help the country. They disovered that nigeria government is not ready to tackle the problem but just Play around with them and do more politics because it pays them as it helps in spreading rumours for ethnic division

  • naijawatchman

    It is even surprising that Nigeria should be depending on a country that predicted its disintegration long ago and has been working towards that through her strategic military formations including AFRICOM. I will encourage Nigerians especially the youths to google “NSSM 200” and read the document very well. This secret document, which was declassified in the early 90s’, has the background to what is happening to Nigeria and some other so-called third world countries elsewhere. The govt decision is even belated. Shall a man put fire in his bosom and not get burnt?

    • Theodoras Gimba

      It was no secret Doc that predicted Nig’s collapse!. it was a doc written by a researcher at America’s strategic institute … like the one we have at kuru. Is it such a long shot?? Were the Yankees lying??

      • naijawatchman

        The declassified secret doc I am referring to is NSSM 200 authored by Henry Kissinger when he was NSA and not the one by the researcher. Besides, it might interest you to note that US under AFRICOM has conducted a simulation on how to respond in the event that Nigeria disintegrates. If they are not walking in line with the prediction why would they conduct such simulation? This info is in the public domain. Please check.

        • gboromiro

          Because they are a nation of order, planning et al and not of happen stance like Nigeria. Its no rocket science. In case you are still scratching your head, they also have one for a successful Nigeria. All progressive businesses of the world do scenario planning. Smar countries would. Kapish

  • abujakenneth

    Whoever advised GEJ to sign the anti gay bill into law is an opposition agent. This singular act has strained the relationship between Nigeria and the West especially USA and UK. I am sorry but GEJ is government is gone.

    • emmanuel

      We all did except your likes who enjoy sex in sh*t. Anyama!

      We will survive without the USA. What do they do for us really? Steal our Oil through Chevron and Mobil, Export finished goods to us and buy nothing from us? Nonsense!

      They are all unhappy, the volume of Tokunbo cars from the USA has dropped, Auctionexport now begs their Nigerian clients to buy, Asian nations are falling head over heels to set up car Assembly plants

  • Debekeme

    The US told the NIgeria Government that a large part of the reason for the insurgency is mismanagement of the political environment.

    The US said the Nigeria Government has to manage the different interests within Nigeria because the Government is employing divisive tendencies to deal with political issues and the insurgency.

    The US told the Nigeria Government that Nigeria has never been so divided and beyond weapons and training their is need for the Nigeria Government to engage the different interests so that all parties feel a sense of inclusion and will all work together towards defeating the insurgency.

    The US said after this is done, then the needed weapons and training kicks in as the secondary phase.

    The Nigeria Government interprets the US position to mean that the US is more favorable towards APC and thats the reason the US isnt giving Nigeria all the weapons its asking for.

    The Nigeria Government needs to think long term about the interest of Nigeria and not the interest of a political party or short term ambitions.

    We are an independent country and we have the right to pick our friends but has Nigeria lost its way so much that it thinks Russia is a better friend than the US?

    Mr. President and his advisers must be strategic in thinking. Please. God Bless Nigeria and God perfect our future.

    • umolu

      As a country we don’t need friends. All we need in place at all times is our interests. We have many things we can do to get to where we want to be if we play right and stick together. We need to come together more like the Chinese. No borrowing from the west. They are our worst enemies,they have always been and they will always be . They really don’t want us to go anywhere.

    • Baba

      Please explain what u mean by engaging various interests, Is it the issue of “SPREAD THE OIL WEALTH?” Is it the issue of doing one term? Okay, assuming he does not contest, will that end the cry of marginalization? What of the Igbos, Middle Belt and other groups? Please tell us more about this mind-set of “SENSE OF INCLUSION?”

  • Okey

    I have always maintained here that it is high time we reviewed our relations with the United States of America. For America may not have attacked us physically, America is certainly a hostile nation to Nigeria. Once, its officials had marshaled out plans to dismember Nigeria which they dubbed “prediction,” the United States of America has been perfecting every plan and strategy to see that Nigeria comes to tatters in 2015.

    America has refused to sell modern arms to us; they are still withholding our funds in that regard; they run rings around us preventing other nations (even with threat) from selling modern arms to us. What is America’s reason ? That Nigeria’s human rights record in the conduct of war against Boko Haram is poor. America wants us to capture every Boko Haram alive and take him/her to court. But here is America whose own military has the worst human rights record in combat operations (the reason America has refused to sign the Treaty Against War Crimes); America, whose military buried people alive in Iraq whilst carrying act acts of aggression against the state of Iraq under Saddam Hussein; America, whose military kill America citizens in Al Queida wantonly without giving them the benefit of court trial; here is America that supplies arms to the State of Israel whose own human rights records are very, very, unsavory.

    They say they are supporting us to fight Boko Haram, what is their level of support ? America conducted aerial surveillance of our Northern Borders to update its records to ease their operations any day they want to attack Nigeria through that flank. Thereafter, they stationed military information personnel (really, spies) on ground whose only tools are ball pen, note pads, laptops and i-phone. Are these what we required to fight of Boko Haram ? A bluff should be called to America’s hypocrisy and our relations with them reviewed. The United States of America is a hostile nation to Nigeria.

    • Theodras Gimba

      Blah Blah Blah Blah! Typical!!

    • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

      God bless America

      long walk to freedom. Jewish state of Biafra

      • Theodoras Gimba

        Wow.. delusional psycho….the Idio* thinks he’s a Jew…..

        Have news for your sad As*. its the electro shock therapy you idio** received from years and years of western evangelism! get it! There isnt a stones worth of rel btw you and those biblical pariahs!!

        No wonder Odumegu swindled your fat asse*. you thought you were some fairy tale figures…
        This is no wonderland….get it?

      • umolu

        Why not find out whom you are?.In the interim, aren’t you better off a Nigerian than Jewish?

    • True Nigerian

      Before we review our relationship with the US, we must review our relationship with our head (brains), especially how we hate the truth so much to the extent that we will rather accept and support lies from our brother than to accept the truth from a foreigner.

      If we don’t do that review first, any other review will be counter-productive. Here is a clue:

      how many reviews have we had under Jonathan’s government; and how many of those reviews did we not set up a panel to review the first review… and then set up another review committee to review the reviews of those who reviewed the first review? Is your head wobbling by the repetition? That’s how unthinking Nigerian statecraft is. Such a country will not know how to navigate the smart task of collecting the “goods” from America without taking the “shiiits from America”.

      A country is as smart as the smartness of its leaders. You are talking about reviewing the relationship with America. but you have to bear in mind that this is the same country that needed to set up a committee to tell her how it should start looking for nearly 300 girls that were stolen by murderers…and this was after nearly three weeks of the offensive abduction. Countries that still have a brain don’t operate that way on domestic issues!

      To review its relationship with others, the reviewing country must have a measure of good judgement. Currently, Nigeria has none.

      I know it sounds annoying and belittling; but if I can’t say the truth, then I’d rather not say anything at all!

      • Fact

        Thanks and God bless, Brother

    • Debekeme

      This is the exact type of senseless advise they give Mr. President that makes him take decisions that amaze us. You are talking about ‘putting America in its place’?

      The era of seasoned Government Officials, Advisers and Diplomats is over. We now have officials focused on one agenda; ‘Telling Mr. President what he wants to hear’.

      Okey, with due respect, what you are saying is pure rubbish. You need to talk to the seasoned Diplomats about how these things are handled.

      • Okey

        Gen. Gowon has remarked that America did same thing to his govt during the civil war. And if I may add, the very momment they saw Russia come in with their MIG Jets, America suddenly began to arm the federal forces. This was not out of love for Nigeria, but because they(America) feared that the Russians would take over America’s place in Nigeria should Nigeria win the war without America. But at this stage hundreds of thousands of deaths have been recorded.

        Same thing now. They want Boko Haram to overrun Nigeria before they come in with their so-called military assistant. If you have any capacity to recall that America did same thing to us in the wake of the Ebola crisis – denied us their Z-Map for no sensible reason whilst at the same time giving same to Spain, Liberia, UK and Germany – then it will become obvious to you that it is only a body thoroughly sick in mind and flesh that would advocate the sort of thing you are drooling out here.

  • dykoko

    This is the best decision when relationship is suspicious. Nigeria should look inward and strategically draw up a plan with national interest against this war of insurgency, and I bet you Nigeria will win.

  • emmanuel

    God Bless Goodluck Jonathan.

    Human rights records in the world is now determined by allowing gay or not.

    Na Oil connect us before, we nor want the frienship again, because we have lost more than any useless Aids which in the first place is given with the right hand and stolen back into the USA economy in conivance with Nigeria officials and NGO’s

  • True Nigerian

    For those of you who can’t bear my punchy tenacious passionate arguments on this forum, here is some great news for you: this will be my last comment until February 2015. But before I take a break, I implore you to do something for yourself and for our beloved country, Nigeria (that is, assuming you still have passion about the state of our country). Here is an assignment:

    Go on Google and any other fact-finding database.

    Find out how many developing countries that have spent $32b in the last 5 years on defence and security (i.e. approximately $6billion in each year).

    When you find the countries, if any, find out how many of them whose military administration was unable to have enough supply of bullets, high quality helmets, bullet-proof vests, army combat food packages, enough helicopter gunships or jet-fighters that cannot bomb at nights. Among your list of those countries, also find out how many of them whose soldiers are being owed salaries; find out those whose soldiers are being owed their allowances, and their families are also being denied those allowances, even when the soldiers are wounded or killed in combat. If you find out any such country where the army is struggling to that extent after getting that much, please check also whether there is any such country in which such an army leadership did not cause a major anti-corruption proceedings carried out by the executive leadership of that country to unravel what on earth had happened to the funds.

    When you finish the assignment, go home and advise yourself on whether ten USAs and Russias can save such a country from its own self and from its own leaders!

    Thanks! God bless you all and your loved ones! God has already blessed Nigeria beyond measure! What we make of our beautiful country is not God’s choice, but ours! See you all again in February!

    • Debekeme

      Please dont give up. Find an association or group that are working to make things better. Join then and do what you can to change Nigeria for the better, There are a few sincere groups out there.

      Nigeria needs people like you who are not limited by hate, tribe and religion. Find personal satisfaction and fulfillment in doing what you know is right. You don’t need to please anyone, just do what is right. In the long run, we all know deep in our hearts what is right and what is wrong.

      Nigerians are supporting these small group of leaders robbing/raping this country. They gain or earn nothing from this group of thieves but because of hate, fear, religion and tribe; they support and promote these thieves.

      Who are the fools? The thieves or the penniless and hopeless fools who support them?

      • Kitunde

        Or is @True Nigerian running for Election? Why Feb 2015? I think we should be told…Lol

        • True Nigerian

          Hahahahahaha! Kitunde, I am not running for election. I will be regimented from now till February, not by the army, but my own strict deadlines on some important tasks. But I’ll still be reading the news here, as well as the soul-searching comments from consumate and perceptive patriots like you and Debekeme! And just before the election, I’ll give Nigerians a food for thought before they cast their votes.

          • The Truth

            You can not leave the field when the battle is about reaching its climax.

    • Kitunde

      No way Bro…You enrich our debates and we all learn from each other…You cannot cease fire because of some dumb people?. Abi you want me to carry Placard? LOl. Peace

    • BuhariForLife

      Quite ingenious bros. wither Naija

  • Kitunde

    A couple of years ago the American Aid to Nigeria was a massive $647 million dollars! America is one of our biggest trading partners.They have been consistent in their quest for a better Nigeria and will always criticise corrupt leadership. It may not even be possible to quantify the training and support they have given the Nigeria Military (what is left of it) over the years. But who cares, we are a big country and we don’t need them, after all we can fly private planes around the world stashed with their Dollars to buy weapons and whatever we might need. We do not need their intelligence for out military after all we have native intelligence! See how we were able to make a truce with Boko Haram just like that!
    We will go to North Korea and China, why not? Yes, so we cancel the training and support from US Military, we must hit them where it hurts! And some people will turn around and say our goverment is clueless…What do they know?

    • emmanuel

      CRITICISE CORRUPT LEADERSHIP, BUT HIDE THEIR LOOTS FOR THEM IN WALL STREET?

      GUY, WISE UP

      • blackdove

        Which wall street? You think say U.S na switzerland?

  • MushinSpeaks

    This is the time we need them most; this insurgency must pass!

  • Preco01

    NA WHO LOSE?

    • emmanuel

      ohhhh, So you want us to continue pretending to be friends with a nation that produced the recent strain of Ebola as Biological warfare, brought it to test run in Africa and wished it wiped out our population?
      Please wash your brain.

      Has Cuba not remained as a nation with the USA?

  • wonderman

    In as much as we are not homosexuals and have contained Ebola, America can not support Nigeria. Their wish is to destroy the emerging African economies. See what is happening in Kenya now!!!

  • dayo

    Good riddance. America has not been a friend in this situation. We are at war with bh, yet they refuse to sell arms that we need to prosecute the war. Buy from Russia or China, finish the war and move on.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The animosity is between PDP led president Ebele Jonathan and the American government,not between Nigeria and the USA as USA and Nigerian people are cordial and very friendly as two people from two major countries.Nigerians who reside in USA are living a peaceful life as Americans who reside in Nigeria are going about their businesses without hindrance.PDP led by Ebele Jonathan,will lay on its bed with the USA just the way Ebele Jonathan lays the bed.The point is that PDP led by Ebele Jonathan is an inept,incapable,massively-corrupt-ridden and very incompetent government.Americans know Ebele Jonathan lacks the leadership experience,capacity and competency to lead Nigeria hence,the failure of security nationwide.USA would not send American troops to fight against Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, as troops cry out for lack of necessary modern weapon and training to confront Boko Haram.Jonathan’s leadership defect blame can not be fairly be apportioned on American government.Ebele Jonathan is an outright failed leader who promoted ethnic/religious sentiment and nepotism in governance.

    • emmanuel

      You are low on everything mumu.

      Libyans residing in the USA had no issues with them, but they sponsored rebels to scatter that nation because Gadaffi gave them the best of life, one of the best per capita income in the world then and today, there is no more anything like Libya.

      The same USA planned Nigeria disintegration in 2015 and are surreptitiously frustrating Nigeria to ensure that their prediction come through. Who knows what pacts they may have with the funders of Boko Hrama, Who knows what links they have?

      Yet one mumu is talking here, so as to be seen as a friend of the USA? May be to get a stay in the USA ora favour.

      The US body language speaks volumes, only those who know next to nothing about international politics remain blind.

      God bless Jonathan.

      Russia is doing what they are doing today, because the USA wanted that portion of Ukraine to site their base military. Poland is for Missles shield against who? Russia. Know thine enemies and you are safe.

      • munaloba

        Amen to what you said my brother.