POLITICAL BOXING MATCH: ROUND ONE!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nigerian politics - the gift that keeps on giving!!!! Remember, my last post was titled, 'Political Soap Operas, Nigerian Style', and this current post continues with the theme of political entertainment in Nigeria!

By now, many of you know of the Mortal Combat session in Senate a few days ago. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, appeared before a committee to answer questions about the N628 million contract scam. Nigerian democracy was in full form with supporters and non-supporters of the Speaker getting into a serious boxing match.





REUTERS FOOTAGE





NTA FOOTAGE

No wonder our politicians need a hardship allowance! If the execution of your duty required a coach, gym membership, workout equipment, and boxing gloves, you would want more of the peoples money too!

But, on a serious note, was the fight necessary? Whatever happened to dignity? Politicians used to be individuals that the populace could look up to, respect and admire. Those days were long gone over 20 years ago, one could argue. This fight is just another illustration of the breakdown of our society. People do not respect themselves and have no care for neither dignity nor shame.

If you have a problem with what you saw in the above clip, or anything else going on in Nigeria, then make sure you participate in the SPEAK UP NIGERIA Campaign, presented by Nigerian Lighthouse. The project is an opportunity to send a message, any message, to Nigeria. Your message can be long or short, funny or serious. It just has to be good in order to win an IPOD NANO. However, it is more important that you take the time to send the country a message in commemoration of Nigeria' 47th day of Independence. Visit Nigerian Lighthouse website for more information and/or stop by the Speak Up Nigeria Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=5686244917




PS: I am writing an update to 'Who Will Develop Nigeria?' to respond to the comments received.

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Chxta said...

NTA has not changed. No sound...

Omodudu said...

A picture is worth a thousand days... a video is worth a million...

Waffarian said...

Did you see the guy with the pink agbada? heheheheheh Laugh wan kill me for here, these are our leaders? these are the people in charge of Nigeria? chei, we don suffer! It is that low? we have really sunk this low? I die!

femme said...

the video refused to play so i could watch it but i guess if u've seen it once...
like u said u 'd think these people have a sense of anything remotely dignified considering all the money the find ways to inhale but deep down they are still touts.

Beauty said...

"DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH ILLITERATES." in spades. These thugs in power do not appear to understand the implications of the video. It is world wide! This must see clip will not help the Nigeria programme.

pamelastitch said...

now we are concerned about our image......???

pls....

Nigerians have not learnt the true meaning of image and its implications..

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