Nigeria: The Swimming pool of blood; Olympics of Adversity


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The problem here is that old European philosophies have done massacre to your stream of thought. In the case where you think that “you think therefore you are” people like us bet to differ in the sense that we are knowledgeable of the fact that “we live, therefore we think”. Appropriate theorizing is not the use of grammar to blanket issues; it is not the construction of confused sentences. It is simple logic, speaking from the point of view of an unbiased mind. Your mind has been injured by terrorism does not imply that all your sense slobber away like a dying man with blood drooling out of his brain. The ideal African uses their brain very often for one reason; which is- to keep it functional

The Dambisa Moyo’s analysis of where population explosion will be leading Africa and the world in the near future strongly elucidates that, since 1990’s international, civil, and cross-border wars originate within the contest for commodities. Currently, the world is estimated to have over 7 billion people, and projected to by 2050 reach 9 billion and come to an all-time high of over 10 billion by the year 2100. This increase will escalate people’s demand for resources.

In Nigeria, basic supply that citizens lack include Land, Water, Food, and Energy. There is currently a sharp decline in the amount of arable land available. Water, however, covers 70 percent of the earth but only 1 percent is clean and accessible and this leaves room for possible wars around water availability especially, in countries where the population is dense.

The population of Nigeria is inextricably and pertinently the number one challenge it faces. In fact, the current clashes between Fulani herdsmen and local communities is a result of nothing outside of the contestation for land as scarce resources. The land is so sorted after to the extent that tribes are willing to fight in order to secure the portion that they feel customarily entitled to have.

As long as Nigerians would want to condemn the herdsmen genocide, as much as Nigerians conclude that it is a terror-related strategy of ethnicity, Nigerians need to acknowledge that the Fulani herdsmen are in some sense being protective of their heritage, and the only trace of economic participation mechanism left to them by their fore parents. Historically, the Fulani herdsmen have grazing routes specially carved out and reserved for them. Yes, the Fulani ethnic group coexisted with each local community they have had to stay within in the course of their nomadic adventure, but the case is different now because the population of Nigeria exploded appallingly. The population of Nigeria today quadrupled the number of Nigerians in the early and late 1980’s. The lands which were clearly outlined and reserved for Fulani cattle grazing has been encroached on by indigenous local communities and this is a fact that the Fulani ethnic group would not accept. They can easily shed blood of whoever tries to encroach into their grazing paths. The Fulani ethnic group only see these fighting as a form of protesting to get their reserves back. Consequently, would thread the urban streets of Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Port-Harcourt and other major cities. This was a never before seen scenario in Nigeria, but the fact is that it is happening and it is so challenging because lives have been lost as a result of the clashes which emanate hitherto

How then can Nigeria incorporate the Fulani herdsmen into the modern forms of life? Must every community retaliate when attacked? It absolutely would make more sense to, first of all, strengthen Nigeria’s borders just so it has control of who enters the country and who cannot. It will help to clear the doubt as to where the Fulani ethnic group that are causing havocs are coming from. Ben Bruce posits in his fecund stylised script of the common sense revolution, (a book that should be a prayer manual for the Nigerian, but has sadly not seen the right eyes looking to find its avalanche of knowledge). In the common sense revolution, Bruce holds the opinion that the tightening of border post would not only limit herdsmen terror but will also generate income from tax levies that would be charged on each cattle entering the country. Moreover, with Nigeria’s population, it can as a nation capitalize and make a good income from cattle herding; it is a lucrative business that has seen modern practices in countries like the United States and Argentina. Ipso-facto, any business introduced or improved in Nigeria has the capacity of reproducing more wealth. Instead of sacramentally watching these clashes escalate and causing blood baptism, the government of Nigeria can instead implement grazing laws which support renewed forms of living. Regardless of who is who, Nigeria must maintain global relevance.

Let us take the argument of land availability. The population equation of Nigeria as relating to land availability is not a question of numerology it is, however, basically that population of Nigeria is far too much for its land mass to carry. Simple logic would tell a thinking homo-sapient that; if Nigeria is equal to the size of Texas and slightly bigger than California, it should have population either equal to the mentioned States or less and not have the population that is almost equal to that of the entire 50 states in America. Another analogy that Nigerians need to have sunk in them as regards to land availability, is the fact that lands that are suitable for buildings may not necessarily be so for farming, lands which support grazing differ from the ones which support fishing. Therefore, as these economic activities vary across the regions, so is the variety in land needs. The wars for resources would still continue if a government is unable to balance the land equation.

As much as some Nigerians may not subscribe to Eurocentric theories of population, they still yet, need to acknowledge that Malthusian theory holds deep relevance in the sense that population checks stylistically happen, regardless of how. Nigerians may speak from the voice of experience and not of theories, but notwithstanding, these experiences that Nigerians so hold on to as their source of knowledge; has been lived already by some people or some countries. China exampli-gratia has almost used up all its arable land and is now sneaking into other countries to tap as many resources as they can. It is a paradox, a resource curse that is causing the paradox of having little and that of having much. Obstinately introducing a renewed form of slavery and colonialism to the Africa continent

Taken at its best, the argument that nature is able to support human population no matter how much it grows, what then will be the problem here? The challenge would be that fact that nature has the capability of absorbing only maybe a little over half of the world’s population. This is not to take away from the fact that Mother Nature can even hold every person that has ever lived; the 10 billion people who lived before now and the over 7 billion people who are currently living. Now, even though Africa’s land mass alone is able to absorb 17 billion people, the question still arises again, will the world’s land provide enough food, clean, accessible and consumable water; affordable energy? No. It cannot. The claimed land that the world has only availed about 10 percent arability. i.e, the land which can be utilized is limited. But, how can it be so if there are 7 continents in the world? Well, it does not take very high IQ to figure out that Antarctica and the North Pole is covered in ice, and only produces fish to only humans that are highly skilled in ice fishing; North Africa, the Middle East and some parts of the Americas are covered in desert.

So, it is a no-brainer that that population has always and will forever remain the one challenge that the entire world, let alone Nigeria will ever face. If well controlled and looked after, population holds the potential of moving the country from where it is to where it wants to be. Where Nigeria wants to be is not where the worlds want to see it at. So after all, the Malthusian theory of population checks may not be to the interest of underdeveloped countries like Nigeria as it seems, but just yet, another instrument of white supremacy over Africans.

The argument that Nigeria has enough land to cater for its population does not hold relevance in the scarce commodity and economic contestation theory. Scrap it out. It is an unhealthy argument that has seen political and sentimental promotion


Society, the product of information

What society considers as itself is essentially a result information consumed over time. Society today wouldn’t have value for money had it not been invented long time ago. Technologies wouldn’t hold relevance in changing dominant life forms today if they weren’t the mainstay of various cultures. Yes, culture. Culture overtime has served as the main mechanism of transferring social philosophies from one generation to the next. Today global culture maintains relevance through the reconfiguration of culture to mean media.

Media, in turn, has made information, and the passing down to a new generation, a stylish missile. It propels the transfer of information into the most modern sense that societies wouldn’t have imagined. Information is the most sophisticated technology on the planet. There is an acumen within media which is capable of producing a piece of media into an intelligence which informs the society. Therefore,, media, when consumed, is like food; few hours after consumption it digests and becomes part of the person who consumed it.

Sometimes when there is a lot going on some details tend to be absent. People are more related to the content of media than they are related to their families. Prior to now, society was reverential of the newspaper, at was then the unbeatable medium of information and entertainment spread. The modern forms of media have taken more sophisticated dimensions. Mobile devices today are developed with the capabilities to think and rethink. Phones are able to predict the next word that an individual is about to type, completing half-baked sentences, reconstructing grammar and even give statuses regarding delivery successes or failures at an instant. These are phenomenal achievements that previous media forms didn’t achieve. Moreover, software development is now making it very possible to see the world through glass. The google glasses application has even made information a phenomenon of easy access, and hence making complete the modern humans toolkit for socialization

Spread your ears wide and let me tell you these simple truths. What society today considers as itself, is essentially the product of information consumed over time

Where do we go to when we die?

Shadowy vapor

This is a question that not very many people tend to ask themselves, but it is vital to understanding existence. It is a question everyone should always ask everyday after waking and before going to bed because life is generally the process of dying. Every second, we live and every second we die and live again. It is a continues process that stops only at the point where we are unable to live again after dying once.

What then does it mean for one to live, die and live again? simply put, this is a physiological process that allows one to inhale life into their system and when they exhale, they die for the split of a second. This is what basically happens when people sleep.
At night, however, the body live in a form of an alternate reality and this reality is lived by the dreams the individual would usually have and these dreams are informed by the physical realities which the individual must have lived during the time when they were not sleeping. Ipso-facto, when we say we are living, we are not necessarily living but dying, and this is because the process of living is entirely a risk that everyone takes. Therefore, when we sleep, we temporarily die until we wake again, however, the process of dying is not absolutely a state of non-function but a process of reawakening which solely occur in order for individuals to find who they really are.

Religion encourages for individuals to approach death with grace. This is because it is a process of hope for those who believe in life after death, and also those who believe in reincarnation. This makes resolute the fact, however, that when we sleep, it is a higher entity which takes our soul away for renewal and decides to return the soul to the body with a renewed purpose. Therefore, when you sleep at night, it is God taking your life away and deciding to return that same life but, in a more refreshed and renewed form; to an old body that is eventually going to accumulate a newer form. This accumulation of newer body is done by the mundane process such as eating, exercising, reading etc. If the mind, body, and soul of the individual outlived its purpose, then, the soul is taken and not to be returned to the body again and hence death occurs!

When we sleep, we are like a computer put to sleep. We are not dead, neither are we alive. In the state of sleep, we are just like a computer waiting for the owner to reactivate and use us in a refreshed state. This refreshed entity is able to process and perform every task more efficient and faster than the previous. So, when we sleep, we go into a state of absolute refreshment


The average African youth is one who against all odds thrives to play a pivotal role in contextual growth and development and amidst power imbalances. From the point of view of the alienated young persons, it is the educated youth who take active role in protecting their own interest. However, the African youths are already a mass of people in a confined environment, and as the situation has presented it around the continent, there is always the potential for mass demonstration. This is to say, the youth can destabilize the smooth running of the government, this is not to take away from their voice, but as pointed out in Achebe’s ‘Political satire’ entails of the savannah sometimes the youths get misguided, and sometimes become destructive.
On one hand, one can posit the African youth’s participation in political affairs as less, in other words, one can say the youths are silent and do not care about participating in governance. But seeing that the things that dissatisfy youths are somewhat trivial, e.g. When there is high rate of unemployment among youth or other form of their living conditions are affected, or simply put injustices, the youth protest. This separation from reality in their confined spacing renders their voice sometimes as irrelevant in current continental decision making. This however, does not imply their absence in the political decision making of the continent.
The youths are beginning to emerge in the political mainstream. Example, the youth council and junior parliament becoming more and more proactive through. Taking active roles in acquiring education and getting accustomed to various participation dynamics, it is in this case that the misguided ideology of protesting violently or using destructive means to voice out when things get wrong is corrected. By education, the youths know how to advocate for right of participation.


In the case of tribalism, what happened in the past should not have any bearings on what is happening today. Fulani people had their own share of lopsidedness for a very long period of time in Southern Kaduna and in Nigeria at large. In the case where Southern Kaduna citizens now feel threatened and decide to retaliate against the Fulani minority in South Kaduna, there should be nothing wrong with this form of correcting political and religious injustices. Discomfort is discomfort, regardless of one’s religion or tribe. If your life, property and heritage is being invaded, stand up and fight!


Justifiably, Nigerians who disagree with violence as a response mechanism to threats in the economic, religious and social sphere, may hold that violence as a means of dealing with imbalances does not respect the right to life and humanity, and does not uphold Christian religious values. Agreeably, respect for the right to life and humanity shouldn’t be extreme  and our practiced religion does not encourage bloodshed. It can be argued that in situation where Kantian-ism secludes a certain group of people and creates fear of aversion in any sense, then this in turn becomes a compromise.

Education is the Most powerful weapon, and the educated apprentice uses it as an instrument

It is often said “let by gone be by gone” in another sense, it can also be “let bye gone be buy gun. Moreover, liberalism as a democratic approach encourages the freedom of expression. Therefore, it will be absolutely right for people to communicate dissatisfaction in any form they reckon apt.


Irrefutably, what extreme measures of maintaining social order in society does differently from the other angle of approach is how it allows people to participate actively. These kinds of methods involves the common man, it empowers a person to feel relevant if they are consulted to give their views. The common person feels they can decide or take part in decision making rather than being excluded. Consequently, application of such method yields acceptance from the majority of the population of any given society. In cases where the government fails to keep their own end of the bargain in social contract, and there is no other method that perhaps ensures that the interest of the common person is safeguarded, people revolt.

Extremist methods sparkle a quicker reaction to problem solving, and making inclusive laws favorable to all persons regardless of their age, race, gender, tribe, religion or even nationality. Extreme methods of tackling imbalances to maintain social order is a strong process of reform that empowers those who believe in such methods. It raises the individual above their feeling of negative tendencies, above inferiority complex and maintain their position.

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
and if there are violent among you, let them rise and take it by force.” Paraphrased

Let us share the ARC-T: Absolute, Relative, and Contingent Truth


The ARC truth is, things that I write, are inspired by the voices in my head, and it’s either the voice of God or I’m having schizophrenia. Be those voices right or wrong by your judgement, I don’t care because I write solely based on inspiration. Believe me, these words are not vague and so it is important to pay close attention to what I say and be critical about it. It will be awesome if you understand what I mean but, if otherwise I’m sorry I was just trying to communicate.

Today, I thought it was important that people become critical of whatever they hear someone saying. Because our words are our own formed reality. Persons in society all live in their own versions of reality. A reality that is limited by their temperament, their senses and experiences. It is the only reality one will ever truly know. But, it is crucial to personal development, person to person relationships and responses to society at large. In essence, this reality is informed by the inside of an individual. Moreover, this inside does not come from strangest of places because, they either come from the light source or the dark which we all are aware of.

Either ways, when one speaks, let the other listen and be critical about it. That is the act and art of orderliness, and orderliness comes from wisdom. Proverbs, has it that wisdom is most important and every human needs wisdom. But besides being wise, the same proverbs urges rational humans to obtain understanding in “all” they do. So it is important to be wise, and it is also important to understand another person’s point of view. By understanding, it does not imply agreeing to strange ideology but rather giving listening ears for advanced critique.

One challenging truth that persons fail to critique is “truth” itself. Truth in real sense does not exist in absolute sense. Rather it is proper to perceive truth as relative and leave every idea as needing philosophical appreciation of the listener.

Both wisdom and understanding informs personal social experiences. It is important to open up and understand the world through the way someone else has attempted to do same. By mutually listening, acting, and reasonable responding to social actions; one is able to uncover another person reality and thereby finding common grounds even with those who hold dissimilar beliefs. This gives broader sense of truthfulness, open up sincerity and presents everyone’s idea as equally okay. These are the ARC-T, they hold society.