Nigeria: IBB’s daughter marries and all of Nigeria’s agents of darkness are in Minna

Look at this picture closely.

It is a telling picture of the gathering of the myrmidons of Nigeria’s darkness. This weekend, all the state-sanctioned thieves of our land, at least those who are not abroad recuperating from corruption-induced constipation are in Minna or somewhere celebrating with IBB, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, the father of all thieves who shares that title with evil Olusegun Obasanjo. IBB’s daughter is getting married or something and our executioner-statesmen (apologies to Professor Wole Soyinka) are all gathered to support him. In the meantime, daughters of the poor of Chibok allegedly “rescued” from Boko Haram are in government detention for NINE months for reasons that are for a lack of a better term, malu droppings. This is an evil government.

You will notice that the side kicks of these aging and ailing thieves are the young. They are employed to take their pictures, take selfies, carry their bags, and write bullshit FAQs to deodorize their evil. Do not get me wrong, I do not oppose the need to make a livelihood, there is a limit to idealism, there is hardly anyone to work for in government but thieves. It is the unctuous moralizing of these young ones that is demoralizing. How can you genuflect before these agents of evil and then turn around and write pretty essays in the New York Times about the evils of corruption in Nigeria? That is my problem with this generation of poets, writers and intellectuals. Hustlers, that’s all we are. And yes, I include my unctuous self in the category. Am I not a young writer?

Good afternoon. Have you eaten?

Look at this picture closely.

It is a telling picture of the gathering of the myrmidons of Nigeria’s darkness. This weekend, all the state-sanctioned thieves of our land, at least those who are not abroad recuperating from corruption-induced constipation are in Minna or somewhere celebrating with IBB, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, the father of all thieves who shares that title with evil Olusegun Obasanjo. IBB’s daughter is getting married or something and our executioner-statesmen (apologies to Professor Wole Soyinka) are all gathered to support him. In the meantime, daughters of the poor of Chibok allegedly “rescued” from Boko Haram are in government detention for NINE months for reasons that are for a lack of a better term, malu droppings. This is an evil government.

You will notice that the side kicks of these aging and ailing thieves are the young. They are employed to take their pictures, take selfies, carry their bags, and write bullshit FAQs to deodorize their evil. Do not get me wrong, I do not oppose the need to make a livelihood, there is a limit to idealism, there is hardly anyone to work for in government but thieves. It is the unctuous moralizing of these young ones that is demoralizing. How can you genuflect before these agents of evil and then turn around and write pretty essays in the New York Times about the evils of corruption in Nigeria? That is my problem with this generation of poets, writers and intellectuals. Hustlers, that’s all we are. And yes, I include my unctuous self in the category. Am I not a young writer?

Good afternoon.

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