MORAL CUSTODY IN NIGERIA

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MORAL CUSTODY IN NIGERIA.
The aim of this article is to identify, isolate the Nigerian moral problem and chart a simple roadmap to the solution.
 
Summary
The Nigerian moral values have been steadily eroding since the 1970’s. All of the 6 isolated groups of moral custodians are complicit, but the most important one responsible for this decay in our moral values are the religious moral custodians, especially because they are the only moral custodians who can reach the collective conscience of the Nigerian people.
 
In our history the Nigerian government leaders have abjectly failed as moral custodians, and have instead become role models of corruption and squandermania, In Nigeria’s history there have been two occasions when the masses protested nationwide, on each occasion the religious moral custodians have been so relatively silent, its almost deafening.
 
Nigeria is now blatantly morally corrupt with pastors seeing nothing wrong with accepting private jets as gifts, in a country where more than 70% of population live on less than a dollar a day.
 
Therefore drastic changes are needed in our psyche, and the solution in its 4 parts must be organised by a Nigerian people united for change. This must be led by the most effective, amalgamating, inclusive, transparent and strategic group of all those groups agitating for change.
 
Definition: What are Morals?
Morals are the accepted good code of behaviour in a given society, both the written and unwritten ones, that are believed to give favourable results, both individually and collectively (Bernard G, 2012) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .
 
There are global morals, and then each region and local has their own morals, which usually are influenced by mix of culture with a people.
The morals of a community. Region or country are greatly influenced by culture, which is in-turn influenced by religion. Both the culture and religion of a people rely upon celebrities to engrave the morals into a peoples psyche.
 
The Oxford advanced learners dictionary, defines Morality as: that which concerns principles of right and wrong behaviour.
 
The Oxford definition, suggests there are constituent principles that form our collective morals, or in this case Nigeria’s collective morals. These principles as mentioned before come from the culture, global morals, religion and the character of the person used as role models to dispense these morals into societal sub-consciousness.
 
Who are the moral custodians?
The Nigerian moral custody lies in all leaders in all segment of society in descending order:
Religious leaders – Priest, Pastors, Imams and Indigenous shrine priests
Cultural leaders (Kings/Oba’s and their chief‘s)
Government leaders – President/head of state, Ministers, legislators, Judges, Governors and Police Officers.
Civil Society leaders – Business captains of industry and their executives as well NGO leadership. The media fall under this class of custodians and are key to a vibrant morally upright society.
Teachers – including lecturers
Parents
 
Importance of Religious moral custodians
The religious leaders are the most important of all 6 types of custodians because they are the only custodians that can reach the Nigerian collective conscience. The conscience of a people is formed by their morals, as directly influenced by where they worship and the understanding of the principles taught in the doctrine. Hence, only the religious leaders can indulge Nigerians to labour to keep alight the celestial fire called “conscience” as referred to by George Washington.
“Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” ~ George Washington.
 
It must be said that generally speaking globally there is moral decay, however in no other country is it more obvious and dangerous, than in Nigeria, especially as there are plenty of religious institutions somehow impacting the community but still getting mixed results due to perversion of opportunists as outlined in First Annual Round Table Conference on Cultural Orientation
National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO, 2004)
 
How have our moral values been eroded?
Since the late 1970’s our moral values have been steadily declining unchecked by all moral custodians; especially the Religious moral custodians.
In an article for CHANGE entitled “The failure of Nigerian Religious Institutions” he details how despite our strong rooted religious values, our societal values do not mirror the religion we espouse, at least compared to a country like Japan. He goes into detail, of how we are all complicit:
 
“Both religions have similar core value attributes and sanctions against indiscipline, oppression, wickedness and corruption. What is wrong with the conscience implanted by our creator in steering our basic daily activities, either private or public?
 
Let’s not take it far. You and I make up the two religions. How often do we obey traffic rules? Do we dump refuse in the gutters during rainfall? How often do we litter the streets with sachet? How often do we discharge our civilian duties without supervision? How often do we do the right thing at work? Diligence? How good does our integrity smell?”
 
His questioning of our obedience to traffic regulations is 100% accurate, as this is the junction where all 6 moral custodians display our character, and the content of our conscience.
 
I have travelled to many countries, and most people who have done the same, will agree that the driving habits of each country’s busy city, relatively depicts the character of the people in that city. This article written in 2011 sheds some light on the Matters of the moment from Nigeria Nov. 2011 (Link in reference bottom)
 
Timeline of erosion of our moral fabric and the complicit quiet Religious leaders
 
Let us Chronologically examine some milestone corrupt events that have occurred since late 70’s and under the watch of Government leaders, and the corresponding response from Religious leaders if any?
 
Shagari admin
The Shagari administration was notorious for corruption, especially with the value of the Naira being exactly equivalent to the US dollar.
The cronyism, and banal waste of natural resources was mind blowing, contracts awarded indiscriminately. However the media were still following correct reporting standards. And documented most of the corruption without fear or favour.
 
In the Shagari era, one of the most reported corruption saga, that really lowered the moral bar, and seared our moral conscience was the
Umaru Dikko cargo corruption case : this case as reported:
Umaru Dikko affair and plunging Nigeria corruption – See link in references
Through out this period we did not hear a word from the religious custodians at a significant pitch to affect the nations psyche.
 
Then there was a reprieve with the military coup of General Buhari, and arguably his more effective leutenant late Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon – The very strict regiment that saw the introduction of War Against Indiscipline (WAI). This regime was so effective, arguably more infrastructure was built in Nigeria than ever before prior since independence. Although most of this infrastructure was built in the Northern part of the country. It must be said that the WAI effectively implemented by the Regime was also not well liked by the corrupt elite of the people, and they was an audible sigh of relief if not jubilation when General Babaginda overthrew them in a coup along with his deputy Sanni Abacha.
 
IBB appease military
General Babangida (IBB) also known as the evil genius, has been infamously called one of the most intelligent leaders of Nigeria, due to his shrewd way of manipulating and corrupting a people arguably willing to be corrupted.
Through out this period we did not hear a word from the religious custodians at a significant pitch to affect the nations psyche.
SAP IBB must go
IBB’s corruption reached fever pitch and caused a revolt amongst the masses, when in 1989 it was alleged that Ebony magazine published IBB as the richest general in the world, This triggered spontaneous protests across the country’s teaming student population, started by University of Benin, in a nationwide protest entitled “IBB must go” This lasted for 3 days, but IBB once again outwitted the collective will of the students and workers who weren’t sure whether to strike or not. At the time Babaginda was notorious for giving luxury cars and other gifts to the military and other loyals that he wanted to use for leverage. An infamous quote allegedly attributed to him is ~ Everyman has a price.
 
During the IBB era, a big blow was also done to moral custody when the Journalist Dele Giwa was letter bombed. There was much uproar from the populace, but much ado.
 
Another crazy episode during the IBB era was the election of Abiola for president and the sudden annulling of the election by IBB.
 
Through out this period we did not hear a word from the religious custodians at a significant pitch to affect the nations psyche.
 
Then there was a quiet coup, which almost looked like an agreement for Sanni Abacha to become head of state,
Sanni Abacha was exactly IBB, but without the sauve or panache of leadership, he was a brute, and Nigerians suffered a great deal under him. So much so, the international community classified Nigeria as a pariah state.
Irony of Archbishop Benson Idahosa
Now this time, one of the fore-fathers of Pentecostal Christianity in Nigeria – The Late archbishop Benson Idahosa, has grown in popularity, influence and sagacity to be one of the first moral custodian to rebuke a sitting ruler as he rebuked a fearsome General Sanni Abacha in his government house.
 
Now this is supposed to be a good development and exactly the gumption we expect the religious custodians to have. However considering that he was the mentor of most of the mega-church pastors today, who are not whispering talk-less of berating government leaders; it makes us wonder why they didn’t learn that part of what he thought them well.
 
The irony of Archbishop Idahosa was he was the pioneer of prosperity Christianity, as we watched him grow in congregation size with the following under his wing….
Private jet owning Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and yes the richest of them all Pastor David Oyedepo!
After Abacha died as rumoured while with an Indian prostitute, then the interim military government of Abdulsalami presided over an election that saw former head of state Obasanjo, come back to power for 8 years as a democratic president.
He himself being a self-acclaimed born-again christian, just gave the moral custodians a good reason to hands off trying to correct him, even though corruption continued unabated under his watch. Then there was the election of  late Yar adua for the short time he lived as president until his untimely death due to illness. ,
 
Then Goodluck Jonathan succeeded him as acting president, until elected president. Under GEJ the subsidy protest on January 6th this year 2012 has been the most significant, and of note is that despite the intensity of this public protest on increase of fuel prices that will undoubtedly cause hardship, I have only counted 3 church leaders who have spoken publicly against the subsidy removal, ie Rev. Peter Akinola.
The silence from the church and mosque leaders is almost deafening.
A few months ago the Taraba state gov. unfortunately crashed his private jet, with 5 people on board. The news reports state just 5 years ago he was a pharmacist, and owned just one car, but now he also has two helicopters and a private landing strip near his village.
Once again, we do not hear a word from the religious custodians at a significant pitch to affect the nations psyche. Instead we hear that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President was gifted with a private jet for 40 years of service by his congregation.
 
A congregation that is part of the nations population where collectively 70% survive on less than a dollar a day.
 
Solution An awakening of d people to rebuke our moral custodians for dereliction of duty, because we know d instructive scriptures they read from too. A. This will involve peaceful revolt & rejecting by members! B. A robust national conversation by signatory religious organisations to provide moral compass to combat deadly 7 sins C. A commitment by media organisations to name & shame moral bankrupt 9jrns & glorify moral role models based on morally sound conduct. D. A national peaceful protest by Civil Society calling clarity when it comes to  separation of church & state.
 
Conclusion The Nigerian moral code has been gradually eroded for d last 30 plus years. It is now blatantly morally corrupt with pastors seeing nothing wrong with accepting private jets as gifts, in a country where more than 70% of population live on less than a dollar a day.
 
Therefore Drastic changes are needed in our psyche, and the solution in its 4 parts must be organised by a united Nigeria people united for change. Led by the most effective, inclusive, transparent and strategic group of all those groups agitating for change.
 
References
 
Bernard G, “The Definition of Morality”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2012/entries/morality-definition/.
 
THE FAILURE OF OUR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS July 23, 2012
Posted by seunfakze in CHANGE.
http://seunfakze.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/the-failure-of-our-religious-institutions/
 
Moral responsibility in a rapidly declining society
Austin Brunson on June 30, 2008, 5:53 P
http://bigthink.com/ideas/moral-responsibility-in-a-rapidly-declining-society?page=all
 
First Annual Round Table Confernce on Cultural Orientation
National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO, 2004)
http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/NICO.htm
 
State Decline and the Return of Occult Powers: The Case of Prophet Eddy in Nigeria
Johannes Harnischfeger
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/mrw/summary/v001/1.1.harnischfeger.html
 
Matters of the moment from Nigeria Nov. 2011
https://www.facebook.com/notes/greg-ekhator/recent-trip-to-9ja-112011-matters-of-the-moment/314051335287784
 
Umaru Dikko affair and plunging Nigeria corruption
http://www.radioislam.org/islam/english/jewishp/africa/dikko_nigeria_mossad.htm
 
 

 

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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi I’d have agreed with you but you subjugated culture to religion. That’s where the chaos stems from. Most won’t agree on this point…and that’s why we’ll always go round in a circle. It’s not religion that builds strong societies. It is culture. Religion is political culture & philosophy.
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Iyabo Adewoyin Iyamighty
Iyabo Adewoyin Iyamighty Wow. Congrats and thanks for the write up. You bring up some very good points. Morality is defined differently from one house to the next and on and on until it reaches a national status and then a culture and a group of people are defined–thus theSee More
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Edo Mattheew
Edo Mattheew As I said before “d rain was not falling when noah built d ark. U can become d solution to d nigerian predicament. I don’t buy propanga and propate. I buy action and solution. I respect u my broda!!!
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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Temidayo Ahanmisi, i am surprised you say that, because i went to some detail in defining the dichotomy between religion and culture in our morals.

Oh i get it, because i said its the most important. lolSee More

December 10, 2012 at 6:33pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Iyabo Iyamighty, hahahaaa! Thanks a lot!!
You may be right vis-a-vis modern generation!!!
December 10, 2012 at 6:34pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Much respect back to you too sir Edo Mattheew
You r right, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark!!
Many thanks for your kind words, but i think WE are the ones who will beccome the solution to 9ja’s predicament!!!
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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi We really need to ask ourselvs if our biases would let us do the right thing by putting religion in a private place as it should be. People with strong cultures do not fight over religion. But people with strong religions could & do fight. Why are reliSee More
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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Temidayo Ahanmisi, my dear, you are absolutely right with this ur last comment, but regarding the one previous, you haven’t answered my question, because your answer to that, could put things crystal clear in perspective??
December 10, 2012 at 9:31pm ·

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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi So for me better to leave religion out of the whole thing. I have always believd & I’m yet to be convinced othrwise that cultures birth religions. The Islamic religion bears strong imprints of the ARab culture. The Christian religion bears strong impriSee More
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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Once again i agree with ur philosophical musings, and can go off on quite a few tangents based on points raised.
However in the interest of doing things diligently and in order, you haven’t answered the question of what causes the divide in 9ja of the See More
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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi Okay not to go off on tangent any tangent. Let’s take quick tests since we are talking about taking of moral custody. What does the Christian religion for instance posit about restitution? Poll about 25 christians from diff. Christian sects & you’ll geSee More
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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi People have always romanticised that America was built on religious values. A reading of American history from the pioneer settlers will show that it was on cultural basis. The culture of America is state before self interest. That’s why American churcSee More
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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi Christianity is about self interest above community interest. The pastors have the backing of the scripture to feather their nests. I know saying this will make me look like I don’t beliv in God, but here is where religion has a huge fault again. God hSee More
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Temidayo Ahanmisi
Temidayo Ahanmisi In societies where the culture has largely given way to adopted religion, conflicts are usually more intense & common. Contrast 2 societies in Nigeria with strong religious influence…take Islamic societies in SW Nigeria & in the ”core north” for exSee More
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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Temidayo Ahanmisi, religion has its place, just like culture has its place, but whether they stay in their place or not, is not something you or I can control or manipulate. Hence i asked you which is more important to 9ja, Religion or Culture (Note i See More
December 11, 2012 at 3:05pm ·

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Fidelis Edosomwan
Fidelis Edosomwan THIS NA HEAVY DISCUSSION WEY DEY ABOVE MY PAY GRADE !!!!!!!!!!!!
December 11, 2012 at 10:47pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator LOL, oga Doc Fidelis Edosomwan, we need great minds like urs to solve our moral dillemma o, because we are leaving behind 9ja for our children to solve, whether we like it or not. This will be on the menu to discuss this weekend at the london hilton too….
Extending invitation to dear Temidayo if she can fit this into her busy schedule… biko??
December 11, 2012 at 11:07pm ·

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Fidelis Edosomwan
Fidelis Edosomwan I think say na Lasgidi Temi dey.
December 11, 2012 at 11:12pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Fidelis Edosomwan, no o! Not really. She dey PH, but she is international, and can make herself available if she deems the ocassion deserves her attention. She is woman of timber and caliber!! I spoke with her recently during my 9ja trip, and was well impressed.
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Okafor David Enemchukwu
Okafor David Enemchukwu Moral decadence is not peculiar to Naija it’s a universal phenomena especially in the 20th and 21st century. been a good moral custodian begins in oneself and then to one’s immediate family etc. If we must be a good national moral custodians then we haSee More
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Christie Nonyelum Akumabor
Christie Nonyelum Akumabor Temidayo THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SOOOOOOO EARLY ELUCIDATING THESE POINTS AS TO WHERE RELIGION AND CULTURE DIVERGE SO SHARPLY IN THE NIGERIAN CONTEXT THAT WE ARE LEFT IN AN ***UNWORKABLE*** CONUNDRUM.

Because even what we consider to be core Christian vsSee More

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Nixon Winter
Nixon Winter Greg , I am not so sure that I would separate or elevate religion over culture or vice versa. There is a running joke that ” the Nigerian ” of today may succeed where the devil failed. The custodians of culture (Obas, Elders, ) and religion (Pastors aSee More
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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike You have just bisected in a postmodern clinical deconstruct of the ever-dynamic but pejorative voyage of our ship of morality as a nation….And in your deconstruct, you have reiterated for an umpteenth time the phylo-legal apothegm that says that sileSee More
December 14, 2012 at 7:59am ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike lol…Am a postmodernist, part 1 ooooooooo!
December 14, 2012 at 8:56am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Victor Nwobike, i saw ur comments last night, but i have not had time to read and respond since yesterday, i will respond in earnest later today.
December 15, 2012 at 6:30am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Victor Nwobike, thank you for your comment, yes you are absolutely right…. The internet gives access such that the focused can bridge all 6 classes of moral custodians at once.

Yes brotherly!See More

December 15, 2012 at 3:50pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike Thanks sir Greg for understanding my viewpoint!
December 15, 2012 at 4:18pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Christie Nonye Akumabor, thanks for your comment. I agree with you that Greco-roman influenced Christianity is super-imposed over Messianic Jewish cultures. And Christians who study the bible devoid of the holy spirit (which is LOVE) will swallow such See More
December 15, 2012 at 4:23pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Nixon Winter, Thank you for your comment.
I agree with you that change should start from the grassroots, hence parents are a key vital part of the 6 classes of moral custodians. Actually all the other moral custodians, could be parents too.
And if all See More
December 15, 2012 at 4:34pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike Sir Greg, another point worthy of analectical deconstruct is the establishment of what and who symbolically constitutes moraity and the worthiness of such grand standards as an agent of social control for the suprasystem!
December 15, 2012 at 4:47pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Victor Nwobike, ok yes indeed! Whats your answer to your question?
December 15, 2012 at 5:04pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike I asked the question for we to discuss not for me to answer!
December 15, 2012 at 5:40pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike I asked the question for we to discuss not for me to answer my question!
December 15, 2012 at 5:40pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Victor, I understand dt.
Ok my definition is what I have already stated in d definition section of article. Perhaps you have slightly varied perspective thru d prism of postmodernism?
December 15, 2012 at 6:31pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Ok, we know about what’s morally wrong with 9ja, but there r some things that r morally right in 9ja?
February 22, 2013 at 8:18pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike You should only opionate what you think is morally wrong or right based on your personal convinction as against any lopsiding grand narration…!
February 23, 2013 at 11:39am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator This is my opinion, that you view it as a grand narration is a compliment, so thanks …. lol
February 23, 2013 at 3:04pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike grand narration is abberational within the norms of the postmodern world…its no compliment bro…lols!
February 23, 2013 at 4:22pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Your opinion, right? Especially as i don’t see it as such.
In either case, 9ja’s moral values have decayed in the last 30 years, do u dispute that?
February 23, 2013 at 4:39pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike Naija should not have any grand moral value…its the moral values of individuals that are changing as culture changes with more enlightenement and interactional experiences!
February 23, 2013 at 4:44pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator And those individual moral values are INEVITABLY influenced by ideals, philosophy’s or prevailing psyche’s of influential role models/celebrities – past and present, yes?
February 23, 2013 at 5:03pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike yes…but such influences are only appealing to the individual and not superimposed by any grand structure!
February 23, 2013 at 6:41pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Through d media r societal consciouness most impacted, consider subtle but all powerful advertising campaigns of multinationals. For sure if coca cola & guinness r not using a grand structure, then the phrase has lost meaning??
They use celebrities. Beckham is a footballer but frames consciousness beoyond football.
February 23, 2013 at 6:59pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike is it all that love coke n guiness despite their adverts?

Are the adverts appealing or imposing to individuals?

February 23, 2013 at 7:32pm ·

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Postmodernist Victor Nwobike
Postmodernist Victor Nwobike is it all that love coke n guiness despite their adverts?

Are the adverts appealing or imposing to individuals?

February 23, 2013 at 7:32pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Of course appealing, hence i used d word “Influence”
I wonder why u mention impose, because morals values work best through understanding of longterm gains
The point for the coke analogy, was to drive home, how celebrities are used to drive in ur words a “grand structure” .
February 23, 2013 at 8:00pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator WHICH GROUP OF LEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MORAL UPRIGHTNESS IN 9JA:
THE CULTURAL, THE RELIGIOUS OR THE POLITICAL LEADERS??
March 7, 2013 at 9:29am ·

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Greg Ekhator
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Yemzzy Ad Sr.
Yemzzy Ad Sr. Greg Ekhator most Nigerians have circumstantially lost their conscience to events occurring around them on a daily basis. Thus morals in Nigeria is and or would almost certainly be at an all time low, save there is a dramatic improvement in political aSee More
May 19, 2013 at 2:36pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Yemzzy Ad Sr., hmmmm!
For real, where is d love!!! ?
A conundrum,!!!
May 19, 2013 at 2:47pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator I have just read this note again, and unfortunately i have come to the conclusion, dt 9jrns on average are using Christianity, and Jesus Christ, thats why we have so many churches in the south and not the corresponding fruits of Christ like morals or bSee More
June 17, 2013 at 2:39pm · Edited ·

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John Abiodun Olaitan
John Abiodun Olaitan The Fear of God is our Sure way out. It is the beginning of Wisdom. Nigerians MUST begin to truly operate consciously on that premise. That’s the Right Way.
June 17, 2013 at 2:37pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator John Abiodun Olaitan, you are so right!!!
With the fear of God, everything will operate the right way!!
June 17, 2013 at 2:43pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator John, The problem is some of our peeps are befuddled in this matter, because they associate the fear of God, with religion, and religion with that brought by the white man, and what brought by the white man, with mental slavery.
In the meantime, all oSee More
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John Abiodun Olaitan
John Abiodun Olaitan Greg: I Agree. (y)
September 14, 2013 at 9:17am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator We need to fix our moral compass
October 28, 2013 at 7:24am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator nudge the closest one to u, ignite a flamew, it might turn out to be the fire dt ushers change!
January 24, 2014 at 6:49am ·

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Greg Ekhator Which way 9ja?
February 26, 2014 at 4:05am ·

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Greg Ekhator Our morals have all been eroded, so now we are like a ship been blown by evil wind, and we have no rudders or sails or compass!!
April 14, 2014 at 11:51pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator When we point a finger to blame, 3 fingers point right back us!! Funny that!
April 25, 2014 at 8:17am ·

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Greg Ekhator The level of corruption in 9ja’s military has turned it from a defensive asset into armament auction facilty to d highest bidder! Yoruba will say; OPARI ! abi no be so?
May 26, 2014 at 7:46am ·

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Michael Edomwandagbon
Michael Edomwandagbon Gud write up
May 26, 2014 at 9:51pm ·

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Patricia Falowo
Patricia Falowo Greg Ekhator the system has failed the people vice versa
June 25, 2014 at 11:56pm ·

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Greg Ekhator I completely agree Patricia Falowo
June 26, 2014 at 12:11am ·

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Tola Salau
Tola Salau Reading this saddens one…which way Naija?
June 26, 2014 at 6:26am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Tola Salau, indeed. But this is d beast we must wrestle with & apprehend on our watch!
June 26, 2014 at 7:13am ·

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Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh
Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh Indeed Tola……which way Nigeria????????
June 26, 2014 at 9:12am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Fatemaan Dorothy TulehTola Salau, for some strange reason, not enough of our peeps are outraged by corruption.

Many years after independence, we still find it difficult to stand, we are still waiting to reach the promised land.See More

Sonny Okosun (January 1, 1947 in Benin City, Nigeria — May 24, 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria.…
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June 26, 2014 at 9:37am · Edited ·

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Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh
Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh @Greg….my big bros, I used to blame the government until I realised that am the government. I blame our so-called leaders, yes but I blame us more because we sit down and watch. While leaders are misbehaving, we are busy fighting and insulting each oSee More
June 26, 2014 at 9:35am ·

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Greg Ekhator Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh, you are so right, the onus is on the masses, who are too busy trying to be like the corrupt elite…
Rotimi Amachi even had the temerity to throw the gauntlet at us, and we are still looking at him like mumu’s
http://www.punchng.com/…/we-steal-because-nigerians…/

The Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday said political office holders steal state funds because Nigerians do not stone them.…
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June 26, 2014 at 9:40am ·

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Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh
Fatemaan Dorothy Tuleh True. What about the rice issue? Would you believe that in abuja, there are communities without water? And such communities have hons and reps in the NAS. We are indeed being brainwashed because we are illiterate, ignorant and illiterate ignorants or ignorant illiterates.
June 26, 2014 at 10:47am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Reminder
July 18, 2014 at 10:07am ·

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Greg Ekhator Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand to wave!!! And at once reset 9jrns morals to the 70’s.
But wait o! I was a little boy then. Wetin I sabi. See More
July 26, 2014 at 9:03am ·

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Fidelis Edosomwan
Fidelis Edosomwan You are very correct Greg. I wish I had one too.
July 26, 2014 at 9:31am ·

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Claude Johanson
Claude Johanson Greg, The PSYCHE of the average Nigerian (common folk) applauds the RASCALS IN POWER and call them fools when they (a few) don’t LOOT!!! I PERSONNALY HEARD ONE SUCH, 15+ YEARS AGO, IN A SOCIAL GATHERING DERIDE A MINISTER OR AN POLITICAL APPOINTEE FOR “See More
July 28, 2014 at 7:47pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator You r right, hence I have set up a training portal for us to contributing training content for massive mindset re engineering campaign. Still there is inertia & dismissiveness
July 28, 2014 at 8:17pm ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator Sandra Ekpenyong, this is another note on our collective misplaced value that convolutes our morals
September 18, 2014 at 2:38am ·

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Greg Ekhator
Greg Ekhator This still holds the record for the longest and most researched fb article i have published thus far, perhaps i should publish an ebook part 2 of it??
December 28, 2016 at 11:05am ·

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