Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Nigeria. The stories here come from users.

 
Empexy
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Empexy's badges.
 

Aluuminising Nigeria

27 November 2012, 11:50

Aluuminising Nigeria simply means putting an end to everything that is holding back the country’s progress.


The word aluuminising is coined out of one of the most popular words on the lips of Nigerians, Aluu; which means the act of putting an abrupt end to anything good or bad without hesitation. While Aluu (Naija English) means inhumane act; or of without mercy.


Other forms of the word are aluuminise, aluuminised, aluuminisation.


The origin of the word can be traced back to October 5, 2012 when indigenes of a particular community in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, defiled the laws of love and humanity to massacre four students in cold blood. The word has since then been used as a threat to anyone who refuses to behave his/herself.


Examples:
· Due to poor officiating by Referee Mark Clattenburg, Mikel Obi has urged the English FA to send Mark to aluu.
· Dimeji is a Bank-Ole and should be aluuminised.
· The secret brain behind Globacom telecommunications, who also wanted to run for presidency in 2010, deserves aluuminisation.


You know, I have brainstormed for weeks but yet to find an understanding why the people of that community acted in such manner and only just recently came up with an explanation for their ill behaviour.


You see, the word “Alu” in my native home, is a word associated with abomination. Anyone, whom the word is used on, is usually an outcast (not accepted among other humans). So, I would say the ancestors of the village called Aluu in Port Harcourt may have probably been expatriates from my home town and decided to find a habitat for themselves in a bush area which later developed into a community in the city of Port Harcourt.


In fear of rejection by people, they decided to add an extra “U” to their name and there the village ALUU came into existence.


These people, who displayed the act of animalism on four youths of the village, who were later known to be the #ALUU4, have since then been blacklisted by Nigerians and many of them may find it difficult gaining admission into schools or securing jobs (If I were a native, I would go and swear an affidavit for a little tweak on my birth certificate).


But wait a minute; let us be considerate in our thoughts towards these people. Perhaps, the name of this community had a big part to play in the manner in which they treated their very own brothers. You know it is said that “a good name is better than gold”.


Albeit, let us temper justice with mercy. We shouldn't judge the whole community because a handful of them acted inhumanely, but rather I think they need prayers, as it might be an ancestral curse which was embedded in their name... perhaps! 


Although, the word aluu has become associated with anything bad, I would like us to take a break and look on the positive impact of this word as I believe there’s always a good side to any bad situation.


For instance, wouldn't it be a graceful happening for Nigerians if corruption was totally aluuminised with all propitiators given an irrational share of what the #ALUU4 experienced?


Wouldn’t it be a thing of joy if we were to wake up one day to hear that someone, somewhere, somehow had administered the right dosage of aluuminisation on every cabal at the administrative helms of Nigeria?


Well, I’m still waiting for the day when we will employ the bravery of Ghana’s notorious Rawlings and do away with our hopeful hopelessness by deleting all forms of cabal on our fatherland.


“When hope becomes the captain, inaction has been employed as the coach.”

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...