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|Politics / Re: 1.3km Lekki Bridge For N29bn While 1.8km Second Niger Bridge For N117bn by Abagworo(m): 10:47am|
Both Lagos government and FG inflated the cost of the bridges. The Niger bridge we are using today was constructed at £5million which is about 1.3billion Naira. Assuming there has been 1000% inflation of the British Pound sterling, then it should cost at most 26billion Naira to construct a better bridge at twice the cost of the old one.
|Politics / Re: PDP Can’t Win Rivers, Amaechi Tells Jonathan by Abagworo(m): 10:42am|
An Ikwerre man might be Nigeria's next President or Vice President. Don't rule that out.
|Politics / Re: There'll Be Violence If Jonathan Seeks Re-election – Bakare by Abagworo(m): 10:39am|
Lekkian: Why not just resolve the country into Pre-1914 Protectorates since the North and the South are different in all ways. No matter how hard we try to mix oil and water, it cant be done without subjecting it to over100% celsius of overheating like in the case of soup. To mix the North and South, Nigeria must boil and its boiling because we want to mix. Ghadaffi suggested this, and I think even if its another 1000 years of experiment, we will continue to have conferences. If we must continue running Nigeria the way it is, then we must continue having problems except we separate. But for peace to reign, there are only two ways, stop running Nigeria as its done right now or break-up. The solution are: 1. Run Nigeria the American way; let each state operate like a country and pay tax to Abuja. 2. Break UP.
Muammar Gaddafi blamed the British for Nigeria's problems
Nigeria should be divided into two nations to avoid further bloodshed between Muslims and Christians, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has said.
In a speech to students, he praised the example of India and Pakistan, where he said partition saved many lives.
Splitting Nigeria "would stop the bloodshed and burning of places of worship," state news agency Jana quoted him as saying.
A senior Nigerian diplomat said he was not taking the suggestion seriously.
Hundreds of people have died in communal violence in villages around the central Nigerian city of Jos this year.
The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli says Col Gaddafi's suggestion is unsurprising given his past form.
Last year, he called for Switzerland to be abolished and for its land to be divided between Italy, Germany and France.
|Politics / Re: PDP Can’t Win Rivers, Amaechi Tells Jonathan by Abagworo(m): 10:20am|
deeptesting: If you know our antecedent as Rivers people especially the Iwherohua people which is popularly known as Ikwerre where the Governor comes from,then you will know that an APC Northern and South West party cannot win Rivers State against a PDP led Govt. Of an Ijaw extraction..The Ijaws are a lesser evil to our development than the others and so PDP will surely win Rivers State not because it is better but it is a lesser evil to the collective interest of Rivers People and Niger Delta at large.
Are you an Ikwerre? If you are can I know your area of origin? Just the axis and not your exact hometown. GDI is trying to use tribalism to win votes for Jonathan but forgetting that Ogoni also deserves to be Governor. Jonathan has actually done nothing in particular for Ikwerreland and Rivers as a whole lacks federal presence. The East-West road was only tackled after Amaechi's challenge.
|Politics / Re: States External Debts Spike To 282 Billion On Infrastructure Financing by Abagworo(m): 10:08am|
Do you still want some information on internal debt? You can go any length at calling white black. Imo State has not borrowed as being falsely published by some PDP blogs.
Akwa Ibom, Edo, Kwara, Ondo, Plateau and Taraba states have received the Debt Management Office, DMO, warning alerts as their financial health appears to be tottering delicately near the insolvency bar.
Akwa Ibom, one of the endangered states, has in recent times been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons following several reports linking its governor, Godswill Akpabio, with careless expenditure of public funds which critics have deemed ‘wasteful, a display of insensitivity and needless extravagance.’
Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Zamfara, Kogi, Ebonyi and Adamawa states, according to the report of domestic debt sustainability analysis undertaken by the DMO, have failed the test.
Curiously, apart from Rivers, all other top oil producing states that control the bulk of the revenue allocation every month through the Federation Accounts to the 36 states and Abuja, fell under either the endangered or near insolvent states categories.
|Politics / Re: 1.3km Lekki Bridge For N29bn While 1.8km Second Niger Bridge For N117bn by Abagworo(m): 9:55am|
wola44: “For is it not a paradox that Lagos State government awarded 1.3km Epe-Lekki bridge of similar status to Julius Berger Plc and completed it at N29bn, while the same company without competitive bid got 1.8km second Niger Bridge at N117bn, a whopping difference of N88bn?
Both of them were inflated.
|Politics / Re: 2014 Nairaland Population Census by Abagworo(m): 8:54am|
I never knew this was a competition. However like I've always written Anambra is the most populous State if a census is conducted based on State of origin with Imo coming close behind.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 8:50am|
millionaireman: It is no politics. What makes a city? By 2011, there were more people in Orlu than now after Rochas demolition and Rochas has even left the town without a funrtional sports stradium. Rochas openly brags "Orlu is now a city"
You are lying again. I still have video of Orlu I took in 2010 or so and can show you. The population of Orlu has doubled and not only Orlu but so many villages I've visited recently including Atta, Akabo, Anara, Amaraku, Nkwerre, Amaigbo, Nwaorieubi, Ulakwo, Umuagwo, Ogbaku, Mgbidi, Awo-Omamma, Irete, Obinze, Nekede etc.
|Politics / Re: PDP Can’t Win Rivers, Amaechi Tells Jonathan by Abagworo(m): 8:45am|
PDP can neither win Imo nor Rivers States. Why? Because they've had better leadership in recent times and the political godfathers have been rendered powerless. The masses now have a say as against the godfathers in the past.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 7:05am|
Actually its not same place. All the roads and streets in New Owerri seem to look alike but if you look carefully, you can observe the differences. Old Owerri is densely built while new Owerri is more spacious as can be seen from the pictures.
|Politics / Re: Article: The Governor Imo Needs In 2015 by Abagworo(m): 6:51am|
clint77ng: Does the entire workforce in Imo up to 25000? Be clapping ur hands for roundabouts, hero and freedom squares, bongo square and heros apartment while our pride and heritage: concord hotel, heartland fc, adapalm, general hospital, oguta lake, ITC, water board, imo zoo, Imsu etc all go down. We r bulding 27 hospitals while Imsu medical students sometimes go to Abia for practicals. Shame on u imolites. I didn't receive my cheque and I was made to pay N120K as sch fees. Shame on u again, Ndi maga eriri eri.
While the 25000 is complete falsehood, most things you wrote above is also false. It smells of bigotism. IMSUTH never graduated any medical Doctors until this administration. IMSUTH is also being enhanced today. I will let the students speak for themselves here.
As I write,we have four structures at different levels of completion. A state-of-the-art Amphitheatre is being erected. A two-storey lecture hall complex is about 75% completed. A modern Nutrition and dietetics department is about 85% completed while work is being done to complete the new laboratory complex to augment the existing,though inadequate ones. The second phase of IMSUTH is about 97% completed while a well-publicised advertisement for several staff vacancies in the college of medicine had been placed on newspapers and very soon new lecturers will join the workforce of the faculty of medicine in addition to the consultants and lecturers that were recruited recently. Also,it is now official that the school fees payable by medical students would henceforth not exceed that for 6 years for students that didn't have academic problems requiring their staying more than the number of years necessary. Efforts have also been made to speed up our academic activities.In fact,the final years that participated in that protest have written their final year examination and would be inducted in 6 days time! Also,about 5 professional examinations and resits have been written since we went for the street walk.
We would have gone for a 'thank you' visit commensurate with the magnitude of the demonstration but we decided against it considering the extant tensed political situation in the state to avoid a possible infilteration by hoodlums who may be hired to overpower us,hijack the event and forment trouble. However,we have expressed our unreserved gratitute to our listening,Education-loving rescue governor,Owelle Rochas Okorocha,our hardworking,supportive and kind-hearted pro-chancellor and members of the governing council, our indefatigable and resourceful vice chancellor,Prof U. Awuzie,our dedicated and committed provost,Prof T Okehialam,deans,heads of department and lecturers at several fora (and are continuing with this exercise) for the dexterity and phenomenal committment they have showed in solving all the issues we raised during the protest. As noted earlier,some have been met already. We indeed appreciate them for their kind gestures.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 6:40am|
MajeMedia: To be very fair Rochas he's not a horrible governor, he's actually very good. His main issue is the type of good he is isn't the type of good the state wants. This represents a very advance state of politician conciousness in Imo. For example in the US they have democrat and republican states. If you're a good democrat in a republican state, the state's people will hate you because your style of leadership goes against their expectations lifestyle and wants.
Stop claiming to talk for Imolites and talk for yourself because majority of Imolites do not share your view. No one can claim to talk for everybody. We all have different views and present our views as individuals. Imo has attracted a lot of investments already in 3 years and to me its more or less a miracle because I expect investments to only come in after a conducive environment has been completed. We don't need to lie or avoid saying the simple truth backed by glaring evidence.
What we have to do is compare the number of investments that have trooped in between 2011 and 2014 with that of 1999 to 2011. Then again compare Government presence in rural areas between 1999 to 2011 and 2011 to date. Remember all the public industries in Imo State have been dead for more than 20years but Ada palm has been resuscitated, while the shoe industry is about being revived. In addition a lot of foreign investors are already building in Imo as we write while some remarkable industries have commenced production.
This thread is meant for Imo State developments in pictures and not necessarily Okorocha but politicians try to derail it. If the discussion must be on Okorocha and his success/failure it can be discussed here
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 12:11am|
You are yet to tell me why you keep claiming Okorocha is concentrating on Owerri when in actual fact development is spread to the remotest communities. He has built a dualized road from Orlu town to Ideato, Re-building IMSUTH in Orlu, More than 100 primary schools in Orlu zone, 12 general hospitals in Orlu zone and tens of kilometers village roads like the ones I posted on the other page. That is in addition to the modernization of Orlu town with better roads and streetlights as well as construction of 2 shopping centres in Orlu Urban and children's relaxation park. He has also gone far in the building of college of health, Orlu. If he completes these and does exactly same again in his 2nd tenure, then Orlu will be like Owerri by 2019. However Owerri naturally will move further from its present state and Orlu won't still catch up with it by then.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 11:09pm On Mar 09|
|Politics / Re: 2014 Nairaland Population Census by Abagworo(m): 10:47pm On Mar 09|
Imo the heart of the East and Nigeria's Las Vegas.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 10:40pm On Mar 09|
Stop this your lies. Rochas is the 1st Governor that has spread development to every community in Imo State. Today nearly all the communities are either linked by tarred roads or almost linked, nearly all the communities have new primary schools, all the LGAs have new health centres and nearly all the LGAs are getting new and better trading centres instead of shanty markets. Your only point is the spread of higher institutions which I totally agree with you but saying that Rochas concentrated only on Owerri is blatant falsehood.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 10:33pm On Mar 09|
Please can you stop this non-sense of a non-existent debt you keep hammering on. Imo has not borrowed much since 2011. Only Abia has not borrowed among the Southeast States and Imo is not even the highest borrower. I am not in support of wasting money on flyover. Roundabouts are better than flyovers in choice among the modern developers in advanced countries like USA and Europe.
DW: Do you think the Old World can teach the New World a few things about livable cities?
Jim Brainard: Europe certainly has a much longer history of designing walkable cities than the United States. In my city, we have more roundabouts than any other city in the United States. On our major roads we have over 17 roundabouts, on our minor roads over 80 - and that's for about 80,000 people. And we've lowered our accident rate by about 80 percent as a result.
Roundabouts have resulted in fewer traffic accidents in Carmel
You've obviously traveled quite a bit throughout Europe. Which cities on this side of the pond tick all the right boxes as far as you're concerned?
Every country has something to offer, I think. I was fortunate to spend some time during my graduate studies in England, where I first saw my roundabout - that was in 1981. Just recently we were in France, Italy, Austria and Germany. In Majorca, Spain, I saw a roundabout intersection configuration that we copied and then modified here. But the key is that Europe, of course, has far more history than we do of designing walkable, pedestrian-friendly streets.
Finally time will tell the good Okorocha has done for Imo when the mad rush for investment in Imo commences by year end into 2015. Already several investments are quietly going on like Resilient Africa($500million FDI), 5 Turkish Textile industries($50million FDI), Shell gas plant($3.5billion FDI) and even more. ABM has already commenced production in new Naze factory (aluminium, plastic, tissue paper, table water and juice) while Eagle motors, Akabo has also started producing tricycles locally in Nigeria. Ada palm is now working and employing thousands of people without Government wasting funds on it. The Standard shoes is being revived and will soon start production. People are seeing all these things but chose to lie because of politics. This is barely 3 years of this administration for that matter.
|Politics / Re: Article: The Governor Imo Needs In 2015 by Abagworo(m): 8:05am On Mar 09|
slap1: Rochas is not a bad governor, at least he builds roads and pays salaries. But are you aware that Imo state has exceeded it's borrowing limits? And what free education are you talking about? I hope it's not the joke that goes on in the tertiary institutions? When you speak of hospitals, how many of them are working?
When you read bigots you can easily tell. There is something called FRC and DMO that oversees debt management in Nigeria and State revenues. Forget about what politicians say or what fake tabbloids write and make inquiries yourself. Check this link
Or this for updated 2014 debt profile and know the States whose debts increased more in 2013.
Finally I don't see anything wrong so far in building of hospitals in all LGAs. When the buildings are completed, then we talk of equipping and staffing. Development is a gradual process and the direction Imo is taking under Okorocha is very encouraging. If he will contest in 2015, I will come back home and support him in every way I can.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 7:05am On Mar 09|
Let us argue with facts and respect as well. My own view is that the city is developing to something more modern and its fast. The quality of housing being developed is very good and of international standard while roads that hitherto had open drainages and no sidewalks are having their drainages covered and sidewalks provided as well as foot bridges for pedestrians to cross the busy roads.
What Owerri lacks today is just a central business district with skyscrapers . As for planning, it is well planned. Even Aba that looks poor on ground is well planned.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 12:56am On Mar 09|
The area is actually busy as attested by earlier complaints on this particular thread. In fact they say its the area with highest hold up in Owerri. He wants to create a new road with the flyover and hence wasn't standing on the road but bush.
My take is that he should stop paying attention to critics and continue with his earlier methods. I'm sure his critics will still find fault even if he builds 10 flyovers and they will also claim its a waste of resources which it actually is.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 12:41am On Mar 09|
This forum is getting uninteresting and partial by the day. Why have I been blocked from posting pictures of Owerri? Maybe we should just be expressing ourselves only by mouth without pictures.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Government Is Afraid Of Soon Military Coup Detat by Abagworo(m): 12:30am On Mar 09|
The sooner we stop telling ourselves lies to justfy failure, the better for us. The military ruled between 1983 and 1999 which is 16 years with low oil prices while civilian rule has lasted from 1999 to 2014 which is another 15 years with about 8 years of very high oil prices. We've not actually achieved much but they say the worst civil rule is better than the best military because of human rights.
|Politics / Re: Breaking News!!!-military Man Killed in Port-harcourt by Abagworo(m): 7:26pm On Mar 07|
zuma4k: the street opposite ST john's COE
Kpaluku is a little known street and not an area. There's Kpaluku family.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 5:58pm On Mar 07|
The keyword about Owerri is "DEVELOPING" and it is quite fast and decent. I guess your yardstick is skyscrapers and not cleanliness and good planning of the entire city The skyscrapers will come soon when we achieve stable power supply. My Nigeria is far better than war torn Indonesia. I'm proud of my country. Meanwhile read this
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 5:45pm On Mar 07|
all4naija: The truth that you don't have any argument make matter difficult to explain to you. In fact that you are comparing Jakarta infrastructure with your peasant Owerri speaks volume of your failure to understand what I am talking about in all ramification. It is sad though. Bwahaha...
You've gone off. I said neighbourhood and not business district. I already posted pictures with highrises in the background. Show us the highest neighbourhood in Indonesia. You are one of those always trying to undermine Naija to the world but you are not the only one that has traveled. I've been to Las-Vegas, Paris and Dubai. Those places are developed but never Indonesia.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 5:33pm On Mar 07|
all4naija: What are you talking about? Owerri is like farming community in Indonesia and some are even better. Please, stop praising mediocrity!
These pictures are upper middle class residential areas of Jarkata. Tell me in what way it is better than upper middle class residential areas of Owerri. I'm not trying to compare Owerri completely with Jarkata in all spheres but I want to let you know that Owerri is cleaner, less chaotic and more organized than Jarkata. Maybe because its smaller and less populous but you must surrender to the truth. Much of Jarkata has open drainage, houses very proximal to the road and zero spacing.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 5:17pm On Mar 07|
all4naija: Bwahaha... Is that a farming community? You are now comparing slum of megacity with the so called developing city. Jakarta can only be compared to Lagos in scale of things not farming community. Your comparison is skewed based on your lack of understanding. It is clear you are on the grand to support mediocrity and that is unacceptable.
You claimed the entire Owerri is chaotic with no side walks while Indonesian farms are better than Owerri but I just showed you some parts of their major city. Show me parts of Owerri like the picture above if there is or just shut up forever.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 3:54pm On Mar 07|
Owerri actually has a lot of open drainages and is chaotic in some area as a result of heavy influx of people in recent years but it remains organized and is developing with a master plan. Covered drainages and walkways started in Owerri from late 2012 and has covered some of the major roads as at the last time I passed there. Orlu road, Wetheral road, Okigwe road and Bank/Control road were having their drainages covered and walkways being put for Pedestrians as well as footbridges for road crossing. Owerri is an ongoing project and not a finished project. So some of the points raised by the antagonists are true to some extent but are being tackled by the present authorities.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 3:34pm On Mar 07|
This is Jakarta in Indonesia. Nowhere like this exists in Imo State not to talk of Owerri. Indonesia is a poor country and has nothing on Nigeria. I even thought you were talking about Paris, Dubai, Hong kong or Tokyo.
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 3:21pm On Mar 07|
|Travel / Re: Owerri: Fast Developing, Lucrative City East Of The Niger by Abagworo(m): 11:49am On Mar 07|
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