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|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 10:53pm On Nov 30|
I took all those controversial areas into consideration. Illiteracy is a bad disease that needs serious curbing among some of you. Igbos are not East as wrongfully asserted nor are they at the Southern tip nor in the West. Igboland is completely at the centre of Southern Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 8:27pm On Nov 30|
These maps show difference between Igboland, Eastern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria. Igboland starts from a part of the Western part of the South at Igbanke and terminates at a part of the Eastern part of the South at Arochukwu. It equally terminates Northern at Obollo Afor and Southern at Port Harcourt.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 7:55pm On Nov 30|
Illiteracy is not good. Geographically Igbos live in South Central Nigeria and nowhere else. Southern tip is Ijoid Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 6:23pm On Nov 30|
Akwa Ibom and Cross River States are the real Southeast and were once known as Southeastern State from 1967 to 1976. Igbos live in South Central Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 6:19pm On Nov 30|
Afam 30% of the problem in Aba cannot be solved in 8 years. There might be pockets of construction works here and there but it cannot be noticed because the level of decay is much and tends to swallow the little efforts of Ikpeazu. Abians need to work together to help Aba but there is an unhealthy ethnic divide there.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 6:10pm On Nov 30|
Aba is same size with Onitsha urban area which includes all the towns around Onitsha like Nkwelle, Obosi, Ogbaru etc. Port Harcourt is no dissappointment. There are 2 Airports and I guess you came through Omuagwa via Igwuruta and Eneka or Rukpokwu. Next time you should use the Airport inside the city to get a good view. If you fly to Sam Mbakwe Airport which is not anywhere in Owerri your view of Owerri will be same as Omagwa.
|Politics / Re: How Do Eastern Cities Compare With Each Other? by Abagworo(m): 4:50pm On Nov 30|
Now that Afam has visited and spent some time in Owerri he is in a position to know the true looks of Owerri. As for Aba there is hope now with Ikpeazu but Onitsha has left it behind in infrastructure. It will take 16 years of special attention and cooperation of residents to get Aba to a moderate level in city infrastructure. Enugu, Owerri and Calabar stand out in terms of quality and affordable life while Port Harcourt is the most developed and expensive. Uyo is still upcoming and has a very long way to go.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 1:20am On Nov 30|
Owerri streets are like that. The old part had pines at Okigwe Road which Rochas Okorocha Government removed recently for a reason I dont know but most of New Owerri is lined up with palms and pines. I guess human activities tend to kill the trees in the old densely populated parts like Douglas and Wetheral.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 1:11am On Nov 30|
Don't be deceived into making useless comparison. Remember only one hospital which took 9 years to complete but 4 years into Okorocha's admin you expect him to complete 27. That's absurd even barring in mind that Akwa Ibom was getting 20billion monthly much of Akpabio's time. Imagine if Imo was getting 20billion monthly for the past 7.5 years. Even a zombie would do something better with excess of 17billion outside wage bill.
|Politics / Re: Supreme Court Upholds Right of Female Child to Inherit Properties in Igboland by Abagworo(m): 2:04pm On Nov 29|
You know your culture. Those Yorubas meddling around should ask themselves why Ooni cannot be the right of every Ife citizen. Culture defines a people. Why must it be male from royal family?
|Politics / Re: Supreme Court Upholds Right of Female Child to Inherit Properties in Igboland by Abagworo(m): 8:47pm On Nov 28|
Culture is one thing that is almost impossible for court to change. Non-Igbos need to understand what women cannot inherit. The issue here is ancestral properties and not acquired property. Igbo daughters do inherit from their fathers but it is impossible for a girl to inherit "isiobi" no matter the court she uses. Our culture deviced ways of settling such issues.
|Politics / Re: Buhari And Fg’s 20,000 Abandoned Projects- NEWSWATCH by Abagworo(m): 9:31am On Nov 28|
The topic says Jonathan left over 20,000 abandoned projects what is Buhari's business with it?
|Politics / Re: Video: Important Developments By GEJ That Buhari Has Destroyed by Abagworo(m): 9:27am On Nov 28|
Jonathan killed Nigeria and left it bankrupt while deceiving senseless people like the poster of this thread. None of the things claimed here is true but they wanted to use propaganda to cover up. Buhari is the most open Government and we now know the true situation Jonathan left our country after years of oil boom. You can even claim Jonathan constructed non-existent roads and 2nd Niger bridge but Buhari has destroyed all the 36000 km of roads in less than 6 months. Onye ara.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 1:31am On Nov 28|
Fortunately an American was there yesterday and posted this photo. If the road is trully bad why not direct your complaint to your Rep or Governor in person. I doubt if Imo Government takes social media criticisn seriously mainly because of falsehood and blackmail.
|Politics / Re: The Average Nigerian Will Make 18% Less In 2015 by Abagworo(m): 11:43am On Nov 27|
Stop pretending like you don't know our problem is a product of inability to diversify Nigerian economy. Buhari has done well in reducing the impact of the shock. The sharp fall in oil prices starting from last quater of 2014 is the cause of our economic problems. Let us support every move to diversify our economy and stop playing unnecessary politics.
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|Politics / Re: Photos:the Rivers State CHANGE Everyone Can See Under Wike by Abagworo(m): 11:39am On Nov 27|
Is this comedy or what. You must be mocking Wike.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 11:29am On Nov 27|
10,000 Athletes, Officials
Converge For 34th FEPSGA Games
The 34th edition of the
Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA)
begins Friday in Owerri with a Pre-Games Seminar,
the President of FEPSGA, Dahiru Hassan, said on
Hassan confessed that annual competition which
will hold over 15 days would have more than 10,000
athletes and officials participating.
“The city of Owerri is going to be more alive over
the next 15 days as over 10,000 athletes and
officials from federal and state ministries,
departments and agencies converge for the 34th
“The sports fiesta will commence with the pre-
Games seminar, which will hold at the Top Rate
Luxury Hotel, to herald the 15-day programme,’’ he
The FEPSGA president said the games would be
formally declared open by the Imo State Executive
Governor, Rochas Okorocha, during the week.
“He (Okorocha) has assured us, the organisers, that
he must be personally present at the official opening
ceremony being the first South-East State Governor
to host the Games since its inception 34 years
ago,’’ he said.
Hassan promised that FEPSGA was ready to
organise an exciting Games, having received the
full financial backing of the Imo State Government.
“We are in Owerri and we have seen the dividends
of democracy as facilitated by the administration of
“The Governor has equally shown it to FEPSGA by
giving the Federation all necessary support. So, our
Games will be exciting,” he said.
The FEPSGA president said athletes at the Games
would compete in 14 scoring events, with defending
champions Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(NSCDC) aiming to maintain status quo.
NSCDC had won the Games’ last edition held in
Akure, Ondo State last year.
Meanwhile, pre-Games activities have since
heightened ahead on Saturday’s events.
The Games’ current best-kitted agency, National
Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) who usually won
its first gold medal through the march-past event,
have promised to do so again this year.
The Games’ organisers, in order to create more
awareness within the Owerri city for the Games,
have planned a road show for Saturday to re-
awaken residents’ interest.
“This is in order to drum up more support for the
Games from the residents. In addition, we want to
commend the sports writers in Imo State for their
concern by giving the Games good publicity and
“We promise as the organisers that we will stage a
hitch-free Games as every necessary thing has
been put in place by the Local Organising
Committee (LOC),’’ the Games’ Media Consultant,
Udochukwu Emmanuel, assured.
|Politics / Re: My Take On The Political Bruhaha In Kogi State - Cramjones by Abagworo(m): 12:09am On Nov 27|
To avoid crisis the choice of young Audu might be the only solution. It is believed in Igalaland that Audu was murdered to covertly install his minority deputy and to percify them a compromise must be reached.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:39pm On Nov 26|
There's a lot of beautification ongoing in Owerri and the few pictures are poor quality instagram ones. I'm glad Buhari is about taking care of our previously neglected road which will enable me travel again. Whenever I do a lot of beautiful pictures will be on this page. You can notice that 95% of the beautiful pictures of Owerri on the internet derive from my contributions to this thread and skyscrapercity.
|Politics / Re: MASSOB Loyalists, Al-mustapha, Fasheun, Mrs. Ojukwu Other Storm Owerri by Abagworo(m): 9:03pm On Nov 26|
Even MASSOB recognises the need to work together with the North, Yoruba and every Nigerian. This goes on to prove Nigerians love each other and our problems is not ethnicity but long term purposeless leadership. The IPOB people can learn from this meeting that they are being deceived. God bless Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 8:57pm On Nov 26|
Good one from Buhari
FERMA Begins Repair Of
Failed Roads In Imo
Updated November 26, 2015
The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA)
has commenced the resurfacing and patching of
some inter-state roads that need urgent attention
in Imo State.
This is coming after the lamentation of road users,
residents and the state government on the bad
condition of the roads.
One of these roads is the Owerri-Onitsha Road
which is an inter-state road that begins from the
control junction of Owerri Municipal and ends in
Onitsha, Anambra State’s commercial capital.
The Chief of Staff to the Imo State government,
Uche Nwosu, disclosed that the state government
had at a point, embarked on a short term remedy of
a major failed portion of Owerri-Onitsha Road
which was over 60km, to alleviate the sufferings of
road users when the federal government was not
The South-East Zonal Coordinator of FERMA, Rufus
Onimisi, who was represented by the agency’s
engineer in Imo State, Chukwuemeka Maduagwu,
said that the agency was committed to ensuring
that all failed federal roads in the south-east
receive maximum attention, especially since the
rains were over.
Mr Maduagwu implored residents and road users to
desist from dumping refuse on drainage channels
pointing out that it was the major cause of most of
the failed sections of the roads.
He added that FERMA has begun the process of
cleaning up the drainage and ensuring that there
is free flow of traffic especially on the Owerri-
Onitsha road during the yuletide.
The FERMA official also said that arrangements
were in place to intervene at the very critically
failed location around KM 0+200 area of the
Owerri-Port Harcourt road to ease vehicular
Roads users and some residents of Owerri
commended the federal government for the new
development as it would go a long way to reduce
the traffic congestion experienced on the roads.
They expressed hope that the government, through
FERMA and the Ministry of Works would extend the
gesture to other failed federal roads across the
south-east region to give it a total face-lift before
the rains start in 2016.
|Politics / Re: My Experience Schooling In Igala Land by Abagworo(m): 12:56pm On Nov 26|
The OP was referring to non-Igala Kogites. I noticed Igala has been ruling Kogi since 1999. It is not good.
|Sports / Re: Etim Esin Acquires 2015 Range Rover(photos) by Abagworo(m): 9:34pm On Nov 25|
I am so happy for this man. I can remember when he received a huge embarrassment from Okocha 6 years ago. I'm glad he is now comfortable.
Former Nigerian international Etim Esin has slammed a
100 million naira (around $650,000) defamation claim on
ex-Nigeria skipper Augustine 'Jay Jay' Okocha after the
former Bolton man accused him of stealing a mobile
Lawyers acting on behalf of Esin said they have served
Okocha a legal notice after it was alleged that he accused
Esin of stealing a phone during a Christmas Eve party held
in Okocha's Lagos home last year.
Esin, who played professionally in Belgium, said Okocha
wrongly accused him of theft in the presence of his wife
Okocha has been served a seven-day ultimatum to
apologise publicly for defaming Esin and also pay the sum
of 100 million naira as damages for slander, battery and
Samm Audu, Gol.com
|Music/Radio / Adele Achieves The Biggest Selling 1st Week In Music History by Abagworo(m): 9:27pm On Nov 25|
This news is far from shocking, but we can finally
report that Adele officially has the highest selling debut
week in the history of modern music!
25 has sold a staggering 2.43 million copies in just
four days, easily beating *NSYNC 's previous record of
2.42 for No Strings Attached back in 2000… with three
days to spare.
It's unclear if the 27-year-old will be able to hit the
unheard of milestone of pushing 3 million albums in a
single week, but we're confident she'll be snatching
another record in no time!
Right now its on course to hit 3million by friday.
|Politics / Re: CBN Cuts Interest Rates by Abagworo(m): 6:35pm On Nov 25|
That is why this needs to be moved to front page so that the economists among us can dissect and analyse the implications.
|Politics / Re: CBN Cuts Interest Rates by Abagworo(m): 5:43pm On Nov 25|
Scarcity will end next week
|Politics / CBN Cuts Interest Rates by Abagworo(m): 5:28pm On Nov 25|
MPR reduced to 11%, CRR 20%
• ‘Nigeria’s interest rates among highest worldwide’
• Reps seek review of cashless policy
BUOYED by the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy implementation, which has seen much of Federal Government’s funds mopped up from commercial banks across the country to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) coffers, the apex bank yesterday maintained its rates easing which it commenced two months ago with the reduction and harmonisation of the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) for both the public and private deposits to 25 per cent.
In another development, the House of Representatives yesterday called for a review of certain aspects of the current cashless policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria. This came as it resolved to examine the level of compliance with the policy by government agencies and private businesses, with a view to ensuring smooth implementation.
Yesterday, at the CBN’s last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for the year 2015, the apex bank openly declared that it has come to the end of its monetary tightening and announced a reduction in its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), the key rate which drives interest rate in the country and for which it lends money to the commercial banks – moving it down from 13 percent where it has been for almost two years to 11 percent just as it moved the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) – the banks’ depositors cash reserve requirement to be held by the apex bank from 25 percent to 20 percent, a development that will allow banks access to more of depositors’ fund for investment.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting in Abuja yesterday, the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said the action was in response to the need to activate the real sector of the economy by making sure that both the apex bank and the commercial banks play their fundamental roles to reinvigorate the real sector in the country’s diversification drive.
Accordingly, he declared that the relief in the reduction of the CRR would however be enjoyed only by banks that key into the apex bank’s plan of boosting agriculture and the real sector aimed at creating employment and productivity. Emefiele said: “The MPC emphasised that the liquidity arising from the reduction in the CRR to 20 percent will only be released to the banks that are willing to channel it to employment generating activities in the economy such as agriculture, infrastructure and solid minerals.
In summary, the MPC voted to: Reduce the CRR from 25.0 percent to 20.0 percent; Reduce the MPR from 13.0 percent to 11.0 percent and change the symmetric corridor of 200 basis points around the MPR to an asymmetric corridor of +200 basis points and -700 basis points, around the MPR.”
The import of this development, he explains, is to forestall the surreptitious behaviours of banks, which take advantage of high interest rate margin to keep money at CBN, earning interests on idle cash, while ignoring real sector.
Under this new asymmetric corridor of +200 basis point and -700 basis point around the MPR, it becomes a disincentive for banks to dump their idle funds with the CBN and earn 13 percent as they would now earn only four percent where as if they lend it out to entrepreneurs they earn higher premium.
Reacting to the new interest rate regime, a Development Economist, Mr. Odilim Ewegbara, commended the action but said it is coming too late in the day. According to Ewegbara: “No doubt next MPC meeting, we will expect MPR further decreased to about 9 percent after all there is no genuine reasons for Nigeria’s interest rates to be among the highest rates in the world.”
He attributed the development to the success of the TSA policy and asked the apex bank to further reduce the key interest rates to protect the country from the arbitrage enjoyed by portfolio foreign investors.
The CBN governor explained that reduction in the CBN key rates was aimed at ensuring that there are sufficient funds in banks at competitive rates to drive the credit system, especially in stimulating the real sector of the economy.
However, unlike “the business as usual”, the apex bank said it has evolved modalities, which shall be communicated to banks immediately, aimed at ensuring that the resultant liquidity from the easing programme are directed to the targeted sectors. Meanwhile, the apex bank governor also yesterday clarified that any Nigerian bank has capital adequacy issues, declaring that insinuations in the media concerning some two banks are false.
He maintained that the CBN has just concluded its stress test of commercial banks in the country and found none with any issues that would warrant anxiety.
The House of Representatives urged the CBN to review the policy on foreign exchange in a manner that will not only continue to protect the country’s foreign currency, but ensure that Nigerians realistically and legitimately transact business globally.
As a way out of the seeming non-compliance, the House has further asked for an increase in the payment for online transactions limit from $300 to $500, Point of Sales (POS) transactions from the current $1,000 to $5000.
The resolution was the outcome of the unanimous adoption of a motion sponsored by Edward Pwajok, who expressed worry that the objectives for which the CBN introduced the policy seemed not being achieved due to non-adherence to the guidelines by both public and private financial institutions.
|Politics / Re: This APC Change Is A Terrible Scam by Abagworo(m): 5:19pm On Nov 25|
What it took 6 years to destroy will surely take more years to build. The scarcity is linked to debts accumulated mostly by Jonathan from August 2014 to May 2015. The worst is that he left the treasury empty.
|Politics / Re: This APC Change Is A Terrible Scam by Abagworo(m): 4:10pm On Nov 25|
Here in Port Harcourt power has improved further and its too early to judge. The only thing I see is an early stage of change. Gradually everything will take its place and it will take at least 10 years.
|Politics / Re: 5 Months As A Governor, I Am Already Tired - El Rufai by Abagworo(m): 1:43pm On Nov 25|
Lol. Your statement reminds me of Oshiomole as NLC leader and Oshiomole as Governor. Maybe if people like Gani or Wole Soyinka or even Fela occupied that hot seat their name wouldn't signify activism again. Do we still consider Oshimole a comrade?
|Politics / Re: SE Traders Disown Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu by Abagworo(m): 9:24am On Nov 25|
IPOB goat on the loose. This one is still so brainwashed that his eyes has not yet cleared on the 2nd Niger bridge fraud. All the federal roads in Imo State were abandoned without maintenance for 4 years. The only good one is Owerri-Orlu and it is being dualised by Okorocha.
|Politics / Re: Prince Eke To Igbos Blame Yourselves For Your Failure. by Abagworo(m): 9:15am On Nov 25|
The truth 100% undiluted.
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