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|Politics / I Am Struggling To Build My House In My Village – Jonathan by Alary: 7:45am On Mar 17|
17 MARCH, 2013
I am struggling to build my house in my village – Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said he is struggling to build his house in his Otuoke village, Bayelsa State.
He said he might give out the house before he dies if he found out that his children are not ready to live in the village.
Jonathan spoke in Lagos at a fund-raiser for St. Stephens Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, Otuoke.
He said, “We are all mortal beings, we are all biological specimen so we will all die but when we die, what will we be remembered for, what will we leave behind?
“I use to tell people that even the house I am struggling to build in the village, these days in this global age, how am I sure that my children will even stay in my root. They want to go to West Indies, they want to go to Latin America.
“So, I was even joking with people that if I look at the behaviour of my children and if I don’t see any of them that will patronise the village, I will donate my house before I die.”
The President urged wealthy Nigerians to make meaningful contributions to the development of poor communities in the country in order to better the lives of the youth and empower them to make useful contributions towards national development.
He said the project for the St. Stephens Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre was dear to him because he wanted to make sure that the younger generation passed through a better system of education different from the one he experienced while growing up.
“I feel the only thing I can do is to make sure that from nursery school to primary and secondary school, there should be a standard educational facility and youth programme, so that it gives opportunity for the younger ones to grow. Even if we die in the next 100 years, people will remember that those before them have something for them,” he said.
Present at the occasion were Chairman of Visafone, Jim Ovia; Chairman Capital oil, Chief Ifeanyi Uba; Chairman of A-Z Oil, Chika Okafor, Chairman Arik Air, Joseph Arumemi–Ikhide, Oba Otudeko and Tony Elumelu.
Also present were Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, ministers, senators, members of the House of Representatives and prominent indigenes of Otuoke
|Politics / Re: CPC Wants Obasanjo Arraigned For ODI Invasion by Alary: 7:22am On Mar 05|
the_ripper: Which one b CPC again?You mean Ojukwu is a Nigga , ßů†̥ bro that is not good o. Don't speak ill of the DEAD.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Will Miss AFCON Final, Sends Delegation Instead by Alary: 12:52pm On Feb 08|
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|Sports / The Story Of Victor Moses : Betreyed By His Country But He Couldn't Betray His C by Alary: 9:54am On Feb 08|
THE STORY OF VICTOR MOSES: Betrayed by his country but yet he couldn’t betray his country
Eleven years ago in the city of Kaduna, Nigeria, a dreadful religious violence engulfed the entire state. Various religious bodies left the town in search of safe heaven, even Pastors and Imams flew when the crisis grew beyond comprehension.
But there were two couples who stayed behind, in spite of the fear, agony and hatred that filled the air, they were not moved. They stayed back to help the injured, they stayed back to preach peace, they stayed back to guide the misguided youths. Yes they were Christians, and truly they had a church but they made their home for all. Irrespective of the religion dispute, they gave the last moments of their lives to help when it mattered most.
Painfully they couldn’t live for long; death was coming so fast, yet still they didn’t run. Their Church was burnt, their property scattered and finally they were burnt alive. These couples were Mr Austine and Mrs Josephine Moses.
The parents of the Nigerian Super Eagle’s soccer guru, Victor Moses. Young Moses narrowly escaped death; he was out playing soccer, when the cold hand of death took his parents away. He was just eleven years old and with so much excitement from the football pitch he came back home only to meet his parents in ashes. He was taken to London by his uncle the next week after the incident to seek asylum. Victor couldn’t even get time to take the any pictures of his parents with him, due to the violence. He found himself in Croydon, England knowing nobody and having been taken in by a foster family.
He didn’t give up; he left the memory of his past behind him at such a tender age and started playing football again. He was spotted by Crystal Palace who got him into a top local school. With his excellent display of skills he made the English under 16, 17, 19 and 21 teams scoring eleven goals for England. From there he moved to Wigan Athletics and now Chelsea.
On Sunday February 10th 2013, Victor Moses will be standing up in line singing the national anthem of the country that failed him when it mattered most, he would be putting all his effort to bring smiles to the faces of over 160 million Nigerians who knew nothing about the pain he went through to survive. He will do his best to bring to a country that couldn’t defend his parents, a nations cup it last touched nineteen years ago.
This is the story of a man who was betrayed by his country but yet couldn’t betray his country. This is a story of man who lost all due to the inability of some groups of people to live together. This is the story of a man who has tasted the bitter pill left by our various religious violence and inability to tolerate one another.
Just like Victor, hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have lost their lives, future and hope just because two groups couldn’t say, I am sorry first. Hopes has been shattered, dreams killed and futures wasted due to our bizarre hunger for each other’s blood.
Yes the government has failed, but should we fail our country? The government steals our funds and still turns us against one another, yet we can’t be reasonable and think for once. Every part of our lives is dominated by greed, hatred, selfishness and nepotism. When we all could join hands together to make a better future.
Let’s take a clue from Moses, although I am not sure if I could do that. But it is a lesson, a very big one from a man who is drunk with patriotism, a man who sees himself as the pillar of his country, a man who above all things remembers Nigeria and not the federal government of Nigeria.
Yes he came back, in spite of all this. He came back, not to contest for political position or seek for appointment. He came back, not for revenge but for love. He doesn’t need a national honour, he doesn’t need to join the leagues of unpatriotic thieves who have dominated our national medallion. In our hearts he is a hero, in our soul he is hope. Let all Nigerians remember him, for he took nothing from us but this time he is given to us all.
Adekoya Boladale is a political scientist
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Reading Vs Chelsea (2 - 2) On 30th January 2013 by Alary: 12:47pm On Jan 30|
Another upset tonight , Reading all the way ̅
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Reading Vs Chelsea (2 - 2) On 30th January 2013 by Alary: 12:43pm On Jan 30|
[quote author=mukina2]Manager Brian McDermott is under no illusions about the task his Reading side will face against Chelsea, even if the Blues did narrowly escape FA Cup embarrassment at the weekend.
Chelsea had looked set to be knocked out of the competition by npower League One side Brentford, only for Fernando Torres to spare their blushes with an equaliser.
Elimination would have been unthinkable for the west London club, who were Capital One Cup semi-final losers last week and have already surrendered their Champions League title.
As a result, it is already being reported that interim manager Rafael Benitez could be on borrowed time but, according to McDermott, Chelsea remain a team to be feared.
Since the Spaniard took over his players have excelled on the road - they have scored 23 times in two months - and McDermott knows the threat they will pose at the Madejski Stadium.
``If you look at Chelsea's away record under Rafa it is phenomenal,'' said McDermott, whose side are unbeaten in 2013.
``They have got a top manager who did fantastically well at Liverpool and also in Spain, and is now trying to work with that group of players at Chelsea. They are a fantastic team but they are not my business.
``You can look at their draw with Brentford but that's just what the cup is all about. Look what else happened at the weekend. Oldham beat Liverpool, (Aston) Villa went out and QPR were beaten at home.
``Chelsea are still in the cup and that's what matters.''
McDermott will be without striker Jason Roberts against Chelsea owing to a hip problem, while Noel Hunt has an unspecified knock.
Daniel Carrico, a recent signing from Sporting, is unlikely to be involved as he adjusts to life in England.
Meanwhile, Benitez has admitted he does not think Chelsea will give him any more money to spend before the transfer window closes.
Interim Blues boss Benitez confirmed last week he had told owner Roman Abramovich that his squad was not strong enough to cope with the unprecedented fixture pile-up facing them this season.
But he appears to have given up hope of being allowed to add to the January signing of Demba Ba before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Asked if he anticipated any movement in the final 48 hours of the window, he said: ``I don't think so but my job is to improve my squad and manage the situation we have.''
Abramovich and the board's reluctance to back Benitez in the transfer market will reinforce the view that he has become a dead man walking at Stamford Bridge just over two months after succeeding Roberto Di Matteo.
It is understood there is currently no prospect of him losing his job before his contract expires this summer but reports persist that the club are already actively discussing replacing him next season.
Benitez shrugged off the speculation, which has included Everton boss David Moyes being linked with his job.
``My position is exactly the same,'' he said, confirming he had held talks with technical director Michael Emenalo in the wake of the draw at Brentford.
``I was speaking about football with Michael Emenalo, as normal.
``I will try to do my job as well as I can, and try to do my best every game.''
For now, he must still do without Petr Cech, David Luiz, Eden Hazard, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses ahead of the game at Reading.
The failure of Cech to recover from a calf problem is a particular blow considering Ross Turnbull's travails at Griffin Park on Sunday.
But Benitez backed Cech's understudy, saying: ``When you're not playing too many games, it's always more difficult.
``It's a question of settling down. He's training well. We don't have an issue there.''
Another upset tonight
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Spent N7bn On Mali Crisis - Jonathan by Alary: 8:24am On Jan 30|
J12:The guy did not made a mistake by proclaiming you a product of a failed Nigerian education system.Where does he ask you or anybody a question ? Dude you just proved him right.
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|Politics / Re: Why Do People Hate Bola Tinubu? by Alary: 1:23pm On Oct 16, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Why Do People Hate Bola Tinubu? by Alary: 12:44pm On Oct 16, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Behave Like A Statesman, Are U An Area Boy?- Mimiko Tells Tinubu by Alary: 12:13pm On Oct 16, 2012|
|Politics / Re: Tinubu Is The MAJOR Problem Of Lagos State by Alary: 11:15am On Oct 15, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Tinubu Is The MAJOR Problem Of Lagos State by Alary: 11:08am On Oct 15, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Tinubu Is The MAJOR Problem Of Lagos State by Alary: 11:06am On Oct 15, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Tinubu Is The MAJOR Problem Of Lagos State by Alary: 11:01am On Oct 15, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Ohanaeze, Arewa Leaders Meet In Enugu by Alary: 10:30am On Oct 13, 2012|
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|Politics / Re: Fashola Declines Oba’s Chieftaincy Title by Alary: 10:32am On Sep 10, 2012|
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|Autos / Re: Mitsubishi Galant 96 Auto Clean 480k by Alary: 4:32pm On Aug 02, 2012|
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