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Politics / Re: Kwankwason Responsible Nyanya Bomb -report by aletheia(m): 7:32pm On Apr 16
nuclearboy: Its very unfair trying to give anyone quarreling with Jonathan a bad name.

No wonder northerners think He is behind the attacks just to vilify and weaken opposition

We should be more human than this politicking
Bros, long time. How you dey?

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Religion / Re: What Is The Hype About VOLUNTARY Giving? by aletheia(m): 1:29pm On Apr 15
In arguing about words and the meaning of words, we run the risk of not seeing the picture. It is not about giving "voluntarily" or "cheerfully", not about tithing or not tithing.

Consider this: Two brothers brought offerings to God. One was accepted and one rejected. They both gave willingly for it is not written that they were commanded or forced to give.

1. So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground. Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell

2. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

3. ...for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. (Rom 14:23b)

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Politics / Re: Lucky Survivors' Tell It All....accounts Of The Deadly Blast At Nyanya, Abuja by aletheia(m): 12:10pm On Apr 15
gpa5: I**O EVERYWHERE LIKE A WANDERER.

GOD KNOWS THE NUMBER OF IGBO THAT DIED IN THE BOMB BLAST
^
You are a fööl! Is there no limit to your tribal baiting?

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Religion / Re: Malaysian Flt 370 Proves There Is No God Answering Prayers. by aletheia(m): 9:31am On Apr 02
plaetton:
If they had, they would expect you to uses your omni omni powers to aid them in times of need.
Again I reiterate: this is a weak argument that begs the question. It can not be taken as proof of the nonexistence of God. That you expect me to respond to you and I choose not to respond to you cannot be taken as proof of my nonexistence. At best you could construe it as evidence of my disengagement.
The weakness of your argument lies in this: you chose to define the terms of your engagement with God. He on the other hand is not obligated to act according to your whims and caprices. That is not proof of his nonexistence neither is it proof of his existence.
Religion / Re: Malaysian Flt 370 Proves There Is No God Answering Prayers. by aletheia(m): 6:33pm On Apr 01
plaetton:

God is supposed to be an omni omni watchdog that protects the faithful against ill fortunes. The key point of every prayer is for protection from the unseen events. Worship and Prayers are supposed to be the insurance premiums we pay to cement or covenant(contract) with god.

My argument proves that there is no god in sky ready and able to honor any contract.

For, if god exists but ignores prayers, then god is basically useless to those who devote so much time, effort and money to worship him.
but since all religions believe that god loves, guides and protects, his absence in matters such as these shows that it is now more than likely that god probably does not exist . No one is home.

This particular event , as well as all other events in the universe clearly proves that an omni omni god does not exist.
Still doesn't answer this: If I had chosen not to comment on this thread, would that be proof of my nonexistence?

It could only prove that I chose not to interact with you in this fashion.

Try another tack. Even your "if god exists but ignores prayers, then god is basically useless to those who devote so much time, effort and money to worship him..." can only lead you to agnosticism not atheism.

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Religion / Re: Malaysian Flt 370 Proves There Is No God Answering Prayers. by aletheia(m): 5:58pm On Apr 01
plaetton: Once again, billions of humans would have thronged to either their mosques or their churches this weekend to offer their prayers to god for this or that favors, for good fortune, for protection from calamities, etc.

I wonder, during these periods of prayer, how many reflected on the fate of the 239 passengers and crew of that plane and the anguish of the families and friends they left behind.

I wonder if the praying multitudes of humanity are courageous enough to ask themselves why god has failed to answer the heartfelt prayers of these families.

I wonder if they are bold and honest enough to themselves to question god's ability, competence and relevance in supposedly guiding and piloting the affairs of humanity.

If, at the end of the day ," god's plan is best" or ." God works in mysterious ways" , or " it must have been the will of god" , then why do we waste so much of our lives building mosques, churches , temples, and going to all these places for endless prayers?

If god can't save 10,000 Philippinos from hurricanes, cannot save 32 in Anambra from prayer stampede,and cannot save passengers from all ill-fated flight, then what ever makes you delude yourself that he will answer all your prayers uttered today to protect you from unforeseen calamities?-
The argument advanced by you here is no proof of the nonexistence of God. It is a tepid argument that begs the question. Consider this: If I had chosen not to comment on this thread, would that be proof of my nonexistence?
Religion / Re: 6 Months Of 'Atheism' And I Still Believe In God by aletheia(m): 5:44pm On Apr 01
Uyi Iredia:

Needless word games. Beliefs are known. Known things are believed. My belief in God stems from the need to explain consciousness, especially in humans.

The implication of your words are: if science can explain consciousness, then you will have no need to believe in God. The god you believe in is no god but a "god of the gaps". Not a convincing argument for the existence of God.

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Politics / Re: . by aletheia(m): 11:32pm On Feb 04
cramjones: I apologize to all, I probably delved into a terrain that was not my area of expertise. I will stick to politics at this time, however, I will do much more research and publish about this in the papers at the appropriate time.

- CramJones

Your apologizing makes for a refreshing change. But honestly, I was disappointed by your initial post, which was just a rehashing of JOHESU's propaganda without recourse to the facts.

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse."
― Benjamin Franklin

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Politics / Re: . by aletheia(m): 8:44pm On Feb 04
@cramjones:

Truly, you are a despicable piece of work. Totally dishonest. Why did you delete your original post?

A man with honour would simply apologize for posting a misleading opinion...and move on, but you have to try and erase the evidence.
Are you truly that insecure? Good thing I quoted almost the entire post in my reply.

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Politics / Re: . by aletheia(m): 8:09pm On Feb 04
'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on'
---Winston S. Churchill


OP. Your post is a farrago of untruths, easily countered by presenting the true facts.
cramjones:
Firstly, a quick research shows that there is NO country in the world with such an office, except the United States of America. Therefore, if there is no country of the world that has an office known as the Surgeon General of the Federation, why should we have it? Are we now the United States of America? Some will argue that Nigeria emulates its democratic tenets and its leadership structure from the United States, however, the history on which the founding of the Surgeon-General in the US was based on is completely absent in Nigeria.
Perhaps only the USA uses the term "Surgeon-General", however the equivalent title in Commonwealth countries is Chief Medical Officer. Indeed the NMA says that the post need not be called "Surgeon-General" but can be as well named "Chief Medical Officer of the Federation.

In the United States and many areas of British Commonwealth, the title of Surgeon General refers to a physician commissioned by the government and entrusted with public health responsibilities. The post originated in the 17th century, as military units brought their own doctors. Thus, in the United States, the chief public health officer is the Surgeon General of the United States and each state has its own State Surgeon General. Moreover, each branch of the American military services has its own surgeon general, with more combat-related responsibilities and experience, hence Surgeon General of the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

Note that the above quote from Wikipedia actually shows your arguments as unfactual.
...many areas of British Commonwealth, the title of Surgeon General refers to a physician commissioned by the government and entrusted with public health responsibilities.
This bolded underlined part shows that it is not restricted to the United States alone.

cramjones:
Secondly, according to the office of the Surgeon-General website, The Surgeon General of the Federation and The Surgeon-General of the US Army are one and the same thing. Despite this glaring fact from a google searchable website, NMA keeps saying they are different, simply because the immediate past Surgeon-General of the United States was a nurse! This goes to show that this is all an egocentric chase, because those canvasing for an office copied from another country do not seem to know the facts, or perhaps choose to ignore what the real facts are.
The part of your post above that I underlined are lies. There is no such claim on the office of the Surgeon-General website. Please show us the link. Note once again the relevant portion of the Wiki article:

Moreover, each branch of the American military services has its own surgeon general, with more combat-related responsibilities and experience, hence Surgeon General of the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.
This is easily comprehended English. Clearly the Surgeon General of the Federation and The Surgeon-General of the US Army are not one and the same thing.

The immediate past Surgeon-General of the United States was not a nurse! The immediate past Surgeon-General of the US was Regina Marcia Benjamin. Her Bio on Wikipedia says this: She is also a member of the second graduating class of Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her residency in family practice at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. About her experience as the first member of her family to attend medical school, she has stated "I had never seen a black doctor before I went to college Does this describe the training of a nurse or a doctor. Is the M.D. degree in the US awarded to nurses or doctors?
Fact: All 18 Surgeons-General of the United States from the very beginning in 1871 have been physicians without a single exception. I challenge you to prove me wrong!

cramjones:
Thirdly, one constant denominator in the appointment of the Surgeon-General in the US where NMA is about to copy from is the fact that anyone occupying that office MUST be in the US military. This is purely based on the history of the office itself and the responsibility that comes with the office. According the US office of the Surgeon-General website, they are meant to oversee all the military hospitals in the Federation and also advise on public health issues. Why is the NMA choosing to ignore this, if there were to be such an office in Nigeria, wouldn't it be the military that should be in charge since we have several military hospitals scattered around the country?
The underlined is another lie. Show us when and where the immediate past Surgeon-General of the US, Regina Marcia Benjamin, enlisted in the US military. Her bio is publicly accessible, so you should be able to tell us.

Because of it's history, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) is organized like a military organization, which is why the US Surgeon-General bears the rank of Rear Admiral. However, officially, they are designated non-combatant. This is what the USPHS says about itself at surgeongeneral.gov/about/corps/index.html.

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is an elite team of more than 6,700 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science It is a uniformed service but that doesn't mean it is a military organization. Your position based on ignorance and a misapprehension of the historical evolution of the USPHS, and is as absurd as the man claiming that LASTMA is a military organization because they wear uniforms.

The PHS uniform traces its roots back to 1871 when John Maynard Woodworth, the first supervising surgeon (now known as the Surgeon General), organized the service along military lines. The uniforms reflect the proud legacy and tradition of the more than 200-year-old service. Uniforms link today’s officers to their heritage and connect them to past officers. Since they represent the Commissioned Corps history and tradition, rigorous standards apply to wearing the uniform and every officer upholds those standards with pride.

Source: usphs.gov/aboutus/uniforms.aspx



cramjones:
Fourthly, If the NMA claims that the office of the Surgeon-General is meant to oversee public health issues, the only logical question to ask is what does the Department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health do? What is the job of the Honorable Minister of Health?
Not the same as that of the Surgeon-General/Chief Medical Officer. Simple. When Nigerians like you understand that the key to reducing Maternal and Infant mortality and increasing our life expectancy is not in building big hospitals with expensive equipment, that is when Nigerians like yourself will understand what role a Surgeon-General plays.

cramjones:
Fiftly, for doctors to argue that the office is needed because in other sectors such as Finance, we have a Minister and an Accountant-General. I dare say this exposes the ignorance of doctors. An accountant General plays a very unique role that cannot be filled by the Minister of Finance. Nigeria already has a structure to cater for public health issues. No Surgeon-General is needed! Also recall that the Minister of Justice also doubles as the Attorney-General of the Federation because a separate office is clearly not needed.
NMA, as far as I know has not advanced these as reasons for the Surgeon-General. Indeed asking for it is basically asking for a return to what obtained in the First Republic when Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa was Chief Medical Officer of the Federation. The confusion in Nigeria's Health Sector today stems from the rot of years of Military rule which distorted structures ably assisted in the destruction by hack writers like cramjones.

cramjones:
Sixthly, I think doctors should realize that their counterparts around the world are finding cures, performing novel procedures, discovering the next big things that would make the health of the world even better, yet the stay in their corners lording their ethnocentric i-know-it-all attitude to both patients and other health workers they work with. Little wonder why Nigerians are trooping in droves to India and other places to seek the most basic of care.

Many Nigerian doctors are hardworking and excel in what they do, whether in Nigeria, or in the US, UK, Dubai or Germany where you all run off for treatment. They are working in those places because of the presence of high ethical standards of healthcare and global best practices which include having a focal person for public health like a Surgeon-General or a Chief Medical Officer.
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa:
In the US alone, about 77 per cent of black doctors in associations are Nigerians
A fact sheet on the number of registered doctors in 2012 published by DailyMailOnline showed that India tops the list with 25,336 doctors; Pakistan, 8,998; South Africa, 5,695; Ireland, 4,010; [u]Nigeria, 3,936[/b]; Germany, 3,291; Egypt, 3,141; Greece, 2,711 doctors; Italy, 2,499 doctors; and Sri Lanka, 2,335 doctors.
John Campbell: Nigeria is thus training MDs for the first world that it badly needs at home. But MDs in Nigeria are notoriously underpaid and overworked. Among physicians of my acquaintance there is no shortage of dedication and devotion to their patients. But there is widespread frustration at the lack of supplies and pharmaceuticals, and the low level of training amongst nurses and medical technicians is concerning.

Considering the poor conditions of public hospitals in Nigeria, working in public health in Manchester or Houston can be attractive.

blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2013/10/29/africas-brain-drain-nigerian-medical-doctors/


cramjones:
Seventhly, it is time for other health professionals (those who are not doctors) to know their place in the health system. You cannot be doctors, because you are not trained to be one. Don't try to ride on the hat of a doctor, stick to what you know and follow the doctors lead. Correct him/her when he goes astray.

...this piece of pontificating doesn't make up for the lies that litter this post of yours. Next time, try to acquaint yourself with the pertinent facts instead of rushing to weigh off with half-baked research.

cramjones:

CramJones
That you feel the need to sign off your posts with your user ID, when it is obvious to anyone reading it who wrote it, offers quite an interesting insight into your state of mind.

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Politics / APC Loses Reps Majority by aletheia(m): 11:00am On Jan 29


.PDP closes gap, now has 173 lawmakers
.Number of defecting senators down to 15
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday lost its short-lived majority in the House of Representatives, in a reversal of fortune caused by the defection of one of its members to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Rep Joseph Haruna Kigbu from Nasarawa State yesterday announced dumping the APC, a week after two of his colleagues from Adamawa took the same action.
When 37 lawmakers left the PDP on December 18, APC emerged as the new majority party with 174 to PDP’s 171 members in the House.
But the numbers kept changing since the resumption of the House from recess last week Tuesday.
That day, four defections happened that pushed the PDP up one notch to having 172 members, while APC remained where it was following a reduction of two and addition of two lawmakers in its fold.
The two APC members who cross carpeted to the PDP last week were Mr. Titsi Ganama and Mr. Haske Hananiya from Adamawa State.
On the same day, Benue PDP lawmaker Emmanuel Jime and Democratic People’s Party (DPP) member Yahaya Kwande from Plateau moved to the APC.
This left APC slightly ahead with 174 to PDP’s 172 members—until yesterday when Kigbu’s defection tilted the scale to the middle.
Daily Trust reports that Rep Opeyemi Bamidele’s announcement of defection to the Labour Party (LP) on Wednesday did not affect the APC-PDP calculations, because the Ekiti lawmaker was never counted in the original 174 numbers that the APC had.
During yesterday’s session, Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal read a letter from Rep Kigbu in which he announced his defection to the PDP, a decision he said he took after wide consultations with his constituents.
Kigbu said his resolve to leave the APC was due to the merger of his former party, the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), something he said he was not comfortable with.
With yesterday’s development, each of APC and PDP has 173 lawmakers in the House.
The remaining 14 seats are occupied by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Accord Party, LP and DPP.
Most of the lawmakers in the four smaller parties tend to tilt towards the PDP when major decisions are taken. On Monday, a number of them appeared together with House Leader Mulikat Akande-Adeola in a new group called Unity Group, where they vowed to fight APC lawmakers if they moved to block the 2014 budget as directed by the APC national leadership.
Yesterday’s reversal of fortunes for the main opposition party will also call to question the attempt by the APC lawmakers to take over the majority leadership of the House.
Defecting senators down to 15
Meanwhile, the number of senators planning to defect to the APC has dwindled from 22 to 15, sources told Daily Trust in Abuja yesterday.
Late last year, 22 PDP senators were mentioned among likely defectors to the main opposition party.
One of them, Senator Bukola Saraki from Kwara, said at the weekend that the defectors would announce their movement in the Senate this week.
But this did not happen yesterday, and instead, a lawmaker told Daily Trust that only 15 have so far signed a joint defection letter being prepared for submission to the Senate and “their numbers keep dwindling every day.”
Our correspondent reports that the Senate leadership might have perfected plans to declare defecting senators’ seats vacant, and this might have sent the jitters down their spine.
The Senate yesterday announced that senators who intend to defect must do so individually, and not collectively as was done by the 37 House members who cross carpeted in December.
Senate spokesman Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia) told journalists in Abuja that the constitution has stipulated the process by which a senator can defect and that process cannot be circumvented.
He said senators were individually elected by their constituents under a given platform and as such they cannot defect collectively.
“The process of defection is well stated in the constitution and cannot be misunderstood,” he said.
“Senators cannot write a joint letter of defection to the Senate President. They have to do it individually and until we see that letter we assume that nobody is going anywhere.”

http://dailytrust.info/index.php/top-stories/15567-apc-loses-reps-majority
Politics / Re: Contract To Train Snipers - Al Mustapha Under Pressure by aletheia(m): 8:45pm On Jan 16
Kairoseki77:

PDP supporters are very disgusting.

I wasn't talking about jungle justice, but being lynched as the death penalty for the crimes he has committed. Notice that after I said lynch, I said "spending his life in prison".
1. Look who's being political in a matter that has to do with the rule of law.

2. Who is talking about PDP here? Called out on your double standards and you are the one ranting about PDP in this discourse.

3. I repeat: you are a grade A certified hypocrite.

4. If a person is lynched, he cannot go on to "spend his life in prison" because he would be dead.

5. Lynching is what happened in Aluu. That is what you advocated for Al-Mustapha - illegal, extrajudicial murder.

6. All the definitions of lynching that I know mean to kill someone illegally.

5. Conclusion: It is either you are a confounded hypocrite or you just have poor English comprehension skills. Which is it?

lynch transitive verb \ˈlinch\
: to kill (someone) illegally as punishment for a crime

You should be consistent in your views and not descend to arbitrariness just because you dislike Al-Mustapha (and PDP). Your position must be that the Law must apply equally to every Nigerian even the ones you hate.
Politics / Re: Contract To Train Snipers - Al Mustapha Under Pressure by aletheia(m): 10:44pm On Jan 15
Kairoseki77: How is the "Chief Security Officer" of a legendary dictator, walking free in this country? This is a man who should have been lynched, or already sent away for life in prison.
Bloody hypocrite, you are. Aren't you the one crying all over Nairaland about the police not keeping to the rule of law in Rivers state. Now you advocate lynching. Al-Mustapha is walking free because the Court freed him. Why don't you ask the Lagos state government which was prosecuting him the first place to appeal the judgment?

When the chips are down, it is quite evident that you as bad a hypocrite as the others.

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Politics / Re: Complimentary Card Of President Jonathan's CSO's Wife (Picture) by aletheia(m): 11:31pm On Jan 14
Desola: cheesy cheesy grin
The tin wey dis yeye fish brain administration go cause, ehn... grin
Nigerians deserve the clowns they vote in ojare.
You are right

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Politics / Re: Beyond Politics: Senator Abe And The Nigerian Health Care - CramJones by aletheia(m): 12:03am On Jan 13
cramjones:
Ordinarily I would not have dignified you with a response. However, I will do so, so that you don't lead the simple minded and the non-fact checkers astray. Do you self a favor and visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.health.gov.ng/index.php/ Click on parastatals and see where the responsibility of the Federal government lies: According to the website it reads thus:

- Teaching Hospitals (tertiary care)

- Specialty Hospitals (tertiary care)

- Federal Medical Centers (Secondary care)

cramjones: Okay, I have read through some of your opinions about this and I respect each and everyone of them. However, I will educate some of you on the the model and structure of the health system before you cast aspersion on someone who on the contrary deserve some gratitude for his enormous work in health care.
The Nigerian health care system starts from
1. Primary health care - responsibility of state and local govts
2. Secondary health care - State and Federal govt (via the office of the minister of state for health)
3. Tertiary health care - solely the Federal govt.

It seems you don't know what you are talking about. It's quite logical.
1. You claim that "tertiary care is solely the responsibility of the Federal Government
2. Teaching hospitals belong to tertiary care level
3. However, there are teaching hospitals owned by private organizations as well as State Governments.
4. Therefore, either these are in breach of the law or tertiary care is not the sole responsibility of the FG.
5. Since it is quite evidently clear that anyone can set up a hospital providing tertiary level care without breaching the law, then tertiary care is not the sole responsibility of the FG as you claimed.
6. Conclusion: You are wrong and ignorant of the healthcare system in Nigeria. . .as evidenced by your silly claims that:
cramjones: . . .to handle serious trauma cases like gun shot wounds and injuries to vital organs a tertiary care level of treatment is needed. Has the Federal government provided that? the answer is NO
So your answer to your question of whether the FG has provided tertiary care level of treatment is NO? You dey craze ni, abi you no read wetin you yourself quote:
cramjones:
The department of Hospital Services supervises 53 Federal Tertiary Hospitals – Nigeria’s Teaching hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and National Eye Centers.
There are 53 Federal Tertiary Hospitals.

And treating most gunshot wounds does not require tertiary level care. Certainly treating Senator Abe for injuries occasioned by being hit by a rubber bullet does not require him flying to London at taxpayers' expense. If this is your justification for that act, then you are the worse hypocrite.

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Politics / Re: Pictures Of Senator Magnus Abe Lying Critically In A Secret PH Hospital by aletheia(m): 10:23pm On Jan 12
eGuerrilla:
More details of what went down...
Source

Sir, you quoted this:

The senator was rushed immediately to a private hospital, Krisany Medical Services, located at the Agudama area of Port Harcourt, where he was attended to by a group of medical personnel, headed by Dr. Mackay Anyanwu.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP, Anyanwu explained that Abe suffered from severe blood shock, adding that he was also hemorrhaged.

He said, “Abe was brought in a state of a shock, as evidenced by low blood pressure. He was restless and he couldn’t communicate or reason coherently.

“As a first aid, we treated him for traumatic shock, because the implication of his state was that there was severe blood trauma and the amount of layers affected could not be detected immediately. This can only be done through the hemorrhoid tests.

“We have administered oxygen treatment on him for resuscitation and primary medication, but we also detected severe internal bleeding and high level hemorrhaging in him.

“Another bad news is that we also detected that the affected side is showing severe swelling, which led me to the conclusion that he must has been hit by a high caliber weapon and my fears were confirmed when I was told that he was shot with a rubber bullet.’’

I would like to point out here that this article just doesn't read right as anyone who's a competent health personnel would know. Either it's a made up report or the Dr. Mackay Anyanwu quoted in the report doesn't know what he's saying or more likely the journalist who wrote this report is basically under-educated. These are the inconsistencies:

1. severe blood shock: There are many causes of shock, and severe blood shock is not one of them. Perhaps the good doctor meant to say hypovolemic shock due to hemorrhage.

2. traumatic shock. . .blood trauma: Given the circumstances, if the senator was hit by a rubber bullet, then traumatic shock is a distinct possibly but there really is nothing like blood trauma. Perhaps the journalist meant to write "blunt trauma". Blunt trauma arising from a high-velocity rubber bullet could result in traumatic shock.

3. the hemorrhoid tests. I fail to see how testing for hemorrhoids would help Senator Abe in this situation. You know what hemorrhoids are? They are called "jedi jedi" in the SW.

4. severe swelling. . .been hit by a high caliber weapon: Severe swelling (a contusion) is indicative of blunt injury which could have arisen from any means not just from been hit by a high caliber weapon. The sentence reads too much like working from the answer to the question.

Nonetheless, rubber bullets are quite dangerous and can result in permanent injury and disability and occasional death.

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Politics / Re: Vote Closed > PDP * - APC * by aletheia(m): 5:21pm On Jan 10
GenBuhari: Why close poll?
I suppose 40 laptop crew are tired of voting with their multiple IDs.

Polls cannot be rigged when they based on one vote per IP address , or when the numbers voting are too large for the 40 laptop crew's multiple IDs to have an effect on the overall result, which is why these polls are never taken to the front page and why OP is rushing to close it. grin
What a turnaround. Weren't you the same person insisting in 2011 that Buhari's winning in online polls prior to the election was a reflection of reality? Now the shoe's on the other foot, the online polls are rigged?

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Politics / Re: Vote Closed > PDP * - APC * by aletheia(m): 11:53pm On Jan 08
It would appear that this thread is indicative of APC losing the social media battle.
Politics / Re: Beneficiaries Of Gej's 1.6 Million Jobs Identify Yourselves by aletheia(m): 9:14pm On Jan 08
Ile-Ife:

educated "genteel" mark the register, which parastatal do you work? How many million does your parastatal pay you? Has GEJ changed your life? give your testimony or shut it. grin grin grin
Ignorant lout. Job creation doesn't entail vacancies in a "parastatal". Young men and women like you are starting businesses and employing others. No wonder you here are demonstrating jobless frustration. . .keep waiting for a "parastatal" job. You go wait tire.
Politics / Re: Beneficiaries Of Gej's 1.6 Million Jobs Identify Yourselves by aletheia(m): 5:52pm On Jan 08
Ile-Ife:


only 5 people out of 1.6 million. Na real fresh wind. grin grin grin grin
You are an uneducated lout. You expect 1.6 million people leave their businesses and jobs to come mark register on your utterly insignificant thread just for the express purpose of gratifying your curiosity as to whether they are employed or not. At least 5 people (according to you) have identified themselves. That is 5 more than the people you have made a contribution into their lives. What value have you added to the lives of those in your immediate neighborhood?

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Health / Re: Surgeon General? President Jonathan; Do The Needful Or Tender Your Resignation by aletheia(m): 6:55pm On Jan 06
The appointment of the Surgeon-General of the Federation is a done deal. JOHESU or whatever else they call themselves cannot stop it. Their arguments against it are downright hilarious and filled with untruths and show a poor comprehension of basic English. But we can't really expect better from a conglomeration of some vocal frustrated half-baked doctor wannabes.

Let's clear some misconceptions:

1. No nurse or pharmacist has ever been the Surgeon-General of the United States. That office has always from inception to present all 18 times been headed by a Physician.

2. The US Surgeon-General is the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government of the United States.

3. Because of it's history, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) is organized like a military organization, which is why the US Surgeon-General bears the rank of Rear Admiral. However, officially, they are designated non-combatant.

4. A lot of what has been written here by JOHESU members concerning the US Surgeon-General confuses the Surgeon-Generals of the US Armed Forces with that of the Surgeon-General of the United States

Wikipedia: In the United States and many areas of British Commonwealth, the title of Surgeon General refers to a physician commissioned by the government and entrusted with public health responsibilities. The post originated in the 17th century, as military units brought their own doctors. Thus, in the United States, the chief public health officer is the Surgeon General of the United States and each state has its own State Surgeon General. Moreover, each branch of the American military services has its own surgeon general, with more combat-related responsibilities and experience, hence Surgeon General of the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

JOHESU and their agents should note that the above reference mentions the British Commonwealth of which Nigeria is part. The appointment of the Surgeon-General (or Chief Medical Officer) whichever title is finally agreed on is long overdue. And yes it refers to Physicians not Pharmacists, not Nurses, not Lab Scientists etc.
Health / Re: FG Agrees To Appoint Surgeon-general Of The Federation by aletheia(m): 12:23pm On Jan 06
Samgreguc:
am beginning to c dat dose guys care 4 demselves alone nt patience. They jst want to b lording over all by positions and appointment.

4 instance, why wil they say d Nigerian Surg. Gen. Wil only b a Physician and in US where they are copying frm, its headed by any qualified health practicioner be it Pharm or nurse?
Typical lies and half-truths. Let's clear some misconceptions.

1. No nurse or pharmacist has ever been the Surgeon-General of the United States. That office has always from inception been headed by a Physician.

2. The US Surgeon-General is the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government of the United States.

3. Because of it's history, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) is organized like a military organization, which is why the US Surgeon-General bears the rank of Rear Admiral. However, officially, they are designated non-combatant.

4. A lot of what has been written here concerning the US Surgeon-General confuses the Surgeon-Generals of the US Armed Forces with that of the Surgeon-General of the United States

Wikipedia: In the United States and many areas of British Commonwealth, the title of Surgeon General refers to a physician commissioned by the government and entrusted with public health responsibilities. The post originated in the 17th century, as military units brought their own doctors. Thus, in the United States, the chief public health officer is the Surgeon General of the United States and each state has its own State Surgeon General. Moreover, each branch of the American military services has its own surgeon general, with more combat-related responsibilities and experience, hence Surgeon General of the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.
Politics / Re: FG Agrees To Appoint Surgeon- General Of The Federation by aletheia(m): 12:07am On Jan 03
courage54: Misplaced priority ..... This is what we get when vision less pple are in power! Is it the surgeon general that will fix the dilapidated medical facilities dat we have in our shambo public hospitals? Or d duties of d surgeon general will still cut across treating of our old parents in villages dat don't have good health care centre? Only God will save us in dis country.

It is a step in the right direction. Fixing hospitals is good but the general misconception abounding in Nigeria is that you need advanced state-of-the-art hospitals and equipment to achieve better health indices; to reduce maternal mortality and infant mortality and raise life expectancy of Nigerians. Not so.

More than 90% of the health problems of Nigeria can be solved by strengthening Primary Care. A case in point is Cuba versus the United States. Cuba spends per capita about $168 on health compared to the United States which spends more than $4500 per capita, and it is widely acknowledged that Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the worls, outranking the United States on nearly all health indices. They were able to achieve this by ensuring universal health coverage, and doing things like universal access to clean drinking water etc. These sort of initiatives fall within the purview of Public Health.

There is no coherent Public Health direction or policy in Nigeria. The appointment of a Surgeon-General goes a long way towards ensuring that by providing leadership and direction for Public Health in Nigeria.
Religion / Re: Why Intellectuals Laugh At Atheists by aletheia(m): 4:10pm On Dec 30, 2013
lekkie073: u cannot be an atheist without first of all being an intellectual.
This sentence is illogical. It requires no intelligence to chose to believe that God does not exist. Belief in the non-existence of God does not require intellect.

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Religion / Re: “there Is No Hell Fire; Adam & Eve Not Real” - Pope Francis by aletheia(m): 12:07pm On Dec 30, 2013
The source of the post is from here

It is false and has been debunked here

It is extremely naive to think that the Roman Catholic Church will so tamely surrender it's claim to primacy.

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Politics / Re: A Thread For Christian Northerners For GEJ 2015 by aletheia(m): 1:20am On Dec 27, 2013
ilugunboy:
Yes...because that election opened our eyes....no more pretense about political sophistication. We are dealing with people that uses ethnicity and religion as main campaign tool.
And the "power must return to the North" brigade that have been singing that song since the end of OBJ's first term are not using "ethnicity and religion as main campaign tool"?

To address the topic of this thread. The issue of the core North versus the Middle-Belt cannot be simplistically subsumed under the rubric of "Christian Northerners". That betrays a failure to understand the nuances of the relationship between these 2 regions, a failure to take into consideration history that predates 1914. Just as it is in Yorubaland, and among the Igala and to some extent the Nupe, a lot of the Middle-Belt ethnicities have within their families adherents of Islam, Christianity and Traditional religions. And for them, religion is not in the forefront in terms of ethnic identity.

It is only the political leaders of the Hausa people who have used religion as a means of social mobilization; who regard all other Nigerians (and this includes Muslims of other Nigerian ethnicities) as infidels and inferior. Why else do you think it is only in the North that we have witnessed targeted religious riots that have killed other Nigerian ethnicities? This is largely because for the Hausa, unlike most other Nigerian ethnic groups, religion became a substitute for ethnic identity. The Fulani overlords following Dan Fodio's conquest successfully stamped out independent Hausa culture and history, replacing it with religion as a way of preventing their overthrow.

Whether the Middle-Belt votes for GEJ in 2015 or not will depend on the configuration of the main opposition ticket. In any case, as they say "a week is a long time in politics" and any prognostications at this point may well be off the mark. Perhaps GEJ might even be the APC candidate. . .after all, PDP has just completed the takeover of APC.

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Politics / Re: A Thread For Christian Northerners For GEJ 2015 by aletheia(m): 10:52pm On Dec 26, 2013
What this thread reveals is the hypocrisy of some people. They lambast Igbos for voting APGA in the recent Anambra elections and yet their arguments all day long on this thread is how "all Yorubas" will "vote" for the presidential ticket with a "Yoruba" man.

We have heard.

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Politics / Re: A Thread For Christian Northerners For GEJ 2015 by aletheia(m): 1:17pm On Dec 26, 2013
Obiagelli: we have been hearing xtian votes for GEJ in the north, please our dear xtian northerners show you support here. Let's test the waters.
This must qualify as one of the most stupîd threads of the year. "Christian northerners for GEJ". Why not "Christian northerners against GEJ"? Do you really think people will vote on the basis of religion in 2015 for GEJ?

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Health / Re: Expect Total Strike From Jan 6, Doctors Warn by aletheia(m): 2:26pm On Dec 25, 2013
tope2013: Remove the medical doctors from all being the heads and see the improvement in health Nigeria will record
Rich Nigerians will not travel abroad again for medical treatment
For the abroad wey "the rich naijerians" dey go so. . .

Na who dey make the diagnosis of wetin de worry dem? The Doctor

Na who dey prescribe the drugs wey dem go drink? The Doctor

Na who dey decide which investigations dem need? The Doctor

Na who dey interpret the results of the investigations? The Doctor

Na who dey do the operations? The Doctor


...so wetin come remain?
Health / Re: Expect Total Strike From Jan 6, Doctors Warn by aletheia(m): 9:14am On Dec 24, 2013
adeola_drg: ...antimalarial drug for his TB patient...
Chei! So na you be dat pharmacist wey de use chloroquine treat tuberculosis. God don catch you today. Na so una dey prescribe nonsense, dey cause kidney and liver failure dey kill our naija people.

nouveaux:
I wont join words with you, u are obviously a pre clinical student. I always say it, if you are a Nigerian and it takes an outsider to tell u abt goings in your country, then you are a dunce. Im done with you, I hate it wen embryos quote me. Oshe
Embryo? Embryo dey inside him mama belle. You no sabi book O. Na illiterate de form say him sabi use big grammar. Na only to dey abuse you fit because wetin I been talk about nurse na true. Abi no be 3 credit una been de use enter School before? Any way I know wetin de worry you. You carry vex sake of say one pre-clinical student wey you been dey eye no gree give you face. At least Nurse Miriam own better pass, she manage date one medical student before that one dump am. You still dey cry in frustration.
Health / Re: Expect Total Strike From Jan 6, Doctors Warn by aletheia(m): 11:24pm On Dec 23, 2013
nouveaux: Nurse Miriam, Im proud of you!
Imagine, a scumbag saying 3credits into a nursing school? That shows you have nothing running in your already empty skulls. Im sorry really. My problem with them, they dont know and they dont want to know since they know they know it all. Delusion of grandeur indeed.
Another nurse don show. Una think say we no know wetin dey happen? E been get two types of nurses for naija. De ones wey go School of Nursing and Midwifery. Dis type na 3 credit for Waec dem be dey carry enter School of Nursing (English and Maths no even dey). Almost all of their senior matrons na dese type dem get before dem come change the requirement to 5 credit. The other type wey dey more recent na BSN Nurses. Dis ones been go university small, where Doctors come dey teach dem course like Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry. The thing wey come surprise man for the thing be say na the 3 credit type nurse sabi practical work pass the B.SN ones wey just dey make noise for dis thread, so tay the 3 credit nurse go jus dey shake head for the B.SN ones say na grammar dem sabi blow, but to do the real nursing work, dem no fit.

Government wan helep all dem nurses upgrade from RN, das why dem give all dem deadline say make the ones wey no get B.SN try get B.SN, otherwise dem no go recognize dem as nurses again. Das why nurses full National Open University of Nigeria dey look for BSN.
Health / Re: Expect Total Strike From Jan 6, Doctors Warn by aletheia(m): 5:13pm On Dec 23, 2013
miriamP: Finished service last year??
No be for June 2012 you been finish NYSC?
So at 9:07 am on October 18, 2012, no be you write this for 2011 Batch C Corpers:
miriamP: just be prayerful and hope in God. He doesnt disappoint. I got a federal job on april 16th, dats 2 months b4 i passed out on june 14th dis year and i collected d appointment letter d next day been 15th and i resumed on 19th. All without knowing anybody bt God. Just tell God wat u want, he will just push it across to u. CONGRATULATIONS
You sabi lie sha. Abeg greet that your doctor boyfriend.

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