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|Jokes Etc / Re: What a Year 2020 Church Will Be Like...lol by barnabasj(f): 5:37pm On May 23|
This Happens in Saudi Arabia where we have Christians in Remote area. lots of family join Church service online and also pay offering with use of cards. Its here already i'm tslking from experience
Afam4eva: PASTOR: Praise the Lord.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Pictures Of Egyptian Military by barnabasj(f): 12:01pm On May 14|
This are Scraps and outdated equipments given to them by the US forget Isreal is far far ahead of them
|Politics / Re: Lagos To Emerge 13th Largest Economy In Africa By 2014 by barnabasj(f): 6:05pm On May 09|
souldust: lagos is not just s state competing against other countries. It is a 3500square km, 20percent or more of it is covered with water, competing with several countries. It is also a state with almost no mineral resources except aquatic life, competing with mineral rich countries.
|Politics / Re: President Yar'adua - 3 Years Remembrance by barnabasj(f): 11:25am On May 05|
Rest in Peace
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Dubai Police Unveil Ferrari And Lamborghini Patrol Cars. by barnabasj(f): 11:42pm On Apr 30|
@GEj....we need to setup a Commitee to look into that.
|Phones / I Need A Nokia Phone by barnabasj(f): 1:35am On Feb 09|
Please House i need a Nokia Phone that i can use to Browse and also take pictures, Please my Budget is N20,000. Kindly help me out the series of Nokia phone i can Buy that can serve this purpose. Thank you all.
|Foreign Affairs / China VS Japan Which Is The Strongest by barnabasj(f): 11:15am On Dec 13, 2012|
Recent dispute between China and Japan over the small islands in the East China Sea that are claimed by both countries. in case thier is war which country will like to have edge over the other.
Please drop your views.
|Art, Graphics & Video / Re: Strange Picture That Will Give You An Illusion! by barnabasj(f): 4:27pm On Nov 30, 2012|
and This Made the Front Page. I wonder what Nairaland is turning to...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Travel / UK Air Tickect From Lag To Lon HTR by barnabasj(f): 5:39pm On Nov 16, 2012|
Please House how much is Economy Class Lagos to Hearthrow, and which airline have the cheapest fair for Jan 10 -20 2012.
|Career / Ican Vs Anan by barnabasj(f): 10:43am On Jul 06, 2012|
Someone in the House is Comparing ANAN with ICAN, to the best of my knowledge i think ANAN is an exam that is meant for frustrated Accountant, especially people in the Public and Civil service that cannot pass ICAN, ANAN is no where recognized and you can never see any Professional people claiming that certificate.
As far as i am concern ANAN is an exam that is meant for Frustrated accountant that want to becomes a chartered accountant by force. Please house what is your view on this
|Career / Re: HND Accountancy Vs BSc Accounting by barnabasj(f): 10:21am On Jul 06, 2012|
Someone in the House is Comparing ANAN with ICAN i think ANAN is an exam that is meant for frustrated Accountant, especially people in the Public and Civil service that cannot pass ICAN, ANAN is no where recognized and you can never see any Professional people claiming that certificate.
As far as i am concern ANAN is an exam that is meant for Frustrated accountant that want to becomes a chartered accountant by force.
Back to the debated yes i agree that some polythecnic graduate pass ICAN eazily that Univerisity because most of them start the program from ATS,ICAN foundation levels so they are used to the Module/methods of the exam while most univeristy graduate join the exam at PE 11 level and find it difficults
|Politics / 28,000 Fed Govt Workers To Go by barnabasj(f): 3:08pm On Feb 29, 2012|
The Federal Government is planning to sack no fewer than 28,000 federal civil servants to trim the existing high recurrent expenditure in the yearly federal budget.
A top government official saddled with the task disclosed this to The Nation yesterday. The source said that the yearly budget can no longer absorb the staff strength in the public service.
The official said the exercise, which is expected to be carried out next year, would affect only civil servants who are considered to be unproductive and who do not add value to service delivery.
According to the source, who heads a strategic organ of the federal civil service, "the structure of the Nigerian budget can no longer accommodate the current unwieldy number of civil servants in government employment across the nation".
He attributed the difficulty in operating the federal budget to the over-bloated recurrent component of the budget, especially personnel.
Justifying the impending mass sack, the official added that the demands by university lecturers, doctors and the entire civil service have stretched available resources to a breaking point.
He pointed out that it was for this reason the Federal Government was forced to cut its recurrent budget for 2012 by two per cent; from 74 per cent to 72 per cent, a cut whic, he said, has resulted in government saving about N200 billion.
The source, however, stated that the government would be extra careful in the handling of the exercise, saying that it would come in phases to avoid possible social and economic dislocation.
The government, the source said, does not want thousands of workers on the streets at a go to avoid having another civil unrest on its hands. ‘’But those saying we should cut recurrent expenditure should not forget that we have to sack workers," he added.
"Mass sack is inevitable but we will go into it with a lot of sense and tact. Workers who are not adding value will certainly have to go, he added. Already, a committee headed by a former Head of Service of the Federation Mr Steve Oronsanye has been put in place with a mandate to trim and reform the federal civil service. The committee is said to have started the necessary groundwork on the exercise.
To guard against a repeat of the dislocations and endless litigations thrown up by a similar exercise carried out by the Obasanjo administration a few years ago, the source said government will attempt to review the existing civil service laws, which do not allow mass sacking of workers.
According to him, the laws will be reviewed so that those affected will not go to court. "Many of those that were laid off in that exercise simply went to court and today they are back to their jobs," the source added.
Another source in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) also confirmed the planned reduction in the number of civil servants. The source said: "At present, there are 78 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) but we expect another five MDAs by March and by April this number will rise to 98."
The first step in the mass purge, the AGF source said, will be the harmonisation of all the existing MDAs under the Integrated Payroll and PersonnelInformation System (IPPIS). The source, however,identified the major problem with the IPPIS as that of connectivity but added that the office of the AGF has started working with Galaxy Backbone, another government agency, to address the problem.
The source assured that all the MDAs will be captured on IPPIS by the end of this year with a significant reduction in government’s payroll.
The AGF source also explained that the Pension Task Force put in place by the Federal Government recovered about N74 billion, stressing that further recoveries are being expected.
|Technology Market / Photocopier Ricoh Ft5535 Price In Lagos by barnabasj(f): 10:08am On Jan 26, 2012|
Please what is the price of Photocopier Ricoh FT5535 Tokunbo in Lagos.
|Travel / Singapore Embassy Nigeria by barnabasj(f): 8:31am On Dec 17, 2011|
Please does anyone know the Contact and address of Singapore Embassy in Nigeria.
|Romance / Re: What My Dad Taught Me About Women by barnabasj(f): 8:33pm On Nov 23, 2011|
[table] 3. She told me one very strange thing I still find queer- never marry a guy from a broken/divorced or separated home except you want to leave that legacy for your children [table][list]
What about Barrack Obama dont your Mum know he is from a Broken Home and of recent Steve Job of Apple
|Foreign Affairs / Gaddafi Killed, Died Of Wounds (picture) by barnabasj(f): 1:45pm On Oct 20, 2011|
A senior NTC military official now claims Colonel Gaddafi has died of wounds sustained in his capture near Sirte. Earlier NTC reported Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs.
The NTC earlier said it would provide confirmation of Gaddafi's capture within hours.
NTC leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil will address the Libyan nation shortly.
According to Reuters, Gaddafi was wounded and captured near Sirte while trying to flee in a convoy which was attacked by NATO. A NATO official says the alliance is checking reports of Gaddafi's capture.
The Netherlands' prime minister, however, confirms Gaddafi’s detention.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that the war in Libya is “over.”
White House officials say they monitor the reports but cannot confirm Gaddafi’s status.
A Libyan government fighter says Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in Sirte, shouting "don't shoot, don't shoot."
An NTC official says the head of Gaddafi's armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, was killed during the capture of the Libyan ex-leader.
The news comes shortly after the NTC forces took control over Gaddafi's home town of Sirte.
|Romance / Woman Went From Age 23 To 73 In 'a Few Days After Using Drug. by barnabasj(f): 12:19pm On Oct 18, 2011|
These pictures may look like an attractive woman in her 20s and her grandmother.
But they are said to be the same person – apparently taken just days apart.
The young Vietnamese woman at the centre of the improbable medical case, Nguyen Thi Phuong, claims the transformation may have come about because of an extreme allergy to seafood.
Nguyen, 26, says she developed this puffy face and sagging skin in 2008 but was too poor to seek treatment. Earlier this month, doctors said they would examine her free of charge.
Nguyen’s husband, carpenter Thanh Tuyen, insists the story is true and his love has not faded for his once-beautiful wife.
She has always worn wear a mask in public to hide her appearance from prying eyes, but she has now sought help from doctors to see if they can reverse the 'ageing' effect.
Displaying photos of a beautiful 21-year-old woman on her wedding day in 2006, Mrs Nguyen said: 'Five years ago, I was rather pretty and not so ugly like this, right?'
Mrs Nguyen believes her condition was caused by a life-long allergy to seafood.
She said she had suffered a particularly bad reaction in 2008.
'I was really itchy all over my body. I had to scratch even while sleeping.'
Phuong said she took some medicine bought at a local pharmacy instead of going to the hospital because her and her husband Tuyen, now 33, were too poor to afford it.
She said: 'After one month of taking the drugs, I became less itchy but hives remained on my skin.
Then I switched to traditional medicine and all the hives disappeared, together with my itching. However, my skin began to sag and fold.'
Mrs Nguyen then took another kind of traditional medicine to treat her rapid-aging skin problem - but to no avail.
Doctors say it may have been the long-term use of traditional medicines that caused the condition as they are often spiked with corticoids. These steroids speed up the effects of the unregulated remedies but could also have triggered the rare skin disease mastocytosis, where the body produces too many mast cells.
The couple do not remember what the medicine was or which pharmacy they got it from.
Mrs Nguyen said: 'We considered that it was our destiny and I quit treatment in 2009. Now I always wear a face mask whenever I go out.
'The skin on my face, chest and belly have folds like an old woman who has given birth several times although I have never had a child.
'But the rapid-aging syndrome hasn't affected my menstrual cycle, hair, teeth, eyes and mind.'
In 2010, the couple migrated to the southern province of Binh Phuoc's Bu Dop District where they rent a small wooden house.
Mr Nguyen continued to work as a carpenter while Phuong got a job at a cashew-nut processing factory. Both earn a total of less than £92 a month - which means they cannot afford an examination at a major hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tuyen said his wife's disease has not affected his love for her or their relationship.
He said: 'I married Phuong when she was a beautiful woman. I have followed her through her disease and have never been shocked at all.
'It's not easy to talk about one's own marital affairs. Just simply understand that I still love her very much.'
Mrs Nguyen said her husband's love is the reason she is able to persevere in the face of adversity.
She said: 'He still loves me like before despite the fact that I look old and ugly. With him, I feel more confident to live and work.'
On October 2, doctors from Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre Province said they would examine Phuong for free and send her to the HCMC Dermatology Hospital if they failed to diagnose her condition.
There is already some disagreement among doctors over the cause of the rare condition.
Doctor Vo Thi Bach Suong of the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy, said: 'She might have taken corticoid for a long time. Many traditional pharmacists use corticoid in their medicine, leading to side effects like swelled face and abnormally-growing skin sections.'
Nguyen Hoai Nam, another lecturer at the university, agreed that Phuong may suffer from the wrongful use of corticoid.
He said: 'A sudden stop in using corticoid could easily lead to Cushing's Syndrome, which is clearly seen through affected skin.'
However, doctor Huynh Huy Hoang of the HCMC Dermatology Hospital has doubts over this diagnosis.
He said: 'It's really strange. This is the first time I've heard of such a case of rapid-aging process on an adult. It's not lipodystropy syndrome.
'However, aging is not a common sign of Cushing's Syndrome either.'
Doctor Yen Lam Phuc of the Vietnam Military Medical Academy agreed with Hoang, saying the rapid aging could not be a side effect of a medical substance. He said: 'It could be a totally new syndrome.'
Meanwhile Tuyen said that he and his wife do not dare to have a child, even though they have been married several years, because their lives are so difficult.
He said: 'Our only wish is to have some philanthropists or doctors help my wife to make her normal face again.'
Doctor Hoang Van Minh from the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University Hospital claims Phuong, could regain some of her previous beauty with medical treatment.
Dr Hoang visited Phuong this week at her house in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre where he said it was likely she did have mastocytosis. He said Phuong's face still swells and she is itchy with frequent diarrhoea, which are common signs of the disease.
There is currently no cure but there are many medicines to help treat its symptoms.
'She needs to be treated for her allergies first,' Dr Hoang said.
He added that his treatment plan could restore between 50-70 percent of her skin to normal and laser therapy could reduce the folds.
Dr Hoang said there should be more tests to verify his initial diagnosis and find any other diseases she might have.
|Celebrities / Cocaine: Baba Suwe Arrested At Airport by barnabasj(f): 4:03pm On Oct 13, 2011|
Nollywood comic actor, Alhaji King Babatunde Ayinla Nurudeen Olasunkanmi Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with substances suspected to be hard drugs concealed in his stomach
Baba Suwe was apprehended last night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, by NDLEA officials as he attempted to board an Air France flight to Paris, France.
According to NDLEA sources, he was on his way to Paris to act as a master of ceremony in a naming ceremony of an Air France staff scheduled for Saturday.
The Air France staff (name withheld) has also been arrested, according to NDLEA sources.
Baba Suwe went through the scanning machine at the airport and substances suspected to be drugs were seen hidden in his stomach, NDLEA sources said this morning.
He is now being detained at the NDLEA office at the airport.
Sources said he is under observation pending the time he will start excreting the drugs.
After he was arrested, sources said, he denied that he swallowed the drugs, until he went through the scanner. He could not however explain the white substances seen in his stomach.
Baba Suwe is a very successful and popular Yoruba actor in Nollywood, famous for his comedy roles in Yoruba movies.
He has worked with everybody in the industry.
Baba Suwe, was born on 22 August 1958. He speaks fluent English.
In January 2005, he received an award from the African Artists and Entertainers Afro-Hollywood Award in New York which is like the African Grammy.
His favourite type of music and musicians are reggae music – Bob Marley, Yellowman and classic Stevie Wonder.
His favourite international actors are Eddie Murphy and Mr Bean.
|Politics / Igbo Member Of Boko Haram Arrested, Bomb Factory Found Print by barnabasj(f): 4:13pm On Sep 06, 2011|
Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the State Security Services, SSS said this morning that it has arrested an Igbo Boko Haram member in Suleja, a suburb of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The 31-year old indigene of Imo State, according to the SSS, converted to Islam in 2003.
SSS also said it uncovered a bomb factory owned by the sect. There have been a series of deadly blasts in Suleja in the past few months.
The agency said the factory is where the bombs that have rocked Suleja town and its environs leading to the death of many victims were assembled.
The intelligence agency also said it has arrested six persons in connection with the bomb making factory, according to a statement signed by its Assistant Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar.
The agency also said it has established that some of the arrested men have links with global terrorist group, al-Qaeda.
SSS, however, did not mention the names of the six suspects, but it said in the statement that the suspects were responsible for the bombing of INEC office in Suleja; bombing of All Christian Fellowship Church in Suleja; and the killing of four policemen at Dakwa-Deidei in the FCT.
The Security agency said the six men will soon be charged to court.
SSS said its investigation was sparked off following the bombings at the INEC office, Suleja on 8 April, 2011 and the All Christian Fellowship Church, Suleja, Niger State on 10 July, 2011.
Here is the SSS statement released this afternoon: “Consequently, on 4th August, 2011, a suspect who is a Nigerienne national, was apprehended in connection with the bombing incident in Suleja. He confessed to his involvement in the bombings as well as his membership of the Boko Haram sect. His confession led to the arrest of a thirty-one (31) year old indigene of Imo State who converted to Islam in 2003.
“The second suspect, who is born of a Nigerienne mother, was brought up in Niger Republic, where he had his early education. He also admitted to being a member of the Boko Haram sect as well as having worked in concert with a third suspect from Kano State to carry out attacks in Suleja.
“Their confessions led to further arrest of two accomplices from Borno State.
“The five (5) suspects all confessed that the main supplier of the explosive materials used for their bombing operations is a miner from Nasarawa State who the Service eventually arrested on 30 August, 2011.
“They also confessed that they took part in the killing of four policemen at a check-point at Dakwa-Deidei in Bwari Area Council of the FCT on 22nd May, 2011.
“Investigation has indeed revealed that the suspects belong to the Boko Haram cell operating in the Suleja-Abuja axis which is under the direction and control of a blood-thirsty Boko Haram leader who is now at large.
“Meanwhile, a nondescript building where the Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.Ds) are assembled has been uncovered at an area popularly known as Chechnya, Hayin-Uku village in Tafa LGA, Niger State.
“Among items recovered in the merchandize of death are: one gas cylinder, one battery connected to a detonator, two damaged detonators, one locally made revolver, one gun butt, two knives; ten GSM handsets with SIM cards, one ceiling fan coil; two laptop computers, 37 unused metallic oil filters; two metallic filters primed for bombing, two metallic cylinders, one clock connected to a primed bladeless ceiling fan with 9 volts batteries ready for use, some pieces of shrapnel, a Honda Civic car with Borno State registration number AG 94 MNG, 200 pieces of detonators, some detonating cords (red colour); a Sony remote control, five battery chargers; and a black bag containing detonating cables.”
|Politics / French Want Total Control Of Libyan Oil by barnabasj(f): 8:36am On Aug 24, 2011|
French oil companies are likely to be among those hoping for lucrative oil contracts with a new government in Libya. But the cost of the intervention and the unknown agenda of the rebels could mean more losses than gains.
France feels like a winner as the first power to recognize Libya's rebels, the first to bomb the country and now the first in talks with rebel leaders. Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says victory gives him “great satisfaction.”
Opposition MP Jack Lang adds that “everyone can be thankful that France inspired action at the United Nations.” Corporations in states that voted for the UN intervention in Libya are certainly now rubbing their hands.
“One of the first members of the French team in Bengazhi in March was a representative of Total, the French oil company, and Total is not very far from all this of course,” says Rony Braumann, president of Doctors without Borders (1982-1994).
French oil giant Total has been named as this war's big winner. Rebel oil firm AGOCO has threatened to block Brazil, Russia and China for “political issues”. They are three states who refused strong sanctions against Gaddafi.
Those nations had vast contracts with the former regime. One Russian official says “we've lost Libya completely.”
“It's well known it's a war for oil, the so-called opposition government has promised to give the oil to France,” investigative journalist Michel Collon told RT.
France officially claims its war mission is over. But analysts tip it to secretly stay on in Libya, and make sure it profits.
France and the UK are maintaining their military presence in Libya, even though it's not part of the resolution,” Pierre Guerlain of Paris West University has said.
But keeping troops in the country means heavy costs drag on. Latest polls say most French people now oppose the military intervention. French MP and vice president of the National Front, Wallerand de Saint-Just, sees further bloodshed and a hefty price tag to deal with it.
“The war is far from over,” he said. “And this invasion is already costing much more than we get back.”
Fears are growing that Libya's new leaders are too divided to win the peace. Pierre Guerlain points to the rebels' murder of their military chief General Younes last month. Experts warn widespread rebel looting and executions mean France's problems may have only just begun.
|Foreign Affairs / Libya Officially Recognises North London Looters As New Government Of Uk by barnabasj(f): 9:20am On Aug 11, 2011|
The ‘Arab Spring’ claimed an unexpected scalp this week as violence and unrest spread to the streets of the English capital.
Dissatisfaction with the brutal Tory regime has been growing steadily of late and it appears the touch paper was finally lit when a local man was shot dead in mysterious circumstances in the Tottenham area on Saturday evening. Protestors took to the streets in response to news of the man’s death and things quickly descended into chaos when forces loyal to the regime were sent in to quell the situation. Rebels systematically set ablaze iconic symbols of the regime, including a local Carpetright store and a double-decker bus, before turning their attention to areas in which better shops were located.
After the initial violence had died down, a spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police gave journalists a guided tour of the destruction, claiming that the unrest had been nothing more than the antisocial behaviour of thugs and looters. However, these claims could not be independently verified.
News of the protests has come as a shock to the rest of the civilised world and negotiations are now reportedly under way at NATO headquarters to initiate a comprehensive campaign of air strikes over the UK aimed at securing a no-fly zone, which, according to NATO, will allow the rebels to take on the regime on a ‘level playing field’. “It’s quite clear to see from the images on the news that Prime Minister Cameron’s leadership no longer has any legitimacy,” said French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a press conference in Paris, “we have seen literally minutes of footage showing hundreds of rebels expressing their desire for regime change, how much more evidence do we need before something is done? Action must be taken.”
In a bold move, Libya has officially recognized the North London rebels as the legitimate government of the United Kingdom. The North London diplomats have reportedly made themselves right at home in the British embassy in Tripoli, kitting the place out with brand new carpets, flatscreen televisions, and Bang and Olufsen sound systems in every room. In other news, Western governments have decided that social networking is no longer a positive tool that helps foster free speech and freedom of expression and is instead an instrument of pure evil created by the Devil himself.
|Foreign Affairs / Breaking News: Gaddafi Calls For Calm In The Uk by barnabasj(f): 4:50pm On Aug 09, 2011|
itz Getting Interesting
|Foreign Affairs / Re: David Cameron Vows Tough Action As Violence Flares In British Streets by barnabasj(f): 4:40pm On Aug 09, 2011|
Prime Minister Have Treaten to shoot the protesters, I think Nato should comes in toProtect the Civilian or what is the difference between what is hapens in Uk and Egypt,Tunisain,Yemen,Libya and Arabs world Revolutions
|Foreign Affairs / David Cameron Vows Tough Action As Violence Flares In British Streets by barnabasj(f): 4:38pm On Aug 09, 2011|
London (CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed tough action Tuesday to quell rioting in Britain's cities, after tensions between groups of youths and police escalated in London and elsewhere Monday night.
He said more than twice as many police would be on the streets of London Tuesday night -- about 16,000 -- to tackle "criminality, pure and simple." Officers from several other cities were drafted in to help in the effort.
Violence initially sparked by the shooting death of a 29-year-old man in London spread to other parts of the nation Monday night, with dramatic scenes of blazing buildings and confrontations between police and hooded youths.
The trouble -- described by the police as "'copycat criminal activity" -- takes place against a backdrop of austerity measures and budget cuts.
The Metropolitan Police in London said Monday night's disturbances were the worst the force "has seen in current memory for unacceptable levels of widespread looting, fires and disorder."
Cameron, who cut short his vacation in Italy to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday, has also taken the highly unusual step of recalling lawmakers from their summer break, with Parliament to meet Thursday to discuss the issue.
Speaking after the meeting at Downing Street, Cameron said court processes would be sped up to ensure swift justice for those involved in "sickening scenes of people looting, vandalising, thieving, robbing," many of them apparently teenagers.
"People should be in no doubt that we will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain's streets and make them safe for the law-abiding," he said.
"People should expect to see more, many more, arrests in the days to come," he added. "If you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishments."
Sociology professor Paul Bagguley told CNN a disproportionate number of young people seemed to be involved in the unrest, and that those carrying out the looting -- both male and female -- appeared to be motivated by wanting things they could not afford.
But people who have spoken to local ethnic minorities also talked of a sense that trouble had been building up over several months, he said, with some upset by police "stop-and-search" tactics.
The Metropolitan Police released what it said would be "the first of many" CCTV images of suspected looters Tuesday morning, focusing on incidents in London's Lambeth borough and Croydon.
Some 525 people have been arrested in London since the violence began, police said Tuesday. With Metropolitan Police detention cells full, authorities are transporting those they arrest to surrounding police forces.
|Politics / It’s Bad To Put Mubarak In Cage – Obasanjo by barnabasj(f): 11:32am On Aug 05, 2011|
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday called for dignified treatment of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, saying as a former head of state, Mubarak was entitled to personal dignity befitting his status.
Speaking in Mombasa, Kenya, where he is attending the African Leadership Conference, which is to round off on Friday, Obasanjo said the treatment meted to the former Egyptian leader was bad for the image of Africa as a continent.
“Put him in a cage? It is not proper. He deserves a better treatment. This is not good for the image of Africa,” Obasanjo told a gathering of African leaders, including former South African President Thabo Mbeki, and other governance experts gathered for the conference.
Egypt has put its former President on trial for the killing of protesters calling for his resignation in late January to early February this year.
Obasanjo, who had earlier addressed the African governance conference on the need for African governments to continue improving their governance ratings, also called on the African media to maintain high ethical standards to gain credibility.
He said the media in Africa could not claim a high moral ground and attempt to police good governance while still being held back by corruption within its ranks.
The African leaders at the conference, including ministers, top civil society voices across the continent and African scholars, called for massive infrastructure improvements to put the continent on a faster lane for the achievement of its economic development goals.
Speaking on the role of the media in advancing continental development, Obasanjo said from his knowledge of the Nigerian press, the media could not be trusted to champion governance.
He drew parallels with the likes of the British media, which he said engaged in gate-keeping of the news to ensure that news that would portray Britain in negative light was not publicised.
“I used to know that the BBC used to have a foreign relations officer whose duty it was to ensure that only news that does not hurt the image of Britain or its foreign relations are cleared for publication.
“I do not know if the system is still in place today,” he said.
|Politics / Saudi King Abdullah Vs Libya Leader Muamah Gaddafi by barnabasj(f): 12:12pm On Jun 30, 2011|
Very interesting video please watch it and drop your comment
|Politics / African Concern Over Libya Arms Drops by barnabasj(f): 10:50am On Jun 30, 2011|
The head of the African Union has expressed concern over the flow of weapons into Libya after France revealed it had dropped arms into rebel-held areas of the conflict-stricken country earlier this month.
AU Commissioner Jean Ping, who chairs a meeting of African leaders in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Thursday, said that weapons distributed in Libya would contribute to the "destabilisation" of African states.
"What worries us is not who is giving what, but simply that weapons are being distributed by all parties and to all parties. We already have proof that these weapons are in the hands of al-Qaeda, of traffickers," said Ping.
Colonel Thierry Burkhard, a spokesperson for the French general staff, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the military had dropped assault rifles, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers to groups of unarmed civilians in western Libya it deemed to be at risk.
Earlier in the day, the Le Figaro newspaper and the AFP news agency reported that France had dropped several tonnes of arms, including Milan anti-tank rockets and light armoured vehicles.
The airdrops arrived somewhere in rebel-held towns in the Nafusa mountains, which run east-west from the Tunisian border around 100km south of the capital Tripoli.
Rebels control most of the Nafusa, up to the town of Yafran, while regime forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi still hold Gharyan, a key town that lies astride the north-south road to the capital.
|Politics / Nigeria Imposes Curfew On Abuja : Bbc by barnabasj(f): 2:10pm On Jun 29, 2011|
The Nigerian authorities have imposed a curfew on nightclubs, beers parlours and cinemas in Abuja two weeks after a major bomb attack on the capital city.
These establishments must now close by 2200 local time (2100 GMT) and public parks that admit children should close at 1800 local time.
Eight people died in the recent attack on the police headquarters carried out by the Islamist sect Boko Haram.
It is also accused of Sunday's attack on a beer garden in Maiduguri.
The group, which usually targets the north-eastern state of Borno, around Maiduguri, says it is fighting for Islamic rule, and campaigns against all political and social activity associated with the West.
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|Politics / Re: Ex-us Envoy Robin Sanders To Speak In Lagos On Women by barnabasj(f): 12:20pm On Jun 17, 2011|
Robin Sandra aka Miss Wikileaks, the woman is about 40 years of age and still single, she had more time to play around while in Nigeria than sitting than to face his official job. People should be very careful in relating with than Woman.
She may even come to as a spy
|Politics / Ex-us Envoy Robin Sanders To Speak In Lagos On Women by barnabasj(f): 12:19pm On Jun 17, 2011|
Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria Robin Sanders will, on June 16, speak to Nigerian women in Lagos on the need to empower themselves economically.
Executive Director of the Foundation for Skills Development, Mrs Omowale Ogunrinde, said the former ambassador would speak at the foundation’s "Woman In Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)" seminar.
Ogunrinde told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos that the former envoy would also speak on leadership.
The seminar is being organised by the foundation.
"Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Sanders, has given her assurances to be present at our Woman in SME seminar and will be talking on leadership role of women.
"Sanders strongly believes in women empowerment. She believes that women have potential that need to be harnessed,’’ Ogunrinde said.
She noted that Sanders had, during her ambassadorial work in Nigeria, encouraged Nigerian women to empower themselves and contribute to national development.
The executive director added that Sanders’s encouragement to some Nigerian women in leadership positions had spurred them into life transforming undertakings.
|Politics / Re: Ministers: States Nominate Akala, Makarfi, Dosunmu by barnabasj(f): 4:31pm On May 17, 2011|
Akala is the Minister of Police Affairs
Police will increases Eguujee from #20 to #500. Wahalaaaa waaa
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