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Business / Re: What Business Can I Start With Empty Pocket? by BlackBaron: 8:47pm
You have to turn a skill of yours into a service that people might pay money for...

Writing, IT skills, etc

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Politics / Re: We​’ll Resume Our Struggle On One Condition - Asari Dokubo by BlackBaron: 7:14pm On May 19
Treading softly is he...?
The MEND Niger Delta struggle was not about agitation for a greater share or development. It was an effort by some willing enough to carry guns and battle to wedge themselves into the pilfering crews stealing the ND oil wealth. As soon as they got paid, that was it...

Asari currently knows if he engages on another struggle, probably 70% of his recently acquired riches would be wiped off as of course he would be heavily targeted (finance,properties,etc)

In all, I still wish the ND can get their money worth in development and good life but it is never people like Asari that'll give or fight for his people. He's a man that fights for his pockets.
Politics / Re: Suicide Bomber Attacks Garkida, Adamawa, Killing 9, Injuring Many More by BlackBaron: 5:13pm On May 19
Desperation!
The important story is the terrorists are on the backfoot.

More power to the troops...death to BH
Politics / Re: REPS Amends PIB To Include The Entire Country As ‘host Community’ Of Petroleum. by BlackBaron: 3:32pm On May 16
This is kind of a ploy to subvert the interest of oil producing regions by changing the definition of host communities.

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Education / Re: Nigerian Student Breaks A 50yr Record In Japan,Graduates With Ist Class(photos) by BlackBaron: 1:31pm On May 16
If you all know what's good for you
Y'all should go beg him and bring him back to Nigeria.

Damn impressive record!
cocaineaddict:

He is from calabar and a true son of BIAFRA.

You don't mean it? shocked
tongue
Politics / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 1:27pm On May 16
bidexiii:
BATTLE-FIELD SCENES .....

1st picture are REVA APC and an unidentified APC and an MLRS @ the rare back of the apc's.
...
Woi!
Pic 1
What kind of weapon was used against it? Not an rpg is it? Looks like an effect caused by a shockwave,shell or something.
Politics / Re: South African Mercenaries' Secret War On Boko Haram by BlackBaron: 10:30am On May 12
I think stories like this dilutes the efforts of the main forces involved.

Not denying the mercs efforts, but it was also done largely with the collaboration of our own 'force multipliers'. What they brought to the fold was superior tactics due to their past 'bush wars' knowledge. of course, you'd need a team to execute it which was largely our soldiers.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: The 10 Most Corrupt Countries In The World: Nigeria Not On The List! by BlackBaron: 2:27pm On May 11
By the time they do a full audit of the NNPC alone,
The sum missing would probably pay off 2/3rd of the yearly national budget of these countries on the list.

Why should I be impressed that I'm not dragging backend positions with countries like South Sudan,Afghanistan or Somalia.
I'll like to be impressed with comparisons in relative terms with countries like Brazil, South Africa, Singapore et al.

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Politics / Re: The Most Corrupt Tribe In Nigeria by BlackBaron: 9:46am On May 08
You should pray for 'gainful employment' so you won't wake up having such fruitless thoughts.

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Politics / Re: Pwc’s NNPC Audit Left Gas Sales Record Untouched by BlackBaron: 6:51pm On May 01
NNPC is like a 37th state which ruled itself with impunity.

Only It granted itself autonomy to spend money And disemburse funds to each other as they wished. No one knows how far this rot stretches to, but it's also indicative of how relaxed they got under...

They sprouted ginormous wings at the beginning after they saw they could get away with the fuel subsidy scam which no one got prosecuted for till date
Politics / Re: Jonathan Questions Buhari's Victory by BlackBaron: 6:47pm On Apr 30
It's no worse than the near impossible 95% win, 70% + voter turnout in some states that swung you into power in 2011.
Career / Re: Salary Scale Of Lecturers In Nigerian Universities by BlackBaron: 2:08pm On Apr 30
Not attractive enough in my opinion.

Lecturers should earn so much more.
The librarian salary is not up to scratch.

The VC's for example should earn much much more.

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Politics / Re: Off-loading The Presidential Fleet by BlackBaron: 9:30am On Apr 29
Whoever wrote this is still a learner.

They forgot to include the last 2 brand new AW101 helicopters added to the presidential fleet last year when the Nigerian Airforce were struggling to have enough cover for coin operations.

Jonathan was a waste.

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Politics / Re: PWC Report Latest:CBN And NPDC Refused To Open Their Financial Statement To PWC by BlackBaron: 10:41pm On Apr 27
Shocking!
No, not really. undecided

The mind boggles over the wickedness of the Government, the full report would have been swept under the carpet if the current incumbent won. Largest oil revenues on record doesn't tally with infrastructures, standard of living on ground.
To think, they proudly came out to declare only $1.4 billion was unremited.

Aunt Ngozi I have the most pity for...

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 3:21pm On Apr 24
denisfidha:

They have a skin disability, the dwarf guy is the one with special seeds....... Besides each year the government sets aside 1.1 million Dollars to buy sunscreen lotion for albinos. (that's kind of special need(from the govt perspective), Don't you think?). Although they still function just as any other human being, its just that previously, they used to get discriminated in enrollment to things such as police or NYS, but now they've been guaranteed that there will be places for them to be integrated with the rest.
Interesting, apart from the varying degree of Nystagmus in people with albinism, it more or less shouldn't be a reason to put them in special needs units. Least to my belief, they are able to perform tasks normally as any human though wouldn't think flying a fighter jet would be advisable where you need excellent vision. Non combat or desktop roles, sure.

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Politics / Re: We Are Pleading For The Elongation Of The Amnesty Program. by BlackBaron: 3:09pm On Apr 24
Won't it be better off to have least have a broader development in your region than pouring money into the pockets of a few thousands. To me it reads like 'bribe money' when your rivers and farmlands have not being cleaned,meagre infrastructures and others. It'll also create a false sense of entitlement as for some, they'll fight to never see it stop.

Not the easiest topic, but I think a lot of reforms are needed. Greater allocation to your region, stop the amnesty, create atmosphere for jobs and much more.

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Crime / Re: Man Murdered While Jogging In Lagos (photo) by BlackBaron: 11:57am On Apr 24
Easiest way to make frontpage is to post a graphic picture and it'll surely be there in less than '60 seconds'.

Please I pray to ask, why do you delight in pictures of gore?

From posting mangled corpses of a horrible motor accident, blown out heads, crushed torsos, et al. lipsrsealed

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Religion / Re: I Wonder If These Are Found In Quran by BlackBaron: 11:56am On Apr 24
Laws of old.

I'm trying to remember last time (you heard, if ever) a 'Christian' went on film quoting from the aforementioned scriptures and beheading or stoning a 'sinner'.

However, another religion with the letter 'I' ... 'havoc all over the world' ... 'quoting from their holy book'... 'destroying living and even inanimate objects'.

The world since moved on from old testament ways, but their adherents ('I') have chosen to remain in darkness and would rather blame others, the CIA, conspiracies, et al for the state of their religion but themselves.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:46am On Apr 24
^^^
Are albinos also considered 'special needs' in your country?
Politics / Re: ‘Islamic State In West Africa': Boko Haram Renames Itself by BlackBaron: 1:54pm On Apr 23
Desperation setting in.

So many defeats in the last few months.
Shequack is nowhere to be seen. He's probably quacking in the savannah looking for help before a bullet finds his skull

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Politics / Re: NNPC Has Started Refunding Unremitted $1.48bn - Alison-Madueke by BlackBaron: 8:28am On Apr 23
If it was never brought to light, is this the way a sum of almost $1.5 billion dollar would have crawled into the pickets of a few people?

Besides, refunding is kind of indicative of money that was purposely diverted or just not declared.

Would be interesting to start seeing refunds from other government agencies.

Abba Moro would soon be the next to start making refunds.

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Crime / Re: Nigerian City PA Conned Her U.k Employer Out Of £17k To Pay For Luxury Wedding by BlackBaron: 10:14am On Apr 22
Quite extraordinary.

Googling her name shows her first caught at age 24 (2007) shortly after graduating from uni.
Not many people get a chance at a £29500 job right after uni.

Not to talk of another second lifeline job after conviction and spared a prison term.

Her parents must be disappointed. embarassed
Politics / Re: America And Allies May Attempt To Assassinate Buhari Tonight by BlackBaron: 11:26am On Apr 21
All these Uncle Musi.wa and Aunty Ti.t siblings.

Spreading falsehood and indecipherable reports. embarassed

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Politics / Re: Why Do Nigerians Think That Nigeria Is A Rich Country? by BlackBaron: 9:06pm On Apr 20
Let me just put it there that the entire NHS budget of less than 20 million is greater than the entire yearly budget put together of 170 million Nigerians
Politics / Re: FG Gets $48billions(#9.6trillions) From Shell As Royalty Between 2010-2014. by BlackBaron: 4:22pm On Apr 14
The returns are kind of small in my opinion.
Though it still means a bit of accounting/auditing would be required of how money was spent.
Politics / Re: President Jonathan's Mistakes And How He Could Have Remained President by BlackBaron: 4:09pm On Apr 14
Jonathan fiddled while the country burned! (He reminds me of Nero fiddling while Rome was burning)
He then rightfully got 'kicked out'

The End!

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 7:12pm On Apr 13
Henry120:

https://i1.wp.com/oi60.tinypic.com/sex8w0.jpg
All the gazelles and MI-35/24V Helicopters belong to us.
Here is a reply i got from Sipri when i questioned the under-enumeration of NAF assets.
Hello Henry,
A good example of the secrecy around arms procurement in Nigeria. We only noticed the information abut the Gazelles when the database had already been closed and was ready for publication. We have no idea how many Gazelle's Nigeria has procured and where they came from. We believe they were delivered in 2015, and my best guess is that they come from Serbia or France. Both countries have plenty of Gazelles in stock.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pieter Wezeman
Senior Researcher
Arms and Military Expenditure Programme



Patchesagain:


When executive outcomes was still operating they would usually buy the equipment themselves and include the cost of the items in the bill.

Assets would usually by handed over to whoever hired them in the end of the operation.... its not like you can put a hind in your handluggage on your flight home grin

Sounds like viable information. Cool
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:05pm On Apr 12
I'm curious about that 'air wing ' line.
Are all the air assests ours then?
Politics / Re: FUNNY! Jega's Election Result (stage Play At AY Live) Must Watch! by BlackBaron: 2:02pm On Apr 10
Funny, but should not have taken the pisss with sign language.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:31pm On Apr 09
NOE flying. Nice
Politics / Re: Nwuche Leaves PDP, May Declare For APC Today by BlackBaron: 7:31am On Apr 09
Lack of party ideologies is the reason why a man can wake up one morning and port to another. lipsrsealed

Number 2 is greed.

Tomorrow, if Jonathan joins apc, they'll receive him too abi undecided

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