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|Politics / Re: North Cries Wolf On Funds Imbalance: GEJ Budgets 111B For the East and 2B For NE by chino11(m): 10:29am On Jan 09|
Most part of the North as much as SW (except Lagos which is FG enclave) does not make any meaningful economic input to the federation account. I wonder why they expect more.
Bulk of money and resources that sustains this country comes from the Eastern region (SS and SE).
|Politics / North Cries Wolf On Funds Imbalance: GEJ Budgets 111B For the East and 2B For NE by chino11(m): 10:26am On Jan 09|
Kano State Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso has said President Goodluck Jonathan is leading Nigeria towards disaster because he lacks courage and the competence to properly manage Nigeria’s affairs.
The governor said this during a meeting with the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum, at the Government House in Kano, on Tuesday night.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Baba Dantiye, which was made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday.
He quoted Kwankwaso as saying that despite advice and observations made by respected leaders from within and outside the country on how to put Nigeria on the right track, the Presidency had remained insensitive.
Kwankwaso said, “When we met with the President, as Northern governors, he told us that the former US Secretary of State, Lady Clinton, told him that as President he had to look at the issue of the North very critically.
“She noted that there was an imbalance in terms of patronage, appointments and sharing of resources.
“He assured that he was looking at those comments and that was why he was delaying appointments into boards and so on.
“Since that meeting, we have not seen anything or changes so it is my conclusion that the President lacks the capacity and courage to do the right thing.”
The governor also accused the Jonathan administration of injustice for proposing N2bn for projects in the North-East as against the N111bn proposed for projects in the South-South and the South-East geo-political zones.
He said it was sad that the federal budget was heavily tilted in favour of one section of the country while the other parts were wallowing in illiteracy, underdevelopment and misery.
Kwankwaso noted that “We have had enough crises in this country and it is not right to plant seeds of crisis in the future.
“Look at the North-East that was allocated N2bn in the current budget, N2bn is what Mr. President allocated to non-APC states for supporting him, while N111bn was allocated to the South-East and South-South. This is not close to fairness.”
He explained that his position on current national issues was not premised on religion, ethnicity or sectionalism but stemmed from the desire to see that every Nigerian was treated without discrimination.
The governor charged the National Assembly to oppose injustice especially as was currently being perpetrated by the government.
Earlier, in separate remarks, the chairman of the forum, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano, and his deputy, Paul Unongo, explained that they were not satisfied with the current political developments in the country, especially as they affected the North.
They explained that the visit to Kwankwaso was to identify with his achievements and sterling leadership qualities as well as to look at several issues that would bring about responsible governance, unity and even development of the country.
When contacted, the Presidency said the statement credited to Kwankwaso only showed that the governor was in need of psychiatric help.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr. Ahmed Gulag, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents.
Gulak said it would only take a mentally imbalanced person to say that Jonathan lacked competence and guts to manage the affairs of the country appropriately.
He described the governor as a politically drowning man.
“That is a statement of a man that is drowning politically. He is mentally imbalanced. He needs a psychiatric help. It is only a man that is not balanced mentally that can be describing the President in that manner. Nigerians know what is being done by the President,” he said.
|Politics / Re: Breaking: Court May Jail Tinubu For Certificate Forgery by chino11(m): 3:47pm On Jan 08|
To even imagine that this hardened criminal cum certificate forger is leading the pack of yorobar people is heartbreaking. This is the same way awoh led the yorobarss with adult-education forged certificate.
Yorobass are the worst animals to walk the earth..
|Politics / Re: Ogun Community Protests Herdsmen’s Killing Of 4 Kinsmen by chino11(m): 6:58am On Jan 08|
What can yorobass do, they are northern subjects..
Even in their own land Northerner is harassing and slaughtering them. This is pitiful..
|Politics / Ogun Community Protests Herdsmen’s Killing Of 4 Kinsmen by chino11(m): 6:57am On Jan 08|
ABEOKUTA — Hundreds of people of Ketu constituency in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday, protested over alleged killing of four of their kinsmen by Fulani herdsmen.
The protesters, under the aegis of the coalition of socio-cultural groups, are of the opinion that “the state is sitting on a keg of gun powder due to government’s failure to decisively address the unabated killing going on in Ketu Constituency.
“We are helpless, hence our appeal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun.”
The protesters, who are members of Ketu Advancement Front, KAF; Ketu Alliance, KA and Peoples Assembly, PA, called on the governor to speedily constitute implementation committee as contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 among the Ketu people, the state government and Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the groups, the spokesperson, Ranti Ogunsola, said: “We recall that while the MoU was being signed on December 17, 2013, the herdsmen were on killing expedition in Ketu.
“We drew government’s attention to this and requested the herdsmen’s exit before signing the document to allow for the control of their arms but government felt otherwise.
“We reluctantly signed the document hoping that the implementation committee jointly agreed upon would be empowered to work quickly.
“Since October 2013, majority of the people have abandoned their farms with the hope that government would intervene decisively to create conducive atmosphere required for them to go back to the farms where they earn their living.
“We regret to note that since the signing of the MoU government has gone to sleep over the issue while the herdsmen continue to kill and maim our people.”
Their statement was signed by Messrs Ranti Ogunsola for KA, Kunle Abiose for KAF and Lasisi Jelili for PA.
According to the statement, “On December 17, 2013, four Ketu people were shot by the herdsmen. Of the four, one Alade Eyo died on the spot while one Bondu Oladeyo died the following day.
“This was beside the five-year-old Ajimoh Adisa who was gruesomely murdered in her father’s farm on December 2, 2013.
“On December 6, 2014, one Fasola Simon was hacked down and shot dead on his farm.
“We are taken aback that the government is still foot dragging on the implementation of the MoU despite our reporting all these incidents to appropriate quarters.
“We can further recall that between 2000 and 2012, 23 people were sent to their early grave by the herdsmen in gruesome manners. The waiting is becoming endless with hunger ravaging our land.”
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/ogun-community-protests-herdsmens-killing-4-kinsmen/#sthash.nJ3Zfbac.dpuf
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 2:19pm On Jan 07|
Have you been to Osumenyi? That is where my wife comes from..
The place is like a "small London". All the big dudes scrambled and constructed all the roads in the town and turned it into a mini city..
|Celebrities / Re: Chimamanda Adichie's New Hair Style: Like Or Dislike? by chino11(m): 1:54pm On Jan 07|
Chimamanda is truly a model..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 1:43pm On Jan 07|
Sealeddeal: Anuofia nwuru anwu.Only a fool will think you have made a point. silly immigrant!
One more word of derailing and I will use the leverage given to me to track your IP Address and track your location for immediate arrest. Be careful because public forum as this can get you into a lot of trouble. Go elsewhere and continue your fight, don't derail this thread for me..you don't know who is behind me. But no amount of "abeg" will save you when it will start..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 1:33pm On Jan 07|
gratiaeo: Nice one! though we have out grown this kinda politics nah. Who don't know that Anambra state is no.1 in education in Nigeria?
Obi is actually campaigning for the Anambra
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 1:15pm On Jan 07|
Biko nu take una fight elsewhere..
Anybody who derails this thread will answer me at the SSS office in Awka..
That is my own..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 1:01pm On Jan 07|
MISS Sandra Anazor from Anambra State, who emerged the overall best in the last National Examinations Council, NECO, and West African School Certificate, WASC, examinations, has been awarded scholarship by Anambra State Government to further her education in the university.
The recipient studied at Federal Government Girl’s College, Onitsha, for the junior secondary and Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha for the senior secondary education.
Principals of the two secondary schools Anazor attended, Rev Sr. Maria Nwankwo of QRC Mrs. Chinyere Nzerem of FGGC, who were at the ceremony, expressed happiness at her performance and pledged to continue to produce exceptional students in their schools. In her speech, Anagor commended the state government for the gesture, stating that Governor Obi has proved beyond doubt that he loves education.
Note: This is courtesy of Peter Obi's huge investment in education..
Anambra is producing more and more Azikiwes, Achebes, Ojukwus, Chike Obis, Soludos, Nkem Akunyili, Chuka Umunna, Chimamandas etc..the list is obviously endless..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 12:51pm On Jan 07|
Anambra has the highest cut-off mark/point in Nigerian Unity Schools..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 12:47pm On Jan 07|
Anambra is among the 3 best performing states educational in Nigeria..
|Politics / Re: Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 12:13pm On Jan 07|
Investing in the future and human capital, that's what real governance and development is about..
|Politics / Peter Obi Flags Off The Distribution Of Textbooks To All Schools(pictures) by chino11(m): 12:05pm On Jan 07|
GOV. OBI FLAGS OFF THE DISTRIBUTION OF TEXTBOOKS TO SCHOOLS
Governor Peter has launched the distribution of seven hundred thousand free textbooks and library resources materials to public primary schools in the State. The ceremony took place at the Women Development Centre, Awka.
Governor Obi assured that the books would get to every pupil and reinstated that Education remains one of the top priorities of his administration, while government would continue to provide necessary logistics to promote primary education across the State. He described education as one of the greatest investments for the future and major capital for competition and commended teachers for their dedicated service to humanity, assuring that his government would sustain prompt payment of pension and gratuity till end of the tenure.
The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Mrs Uju Okeke said Education was key to success and noted that Governor Obi’s administration has achieved a lot at all levels of education. Dr. Mrs Okeke urged the pupil to reciprocate government’s huge investment in education by studying hard to excel to attract more interventions.
The Executive Chairman, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board, Chief Nzemeka Olisa said Governor Obi’s intervention in the education sector was unparalleled and had made great impact in teaching and learning in all schools in the State. Chief Olisa commended efforts of the Governor toward successful implementation of UBE programme, as well as improving the quality of education in the State including personal visits to schools, procuring and distribution of educational materials, improved sporting equipment, prompt payment of matching grants, provision of vehicles and employment of staff.
One of the pupils, Master KosisoChukwu Ebede expressed gratitude to the Governor for his remarkable achievements which he noted has not be rivaled in country as well as provided a bright future for the children.
|Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by chino11(m): 11:51am On Jan 07|
My people suffer for lack of knowledge, and to think that this is supposed to be what the clown achieved for 3years with over 200billion naira loans. Shabby few roads did with billions of naira only in the Owerre town. Even Onitsha expressway which happens to be a federal highway is shown also..
Show us real development as in education, health, urban/rural development, employment generation etc..
I hope to see when these people will live to beyond their very nose..I weep for una!
|Politics / Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by chino11(m): 10:08am On Jan 07|
Yorobass wants the return of Aviation sector to them by all means necessary..
They have hatched all plans aimed at sweeping the amazon away but she will emerge unscathed despite their unleashing of media war against one of the most formidable and high-performing minister in this administration..
|Politics / Re: Rivers High Court Bombed And Set Ablaze by chino11(m): 3:33pm On Jan 06|
Dead on arrival
|Politics / Re: APC To Pair Buhari And Tinubu For 2015 Presidential Election by chino11(m): 3:22pm On Jan 06|
No terrorist nor hardened criminal can stop GEJ..
If you believe CLICK LIKE
|Politics / Re: APC To Pair Buhari And Tinubu For 2015 Presidential Election by chino11(m): 3:19pm On Jan 06|
One is a sworn terrorist while the other is a confirmed hardened criminal..
The last thing Nigeria needs now is these two deadly "evil"..
|Politics / Re: APC To Pair Buhari And Tinubu For 2015 Presidential Election by chino11(m): 3:15pm On Jan 06|
I laugh in Otu Onitsha..
|Politics / APC To Pair Buhari And Tinubu For 2015 Presidential Election by chino11(m): 3:14pm On Jan 06|
In preparation for the 2015 general elections, the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has began its search is for the party’s vice presidential candidate right.
Popularly, it was assumed that former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, may get the presidential slot.
In case this option fails, the incumbent Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, former Federal Capital Territory (FCT), minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido are slated for a replacement.
However, Governor Lamido has always maintained that he won’t leave People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as he is a founding father of the party.
It was, however, learnt that the stakeholders who met behind the closed-door last weekend, have no mandate of the party or of any of the candidates being considered for the vice presidential slot, which was the highpoint of the parley.
In a stakeholder meeting held at the weekend in Ogun State, having been convinced that the presidential flagbearer will surely come from the North, APC is now searching for a vice-presidential candidate from the South in preparation for the race.
During the meeting, which was chaired by a chieftain from Ondo State, some names were tabled for scrutiny with a view to agreeing on who to present when the chips are down for nomination, which is believed, could come as early as June this year.
Some of the names on the card, according a report published in a national newspaper today, are former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Edo State Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, his Rivers and Imo state counterparts, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Rochas Okorocha respectively as well as former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Richard, Adeniyi Adebayo.
A source at the meeting, who doesn’t want to be named, said, “if former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari eventually becomes the party’s presidential candidate, Tinubu will automatically pair with him because of their experiences and exposure as former rulers.
“If any of the former Federal Capital Territory (FCT), minister, Mallam el-Rufai, incumbent Speaker, Hon. Tambuwal or Governor Lamido eventually picks the party’s ticket, any one among Fashola, Oshiomhole, Amaechi, Okorocha and Adebayo can be nominated for the vice presidential slot.” He concluded
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/2015-apc-hunts-vice-presidential-candidate/#sthash.XBvsECnY.dpuf
|Culture / Re: Aguleri Town Masquerade Festival In Anambra (pictures) by chino11(m): 9:55pm On Jan 05|
Below is UNHCR talking about Emeagwali....
A "father of the Internet", sometimes called the Bill Gates of Africa, computing superbrain Philip Emeagwali spent years of his childhood in a refugee camp before he went on to become, in former US President Bill Clinton's words, "one of the great minds of the Information Age".
Emeagwali grew up in Onitsha, in south-eastern Nigeria, one of nine children of Ibo-speaking parents. He showed early promise at school, even though he often had to work to help support his family. He was nicknamed "Calculus" by classmates for his extraordinary abilities in maths. His father, a nurse, would quiz him with 100 maths problems and leave him only an hour to find all the solutions. By the time Emeagwali entered fifth grade, his teacher would let him take over the class when he was absent.
In 1966, fighting erupted between the central government and the ethnic Ibo population. In the Biafran civil war that followed, the south-eastern region attempted to secede from Nigeria, and Emeagwali spent most of the period from 1967 to 1970 in a refugee camp. The Nigerian government restricted food importation to Biafra, starving nearly one million refugees to death.
In 1974, Emeagwali went to the United States on a scholarship with $140 in his pocket. Fifteen years later, he graduated in mathematics, civil, coastal and marine engineering and computer science. In 1989, he won the computing world's Nobel Prize, the Gordon Bell Prize, for solving a problem that had been classified by the US government as one of the 20 most difficult computing problems ever. Using 65,000 processors, he was able to perform the world's fastest computation at 3.1 billion calculations per second. His invention is widely used in programming and building the world's most powerful supercomputers and has also been used to maximise petroleum extraction.
Emeagwali has been living in the US since 1974 and underlines the huge contribution that immigrants have made to America. "Third World countries are giving technological aid to the United States that is worth about 12 billion dollars a year. One in 20 Americans was born abroad. Two thousand Nigerian doctors practice in the United States. There are more Sierra Leonean doctors in Chicago than in Sierra Leone," he says.
At his own website, emeagwali.com, he welcomes browsers to "the first personal website on the Internet." He has helped promote Africa ONE, a project to loop the entire African continent with 30,000 km of fibre-optic cable lines so that phone calls from one African country to another will not have to pass through Europe.
When Emeagwali was asked what qualities he would like to pass on to his son, he replied, "I want him to be inspired by the fact that I was a high school dropout and an ex-refugee who overcame racism and made scientific contributions that benefited mankind."
|Culture / Re: Aguleri Town Masquerade Festival In Anambra (pictures) by chino11(m): 9:51pm On Jan 05|
What matters most is that he is one of the fathers of the internet. He does not need to carry oluwole certificate..
|Culture / Re: Aguleri Town Masquerade Festival In Anambra (pictures) by chino11(m): 9:48pm On Jan 05|
I said that he is one of the fathers of the internet. Internet had so many contributors to its growth of which Emeagwali is among..
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