| Politics / Re: We Stand Ready To Help In Any Meaningful way- General Muhammadu Buhari by dustydee(m): 12:16pm|
Bearshare: Medicine after death...this' just a subtle plea for acceptance towards his 2015 presidential ambition
How come he'd stayed mute right after the post election killing spree till date. He knows we all know he's their no.1 sponsor (even CNN alleged it in 2012). Chai Naija don suffer for this hypocrites hands.
I have said it time and time again that the following names have a thing to do with this boko boiz
- Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
- Mallam El-rufai
- Atiku Abubaka
I swear they know a thing
GEJ till 20'forever
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| Travel / Re: Regrets Of Living In America by dustydee(m): 10:57am|
I was going to start a topic on this.
I currently have one child who is still not a year old but the thought of him not having connections to his roots gives me shivers atimes. I grew up with lots of cousin around and it was fun growing up. One of the crazy thoughts that crosses my mind is "what if gold or oil is found on our family land in the village?" What will happen to their inheritance if they have no ties with home?. My wife is from the South and I am from the North and she wants me to speak my language to the boy but the most important thing for me is for him to have a relationship with his uncles and cousins even if it means him schooling back home. Mind you I have only just relocated in less than 5 years and I already have mixed feelings. God help me.
| Politics / Re: Video: BBC Meets Gang 'paid To Join Boko Haram' In Niger - BBC News by dustydee(m): 9:16am|
Olodo like you.
Am not accusing T Y Danjunma but using his words to tell you how rich those Northern Muslims who own oil wells are.
Is it clear to you my pupil. If yes
Reply yes sir.
It is not clear, and you keep insulting me. I am trying to get facts from you because I do not have the information you claim to have. Who are they? Why would they sponsor Boko Haram? If you have this information, then it is safe to say the authorities have more so how come they have not been arrested? Or could it be that your comments are based on what you hear in the media or motor park? I need facts not conjectures.
| Politics / Re: Video: BBC Meets Gang 'paid To Join Boko Haram' In Niger - BBC News by dustydee(m): 9:03am|
Olodo like you.
Am showing you one of BH source of fund and possible sponsors.
Please, why would TY Danjuma want to sponsor Boko Haram? What does he have to gain by sponsoring them?
| Politics / Re: Video: BBC Meets Gang 'paid To Join Boko Haram' In Niger - BBC News by dustydee(m): 8:46am|
$500 million divided by $1 thousand is equal to 500 000.
$500 000 000 ÷ $ 1000 = 500 000
This is capable of buying 500 000 guns at $1000 dollar per gun.
$ 500 000 000 ÷ $ 2.5 = 200 000 000
This is capable of buying 200 000 000 bullets at $2.5 dollar per bullet.
Spend this every month. and you might crush the Nigerian army.
Don't forget that Northerners own 80% of the oil wells.
What has this got to do with the report?
| Politics / Re: Nigerian Muslim Clerics Recruiting Boko Haram Members – Cameroon Govt - by dustydee(m): 8:37am|
Oduastates: This article is so disjointed that you would think that it came from odili report or elombah.
It certainly reads like one of weddel slimin masterpiece or pieces.
Prepping the populace with an excuse to remove the governors because of a selfish 2015 presidential ambition?
Those who refuse to learn from history are bound to repeat the same mistakes made by their predecessors .
I thought I was the only one who did not make head or tail from the report. Had to stop reading.
| Politics / Re: Video: BBC Meets Gang 'paid To Join Boko Haram' In Niger - BBC News by dustydee(m): 8:31am|
It looks like some people here did not read the report. The recruits are from Niger Republic and not Nigeria. As for Boko haram funding, it could well be sourced from the numerous bank raids carried out by the group. And for those alleging that Buhari and co are sponsors, where did you get that informamtion from? And if it were true, the government would have arrested him long ago. Stop feeding on rumours and blackmail, that is the major cause of conflicts in Nigeria today.
| Sports / Re: Man Utd Sack Moyes by dustydee(m): 4:05pm On Apr 21|
Various British media outlets have claimed the firing is forthcoming, including Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph who broke the news of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/premier-league-reports-moyes-sacked-united-boss-132143841--spt.html
The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Sun all repeated the Telegraph's claim that Moyes is set to lose his job.
Ogden reports: "The 50-year-old’s reign could end before Saturday’s Old Trafford encounter with Norwich City if he chooses to seek assurances over his future which executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is unlikely to be able to offer."
The Guardian adds that "Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain's Lauren Blanc and the Holland coach, Louis van Gaal will all be discussed as the next potential United manager."
Manchester United have refused to deny the rumours according to local newspaper the Manchester Evening News.
Many of the reports also suggest that Ryan Giggs would be given the job on a temporary basis until the summer if Moyes was sacked.
Moyes backroom staff of Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Phil Neville are all likely be sacked if Moyes is let go.
However, there may still be a place at the club for Chris Woods who has impressed as goalkeeping coach since arriving in the summer - David De Gea has been United's best player this season, albeit amid limited competition.
Moyes' Manchester United side were outwitted by former club Everton in a 2-0 defeat on Sunday and that appears to have been the final straw for United's board.
United are seventh in the Premier League table and that result ended their slim hopes of Champions League football next season.
After that match Moyes has challenged his players to restore some pride by winning their four remaining matches but he may not even get the chance to do that.
Moyes continues to paint a positive picture about the future, but he cannot hide from the statistics that show just how badly his first season at United has gone. United will end the season with their worst points total in Premier League history. They have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades.
And they will only guarantee Europa League football at Old Trafford next term if they overhaul the six-point gap that separates them from Tottenham.
All those facts make uneasy reading for Moyes and the United faithful, so the Scot wants to ease some of the pressure on his shoulders by taking maximum points from the final four games against Norwich, Sunderland, Hull and Southampton.
"We need to end the season on a high," the United manager told MUTV.
"We want to finish by winning all of our games. We'll do everything we possibly can to make that happen."
| Education / Re: 2014 Jamb result Out! Come in to check your Result by dustydee(m): 6:50am On Apr 19|
This is last year's link. 2013
May I have this years link, please? Thanks.
| Education / Re: 2014 Jamb result Out! Come in to check your Result by dustydee(m): 6:34am On Apr 19|
| Politics / Re: Seven Things You Need To Know About Northerners by dustydee(m): 8:21am On Apr 18|
I disagree with your position. Since you are generalizing, these points are also true for all parts of Nigeria.
| Career / Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by dustydee(m): 3:40pm On Apr 17|
coolio2014: THE COY YOU ARE WITH THAT PAYS STAFF THAT RECOMMEND PEOPLE FOR EMPLOYMENT THAT EVENTUALLY GET IT, IS IT A MNC IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR? I AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IF YES. DO REPLY PLEASE.
Yes but I am not based in Nigeria at the moment. It is a multinational oil and gas Engineering company.
| Family / Re: Britain's Youngest Parent:12 Year Old Girl And 13 Year Old Boy Have A Baby by dustydee(m): 9:16am On Apr 17|
I wonder what would happen to them if they were Nigerians. As for the parents saying they are proud :oI. . . . what can I say?
| Family / Britain's Youngest Parent:12 Year Old Girl And 13 Year Old Boy Have A Baby by dustydee(m): 9:33am On Apr 16|
A couple have become Britain's youngest parents after a 12-year-old gave birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend's baby.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, gave birth to a 7Ib baby girl last weekend after she fell pregnant while at primary school in north London, aged 11.
The couple, who are said to be 'totally in love', met over Christmas 2012 when she was ten and he was 12. She is now in Year 7, and her boyfriend, who also cannot be named, is in Year 9 at another school.
Speaking exclusively to LBC radio, the girl's father, known as Greg, admitted that he was heartbroken by the situation, but insisted that he did not know his daughter was sexually active at 11 and only found out about the pregnancy a month ago.
He said: "Unfortunately kids at this age are going to grow up and have boyfriends and partners. If they do things behind their parents' back that's something that we are never going to find out.
"It is heartbreaking, but you can't turn back time. You can only go forwards.
"We don't know where it happened. What you're implying is that we knew they were having intimate intercourse in bedrooms. No.
"We cannot keep her wrapped up her whole life. I can't keep a watch on her 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
"You don't know what has gone on and once the mistake has been made, you just have to support them.
"That little girl has not brought shame to me at all. I am so proud of her."
'Rather she had a child than drug addiction'
When asked how he can be proud of his daughter having sex at 11, he said: "Unfortunately she is still my little girl whether she has done that or not. I would rather come home and face this than find that she is on drugs at 11 or 12. She's not the first person and will not be the last person.
"She has brought something beautiful in the world and so we are going to standby and support this."
He also refutes claims the couple want to now get married and added: "It is news to us and absolute nonsense. It is not even on the cards."
Classmates at the girl's school have been left shocked as she only left lessons last month and was said to have not looked pregnant.
On Tuesday the girl went to register the child's birth with her mother, who is 27 and is also now one of Britain's youngest grandmothers.
Aged just 12 and three months, the girl is five months younger than the UK's previous youngest mother, Tressa Middleton. She became pregnant at 11 and gave birth aged 12 in Edinburgh in 2006.
In a show of support Middleton wrote on Facebook: "So everyone am not scotlands youngest mum no more [sic]. I hope she has a better time with people than I did they can be so judgmental and its out of order all the best hunny congratulations hope use have a lovely life together...."
Jan Leightley, acting executive director of operations at Action for Children, told IBTimes UK that support from her family will give the baby the best start in life, but the mother who is still a child herself will need to have her needs met too.
"She will need to learn the practical side of looking after a baby, like making up bottles and changing nappies, but she also needs one to one support to cope with this major change in her life," Leightley said.
"Having someone to accompany her to appointments with midwives and doctors, and to help her family explore alternative arrangements for her education is vital. She can find this kind of support at her local children's centre.
"It's crucial that young mothers aren't stigmatised, they've got a tough journey ahead of them, but support and understanding from people around them will give mum and baby the best chance in life."
According to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics the number of pregnancies in those under 18 dropped to 27,834 in 2012, compared with 31,051 in 2011.
God help us.
| Education / Re: This Year's Jamb Result Will Be Worse! A MUST READ!! by dustydee(m): 1:32pm On Apr 15|
Scammers are getting dumber by the day
| Religion / Re: "Reign In Your Mad Dogs" -cardinal John Onaiyekan To Muslim Leaders by dustydee(m): 10:40am On Apr 15|
I don't know what the muslim leaders will do that will end this carnage. I don't think Boko Haram listens to anybody. If they did they would have stopped these killings. All we need is to stop blaming each other and take a decisive action against these evil men. The constant politicization of terror by our politicians especially the PDP will not solve this problem but drag us deeper into crisis. We may think the violence is far from us but those at the park yesterday did not expect to be attacked. We all need to rise against this evil and the insufficient action by our government and security forces. May God help us all.
| Education / Re: JAMB UTME Leaked Questions & Answers Were Actually Correct. Sad. by dustydee(m): 9:56pm On Apr 13|
Jamb needs tobe made aware of this site. I checked jamb website (jamb.org.ng) but didn't find any contact detail there. Please anyone with the registrars contact details or jamb official contact should report this or let me have it so I can make a complaint. The battle to save this country starts with you and I playing our part.
| Politics / Re: Customized iPhones For Guests At Jonathan's Daughter's Wedding by dustydee(m): 10:07pm On Apr 12|
The private use of the country's coat of arms, if the pictures are real, is wrong. What is wrong with us in Nigeria?
| Education / Re: Does The Nigerian Education System Prepare Students For The Work Environment? by dustydee(m): 9:08am On Apr 11|
| Education / Re: Does The Nigerian Education System Prepare Students For The Work Environment? by dustydee(m): 9:06am On Apr 11|
In some countries, children are beig exposed to the work environment early in life. I work in the UK and school children are sent to organisations to have a week of "work experience". They go to a company of their choice where they are taken through different departments and told what the departments do. This helps them in their career chioce. Also when they are in the university, they have the option of internship (which we call SIWES/industrial training) in Nigeria. The difference is that it is structured and many students use it as a stepping stone to their first jobs. talented students are usually retained (employed) after their degrees. It also counts as work experience. The same can be done in Nigeria.
| Business / Re: Funny Firstbank Advert - Wicked Customer On Monday Morning by dustydee(m): 9:51am On Apr 10|
| Culture / Re: What Comes To Your Mind And What Do You Say When You Meet An Okija Indigene by dustydee(m): 7:25am On Apr 09|
| Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee(m): 1:36pm On Apr 01|
ochukoccna: Whilst coming to the UK I brought no foodstuff because I heard [on hearsay mostly] there are rules as to what to bring in and all that
However, I was pleasantly surprised many a Nigerian I met in transit and over here brought in smoked fish[which I heard from someone I know had been banned], egusi, ogbono, yam etc
My question thus is what can I bring in without been flagged at the airport?
How do I go about it? Is there a website to go to?
Is it about packaging? etc
I do travel back to the UK with smoked fish. I don't think it is banned. Palm oil is prohibitted from the Nigeria end but some people freeze it before travelling.
| Politics / Re: Video Of Boko Haram Attack At Giwa Barracks by dustydee(m): 3:14pm On Mar 27|
God help us.
| Politics / Re: On Camera: Embassy Worker Who Says He Can Smuggle Stolen Goods Out Of The UK by dustydee(m): 12:17am On Mar 27|
Then if you are not a saint you have no moral right to point accussing finger on anyone..I am not holding brief for the Dude but we have to admit that in one way or the other we have all contributed to the mess called Nigeria..We have to seek for forgiveness, repent and turn a new leaf if we are really ready to move on.
Point accusing finger at who? Where did I accuse anyone of wrong doing. That I am no saint does't mean I go about doing evil or being immoral. It means I have my flaws and it is not stealing, soliciting for or offering bribe.
| Politics / Re: On Camera: Embassy Worker Who Says He Can Smuggle Stolen Goods Out Of The UK by dustydee(m): 11:58pm On Mar 26|
Dude you may not do what he has done in that capacity but just think how you cheated in School...Just think how you gave bribe in one way or the other to have your way..Please we have a problem as a people and worst of is our attitude to quickly wear the righteous cap when a fellow brother is caught... Well, na who dem catch be thief...
I didn't do all that. I am not a saint but I haven't sold my soul to the devil either.
| Politics / Re: On Camera: Embassy Worker Who Says He Can Smuggle Stolen Goods Out Of The UK by dustydee(m): 9:19pm On Mar 26|
J12: He's just a typical nigerian. No surprises whatsoever.
Please don't say that. I am also a typical Nigerian and I wouldn't do that.
| Politics / On Camera: Embassy Worker Who Says He Can Smuggle Stolen Goods Out Of The UK by dustydee(m): 9:07pm On Mar 26|
An undercover investigation filmed by ITV's Exposure reveals how a worker at the Nigeria High Commission (NHC) claimed he could transport items, including stolen art, out of "any airport" using his diplomatic connections.
Posing as a criminal gang, the Exposure team, led by reporter Mark Williams-Thomas, met Alfa Abutu, in a London hotel. Abutu told them that he could transport their stolen art to Paris.
"Give me your suitcase, this suitcase usually has to be wrapped with the national flag before we can move it anywhere. And we use diplomatic vehicle whereby the police authorities will not stop us," Abutu said.
Exposure later told Abutu the art was worth nearly £1 million, to which he suggested a commission of £250,000. In a series of meetings with undercover reporters, Abutu also claimed he could help transfer money, and smuggle diamonds and gold out of the country using an embassy car and its associated privileges.
"The easiest way is that, let's say this box is loaded with $1 million and they are going out with it or gold, or diamond. With my link, we use a diplomatic vehicle from here straight to Heathrow or Gatwick," he said.
"They will not open the box they are bringing out. It's not a problem."
When asked to comment on Exposure's findings, Abutu denied any wrongdoing and said he had never been involved in criminal activities. He said he is local staff, not a diplomat, doesn't have diplomatic immunity and couldn't have assisted the Exposure team to move an item.
He said he believed Exposure's undercover reporter was not genuine but decided to play along with him.Following the revelations, the Nigeria High Commission immediately suspended Abutu from his position in the accounts department, where he had worked for six years.
Spokesman Ahmed Inusa said:
[The Commission] supports the press and the media in their good work to expose embassy workers…who either pose as diplomats with a view to committing criminal acts for financial gains or diplomats who abuse their diplomatic privileges for any reason.
The Mission thanks ITV staff in particular, for the good work they have done.
During its investigation, Exposure uncovered that while Abutu did have diplomatic links, he was not a diplomat and his claims of diplomatic immunity were false.
Nevertheless, the Nigerian High Commission says it "utterly condemns Mr Abutu's conduct".
The Commission told Exposure that Abutu "tried to fool investigators into believing that he is [a diplomat] for personal financial gain." The Commission also said that he does not have access to the diplomatic bag.
"As soon as the High Commission became aware of Mr Abutu's conduct, he was suspended as part of the Mission's internal disciplinary procedure," spokesman Ahmed Inusa said. The Commission said Abutu's conduct was entirely personal and nothing to do with them.The case has provoked concern that diplomatic privileges are open to widespread abuse - whether via smuggling contraband in and out of the UK, or using immunity to evade criminal prosecution.
Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart co-chairs the all-party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and has lobbied on the issue of diplomatic staff who abuse their positions in Britain.
Speaking to reporter Mark Williams Thomas, Ms Mactaggart said Abutu's claims were "really shocking":
Diplomatic channels are necessary in order to move secrets, in order to protect diplomats in countries which don't respect the rule of law in the way that Britain does - and yet that means that they can be abused in this way.
Diplomats: Above the law?
While Abutu lied about his diplomatic immunity, many of the 22,000 foreign diplomats and embassy workers resident in the UK do have full immunity from prosecution.
Immunity is bestowed by the United Nations Vienna Convention 1961, an international treaty which defines a framework for diplomatic relations. It gives diplomats certain privileges, which allow them to operate in their host country without fear of coercion.
However, Exposure's investigation reveals how some diplomatic workers use - and in some cases abuse - their special privileges to evade being arrested or charged with serious crimes, including assault, drink driving, human trafficking, and domestic enslavement.
It also highlights how the sanctity of the diplomatic bag - the fact that it cannot be searched - makes it a valuable asset for international criminals.Former Irish diplomat Eamon Delaney told Exposure that during his eight-year placement in the US, he was aware of diplomatic bags being used by other countries to transport illegal items:
Illicitly it was used to send soft drugs, cannabis, marijuana certain art objects that shouldn't have been moved out of the country …
I would know of situations known to others where more serious items like such as weapons, explosives have been transferred by counties in the Middle East or Africa and they're moved to European settings where they could be used for activities which were really sinister.
And leading QC Geoffrey Robertson told Exposure, "I have had evidence in cases that I have done where diplomatic bags have been used by some members of embassies to smuggle guns, arms, murder weapons, certainly drugs into countries."
But diplomatic bag abuse may be just one way that embassy staff evade the law.
Exposure analysed Foreign Office statistics concerning alleged offences committed by diplomats between 2007 and 2012. The analysis showed that there were 88 alleged "serious" offences committed by diplomats during this time period.
Top of the table is Saudi Arabia with 11 alleged offences, followed by Kazakhstan and Russia with five, Cameroon with four and the Ivory Coast and Ghana with three each. The Saudi embassy told Exposure that serious action is taken against any diplomat found to have broken UK laws.
Most of the 88 alleged offences relate to driving, but others include intimate assault, human trafficking, actual bodily harm, threatening to kill and robbery. Of the 11 offences allegedly committed by Saudi diplomats, two concern human trafficking while one alleges intimate assault.
Former diplomat Eamon Delaney believes that diplomatic immunity is becoming out of control, "There's no need for so many diplomats and so many staff of embassies to walk around with immunity and with Diplomatic Passports: It's an indulgence, it's outdated, and it is a license to abuse."
This is really shameful and I, as a Nigerian, am ashamed.http://www.itv.com/news/2014-03-26/caught-on-camera-embassy-worker-who-says-he-can-smuggle-stolen-goods-out-of-the-uk-in-diplomatic-bags/
| Food / Re: Your Favorite noodles by dustydee(m): 10:14am On Mar 18|
Golden Penny is the best for me. The only problem I have with it is that it is difficult to find in the market.
| Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Immigrations Recruitment: 7 Feared Dead, Dozens Injured In Stampede In Abuja. by dustydee(m): 5:44pm On Mar 15|
Sad day. In sane societies, someone will be in jail by now. Where is the 1.6 million jobs that were created?
| Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Got A Job And Admission For Masters Which Do U Suggest I Do? by dustydee(m): 10:59am On Mar 15|
All this story without telling us who your oga at the top that connected you abi? You started job 4 days after POP and you expect me to believe no body press any button for any body? huh bros like my nladers would say. "#Itdinthappen.
A friend of mine got a job about a month before POP, as a matter of fact, he came from the job to collect his discharge, now tell me say nothing happen, bros abeg pack go well there make my trailer pass
A lot of people are jobless because they have this kind of mindset. If you don't believe in yourself, who do you expect to believe in you. At the peak of unemployment in Nigeria, the people around me were changing jobs, that changed my orientation even before I finished school. In 2006, I got my first job which paid more than 100k but I declined because it was a bank and I did not want to work in a bank. I did no have any job then but some months later I got the job I wanted.
@OP do what you feel is the best for you. Personally, I regret not doing my masters earlier even though I had the opportunity of doing it.
| Romance / Re: My 5th Anniversary With My Igbo Fiance by dustydee(m): 4:49pm On Mar 14|
Nairaland front page na wah o. Girl is "South African" but boy is "Igbo". Wouldn't it have been better to refer to him as a Nigerian?