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|Politics / Re: Minister Dismisses 5 New Cases Of Ebola In Lagos by emmatok: 10:47pm On Aug 20|
lekanolas: The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday dismissed rumour of five new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos.
The minister has EBOLA, same man who claimed the doctor has being discharged.
|Business / Re: Nigeria Sinks Deeper Into External Debt by emmatok: 10:08pm On Aug 20|
GenBuhari: I doubt authencity of Thief Obasanjo's economic figures.
You forgot that the CURRENT FINANCE MINISTER was involved in OBJ debt reetucturing .
You might not like OBJ, but give it him he did well concerning our debt.
|Politics / Re: Mr President Why The Delay In Aquiring Fighter Jets And Modern Tanks by emmatok: 10:15pm On Aug 19|
It will be serious overkill, that will achieve nothing, cos the criminal can still escape .
The Nigeria ARmy need PRECISION in fighting BK.
|Health / Re: Dr Ameyo Adadevoh Dies Of Ebola Virus by emmatok: 10:01pm On Aug 19|
So the Doctor, the Minister of Health claimed was discharged is now dead.
|Politics / Re: These Are The 24 Selfish Reasons Nigerian Doctors Are On Strike-premiumtimes by emmatok: 11:41pm On Aug 18|
imsuboi: ^^ how dare you compare a common engineer to a doctor? Does an engineer deal directly with human lives??
Every equipment used by doctors are built by engineers.
|Politics / Re: Mr President Why The Delay In Aquiring Fighter Jets And Modern Tanks by emmatok: 11:24pm On Aug 18|
Eragablessen: Mr Brown J must either be residing abroad or he must have skipped his morning pills.
He is right, Nigeria is not fighting anther country like Ghana, Togo or Afghan.
Nigeria is fighting within her territory, and the use of fighter jet has its limitations, cos the terrorist can simply relocate to another village/state if they bombed.
IF you study BK very well they are always on the move.
Will you deploy fighter Jets if BK relocates to ABUJA? knowing its not a standard warfare.
We need proper intelligent system.
|Politics / Re: Position Of The Law When Dad Shoots Son... by emmatok: 11:08pm On Aug 17|
Having licensed gun is not a right to shoot anyone.
He will be arrested and interrogated even in if it is self defence.
|Politics / Letter To The Editor, The Times, Aug 12, 1968 by emmatok: 10:46pm On Aug 17|
|Politics / Re: ‘Lai Mohammed Detained For Abusing Jonathan’ by emmatok: 4:57pm On Aug 17|
What curfew at 12am.
Now I am understanding why the military ruled for so long.
Even during Abacha regime people still still talked and protested.
|Politics / Re: Position Of The Law When Dad Shoots Son... by emmatok: 12:23am On Aug 17|
Son being opposition to DAD is not enough evidence for self defence.
But attempting to use mob against his dad, can justify the self defence case if the DAD's life was in danger.
|Politics / Re: Position Of The Law When Dad Shoots Son... by emmatok: 11:48pm On Aug 16|
wealthinfos: I wanted to ask, whats the position of law should a father shoot his son who have always been in opposition against his dad who is a monarch?
Its attempted murder , if he dies its manslaughter.
In both cases the father commited crime and should be arrested.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 10:16pm On Aug 14|
Its election eve, movement is allowed due to early morning restrictions.
You forgot that some APC official were arrested @ home by the same DSS.
Don't give any excuse for these actions, it might be your turn tomorrow.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:56pm On Aug 14|
Pataki: All these noisemaking by APC should stop.
I think the DSS is making more noise these days, they have talking since OSUN DECIDE ended.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:43pm On Aug 14|
Whats special about 12am.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:23pm On Aug 14|
Was any PDP officials arrested
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:21pm On Aug 14|
Show me where the DSS mention APC has the bribe giver or bombers.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:14pm On Aug 14|
Did the DSS mentioned the bribe giver or bomb blast criminals.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 9:00pm On Aug 14|
And what is Chris Uba doing in Osun during the election.
The evil you support today, will surely hunt you tomorrow.
|Politics / Re: APC Accuses DSS Of Crass partisanship by emmatok: 7:13pm On Aug 14|
atlwireles: The DSS Spokesperson has been speaking on the arrest of the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, during the governorship election in Osun state.
If this comment was made by the DSS woman, we have serious problem in Nigeria.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: German Economy Falters As Russia Sanctions Take Their Toll by emmatok: 2:02pm On Aug 13|
LOL, as if the Russians are also not feeling the heat.
|Politics / Re: President Goodluck Described Patrick Sawyers As Pure Madness And Craziness by emmatok: 9:20pm On Aug 11|
Truckpusher: What isn't crazy about a fellow that knew that he has an infectious disease but decided to board a commercial airline?
Its wrong coming from the President, its a sign of anxiety.
|Politics / Re: President Goodluck Described Patrick Sawyers As Pure Madness And Craziness by emmatok: 9:14pm On Aug 11|
crusader01: President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday
Why is he using the word "crazy".
|Career / Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by emmatok: 7:59pm On Aug 10|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Russian Nuclear Bombers Keep Roaming Closer To U.S. Airspace by emmatok: 10:49pm On Aug 09|
Best comment so far, most guys shouting Russia here cant stay in Russia for one year, practicing their so call "Free speech".
Will SNOWDEN be alive today if he is a Russian dissenter.
|Politics / Re: Osun State: The Politics, The Mud And The Rust by emmatok: 10:18pm On Aug 09|
Is Chino now claiming to be a Security personnel? i wonder why he is busy calling people "bloody civilians"
|Politics / Re: SSS Maskmen In Osun: Security Or Criminals? by emmatok: 9:57pm On Aug 09|
They are Militants, according to LAI MOHAMMED the same guy were deployed in EKITI.
|Culture / Re: For Those Still Doubting Igbo jewish link read Carefully by emmatok: 10:46am On Aug 09|
DO YOU EVEN KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD "JEW"
Do you know the history of the JEWs.
|Politics / Dele Momodu: Why Today’s Election Is A Battle For The Soul Of Yorubaland by emmatok: 10:19am On Aug 09|
This is the reason for the declaration of war in the South West. If our security forces showed the same level of preparedness and seriousness in the States ravaged by terrorism Nigerians would have felt extremely secured.
Fellow Nigerians, as you read this, the battle for which political party controls the State of Osun, in South West Nigeria, should be reaching a crescendo. The PDP and APC are locked in a duel of monumental proportions. Anything, and everything, possible and available has been thrown into what has become a war more than a mere election. Sadly, this is how we now do it in our neck of the woods. The Party responsible for letting us degenerate into such moral abyss is none less than the rampaging PDP which sees as its goal the vision of Nigeria as a one Party State.
Rewards from electoral victories are often stupendously heavy. Now, under the PDP, it has become even more so. While it may be easier to win elections in other parts of our nation, Yorubaland has always been a battleground for political gladiators. This is because the average Yoruba electorate is perceptive, knowledgeable, conscientious and equally critical and demanding. I will come back shortly to the reason why this zone has become all too important to our new breed politicians.
This fight didn’t start yesterday. It began decades ago, or even centuries. You only need to read the history of the Yoruba race to see how tough it is for any individual to Lord it over them. The people are highly territorial and would normally fight to protect their provinces. They also believe in development and emancipation. Hence, there have been too many wars fought, including Kiriji, Ekiti Parapo, Ibadan/Egba, and many heroes and heroines have emerged as various Yoruba communities struggled for self-determination. They include several Aare Ona Kakanfos’ from Oyo, Ogedengbe of Ijesaland, Ogunmola and Efunsetan Aniwura of Ibadanland, Sodeke and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Egbaland, and many others.
The Yoruba respect men and women of valour and accord them the highest esteem. They received education quite early and understood the meaning of human rights, fairness and justice. This consciousness has made them somewhat difficult to govern because they believe that they have a right to be governed properly whereas a lot of politicians do not care about governance but are concerned only about their selfish interests and self preservation.
Not even the Yoruba kings are allowed to trample on their subjects.
In the famous Oyo Kingdom, a semblance of democracy as we know it today has been practised since time immemorial. The Oyo Mesi in Council in their role as Kingmakers not only appointed the Alaafin, who was a truly paramount and maximum ruler, they also held the King in check in their primary role akin to Senators in dual Parliamentary system. The Ogboni, headed by the Oluwo, further acted as a check on the excesses of the Oyo Mesi almost as a lower house of Parliament does in modern times based on their composition and functions.
In most, if not all, of Yoruba kingdoms, Kingship is rotated amongst the ruling houses. And there are always conditions to be met. Even if the collapse of education plus the incursion of stomach infrastructure are beginning to affect the Yoruba adversely, they still possess a substantial degree of self-respect and self-worth. That is why the phrase Talika Alagidi refers to a stubborn poor fellow. He’s ready to duel with the rich man if he feels insulted.
The Yoruba sometimes suffer from mood-swings. They can hail you today and disgrace you tomorrow if they feel you’re playing God and feeling too cool with yourself. They have subtle ways of rejecting and resisting oppression. Pele o Baba Olowo is a satirical way of telling the big man to take things easy. Oba Mewa, Igba Mewa suggests that power is transient and it is turn by turn.
In recent memory, the Yoruba have been involved in leadership tussles. The most significant being the tussle between Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Ladoke Akintola. Such a tussle has been lately re-enacted between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former President Olusegun Obasanjo but it never reached the epic proportions of the 1960s because the calibre and depth of the gladiators and juggernauts of those times is not matched by that of the present day protagonists. Indeed, whereas the Awolowo/Akintola duel was to the death, by a quirk of fate, Tinubu and Obasanjo have suddenly found themselves on the same side of the political divide, sharing the same aspiration of taking the Yoruba back to their vaunted position of leadership in the development, morality and ethos of the Nigerian polity......
|Phones / Re: SHOCKER! Mike Adenuga’s Glo In Serious Debt Mess! Alcatel Drops Glo Over Unpaid by emmatok: 9:35pm On Aug 08|
elobyobi: Yorubas are poor managers , simple. Mtn nigeria is managed by an igbo person and u can see the difference.
LOL, you dont even know the owners of MTN.
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