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Politics / Re: FG To Introduce Toll On Some Reconstructed Roads – Fashola by fewj(m): 11:18pm On Apr 30
We still don't have light and uncle fashola is now playing minister of transportation. Please mind your business and provide UNINTERRUPTED power supply!



STFUand4kMeHARD:
The federal government is set to reintroduce toll on some roads that will be built or reconstructed.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, made the declaration while fielding questions as guest on the popular Channels Sunrise Daily programme.

The minister said it would be pretentious to assume that the roads would get better if we continued to make our roads absolutely toll free. He added that, there would however be alternative roads to the ones that would be tolled.

Fashola declared, “We should stop being pretentious that roads can be had for absolutely free everywhere. There will be toll roads if we want to get out of this situation. There will be alternative roads as well so that people can choose.”

Fashola also talked about severance package for ex-workers in the three ministries. He explained that the record he met showed that about 50,000 such workers were due severance pay and that about 47,000 have been paid representing about 97 per cent compliance.

“Now, for me, it is a clear evidence of an intention and good faith to pay. Pensioners are about 5,000 and 3,000 have been paid; that is more than 50 per cent compliant. When I queried the reasons for the delay, they told me there was a verification process going on and the approvals they had to spend money on that process had expired. I gave them a new approval”, the Minister further explained.

He said the seeming delay in payment was as a result of the verification exercise going on adding that the verification was due to the allegation that when the payment started “people were altering records, issuing employment letters at severance point and backdating them to people who were not members of staff”.

“That is what has delayed this process. The money to pay is there but they said they are not going to pay until they are sure of the people they are paying. So that process is going on. It has to be properly done and when it is completed we will pay. These are the issues. So when people get angry or agitated, it is to do so in a context”, he said, adding that it is not an unwillingness to pay as some people have already been paid.

On the call for review of the privatization policy especially with regards to the Power Sector, Fashola, who recalled that the nation’s refineries were concessioned in 2006, noted that there was agitation then “by the voices that we are now hearing”, that they shouldn’t have been concessioned adding that as a result, the YarÁdua administration responded to that and stopped the process.

He declared, “I think our choice as a nation must be experiential. The YarÁdua administration responded to the agitation and stopped the process. But that was in 2007; where are we today, nine years after? We still don’t have the quality of refineries we want”.

“The Ministry of Petroleum just shared with us the hard work they are doing getting the refineries back on after about seven years. Perhaps, as you are aware, Dangote is now building a refinery. Perhaps if we had allowed that process, and I think Dangote was one of the concessionaires at the time”, he said.

Noting that government could start reviewing and nothing would happen, Fashola said in lieu of reviewing, focus should be “on getting what is on the ground to work”, adding, “And that is what I am doing, that is what I’ve told you about getting all the various power plants to work”.

Source:

http://www.punchng.com/53285-2/
Webmasters / Re: Blogger, Jide Ogunsanya Weds (photos) by fewj(m): 9:44pm On Apr 17
ogochukwu247:
Top Tech blogger and one of fav bloggers,Jide Ogunsanya of Obongeblog.com got married to his beautiful sweetheart yesterday..
Big congrats to him..

source
http://www.reportnaija.com/2016/04/top-tech-blogger-jide-ogunsanya-weds.html


Wedding was probably powered by adsense! cool
Jokes Etc / Re: Hillarious Chat Between An Mtn Customer Care And An Angry Mtn User (pic Included by fewj(m): 3:12pm On Apr 12
So MTN is now on whatsappp? I didn't know that

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Politics / Re: Tam David West "I Never Said Fuel Will Sell For N40 Under PMB by fewj(m): 3:08pm On Apr 12
You did, here's the link
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/buharill-reduce-petrol-to-n40l-david-west/

snthesis:
I never said petrol will sell for N40 per litre under Buhari – David-West
By Sylvester Ugwuanyi on April 11, 2016

David-West1
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof Tam David-West who served when Muhammadu Buhari was the Head of State, has denied saying that President Buhari will crash the price of petrol to N40 per litre, regretting that he must have been misquoted.

This was as he stressed that it was shameful that Nigeria is still involved in importation of petroleum products despite having four refineries capable of meeting the energy needs of the country. He insisted that there is nothing wrong with the nation’s refineries.

The Professor of Virology who spoke to Daily Sun in a telephone interview at the weekend, clarified that he only canvassed the removal of some 14 items currently listed in the petrol pricing template as that which would help crash petrol price to N40.

http://dailypost.ng/2016/04/11/i-never-said-petrol-will-sell-for-n40-per-litre-under-buhari-david-west/
Phones / Re: Why Do People Still Spend Alot Of Money On so called High End Phones by fewj(m): 1:01pm On Apr 03
ethene:

30k too is on the high side, there are good phone of 10k.

Chisos !!! shocked
Politics / Re: Caption This Photo Of Uduaghan, Ibori And Okowa All Of Delta State. by fewj(m): 9:39pm On Apr 02
Chances are the next governor is also in that photo .... cheesy
Politics / Re: See What This Oyinbo Tweeted About Nigeria While The President Was In USA (foto) by fewj(m): 3:23pm On Apr 01
Fedayeen:
Our President went to US to bring Nuclear energy that will generate 2500mw by 2050. He is our best President grin

The talk of nuclear energy started since the time of OBJ..... By the way, the nuclear convention was more of an anti-proliferation of nuclear usage
Politics / Re: Murray-Bruce: List Of Countries Visited By Buhari (Photo) by fewj(m): 3:20pm On Apr 01
Emmahunk:
All this noise that's almost be coming like that of Fayose, how is it adding value to the lives of the electoates in his Constituency?
The President's visits have continued to yield positive fruits whether he likes it or not. The latest is the over half a billion dollars that would have left UAE for Domnican Republic if not for the agreement signed between both Countries during one of these Visits.
That money alone is enough compensation. Besides, don't forget that America that hitherto refused selling arms to us are now even helping with the BH fight.

Why did america stop selling weapons to Nigeria?
Politics / Re: Murray-Bruce: List Of Countries Visited By Buhari (Photo) by fewj(m): 3:18pm On Apr 01
kenonze:



Talking nonsense is easy.
How many bill has he?

Ben Bruce is quick to list all the countries PMB visited but failed to enumerate the correponding benefits

Since he didn't list the benefits, you can help IGNORANT people like me see the benefits...
Politics / Re: Buhari's PTF Motor Spotted In Enugu (Photo) by fewj(m): 10:53pm On Feb 13
Siberia101:
I work in a health sector PTF was one of the best government initiatives...

We still use equipments down to bedsheets from PTF till date.

SureP remains the biggest scam

Which hospital uses bedsheets that are well over 15 years old?
Romance / Re: Two Women Fight Over A Man In Kenya Again (Photo) by fewj(m): 10:46am On Feb 02
cruzita:
fighting over a man ,God forbid ,is he worth it?

Some men are worth it
Politics / Re: Nigerians React To Lai Mohammed's Comments On GEJ Purchasing Expired Ammunition by fewj(m): 10:17am On Feb 02
kenonze:

My anger with GEJ is that he overpriced the obsolete items he bought. Had it been they were bought at right price, I will be asking Lai Mohammed which one have ur government bought so far

At least he bought. The old man shouldn't have lied in the first place! The problem with lying is that sooner or later, everything a liar that has been caught says would be assumed to be a lie even when he's telling the truth

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TV/Movies / Re: Martin Onovo On Sunrisedailynow: Presenters Taken To The Cleaners by fewj(m): 11:13am On Jan 27
Dahveydson:
Thankfully I watched it, if not i'd have believed Op.

If shouting, refusing to hear out your interviewers, distorting the words of the president and ministers, giving hilarious facts means taking them to the cleaners then you're right.

Those that didn't watch it, please try and do to judge yourself.

Let me tell you what happened last, He said the ministers appear not to be doing anything that everything was at a standstill, Then they showed him a clip of Fashola inspecting power plants, Right there on live TV, the man twisted what fashola said to suit his narrative.

For those saying ChannelsTV is pro-APC, I can only laugh. Channels neutrality and objectivity have kept them above all other stations in Nigeria for a very long time now.

I didn't watch the interview, but I share the same opinion that the long awaited heavenly ministers are doing almost nothing after their appointment. I don't see how inspecting a project will boost power supply. They keep increase the tariff, increasing taxes and I keep spending a fortune on petrol to power my office and home and you have the effrontery, the impetus, impertinence, temerity, insolence, audacity and nerve to come online and argue against their their obvious sluggishness and breach of campaign promises, infact karma will answer you for me.

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Nairaland / General / Re: Pregnant Woman Working As A Bus Conductor In Ajah (Photos) by fewj(m): 6:19pm On Jan 26
Maybe her husband/impregnator owns the bus.... (even that doesn't justify the risk)
Politics / Re: Bayelsa Monarch, "ProgressNeverDie" Shot In Southern Ijaw LGA (picture) by fewj(m): 1:37pm On Jan 11
HungerBAD:
Damn.

Same traditional ruler surrounded by PDP Flags. Once upon a time, Traditional rulers use to be very well respected in Nigeria, and then the Yahoo Traditional Rulers starting getting into Traditional Stools , and thus bringing our traditional institutions into the labyrinth of Jokes.

The late Ooni did it, when he openly turned into Osun State PDP Chairman by proxy.

The Traditional Ruler of Uromi is there.

The Late Obi of Agbor was shot by his own Palace Guards in the night while trying to rob his own guest.

There was John Nebolisa, a notorious armed robber and 419er, that was the Igwe of Akwusu in Anambra State.

The Late Onojie of Ekpoma was shot in the night by Robbers, while out chasing a female AAU student.

One Traditional ruler in OYO or OSUN raped a female Corps member.

And this one in Bayelsa, instead of sitting in his Palace, is busy politicking with thugs.

Everything in Nigeria has gone down the gutter.


And thats why its alright to shoot him? lets put partisanship aside and reject politically motivated violence!
Education / Re: Maths Teacher On His Way To Class For Double Period Lesson. by fewj(m): 9:20am On Jan 02
Demmocrats:
There is a big difference between a picture been funny and one looking silly, all i see is a silly dude. OP still waiting for the hilarious part since Nairalanders have abused the word hilarious.

Something can be so silly it becomes hilarious
Politics / Re: Revelation About Billions allegedly Spent by GEJ On Independence Day Celebration by fewj(m): 10:36am On Nov 27, 2015
tempex88:
1. BudgIT should show us the acknowledged copy of their letter to the SGF.
2. Complete copy of the response of the SGF.

I don't know y it is just letterhead and snapshots they are providing. what are they hiding?


nobeku:
My brother, you Sabi Book.. Leave all the EEJITS on nairaland that have been genetically tinkered to think from their anuses... Nairaland is filled with STUPORS... Lowlifers all over the place, crawling up and down like roaches.. Thank again.


Here's the link to the scanned copy of the entire document
https:///cZvEvl

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Family / Good Grief! by fewj(m): 12:40am On Oct 02, 2015
People say i live in a big house, I’d always taught they flattered me until this night, I had come home to an empty house and for the first time i felt so lonely at home, my bedroom feeling audaciously enormous, i could feel every wind, hear every sound, it felt like the length, breath and height of this house had increased and the atmosphere had become thicker such that it took so much strength to move my feet within the house.

How did I get here?
I woke up this morning with lots of adrenaline running through my veins, the pump of today being October 1st, the holiday and festivity, the long list of amazingly carefully thought out events for the day. Sadly this feeling didn’t last very long, pretty soon I remembered the long list of responsibilities and heavy duty logistics that i needed to ensure didn’t fail, it didn’t take long before the adrenaline and pump disappeared, before long, i was thinking of the irony of the celebration amidst all the many many problems of Nigeria, what are we even celebrating i asked myself, is it the boko-haram onslaught, or the bad roads and the many problems of this country (oh please, don’t even get me started.), pretty soon i was in a full fledge plunge into depression.

Suddenly i heard the door bell, it was Lugard, one of my many sidekicks for the day, he had come to pick up keys to the bus and other things need for logistics, why is he here so early i thought, switched on my phone it was already past seven, Oh! i had been in bed for about two hours soliloquising!

The rest of the day breezed past as I didn’t really participate in the rest of the festivities, I however did try to ensure every process and requirements for the day were met, done and went as planned. I got back to Warri at about past five in the evening, reviewed items and itinerary to ensure everything was atleast ok, and then i got the call, the bomb shell! I still recall my head spinning, and me screaming at the top of my voice in both hurt and disbelieve!

Aaron had just called me, he’s one of my few guys that I have, i wouldn't really say were best of FRIENDS, but we’re definitely better than acquaintances but its sorta in-between, off and on, on a need/situation/event basis.

He sounded very odd, he sounded like he’d been crying, maybe because I’ve known him for over 10 years, i could tell he was the one, (even truecaller couldn’t identify this number he was calling with), he told me how he’s been trying to reach me all day and couldn't get me (I was out of reception coverage), i didn’t bother explaining, i could tell something was really wrong, he told me how he’d been in my really good friend’s house all day and how that something terrible had happened and he needed to tell me.

I’ve got this friends i got to know sometime in 2004 while in the university, the were instrumentalists like me, we had come to meet in a Christ Embassy church and became very close, we did most things together, we had highs and lows, funny moments and embarrassing ones jointly and serverally, we were so close that everytime i imagined the future, they were a part of it, Isaiah Obi and Joseph Guwo had become a very integral part of my life and we always somehow kept in touch even though isaiah lives in a different city. Joe as we call him went on to marry his college sweet heart chinenye (chinny as we would call her) a fews years after graduation, while in the university she had also become a part of our clique like a few others.

Suddenly i snapped back to reality, all the tiredness of the day had disappeared, what did you just say i retorted, Frank he said, Joe your friend is dead, he died in a motor accident, he was travelling to abuja in a greener line vehicle, they had an accident and there are no survivors!

I hissed and ended the call, Aaron can be a bit naughty, i just thought his level of naughtiness had increased by an extra-ordinary amplitude and i didn’t find it funny. Few minutes after the call i started to worry, i thought about it for a while and decided not to call Joe’s wife as Joe’s number was switched off, i felt if this was Aaron’s prank, it would be super weird to let chinny know about it, i thought about asking her in different ways but finally decided against it, so i decided to call the third “musketeer" as we call ourselves and he confirmed the news, he had also been trying to reach me!

I drove with such urgency, with such numbness to his home, burst through the doors without really knocking, Chinny was sitting in the couch by the door, there were a lot of unfamiliar faces, it was then i began to cry, who would have thought Frank could cry like that? I held on to Chinny’s arm so tightly as if that would take away the pain i felt inside. I starred into her eyes and what i saw was unimaginable, words and space would fail me to describe, for the first time i saw this strange emptiness, this awkward sadness in her eyes, i just couldn’t help but cry more! I know what they’ve been through together, pre-marriage and post marriage, how we celebrated and admired their union and he now has left so suddenly after less than four years of their marriage.

As i write this, i can only imagine the pain she’s going through, never in my life have i felt so small, so helpless and hapless, so weak and incapacitated, i didn’t know what to tell her, i muttered some words in the few hours i stayed, can’t really remember the disjointed, disoriented and incoherent wordings, In those moments, all my cares and worries, my dreams, aspirations and tiredness from the long day where inconsequential, all gone and replaced by this strange quantum of grief, sadness and depression!

If there was ever anything that shook the very tenants of the things i hold dear and believe, this was it, if there was ever a time i really did question the essence of life, its struggles and challenges, this was it!

Here i am, sitting in this cold tiled stairs, typing so fast and sobbing, if Joe could die just like that? maybe ………………………..

Joe pace, Mr Guwo, Eshin, My drummer boy, so you left us like this? for what now? Palley no be so!

cc lalastica , seun

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Technology Market / Re: **PHONE SWAP CENTRE**SWAP IT NOW!!! pin:265DA560 or 08033923897 by fewj(m): 3:43pm On Sep 29, 2015
divineappo:
How much will u sell it to me. i want 2 buy

Sorry dear, I made that post a long time ago, am not sure where that device is at the moment, probably one of my cousins took it, can't remember...
Politics / Re: Nigerian Twitter Users Call Out Ambode Over Report That Fashola Spent N139m On by fewj(m): 12:15pm On Aug 25, 2015
aresa:



I'm not God, but he's not getting my vote or the votes of Nigerians in Lagos and on twitter demanding he return their votes.

Responsible and competent leaders don't lie and when they have facts and proof of wrong going, duty demands that they forward their evidence of wrong doing to law enforcement agencies for prosecution, not releasing lies and half truths on the internet just to play politics and destroy other people's image.

There's a clear difference between accountability and releasing false, misleading and worthless accusations on the internet..

It seems you're privy to information the rest of us don't have, why not help clear the falsehood?
Webmasters / Re: Professional Web Design And Development In Warri, Delta State, Nigeria by fewj(m): 9:41pm On Aug 16, 2015
ClintonNzedimma:

lol...frankwaive, so its you dat i have been trying to beat in SEO for web design companies in warri in google.
Nice to see you here

lol, good to know someone is trying to beat me, I've been trying to beat other people since forever!!!
Politics / Re: N59bn Abuja Airport Expressway Becoming A Death Trap (Pics) by fewj(m): 3:35pm On Aug 14, 2015
See the tiny portholes you guys are complaining of, please come to warri and see REAL portholes



Tiny or large, portholes in Nigerian roads are unacceptable!

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Politics / Re: Official Press Statement By Former Governor Raji Fashola On Website Allegations by fewj(m): 10:42am On Aug 14, 2015
Am sorry your excellency, you are just an unapologetic looter like the rest of your cohorts, I had hoped that you will clarify a typographical error, sadly you have confirmed the figures with unreasonable excuses. As intelligent and exposed as I assumed you to be, you actually believed this your "Defence" would "clear the air"?

So this is how you were spending the billions you were borrowing?

Maybe this anti-corruption war you and your associates postulate is actually a facade!!!

Am pretty sure if I give @Seun N40 Million, he'll happily build me a better nairaland with apps in popular platforms, and fashola is trying to justify a N78 Million Naira blog with apps, haba

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Politics / Re: The Many Incredible Roles Of DSS Under President Muhammadu Buhari by fewj(m): 5:13pm On Aug 04, 2015
Mynd44:
1. Dasuki's case was one bordering on National security and they went with a warrant. It was during the search they discovered the cars. You might know (I don't think you know anyway) that to own a bulletproof car, you must have been cleared by all National security agencies including the DSS. So they were well within their constraints

2. Still Dasuki. They found on him high powered rifles which no one would have issued licence for. What is that, national security or what?

3. When oil marketers went on strike, the country was all but shut down. I think it is fair if we call our energy sector a national security one. In the USA, the FBI are called in issues of Economics that might threaten internal security or a cartel purposely hiking prices

4. Stop being a clown. When the DSS was used to escort electoral materials, you did not know you were also going to have them involved all through?

5. This is hilarious. The DSS can actually go into any crime scene they want and it is then their choice on whether to intervene or not. No arrests were made and they left them to their issues.

You people make this too easy

What is the mandate of the DSS?
Programming / How To Install Laravel on OS x by fewj(m): 9:23am On Aug 04, 2015
How To Install Laravel on OS x
If you’re reading this, chances are you are already in love with laravel, you probably have seen a couple of advantages laravel has over other frameworks, seen a tutorial video or read an article that has sparked your interest in laravel. However, loving laravel is one thing, installing it is another.

I personally got acquainted with laravel just before version 5 was released, but somehow I kept postponing diving into it, sadly, at the time I decided to, laravel 5 had been released and most of the instructions I found online for installation where either for a none XAMPP user or for version 4 for a XAMPP user and this was a pain!

So you don’t go spend so much time looking for a solution like I did, I’ve decided to be your knight in shinny armor, here’s how to install Laravel 5 on XAMMP for Mac OS X.

Requirements
Terminal
XAMPP

OSX by default has PHP pre-installed, so when you install XAMPP, you’ll actually be installing a second PHP version on your MAC. Your Computer decides which to use depending on if internet sharing is on (System preferences/sharing) or if xampp server is on and apache is started. To know which version of PHP you system is using by default, open terminal, run “which php” without the quotes.

If what you get IS NOT “/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/php”, here’s how to correct it

Create a file called .bash_profile on your home directory (if you don’t have this file already) from terminal, to do this run the following commands one line at a time

Read the rest here

http://www.frankwaive.com/how-to-install-laravel-on-a-mac-with-xampp/
Webmasters / Re: Professional Web Design And Development In Warri, Delta State, Nigeria by fewj(m): 8:10pm On Aug 03, 2015

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Family / Re: Finally Got A Job After So Long, But My In-Laws Won't Let Me Have It! by fewj(m): 12:05am On Jun 27, 2015
This is already a sign that you're letting your inlaws run your marriage, on the long run, this could crash the union...

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Politics / Re: Okorocha’s N1billion Mansion Shocks Buhari - Pointblank.com by fewj(m): 11:18pm On May 11, 2015
IdiAmin1:
Even though I'm not his fan, Rochas has always been a millionaire. So his theft in govt is like emptying a drum of water in an already acquired geepee tank.

We should focus on people like TA Orji whose theft is like stealing the geepee tank full of water itself undecided

Theft is theft!
Politics / Re: Atiku To Buhari: Reverse PHCN Privatisation by fewj(m): 5:07pm On Apr 28, 2015
chamboy:
but not to this extreme

You didn't see the fox documentary that called obama the anti-christ? funny enough he (obama) made a joke of it after winning his first term election.... lol
Politics / Re: Atiku To Buhari: Reverse PHCN Privatisation by fewj(m): 2:09pm On Apr 28, 2015
Alphaoscar:
Buhari killed his wife and injected sickle cell into his daughter who later died because he hated her.- AIT

And you want AIT to be following Buhari anywhere he goes?






AIT never see anything


Have you ever heard foxnews report anything good about Barack Obama?
Celebrities / Re: Billionaire Wife, Dabota Lawson Shows Off Her Palatial Living Room by fewj(m): 9:19pm On Mar 28, 2015
choked up space, riotous coloring!
Technology Market / Re: Neatly Used Macbook Air 120K by fewj(m): 12:38pm On Feb 20, 2015
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