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|Politics / Re: Pro-jonathan Groups Shelve Rally by free2ryhme: 6:56pm On Jul 31|
Canme4u: I was here.
Na obito u dey go or u Come sign condelence ? Abeg bros who die
|Romance / Re: A Nairalander To Nairalanders: Please Save My Relationship With A Nairalander by free2ryhme: 10:09pm On Jul 28|
Boko haram love
|Celebrities / Re: 2face Idibia Changes Name by free2ryhme: 12:04pm On Jul 27|
|Food / Re: Bush Meat Eaters: Do You Know The Kind Of Animal Behind The Bush Meat You Eat? by free2ryhme: 12:03pm On Jul 27|
|Fashion / Re: Ladies What Is Your Worst High-heels Experience by free2ryhme: 11:45am On Jul 27|
You wear high heels, you fall for church and everybody dey laugh. Whose fault is it?
|Politics / Re: NPA Faults Fashola’s Comment On Oshodi-apapa Expressway Snarl by free2ryhme: 9:29am On Jul 24|
99% of you on here don't know poo abt what goes in and around the port . Fashola is the voice of reason how many you have driven through the access roads that leads to Tin can port and apapa before you startt ranting on issues u have no idea about
|Family / Caught On Video: How Can They Behave Like This On A Public Beach by free2ryhme: 10:17am On Jan 10|
This man and woman unknowingly to them was caught on camera doing some silly and unbelievable things on a public beach.
What were they thinking? Did they think that no one will see them? Hummm! na wa for some people.
watch video here
|Celebrities / Re: Why Comedienne Princess Marriage Crashed by free2ryhme: 2:51am On Jan 09|
|Religion / Re: Pastor Sign Fireman Arrested In Ritual Murder Case by free2ryhme: 8:40pm On Jan 08|
PResent day fake pastor's and d get rich syndrome
|Romance / Re: Ways Some People Deliberately Destroy Their Relationship by free2ryhme: 3:10am On Jan 08|
love gone sour
|Politics / Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by free2ryhme: 3:02am On Jan 08|
wetin this one dey talk sef
She also has no constitutional obligation to declare fake certificates too #moralbankrupt
|Phones / Re: Increase In Price Of MTN Recharge Card In My Area by free2ryhme: 8:32am On Jan 06|
krugar07: Just live with it.... The increase isn't too much
If u don't have anytin beta to say u can politely close uR mouth
|Fashion / Serena Williams, Viktoria Azarennka Walks On Catwalk As Models - Video by free2ryhme: 3:20am On Jan 03|
The top two female tennis players in the world Serena Williams and Viktoria Azarenka share the limelight ahead of their exhibition match in Thailand.
|Family / Video Shows Brutal Beating Of Helpless Old Woman At The Hands Of Security Guards by free2ryhme: 1:22am On Jan 03|
|Religion / Re: An Experience At Pastor Chris Okotie’s Church In Lagos by free2ryhme: 12:17am On Jan 03|
these are the last days ...
The bible is clear on this
|Romance / Re: Weding Invitation To All Nairalanders by free2ryhme: 8:20pm On Jan 02|
your wedding no get venue or na for on top water u wan do wedding ...
|Religion / Pope Francis Goes Off-script To Call For An End To Violence by free2ryhme: 2:28pm On Jan 02|
Speaking off the cuff, he questioned, “What is happening in the heart of humanity?”
From a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis used his first public appearance of 2014 to call for a spirit of community on Earth and an end to violence in the world.
Francis called on people to “work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the Associated Press reports.
“We are all children of one heavenly father,” he said. “We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny.”
At one point, Francis, who has been personally invested in seeking an end to the ongoing civil war in Syria, expressed exasperation with the state of things on Earth. Putting aside his prepared remarks, he said, “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity? It’s time to stop.”
Watch video here: http://ireporterstv.co/stop-the-wars-pope-says-in-new-year-appeal/
|Celebrities / Re: Fresh Prince Actor, James Avery 'Uncle Phil' Dies At 65 by free2ryhme: 6:58am On Jan 02|
|Politics / Monarch Betrayed Rivers On Oil Well, Says Amaechi by free2ryhme: 2:56am On Jan 02|
Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi yesterday slammed the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, the headquarters of Akuku-Toru Local Government, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, accusing him of betrayal over the Soku oil wells ceded to Bayelsa State.
He said if President Goodluck Jonathan returned the Soku oil wells and the 41 oil wells in Etche Local Government ceded to Abia State, to Rivers, he would support him, even as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amaechi said he was sure the President would not return them.
The Rivers governor, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt as a guest on a phone-in programme, Today, on 95.1 FM Radio.
Soku oil wells are in Akuku-Toru Local Government, while Abonnema is one of the Kalabari communities, comprising Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru and Degema local governments.
Bobmanuel, a few days ago, hosted in his palace, Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, who was accompanied by the Supervising Minister for Education Chief Nyesom Wike; the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus; the Rivers Chairman of the party, Chief Felix Obuah and other PDP leaders.
The Abonnema monarch said he was satisfied with the way President Jonathan handled the Soku oil wells matter.
Amaechi said: “It has to do with the interest of Rivers State. It has nothing to do with my interest. There is an attempt by the Federal Government to undermine the development of Rivers State. Everybody is talking about Soku oil wells. There are over 41 oil wells belonging to Rivers State, which have been ceded to Abia State.
“They (the Federal Government) want to impoverish Rivers and as a governor, you expect me to keep quiet? It is not just Soku alone, it is also the fact that they have taken the oil wells in Etche.
“I heard my colleague, Bayelsa State governor, went to Abonnema the other day and the Amanyanabo of Abonema received him and said he was satisfied with the way the President is handling the oil wells. For me, that is a betrayal of his people.
“He (Bobmanuel) is a king in Kalabari kingdom and he says he is satisfied that the Federal Government has taken the oil wells and Bayelsa is receiving the money. It is not about me, it is about the Kalabari people. It is about the Rivers people.
“When the Bayelsa governor came, what was he doing in Abonnema? Why would the traditional ruler of Abonnema not tell the governor that Abonnema people are not happy over the oil wells taken away from them? The traditional ruler was expected to say ‘return our oil wells to us.’
“I have told the President that if he returns the oil wells, I will support him. But he (President) cannot.”
It does not matter whether I go back to the PDP or not, I will support him. He has not been able and he will not. If he (President Jonathan) thinks it will favour me, then let him keep the money in an escrow account, because the money was first and foremost in an escrow account.
“When he became President, he went to the escrow account and took the money. If it is about me, let them keep the money in an escrow account and give it to the next government in Rivers State. What I want to see done is the fact that our resources are returned to us.
“Now, there is no money in the escrow account, because Bayelsa State has expended the money. Even if we go to court today and the court says we are right, there is no money in the escrow account again. So, it is a hopeless and helpless situation for Rivers State.”
The Rivers governor added that he did not need to visit Soku before siting development projects like model schools and health centres, among others there, while accusing President Jonathan of taking sides in the ceding of Soku oil wells to his Bayelsa state.
He said: “President Jonathan stated that Rivers people call it Soku, while Bayelsa people call it Oluasiri. We do not need to go to court. Judgment has already been given by President Jonathan,” lamenting that the National Boundary Commission was yet to correct the mistake, as promised.
The NGF chairman also berated Wike, his former Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt and the Director-General of Amaechi Campaign Organisation in 2011, whom he said he made minister, which the two-term Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government council of Rivers State (Wike) denied.
Amaechi said: “I will not join issue with Wike. He is my junior in age. I graduated before him in the university. I ensured his re-election as Obio/Akpor Chairman. I made him Chief of Staff and Minister. I am a Governor by God’s grace, he is not. I have character. I do not know if Wike has character.
“I apologised to my friends for join issue with Wike. I do not want to be dragged to the gutter with Wike. The Obio/Akpor LG matter is not about political vendetta, but they are sharing the council’s funds.
“I have dissolved the Obio/Akpor LG council. Anybody who pays taxes, levies and other monies to Timothy Nsirim (the sacked chairman) will pay twice. The Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI, which has Wike as the grand patron) is a group of bandits, undermining the security of Rivers State.
“Police are being used to abuse my administration in Rivers State. Militants are now letting loose. They are now using the police, but Dr. Jonathan will not be the President forever. I do not have refinery in Ghana as being insinuated. I do not steal like them.
“They have served in government and they have nothing to show, except corruption. Some people who served briefly in government are now building mansions all over the place and the people are not asking questions.”
The Rivers governor also stated that he heard that the aides to President Jonathan went on the Internet and enumerated all the projects that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) did in Rivers State, from when the ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo established the commission and said they were what President Jonathan achieved in Rivers State.
He said: “Let us even assume it is true that the President (Jonathan) is building six-classroom blocks. They have forgotten that we have demolished those six-classroom blocks, because we have phased them out, because they do not have sanitary facilities, computer laboratories and libraries like our schools. As we progress, we will continue to demolish them, until we achieve what we want.
“They even added Chinda Street that is my administration’s project and called it a Federal Government project. If I were the President, I will fire them.”
Amaechi also described the monorail in Port Harcourt as a noble project, stressing that in Nigeria, Rivers was the only state that was using its own funds to construct a monorail, noting that the Lagos light train was being funded by the World Bank, but the Rivers government was using its funds to pursue the monorail project.
The NGF chairman described the monorail as a brand new technology, stressing that there was nowhere in the world that the monorail was more than 16 kilometres, stating that the Port Harcourt’s monorail was nearing completion, with the incoming government to take it to the end of Aba Road.
On the defection of Amaechi and the four other governors from the PDP to the APC, he said: “If you observe, I do not like discussing the judiciary. The right thing to do is to keep me away from that controversy of what they think about the judiciary.
“Let us assume that the Federal Government or the PDP has done that (influencing the court), we still have the Court of Appeal and one place that is difficult to influence is the Supreme Court. If it is true that the PDP is doing that (trying to influence the judgment of the court on the defection of the governors), hope will not be lost, because we have the Court of Appeal, we have the Supreme Court.
“Courts do not impeach, but we are waiting. The courts’ position has been very clear. Zamfara Governor moved to the PDP and the court held that he had a right to move, if there is a disagreement with his party.
“The Bauchi State Governor moved from the ANPP (All Nigeria Peoples Party) to the PDP and the court held that he had the right to move. Abia Governor moved from the PPA to the PDP. Kebbi Governor moved from the ANPP to the PDP. They are so many and the PDP was so happy absorbing them.
“Now that five of us have gone and the chances of more governors moving to the APC appear to be there, PDP is panicking. We are ready to meet them in court. We have hired lawyers and our lawyers can battle with them.”
The Rivers governor also reiterated that the annual budget of Rivers state was the same with Ghana, with investors developing the neighbouring West African country (Ghana), while running away from the Niger Delta state (Rivers), because of insecurity, recently created by the Federal Government.
He noted that in stayed in Ghana for ten months, when he fasted throughout from 6 am to 6 pm, in the days of the infamous K-leg of the ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and some leaders of the PDP, before becoming governor on October 26, 2007, in view of the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court the previous day, with Ghanaians trusting their government.
Amaechi assured that the 13,000 newly-employed teachers for the state’s primary and secondary schools would soon be paid the six months’ arrears of their salaries, stating that the Rivers Ministry of Education did not carry along the state’s Ministry of Finance, while recruiting the new teachers.
He noted that his administration was pursuing integrated development, which he said was changing the face of Rivers state, while disclosing that the Trans-Amadi Road in Port Harcourt, being dualised by his administration, would be tolled upon completion.
|Politics / Re: TB Joshua’s Shocking 2014 Prophecy For Nigeria And The World by free2ryhme: 12:13am On Jan 02|
2014 a year of .....
|Politics / Re: Breaking News: Mogadishu Hotel Targeted By Bombs, At Least 11 Killed by free2ryhme: 12:11am On Jan 02|
terrorist zone what can one expect
|Politics / Breaking News: Mogadishu Hotel Targeted By Bombs, At Least 11 Killed by free2ryhme: 11:50pm On Jan 01|
Three bombs exploded within an hour outside a hotel frequented by government officials in a heavily fortified district of the Somali capital on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people.
The attacks on the Jazira hotel, one of the securest places in Mogadishu, underscore the security challenges facing President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election by lawmakers last year was hailed by many as a way to end two decades of conflict.
The first two bombs came in quick succession and were followed by heavy bursts of gunfire by Somali security forces. The third blast took place about an hour later when a bomb went off inside a car that was being searched by the military.
At least one of the first two bombs appeared to be a suicide bomber, police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Islamist rebel group al Shabaab has carried out a campaign of attacks over the past two and a half years in Mogadishu.
"First we heard a big crash and the security forces immediately opened fire," said Abdullahi Hussein who lives 300 meters behind the hotel. "After a few minutes another explosion took place and there was more gunfire."
Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of a private ambulance service, told Reuters at least 11 people had been killed and 17 others were wounded.
The attack will be an embarrassment to the government whose survival depends heavily on a near 18,000-strong African peacekeeping force. Donors pump in hundreds of millions of dollars into the Horn of Africa country every year to provide basic services.
"This year, 2014 is going to be the strengthening of Somali forces and the elimination of the extremists," the newly appointed Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said in a statement on Wednesday.
The African forces helped drive al Shabaab out of the capital in August 2011, as well as other major urban centers, but the militants still hold sway over swathes of rural areas.
Islamist suicide bombers attacked the Jazira hotel in September last year as Mohamud was giving a news conference just two days into the job. He and the visiting Kenyan foreign minister were unhurt in that assault.
An attack on Kenyan shopping mall in September that killed dozens of people highlighted the militants' ability to strike beyond Somalia's borders.
|Celebrities / James Avery Dead At 65: Fresh Prince Of Bel-air's Uncle Phil Dies by free2ryhme: 11:34pm On Jan 01|
"James Avery" - who played Uncle Phil in TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
|Nairaland / General / Re: Welcome To 2014 by free2ryhme: 12:24am On Jan 01|
Buoyantic: We need seun speech
It will not televised
|Celebrities / Re: A Letter To Seun By An Angry Nairalander; Before It's Too Late. by free2ryhme: 12:16am On Jan 01|
|Nairaland / General / Re: Welcome To 2014 by free2ryhme: 12:08am On Jan 01|
FiRst frontpage of 2014
|Nairaland / General / Welcome To 2014 by free2ryhme: 12:01am On Jan 01|
This is to officially welcome (you all) to year 2014!
|Politics / Re: Mayday! Mayday!! "EFCC Is Broke"-Cant Pay Salaries by free2ryhme: 11:52pm On Dec 31, 2013|
Mama peace and bros jona is building mansions with d money
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