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|Politics / Re: House Of Reps Members Angry With David Mark (video) by free2ryhme: 4:38pm On Nov 21|
I pity this country and the way those in power are abusing it
|Politics / Re: Amaechi's "Parallel Government" Statement Is Treasonable, Says Doyin Okupe by free2ryhme: 4:19pm On Nov 21|
... And Katsina state Governor, Shema,was caught on video urging supporters to “crush”, “kill” political opponents and this was recent all your pdp goats didnot say a word.
Guy shut up!
|Politics / Re: Most Part Of Mubi Reclaimed By NA As Yet Another Helicopter Crashes Today. by free2ryhme: 3:54pm On Nov 21|
This ibo boy no dey come nairaland again for your life
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: My Experience At The SURE-P/FERMA. Osun State Command by free2ryhme: 3:08pm On Nov 21|
Communication is btw two or more people. In your case it is btw you, yourself, & you alone. Go to yaba left there is a cure for you
|Politics / Re: EU Condemns Katsina Gov Call For Opponents To Be Killed And Crushed. by free2ryhme: 9:28am On Nov 21|
Can u please share a copy of the video link if it is available online
|Politics / Re: BREAKING: Security Operatives Take Over National Assembly Ahead Of Reps’ Sitting by free2ryhme: 11:49am On Nov 20|
You and the entire easterners have been scammed by an otueke ogogoro drunkard
|Politics / Re: BREAKING: Security Operatives Take Over National Assembly Ahead Of Reps’ Sitting by free2ryhme: 11:46am On Nov 20|
We don't even have power to generate our fridge to give ice water challenge ...lol
|Politics / Fayose Seals Off Speakers Office by free2ryhme: 6:42am On Nov 19|
It’s not true, says governor
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday ordered the House of Assembly Speaker’s office shut.
Speaker Adewale Omirin’s spokesman Mr. Wole Olujobi said some men, acting on the governor’s directive, came to the office about 4pm, sealed it off and seized the Speaker’s official cars’ keys from the drivers, who were told to go home.
On Monday, seven of the 26-member House sat at the chamber, without the speaker and the deputy speaker.
Protected by policemen and a band of thugs, they “approved” the governor’s three commissioner-nominees and the list of members of caretaker committees for the 16 local government councils.
The rule of the House allows a minimum of nine-member quorum. To make up, “three strange people” joined the seven lawmakers.
But the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, denied the sealing off of the Speaker’s office. He described it as “another falsehood coming from a confused speaker”.
“We all know that the governor could not have ordered the speaker’s office be sealed up (sic) because the existence of Adewale Omirin is insignificant to us and the people of Ekiti State having lost the honour.
“Besides that, Omirin’s driver is under the Assembly Commission, which could employ, promote, transfer or sack drivers and other staff of the legislature.
“What does the happening in the legislature or operations at the Assembly by the commission got to do with Governor Fayose? Omirin is totally confused and Ekiti people are fed up with their lies. His cries now is (sic) a ranting of an ant, he should be ignored totally.”
The governor had earlier ordered the freezing of the accounts of the Assembly, cutting off electricity supply to the Speaker’s Lodge and stopping statutory votes for the Speaker’s upkeep.
The governor also sacked the Speaker’s and Deputy Speaker’s and Majority Leader’s aides.
Fayose condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers for “seeking to consolidate the interests of their party rather than the general interest of the people.”
Speaking through the Special Assistant on Information, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi, Fayose alleged that the APC lawmakers were unpatriotic by trying to ‘arm-twist’ him in passing the list of commissioner-nominees.
“We expect the Assembly to see themselves as representing Ekiti people and they shouldn’t have the House platform to advance party’s interests. We are not justifying the situation, but Fayose cannot be blamed for self-inflicted injuries Dr. Adewale Omirin brought onto himself.”
Fayose urged the Speaker to “stop misdirecting himself over his woes”, noting that it was also impossible for the governor to freeze the Assembly’s accounts as he did not operate them. “They have their banks. We are not going to freeze anybody’s accounts,” he said.
Fayose urged the Speaker to look “inwards” in resolving the crisis, noting that the troubles with him pre-date the coming of his administration.
“We don’t expect the telationship to be smoth because of party differences and the lawmakers have a right to reject Fayose only if that is on the basis and interest of Ekiti people but not to do so for the interest of APC.
“The Speaker was not in any way removed as being rumoured. Members of the House of Assembly and even the National Assembly used to
have causes to change their leadership. It is not a new thing in our political history.
“In Edo State, the APC lawmakers hold their sittings in the Government
House while the PDP holds separate sittings. Even in Rivers, Judiciary and the House have been experiencing similar problems.
“They ordinarily ought to pass the Attorney General for Ekiti to sign agreement on contracts and for the Commissioner of Works to execute them and without the Commissioner for Finance, Ekiti cannot access the N2 billion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Something honourable for any House to have done is to pass this without any controversy.”
Ogunsuyi also insisted that the fact that only 16 members attended the news conference in Ikere-Ekiti was a confirmation that 10 members of the Assembly sat on Monday in the absence of the substantive Speaker to ratify Fayose’s list of commissioner-nominees, special advisers and the allowance to constitute council caretaker committees. “If you agree that 16 were there at the meeting, look for the names of those who were not there and you would know the identities of the three lawmakers that enabled PDP to form a quorum,” he said.
On the sack of Speaker’s aides, the governor said: “It was the same House during the immediate past administration that passed the Law which empowers the Governor to fire and hire aides for the Speaker and his Deputy and even aides to Local Government Chairmen. So, this Assembly enacted the law I applied as already applied by the last administration.
His words: “I even learnt that he said the electricity supply to his House has been cut . It smacks of insensitivity for a number three man to be crying wolf over this when the same government he served is indebted to the electricity company to the tune of N133 million.”
|Education / Re: Internet Revolution Can Destroy Scholarship - Soyinka by free2ryhme: 6:53am On Nov 16|
well he may be right ooo
|Phones / Re: $$$All Blackberry (BB) Problems post Here for Solutions### by free2ryhme: 9:42pm On Nov 15|
I cant any V7 for BB except for android Symbian & iphone
|Phones / Re: $$$All Blackberry (BB) Problems post Here for Solutions### by free2ryhme: 1:42pm On Nov 15|
|Phones / Operamini 8 Is Not Installing On BB9930 Help! by free2ryhme: 8:01am On Nov 15|
To all the gurus in the house
How do I get to install operamIni 8 on BB9930 it is not allow to click accept to complete installation. Pls help
|Phones / Re: $$$All Blackberry (BB) Problems post Here for Solutions### by free2ryhme: 7:51am On Nov 15|
How do I get to install operamIni 8 on BB9930 it is not allow to click accept to complete installation. Pls help
|Politics / Boko Haram Captures Chibok by free2ryhme: 9:08pm On Nov 14|
attacked Chibok, a town in Borno State where over 200 students were abducted on April 14, 2014.
The sect was said to have captured the town after a siege of about 24 hours, which started on late Thursday evening until it was finally captured on Friday evening with the sect's black flags hoisted all over the town.
A member of the youth vigilante group, Bukar Idris told our correspondent on phone in Maiduguri that after leaving Mubi on Thursday morning, the sect went to Chibok and laid siege to the town from Thursday evening and finally captured it on Friday evening.
He said: "As I am talking to you, the insurgents have driven many residents of Chibok away and have hoisted their infamous flag at strategic locations in the town."
He said: "All I can tell you now is that many people were killed and many have fled the town which is presently occupied by the insurgents."
Some of the fleeing residents of the town alleged that the sect members stormed the community on Thursday evening, shooting indiscriminately, "they (insurgents) rode into the town in a convoy of about three hilux vehicles barely an hour after military troops left."
"We started hearing gunshots and shouts of Allah Akbar (Allah is great) as soon as they entered the town. We had to take to our heels." Maina Abga said.
He said the insurgents also burnt down some houses in the town.
Chibok, is located in the southern part of troubled Borno state and has gone into the folklore after the abduction of about 200 schoolgirls from their dormitory on April 14.
It was also gathered that the sect also attacked Gwoza on Thursday killing sixteen persons.
It was gathered that: "Many of the residents of communities behind the Mandara Hills who fled to the mountains, were again pursued by the insurgents on Thursday and sixteen people were killed."
|Education / Re: When Poison Expire,does It Become More Or Less Poisonous? by free2ryhme: 1:17pm On Nov 12|
Because he is a mod does not mAke it ethical to call others silly. He got served what he served others
|Celebrities / Re: Former Miss UNILAG, Kessiana Salubi Dies At 34 by free2ryhme: 1:13pm On Nov 12|
Na wa oooo
|Politics / I‘ll Not Contest 2015 Election – Jonathan On February 01, 2011 by free2ryhme: 2:40am On Nov 11|
on February 01, 2011
BY DANIEL IDONOR
ANKARA, TURKEY — President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, said he has no ambition to stay in office beyond 2015, assuring Nigerians in Diaspora that while he will not contest the 2015 election, he will ensure that this year’s election is free and fair.
The President promised that if voted in for the next four years, he would ensure significant improvement in key sectors of the economy — security, power, education, road, health amongst others.
“Without security, there is no government. So it is not debatable, it is something we have to addressed and we are working towards that with vigour. But if I’m voted into power within the next four years, the issue of power will become a thing of the past. Four years is enough for anyone in power to make significant improvement and if I can’t improve on power within this period, it then means I cannot do anything even if I am there for the next four years.”
Jonathan said this while interacting with Nigerians mainly diplomats working in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, and the African Union, AU, in Addis-Ababa.
While fielding questions from those present at the interactive session on whether Nigerians abroad will vote, Jonathan said: “I would have loved that the Nigerians in Diaspora vote this year but to be frank with you, that is going to be difficult now. Presently, the law does not allow the voting outside Nigeria and so this year Nigerians in Diaspora will not vote but I will work towards it by 2015 even though I will not be running for election.”
On the issue of security, Jonathan said the government was doing everything possible to arrest the situation. He disclosed that all those involved in the October 1 bombing had been arrested and were being prosecuted. He, however, said he ordered the release of the car dealers because they were just businessmen who could not have known that the vehicles were to be used for such heinous crime.
On education, the President said, the nine new approved universities were to be specialised and to be headed by at least three Nigerians experts in Diaspora.
On the concerns raised of having a database of Nigerian experts in Diaspora, President Jonathan assured that he was working on creating a forum for interaction between them and government and also develop a database, where experts needed to address the various challenges of the economy will be drawn. He hinted that this was why the Diaspora Commission was being set up as the bill was already before the National Assembly.
The President also disclosed that the government is looking towards reviewing the country’s foreign policy to ensure that Nigeria gets maximum benefit from its roles and contributions to international organizations like the AU, UN and ECOWAS.
He lamented that right now Nigeria’s contributions were not being recognized adding that “there is need for Nigeria to have something in return for our investments. We are investing so much but it is not being noticed and there is need to reverse that trend.
On the concerns about road network and transportation in the country, President Jonathan assured that the railway system will be revamp because presently heavy duty vehicles were destroying the roads. “Why we cannot have continuous road maintenance for now because no contractor wants to go into it because of the continuous pressure on the road by heavy duty vehicles. That is why we are working to ensure that we revamp the rail”.
The President also assured that Nigerians working in international organization and institutions would be issued diplomatic passports. He directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odein Ajumogobia to submit the list of those qualified within the shortest possible time to him.
On the 35 per cent affirmative action implementation and the domestication of protocols signed, he assured that he will present before the National Assembly within the shortest possible time
|Politics / Re: Why Did Jonathan Return Capital Oil To Ifeanyi Uba? by free2ryhme: 9:22pm On Nov 10|
I pity this generation
|Health / Re: I Need Help by free2ryhme: 2:39pm On Nov 10|
Why not approach AIT alagbado I see them helping to broadcast his case on air. And well meaning nigerians coming to asisst
|Politics / Re: Just In: Gunmen Abduct Ribadu’s Brother by free2ryhme: 6:56am On Nov 10|
Na wa ooo
|Religion / Re: Dr Myles Munroe And His Wife Dead In Plane Crash by free2ryhme: 6:04am On Nov 10|
May God forgive you
|Religion / Re: Dr Myles Munroe And His Wife Dead In Plane Crash by free2ryhme: 6:01am On Nov 10|
What a grand loss to the body of christ
|Religion / Re: Why Pastor Bakare Left Deeper Life Church: Television! by free2ryhme: 11:49am On Nov 07|
It is the programme not the medium that constitute d devils box. Your favourite televangelist is on TV even the men of God your worship today in Nigeria are all on tv so where is the devil in there
|Romance / Re: Seven Reasons Why You Should Never Get Married - For Guys Only by free2ryhme: 8:37am On Nov 05|
Every one look a pevert just post his stupidity on nairaland
|Politics / Re: T A Orji's Election Campaign Poster (Picture) by free2ryhme: 5:45am On Nov 05|
I laff in swahili
|Politics / Re: APGA Appoints Obiano As National Leader And Chair Of Bot by free2ryhme: 5:43am On Nov 05|
ibos and the total mistrust
|TV/Movies / Re: Tonto Dikeh Plays A Preacher In New Movie (Photos) by free2ryhme: 2:38pm On Nov 04|
This same preacher posted she is looking for someone to suck her bosom on instagram abiM TUFIA!!
|Politics / Re: Introducing The Youngest Officials In The PDP Government by free2ryhme: 2:37pm On Nov 04|
Confra men has been the backbone of pdp since inception. Pdp is a secret cult
|Romance / Re: Ladies Why Do You Enjoy Kissing So Much? by free2ryhme: 2:35pm On Nov 04|
This chilDREn have started again oooo where is mY cane
|TV/Movies / Re: Tonto Dikeh Plays A Preacher In New Movie (Photos) by free2ryhme: 2:32pm On Nov 04|
what has darkness got to do with light
|Romance / Re: Miss Nairaland December 2014 Contest (elimination Round 1) by free2ryhme: 2:30pm On Nov 04|
What do I get if I vote
|Agriculture / Re: Nigeria Exports $10bn Raw Cocoa Annually <<FALSE>> by free2ryhme: 6:07am On Nov 04|
2015 is around d corner y will nigerians not hear stories that touch
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