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Politics / Re: AIT Takes Down Site to conceal JonaTAN's Embarrassing Defeat!!! by free2ryhme: 4:56am On Jan 28
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Politics / Nigeria, A Failed State Under Jonathan –david-west by free2ryhme: 4:26am On Jan 28
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West, on Tuesday described Nigeria as a failed state.

David-West, at a news conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said that any government that could not protect its citizens was a failed government.

He said, “We have a failed state in Nigeria today. I have been reading what is happening in Rivers State. Any government that cannot protect its citizens is not worth being called a government.”

The professor of virology expressed his support for Governor Rotimi Amaechi and any party that would bring light over the country’s current darkness.

“I stand for a government that knows that 19 is bigger than 16. I stand for a party that I know will bring light to the darkness in Nigeria. I stand for a party of people of substance both in words and in character,” he said.

Also at the news conference, the All Progressives Congress in the state called on the United Nations, the Amnesty International and other relevant international organisations to intervene in the continued attacks on its members.

It said through its Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, that while some of its members had been killed by suspected Peoples Democratic Party thugs, others had been seriously injured.

The party urged humanitarian and democratic organisations to send high-powered election monitoring teams to the state.

According to the APC, doing so would help to avert bloodbath and make the election outcomes in the state acceptable.

It said, “We call on Amnesty International, the International Red Cross, the relevant organs of the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations to immediately begin investigation into the gruesome killings in Rivers State.

“An acceptable electoral outcome is possible in Rivers State only if the elections are truly free and fair. There cannot be free and fair elections if the spate of violent high handedness, intimidation and terror is not halted.

“As the 2015 general election approaches, the scale, magnitude and intensity of the orchestrated violence against members of the APC are assuming a frightful dimension.”

The APC which however called on its members to remain calm and law-abiding, criticised the police in the state for their inability to arrest any of those that participated in 13 different attacks on them.

It said, “This press conference is our distress call to all men, women, organisations, nations and people, who cherish democracy to intervene before it is too late.

“It is unimaginable that a President (Goodluck Jonathan), who himself claims his roots from Niger Delta would permit unprovoked and premeditated violent attacks on the same people he hopes to ride on their sentiments to retain his Presidency.”

Also, the lawmaker representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe, attributed the harassment and intimidation of APC members to Jonathan’s fear that he might lose the state during the forthcoming elections.

“Another reason is because the PDP is bent on taking over power in Rivers State as a result of its (Rivers) economic significance in the country,” Abe said.

He, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the attitude of the police, saying, “We have reported many times to the police, but nothing has happened. There is no pretence about the partiality of security operatives. There is nothing we are saying that the authorities are not aware of.”

Also, the governorship candidate of the APC in the state, Dakuku Peterside, claimed that as of the time of the news conference, members of the party were being attacked in Khana and Etche Local Government Areas of the state.

“We have been receiving text messages from our members who are currently going through distress in the hands of political thugs,” Peterside added.
Jokes Etc / Re: See Wetin COCA COLA Don Cause O. by free2ryhme: 4:13am On Jan 28
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Politics / Military Deploys Drones To Battle Boko Haram by free2ryhme: 2:57am On Jan 28
Come drones and other sophisticated equipment have been deployed in the Northeast to curtail Boko Haram’s insurgency, The Nation learnt yesterday.

It was also learnt that the military intensified air strikes on Boko Haram bases in Monguno to reclaim the town, which fell to the sect’s fighters last weekend.

The acquisition of the drones is part of the new massive military campaign to be launched soon against Boko Haram.

A source, who spoke in confidence, said most of the equipment were sourced from the Far East, including Russia and Ukraine, following lack of cooperation by some Western countries.

The source said the arrival of the hardware has boosted the morale of troops.

The source said: “The military has deployed some drones and sophisticated hardware in the North-East in line with its timeline to end Boko Haram insurgency.

“These drones will complement ongoing air and land strikes against some bases of the sect.

“The simultaneous attacks on Monguno, Konduga and Maiduguri by Boko Haram insurgents were pre-emptive steps against the military by the sect.

“With effective equipment, the insurgents were aware that the game is up and in annoyance, they decided to attack military installations and troops.”

The military has intensified air strikes on the insurgents’ locations in Monguno.

Another source said: “Troops will soon reclaim Monguno because the insurgents in the town have been trapped. They cannot move away from the town since troops have laid siege to all entry and exit points.

“You see, the insurgents also struck in Monguno, Konduga and Maiduguri to divert attention of the military from the relocation of some of their commanders from one of their strategic camps to another.”

Fleeing residents yesterday disclosed that the insurgents are in full control of the town.

Abdullahi Jibril, who fled to Maiduguri through Gajiganna told our correspondent that there was no military presence in Monguno.

Jibril said residents of Gajiganna, a town on the Baga/ Monguno road, were also on the run for fear of an impending attack by the insurgents.

“As I am talking to you now, there is no single soldier in Monguno. Anybody that is saying that there are soldiers fighting in Monguno is lying. The Boko Haram have put their flag in the hospital, police station and the military barracks. They are preaching in the place right now.

“I was lucky to escape after I moved my father and my mother to Gajiganna. They killed the Imam Bachila of Bakasi area. They also caught the chief Imam of Monguno town, Liman Modu who is the most respected in the town,” Abdullahi Jibril informed.

Hundreds of soldiers from Monguno are stranded and loitering on the streets of Maiduguri after the Sunday attack on the military formation in the area.

The soldiers were denied access to Maimalari Barracks and some of them were rather camped at AIT on Damboa Road.

Our correspondent who was on Baga Road saw many stranded soldiers among other hundred displaced civilians from Monguno, Baga and Gajiganna sitting under tree, with nowhere to go.

Some of the soldiers had their guns on their shoulders, their shuttle bags on their back.

Some of the soldiers who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed anger with the Federal Government for, according to him, not doing enough for them in the fight against Boko Haram.

“I can’t imagine that a Federal Government will abandon her soldiers to die in a fight that cannot take one hour to finish with serious commitment. We fight in the bush with Boko Haram and no one sends us any jet but when one man is coming for campaign, you see many Alpha Jets with helicopter gunships patrolling, flying in the air. Is this fair?” a soldier said.

Some of the soldiers were angry that they were denied access to the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri.

One said: “Can you imagine that as soldiers, we came into Maiduguri and the army authorities turned us down from entering the barracks. Where is the esprit de corps that we preach among us?”
Politics / Certificate Saga: My Documents With INEC – Buhari by free2ryhme: 2:45am On Jan 28
*Says litigants will remain in court

ABUJA—Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret), yesterday, insisted that his academic certificates were submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which were duly acknowledged by the Legal Department of the commission, wondering why people were still making issues of it.

Speaking in Abuja, when the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, formally adopted him as its presidential candidate for the February poll, Buhari said: “Well I am not surprised. This is Nigeria. If people are serious about this issue, they ought to have listened to the Legal Adviser of INEC.

“This is the first time, INEC by law has got those documents and they said they have got them. So, anybody who has any different view should go to court. I think they have gone to court. So, let them remain there.”

An Abuja lawyer, Mr. Chike Okafor, had on Monday, in a suit before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, sought to disqualify Buhari from contesting the February 14 presidential election on account of false information given by the candidate in the affidavit he submitted to INEC, in support of his nomination form.

Meanwhile, an Abuja Chief Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, was asked to okay the prosecution of General Buhari over allegations that he gave false evidence to a public officer.

The plaintiffs in the case are four activists- Shield Jones Ufot, Jimmy David, Ogueri Enwerem and Tochukwu Okorie. In the suit brought pursuant to sections 143 (d) and 152 of the Criminal Procedure Code, they alleged that Buhari relied on a bogus certificate to depose to an affidavit before a competent court, contrary to Section 158 of the Penal Code Law.

PDM adopts Buhari

Meanwhile, PDM National Chairman, Alhaji Bashiru Ibrahim, who spoke at his adoption in Abuja, said that the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party, considered Buhari’s candidature favourably in a bid to save the country.

He said: “We are here today to present to you the resolution of the National Executive Committee of Peoples Democratic Movement in support of your candidature for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The NEC of our party, at its meeting of January 22, 2015 noted that the party has no Presidential candidate for the Presidential election of February 14.

“It considered and accepted the need to support a candidate in order to save Nigeria from imminent collapse and give it a new lease of life. It also noted that the party has registered close to six million members, both manually and online and resolved to deploy this voting strength for the best interests of Nigeria at this critical time,” he added.

Time for change to save Nigeria

Responding, Buhari said: “What you have said summarises the problems of this country. You have looked carefully and found out that this year, 2015, which ever way politicians and the elite look at it, is another time or watershed in our political system. If we get it wrong this time, and allow the PDP to go again for the next four years, this country is going to be in trouble. Right now, with the unfortunate event of crumbling oil price, the economy is really in a mess. Coupled with insecurity, it is only a country like Nigeria that can survive and get out of this situation we are in.

“A lot of countries will just disappear either from the map or from the political equation of nation states. But Nigerians are so resilient to the extent that there are international personalities who could not understand Nigeria and why Nigeria still exists. There was a former UN Secretary General who said that if he retires, he will go to Nigeria because, according to him, what was happening to Nigeria, no other country can go through it and survive.

“The sixteen years of PDP have been hell. Remember that we use to have Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Railways, Nigeria Shipping Line. Try and find out how much we spent on power in the last 16 years from the vast resources we accumulated over that period because the price of oil went up to 142 dollars per barrel.

“What did we do with that money? We said that we paid debts with billions of naira. If that were put into infrastructure like power, roads, railways, farming etc, the amount of job it will create would be enormous. Today some of our youths have become danger to the society because of lack of jobs. I hope the elite will properly document these 16 years as presenting the worst leadership this country has ever witnessed.

“We welcome you very sincerely for identifying with us and deciding to come and march along with us to make sure that we improve our lot as a people and as a nation state”, Buhari said.

Certificate Saga: Court asked to okay Buhari for prosecution

Meanwhile, the activists, who identified themselves as tax payers and eligible voters in Nigeria, told the court that they were also social crusaders committed to ensuring obedience to the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a duty to report crime and ensure prosecution of offenders.

Buhari faces 14 years jail term if convicted on the basis of the allegation.

In the suit they filed through their lawyer, Mr. Ugochukwu Ezekiel, the complainants averred: “That pursuant to Section 30 of the Electoral Act, 2010, the INEC issued a Notice setting a date for the 2015 general elections and called for submission of names of candidates for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the various political parties.

“That the APC and General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret) on the 18th day of December, 2014, filled and submitted INEC form C.F 001 to the Independent National Electoral Commission (a public office) wherein the said General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret) gave his qualification to contest for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as West African School Certificate (WASC), which he claimed to have obtained in 1961.

“The said form CF 001 and INEC publication of names of Presidential candidates and qualifications as published in Vanguard Newspaper of Thursday, January 15, 2015 are attached as Exhibit 1.

“That General Muhammadu Buhari with intent to mislead a public officer as to compliance with the provisions of Section 31 of the Electoral Act, 2010, deposed to various affidavits in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja wherein he stated that he attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina State and obtained a West African School Certificate and the certificates he claimed to have obtained are with the Nigerian Army.

“The two affidavits deposed to by General Muhammadu Buhari on the 17th of December, 2014 and 24th of November, 2014 are hereby attached as Exhibits 2 and 3.

“That the Nigerian Army in whose custody General Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) claim the certificates are, issued a statement published in the Thisday Newspaper of Wednesday January 21, 2015 on pages 1 and 6 and Daily Trust Newspaper of Thursday, January 22, 2015, and denied being in possession of the school certificates.

“The publications are attached as Exhibits 4 and 5. That General Muhammadu Buhari never sat for the West African Examination Council examination in 1961 as he claimed.

“That in the entire records of the school and West African Examination Council, there appeared no name of the said Muhammadu Buhari. “That the only name close to that of Mr. Buhari in the school list of 1961 as published by the Principal of Government College (Pilot), Katsina, Katsina State is Mohamed Buhari. The said publication is attached.

“That the actions of the accused constitute offences of giving false evidence to a public officer contrary to Section 157 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 158 of the Penal Code Law.

“That the Complainants are now compelled to bring a Direct Criminal Complaint against the accused person. That the society is crying for justice and only an intervention by the Court can answer the cry.

“That it will be in the best interest of justice to bring the accused person to answer to this Complaint and “That this Court has the power to direct that the accused person be brought to answer to the Complaint. That this Complaint is made in good faith.”

Petitions IGP

Earlier in a statement issued through their lawyer yesterday, the plaintiffs said they had already petitioned the Inspector-General of Police to promptly investigate the APC flag-bearer, pointing out that an investigation they personally conducted revealed that Buhari never sat for the West African Examination Council examination in 1961 as he claimed…

“In bringing the present criminal complaint against General Buhari, we are guided by truth and utmost regard to the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which we swore as lawyers to uphold in all circumstances and against all manner of persons even under pain of death.

“We cannot sit and allow a man who told brazen lies on oath just to get clearance to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ride on the back of all Nigerians simply by displaying a façade of anti–corruption credentials. The basic question is — what moral justification will such a man have to tackle the menace of corruption in our society if he eventually wins, since his entire aspiration was built on a heap of corruption.?”

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Politics / Jonathan Disowns Maku by free2ryhme: 1:58am On Jan 28
• President: I can’t be involved in anti-party activities

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday disowned former Minister Labaran Maku, who claimed his support for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), saying he cannot be involved in anti-party activities. Maku contested for the governorship candidature in Nasarawa State last year, but lost

The President said he had at no time had any discussion or encourage him to join another party. He said in Lafia, Nasarawa State yesterday that the PDP does not encourage anti-party activities and he would never flout the party’s rules and regulations as the leader of the party, insisting Maku was on his own.

He thanked the crowd that welcomed him at the Lafia Township Stadium for believing in him.

He assured that the mineral resources in the state would be tapped ‎amid dwindling oil prices and in line with the administration’s policy to diversify the economy, adding that Nasarawa will be one of the areas the central government will want to work with to realise this.

He assured that the Doma dam will be completed on record time so that they will continue to promote dry season farming.

“What is good for you we will not wait for you to demand before you get what is rightly yours. We want to change the concept that farming is for the poor but that it is for the rich because the farmers in America are millionaires.

Vice President Namadi Sambo said PDP is Nasarawa and Nasarawa is PDP, while soliciting for votes from the people of the state.

Also disowning Maku, Senate President David Mark, who asked the former minister to apologise and retrace his steps, before he could be accepted back to the party.

He urged the people, “don’t be deceived by ‎any son of yours that says he has been put in another party to run for the governorship. Mr. President is PDP from top to bottom”.

Mark who addressed the students from his official car shortly before the President’s chopper landed in school’s compound, cited the YouWin programme, establishment of universities under this administration as a demonstration of Jonathan’s commitment to youth development‎.

“The emphasis that the current administration is putting on education is in the right direction. I know that most people are complaining of unemployment but the government is generating employment through YOUWIN, youth programmes, SURE-P, these are areas in which government is putting a lot of attention.

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam assured that the North-Central will vote Jonathan because he has done well.

He said the state made a mistake in 2011 that was why they lost to the opposition but the PDP is poised to get it back.

Former national chairman of PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Ali said Maku is ungrateful, despite using the platform of the party to rise to stardom, he jumped the ship because of greed and joined APGA.

Politics / Re: 2015: Ohanaeze Endorses Jonathan, Threatens To Sanction Amaechi by free2ryhme: 11:51pm On Jan 27
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Religion / Re: RCCG: Mad Man Disrupts Church Service As Members Scamper For Safety by free2ryhme: 11:10pm On Jan 27
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Romance / Re: 11 Signs To Know If Your Girl Friend Is A Good Girl by free2ryhme: 10:59pm On Jan 27
If truly you are dating a girl and its obvious and confirmed that she is your girl friend and loves you and no other person, there are some things you will use to know if yes..she is a good girl and will be a good girl indeed.

If your girl friend is not yet in school, maybe she is a graduate and has not gotten a job, one thing to use to know if she is or will be a good girl is whenever you call her and ask her where she is and she is always at home so long she doesnt lie to you about it, then there is possibility that she will be a good girl. There is 90% possibility of a girl who is always going out to visit friends not to be a good girl or be cheating on you because the more she goes out, the more she gets more chykers and the more she gets tempted to do what she may not have done if she is in the house.

The fewer friends a girl keeps, the less she falls into temptations. A girl who has more plenty of friends is more vulnerable to temptations and more tendency of being a bad girl than a girl who has less plenty of friends. The fewer your friends, the lesser the new habits or characters you learn from friends. Having plenty friends will only expose you to a lot of good and bad things but more of bad things because you will always try to live upto expectations and stil keep your friends. When I mean friends here, I mean close friends and not just casual friends.

I know there are a lot of bad girls that stil find out time to attend church fellowships, i also know that attending church fellowships doesnt make someone a good person but more of the good girls attend church fellowships while more of the bad girls attend parties.

Virginity is not a sign or a criterion that someone is or will be a good girl, we all know that. There are some virgins that are worse that the non-virgins and there are virgins that would have done worse things than those who are not virgins have done if they were not virgins or will stil do worse things more than the non-virgins when they will lose their virginity. But the truth is...someone who lost her virginity at the age of 16, 17 or 18 willing not by force or by raping is likely to be a worse girl than someone who is stil a virgin at the age of 20, 21, 22 and so on especially if both are not born again types. A girl who passes secondary school level and all the life after secondary school, passes jamb level, enters university and stil keeps her virginity despite all the temptations and life in the university and prbably graduates as a virgin is likely to be a good girl.

When your girl friend (truly your girl friend) avoids sex chats with you or doesnt like it, its likely to be a better girl than that your girl friend who so much loves sex chats.

There are some girls that no matter the kind of love she has for you, she hadly sends you her Unclad pictures. Its not that she doesnt trust you, its just that she doesnt like it, it makes her feel she is dirty or a bad girl and it disgusts her. You cant compare such a girl with the one that easily sends her Unclad pictures to her boy friend even when the boy friend doesnt even ask all in the name of love.

Whenever you call your girl friend on phone and her number is always on waiting call or busy, not just for 2 or 3 minutes but mostly 20 minutes, 30 minutes and this doesnt happen once in a while but almost all the time, I think you should be careful with such a girl. Moreso, when you check her phone logs, you will see Jackson2, Don5, Emmy6, Mike PH, Joe Lag, Sam2, Chike, Smith, Sunday5, etc when she is not selling male wears, you dont need anybody to tell you that such girl has gone far from being a good girl. But whenever you call your girl friend and she answers immediately, check her phone logs and you see Dad, Mum, Bro Mike, Sis Jane, Baby (You), Amaka (her god friend), Bro James, etc, I think its better.

You hardly hear her or you notice that she is among the flower girls except her sister's own or cousin's own. Unlike some girls that every 2 weeks, she must attend a weeding or be among the flower girls in every wedding she attends; its not as if she getting old but does that because she has so many friends and sometimes wants to get chykers. Such a girl shouldnt be seen as a good girl friend.

There is a girl that if you see the kind of clothes she puts on, the kind of PHONES she uses which you know that you or her parents or brothers or sisters cant just buy for her, the way she tries to get things which are beyond her reach and the hungry for such things, you dont need anybody to tell you that such a girl can go any length to get the money to acquire such things and such a girl is not among the good girls. But when your girl friend is contented with the little she gets from her parents, from you, from the brothers or sisters, she is ok with that tecno or small blackberry or iphone you bought for her and also the little gifts you buy for her, just know that she is a good girl.

When you are dating a girl who is not yet in school or or a girl who is a graduate and she finds it difficult visiting you regularly, not that she doesnt love or miss you or doesnt want to come see you or that there is no lie to tell for her to come see you but because she is not good in telling lies to the parents or not good in leaving her parents house so easily, kindly understand that its her nature as a good girl and nothing else. Unlike that girl you call your girl friend that has million reasons to lie to her parents to leave her parents house and can say it whenever she wants, visits and goes back to her parents house whenever she wants. Some parents dont even ask some of their daughters again where are they going, they may only ask when are you coming back.

There is a girl that whenever she comes visit or to see you, her phone doesnt leave her sight, going to the toilet, bathroom, or even the kitchen, the phone goes with her. If by mistake you touch the phone, she will try to delete somethings or be so conscious to watch what you want to do with the phone. If you eventually try to go to message inbox or the photos, she will immediately grab the phone from you. She is not the type that can forget her phone in your place or give you her phone for hours, she will just be so anxious and unrelaxed because you are with her phone.
The good one doesnt have any problem with you touching her phone or even going through it, sometimes she can even leave her phone with you and come to collect it later because she is sincere and transparent.

These are some of the qualities I think you can use to know if your girl friend is a good girl or a bad one.

Have u ever taking the pain to find out the dictionary meaning of girlfriend undecided

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Politics / Re: Pan-Yoruba Group, Afenifere Endorses Jonathan by free2ryhme: 10:50pm On Jan 27

Failed group presenting a failed Politician.

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Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: I Wanna Do Something I Have Never Done Before. by free2ryhme: 9:41pm On Jan 27
I am honestly a very busy person based in Abuja so I decided to give myself a little treat on a nice holiday to Lagos.
I will be coming to lagos next week and I want to try a blind date cus av never done that before.

I feel its gonna be an adventure anyways no matter what comes out of it so if any lady out here would wanna try same, then maybe we could start by getting to chat, knowing a little about ourselves before d deed day..

If you see me dont run ooo cus i wont as well...

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Politics / Re: I Am Ready To Die - Cheif Olusegun A. Obasanjo Tweets by free2ryhme: 9:10pm On Jan 27
Politics / Re: Breaking Info: IBB Tweets A Bombshell Again! (image) by free2ryhme: 8:52pm On Jan 27
The image speaks for itself. If you think he speaks well click on 'like' but if otherwise click on 'quote' and give a reason(s).

Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Ex-Militant Bathes Former Lover With Acid (Photos) by free2ryhme: 8:37pm On Jan 27
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Girls beware of the person you are dating. Whether ex militant or not its very important for you to know the kind of person you wish to share your love with. Nevertheless its not every ex militant that has this unrepentant heart. May the anointing hand of God touch you and receive your divine healing.


Nairaland / General / Re: Ayiri Emmami's Brother Posts Photos Of Lekki Prostitute On Instagram by free2ryhme: 8:12pm On Jan 27
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Politics / Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by free2ryhme: 7:32pm On Jan 27
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BOko haram your end is here
Politics / Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by free2ryhme: 7:15pm On Jan 27

Mr. Femi Aribisala, stop ranting on here.....go to court. Ode!


Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Police Disrupts Gay Wedding, In Kano, Arrests Groom by free2ryhme: 6:56pm On Jan 27
Nice one. But nobody should be victimised if they dont have enough evidence ro prosecute them.

But what is happening to the north? They used to be very conservative. This kind of occurrence would have been unheard of years ago.

Now stories of homosexuals, illegal substance use and tying bombs to young people are becoming a norm. May God save our people in the north

Don't be fooled by the conservative nature of these Northerners u will be shocked at what they can do under guise. Do you know that the north has a very large nbr of gay as to what is obtainable in the south? Don't be deceived
Politics / Re: Etete Warns First Lady To Steer Clear Of Bayelsa Politics As Clark Endorses Gov. by free2ryhme: 6:21am On Jan 27
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dan Etete, has warned the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, to desist from meddling in the internal politics of Bayelsa state.

He also accused the First Lady of being “jealous” of the “exceptional performance” of Dickson with a promise to lead the fight to stop Mrs Jonathan from further sabotaging the efforts of the governor.

The former minister who spoke at the weekend in Yenagoa during an event to commemorate his 70th birthday, expressed surprise that instead of clearing the path for her husband’s re-election, the First Lady had preoccupied herself with a mission to remove Governor Dickson from office.

He wondered when it became a rule that Mrs Jonathan should determine who becomes governor and who should not.

“I am using this opportunity to warn the First Lady not to make the mistake of trying to dislodge Governor Dickson to impose a thief and a criminal as Governor of Bayelsa State.

“It is a known fact that Dickson has performed beyond the expectation of most Bayelsans, and that out of nothing but sheer jealousy the First Lady and her cheerleaders want him out to pave way for their selfish interests,” Etete said.

At the event which had Governor Dickson and prominent Ijaw leader and First Republic Minister of Information, Edwin Clark, among other in attendance, Etete stated that his 15-year absence from Bayelsa had not blocked his understanding of political events in the state.

He carpeted Mrs Jonathan for failing to appreciate Dickson’s efforts to assist her husband Dr. Goodluck Jonathan succeed as president.

“We have Governor Dickson working his heart out to galvanize support for President Jonathan’s second term in office. On the other hand, the First Lady is aligning with all the opposition elements in the state to create crisis for the young governor.

“Her aim is to return to power the same thieves and criminals who failed the state in the past, and turn back the hands of the clock for this great state,” noted Etete, stressing, “we won’t allow such to happen”, he stressed.

Also speaking, Clark endorsed Governor Dickson for a second term. “By God’s grace, I’ll celebrate my 90th birthday here in Bayelsa in 2017, during Dickson’s second term in office,” prayed the octogenarian.

Responding, Governor Dickson thanked the Ijaw leaders for their support, stressing that the re-election of President Jonathan should be the concern of all those who truly love Nigeria.

The Governor called for the collective efforts of Ijaw leaders for what he described as “sincerity of purpose.”

While challenging the people to stand up for what they believe is right, Dickson said it was impossible to claim to support President Jonathan’s re-election bid and at the same time be causing confusion in the President’s home state.

“You can’t claim to be for Mr. President and yet be sabotaging his home state”, Dickson said in apparent reference to the First Lady.

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Politics / Re: Atiku Set To Return To Pdp? Accuses Apc Of Ingratitude by free2ryhme: 6:17am On Jan 27
NYSC / Re: Thank God For Saving Me From Being kidnapped Yesterday In Abuja. by free2ryhme: 6:09am On Jan 27
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Politics / Re: INEC Rejects Governorship Nominations Of Parties In Seven States by free2ryhme: 6:01am On Jan 27
As the failure of the other political parties to field candidates in your federal constituency has given you victory without having to slug it out at the polls, please do not attribute your victory to "Goodluck", but to the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

"Goodluck" never gets us anywhere, but hardwork and vision surely do.

Nigeria has given you victory, pay back your constituents and Nigerians with good representation at the national assembly.


Politics / Re: Lawyer sues over Buhari’s certificate by free2ryhme: 4:15am On Jan 27
If the Nigerian military can stand up and tell you they do not have the records of one of them who rose to become the Head of State of the country then it tells you the level of depravity we have sunk. It is unfortunate because it is unheard of anywhere in the world.

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Politics / Ghana Pulls Down Jonathan, Buhari Billboards by free2ryhme: 3:18am On Jan 27
The campaign billboards of two Nigerian presidential candidates erected in Ghana’s capital, Accra have been pulled down following an order by the country’s (Ghana) national security agency.

The billboards of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party featuring President Goodluck Jonathan, as well as those of the main opposition All Progressives Congress of Muhammadu Buhari, located on Accra roads, were pulled down over the weekend by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The decision to pull down the billboards was said to have come amid fears by some Ghanaians that their country could be drawn indirectly into the politics of Nigeria, with security implications, especially with the Boko Haram terrorists wreaking havoc in Nigeria.

Following the order by the National Security, according to GhanaWeb, a security expert at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr. Kwesi Annin, had indicated that Ghana had been saved from a possible attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, by pulling down the billboards put up in some parts of Accra.

He was quoted to have said that political elite in the country could have been targeted by Boko Haram if the political campaign in Ghana was not stopped.

He said, “I think it is critical that the National Security and Accra Metropolitan Assembly have listened to the concerns and voices raised by ordinary citizens that these billboards and some level of active political engagement might pose potential threat in the future.”

He said the removal of the billboards should not only be about Boko Haram, but also about whether or not laws governing the country permit foreign political entities to campaign in Ghana.

Meanwhile, an international relations expert, Dr. Vladmir Antwi Danso, said Ghana had been saved from severing future relations with Nigeria.

He was reported to have explained that if there was the perception that Ghana was supporting one candidate over the other, then the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria after the elections would be marred.

“What if after the elections the scales change, then the relationship between our country and Nigeria will also have some hiccups,” Danso said.

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Celebrities / Re: What Is This Girl Doing In This Photo? - Iyanya And Don Jazzy Are Responsible by free2ryhme: 3:16am On Jan 27
ok oo
Phones / Re: Glo 4.5 G For N2, 500 Is A Complete Scam by free2ryhme: 3:15am On Jan 27
Just last week I subscribe to Glo’s 4.5G and to this moment, I have not enjoyed the service even for a second.
Do you know while I said is a complete scam
Formerly I was using Glo service in my house in Abuja and the service was sweet.
I later switch to MTN as a result of price differential.
Not knowing that Glo set trap for us.
And the annoying thing is that I cannot drag glo to NCC, because NCC has never protected consumer's interest.
That is the cross we Nigerians are subjected to by some 419 businesses like glo.
If my former subscription works fine, why is the present useless?
Glo is a sacm.
I may vote for Buhari, I have a feeling that he will protect my interest even if I am a Christian

can you pls explain the complete scam
Politics / Lawyer sues over Buhari’s certificate by free2ryhme: 3:05am On Jan 27
A legal practitioner, Mr. Chukwunweike Okafor, on Monday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja with an application seeking a declaration that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacked the educational qualification to stand for the February 14 presidential election.

The originating summons marked FHC/ABJ/CS/01/2015 has Buhari, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission as the first, second and third defendants respectively.

The suit was filed pursuant to Section 131 of the Constitution, which prescribes a minimum qualification for nomination to participate in the presidential election and Section 31 of the Electoral Act that requires all presidential candidates to depose to an affidavit that they have satisfied and complied with the constitutional requirements to be President of Nigeria.

Okafor, in the suit filed through his counsel, Chief Ugo Ugunnadi, is contending that Buhari’s form CF001 with the INEC, wherein he stated that he obtained the minimum educational qualification of West African Senior School Certificate could not be valid as the said certificate was allegedly false or not genuine.

The plaintiff, among other things, is asking the court to declare that “the information contained in Buhari’s affidavit dated November 24, 2014, stating that the Secretary of the Military Board was in custody of his WASSC was false and thereby disqualified him from contesting the 2015 general elections.”

The lawyer is therefore seeking an order of the court “compelling INEC to withdraw, remove and/or delete the names of the 1st and 2nd defendants from the list of persons or political parties eligible to contest for the Office of the President of Nigeria in the 2015 general elections.”

The courts reopened today after being shut down for three weeks by the striking judicial workers in the country.

No date has yet been fixed to hear Okafor’s originating summons.

Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: An Only Son Accused Of Killing Father Castrates Himself While In Police Custody by free2ryhme: 1:05am On Jan 27

Yes SK is really working good in you...keep it up!

I am sure u have dementia
Politics / Re: Jonathan Lacks Will To Crush B’haram, Buhari Tells Kerry by free2ryhme: 1:02am On Jan 27
As a matter of urgency, the APC should make JONATHAN their campaign manager. He is doing a better job of campaigning for Buhari than the real APC term..

This guy PHD was sincerely and truly zoned to him. Such a daft!



Politics / PDP Is The Only Political Party With No Owner – Jonathan by free2ryhme: 12:51am On Jan 27
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday described his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the “only truly democratic party where everyone is the same and with equal stake’’.

“PDP is the only party that has no owner; it is a democratic group with no landlord and tenant,’’ Jonathan said in his campaign in Jos, Plateau.

He urged that internal disagreements in the party should be resolved using the its machinery, and cautioned against the temptation to defect to another political party over the slightest disagreement.

He said that disagreements arising from primary elections were “normal in every human situation’’, adding that political parties usually got stronger after resolving such internal crises and disagreements.

The president commended former Plateau governor, Sen. Joshua Dariye, for returning to the PDP after his sojourn in the Labour Party and expressed the party’s willingness to be fair to all.

He said that politicians should take advantage of the freedom offered by the growing democratic culture to embrace dialogue to make for more permanent mutual trust.

He challenged Plateau people to work toward returning the state to its former status as the most peaceful in country, and stressed the need for them to emulate leaders like late Solomon Lar and Gen. Yakubu Gowon.

He promised to make Nigeria a much better place if given a second term, saying that more sectors would enjoy massive intervention as was currently witnessed in the rail, agriculture and power sectors.

“We must collectively fight our problems the way we fought and defeated the Ebola virus that would have been a calamity if it had become pandemic,’’ he said. (NAN)
Politics / Jonathan Lacks Will To Crush B’haram, Buhari Tells Kerry by free2ryhme: 12:33am On Jan 27

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has listed the strategies that he would adopt to end insecurity in the country if elected President.

The methods, The PUNCH learnt, were unveiled by Buhari during his meeting with the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Lagos on Sunday.

The source, who was one of the APC members that also attended the meeting, said on Monday that the strategies included the elimination of corruption, transparency in the management of defence budgets and an overhaul of the nation’s security apparatuses.

He said that Buhari highlighted the plans when Kerry expressed concern about the spate of insecurity in the North-East.

The source added, “Kerry said the US was interested in someone that could curb the Boko Haram menace. He said the concern of President Barack Obama was that terrorism should not spread beyond the North-East as it seemed to be doing so gradually.

“Kerry asked what the strategy of the APC would be in fighting insecurity.”

One of our correspondents gathered that while responding, Buhari said since he knows that corruption and lack of political will are some of the problems militating against the war against insurgency, he would tackle them headlong if elected.

Buhari was said to have told Kerry that the Goodluck Jonathan administration had spent billions of dollars on defence and that a large portion of the money was diverted by those in power.

It was also learnt that the APC candidate informed the Secretary of State that the President had turned a blind eye to this.

Buhari was said to have also stated that there was something wrong with the intelligence-gathering mechanism of the military. He therefore promised that he would revamp the security apparatuses of the government.

According to our source, the APC candidate said “that Boko Haram members were not ghosts but that they were gaining ground because the security agencies had been compromised.”

He said that the former Head of State also promised that transparency would be his watchword in the disbursement of defence budgets.

It was gathered that Buhari “promised to ensure that every kobo spent on security would be accounted for as this would ensure that our soldiers get the appropriate equipment and have their morale boosted.”

He was also said to have told Kerry that the Jonathan government once scuttled a hearing by the National Assembly on defence spending, an act that clearly showed that it was not ready to promote transparency in the management of the nation’s affairs.

“Buhari said when the National Assembly set up a hearing with the heads of security agencies to know how the defence budgets were being spent, the Presidency scuttled it because it was obvious that the money for equipment was not being spent judiciously. He said by such an act, the Jonathan government was not encouraging transparency in the way and manner money meant for security was being spent.”

The PUNCH gathered that APC leaders like the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who were also at the meeting, urged the US to impress it upon the Jonathan government to ensure that next month’s elections were not postponed.

Kerry was said to have expressed worry at the pre-election violence in the country but the APC leaders told him that they had nothing to do with it.

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has however welcomed the call by the US for free, fair and peaceful elections in Nigeria.

The organisation, in a statement by its Director, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said it fully identified with Washington’s appeal to political parties to ensure credible polls.

According to the statement, the Jonathan administration and all responsible politicians should support the objectives of free, fair and peaceful polls as advocated by the US government.

The statement read in part, “He(Kerry) explained that the US and other members of the international community should not leave the Jonathan administration to its devices or whims and caprices, adding that the government must be held to these commitments to avoid any hanky-panky during the elections.

“On the US threat to deny visa to politicians that engage in electoral violence and malpractices, the APC Campaign organisation said it fully endorsed the measure to serve as a deterrent and give credibility to Nigeria’s democracy and electoral system.”

I can’t fight corruption by jailing people, Jonathan insists

Meanwhile, Jonathan has insisted that he will not fight corruption by jailing people.

He, however, stated that he would build a system that would block people’s direct access to funds.

The President said this at a corporate forum titled, ‘An Evening with Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan’ in Lagos on Sunday.

He said even if five million Nigerians were thrown into jail for corruption, graft would still continue if the system was porous.

He said, “People always say government is not fighting corruption but our position is very clear. We are fighting corruption and our position is that fighting corruption is not all about jailing people and showing them on television sets.

“In this country, we never had armed robbery until the civil war when small arms were being used. Initially, armed robbers were being shot in public and later in secret. But it did not stop armed robbery; so our commitment is in the British law system that states that it is better for nine criminals to go free than for one innocent person to suffer undue punishment. In that case, the concept of beyond reasonable doubt is always difficult to prove in corrupt cases and that is why they even accuse the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) of going for plea bargain.

“In the area of arrest, the EFCC has prosecuted more people and has secured more convictions than before but even if you prosecute 10 million Nigerians and convict five million, it will not stop corruption. Yes, you are fighting corruption which must continue but the most important thing is to block those avenues that corruption can occur.”

The President also promised to bring the fight against insurgency to an end if re-elected.

Earlier, many of his key ministers had spoken about the administration’s achievements.

For instance, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said the recent rebasing of the GDP showed that the Jonathan administration had actually diversified the economy better than its predecessors.

Okonjo-Iweala, however, warned that there would be tough days ahead but maintained that the diversification of the economy would cushion the drop in the price of crude oil.

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said there had been giant strides in the oil sector but lamented that pipeline vandalism was affecting both oil production and revenue.

She said over 60,000 barrels of crude were still being lost to the act daily.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said the economy should be diversified such that oil would constitute only about 40 per cent of the nation’s revenue.

Dangote, who called on the government to ensure job creation, said it was unfortunate that within 90 days the price of oil went from $110 per barrel to less than $50

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