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|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 5:16pm On Nov 27|
What "steps"? Give solid examples and stop hiding behind vague words. Give the precise "steps" Buhari has taken towards Islamizing Nigeria. Has Sharia been introduced in your State since the scaremongers insisted Buhari wants Sharia in every corner of Nigeria? Are you frog-marched to the local mosque everyday? Has your Pastor been replaced by an Imam? Is your sister forced to don the Hijab? Have you been told you must swap your bible for the quran?
So what steps exactly are you talking about? If your life is the same today as it was before the elecetion then admit you and others goofed and that you maligned the name of an innocent individual for nothing. You should be asking for the forgiveness of God and not vaguely alluding to some steps you cannot give precise details of.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 4:04pm On Nov 27|
What evidence? Please don't patronise our intelligence with talks of Buhari said this and that in 1956. Show us the evidence today, on the ground, that bears out the "Islamization" scaremongering many helped to spread before the elections. Simple request yet you are dancing around as is usual when a man knows he stands discredited. If Buhari has not done what many said he would then those folks should apologise, learn their lessons and move on.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 9:55am On Nov 27|
Can you listen to yourself? You are only throwing insult around and you cannot even appreciate how uniformed you sound. The above in bold is just ludicrous. Are we talking accusation in a court of law that a defendant is obligated to respond to or baseless rumours and unsubstantiated gossip in the court of public opinion a busy and focused person should/could choose to ignore? If you start shouting publicly that I am an armed robbers, when in reality I am gainfully employed, what on earth makes you think I am duty-bound to respond to you?
Is it not obvious you are not an 'accuser' and I am not an 'accused' in the proper sense of those words? Many of you just come here to tender sentimental arguments. you will then begin insulting others you should be learning from once you are dismantled by superior argument/logic. My friend, you better educate yourself about the fundamental rights of man to know individuals are not compelled to respond to slurs and lies against their persons because those can never be interpreted as legitimate accusations by any sane and rational mind. You do not become an 'accuser' telling lies against others and those you lie against are not 'accused' people who must prove anything to you or others. Buhari did not see it fit to dignify every slur and lie against his person with a response. That is his right 100% otherwise he will soon have to be responding to allegations that he smokes Marijuana and snorts cocaine with Osinbajo, Fashola and Amaechi till 3.00am every day in Aso Rock.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 9:40am On Nov 27|
You guys crack me up !!! Buhari does not go to church any more and this is a sign the Islamization agenda is on course? Why not take the fact that Nigeria is still very secular today to mean you took the brainwashing propaganda of others too seriously? Even the folks who put those messages in the public domain don't believe their own lies they packaged for the consumption of ordinary Nigerians. It is all politics to them and it is only ordinary Nigerians who swallow their deceitful propaganda unquestioningly. This is why you are still looking for excuses, however silly and illogical they sound, to continue pushing accusations that have now been soundly discredited by the reality on ground today.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 9:26am On Nov 27|
My good man, sometimes these sort of threads are needed to remind us of the absurdities of yesterday that shames us all as a nation in light of what is reality today. We all remember how Nigerians were carried along in dangerous propaganda by those who did not want a Buhari Presidency for their own selfish reasons. They painted a picture of a nation where everyone is forced to shout "Allah ho akbar" and political opponents are jailed without trial. It was all very insulting to the senses of intelligent Nigerians who could not believe Nigerians, in year 20 frigging 15, were being manipulated like this. PEJ said she feared visiting her husband in jail. Is GEJ in jail today or gallivanting the world and spending his loot?
The point is that Nigerians should develop their own minds and independent opinions. If you get carried away promoting the selfish and obviously flawed messages of others, who are working for their own agenda, then you risk looking very foolish and ignorant in future. The biggest Nairaland promoters of "Buhari will Islamize Nigeria" now look like mumus who were used by GEJ, PEJ, Dokpesi, Obanikoro, Allison-Madueke et al. In short those who benefited from the status quo under the former regime and wanted it to continue forever if possible.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 8:21am On Nov 27|
This long response shows you are not witty and does not understand simple sarcasm. OP's point is that it is odd anyone would dare ban any form of the Hijab in Buhari's "Islam Kingdom" when it must be the other way round as many told us would be the case with their baseless "Buhari will Islamize Nigeria" scaremongering before the elections. Where is the Islamization is OP's real and sarcastic question. Gerrit? Don't tell us what Buhari said in 1945. Show us the reality of Nigeria today and the overt "Islamization" going on under Buhari many, before the elections, claimed they were 100% sure would happen in the effort to make Buhari 'unelectable'.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 7:33pm On Nov 26|
He is respectfully and humbly asking to be educated. What is wrong with that? Do you know the hijab Buhari has officially adopted for his Islamization agenda or not? Simple question only seeking a simple answer and not insults.
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Islamization Project Begins In Ernest. by Gbawe: 3:25pm On Nov 26|
Over to the "Buhari will Islamize Nigeria" crew. Perfectly legitimate question. Which Hijab has Buhari forced on Nigerian for his Islamization project? We need pictures ASAP of Buhari launching this compulsory Hijab abeg.
|Politics / Re: Prof. Wole Soyinka's Tribute To Sen. Asiwaju Tinubu. by Gbawe: 7:30pm On Nov 25|
We both know this. Yet you will agree many uncouth elements come here daily to insult prominent Nigerians and political leaders. Tinubu is, as always, the object of their hateful attention. There is no need for Soyinka to then be insulted by those who bark at anyone who see good in Tinubu for things Soyinka did not say. I defend Tinubu here always because i know what the man really is to Nigeria and the Yorubas. Yet the fact is that we sometimes have to take a back seat and let frustrated souls vent because poverty and a lot of social malaise can reduce a proud people to a blind lynch mob just looking for victims. On threads like this, which will be a congregation ground for the usual haters, I would prefer Soyinka is not included in the free-for-all for something he did not say. Tinubu is a politician. this is not new to him and he won't care what envious and hateful people say. The Prof is another matter entirely.
|Politics / Re: Prof. Wole Soyinka's Tribute To Sen. Asiwaju Tinubu. by Gbawe: 3:44pm On Nov 25|
Before you guys begin insulting the honourable Wole Soyinka, kindly confirm he wrote what is attributed to him here . Thank you.
|Politics / Re: Prof. Wole Soyinka's Tribute To Sen. Asiwaju Tinubu. by Gbawe: 3:41pm On Nov 25|
Nice as this all sounds I am sure Soyinka never wrote this. I stand to be corrected but I doubt Soyinka will ever praise Tinubu this fawningly.
|Politics / Re: 5 Months As A Governor, I Am Already Tired - El Rufai by Gbawe: 12:30pm On Nov 25|
Indeed. Many Governors can and would love to do more but our system of governance, as currently constituted, means the greatest tools of empowering the people still resides with the Federal government. for example, the emergence of a thriving SME sector (small to medium enterprises) , which is usually the biggest employer of labour worldwide, will not be a reality without constant and adequate power supply.
|Politics / Re: 5 Months As A Governor, I Am Already Tired - El Rufai by Gbawe: 12:14pm On Nov 25|
Thank you. Especially against a Governor adjudged to be the best performing in Nigeria today. His State is lucky to have him in my opinion because Nigeria is facing very trying times which means even good leaders must now become supermen to guide their State and people through what is undoubtedly going to be a period of severe economic hardship before succour arrives.
|Politics / Re: 5 Months As A Governor, I Am Already Tired - El Rufai by Gbawe: 12:08pm On Nov 25|
100% correct. May God indeed shower El Rufai with the wisdom he needs to deliver for a people he obviously cares for and worries about deeply.
|Politics / Re: 5 Months As A Governor, I Am Already Tired - El Rufai by Gbawe: 12:05pm On Nov 25|
Those are the leaders who do not give a toss about the Nigerians they lead. They are in office to look after their own interests. If money is flowing them these sort of leaders will continue putting on weight and "looking nice".
El Rufai's honesty is refreshing. Nigerians should appreciate this type of honest leadership that seeks to engage the citizenry and give them a frank insight into what Nigerian leaders face and why the effort to create a better Nigeria must involve all of us. Leaders do not have a magic wand that will perform miracles and turn Nigeria into utopia. Pro-people leaders like El Rufai are the best Nigerians can hope for right now because we can rely on them to put in the effort to better the lot of Nigerians while we play our part also.
That El Rufai is exasperated with the sheer scale of the challenge is human and even encouraging as it means he understands the plight of his people and empathises with them. Yet that is not an admission of defeat and it does not mean he will not give his all to make the situation better.
|Politics / Re: Buhari To Launch Helicopters In Lagos For Police Patrol by Gbawe: 11:45am On Nov 25|
Correct. This is nothing new or even unique to Ambode. I agree with you that meticulous maintenance of the helicopters has to be made a priority.
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|Politics / Re: Buhari To Launch Helicopters In Lagos For Police Patrol by Gbawe: 10:52am On Nov 25|
Do you guys ever read before you go on the attack? Because Buhari is mentioned then that means the FG, rather than LASG, bought the helicopters? If you read carefully and agree Ambode purchased the Helicopters, on behalf of LASG, then how is lagos responsible for your inability to purchase fuel? At least learn to be a useful critic otherwise be prepared to be ignored as a senseless/uninformed one.
LAGOS—President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to commission three helicopters purchased by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration as part of efforts to beef up security in the state.
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|Politics / Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 10:11am On Nov 25|
This is not really an indictment against the leadership of Fashola. The lifespan of Lagos roads, especially those under the purview of the local government, is incredibly short because of corruption and unfeasibly high population density leading to a volume of traffic flow and vehicular movement that will test even the most durable roads anywhere in the world.
The issue of detrimentally high population density will continue to be a pain in the neck for Lagos because it is the smallest State in Nigeria with the highest population estimated to be around 20 million !!
To put things in perspective, so we see the strain on a State which did not have adequate infrastructure underpinning the immense population growth it saw in a relatively short period of time, we should look at some stats and draw some obvious conclusions.
Lagos is 999.6 kilometres squared in size and is home to around 20 million. Virtually all Lagosians rely on road transport to go from A to B every day.
London is 1,572 kilometres squared in size and home to 8.539 million. London has a good transport mix which means rail/tube transport gets far more Londoners from A to B daily than road transport. especially Monday to Friday.
New York is 789 kilometres squared and home to 8.406 million. New York also has a good transport mix which means rail/metro transport gets far more New Yorkers from A to B daily than road transport.
It is obvious that decongesting Lagos roads is key as a long term and permanent solution. LASG simply has to ensure other modes of transport (rail et al) come on board as soon as possible otherwise we will continue seeing 'patch-patch' of roads every few months.
|Politics / Re: Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 9:48am On Nov 25|
Unfortunately, pot-hole filling has become very important in a State like Lagos because local government roads are usually never constructed to a high standard of quality and durability. This is self-defeatist false economy in reality because heavier than normal use of roads, due to very high population density, means that roads must be extra tough in Lagos to begin with.
|Politics / Lagos Rehabilitates 282 Roads In Six Months by Gbawe: 9:40am On Nov 25|
LAGOS REHABILITATES 282 ROADS IN SIX MONTHS
|Politics / Re: Fuel Scarcity: The Lessons From Ifeanyi Ubah’s Patroitism by Gbawe: 9:40am On Nov 23|
Ubah the charlatan can only fool the gullible. He is one of the crooks, like Dasuki, Allison-Madueke, Otedola, Maina et al, who benefitted from the slackness and corrupt backbone GEJ operated with. This is why this fake patriot bankrolled and led TAN with the hope GEJ would get a second term so the looting can continue.
His time will come when PMB initiates a probe of the fuel subsidy scam they used to cart away billions of dollars belonging to Nigeria.. Until then let him continue forming "patriotic Nigerian". Intelligent and aware Nigerians are not fooled. We know Ubah, Otedola et al fall firmly into the category of AGIP (any government in power) and enemy of Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Pdp Wins Kogi Election by Gbawe: 12:04pm On Nov 22|
I know he is joking. It is obvious. I am talking to those who actually took him seriously considering the jocular nature of his post.
|Politics / Re: Pdp Wins Kogi Election by Gbawe: 12:00pm On Nov 22|
Are you guys for real? Can you not tell OP is clowning around ?
|Politics / Re: Arms Deals: Fresh Controversy Over $1b Loan Approved For Jonathan-The Nation by Gbawe: 10:11am On Nov 22|
Some of us are now vindicated. We warned that everything GEJ and his associates were doing, including the $1 billion 'midnight' loan, would be exposed as fraudulent after the PDP is defeated. The deceit, lack of transparency and scamming nature of the GEJ government is just puke-inducing. Now they are even saying it is unclear whether the $1 billion was released of not. Anyway, those of us who saw this coming and even predicted it are enjoying the 'show' currently.
|Politics / Re: Kemi Adeosun Summarised Cv by Gbawe: 4:06pm On Nov 21|
Precisely what I said earlier. What constitutes "properly qualified" for them? I suppose, concerning African countries, one would be "properly qualified" according to the economists if you have worked for international organisations like the IMF or World bank. They are comfortable thinking that we are in the dark ages and that the likes of NOI have the appropriate" western 'orientation' and experience that would mean automatic success because they are 'westernised' and can think better than the "savages" they would be leading in Africa. "Teacher don't teach me nonsense" (Fela). We now know better in Nigeria. Local solutions for local problem abeg. Nothing wrong with Adeosun at all in my opinion.
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|Politics / Re: Colonel Sambo Dasuki And The Demand For Justice by Gbawe: 2:17pm On Nov 21|
I fully endorse this post. Well-said. Your conclusion is what cannot be over-emphasised enough. I.e Dasuki must not be allowed to travel outside Nigeria. This is a matter of national security that trumps his demand of treatment abroad. A compromise should be found that ensures he remains in Nigeria. Many innocent Nigerians have died because of the unconscionable and devilish looting of funds in our Army that left our soldiers badly exposed and unable to protect even women and children Boko Haram were then able to murder brutally and with ease. The whole thing is traumatising when one thinks back to when these people who should be fight terror to a standstill, i.e Dasuki et al, spent their time looting funds only to then deceive Nigerians by demonising Buhari and linking him to Boko Haram when they were the ones empowering the sect directly and indirectly.
We are told Lamorde has fled and also one top Nigerian military officer and two Isrealis. Enough !!! DSS, the Minister of Justice, Chief justice of Nigeria and all others should be up and doing to ensure the law does not become an impediment to justice that will allow all these wicked, murderous and demonic people take flight.
|Politics / Re: Kemi Adeosun ‘Poorly Qualified’ To Be Finance Minister – The Economist by Gbawe: 8:11am On Nov 21|
And how will this prevent her from doing her job well?
Sometimes I cannot believe the arrogance of Western press. Especially Britain with reportage that offensively have an imperialist tinge to their messages. What exactly makes her "poorly qualified"? She has relevant academic credentials and has good/relevant if not outstanding work experience. What disciples of academic/CV 'bling bling' will never understand is that Nigeria's problem are not that complex as to require Einstein-like intervention everywhere. Any averagely decent solution provider with sound academic knowledge (which Kemi surpasses on both count) can do wonders under a president 100% prepared to work for Nigeria as has never being the case since 1999.
Overall, for those who truly understand Nigeria and the dynamics of current issues, it is obvious things are more about the seriousness and political will the government of the day will be operating with. Therefore the most loaded CV (NOI) can deliver zilch under a worthless President (GEJ) whereas an appointee with a so-called modest CV (Adeosun) could perform wonders under a President (PMB) who is brave, has uncompromising political will and is ready to support her 100% to deliver results. As simple as that. Anyone good at identifying problems and capable of devising innovative solutions will thrive under the right President whereas the most impressive Nigerians have failed under many worthless and anti-people Presidents.
|Politics / Re: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria's Most Powerful Politician - Onyebuchi Ememanka by Gbawe: 2:17pm On Nov 20|
You don't know Chukwudi. Facts matter zilch in his world of sentiments. Even in a Yoruba was President Chukwudi would argue he is not a real Preisdent. He is merely a local government chairman controlled by the North.
|Politics / Re: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria's Most Powerful Politician - Onyebuchi Ememanka by Gbawe: 1:19pm On Nov 20|
Why do you people see the truth and fail to acknowledge once anything related to Yoruba is involved? tinubu is not powerful? Only tribalists and those whose ability to admit the truth has been destroyed by hate will make the statement you make above because the facts are:
The PDP was a very powerful political Party that was going nowhere for the next 60 years because small parties could simply not trouble it.
Tinubu conceived the idea of the merger of political Parties as the only way to take on and defeat the PDP. He ensured it came to pass despite attempt, internal and external, to scuttle the formation of the APC.
Tinubu shielded koboless Buhari, providing the clout and finance, to ensure Buhari became APC candidate with events culminating in a primaries where Buhari got almost 100% of SW delegate votes, courtesy of Tinubu, which was even far more than he got from the North.
Tinubu, with governors he had helped to install in power, delivered 4 out of 6 SW States for Buhari in 2015 when our President did not win a single SW State in 2011 !!!
Buhari became President alongside the VP Tinubu chose to run with him. Today it is Tinubu's boys and girl , that he empowered directly and indirectly, controlling the most critical and important Ministerial portfolio in Nigeria today. There is so much in between the abridged history I have supplied above yet it is crystal clear the man is arguably the most powerful politician in Nigeria if we even discount everything else and only take his feat of leading the sustained and very painful charge to depose the PDP that boasted under Ogbulafor it would remain in power for 60 years. We know some, like you, will never have the clarity of vision and honesty to admit it. Even when you do not like someone, you do not pretend to miss what they have achieved unless a prejudiced, generally hateful or petty person.
|Politics / Re: How Nigeria Can Become Solar Super Power. by Gbawe: 6:10am On Nov 20|
I think Fashola favours this. He actually advocated similar for Lagos to secure adequate power supply for the State. I am expecting Fashola to succeed because the man is addicted to providing solutions above everything else.
|Politics / Re: 3 Things That Will Happen To Saraki If Found Guilty By CCT by Gbawe: 6:01am On Nov 20|
Bruv, well-said. Saraki indeed is shameless. I personally think Buhari sees this as the first litmus test of his regime with failure not an option. If saraki is successfully prosecuted then the dividend is massive for Buhari home and abroad. If Saraki somehow wriggles out of it then the perception , home and abroad, will be that the Nigerian judiciary is still very corrupt and easy to compromise. This in turn means Buhari has had nil transformational/reformational effect and that the change mantra is mere rhetoric. Personally l back the President over this one.
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