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|Politics / Re: Jonathan AGF And Chinese Oil Company Linked To Emeka Offor $3 Billion Deal. by Gbawe: 12:50pm|
Bruv, you yourself know that GEJ is a crook who abetted the horrid looting of Nigeria by his cronies. What "sentiments" am I whipping up when GEJ is out of office, irrelevant and powerless? I just want him and his crooked and heartless minions to pay for destroying Nigeria. There is no serious nation of the world where a deterrent system is lacking. I like to put issues like this in the public domain so that Buhari does not become complacent and 'benevolent'. There should always be conseqeunces for wrongdoing otherwise no one would hesitate to commit crime and to harm others.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan AGF And Chinese Oil Company Linked To Emeka Offor $3 Billion Deal. by Gbawe: 12:35pm|
Lawd . Jonathan really took Nigeria to the cleaners. I am personally not surprised because I have always believed he is a very callous and wicked leader who did not care about the suffering of Nigerians. With that wicked and avaricious woman behind him, i.e "mama peace", I am sure it was very easy for them to justify their looting of Nigeria to themselves. I can imagine Jonathan's crude wife saying "na awa oil and awa money" and "maga don pay"
Yet the Country is now in dire straits because of the looting of Ali Baba (Jonathan) and his 40 thieves (Allison-Madueke, Adoke Bello et al). I will have a serious problem with Buhari if crooks like Adoke Bello and Allison-Madueke are not made to pay for their heinous looting which has destroyed Nigeria and the future of millions.
|Politics / Jonathan AGF And Chinese Oil Company Linked To Emeka Offor $3 Billion Deal. by Gbawe: 12:25pm|
How President Jonathan, AGF Adoke, Awarded Chinese Oil Company Linked To Emeka Offor $3b "Judgement Deal" Days Before Leaving Office
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 12:11pm|
Buhari is a man. he will die. Certainly the SE will outlive Buhari because it is a geographical region. However you are wrong to claim Buhari is wicked. He does not hate the SE and does not bear a grudge agaist the region in my opinion. Wait to see the major appointments in sectors that can transform Nigeria before you conclude hastily. I personally don't understand why people make a fuss about positions like SGF which I consider to be the office of a glorified pen pusher.
The SGF, along with most appointees of Buhari so far, cannot directly impact on health, electricity, infrastructure, agriculture, security, economic diversification, SME proliferation et al as competent Ministers can. If Ministerial appointees are merit-based, and Governors perform well, then that is what Nigeria needs to make progress. For certain positions, where a high level of loyalty is required given the treacherous nature of Nigerian politics, I have no issue with Buhari going with tried and trusted compatriots even if they are from his region.
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 11:43am On Sep 04|
You are just babbling incoherently now. I should "dig" and begin investigating myself? Some of you guys take yourselves and Nairaland too seriously.
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 11:03am On Sep 04|
Look, I don't care what you think of me. Show the specific post and prove your point. Otherwise stop slandering and besmirching others casually without anything to back up your false allegations.
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 10:58am On Sep 04|
Why? Say your mind freely.
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 10:33am On Sep 04|
Why don't you show the "bigoted" post here instead of just slandering others falsely and emptily?
|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 7:38am On Sep 04|
Are you not too old to be talking this immaturely and bitterly? You now want to disenfranchise others from their ethnic origin because of your bigotry? Anyone who does not share your toxic and parochially ethnocentric outlook is not Igbo? Dude, grow up. Live and let live. Your opinion and outlook is not the only one that matters. Your ethnocentric approach to life will only leave you frustrated in the long run.
Anyway, why are you still here? Did you not promise to leave if Buhari won in a certain State which he did in the end? It is very easy to embarrass you and highlight the fact that you lack principles. Since this is the case, I would advise you to post respectfully towards others here like Obiagelli. You are too 'tainted' to be talking down at anyone here.
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|Politics / Re: Now I Accept Buhari Hates The South East by Gbawe: 7:24am On Sep 04|
Bruv, Obiagelli is always 'protected'.
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|Politics / Re: Breaking news: Buhari Appoints Ipaye As Deputy Chief of Staff by Gbawe: 5:49pm On Sep 03|
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 5:33pm On Sep 03|
I agree with you but I don't think that is what is going on here. This is purely about professionalism. Buhari was in the armed/security forces as well and he is allowed to feel strongly about unprofessional conduct in the armed/security force. Ogar's antics will not be condoned in any serious nation worldwide whether in Africa or beyond and I think you know this. What she did meant that her position was not tenable. It is as simple as that and as Nigerians we should not be sentimental about these issues.
The fundamental consideration is that Ogar, with her clear bias, is not a professional DSS officer. That is the bottom line. If you have a criminal case, and you are actually innocent, would you like a biased policeman to proclaim you guilty without trial or would you prefer to go to court and present your case before an unbiased jury? Ogar deserves to be sacked. If Buhari is to succeed then he will have to instil discipline and professionalism everywhere. Those who fall short should be dismissed because nation-building, where the future and wellbeing of millions is at stake, is no joke.
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 5:01pm On Sep 03|
I know bro but she made herself judge and jury by declaring conclusively that the APC was behind bombings in Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 1:29pm On Sep 03|
Look, let us cut a long story short. Ogar, as a security officer on the investigative end, is duty-bound to present all evidence she has to the right authority to aid the successful prosecution of those involved in terrorist act against Nigerian. She does not work for the prosecution service and is not a Judge.
She is not a politician either and has no authority to publicly accuse a political party of something as serious as terrorism without proof or court conviction. I really don't see how this is hard for you to understand. If you are employed as a janitor in a restaurant why on earth would you try and take over cooking duties when the Chef is present and able? Why don't you do your job and let the chef do his job?
|Politics / Re: President Buhari Orders Closure Of Aso Rock Villa Church by Gbawe: 1:04pm On Sep 03|
This is completely false. PDP should try harder and more imaginatively.
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 12:24pm On Sep 03|
I don't understand why Nigerians, more than others, are so incapable of distinguishing right from wrong. Don't you understand that Ogar did what she should never have done? The lines became horribly blurred under GEJ and many lost their heads but the point is that a sane Government is here now and those who abused their office must pay. This is why Nazi war criminals are still being prosecuted till today and even if they are 90 years old. There has to be consequences for wrongdoing and abuse of office. Don't you get this simple concept?
Ogar had no right or authority to go public and blame a political party for terrorist bombing at a time the nation was very troubled and grappling with a situation that could tilt into mass unrest and killings at any time. What she did was highly unprofessional, dangerous and divisive. Our nation already had a dangerous North-South schism because of Boko Haram terrorism. Security officers should not be making such worse with sentimental and unguarded utterances. We can do such on Nairaland but not Ogar. She gets paid to be professional, efficient and neutral. Her job duty does not involve going public to heat up the polity and prejudice opinion against a political Party when she has wild conjectures as her main claim !!! Do you not even see the fundamental wrong of this? I.e the fact that top level security officials worldwide only announce facts publicly and not conjectures and unproven allegations? She deserves the sack for that. How can you not see this?
How will the world perceive and interact with the Buhari government if they see him persevering with the likes of Ogar who totally defeat the concept of strong, independent and neutral institutions? Is it not obvious, from her openly biased utterances, that Ogar would have no problem unjustly framing an innocent APC politician for a bombing when her job demands that she keeps an open mind and leave the official proclamation of guilt to the law Courts? I really don't understand how some Nigerians think and talk.
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 11:58am On Sep 03|
Personally I hope this is true as this will confirm we have a responsible and disciplined Government in place that understand the fundamental concept that dereliction of duty and unprofessional conduct must be punished. Nigeria badly needs a deterrent system where people understand that there will be consequences for wrongdoing.
Ogar did what she did because she never imagined the PDP would be out of power. She never thought she would pay for her unprofessional and divisive conduct which was highly unbecoming of her sensitive position. Never should Nigeria witness the likes of Ogar in sensitive public office again. We need strong institutions headed by men and women who understand that they are employed, first and foremost, to serve Nigerians and not politicians.
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 11:49am On Sep 03|
That is a totally irrelevant example. Iraq is a historical enemy of the USA. Both nations are hostile towards each other and may even use fabricated 'evidence' and propaganda in an effort to gain the upper hand. If you think about it then you will see that lack of peace in Iraq is not a real bother to the USA. Likewise Iraqis will not lose sleep if the USA is troubled. The best contextual example is to imagine a US and Iraq security supremo working against the internal peace and security of their own nation because of political/ethnic bias.
Give me an example of a professional security agency acting in a way that threatens the internal peace and security of its own home nation. That is what Ogar did. She did not make a "callous and inappropriate statement". She went beyond the brief and authority of her office. Don't you get this simple concept? What would the world be like if policemen who should only investigate and arrest criminals begin undermining the justice system by going public to announce the guilt of those who have not been tried in a competent court of law? Surely this is a simple enough concept for you to understand and defend?
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 10:30am On Sep 03|
What "comeback" and what "vindictiveness"? Would you like it if you are convicted of a crime publicly, without trial, by a security official who hates you because of bias against your ethnic group or political affiliation? What would become of a Country full of such security officers? Let us learn to put sentiments aside for the sake of our nation if some of us indeed love her as we claim. Ogar deserves to be sacked. What she did is not done by others in her position anywhere else in the world.
Let me remind you that her antics, in case you have forgotten, means she is even getting off lightly. Ogar's open partisanship was very dangerous for Nigeria in a 'charged' period. In most sane nations of the world she may even be charged with endangering national security. Can you guys supporting Ogar not understand the simple concept of professional boundaries and how she is not allowed to play judge and jury publicly to the detriment of the peace and security of Nigeria? Ogar should have kept her mouth shut. She has no right or authority to say all she did and she surely should not have been so openly biased, i.e pro PDP, in a job that requires the highest level of professionalism and neutrality. She should be sacked.
VIDEO: DSS Spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar Blames APC for the Bombings in Nigeria
|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 10:14am On Sep 03|
Indeed. The woman is a disgrace. I don't understand how anyone can speak in her defence. Imagine a security supremo who convicts and assigns guilt against a political Party publicly without showing conclusive proof and in the absence of a conclusive court trial. That is the worst thing in the world and Nigeria is one of the few nations, if not the only one, this crap can happen in !!! This is the equivalent of the police publicly and unprofessionally announcing the guilt of a suspect when we all know the police are only allowed to investigate and arrest to then let the prosecution service prove guilt.
Any policeman/security official , especially a senior officer, who publicly prejudices a case/allegation of wrongdoing against anyone, in defiance of official prosecution that confirms guilt conclusively, would be sacked in any sane nation of the world. As simple as that. It is about time we stop the madness and aberrancy to begin doing things the right way in Nigeria. It is the only way forward.
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|Politics / Re: DSS Sacks Ogar by Gbawe: 9:59am On Sep 03|
i will personally wait for confirmation of this from more sources. If true then I hail this development as absolutely the right thing to do. It is time we all begin putting partisanship and bias aside to see and support what is right. Others do it worldwide so why are we Nigerians different? Ogar was horribly and openly partisan/compromised in a position requiring the highest level of professionalism and political neutrality. Where do you Nigerians see this worldwide? i.e the spokesperson of a Nation's security service taking side shamelessly and openly with a political Party? If people put sentiments asides it will be obvious the likes of Ogar have no place in sensitive positions of public service in in a progressive Nigeria. Africa needs strong institutions and not strong men as Obama surmised.
The likes of Ogar, who are unprofessional and easily compromised, will never be the manpower that will allow the emergence of strong and independent institutions. Her open bias and utterances , like when she stated that each time the APC lost an election a spate of bombing followed, are simply disgraceful and unacceptably biased. When have you guys ever seen the spokesperson of the FBI or MI5 openly acting as a lackey of a political Party in the USA and UK respectively? Those who cannot see what matters and speak in support of Ogar do not mean well for Nigeria. We need to get rid of the Ogars and the Mbus to build professional, driven, motivated and independent security forces with the capacity to serve the public professionally always while refraining from serving the agenda of politicians and interest groups. That is the only way forward for Nigeria. It is as simple as that and I personally hope Ogar has indeed been sacked. She deserves it.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Risks Economic Decline –buhari: Punch by Gbawe: 9:32pm On Sep 02|
Buhari will be president for 4 years. Nigerians, to include those who voted for him and those who did not, have no choice but to get behind him.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Risks Economic Decline –buhari: Punch by Gbawe: 6:20pm On Sep 02|
Happy now? you feel better? The point is that our current democracy began in 1999. The PDP has been in power from 1999 to 2015. If we are to speak intelligently and logically, so that solutions can arrive for our Country, then it is obvious we can mainly only scrutinise the current democracy which began in 1999 and still obtains today. Otherwise how far do you want us to go? The days of military rule? the days of colonial rule? The days before the arrival of missionaries? We are in the fourth republic and the primary scrutiny, for the sake of learning from mistakes, must be of the fourth republic. We should focus on the latest, uninterrupted period of democracy when leaders were elected. that would be 1999 till today.
|Politics / Re: Extract And Lesson Learnt From "Shehu Sani Blast Fayose" - Dayo23 by Gbawe: 1:00pm On Sep 02|
I don't understand people like you. All for partisan politics and perhaps sectional bias you fail to condemn what is wrong and must be condemned. This is why many think Nigerians are "somehow" . We have a warped way of being comfortable with and even promoting criminality or what is outright wrong. What Fayose is doing is very reckless and dangerous. It is divisive and incendiary antics which threatens the peace of Nigeria. If you do not know, Fayose is a glorified thug who used to drive a Taxi in the UK. There is nothing historically special, whether previous employment history or talent, about him that makes him merit his status as Governor.
It was Obasanjo who made him a Governor because of his 'thug value' since OBJ, at the time, only dealt with ruthless thugs he felt would help him take over and continuously control the SW politically. Sani is very correct that Fayose is a 'relic' harking back to our dark days of "do or die" politics. He should shut up and face his job. His sort will be replaced by the next generation of well-bred, individually successful, administratively talented and sophisticated Yorubas by the grace of God. His mates like El Rufai and Ambode are getting on quietly with their jobs while Fayose is ranting disgracefully and divisively. Overall, there is nothing praiseworthy in what Fayose is doing. His antics should be condemned by all sane and sensible Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or political affiliation.
|Politics / Re: Extract And Lesson Learnt From "Shehu Sani Blast Fayose" - Dayo23 by Gbawe: 12:41pm On Sep 02|
Sani is correct. Fayose is nothing but an uncouth and impudent thug who recklessly and dangerously heats up the polity routinely all in the name of partisan politics. It is the unspoken responsibility of Fayose, and one he should be well aware of, to help maintain and promote peace in Nigeria. He is a governor for god sake and not a roadside mechanic. If he continues his recklessness then Buhari must summon him to Abuja and read him the riot act. The man is just a disgrace. He has done nothing of note in Ekiti so far and all he does is talk recklessly and insensitively. I am sure many in Ekiti now regret voting for him.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Risks Economic Decline –buhari: Punch by Gbawe: 9:20am On Sep 02|
No. The corruption and greed of man deliberately made Nigeria complex to the extent you now make the conclusion you do above. Equally, the discipline, determination and selfless leadership of man can make Nigeria 'simple' again. This is why Nigerians should support Buhari. PDP deliberately destroyed Nigeria over the past 16 years. Buhari can definitely put Nigeria on the path to success. It will not be easy but it can be done.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Risks Economic Decline –buhari: Punch by Gbawe: 7:08am On Sep 02|
Totally agree. This is not even that difficult to achieve but leadership myopia, greed, corruption and lack of political will has ensured that all the PDP Governments we have had since 1999 have merely paid lip service to the concept of diversifying the Nigerian economy so it is not entirely reliant on crude oil which is a fuel an innovative and scientifically fast-moving world will need less in the future. Benchmarking on crude is also fiscally dangerous and should not be something a serious nation rely on as a make-or-break determinant of economic success and development.
Under GEJ, and with the Nigerian economy almost entirely reliant on crude oil income, budget benchmark for crude regularly hovered around $70-$73 because oil sold at over $100.00 per barrel . Today oil is selling at $48.00 per barrel approximately. Benchmark, for the next budget, will have to reflect this low price of oil and the general volatility of crude per barrel cost. The disparity in benchmark , between the last and upcoming budget, will be huge especially as it has happened in a relatively short space of time. The word huge is even a misnomer given the shrinkage the Nigerian economy will inevitably experience simply because the nation is earning far less than she did and the fact that 'rainy day' buffers were never put in place by the previous Government. Nigeria should learn from this development, as it is nothing new, and I think it is only under a leader like Buhari things can change for the better.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Risks Economic Decline –buhari: Punch by Gbawe: 6:49am On Sep 02|
Indeed. Great point. Let me add also that every effort must be made to grow the SME sector in the medium to long term as this will likely solve 30-40% of Nigeria's major problems of unemployment, small middle class, sub-optimal economic activities, poor global trade presence, underdeveloped export market et al. I personally back Buhari to 'come good' because he has the 'basic ingredients' , especially peculiar to Nigeria and her specific challenges, to be a very effective President and reformer.
|Politics / Re: Compilation Of Pmb's Appointments To Date And Their Equivalents Under Gej by Gbawe: 6:28am On Sep 02|
My dear lady, it is all a deliberately orchestrated storm in a teacup from those who know Nigeria is about to change for good. I have said nothing about Buhari's "lopsided" appointment, same as I said nothing about the certificate sage or his health 'challenge', because anyone who wants to lead a productive and fulfilled life should not pay too much attention to frivolities that changes nothing and is totally inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.
Buhari has a 4-year mandate to lead Nigeria. All these distracting talk will will not rob him of even a single day in charge. I will have a problem with Buhari when I don't see the changes that really matter for my beloved country. Anything else is the usual attention-seeking antics from political jobbers and hatchet men who always work for their own personal agenda.
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