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|Politics / Re: Stop Using APGA's Logo To Campaign For Jonathan, PDP Warns APGA by Gbawe: 10:02am On Aug 29|
So petty, effeminate and childish. They are talking about an entire political Party selling its soul, dignity and identity and you somehow find a way to attack Berem over that instead of facing the issue about the politically sordid, unprincipled and directionless behaviour of APGA? Do you think at all before lashing out immaturely whenever anything/anyone you support is criticised even correctly? Berem is right. The azzlicking and sycophancy is nauseating and a disgrace which embodies the lack of political maturity of Nigeria in comparison to others.
Lest you know it, political Parties, throughout the world, come to existence to offer a unique choice and not to be an extension, mouthpiece or 'feeder' unit of another Party. Cross-alliances happen worldwide but Paries always try to retain their own independence and identity. It is unheard of worldwide for a Party to be using its own platform to campaign for and promote another. APGA, to spare Nigeria the disgrace, should coalesce into the PDP and stop this undignified behaviour.
|Politics / Re: The BAD IMAGE Of Nigeria Is Caused By The Way Nigerians Present Nigeria by Gbawe: 9:37am On Aug 29|
Bro, it really is disappointing, very frustrating and highly saddening to see any Nigerian proffer the argument Samplegirl does because it implies we still have citizens who abet misrule due to how they do not understand the role of a leader and end up making excuses for leadership failure and mediocrity. As you stated, I just don't see the same type of thinking anywhere else in the world where polities, without excuses, expect leaders to deliver solutions as the leader promised he/she would !!! An electorate does not elect a leader only to say "we forgive you if the problems you said you can deliver solutions to have now proven to be beyond your capacity. You are free to carry on for another ten years dancing around our problems ".
Every leader takes office fully aware of the problems he/she stakes his leadership on delivering solutions to. Even as samplegirl does not appear to be aware of it, there is an implied contract of problem-solving performance between the electorate and the leader they voted in to deliver solutions to the headache of the electorate. A balanced, ambitious and politically sophisticated polity will not waste time rehashing the problems. Rather focus must be on current efforts to address the problems. When current efforts is currently very poor or, in our Country's case, leadership is even worsening the problems then citizens will 'bad mouth' Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: The BAD IMAGE Of Nigeria Is Caused By The Way Nigerians Present Nigeria by Gbawe: 9:43am On Aug 28|
Afroconnect: I think on a broader perspectives,all that you listed up there is as a result of the failed value system,as exhibited by the 'leaders' and politicians.
100% correct. The average Nigerian, as is the case worldwide, needs Nigeria to work, from the very top downward, so that they are also inspired to key into feeling and talking good about their nation plus doing all that is best in Nigeria's interest.
|Politics / Re: The BAD IMAGE Of Nigeria Is Caused By The Way Nigerians Present Nigeria by Gbawe: 9:40am On Aug 28|
BankuTilapia2: It doesnt take a minute to figure out a mumugerian from other Africans. A bunch of loud mouth madafuckersssss, bragging with nothing to show for apart from their usual giant of Africa and exhibiting their numerous talent such as fraud, ritual murders, arm robberies,
Sharap and get out of here. Let Nigerians discuss their issues with themselves because you clearly have nothing constructive to add aside your bad belle against us.
OP, It is a chicken or egg situation. I.e which one gave us the other. Do Nigerians just routinely love to 'bad mouth' Nigeria or is it that the hopelessness of the nation has turned many Nigerians into bitter cynics who have valid and justifiable reasons to always see and contemplate the worst? One of what I find most tragic about Nigeria today is how even the simplest things never work as they should. When the thinking and mentality of Nigerians are then bastardized as a result of this, to the extent they lash out negatively, we have this sort of thread where the fault is laid at the door of Nigerians and not the system creating unpatriotic and disillusioned citizens. For example, when David Cameron ensured the culprits of the last anti-social riot ,which thoroughly shamed the UK, were quickly brought to justice this reinforced the notion in the minds of Britons that law and order still prevails in their nation even if bad things happen. Britons will thus be predisposed to speaking proudly, optimistically and confidently about their Nation. Contrast with Nigeria where fuel subsidy scammers who could have crippled the Nation entirely continue to walk around freely and even officially associate with the President who should have ensured, ASAP, they were brought to justice and dealt with severely to serve as a deterrent to others.
You expect me or any other Nigerian to not speak bitterly about that openly bastardizing and hideously aberrant behaviour coming from the very top ? A lot of negatives goes on in the background in other Nations but it is in Nigeria that wrongdoing, indolence, mediocrity, warped morality, corruption, crime and what is negative is celebrated and even elevated openly and publicly. It is Nigeria, with moral code of conduct totally eroded, that leaders act like criminals and thus send out negative messages about 'acceptable behaviour' to the impressionable public. This is creating a society of warped, confused, morally dubious and frustrated Nigerians disconnected from the normal rules that guide how citizens relate with and love their nation.
Leadership is vital in that it must recognise its role of leading by example to (1) set down laudable standards others can emulate because followers tend to take inspiration (this could even be criminal behaviour as is the case with Nigeria) from mentors/leaders and (2) embrace selflessness to create a Nation its citizen can be proud of. That is missing for Nigeria. Most of the time average citizens cannot 'regenerate' themselves in the synergy existing between the dynamics of nationhood to be the both leaders and follower. Average citizens need effective leadership to become effective followers. Those who the average man/woman look up to should set standards and be the epitome of virtue and what is desirable. The opposite is the case for us and this, naturally, manifests in the 'badmouthing' conduct of Nigerians you highlight here.
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|Politics / Re: Osoba And I Will Resolve Differences – Amosun by Gbawe: 6:48pm On Aug 27|
skyfall: Ogun people should be smart and not lose a shining light like Ibikunle Amosun. Little do they know that other states envy them.
This is the truth. Amosun, without doubt, is one of the top 5 performing Governors in Nigeria today. Those who are suffering under the yoke of misrule and leadership ineptitude would like nothing better than for Ogun to lose her performing Governor so "level go be the same". Like the sad losers spamming the forum with lies about Ogun State debt which Amosun actually even addresses here. Amosun's Mega City plans for Ogun are really special and capable of developing the State into one of Nigeria's premier destination. The Ogun light rail project, for example, is simply pivotal and the sort capable of transforming Ogun State drastically.
Towards A Mega City: Amosun Signs MOU On Light Rail Project
|Politics / Re: Osoba And I Will Resolve Differences – Amosun by Gbawe: 4:36pm On Aug 27|
Good development. Amosun is a performing Governor and as such needs more time to do even more and deliver on his master-plan for Ogun State. The APC in Ogun should close rank and rise above pettiness in the interest of doing what is best for the ordinary people of the State. I.e strengthening and keeping a performing Government in power for the benefit of the populace. Petty bickering and myopic egotism should be put aside for good.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 2:54pm On Aug 27|
Suwegbe, I don't even bother to read what you write. Your opinion does not and can never mean anything to me because of what you are. Keep ranting if you wish. Your prerogative entirely.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 2:29pm On Aug 27|
Nobleval: Nigerian leaders are clueless.
Yes but ordinary Nigerians themselves are even more clueless with how they cannot come together and decide, as others are able to do with ease elsewhere, when leadership is irretrievably failed and incapable of delivering solutions thus needing replacement. Sentimentality, bias and prejudice has to overcome everything to leave Nigerians fighting each other when it is their indolent and over-pampered leaders they should be holding to account.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 1:58pm On Aug 27|
Thank you!!! The cannot appreciate that Nigerians are dying and the nation drawing closer to becoming Somalia while him and his ethnocentric co-travellers remain devoted to a leader the entire world, and not Gbawe alone, has proclaimed to be seriously incompetent and hopelessly out of his debt.
This is why I have no time or patience for his kind. They are dangerous with how they would rather see Nigeria burn, clannishly backing a failed 'brother', than support what is right for millions.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 1:39pm On Aug 27|
Mumu, I am well aware of your antecedence of bigotry and clannishness here so I make no apologies for being rude to you or assuming you an ethnocentric devotee of GEJ. I have nil eegard for your kind so kindly stay out of my way and you won't have a problem. By the way it is you and your fellow hateful co-travellers in malevolent indoctrination who are the produts of poor parenting.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 12:32pm On Aug 27|
Don't bother with that bigot. Everything begins and end for him with the blind defence of GEJ who is now universally deemed inept and incompetent over the handling of Boko Haram.
If Nigeria were a nation of people who think corretcly and prioritise appropriately then this failed Government would have been booted out long ago because the lives and security of Nigerians is far more valuable than to be sacrificed at the alter of bigotry and ethno-religious bias. The truth no honest person will deny is that GEJ is far, far out of his debt leading Nigeria in this very trying time.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 11:29am On Aug 27|
M0r0n. You think I am an ethnocentric and sentimental waste of space like you who will blind himself to the obvious and is always prepared to lie to himself and others because of ethnic prejuidce and affiliation? I don't sugarcoat issues. I deal with reality. The reality being that this government, so far, has shown it is out of its debt and incapable of dealing with the menace of Boko Haram. It is ethnocentric bigots and emotionally immature folks like you who are the major problem with how you praise mediocrity and urge the rest of us to abide with it when, in serious Nation, issues will simply be about removing highly corrupt, failed and incapable hands and replacing such with leadership that can deliver results.
Abeg go and find an Igbo supremacy/Ojukwu/Biafra or "Chibok kidnapping is a scam" thread to rant on and stop disturbing a concerned Nigerian complaining, as the entire world does on our behalf also, against glaringly inept leadership costing innocent Nigerian lives and worsening an already grave situation with mindless corruption and self-serving indolence.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 10:01am On Aug 27|
mandozhero: Boko Haram from their youtube display now has sophisticated weapons that even scare Nigerian Military. The way they got those weapons (e.g: APC, RPG, GPMG, assault rifles, etc) is the way they will soon get aircraft to fight Nigeria.
With our mix of hideously corruptly institutions and a totally inept and 'compromised' federal government, Boko Haram can really become a nightmare it has no business transforming into if Nigeria is even a half serious Nation. It is important for Nigerians to understand that terror groups do not conform to anyone's rules but their own. They will become whatever distracted and unserious political leadership allow them to be. History gives us many example of this.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram To Get War Aircraft Soon by Gbawe: 9:47am On Aug 27|
Keep insulting the OP instead of growing up, taking adult responsibility for your future and discerning what truly matters. What has the OP said that is incorrect? Under GEJ we have a 'disinterested' and weak Government capable of letting Boko Haram become whatever the terror group aspires to.
When a well-sponsored terror group begin 'claiming' territory inside a sovereign nation then anything can happen. Call the OP whatever you want. It is clear you prefer to think and talk like a child while the OP is just an adult dealing with the reality of how things are changing for Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: PDP Governors Plot Against Ribadu by Gbawe: 9:40am On Aug 27|
Bro forget that. No one can place a time span on how long it will take a ruling political Party to get a Nation to the "next level" but we know it certainly is not 15 years. Nowhere near. With the PDP, they have led cluelessly for 15 years and things look even more bleak and more hopeless than ever. There is no hope for Nigeria while the ultra-corrupt, gradualist and reactionary PDP leads at the centre. 15 long, hard years is enough to convince any sane person of this.
|Politics / Re: Omisore Rejects Osun Gov Poll Results, Heads For Election Tribunal Today by Gbawe: 8:49am On Aug 27|
I wish Omisore 'Goodluck' in Court.
|Business / Re: Lagos May Emerge Oil Producing State Next Year by Gbawe: 8:18am On Aug 27|
NewNigeriaMind: Let it be known Lagos cant wait to join oil producing states.
|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 11:37pm On Aug 26|
HandOfChukwu: I'm not impressed
Who cares? Are the good people of Ogun State living to 'impress' non-citizens who are determined not to be impressed? Bro, you have one life. Live and let live. Learn to stay away, even if you are "not impressed", when others jubilate what amounts to positive development and a step in the right direction for them.
|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 11:32pm On Aug 26|
omoajiri: I lived in Lagos and it was my tertiary education that took me to Ogun state. I gained admission into Olabisi Onabanjo university and for 8 consecutive years the then Gov. OGD couldnt conduct just 1 convocation due to the debts just that school owes talkless of the whole state.
Man mi, you tell the undiluted truth as obtains on the ground. I come from a big and highly dispersed traditional Ogun State family with many members in the UK. A lot of my older relatives and Uncles who have done well in the UK professionally ,heading back home, are shunning Lagos to be based in Ogun State even as many of them were Lagosian with Ogun State origin when they left Nigeria.
All of them consistently argue that Ogun State is the next big thing given the way Amosun is leading the State. No-brainer really. Proximity to Lagos, tonnes of opportunity, much cheaper real estate, lower operational business cost and , the icing on the cake, an administrator doing the hard work to make Ogun State attain its potentials. The diasporans are the hardest to convince because they are cynical, ultra-careful and pragmatic. If they have bought into what Amosun is doing then that tells a lot.
|Politics / Re: Gov Fashola Listed Among 100 Top Global Thinkers by Gbawe: 11:12pm On Aug 26|
9icest: From Bariga, to Shomolu, to Ikorodu, to Yaba, to Surulere, Ikeja, Okota, Ayobo, Egbeda, Meran, even for my small corner here for Ajegunle Bus-Stop for Agbado Ijaiye, Baba Fash is busy fixing the roads, distributing transformers, building schools, providing health care, good security, catching those useless kidnappers from the where they are always from, even fixing federal roads, supporting market women by providing skills and training for them: my momsy just learnt tailoring, and she's from even from Yoruba but an Edo mama. Fashola is a true leader, and I wonder why some bunch of people find so much joy is smearing his name, and making him look incompetent. Well, such is life. For us in the SW, we choose development, and not petty and unbenefiting prolitics. Eko Oni Baje O!
Abi OOO. Mama Basirat sef dey ready to dash 'okunrin meta' Fashola any one (or even two or three sef) of her fine daughters any time any day. Fash the man. Haters do what you have to do.
|Politics / Re: Gov Fashola Listed Among 100 Top Global Thinkers by Gbawe: 10:46pm On Aug 26|
Is anyone surprised Fashola makes this list? Anywhere else but ultra-divided Nigeria and this man would be a national legend. Anyway, I am glad Fashola's good name has gone global. The man deserves it.
|Politics / Re: Breaking News.... Bola Tinubu Wish Ribadu ''GOODLUCK'' by Gbawe: 9:54pm On Aug 26|
Rawlings120: I Love his display of political maturity.
Nothing unexpected in what Tinubu has done because the man is a broad-minded and intelligent realist who works with what is on the ground unlike many others who are perpetually vengeful and hateful. Ribadu is just someone pragmatic folks, aware of the reality of Nigeria, will find easy to like and wish well because he is , even with flaws taken into account, comparatively a very good and dedicated person. Nigerian politics is full of Barracudas so more people than not will wish a good guy like Ribadu well. Personally, I wish him well also.
|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 9:07pm On Aug 26|
alobam1: And yet Osoba and co would not let this man be..APC behaving just like PDP..Birds of the same feather
Believe me, Osoba is just a bitter old man and an egotist who refuses to be reasonable. Osoba and others like him are merely beefing Amosun because he has no time for politics of patronage and just wants to get on with his job of leading Ogun State. Alas, every Party has 'throwbacks' like Osoba who can never 'chill' in the interest of what is best for the people. Amosun will overcome because he is, all things taken into account, a very good Governor. Certainly one of the top 5 in Nigeria.
|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 8:28pm On Aug 26|
The illiterate rabble-rouser is too 'thick' to even have an inkling of what you are talking about.
|Politics / Re: A President Like None by Gbawe: 8:19pm On Aug 26|
Is this elaborate rigmarole in aid of declaring an 'agbalumo' a Pineapple?
|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 5:29pm On Aug 26|
Articul8: we can not compel every one to act like a nonentity because of wt happened to Fayemi in Ekiti. We cnt because d fear of nt re-elected now act irrationally. Even if he's nt going 2 b re-elected, let the truth be told first. Note: dnt mortgage ur future for mediocrity
Thank you. If performing Governors are held to ransom because of sectional interest then who loses in the long run? Ekiti some now use as a reference point has its own cross to bear. We can only wish them well and hope the gamble with Fayose pays off. Amosun more than deserves a second term.
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|Travel / Re: Ogun State Development. by Gbawe: 3:24pm On Aug 26|
Bruv, ignore people like that. They never change and are programmed to hate others their entire lives. Check out the thread below from 2012 , i.e a year after Amosun took over, and witness how some of us have always supported Amosun because we realised he is special. Okunrin meta !!! Notice also that the hardcore haters, still here today, remain the same bad belle lot. They've gotten older but the mindless hatred remains in them. I am personally Looking forward to the Abeokuta City centre and the Ogun State modern light rail network. No time for haters
|Politics / Re: 2015: Only A Dreamer Sees APC In Aso Rock by Gbawe: 3:02pm On Aug 26|
koboko69: This is what NL has turned to. When PDP recruits minors, trolls, dullards, with no creativity as thier OccupySocialMedia team....what do one expect?
I am actually ashamed to be called a Nigerian alongside these clannish and disgracefully elements with minds destroyed by prejudice and bias. They do not even know how undemocratically backward and caveman-like, in the most myopic way possible, they sound with their daily rants against the strongest opposition to a worthless and oppressive entity that has decimated Nigeria for 15 years. APC is here to stay, thrive and provide an alternative to the impunity-laden monopoly the PDP has enjoyed which has made the Party probably the most indolent, most corrupt and most blatantly misruling in the entire world.
Even beyond Nigeria, those who see the big picture and wish Nigeria well celebrate the arrival of the APC as another unavoidable landmark in the path Nigeria must travel towards greatness. The PDP will not reform from the goodness of its own heart. 15 'locust years' under the "nest of killers" bears this out as almost a fact. A Party is barely two years old but it is making the brutally callous ruling Party to sit up and tremble. APC, for all its fault, will continue to grow and the Party will get its chance for sure because the PDP is full of individuals used to stealing every kobo and giving nada back in return. Nigerians, albeit slowly, are becoming more politically sophisticated. The propaganda and divisiveness the PDP enjoys deploying, to mask how it has failed horrendously, will not fool the polity for much longer.
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|Politics / Re: 480 Nigerian Soldiers Flee To Cameroon by Gbawe: 7:30pm On Aug 25|
This is the crux of the matter and I don't see why Nigerians fail to see that this is an untenable failing of government that means heads, from the very top downwards, should roll. In semi-failed Nigeria and under Captain Inepto (GEJ) our lawmakers have even received a ludicrous petition asking it to approve a $1 billion loan to 'fight insecurity' when the $18 billion disbursed to do same over 3 years seems to have achieved absolutely nada. Exasperating and self-destructive nation full of myopic conmen who think they are smart.
|Politics / Re: 480 Nigerian Soldiers Flee To Cameroon by Gbawe: 6:44pm On Aug 25|
Sincere9gerian: Gbawe is clearly having a field day with is lenghty but senseless epistles. I hope to see his lenghty epistles on threads that reports the successess of the Nigeria Army too.
Mr.Village herbalist posing as a "medical Doctor on sabbatical" are you in pain? You better visit a real doctor and check you have not developed stress-related high blood pressure. No one asked you put your health at risk, all because of 'stomach infrastructure', by signing up to be the chief boot-licker of a leader who is ineptitude personified. Also, have you now not been "on sabbatical" for a few years now? Fraudster. Why don't you just confess that you are a paid e-sycophant and professional azzlicker?
|Politics / Re: 480 Nigerian Soldiers Flee To Cameroon by Gbawe: 6:23pm On Aug 25|
Look, he does not "give a damn". Those who say GEJ does not care mean it literally - and justifiably so from the actions and inaction of Mr.President. You disregard the notion that GEJ has proven to be a very crude and callous administrator. Were you on Mars when Ribadu, as head of the Petroleum task force GEJ set up, recommended that Nigeria immediately stop, as the only major exporter of crude doing so, selling our oil through traders because this abets corruption and theft against Nigeria?
Even with such a public call to task, did GEJ act? NO !!! Even more indicative of his total devotion to doing the opposite of what will deliver solutions, GEJ binned the entire Ribadu report, disgraced the former EFCC chairman publicly and sanctioned a character assassination war against Mallam Ribadu. You forget also, when it was vital he did so, GEJ failed, till today, to bring fuel subsidy scammer to book. In fact, if I am correct and in testimony to the sheer shamelessness of our President, one of those in Court for scamming Nigeria is now coordinating the TAN 'boju-boju' fraud for GEJ i.e Ifeanyi Ubah.
Those are only two glaring episode, out of many, of Jonathan acting in a way that shows "he does not care" to deliver solutions and is is disinterested in any notion of his political interest being affected by his actions/inactions. This is a man who believes he can crudely fail everyone, brazenly abet corruption and malfeasance openly all day and then use the wealth of Nigeria to buy everyone on board when elections are upon us.
If you are honest with yourself you will admit GEJ has, unlike other leaders, never demonstrated the leadership style that involves direct application of pertinent solution to major problems facing his Country. He will either drag his feet, abet the root cause of the problem or directly worsen things with his indifferent attitude and inaction. To me, this is the sign GEJ is a seriously compromised administrator leading on behalf of those who cause Nigeria's problem. The Boko Haram issue is the same with how Jonathan indirectly admits that the sponsors of the terror group are his associates and co-workers yet he lets them continue their nefarious deeds. Bottom line is that this is a man disinterested in leading yet absolutely obsessed with holding on to power. He subscribes to the condemnable ways of the past whereby sit-tight failed leaders simply use everything ,whether money or political office/favours and EFCC bullying, to buy more time in power. Why perform when you are in a nation still backward and corrupt enough to let you continue in power as long as 'awon boyz' are settled handsomely?
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