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|Politics / Re: Prof. Maurice Iwu Finds Possible Cure For Ebola - BBC by Gbawe: 5:27pm On Aug 01|
Maurice Iwu is a fraudster who likely packaged this Ebola "cure" to obtain 'research funds'. He announced the "cure" in 1999 and till today zilch after he collected money upn the promise that his "cure" will be produced "in no time" if financial help was forthcoming. Can a "cure" have been found in 1999 and still not a single patented delivery 15 years later for such a horrible disease the world is desperate to gain a cure for?
Nigerians should be ashamed of people like Iwu who make our children victim of negative stereotyping. Instead some clowns here are celebrating a fraudster and one even proclaiming ethnic superiority based on 'barawo' behaviour when a few seconds of research will reveal the history of Iwu to be about deception and fraud. Na real wa for Nigerians sha. Iwu is a wicked chap who simply exploited the desperation for a 'cure' to a horrible disease. He should be rejected by a society of decent and upright people.
|Politics / Re: Prof. Maurice Iwu Finds Possible Cure For Ebola - BBC by Gbawe: 5:23pm On Aug 01|
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 11:43am On Aug 01|
Indeed it appears a bit of a conundrum but not really so on detailed inspection. Let me make it clear that modern cars are far better than cars produced two decades ago. Car today drive and perform better but the years of performing optimally as vehicular transport is less than cars they replaced because manufacturers are responding to changes driving the actions of car owners.
Better composite alloys, for example, make cars lighter, safer, quicker, more efficient and more economical today but the trade-off is shelf life durability that means today's cars cannot match some offerings of yesteryears they replaced for optimal solidity over time. Check most popular consumer complaints for traditional owners of Mercedes, for example, and you will note it is related to 'rattles' and poorer build in their new Merc they did not experience with the older model they had. Obviously, this differs from one manufacturer to the next.
Overall, not a big issue if lifestyle and socio-economic changes means many more car users now prefer and can afford to change their cars every 4-6 years rather than every 10-15 years as was the case in the past. This is what manufacturers responded to by providing cars today that serve users very well and optimally for 4-10 years.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 10:59am On Aug 01|
My dear Sister, I agree with you totally about access to finance. this is why I always talk passionately about Government getting aggressively involved to empower the growth of SME's (small to medium size enterprise) which are the 'lifeblood' of the economies of many of the most developed nations in the World. This is certainly true for the UK. This is why I always implore Nigerian leaders, at State and federal level, to do their best to provide financial assistance (loans, grants, sponsored training and skill-acquisition workshops et al) for potential business owners and start-up enterprises. In the West, they don't joke with this and good business ideas and initiatives almost always has a chance of finding willing financiers because of what everyone stands to gain when businesses succeed and thrive.
Nonetheless, it is my belief that many Nigerians, if they truly believe in their own ability and have the right focus, can still raise funds to start a business initiative. Do you yourself not know Nigerians who can raise $15,000.00 in a week if they were assured that this sum would get them a Visa to the USA or UK? Yet tell the same folks to look around and see what he can do to turn $15,000.00 into $400,000.00 over 3 years and he will curse you. It is a mindset delivered by our education system, in combination with our 'hopeless' socio-economic reality, which does not teach Nigerians to be solutions providers able to optimally get the best out of their environment and rise up to challenges using an ethos of 'local solutions for local problems'. Instead the Nigerian education system and existential reality produces graduates who, in the majority, are reactionary and dependent rather than visionary or innovative.
Certainly, availability of funds is a problem but so too is mentality which, in my opinion, is certainly a considerable impediment against the growth of the SME in Nigeria. Most Nigerians now prefer to die in Universities accumulating one masters degree after another in hope someone will give them a bank or white-collar job when they could be getting more out of life by thinking outside the box and opening their eyes. Mind you, with the challenges Nigerians face (power, transport, security et al) it is understandable that, after decades of nothing changing for the better, the mindset our youths have developed predisposes them mainly towards playing safe than taking risk. This mindset, common to many African nations, blinds them to the myriads of opportunities available in the "last frontier' African nations foreigners are now flocking in to exploit in an age where opportunities for wealth creation worldwide are becoming far fewer.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 10:23am On Aug 01|
I get your point. Yet, what I am talking about is like-for-like depreciation in quality over the past two decades for cars carrying on the transition from one model to its direct replacement. For example, a 1989 BMW 320 is better built and more durable than a 2006 BMW 320. I think this is down to a car makers changing their manufacturing philosophy in relation to socio-economic changes. Cars today are delivered to last 10 years or so whereas cars in the past were put together to last as long as possible. Not a bad thing in itself because the motor industry simply responded to changes (lifestyle and socio-economic) which means car buyers are now predisposed to replacing motor vehicles quicker than was the case in the past. Car manufacturing, attendantly, had to get more cost-effective because of this reality.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 9:24am On Aug 01|
Bro, what I still marvel at is how the chrome fittings in these cars are actually real chrome and the door close with a solid thunk!!! Whereas a £45,000 merc today features plastic painted chrome and a relatively flimsy and uninspiring feel. Yes an argument can be made for making cars lighter and thus more 'aerodynamics' but the trade-off is quality of build which results in today's cars costing relatively more than in the past yet unable to last anywhere as long as previous offerings.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 9:11am On Aug 01|
I am impressed. Your're an interesting chap when not being satirical and sardonic. The irony is that a lot of today's so called supercars cannot hold a candle to their peers of yesteryears for build quality, finish and even aesthetic appeal ala classically enduring design. 1980 t0 1994 did indeed produced many prestige vehicle, available today for sensible money, that are actually a joy to own, drive and appreciate. If you are ever after a 'usable' and practical classic car then I can recommend the Mercedes SL (R107) produced between 1971 to 1989. Superb cars to own and run. Delightful.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 8:42am On Aug 01|
I am not a big fan of super-cars and would not want one. Not my thing at all. They are, in most cases highly impractical 'money pits'. My mentality, as far as cars go, tends towards functionality and practicality. If I were to ever be predisposed to treating myself to an indulgent toy then my preference would be for a practical classic cars like the 1964 Mercedes SL but I believe man should 'live and let live'. To that end I feel it is "each to his own".
As for 'acquisitions' to brag about, I can tell you that it is mainly wretched 'Del boys', owning nothing of worth in reality, who do that. If my disinterest in childishly chronicling what I own online, when I could be lying anyway, for the inspection of total strangers indicates to you that I have "NOT yet acquired any super cars or London real estate worth bragging about" then that shows you simply don't understand that the very obvious thing about those who are 'comfortable' is how most are secure in themselves to the extent they are never interested in proving anything to anyone.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 8:15am On Aug 01|
Look, I don't have time for any senseless back-and-forth. Just google "Africa the last frontier" to note that with a feasibly well-defined business plan an individual is dedicated to sticking with assiduously no other continent on earth comes close to Africa in terms of range and scope of opportunities capable of creating great wealth today.
|Politics / Re: Ribadu Bows To Pressure, Set To Join PDP by Gbawe: 8:03am On Aug 01|
Who is this fool?
|Politics / Re: Ribadu Bows To Pressure, Set To Join PDP by Gbawe: 7:08am On Aug 01|
Does this make sense to any intelligent person? Anyway, I think the entire world now appreciates that Nigerians are very sentimental and emotional folks easy to deceive, 'herd' and confuse ala 'boy with no shoes'.
|Politics / Re: The Beasts Of Northern Nigeria by Gbawe: 6:53am On Aug 01|
Why don't you start by showing what El-Rufai 'stole' from you or anyone else? The man's history shows technocratic brilliance that made him a rich man even at a young age yet people like you with a 'poor man mindset' continue to make silly allegations as if everyone who has worked for the government gained wealth from the coffers of Nigeria. This is why a poorly/modestly educated Lebanese man can arrive Nigeria or Ghana today and be very rich next year legitimately while Nigerian and Ghanaian youths continue to carry three masters degree around all day wearing a choking tie and suit in the boiling Sun and begging for a bank job up and down despite opportunities abounding everywhere. Young men like you, who can't focus on what matters and innovatively get on with the job at hand, are the reason Africa is backwards and will remain backwards for a long time.
Do away with your 'poor man mindset' and you will see, in the midst of millions of herded folks who cannot think outside the box, how ridiculously easy it is to make money in most of Africa and use these sort of cars. El-Rufai did that and I respect him for that. No doubt some of these cars would have been obtained using the wealth of Nigeria but you only show your simpleton mindset when you laud Dangote as 'deserving' and castigate El-Rufai as a "thief". Dangote was abetted by numerous Nigerian Presidents/heads of State to gain the wealth he has today whereas El Rufai was always a brilliant technocrat, capable of being very wealthy in any any Country on earth, who happened to work for the government. You guys should shun sentiments and start using your head so Nigeria can have a chance to be great.
|Politics / Re: I Formally Declare For APC- Barcanista by Gbawe: 11:14am On Jul 31|
whatlyf: Thank You Chief Gbawe. For over 15 years we have remained with the PDP, waiting and hoping for them to make good of their promises-all without success. In 2011, we fell for the "Vote GEJ" and not "PDP" gimmicks but here we are today. We are still hoping for the things we've been hoping on since 1999. It is time to kick them out of power and Install a government made up of "The pragmatically sensible folks and critical thinkers". We have no other choice than to support APC.
Indeed. I don't think anyone is saying that the APC is full of saints either. Yet, for a polity capable of the sort of critical thinking that delivers solution and progress, it is obvious that things often boil down to shunning unhelpful idealism and selecting the best out of what is available at any given point in time.
No one, except a maniac or the usual clannish and ethnocentric elements, can argue meritoriously that the PDP, with only 15 years of monumental failure as its reference point, is not the worst choice Nigerians can make at this point in time. As you concluded, the PDP has been given ample time to improve Nigeria yet abysmal failure is all the Party has delivered with the huge resources the Party has managed over 15 years !!!
The latest of these failures, and perhaps the most definitive of what the PDP stands for , is how $18 billion sunk into the fight against terrorism and insecurity has been looted to actually leave Nigeria far worse and with an Army now the butt of universal derision. What could be more wicked or anti-people than that? Is that what Nigeria should continue with? Are we insane as a nation? We can only hope that Nigerians put their thinking hats on in 2015, ignore "boy with no shoes" type of propaganda and reject a Political Party that is probably the worst in the world in relation to its almost 100% ineffectiveness over 5 Presidential terms since 1999 !!!!!
|Politics / Re: I Formally Declare For APC- Barcanista by Gbawe: 10:58am On Jul 31|
omenka: It is the most volatile kind of politics, sold by the political elite, bought by the masses, and propagated by they them!
1000% correct. The masses who are taken in by the deceit of the political elite, as practised best by the PDP for over 15 years, are the biggest victims and losers.
|Politics / Re: I Formally Declare For APC- Barcanista by Gbawe: 10:38am On Jul 31|
Welcome bro. Good to see that one of the brightest member of Nairaland currently has chosen to pitch tent with the APC which, all things taken into account, is the better alternative for Nigeria today and as things stand. Personally, I am far more passionate about good governance than political Party support.
To me, political Parties are a means to an end and a platform for voters and leaders to use towards the goal of us all gaining a better nation where things work as they should and as obtains elsewhere. The PDP has absolutely nothing to offer Nigeria. Even for the sake of change alone and the rejection of the abysmal status quo, Nigeria must get rid of the ruling Party at the centre. We must try something else because 'insanity is doing things the same way and expecting a different outcome". The APC , for pragmatically sensible folks and critical thinkers, is realistically the best alternative for Nigeria currently.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 8:55pm On Jul 30|
This is the primary affliction of Jonathanians. I honestly think it would be a mind blinkered by cretinism that continues to hold brief for GEJ given all his monumental failings as President of Nigeria over many years. The man has not succeeded in a single area in regards to the major problems ailing Nigeria. In fact he has worsened things shockingly and alarmingly.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 8:42pm On Jul 30|
Indeed. I take it you have heard the adage about simple minds .......
|Politics / Re: Questions For El Rufai by Gbawe: 6:58pm On Jul 30|
Delafruita: poverty is evil,but then ignorance is worse.when you combine both,you get catastrophy.some of these people don't even kknow where their next meal will come from.they believe the entire world entails the poverty-stricken cocoon they inhabit.its amazing how people will see a car that couldn't have been worth more than 3-4million and conclude that elrufai bought it for his son with stolen funds.we're not talking a veyron or a cayenne,its a freaking lexus that young boys cruise all around town.having been a public servant doesn't mean elrufai has to donate all his wealth to charity and retire to a convent.he's not lola montez,he's a successful quantity surveyor who cares for his kids.
Don't mind these fools and haters who want to kill themselves over a mere Lexus that is not a range-topping model. Poverty is no crime and indeed maintaining a can-do attitude and confidently optimistic outlook can help many to take advantages of the opportunities the world provides so that they escape poverty and join the group of those who can afford what they want such as a nice car.
What is deplorable is for a poor person, as we see here, to embrace an attitude of hatred, ill-feeling and vendetta towards rich and successful folks. Those who are like that and unable to celebrate the success of others will never enjoy such themselves.
|Politics / Re: Questions For El Rufai by Gbawe: 6:11pm On Jul 30|
Delafruita: perhaps on the planet you come from,its always better and faster to ask the parent who wasn't at the scene if his son was drunk rather than conduct a blood test
Simple. Next minute the illiterate Villagers will be talking of 'saner climes' when their utterances makes it amply clear they live in backward communities. In which 'sane clime' would investigators be seeking specific answers related to an incidence from someone who did not witness the incidence when they have scientific tools and provisions that can give them the information they need?
How can El-Rufai know the speed his son was driving at when he was elsewhere and likely at sleep at the time of the crash? What answer about 'drink' can El Rufai give that a blood test would not accurately determine as per the specific level of alcohol intoxication if any ? Some of these guys are so backwardly unintelligent that they cannot see it would be much better to just confess envy at the privileged life others enjoy instead of peddling hideous ignorance that make them look like hateful losers.
|Politics / Re: Questions For El Rufai by Gbawe: 5:50pm On Jul 30|
Delafruita: what does been drunk have to do with the fact he is dead?elrufai criticizes the president and his cabinet,that doesnt make him infallible and at 23,he definitely doesnt control the life of his kids.elrufai was a successful quantity surveyor.some people forget the midget finished with a first class in quantity survey.some also forget his influence didnt begin with the obasanjo administration.he was part of the transition committee from abdusalam to obasanjo.the man was wealthy before even getting into government
Thank you !!! Some of these losers are unbelievably hateful and ignorant!!!! Even if they are all bums and failures one would assume that they must at least know one successful person or have the adult common sense to understand that there are many, many individuals out there who money will never be a problem for because of their talent, hard work and willingness to take risk the average man would never consider.
These hateful contributors here are the sort who die frustrated and angry because they spend their time bitter at others instead of getting stuck in and working hard to have what other men have. These losers should go out there and work hard instead of hating on a boy of 23 driving a Lexus merely because they are 50 and have never even owned a bicycle.
|Politics / Re: Questions For El Rufai by Gbawe: 5:40pm On Jul 30|
Will you shut your ignorant mouth ALUU savage and stop disgracing Nigeria with your caveman utterances that makes it obvious you have no clue what "saner climes" is? Silly M0r0n, 18 year old have cars in "saner climes" and, as young adults, drive themselves to social spots (clubs, bars, Parties etc) and come home at various times in the early hours talk less of a 23 year old who could be married, with kids and even boss of his own business !!!! You are such a backward loser. The 23 year old young man is an adult and could have been coming from one out of a million places early that morning as a member of society free to go anywhere he wants at any time and as needs dictates.
Also, do you appreciate how silly and backwardly m0r0nic you sound when you say the police, in 'saner clime', would be asking his father about drinking and over-speeding? How the hell would his father have such information? Was he in the car to know the speed his son was driving at when the crash happened? Was he out with his son to know what he drank? The more you losers talk the more it becomes obvious you have never set foot outside your village let alone in a 'saner clime' you allude to yet your ignorant utterance reveal you have never experienced.
With the ownership of the car, you are simply displaying, again, that you are a poverty-afflicted loser and a bum. Young legitimate hustlers in Nigeria drive cars nicer than that so what exactly is your point raising questions about the ownership of a Lexus driven by the son of a successful and seasoned technocrat? What is wrong with you people? Even if you are all losers, do you not know any talented and rich person? Why not just confess that your real beef is with the privileged life of the young man instead of carrying on with this show of stupidity that exposes you guys as bitter, frustrated and hateful losers?
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 4:32pm On Jul 30|
blacksta: Lol @ Obama insult.. The US have stated the obvious... It is now down for Nigerians to act...
Amusing right? These brainwashed simpletons will insult and vilify just about anyone and anything they perceive to be against their failed messiah. Mumus.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 4:27pm On Jul 30|
Why is it that Jonathanians have no capacity for confronting fact and reality when the failings of their messiah is under scrutiny? Disciples of David Koresh have nothing on Gejites.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 4:05pm On Jul 30|
Jonathanians funny as f@@k. What frustrated clowns and losers. Is it anyone's fault you lot have chosen to back the epitome of leadership failure? Stay here pouring invectives on Obama and the USA childishly. That does not change the fact that captain Inepto (GEJ) has failed abjectly. MuMu United of Nigeria class of "fresh air" 2014
|Politics / Re: Questions For El Rufai by Gbawe: 3:51pm On Jul 30|
convention of losers and haters much like the envious OP who wants to kill himself over a 23 year old using a Lexus. El-Rufai is a talented and well-to-do individual even if you failures and bums prefer to think otherwise. Empty haters and frustrated bad belle hacks.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 12:43pm On Jul 30|
The entire world now united in indicting GEJ a failure who has "lost" the fight. He was granted $18 billion to take the fight to enemies of Nigeria but failed deliberately via choosing the path of greed, corruption, cronyism and self-aggrandizement while abandoning Nigerians to their fate. Typically, while the world watched in shock, he said and did nothing for a long period of time after many innocent Nigerian girls had been kidnapped by brutal killers and rapists.
He was dancing a unique mix of skelewu, alingo and azonto at a political rally shortly after a savage bombing left scores of Nigerians dead. What remains than for Nigerians to do the needful and get rid of this callous and failed President who only knows how to flex muscle against political opponents?
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 12:25pm On Jul 30|
dozzzybaba: John Kerry and Barack Obama are both members of the APC
In fact, I hear Kerry is about to take up Nigerian citizenship and replace Oyegun as APC chairman.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Has Lost Its Fight Against Boko Haram - Obama by Gbawe: 12:23pm On Jul 30|
There was never a "fight" against Boko Haram under the GEJ government. Just insincerity, deceit and indifference to the loss of Nigerian lives while the focus remained on retaining political control of Nigeria which in turn guarantees automatic control over the use of the wealth of the "biggest black nation on earth".
|Politics / Re: Re: E-x-p-o-s-e-d!!! Buhari (did Not) Lie(d).................picture -koboko69 by Gbawe: 10:05am On Jul 30|
Sorry to say so but the Nigerian youth deserves everything he gets or does not get from politicians because of his/her inability to think critically and effectively. Have all these god-forsaken youth who support Jonathan blindly ever opened their eyes and minds dispassionately to the misrule of GEJ that is endangering all of us?
Terrorism and insecurity is killing Nigeria yet GEJ supervised the callous looting of $18 billion, over 3 years, sunk into the fight against insecurity and the impending Somaliarisation of Nigeria !!!! What is more wicked and anti-people than that? What of the fuel subsidy scam under GEJ that saw Nigeria record the highest fraud perpetrated against our Nation in history? till today, the silly and ethnocentric fans of GEJ cannot embrace decency to accept that GEJ is responsible since the FG and the NNPC, as the only authorities able to do, issued marketers licence to road side mechanics and cronies of Government who then went on to loot Nigeria silly.
Ditto for this current "power privatisation" which is a case study in cronyism and governance betrayal of its own people for the sake of self-aggrandizement for a few in the corridors of power. Nothing works anywhere in Nigeria today and it is backwardness everywhere while GEJ continues to focus callously on political survival and dominance even though he has never and will never use his political power for the benefit of ordinary Nigerians. yet some, especially misguided youths, continue to support this madness on behalf of a President using ten air-planes when some of his colleagues worldwide have one or none. Hopeless situation really yet one can only hope the good guys amongst our political gladiators win and that GEJ is ousted in time for the serious mission of rescuing Nigeria to begin ASAP. If things continue like this then Nigeria will descend into chaos for sure.
|Politics / Re: Re: E-x-p-o-s-e-d!!! Buhari (did Not) Lie(d).................picture -koboko69 by Gbawe: 9:47am On Jul 30|
BlackPeni5: If your people had reported it as shrapnels in the beginning, it would have been better. Now see how you guys have lost credibility due to cheap political points.
It is Jonathanians who have lost credibility before the world but they cannot discern this because many are not exposed and cannot see beyond the deck of the sinking PDP ship GEJ is trying to keep afloat with dictatorial antics, gross abuse of power and the hideous looting of Nigeria's commonwealth. It is supporters of Jonathan who are now gaining a reputation for sheer clannishness and myopia that predisposes them to saying the most ludicrous and senselessly unbelievable things.
Buhari had not even stepped out of his vehicle , after being attacked, before ethnocentric, sentimental and clannish fans of this doomed Presidency began shouting "stage managed" attack. We then saw that followed by all manners of wild conspiracy theories. I think it is obvious, beyond even Nigeria, that many supporters of the Presidency have lost their minds, decency, objectivity and the all-important ability to note right from wrong.
|Politics / Re: Re: E-x-p-o-s-e-d!!! Buhari (did Not) Lie(d).................picture -koboko69 by Gbawe: 9:24am On Jul 30|
@OP. You have time sha.
You should leave some Nigerians to continue making a fool of themselves. We are fast becoming a macabre joke because of the ludicrous things we say in cyberspace these days. If some Nigerians, despite their own fellow citizens being the victims, are not shocking the world via uttering proudly and callously that "Chibok kidnapping a scam" we will hear from millions of Nigerian bomb 'experts' that Buhari is a Nigerian Jack bauer who faked his own attack. Embarrassing really but what can one expect with how Nigeria is now so shockingly divided that many do not bother to think before they speak these days.
|Politics / Re: Dokubo-asari Faults Jonathan’s Comments On Buhari by Gbawe: 8:43am On Jul 30|
blizard44: You're an ....
I just don't know where you folks get this misdirected and misplaced anger/blind hate from. Asari Dokubo is blaming GEJ for making this about Buhari alone rather than the many other Nigerians who died. Buhari did not force GEJ to do that. If you need to be angry at someone then face and insult the character central to this which is GEJ. Only God can heal Nigeria and her very frustrated people because it is scary how you guys now go online, ALUU-style, to be insulting those you hate blindly even when they have done nothing wrong. Buhari did not ask anyone to attack his car and he certainly did not ask GEJ to say what he did.
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