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|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 10:40am On Mar 07|
Oby Ezekwesili is one million times a minister than madam pay back all debts when your country has zero infrastructure to talk about, this woman is a curse on the nation.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 1:30am On Mar 07|
We once had a nation, we can have that nation again, it is even possible that by building credible public services, we might be united, we can not give up on nation building because some guys ethnically hate one another, what stops the Rivers, Edo, Oyo and other state governments from offering credible public services, the FG might not be able to do it but states can spear head it, power for instance is badly managed, we are privatising yet incurring heavy loans what kind of management is this. I am not for full blown capitalism, I can see what capitalists are trying to turn the USA, there is but a step from capitalism to feudalism.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 12:20am On Mar 07|
You do not want me to start reeling off the benefits of living in Canada despite the high cost of fuel, is it the incentive for my kids to go to school, my wife is retraining due to grants from the Canadian government. My wife fills her tank and uses the car for a month, can you do that in Nigeria? The problem I have is we are not looking at the problems critically, the government has a role to play, why should the government not build a refinery, was it not the government that built those other ones, were they not well managed until later? The Saudi rulers do not have any incentive to build the refinery other than to create wealth for themselves and their citizens, they already have the lockdown on the Hajj and Umrah.
The alberta health system is publicly run and funded, the service I get is far better than I got from GTBank a private company in Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Oby, Disappoints APC Members In APC Summit. Live On AIT by hercules07: 11:31pm On Mar 06|
I just gbadun the woman, I think it was brave of the APC to invite her, hope what she said will be taken on board.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 11:23pm On Mar 06|
Saudi refines its oil and sells it, we import refined oil, we have been talking about fuel subsidy since the days of Obasanjo, during that time, I have worked on two refinery projects, what have we got out of the resource, have we even done the basic thing that needs to be done, how do you think we Nigerians feel when we work in Saudi and are asked why we are there when our country also has the same resource.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 11:20pm On Mar 06|
Ex-pat compound kini, I see a country doing everything right for its people, I am on ground and I can see the Saudization of the country's infrastructure and economy, if the Nigerian government can do 10% of what the Saudis are doing for their people, our leaders can steal to their heart's content.
Nigeria with a population of 170 million and the resources at its disposal should be far ahead of the Saudis, population confers a lot on a natioin that has its priorities right.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 10:16pm On Mar 06|
There is no resource curse, we just have cursed leaders. Saudi Arabia sells petrol for 4 naira per liter, they have a population of over 30 million the country is almost three times the size of Nigeria, has modern infrastructure, the refinery project I am working on was completed in five years, there is another one down the road, what is our excuse.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 2:28pm On Mar 06|
Maybe I did not make myself clear, I am not against capitalism, I am against crony capitalism, the type that is happening in the US where CEOs pays have gone through the roof while workers pays are stagnant, NOI and GEJ have sold Nigeria to the "lowest bidder", my family is in Canada and I thank God for that country, I am sure you are aware of what the Koch brothers are trying to do in the US.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala: Nigeria Suffering From Resource Curse by hercules07: 2:15pm On Mar 06|
I am at present in Saudi Arabia working on a Refinery project, on the same road there is another refinery, two refineries within four years and someone is telling us about resource curse, I believe we need to chase away all these IMF and Harvard trained guys and employ local guys who know where the problems are, Buhari had local guys, even Abacha had local guys and they performed, NOI has brought the American capitalist system to Nigeria and it is killing us.
|Culture / Re: Were Ajayi Crowther And Herbert Macaulay Yoruba Men? by hercules07: 2:32pm On Mar 05|
This is going to bite the OP in the behind, I hope he knows that Ajayi Crowther a Yoruba man codified the Igbo language
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala’s Economics Of Import Waivers by hercules07: 1:07am On Mar 05|
You can not make your points without insults, how many of the auto sellers were given waivers, there are at least over 50 on the Ikorodu road, how many got waivers. One of the reasons Dunlop left Nigeria was because imported tyres had waivers and they were being killed by electricity and other costs.
|Politics / Re: Ezekwesili To Deliver Lead Paper On APC Manifesto by hercules07: 12:58am On Mar 05|
It would have been better if GEJ had appointed Ezekwesili as the Minister of finance, she has more empathy in her toes than NOI has in her whole body.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-iweala’s Economics Of Import Waivers by hercules07: 12:52am On Mar 05|
rudedough: OP and the guy above me are dumber than a doughnut.
Everything is in future present tense, import waivers is nothing short of criminal, we are an importing nation and do not produce anything, granting waivers selectively is hurting the government and the people, it does not give a level playing field, how can you give import waivers to luxury goods like armoured vehicles, what kind of nonsense is that?
|Politics / Re: Dangote: Boko Haram Not Nigeria’s Worst Evil by hercules07: 9:11pm On Mar 04|
Please read well, he said beyond Boko Haram meaning not only Boko Haram but infrastructure is a challenge and threat.
|Politics / Re: Who Released Obafemi Awolowo In 1966 From The Calabar Prison? by hercules07: 9:08pm On Mar 04|
I just dey gbadun you, it would have been better for the Igbo nation if Ojukwu had legged it to Abidjan in 1966.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Warns US Could 'reduce To Zero' by hercules07: 9:06pm On Mar 04|
The US alone can handle Russia, the costs will just be great, do you think those who surround Russia (Japanese and Chinese) want an imperial Russia? A nuclear war is the only non winnable war for the US.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Warns US Could 'reduce To Zero' by hercules07: 9:03pm On Mar 04|
Russia is already returning its troops to the barracks, this is just some sabre rattling, Putin will not invade Ukraine and the US will not go to war because of Ukraine, the initial situation was handled badly by the west, they supported a coup and expected no response from Putin, they should have worked on diplomacy first, there is no way Putin will be happy with Ukraine in the EU and/or NATO.
On the issues of war, a non-nuclear war will see the US killing Russia, a nuclear war might just see Nigeria being a superpower.
|Politics / Re: 'Budget 2014 Jam' With Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by hercules07: 7:03pm On Mar 04|
A budget with 69 percent recurrent and 31% capital is a hopeless one, this country can not develop with such nonsense.
|Politics / Re: Who Released Obafemi Awolowo In 1966 From The Calabar Prison? by hercules07: 5:17pm On Mar 04|
Orlando Owoh and myth bursting, we have to commend the propaganda machinery of our eastern brothers, it has been very effective. Awolowo was released by Gowon and not Ojukwu, Ironsi was busy partying to even remember to release Awolowo, Ojukwu was a nonentity in this matter.
|Politics / Re: Eko Power Coy Earmarks N45 Billion For Lagos Electricity Network by hercules07: 2:28pm On Mar 01|
Longeria: Welcome from Gabon.
You got jokes, actually it is from Canada not Gabon.
|Politics / Re: Eko Power Coy Earmarks N45 Billion For Lagos Electricity Network by hercules07: 3:16am On Mar 01|
I was in Nigeria last week, the power situation is terrible, Ilupeju and Ojodu side were in darkness, even the airport that was hyped beyond reason is still like a cage, naija has a long way to go.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Top Bank CEO Blasts 26 Yrs Old Job Seeker by hercules07: 3:04am On Mar 01|
To those who do not understand, the simple summary that one can deduce can be seen below.
Stay your lane
Who is your Father (Omo ta ni e) ?
I be your Mate ?
|Politics / Re: Choose Femi Fani Kayode As APC Presidential Candidate And GEJ Will Be Defeated by hercules07: 1:07pm On Feb 27|
The options up there are no worse than GEJ/Sambo in their hilarity.
|Properties / Re: Lagos HOMS Project And Its Outragious Prices? by hercules07: 12:15pm On Feb 24|
All those slamming this initiative are naive, tell me anywhere in the world where a 1 year graduate can buy a house, will he not have to build a credit history, get a job and pay off his school loans? This is a good one and a fair price, it is targeted at those who can afford to pay 50K per month, your average alaba guy, the woman selling lace in isale eko, even danfo drivers with their head screwed on tight can afford this.
|Politics / Re: If You Are Open-minded About Sanusi Lamido's Sack,then Read This!!! by hercules07: 3:18am On Feb 24|
Professor Akin Oyebode is not smart? Please wash your mouth out, you can not stand within 1km of where the man stands.
|Politics / Re: The Case Against Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Akin Oyebode by hercules07: 3:17am On Feb 24|
Jonathan is just leading a crook government, the charges against SLS are laughable.
|Politics / Re: Chiwetel Ejiofor Wins Best Actor For 12 Years A Slave At BAFTA 2014 by hercules07: 11:29pm On Feb 16|
I hope he wins the Oscar, though the competition is fierce.
|Politics / Re: Former Aviation Minister Stella Oduah Scope Of Work In Photo's by hercules07: 9:50pm On Feb 16|
She renovated the airport, what of those who built the airports and equipped them, we should worship those ones for ever and ever and ever, ordinary renovations o, IBB was one of the most useless leaders, yet he built Abuja, 3rd Mainland bridge (major section), are we meant to deify him as well?
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Shameful Acts Of Nigerians In China. by hercules07: 4:44pm On Feb 16|
ROSSIKE: America is a rich, developed and insular country, most of whose people know and care nothing about the outside world. Most Americans don't even know what a passport looks like. Only the most educated and well-to-do venture out of the country at all. So it is pointless mentioning America. Now if you talk of Indians, Lebanese, Chinese, Mexicans etc, then we can talk.
Prove that most Americans do not have passports.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Shameful Acts Of Nigerians In China. by hercules07: 4:34pm On Feb 16|
I was actually saying compared to the number of Nigerians in these countries, we have a higher proportion that are criminally minded than say the US. Try buying anything online and Nigeria is not listed, even Niger is there, can you imagine that?
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Shameful Acts Of Nigerians In China. by hercules07: 4:32pm On Feb 16|
ROSSIKE: That a man is "on ground" doesn't mean he has a clue what the hell he is talking about. Can he count the number of Nigerians in China from his office? No. Unless he does actual research, he is as clueless as everyone else and is only going by what he sees in the newspaper or telly. He was called to the prisons. Was he also called to the thousands of shops, markets and offices where ordinary Nigerians are doing legit business? Nahhh.... As for the other stuff about proportion, show us the evidence or kindly shut it.
Are you saying a higher proportion of Americans are criminals outside the US than Nigerians? How many Americans are in overseas jails worldwide, start with China.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Shameful Acts Of Nigerians In China. by hercules07: 4:20pm On Feb 16|
ROSSIKE: Where is the PROOF that "the proportion is higher"? I mean, it really doesn't take a lot to do a rough census of Nigerians in China, calculating the numbers in jail versus those outside. You cannot call those outside criminals unless they have been convicted of a crime. Hawking jollof rice on the streets is not a crime. It is likely that less than 5% of Nigerians in China are into criminal activities, but their being in the news will create the impression that 95% of Nigerians there are criminals, and we must resist the tendency to draw conclusions based on such unscientific analyses.
The man who is on ground tells you it is, he is the one being called to the prisons, what else do you want. I was at our High Commission in Ottawa and the lady in charge of Passports regaled us of the evil acts being perpetrated by Nigerians, go to any high commission and ask about Nigerians. By the way, higher proportion in relations to other countries not majority of Nigerians, please read the comment in context.
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