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|Politics / Re: Owners Of 10 Power Plants Emerge by hercules07: 10:27am On Mar 14|
revolt: it doesn't matter. all we need is to get these civil servants out. at any cost for now.
Are you serious? Feudalism does not matter? You need the Civil servants, clamour for your leaders to lead instead of outsourcing the problems.
|Politics / Re: 1025km ECOWAS HWY for $2Bil, 100km Lag-IB Hwy for $1bil 2km SNB $1bil. Why? by hercules07: 1:35am On Mar 13|
No it is not, the total distance is roughly 100km, remember when they did the calibration, it was Lagos to Ibadan, Lagos was Isale Eko, not old toll gate.
|Politics / Re: FG Moves To Privatise Roads, Sea Ports by hercules07: 1:31am On Mar 13|
Our barrels of oil should build ports, rails and schools that should be sold to cronies abi, the problem we have is not government doing things, but government doing things in an incompetent manner, our recurrent budget is skewed by what we spend to maintain democracy not necessarily what gets to the civil servants, we also have a bloated civil service, immigrations, customs and some other agencies can be run more efficiently, Canada only has the CBSA which combines immigration with Customs why can we not do the same, we have a bloated government and we need that to be resolved. We need to build ports, rails and schools that will be run efficiently by government, Calgary transit is a government owned service run by and for Calgarians, how much do Nigerians earn that you want to privatise every thing in their lives?
The Catholic Church runs schools in Alberta, they get their funds from 50% of the tax on house purchases once you identify as a Catholic and have a kid in school, is this not a sensible thing to do as well? We need a cultural and structural change, if you like privatise from now till eternity, the attitude of Nigerians will not change until it is changed, can you mention how many Nigerian run companies have lasted 50 to 100 years.
|Politics / Re: FG Moves To Privatise Roads, Sea Ports by hercules07: 9:47pm On Mar 12|
Privatisation is not the way to go, I live in a country where the roads are not privatised, health is public, I work in a country where nothing public is privatised. American private prison is making law enforcement too aggressive and people are being sent to jail for flimsy reasons, it costs the government more to send someone to private prison.
|Politics / Re: 1025km ECOWAS HWY for $2Bil, 100km Lag-IB Hwy for $1bil 2km SNB $1bil. Why? by hercules07: 10:42am On Mar 11|
Pk001: Please I need example of a deep water 2km dual carriage bridge with a rail line going through it and 3 lanes on each side, that was constructed for less than a billion dollars.
What is the depth of the Niger compared to the lagoon.
|Politics / Re: 1025km ECOWAS HWY for $2Bil, 100km Lag-IB Hwy for $1bil 2km SNB $1bil. Why? by hercules07: 10:41am On Mar 11|
Iyegbu: The person who wrote this is an opposition propagandist. First Lagos- Ibadan is about 140km and the road was expanded to 5 lanes dual carriage from 3 lanes dual carriage. Secondly the Lagos to Abidjan is also a 5 lanes dual carriage and not six but with a light rail track in between.
Lagos Ibadan is 100Km and that is when you add the third mainland portion to it.
|Politics / Re: 1025km ECOWAS HWY for $2Bil, 100km Lag-IB Hwy for $1bil 2km SNB $1bil. Why? by hercules07: 10:40am On Mar 11|
1MCN: We have been meant to know that the never-to-be-completed Lekki/Epe concession-ed road costs the Lagos state govt more money than the Lagos-Ibadan expressway [even when the Lagos govt is allowing the Lekki Road to be tolled].
No way, we have trashed that out, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway costs way more than the Epe road.
|Politics / Re: Who Was The Nigeria Head Of State/president When You Were In Primary 6? by hercules07: 9:58pm On Mar 10|
|Politics / Re: 1.3km Lekki Bridge For N29bn While 1.8km Second Niger Bridge For N117bn by hercules07: 3:00pm On Mar 10|
See stealing, GEJ bridge at how much per km.
|Politics / Re: Owners Of 10 Power Plants Emerge by hercules07: 9:56pm On Mar 09|
revolt: anything as long as it's privatization. these civil servants must be driven from all our viable sectors.
Be careful of what you wish for, privatization is not the be all and end all of things, it is actually proper enforcement of regulations, else, we will slip into feudalism, by the way, how much did we spend on those power plants, seems these prices are too low.
|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 ?
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