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Properties / Re: Landlord Gets 3-year Jail Term For Evicting Tenant With Force. by Ilekokonit: 3:22am
akinsadeez:
This is a good judgment.
He must be one of those landlords

Its actually a landlady.

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a landlord, Iyabo Adakeja,
On the said date, the accused, unlawfully and forcefully, ejected her tenant
Politics / Boko Haram Proves The Nigerian Govt To Be Corrupt And Useless - British Magazine by Ilekokonit: 12:24am
Boko Haram proves the Nigerian government to be corrupt and useless - Weekly Conservative British Magazine - 6 May 2014

The country’s annual defence budget is about £3.5 billion yet the frontline soldiers unfortunate enough to be sent into the areas where Boko Haram hangs out are by all accounts drastically under-equipped by comparison with the surprisingly well-provided terrorists.

This wretched affair should make us think twice about economic relations with Nigeria itself. Not just the amount of UK aid that goes there – about £238 million a year, it seems, almost all of it to non-state agencies, which is controversial enough – but investment in Nigeria generally.

Even today’s FT supplement on investing in Nigeria kicks off with a reminder that the place is not just riven with sectarian divisions, of which Boko Haram is the most obvious example, but drastic inequalities.
The country’s GDP is put at $510 billion for last year but about 70 per cent of the population lives in poverty.

Of course that brings us to the argument about whether it’s better to engage with unpleasant and corrupt states in order to make them better or leave them severely alone. Personally, when it comes to Nigeria, I’m all in favour of raising our skirts well above our ankles.

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/05/boko-haram-proves-the-nigerian-government-to-be-corrupt-and-useless/
Politics / Goodluck Jonathan Should Not Be Re-elected President - Arsenal For Democracy by Ilekokonit: 11:56pm On Oct 31
Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan should not be re-elected president - Arsenal For Democracy - USA - Sept 11, 2014

Re-electing Goodluck Jonathan next year to another four year term as president seems like the wrong direction for Nigeria.

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, is seeking yet another term in office, even after basically everything has fallen apart under his administration.

It’s clear President Jonathan is now very far out of his depth and lacks either the will or the political base to govern and restore order (certainly not in a responsible, inclusive, and democratic manner).

Whether or not it is his fault, the terrorism and insurgency situation has been rapidly spiraling out of control for nearly four consecutive years, since the end of 2010.

Things are objectively worse on the security and stability front now than they were four years ago, and worse now than they were six months ago or two months ago.

He is not turning things around.

Re-electing Goodluck Jonathan next year to another four year term as president seems like the wrong direction for Nigeria.

http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/2014/09/11/nigerias-goodluck-jonathan-should-not-be-re-elected-president/#.VFQTPGdTs9X

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Politics / Corruption kills 3.6 million people every year - BBC by Ilekokonit: 11:09pm On Oct 31
Corruption kills 3.6 million people every year - BBC - 3 Sept 2014

Corruption 'impoverishes and kills millions'

A report by anti-poverty organisation "One" blames corruption for 3.6 million deaths every year.

An estimated $1tn (£600bn) a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, according to campaigners.

The report blames corruption for 3.6 million deaths every year.

Corruption is overshadowing natural disasters and disease as the scourge of poor countries, the report says.

One describes its findings as a "trillion dollar scandal".

"But in developing countries, corruption is a killer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29049324

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-29040793
Politics / There Is No Goodluck In Corruption - Femi Aribisala by Ilekokonit: 10:40pm On Oct 31
There Is No Goodluck in Corruption - Femi Aribisala - 18 February 2014

At a service held at the Ecumenical Centre in Abuja to commemorate the 2012 Democracy Day, Reverend Peter Akinola challenged President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife and some PDP governors and ministers to pray against corruption in Nigeria, but they refused.

Akinola publicly berated them. He exclaimed: "There you go! Oh, corruption! So, you are not ready to fight it, because you are all beneficiaries of it.

Who is deceiving who? You are only deceiving yourselves, not God.

And you who is stealing government funds, subjecting the poor to untold hardship;


You who steal oil subsidy money

You who steal funds meant for improving our power supply, deliberately making Nigerians live a life in utter darkness, will you repent today? I doubt it!"

President Goodluck Jonathan undermined any pretensions to be anti-corruption by granting a presidential pardon to Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former Governor of Bayelsa State. Alamieyeseigha is a convicted felon. He was arrested in London for money-laundering, where over $1 million in cash was found in his house. He jumped bail, escaped from the country disguised as a woman, and fled back home. He then sought refuge in his constitutional immunity from prosecution as a governor. However, he was promptly impeached, charged with corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.

President Jonathan himself has refused to declare his assets. During a June 24, 2012 Presidential Media chat, the President said that he could not give a damn what the people think of him in response to the demand for him to declare his assets publicly.

In effect, Nigeria is now a haven for corruption and for the corrupt. Recently, a man stole N23 billion in a pension scam and all he had to do was pay a fine of less than one million naira. The message was heard loud-and-clear around the country: corruption pays in Nigeria.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201402180216.html
Politics / Re: Jonathan Is An Embarrassment To Ph.D Holders - Professor Akin Oyebode by Ilekokonit: 7:34pm On Oct 31
Braggante:
It's a shame that some Nigerians fail to see the depths of underdevelopment we have sunk into. We are here celebrating and fighting for a government that is performing below mediocrity, while other nations move on. It is scary. When shall we summon the courage to call a spade a spade and demand what we want?

If we become unfortunate to have this govt rule for anothe 4 years, Im sure these pro-GEJ people will return here and will be the first to start criticizing the govt.

Are we blind to see that this country is regressing under PDP/GEJ? Can we not see the increased poverty and unemployment killing us, and the govt has neglected to do anything meaningful about it? Can we not see how education has been starved of attention, putting in jeopardy the future of the country? It's been PDP since democracy, yet no end to corruption, tribalism in govt, poverty and insecurity. Foreign respect for Nigeria has decreased to an embarrassing proportion, yet we are here trying to excuse the govts ineptitude and nonchalance. When shall we learn people?

Our power for change is in our votes, our voices. PDP has had its chance and has ruined our country. Lets see what another party has in plan for us. We shouldn't be afraid of change. Let's say enough is enough.


Its called resistance to change.

Seems like Nigerians are sticklers for punishment.

If only some Nigerians knew how much they've been had ??

People who have been around saner climes are telling you you are being robbed of your patrimony and the best you can do is to shoot the messenger ??

The Prof's profile :-

Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
LL.M.with Highest Distinction :- 1967 – 1973


Harvard Law School
Master of Laws (LLM), International Law and Legal Studies :- 1974 – 1975


York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence (D. Jur.), International Law and Legal Studies :- 1981 – 1988


Professor
University of Lagos :- Oct 1988 – Present (26 years 1 month)


http://ng.linkedin.com/pub/akin-oyebode/15/749/390



Nigerians have been held hostage in a classic case of Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding which is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them.

These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.

One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual's response to trauma in becoming a victim.

Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

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Romance / Re: Why Do Nigerians Lack Self-esteem? by Ilekokonit: 4:50am On Oct 31
2buff:
Why?
I say this ofcourse, in terms of our materialistic nature.
Materialism is in itself, a symptom of low self esteem.
The feeling that You as a person, are not enough and cannot be respected until you have X.
That another, as a person, is not enough and cannot be respected until they have X.

X could be anything, even a title.

E.g When I browse through LinkedIn, I am almost certain that the person you see with Engr. in front of their name is bound to be a Nigerian. There is a simplicity from western culture that I envy. A quiet understanding that "I am enough and no less a human whether I have X or not" and it is little wonder that they make better headway with life than the boistrous Nigerians. Sometimes I think the universe watches and laughs at our pettiness.

In western culture, people who do this are often seen as juveniles, still finding themselves. Still young in their journey of self discovery. Generally, they are seen as people who aren't there yet...and it's true. Where-as, in Nigeria (and maybe ethnic blacks in general?), it is the very opposite.

i.e. You are no-body unless you pose with a BMW and point at the sign grin
Like... seriously? cheesy You know who you are wink

NB: I am quite well-to-do [Glory be to God] so this is not some broke guy whining. Just encouraging introspection among my brothers and sisters. It is my hope that getting to the root of this would help us rise against the extreme greed present in our society today.....because everyone feels they are not enough.

Same reason a LOT of women are still single into their 40's because they were looking for "already made" men.

They forget that there are not enough "already made men" to go around the hordes of single women around.

What happened to the tried and tested method of loving for loves sake and not because he has or hasn't got money.

A Nigerian womans definition of a knight in shining armour boils down to money, money, money.

our men are equally materialistic but it doesn't affect their choice of spouse as most naija men would date a woman who is poor but a naija woman wouldn't and they forget that money is temporal and does not speak of a mans good characters at all.

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Politics / Re: BUHARI'S Pension Details Released By Ministry by Ilekokonit: 3:45am On Oct 31
Jonathan is an Embarrassment to Ph.D Holders - Unilag Professor of Int Law

Start watching at 1min 29secs



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWbHLgiieeE?t=1m29s
Politics / Jonathan Is An Embarrassment To Ph.D Holders - Professor Akin Oyebode by Ilekokonit: 3:40am On Oct 31
Jonathan is an Embarrassment to Ph.D Holders - Unilag Professor of Int Law

Start watching at 1min 29secs



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWbHLgiieeE?t=1m29s

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Politics / Re: BUHARI'S Pension Details Released By Ministry by Ilekokonit: 2:58am On Oct 31
jhydosky:

A former president whose daughter is a teacher...
An Ex-president that owns no more than 2 averagely furnished houses - You are free to visit his Daura and Kaduna houses.
His lifestyle is consistent with his claims. He practices what he preaches.

This GMB guy got my attention and 10 years from now when I look back, I will be proud to tell whoever cares to listen:

I voted for a preservation of our common wealth over wastage and uncontrolled stealing.
I voted for a chance to try something new...after 15 years of movement without motion
I voted for Merit and Antecedents over Mediocrity and Excuse for not getting the job done.
I voted for Integrity....

As they say, It is better to stand on the side of truth and conscience even if you stand alone!

Today is the result of our choices of yesterday... What we call tomorrow is simply the outcome of our choices today!!
NOTHING HAPPENS OUT OF NOTHING.


I voted for a chance to try something new...after 15 years of movement without motion
a.k.a Jogging on the same spot / Much ado about nothing / 1 step forward 10 steps backwards.

Nice summation by yet another Nigerian gifted with a conscience. Only the deep can call onto the deep.
Politics / Re: Tinubu Is Back In Nigeria! (Pictures Included) by Ilekokonit: 11:47pm On Oct 30
Dominiquez:
Berem Omenka and the rest.

You guys don't have shame. What did Tinubu achieve as a Governor for 8 years.

Name them.

If God bless him for what he has done, its dead by air crash because he bought a private jet from the money of the populace.

Say no to evil.

The blindfolded supporters of APC

Some people who will vote APC in 2015 will do so principally because of Buhari's honesty and secondarily because of Fashola's work ethic.
Politics / #BringBackOurMoney - Message to Nigerian Politicians from an American Professor by Ilekokonit: 10:16pm On Oct 30
Nigerian Politicians should #BringBackOurMoney

Excerpts from a lecture under the title "The Governance Predicament : Poverty, Terrorism and Democracy" given at Freedom House, Lagos by Professor Larry Diamond - a political sociologist at Stanford University in the United States. He is also Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy.

But the core problem in Nigeria is not one of poverty. Neither is it one of terrorism. These are manifestations of a deeper and more diffuse malignancy: bad governance.

Governance that cannot distinguish between the public trust and the private treasury.

Governance that has seen, by some estimates, public officials and their co-conspirators steal and waste hundreds of billions of dollars of the country’s wealth over the last several decades.

The core problem of Nigeria today is the chronic deficit of honest and effective governance.
When I was teaching at Bayero University, Kano, in the last year of the Second Republic, I was struck by the depth of inequality and poverty.

I would like to conclude with one final appeal. And it is addressed to my own country and to Europe, as much as to Nigeria. Whatever the total amount of money that successive generations of Nigerian politicians have embezzled and looted, some significant portion of it— probably well over $100 billion—sits outside Nigeria today in identifiable liquid and fixed assets: bank accounts, stocks, property, and other investments and luxury wealth.

We cannot bring back to life the millions of Nigerian children who have died needlessly because their government leaders were more concerned about accumulating personal wealth than ensuring that their country’s children had clean water, decent roads, adequate food, comprehensive vaccinations, and effective education.

But when the time is right, when Nigeria has a government that is serious about controlling corruption, we can help bring back as much of this stolen wealth as possible. And we can work with Nigerian government officials and civil society to help build the systems of accountability to minimize this hemorrhage of public resources in the future.

Like many people around the world, I have been deeply moved by the international campaign with the hashtag “#bringbackourgirls”. But let us use this opportunity to mobilize not only for these more than 200 abducted girls, but for the more than 2 million Nigerian girls who have died before their fifth birthday just in the last decade. I would hope in the years to come that a similar level of international outrage and commitment can be mobilized behind a broader and more transformative campaign, led by Nigerians but eliciting unprecedented international partnership: #bring back our money.

Professor Larry Diamond is a political sociologist at Stanford University in the United States. He is also Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. He gave this excerpted lecture under the title The Governance Predicament : Poverty, Terrorism and Democracy at Freedom House, Lagos.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/164182-nigeria-anatomy-of-a- feckless-state-by-larry-diamond.html

http://www.nairaland.com/1793984/nigeria-anatomy-feckless-state- larry#24378132

In other words Nigerian Politicians should #bring back our money
Politics / Re: Nigeria: Anatomy Of A Feckless State, By Larry Diamond by Ilekokonit: 10:07pm On Oct 30
oduastates:

I would like to conclude with one final appeal. And it is addressed to my own country and to Europe, as much as to Nigeria. Whatever the total amount of money that successive generations of Nigerian politicians have embezzled and looted, some significant portion of it—probably well over $100 billion—sits outside Nigeria today in identifiable liquid and fixed assets: bank accounts, stocks, property, and other investments and luxury wealth.

We cannot bring back to life the millions of Nigerian children who have died needlessly because their government leaders were more concerned about accumulating personal wealth than ensuring that their country’s children had clean water, decent roads, adequate food, comprehensive vaccinations, and effective education.

But when the time is right, when Nigeria has a government that is serious about controlling corruption, we can help bring back as much of this stolen wealth as possible. And we can work with Nigerian government officials and civil society to help build the systems of accountability to minimize this hemorrhage of public resources in the future.

Like many people around the world, I have been deeply moved by the international campaign with the hashtag “#bringbackourgirls”. But let us use this opportunity to mobilize not only for these more than 200 abducted girls, but for the more than 2 million Nigerian girls who have died before their fifth birthday just in the last decade. I would hope in the years to come that a similar level of international outrage and commitment can be mobilized behind a broader and more transformative campaign, led by Nigerians but eliciting unprecedented international partnership: #bring back our money.


Professor Larry Diamond is a political sociologist at Stanford University in the United States. He is also Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. He gave this excerpted lecture under the title The Governance Predicament:Poverty, Terrorism and Democracy at Freedom House, Lagos.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/164182-nigeria-anatomy-of-a-feckless-state-by-larry-diamond.html

In other words Nigerian Politicians should #bring back our money
Politics / Re: Buhari Hints On Strategy To Tackle Boko Haram by Ilekokonit: 9:47pm On Oct 30
olapluto:

On the humanitarian level, the authorities must make provisions to feed the millions that are hungry

A hungry man is an angry man so whilst we have to be tough on terrorrism, we have to be equally tough on the living conditions that may breed terrorists.

Remember that he that is down need fear no fall

The hungry and idle hand is the devils workshop.

If an infinitesimal fraction of what Nigeria's leaders steal from us is used to feed and house ALL unemployed, sick and old people like is done by civilised leaders worldwide, then the battle against Terrorism and Armed Robberies is almost won.

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Politics / Re: Nigeria Air Force Bomb Boko Haram In Mubi by Ilekokonit: 3:11am On Oct 30
Raiders:
Air attack for an unconventional force like boko haram is a waste of time and resources. What happen to our ground forces. Im really ashamed of our army leadership because they have failed Nigerians. I think its time for GEJ to replace them.

I think its time to replace Jonathan with someone who will not steal from the Nigerian treasury.
Politics / Re: Revenue Crisis: FG Withdraws $1bn From ECA by Ilekokonit: 1:52am On Oct 30
Nov 2013
jpphilips:

THE Federal Government has withdrawn the sum of $1bn (N160bn) from the Excess Crude Account.

President Goodluck Jonathan gave the withdrawal approval to augment the shortfall in revenue to the federation account.

The shortfall, it was learnt, led to the withdrawal of the $1bn from the ECA, thus bringing the new balance in the account to $3.59bn.

The amount in the account as of the beginning of this year was about $10bn.

The shortfall, it was learnt, led to the withdrawal of the $1bn from the ECA, thus bringing the new balance in the account to $3.59bn.

http://www.punchng.com/news/revenue-crisis-fg-withdraws-1bn-from-eca/


Oct 2014
Senate Okays Jonathan’s $1bn Loan request For Arms

http://www.nairaland.com/1919743/senate-okays-jonathans-1bn-loanrequest


Who will save Nigeria from monumental mismanagement ??
Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 1:03am On Oct 30
GenBuhari:
28th June 1985 -ITN News
Wimbledon Tennis: Nduka Odizor reaches 2nd round but loses out in a close match with John McEnroe


John McEnroe, top seed in the Wimbledon Tennis championships, was twice taken to tie breaks in his match against Nduka Odizor of Nigeria on June 28, before going through to the next round with a win of 7-6, 6-1, 7-6.


Nigerians had self belief during Buhari's regime.

Surely, "The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain"

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Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 12:29am On Oct 30
GenBuhari:

21st January 1984 - The NY Times - Buhari's new Government Recovers stolen Millions From Ex-Ministers

LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 20— Nigeria's military Government has recovered millions of dollars in currency hoarded by former officials and is trying to retrieve millions more smuggled out of the country, a member of the new regime says.

Brig. Tunde Idiagbon told reporters Thursday that the stockpiles of money ranged from $56,000 found at the home of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, to $4.5 million at the residence of the last civilian governor of Kano State, Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo.


23rd January 1984 - Business America - General Buhari Meets Nigeria's Debt Obligations, Issues New Foreign Exchange Rules

Nigeria's Federal Military Government, which removed the civilian government of President Shagari in a coup on Dec. 31, has emphasized the importance of Nigeria's meeting its external payments obligations on time. International bankers were relieved when Nigeria paid the first installment of its rescheduled trade debt on time.


28TH FEBRUARY 1984 - ITN NEWS - LEBANESE AND INDIAN COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA UNDER ATTACK BY NEWSPAPERS
The large Indian and Lebanese communities in Nigeria have been under attack by the leading Nigerian independent newspaper, accusing them of economic sabotage. The Guardian editorial followed another one last week in the National Concord.

The Indian and Lebanese communities have been accused of bribing bank officials to illegally move foreign currency out of Nigeria, and hoarding goods.

The new military government which seized power on December 31, 1983 has promised to fight corruption and bring down food prices.

Indians and Lebanese are alleged to be some of the power behind corrupt middlemen. Long jail terms for economic sabotage are being mentioned in the national press.


No wonder EVERYONE is afraid of a Buhari Presidency.

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Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 12:16am On Oct 30
GenBuhari:


14th March 1984 -  The NY Times - Buhari signs Barter Trade agreement with Brazil who would refine and return Nigeria's oil in exchange for crude oil

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13— Brazil has won an international bidding contest to refine Nigerian oil this year, the state oil company, Petrobras, announced today.

The $1.2 billion agreement calls for Brazil to import Nigerian crude and return refined gasoline, jet fuel and diesel oil to Nigeria, a Petrobras spokesman said. He added that the accord would allow Brazil to reduce its idle refining capacity and earn a margin of profit.

Brazil imports about two-thirds of the one million barrels of oil it consumes daily, mostly from the Middle East. It buys 10,000 barrels daily from Nigeria.


Knew Buhari was a good leader but his zeal for Nigeria is awesome unlike the current thieves in power.

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Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 11:42pm On Oct 29
GenBuhari:


29th April 1985 - The NY Times - General Buhari Imposes Curfew To End Religious Riots
BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 28— A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on the northern Nigerian town of Gombe, where more than 100 people have died in religious riots, an official statement said toda

Officials said the deaths occurred in two days of fighting between the police and members of the banned fundamentalist Maitatsine Islamic sect.

The Bauchi state government said that anyone violating the curfew ''will be regarded as a fanatic and will be shot on sight.


8th May 1984 - The NY Times
Buhari announces plans for hefty cuts in government spending and reduction of imports


He said the Government would continue to try to cut imports, while giving priority to raw materials and spare parts for industry and agriculture, to reduce the country's balance of payments deficit.


30th April 1984 - ITN News
BUHARI SCRAPS OLD NAIRA NOTES AND CIRCULATES NEW CURRENCY IN ORDER TO RENDER STOLEN / SMUGGLED CASH WORTHLESS.


Nigeria's decision to scrap its currency and start again with a new Naira marked a sudden stepping-up of the military government's attack on corruption.

Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon, who ranks second in the new administration, said in a national television broadcast that the country's land borders would be closed immediately in a move to render the old Naira worthless abroad.

The changeover will extend to May 6.In that time people will be allowed to change up to 5,000 old Naira for new notes. Anything over that amount must be deposited in banks, accomplished by affidavits proving source and ownership -- another move to pinpoint corruption.

Brigadier Idiagbon said the withdrawal of the old notes had become necessary because rampant smuggling of Naira had been a key factor in the sabotage of the Nigerian economy.

He said that hundreds of thousands of Naira had been found in the homes of several former state governors after the civilian government was ousted on December 31 last year. (remember in 1984 1Naira fetched more than 1 dollar)


Buhari is the closest we have to a saint amongst Nigerian leaders past and present.
Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 11:31pm On Oct 29
GenBuhari:
@BABE!
Thanks, young people like you are one of the reasons I decided to create this thread; I am learning a lot myself. grin

8th January 1984  -  The NY Times
Buhari steps up search for all Politicians and Officials who have failed to report to a Police Station.


LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 7— Nigeria's new military Government is stepping up searches for former politicians and officials of the civilian Government that was overthrown in a coup a week ago.

The new regime is making television appeals for news of the whereabouts of former officials and other Nigerians who are wanted for questioning and is urging citizens to telephone the police if they have information about those who are being sought.

9th January 1984  - ITN News
Buhari' government begins crackdown on corruption, hoarding and high prices (video)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nj91QoiQoM

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1984/01/09/AS090184021/?s=nigeria&st=2&pn=2

10th January 1984 - The NY Times
4,000 EX-OFFICIALS SURRENDER IN NIGERIA


Western diplomats reported today that as many as 4,000 officials of the ousted national and state governments had turned themselves in to the police as part of the new military Government's investigation of corruption. The diplomats said most of the former officials were released, some after their passports were confiscated. But about 400 were reportedly still held under what was described as ''military protection.''

At the same time, the Western diplomats and Nigerian sources said, many of the former officials who were on what the military Government of Maj. Gen. Mohammed Buhari called its ''most wanted list'' have managed to flee the country. Some who were abroad during the military takeover have decided to remain there.


The fear of Buhari is the beginning of wisdom for ALL corrupt politicians.
Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 11:25pm On Oct 29
GenBuhari:
05 January 1984   -  ITN News (video clip)
GEN. BUHARI PRESIDES AT SWEARING IN OF MILITARY GOVERNORS AND WARNS THEM OF PENALTIES FOR CRIME AND CORRUPTION. (video clip)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_JjYG-ef8M?version=3

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1984/01/05/AS050184005/?s=nigeria&st=2&pn=96&sortBy=date
(this clip starts moving after first 35seconds)

Nineteen military governors were formally appointed by the new Head of State, Major-General Mohammed Buhari, and other members of the country's Supreme Military Council (SMC) in Lagos on January 4 to run Nigeria's federal states.

General Buhari attended the official swearing-in ceremony, which came four days after he led a bloodless coup ousting former President Shehu Shagari.

Speaking at the ceremony, Buhari reminded his new governors of their duties.All were chosen, he said, for their ability to discharge their responsibilities in the best interests of the country.He went on to warn them that crime and corruption for personal gain, one reason for the coup, would be ruthlessly punished.

General Buhari added the corruption and hoarding in the private sector would not be tolerated.He ended his speech by telling the assembled governors they were answerable to the country's military chiefs of staff and subject to redeployment at any time.

All former state governors have been given a week to report to police.

General Buhari has pledged to revive the country's economy and also to end the armed robberies in major cities that have become commonplace in the last few years.The fate of former top officials in the Shagari administration is still to be decided by the new military government, and Shagari himself is being held in custody.


This Buhari is just a great man. There are no 2 ways about it. His depth of character can NOT be matched by the current criminals in power.
Politics / Re: Gen. Gowon interviewed hours after surrender of Biafra; he blames Ojukwu for war by Ilekokonit: 10:41pm On Oct 29
GenBuhari:

5th February 1985 - Toledo Blade, Ohio. Newspaper

Buhari rejects IMF terms for loan
The Nigerian leader, Gen. Muhammad Buhari, says his country will match Britain's oil prices even if it means undermining the pricing structure of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the Financial Times reported yesterday.


The London business daily reported that General Buhari, in an interview in Lagos, also reaffirmed Nigeria's rejection of the International Monetary Fund's terms for a $2.4 billion loan.

General Buhari rejected monetary fund demands that Nigeria devalue its currency, the naira, by 50 to 60 per cent and that the west African country reduce domestic fuel subsidies, the Financial Times said.

6th September 1984 - The New York Times
Buhari's government's Military Tribunal jails two former Governors of Kano to jail for 21 years

LAGOS, Nigeria, Sept. 5— Two men who were governors of the state of Kano before the military seized power in December have been jailed for 21 years by a military tribunal that found them guilty of taking $65,000 to facilitate a property deal and using the money to enrich an opposition party that has since been banned, Nigerian newspapers reported today. The two are Abubakar Rimi and his successor, Sabo Bakin Zuwo.


22nd October 1984 - ITN News
SWITZERLAND: OPEC MINISTERS MEET TO PERSUADE NIGERIA TO RETURN TO OPEC OIL PRICING LEVELS

The conference was called when OPEC member Nigeria broke ranks by cutting its price by up to two dollars a barrel.

This move followed similar reductions by Non-OPEC Norway and Britain, which are competing to sell North Sea oil. Maqhour, who resigned last week but went to Geneva as a Libyan delegation consultant, said ministers would try to persuade Nigeria to return to OPEC levels.


18 June 1984 - ITN News
GENERAL BUHARI LAUNCHES ALL-OUT DRIVE AGAINST CORRUPTION.
After months of indecision the military rulers of Nigeria have launched a major crack-down on corruption and indiscipline.
It has also empanelled military tribunals to try deposed civilian office holders accused of corruption.


Cometh the hour, cometh the man. All hail Buhari - Nigeria's God sent leader in this dispensation.

I wonder what will become of Nigeria if we keep rescuing defeat from the jaws of victory and sleep walk ourselves into continuing with an incompetent person leading ALL 170 million of us.

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Politics / Re: David Mark: I Can Die For Stability Of Nigeria's Democracy by Ilekokonit: 8:04pm On Oct 29
redsun:
The gagool will die for the millions of dollars he and his cohorts are effortlessly reaping off suffering and dying nigrians.They sulk the blood of children without even taking notice of the horrendous evil their nefarious actions are causing. They still see themselves as the representatives of the people that have been so inherently bastardised to the point that they can no longer differentiate between good and bad.

Only a thinking man can write the above.

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Politics / Re: Court Dismisses FOI Request On Stella Oduah’s BMW Cars by Ilekokonit: 7:09pm On Oct 29
noblealuu:

There's no gainsaying that Jonathan's administration is corruption-friendly. Such financial recklessness has always been treated with kid gloves so I was not taken aback!

Buhari would do this country much good as he has the temerity and audacity to fight corruption for which GEJ's regime has fought 'abysmally' if not left in the doldrums.

Let's am mistaken for anti-Ibo, I'm a bona fide son of Ibo land and I dnt condone any self-aggrandizement from these-so called polithicians who are painstakingly milking this country dry.

The voice of the people, is the voice of God!

Thanks for rising above tribal sentiments and choosing good over evil.

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Politics / Re: Reuters UK Predict GEJ Victory In 2015 by Ilekokonit: 6:44pm On Oct 29
chamboy:
If I vote for GEJ, I have failed my Children n Generations ahead.....

How I wished all Nigerians were this well meaning for their future generations.

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Politics / Re: Reuters UK Predict GEJ Victory In 2015 by Ilekokonit: 6:38pm On Oct 29
Adminisher:

People should be honest. GEJ is not even in Nigeria's second eleven and he himself has said as much in many interviews. Please dont insult this most blessed black country by saying the hapless accidental president is the best.

Thank God, all hope for Nigeria is not lost as we still have people who are ready to speak the obvious truth.

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Politics / Re: Reuters UK Predict GEJ Victory In 2015 by Ilekokonit: 6:18pm On Oct 29
Adminisher:

Most people who grew up (around 10 years old) during Abacha regime are forgiven for thinking this core less, simpleton is a good President. My own take on all this: GEJ is the kind of person you dont trust your destiny and the future of your children with. The man does not know what he is doing in govt

Its a pity when greedy, dishonest and empty politicians such as Jonathan can keep a straight face and contest against Buhari.

They are in a different league in terms of honesty and meaning well for ALL Nigerians and my advice for any undecided youth is to ask anyone who is 45 years or older in your neighbourhood what Buhari is all about.

Those who were politically conscious enough when Buhari was President will tell you that Nigeria was great then under his disciplined and non corrupt leadership. Shame that IBB toppled him when IBB's cup of corruption was nearly full as Buhari was getting close to treating IBB's corruption dossier before IBB struck.

A genuinely frugal and by ALL accounts honest man puts himself forward to rescue us from criminals and all we can do is to ridicule the man and yet we will go to our places of worship and scream at God to send us a messiah when there is already one in our midst.

Buhari was a thorn in the flesh of corrupt politicians that he replaced. For starters their stolen cash became too hot to handle for them as a masterstroke of Buhari's was for him to unexpectedly change the design and colour of naira bills in 1984 thus forcing everyone who had naira in their posession to go to the banks to exchange the old notes for the new ones. Now corruptly enriched ex-politicians dared not take their loot to the bank to exchange as the fear of Buhari then was the beginning of wisdom.

If OBJ was given a chance to rule us for 8 years then Buhari deserves a chance too. Of the lot, Buhari stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of his frugality and honesty. Buhari is simply a cut above Jonathan in terms of integrity.

In a civilised setting, Buhari would be hero-worshipped for his honest stance in the midst of LootoCrats.

The corrupt elite in Nigeria are currently scared of what a Buhari Presidency means for them

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Politics / Re: Reuters UK Predict GEJ Victory In 2015 by Ilekokonit: 6:02pm On Oct 29
Reuters ko, Rizzla ni.

With Jonathans woeful performance, would he even have been allowed to contest for a second term if he were to have come from the country Reuters is domiciled ?

Teacher don't teach me nonsense.

I've never believed in conspiracy theories but this Reuters analysis which doesn't mean well for millions of Nigerians is getting me worried about "their" long term intentions for us.
Politics / Re: David Mark: I Can Die For Stability Of Nigeria's Democracy by Ilekokonit: 5:04pm On Oct 29
Why won't you be ready to die when you have lived an extremely wealthy lifestyle at our expense.
Politics / Re: Photos Of President Jonathan Praying At Mount Carmel on Sunday by Ilekokonit: 1:06am On Oct 29
Alcatraz001:
I am a yoruba Christian who hates the ibos.

I am a Yoruba Christian and I don't hate any Nigerian.

I've got too many Igbo friends and this makes hating Igbos NOT possible or practical for me. Its just not possible for me to hate Igbos when some of my earliest friends in Lagos were Igbo and some of them speak Yoruba as well as I do or even better. In fact one of them did Yoruba O'levels and passed with flying colours.

But I will vote for Buhari simply because he is way above the rest in terms of honesty. If Buhari was representing a party formed in Igboland, he would still be my choice due to his spartan lifestyle and honesty.
Politics / Re: Murray-bruce Declares For Senate, Laments Widespread Poverty. by Ilekokonit: 12:46am On Oct 29
“This society will explode and implode, there will be violence, there will be mayhem, unless politicians start thinking rationally.”

Ben Murray Bruce may have prophesied the future with his above statement.

Hope our wicked and hard of hearing LootoCrats are paying attention.

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