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|Romance / Re: Nigerian Ladies Take Over Sex Market In Kumasi, Ghana (Video) by Ilekokonit: 6:42pm On Jun 05|
Moral of the story is to watch how you treat those who are less fortunate than you today because what goes around comes around.
More than 30 years ago, when the Ghanaian economy and currency were down, Ghanaian women were the visible prostitutes in Nigeria but nobody then could have envisaged that Nigerian ladies will take to prostitution en masse.
So, be careful how you treat those who today may be down trodden 'cos what goes around comes around.
|Politics / Re: Dr. Ismaila Farouk Blasts Osinbajo; Says He’s No Saint by Ilekokonit: 5:27pm On Jun 03|
I'm seeing Tinubu's hands in this and it is similar to the "True Face of Lagos" article that Tinubu engineered against Fashola when the latter tried to stop playing ball and it took the intervention of the Oba of Lagos to stop the planned impeachment of Fashola by a Lagos State Assembly that is in Tinubu's pocket.
Osinbajo is no saint (as no saint could have lasted for 8 years as Tinubu's Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice) but Tinubu put him there for selfish reasons and it would seem that Osinbajo is deviating from the plan.
Remember that it was reported that Tinubu broke down in tears when he was rejected as Buhari's running mate in 2014.
Cast your mind back to Dec 2014 when Osinbajo emerged as Buhari's running mate (even though Tinubu originally wanted the post) and ask yourself what document was a teary eyed Tinubu and Osinbajo signing below in front of witnesses immediately Osinbajo emerged as Buhari's running mate.
|Health / The Virginity Fraud by Ilekokonit: 2:56am On May 23|
|Religion / All Prophets And Priests Practice Deceit And Are Greedy According To The Bible by Ilekokonit: 5:34pm On May 18|
Jeremiah 6:13 (NIV) - From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
2 Peter 2:3 - In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.
1 Timothy 6:4 - People of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
Proverbs 22:16 - One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
1 Peter 5:2 - Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;
1 Timothy 6:6-10 - But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 - The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
Jeremiah 17:5 - Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh.
Ephesians 5:14 - Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
|Celebrities / Re: Davido Spends N2.5M On Drinks At A London Nightclub. See Receipt by Ilekokonit: 9:48pm On May 15|
Look at the receipt properly, you'll see that it is for a Mastercard Credit Card. So it was not paid for in cash.
Any one in the West with a good enough credit record can acquire a credit card with a credit limit of £5000 or more and all you have to pay back every month is the minimum payment (approx 3%) which can be as low as £150 repayment monthly.
This is why almost everyone in the West with a good history of borrowing and paying back (even if just the minimum payments) can afford to pull the stunt that Davido just pulled above.
Its called buy now pay later and later.
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|Pets / Re: Vicious Dog Mauls Owner To Death As Helpless Police Forced To Watch In Horror by Ilekokonit: 12:49am On May 13|
In saner climes, there is a law called Dangerous Dogs Act that requires such dogs to have a cage like barrier guarding their mouths to prevent them biting in a public place.
Also in civilised countries, whenever a dog bites a human, the dog is put down (i.e humanely killed by lethal injection) by the authorities to prevent a recurrence from a dog that already has a taste for human flesh.
|Celebrities / Re: Coco Ice: I Left My Ex Because He Beat Me - She Says After Mercy Aigbe Interview by Ilekokonit: 8:26pm On May 12|
How many real men remain in today's world
A lot of men have lost their manhood to political correctness and their desire to get their leg over by playing the bufoon and playing to the gallery.
A lot of men have surrendered their trousers for torn skirts.
|Celebrities / Re: Mercy Aigbe: "Lanry Gentry Beats Me Constantly, I Still Cough Blood, He Cheated" by Ilekokonit: 7:31pm On May 12|
Yoruba women who want to stay married should stop copying the cantankerous attitude that Yoruba actresses direct at men in their movies.
Is it any wonder that a lot of these on screen motor-mouth /part time oloshos cannot sustain a stable relationship?
They simply don't have what it takes. And the English-speaking actresses don't have anything positive to teach a "decent" woman either. That's if there are any truly decent women left amongst Nigerian women [both home and away].
DECENT WOMAN NO BE FOR FACE O !!!!!!!! When you get under the hood, fear go catch you as to the level of pretence present in our women.
God help single Naija men who are in a hurry to tie the knot. Fools rush in where angels fear to thread.
|Health / Re: Aggrieved Nigerian Doctor Exposes Rot In Nigeria's Medical System With Tweets by Ilekokonit: 6:21pm On Mar 27|
A Doctor passes his exams and still can not get a job because "Leg pass Leg".
The rot in Nigeria is real.
Reminds me of my misadventure to UI Medical school some 30 years ago (and this was rated as one of the top Medical schools in West Africa at the time) and :-
One of my classmates whose Dad was a Prof of Medicine used to see our exam questions days before our exams and promptly circulates same amongst his friends / hangers on and those who are ready to hero worship him.
Another classmate whose Dad was also a Prof of Medicine came late to an exam and the lateness was such that she should have been automatically failed but the invigilator (a Prof who was a student to the girls Dad) kept looking out for the girls arrival and kept saying thus - "Where is the she that must be obeyed.
Top this with the fact that 20% of my classmates who were at risk of being kicked out for a second failure cheated to pass that critical 2nd exam sitting by specializing in just a small part of the human anatomy and swapping answers with their fellow cheats at the back of the class and scoring 100% to the chagrin of those hard working students who end up scoring less than them.
This is why I don't trust Doctors (from anywhere) with my body.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Receives Archbishop Of Canterbury In London (Photos) by Ilekokonit: 5:00pm On Mar 09|
Oju ti awon olote
|Music/Radio / Chilean Band Singing Fela Kuti's Song by Ilekokonit: 9:45pm On Feb 15|
|Politics / Re: Cash Recovered From Andrew Yakubu's Bunker In Kaduna By EFCC (Photos) by Ilekokonit: 7:20pm On Feb 10|
If they lift up others through empowerment, who will be their drivers, mechanics and servants
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|Politics / Re: Cash Recovered From Andrew Yakubu's Bunker In Kaduna By EFCC (Photos) by Ilekokonit: 5:52pm On Feb 10|
For once, an objective and FAIR minded Nigerian who can see beyond jumping on the convenient bandwagon.
Anyone who knows about Forex will know that the over demand of dollars by the Lootocrats pushed up the value of the dollar to the detriment of the Naira which had no where to go but fall.
Yet mischevious Nigerians who are not fair minded will blame the man God sent to us to stop the corruption in Nigeria.
Nigerian's either have an incurable case of Stockholm syndrome or are just irredeemably dishonest and have short memories.
Allow this God sent President to die and you will see Nigerian's become slaves / suffer heads to these Lootocrats who are bent on sabotaging / frustrating the good efforts of PMB.
Nigerians owe Buhari an apology for blaming him for trying to help them.
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|Politics / Re: While Buhari Takes Vacations, Read How Many Hours Donald Trump Sleeps by Ilekokonit: 4:45am On Feb 09|
The great Margaret Thatcher was also reputed to only survive on just four hours of sleep each night.
But Margaret Thatcher suffered from dementia in later life and lost her memory 10 years before she died at 87 to the extent that she did not remember that she went to her late husbands funeral.
Proves that you can not cheat nature and people's physiological make up is not the same.
Some people can survive without sleep for days on end whilst some people will develop mental health issues if they don't sleep for only 3 days. Also, some people are not naturally cut out for night work and forcing themselves to work nights is asking for trouble.
Bottom line is to listen to your own body and not try to do what works for others.
|Foreign Affairs / Hilary And Bill Clinton At Donald Trump's Wedding by Ilekokonit: 6:43pm On Feb 02|
Start watching at the 1:43 mark
|Investment / MMM Video by Ilekokonit: 2:27am On Feb 02|
Start watching at the 3:57 mark
|Health / Re: How Do I Tell My Fiancee She Has Vaginal Odour So That She Won't Feel Bad? by Ilekokonit: 11:08pm On Jan 25|
It could be as a result of not changing Tampons more than once a day during the monthly cycle or not washing / changing undies more than once a day during the period of the cycle.
Another common cause reported by a lot of women is that some women use double tampons and a tampon may get lost deep inside for months. Ask her to check if this is the case, she may just be surprised.
|Family / Re: Am I Really A Bad Son? by Ilekokonit: 2:35am On Nov 15, 2016|
Quickly realise that your parents will not allow you to do any other course apart from Law. That's unfortunate but the truth. You can always change course or direction once you are in the Uni as your parents will have more respect for you then and will start treating you like an adult especially if you don't come home too often once you are at Uni.
So, for now whilst you are under their roof, try to :-
1. Come back indoors early so your parents are not wondering where you are
2. Don't bring any friends home for now to avoid your parents embarassing them.
3. Keep your hands clean and do your best to avoid doing ANYTHING that will make your parents say "we always knew you were a bad child"
4. Get more active at your place of worship to give you a sense of calm
5. If you haven't done so yet, try to pass your maths o/level exam
6. Avoid booking your future exams at centre's where expo is rife
7. Buy all Jamb past questions and answers for your subjects from the past 15 years at least and go through them OVER and OVER AGAIN !!!
8. Go through number 7 dilligently over and over again
9. Set yourself a target of gaining Uni admission at the next Jamb exam
10. Avoid booking your Jamb exam at centre's where expo is rife (to avoid seizure of your result)
11.Repeat number 8 as many times as possible up until exam date
12. Sleep early so that you get at least 8 hours sleep daily to freshen your brain
13. Come to Nairaland and give your testimony Jamb results are released
14. Have Faith in your God given abilities and remember that "Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win".
|Business / MMM (Ponzi Scheme Company) by Ilekokonit: 10:59pm On Oct 30, 2016|
Sergei Mavrodi is a Russian criminal and a former deputy of the State Duma. He is the founder of the МММ series of pyramid schemes. In 2007 Sergei Mavrodi was found guilty in a Russian court of defrauding 10,000 investors out of 110 million rubles ($4.3 million).
МММ was a Russian company that perpetrated one of the world's largest Ponzi schemes of all time, in the 1990s. By different estimates from 5 to 40 million people lost up to $10 billion. The exact figures are not known even to the founders.
MMM was established in 1989 by Sergei Mavrodi, his brother Vyacheslav Mavrodi, and Olga Melnikova. The name of the company was taken from the first letters of the three founders' surnames.
The same organisation is now repackaged as Mavrodi Mondial Movement in Nigeria.
Initially, the company imported computers and office equipment. In January 1992, tax police accused MMM of tax evasion, leading to the collapse of MMM-bank
MMM created its successful Ponzi scheme in 1994. The company started attracting money from private investors, promising annual returns of up to one thousand percent.
An important factor in the scheme's success was word of mouth, but most of the company's success came from its extremely aggressive ad campaign, which appealed to the general public by using "ordinary" characters that viewers could identify with.
At its peak the company was taking in more than 100 billion rubles (about 50 million USD) each day from the sale of its shares to the public. Thus, the cashflow turnover at the MMM central office in Moscow was so high that it could not be estimated. The management started to count money in roomfuls (1 roomful of money, 2 roomfuls of money, etc.)
On July 22, 1994, the police closed the offices of MMM for tax evasion. For a few days the company attempted to continue the scheme, but soon ceased operations. At that point, Invest-Consulting, one of the company's subsidiaries, owed more than 50 billion rubles in taxes (USD 26 million), and MMM itself owed between 100 billion and 3 trillion rubles to the investors (from USD 50 million to USD 1.5 billion). In the aftermath at least 50 investors, having lost all of their money, committed suicide.
MMM declared bankruptcy on September 22, 1997.
While it was believed that Sergei Mavrodi left Russia and moved to the United States, it is possible that he stayed in Moscow, using his money to change apartments regularly and employ a group of former special agents. With the help of a distant relative he started Stock Generation Ltd., another pyramid scheme based around trading non-existent companies' stocks in a form of the "stock exchange game" on the company's site, stockgeneration.com. Despite a bold-letter warning on the main page that the site was not a real stock exchange, between 20,000 and 275,000 people, according to various estimates, fell for the promised 200% returns and lost their money. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, losses of victims were at least USD 5.5 million.
Mavrodi was found and arrested in 2003. While in custody, Mavrodi was given until January 31, 2006 to read the documents in his fraud case against him (The criminal case consisted of 650 volumes, each 250-270 pages long). At the end of April 2007, Mavrodi was convicted of fraud, and given a sentence of four and a half years. He later went on to creating yet another pyramid scheme called MMM-2011.
In 2015 MMM began operating in South Africa with the same business model as MMM-2011, claiming a "30% per month" return through a "social financial network". The group was identified as a possible pyramid scheme by the National Consumer Commission and accounts of clients were later frozen by Capitec Bank.
In 2016, MMM launched a website targeting the Nigerian audience.
In January 2016 the Chinese government banned MMM on the grounds that it is a pyramid scheme, (Ponzi scheme), and it is not registered in the country (and as a fraudulent scheme cannot be registered).
|Nairaland / General / Open Letter To Seun Osewa And Nairaland Moderators by Ilekokonit: 3:02pm On Jan 05, 2016|
Dear Seun Osewa and Nairaland Moderators,
With sincerity of purpose, I must bring to your attention "happenings" on Nairaland that "on the long term" may hinder the ability of Nairaland to hold onto serious minded subscribers.
First it was the level of divisive and thoughtless tribalistic insults that were thrown back and forth between Nairalanders that was a turn off for "sane" minded people.
Now, today I log into nairaland from a work Pc right in the middle of a busy open plan office and open multiple pages of interest on nairaland in order to read them quickly as a way of de-stressing and lo and behold on trying to read the 3rd page, what do i have staring at me ?? Suffice it to say that if i did not close the whole Nairaland web page group quickly and a work colleague saw this, i would have been given a label that is not my own simply for trying to keep up with happenings in Nigeria.
Seun, I believe you had a business Mission and Vision when you started Nairaland and I wish you success with Nairaland BUT you need to "Brutally" clean Nairaland of "Miscreants" (both current ones and future ones) who on the "long run" may give Nairaland such a bad Name that becomes very difficult to shake off (especially with the global reach of any website in this our digital age).
Also, spare a thought for the younger generation and family orientated people (including elderly people) from all corners of the globe (Nigerian's and Non-Nigerians alike) who use this site and don't let the mindless actions and postings of some users put people off visiting your website.
|Politics / Buhari Dead Serious About Corruption by Ilekokonit: 5:30am On Aug 12, 2015|
Buhari Dead Serious About Corruption: “Masu Gudu Su Gudu” (Run If You Must) By Abiodun Ladepo
Goodluck Jonathan gave one of the most shameful and ridiculous excuses of any person who ever occupied the exalted office of President when he claimed ignorance of the serious malfeasances that went on during his administration. That was passing the buck taken to a new low. Certainly, any leader who claims ignorance of the torrents of putrefying and sordid corruption stories that flowed under and through his presidency is only being clever by half. Surprised? How could Jonathan claim he was “hearing for the first time” about some of these scandals? Wasn’t it at the peak of some of these scandals he announced to a stunned world that “stealing is not corruption”?
The game changed when Buhari became the flag bearer of a resurgent opposition. Those who did not take him seriously during his previous campaigns when he talked about taking on corruption head-on are now doing a rethink. In fact, word on the street is that even some leaders of his party (APC) can no longer afford to pass the night in the same place on consecutive days. Those in his party who thought they could order him around because they were instrumental to his victory are now busy burying the corruption skeletons in their cupboards. Those we thought were Ministerial shoe-ins don’t even have the courage to stand before the man anymore. They had kleptomaniacally soiled their oats and Buhari knows. And they know he knows. The fear of Buhari is now the beginning of wisdom.
It was this same fear that got Jonathan scurrying over to Abdulsalam Abubakar ‘s house, and then to Aso Rock the other day seeking cover; seeking insulation and possibly redemption from the anti-corruption axe Buhari is wielding with indiscriminate ferociousness. Like an apparition, Jonathan reportedly snuk into the seat of power and begged Buhari to adhere to the pre-concession deal brokered by Abubakar in which Buhari purportedly promised to not humiliate him. What a shame! Jonathan went from the guy asking that his Ministers should not be probed a few weeks ago to one asking that he himself be spared today. Buhari IS a General, guys. Buhari will always remain a General. Don’t ever forget that. Many people speak derogatorily about OBJ being “wily” and IBB being “Maradonaic”. These ARE Generals! (Even after retirement, you still refer to a General as General.) Forget that nonsense about calling Buhari “President Buhari” instead of “General Buhari.” Behind that façade of a soft-spoken and gentle mien lies a lethal tactician. Everything in his DNA is military discipline and doctrine. So, why would he show his hand to Jonathan by telling him on the eve of his’s concession of defeat that he would, in fact, be targeted? Why, especially when it was obvious to everybody Buhari was going to win anyway? That would amount to telling the enemy when your forces would attack, where they would attack, the number and types of weapons they have, and their numerical strength. That would be suicidal. Buhari played him. Period. Only a gullible person would be so fooled. Jonathan was so gullible he must have been the only one in that room, during the Abdulsalam-brokered meeting, who believed Buhari would not go after him and corruption.
Throughout his presidency, Jonathan displayed a degree of gullibility and ineptness that dwarfed Shehu Shagari’s during his 1979-1984 misrule. How could he have missed the most ubiquitous proofs of grand larcenies that went on under his very nose? How on earth could anyone have tolerated Stella Oduah at the Aviation ministry for as long as Jonathan did without answering any of the accusations against her? Who else would have hired Femi Fani-Kayode (or whatever he is now called) to manage his campaign funds when the man still had corruption and money-laundering cases pending in court? How could Diezani Alison-Madueke have held on to the Petroleum Resources ministry for so long in the face of the mind-boggling, licentious scandals reported by everybody close to that ministry? Who, in his right senses, would have fired CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for exposing the humongous graft going on in the oil sector while keeping Super-Ministers Okonjo Iweala and Alison-Madueke who should have been queried about the missing money in the first place? Do we want to talk about pardoning convicted felon - Diepreye Alamieyeseigha or turning a blind eye to James Ibori until the British Metropolitan Police picked him up? Who hobnobbed with Gani Adams and Tompolo (a.k.a. Government Ekpemupolo)? Who had nothing to say to Musiliu Obanikoro, Ayodele Fayose, Iyiola Omisore, Aliyu Momoh despite the preponderance of evidence of corruption during Ekitigate?
Under GEJ, impunity reigned supreme. Profligacy was the norm. But the EFCC and ICPC went into near-comatose. They were reduced to running after theft of measly sums in the neighborhood of N1 million and wasting resources on credit card fraudsters while bigtime thieves laughed all the way to their banks. Under GEJ, even the EFCC chairman was accused of corruption!
But he was not short of advice. Those of us who are little fries wrote about it. Big pens like Wole Soyinka wrote about it. Big guns like OBJ fired off a few rounds. But rather than heed advice, GEJ doubled-down and continued to bask in the delusion of ephemeral grandeur, acting as if he would be President for life. He buried his head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich and pretended that all was well. Rather than listen, he sent his attack dogs after everybody who had anything deemed unsavory to say. Reuben Abati even boasted once that his boss’ opponents underrated him at their own perils; that GEJ knew how to “wrong foot” them at every turn. They forgot they were dealing with the real “big boys” of Nigeria. GEJ forgot that they actually “let” him be President and they could “take” the presidency from him if they chose to do so. No sooner had he become President than he started behaving as if (and indeed his wife said it publicly many times that) it was now the turn of “his people” to do whatever pleased them with the nation’s resources. Talk about the child who was tasting soup for the first time and messed up his clothes in the process. Now, he is making nocturnal visits to the new powers-that-be, looking for salvation and claiming he did not smell the rot in his government.
Those who backed IBB and his fellow travelers in overthrowing Buhari in 1985 knew that the Buhari/Idiagbon anti-corruption freight train was coming through their lives. But they didn’t reckon with Nemesis. They didn’t reckon with the likelihood that Buhari would return, albeit through the ballot box, some 30 years later, to continue where they had stopped him. When a person tries to accomplish a mission two, three or four times, you have to believe in his doggedness and you have to take him seriously. Many people (me included) who criticized Buhari for not having picked his Ministers by now have been shut up by the apparent success of this anti-corruption crusade. Let the house mice go forth and announce to the bush mice; that there is a new Sherriff in town. His name is General Muhammadu Buhari. And Stealing is now Corruption.
By Abiodun Ladepo
Ibadan, Oyo State
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|Politics / Saraki's "PLACE OF BIRTH" is 19-12-1962 by Ilekokonit: 6:46pm On Aug 07, 2015|
In a bid to conceal his place of birth as the UK, Saraki stated his "PLACE OF BIRTH" as 19-12-1962 on the INEC nomination forms for the National Assembly election.
This is immediately after he had also answered 19-12-1962 to the question of Date of Birth on the same form.
What manner of Bandits most Nigerian Politicians are !!!
Nigeria's Senate President Saraki Lied In His Official Election Forms
SaharaReporters has obtained exclusive copies of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nomination forms by which Senate President Bukola Saraki ran for the National Assembly election, and they unveil a pattern of lies, evasion and misrepresentation of facts on questions about his nationality and identity.
by SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK Aug 06, 2015
The documents come weeks after SaharaReporters provided evidence showing that Mr. Saraki is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
For instance, under “Personal particulars of persons seeking election,” the man who would become Senate President declared his nationality to be “Nigerian.” However, when answering the question, “Did you change your nationality in the past?” he indicated “NIL” or no. UK passport of Senate President Bukola Saraki Sahara Reporters Media
As first exposed by SaharaReporters, Mr. Saraki’s passport clearly indicates that he holds citizenship of United Kingdom. Perhaps on account of this, Mr. Saraki left blank Question 10, on whether the prospective candidate has “made a declaration of allegiance to any other country.”
Saraki's INEC form Sahara Reporters Media Mr. Saraki’s answers to these questions indicate that he is concealing the fact that he is a bonafide citizen of the United Kingdom. Knowing that it would hurt his political ambitions, he deliberately concealed the fact that he has changed the profile of his nationality in the past.
On the forms, Mr. Saraki also completely evaded question 12, which asked the candidate to specify his place of birth. Rather than declare his place of birth to be Hampstead North, of the Metropolitan Bourough of Hampstead in the United Kingdom, Mr. Saraki craftily repeated his date of birth: 19-12-1962 For some reason, INEC did not invalidate the form as it should have. Saraki's INEC form Sahara Reporters Media
On the question of the circumstances of his birth, Mr. Saraki has also played fast and loose with the facts. SaharaReporters has obtained a copy of his birth certificate, which proves that he was born on December 19, 1962 as Olubukola Adebisi Olabowale Saraki but curiously Mr. Saraki’s birth was not registered until a year later in 1963. This is contrary to his name on his INEC documents, which he wrote as Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Our sources who have knowledge of the story say he gave himself this version in an effort to appeal to northern voters in Kwara State.
SaharaReporters contacted Mr. Saraki and his aides to offer an opportunity to them to explain the systemic evasion and misrepresentation of his nationality and citizenship in his election documents, contrary to the law. Nobody appeared willing to provide any explanation as to the discrepancies in his official records and claims as listed in this and previous SaharaReporters stories.
|Politics / Why We Must Support Buhari by Ilekokonit: 7:15pm On Aug 05, 2015|
Why we must support Buhari
It’s a sign of our distorted times when a honest politician with integrity and strong, moral values is ridiculed for trying to and eventually winning a Presidential election. We’ve become so accustomed to greedy and wicked politicians that we can’t see the better alternative even when it is put on a plate.
Perhaps Buhari is too much of a shock to our system that we can’t seem to swallow it all just yet. He was and still is the only alternative for a better Nigeria. And forget the term “radical alternative”, it’s simply a better alternative. All we need to do is wake up and smell the coffee – in Buhari ’s case, it would be undiluted honest coffee – and realise that there is an alternative to a government based on stealing as much as you can whilst millions wallow in abject poverty. There’s an alternative to the effects of corruption which is hitting the poor and vulnerable the hardest. There’s an alternative to the wickedness of a political class only a tiny percentage of the population can relate to. Now is not the time to lose sight of the purpose of politics and government, which is, quite simply, to serve others.
Lets look at what Buhari represents. He clearly represents what could be a new lease of life for Nigeria. He is also an upright leader who remains untainted by the corruption that has made majority of Nigerian politicians unpopular. With trust in Nigerian politicians at an all time low, a Buhari Presidency will reinvigorate people’s hope in the system. It will show our generation that all hope is not lost, that politics isn’t a game and that we can make our society a better place.
Buharism will inspire the younger generation – and leadership is all about inspiring people – and also the elder generation. A Buhari leadership would also inspire the poor as it would send a clear message that there are politicians who will stand up for the rights of the erstwhile poor to partake in the dividends of democracy which in times past has been cornered by just the greedy politicians.
But there is something more fundamental at play. Right across the world, self-indulgent, self-obsessed, power hungry people run for leadership. This was not the case with Buhari . He ran because he saw the way Nigeria was being plundered and he knew that if we don't kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria . Why is this important?
According to Psychology Today magazine, there are two types of power. There is socialised power and individualised power. The first type, is used to benefit others, whereas the second is using power for personal gain. How many of Nigerias former Presidents and Heads of State have genuinely cared about the wellbeing of the down trodden Nigerians that they were supposed to look after? Not many. Buhari clearly cares. A low-maintenance, frugal man who even his political enemies have no choice but to admit his uprightness. A man who replies questions with straight forward honest answers, Buhari is as honest as they come.
But this is more than a case for Buharism. This is about – and excuse the platitudinous language – creating a better, fairer and less corrupt Nigeria, which a Buhari government has started pursuing.
If you want to see our country become respected on the global scene, become a place where the vulnerable, marginalised and poor in Nigeria will start having a sense of belonging as their welfare starts being looked after because corruption will be fought to a standstill, we must support Buhari . This is no light matter. This is not hyperbolic language, but the very existence of Nigeria hinges on these decisions.
|Crime / Re: Benue State Uni Med Student Commit Suicide Afta Been Withdrawn Afta 10yrs(photo) by Ilekokonit: 8:26pm On Jul 25, 2015|
Benue State Uni Med Student Commit Suicide Afta Been Withdrawn Afta 10yrs
If only the guys parent(s) did not place too much a burden of expectation on him expecting him to graduate as a doctor at all costs when he might not originally have been cut out for such courses.
If only the guy saw the signs and threw in the towel the minute he lost the zeal to continue with medical school.
If only Nigerians minded their own business and stop labelling people who quit university as "drop outs".
|Politics / 13 Ex-Militants Dismissed From Lufthansa Pilot Training School In Germany by Ilekokonit: 4:24pm On Jul 24, 2015|
What was Goodluck thinking or PLANNING before retraining "Ex-Militants" as Pilots in Germany ??
What implication does this have for the security of our air waves in the future ?
13 Ex-Militants dismissed from Lufthansa Pilot Training School in Germany
Niger Delta Amnesty Payments: Women Protest Youths' Expulsion From Lufthansa Flight School
by Sahara Reporters, New York Jul 23, 2015
Hundreds of women from the Niger Delta region staged a protest on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, against thirteen ex-militants youths’ dismissal from pilot school in Germany because of the federal government’s refusal to pay for their fees under its own Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The thirteen ex-militants were undergoing commercial pilot training at the Lufthansa Flight Training School in Frankfurt, but were last week sent away from the institution due to the nonpayment of their fees. Other Niger Delta ex-militants have also been sent packing by their various institutions in South Africa, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and several more countries in Europe.
During their march to an office for ex-militant leaders called the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), the protesting women said President Muhammadu Buhari should be held responsible if there is resurgence of violence in the Niger Delta region. “We are warning Buhari that, as mothers, we are already feeling the heat and the gathering of disgruntled youths in our communities. The refusal to pay the amnesty training fees is causing problems in our homes and communities," one said.
Another of the protesting women, Ebiere Ankiomete, lamented President Mohammud Buhari’s “refusal to appoint a substantive Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Finance to pay the amnesty training fund.” She said that delaying until September to make the appointment would have drastic consequences for amnesty beneficiaries already enrolled in approved programs abroad.
LPCDI President and former militant commander Pastor Reuben Wilson appealed for calm but called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow the Presidential Amnesty Programme to be starved of funds. He noted the growth of Niger Delta oil production and its substantial contribution to the nation’s coffers, all of which depended upon amnesty payments.
|Politics / Re: Is Alison-Madueke Sponsoring Biafra Breakaway To Avoid Prison For Her Corruption by Ilekokonit: 1:26pm On Jul 19, 2015|
A child who is adamant on acquiring leprosy at all cost should be left alone as long as he will live in the evil forest reserved for lepers ALONE.
|Politics / Is Alison-Madueke Sponsoring Biafra Breakaway To Avoid Prison For Her Corruption by Ilekokonit: 1:11pm On Jul 19, 2015|
Is Alison-Madueke sponsoring Biafra breakaway to avoid prison for her corruption ?
After reading that Buhari Turns Down Former Petroleum Minister Alison-Madueke Offer To Refund $250m and reading the following comment from a contributor referring to Madueke and her accomplices :- Maybe they are speeding up the race for Biafra because they think if they are in Another country they won't be prosecuted http://www.nairaland.com/2461606/buhari-turns-down-former-petroleum/1#36033937
I'm left to ponder the following :-
1. Is it a coincidence that around this same time that Alison-Madueke is undergoing Cancer "Treatment" In London is the very same time that Nnamdi Kanu of Biafra radio who is also in London is intensifying his attack on the Nigerian state by way of trying to split Nigeria up.
2. Are the funds for Nnamdi Kanu's Secessionist "Project" coming from Alison-Madueke's deep but corrupt pocket in the hope that once Biafra breaks away from Nigeria, she will escape to Biafra thus avoiding prosecution in Nigeria for her serious kleptomania and live happily thereafter with her loot in Biafraland.
3. IF the above is the case, is Nigeria not bigger that the greed of "some" corrupt officials
4. These corrupt officials SHOULD NOT be allowed to succeed in their SELFISH agenda of secesssion because Nigeria belongs to all of us and having eaten the VERY BEST from Nigeria's high table, Madueke and co cannot and will not be allowed to butcher up Nigeria (willy nilly) just because they want to run away from prosecution in Nigeria for monumental corruption whilst in office.
5. By the way I am an advocate for corrupt officials of ALL PARTIES and ALL TRIBES (at Local Govt, State and Federal levels) going to prison for their theft whilst in office to serve as a deterrent for future Lootocrats of ALL parties and tribes.
6. Finally someone once wrote that Secession brings the "Threat of Anarchy" because smaller and smaller entities may choose to secede until there is chaos.
7. But ALL corrupt former Government officials of ALL parties and ALL tribes should be probed and jailed.
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|Politics / Re: Amaechi, Bakare, Others On Buhari’s 18-Man Delegation To US - Sahara Reporters by Ilekokonit: 4:02pm On Jul 12, 2015|
President Goodluck Jonathan Leads 600-Man Delegation To United Nations General Assembly
Nigeria, which has failed to focus on implementing the United Nations Millenium Development Goals, is sending a record 600-man delegation to the 68th General Assembly in New York which will focus on a follow-up plan, SaharaReporters investigations reveal.
by SaharaReporters, New York Sep 22, 2013
The delegation is led by President Goodluck Jonathan, who will speak at the plenary debate on Tuesday. It includes two state governors and the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
The Nigerian delegation is by far the largest of any nation at this year's UN event, the theme of which is: “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.”
The Nigeria leader, who has been much-criticized for squandering resources and for failing to lead by example, arrived in New York today and is staying at the lavish The Pierre Hotel across from New York’s Central Park in a presidential suite that will cost Nigeria at least $10,000 per night. This means his tab for accommodation alone, for one room, will hit at least $50,000.
According to the hotel’s documentation, the 39th floor presidential suite, which features an expansive living room and two bedrooms, among others, may be combined with other rooms and suites to provide up to 6 bedrooms and a private floor, an opulent option Mr. Jonathan is likely to have jumped at. According to the hotel’s itinerary which was seen by Saharareporters, he is booked for five nights.
Nigeria has become internationally-known for wasting valuable development funds on lavish foreign trips. It would be recalled that during last year’s United Nations General Assembly, for instance, the Minister for Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, booked into two rooms in two different expensive hotels. One of them was a $5,000 per night suite at the Four Seasons Hotel at 57 East 57th Street, and the other a 28th floor room at the Pierre for $3,000 per night. It was unclear how she slept in two different hotels at the same time.
In addition, Ms. Alison Madueke’s delegation of seven from her Ministry also rented 10 limousines, at a cost of $1,800 per day, some of which were never used.
As SaharaReporters reported last year, the profligacy of the Nigerian delegation attracted the attention of America’s National Broadcasting Corporation in New York, which reported on how African delegates from the poorest countries stayed in some of the most expensive hotels during the UN General Assembly and shopped in high-priced retail stores.
Mr. Jonathan will commence his official duties in New York this afternoon by engaging in an all-expenses paid lunch date with Nigerian professionals selected by Nigerian diplomats in the US.
The invitation-only event was chosen after the President and his inner circle abandoned a Town Hall plan for fear of protesters in the New York area.
|Family / Re: I will deny my husband sex until he pays his debt — wife by Ilekokonit: 9:42pm On Jul 10, 2015|
Modinat lies a lot. One day, she told me that she was going to Mushin in Lagos state; but some hours later, someone called to tell me that she was in Igbo-Ora in Oyo state.
A lying spouse is a keg of gunpowder.
Wan ri e ni Sokoto
Wan ri e ni Calabar
Wan ri e L'Oyingbo
Wan ri e L'Agege
Wan ri e ni Benin, Wan ri e N'Ibadan
Irin Were were to mi rin ko ma temi lorun o
Ede we pe yi o, ko ma ye mi to o o
Ede we pe yi o, ko ma ye mi to o Omidan
They'll see you at Sokoto
They'll see you at Calabar
They'll see you at Oyingbo
They'll see you at Agege
Day after tommorow Ijebu
They'll see you at Benin, They'll see you at Ibadan
I am not happy with this your mad waka about
This your new style is confusing me
This your new style is confusing me Madam
Orlando Owoh - Iyawo Olele lyrics
|Celebrities / Re: OMG! Yetunde Bustline Oduwole Breaks Down In Tears Curses Ex-bf Baba Tee (VIDEO) by Ilekokonit: 3:39pm On Jul 09, 2015|
The lady in the video comes across as being a sincere person who has been genuinely hurt in love.
BUT having said that the lady lives in London and London is "littered" with men hating black women who in most cases are >= 40 in age. A great many of them are also single mothers whilst the other cases are women in their 40's who have never been married but still claim that they are "big girls" who take no poo from men.
A lot of the single mothers single handedly mismanage their first marriages and push their husband out of the house once they get a very good job or once the government gives them enough single parent benefit to augment their low income. They push their husband out in the hope of getting another man "they can control" from the supermarket shelf as it were but they FAIL to factor in that a real black man can NEVER be controlled by a woman unless the man is a greedy man who makes it a habit to live off women and even at that, such a man will not be subservient to a woman forever.
Sooner or later, London Black women and most westernised women will have to make do with sperm banks to father their children and vibrators to keep them company (as they already are doing) because it is almost at a stage that no sane black man wants to put up with a perpetually brash, loud, argumentative and aggressive black woman as a wife / partner. Life is too short to spend it with a black woman who in most cases has a sole "hidden" agenda to be richer that the man who (in good faith) helped her climb up.
A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE !!!
|Health / Re: Anal Fissure, Hard Stool. Please Help by Ilekokonit: 2:07am On Jun 29, 2015|
Drink more than enough fresh milk and go about your business and it should sort itself out in a day or 2. If you can't get fresh milk, dilute "enough" powdered milk in water and drink it.
To treat the internal hemorrhoids, you may need to use Anusol Suppositories available from any reputable pharmacy.
In the immediate term, avoid any "hard" food such as bread, biscuits, yam, fried meat and eba and don't strain when you visit the loo.
Also, remembering that what goes in one end must come out the other end you should take enough liquid plus oranges at each meal time to constantly hydrate and flush your system since you seem prone to constipation.
On a lighter note, developing a pot belly may be a price you will have to pay to keep constipation at bay by constantly over loading your digestive system with liquids at each meal time but then again constipation if not controlled or contained may become a serious problem as it became for Elvis Presley.
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