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|Sports / Re: Ramsey Scored Against S/korea, Kirk Urso Died The Next Day by McCoy91(m): 8:54am On Aug 06, 2012|
Ramsey the Grim Scorer.
|Family / Re: What Bad Habits Do You Love?? by McCoy91(m): 3:28pm On Jul 14, 2012|
Scratching the balls and erm, smelling my fingers
|Politics / Re: Why We Appointed Dame Patience As Permanent Secretary In Bayelsa State by McCoy91(m): 1:35pm On Jul 12, 2012|
You see men and women who have worked for about 30 years in the Civil Service and who have always set their eyes on getting there being gazumped because of a politically motivated totally non-deserving appointment. Is this a democracy? They don't bleeping care about what the people think anymore.
|Programming / Re: Whats The Best Laptop For Programming? by McCoy91(m): 10:18pm On Jul 10, 2012|
lastcenter: Here we go! Biafra war 1960 : No mainframes in naija but everywhere except you(mainframes are out dude!), illiteracy for all of us into writing code think cobol! No intelligence into fabbing or small talk 1980(since)! Importance of objective C code wasn't there think mac computing to build and successfully deploy a stable algorithm for compute ready execution! THAT IS WHY YOU COULDN'T. DADDY IBM WASN'T THERE! UNTIL YOU ENTERED USA. But even some European countries don't even warn you about macs. They sell you others things even in this generation to kill you into illiteracy anyways. So go home and read your books yourself ooh God poor boy! I HAD TO SEE IBM AND ALL PERSONALLY thats what they told me back there abroad in Europe for not coming on time! And I didn't there until I entered naira then there is you thinking....like a a nerd .WTF is this?
|Politics / Re: Robbers Snatch Teachers’ Salaries In Yobe State by McCoy91(m): 6:38pm On Jul 09, 2012|
Cash payment of salaries in 2010? Lord save us. For all we know the accountant might have conspired with the robbers.
|Education / Re: Flogging Children In School And At Home: Good Or Bad? Whats Your Take? by McCoy91(m): 4:31pm On Jul 08, 2012|
I don't think anyone is entirely right by saying flogging 'has made me what I am today'. Granted the positive effects cannot be disconted, there are quite a few neagtive ones. You see some kids who have experienced too much of it growing up to become timid or with other issues. Also, like someone pointed out, most of the touts on the streets were probably flogged all through their childhoods.
There are several other ways of discipling children and not just always reaching for the cane. You need to see the way some parents lay into their kids 'out of love'.
|Politics / Re: Say Something Positive About Nigeria by McCoy91(m): 9:10am On Jul 02, 2012|
Both our President and First Lady have Doctorate degrees. How many countries can boast of that? #swegg
|Politics / Re: N46m Trade Fee: Nigeria Suspends Row With Ghana by McCoy91(m): 9:42am On Jul 01, 2012|
A $300,000 registration fee is simply hilarious. Nowhere is it done in the world. Nowhere. Most of those businesses will never be worth that amount and you ask them to pay that to begin with?
|Politics / Re: Habeeb Bama Captured Mastermind Of UN Building Bombing Is Dead! by McCoy91(m): 6:02pm On Jun 22, 2012|
Can't blame em but these days Nigerians are too quick with conspiracy theories. The article said he died in a shoot-out with the JTF and someone is suggesting a post-mortem. I hardly think JTF officers will deliberately shoot dead that important a suspect without trying to capture him for interrogation.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Picture Of Would Be Boko Haram Suicide Bomber (warning Disturbing Image) by McCoy91(m): 8:10am On Jun 20, 2012|
No pity felt for the SOB. They should slowly treat him back to life and then execute him.
|Jokes Etc / Re: Misyarn (TEXT) by McCoy91(m): 1:20am On Jun 14, 2012|
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Harry Redknapp Sacked As Tottenham Hotspur 's Manager by McCoy91(m): 1:17am On Jun 14, 2012|
Harry Redknapp’s demand for a lucrative contract to take him past his 69th birthday has been rejected by Tottenham. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Harry Redknapp has parted company with Tottenham Hotspur after the chairman, Daniel Levy, refused to grant him the contract and assurances that he wanted. Levy has made Everton's David Moyes his No1 target to take over as manager.
Redknapp's exit was settled on Wednesday night and a formal statement of confirmation from Tottenham is expected on Thursday. The 65-year-old reached a settlement on the final year of his deal, which is worth £3m, after lawyers from both sides met for discussions.
An attempt by Spurs to lure Moyes is now set to begin. Moyes has 12 months to run on his Goodison Park contract and, despite several conversations with the chairman, Bill Kenwright, since the end of the season, he has yet to commit to an extension to his 10-year tenure.
The 49-year-old plans to hold further talks with Kenwright as he seeks assurances over Everton's future and a transfer budget and, although that is likely to prove a source of frustration once again, he has no intention to quit the club this summer. That stance may change, however, if he receives an approach from Tottenham and they make it plain that he is their top target.
There has been no approach so far from Tottenham to Moyes, who is on holiday in the US and is due to travel to the European Championship in the next few days.
Roberto Martínez of Wigan Athletic also has his admirers in the White Hart Lane boardroom. Martínez was a candidate to succeed Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, only for the Merseyside club to appoint Brendan Rodgers.
Redknapp had gone on the offensive in recent weeks, appointing the agent Paul Stretford to handle his demand for what was effectively a new four-year contract and urged Levy to tie him down quickly in order to avoid unsettling the players.
But Levy grew frustrated with Redknapp for a number of reasons, chief among them the disastrous finish to the season that he oversaw, which culminated in Tottenham missing out on Champions League qualification. Levy felt that Redknapp's courting of the then vacant England job was disrespectful to Tottenham and also led Redknapp to lose focus.
When it seemed that the Football Association was likely to offer Redknapp the England job, the manager cooled on new contract talks at Tottenham and there was an argument over the high compensation figure that Levy indicated he would demand in the event of an official approach from the FA.
Roy Hodgson, though, was appointed to the England job and he is leading the nation at Euro 2012 while Redknapp has been left to reflect upon a whirlwind change of personal fortune.
On 11 February Tottenham beat Newcastle United 5-0 to move to within four points of the title pace and 10 clear of Arsenal and Chelsea in joint-fourth.
Three days earlier Redknapp had been acquitted of tax evasion at Southwark crown court and, following Fabio Capello's resignation, installed as the favourite to succeed him as the England manager. He is now contemplating being without a job.
Redknapp's suggestion about the security of his longer-term future being the key to that of the squad's leading players went down badly with Levy, who has made it clear that Redknapp's position was nowhere near strong enough to say such things. Redknapp's demand for a lucrative contract to take him past his 69th birthday was also dismissed, with Levy making it clear that he would offer him nothing of the sort. There was also the suggestion of conflict over Redknapp's prospective summer transfer kitty.
It has added up to a vote of no confidence in Redknapp who took over from Juande Ramos in October 2008 with the team at the foot of the Premier League table, with two points from eight games and he lifted them to a fourth-placed finish in 2009-10 and a glorious Champions League campaign the following season.
Last time out, though, the failure to qualify for Europe's elite competition represented the first backwards step of his tenure. Although Tottenham finished fourth, Chelsea's Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich saw them snatch England's final place in next season's competition.
|Politics / Re: Fashola Rescues Three Kids From Crash Site- Vanguard by McCoy91(m): 8:37am On Jun 05, 2012|
Kobojunkie: What a crock of bull!!! ROFLMAO!!Seriously? Its so funny? Are you silly?
@OP, topic is a bit OTT sha but that's a show of goodwill from the goffnor. Why are people slinging 'sycophant' about? If he's not to be praised for his vices shouldn't he get it when he does soomething good?
|Politics / Re: Reuben Abati Explains Why The President Didn't Say Amen To Anti Corruption Pray by McCoy91(m): 7:33am On May 29, 2012|
Daresh: Rueben Abati is a bastard. H ethinks we are fools abi?Yes you are oh. Its a comic site FFS
|TV/Movies / Re: Movies You Don't Ever Want To See Again And Why? by McCoy91(m): 5:41pm On May 23, 2012|
mustspin: i could forgive lots of movies but hancock made me puke, it was annoyingly boringBoring movies make you puke? I liked Hancock tho
@topic, Scorpion King 3. Dunno why I anticipated much.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Chelsea Are The Champions:situation Report In Your Area by McCoy91(m): 11:47am On May 20, 2012|
Terrible. Had to lock myself in my room last night and use my headsets to escape the noice. And today, today there are three guys with Chelsea jerseys in church. @NigerianNewsDesk reported that several of their fans are dead or injured already from last night.
|Romance / Re: My Boyfriend's Moustache Terrorizes Me! by McCoy91(m): 9:33am On May 17, 2012|
divalishis: When I started dating my boyfriend, I told him about my wicked uncle that I grew up with. I even showed him my uncle's picture!LOOOOL!!! I can just imagine the man konking your moro-moro head.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Picture Of Carlos Tevez Holding Up 'RIP Fergie' Sign by McCoy91(m): 8:19am On May 15, 2012|
As some people have said, all na banter. Tevez probably didn't know what was in the placard- he still can't speak English. And for the Man Utd fans teaching us the meaning of 'underdog', it doesn't have to be over a sustained period of time. If the 1st match in the new season is Man Utd - Man City, United will be the Underdogs, period.
The moral lesson in this is: You dunno what tommorrow will bring so watch what you say today.
|Family / Re: Happy Mothers' Day 2012 by McCoy91(m): 11:04am On May 13, 2012|
How many Mother's Day go dey for one year sef?
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Is Obi Mikel Playing His Best Under Roberto Di Matteo At Chelsea? by McCoy91(m): 8:45am On May 13, 2012|
larpah: I like this thread, i like to contribute. But... Guys, help me out. Please, who is this Obi?Stale. E no sweet
|Politics / ...and The President Remains Quiet by McCoy91(m): 8:27am On May 13, 2012|
An interesting write-up I just read on pointblanknews.com. A week old but of course still relevant:
It is not just raining in Nigeria,it has started pouring. Pouring real
heavy. Almost everything is going wrong and there seems to be no
end in sight. To make matters worse our president is just carrying on
as if all is well. Truth is,we have never had it this rough!This tough!
Recently the house of representatives set up an ad hoc committee to
look into the fuel subsidy management(which we have always
rotten) .The committee just concluded its investigation and has since
submitted its report. Boy,does it stink!
They opened our eyes to the scam that has been going on at the top
years.#1.06 trillion was fraudulently paid out!A scam supervised by
the NNPC and PPPRA supposedly government agencies. Independent
and major oil companies 'hammered' from this scam. They just would
not kill this Nigeria. They would not milk this cow called nigeria dry.
Craziest of all the findings was the fact that #999 million was paid to
unknown entities 128 times,amounting to #127.872billion within 24
hours on the 12th and 13th of january 2009.So somebody visited
banks 128 times to pay in monies? This is sad,ridiculous and at the
same time funny!
We also found out that the actual amount paid out as subsidy was
#2.5trillion as against the official figure of #1.3trillion,against the
#1.6 trillion figure quoted by the accountant general and against the
#1.7 trillion quoted by the CBN.We have always suspected they
have been in it together.
I commend the house of representatives for firstly appointing
honourable Farouk Lawan to head this Ad hoc committee-believe
me there was no better Man. Here is a man whose courage is in huge
contrast with his height. One house member I have always
respected. One Man I hold in high esteem.I knew he was going to do a
Honourable Farouk Lawan and his team did not disappoint. They did
a thorough job. Atleast now we know that Okonjo Iweala,Sanusi
Lamido Sanusi and Allison Dezieani Madueke were just on a mission-
too have us all fooled. They must really think us so too.
I must confess I was numero uno on that list(of those that were
coned). In one of my articles during the fuel subsidy strike period,I
had suggested the need to give the government a chance and a
benefit of doubt.I actually came to that conclusion after watching
Okonjo Iweala on AIT and how she emotionally defended the
cause.How speedily infrastructures were going to be in place and
all.Would you blame me,I just want the best for Nigeria.Boy was I
Now we know that the fuel subsidy payments which increased from
#261.1billion in 2006,to #278.8 billion in 2007,#346.7billion in
2008,#2.5trillion in 2009 and same in 2011 was as a result of
corruption in the highest places and not all those crappy creepy lies
Okonjo and co were feeding us.International crude prices?please!
High exchange rate?Tell that to the birds.Increase in numbers of
Nigerians and cars?Laugh out loud.
We are in a period of scams and more scams.Somebody actually had
the heart to steal people's future.I am talking about the Pension
scam.There is another one brewing at the federal airport authority
of Nigeria,where projects that were never provided for in the budget
and programmes that never took place were actually funded.Where
did the money go?
Now I actually thought heads would have been rolling by
now.Forget the refund!In other climes people would have been
jostling for spaces in differnt jail cells all over the country.Some
would have been prosecuted(China comes to mind).The president
has been unneccessarily quiet.Infact the government I understand is
trying to make us believe Farouk Lawan and his team made some
mistakes!They must really really take us for fools.
We have seen the light and there is nothing the government and his
government can do about this.The chicken has finally come home to
roost.Some of them even try to rob it in,that the committee was out
to witch hunt.How can some unscrupulous,selfish,wicked,corrupt
and heartless entities try to play politics with these findings.Telling
us people were being targeted because of 2015 elections,when we
already suspected these sleazes had been going on for years.We just
needed proof and God bless Hon Lawan and his team for giving us
The president could not tell us who the corrupt cabal were pre(and
post)subsidy strike,now that the wind has blown and we have all
seen the romp of the chicken,why are heads not rolling?In other
climes some of these entities who are still in government would have
resigned.This can never happen in Nigeria and we all know that,so
pray Mr president,why have these corrupt officials in your
government not been shown the exit door and ofcourse prosecuted.I
understand Deziani Madueke was in charged at NNPC when all the
practices were going on.
For a while now Nigeria has been Afghanistanized,no thanks to the
Boko Haram.No day passes bye these days without a bomb
detonating and killing people.All innocent people.Innocent people
who just want to survive in this our God forsaken
(?)country.Innocent people who find life so hard on a daily
basis.Innocent people who do not care if boko haram wants western
education whatsoever or not!Day in Day out we are left with
sorrows,tears and blood from Maiduguri to the FCT.
I was particularly close to tears when on my way to church last
sunday I heard about the attack on a lecture theatre at the old site of
the Bayero University,Kano.Faithfuls were attacked around
8:45am.Improvised explosives were thrown in the lecture
theatre,those who attempted to flee from the scene were gunned
down.Pheew!Professors Ayodele and Andrew Leo of the chemistry
and library departments respectively, amongst others lost their
lives.Now we are loosing our best brains.
Boko Haram is taking the bold step of starting a war with the media.I
don't think anybody has ever won a war against the media.Boko
haram is even threatening to blow up more media houses(lives too
The country is not safe anymore and the President is urging us to go
about our normal business?Normal life?In the face of all these
bombings?The president says we should not panic over the growing
manace of violent terrorist activities.How nice.You know what,we
do not want to go about our normal lives.No,we cannot.I mean how
can we?Him,his cohorts and their families are safe,so can live
normally.Out here Sir,we are not safe,and cannot live normally!
I don't even know the presidents plan on how to curb this menace.its
Today one hears the government is about to negotiate with them,the
next day one hears the representative boko haram brought to the
table is arrested.That's how we are going to end this?
I do not support negotiating with terrorists,but if its going to bring an
end to these wanton,unneccessary killings,then why not.
I was watching Mrs Anniko Briggs on AIT recently where she said
there was need for negotiations-Negotiations with boko
haram,MASSOB,MEND,MOSOP,et al.Why not just put an end to all
the grudges.Whatever would make for blood spills again.We need
an end to all these because at the end of the day,its still us,the
poor,suffering masses,that die!We just kill ourselves.Sometimes I just
feel its a tool used by the elite to get rid of the poor.
If he thinks negotiation is not an option,what's wrong with declaring
state of emergency in the most affected states.Put someone in
charge,give him resources as well as deadline to stop this menace.
I am tempted to think that the president is confused.Enough Sir.Its
time to stand up and do something before you are left with no people
The president has been quiet on issues affecting the masses since he
came into office.Much has really not changed since he came
in.Nothing to cheer about.
Its all talk.Talk,about improving the power situation.Talk,about
building railways to ease our sufferings.Talk,about building
infrastructures.About giving us good health care facilities.About
taking graduates off the streets by creating more employment
opportunities.Infact one would be amazed by the number of
graduates that roam the streets these days searching for none
Talk,about building affordable houses,so people can have where to
lay their heads.Talk,talk and more talk.
President Jonathan would not be the first to be full of talks alone
without action.We do not have any issues with the president
talking.No be him get him mouth ni?We have been enduring and
tolerating empty promises.One thing we have and are concretely
holding on to is Hope.Hope for a better Nigeria.
Can you,Mr president atleast act this once so we would not be wiped
out by terrorists.We need to be alive,to realize this hope.Yes,and
when I say terrorists,I mean both the ones that use bombs and pens!
They are the same.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Cisse's Second Goal - Goal Of The Season? by McCoy91(m): 12:05am On May 03, 2012|
What do you think? There are probably only two other goals to compete with it - Crouch's against Manchester City and Suarez's against Norwich. Tough.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Liverpool Fc Fan Zone - The Reds , The Mighty Reds! by McCoy91(m): 9:16am On Apr 29, 2012|
|Politics / Re: Face Of Suspected Kaduna Bomber (Viewer Discretion Advised) by McCoy91(m): 8:17am On Apr 27, 2012|
We all know that if the man is innocent, its done for him - he will never be able to prove it. If he's the one though, serves him right.
|Politics / Omisore - We'll Stop And Search Aregbesola's Convoy by McCoy91(m): 7:54am On Apr 23, 2012|
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has threatened to stop and search the convoy of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The former lawmaker alleged that the governor was not using men of the State Security Service (SSS) for his security personnel. He addressed reporters in his Ile-Ife home at the weekend.
Omisore said: “We will stop his convoy, search and remove all the arms his thugs are using.
“It is unethical to use thugs as security. Aregbesola should explain why he goes about with thugs. During the last elections, he rigged with the aids of thugs, but this time round, we are ready for him.
“Who wants to kill him? (Asiwaju Bola) Tinubu is more important than he is. He is a common radio technician. If Aregbesola does not trust the SSS, let him resign. We are going to stop his convoy and search him.
“His action is an embarrassment. He is just one of the 36 governors; how can his case be different? Tinubu was governor for eight years, he did not use thugs as security.
“Together with Aregbesola we were in the Alliance for Democracy (AD). We know ourselves very well. Aregbesola was just one of the thugs shouting outside when we held crucial meetings. If not for Justice Ayo Salami, whose judgment favoured Aregbesola and he is now paying for it by being at home wasting away, who knew Aregbesola?”
The former senator said it was not an allegation that Aregbesola was training and using members of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) to commit alleged electoral fraud.
He vowed “to crush any OYES member found in any voting centre in the next elections”.
According to him, the politics promoted by the PDP in the Southwest from 2003 to 2011 brought succour to the zone and would advance the Yoruba interest faster than the regional integration of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
But the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere, asked in what capacity Omisore would act, if he plans to stop and search the governor’s convoy.
Describing Omisore’s outburst as a direct confrontation, Akere said: “We shall see how he will do that and get away with it.”
The commissioner, who said no harm must come to the governor, noted that the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, was murdered despite the security provided for him by the government.
He said: “If Omisore should be bold to say he would search the governor’s convoy, the whole world should note it. And we are demanding that no harm should happen to the governor. We don’t want to take him for granted.”
Akere said the PDP was a bad loser for referring to OYES instead of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the superintendent of elections.
He added that the PDP had performed abysmally.
|Politics / Re: Nigerians Describe Ordeal Inside Chinese Prison by McCoy91(m): 6:17pm On Apr 09, 2012|
Callotti:You are a very disgusting person sir, and I really hope you find yourself in that sort of situation sometime. Oshi.
|Romance / Re: My Wife Is Getting Fat Day By Day HELP! by McCoy91(m): 8:14am On Mar 25, 2012|
ZUBY77: Advice to any bachelor,True. Surprising how girls who are so slim eventually end up ballooning up to their mums' weight.
|Politics / Re: Is A Female President The Only Hope For Nigerians To Witness Good Governance? by McCoy91(m): 8:27am On Mar 23, 2012|
|Education / Re: JAMB: 1.5 Million Candidates To Write UTME This Saturday by McCoy91(m): 7:19pm On Mar 22, 2012|
Legend Of The Seeker. Lmao
|Sports / Africa's Fastest Man, Olusoji Fasua Dumps Athletics For The British Navy by McCoy91(m): 10:38am On Feb 16, 2012|
Africa’s 100 metres record holder Olusoji Fasuba has qualified as a recruit to join the British Royal Navy as a logistics specialist.
Fasuba joined the Navy in May 2011 but had to take a 10-week initial naval training course and another 12-week professional course before getting his first posting within the logistics department at HM Naval Base Devonport.
The Athens Olympics 4×100 metres bronze medallist toldThisIsPlymouth that he joined the navy because he wanted a more settled life for himself, his wife Ngozi and their seven-month daughter, Annabelle.
Fasuba said, “I’ve had a very good career in athletics and been there with the big boys, but I was looking to the future and wanted to settle. My father used to work for the Nigerian Navy, so from a young age it was all about the Navy. Some of my friends are serving in the British Army and tried to persuade me to join, but for me it had to be the Royal Navy. Training has been my way of life for a long time. Growing up in Nigeria discipline is very strict, so that aspect of being in the Navy wasn’t really a shock to me. It was tough mentally sometimes and I did question myself about what I was doing, but ultimately I wanted to do it for myself and my family."
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