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|Politics / Re: BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-iweala's Honorary Doctorate Degree To Be Withdrawn by na2day(m): 8:13am On May 21|
|Religion / Re: What Did You Learn From Today's Message In Church. by na2day(m): 11:46am On Oct 06, 2013|
All the witches in my father's compound must release my blessings and die
|Politics / Re: INTERVIEW: Why We Killed Ironsi And Installed Gowon — Rtd Gen. Jeremiah Useni by na2day(m): 3:35am On Sep 29, 2013|
Katsumoto, thank you,
You too much
May I suggest you write a book on this matter, in the light of the continous brain washing of our brethren from the east of Niger?
It will be a great service to the nation
|Politics / Re: Stowaway Daniel Ohikhena, Resumes School With Security Men by na2day(m): 11:09am On Sep 23, 2013|
|Religion / Re: Have Any Of Your Dreams Ever Come To Reality? by na2day(m): 11:46am On Sep 15, 2013|
A dream is a glimpse into the future.
And there are three sources:
1. From SELF - The kind that the bible calls, multitude of business. Such dreams are to be ignored, they are a repetition of what you do constantly in the physical e.g you are a teller in a bank and you find yourself counting money, don't rejoice yet that you a going to be a millionaire. Its just multitude of buainess
2. From SATAN - Satanic dreams, these are serious and not to be taken lightly , the bible say while men slept, his enemies came to sow tares among the wheat and went his way . These dreams are harbinger of future sorrow or woe.
3. From GOD - these are divine revelational dreams, it predicts the future and serves as a form of guidance.
In Job 33:14 - for God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not, in a dream , in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon their bed, then He openeth the ears of men and sealeth their instructions , that He may withdraw man from his purpose and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit and his life from perishing by the sword.
|Religion / Re: Curse And Blessing; How Effective Are They? by na2day(m): 11:20am On Sep 15, 2013|
Curses are highly potent if you are not on the side of God and may God help you if you are the cause of it!
Proverb 26:2 says as the birds by wandering, as sparrows by flying, a curse causeless shall not come.
Balak in the bible understood the principle of finishing his enemies spiritually before engaging them in a physical combat.
He hired Balaam to curse his enemies the children of God.
Balaam instructed him to construct an altar, a bullock was sacrificed on the altar.
For an altar to speak, it must drink blood.
Balak's altar vomited the blood and could not speak, therefore Balaam could not curse. The curse failed.
He built six other altars and same thing happened.
He realised what was going on and he declared in Numbers 23:23 surely there is no enchantment against Jacob neither is there any divination against Israel according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel what hath God wrought.
The lesson is that you cannot be cursed when God have your back.
As for blessings, be on the side of God, obey him and he will bless you.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: The Africans Who Discovered America Thousands Of Years Before Columbus by na2day(m): 6:44am On Sep 13, 2013|
I was watching one of the episodes of the ancient aliens, the Olmec were explained to be visitors from outer space.
I love that series
|Politics / Re: Pictures Of Borno & Yobe From A JTF Nairalander. by na2day(m): 3:20pm On Sep 10, 2013|
This is why they say a picture is more than a thousand words
|Politics / Re: Irania Expert Warns That Obama's Daughters Will Be Raped If Syria Is Attacked by na2day(m): 6:25pm On Sep 06, 2013|
owolabifunke14: A man like you is fighting with you instead of to fight back you are busy dreaming of how to molest an innocent girl. This one na mumu
I taya for these jihadist o
|Fashion / Re: Africans At Miss World 2013 (Coverage) by na2day(m): 1:03pm On Sep 05, 2013|
The south Sudan and lesotho ladies are wasting their time in a beauty contest,
Are they the best their countries can field?
The Lesotho pose na waya
She is a she.male
They will be more at home in an horror movie or a gorilla beauty contest
|Politics / Re: We All Thought Libya Had Moved On – It Has, But Into Lawlessness And Ruin by na2day(m): 7:25am On Sep 04, 2013|
Qaddafi turned an extremely divided country, which was one of the poorest in Africa, into the most prosperous (measured by GDP per capita and average lifespan) in Africa. His government provided free healthcare, education and electricity - and if you couldn't get the healthcare you needed within Libya, the government would organise you treatment overseas. Not that I'm socialist, but from the results you can see Qaddafi was working towards the interests of Libyans and had a lot of success.
Qaddafi was a net positive of Libya and imperialism destroyed it.
shymexx: Life's a byt.ch, hence why I stay fvcking her everyday dog.gystyle!!
|Politics / Re: We All Thought Libya Had Moved On – It Has, But Into Lawlessness And Ruin by na2day(m): 5:14am On Sep 04, 2013|
Where are all the military intervention supporters on nairaland?
This pre-revolution assessment of Libya that you also might find insightful.
by Graham Brown / March 31st 2011
Libya: 42 years of oppression?
Having lived and worked in Libya from 2 weeks after the Revolution (or coup, as opponents call it) of September 1st 1969 for several years up until 1980, I feel I am able to provide some testimony as to the nature and achievements of the new regime that swept away a corrupt monarchy which condemned the majority of Libyans to poverty.
Whatever may be said about Gadaffi, I cannot understand how so many are referring to 42 years of oppression when, as I recall, the new leadership was greeted with something like euphoria in 1969 especially by the young some of whom I was teaching. I clearly remember my classes being cut short by my pupils eagerly streaming out of the classroom to join massive pro-government demonstrations. The new authority calling itself The Revolutionary Command Council initiated a socialist programme- first nationalising the oil companies, fixing a minimum wage, extending the welfare and health systems and slashing the obscene rents being charged by property owners. A limit was imposed on the rents that landlords could charge, fixing maximum rents at about one third of the pre-revolutionary level.
Tripoli untill then had been the most expensive city in the Middle East. Many large properties were taken over and let to the people at low rents. The vast sprawling shanty town just outside Tripoli was torn down and replaced by new workers' housing projects. The Kingdom of Libya became The Libyan Arab Republic and shortly after was re-named The Libyan Arab Socialist Jamahariyah (or State of the Masses). Later, a law was enacted making it illegal to own more than one house. I can recall an argument in one class with a student who attacked Gadaffi for this, with myself defending the law saying it would solve the housing problem in my country. With only about 20% literacy in 1969, by 1980 this had increased to over 90%. Education was given priority with a large proportion of the oil wealth being spent on new schools and colleges.
The new government quickly demonstrated its anti-imperialist credentials by kicking the Americans out of the huge Wheelus Air Base for which they never forgave Gadaffi as it was their key base in the Mediterranean. Similarly Britain was expelled from its military base at El Adem, and the days on which these events happened became national holidays. In the first year the large Italian community which owed its origin to the fascist occupation was expelled from the country, and the commercial life of Tripoli which Italians had dominated came under the control of Libyans. Libya joined the socialist countries in giving support and aid to anti-imperialist movements, especially to the Palestinian cause and the struggle of the ANC against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
It should be noted that Colonel Gadaffi was the first national leader whom Nelson Mandela visited after his release. When criticised for doing this, he countered by saying that Libya above all other countries had given the most support to the anti-apartheid movement and he wanted to thank the Libyan leader for this. Gadaffi outlined his concept of government in 'The Green Book', which essentially was an attempt to establish a form of government not based on representative institutions but on Peoples' Commitees which are supposed to deliver a form of grass roots directly participatory democracy. How effective this has been is difficult to assess, but it appears to have been a genuine attempt to empower ordinary Libyans.
To say, as many in the media and Libyan dissidents are claiming, that Libyans have been enduring 42 years of oppression since 1st September 1969 is not borne out by my own experience of living and working in Libya. During the four years I spent there between 1969 and 1980 at different periods I never sensed any atmosphere of repression. In fact the few Libyans I did encounter who criticised the government did not appear afraid to voice their opinions and among the large number I mixed with, including the many Libyan friends my wife and I had, most expressed their support. There are claims that the east, particularly Benghazi, has not received equal treatment with the west of Libya and that a feeling of being discriminated against in more recent years has led to the growth of an opposition which saw the events in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt as an opportunity to rise up against the regime. This may be the case, though it seems likely that Gadaffi still commands widespread support in the rest of Libya, especially Tripoli where the majority of the population live.
The army, unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, has stayed largely loyal to the government and continues to fight bravely in spite of the airstrikes by NATO countries. Some will say that my experience of life in Libya was 31 years ago and that a lot could have changed since then and I have to accept that my knowledge of the history of the new Libya since 1980 is very limited. But I think that we need to be very suspicious of some of the negative propaganda furnished by the Western media.
The conviction of Al Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing is almost certainly unsafe as it is far more likely to have been the work of Iran and the evidence presented was totally inadequate, which is the view of some of the victims' families. Many of the stories we read about are unsubstantiated, though it does seem that an Islamist insurgency in the 1990's was put down pretty ferociously and that a number of prisoners taken during that conflict were shot during a riot at Abu Salim prison. The figure of 1,000 put out by dissidents is no doubt a huge exaggeration. The riot as far as can be ascertained started after some prison guards were held hostage.
The assault on Libya has nothing to do with 'humanitarianism'. It has gone far beyond Security Council Resolution 1973 in taking sides with the anti-government forces in what is clearly a civil war. Now Cameron and Sarkozy are clamouring to actually arm the rebels, or should we call them insurgents, and US officials have admitted that CIA ground forces have been operating inside Libya for several weeks.
This is an imperialist intervention, with the aim of regaining Western control of a Third World country.
|Politics / We All Thought Libya Had Moved On – It Has, But Into Lawlessness And Ruin by na2day(m): 5:07am On Sep 04, 2013|
An explosion killed the military prosecutor Yussef Ali al-Asseifar in Benghazi last week
A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources.
Yet now Libya has almost entirely stopped producing oil as the government loses control of much of the country to militia fighters.
Mutinying security men have taken over oil ports on the Mediterranean and are seeking to sell crude oil on the black market. Ali Zeidan, Libya’s Prime Minister, has threatened to “bomb from the air and the sea” any oil tanker trying to pick up the illicit oil from the oil terminal guards, who are mostly former rebels who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and have been on strike over low pay and alleged government corruption since July.
As world attention focused on the coup in Egypt and the poison gas attack in Syria over the past two months, Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi two years ago. Government authority is disintegrating in all parts of the country putting in doubt claims by American, British and French politicians that Nato’s military action in Libya in 2011 was an outstanding example of a successful foreign military intervention which should be repeated in Syria.
In an escalating crisis little regarded hitherto outside the oil markets, output of Libya’s prized high-quality crude oil has plunged from 1.4 million barrels a day earlier this year to just 160,000 barrels a day now. Despite threats to use military force to retake the oil ports, the government in Tripoli has been unable to move effectively against striking guards and mutinous military units that are linked to secessionist forces in the east of the country.
Libyans are increasingly at the mercy of militias which act outside the law. Popular protests against militiamen have been met with gunfire; 31 demonstrators were shot dead and many others wounded as they protested outside the barracks of “the Libyan Shield Brigade” in the eastern capital Benghazi in June.
Though the Nato intervention against Gaddafi was justified as a humanitarian response to the threat that Gaddafi’s tanks would slaughter dissidents in Benghazi, the international community has ignored the escalating violence. The foreign media, which once filled the hotels of Benghazi and Tripoli, have likewise paid little attention to the near collapse of the central government.
The strikers in the eastern region Cyrenaica, which contains most of Libya’s oil, are part of a broader movement seeking more autonomy and blaming the government for spending oil revenues in the west of the country. Foreigners have mostly fled Benghazi since the American ambassador, Chris Stevens, was murdered in the US consulate by jihadi militiamen last September. Violence has worsened since then with Libya’s military prosecutor Colonel Yussef Ali al-Asseifar, in charge of investigating assassinations of politicians, soldiers and journalists, himself assassinated by a bomb in his car on 29 August.
Rule by local militias is also spreading anarchy around the capital. Ethnic Berbers, whose militia led the assault on Tripoli in 2011, temporarily took over the parliament building in Tripoli. The New York-based Human Rights Watch has called for an independent investigation into the violent crushing of a prison mutiny in Tripoli on 26 August in which 500 prisoners had been on hunger strike. The hunger strikers were demanding that they be taken before a prosecutor or formally charged since many had been held without charge for two years.
The government called on the Supreme Security Committee, made up of former anti-Gaddafi militiamen nominally under the control of the interior ministry, to restore order. At least 19 prisoners received gunshot shrapnel wounds, with one inmate saying “they were shooting directly at us through the metal bars”. There have been several mass prison escapes this year in Libya including 1,200 escaping from a prison after a riot in Benghazi in July.
The Interior Minister, Mohammed al-Sheikh, resigned last month in frustration at being unable to do his job, saying in a memo sent to Mr Zeidan that he blamed him for failing to build up the army and the police. He accused the government, which is largely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, of being weak and dependent on tribal support. Other critics point out that a war between two Libyan tribes, the Zawiya and the Wirrshifana, is going on just 15 miles from the Prime Minister’s office.
Diplomats have come under attack in Tripoli with the EU ambassador’s convoy ambushed outside the Corinthia hotel on the waterfront. A bomb also wrecked the French embassy.
One of the many failings of the post-Gaddafi government is its inability to revive the moribund economy. Libya is wholly dependent on its oil and gas revenues and without these may not be able to pay its civil servants. Sliman Qajam, a member of the parliamentary energy committee, told Bloomberg that “the government is running on its reserves. If the situation doesn’t improve, it won’t be able to pay salaries by the end of the year”.
|Nairaland / General / Re: Peter Obe Dies At 81 (Iconic Photographer) by na2day(m): 8:05pm On Sep 03, 2013|
Wow, I've been hearing a lot about him.
Rest in peace man,
How can I get his book
Civil War Pictures From Nigeria: A Decade of Crisis in Pictures.?
|Politics / Re: No Single Yoruba In New PDP Elected EXCO Members. by na2day(m): 12:29pm On Sep 01, 2013|
Una see una self?
Y'all have started again!
By the time una husbands appear, you will start crying to the mods for help
|Religion / Re: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo's Wife (Pictures) by na2day(m): 12:40am On Aug 28, 2013|
“Mrs. Coolidge, the wife of the former US president, observing the vigor with which one particularly prominent rooster covered hen after hen, asked the guide to make certain that the President took note of the rooster’s behavior. When President Coolidge got to the hen yard, the rooster was pointed out and his exploits recounted by the guide, who added that Mrs. Coolidge had requested that the President be made aware of the rooster’s prowess. The president reflected for a moment and replied, ‘Tell Mrs. Coolidge that there is more than one hen.’”
|Religion / Re: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo's Wife (Pictures) by na2day(m): 12:35am On Aug 28, 2013|
The problem of the pastor leaving a beautiful wife at home to pursue an ironing board of lady is an age old mystery
Let me educate you tonight, its known as COOLIDGE Effect!
The "Coolidge Effect" refers to the idea that sexual interest in one partner tends to decrease over time, but new partners can reinvigorate the desires.
What the bible calls stolen water being sweet.
|Phones / Re: The Indestructible Chinese Smartphone by na2day(m): 5:37pm On Aug 25, 2013|
Very painful to watch
|Politics / Re: A Passionate Appeal To The Ooni Of Ife To Call Chief Femi Fani-kayode To Order. by na2day(m): 6:52am On Aug 14, 2013|
kettykin: The Storm has just started , i predicted this storm some few weeks ago , how it will flow and how it will end is what i don't presently know, meanwhile some tit bits about the person of Fani and his present bile against igbos, the blow Igbo Mutineers must have given him when they arrested his father must have caused some brain injuries to the poor lad who might have been tempted to resist his father's arrest
So, you guys are finally agreeing that you drew the first blood by launching the first coup?
Thought you guys have been denying your role?
Anyway, since you all love opening barely healed wounds, get ready to face the consequence, you all have just supplied Fani enough ink to keep us informed about Igbos duplicity.
|Politics / Re: Can We Put An End To Ethnic Rivalries And Hostilities? by na2day(m): 11:25am On Aug 04, 2013|
You never see anything, check out this their website:
|Politics / Re: Can We Put An End To Ethnic Rivalries And Hostilities? by na2day(m): 11:01am On Aug 04, 2013|
I'm speechless, just googled yorubas are:
Igbos you no try at all!
The war has been declared and you guys are suing for peace?
Walahi let the war continue!
I noticed this has gone beyond nairaland, even naijapals and Igbofocus website!
Walahi you guys have gone beyond the point of no return..
Get ready to reap what you have sown
|Politics / Re: Can We Put An End To Ethnic Rivalries And Hostilities? by na2day(m): 10:55am On Aug 04, 2013|
|Politics / Re: Why Did Ibos Support The Deportation Of Yorubas Earlier In 2011? by na2day(m): 9:32pm On Aug 02, 2013|
Oro pesi je!
Iya lenu ni eleyi je o, oju orun ni awa yoruba wa o!
|Politics / Re: Why Did Ibos Support The Deportation Of Yorubas Earlier In 2011? by na2day(m): 7:17pm On Aug 02, 2013|
Dayo, please give the link of that Akintola's speech or better still, open a thread on it.
Its really an eye opener!
|Politics / Re: Chidi Lloyd Was Tortured & Blindfolded Back Into Port-Harcourt by na2day(m): 12:38pm On Jul 27, 2013|
Nigerians and the abuse of power!
OK, the next time the new guy comes, torture and put GEJ in chains for all his atrocities, no one should talk o!
New precedents are being charted daily!
Go on sohun, nothing do una
Anyway, i'm watching what is going on in Egypt in 3D
There is a lot to learn
|Politics / Re: EZIACHI- I Will Be Signing Off For A While by na2day(m): 9:15am On Jul 26, 2013|
Wishing you all the best recuperating sir,
Get well soon,
Keep soldiering on and permission to go to the other side, DENIED!
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Is Going Down Everyday – Asari Dokubo by na2day(m): 9:08am On Jul 26, 2013|
Are you sure this is not an old article?
Do kubo that I know now has collected his Ghana must go, therefore GEJ can do no wrong!
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