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|Politics / Re: Northern Elders Are The Faces Behind Boko Haram by sammyzacks(m): 2:42pm On May 20|
Lets do the maths:
For boka haram to operate they need logistics such as ammunition, vehicles, communucation gadgets,training, food supplies to its personnel.
The money involved here is million and even billions of naira.
The also need clearance from customs immigration and the police to be able to smuggle and distribute their equipment and materials.
This mean political/government influence.
Drawings our conclusion, we can see clearly that for boko haram to operate they need money and political/ government influence.
The only people that have those are the guys you would call northern elders.
Its as simple as that.
|Politics / Re: Military Operations Already Yielding Results – Presidency by sammyzacks(m): 11:55am On May 20|
Goodluck Nigeria! May God turn our sorrow into joy! Amen.
|Politics / APC Confused On State Of Emergency by sammyzacks(m): 10:16pm On May 17|
It was a gale of confusion in the ranks of the so called All Progressive Congress (APC) reminiscent of the name fiasco when the group went public with their name only to find out that the name had already been taken by at least two other groups before them.
This time around, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) have each given separate and contradictory reactions to the State of Emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday the 14th of May 2013.
While the ACN condemned the President and asked the National Assembly not to ratify the declaration, the CPC speaking through its National Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Fashakin, at first commended the President only for Buba Galadima, the party's National Secretary to make a volte face the next day and issue a condemnation. To crown the confusion, the ANPP has within the hour commended the move. Yet the three parties claim to be merging as one with two of them holding winding up conventions.
The ACN National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed issued the following statement two days ago “We hereby reject the declaration of emergency rule in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and we call on the National Assembly to also reject it and not allow itself to be used to rubber-stamp a declaration that is largely cosmetic,”. On the same day, Buba Galadima issued the following statement “The insecurity was not caused by the so-called Boko Haram, but by the government who were killing people to make them to pick arms against government. This is my standard as somebody from Borno and Yobe. My people has been short-changed and killed arbitrarily.".
The statement by the ANPP in support of the emergency was issued by no less a personality than the party's National Chairman, Ogbonaya Onu who supported and commended the President for retaining the civilian governors instead of replacing them as his predecessors in office did.
|Politics / Re: ANPP Declares Support For State Of Emergency by sammyzacks(m): 6:40pm On May 17|
APC may not crystallize after all!
|Politics / Re: Mimiko Rallies Support For Jonathan, Faults Politicising Of Security Challenges by sammyzacks(m): 6:37pm On May 17|
|Politics / Re: Looks Like Jonathan's Approval Ratings Has Hit The Roof? by sammyzacks(m): 6:35pm On May 17|
We love Goodluck.If the this SOE works he will come back 2015 unopposed.
|Politics / Re: Arewa's Statement Supporting Heavy Military Operation In Niger Delta In 2009. by sammyzacks(m): 10:49am On May 17|
These our so called elders have wrong motives.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Bares His Fangs, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu by sammyzacks(m): 9:17pm On May 15|
I said it, Tinubu is dirty and immoral. Given Jonathan and Tinubu I will go with Jonathan.
|Politics / Re: *** MUST SEE**** Why Oritsejafor Must Not Be Trusted??????/ by sammyzacks(m): 9:12pm On May 15|
Try harder, you only succeeded in making me love this man the more. He understand the power of Prayer and worship to God.
|Politics / We Shall Join Asari Dokubo - Southern Kaduna by sammyzacks(m): 10:07pm On May 14|
A Northern activist of Southern Kaduna origin, John Dan Fulani, has said that if Professor Ango Abdullahi and his Northern Elders Forum (NEF) start a war with the South over 2015 they should expect that Southern Kaduna will fight against the North if they allow war break out.
Tempers have reached a feverish stage in the exchange between the Northern Elders and a former militant, Asari Dokubo, who recently released a video linking the current insecurity in the North to the threat by the Northern Elders to make Nigeria ungovernable. It would be recalled that on October 3rd 2010, a Northern elder, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, had said "the North is determined, if that happens, to make the country ungovernable for President Jonathan or any other Southerner who finds his way to the seat of power on the platform of the PDP against the principle of the party's zoning policy".
In response, Asari accused the Northern elders of using Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrorist sect, of fulfilling that threat. Only yesterday, Boko Haram through one of its leaders, told the BBC that there was a plot against the North and Islam.
But John Dan Fulani speaking for Southern Kaduna people said “Professor (Ango Abdullahi) and his northern manipulators must know that, if they spark a war with the south, we shall join Asari Dokubo and his men. No Souther...n Kaduna man will waste his time fighting for lazy people that will at the end of the day call him ARNE (infidel) or think he is a second class citizen.”
NaijaPundit continues to watch the matter and will bring you the latest in the saga as it unfolds.
|Politics / Re: President Jonathan Addresses The Nation - 14th May 2013 by sammyzacks(m): 7:14pm On May 14|
Governors to continue working.thats not state of emergency now.
|Politics / Re: President Jonathan Addresses The Nation - 14th May 2013 by sammyzacks(m): 7:12pm On May 14|
After due consultancy state of emergency in adamawa, borno and yobe.
|Politics / Re: President Jonathan Addresses The Nation - 14th May 2013 by sammyzacks(m): 7:10pm On May 14|
Insurgents are getting out of hand
|Politics / Re: President Jonathan Addresses The Nation - 14th May 2013 by sammyzacks(m): 7:05pm On May 14|
Its on security, in some states.
|Politics / Re: President Jonathan Addresses The Nation - 14th May 2013 by sammyzacks(m): 7:04pm On May 14|
Jona is here
|Politics / Re: Oritsejafor Returns As CAN President by sammyzacks(m): 7:35am On May 11|
youhave brought dynamism and relevance to CAN. keep on keeping on.
|Politics / What Was The Aburi Accord All About? by sammyzacks(m): 10:06pm On May 02|
I just got to read about the much talked about Aburi accord and It sounded as if it was all about power. How could breakdown of the accord have caused the civil war?
Aburi accord is as follows:
"Members agree that the legislative and executive authority of the Federal Military Government should remain in the Supreme Military Council, to which any decision affecting the whole country shall be referred for determination provided that where it is possible for a meeting to be held the matter requiring determination must be referred to military governors for their comment and concurrence.
Specifically, the council agreed that appointments to senior ranks in the police, diplomatic, and consular services as well as appointment to superscale posts in the federal civil service and the equivalent posts in the statutory corporation must be approved by the Supreme Military Council.
The regional members felt that all the decrees passed since January 15, 1966, and which detracted from previous powers and positions of regional governments, should be repealed if mutual confidence is to be restored.
In response to the accord, the federal government promulgated Decree No. 8, which was mainly an embodiment of the accord. The accord finally broke down because of differences of interpretation on both sides. This led to the outbreak of Nigerian Civil War.
|Politics / Re: GEJ Is Playing Politics With Amaechi – Okupe by sammyzacks(m): 6:16am On Apr 30|
I live in PH. Amechi has failed his own people.He shouldngo and learn from Akpabio of Akwa Ibom and Sullivan of Enugu.He has no moral right to challenge leadership because he is a failed leader even among his own people.
|Politics / Re: 10 Most Developed States In Nigeria: What Do You Think? by sammyzacks(m): 9:56am On Apr 22|
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Just Declared Cease Fire by sammyzacks(m): 7:50pm On Apr 20|
Boko haram has promised to stop attacks against security agents
Grace Alheri Abdu
(first sentence not coordinated)
Boko Haram says from now it has stopped attacks on security agents and also demands that attacks be stopped against them.
Second in command to the leader of Jamatu Lidda awati Ahli suunati wal Jihad also known as boko haram,Muhammad Marwana explained that they have released seven french hostages that were taken hostage for about 2 months, because of calls by Muslims through the media and the offer of amnesty being pursued by the Nigerian government.
|Politics / Re: Boston Bombing Suspect Captured Alive After Dramatic Finish To Day- Long Manhunt by sammyzacks(m): 6:36am On Apr 20|
Nigeria really has a long way to go
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-Iweala Interview With Christiane Amanpour On CNN by sammyzacks(m): 5:01am On Apr 19|
This lady is too much! She never denied the facts.she says the truth and gives hope of better days ahead.she talks presidential.I wish we can have more people like her run the affairs of government. We can only sustain what this government has started. Nigeria is too corrupt to transform in a day. I think she has a good understanding of the problem and is offering the best of solutions. Time, and more time of steady progress is what we need. If you bring other set of people by 2015, you would be taking us backwards.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Is Boko Haram’s Major Sponsor - Okupe by sammyzacks(m): 7:23am On Apr 11|
mr_man: So why haven't they arrested him, if they are so sure?Thats the same question I want to ask Mr President.
|Politics / Re: Oritsejafor To Jonathan:never Try Boko Haram Amnesty by sammyzacks(m): 5:58am On Apr 07|
Fiery, and often controversial president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, has reacted angrily to the proposed amnesty for the extremist sect, Boko Haram. He spoke at the 80th birthday ceremony of the president, Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor Gabriel Oladele Olutola, in Lagos.
“I don’t know his ambition for second term because I am not a politician; I am a pastor. But that (amnesty) would be wicked. I don’t see why he would have to do that and I don’t see why he would have to consider that because we are facing a very serious situation in Nigeria.
“Let us not turn this situation into politics. Let’s face it for what it is. The security of the people is the number one responsibility of the President. And I think at this point, Jonathan must wake up and just face it and do what he has to do. But these people who are putting pressure on him left and right, may God help them and deliver Nigeria from their hands. Nigeria I believe would be safe.”
Again, he thrashed arguments that often compare the North’s crisis with that of the Niger Delta.
“The reality is that you cannot equate those two instances. How many mosques were burnt in Warri or Port Harcourt? Can you tell me one? Young boys didn’t come on the streets to start shooting and killing people in the market. I’m from Warri, the Central Mosque is in the centre of our town. It has been there all these years. Nobody touched it.”
|Politics / Re: Are Christians In North Central Nigeria Facing The Threat Of Genocide? by sammyzacks(m): 12:58am On Apr 07|
Dede1:Bros cool down. You seem to be partionate about a cause that is unreal. The present Igboland lacks unity and political cohesion like the hausas or the yorubas. The reality on ground is that igbos are spread all over the north suffering the same plight with these northern Christians that you so much hate. whether you like it or not jihad sees both the igbo and the tiv as infidels. Dont be foolish to celebrate the killing of christians in the north because your own brothers are victims too.the present reality in nigeria is different from what obtained in 1966. I am even tempted to think that you are just a local champion that has not even travelled round nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Are Christians In North Central Nigeria Facing The Threat Of Genocide? by sammyzacks(m): 10:36pm On Apr 06|
The new generation of ignorant igbos are too blinded by hate as to see the light.but I tell you, if the igbos do not learn to go into alliance with the middle belt or the niger delta, their future is still doomed. If the hausa ever succeed in enslaving the northern Christians then even igboland will not be free.
|Politics / Re: PDP Warns Tinubu: Steer Clear Of Our Affairs, by sammyzacks(m): 10:21pm On Apr 06|
APC is dead on arrival
|Politics / Re: Are Christians In North Central Nigeria Facing The Threat Of Genocide? by sammyzacks(m): 6:58pm On Apr 06|
Interesting discussion, let it go on. But it is worth saying here that we need to properly define the problem of Nigeria and fight it in unity.The igbo guys on this forum should learn from history, forgive the middlebeltans and work together with them in unity to defeat their common enemy. When we keep struggling in isolation we allnare going to lose out.
|Politics / Re: PDP, CAN, ACF Disagree On Amnesty For Boko Haram by sammyzacks(m): 5:48pm On Apr 06|
Jonathan has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is a total failure and an unprincipled fellow.
|Politics / Re: Orji Advises Igbos To Leave North by sammyzacks(m): 9:18pm On Apr 04|
Is it dirty Aba that Orji is calling 'home'? I think he is the most unqualified person to give such advice.
|Romance / Re: Pregnancy And Broken Marriage Plans - Please Advice by sammyzacks(m): 5:46am On Apr 04|
@kulie, are you sure you were raised well at all? Everything you said contradicts the morality you are trying to preach.you sound like Satan and you should just shut up!
@ poster, I advice that you keep the baby.One day you will look back and be proud of that decision.Believe God for a good future.Work hard and be happy.Learn from your mistakes. God will give you another husband that will accept you for you.
|Politics / Re: My Oga At The Top: NSCDC Replaces Shem With Adesuyi As Lagos Commandant by sammyzacks(m): 6:49am On Apr 02|
Its a good move . After the psychological trauma he has gone through following the channels interview, a change of environment is a good idea.
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