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|Politics / Re: Defence Headquarters Detains Generals And Recalls Others Over Missing Cash by olayinkaj2(m): 11:18am|
princeattah1:. Thank you for that response....
|Religion / Re: Seeing Demons, Angels, Fallen Angels, Spirits.. - Hsp's by Anas09: 11:17am|
Am confused here Bro Charles.
Are you saying that, a man/woman who starts a cult using the Bible but twisting its content to decieve people shd be left alone? Sir, a man, using the name of God is feeding Children of God with life serpents, his sperms as holy milk. IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, you mean if someone with scriptural knowledge comes out to say what the man is doing is not right, its wrong?
My Brother charles, we are not all equal, some people depend on others for a whole lot. You, for e.g you have a gift that I don't have, others have but satan has taken advantage of their ignorance and is Using them for himself. Will you say what you r doing here (exposing the antics of satan) is wrong? because in a way, that's what u r saying here.
I never even heard abt Rebecca Brown till now. Now I have heard of her, when reading her books, I'll compare scriptures.
If she lied, then the lies must be exposed. Who is the father of lies?
If you are interested in the souls Christ came to die for, (which am sure you are) you'll do what Jesus did, point to them the right way.
Pls, why did Jesus rebuke the Pharisees again and again? Shd we say Jesus judged the Pharisees?
Didn't the Bible say, Test all spirits and see if they are of the Lord? How do we test spirit? Is it not by comparing scriptures and aligning our actions by the scriptures. If she lied then she's a liar. No one lies mistakingly, especiall when those lies are printed. Its pre-meditated
I say expose Satan and his antics, it doesn't matter the agent he is using. If its a lie expose it. So many will learn and be saved.
I was on Merlins Thread (How and Why he became I a Satanist) sometime ago. I learned something following their discussions. Satan, according to them is glad when "Christians" know more and talk more abt him than their God. Why? Because, they (Christians) will live in fear of what they know he can do to them. Remember satan and his agents lie and exergerate alot. When u talk more of Satan, you magnify him in the ears of your listeners. Look, am not saying Rebecca is Satan's agent or something like that. But Jesus said to check out the fruits
Someone opened a thread here and asked why satan or Lucifer was rarely mentioned in the Bible? Have you thought about that? Jesus Warned Us in Revelations not to delve into the deep things of satan. Preach the Gospel of Christ. Liberate men by the word of God. Change and renew their mindsets. The battle is more within than its without. If we teach believers to live a holy life, satan authomatically gets locked out. But instead the end time Pastors spend somuch time creating fear, resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness in the minds of the children Christ died for, by buliding a throne for satan in their minds. The same thing Jesus preached against. Jesus liberated man from fear, now Satan disguised as pastors is robbing men back into hell with those teachings. These preachers turn everybody to an enemy. The Bible says honour ur mother and Father, the pastors says, they must die the dead because they wictches. The Bible says love ur neighbour as urself, the pastors says, they are the neighbourhood witches kill them. The Bible forgive if not ur father in heaven will not forgive you, the pastor says, suffer not a witch to live, how can u forgive someone who wants to kill you? Its happening everywhere. Everytime u hear this Marine ocult pastors, its only satan they talk abt, and you'd think they r preachimg the gospel because they r holding a Bible? Why not check their motive?
I was so fixated with Apostle Johnson Suleman when I first met him. Anytime he came to town, no matter how far the venue was from me, I'll go, then I realised that the scriptures were indeed religated in his rants, I won't call them teachings (and I happen to live by the word) he will open it, quote a scripture which I know is taken out of context and then drop the Bible entirely, and start jumping around, sweating and exciting people. For the 1 or 2hrs its all abt what satan can do or has done. Ok, but wht abt what Jesus can do and is doing or has done to satan already, why are we not talking about that, so that these people who are too lazy to read the Bible for themselves will also know? Its a ploy. A very subtile one, to cage people in fear.
Satan was here when Jesus was here, Jesus saw him everyday, confronted him everday, but never based his teachings on Satan, yet He came to set people free from this same satan. Instead He seemingly ignored satan.
The little I have read about this Rebecca Brown's Character from the link posted here, she's cunningly setting people up for fear. Jesus didn't send anyone that errant.
Collins said, she quotes the scriptures freely. Very funny. Do you know that in the logo or emblem of the ogboni cult, its a bible verse that's quoted there? (Ezekiel 29, can't remember the verse now) The day I saw it, I was shocked at how far satan can go to decieve people.
Its funny how even till today believers still think satan can't handle the bible or use it. Wow, O. O. Obu uses the Bible yet attributes all the characteristics of God to himself. Satan quoted the scriptures freely to Jesus.
My point is, if you see a sheep going astray or is being let astray, if you stand and do nothing abt it, then you are not working for christ. Why did he have to come and die for those souls? He shd ve just stood by and say, "let's wait for judgement day when everything will be made clear".
|Religion / Re: Does Adeboye Now Believe In Canonization Of Saints? by PastorAIO: 11:16am|
No it wasn't. It was consulting a witch.
|Politics / Re: Security Tightened At APC Secretariat In Kogi As Police Mount Roadblocks by HRich(m): 11:11am|
DONSMITH123:dead Man's shoe. His spirit hurting Apc members.
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by gretblue: 11:10am|
Lytech:Does that mean the death of Audu in kogi state translate to the Death of Apc in kogi state. One of the guidelines of running for an election is that, there shall be a party that will sponsor you in any electoral period.This simply means if you are as popular as Barrack Obama,you must run political ambition or election under one political party.Which mean the party you are running under first comes before you.
|Politics / Re: Ben Murray-Bruce Comes After Buhari In New Tweet by Reference(m): 11:09am|
We are a growing organisation so we cannot afford to keep dead load. When we get too big then we can afford redundancies. Nigeria has so much resources that's why we can afford bad leadership. If we had no oil for instance we will naturally elevate our thinking. I simply cannot afford to pay someone who doesn't produce.
|Politics / Re: Ben Murray-Bruce Comes After Buhari In New Tweet by yaskarahyelhope(f): 11:08am|
F##ck U and f##ck northerners for this comment
|Politics / Re: Defence Headquarters Detains Generals And Recalls Others Over Missing Cash by princeattah1: 11:04am|
ShowYourCertificate:To fight corruption in a democratic dispensation is not as easy as you think .This government is making the right moves with the silent judicial reforms going on and thats the first step in the right direction. The executive cannot fight corruption solely without the judiciary. If you try that the case is as good as dead on arrival; Hence they need the ultimate support of the judiciary. The appointment of the new judges is just a step in the journey of 1000 kilometers. I know we are all impatient as Nigerians but remember Rome was not built in 6 months .A mandate of 4 years - 6 months is such a short time to conclude . Take note of 2016 budget as prepared by this new government you will definitely know that CHANGE is eminent. Only time shall tell.
|Culture / Re: The Black Race Is Unintelligent. by theDEVILisHERE: 10:51am|
This is not a kumbaya approach
Kumbaya approach is ment for people who are foolish enough to be emotional about issues
I don't do emotions (my emotions are practically dead) cause they solve nothing
I work with only logic and reasoning
Logic and proper reasoning gives you true anwsers
For you to truely work with logic and proper reasoning
You have to first free your mind from all kinds of emotional or sentimental attachments eg: belief systems (religion, occult, cult, aethism etc)
This is the reason why said african/black people should fix themselves individually
As a HUMAN BEING
You are first of all a human being before any thing else
To do this you have to start by asking your self basic human common sensical questions
About your self as well as the society you find your self
such questions could be
The things I do, does my common sense (not any emotional or sentimental reference) tell me it is the right thing to do?
In relation to the topic of discussion
For africans/black people the questions will be more like
Why do I have to subscribe to the belief systems of those who plundered, raped, enslaved and killed me and my people for centuries and counting (cause its still going on)
When it is obvious that they seek for me and my peoples down fall
Why should me and my people educate our selves the way they want and forced us to
What is wrong with me and my people developing our own leadership, educational, technological, economical, social, developmental and structural systems
Devoid of outside influence especially when such influence is mischievious and with an uterior motive
Why is me and my peoples development hinged on the imput of outsiders
Does it mean without outsiders we cannot get things done for ourselves
As an african woman, I have a hair of my own
Why then am I coarsed by society into the idea of always buying and putting on someone elses hair which is totally different from my and that of my people
Why should we as africans be forced without our consent to be in slave contrapment (called countries) by those who plundered, enslaved and colonised us
Why do we continue living in this slave contrapments that were formed for our subjugation and continues slavery instead of us to revert back to our original organically formed structure
Why should we be part of organisations belonging to our opperessors and killers such as UN, world bank (why store money in their banks), IMF, IOC, OPEC etc
Can't we live and survive on our own without this organisations
Why listen-to and adopt stories and concepts from the media of people who oppress and blunder you or are you so blind not to see what they are doing to you
What do even need these people (imperialist nations and their organisations) for
You have all the resources you need to be develop your civilisation independently
Why then do you need these people
Are you incapable of organising yourselves in your own distinct way, at your own pace and with your own unique philosophy and methodology
When african/black people start asking themselves these type of questions
They would start clear their minds of all imperialistic forms of brainwashed thinking
They will start to see things for what they truely and start to thinking with an open mind and out the mental slavery box they've been conditioned to think through
They would start solving problems in a unique organically developed style
Like for example:
Transportation for place to place on land and air without cars and planes respectively (no one said you cannot develop and use something more efficent and safer than cars and plane)
Developing a basic amunition for security more efficient and humane than guns
This type of thought process is what will rescue africa/black people from their present level of hopelessness and confusion
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Abducts Over 170 Teenage Girls From Bam 7km From Buratai's Hometown by MKO4ever(m): 10:47am|
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At least seven persons were left dead in Bam village of Borno state when armed Boko Haram terrorists attacked in the early hours of Sunday and abducted unspecified, but large number of teenage girls, witnesses said.
Bam village, located in Biu local government area of Borno state is about 170km south of Maiduguri, the state capital.
OP pls check that this subject is accurate
|Agriculture / Re: Practical Broiler Production, A Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures 150 birds by eluquenson(m): 10:46am|
Goldenboy842:I have been following this thread for a while and i really learned a lot. Pls, i have an issue.
I had 7 broilers up to 5kg each and i intend selling them this december, but the unfortunate thing that happened was that i came home in the evening and found all the broilers dead inside the cage. Although, this is my first attempt to start with but, it was a big shock to me.
Pls, what could have happened?
|Politics / Re: Ben Murray-Bruce Comes After Buhari In New Tweet by simpleseyi: 10:44am|
When bombs were going off every here and there, below was what a drunken president was doing. please what was Murray Bruce advice then? Oh, I remember now, he advised the president to organize a beauty pagent for the dead victims. You have lost the election and erec-tion, live with it for the next 8 years. The Kogi election should by now, tell you nonentities than if another presidential election is to held today, Goatluck will not get more than 10,000 votes from the whole of Northern Nigeria and without Northern Nigeria, you cannot be Nigeria's president.
|Politics / Boko Haram Abducts Over 170 Teenage Girls From Bam 7km From Buratai's Hometown by Lobeez(m): 10:44am|
At least seven persons were left dead in Bam village of Borno state when armed Boko Haram terrorists attacked in the early hours of Sunday and abducted unspecified, but large number of teenage girls, witnesses said.
Bam village, located in Biu local government area of Borno state is about 170km south of Maiduguri, the state capital.
Residents of the attacked village said the gunmen crept upon them at about 3.30am, while they were still fast asleep. Houses were set ablaze while many, including women and children were injured.
Mallam Ali, resident of Bam, said he and many other lucky villagers managed to flee into the neighboring Miringa town from where he spoke to journalists on phone.
“The Boko Haram terrorists came at about 3.30 in the morning. They gun shots are chanting of ‘Allahu akbar woke us up. They asked those that could not escape to gather in the center of the villager, and then they separated many of the teenage girls from married women. They set almost the whole town ablaze before leaving with the girls.
“We want the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buaratai, to do something fast because we have been telling the soldiers that the Boko Haram are in some of the villages not far away but the soldiers only went to Mangari village which is some few kilometers away from Buratai befoere they turned back,” Ali said.
The terrorists, had in a separate attack on Friday attacked Gajiganna village in Magumeri local government area of Borno where they reportedly killed three persons including a soldier.
Jibrin Aliyu, an operative of the Civilian-JTF had informed journalists in Maiduguri that “the attacked took place in Gajkigana at about 8pm: they killed a man, a woman and a soldier before leaving with looted food stuffs after setting most of the town on fire.
Jibrin said the attack on Gajigana was some revenge mission.
“I believe it was a revenge mission, because it was just recently that we arrested over 17 Boko Haram insurgents and handed them over to the military. We even told them that we should go after the others because we had vital information that the terrorists have been camping in Kemon and other nearby villages.
When contacted for comments, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, said he had not gotten any signal from the District Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Biu local government even though he promised to get back to our reporter as soon as he confirmed the development.
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by Ephemmm: 10:39am|
Which constitution gives room for independent candidate during election in Nigeria? Did you see Audu/Wada's name on ballot paper on the day of election? Go and revisit Amaechi's case in River where it was held that electorate's vote belong to the party, but not its flagbearer during election.
How people like you reason primitively is astonishing.
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|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by dammytosh: 10:39am|
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by Acidosis(m): 10:30am|
You cannot replace a dead candidate.
Majority of the people voted Audu and Wada. Supporters of Wada are not f00ls bro. Failure or death of the first, should automatically result to the emergence of the second.
Deputy only comes to play when the real winner has been declared.
|Celebrities / Re: Omg!! See Wizkid Look Alike.(pic) by IamTheophilus(m): 10:19am|
nuelzy:Go get a life.
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by Jabioro: 10:16am|
Ironically na true! Can you imagine a living Wada contesting with a dead man Audu ?
|Politics / Re: Ben Murray-Bruce Comes After Buhari In New Tweet by Sijo01(f): 10:10am|
Chaiiiii, cluelessness certified! dude is confused and don't know the right thing to do at the right time.
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by Lytech(m): 10:06am|
Technocrat1759:do u nw mean all the vote meant for Audu is for Apc......people only vote for his personality not bcoz of the party,he is dead so also his vote...its either INEC declear weda or new election holds
|Politics / Re: Ben Murray-Bruce Comes After Buhari In New Tweet by chesterlee(m): 10:03am|
The dullard's quest to tour the world in a record time is quite attainable and on course!
|Family / Re: Children From Broken Home Tend To Love Their Parent Less??? by Exponental(m): 10:02am|
Would you have preferred she's dead long ago?
Her decisions could be justified and I want you to believe it was made because of her children.
Hatred is not worth it. Love her for her role in your life. Have you ever lived with a pregnant woman before, it is hell for some, for that reason alone, pls stop hating her. Pardon her mistakes and ensure you don't repeat it either as a man or woman.
If you still have her, appreciate her. Some of us never had ours for long.
|Politics / Re: Wada: I Won The Poll, Audu’s Votes Died With Him by Bobby4090: 10:01am|
Shameless idiot who want to be re elected thru the back door. Since you have no respect or sympathy for the dead u soon meet your own destruction.
|Literature / Sossica (A Must Read Mystery) by yrret: 9:52am|
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, or events, is coincidental and not intended by the author.
The clouds hung heavy, easily and quickly making night of day, while a powerful wind bent trees out of its way, snapped at the trunk a few others that were not so flexible and pulled yet others off the ground. The atmosphere was dark and forbidding, as if warning of the evil to come.
In the city of Zilus, there was pandemonium, inhabitants running helter-skelter, confused as to what to do and where to run to. Meanwhile, in the labour room of the city’s only hospital a pregnant woman was in difficult labour, while her anxious husband waited at the reception nervous and on edge, desperate for any news about his wife's condition.
“Woman, push! Push!! Push!!!’’ the doctor and nurses shouted at his wife. “The baby is coming,” said the doctor. The more the woman screamed as she did the doctor's biddings, the more violently the elements raged outside, destroying properties in the city.
The violent turnaround of events, contrary to expectations, climaxed with the birth of a child, a birth marking the beginning of many disaster. The woman smiled in relief when she saw the beautiful reward for her ordeal. But the smile quickly became a gasp of anguish as strength failed her. In an instant, she was dead. At the reception, overcome by hours of anxiety, the heart of her husband gave out. The poor man did not recover. He did not even live long enough to see his baby.
Back at the labour room, the doctor lost use of his eyes and began shouting for help. The nurses, hearing him, ran out of the theatre, and then out of the hospital, in pure undiluted terror. Other nurses and patients, seeing them, did not wait to find out what was pursuing them and took to their heels.
Meanwhile, the baby girl was still on the delivery bed beside her stone-cold mother. She was covered with blood and her umbilical cord had not been cut. Nevertheless, she did not appear to be deterred and surveyed the theatre in obvious admiration, smiling at the light and noises of the computer sets she seemed to be observing.
In the middle of all these emerged a strange and well-worn old woman. She was dressed in tatters with her footwear made of old crafted wood. Her face took on the form of a monkey. Her eyes were dark and evil and fearful to look at.
Holding a walking stick in her right hand, her steps slow and unhurried, she walked towards the theatre where the baby was. Reaching there, she opened the door in a clumsy manner and went in. She dropped her stick at the neck of the baby, brought out a small piece of wood from the folds of her clothes. It was painted black and red. She uttered some incantations, and with the stick, cut the umbilical cord.
She lifted the child above her head and thanked the gods for the gift of a baby girl. ‘‘And this baby,’’ she said in a quivering voice, ‘‘shall be the mystery of after-death. Her name shall be called Sossica!’’ Immediately she christened her, thunder struck and lightning went out from her eyes and into the baby's. The baby burst into tears.
* * * * *
Striber had heard that his sister was in labour but had been tied up at the time. Now he rushed to the hospital to find out how she was doing. When he got there, he was immediately struck by the silence, like that of a place that had been abandoned. He found no one at the reception, and gave a start when he saw the dead body of his brother in-law where it lay crumpled beside a chair. With disbelieving eyes, he walked slowly towards the body. He got to it and stared at it for a while, attentive for the faintest sign of life. Reluctantly, he lifted his in-law’s hand and watched it fall down freely. His alarm over his brother in-law’s health finally overcoming his dread, he put an ear to the chest of what he now reluctantly began to accept was a corpse. It was cold and lifeless. Feeling totally numb, he slowly got up. Then he was startled by the cry of a baby. Remembering why he had come, he rushed in the direction of the sound.
When he got there, he met the doors open, saw a man at the corner shouting: “Help! Please help!! My eyes, I can't see”. It was the doctor. Striber was scared. He did not understand what was going on. Cautiously, he advanced towards the baby. Meanwhile, the old woman had long disappeared at his approach; so he did not meet her. He saw his sister staring sightlessly at the ceiling and knew that death had also visited her. He became even more afraid, the violent wind adding to the atmosphere of terror. “This is really weird,” he whispered.
Tentatively, he touched the baby. Immediately a mighty wind blowing from the opposite direction shattered the glass window. He snatched up the baby and ran out of the hospital not sparing a thought for his sister and her husband whom, he decided, were beyond redemption.
Running in bursts and fits, ignoring the searing pain in his chest, paying little heed to the carpenter driving a nail through his unexercised bones, the distinct ache in the arms which carried the baby, trotting when running became impossible, always casting a fearful eye behind him with his breath coming out in puffs and wheezes, it would have been easy for an observer to think that he was running from a tiger.
He and his wife had come to the city just that morning to visit his sister, Jessica, only to hear that she was in labour and had been rushed to the hospital. He had received the news with happiness. But, inevitably, it had been a happiness tampered with anxiety. He knew that childbirth could be tricky. Now he knew just how tricky, and certainly how fatal.
“Annabel! Annabel! Annabel!’’ he yelled the name of his wife. ‘‘Get your things back into the car and let's go!’’
‘‘What happened?’’ his wife asked him, coming out of the house. Then she saw him with the baby, and a million questions poured forth from her eyes.
‘‘Just get our things and let us go. What my eyes have seen today my mouth cannot say,” he said with quiet urgency.
She stole a look at the sky and, without another word, turned back into the house and did as told. Fortunately, many of their things were still in their bags. In a few minutes, they got into the car and headed the car in the direction they had come from.
Meanwhile, behind them and unknown to them, the elements seemed to make a pact of peace as soon as they left the city with its mysterious cargo. The clouds rolled back their sheets of darkness and surrendered the sky once more to the good old sun, while the wild wind quietly slipped into its secret hiding place.
About three hours later, the couple finally got to their home. As soon as her husband killed the engine at their driveway, Annabel rushed off the questions that had been burning her tongue: “Honey, what is the matter? Why did you rush us out of the city like that? Why did we not see the people we had gone to the city to visit? Why were you driving like a maniac? And whose baby is this?”
Striber was still in a daze. “Darling, you ask too many questions,’’ he grumbled. ‘‘Well, I will answer them. But please let us go in first.”
‘‘Okay,’’ she said, ‘‘but at least answer this one question now: who is this baby?’’
Her husband saw the troubled look in her eyes and relented. ‘‘Darling, I have not cheated on you, I assure you. Let us go in and I will tell you all you need to know.’’ Annabel breathed her relief and picked up the baby from the car seat. They all went inside the house.
That night Striber could neither sleep nor could he keep his promise to his wife who, in frustration, slept off after trying in vain for hours to get him to talk to her. Eventually, overcome by exhaustion, he drifted off into a tortured sleep. He had a dream. The baby was digging the earth with her bare hands. It was a very big grave, like one in which something very big was to be buried. When the baby saw him coming, she disappeared. Striber woke up in a sweat. As he cast a suspicious eye at the air-conditioner, he could tell that it was working perfectly.
Striber woke up his wife and told her all that had happened, ending his narrative with the dream. Annabel had known that all was not well but was shocked to find out just how bad things were. However, in spite of what she now knew, she could not bring herself to believe that the child was evil. She got up from bed and went to check on the baby, wondering if the information her husband had given her would open up a hidden ‘eye’ with which she could look at her.
The baby lay peacefully and innocently in the bed they had made for her.
|Politics / Re: You're Our 'incoming Gov', Jonathan's Kinsmen Tell Sylva by Segadem(m): 9:43am|
NextGovernor:u only have one vote.
|Politics / Re: You're Our 'incoming Gov', Jonathan's Kinsmen Tell Sylva by NextGovernor(m): 9:40am|
Even the blind, deaf and dead knows PDP will win Bayelsa.
|Politics / How N65bn Abacha Loot Was Spent On Roads, Electricity - Ngozi Okonjo-iweala by Offside: 9:39am|
LAGOS — Former Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the World Bank that about $500 million (N65bn) recovered from the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha in Switzerland was spent in the 2004 and 2005 budgets on roads, electricity, education, water and health across all six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
This was contained in the documents the World Bank sent to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, following enquiries made by SERAP on how the money, tagged Abacha loot was spent.
A statement issued yesterday by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni, said the organization has “received several documents from the World Bank totalling over 700 pages on information on the spending of recovered assets stolen by the late General Abacha, with some of the documents suggesting that the Abacha loot was spent on roads, electricity, education, health and water.”
The organisation said: “SERAP can confirm that last week we received several documents from Ann May of the Access to Information Team of the World Bank following our Access to Information Request to the Bank. We also received a letter dated 24 November 2015 from Mr Rachid Benmessaoud, Director of the World Bank in Africa.”
“In total, SERAP has received over 700 pages of documents, which we are now closely studying and scrutinising with a view to discovering whether the documents contain details that Nigerians would like to see and whether the information correspond to the facts on the ground. After this analysis, we will respond to the Bank and consider our options, including filing an appeal before the Bank’s Access to Information Appeals Board and taking other appropriate legal actions nationally and internationally to discover what exactly happened to Abacha recovered loot,” the organisation said.
The organisation said that “In the meantime our preliminary review of some of the documents and the letter from Mr Rachid Benmessaoud have revealed certain facts which raise more questions about what exactly happened to Abacha loot: First, that Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Minister of Finance in a letter dated 9 January 2005 explained to the Bank that around $500m (N65bn) of Abacha loot received from Switzerland was programmed into and spent in the 2004 and 2005 budgets on roads, electricity, education, water and health across all six geo-political zones of Nigeria.”
“Second, Mrs Iweala explained to the Bank that N18.60bn was spent on roads; N10.83bn spent on health; N7bn spent on education; N6.20bn spent on water; and N21.70bn spent on electricity. She also said that part of the funds were spent on new and ongoing investment projects. Mrs Iweala said that relevant federal ministries have the full details on the spending of repatriated Abacha loot. The Bank noted that there was no funds monitoring and tracking mechanism in place to trace the spending of Abacha loot,” the organisation also disclosed.
“Third, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud confirmed that the World Bank played a monitoring role in a return of assets by Switzerland but that the Bank is not currently involved in the monitoring of spending of Abacha loot that have been returned to Nigeria in recent years. He said that the Bank would be prepared to set up a mechanism to monitor the use of Abacha loot if the Nigerian government request the Bank’s assistance in this respect.”
SERAP then argued that “given Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s involvement in the spending of Abacha loot, President Muhammadu Buhari should urgently probe the role of the Ministry of Finance and relevant federal ministries at the time in the spending of Abacha loot particularly given the strong allegations of mismanagement that characterised the use of the funds”
According to the group, “Although Mrs Okonjo-Iweala said that Abacha loot was spent in the 2004 and 2005 budgets on roads, electricity, education, water and health across all six geo-political zones of Nigeria, there is no evidence of such projects as millions of Nigerians continue to travel on dead roads, while they continue to lack access to adequate electricity supply, water, health and quality education. Therefore, President Buhari can no longer continue to remain silent on this issue of public interest if Nigerians are to continue to trust him in his fight against corruption,” the organisation also said.
It will be recalled that in a letter dated 15 October 2015 and signed by Ann May of the Access to Information Team, the Bank said that “In response to your request under AI3982, we would like to inform you that we are still considering your request and need additional time to provide you with a more comprehensive response.”
The letter reads in part “In most cases, we will be able to respond within twenty (20) working days from receipt of a request for information. However, we may need additional time in special circumstances, for example, if the request is complex or voluminous or if it requires further review by or consultation with internal World Bank units, external parties, the Access to Information Committee, or the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.”
Earlier, SERAP had on 21 September 2015 sent an access to information request to Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group urging him to “exercise the Bank’s prerogative to release documents relating to spending of recovered assets stolen by Late General Sani Abacha”.
The group also asked Mr Yong Kim to “disclose information about the Bank’s role in the implementation of any projects funded by the recovered assets and any other on-going repatriation initiatives on Nigeria with which the Bank is engaged.”
The request was “pursuant to the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy (The Policy), approved by the Board on June 30 205. SERAP notes that one of the Policy’s guiding principles is to maximize access to information. There is also clear public interest in Nigerians knowing about the Bank’s supervisory role and specifically its involvement in the implementation of projects on which repatriated funds were spent.”
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Akinjide served as minister of education in the Tafawa Balewa’s cabinet in the First Republic and as minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic government of President Shagari. Akinjide was a frontline member of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN and served as the party’s legal adviser prior to his appointment as attorney general.
He is presently, a member of the Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he reviews the actions and inactions of the Buhari government, the prospects of the PDP following its recent electoral loss among other national issues.
You have not been so visible in politics in recent times.
Is it age or you are just playing it cool?
I am a prominent member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP and I play very active role in Ibadan, Oyo State and in other parts of the country. So I am very active in the PDP.
Apart from the former Minister of State for FCT, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, is there any of your other children who is also in politics?
All of them. Abayomi who also is a lawyer is very active in politics, Mobola, my daughter is very active in politics and if you count Jumoke that makes them three, so my family is very active in politics.
What is your assessment of the assignment of portfolios to the ministers?
He nominated very good people, I have no doubt about that. But my concern is with Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. When we were in Lagos as Federal Capital, Yar Adua was a Minister for Lagos and he came from the North. When Obasanjo was in office before the Capital Territory was created, a Yoruba person was in charge. But since the Capital Territory has been created, Northerners have been ministers throughout. I don’t think that is the best for the country.
I will like to see an Igbo, Yoruba, Middle-Belt man be a minister in charge of the Capital Territory. To consistently pick someone from the North as Minister for the Capital Territory is not in our national interest and is not good. I am not saying the people that have been picked are bad but I am talking about geographical spread. We should not give the impression that the capital territory belongs to a particular part of the country. It should be something that belongs to the whole country. That is the objection I have and I hope that will be corrected very soon.
Since President Buhari assumed office six months ago, how can you rate his performance in the fight against terrorism?
He has been trying his best. I mean there are areas in which I might have done things differently but overall, I will give him a good pass mark as president of the country.
So Nigerians did not make mistake voting him as the President?
I would not say Nigerians have made mistake although I would have preferred Goodluck Jonathan to win the election. But since he has been elected, I accept the election and all of us will support him to succeed.
In your wealth of wisdom, what do you think the president should do to make this country better?
Economically, Nigeria is the greatest in Africa. There is no doubt about that. But, we have a committee of 20 of which South Africa is a member and Nigeria is not, I don’t think that can be supported at all. Nigeria should be one of the people in the committee of 20, why Nigeria is excluded, I don’t understand at all. It cannot be defended, it cannot be justified. We should not be looked upon as if we are the colony of Europe or somebody who should be playing third or fourth role in that regard. Europe and America, Japan are wrong.
What is your candid advice to both the Federal Government and the Pro Biafran protesters on the Biafran agitation?
Anybody supporting Biafra must be very, very wrong. I don’t know their reason but whatever their reason, they are wrong. We fought a war for three years over Biafra and Biafra was defeated and the whole country united with the belief that Nigeria should remain one country and the Igbo joined the country and since then they have been governors in the country, they have been ministers both at the state and federal levels. They have been ambassadors abroad. I don’t see why anybody should now be asking for Biafra again, I think it should be rejected.
I think they should call them to a meeting and talk to them as father to son and ask them to stop because there is no reason for them to do what they are doing. In the last government, we had an Igbo as Minister of Finance (Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) and also, we had an Igbo as Secretary to the government, we also had Igbo as ambassadors in many parts of the world. So, there is no excuse for anybody to say he wants to break up the country again after we fought a bloody war of about three years. We don’t want to go back to that. We want peace everywhere and we want a fair share whether you are from the North, East, West, South, Middle-Belt everything should be evenly and fairly distributed.
While you say you are still active in politics but the likes of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and Edwin Clark have chosen to opt out of politics. Do you think it is good for the polity when men of your stature are opting out one by one?
Those people you have mentioned have positions and are statesmen. There is no way they can get out of politics. It is in our blood; it is part of our life and it is in the national interest for us to be actively involved in politics and in governance. I will forever be in politics throughout my life, I will not opt out of it at all either as an adviser or as a statesman. In whatever form that is appropriate, I will definitely play some role in the national interest.
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