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Awolowo's Strategy Is The Only Way To End Bokoharam Insurgency / Buhari Didn’t Promise To End Insurgency In Two Months – APC / “jonathan’s Government Was totally Unprepared For Bokoharam Insurgency” – Okupe (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Shortest Route To Solving Bokoharam Insurgency In Nigeria By Ahmed Tinubu by Bre(f): 3:19pm On Sep 22, 2014|
Lamour1: Apparently, he raised good points but i still see those solutions as something we must all come together to achieve irrespective of tribe, party affiliation etc.
Not to sound ignorant, but what is an almariji? Every day is a chance to learn something new
|Re: Shortest Route To Solving Bokoharam Insurgency In Nigeria By Ahmed Tinubu by porka: 7:26pm On Sep 22, 2014|
Is it a coincidence that every time our military is giving these b.astards more than their own pill of medicine someone will surface proffering phantom solutions to stopping mass murder?
Mr Tinubu, how about finding just one of the sponsors of these b.astards and charging him or her with crimes against humanity at the Hague?
Since Charles Taylor was taken there, Liberia and Sierra Leone have had respite from barbaric mass murder and maiming of human beings.
Why don't we hear/read these kind of suggestions when b.astards are killing Nigerians and the media is made to mock the Nigeria military endlessly?
Why can't they be advised to surrender to the Nigerian Armed Forces without any preconditions?
Why are these statements looking like some people have soft spots for these murderers?
They say these stuffs and suddenly the military attacks will slow down allowing these animals to regroup, rearm and relaunch their bestiality on the hapless population, WHY?
|Re: Shortest Route To Solving Bokoharam Insurgency In Nigeria By Ahmed Tinubu by porka: 12:25am On Sep 23, 2014|
Orikinla: President Goodluck Jonathan became President, because the Niger Delta people insisted that it was their turn to rule Nigeria.
Which is more "primitive"?
A nationwide election or a selection by one person?
|Re: Shortest Route To Solving Bokoharam Insurgency In Nigeria By Ahmed Tinubu by arresa: 2:15am On Sep 23, 2014|
And he did that exactly how?
By dishing out public service announcements to Lagosians asking them to vote for the dullard? Or he was going house to house telling Lagosians to vote for the dullard? Or he was just standing at the polling booths instructing Lagosians to vote for the Aso Rock clown?
And what kind of crooked, deceptive, untrustworthy and immoral president hands over his own states to the opposition? He didn't trust his own winning chances, because he didn't believe in himself or just wasn't popular enough to win based on his own popularity and merit?
Why not just step back and thing chew that senseless and unintelligent rubbish over and re-post with something more sensible and unintelligent...
You people really don't have to keep proving to us that you all walk on your brains..
|Re: Shortest Route To Solving Bokoharam Insurgency In Nigeria By Ahmed Tinubu by Objektive: 11:19am On Nov 10, 2014|
Another lie you lot like to tell to yourselves. You honestly believ that Buhari did not profit from heading any of these agencies or there was no accusation of corrupt enrichment?
Have we all forgotten that as commissioner (minister) of petroleum, 2.8 million dollars (billions in today’s currency) went missing under his watch. Till date they say he was not the thief. Others stole it. Okay oh! At this juncture, I think it is imperative that we discuss his chairmanship of PTF:
Gen. Buhari was Executive Chairman of the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund from its inception in 1994, to its disbandment by the Obasanjo administration in 1999. According to the report of the Interim Management Committee, which was set up in that year to investigate the affairs of the Fund, the total income accruing to the Fund from mid-1994 to July 1999 was in excess of N181 billion. There were six major areas in which the PTF intervened directly during the period. They were: roads and waterways; supply of educational materials and rehabilitation of educational infrastructure; food supply; health; water supply; and what was curiously termed other projects.
The management structure of the Fund was so capricious, from start, as in retrospect to suggest that the executive chairman was far more impressed by his position as an alternate Head of State, an Interventionist Czar who was answerable to no one, not even the Head of State himself, than anything else. First, he unilaterally appointed a single consultant, Afri-Projects Consortium, as the sole adviser to the Fund. Then he delegated virtually all his powers to this agency. Afri-Projects Consortium was given the exclusive power to initiate projects, assess their probable cost, approve the costs, execute the projects, and assess the quality of execution, all alone. The Consortium's decisions could not be questioned by anyone outside the Fund. Even the statutory members of the Fund's Board of Trustees found themselves helplessly watching as huge sums of money were paid out for questionable projects. And not surprisingly, the three professional management firms recruited by the Interim Management Committee to audit the performance of Afri-Projects Consortium came up with the unanimous conclusion that APC had over-charged the Fund for its services to the tune of over N2 billion.
APC directly managed the HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme of the Fund. Its managerial incompetence was found to be staggering. It knowingly imported sub-standard, poorly packaged, poorly stored, expired, or soon to expire treatment kits and drugs. And in the end, the auditing firms that investigated APC's performance concluded that it had cost the government N579 million by stocking huge silos of useless drugs and kits, purchased at inflated prices.
PTF's intervention in other areas of the health sector was equally atrocious. For instance, under the supervision of the omnipotent APC, PTF purchased large quantities of spectacle frames which were at the time costing only N800 a piece locally, for N1,900 a piece. This cost the public treasury over N45 million in inflated charges.
Ambulances whose going price at the time was N3 million each were found to have been purchased for N13 million each, leading to a loss to the treasury of N900 million.
PTF, through APC, purchased general drugs at the cost of N3 billion. The Interim Management Committee's consultants concluded that the Fund had been cheated by as much as N1.5 billion through inflated charges, and because most of the drugs had already expired before they could be safely used.
The Interim Committee's consultants also discovered that PTF had decided, without approval from the government, to build a residential estate in Wuse, Abuja, a project which was clearly outside the scope of its intervention mandate. The project purportedly cost PTF N703 million. But the consultants concluded that a realistic valuation of the project could not exceed N328 million. The project cost was inflated by more than 100 per cent, at N375 million.
In virtually every other area of PTF activity, three separate consultants engaged by the Interim Committee, and working independently, concluded that there had been massive fraud or criminal mismanagement of funds belonging to Buhari's empire. The Headquarters Extension and Renovation Project of the PTF cost the Fund N461 million. The consultants determined that it should not have cost more than N326 million. The Fund had been defrauded by N135 million.
The PTF had three main bank accounts. The independent consultants concluded that the Fund had been short-changed by as much as N3.6 billion by way of short payment of interest accruals from deposits, or excessive charges on Cost of Turnover by preferred banks.
The Rural Water Supply Scheme was another funnel from which huge sums of money were siphoned away. The independent consultants determined that as much as N1 billion was recoverable from inflated costs and mobilisations for work that was never done. They discovered, also, that the Fund had lost as much as N900 million in the Educational Materials Supply Scheme, through inflated charges and non-performance of contracts duly paid for.
The Rural Telecommunications Development Scheme was another such scheme from which money was cynically carted away by favoured clients. The scheme was designed in two parts: a Pilot Phase, and the Main Phase. The Pilot programme was intended to determine the viability of the project. But this did not deter PFF, under Gen. Buhari, to award contracts for the main programme to the tune of N1.6 billion, without any contracts signed, and before any conclusions could be drawn from the Pilot project.
It is a horrendous story of criminal negligence, cynical fraud, and unprecedented disregard for all civilised standards of prudence and transparency in the disbursement of public funds. In the end, the independent consultants concluded that of the N181 billion that accrued to PTF in the four and a half years of its existence between July 1994 and July 1999, as much as N25 billion was either stolen or improperly expended.
The great man's defence
Sources from within the PTF Interim Management Committee assert that when Gen. Buhari was invited to comment on the findings of the committee's consultants regarding the conduct of the empire over which he presided, he coyly retorted that he was not aware that such massive fraud went on his watch, but that in any event, he could not have benefited personally from the hideous purloining of the treasury.
That may be true, but it does not detract from the fact that he delegated to this outfit the sole and exclusive power to initiate projects, assess those submitted by other companies, approve variations on contract sums, and determine the quality of work done. He also, by his own admission, according to our sources, approved in writing all recommended payments from the Fund. But he did not know, he claimed, that those to whom he had delegated virtually all his powers were stealing the country blind. And no one has a right to call him to account, since to do so would be to question his famous reputation. So much for a clean slate, no nonsense leader.
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