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Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by fuckumods(m): 5:45pm On May 15, 2017
AfroSamurai:
Either you're a sycophant or a paid goon or you just choose to show just how narrow minded you are for you not to know GEJ is the cause of the current mishap.

Bro stop wasting your time. He is too dumb to understand
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by delishpot: 5:48pm On May 15, 2017
JayRise:
Nice one. Lesson learnt



He Renounced Islam to become an Atheist, And this happened to him


And they wonder why more Christians renounce their faith thinking Muslims don't do same out of love for their Religion.
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by ephi123(f): 5:48pm On May 15, 2017
[quote author=gbegemaster post=56549902][/quote]

cheesy this meme again

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Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by Nesso(m): 5:56pm On May 15, 2017
jeff1993:
.....


Bro either u are still being fed by ur Mum or U are not a Nigerian or u just decided to b dumb to the Economic mishap ur God Buhari put us into
If u think buhari is ur problem then u are even dumber than d guy u insulting. People are making it in dis buhari dispensation, but u too myopic to see.
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by AfroSamurai: 6:19pm On May 15, 2017
ephi123:

Because your comment has shown you have nothing upstairs. Why on earth will I waste my time engaging in back and forths with someone whose head is up in the clouds?

Please go ahead and continue sounding cool with yourself cheesy it's your call.
I'm sure if we're asked to show who has something upstairs the only thing you'll show is that thing down stairs. Hey, is it shaved? Hope it's not covered with grass and all manner of rodents and arachinds? grin
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by eph123(f): 6:37pm On May 15, 2017
AfroSamurai:
I'm sure if we're asked to show who has something upstairs the only thing you'll show is that thing down stairs. Hey, is it shaved? Hope it's not covered with grass and all manner of rodents and arachinds? grin

Same with your - I guess. Pele. Next time, learn to face the topic.

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Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by juman(m): 6:37pm On May 15, 2017
Ibb is a disgrace to nigeria.
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by AfroSamurai: 6:40pm On May 15, 2017
eph123:

Same with your mum I guess. Pele. Next time, learn to face the topic.
Oh don't tell me I bruised your vagina? Okay I apologise, next time I won't be rough when I'm e-fucking_ you. tongue
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by juman(m): 6:40pm On May 15, 2017
nigeria is a country that has no stable light despite our resources.

Even alhaji sheu shagari performed better more than those greedy military generals that removed him from power.
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by Kiakia(m): 6:44pm On May 15, 2017
skarlett:
Over the weekend, the city of Minna in Niger State came agog as former military ruler Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida gave out his youngest child and second daughter, Halima in marriage to businessman and traditional title holder from Gombe, Auwal Abdullahi.

Expectedly, Nigerians were bombarded with pictures from the glamorous event and news of how the otherwise sleepy airport in the city received at least 30 private jets as the guest list was filled with who-is-who in Nigeria: captains of industry, politicians, former heads of state and presidents, and current top-ranking government officials.

Many commentators on social media pointed out how at the event, the fissures of the Nigerians society that are amplified by politics and often by even some of the politicians at the event disappeared. There was no Christian or Muslim, Northerner or Southerner, APC or PDP there – none of that mattered.

This scenario is not exclusive to this wedding, but it is what plays out often among Nigerian elites, politicians and power brokers. They are not beholden to the identities we know them most by – for them, ethnicity, religion and party affiliations are simply cards that they play in order to get a seat at the table of power and access to the benefits that come with it.

Right from pre-independence days, Nigerian politics has been dominated more by the ethnic, religious and regional calculations of the period and of the players than by the ideas with which they hope to govern the country and its component units.

In the Fourth Republic, for instance, we have had two federal elections dominated by this: the 2011 elections which was dominated by the talk of zoning and power rotation, especially within the PDP which then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan was accused of usurping; and the 2015 elections which had the undertones of a power shift to the North.

Yet, in spite of all this, it is evident that political power in the hands of any segment of the population has not translated to economic development for that population; rather, it has ended in the enrichment of its elites. The eight years of the Obasanjo presidency did not make any particular difference in either the South-West neither did Jonathan’s five years on the South-South nor all the years that the North has been in power improved the standard of living in the region.

It shows without a doubt that the problems that assail Nigeria, on a general level, cut across: poverty is neither exclusive to the North nor the South, or to Muslims or Christians. Neither is corruption, illiteracy, poor healthcare, weak infrastructure, etc.

However, with each election, we only have an elite that further entrenches their personal economic interests and new elites that join their ranks. Also, with election, they use we the people, as fodder by whipping up sentiments and emotions while they climb our backs into power and wealth while we remain mired in the same old problems.

As such, it is imperative that Nigerians wake up to the realisation that we have to stop letting these politicians, who like wily old foxes, keep pulling us hither and thither by using the politics of religion, ethnicity and even party affiliation.

We must insist that politicians lead with the ideas they have for Nigeria rather than who should be in power based on their creed or ethnicity.

We are the marketplace and we have the power to define what value means to us. As long as we refuse to make the insistence that value in politics to us is not about the religious faith, ethnicity or the party affiliations of those in power but rather ideas and plans that will improve the fortunes of the country and our situation, the status quo will remain.

They will continue to tap into our sentiments and make us hate each other over irrelevancies while they meet at weddings and festivities, clinking glasses, making merriment and laughing at their good fortunes, and sadly, our own misfortunes.

This should be a wake-up call.

https://ynaija.com/ynaija-editorial-lessons-from-a-weekend-of-presidential-weddings/amp/
Presidential weddings indeed!
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by phensbassey: 6:59pm On May 15, 2017
*copied*

Someone said if you weren't in Minna for IBB's daughter's wedding, you are just a tenant in Nigeria.
The landlords gathered to wine and dine.
Someone complained about the number of private jets flown into the city yesterday as the Abuja-Minna road isn't motorable. Another one argued it doesn't matter. It was a class thing and it is rare seeing a JSS1 boy play ludo with someone writing UTME.
Someone also wondered why suicide bombers ignored these enemies of Nigeria and decided to attack University of Maiduguri, a citadel of learning where dreams are being built and nurtured.
Someone somewhere close to the wedding venue said he strained his eyes looking for the leaking PDP umbrella and the tiny APC broom yesterday and had to go home disappointed when he saw all of them hugging and smiling without talking about their parties.
Someone faraway in Abeokuta decided to analyze their sitting positions and nearly ended up in the hospital. His blood pressure rose.
Another one, a popular PDP apologist in Enugu, broke down in tears yesterday. He saw 'Bola Tinubu, the man behind his hero's political and electoral fate who still lambasted him days ago in Lagos, seated beside Goodluck Jonathan smiling sheepishly to the cameras.
Someone, an unrepentant APC loyalist, saw Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Markafi stand together. He had always prayed for the total collapse of PDP. He couldn't eat yesternight anyway.
Someone watched Channels Television news and saw Governor Ganduje and his sworn enemy Kwankwaso seated inches apart. He is still praying to God to wake him from his nightmare.
Another one made sure he followed the news on radio waiting for any divisive religious matter to be raised only to hear voices of Bukola Saraki, a muslim, and Yakubu Dogara, a christian, screaming for those expensive wines. He is still changing stations with hopes.
Someone checked online media outlets yesternight and saw pictures of Yorubas, Hausas, Fulanis, Igbos all under one roof with their different tribal wears. There was no tribal statement. No tribal war. He broke the screen of his phone.
Here we are.
Continue defending these people who have divided you along religious, ethnic and tribal lines.
Continue witth your gullibilty.
Continue with your nonsense.
What we need is just your brain. Don't bother asking me why
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by Geeflow(m): 7:02pm On May 15, 2017
AfroSamurai:
The fourth republic was 1999, not 2011 or 2015. smiley
whatever republic it it, does that really matters? or we should just all agree that they are all thieves

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Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by omowumeee(f): 7:15pm On May 15, 2017
Please Pin this post on front page..
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by BrutalJab: 8:10pm On May 15, 2017
ephi123:


I was even wondering what he meant by "this is cute" - sounds so sexist (and irritating as well). Would he call a comment by a guy cute? undecided
grin I just tire for the guy

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Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by Krystalzkris(f): 8:21pm On May 15, 2017
ephi123:


you must pass back grin grin
oya, pay my tfare
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by ephi123(f): 8:31pm On May 15, 2017
Krystalzkris:
oya, pay my tfare

Okay okay, manage this N100, I will come back and collect change oh tongue
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by Krystalzkris(f): 11:02pm On May 15, 2017
ephi123:


Okay okay, manage this N100, I will come back and collect change oh tongue
izzi only 100box??
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by ephi123(f): 7:05am On May 16, 2017
Krystalzkris:
izzi only 100box??

lol!
Re: Editorial: Lessons From A Weekend Of Presidential Weddings by AfroSamurai: 10:05am On May 16, 2017
ephi123:

lol!
Hey babe, how was last night, hope you enjoyed the fucking_? tongue

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