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Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 12:21pm On Dec 25, 2012
born2fuck: you sabbi yaba left, is that where you come from?you have proven reason you do not know where is lagos because majority of those who comes from yaba left is likely not to know where is lagos? But I do not belong to your group in yaba left

Then which of the groups do you belong to? Retardeens group on the left wing? Guy e be like you be landlord for Yaba left oh! Kai...
Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 11:20am On Dec 25, 2012
born2fuck: all animal live there, Men,Women,Fowls,Dogs,Cats,Birds,Fishes,,Goats and Cow but I have never seen wide animal there. They even have houses, churches, mosque,clubs and brothels there. Any more question?

Are you from yaba left? You sound like an indegene

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Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 11:18am On Dec 25, 2012
alkadriyar:
its like i am one of those under-fifteen mumu NL. After quoting whole story, i didnt expect u'll ask just this silly question.
I be mumu x 2

Why are you insulting urself and derailing the thread?
Politics / Re: An Exclusive Interview With Buhari by BBPREYEgarri: 11:09am On Dec 25, 2012
Na wa o!
Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 10:56am On Dec 25, 2012
born2fuck: We have 2 lagos. Lagos, Nigeria and Lagos, Portugal but the Lagos mentioned here is that of Lagos situated in west nigeria,africa govern by Mr. Babatunde Fashola

Do people live there?
Nairaland / General / Re: How Does This Affact The Price Of Garri? by BBPREYEgarri: 10:51am On Dec 25, 2012
nedu2000: They've probably all been banned

We are re-strategizing! Next year will be sucidal!
Politics / Re: Igbo Presidency: Why Not? by BBPREYEgarri: 10:45am On Dec 25, 2012
afam4eva:
It seems before opening this thread, you've already made up your mind on what you want to hear. I know you want to hear "Igbos are not united". Oya, knock yourself out.

That's not what I think. I believe they are
Politics / Re: Igbo Presidency: Why Not? by BBPREYEgarri: 10:33am On Dec 25, 2012
Eze Promoe:
That's the same case with the Hausas and the minorities in the north but the minorities tends to cope with that. Please can't we forsake this tribalistic speech today and be in the mood of the season.

Oya naaaa.. MERRY CHRISTMAs to all Nairalanders and all the GARRI COMANDOOS! Even as u celebrete remember killing is killing! Murder is murder! Whether na chicken or na Human being! So be wise and have fun this season!

Back to topic: the Senate President's seat was a litmus test to cee how the igbos will manage such a high responsibility! And what happened, they started betraying themselves, and the seat was taken away! Is that how they hope to manage the Presidency if it is given to them?

You guys are not telling us something..
Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 10:27am On Dec 25, 2012
DANILSA:
IN BRITAIN, JUST AFTER MANCHESTER

Will you reach old trafford? Or its by the left junction after manchester Garrison?

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Politics / Re: Igbo Presidency: Why Not? by BBPREYEgarri: 10:18am On Dec 25, 2012
berem: hiaa! Cant believe you just wrote this! Because you dont understand or speak igbo makes it disgusting? "shakes my head and walks out of thread"

If I approach u and start speaking Ijaw for you, when I know you don't understand the language, how will you feel? Even when u tell me u don't understand, I see you the next day and I do thesame thing! Won't you just feel irritated and walk out on me?

That's what they always do! Igbos! Its so annoying!
Career / Re: Doctor Abandons Medicine To Be A Pipeline Vandal by BBPREYEgarri: 10:11am On Dec 25, 2012
chineji: When Salifu Odiba gained admission to study Medicine and Surgery at University of Jos in 1996, his dream was to one day own his hospital.

But two years after his graduation, the 35-year-old doctor abandoned his stethoscope and chose life on the fast lane by joining pipeline vandalism cartel.

Odiba, who was recently arrested in Kogi State by the Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism, Force Headquarters, said he was attracted to the illegal business because it was lucrative.

He said, “I spent eight years studying Medicine and Surgery in UNIJOS and graduated in 2004 and later served in Bauchi State. A year later, I got a job at Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission where I practised for six months. But I was later asked to leave.

“I moved to Kogi in 2006 and it was there that a friend introduced me to the business. I was making good money and later got a part time job at Federal Medical Centre. I received N90,000 as monthly salary which was not enough for me. So, I stuck to the pipeline business.”

The suspect added that he even had a part-time job at another hospital but the commission he received was too little.

Describing his modus operandi, the Kogi State indigene said he acted as a middleman for the vandals and buyers.

He said although he never destroyed a pipeline, he was actively involved in the business and soon became popular.

He said he was usually paid commission by pipeline vandals and buyers after he had sold the products.

 “People started calling me ‘oil doctor’ because I always had ready buyers for all kinds of petroleum products. Oil business is very lucrative especially in Kogi State where as many as 17 trucks of petroleum products could be siphoned and sold in one night,” he said.

Odiba lamented that the medical profession was no longer as prestigious as it was due to the “large number” of people practising it.

“People don’t visit hospitals like before. These days, many Nigerians prefer to take self medication,” he said.

Narrating how he was arrested, the suspect said he was contacted by a source at Lokoja, the state capital, who claimed to have large quantities of oil in a barge.

He said he was on his way to finalise the deal when policemen arrested him.

Odiba, who vowed not to return to crime if released, burst into tears when narrating the hardship he had suffered in the past.

He said although N90, 000 was not a poor salary, the pressures of having to take care of his siblings fuelled his greed.

He said, “I have four siblings and my parents are retired. I am the first son and through this business, I have been able to sponsor two of my siblings through university and they have graduated. I don’t spend the money I make on myself. I have a fiancée but I can’t even afford a wedding now.

“I don’t want my siblings to suffer and I did this for them. Crime for me was due to a quest for survival but I promise never to go back to it. I spent last year’s Christmas in police custody after being arrested in Kaduna. This year again, I’m spending my Christmas in detention.

“I’m tired of this life of crime and I promise never to go back to it again. My dream is still to own a hospital and even while doing the oil business; I rendered free medical services to people.”

Odiba, who was arrested and detained for a similar offence last year, said he was released and warned when investigation showed that he only played a minor role.

The Officer in charge of the task force, Friday Ibadin said Odiba’s case was proof that not only miscreants were into the illegitimate business.

He said, “The suspect was arrested at Lokoja.  Ajaokuta specifically has become a haven for these criminals. The business is very lucrative because a tanker of crude oil could be bought illegally for as low as N800, 000 and resold at N5m during scarcity.

“This is economic sabotage and it carries a life sentence. Members of the public are hereby warned to stay away from the nation’s pipelines.”

http://www.punchng.com/metro/doctor-abandons-medicine-becomes-pipeline-vandal/

Na wa
Career / Re: Doctor Abandons Medicine To Be A Pipeline Vandal by BBPREYEgarri: 10:10am On Dec 25, 2012
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Religion / Re: Lagos Demolishes N100m Church During Service! by BBPREYEgarri: 10:09am On Dec 25, 2012
godman01: Officials of the Lagos State Government have demolished a certain ‘Pure Fire Miracles Ministries International’ (PFMI) church located at Afero village on Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The church was having its annual convention with over 10, 000 worshippers from 12 foreign countries in attendance when the officials stormed the building.

The bulldozers from the taskforce moved in immediately and three of the buildings were brought down before the traditional ruler of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, Chairman of Epe Local Government and other prominent citizens in the community intervened to stop the exercise.

It was gathered that men of the Lagos Task Force, accompanied by officials from the Ministry for Physical Planning and Urban Development (MPPUD), carried out the demolition over allegation that there was no approval for the erection of the building.

The church structures, worth over N100 million, were erected on a 10-acre of land. The structures comprise six auditoriums, offices, residential buildings and buildings for other purpose.

According to the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Toyin Ayinde, “there was no approval for the church building and notices had been served to the church asking them to vacate the land, because the land fell within the proposed Lekki International Airport”

The church however disputed the claims by the government that it had no approval. A document from the legal adviser to the church’s pastor, Enoch Idowu Aminu, Messrs Ibrahim A. Shittu and Co., of Probono Chamber, showed that the land was purchased from Ikujenya Okanlawon Ikuforiji Chieftaincy Family, with the address at 3, Ikujenya Street, Bado Oke, Epe, Lagos State, on 21 May, 2010.

The purchase, according to the cleric, was carried out as a result of the information contained in the Lagos State of Nigeria Official Gazette, No. 29, Volume No 27, September 1, 1994.

This was confirmed in the official receipt of payment, dated 23 November, 2011, in the sum of N1.64 million. The church claimed that the government lied by saying that the property fell within the proposed airport as other buildings in the same vicinity were not demolished.


http://dailypost.com.ng/2012/12/24/lagos-state-government-demolishes-n100m-church-epe/

Please where is Lagos?
Politics / Re: President Goodluck's Christmas Wish To Nigerians On His Facebook Page by BBPREYEgarri: 9:55am On Dec 25, 2012
God bless Nigeria, God bless GEJ.

1st to comment!
Politics / Re: Igbo Presidency: Why Not? by BBPREYEgarri: 9:42am On Dec 25, 2012
afam4eva: Isn't BBpreye supposed to be an Igbo hater?

@topic
I don't think anyone would have any problem with an Igbo president if Igbos were like other groups in Nigeria. Unfortunately, most Igbos are mavericks and are unpredictable and it will be detrimental to the powers that be who want to retain the status quo. The difference between an Igbo man and others can be seen in this scenario that happened:

In Northern Nigeria, people like IBB, Danjuma, Sultan etc are power brokers in the north and whoever wants to become the president especially from the north have to be in the good books of these people. And it has been like that for so long and the same godfathers have remained godfathers. That's because Northern Nigeria is run and controlled by a few whose words are yeah and amen.

In Yorubaland, we had powerful men like Adedibu and Tinubu. Adedibu was the most powerful man in Oyo politics and could remove any governor who falls out of favour with him. He did it to ? Tinubu is also powerful in Lagos and controls the political machinery of the state and even the SW.

Now, in Igboland, people are not really into all these godfatherism ish. They might use these godfathers to enter a political office and dump them as soon as they get the political power. Jim Nwobodo was instrumental to Chimaroake becoming the governor of Enugu state but upon getting there, Chimaroake rendered him totally useless. Chimaroake also put Sullivan Chime to become the governor after him thinking that Chime would continue worshipping him the way Fashola is doing to Tinubu, but as soon as Chime got there, he also gave Chimaroake the same treatment Chima gave to Jim Nwobodo. Also ask yourself where Chris Uba is. In Igboland there's no powerful individual. That's because Igbos have always been egalitarian and individualistic.


With this scenario, you can see that allowing an Igbo man to become president may be detrimental, not to Nigerians but to the ruling class who want the status quo to remain. If you put an Orji Uzor kalu there dfor example just know know that some people will go to jail starting from Obasanjo. They won't owe anybody any allegiance. That's the memoir of the average Igbo man.

Though they could find an Igbo man in the mold of Yaradua or Jonathan who can be toyed with.

I am a full time IJAW man, a distant cousin to GEJ. His Grandfather's, uncle's, in-law's, mother's, brother's son. I don't hate igbos. Infact I schooled in igbo land! I love them.. The only thing I detest about them is the way they speak their language to every tom, dick , and harry, not considering the fact that u are not igbo! That is the digusting thing about them.

Pls this thread is not meant for tribal wars, we are here to debate a very simple topic! IJAW a minority group has achieved what the igbo man has been dreaming about! what is so complex about the igbo race that Nigerians fear? You guys are not telling us the truth!

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Politics / Igbo Presidency: Why Not? by BBPREYEgarri: 8:02am On Dec 25, 2012
Why has the power mongers in Nigeria, decided never to give an igbo man the chance?
Why was Sir Dr. Peter Odili denied the VP ticket? Was he really an igbo man?
Why do Nigerians see igbos as dubios people?
Will an igbo man be a better president than all others?
Will Nigeria break up the day an igbo man rules?
Why are the igbos not fighting for the seat?
Why were they displaced from the Senate President seat?

In your own view, what is really wrong with the igbo race?

The floor is open!
Nairaland / General / Merry Xmas To All GPAN Members, From Bbpreye by BBPREYEgarri: 4:06am On Dec 25, 2012
May God bless you richly as we celebrate another xmas. He will always give us reasons to celebrate from now till the end of 2013 in Jesus name, amen!

We pray for decrease in the price of GARRI come 2013!

Have a merry christmas and a fantabulous new year!

From,
BBpreye
PRESIDENT

cc: Ebamma

Ps: pls Seun we no go carry quarel enter the new year oh! I beg u pls unban all our members including my original handle BBpreye, cos 2013 will be a different ball game. Merry xmas to you and all other retardeens or mods!
Career / Re: What Did Your Company Give For Christmas Essenco. by BBPREYEgarri: 2:31pm On Dec 24, 2012
GARRI.

Half bAg of GARRI..
5 crates of eggs..
16 cartons of sugar..

And they promised us two bags of GARRI each for the new year!

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Politics / Re: President Jonathan To Visit Lagos Today (24/12/12) by BBPREYEgarri: 10:46am On Dec 24, 2012
YOMIT: Brov you have to reduce your Garri intake..

Whether you like it or not GEJ is the best thing to have ever happened to Nigeria. By the time he starts his second term by 2015 all of you haters would shut up your gutters!

Thanks for ur advice.. GARRI
Politics / Re: President Jonathan To Visit Lagos Today (24/12/12) by BBPREYEgarri: 9:24am On Dec 24, 2012
He is the President of Nigeria fo God's sake, he should be given that honour! Some you retardeens here will do worse that what ur complaining about if u were in his shoes!
Foools!

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Nairaland / General / Re: *~Sexkillz Voted Moderator Of The Year 2012 *~ Congratulations by BBPREYEgarri: 6:24am On Dec 24, 2012
mukina2: Jarus - 3 Votes

Cuddlemii - 7

Sexkillz - 14


The Moderator Of The Year Is Sexkillz.

Congrats Bro!




This is unacceptable! A tribunal should be set up to look into this! I smell foul play.. sexkillz does not deserve it because of the following reasons,

1) He promotes bad morals starting with his dumb name
2) His section has encouraged sex before marraige
3) He is not a good listener
4) How has he impacted positively in the lives of Nairalanders?
5) He bans people without reasons

I can go on and on.. But majority of Nairalanders know that this guy "is still a learner" #in olamide's voice#

GBAM!

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Politics / Re: Odili: How Jonathan Displaced Me As Yar’adua’s Running Mate by BBPREYEgarri: 6:53pm On Dec 23, 2012
mbulela:
Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili

Tunde Rahman
He kept sealed lips for more than five years over what actually transpired in those dying days in 2006, at the height of the race towards the 2007 presidential election.

Former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili, has now revealed the intrigues and power-plays that led to the emergence of the late Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.

Odili also explained how he was nominated as Yar’Adua’s running mate only to be dropped dramatically at the Convention venue in Abuja through a complex power game between then President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Nuhu Ribadu.

Odili’s revelations are contained in his new biography titled “Conscience and History: My Story,” a copy of which was made available to THISDAY at the weekend.

The former governor had moved from being a frontrunner in the 2007 presidential race to a sure bet as Yar’Adua’s running mate, but eventually emerged with nothing at the end of the day.

In the book, Odili narrated how Ribadu was deployed against him on what he considered spurious grounds, first to pave way for the emergence of Yar’Adua as PDP presidential candidate, and subsequently to knock him (Odili) off the ticket as running mate after which Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was drafted in.

Odili said in the book: “On 12th December, a spurious and anonymous petition was posted on the internet from a questionable ‘source’ alleging CORRUPT practices against the Rivers State Government under me. These allegations were contrived into a petition by the EFCC under Nuhu Ribadu’s hand, to the President (Obasanjo) the same day.

“On the 13th of December 2006, Mr. President directed EFCC to investigate. On the 14th day of December, 2006, EFCC submitted a so-called 'interim' report to the then president who promptly minuted for my response on the same 14th December, 2006, but forwarded to me on 15/12/06, a day to the convention vide ref. PRES/44. I assembled what was left of my cabinet team, a few having been arrested and kept at the EFCC office in Lagos within these few days of urgent dramatic action.

“We submitted our response on the 15th day of December, 2006 by which time it had become clear what the whole exercise was about— 'get Odili out of the race for the presidency at all cost'.”

He said: “Till date the innocent uninformed still make reference to that judicially nullified and voided report. This became lucidly clear with the instant release of my staff who were being detained in Lagos by the EFCC as soon as I voluntarily and wisely withdrew from the contest. There was jubilation at the EFCC office immediately news of my withdrawal broke and all my staff were asked to go home immediately. This was on the 15th of December.

“Then came the ‘D’ Day- 16th December, 2006-the date of the convention. I was invited for morning prayers with the president at the presidential villa and after the prayers I had a brief chat with the then president in his private study at the residence. He acknowledged my letter of withdrawal from the race and informed me of his intention to get Umaru Yar’Adua-the now expected winner of the upcoming primaries at the convention- to make me his running mate.”

The former governor spoke of the late President Yar’Adua’s readiness to work with him.
According to him: “I was persuaded to go and accompany Umaru to the convention venue. I had been informed earlier in the day that the news of my pairing with Umaru was in the air and that ‘some people’ were already ganging up to oppose the proposed pairing.
“It was, however, noteworthy that when I got to the Katsina State Lodge to join Umaru to proceed to the Eagle Square I met him downstairs in the company of some party leaders-Chief James Ibori, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, Dr Bukola Saraki, Alhaji Aliko Dnagote, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Nasir el-Rufai.

“Their conversation stopped when I walked in but I read nothing sinister to the gathering or reaction to my entry. Umaru quickly took me upstairs and thanked me for coming and assured me of his happiness at the prospect of our working together.
“He called his wife Turai into the room and introduced us. We later proceeded to the Eagle Square together and were joined by other colleagues in waking round the square”.

He continued: “In the course of the night, I was invited to the VIP Guest Room at Eagle Square and was privileged to sight the typed copy of Umaru’s prepared acceptance speech. It was clearly stated that he had nominated Dr. Peter Odili as his running mate for the presidential race.

“This was at about midnight or so. In the course of the next few hours, information started reaching me that there was a strong pressure to drop me from the ticket.

“At about 3.30am or so, I was again invited to the VIP Guest room at Eagle Square and informed that there was a strong challenge to my being the running mate based on ‘some fresh information’ just received from Nuhu Ribadu, that would need to be sorted out later in the day.
“By the close of convention at dawn only 2 State Delegate Stands were still full-Katsina and Rivers- all others were empty or had one or two people left. The result was announced—Umaru was the winner and he promptly read a handwritten acceptance speech that excluded my name. He announced that further consultations were being made on the matter of his running mate.”

He said, however, that “By 4pm on Sunday 17th December, 2006 Dr. Jonathan was announced as the running mate to Umaru Yar’Adua. By Monday 18th December I congratulated Umaru and Jonathan and urged all my supporters nationwide and Rivers people to support the ticket. Odili was out of the race and the ticket.”

On why he was stopped from the race, Odili said he was later informed that Ribadu had told Obasanjo that some foreign missions in Abuja would not be happy to see him on the PDP ticket on the basis of the “EFCC interim report”.

In the book, the former governor also narrated how his anointed successor and current governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, was disqualified from the governorship race.

He talked about the bad blood that would later be generated between Amaechi and him.
Odili also detailed all his legal battles to clear his name from what he labeled “mere contrivances” by Obasanjo and Ribadu to justify what they did against him.

He said it was after “a very astonishing meeting at the Presidency over the matter of my successor as Governor of Rivers State that I instructed my legal team led by the Attorney-General Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, to commence action first at the State High Court and then at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, against EFCC.”

‘As I was Driving out of the Villa, Jonathan Was Driving in... Moments later, He Was Named Yar’Adua’s Running Mate’
Below are excerpts from the book “Conscience and History: My Story,” By Odili

With the failure of the constitutional amendments, which included tenure elongation, campaigns for the presidency in 2007 took off about the 3rd quarter of 2006 across the country. By October and November my campaign, led by Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, had penetrated every state in the Federation and it became obvious the Odili candidacy had attained national acceptance and had become a movement. Odili was seen as the frontrunner, the candidate to beat. Traditional rulers, emirs, tribal leaders, labour unions, stakeholders, etc had embraced and were favourably disposed to Odili. For some inexplicable reason, the plot to stop him, by some people, became pathologically ‘urgent’. The PDP convention for nomination of the presidential candidate was slated for 16th December, 2006.

The commissioning of the Omoku Power plant of 150 mega watts, and 120 km double circuit Transmission Line to Port Harcourt, by President Olusegun Obasanjo, took place on 5th December, 2006. This again was the biggest power plant designed, constructed, completed and functional by any state government, between 1999 and 2006, the second by Rivers State Government under Dr. Peter Odili. We were lauded very generously and extolled for the unprecedented feat.

Exactly one week later, 12th December, a spurious and anonymous petition was posted on the internet from a questionable ‘source’ alleging CORRUPT practices against the Rivers State Government under me. These allegations were contrived into a petition by the EFCC under Nuhu Ribadu’s hand, to the President the same day. On the 13th of December 2006, Mr. President directed EFCC to investigate.

EFCC's Interim Report
On the 14th day of December, 2006, EFCC submitted a so-called “interim” report to the then president who promptly minuted for my response on the same 14th December, 2006, but forwarded to me on 15/12/06, a day to the convention vide ref. PRES/44. I assembled what was left of my cabinet team, a few having been arrested and kept at the EFCC office in Lagos within these few days of urgent dramatic action. We submitted our response on the 15th day of December, 2006 by which time it had become clear what the whole exercise was about—“get Odili out of the race for the presidency at all cost.”

For maximum mischievous damage this contrived so-called “interim report” was hurriedly uploaded into the internet, but when our response to the spurious allegations was submitted on the 15th of December 2006, it was not accorded the same treatment. Why, you may ask? Some sense of fair hearing isn’t it?

Till date the innocent uninformed still make reference to that judicially nullified and voided report. This became lucidly clear with the instant release of my staff who were being detained in Lagos by the EFCC as soon as I voluntarily and wisely withdrew from the contest. There was jubilation at the EFCC office immediately news of my withdrawal broke and all my staff were asked to go home immediately. This was on the 15th of December. Then came the ‘D’ Day- 16th December, 2006-the date of the convention.

I was invited for morning prayers with the president at the presidential villa and after the prayers I had a brief chat with the then president in his private study at the residence. He acknowledged my letter of withdrawal from the race and informed me of his intention to get Umaru Yar’Adua-the now expected winner of the upcoming primaries at the convention- to make me his running mate. I thanked him for his kind thoughts and assured him I bore no grudge or ill-will for the turn of events and that all through my campaigns I had ended my speeches on the note: “let God’s will be done”.
I left him on that note at about 7.30-8.00am. The convention was to start at 10am. As at 12.30pm the venue was literally empty, I was informed that most of the delegates who were in support of my candidacy were upset and unwilling to go to the venue. It took extra-effort and persuasion of my campaign organisation to get most of the delegates out to the Eagle Square. By 3pm the venue became fairly full.

Meeting Yar'Adua
I was persuaded to go and accompany Umaru to the venue. I had been informed earlier in the day that the news of my pairing with Umaru was in the air and that ‘some people’ were already ganging up to oppose the proposed pairing.

It was, however, noteworthy that when I got to the Katsina State Lodge to join Umaru to proceed to the Eagle Square I met him downstairs in the company of some party leaders-Chief James Ibori, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, Dr Bukola Saraki, Alhaji Aliko Dnagote, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Nasir el-Rufai. Their conversation stopped when I walked in but I read nothing sinister to the gathering or reaction to my entry. Umaru quickly took me upstairs and thanked me for coming and assured me of his happiness at the prospect of our working together. He called his wife Turai into the room and introduced us. We later proceeded to the Eagle Square together and were joined by other colleagues in waking round the square.

Convention started after the arrival of all dignatories and convention events proceeded peacefully. In the course of the night, I was invited to the VIP Guest Room at Eagle Square and was privileged to sight the typed copy of Umaru’s prepared acceptance speech. It was clearly stated that he had nominated Dr. Peter Odili as his running mate for the presidential race. This was at about midnight or so. In the course of the next few hours, information started reaching me that there was a strong pressure to drop me from the ticket. Since I did not lobby for it, I wasn’t bothered-I remained with my state delegates.

At about 3.30am or so, I was again invited to the VIP Guest room at Eagle Square and informed that there was a strong challenge to my being the running mate based on ‘some fresh information’ just received from Nuhu Ribadu, that would need to be sorted out later in the day. I took the information in my stride and went back to the Rivers’ Delegate Stand and didn’t say a word about it to anyone.

By the close of convention at dawn only 2 State Delegate Stands were still full-Katsina and Rivers- all others were empty or had one or two people left. The result was announced—Umaru was the winner and he promptly read a handwritten acceptance speech that excluded my name. He announced that further consultations were being made on the matter of his running mate. End of story! The plot had worked. This confirms what Russel Wayne Baker, an American Columnist, said in 1935 in ‘The Sayings of Par Russel’:

“The dirty work of Political Conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.”

Announcement of Jonathan
By 4pm on Sunday 17th December, 2006 Dr Jonathan was announced as the running mate to Umaru Yar’Adua. By Monday 18th December I congratulated Umaru and Jonathan and urged all my supporters nationwide and Rivers people to support the ticket. Odili was out of the race and the ticket.

At the general election in April 2007, Rivers State under my leadership returned the highest votes in the country for Yar’Adua/Jonathan ticket for the presidency. But ‘how did water enter the mellon’? Let’s try and find out. So many conspiracy theories emerged in the days and months that followed. Since nothing is hidden under the sun someday God will reveal the truth.

What was the genesis of the fight against the possibility of an Odili presidency? Who was threatened by that possibility and why? Whose decision and when was it made to stop Odili by all means possible? Who was the fulcrum of the execution of that decision? How come that for 71/2 years nothing was raised by the EFCC or any relevant agency against Odili’s government in Rivers State and suddenly on the ‘eve’ of the PDP presidential primaries all conceivable vile allegations were unleashed? When did we Nigerians acquire such meteoric and forensic expertise and competence to produce a report within 36 hours of instruction to investigate? Just in time for the date line-December 16th 2006. These are questions yawning for answers. God’s time will tell.

On Sunday the 17th of December 2006 at about 3pm I was invited to the Villa to see the president. When I got there I met him sitting in his private study at the Residence with Chief Tony Anenih then Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Dr. Ahmadu Ali then chairman of the party, the late Yar’Adua then flag-bearer of the party and Chief Bode George then Deputy National Chairman of the party. It was there and then I was informed that Nuhu Ribadu had informed the president that some ‘Foreign Missions’ in Abuja would not be happy to see me on the PDP ticket on the basis of the “EFCC Interim Report” which had been circulated to them. I was now formally told that I have been taken off the ticket.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/odili-how-jonathan-displaced-me-as-yar-adua-s-running-mate/134352/

Pls who knows the recipe for egusi soup?

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Politics / Re: Senators And Reps In Abuja 'Land Grab', As FCDA Demolishes Homes by BBPREYEgarri: 9:22am On Oct 19, 2012
Sick country. People are dying of garri starvation they are there sharing properties!
One day, just one day... Mama go put rice she no go put meat #word!

Till then, let's keep hoping..
Crime / Re: Elechi Amadi Defends Aluu Community by BBPREYEgarri: 9:14am On Oct 19, 2012
Anti-Gbagaun:
shocked shocked angry

Do u know the meaning of Typographical error...

Audu!

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Crime / Re: Elechi Amadi Defends Aluu Community by BBPREYEgarri: 8:53am On Oct 19, 2012
lucenzo: This is not the first time that this “aluu4“ incident is happenning in the country. It happens every where from ihiagwa to aba to owerri, lagos, and so on. So people calling aluu all sorts of names should know that this is a Nigeria thing not just aluu. Disclaimer. This poster is not from aluu. Hell no.

My brother thank you! Infact I witnessed the one at ihiagwa those days when I was in school where they burnt two men whom they claimed were thieves, and nobody talked about it!

Its a pity!

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Crime / Re: Elechi Amadi Defends Aluu Community by BBPREYEgarri: 8:49am On Oct 19, 2012
Andre Uweh: Elechi Amadi is chatting crap in this source. As the most popular and most famous Aluu son, the old man could have driven to the scene to save the lives of those Uniport students. Yet he didn't do that. There is not even any news to suggest he was away while the barbarism lasted. Probably, he had given those murderers the go ahead. He may even feel that those burnt students were the chaps who kidnapped him some time ago.
I mean Elechi Amadi's influence could have saved those boys but he turned blind eye to that crime. The only thing the old man is good at is to shout to the world that Ikwerre is no longer Igbo. It's a pity.

You are a big bafoon to saying this rubbish! What if it was ur community that did this babaric act and the whole world start victimizing you for something you knew nothing about? Why can't we be resonable for once?

You where not there when it happened, you only read about it in the news so stop talking trash and go and see how u can help in reducing the price of garri in the market!

Adamu!

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