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|Education / Re: The Government Didn't Ban History In Schools by Deadlytruth(m): 3:12am On Jul 29|
That monicker you quoted is actually correct. Obasanjo technically expunged History from our curriculum but the present government restored it. Details below:
|Crime / Re: Adebayo Kingsley Kills Rosemary Ifeoma, Rapes Her Corpse In Edo by Deadlytruth(m): 7:55pm On Jul 28|
pacespot:First and foremost, Akoko-Edo is the name of a Local Government Area with 48 settlements. The indegenous tribes there are Etuno, Okpameri, Uneme, Ososo, Okpe. All the Ebiras and Yorubas you saw there are migrants. While the Ebiras there mostly engage in farming especially in the Okpameri areas and on lands leased to them by the natives, the Yorubas there are attracted to the place by the transportation hub potentials of Ibillo most especially since it is a nodal town from which you can easily get passengers of destinations in all directions be it Akure-Ibadan-Lagos axis, Igarra-Auchi-Benin City axis, and Okene-Lokoja-Abuja-Kaduna axis.
All these factors put together has somewhat made Akoko-Edo, especially Ibillo a cosmopolitan town hence a first time visitor like you is sure to fall into the assumption that it is an Ebira-Yoruba territory which it isn't.
Then as per the lack of civilization you claim to have observed there: it we juxtapose it with your apparent observation of an Ebira-Yoruba enclave, then you have implicitly accused your own Yoruba race of being uncivilized. See why there is no wisdom in superiority complex? Though it is already obvious that in your short stay there you mostly interacted with drivers, motor park touts and farmers....a category of professions which don't nurture refinement and sophistication in anyone regardless of their tribe or ethnicity. But if you had made conscious efforts to mingle with the indegenous people during your stay you would have realized that even the Akoko-Edo native who has little formal exudes sophistication, civility and intellect talkless of the highly educated ones.
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|Politics / Re: "Igbos Don't Have Any Connection With Biafra, Ijaws Own It" - Asari Dokubo by Deadlytruth(m): 6:24pm On Jul 28|
ubaobi:Ojukwu made it clear in his numerous memos that the coup was hatched and nurtured by Ifeajuna a native of Onitsha in present day Anambra State, South East.
Secondly, how logical is it that Nzeogwu who was thousands of miles away in Kaduna was the architect and leader of a coup plot hatched and wholly nurtured in Lagos?
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 6:59pm On Jul 26|
MaxInDHouse:Jesus' claim to bring a sword is figurative because Jesus however never did any violence to anyone. He gave his opponents the opportunity to speak and he heard them out and then engaged them. He didn't close his mind to their opinions despite he was omniscient and had no record of unrighteousness. But here we have mortal humans who are full of sin and house an ever-changing and even oscillating body of doctrines claiming infallibility. Isn't that funny?
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 6:54pm On Jul 26|
Revisionism at best. The Declaration of facts clearly stated that the JWs hold the view that the British and US Governments and the Jews therein are the worst economic and political oppressors in the world and that the Watchtower Organization stood behind Hitler's Germany's crusade against the US, UK and the Jews.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 6:48pm On Jul 26|
Janosky:Yes we reject JWs because they started it all. We are admonished by the Bible to have nothing to do not with unbelievers but with those who claim to be believers in words but manifest contrary actions.
No you preach against anything in conflict with your organization's doctored version of the bible and the whims and caprices of your elders in New York.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 6:36pm On Jul 26|
Janosky:City director of pubic works is like a commissioner for works and housing. Is a commissioner a civil servant or a political appointee?
Jesus disciples asked for a political Kingdom and Jesus answered them accordingly. He didn't tell them that the restoration of the earthly kingdom was not their business. Rather he said that His father had fixed a time for it to come in future.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 10:24pm On Jul 25|
achorladey:Honestly. They are full of comedy. And come to think of it, when they come to preach, deep down in their minds their ultimate objective is not to preach peace and love but to condemn your own belief and tell you that they know God in a special way than everyone else. That is simply arrogance and pride. They want you to collect their tracts while they reject yours like a plague. Is that how to be peaceful and peace loving?
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 10:01pm On Jul 25|
MaxInDHouse:Then who was Erastus and what exactly is the status of a city treasurer as described in Romans 16'23? All religious organizations are peace loving. I don't know of any one that preaches the absence of peace from their pulpit.
The bible is your standard and not first century Christians who had their own sins. Wasn't the first century Christians Paul was referring to when he wrote a letter to the church in Corinth rebuking them for incestuous relationships among themselves? So are you suggesting you practice incest because first century Christians did it?
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 9:46pm On Jul 25|
Maximus85:So since people sometimes die through surgical operations, then such method of treating ailments should be abandoned? Or that since aeroplanes do crash and kill hundreds of passengers on board air travel should be banned? Funny.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 9:41pm On Jul 25|
Trustedpronet:The world as used in the bible means participation in sin against God. It doesn't mean you should isolate yourself from the affairs of men completely.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 9:35pm On Jul 25|
MaxInDHouse:A true believer would in the first instance understand that politics should not be an unhealthy competition hence he wouldn't even get involved to the extent of struggling negatively in it. And pray tell me any human endeavor that can't and doesn't have the capacity to degenerate into deadly rivalry.
Your citation of John 13: 34 - 35 doesn't prove that Jesus was against participation in earthly government or politics. His avoidance was simply because it would forestall his salvation project of dying on the cross. Now, do all Christians equally have to die on the cross to save the world?
Secondly, just before Jesus was taken back to heaven his disciples asked him when God would fulfill his promise of restoring their earthly government to them as a country. By that the disciples demonstrated interest in how they were being politically governed. They obviously wanted an end to the extant Roman imperialism. But did Jesus rebuke them for being interested in earthly governance of their country. A big no. Rather Jesus reaffirmed the promise and reassured them of its fulfilment in due time.
In Romans 16:23 Paul transmitted calvary greetings from Erastus a political office holder in the Government of Rome.... meaning that Paul recognized a politician as a worthy member of the church.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 9:15pm On Jul 25|
The bolded is a distortion of biblical truth through your group's attitude of interpreting one particular bible verse in isolation of the others. Jesus and his disciples were never politically neutral. Recall that when Jesus was just about to be taken back up to heaven His disciples asked him when the Kingdom of Israel would be restored to them the Israelites. This meant that his disciples were interested in how they were being governed politically by earthly government and wanted their own home political government as against the Roman imperialism. Now, did Jesus rebuke them for nursing such desire? Answer is no. Rather, Jesus replied that God would surely restore that earthly government to them but in due time.
Then somewhere else in the book of Romans or so, Paul was sending greetings to some members of the church there and he mentioned the city treasurer meaning that a man holding a political office in an earthly government was regarded as a worthy member of the body of Christ by Paul himself. I think the man's name is recorded as Chamberlain. Let me check up the details and edit accordingly.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 9:00pm On Jul 25|
My final year project was about a research on how medicines taken to cure certain diseases could actually worsen those diseases or bring about an entirely new disease in addition to the one it is meant to cure but failed to. And my research discovered lots of such medicines. So why haven't JWs stopped taking medications?
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|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 8:40pm On Jul 25|
MaxInDHouse:As of today, does the Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, and lots of others pledge allegiance to any political bloc in their capacity as religious organizations? Only their members do so as individuals and the Bible doesn't forbid that. Even some JWs show sympathy for certain political groupings in Nigeria just that for fear of being disfellowshiped they conceal such sympathies.
|Religion / Re: Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Deadlytruth(m): 8:19pm On Jul 25|
Exposing evil deeds? You mustbe living in the assumption that JW is a saintly organization. Let me shock you,. do you know that JW openly endorsed Adolf Hitler's onslaught on Jews during the second World War? I don't even like like to bother you with a lot other evils JW has supported in its capacity as an organization.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:45pm On Jul 25|
misano:It is about how Obaseki is doing in PDP and running the state presently. Edo State people don't play partisan politics blindly like most other states in the country.
The truth is that Obaseki never won either of his two elections with a wide margin and that puts a question mark on your judgement about how Edo people view APC.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:42pm On Jul 25|
I am not sure you are from Edo State. If you were, you would have known that lots of those who supported his reelection are presently confused. I will bring you back to this comment. It is just three years from now.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 10:40am On Jul 25|
Yes an average Edo man is usually not comfortable with one-sided narratives hence his tendency to contend whenever he sees such. Other Nigerians usually gloss over one-sided and unbalanced narratives purportedly because they want peace and calm atmosphere but that exactly is why Nigeria is like this.
Then on the other issue: the mere fact that Obaseki relinquished the property at the verge of the commencement of his political witch-hunt clearly indicates that:
1 he would have held on to the property had the need for political vengeance never arisen.
2. he was a beneficiary of the same corruption and sharing of state's resources he accused Oshiomhole of hence there are many other ways he himself has milked the state of her resources but not yet known to the public because there is yet no basis for the extension of his vendetta to such realms.
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|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 8:43am On Jul 25|
And you haven't ever heard that Obaseki acquired a piece of land in GRA while he was head of Edo State economic team under Oshiomhole?
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 8:32am On Jul 25|
Not even the 7 legislators loyal to Obaseki do sit anymore. Or when last did you hear any news about proceedings in Edo State House of Assembly?
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 8:19am On Jul 25|
With the posterity of all that is happening in Edo State now, namely; absence of cabinet for 9 months and still counting, closure of all state-owned tertiary institutions, demolition of the properties of even PDP members for insisting that he honours the agreements he reached with them before being admitted into the party, outstanding salaries of AAU lecturers, suddenly dishonouring the agreement he earlier on in 2019 had with Oba Ewuare II on the destination of the about-to-be-returned artefacts, near total abandonment of governance while still going on holidays in the US, sponsoring thugs to beat up those opposed to him within the PDP, abandoned first term projects here and there, taking the glory of private sector investments in the state, opening a parallel PDP state secretariat in opposition to that which admitted him into the party, revenue generation through harsh unilateral policies, taking over of the State Assembly premises by drug addicts, discontinuation of Red Roof Revolution project, reduction of AAU subvention from the N200 million of Oshiomhole era to just N40 million, refusal to conduct LGA elections, night life becoming history in Benin City as a result of withholding of funds meant to power streetlights erected by Oshiomhole, collapse of Edo State transportation company a.k.a. Comrade Buses, etc; is Oshiomhole not being vindicated for his quest to see him out of Osadebe House?
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:57am On Jul 25|
XaintJoel20:Do you know how lands have been acquired now through Obaseki's Agriprenural Program which never produced any harvest and has since gone into oblivion? Are you aware that Obaseki acquired a parcel of land in GRA through the Oshiomhole administration?
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:52am On Jul 25|
Insightful. Obaseki bit the hands of Oshiomhole who fed him and literally held him by the hand and speaking for him in the 2016 electioneering campaign in which Obaseki was merely stammering and couldn't even put up any convincing argument before the camera. In fact without Oshiomhole's oratorial prowess behind Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu would have eaten Obaseki raw in the election back then. However Oshiomhole too is not innocent of betrayal considering how he haunted the same Ize-Iyamu who rallied the new Grace Group to provide Oshiomhole with the platform and resources to contest in 2007 and win.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:43am On Jul 25|
Well, while I perfectly agree that Obaseki is likely to end up as the worst governor of Edo State against whom even Lucky Igbinedion will smell of roses, Oshiomhole will still carry the blame for railroading Obaseki to limelight and imposing him on Edo APC in 2016 in defiance to all warnings and counsels from the Palace and lots of well meaning Edo State stakeholders in 2016. Edo State is presently suffering the consequences of Oshiomhole's ITK syndrome. Yes so far Oshiomhole remains the best thing to have happened to Edo State since its creation in 1991 going by his quality legacy projects, however, in terms of arrogance and self-opinionation, If you had the opportunity of ever interacting face to face especially towards the end of his second term you would wonder if it was the same Oshiomhole that was being talked about in the media with all glee and fancy. I used to be very ethralled by Oshiomhole's person considering his style of governance which desmonstrated a strong political will deployed to the benefit of the Edo State people, but I began to fancy him less beginning from the day a group of concerned natives of my LGA visited him officially to lay a complaint to him about an age-old injustice which my LGA had suffered. Oshiomhole's response was so bad, full of arrogance and verbal recklessness. At that point I knew his fame was already getting into his head and would definitely become his hubris in no time and so it really happened through his Obaseki choice against every advice and known antecedents of the Obaseki family line.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:20am On Jul 25|
favor914:Just leave him. He is still among those yet to see through the smokescreen.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:17am On Jul 25|
So you want your state to have nearly all her tertiary institutions closed down and staff owed salaries, and that the government operates without a cabinet indefinitely while the governor extorts you through N50,000 per house land use charge and lot other obnoxious policies? You seem to be observing Edo State from afar.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:13am On Jul 25|
favor914:You just took it out of my mouth. I don't know which APC he is referring to. The same APC Obaseki left and planning to return to. A product of godfatherism claiming to fight godfatherism while he himself is plotting to become a godfather. That monicker is obviously a comedian.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:10am On Jul 25|
Agreed that Obaseki is crazy and reckless, but Obaseki's madness will be cured the day he tries nonsense on the palace or the traditional institution. Note that the Oba Palace predates even Nigeria talkless of Edo State Government.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 7:05am On Jul 25|
misano:You are obviously observing from a long distance. Even PDP in Edo State is no longer in support of Obaseki just that they don't want to voice out so as to avoid the shame of being taunted by the APC. Aren't you aware that Edo PDP has been writing letters to Uche Secondus asking him to take disciplinary actions against Obaseki for causing unending problems in the party? Why do you think Obaseki has not been able to constitue a cabinet now for almost 10 months since his reelection but always diverting attention away from that by demolishing buildings and revoking license of whoever criticizes him even within the PDP? When last did you hear Edo PDP make a public statement in defense of Obaseki's action or even write a rejoinder to criticisms targeted at Obaseki? Go to Benin City right now and you won't need anyone to tell you that even PDP supporters and members in Edo State are in regret mood for accepting Obaseki into their fold.
|Politics / Re: Obaseki Revokes Ize-Iyamu's Right Of Occupancy On Property (Photo) by Deadlytruth(m): 6:54am On Jul 25|
Didn't you see 'right of occupancy' in the story?
|Politics / Re: They Are Dreaming - Clark On IPOB’s Inclusion Of South-South In Biafra by Deadlytruth(m): 11:03pm On Jul 23|
Tonitoniton:Among the South South people opinions are almost 100 unanimous on what we are agitating for which is restructuring and greater devolution of powers to states and LGAs. And this is the point which most SS figures keep repeating. Do you need to consult a people again when you want to voice out exactly what they have already made themselves very clear about. A South South elder or leader can't be accused of speaking for the SS without consultation as long as all he is doing is to call for resource control by any means and in any language.
Let us use you as an example. You are making a case for an end to Fulani domination here. Can you be accused of speaking for the South without due consultantion knowing fully well that what you are saying is the already established consensus of nearly all Southerners?
Well, be it oil well allocation or allotment, they all carry benefits which all the Wazobian tribes enjoy more than the owners themselves.
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