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|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:58pm On Apr 27, 2020|
You have to realize no one will dispute what you've said.
The point is to make provisions. No society is immune from fraud. In the US, Social Security costs 1 trillion annually. Still, fraud and errors cost billions. That's essentially the pinnacle of modern civilization.
So if you're saying we shouldn't do anything because ignoble elements will exploit it, we might as well close shop, sell the country and let every one go home with his/her share. We can raise the issue of poor disbursement and have the churches, mosques, and CSOs handle the process. Besides, if the poor cannot tackle their immediate representatives, that's their own prerogative. We'd not do everything for them.
But something should be done, rather than just tell them to shutter in place, then tell them we'd do nothing because it wouldn't get to them. That's insincere and asinine.
As for the civil servant who has responsibilities. So do the poor who've been asked not to work for everyone's safety. Sympathy should apply to everyone.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:45pm On Apr 27, 2020|
Thankfully, it's mandatory. Since apparently it's okay if everyone makes sacrifices except you.
It's difficult to have sympathy for your position when you can't bring yourself to have empathy for others who are not doing as well as you.
It is temporary. You still get to keep 75% of your salary when millions have been sacked or have their wages slashed massively. It's for the most vulnerable. It'd apply to civil and public servants who earn more than you.
Dear, you might be a decent person; an amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter or whatever; and a law-abiding citizen; but your sense of civic responsibility is lacking.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:34pm On Apr 27, 2020|
The interesting part is that most of those in private are suppressing their anger; acknowledging these are not normal times. Even if they complain, who'd listen to them. The public service are heavily pampered.
You call yourself a civil servant working for the public. Oya part with a fraction of your compensation to help support the public; you're ranting. This is what the servant in your job title means.
Although to be fair, it'd be better if those in the well-paid private end and federal public/civil servants join this initiative. For instance, all Telcos should be made to part with same 25% or more.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:26pm On Apr 27, 2020|
Are you saying we should wait until healthcare, roads, electricity, and other problems are fixed before we cater for those who've been the short end of the stick for the last month and would be for the next month?
Abi are you the only one suffering from bad governance? Everyone is. All El-Rufai is asking you to do is to help watch out for your fellow citizens by donating 25% of your take home pay. Everyone is pitching in. Do your part!
You're acting like if a teenage pregnant kid runs to you to take her to the hospital; you'll ask her to wait for her parents or partner. Do what you have to now. This rage you're feeling, which I completely understand, is only a fraction of the rage daily earners are feeling when told they can't go out to earn something for the next 30 days. So bite on a bullet, these are not normal times for anyone.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:12pm On Apr 27, 2020|
Far from it.
We are all inherently selfish. The ones commenting are just unhinged about theirs.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:08pm On Apr 27, 2020|
Are you a JJC?
They don't care about those 1m people. They just don't want to say it openly. Tomorrow they'd complain that politicians don't have the interest of "the masses" at heart. Oya join the politicians to care now, they're raising their arms in protest.
What is the difference between them and the politicians they like to rail on?
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 12:01pm On Apr 27, 2020|
The major issue with him is his ethnic supremacy agenda. If we were a country with strong institutions that could rein that side of him in, he'd make an excellent President.
People have been asking, come up with indigenous solutions; and he pulls this out of the hat. Bravo!
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 11:58am On Apr 27, 2020|
You can say that again.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 11:56am On Apr 27, 2020|
I'd never vote for El Rufai. And I don't think I've every agreed with a zombie talking point before.
But El Rufai has my unwavering support for this. If Buhari does same and makes it compulsory for both public and private employees, he'd also have my support.
Same people complaining now were mostly applauding the lock down extension for 30 days and dismissing objections by those whose livelihoods have been crushed. Oya, support the latter with 25% of your salary; they're grumbling. That's wickedness.
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 11:52am On Apr 27, 2020|
Also walk in the shoes of people who have not made a dime in 1 month because they're shuttered in.
If you're asking them to stay home without respite for the next 30 days for public health reasons, it is your civic responsibility to make sacrifices as well. No be only the bottom 50% go make sacrifices for us, we also have to make sacrifices for them.
This should be a federal policy and should apply to every worker and business man in the country with take-home pay or revenue of above 60k.
It's either that, or they lift the lock down. You dey see 75% of your income at home; you dey grumble. The ones wen never see pim since the lock down start, wetin dem go do?
|Politics / Re: Kaduna Cuts Public Servants Salary By 25% To Fund Support Packages by LordAdam: 11:45am On Apr 27, 2020|
Did you ask the poor and daily earners this question?
In some states, they've been in lock down for up to 1 month.
Abi is it a case of "how is that my problem"?
Selfishness will destroy this country. Every one is making sacrifices for the public good. This is your sacrifice!
|Politics / Re: APC Leaders Visit Jonathan In his Otuoke Residence (Pictures) by LordAdam: 8:37am On Nov 18, 2019|
Calm down. INEC has not banned decamping.
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|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 12:06am On Nov 18, 2019|
Guy no dey rzn ND politics like that o.
North play similar politics. Party is secondary to your political family's interests.
Abe made sure Wike won just to give Amaechi a f*ck you.
GEJ let Osho win to wreck the Igbinedion political family totally.
GEJ chased Ibori who bankrolled his joint candidacy into a British jail just to "whittle" his influence.
This is why Amaechi was spitting fire and brimstone in 2015. His own case would have been special.
We play a ruthless, winner-takes-all politics in the SS. It explains why our elections are uncharacteristically bloody.
When Dickson chose to take it all personal, publicly embarrass, and relegate GEJ; he pretty much signed his political death warrant. From that moment on, it was expected that GEJ crippled him to retain any semblance of control or influence in the Bayelsan polity. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
It's classic political survival, like Chimps. Dickson could have tried to pacify GEJ and other stakeholders somewhat by offering the DG slot to someone nominated by another elder. But no? He had to put in the Senator so he can go to the Senate.
So they let him play his hand and gang-r*ped him. He'd join the long list of prematurely finished politicians like Attah, Uduaghan, Omehia and co; who let transient power get into their head.
Lyon can always decamp, and it's not like he can single-handedly re-elect himself. Dickson is dead politically. That was the primary objective. You can only talk APC/PDP/Labor/Accord when you're politically relevant. Anyone who threatens that is not meant to be disciplined, but to be permanently disabled politically.
You learn this as a councilor over in the ND.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 11:11pm On Nov 17, 2019|
My point is that there's a chance Tinubu may not use a different party to openly defy Buhari.
The reason is that Buhari has him by the balls. And he knows Buhari is the way, the truth, and the life of his presidential ambition.
Buhari and Jonathan both have 12m voters standby. To put this in perspective, Tinubu would barely even win Lagos against either of them.
That's why Tinubu has his tongue stuck in Bubu's as$-crack. From RUGA to rogue actions.
Knowing this, it's difficult to tell if Tinubu wouldn't just bend over and let Buhari shaft him.
The alternative may make GEJ-Ibori seem merciful.
As for Jona, he's still in active politics to reposition PDP and build PEJ's political profile.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 10:31pm On Nov 17, 2019|
It's impossible to tell.
In such a hypothetical situation, he may have used another party (not necessarily PDP) to preserve some control. Maybe a handful of HOAs, HORs.
Just to hold out until 2023/7. Tinubu plays the long game. So I don't think he has a problem temporarily ceding control, then bid his time.
It's what GEJ did after 2015. Every idi*t who contributed to his defeat, he didn't lift a finger for any of them when they inevitably needed his help.
He used Atiku for example to shut the doors for Tambuwal, Saraki, and Kwankwaso. And when Atiku predictably lost, and Atiku & co were blowing hot, he did not utter a word in support.
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|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 10:04pm On Nov 17, 2019|
What would PMB gain from backing Ambode?
He does not need the Yorubas for anything. If he wants to deal with Tinubu, the bullion van will be far more easier than backing a politically-reckless candidate like Ambode.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 9:30pm On Nov 17, 2019|
Because if PDP had won, his political family would have been disenfranchised completely by Dickson's Reformation Group.
He just destroyed Dickson politically. Lyon (and Sylva) can always decamp.
Bayelsa is not like Delta and Akwa Ibom, where you have a dominant political family.
In Bayelsa, you have political clans, and interests have to align to come on top.
Dickson tried to go it alone and even the Southern Ijaw he was counting on abandoned him so as not to lose out of the regular chop-I-chop for the next 4 yrs.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 9:11pm On Nov 17, 2019|
He is the insurance plan against Lyon.
Timi was advised to be a party man and wait his turn.
Because if Sylva and Dickson are any indication, Lyon go lyk show himself later.
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Taught Dickson A Lesson With Governorship Election In Bayelsa by LordAdam: 8:43pm On Nov 17, 2019|
It was clear since Day 1.
Like Dickson, like Okorocha.
PEJ slowly building her very own formidable political empire.
Godmother par excellence!
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|Politics / Re: Moremi Soyinka-Onijala Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee by LordAdam: 9:03pm On Oct 14, 2019|
Sarcastic replies on reddit, at least those by native speakers, leave no room for ambiguity.
And adding that notation would have made a difference to me.
|Politics / Re: Moremi Soyinka-Onijala Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee by LordAdam: 3:50pm On Oct 14, 2019|
If he was been sarcastic, he did a bad job at wording that comment.
There are plenty of arguably competent folks with privileged backgrounds that worked under several administrations.
The current UN Deputy SG for one. Sanusi and Dasuki are princes. Iweala is a princess.
However competent they may or may not be; their surnames certainly catapulted them to the corridors of power.
And if he wanted to avoid misconception since he preferred to type an ambiguous text, he could have signed off with "/s", which is netspeak for sarcasm.
|Politics / Re: Moremi Soyinka-Onijala Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee by LordAdam: 12:58pm On Oct 14, 2019|
It has very little to do with competence.
Appointments of this nature are mostly based on slots. Elites get the pick of the litter.
If Nwando Achebe returns to the country, appointments will be waiting for her as well by virtue of her last name. If not with the FG, then with a state.
This applies to all of them from the Gowons to the Kutis.
When your for-bearer pays the path for you, you gain the right of first refusal.
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|Food / Re: How Much is a Bag Of Rice Now In Your Area?? by LordAdam: 7:39am On Oct 13, 2019|
The guy you quoted also sold Buhari as a savior.
Awon "The Sowores." Ex-Buharists who bad policies have reset their substandard level of reasoning.
Dem flenty for NL. Shame no dey gree dem open mouth; na jor to dey drop hints here and there lyk say dem be TANoids from b4 b4.
Personally, I'm a fan of the suffering and economic distress. You can't sow corn and expect to reap orange. That's not how the universe works.
|Crime / Re: Obinwanne Okeke Aka Invictus Obi Busted By FBI (Full Details) by LordAdam: 8:55am On Aug 17, 2019|
No one gives a F*CK about what you preach to your kids!
It's not like the story not getting rehashed stops you from preaching it to your kids.
For crying out loud you're a Nigerian living in Nigeria and earning within Nigeria; It is highly unlikely you haven't had a questionable financial dealing this year. Moralistic tw*t!
I'm sure as hell you support one of these politicians who send billions of dollars overseas annually; then turn around and try to make this guy the poster child of the reason for your poverty.
The guy committed a crime, he is doing the time. Like every criminal the world over. If your kids don't know that yet, you've failed as a father.
|Crime / Re: Obinwanne Okeke Aka Invictus Obi Busted By FBI (Full Details) by LordAdam: 7:15am On Aug 17, 2019|
Really you guys are going to milk this.
Not everyone who is rich made their money legitimately. This is not a Nigerian-only fact.
Elizabeth Holmes was worth as much as $4.5b. She wasn't just ranked on Forbes, but celebrated the world over as the youngest richest self-made female billionaire. Turns out, she was running a scam. Today, she's looking at multiple lawsuits that could send her to jail.
Texan Billionaire Stanford effectively ran a $7b ponzi scheme. He's serving time now for 110 years. In case you're wondering; no he is not a Nigerian.
Forbes wasn't compromised then. Why would it be now?
Good thing Okeke is getting his comeuppance. But that is all there is to it. Now let this story die already!
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|Investment / Re: Which Is Better; Fixed Deposit Or Bonds? by LordAdam: 5:23pm On Jul 14, 2019|
From a strictly technical POV, T-Bills, Bonds, and Fixed Deposits are primarily to save money in an ultra-low risk instrument that beats annual inflation. This is why the inflation rate and t-bills/bond rates sit within the same band.
In Nigeria with inflation in the double digits, it's no surprise t-bills/bonds are in the double-digits. In much of the Western world where it's mostly 1.5% +/- 1% or less; bond rates hover around 1% +/- 1%.
As such to be clear, you're certainly losing money if you save in the bank (due to inflation), but t-bills/bonds/fixed deposits and similar instruments aren't really investments that'd move the financial needle substantially. For that, you have to invest in a business.
It may be direct like when you buy or start a local business in full or in part, or indirectly via shares. With the latter, you do not only have to concern yourself with the share price performance, but dividend yield. Both are riskier than government or private bonds (or FD/CD); but they can rapidly increase your wealth if you strike gold.
To put this in an analogy you may better understand; consider your own plan. Invest in FD + T-Bills + e-Hailing + Car Resale. e-Hailing and Car Resale would yield better returns than FD and T-Bills all things being equal. They are businesses. However, they're riskier.
It doesn't make economic sense to channel all of your business returns (net profit) into FD/T-Bills/Bonds. Some of it, sure, as a matter of financial prudence. But most of it should be channeled to expanding the businesses you run, starting others, or investing in other well-run businesses you know. Unless of course, you're completely satisfied with your current financial standing, are very risk-averse, or have too much on your plate already.
Growing and managing wealth is almost never as simplistic as the advice shared by most on threads of this nature. I usually ignore, but decided to give my 2 cents on your plan, since it is not hypothetical.
Folks should read more on investing, how money works, and preferably talk to licensed financial advisors before taking financial decisions of note.
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|Celebrities / Re: One Of The Reasons For Depression Is Lack Of Fulfillment - Linda Ikeji by LordAdam: 7:08am On Jun 24, 2019|
I think the best way to stay happy is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to be and embracing what your life is.
Easy to say when you're a billionaire.
See stop giving these tongue-in-a-cheek advice and just refer people to psychologists who know their sh*t. Sure, mental health is a big deal; but it's ridiculously easy to give terrible advice; because mental health is very personal.
Chester (RIP) was the arrowhead of one of the biggest rock bands the world has ever seen. Had a wife and kids, band mates who respected him, and millions of fans (me inclusive) who practically worshiped him. Dude lost a friend, went on a downward spiral, and committed suicide. Still stings to this day.
This advice would have meant nothing to Chester.
Moreover, people want to be the best they can be. It is natural to want to be a better version of yourself regardless of how nice your life is objectively. Moderation is necessary, but contentment isn't all that it's made up to be. It goes against our very nature.
Realizing that and telling people that's normal but it's also crucial to know when to hit the brakes is actually better advice than sitting in a vantage position and telling others they should be contented with their lot in life; right as you're trying to increase your riches tenfold.
Leave the issue of mental health to the pros.
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|Politics / Re: Most Governors Spend Days In Abuja While Their States Are In Flames - Shehu Sani by LordAdam: 6:03am On Apr 09, 2019|
Another of numerous valid reasons to restructure.
|Business / Re: Jeff Bezos Agrees $35bn Divorce by LordAdam: 4:09pm On Apr 08, 2019|
We're talking about people who stay with a tenant automatically becoming tenants at will themselves usually after staying for a number of days. This is not the case in Nigeria.
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|Business / Re: Jeff Bezos Agrees $35bn Divorce by LordAdam: 4:05pm On Apr 08, 2019|
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