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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Cancer: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, Dies At 87 by porka: 7:10am On Sep 19|
Condolence to her family.
This clearly shows that human beings have no power over life.
This woman held on to her seat tenaciously in defiance of nature.
She refused to resign to go take care of her failing health, earnestly supported by her ultra liberal/left-wing supporters in the media and especially in the democrat party.
In spite of multiple life threatening surgeries, she refused to quit, she played politics with her own life throughout, believing that the republicans would nominate a hard conservative to replace her.
It is worth noting that there was no call for her to resign because of her failing health and her advanced age from any of the usually WOKE section of the media and the new age movement. Nobody thought it fit to advise her to take a bow after serving her country meritoriously for decades.
Imagine if it was the other side of the divide. Extremely partisan pundits and so-called experts from the left would have been hosted many times by the leftist media like CNN and others to pile pressure on her to resign. There would have been hundreds, if not thousands, of Op Ed and editorial opinions in the New York Times, Washington Post and other leftist media on the need to get her out.
Now see the very precariously situation her death has put the nation. This period that the country is not in a good situation and literally divided as never been seen before is when her clock stopped ticking.
Her demise will so energize the conservatives more than before. The motivation to troop out enmass to vote has just been presented to them.
Those who hold power today should know that life is fragile. It is not worth any political considerations. Life will move on after one is gone. It is not worth anything holding on to power when one's capacity is already sapped and the health is not at its best. It is always wise be true to oneself and bow out honorably in order to avoid this type of controversy.
|Politics / Re: How Nigeria Can Reduce Unemployment? by porka: 12:56pm On Sep 03|
Your solutions are mere wishes. Large population alone is meaningless without other factors of production. All the factors of productions - LAND, LABOUR, CAPITAL, ENTREPRENEUR AND REGULATIONS must be appropriately combined. Out of these, Nigeria, and indeed, Africa can only boast of 2 (two) - LAND and LABOUR. Africa does not have adequate CAPITAL. We don't have enough skills to manage resources and people - ENTREPRENEUR (MANAGERIAL abilities). Poor REGULATORY framework is one of the results of poor MANAGERIAL skills. These also reflect on the choices we make in selecting our political leaders. Everything is interwoven.
Africans, like you, should stop being elementary. Those type of elementary skills you mentioned cannot develop any country. There is no country that has ever developed through HUNTING. It is just a fallacy. No country has ever developed without CAPITAL - and FOREIGN CAPITAL is a key component of it. All the requirements to lift Africa up are already in the books, we should not reinvent the wheel. Countries do not necessarily have to produce EVERYTHING they consume internally. It doesn't make sense. What is important is to PRODUCE more than one CONSUMES. And SELL higher than one BUYS. On the technical side, one has to PRODUCE what one can spend less on and gain more than the other person producing it - COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE. All countries buy from and sell to one another. If things cost less to buy than to produce, it makes no sense to produce them, it's a waste of resources. All countries have things they can produce cost effectively.
In all these, FOREIGN INVESTMENT is key. Foreign investment brings the needed CAPITAL, plus TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION. It uses local LABOUR (which is employment), and stimulate competition for local investment. FOREIGN INVESTMENT also comes with SKILLED HUMAN RESOURCES. Ultimately, these skills and TECHNOLOGY are TRANSFERRED to local folks, who can then replicate the business in MULTIPLE, thereby creating EMPLOYMENT opportunities for others.
All the countries you mentioned are still desperately seeking foreign investments in one form or another. The large population of China was a liability until its leaders called FOREIGNERS to come in and invest. They took a cue from Singapore's earlier experience, which enabled them to rise from abject poverty to a first class society in one generation. That method has worked for all the country that has adopted it. It has worked all the time. There's no need to go back into AMAZON FOREST MODE (like hoe and cutlass farming or wood carving or hunting as you suggested) to develop. Development doesn't happen backwardly. CAPITAL can be created locally or IMPORTED from abroad.
When next you reflect on this issue do not just do it in abstract like the radio or television show guests do. Consider them in tangible form. When next you go to Europe or America or Asia and you see bridges and those fanciful things that Nigerians like to focus on, don't just assume that they GREW from the ground by MAGIC, consider that CAPITAL, LAND, LABOUR, ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MANAGEMENT) and REGULATIONS have gone into them. It is the country that knows how to combine these factors that will reduce unemployment, not the country discouraging youths from going to school and instead pushing them to learn trade or push carts or carry Dane gun to hunt games.
|Religion / Re: CAMA: FG Says Religious Bodies Must Submit Details Of Their Finances by porka: 8:40pm On Aug 22|
Do you know the meaning of disingenuous or you think you know it?
Find a quote from the referenced post below:
In sane societies like USA, South Africa, UK, Europe, Australia etc, there are agencies that regulate religious organisations, CSOs and NGOs. Why should Nigeria's be different?
Then answer the simple question and stop the blabs.
Name the agency responsible for regulating churches in the United State of America?
If you need help don't hesitate to ask.
|Religion / Re: CAMA: FG Says Religious Bodies Must Submit Details Of Their Finances by porka: 5:18pm On Aug 22|
Please name the agency responsible for regulating CHURCHES in the US and how the 'regulations' are done.
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|Crime / Re: George Floyd: SHOCKING! The Police Cop Who Arrested Floyd Is NIGERIAN (Photos)!! by porka: 2:18pm On Jul 02|
Black Lives Matter has nothing to do with the lives of the black people. It has nothing to do with George Floyd's death.
Black Lives Matter is an organization founded by three homosexual black women. One of the major aims is to propagate homosexuality agenda among blacks since black people across the world are mostly conservatives. How come such an organization was founded when a black president was in office? A feat that was touted as an advanced progress in racial relations.
They merely hijacked George Floyd's assassination case to further their sinister plot. They want to be seen fighting for black causes but that is not their ultimate goal. The ultimate goal is to infuse their disturbing messages into black issues. They are aiming at entering the blacks through the back door.
George Floyd was murdered by a criminal in police uniform. The murderer should be tried and sentenced accordingly.
|Health / Re: Covid-19: Death Rate Lower dan Previously Report but 7times deadlier dan flu-CNN by porka: 8:17am On Mar 31|
The media agenda failed woefully.
CNN causing hysteria and panic went into overdrive. Now that Chloroquine has shown Cononavirus less fatal, they have to try to walk back the narratives.
The world media will cleverly deviate from COVID-19 reporting in about two weeks from now.
China is responsible for this virus, but the media which made all efforts to get early reprieve by demonizing efforts to try various therapies should be held responsible also. They are complicit.
|Health / Re: Coronavirus Survivor Says Chloroquine Saved His Life by porka: 11:28pm On Mar 29|
Our 'scientists' in Hollywood and the Capitol, who had been very critical of this 'innocent' drug, have been fixated on the scenes in their fictional movies where a pandemic of this type was only tackled by "extraordinary' solutions such as patients and doctors wearing masks, ventilators and other super gadgets inside some state-of-the-art medical facilities just so they can showcase their excellent medical emergency efficiencies only to be disappointed by not only the existence of such out of this world facilities and readiness in an embarrassingly limited number but also the 'shame' of sharing an 'obsolete' drug, restricted to only the Third-World, with the rest of the world.
As this 'third-world' drug is proving efficacous in the treatment of COVID 19 cases, our 'scientists' friends are now in dilemma; whether to swallow their pride and agree with their 'unscientific' president and get people treated and move on or continue in their illusions that their ultra-superior healthcare system is capable of taking on millions of cases simultaneously. The fact that it was Donald Trump that has been pushing this drug is also a huge turn off for our 'science loving' media. If it were 'Prof.' Barack Obama that has been promoting Chloroquine, by now the mass media media would have touted an overwhelming 'consensus' of its efficacy among the 'global scientists'.
Among those who are motivated by the politics of November 2020, a part of them is wishing that Chloroquine is discredited completely for the treatment of COVID 19 cases and would still maintain that it is useless even in the likely event that the drug is approved for treatment of some COVID 19 patients in the coming days.
At the end of the day many would wish they had listened to the 'scientists' much eatlier.
|Politics / Re: FG To Appoint 16 New Permanent Secretaries by porka: 7:07am On Mar 25|
Nigerian women can claim state of origin both by birth and marriage.
|Health / Re: Should China Be Made To Pay For The Aftereffect Of COVID-19 Epidemic? by porka: 11:54am On Mar 24|
China should be held responsible for throwing the whole world in turmoil.
They lied and punished the doctors who raised the alarm at the very beginning of the virus spread.
Authorities in China suppressed information and hide data while the virus spreads around the world. They declined multiple offers for assistance from advanced countries at the early stage of the virus, only to come out shamefully later to attempt to blame the US military for the emergence of the virus.
China must come out to offer a public apology to the world.
Chinese authorities must be shown that becoming a global economic power is not an end in itself, it comes with responsibilities that go with utmost transparency, accountability and ethical standards that ensure adequate safeguard of human lives.
|Politics / Re: Did China Deceive The World: A Conspiracy Theory by porka: 1:43pm On Mar 21|
This is myopic.
The aftermath of the so-called "tactic" is horrible for China and its economy.
First, the pandemic has exposed the humongous advantage that China enjoys in the critical supply chain, especially in the pharmaceutical industry which will never remain the same after the "war".
Americans and Europeans and others serious nations have seen the serious threat posed by allowing China to dominate the supply of drugs and other health supplies. This is a real threat that won't be allowed to continue. Response to this threat is bound to devastate China's industry.
In the same vein, the importance China to the global economy, vis a vis the capacity for disruption is only being experienced. The rest of the world will do just anything to mitigate the risks to the disadvantage of the China's economy.
If at all the "war" has any favourable outcome for the Chinese as being claimed here, it is only temporary. Efforts will be intensified to significantly reduced the vulnerability of the world's economy to a single country's internal dynamics. Ultimately, the world is going to come up with robust risk diversification systems that will take money away from China.
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|Crime / Re: Meet The Man That Was Struck By Lightning Every Six Years, Even After His Death by porka: 2:04pm On Feb 25|
This is the kind of fairytale that will rapidly energize the minds of we Africans.
But, did these incidents happen?
Did lightning strike Major Summerford?
|Health / Re: Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Over Nuc’s Phd Directive by porka: 6:00pm On Feb 15|
Everybody understands that.
It is not only in the field of medicine. There was a time in Nigeria (not too long ago) when PhD is not a requirement to lecture in Nigerian universities. That was why people like Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and others lectured for years and became professors without having a PhD. Such is very highly unlikely under the current dispensation.
But things have changed. The NUC's regulation now makes PhD a requirement for all lecturers irrespective of their discipline. Perhaps the reason you are just knowing it is because they have limited the enforcement to other disciplines until now.
You should also bear in mind that other professions have their own certifications which lead to fellowships in their fields, and they are not equivalent to a PhD. For instance, a computer expert with a CPC certification or an accountant with an FCA or finance professionals with CFA cannot be said to have an equivalent of a PhD.
However, it should be emphasized that NUC should give medical doctors time to upgrade their academic qualifications if they choose to remain as lecturers.
|Health / Re: Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Over Nuc’s Phd Directive by porka: 5:29pm On Feb 15|
They actually conduct research. They do. Most of the UI's researches that give them the ranking edge over other universities in Nigeria are from the UCH. Prof Isaac Adewole alone has hundreds.
They should be told that all their "residencies", fellowships and professional qualifications are not up to masters degree. Afterall, there are academic programmes in medicine. There are medical doctors with masters and PhDs. Dr. Sunny Kuku of the EKO Hospital has 2 PhD degrees in the field of medicine, and he also did those residencies and fellowships as well.
But since they have allowed them to get away with it for so long, if there's any need for a change, it is only rational that the NUC give them a cutoff date when the current generation is expected to produce the requisite qualifications while the new policy is applied to fresh appointments.
They need time to enrol for masters first then PhD thereafter.
|Politics / Re: Fed. Perm. Sec. Busted For Working With Forged Documents. by porka: 10:32am On Feb 15|
The sentence in boldface refers.
The reason for the inclusion of that aspect of the man's records is not clear.
Without prejudice to the claims of the accussers, no one rises to the "rank" of commissioner in any state as in the context. It is not a "rank" one attains based on promotion from the lower cadre.
The post of commissioner in the state government is purely based on politics and it is the prerogative of the governor to appoint any one he feels can be part of his government at the cabinet level (subject to the approval by the state legislators). The civil service rules do not apply to commissioners in the cabinet. They get hired and fired by the governor even on a whim.
The highest "rank" in the Nigerian civil service is the Permanent Secretary.
|Politics / Re: Muslims Form Majority Of South West’s Population—muric by porka: 12:52am On Jan 29|
Muslims' presence along the Railway Belt of the South West can be very misleading when compared with the entire South West population.
What MURIC and his type take for large population is perhaps the congregrants for Friday prayers in Central Mosques in the said Railway Belt. Yet, Celestial Church and C&S parishioners alone - worshipping together in a single spot in those cities - will discount all those numbers.
Again, the sound of call to prayer on loud speakers on the minarets of almost empty Mosques every morning should not be confused for actual humans.
|Politics / Re: Restructuring: South Has Majority In The Legislative House, North Is A Minority. by porka: 8:32am On Jan 27|
The bold face refers.
The requirement according to section 133(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is one-quarter (25% or 1/4 or one-fourth) of votes in 2/3 states and Abuja.
It is not 2/3rd of votes of 2/3rd states.
|Education / Re: Sidi Osho: Professor & VC At ABUAD, Then Demoted To A Dr. At OOU. Then Sacked by porka: 11:55am On Jan 23|
You spoke well.
|Politics / Re: Amotekun: Tinubu Faults South-West Governors & Malami by porka: 2:03pm On Jan 22|
Don't mind such people.
Very warped mindset.
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|Politics / Re: Amotekun: Tinubu Faults South-West Governors & Malami by porka: 2:01pm On Jan 22|
What is the meaning of full facts?
Did they say what he did not say?
They picked the ones they want to use out of the epistle he wrote, what is wrong in that?
|Politics / Re: Amotekun: Tinubu Faults South-West Governors & Malami by porka: 1:44pm On Jan 22|
The train has left the station and has moved very far, Oga.
Your input is irrelevant at this point.
This is a LIFE and DEATH security situation which you earlier trivialized as a happenstance.
A well meaning leader stands up for his people to any form of challenge.
Nobody takes you serious anymore.
The time has passed when people were genuinely looking up to you for leadership.
Unfortunately, you failed them. Because of your ambition.
Even this long epistle is a continuation of throwing them under the bus, to please your masters.
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|Politics / Re: Amotekun Solidarity Walk: Police take over Ibadan venue by porka: 12:13pm On Jan 21|
|Politics / Re: Amotekun Solidarity Walk: Police take over Ibadan venue by porka: 12:12pm On Jan 21|
|Politics / Re: Akeredolu: I Am Not Bothered If Amotekun Will Cost Me Second Term Ambition by porka: 11:47am On Jan 21|
People over power.
Good thing Arakunrin for standing up for the Yoruba nation.
History will be kind to you for protecting your people against terror and hegemonic machinations.
Those sitting on the fence don't realize that power is ephemeral.
They will soon realize that personal political ambition at all cost - at the cost of human lives - have consequences.
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|Politics / Re: Farooq Kperogi: Imo Judicial Abracadabra & Illegalization Of Amotekun Are Linked by porka: 11:33am On Jan 21|
Which restructuring again?
Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems
|Politics / Re: Farooq Kperogi: Imo Judicial Abracadabra & Illegalization Of Amotekun Are Linked by porka: 11:31am On Jan 21|
But there is Railway in the South West now.
Plus many other big big INFRASTRUCTURE.
With those humongous CIVIL works going on in South West who needs the presidency again?
|Politics / Re: FG Declares Operation Amotekun Illegal by porka: 9:13pm On Jan 14|
WHAT ABOUT THE CIVILIAN JTF IN THE NORTH EAST?
Under which law are they operating?
|Business / Re: Abubakar Malami Revokes MTN's $2 Billion Tax Case by porka: 5:53pm On Jan 11|
After destroying Nigeria's economy for five years, ehn?
This was by far the biggest signal to the global investment community that Nigeria was going back to cave economic mentality. The rest civilize business leaders had to boycott the bush for them.
Unfortunately, this was what some of their robotic wishful thinking worshippers said would give them their budget funds that year. They proclaimed "owo budget wa ti pe" very foolishly and ignorantly to their fellow ignoramuses.
Now, after destroying everything and discouraging foreigners from bringing their money for investment, even the ones made by Nigerian investors inside Nigeria are going to be shipped abroad in a signal to total lack of confidence in the economic management such as was announced by Dangote this week.
|Crime / Re: How I Helped Robbers In Foiled Abuja Bank Robbery- Bank Staff by porka: 9:10am On Jan 02|
On normal situations, we have sat down to have drinks. We discussed football, family and how to move forward. He is a barman.
|Politics / Re: Re: Obasanjo Gets External Debt Figures Wrong - APC Is Misquoting Obasanjo by porka: 10:17am On Dec 30, 2019|
That Obasanjo cleared Nigeria's external debt - accumulated by successive governments - as president is not in doubt, though.
The whole wolrd knows that.
|Politics / Re: IMF Ranks Nigeria Number 6 On Countries With Best GDP Growth Of 2019 by porka: 7:16pm On Dec 26, 2019|
This is fake news.
It is one of the fakest news on the internet right now.
Nigeria's GDP growth is actually among the poorest in the world this year, 2019.
They need to peddle fake news to cover for the bad public image of the past week.
Here is the main IMF source.
Check for yourself.
|Politics / Re: IMF Ranks Nigeria Number 6 On Countries With Best GDP Growth Of 2019 by porka: 6:55pm On Dec 26, 2019|
Do you mean fake news?
Well, psychiatrists are still debating how to classify people who are in love with fake news like you.
When they are done, the world would know what to call your condition.
|Politics / Re: IMF Ranks Nigeria Number 6 On Countries With Best GDP Growth Of 2019 by porka: 4:35pm On Dec 26, 2019|
You are ignorant.
This is fake news.
IMF did no such ranking. Nigeria is not even in the 90th position.
Ethiopia's 2019 GDP growth (projection for now) is 7.4%. Ghana is 7.5% Even Niger is almost three times that of Nigeria at 6.3%.
The Twitter source you quoted ignorantly only compares selected countries' data. It doesn't rank them.
Check the full list on the IMF site by yourself.
When you read and you don't understand what you have read, make more findings. Don't just rush to expose your level of ignorance to people who are hitherto not aware of it.
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