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Foreign Affairs / Re: Trump: African, Asian Immigrants Poisoning US Blood by Reference(m): 4:37pm On Dec 18, 2023
Inspirer1:
We all know what they think about us.


But we keep deceiving ourselves and denying the truth....

Striving and toiling to go there and other European countries...

Who will 'go there' if 'here' was okay.
So I think this is one bitter pill we have to swallow as a third world nation.
Whatever has made us the way we are is unattractive to the world out there.
Sports / Re: Champions League Round Of 16 draw result by Reference(m): 2:03pm On Dec 18, 2023
UEFA has just created a perfect storm for heavy contests at the latter stages of the tournament.
Cannot see the bigger teams losing out here.
Sports / Re: Champions League Round Of 16 draw result by Reference(m): 1:58pm On Dec 18, 2023
[quote author=Drsmartphilips post=127545310][/quote]

Agreed.
Napoli and Barca play about the same pattern but the Barca squad is deeper in number and talent.
One or two injuries in the Napoli squad and it becomes a flat tyre.
I am not even sure Osimhen will be available if Nigeria goes deep in the Nations Cup tourney.
Crime / Re: Without The Intervention Of Young Igbo Men, I Would Be A Dead Man - Moyo Okediji by Reference(m): 6:52am On Dec 18, 2023
The last exchange between the fellow and a certain 'Ayobami Ogedengbe' is symptomatic of everything that is wrong with this country and his response is the exact position between Nigeria and most of the developed nations of the world, the mindset of the people steeped in cronyism, tribalism masquerading as culture and tradition and wanton corruption.

Get rid of these deadweights and this country will float to the surface of life.
Politics / Re: 99.9% Households Yet To Receive FG’s Cash Transfer – World Bank by Reference(m): 9:01pm On Dec 17, 2023
Desusi:

My daughter who is a non partisan politician received her own unbelievable last month. Its real,but how many vulnerable people will collect this money? Moreover, what can #25000 buy in the market when a bag of rice is 55k

And what will a bag of rice do for you.

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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Liverpool Vs Manchester United (0 - 0) On 17th December 2023 by Reference(m): 7:36pm On Dec 17, 2023
Anfieldboss:
This Liverpool team cannot win the EPL title. Nunez should be permanently placed on the bench. We also need a complete overhaul of our midfield.

Indeed. There is something still missing in that midfield that may be resolved if Thiago returns but from today's expose..... "Houston.....we have a problem".
European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Liverpool Vs Manchester United (0 - 0) On 17th December 2023 by Reference(m): 7:32pm On Dec 17, 2023
Liverpool will not win the Premiership.
With Salah off in January I cannot see where the goals will come from.
There is a paucity of craft in the top half of that team, little creativity.

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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Liverpool Vs Manchester United (0 - 0) On 17th December 2023 by Reference(m): 5:48pm On Dec 17, 2023
Dantedasz:
Onana is just useless.

The standards in the Premiership are far higher than what he saw in the Serie A.
The pressure is far greater.
Too many hard teams to play.

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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Liverpool Vs Manchester United (0 - 0) On 17th December 2023 by Reference(m): 5:36pm On Dec 17, 2023
Liverpool strangling United like some cold blooded killer.... grin
Ten Haag needs to dial 911.

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Politics / Re: Bianca Ojukwu Visits The Emir Of Kano (see Colorful Pictures) by Reference(m): 5:34pm On Dec 17, 2023
Wow, beautiful palace.
Everything about Kano and history and heritage is always so special.
If tourism is to really flourish in Nigeria it will probably start in Kano.
The potentials there are enormous.

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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Vs Brighton (2 - 0) On 17th December 2023 by Reference(m): 3:46pm On Dec 17, 2023
This is the kind of match Arsenal can easily lose.
When you have all the possession and create all the chances but are timid in putting the ball into the net then strange things can happen at the other end.
Folks never learn.
This is the Premiership.
Politics / Re: Professor Osinbajo And Former FEC Wish President Buhari Happy 81st Birthday. by Reference(m): 3:44pm On Dec 17, 2023
Vinnie2000:

Osinbajo the Cowardly man. sad

If he had Balls, he would have fought harder to win that APC presidential primary.

With him as APC Presidential flagbearer, he would have won the Election @2pm that same day. smiley smiley

Unlike the Druggie that depended on 2am JAGBAJANTIS, 3 days Later, to win. embarassed sad sad

That is all Nigerians like to do.....'fight to win elections', tigers at the polls but become pussycats in government.
What was wrong in him fighting 'while in government' for a better Nigeria.
Building solid foundations for the kind of institutions that underpin development.
No, they keep quiet observing good table manners while there but afterwards preach more than the Apostles.

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Politics / Re: Some Countries Encouraging Ekpa To Destabilise Nigeria, Says CDS by Reference(m): 10:16am On Dec 17, 2023
AK481:
At times I wonder why the government isn't interested in peace in the SE, the peace in the SE is a very low hanging fruit but wickedness prevents common sense .

Igboho was released with connivance from tinubu ,yet MNK is still in jail .

Just because of one man the security forces are dying like flies in SE, how much is MNK life worth ?

If statistics shows that the next soldiers to die in SE can be prevented by the release of MNK, why not release him?

Get him sign an undertaking of peace like uwazurike and everyone goes home happy .

Let me predict that some low thinking individual here will quote me and start writing without critical reasoning .

Why.
This is an honest assessment.
Not to talk about the fact that the direct cost of insecurity to the economy is humongous and growing and the indirect cost of monetising security agents which is potentially deadly and destabilising.

For it is one thing for militants and bandits to have huge resources to prosecute their nefarious activities, it is another thing to have serving military officers amass huge vaults under the guise of security votes.

On the aspect of MNK and the South East question, history is filled with the inability of States to hound political prisoners into oblivion. The thought that the issue can be locked away and forgotten while everyone goes about his merry way is just fantasy. Nigeria is just not yet ready to address her structural issues so we continued to live under threat day after day, costing no only lives but huge resources that should be expended kin forward motion. Liberty is expensive for both individuals, communities and the State. The price to pay for that is humility, solidarity and equity.

There is absolutely nothing wrong in sitting down and negotiating solutions towards peace.
It was done in Northern Ireland, it was done in south-africa, it was done in Burma before the military made a volte-face and the country plunged back into misery. All these places faced armed struggle the kind of which we have not even seen a fraction of in Nigeria, so what is our problem, except for the pride of an ignorant State and the ideology of sections of this country.
Food / Re: Cost Of Feeding Worsens As Food Inflation Hits 32.84% by Reference(m): 8:24pm On Dec 16, 2023
ajebuter:
I went to Onipanu market off lkorodu road around 11:30 am and from sipeolu street, l entered the market to come out to lkorodu road and all through my walk inside that market in Onipanu, l didn't see a single buyer entering the market from the main gate at the bus stop

I walked inside the market with ease

That should be worrisome because it's usually a very busy market and on a Saturday, you're not even suppose to see front because of crowd of shopper

Omo, something is definitely wrong as people are not even able to buy basic food items

Also at the cold room next to Boku Supermarket in the same Onipanu where l went shopping for chicken, l was there for almost 30 minutes and no single person came into the big store to buy fish, chicken or turkey because they were too expensive

Ha...Something dey happen oo

Hmmm..... Nigeria is progressing as they say.

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Politics / Re: Wike Is Suffering Chronic God Complex, Rivers State Not His Property - inibehe by Reference(m): 5:00am On Dec 16, 2023
I have next to no interest in this.....whatever.
I only talk about politics where there is a sliver of democracy involved.

And as far as I am concerned democracy does not exist in Rivers State.

We cannot be talking about an unfair contest between two illegitimate parties. A referee cannot give a red card to a player already suspended by the FA. What is he doing on the pitch in the first place.

I have observed that a lot of people have jumped on the wagon of the 's-elected' governor. But is this not political laundering. An attempt to pass off a heist as legitimate earnings.

There is no right party between the two pugilists just as there is no honour amongst thieves.

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Politics / Re: Stabilise Naira, Stop Blame Game On Emefiele, Ohanaeze Youths Tackle Cardoso by Reference(m): 4:49am On Dec 16, 2023
In 5 months this government will have been place for a year and will have reached a quarter of it's tenure.

Exactly what will it say it has positively achieved except perhaps to say that if Mr. Buhari was in government for a third term things would have been much worse.

Every passing day of 'business as usual', aka 'lack of visionary or revolutionary ideas' in leadership circles paints a picture of another regime lacking the capacity to handle the affairs of this country.

The image the average citizen has is that Abuja is on siesta. The past months of November and into December absolutely nothing happening at project site Nigeria.
Politics / Re: Japa Syndrome: Nigeria’s Political Class Will Face The Consequences Soonest by Reference(m): 4:29am On Dec 16, 2023
Don't mind them.

They can't relate the fact that they have to borrow to survive simply because revenue is down due to a collapse in productivity caused by the decimation of the middle class.

Where professionals and entrepreneurs are fast closing down their businesses and migrating for paid employment and venture enterprises abroad.

The effect is that when the kettle on the hot plate has vaporized the water it proceeds to consume itself before finally pulling the entire house down in a fiery fire storm.

Where you see an earth hole on your farm there is either a bush rat in place or a snake waiting for the bush rat to wander back home.

The young people of this country will always position themselves to enter the middle class but where the snakes of systemic national hostility await they will naturally find new homes abroad to rest.

Who wants to be an unfortunate victim of the peddlers of the failed system called Nigeria plc.

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Politics / Re: Keyamo Sacks 33 Aviation Directors Appointed By Ex-minister, Sirika by Reference(m): 3:49pm On Dec 15, 2023
33 Directors...... shocked ......for how many aircraft flying in our airspace.
Then countries like China and the United States will require a town load of Directors to superintend over their own aviation industries.
This country eh.....
Politics / Re: Abubakar Badaru: N1.57 Trillion Budget Not Enough To Fight Insecurity by Reference(m): 8:37am On Dec 14, 2023
Of course it is not enough to buy Generals houses in Atlanta, Texas and Florida.
It is only in a Banana Republic that you hear such slide without angst just days after a major expose on a serving officer alleged;y having multiple billion naira houses abroad..... only in Nigeria.

And I will continue to speak out against the monetisation of professionalism throughout the corridors of government. Everywhere you go so called professionals fortunate to find themselves in administration have sold their souls to money. They have reduced every venture to naira and kobo from Betty Edu to the Defence chief and many more.

Yes, they speak these things at their budget defences but the fact of the matter is that a pervading culture of 'throw money at problems' has swallowed the soul of this country eating away at the will to get things done by every way and means possible including looking inwards to creativity, qualitative management and resourcefulness.

In Nigeria today administrators are content with mediocrity, failure and doing nothing if money is not front and centre so the country continues to bleed its economy to feed the proverbial bears.

When a General who should speak in terms of tanks and ships, aircraft, bombs and bullets like his counterparts abroad is more adept to naira and kobo, something is amiss.

In those days the simple reason why professionals are engaged is so that things can be DONE rather than BOUGHT.
Nigeria is long lost along that road.

Outside restructuring, the only thing Nigeria needs is revolutionary leadership. Out of the box thinkers in government and beyond and the backing of a citizenry that is absolutely fed up with the status quo.

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Politics / Re: Isiguzo Praises Seriake Dickson On Managing His Relationship With Governor Diri by Reference(m): 5:51am On Dec 14, 2023
Cantonese:
OP please tell us about infrastructures in Bayelsa.
What has government done to deal with poverty. Bayelsa as a small state has produced a President who served for 8 years; a minister of state for petroleum; with one of the highest allocations from the center, yet in all its years as a state, remains backward.

We must not eulogize politicians who get into positions of power to serve personal interest. The primary reason for all the agitations is poverty. What’s the government doing about food security? What’s happening to the roads? What’s happening in the health sector? Can the people access health facilities at reasonable costs and with ease?

These are things we need to hear. We have heard more than enough of politics, politicians and political parties please.

Well said.
Read through the whole script and was about to be swept off my feet by the beauty pageantry but there is always another side of the coin viewed only by the man in the grave.

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Crime / Re: Access Bank Ikere, Ekiti Attacked By Robbers (Video) by Reference(m): 11:19pm On Dec 13, 2023
Lawalemi:
Until Nigeria have leaders that would sit and be truthful with their conscience, evidence of misgovernance will continue to manifest in this manner.

That is simply what we continue to say.
Some will elect poor leadership out of sentiment and then recline to 'manage' life.
All fine and good. But the fact is that not everyone can or will do that.
Some of decayed morals and weak wills to legitimately survive and succeed will turn on society to unleash the fury of this fallout.
This base barometer is what real nations are all about, watching out for its weakest links.
Politics / Re: "Petrol Price Should Be N750 Per Litre" - World Bank by Reference(m): 9:52pm On Dec 13, 2023
Racoon:
World Bank dey ment. They are not concerned about how much is minimum wage, how forex question is affecting the economies of the third world countries but only obsessed with constricting them with stringent economic measures.

Fuel subsidy fuel is still ongoing while the cost of petrol is still high. Meanwhile, supply is still inadequate. When it is said these Brent Wood Institutions are only only imperialists ready to be milking through imposition of useless leaders who bent over to their life choking economic policies, some zombies here will be calling people wailers.

Well no one ever liked the medicine the doctor recommends but it is necessary.
Everyday we talk about killing import dependence and becoming a productive nation.
How will these things be without the 'stick' of right sizing, right calibrating our economy.
If petrol sold for 80, 90, 100, 200 naira per litre who will think of building any refinery for instance.

As long as there is a way out of work the typical Nigerian will simply not work.
As long as the typical Nigerian can buy, he will never 'make'.

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Politics / Re: How To Shore Up Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange, By Finance Minister Edun by Reference(m): 9:38pm On Dec 13, 2023
sulaak:


That the only solution, but how do you transform a unproductive country into a productive society.

Put and end or a moratorium to the cancer called 'contracting'.
Let Nigeria top to bottom start cooking her meals instead of visiting the restaurant.
Half of our budget is lost to corruption, commissions and wanton profiteering.
The true value of every naira accrued to the economy via government is no more than 30 percent.
The rate at which government builds roads, feeds prisoners and buys office stationary is just ridiculous. A complete waste of resources.
Politics / Re: Rivers Government Begins Demolition Of Assembly Complex (Photos) by Reference(m): 10:38am On Dec 13, 2023
3rd world democracy in pictures.
Yes, we are progressing indeed.
Politics / Re: Oshiomhole Tackles Doris Uzoka For Proposing ₦‎1 Billion For Trip To Geneva by Reference(m): 8:05am On Dec 13, 2023
Ikaeniyan0:
1 billion naira for a trip to Switzerland, to do what gan gan?

Like father like son, like President like Minister. Practices form habits, habits form the culture that established destiny.

Change is not just a slogan.
It should be a practice.

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Politics / Re: Adebayo Adelabu: Nigeria Gets 40,000MW Power From Generators by Reference(m): 6:46am On Dec 13, 2023
This is what we have been saying for years, almost 3 decades and from the infancy of this forum.
Nigerians have the capacity to develop Nigeria.
All it needs is a reorientation of thought and processes (restructuring) away from individualism to a nature of collectivism and a break from self serving leadership.

Nigerians indeed generate more power than the state and the state organised power sector.
Nigerians indeed pump more water than all the state controlled and state organised water boards.
Nigerians indeed employ more security guards than the combined armed forces and policing agencies in Nigeria.
Nigerians indeed have more dollars in their vaults than the CBN can dream of.
And very soon they will probably earn more foreign exchange than the nation officially earns.

In truth this is the way it should be.
Resources and the potentials to create wealth should be in the hands of the citizens.
The only difference between advanced, developed and inherently prosperous societies and backward, third world banana republics is not the availability of resources but the organisation of these resources.

How they are cultivated and applied to purpose, vision and collective progress.
Incidentally this is the sole purpose of government. To aggregate resources and organise society towards a collective vision of prosperity.
This we have not been able to do since independence despite the monstrous resources that have come our way, all frittered away.

So in order not to wander away in thought, the power issue is simple.
Restructure it. Rebuild it from the ground up. Make it people-centric not exclusive. INVOLVE NIGERIANS. They have the capacity.
Build smart grids so that TRUE IPP's can inject power into the grid AND MAKE MONEY FROM THEIR ASSETS, such that instead of turning off their generators when "NEPA" comes they can keep them running for a little profit.

If this technological leap seems far fetched then organise power clusters where big generating individuals and companies can sell power locally as they please.

If this liberty still threatens the monopolists then why can't they simply ask the public to invest in power through shareholding, making it mandatory that the power sector be a TRUE public enterprise.

All it takes is ORGANISATION, the only purpose of GOVERNMENT.

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Sports / Re: Osimhen & 4 Other Nigerians That Have Won The African Player Of The Year Award by Reference(m): 6:26pm On Dec 12, 2023
They all played for top clubs abroad and with the exception of Yekini plied their trade in Europe's big 5 leagues.
Politics / Re: Fubara Is Clueless, A Failure, Has Nothing To Show As Rivers Gov - Okocha by Reference(m): 5:54pm On Dec 12, 2023
Feudal country.
Further proves that he was not democratically elected but selected to do the bidding of his 'king', the only guarantee for his success.

If they are not propping up the extremely corrupt and vile so as to blackmail them to do their bidding in office they will select the extremely timid, extremely indolent or an outright mentally challenged fellow so that there is no independent thought in government or no will whatsoever to change the status quo for the better.

And then we turn round and blame the colonial regime for exactly the same misadventure and for planting the seeds of every social malaise we cultivate today.

Only in a third world banana plantation will a single individual who was absolutely nothing a couple of decades ago will evolve into a monstrous tyrant that hapless citizens flee from at the wave of a hand.

Where is that famous picture of a horse tied to a tiny plastic chair again.....
Politics / Re: Governor Akeredolu's Wife & Son Keep Him In Ibadan Against His Wishes by Reference(m): 1:40pm On Dec 12, 2023
Feudal nation where the king dies on the throne.
Where it is an 'abomination' for the king to resign or retire.
Politics / Re: VP’s Office Pays ₦10M Hotel Bills Of Tinubu’s Daughter’s Guests - FIJ by Reference(m): 9:24am On Dec 12, 2023
[quote author=zionstaar75 post=127440618]that's actually the whole essence of the news, to away dumb heads like you. Was it not in this same country gold iPhone Was shared at goodluck Jonathan child's wedding and turai yaradua was buying properties worth billions all over Abuja?fools that can't think by themselves, that is what you are [/quote/]

See them.
They always love to associate with wrongs.

Their history is ever limited to the bad things of the past when they thump their chests that what they support is better.

Crying that theirs is change.
Change from what to what you ask?

What is different, what is the point in changing government when you get exactly the same outcome, the same waste, the same corruption, the same overall bad governance.

How can a sane, moral, bonfide citizen. sit down and continue to tolerate and excuse this.

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Politics / Re: VP’s Office Pays ₦10M Hotel Bills Of Tinubu’s Daughter’s Guests - FIJ by Reference(m): 9:16am On Dec 12, 2023
[quote author=zionstaar75 post=127440618]that's actually the whole essence of the news, to away dumb heads like you. Was it not in this same country gold iPhone Was shared at goodluck Jonathan child's wedding and turai yaradua was buying properties worth billions all over Abuja?fools that can't think by themselves, that is what you are [/quote

See them.
They always love to associate with wrongs.

Their history is ever limited to the bad things of the past when they thump their chests that what they support is better.

Crying that theirs is change.
Change from what to what you ask?

What is different, what is the point in changing government when you get exactly the same outcome, the same waste, the same corruption, the same overall bad governance.

How can a sane, moral, bonfide citizen. sit down and continue to tolerate and excuse this.

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Politics / Re: Air Force Bombed 236 Persons In Borno Under Buhari, Northern Muslims Kept Quiet by Reference(m): 8:19pm On Dec 11, 2023
wonlasewonimi:
Useless people useless country..they are comparing number people bombed by each administration.

Rush to the bottom of the barrel where the dregs are.
So unfortunate.
Without restructuring this country will never become a viable entity.

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