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|Politics / Re: Scrap Office Of First Lady – Peter Obi by Reptyle(m): 11:45am On Oct 17|
Abeg all of these politicians should go and sit down with their pedestrian suggestions for good governance.
Office of first Lady or not has never been the problem of governance in Nigeria. Yes it is not a constitutionally recognised office. But there is hardly any where in the world where the wife of the President will not be accompanied by top security and have a retinue of aides even if she chooses not to be in the public eye.
Cutting off the office of first Lady is too pedestrian to make it a campaign promise. Rather, tell us what you will do to undertake a wholistic review of the entire governance architecture, keeping the cabinet as lean as possible to eliminate waste.
Tell us how you plan to catalyze the constitutional review that is necessary to take the fluff and perks out of governance so that only the people that are genuinely interested in serving the people come into politics and aspire for office.
All of these first Lady talk is becoming jaded abeg!
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|Religion / Re: Pastor Paul Enenche: Compulsory Vaccination Is From The Pit Of Hell (Video) by Reptyle(m): 9:50pm On Oct 15|
My take on this is simple: God said the antichrist will come. Neither he nor his agenda can be prayed away. The only solution to escaping the antichrist according to the Holy Bible is to be raptured with Christ when he returns to take the saints home. So I do not know what sort of empty prayers a lot of Christians are praying these days binding the antichrist and his activities.
The government has clarified that contrary to reports in the news, they are not forcing anyone to take the vaccination. But they will not allow access to any Federal Government building without full Covid 19 vaccination as of December 1st. It makes common sense to say that in exercising your right not to take the vaccine, you cannot impede the right of others to a safe workplace. Take the vaccine or stay home...PERIOD!
May God have mercy on his church!
|Politics / Re: Falana To Buhari: Don't Let Police Disrupt Upcoming #EndSARS Protest by Reptyle(m): 10:44pm On Oct 14|
Citizens are within their right to organize a protest...but I do not think a protest is necessary at this time given the fragile security situation across the country IMHO. The tendency of an open protest getting hijacked and running out of control like we witnessed last year is extremely high and no matter how we view it, the Police does not have the capacity of coordinating and controlling a street protest against government.
We all watched on TV as the almighty American security infrastructure struggle to control violence during the BLM protests and again during the post-election violence in America last year. The Nigerian police is under-staffed, under-trained and ill-equipped to effectively manage a protest and prevent it from degenerating into a riot.
There are much more civil ways of marking the events of last year in a much more solemn way rather than a street protest. WHile criticizing government, we also need to be responsible citizens.
|Politics / Re: Daniel Saror: Insecurity Is A Deliberate Plan To Islamize Nigeria by Reptyle(m): 12:52pm On Oct 12|
Instead of continuously wailing about this phantom plan to Islamize Nigeria, should Christians not put together a plan to Christianize Nigeria?
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|Family / Re: My Cousin refuses to do any house chores because he's a guy by Reptyle(m): 5:29pm On Oct 11|
The guy unfortunately picked up this poor mindset from his upbringing. There are a lot of homes where parents actively make their male kids feel superior to their female kids by not allowing them to do any house chores. Secondly, you can have a situation where the boy watched his father treat his own mother like a house maid in the name of "culture and tradition" and felt that is the way life is wired.
I think your mum and dad can lovingly but firmly help him correct this warped mindset now that he lives with your family. On your own part, you need to be a bit more understanding of the fact that he just comes from a different upbringing from yours. Rather than tow this part of hostile aggression, I suggest you adopt a more friendly approach so your position on the matter can be well received.
|Politics / Re: Ikpeazu: IPOB Not As Bad As Terrorists, Bandits In The North by Reptyle(m): 2:24pm On Oct 11|
This governor's take is like saying a burglar is not as bad as an armed robber because a burglar can be reasoned with and is only stealing because he is hungry.
We need to stop this attempt to rationalize evil. What is bad is bad. Boko Haram did not start off as this uber-violent terrorist organization we know today. They evolved because northern politicians and ethnic jingoists were all over the place rationalizing their existence rather than stamping them out. Guess who is suffering it the most today?
The southeast needs to take a stand against this growing IPOB/ESN menace before it grows out of hand. There are more peaceful platforms and means to negotiate the terms of our nationhood than this open call for violence.
|Health / Re: Nigeria Missing As UK Recognises COVID Certificates From Over 50 Countries by Reptyle(m): 3:39pm On Oct 04|
Nigeria is not the problem. Nigerians are the problem.
It is not Nigeria that asked Nigerians to begin to sell vaccination cards to travelers that are yet to be vaccinated at the airport. It is not Nigeria that asked Nigerians to set up a syndicate that sells fake covid 19 results and vaccination cards to travelers in the UK, US and UAE.
Nigeria has become a pariah because Nigerians just do not know how to behave themselves. We carry our knack for crime outside the shores of this country and begin to blame Nigeria when those other countries resist our misbehavior.
Nigerians need to do better.
|Politics / Re: Chike Akunyili Is Dead! Dora Akunyili's Husband Killed By Unknown Gunmen by Reptyle(m): 9:45am On Sep 29|
This is a very good take on the issue at hand. I like how you called for investigations before jumping to conclusions. The question is, are you usually this pragmatic when the media announces that herdsmen have committed another murder without any shred of evidence?
Would you have been this restrained if the family had announced that the murder may have been carried out by herdsmen? Would you have called for investigations before accepting the claim?
I know it is hard to swallow the fact that your kinsmen have evolved into the evil that you condemn in others...but it won't help if you people begin to make excuses for them. IPOB may be fighting a worthy cause but the fact is that there are bad eggs among them that are exploiting the struggle for their own personal and violent agenda.
Boko Haram did not start out as the ultra-violent force that we know them to be today until some violent and extreme entities joined the Group. Then they also began to enjoy the support of politicians and people alike who saw them as an agent to disrupt southern politics and chase Christians away from the north. They thought Jonathan will rule forever so they were happy to make the country ungovernable for him. Northerners cheered them on until they turned into the hydra-headed monster and destructive force they are today. Now Jonathan is no longer President but it is too late and the north is suffering the effects of their hypocrisy today.
The Southeast needs to condemn these violent crimes and call a spade a spade. IPOB has deviated from its core objectives of peaceful agitations and is now feeding on its own children. The Southeast needs to understand that the Buhari they all love to hate, will soon wrap up his tenure and retire. But if IPOB is allowed to perpetuate this legacy of evil, it will soon get out of control. It is time for the Southeast to speak with one voice and curtail the activities of these renegades before it gets out of hand.
|Celebrities / Re: DJ Switch: I've Been Cooked Up In A House For Months; Never Got Asylum To Canada by Reptyle(m): 8:44am On Sep 27|
If you truly believe this woman was truly anywhere within the shores of this land and the DSS was not aware of it, then it means you are smoking some of the really good stuff.
|Celebrities / Re: DJ Switch: I've Been Cooked Up In A House For Months; Never Got Asylum To Canada by Reptyle(m): 8:40am On Sep 27|
When una and government use us catch cruise finish, the truth of what really happened at the toll gate on that day will emerge.
For now, enjoy your fame and milk it for all you can get from it.
|Education / Re: Pantami’s Professorship: FUTO Alumni Write Institution, Want Explanation by Reptyle(m): 8:23am On Sep 25|
So if I understand clearly, what this article is saying is that a body of ex-students of a school are threatening to sue a school they graduated from because of an administrative decision the school took to hire a new teacher?
How does that work? Is the administration of the school accountable to the alumni? Why do we thrive in "anyhowness" in this country?
The best the alumni can do is express their disagreement sighting reasons why they feel Pantami should not be hired. But to seek to compel the institution to reverse their decision by writ of summons is an aberration. That case is going no where.
The university does not owe the alumni any explanation as long as the university senate approved the move and it was endorsed by the owners of the school, in this case the Federal Government of Nigeria, case closed!
|Travel / Re: Pilot Fights Passengers Over Max Airline Flight Delay (Video) by Reptyle(m): 9:45am On Sep 20|
With this pilot's disposition, I would think twice about flying on this plane with him in command.
Lot of people do not understand that one of the main dangers of flying is having a pissed-off or mentally challenged pilot who might be harboring suicidal thoughts.
This one in the video looks like he is going through a great deal of mental stress and I would be very wary about being on a plane he is flying.
|Health / Re: Ever Had A Bone Dislocation? Share Your Experience With Traditional Bone Setters by Reptyle(m): 5:42pm On Sep 15|
Most of those trado-bonesetters end up doing more harm than good. To them, all bone and muscle injuries can be corrected by pulling and rubbing the area roughly. That way, they could end up aggravating what would have otherwise been a minor injury.
I STRONGLY advise anyone against patronizing them. Instead, seek out a good orthopaedic surgeon and get your injury checked out. It might be more expensive. But at least it could help save your limb.
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|Politics / Re: Sit-At-Home: IPOB Looted Bread Van In Enugu & Set It On Fire by Reptyle(m): 10:00am On Sep 15|
When I read statements like this, it just makes me feel that most Igbos do not have a problem with oppression if it is being perpetrated by fellow Igbos.
Is this the sort of repressive administration that IPOB wants to run in the Southeast? An administration that legislates people's freedom of movement and robs them of their rights to freely determine what they would like to do? If that is the case, why do they have a problem with being a part of Nigeria then? Or is it no longer oppression when an Igbo oppresses a fellow Igbo? Would you be this pragmatic if the bread seller was attacked by people from another tribe?
|Car Talk / Re: I Left Front Seat For My Friend's Wife But She Cautioned Me by Reptyle(m): 2:41pm On Sep 14|
Hmmm! There are a lot of things that do not make sense to me about this "woke generation." This front seat drama takes the cake.
If I had not witnessed it happen between my friend and his wife, I would have thought such was only found in Nollywood.
|Car Talk / Re: I Left Front Seat For My Friend's Wife But She Cautioned Me by Reptyle(m): 1:14pm On Sep 14|
Neither of you was wrong. You were right for respecting yourself and vacating the front seat because for some women it is a big deal and they can embarrass you.
She is not wrong in telling you not to vacate the front seat for her next time. She was basically just letting you know she has no qualms with such deference to her status. At least now you know that you won't be embarrassed if you decide to keep the front seat next time.
For some women, it is so much of a big deal that they will take exception if their mother-in-law or even their own mother decides to take the front seat.
I have a friend whose wife kicked up a very big fight by pointedly telling her mother-in-law to vacate the front seat where she was already seated and get into the back. The mother-in-law came down and angrily decided to take a cab to the venue of the event. Husband got angry, came down, and decided not to go to the event, and "madam front seat" was left alone to drive herself to the event. This incident happened last year. But I can tell you that things are yet to return to normal in that home even today because of that singular incident.
I do not know why people make an issue of small things like where to sit in a car.
|Politics / Re: Atiku Paid K.M. Family Investment To Help Destroy Buhari's Campaign - Gazette by Reptyle(m): 4:51pm On Sep 08|
This article smells like a hatchet job paid for by someone or some people within the PDP.
The oracle is specifically pointing at one man like that from Kwara State who used to lead the legislature under the immediate past dispensation.
Anyway wetin be my own? Let all the polithiefcians continue to open each others bum bum in the public. One day, there will be a comeuppance for everyone that has had a hand in plundering our resources for selfish use.
|Politics / Re: Atiku Paid K.M. Family Investment To Help Destroy Buhari's Campaign - Gazette by Reptyle(m): 4:46pm On Sep 08|
|Politics / Re: Niger State Government Bans Cattle Markets, Issues New Security Directives by Reptyle(m): 9:33am On Sep 01|
Same Executive order issued by the governments of Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger state. I am glad more state governors are beginning to realise there is more they can do than depend on the FG to resolve the crisis in their backyards. This move will negatively impact the economies of those states. But if it will help curb the criminal activities within the states, then it will pay off in the long run.
At least they are doing something unlike that clown in Benue State that mounts a soap box every month end issuing anti-Fulani propaganda and insulting Buhari to hide the fact that he is probably the worst governor in Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Ortom: I Have Document, Fulani Want To Takeover Nigeria by Reptyle(m): 12:00pm On Aug 31|
A few years from now, Benue people are going to look back at the eight years this governor spent and realise it was an absolute waste. Nothing concrete to show but this consistent anti-Fulani propaganda.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Syed Sadat Now Works As A Pizza Delivery Guy In Germany by Reptyle(m): 9:11am On Aug 26|
Naaaaah this isn't dignity at all. Sounds more like laziness or a lack of vision and ambition to me. With an educational and experience profile like that, he is pecking way below his pedigree. Even God go vex for am.
If you doubt me, read about the parable of the talents told by Jesus in the Bible and relate it to this.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Syed Sadat Now Works As A Pizza Delivery Guy In Germany by Reptyle(m): 9:07am On Aug 26|
Even if that was to be the case, how about his experience profile? Dude's been a CEO of a telecoms service provider for crying out loud!
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Syed Sadat Now Works As A Pizza Delivery Guy In Germany by Reptyle(m): 9:06am On Aug 26|
This story makes absolutely no sense to be honest. 2 masters degrees in communication and engineering from Oxford University, former CEO, long experience in telecoms leadership and the only job he could get is pizza delivery boy
The story isn't adding up at all. We'll, except if he is under some kind of asylum arrangements that restricts him from applying for and getting any white collar job in Germany and perhaps the EU.
But with an educational and experience profile like that, he could offer business and management consulting services for a lot of money. The opportunities for someone like him is literally limitless anywhere in the world.
But pizza boy? Naaaah, there is more to the story.
|Politics / Re: Lai Mohammed Denies Meeting Twitter Executives In The US by Reptyle(m): 9:44pm On Aug 18|
Probably because a journalist asked him a question about the development.
You need to understand that when a public official is asked a question, the journalist can choose to make of the response they get, what they will...it is no longer under the control of the official what the journalist decides to write.
The official can of course decide to give a cryptic "no comments" response. Although that would still be news nonetheless.
|Family / Re: Help, My Fianceé Masturbates by Reptyle(m): 12:20pm On Aug 16|
Guy lemme put in short and straight English that will be easy for you to understand:
Run ooo! Japa! Tule! Free am!
When we pray to God to guide our choice of a life time partner, he most often does not send an angel to whisper in our ears. These observations about your fiancee are the sort of signs he lets us see, If you like, you can ignore them and forge ahead in spite of all of the obvious red flags.
|Politics / Re: Top 5 Lies About Buhari By Farooq A. Kperogi by Reptyle(m): 8:20pm On Aug 14|
This essay doesn't say anything new and frankly, the point of this elaborate treatise is lost on me.
President Buhari is almost at the end of his tenure. I expect that people like Mr. Kperogi will be focusing more on the people that will be throwing their hats into the ring for the 2023 elections.
|Politics / Re: Caged, 20 Days Captive In Nigeria: Israeli Activists Release Documentary (Video) by Reptyle(m): 6:59pm On Aug 11|
What did they expect really?
There is a separatist movement in that part of the country by people claiming to be jews and claiming Israel is about to launch a war on Nigeria to liberate them.
A bunch of guys show up from nowhere probably after obtaining tourist visas and begin to film a documentary. I frankly don't see how they could have avoided being arrested and interrogated.
I think the DSS only did what was right.
DSS detention isn't a 5-star accommodation so I don't know what the fuss is about. I am sure they were treated much better than their own security agencies will treat a Nigerian arrested for the same reason in their country.
|Politics / Re: 1,081 Boko Haram Members, Senior Commanders Surrender In Bama, Borno by Reptyle(m): 9:56pm On Aug 09|
The Niger Delta fought a war of attrition for years. The north took the baton and that has been on for over 10 years now. While we are doing all we can to quell that fire that was foolishly left to burn out of control, the southeast wants to walk down the road to perdition.
Afterall all said and done, no region thrives while a full-blown war is being fought on their land. This thing that IPOB/ESN is trying to start will only end in premium tears. I hope wisdom prevails on all sides.
|Travel / Re: The Bad Behaviour Of Some Nigerians Abroad by Reptyle(m): 2:39pm On Aug 09|
It is really unfortunate that with all of these and so many more criminal activities of our fellow Nigerians in diaspora, we are quick to lampoon the country for the poor state of our international passport. Ghana recently gained an ease of visa restrictions to the UAE for instance and Nigerians went amock on social media blaming Buhari for the situation.
I feel that until we all realise that we are all collectively responsible for improving the country's image by carrying ourselves in line with the laws of other countries, we will not make much progress.
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|Politics / Re: DCP Abba Kyari's List Of Achievements (Photo) by Reptyle(m): 10:38am On Aug 02|
He did not arrest anyone from the north you say?
Are you sure you read everything that was posted? Read the list of arrests and accomplishments again...this time, slowly.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Meet British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Discuss Insecurity In Nigeria by Reptyle(m): 11:49am On Jul 30|
Are you trying to tell me that Buhari met one on one with Boris and Boris did not order him to release Igboho and Kanu with immediate effect or face sanctions
|Crime / Re: Tope Alabi Robbed At Gunpoint In Ogun, Police Arrest Suspects (Photo) by Reptyle(m): 3:24pm On Jul 26|
If you had even bothered to read the full story, you would have realized that the "Tope Alabi" referred to here isn't the gospel singer but a "normal citizen".
Please normalize reading beyond the headline ffs!
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