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|Politics / Re: APO KILLINGS : Thoughts Of A Nigerian by usmanyaro17: 11:10am On Sep 24, 2013|
Wallahi is so sad that that wicked people are taking the lives of innocent citizens in the name of religion and ideology, as a practicing Muslim i feel sad and heartbroken when my peaceful religion Islam, is been used by some evil people as a basis for taking innocent lives,we the moderates are always seen as terrorists whereas we have good intentions, while watching what happened in Nairobi Kenya at the shopping mall i felt so bad imagining that it was Nigeria it would have been a disaster. Sincerely my heart goes to all those affected in all the terror attacks, and i want to admonish us to emulate the people in Maiduguri who fighting against terror shunning sentiments, we must support our security agencies and encourage and avoid making statements that will discourage them especially concerning this Apo incident which i am still doubting innocence of those killed. I want to assure u that Islam is still a very peaceful religion in spite of some few bad eggs.Al salama aliakum....
|Politics / Re: EXCLUSIVE: How Apo Raid Happened – SSS Officer Who Took Part In Operation by usmanyaro17: 11:56am On Sep 23, 2013|
ichidodo: A public display of the confiscated arms would make all of this believable.If we don't believe the story of the DSS, it means we didn't believe their successes in the past
|Politics / Re: EXCLUSIVE: How Apo Raid Happened – SSS Officer Who Took Part In Operation by usmanyaro17: 11:50am On Sep 23, 2013|
luvinhubby: Where is Sahara reporters and their fabricated lies.That is a very pertinent question, i am serious skeptic, but we must give the DSS the benefit of doubt in this one because of their tract records, we must not be emotional about the whole thing, maybe there are some things that are not for us to consume,u no how some Nigerians get big mouth now..
|Politics / Re: Attempt To Kidnap Yar’Adua’s Daughter Thwarted By SSS by usmanyaro17: 10:07pm On Sep 19, 2013|
The secret police always impresses us, at least we know a government agency that is taking its work very seriously, well done SSS, i wish i could be recruited, i always admire them from a distance.
|Politics / El-rufai Needs Prayers & Psychological Assistance –presidency by usmanyaro17: 9:38am On Sep 16, 2013|
The Presidency on Sunday alleged that the former FCT Minister who is also the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, was attacking President Goodluck Jonathan, because he sought a favour which was not granted.
A statement by the Special Assistant (New Media) to the President, Mr. Reno Omokri, in Abuja, described as unfortunate, el-Rufai's comments contained in the interview published in a national daily on Saturday.
Omokri said El-Rufai had also said in the interview that "nothing can make Jonathan succeed and that the President is grossly incompetent, because he doesn't listen, and doesn't even understand the issues."
But the Presidential aide urged the public "not to be misled by the machinations of el-Rufai, a man who is in dire need of prayers and perhaps psychological assistance."
Omokri alleged that "Nasir el-Rufai wanted something from the President which was why he visited him at the Presidential Villa to heap unsolicited praise on the President in 2010."
He added, "When he did not get what he wanted, he became bitter and since the days of yore when the fox that could not get the grapes tagged them 'sour grapes' to mask its frustration, it has always been the habit of persons who cannot compete on the basis of ideas to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it."
"Thus, El-Rufai, having run out of ideas, has tagged this administration as 'incompetent," Omokri stated.
But El-Rufai through his media advisor, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, challenged the Presidency to make public the request he made which was turned down by Jonathan.
He noted that el- Rufai had anticipated the discomfort which his latest newspaper interview would cause the Presidency, and he was not surprised by the resort to innuendos in the statement the Presidency released.
He said, "The personal attacks on me cannot redress the competence deficit that afflicts this government or make the poor performance go away.
"I have never asked anything from the Jonathan government, and I challenge them to make public any such request. The history of my meetings with Jonathan upon my return from exile in 2010 is detailed in my book.
"Jonathan is the one who requested my support for his presidential ambition, a request I declined. After the three meetings in 2010, they have sent a variety of people to solicit cooperation and make offers which I have rejected.
"Regarding my relationship with General Muhammad Buhari, there is no doubt that we have had our differences. But we have put those behind us in our quest to help this country achieve the quality of leadership that can pull it from potential to greatness.
"Some of us speak candidly, but we are also educated enough to act on new information and reflections," he added.
Omokri nevertheless recalled that contrary to his position in the interview, El-Rufai had at a meeting with Ambassador John Campbell in April of 2007 described Jonathan, the then Vice Presidential nominee of the People's Democratic Party, as a clean and honest leader".
He also added that El Rufai had told the ambassador that "Jonathan was the only candidate that met Obasanjo's guidelines, which was honesty and being an Ijaw."
|Politics / Thieves Worse Than Ibori Walking Free In Nigeria- Nuhu Ribadu by usmanyaro17: 4:19pm On Sep 13, 2013|
Former Delta state governor, and convicted money launderer, James Ibori, was never Nigeria’s worst plunderer of state wealth. He may only have been less smart. Far worse official thieves are walking free today, and are celebrated as heroes, former head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has said.
“There are worse people than James Ibori in Nigeria. Probably, he was not the smartest one among them, but there are some crooks worse than James and I still see them. Some of them are even being celebrated right now in our country,” Mr Ribadu said in a recent interview with Zero Tolerance, a magazine published by the EFCC’s media unit.
Mr. Ibori is serving a 13-year jail sentence in the UK after a Southwark Crown Court 9 in London, on April 17, 2012, found him guilty of stealing and laundering billions of naira of Delta state money.
The former governor, who led Delta state between 1999 and 2007, was first investigated by the EFCC under Mr. Ribadu and later, under Farida Waziri.
Mr. Ribadu’s unceremonious exit from the post was largely blamed on the Ibori case as the former governor was a major backer of the then president, Umaru Yar’adua.
The case soon went cold after Mr. Ribadu’s removal, amid allegations Mr. Ibori was shielded by the government with the support of the EFCC. Mrs Waziri, who took over from Mr. Ribadu, has denied that claim in a separate interview with the same magazine.
She said it was her pursuit of Mr. Ibori that forced him out of the country to the United Arab Emirate, where he was eventually arrested and repatriated to Britain to face charges.
The Ibori case stirred further controversy after former President Olusegun Obasanjo told the same EFCC magazine that Mrs Waziri was appointed on Mr. Ibori’s recommendation. Again, Mrs Waziri denied that claim.
While Mr. Ribadu is widely regarded as the best hand yet to have headed the anti-graft agency, his critics say he was manipulated by Mr. Obasanjo to go after the former president’s political enemies. In his interview, Mr. Obasanjo dismissed that suggestion and spoke highly of him and his achievements, but scathingly faulted Mrs. Waziri.
Mr. Ribadu said there were and still are, smarter criminals who did more damage to the fight against corruption in Nigeria than Mr. Ibori.
He said while he fought corruption passionately and diligently, he never took the effort personal as he strove to do only what was expected of him as a law enforcement officer.
He also said there were people who he investigated and brought to justice who attempted to do more damage to him than the former Delta governor.
“James was not different from all others; and while doing this type of work, they will fight you back. I have seen a lot of fighting back all my life, and that of James was not as bad as the others. His own was very public that is why. There are those that even attempted to kill me who are still out there. This is the type of work that when you do, you must expect a thing like that,” Mr. Ribadu said.
He criticised some judges, while also commending others. He said many criminals in Nigeria escape justice with the connivance of some judges. He said while Mr. Ibori was acquitted of 170 charges by a judge, another Federal High Court Judge “sent him to prison for two and a half months”.
Tafa Balogun arrest
Mr. Ribadu, now a stalwart of the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Presidential flag bearer of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the 2011 election, also explained the circumstances that led to the arrest and prosecution of a former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun. He said the former IGP “crossed the line”.
“Whoever crosses the line will be dealt with, whether a constable or an IGP, it is the same thing. The solution is not to cross the line,” he said.
He said he arrested the former IGP because he had to execute a mandate honestly, and to do that he had to be blind to the position of an individual because justice is blind.
Mr. Balogun was arrested by operatives of the EFCC on March 28, 2005 and was charged with eight count indictment of corruption. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six months in prison.
He was also ordered to pay a fine of N4 million while N20 billion in cash and some properties were seized by the Federal Government
|Politics / Farida Waziri Was A Disaster To Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fight, Says Obasanjo by usmanyaro17: 4:07pm On Sep 10, 2013|
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the appointment of Farida Waziri, the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as a wrong step in Nigeria’s fight against corruption.
Mr. Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview he granted Zero Tolerance, a magazine produced by the EFCC.
The former president, whose administration established Nigeria’s two main anti-corruption agencies, the EFCC and the ICPC, said he was aware that former Delta State Governor and convicted money launderer, James Ibori, played a major role in Mrs. Waziri’s appointment.
“I know that the woman they brought in to replace Ribadu (Farida Waziri) was not the right person for that job, because I understood that one of those who head-hunted her was James Ibori.”
“If James Ibori, who is now in a U.K. prison for fraud, head-hunt somebody who will fight corruption in Nigeria, then you can understand what happened,” he added.
When questioned further on his stance on the former anti-graft chief, Mr. Obasanjo said Mrs. Waziri was not adequately qualified to head the EFCC.
“Well, go and look at her track record,” he said. “Go and look at the condition or the qualification; go and look at the type of interaction that anybody holding that job will have with a similar organisation elsewhere; did Waziri have that type.”
“What connection did she have with FBI, what relationship did she have with Metropolitan Police in London. It’s not a picnic,” he added.
Ms. Waziri, a retired senior police officer, was appointed head of the EFCC in 2008 after the controversial exit of the pioneer chairman of the commission, Nuhu Ribadu, also a former police officer.
Her tenure, right from the beginning, was dogged by various controversies including her alleged romance with indicted state governors like James Ibori of Delta, Bukola Saraki of Kwara, and George Akume of Benue.
There were also several investigations including by the now rested NEXT Newspapers that revealed how the EFCC, under Ms. Waziri, wrote controversial letters clearing some of the former governors of corruption charges.
Even the international community was so suspicious of the former EFCC boss that former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Sanders, threatened to walk out of a meeting with Nigeria’s then Foreign Affairs Minister, Ojo Madueke, if Mrs. Waziri was allowed to be at the meeting.
The former EFCC boss was eventually walked out of the meeting.
“I was investigated”
While making further comments on the EFCC, Mr. Obasanjo also said that in order to clear himself of corruption, he asked the commission, then under Mr. Ribadu, to investigate him.
“I was investigated. I told EFCC to investigate me. I told EFCC to carry out clinical investigation and they did,” he said.
“They also did same with all people on my farm. One of them was telling me the other day how Lamorde called him three times and took statements from him. The EFCC even made sure they did not submit that report to me; they waited until I left and updated their report after going round the world and saying look this is the report.
“Nobody should be below board in the fight against corruption,” he added.
Mr. Obasanjo also commended Mr. Ribadu, saying his performance as EFCC boss helped reduce corruption in Nigeria and improve her rating by Transparency International.
“When I was there, the EFCC and ICPC worked tirelessly and we moved this country from the corruption perception index being number 2 from the lowest to being number 45 from the lowest,” he said.
He queried the manner Mr. Ribadu was removed from office saying he cautioned late President Umaru Yar’Adua against the removal.
Mr. Obasanjo said if given the opportunity again, “I will reappoint Mallam Ribadu and I will not dismiss him the way he was dismissed from the EFCC.”
He, however, accused the former anti-graft boss and former presidential candidate of hobnobbing “with people he had declared as corrupt.”
|Politics / Re: Revealed!!! Dirty Facts About Fomer VP Atiku Abubakar by usmanyaro17: 2:04pm On Sep 06, 2013|
Na wah this allegations are too serious to be ignored,I have always doubted the credibility of Atiku given the wealth he ahs amassed over time in public office, I wonder why the anti graft are allowing to be this free, he recent moves suggest that he gunning for the number office.But the goodnews is that Nigerians are wise politicians like him will make a lot of noise but at the end of the day only the right leader will be chosen...Our fingers are still cross oh
|Politics / Re: Atiku Abubakar's 2015 Campaign Shoes (Picture) by usmanyaro17: 4:56pm On Sep 05, 2013|
I guess this is the reason why ATiku has created a faction in 2015, his Presidential ambition....politicians with wayo, but i seriously doubt his credibility...
|Politics / Re: Breaking News: Abu Sa’ad (aka Momodu) Shekau's Deputy Killed By Security Forces by usmanyaro17: 4:20pm On Aug 14, 2013|
This is a great feat, i can't wait for Shekau to be captured, I will love to see his face in handcuffs, no wonder they went and killed innocent people at the mosque, its a sign of defeat, i am very sure their end will come soon. Well done JTF.
|Politics / Re: Laughable!!! ACN, CPC Hold Separate APC Rallies In Ekiti by usmanyaro17: 4:16pm On Aug 14, 2013|
From the way the party was hurriedly set up and its intentions, you will know that the party is a huge comedy. I think we have not seen anything yet, by the time the Gubernatorial and Presidential primaries will start we will begin to laugh in pidgin...
|Politics / Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Second In Command, Abu Saad – JTF by usmanyaro17: 4:11pm On Aug 14, 2013|
The Nigerian military has announced that it has killed the deputy leader of the Boko Haram sect during onslaught against the group in Borno State.
The military Joint Task Force, JTF, said it killed Momodu Bama – aka Abu Saad – on August 4, during an offensive by the sect on a Mobile Police Base, and Bama Town.
Abu Saad was Boko Haram’s Operation Officer and second in command to Abubakar Shekau and was one of the most “vicious and heartless killer in the group with penchant for slaughtering his victims,” the military said in a statement on Tuesday.
Before his death, the JTF placed a N25 million bounty on him.
The military said Abu Saad was killed alongside his father, Abatcha Flatari, who was described as “one the spiritual mentors” of Boko Haram.
He was “in charge of indoctrinating child foot soldiers who are mainly abducted children,” Sagir Musa, spokesman of the Borno JTF, said in the statement.
The military increased its offensive on the sect and other criminal groups in three northeastern states – Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe – after a State of Emergency was declared there in May.
|Politics / Re: ASUU STRIKE: Do You Think They Must Be Given N92billion? by usmanyaro17: 3:04pm On Aug 14, 2013|
I don't how serious ASUU is when they are asking for the pocket allowance of 92 billion Naira, hiding under the guise general education lapse, now their hypocrisy is gradually manifesting..
|Politics / Re: Buhari - Only Death Will Stop Me From Contesting In 2015 by usmanyaro17: 2:35pm On Aug 14, 2013|
samilo88: INEC should consider enacting a law stipulating the number of times an individual can contest a particular position. Contesting in elections is a placebo for Buhari, we already know the outcome.I wish he could be a given a National honours award on contesting..
|Politics / Re: Opposition Fuelling Strike Actions In Nigerian by usmanyaro17: 1:02pm On Aug 14, 2013|
I can't agree with you more....
|Politics / Re: Buhari - Only Death Will Stop Me From Contesting In 2015 by usmanyaro17: 12:52pm On Aug 14, 2013|
Since Buhari has become a perennial President aspirant and looser abeg let him contest again, my only concern for him is that he may die as a bitter man because of his ambition, we the northerners are tired of old guards like him who have ruin our future when they had the opportunity to do better things. I just pray he will weep like a child again when he lost in 2015.
|Politics / Re: 2 Boko Haram Field Commanders Killed, 6 Arrested by usmanyaro17: 9:01pm On Aug 13, 2013|
One day all the commanders of the evil Boko Haram will finish,and Shekau will be caught like Sadam Hussain in a rat hole..I see it happening,well done JTF
|Politics / Re: HELP!!! Where Is Shekau's Video, or is it propaganda? by usmanyaro17: 6:22pm On Aug 13, 2013|
I want to register my disappointment with Premiumtimes and other gullible news platforms ,for posting a story that is half baked, I wonder why the level of professionalism in journalism is eroding by the day, how can post a sensitive story without evidence?gaskiya its very misleading,Nigerians are intelligent people that cannot be easily flawed.As far as I am concern, this news platforms are compromising their integrity by projecting Propaganda,its so unfortunate.
|Politics / Re: Did You Vote Jonathan In 2011 And Will You In 2015? by usmanyaro17: 3:39pm On Mar 18, 2013|
I voted for Him and i will vote for him again again,as far as i am concern he is still best amongst the clowns we have making noise..
|Politics / Re: Alamieyeseigha's Pardon: Bill Gates Cancels Trip To Nigeria by usmanyaro17: 1:30pm On Mar 18, 2013|
With or without Bill Gates we will continue to remain as Nation, let him pocket his aid we will still survive...
|Politics / Re: Jonathan Pardons Bello Magaji, Homosexual Molester, Triggering Fresh Controversy by usmanyaro17: 12:08pm On Mar 18, 2013|
Cork and Bull story,sin is sin however we may look at it.Let us not judge.
|Politics / Re: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan To Seek One Term - BBC by usmanyaro17: 3:26pm On Mar 07, 2013|
Maybe when we see the agreement or pact we may tend to believe the story going round,moreover, the constitution is the ultimate, the only force that can stop him is the people and time shall tell on that..
|Politics / The Emergence Of APC Is A Welcome Development- Sheikh Gumi by usmanyaro17: 3:16pm On Mar 07, 2013|
The respected Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, has described the emergence of the All Peoples Congress (APC) as aWelcome development. On a post on his facebook page he said the APC was needed to check the excesses of the PDP.
As usual, NaijaPundit brings you the post unedited below. You may also click here to read it directly.
Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi
PDP vs. APC
An Arabic adage says: “Iron is only cut by Iron”. It is absolutely necessary for the healthy growth of a nation and its stability to have at least two strong competing political parties that will give people the chance to see the contrast. The psyche of balancing and counterbalancing is what keeps the truth afloat. Allah said: “Nay, but man doth transgress all bounds, In that He looketh upon Himself As self-sufficient” Q96/6-7. The moment man or people feel that they are independent of others transgression sets in. This is the dilemma of authoritarianism.
We as a nation have suffered enough. We suffered the totalitarianism of the old chieftain-cy and emirate systems then came the colonial rule followed by the military dictators that came to derail the developing 'governance by choice' sometimes in the most brutal manner.
The emergence of APC is a welcomed development to check the excesses of PDP. But as a strategy, let the good people be represented in both parties. It is then, we can benefit from the fruits of dualism. Only the Supreme and Only Deity, the Omnipotent is one and only. “If there Were, In the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been mishap In both! but glory to Allah, the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what They attribute to Him! Q21/22. It also means by reverse analogy when you give mortals such powers of mono-existence, dominance, mishap and un-equilibrium sets in.
So the best way to encourage good governance is to promote competition. The recent visit by the APC governors to NE regions goes a long way to put Nigeria back on track and expose the hypocrisy or conspiracy behind the BH saga. This is just the beginning - insha Allah.
Without the necessity of being political or bipartisan, I advise us to be careful, tactful, flexible and strategical in the turmoil waters of politics. We only have to be wary of our greedy and sellout. “Nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (evil) with what is better: then will He between whom and Thee was hatred become As it were Thy friend and intimate! And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune. Q41/34-35.
May Allah guide us all.
|Politics / Re: The Selfishness Of Northern Leaders. by usmanyaro17: 12:21pm On Mar 07, 2013|
To say that Northern leaders are selfish is to say the least..its obvious they are just hypocritical to the region's plight craving for power to sustain their wealth while the masses continue to wallow in abject poverty.We must wake up from our dreamland and realise very early that we are leaderless in the North,only comprado elites who are just after their pockets..
|Politics / Re: Nigerian Police Games Amidst Insecurity In Nigeria by usmanyaro17: 12:32pm On Mar 06, 2013|
King Solomon I:It has already been said...they need total overhauling and direction to understand modern policing...
|Politics / Re: Oshiomole's Aides Murder: Why Can't The Police Admit That They Were Wrong? by usmanyaro17: 12:29pm On Mar 06, 2013|
Whether the NPF admits or not in the public court they have already been found guilty in the case,we are just in trouble because we have nothing like police around us,if the NPF can frame up a crime like this then i wonder where lies the hope of the common man...
|Politics / Re: Nigerian Police Games Amidst Insecurity In Nigeria by usmanyaro17: 12:25pm On Mar 06, 2013|
Can you imagine the waste,when the Ikeja police college was left at the mercies of dilapidation,the games is conduit pipe for corruption,no wonder they are always in the news for the bad reasons,because they have neglected their primary assignments and concentrate on making illegal money.The NPF is a huge disappointment..they just need a total overhauling..
|Politics / Re: Omojuwa And Patience Jonathan Exchange Words On Twitter by usmanyaro17: 11:26am On Feb 01, 2013|
OP...Omojuwa needs therapy for chatting with an impostor...
|Politics / Re: Concluding Elrufai's Blasphemous Tweet by usmanyaro17: 10:13am On Feb 01, 2013|
Murphy T: Elrufai is stl unrepentant, stl pressing home is previous tweet.I knew it from the word go that this man called El rufai is unrepentant and a trouble maker,just look at how he is still endorsing Blasphemy,as a msulim i feel very ashamed of him, you cant be making illustrations,examples or bad comparisons with a sacred being,it is total unacceptable.The good news is that God always knows how to handle His things,El rufai will regret all of his actions..
|Politics / Re: El Rufai Tweet: Fake Christians! by usmanyaro17: 11:17pm On Jan 28, 2013|
I want to thank Christians for their maturity regarding this issue,El rufai is a disgrace for making such comments,we must ignore people like this in the society for us to live together.
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