What Boko Haram wants from Kano City by Zents Kunle Sowunmi

This article is not a history of Kano, it is just my personal study of the relationship and history between the City and why Boko Haram continues to kill, bomb the good people of Kano without any justification in the 21st Century, and my heart goes to the people of Kano City who lost their love ones and those who felt a Friday and Jumat should be celebrated, but instead, got killed or wounded by animals in the human flesh. I will dedicate this article to two people, Dr. Abdullah Dahiru and Nasiru Suleman Bantam both of them made it possible for all the books of the Oracle to be in Kano book stores. So let us go to work.

 

In 2006, the population of the City of Kano alone was placed at 2.8 million according to the Nigeria Census Board. However, the City of Kano by 7th Century was formerly called Dala because it was placed on the Dala Hills, the primitive language of the original owners of the place could be found between the languages of Congo/Niger meaning, the name Dala was never changed until 15th Century, Kano Chronicle identified Barbusher, a priest of Dala Hill Spirit, as the first settler of the City which in future would be called Kano.

 

 

The traditional oral history says, it was the beginning of the Bornoan source and the first settler could trace their origin to Chad river and South of lake Chad which today could be the people residing in North of Cameroon and South of Lake Chad with claims to SAO civilization which might have started from 6th Century BCE with special skills in bronze, copper, and Iron, till today, their archeological findings could still be around Lake Chad.

 

 

The First King of Dala in 999 BCE was called Baguada, the grandson of Bayajidda and was succeeded by Gijimasu 1095-1134 and followed by Tsaraki 1136-1194 , historically, Bayajidda was assumed to have migrated from Bagdad through the Sahara Desert until he got to Bornu Empire with many warriors and followers which made the local King uncomfortable, as a way to prevent a likely coup on the part of Bayajidda on his Kingdom, he offered him his daughter Magaram or Magira as a wife and just when Bayajidda was happy and felt everything was fine, the King attacked him and he left the City with his wife and followers until they got to the City of Garum Gabas in Hadeja Region, it was there, he dumped his new wife with his first son Biram, when he moved on until he settled in another City called Gaya near Dala now known as Kano because of the Hills and he later moved to Daura now in Katsina State.

 

 

In Daura, he became a legend, when he killed the Serpent called Sarki  that had prevented  the people from having access to the only functional well  in the City and when he finally present the head of the Serpent to the Queen Daurama, he turned down the offer of half of the Kingdom,  instead, he offered to marry the Queen herself, as against the custom of the people to have a married Queen,  but out of everything the tradition was waved and somehow, the Queen offered him a concubine who gave birth to a son, she named the child   “Karap da Gari “ meaning “he snatched the town’ and that name  did not go down well with the Queen and when she sidetracked the system to give birth to a son for  Bayajidda,  she named her son Bawo” meaning “give it back”

 

 

In the same Biblical way Abraham became the father of those in Israel and Arab world, the children of Bayajidda and his descendant created what became Daura, Kobir, Katsina, Rano, and Zaria formerly called Zazzau they were the children from his women and  Biram from his Magaram, they would in future be called the legitimate Hausa States.

 

 

In the 12th Century Ali yaji the King of Kano accepted Islam and was proclaimed Sultanate of the Kingdom, the new Empire was under strict Islamic rules and a controlled  heritage of Bayajidda until 19th Century. In 1463, the history says, Mohammed Rumfa reigned as the Sultan of Kano, and due to pressure from Shonghai Empire, he married AUWA the daughter of the Shonghai who became his first female Madaki of Kano.

 

 

There was peace in all the land that had the footings of Bayajidda from his first entrance into what later became Nigeria from North and South of Lake Chad, to Garum Gabas, and the cities that had the creation of his children, however, there was a new Sheriff in town, Othman Dan Fodio came up with the  idea of Jihad, after he was sent packing from Kobir by Yunfa for his teachings,  what became the removal of all the traces of the families of the Empire and  the movement which Bayajidda created for centuries, it was how the Fulani destroyed the legacy of Bayajidda.

 

 

In 1805 Sokoto Caliphate defeated the Sultan of Kano and the Kingdom was downgraded to Emirate under the control of the Sokoto Caliphate and powerful Emir of Gwandu until 1903 when the British defeated the Sokoto Caliphate, its control in the North of Nigeria was reduced to the apron of the British but the issue of who will upgrade Kano to what it was before the Sokoto Caliphate came was unresolved.

 

 

The British needed a City that could control the nerves of the North and it heart beats, it moved the control from Lokoja to the City of Kano and it regained its lost glory in the new dispensation and the Emir of Kano was consulted far more ahead of all issues than a defeated and far away Sokoto in the North West of modern Nigeria.

 

 

The glory of Kano continues to progress more than any city in the North of Nigeria, it became the heartbeat of the North itself whoever can lay claim to it will have the brain, the heart and even the soul of the North and Sokoto is no longer where the action is any more, and Sokoto and it destroyed Calpihate looked a forgoton history,  it was looking like the Biblical Jericho in the Old testament.

 

 

However, in 1980 Mohammed Marwa who could be traced to the families of Bayajidda and North of Cameroon became the leader of what was known as Maitatsine, meaning “the one who dawns” he was noted for his ugly and dirty words and as time went on,  he claimed to be the Prophet of Allah, he rejected hadith and Sunnah and other interpretations of the Quran other than simple understanding of the Holy book itself, which some of the verses of the Quran commanded Muslims to kill non-believers, he even spoke against the use of radio, the use of watches, and bicycles or cars (sounds like  modern day  ISIL  which even banned Ice cream and the study of Math’s and other modern tools of civilization)

 

 

After rejecting Hadith Mohammed Marwa went further to denounce Prophet Mohammed and he went a step further to call himself the true Prophet or “Annabi” in his Hausa language. After his death his supporters moved to Yola, Bulumkuttu near Maiduguri and the North of Cameron to regroup and if possible to capture the land of Bayajidda from the Sokoto Caliphate.

 

 

Musa Makaniki a close disciple of Maitatsine emerged as the leader and a successor to the doctrines of Marwa and it became the foundation for the group now called Boko Haram, it started more like a peaceful organization with expanded base of followers among the porous illiterates and those with axe to grind with the system until their leader was executed in in jail in 2010

 

 

Boko Haram in addition to the doctrines of Marwa and was also founded on the principles of Sunni Islamic fundamentalists, sharia laws and to develop  a nation purely on salafist –Jihad  with special interest on the doctrines of Wahhabism or mission of ultra conservative and puritanical religion  common in Qatar, UAC and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

The Oracle says the sect called Boko Haram would not stop until it can reclaim Kano from the Fulani or the Emirate and return it to what it was before Othman Dan Fodio took it from them, what Boko Haram wants from Kano is the same thing Putin got from Ukraine with the removal of Crimea or the Yoruba may in future be asking from the Fulani in Ilorin and the question will be if it will be possible or not, history will vindicate the just.

 

 

Can any President of Nigeria stop Boko Haram or the plan to recapture the land from what it was before 1805? It may be very easy to blame President Jonathan for his failure and it will foolish to think a leader without a deep understanding of the goals of the 1805 uproot of the Bayajidda movement can fix Nigeria problem, the Oracle says  we are in for a very long fight.

 

 

Reference: Wikipedia several articles and books on African History.

 

 

Zents Sowunmi is a New York based writer and author of “The Vultures and Vulnerable:  the Political history of Nigeria since 1945”

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREEETHINKING Vols 105 to 128

105.  FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREEETHINKING  Vol 105

 

The Poor Washerwoman’s brilliant son: Deep Food 4 Thot

 

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent.

He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “no”.

” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

” Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

“Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high.

When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked:

“Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.”

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person.

The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

 

 

 

 

 

106. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 106

 

Food 4 thot: Socrates and The Talebearer (rumour monger)

 

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

 

One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran

up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.” “Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is TRUTH. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not.

Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you’re not certain it’s true?” The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued. “You may still pass the test though,because there is a third filter – the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really…”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, “why tell it to me at all?”

The man was defeated and ashamed. This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

Did you learn anything from this?

 

 

 

 

107. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING  Vol 107

 

PRESIDENTIAL LIES SERIES 1 by Abiyamo

 

-I promise 4,000MW of electricity by 31st December, 2011. Today, almost three years after, Nigeria survives on about 2,000MW.

-I will build at least one airport in all the capitals of the 36 states of Nigeria. Campaign promise wey we still dey wait for am to fulfil.

-East-West Road will be completed by December 2013, for where?

-New refineries to be built and turn around maintenance (TAM) of the old ones to be completed. For wia?

-Almost 11 million children are still out of school, out there on the streets. I laugh when they point to a few almajiri schools as his achievements.

-June last year, Federal Government is planning 17,000 houses for Nigerians abroad. This one na one of the real ogbonge lies of this administration.

-We promise jobs for family members of those who died during the Nigerian Immigration recruitment tests. Not fulfilled.

 

Port Harcourt was the only place that had electricity in Nigeria when I was brought here in 1955

– State House Christmas Carol Service,2011

This is from someone whose CV says he was born in 1957. Or am I missing something? Did he die to later re-incarnate again into his mother’s womb? Hahahahaha

Well, there is just no way I can take our President serious. You vote for whoever you like but the truth is out there for all to see.

To be continued

 

 

 

108. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 108

 

PRESIDENTIAL LIES SERIES 2

 

In November 2012, the Presidency released another atomic lie. Channels TV reported:

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, who disclosed this to state House correspondents on Thursday, announced that “the President has set March, 2013 deadline for the completion of the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) and complete rehabilitation of three refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri.”

Dr Abati made this known after a meeting in the president’s office which had in attendance, the Minister of Petroleum Resources with her team including the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and other directors in the oil and gas sector, who made series of presentations.

The crux of the meeting according to the president’s aide was the state of the nation’s refineries and what steps can be taken to improve the capacities of these refineries to make them perform at their optimum.

He also revealed that the President is set for the full implementation of the task force reports, beginning with the committee on the nation’s refineries in order to boost domestic refining of crude oil products to create jobs.

It would be recalled that the committee on the Refineries which was headed by Dr Kalu Idika Kalu blamed the epileptic performance of the country’s refineries on lack of proper maintenance and funding.

Stop importation of fuel

Speaking on the reports Dr Abati said “the president has not only commended the committee on refineries, but he also made it clear that as part of the determination of his administration to make sure that Nigeria stops the importation of fuel and he subsequently directed the Minister of Petroleum Resources to take that report and look into it and then come up with action plan as to what can be done going forward.”

Dr Abati also revealed that the President demanded for a technical report to be prepared on how to get the refineries working.

Giving a break down on the present capacities of the three refineries, the President’s spokesman stated that “what the Kaduna refinery is able to produce per day now is about 110,000 barrels per day, the Port Harcourt refineries 210,000 barrel per day and the Warri refineries 125,000 barrel per day.”

Outlining the three points the president wants tackled, the presidential spokesman said the president told the team that the interest of this government is to ensure that crude oil is refined domestically and the administration’s determination to put an end to the importation of finished petroleum products because “you can refine domestically and at the same time still import because if you don’t have enough you will bridge it.”

He also expressed the president’s desire to create jobs locally in the sector because “the president’s conviction is that if you keep importing refined products, you are creating jobs for other people in other economies.

The meeting agreed to take care of the turnaround maintenance of the refineries in the immediate term and the target is that this short term intervention will be completed by March, 2013 and if that is done, that will raise the capacities of these refineries taken together to sixty five per cent.”

“But the determination is even to go beyond that to also engage in the rehabilitation of the refineries. There is a turnaround maintenance and also plan for rehabilitation” he declared.

Implementing committees report

According to Dr Abati, contrary to believe by some people that government sets up committees then refuse to implement the recommendations of such committees, “President Jonathan has already commenced the implementation of the recommendations of the committees he set up” he stated.

“The whole point of this is to make it clear that action is already being taken on the reports of the committees. The first meeting that was held today is on this issue of refineries. What I have given you is the outline. Another meeting will be fixed where further presentations would be made on the technical details on how these objectives would be achieved.”

“I think this clarification is important because since the presentation of these reports to Mr President, there has been an excessive focus on the politicisation of the Petroleum revenue task force reports whereas on that day, there were discussions relating to the refineries, there were discussions relating to the issues of governance system in the petroleum sector.”

“It is important to clarify that actually action is already being taken and for the benefit of those who think when committees submit reports, government sleeps on those reports, you can see clearly that this is not the case.”

To be continued

 

 

 

 

109. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING  Vol 109

PRESIDENTIAL LIES SERIES 3

This was back in 2011. You can read the story on the BBC here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-12339017

“If I’m voted into power within the next four years, the issue of power will become a thing of the past. Four years is enough for anyone in power to make significant improvement and if I can’t improve on power within this period, it then means I cannot do anything even if I am there for the next four years.”

“I would have loved that the Nigerians in the Diaspora vote this year (2011) but to be frank with you, that is going to be difficult now. Presently, the law does not allow for voting outside Nigeria. And so, this year, Nigerians in the Diaspora will not vote but I will work towards it by 2015, even though I will not be running for election.” -Goodluck Jonathan, January 31, 2011.

By the way, power has dropped by 1,000 megawatts. Electricity wey no make sense before.

To be continued

Full Credits: Abiyamo

 

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110. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING           Vol 110

PRESIDENTIAL LIES SERIES 4

 

BLATANT LIES ALL BECAUSE OF 2015

 

I am still on the Strategic Team website (www.strategicteam.org), one of the many pro-GEJ sites. And for electricity, these are some of the heavy lies they posted there:

 

The Goodluck Jonathan administration has improved the power generation from around 2000 megawatts to 4502 megawatts in December 2012 the highest since Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999.

 

By July this year, power generation will hit 6,000 megawatts and by December this year it will hit 10,000 megawatts (assurance given last week by Minister of State for Power).

 

All ten Power Plants under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) scheme to be commissioned by the end of this year. At the moment, majority of them have reached 95 percent completion stage.

 

Improved power supply has been boosted in part by the emergency declared in the Gas sector last year by President Jonathan. At the time gas supply was insufficient. But now, thanks to the intervention by Mr. President, Nigeria now produces more gas than is required for domestic consumption.

 

For more efficient power supply, the Jonathan administration has privatized the power distribution companies (DISCOs) under a most transparent bid process.

 

Today, large parts of an unprecedented number of cities and towns across the country are enjoying between 14 to 16 hours of uninterrupted power supply, except in some few areas where localized problems of power distribution network have created bottlenecks for smooth transmission. – See more at: http://strategicteam.org/president/achievements/power/#sthash.KbKScjAW.dpuf

 

I have said it before that part of those that will make Jonathan lose so disgracefully in February are those his campaigners because they are just making things worse for him by the day. As for me, I go dey continue my work of exposing the lies. Why lie to the people in the name of campaign?

 

 

FULL CREDITS : Abiyamo

 

 

 

111. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING     Vol 111

 

Stockholm Syndrome by Oladosu Olayinka

 

 

There is true story of a female that was kidnapped in Stockholm some years ago and was abused,later she was allowed to go out and surprisingly she chose to come back on her own,this went on for sometime.She was sighted by some vigilante and reported to police.The kidnapper was arrested,tried and jailed.

The victim became so attached to the captor,and wouldn’t want him jailed or separated from him despite all abuses she suffered,for the few that may not be aware of this ,it baffled psychologists all over the world,this eventually gave rise to a phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome,where the captive becomes attached to the captor,irrespective of the humiliation suffered previously.

I am just thinking of a situation that we often quote here in Nigeria,,,,,,”That the devil you know is better that the one unknown.”

Despite the corruption,the lack of focus and the inability of GEJ to control the women folks in his cabinet,for whatever reason,people are still routing for him.

Ha,my people are perishing because of ignorance and sentiment.

Each time I travel out of Nigeria,I become very unhappy because Nigeria has the best climate,vegetation and abundant human and material resources to excel.

You know what the Whites may never allow a clever,more serious ,less fleshy leader to come to power,for you and I know that if every nation is free and prosperous who will do the monkey job for the civilized nations.

Carry go my people one day our eyes will “open”

 

 

 

 

112. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING     Vol 112

Is govt sabotaging the fight against insurgents ? Part 1

There was once a time Boko Haram terrorists were almost annihilated by the military. Then guess what? All that changed when the army chief suddenly replaced the more active,more mobile,proactive, amphibian, potent JTF with a more stationary, less active,amorphous Div 7. The Boko Haramists did find their strength ,regained it fully and even became more vicious and captured more territories, sacked police stations,even capturing military bases, even one of the only TWO Mobile police force trainning schools in Nigeria.They declared a Sultanate of Gwoza,hosting their flags on occupied territory.

 

The army chief later retired. Lately our Military became outstanding in the war against Boko Haram and was making progress in sterning the insurgence, even killing many of their leaders, even the main leader and his clones. Suddenly, the government asked our military to cease fire and claimed it has reached a cease fire agreement with Book Harram. Now, our Military relaxed and Boko Haram came back stronger and are capturing many cities in the North. It has further captured over 16 local govts in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states, even having a territory bigger than 3 states. The leader of Boko Haram -Shekau (or his clone) stated categorically that there was no cease fire agreement reached with anybody.

Isn’t this a confirmation to what Nostra II said that Charles Logan (the character in Jack Bauer’s 24 hour series) has re-incarnated and rules us now.

What is our government up to?

Can our govt be fully trusted?

Are they telling us the whole truth or withholding some other info or outrightly lying to us?

Is govt sabotaging the fight against insurgents?

I hope we’ll get to know the truth one day . The whole truth !

 

 

 

 

113. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING      Vol 113

 

Is govt sabotaging the fight against insurgents? Part 2

“A LESSON FOR ALL NIGERIANS

Read about how Chief of Defence Staff – Alex Baldeh used military transport plane to evacuate his family before the attack. Did he know Boko Haram was advancing for him to evacuate his family?.

Late Azazi and JEG were right by saying Boko Haram are in his govt and PDP.

“A LESSON FOR ALL NIGERIANS

Mubi, the biggest commercial town in Adamawa state, was thrown into chaos the day Boko Haram descended on them and the people found themselves running for their lives. The terrorists shot sporadically, killing a lot of people while those who could escape jumped into any available car to run to safety. Christians, Muslims, Igbos, Yorubas, Tivs, Hausas and any tribe or religion, jumped onto any vehicle that was headed outside the town.

Soldiers scampered onto trucks with civilians, begging to be saved, hundreds of people who could not get a vehicle ran into the hills. In their frantic effort to stay alive, no one paid attention to anybody’s religion or ethnicity before asking them for help or helping them to stay alive. It was a community of people, united by their desire to escape the common enemy that hunted them all without discrimination.

Ethnicity and religion vanished, all they were left with was their humanity. Those climbing the hills stayed together, helping one another stay on their feet as they all tried to survive.

The most interesting part of the narrative is that the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Badeh is from the same town of Mubi. It has been reported that few hours before the attack, helicopters flew in and evacuated his family members from the town. The chief of Defence staff by the way, is the most senior military officer in Nigeria and he controls the army, navy and air force. Before that sad day, someone from Mubi would have boasted that the Chief of Defence Staff is from their home town. But on the day that it mattered the most, he evacuated only his family members and abandoned everyone else to their fate. It means he had information of the impending attack and as the most senior military commander, he did not fly into the town to lead his men to battle to defend his community. He quietly saved only his family and left even the soldiers without an inspiring commander to motivate them to engage the terrorists and defend his community.

One lesson all Nigerians must learn from this story is that as a people, all we have is our neighbours. When you need some help at home, you knock on the door of your neighbour. The president, governor, senator or minister is not there to help you. Why then should you continue to fight your neighbour because of a man or woman who cares only about his own family? Our elites may deceive us about sharing the same religion or ethnicity with us, but time and again, they have proven that they do not care. We have been fools, killing one another on the basis of religion and ethnicity while they stay united across all the divides and plunder our wealth. The time has come for us to rise, educate one another and unite to fight our biggest common enemy. The politicians are our enemies and not the poor struggling men and women in our neighbourhoods.

What now will the people of Mubi boast about as the gain of having their son as the chief of Defence Staff? If you go to Otueke where Jonathan comes from, there are many people who live in excruciating poverty! There is still a lot of poverty and suffering in the home towns of all our governors, ministers, parliamentarians and former presidents, while they and their families live in scandalous affluence. The minister of petroleum spent over 10 billion Naira on a private jet. That money can end the poverty of several communities in her state. Stella Oduah bought two cars with 120 million Naira while there are people in her home town who can’t afford 500 Naira to feed their family in a day. The time to throw away the sentiments is now! Support only a man or woman who has a just heart and will serve everyone and every community regardless of if they come from there or not. The moment anyone begins to talk to you about religion or ethnicity, reject him summarily! We need leaders who will unite us because our shared humanity is greater than any differences between us. And if someone does something wrong or fails in governance, do not support them simply because they’re your own..

– By Agatha Benson

 

 

 

 

114.FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING      Vol 114

 

Buhari isn’t too old to contest for presidency

 

So Buhari is 72 years old and therefore, is too old to be president according to many of his detractors. Oya, let’s go:

#‎Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became President of Liberia at age 70 in 2006. She was 75 in 2011. She will remain president till 2016, at age 80 years.

#‎President Jacob Zuma of South Africa is 72 years old. He will be president till 2019 at 77 years.

# Nelson Mandela, born 1918, became President of South Africa in 1994 at 76 years. Still president in 1998 when he stepped down for Mbeki at age 80 years. If he had served two terms, he would have been 84.

#President Peter Mutharika of Malawi was 74 when he was sworn in on 31 May, 2014. He will be president till 2019 at 79 years.

#President Alpha Conde of Guinea is now 76 years old. He was sworn-in in December 2011 at 72 years.

#President Jose Eduardo Santos of Angola is 72 years. He will be president till 2020 at 78 years.

#President Abdullahi Bourtefilka of Algeria is 77 years old, and will be in office till 2020 at 83 years old.

#President Alasanne Quattara of Ivory Coast was 72 years in 2012, and will be President till 2016 at 76 years.

#‎Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has been president since 1986. He won another seven years-term in 2013 at 77 years, and will be president till 2020 at 84.

 

#President Jose Mujiaga of Uruguay was 75 years old

when elected. He is now 79 years.

#President Tedoro Oblang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea, was born January 6, 1942. He is 72 years and still going on.

#President Michael Sata, Zambia, became president September 23, 2011 at 74

#President Paul Biya of Cameroon is 81 years old. He will be in office till 2017 at age 84 years.

#President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic is 70 years old and will be in office till 2018 at age 74.

#‎Ronald Reagan, born February 06, 1911, became US President at 70, and served two terms before retiring in 1989 at age 78.

Are you still arguing or still angry?

 

 

 

115.FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING     Vol 115

 

Message to all Jonathanians

 

 

I cannot be drawn into the banal cocoon of partisanship my Dear Friends, if you want GEJ back in 2015 may your life be run the way he runs Nigeria, in the past 6years we see GEJ’s transformation agenda at work, at least Nigerians have become more sectional and religious than patriotic. And seriously the death of the 47boys in the Technical School in Potiskum yesterday like the tragedy of the 219 missing Innocents of Chibok, and the over 15,000 persons displaced within the past 10days are the hallmarks of GEJ’s transformation. Seeing the clips of yesterday’s tragedy in Potiskum tore my heart to tatters and killed every air of decorum. I shall not insult anyone BUT my prayer stands, may it be unto GEJ’s salesmen like GEJ has dealt with Nigeria. A C-in-C that cannot protect his citizens. Sad. And who says I care what names I’m called, another 4years of Jona will be catastrophic as the fulminating cataclysms of infernal propensity that troubles this space will most definitely quadruple on account of poverty, joblessness and ill-rule, since terror and brigandage have been elevated to an art for political mileage, for economic gain and for relevance. May God have mercy on Nigeria. To Jonathanians goodluck, may your lives be run GEJ’s stylee. Amen.

– Prof. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

 

 

 

116. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol 116

 

The Best LIAR may win 2015 Election

 

Many of the political campaign lies have left a lot of us quite confused and shocked. We have often heard politicians use ridiculous lines like, “I had no intention of running for this election but the people have begged me to run and who am I to say no to the wishes of my people?”  or ” I asked God before seeking for re-election” or “God told me to contest the election” (even when God never said such but was a product of his selfish imagination).

 

Politicians lie so much that they can’t even tell when they are lying. They lie about one another, they lie about themselves, they lie about issues they know intimately, and they lie about issues they barely understand. When you meet a politician, he’d tell you a lie within 15 seconds of shaking your hand, and if he’s going to meet your mother, he’ll invent a special set of lies for her. Nigerians have become used to politicians lying that they receive honours for lying more frequently and more brazenly.But let us also understand that politicians lie not because they are wicked (though some are) but because they have learned that political markets rarely reward honest campaigners.

 

The winner of the 1993 presidential election centered his campaign on how he was once a poor man who hawked firewood on the streets. It worked brilliantly and got him a landslide victory. That may never be seen in the country again. It wasn’t surprising when the preacher cum politician claimed to have been asked by God to contest in 2003 and 2007. Evidently, the ‘God sent’ tag didn’t go down well with a vast majority of the public. In politics, lying is part of the job requirement, a necessary evil. Just four years ago, the president’s story of having no shoes can be said to be the masterstroke that got him elected. With just that line of “I once had no shoes,” he shattered every dream his opponents had of taking up residence at the presidential villa. If I was one of the candidates of the 2011 presidential election, after hearing the president’s jaw-dropping punch line, I would have sacked my campaign manager for failing to think up something better or equally unbelievable. From the various campaign slogans I have heard in the past few weeks, it is embarrassingly obvious that the campaign managers these days are downright lazy or dumb. Everything from their campaign themes to music and press releases reeks of the same template used since the 1983 elections. It is a letdown for those of us who find all the political mumbo-jumbos of an election year hilarious. But maybe we should chill a bit for it is still early into the campaign season. And even so, this campaign season has already seen two presidential hopefuls unleashed some rib-cracking lines such as, “My nomination and expression of interest forms were purchased for me by Nigerian market women and students” , ” I asked God before seeking for re-election” and “I took a loan from the bank to purchase my forms.”

 

One was even reeling out the list of fake achievements he made over few years. A careful look at this list would have revealed many were there the few years ago he last read that list (ie na repeat joor) and a further list of what he achieved intermixed with plenty lies of what was never achieved. Further lies like ” ‘I made a commitment to build two new major bridges across the River Niger and River Benue. Today, the new bridge over the River Benue, connecting Loko in Nassarawa State to Oweto in Benue State has reached an advance stage of completion “. Has any one ever seen that bridge?. Let me stop here before i’ll be accused of partisan politics.

 

All we have to do now is watch as the lines roll in until February when it will be left for INEC to determine whether the winner would be a bigger liar than the loser.

 

 

Additional Credits : Etcetera

 

 

 

 

117. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING

 

WHY JONATHAN MUST BE RE-ELECTED.

 

 

It beats my imaginations when my compatriots say our president Jonathan is clueless, visionless, dummy, unintelligent and other unprintable names. Our own president Jonathan had right from day one, struck me as a visionary and purposeful leader. Please dont forget that vision or purpose varies from person to Person, and your vision may not be my vision. When our president was asked to take up the task of leadership of this country, he honestly told Nigerians that he had no shoes and he is from a very poor background and he will work to change this “nonentity” status. Four years later, GEJ has almost make good his promises but still need more time to finish his unfinished business. In just 4yrs, our GEJ has catapulted himself from his shoeless status to being the 6th richest president in Africa to the envy of his critics. When he came to power, Nigeria was an ungovernable huge country with 36 states of which it wasn’t easy traversing the length and breath to campaign for presidency. If the envious critics of GEJ could still recall, late president Umaru Yar’adua of blessed memory was hospitalized due to the stress of campaigning round the 36 states then. But today, GEJ has successfully reduced the number of states from 36 down to 32 in just 4yrs(adamawa, borno, yobe and gombe are gone, with bauchi, jigawa, katsina, kano and others soon to follow). No president will rival GEJ in creating jobs and the enabling environment for Job and wealth creation for our hitherto thousands of unemployed youths. Thousands of our youths are now gainfully engaged in kidnapping, bunkering, pipelines vandalisation, boko haramism, cultism, political thugery and assassins etc. I know GEJ’s critics can’t wait to ask that if this is true, where did those millions of unemployed youths and the resultant deaths during the last immigration recruitment exercise across the country came from. It has been investigated and discovered it was the handiwork of saboteurs and the opposition. Within 4yrs, GEJ has transformed the agriculture sector. Almost all the food items imported into the country now are mere processed foods from our exported agricultural produce. Corruption has become a thing of the past. It is nologer a crime to loot public funds. To ensure that looters dont misuse their loots, our prestigious national honours are bestowed on them to help safeguard their loots. Even those who were convicted due to negligence on the part of past administrations are given presidential pardon and decorated with national honours so that they can continue to help in nation building. It only take a visionary and intelligent leader like our GEJ to achieve all these feat in 4yrs. More medical trips abroad are made daily by the crew of this administration to prove to the outside world how efficient and reliable our healthcare system is under GEJ. The education sector have also not been left out in GEJ transformation agenda. our tertiary institutions can now afford to close for a year without learning. With the ceasefire deal brokered by the derisive president of Chad and made possible by the intellect and wisdom of GEJ, this will soon bring the insurgency in the north east of the country to an end and ensure the safe return of our daughters(chibok girls). Nigerians are taking in this ‘breath of fresh air’ except those with nasal congestions. Let us give GEJ another term in office to finish his unfinished business and take the country to another level. To make it easier for GEJ’s critics to understand where we will be in the next 4yrs, they should simply multiply by 2 the present level.

God save Nigeria

Full credits: Sunday Ainiomenor

 

 

 

 

118. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol 118

 

TOP 16 MOST EXPENSIVE SECONDARYSCHOOLS IN NIGERIA.

16. Lead British International School,Abuja -N1.5million per annum

15. Nigerian Turkish InternationalCollege, Abuja -N1.6 million per annum

14.International Community School,Abuja -N1.9million per annum

13. Dowen College – N2 million per annum.

12. Chrisland College, Ikeja – N2million per annum

11. Atlantic Hall, Epe, Lagos – N2.27million per annum

10. Corona Secondary School, Agbara -N2.55million per annum

9.Hillcrest School, Jos – N2.65 million per annum

8. Loyola Jesuit, Abuja – N2.8 million per annum

7. Meadow Hall, Lagos – N3 million per annum

6. Greensprings School – N3.185 million per annum

5. Whiteplains British School, Abuja -N3.6 million per annum

4.Day Waterman College, Abeokuta -N3.7 million per annum

3.Lekki British International High School, Lagos -N4million per annum

2.British International School, Lagos -N4.48million per annum

1.Grange School, Lagos – N4.5 million per annum…

And from info reaching me, none of these has ever been first in WASSCEexam!

Abeg Jare as for me o am proud to be an ex student of Federal Govt Academy (Suleja Academy) , Suleja, Niger State & we sabi book die. As local as my school dey in one remote town in Niger State, Northern Nigeria, we struggle carry best school for WAEC in Nigeria about 7 times in the 1990s. We try small despite being a government school. We no dey go excursion for overseas o ! I’m proud of my school.What of U?

Aren’t u proud of secondary school too?. If yes what’s the name of your secondary school??? Don’t be shy Old things have passed away !

 

 

 

 

 

 

119. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING      Vol 119

 

FACTS ABOUT MUHAMMADU BUHARI COMPARE AND CONTRAST

 

IN 1984. When Buhari was the head of state, the price of fuel was 20 kobo and he didn’t  increase the price till the end of his administration. In 1984 when Buhari was the head of state, the Naira had more value than the dollar. It was #1 for $1.4. Buhari did not borrow any kobo to run his government, even though Nigeria was not generating as much revenue as it is generating today. Buhari paid the dept owed by previous administrations. Buhari was refining all the petrol we use locally and was exporting petrol to other countries and making money for Nigeria. Our few refineries were working at optimal level and fuel was available to all that need it. There was no religious and ethnic crisis throughout the administration of Muhammadu Buhari. No Igbo was killed in the North and no Hausa was killed in the South as a result of religious and ethnic crisis or division. Inflation came down from 23.5% in 1983 to5.5% in 1984 and 1985 before Buhari left office as the head of state. Buhari resisted international interference from IMF to devalue our Naira and also rejected all offer to give loan to Nigeria by the international communities. Buhari introduced war against In-discipline that swept through all the country and restored discipline in Nigeria. Buhari didn’t promote himself to a full start general even as a head of state. Buhari didn’t have any foreign account or buy any property for himself as a head of state. What else do Nigerians need? What is happening today? Why are we allowing sentiments and religious bigotry to hold our country to ransom. It is Nigeria that need Buhari and not Buhari that need Nigeria. THIS IS THE CHANGE WE NEED AND WE MUST ACCEPT.-

 

 

 

 

120. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING      Vol 120

 

The Legacy of Dead Weight, Horcus-Porcus, White Elephant Projects , Jamborees and Shenanigans by Federal, State and Local Governments in Nigeria

 

My heart bleeds as I write this piece. I noticed governments be it local, state or federal are in the habit of wasting public funds on wasteful spending when such funds can be made to far better use to benefit the masses. Yet, in the end we complain of insufficient funds to fund vital projects. It is basic economics to prevent wastage and unnecessary spendings to conserve funds for better purposes.

I know this was what characterised the second republic especially in its latter stages and one of the main contributors to its downfall. Nostra II is seeing that trend presently but won’t make any prediction bcos his prediction will be misconstrued by many. I have always been an advocate of socialism and welfarism. I’m a socialist. Wasteful spending has characterised many govt spending from useless constituency projects by federal legislators and senators to huge allowances of legislators, huge estacodes, jamboree and unnecessary large entourage to official and unofficial functions , sponsoring of pilgrimage by government, building new government houses at excessive costs be it 3.3bn@ekiti or 9.6bn@kaduna or 33bn@yenogoa or 8bn@katsina when you could have channeled such funds into better purposes to help the masses. 10 bn naira can provide micro-credit of 100,000 each for 100,000 people. Isn’t that empowering the people and creating wealth and employment?

Some states waste as much as a billion naira on sponsoring pilgrimage be it to Mecca, Jerusalem or Rome or Greece yearly. I’m not against people going for pilgrimage. They may and whoever believes in it or is made compulsory for by his religion can go,but NEVER at government expense. It’s a personal religious trip and should be borne by that individual.

 

Some govts waste money on building new airports which may not even be fully functional or seasonally functional or may even have just 1 or 2 airlines plying that route wt overall less than 500 passengers per week. Are we helping our people? Why build an airport in the bush for unnecessary braggadacio? Why build an airport in Lekki when you have a far bigger one in Ikeja.

Also stadiums deserve mention here too. Look at all stadiums in Nigeria. They were once world standard when they were built. Along the line because of our bad maintenance culture,in a few years, they became eye sores. Why waste money building one in Pantani when there’s a world class one in nearby Bauchi and the one in Gombe begs for maintenance? Why build an 80billion naira stadium in Uyo when u have another Uyo township stadium begging for attention and you just built one in Ikot Ekpene? Do you know 80bn naira can also build 20,000 low cost 3 bedroom flats@4 million naira per unit. More people will be proud owner of homes. You wonder why former Lagos Governor Lateef Jakande is still being revered for his 13 low cost estates in Lagos during the second republic which stands till this date. I was appalled by some of my friends defending that rubbish.

Why waste money buying inadequate phone tablets – Opon Imo for students when such monies can build more libraries and subsidise textbooks for the students? To worsen things,most of these useless spendings were procured through reckless debts and borrowings (be it local,foreign or capital market) and have put future generations of the states in debt,repaying dead weight, unproductive debts. O ma se o (pity) as my Egbon, The Oracle usually says.

How many houses have access to good tap water? How many communities have access to good health care and functional schools? How many people have access to cheap micro credits to fund a business?

 

It is time to stop all these white elephant, dead weight, horcus porcus projects and focus on that which will impart the people positively. May The Good LORD help us. May we have the wisdom to help ourselves.

Amen.

 

 

 

121. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 121

Reasons not to vote for PDP.

According to Professor Wole Soyinka, “only four (4) sets of people can vote for the PDP:

(1) those who are intellectually blind

(2) those who are blinded by ethnicity

(3) those who are blinded by corruption & therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands

(4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above sicknesses”

 

 

 

122. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING  Vol 122

Buhari’s campaign account

 

Friends, kindly donate your token to this account if you believe in the struggle for a Buhari presidency. Be part of the change!

Acct sent out to support Gen Buhari’s campaign.

Acct Name:Buhari Support Organisation

Acct No :2026724405

Bank: First Bank Plc

Sorte code: 011150000

General Muhammadu Buhari is the sole signatory

 

 

 

123. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol 123

 

Reflections on Super Eagles failure to qualify for AFCON ’15 : Lessons for all, especially those who run our football

 

It is no longer news that our Super Eagles didn’t qualify for AFCON 2015 .In my own opinion, the Eagles got what they deserved. Let us not deceive ourselves, we will not be missed at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Other more serious-minded nations will more than make do without us. Not qualifying from an AFCON qualification group consisting of South Africa, Congo and Sudan is an even bigger disgrace than our failure to qualify for AFCON 2012.I and a few other progressive , clear, open minded football analysts all saw this coming. I mean seeing the fact that we may not qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup despite being in one of the (if not the) cheapest group(s).

We cried to the roof tops. We did our best to say that the team was no longer as it used to be when the country won the 2013 African cup but we were called Keshi haters, haters of Super Eagles, and all sorts of often derogatory names. The reality is on us now. We have now been vindicated. We now know who is right and who was wrong, even though rather painfully, retrospectively too of course.

I must state here that I have the utmost respect for Keshi as a man, legendary player and successful coach but an actor must depart the stage when the ovation is loudest. I said it severally. I warned him. We will never know if Nigeria would have qualified (we probably would have ,even as the best 3rd placed team) if Shuaibu Amodu had taken over when Keshi was first relieved of his duties. Fate has however conspired for Keshi to shoulder the blame.The South Africans have every right to say we were lucky not to have lost the match in Uyo. Did they come in with a Ronaldo or Messi? No they didn’t. The difference on Wednesday was down to only one thing – coaching.

And that is why I wonder why some persons would say players sabotaged their coach by not playing for him. Have we quantified how much each of the players would lose for not going to the competition? How many other countries in Africa pay as much as $10,000 as bonus for just one game?

I hope the people who run football in this country are proud of themselves. No, I’m not talking about the NFF, as they are obviously not in charge. I’m talking about their puppet masters in the corridors of power, in the crevices of that rock, who in a totally unprecedented move, re – installed a sacked coach. Something unprecedented in world football. How did that particular stroke of genius work out ?

I am amazed that those who still refer to the national team as the ‘Green Eagles’ by 2014 also feel that they know so well of modern football to decide who should coach the team. Those in Abuja should please concentrate in governance; there are too many problems in the Nigerian society for them to go as low as choosing the coach of the national team. Those leading the country have the responsibility to ensure that money given to the national teams and indeed the sports sector is well utilised but not go as low as choosing a coach in the name of scoring political points. What goals have been achieved now other than inflicting pains on Nigerian football supporters as the country is finally out of the competition?

 

 

 

 

 

124. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 124

 

The History of Nigeria’s involvement in OIC & Can Buhari islamise the whole Nigeria?

 

Someone said to me, “Tosin, why’d you vote and tell others to vote for Buhari. He is a religious bigot and he even tried to Islamize the country when he was Head of State.”

Tosin: How do you know and can you prove it?

Mr. X: I just know it and alot of people also know it.

Tosin: Alright, a little education, my friend….

1. Formation of Organisation of Islamic Countries

OIC was established in 1969 through a Saudi Arabian initiative, following the burning of the Al- Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which was considered an attack on the Muslim world. The Headquarters of the organisation are in Jeddah. The first meeting of the organization was held in Morocco in 1969.

2. Gen Yakubu Gowon Yakubu Gowon sent a Nigerian delegation as an observer led by Alhaji Abubakar Gumi to the OIC in its first meeting in 1969 in Morocco. Despite opposition. He, Gowon, a Christian from Plateau State took the first step by sending Gumi to represent “Nigeria Muslims”.

 

3. General Muritala Muhammed to Gen Muhammadu BUHARI Regimes

The administrations of Muritala/Obasanjo, Obasanjo/Yaradua, Shagari/Ekweme and Buhari/Idiagbon refused to sign to Nigeria’s full membership of the OIC despite pressure and intense lobbying from Saudi Arabia. They maintained that Nigeria is a secular state and not an Islamic country.

 

4. General Ibrahim Babangida

French news agency reported that Nigeria has been admitted into the organization as its 46th member in January 1986. Ebitu Ukiwe from Abia State, then a navy commodore and second in command to the then military President, Ibrahim Babangida, had it rough with that administration when he declared publicly that the decision to join OIC was not discussed at any level of government. Mr. Ukiwe’s denial of the decision reportedly led to his forceful exit from government.

 

5. General Sani Abacha

Maintained Nigeria’s membership despite calls for withdrawal from various groups including Christian Leaders.

 

6. Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar

At the G-8 Islamic countries in Egypt in 2001, Obasanjo identified himself carrying Nigeria as an Islamic country by attending that meeting. His attendance cemented Nigeria’s Status as a member of the OIC and an Islammic State.

 

7. Yaradua/Jonathan Administration Renewed Nigeria OIC Membership

On April 11, 2012 President Umaru Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s membership the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the same way IBB registered with the organisation in 1986, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdullahi M. Garba Aminchi , quietly visited Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and signed the new OIC charter on behalf of the Nigerian government.

Although this event was published on OIC’s website the same day and widely reported in other Middle East media, it was not reported in the Nigerian media. The Nigeria Foreign Minister as at then Chief Ojo Maduekwe refused to speak on the matter.

 

8. Jonathan/Sambo Administration

There have been calls by religious groups and others to withdraw Nigeria’s OIC membership. As at this day, Nigeria remains a full member of the OIC, and the President in its capacity appoints delegates to represent Nigeria in OIC.

 

ISLAMIC SUMMIT 2013, HELD IN CAIRO

President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan led Nigeria’s delegation to the OIC Islamic Summit in 2013.

Other delegates are…H.E. Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammed Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Amb Hassan Tukur (Foreign Affairs Minister), Amb. Abdullah Omaki, Abubakar Sheikh Bunu, Mr. Tijjani Hammanjodu, Mr. Suleiman Sani and Mr. Manir Ibrahim

 

See the attendance list…

http://www.oic-oci.org/…/12/en/docs/final/is12_lop_x1_en.pdf

SUMMARY:

General Yakubu Gowon opened the floor by sending Nigeria Delegation as an Observer.

Generals Gowon, Muritala, Obasanjo and Buhari, including President Shagari refused to grant the OIC’s request of making Nigeria a Full Member.

General IBB signed up Nigeria as full member in January 1986.

President Obasanjo attended OIC meeting in 2001 on behalf of Nigeria.

President Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s OIC membership in April 2009 President Goodluck Jonathan had attended OIC’s conferences and meetings on behalf of Nigeria including the Last Cairo Conference in 2013.

WHO WANTS TO ISLAMIZE NIGERIA? (If there is anything like that)

Buhari has once again been vindicated.

It pays to be educated, and not just regurgitate falsehoods.

 

Credit: ‘tosin adeoti

 

 

 

 

125. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 125

 

Is Buhari’s age a factor?

 

 

Pragmatism is necessary! We most likely will not get a younger, fresher candidate because we are still in a battle against the status quo – it is still politics and to defeat the opposing party you need a candidate who has clout, name recognition and a certain level of followership , it would be difficult to get a fresh face that would have all these attributes.

I don’t think Nigeria can survive another 4years of Jonathan’s callous, inept government. Nigerians will never stand up and fight for the government we feel we deserve (life is too sweet, I won’t vote for a candidate that does not practice my religion, we have children at home, the sun is too hot to come out and vote or protest, I don’t care about politics, they are all criminals so I won’t vote etc, etc) we always have so many reasons to not engage actively yet we suffer desperately. I feel even if it’s just for the sake of change and to drive home to the political class that we the people have the power to bestow or not to bestow. PDP should be kicked out just to prove that point.

 

 

 

 

126. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 126

 

Jokes Apart

A PRAYER FOR G.E.J. SUPPORTERS

 

1.) May God run your Lives the way GEJ is running this country.

2.) May God give u and your family the kind of peace GEJ gives to this country.

3.) May God subsidize your blessings the way Jonathan subsidized the Nigerian Oil.

4.) May God secure u and your entire family the way GEJ secures this country.

 

As a Good supporter of GEJ and PDP all u have to do is to Quote this and reply “Amen” and disgrace the ‘Misinformed’ General public that he is God Sent.

Be brave to type Amen b4 you start d insult.

 

 

 

 

 

127. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 127

 

Nostra II’s stern warnings to APC

 

There was a time Nostra II in March warned Nigerians about Ebola. Many scoffed. Others laffed and more rejected it and many more simply ignored. Nobody listened nor took his warning serious till Ebola showed face with heavy,fatal consequences.

 

When Nostra II correctly &accurately at d start of WC predicted d 4 WC semi finalists,many scorned but it came to pass.

When Nostra II warned Nigerians about Keshi,he was called derogatory names till he was vindicated last wed nite.

When Nostra II warned Tambuwal,thankfully he heeded lest he’ll have lost on all sides

When he also warned about oil price/exports fall,many thought he was joking till it happened now and austerity has started seriously.

 

There are many more instances but this isn’t to boast but to glorify God who gave his that instinctive ability.

It is perilious to disregard his advice (that’s no boast). God will still rule in human affairs.

Many have rightly or wrongly tagged him an APC apologist. Now he’s gonna predict against the APC (his so called beloved) to warn them of the impending danger lurking ahead of them. They are free to disregard to their peril

It is true Nostra II accurately suggested &predicted d formation of APC (a merger,not just mere coalation but a true merger of progressive-minded genuine opposition parties) {read my articles -Why PDP Continues to Win Elections parts 1-5 if u doubt}. He’s excited wt its formation (forget d fact it’s gradually deviating). Nostra II also predicted that there will be a gathering together (has occured), a falling apart&a re gathering of d opposition.{Read my article – The APC Challenge}. From Nostra II’s history,it’s highly dangerous to ignore his warnings.

However,(EPS or no EPS),APC must ensure free&fair primaries&must shut its door against more rogue politrickcians like Gov. Suswam et al. APC is free to choose any Presidential candidate but if it chooses any apart from Muhammadu Buhari, it should expect an implosion of the party that will eventually kill it. It will have just used its hands to bury itself. APC delegates,choose Buhari to prevent an implosion of ur party.

This prediction was made without any sentiments.

 

Disregard Nostra II to ur peril !

God rules in the affairs of men !

 

 

 

 

 

128. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 128

 

Think hard before you vote in next year ‘s elections

 

You were deceived by the enticing words of someone who claims to have no shoes (now I can imagine he has golden shoes). You thought by his words he will identify with your pain and that of the masses. Your first present from his administration was the removal of oil subsidy. Lives and properties are being destroyed daily under this administration and his administration keeps telling you, we will get them, we will make them pay but the truth is nothing is being done. Now I am happy to announce to you that there are now austerity measures. The value of Naira has just been devalued from 155 to 168, to a US dollar. Should I also sensitize you to be prepared for increase in fuel price in your own oil rich country where you have oil in abundance but cannot process your own oil because of corruption. You are about to vote them in again come 2015. PDP as a party is fast sinking the ship called Nigeria and you are a part of the people giving them the support in the name of ethnicity, religion or sentiments. I am not saying you should not vote them in but if you do my consolation is that it will be on your conscience and may it hunt you for the rest of your life. May all the blood that has be shared .. oops .. sorry i mean shed by this administration (directly or indirectly) hunt your conscience for ever and ever. Say amen to this somebody.

Questions you need to ask yourselves before you vote the administration under which Boko Haram had gained more strength into power again.

1. Would you be praising them now if your father, mother, sister, brother, nephew, niece, closest friends and family had been victims of the bombing and manslaughter up North?

2. Having been a benefactor of point number one above would you still be saying I understand that they could do nothing because their hands are tied. The system is too corrupt and that was why they could not do anything.

3. What if your daughter was among the girls that were taking away, raped over and over again and you wake up every morning knowing something could have been done by the government but all you hear is we are working on it, would you excuse them or appraise them to be voted in again?

The above is my own opinion. He who has ears to hear let him hear.

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHING FREETHINKING Vols 129 , 130, 131 , 133 , 135, 137 +GEJ Campaign promises&;fulfilment+ How GEJ promised to spend 4yrs only but reneged+God cannot be mocked+How OAU Students booed.jeered,stoned Jonathan+Buhari’s age doesnt matter+Political tale of woes by Entertainers

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GEJ’s campaign promises &its fulfilment so far

“I do not make empty promises in my campaign because whatever I promise to do, I had already carried out adequate study to make sure I can accomplish it in the next four years – President Goodluck Jonathan”

There are several promises made by the President while seeking election in 2011 and most of them are yet to be fulfilled. Yet, we have been seeing diverse kinds of adverts by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) and several other sycophantic groups. I believe most of them are not aware of the litany of promises made by “Azikwe Jonathan” or they have just deliberately chosen to tow the path of deceit. Just to remind TAN, GIFT and all other GEJITES, here are some of the key promises made in 2010:

In the oil and gas sector, he made promises to ensure the PIB is passed and signed into law. He also made promises to construct 2 world class petrochemical plants, 2 fertilizer processing plants and 2 fertilizer blending plants. He promised to build a $3 billion central gas processing facility by 2012 to be sited in Obiaruku, Delta State. He promised that within four years in power he will make Nigeria go beyond producing and exporting crude oil to exporting refined petroleum products thereby putting an end to importation of petrol and kerosene. Oil theft has increased under his watchful eyes despite billions of dollars awarded for oil facility surveillance and security to private citizens. That the minister of petroleum resources can’t give a precise figure of the crude oil being lifted daily is an indictment of gross incompetence and recklessness.

In the power sector, despite the privatization of the distribution companies and billions of dollars spent we are yet to see any appreciable improvement in power. Promises were made by the President to ensure uninterrupted power supply in his first term in office. He boasted that Nigerians will dump their generator sets as they would no longer need them. Sadly, many Nigerians have had to purchase more generators to support the already existing ones.

On security which is the primary purpose of governance, the promises were not only unfulfilled, the situation got worse. Mr. President promised make anyone caught breaching the public peace to face the full wrath of the law. He promised to make sure that no part of the country is allowed to be a sanctuary for criminals anymore, yet Sambisa is a den of terrorists. He promised to confront headlong ethno-religious violence in the country, pursue all bombers and bring a complete end to insurgency. However, as I write insurgency is still thriving in the Northeast with territories being taken, students being maimed, abducted and citizens displaced in their own country. The notorious Shekau has cheated death several times despite claims to have been killed by security operatives and oh, he even addresses the nation more than the President! To even make matters worse, a close ally of the President threatened fire and brimstone should the President go ahead with the groundbreaking takeoff of a proposed gas project in Ugborodo. Consequently, the President had to cancel the ceremony with the excuse of allowing warring factions settle. The failure of the security operatives to arrest and prosecute the individual further emboldened him to abduct journalists, torture them mercilessly before releasing them for having the effrontery to cover the events happening in Ugborodo. Yet, nothing has been done to punish the said individual.

On corruption which is the bane of every society, our President acknowledged its high level and made promises to tackle it ruthlessly if voted into power in 2011. He promised to ensure there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption. He promised to strengthen the anti-graft institutions and vowed never to interfere with corruption cases. Surprisingly, the same man said most of what we are calling corruption is just “petty stealing”. Yet under his watch, a minister of aviation was caught misappropriating and stealing funds with over-bloated bulletproof car purchase. Another minister spent over 12 billion naira of public funds to charter private jet and to make matters worse, she is being shielded from facing the probe panel set up by the House of Representatives. The oil subsidy thieves are still roaming the streets and most of them are now allies of our President. The same corruption is attributable to the rot in our defense against insurgency with billions of dollars spent on security and nothing to show for it.

On the economy, several promises were also made to build a new economy that is strong and dynamic. He promised to diversify the economy and move us to an export driven country. He also promised to revive the Ajaokuta steel company and Itakpe Ore Company. Sadly, none of these has been achieved. All we are left with is the boast of making Nigeria the largest economy in Africa. To burst his burble, I will like to state that our economy hadn’t been rebased for about twenty four years before the last rebasing. Therefore, the glory of making our economy the largest should be attributed and shared by the past governments from 1990 till date. Inflation has increased, austerity measures are being put in place, naira has weakened and the economic condition of an average Nigerian hasn’t improved. A chunk of the external reserves left by the previous administration has been squandered and our ECA has been depleted with no meaningful development in infrastructure and social amenities.

On respect for the constitution and the rule of law, the President promised while campaigning to have utmost respect of the rule of law and he even swore an oath to defend the constitution. I strongly doubt if disobeying court judgments that are not in consonance with his wishes amount to respect for the rule of law. The recent undermining of the legislative arm of government is also a testament to disrespect for our constitution. I knew we would get to this point ever since the President openly recognized and acknowledge that “16 is greater than 19” in the governor’s forum election that saw his man lose. We have equally seen the abuse of power by police who now takes side with the ruling party by preventing opposition members in Ekiti State House of Assembly from gaining entrance into the complex. Yet, the C-in-C hasn’t called the IG to order.

Lastly, on agriculture the president made several promises to boost agriculture through irrigation, provision of fertilizers, silos to help preserve farm products, ensure exportation of rice, production of cash and local crops, etc. In this area, I will give the President a pass mark despite some of the promises being unfulfilled. Notably, fertilizer distribution to real end-users has improved and of course the ridiculous provision of mobile phones to the farmers at about 60 billion naira isn’t a bad idea after all.

It is only in Nigeria that a leader would make empty campaign promises without fulfilling them, yet seek reelection. Only an unreasonable man will seek employment for an opening he has already tried at and failed woefully.

Credits: Oluwakayode Ajayi

 

 

 

 

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Eye witness accounts of how President Jonathan was booed by OAU students on Friday 28th Nov, 2014

“Ole Ole Ole Ole, Oleee Oleee” (thief thief thief thief thief thief) was chants that rented the air as President. Jonathan’s convoy passed through OAU. This was by the OAU students who also carried different placards to show their displeasure over President. Jonathan’s regime and the ineffective way he’s handled many issues in Nigeria so far. The news was carried by many media. Later, the president’s footsoldiers started to issue disclaimers to that event that it never occured but a fiction of imagination in the minds of those that reported it (a sort of de javu /de mais vu). The Press Release by the OAU Students’ Union appeared like a scripted act. Was d President really booed as was reported or he was cheered?

Was it real that he was jeered ? Did it occur in reality? I have taken many eye witness accounts by OAU students,affirming its occurence (many don’t want their names in print). I also went further to get few other “comrades” who don’t mind their names in print. Let’s see some of the other accounts:

Hassan Taiwo Soweto wrote:

Was President Jonathan Really Booed by OAU Students?

My brother Max Robin (who happens to be a former PRO of the OAU Students Union) has asked me to provide details of OAU students protest against

President Jonathan yesterday. Ordinarily when the debate about what really happened raged on facebook yesterday evening, i merely shrugged and went to have a much deserved sleep. I had done my part in the scorching sun. I felt I didn’t need to bother my head with those having the war of words. Moreso i could see that just like everything, this was already becoming a war between the PDP and APC wings of the social media. Interestingly, i support neither one nor the other.

Years ago, i joined others on the same campus to give Bola Ahmed Tinubu (an APC chieftain and its national leader) a similar dose when he came for a public lecture. I would do the same today to all members of the discredited capitalist ruling elite regardless of their political parties. They are all the same. However on a second thought i have decided to give a brief outline of what i witnessed yesterday. I do not intend this to be an account of all that happened. This will just be an account of my own participation and experience.

Others who participated can also write theirs.

On Thursday 27 November 2014, a group of OAU student activists and OAU Union leaders visited my family house in Ife to attend my birthday party. The

time was around 4pm. Just before they got to my house, they received information of President Jonathan’s visit to the campus the next day (Friday).

According to them, the information had been kept under wraps by the organizers

for a awhile so understandably everyone, including myself, was a bit shocked. In the course of the birthday celebration, a meeting of the activists took

place with myself in attendance. It was there and then we had the agreement to mobilise for a protest at the venue of President Jonathan’s meeting with the Council of Obas the next day. The comrades left my house around 8.30pm and

proceeded to campus.

Throughout the night, placards were hurriedly written and

arrangements made for the protest. Given the short time we had for preparation, many crucial arrangements could not be made including getting someone to do a video recording. If there was a video recording, i would not be writing this today, I think we also took it for granted that independent media organisations like Sahara reporters would be at the event. It is now that i now realise that

just like everyone else, Sahara reporters and other independent media organisations might not have been informed as well.

The next day the students mobilized. I joined them late, sometimes around 12noon. Commercial buses were prevented from entering the campus so i had a hectic time getting in. By the time i got there, a huge crowd of

placard-wielding students had gathered in front of Oduduwa hall. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) banner demanding better education funding was conspicuous in front. Many other groups like the NANS were there who came to show support to the president. I met them drumming and singing. But the group of protesting students was the biggest. The President security details were already sweating

profusely. So also was the University’s secuirty. By the time i got to the front of the crowd, the University’s CSO grabbed me immediately and started urging me to try and calm the situation. I also remember meeting with Jude

Imagwe (SA to Jonathan of student and Youth). Despite the distinct demarcation between us, i am not afraid to say Jude has been my friend since he was NANS president. I hate his politics and i’m sure he can barely tolerate mine. But despite this and to my surprise, we have continued to be friends. Well the Jude i saw yesterday wasn’t the same confident Jude. How relieved he was to see me!

All the while, they had been confronted with a crowd of angry students, none of

whom they knew or could talk to. The Union president who must have been Jude’s contact on the ground was booed by students. In that kind of atmosphere, the reputation of the SA on Youth and Student is on the line. The president would

be disgraced on his watch. So seeing a known face was like a star in a dark sky.

Immediately i met Jude, he made effort, as is done in government circles, to lead me to a side in order to have a conversation with me. I politely

declined and asked that we have the conversation where we can be seen. From there, Jude introduced me to a man in suit whom, if my memory serves me right, he called the CSO to the president. The CSO who looked somewhat shaken wanted to know if no harm would come to the President. I remember telling him OAU students are not known to be violent and that all we have come to do is to make

a statement that Jonathan and his government poverty- inducing policies would

not be accepted. i remember saying that we wanted two narratives to come out of

todays visit:

those who have come to welcome the president would have their day and

those of us who have come to protest against him would also have our day

and that on our own part, i would assure them their would be no violence. Then the CSO, wanting to push his luck further, asked if i could arrange about 4

student leaders to have an audience with the president later. Like an experienced bribe-giver he must be, as he mentioned 4 students leaders he just quickly added “ofcourse with you as one of the four”. I simply smiled and firmly told him “that is not going to happen. With the depth of anger

in Nigeria today, if you are really the president’s security, you’d better shield him from contact with students”. I didnt know the import of my statement until much later when i heard that the organizers of the visit also may have planned that the president would have an opportunity to address students.

From there, i went to join the crowd. At this point, we decided to move round the venue of the meeting chanting solidarity songs. It was a huge crowd. We went round through the road in front of the SUB, towards amphi, through the admin carpark, through the library and motion ground and back to where we started from. By the time we got back, the first set of dignitaries were about to leave. So we decided to sit on the road.

The point was not to prevent them from leaving but to delay them a bit so they get the message that Nigerians rejects them and their policies.

As the dignitaries came out, chant of “thief, thief” rented the air. Governor Fayose of Ekiti state must have an inflated idea of his own popularity. As he made his way out, he approached the protesters sitting on the road with the intention of addressing them. For a split second, a few number of students made to stand up, not sure what their attitude should be. But the majority immediately retook the initiative and raised the chant of “thief, thief!”. As the chant got louder and louder, his security details got the message that their man was not accepted and took him away.

From this point, a battle of wits started between us and the security on President Jonathan’s passage. For several minutes, we sat on the road and didn’t budge.

Now to trick us, multiple information of the president’s route were sent out. Inevitably some protesters were swayed. Rowdiness soon ensued as is

expected under that circumstance. In retrospect, there are of course things we

could have done differently. For instance if we had just blocked the road leading out from the SUB towards road one, the president would have had a far

more hectic time getting to his chopper at the sport complex.

But at the same time, for a protest planned hurriedly, I think we had a good turnout and our action had an impact. We made a statement which is that oppressors will have no

where to hide.

As the president convoy raced towards the sport complex, students raced after them. At the sport complex, we all gathered round. I was at the back discussing with some people and was not really interested in the proceedings

anymore. I believed we had succeeded with what we set out to achieve.

Just then, a great shout went up. It wasn’t the sound of clapping, it was the sound of

students booing the president. It must have been as he came out of his car and walked into the chopper. But i was at the back and couldn’t see into the sport

complex where the choppers were. But what struck me later was the rather mournful atmosphere as the President’s chopper lifted from the ground. I didn’t see any one waving or clapping and displaying any emotion to wish the Chopper’s

occupant safe flight.

A few camera phones went up to capture the chopper’s ascendance. But as soon as the Chopper was up in the sky, as if acting according to a script, everyone just turned back and started walking back to

pick up the pieces of their lives again. Those who needed to get out of the campus but had been delayed because of the visit, students writing exams but could not read in peace etc. Like the Okada man upon whose bike i rode from campus gate into town, it was good riddance

I give it to Ife people. Their bravery is indisputable. I give it to the students of OAU – they’ve always followed the path of bravery.

In summary :

Today, i did my part, i made my stand. Happy joining OAU students to show President Jonathan his government and poverty-inducing capitalist policies are not welcomed. He expected a rousing welcome,

instead he was confronted with a protest. Fayose got perhaps the biggest embarrassment of his life today. He walked confidently to Ife students expecting to be applauded. I can’t yet forget the look of shock on his face as shout of Ole! Ole ! (Thief! Thief!) rented the air. Hastily his security details whisked him away.

President Jonathan’s convoy was delayed as students sat on the

road chanting slogans. Clumsily one by one, the royal fathers made their way out not sure who next would be greeted with shout of “thief!”

Those to be pitied (not sure if they even deserve it though) were the hundreds of PDP supporters who had thronged the campus with different banners to welcome Jonathan. They looked dejected, their

banners hanging around them. How could they start dancing as they planned with the hundreds of students chanting solidarity songs just beside them? At the end, as the helicopters lifted from the ground, i didn’t see a

single person waving the President goodbye. It was like

good riddance. If my guess is right, someone might soon be fired for fixing OAU on the President’s itinery

Despite attempts by a wing of the union leadership to

sell-out, great Ife students have demonstrated how oppressors and exploiters should be treated. I would do it again anytime, any day.

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Olaolu Ajiboye , another OAU student and another eye-witness said

“I was opportune to be at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife today to witness president GEJ’s visit. Devoid of all sentiments, the man’s government isn’t loved. People gathered in groups to make small political talks and I went from one group to another eavesdropping, even bank gist. Only for me to realize I still ‘love’ him more than most folks. Trust OAU students…they are no respecter of persons with placards saying “thief”. Our president is undoubtedly the least respected guy in the fold. Is the OAU community APC sponsored too?”

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My take:

I sincerely hope President Jonathan has learned something good from the ugly experience he had with Ife students last week Friday. If the students in every other school in the country are afraid to express their dissatisfaction with the govt, OAU students will definitely be different.

Greatest GBOSA for every alumnus and student of OAU. You guys rock!

 

 

 

 

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EXPOSED : How President.Jonathan lied to promise to spend a term in office only to renege,feigning ignorance of the former gentleman’s agreement

Now that the truth has been exposed with incontrovertible evidence,i wonder what Jonathan’s foot soldiers will do to defend him

One Term Presidency: Video Exposes the Lies of President Jonathan [Watch]

 

 

 

 

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Can God be mocked or bribed?

Why do we choose to isolate ‘Praying for your nation’ from the Bible and forever ignore other counsel of God regarding how a nation should be governed? It is not prayers that exalt a nation, honesty, justice and decency do.

We deliberately ignore several of God’s instructions like, ‘Don’t steal’ ‘Seek justice for the oppressed’ ‘Take the course of the Poor’ ‘Speak against injustice’ ‘Be moderate’ and all that, but capitalise on prayers.

Our forefathers had offered billions of prayers, we’ve offered more. Unfortunately, the problem of Nigeria is surely not lack of prayers.

We’ll keep roaming round the circle until we decide to be serious as people.

Full credits: Olusola Opeyemi Abiodun

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 135.

Season of woes by entertainers who turned sudden politrickcians overnight

It is no longer news that almost all the entertainers that contested primaries for elective positions be it governorship, state house of assembly, national assembly or senate lost.

Nostra II had warned them before but they refused. I hope they have prepared scripts for sharing their woeful experiences. Be it Kate Henshaw, Dayo ‘D-One” Adeneye, Kenny St.Brown, 9ice etc,d list is endless.

I laffed when all these entertainers wanted to contest elected posts and joined politics. what of all the one that were there b4 them? were they cooking beans? U must crawl b4 u walk and run and race. It is stupidity for any body that’s just crawling/about to crawl to think of running or racing.

Nostra II kuku warned them before. They disregarded his advice to their peril

 

 

 

 

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ON BUHARI’S AGE By Prof Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

I must say that most times when we allude to old age as a minus, regarding the change we seek, in a generation where lucre & quick fixes sways loyalty, what we need first is a return to lost values.

Like Lee Kwan Yew said in his book FROM A THIRD WORLD TO A FIRST WORLD ECONOMY ‘the first thing to fix is corruption, the second thing to fix is corruption & the third thing to fix is corruption, once you fix corruption the people will begin to take responsibility both for their families & the state, then state growth & development becomes a given’.

To restore lost values & begin a proactive fight against corruption Buhari fits the bill. He is old & like the concept of a dying man’s declaration in Law, he will not be scared to ruffle the feathers of the corrupt politricktians around.

In 6yrs GEJ has handed over the ship of state to big self-centered businessmen & corruption drives the nation, all indices of growth are convoluted because such statistics cannot stand.

Do you remember the global meltdown was the result of corruption & impunity in Wallsteet whilst the Main-street suffered, GEJ will plunge us into deeper economic mess before long & we shall come bare face with reality, what we need NOW is to fight corruption, & Buhari fits the card, once we defeat corruption we shall discover that with 30% of the funds budgeted every year we shall have more development than we have seen in 10yrs.

Deep thinking will save us, I’m not daft nor am I ashamed to say Buhari fits the present imperative, I ran for the office of the President as a 40year old in 2011 because I believe that my generation can & should BUT believe me the rot that presently exists needs more than just youth to tackle, a man of Buhari’s antecedents is prime.

Disagree or agree what I have laid bare is the TRUTH, I’m not a Buharist nor do I belong to the APC but I’m ready to lead an INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR BUHARI God-willing.

Prof Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREEETHINKING Vols 122 to 128+Buhari 2015 Campaign account+Buhari age not a factor+Prayer2 for Jonathanians+History of OIC+Think b4 voting+Can Buhari islamise Nigeria+Nostra II warns APC+Super Eagles Failure to qual AFCON’15

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Buhari’s campaign account

Friends, kindly donate your token to this account if you believe in the struggle for a Buhari presidency. Be part of the change!

Acct sent out to support Gen Buhari’s campaign.

Acct Name:Buhari Support Organisation

Acct No :2026724405

Bank: First Bank Plc

Sorte code: 011150000

General Muhammadu Buhari is the sole signatory

 

 

 

 

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Reflections on Super Eagles failure to qualify for AFCON ’15 : Lessons for all, especially those who run our football

It is no longer news that our Super Eagles didn’t qualify for AFCON 2015 .In my own opinion, the Eagles got what they deserved. Let us not deceive ourselves, we will not be missed at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Other more serious-minded nations will more than make do without us. Not qualifying from an AFCON qualification group consisting of South Africa, Congo and Sudan is an even bigger disgrace than our failure to qualify for AFCON 2012.I and a few other progressive , clear, open minded football analysts all saw this coming. I mean seeing the fact that we may not qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup despite being in one of the (if not the) cheapest group(s).

We cried to the roof tops. We did our best to say that the team was no longer as it used to be when the country won the 2013 African cup but we were called Keshi haters, haters of Super Eagles, and all sorts of often derogatory names. The reality is on us now. We have now been vindicated. We now know who is right and who was wrong, even though rather painfully, retrospectively too of course.

I must state here that I have the utmost respect for Keshi as a man, legendary player and successful coach but an actor must depart the stage when the ovation is loudest. I said it severally. I warned him. We will never know if Nigeria would have qualified (we probably would have ,even as the best 3rd placed team) if Shuaibu Amodu had taken over when Keshi was first relieved of his duties. Fate has however conspired for Keshi to shoulder the blame.The South Africans have every right to say we were lucky not to have lost the match in Uyo. Did they come in with a Ronaldo or Messi? No they didn’t. The difference on Wednesday was down to only one thing – coaching.

And that is why I wonder why some persons would say players sabotaged their coach by not playing for him. Have we quantified how much each of the players would lose for not going to the competition? How many other countries in Africa pay as much as $10,000 as bonus for just one game?

I hope the people who run football in this country are proud of themselves. No, I’m not talking about the NFF, as they are obviously not in charge. I’m talking about their puppet masters in the corridors of power, in the crevices of that rock, who in a totally unprecedented move, re – installed a sacked coach. Something unprecedented in world football. How did that particular stroke of genius work out ?

I am amazed that those who still refer to the national team as the ‘Green Eagles’ by 2014 also feel that they know so well of modern football to decide who should coach the team. Those in Abuja should please concentrate in governance; there are too many problems in the Nigerian society for them to go as low as choosing the coach of the national team. Those leading the country have the responsibility to ensure that money given to the national teams and indeed the sports sector is well utilised but not go as low as choosing a coach in the name of scoring political points. What goals have been achieved now other than inflicting pains on Nigerian football supporters as the country is finally out of the competition?

 

 

 

 

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The History of Nigeria’s involvement in OIC & Can Buhari islamise the whole Nigeria?

Someone said to me, “Tosin, why’d you vote and tell others to vote for Buhari. He is a religious bigot and he even tried to Islamize the country when he was Head of State.”

Tosin: How do you know and can you prove it?

Mr. X: I just know it and alot of people also know it.

Tosin: Alright, a little education, my friend….

1. Formation of Organisation of Islamic Countries

OIC was established in 1969 through a Saudi Arabian initiative, following the burning of the Al- Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which was considered an attack on the Muslim world. The Headquarters of the organisation are in Jeddah. The first meeting of the organization was held in Morocco in 1969.

2. Gen Yakubu Gowon Yakubu Gowon sent a Nigerian delegation as an observer led by Alhaji Abubakar Gumi to the OIC in its first meeting in 1969 in Morocco. Despite opposition. He, Gowon, a Christian from Plateau State took the first step by sending Gumi to represent “Nigeria Muslims”.

3. General Muritala Muhammed to Gen Muhammadu BUHARI Regimes

The administrations of Muritala/Obasanjo, Obasanjo/Yaradua, Shagari/Ekweme and Buhari/Idiagbon refused to sign to Nigeria’s full membership of the OIC despite pressure and intense lobbying from Saudi Arabia. They maintained that Nigeria is a secular state and not an Islamic country.

4. General Ibrahim Babangida

French news agency reported that Nigeria has been admitted into the organization as its 46th member in January 1986. Ebitu Ukiwe from Abia State, then a navy commodore and second in command to the then military President, Ibrahim Babangida, had it rough with that administration when he declared publicly that the decision to join OIC was not discussed at any level of government. Mr. Ukiwe’s denial of the decision reportedly led to his forceful exit from government.

5. General Sani Abacha

Maintained Nigeria’s membership despite calls for withdrawal from various groups including Christian Leaders.

6. Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar

At the G-8 Islamic countries in Egypt in 2001, Obasanjo identified himself carrying Nigeria as an Islamic country by attending that meeting. His attendance cemented Nigeria’s Status as a member of the OIC and an Islammic State.

7. Yaradua/Jonathan Administration Renewed Nigeria OIC Membership

On April 11, 2012 President Umaru Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s membership the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the same way IBB registered with the organisation in 1986, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdullahi M. Garba Aminchi , quietly visited Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and signed the new OIC charter on behalf of the Nigerian government.

Although this event was published on OIC’s website the same day and widely reported in other Middle East media, it was not reported in the Nigerian media. The Nigeria Foreign Minister as at then Chief Ojo Maduekwe refused to speak on the matter.

8. Jonathan/Sambo Administration

There have been calls by religious groups and others to withdraw Nigeria’s OIC membership. As at this day, Nigeria remains a full member of the OIC, and the President in its capacity appoints delegates to represent Nigeria in OIC.

ISLAMIC SUMMIT 2013, HELD IN CAIRO

President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan led Nigeria’s delegation to the OIC Islamic Summit in 2013.

Other delegates are…H.E. Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammed Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Amb Hassan Tukur (Foreign Affairs Minister), Amb. Abdullah Omaki, Abubakar Sheikh Bunu, Mr. Tijjani Hammanjodu, Mr. Suleiman Sani and Mr. Manir Ibrahim

See the attendance list…

http://www.oic-oci.org/…/12/en/docs/final/is12_lop_x1_en.pdf

SUMMARY:

General Yakubu Gowon opened the floor by sending Nigeria Delegation as an Observer.

Generals Gowon, Muritala, Obasanjo and Buhari, including President Shagari refused to grant the OIC’s request of making Nigeria a Full Member.

General IBB signed up Nigeria as full member in January 1986.

President Obasanjo attended OIC meeting in 2001 on behalf of Nigeria.

President Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s OIC membership in April 2009 President Goodluck Jonathan had attended OIC’s conferences and meetings on behalf of Nigeria including the Last Cairo Conference in 2013.

WHO WANTS TO ISLAMIZE NIGERIA? (If there is anything like that)

Buhari has once again been vindicated.

It pays to be educated, and not just regurgitate falsehoods.

Credit: ‘tosin adeoti

 

 

 

 

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Is Buhari’s age a factor?

Pragmatism is necessary! We most likely will not get a younger, fresher candidate because we are still in a battle against the status quo – it is still politics and to defeat the opposing party you need a candidate who has clout, name recognition and a certain level of followership , it would be difficult to get a fresh face that would have all these attributes.

I don’t think Nigeria can survive another 4years of Jonathan’s callous, inept government. Nigerians will never stand up and fight for the government we feel we deserve (life is too sweet, I won’t vote for a candidate that does not practice my religion, we have children at home, the sun is too hot to come out and vote or protest, I don’t care about politics, they are all criminals so I won’t vote etc, etc) we always have so many reasons to not engage actively yet we suffer desperately. I feel even if it’s just for the sake of change and to drive home to the political class that we the people have the power to bestow or not to bestow. PDP should be kicked out just to prove that point.

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 126

 

Jokes Apart

A PRAYER FOR G.E.J. SUPPORTERS

1.) May God run your Lives the way GEJ is running this country.

2.) May God give u and your family the kind of peace GEJ gives to this country.

3.) May God subsidize your blessings the way Jonathan subsidized the Nigerian Oil.

4.) May God secure u and your entire family the way GEJ secures this country.

As a Good supporter of GEJ and PDP all u have to do is to Quote this and reply “Amen” and disgrace the ‘Misinformed’ General public that he is God Sent.

Be brave to type Amen b4 you start d insult.

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 127

Nostra II’s stern warnings to APC

There was a time Nostra II in March warned Nigerians about Ebola. Many scoffed. Others laffed and more rejected it and many more simply ignored. Nobody listened nor took his warning serious till Ebola showed face with heavy,fatal consequences.

When Nostra II correctly &accurately at d start of WC predicted d 4 WC semi finalists,many scorned but it came to pass.

When Nostra II warned Nigerians about Keshi,he was called derogatory names till he was vindicated last wed nite.

When Nostra II warned Tambuwal,thankfully he heeded lest he’ll have lost on all sides

When he also warned about oil price/exports fall,many thought he was joking till it happened now and austerity has started seriously.

There are many more instances but this isn’t to boast but to glorify God who gave his that instinctive ability.

It is perilious to disregard his advice (that’s no boast). God will still rule in human affairs.

Many have rightly or wrongly tagged him an APC apologist. Now he’s gonna predict against the APC (his so called beloved) to warn them of the impending danger lurking ahead of them. They are free to disregard to their peril

It is true Nostra II accurately suggested &predicted d formation of APC (a merger,not just mere coalation but a true merger of progressive-minded genuine opposition parties) {read my articles -Why PDP Continues to Win Elections parts 1-5 if u doubt}. He’s excited wt its formation (forget d fact it’s gradually deviating). Nostra II also predicted that there will be a gathering together (has occured), a falling apart&a re gathering of d opposition.{Read my article – The APC Challenge}. From Nostra II’s history,it’s highly dangerous to ignore his warnings.

However,(EPS or no EPS),APC must ensure free&fair primaries&must shut its door against more rogue politrickcians like Gov. Suswam et al. APC is free to choose any Presidential candidate but if it chooses any apart from Muhammadu Buhari, it should expect an implosion of the party that will eventually kill it. It will have just used its hands to bury itself. APC delegates,choose Buhari to prevent an implosion of ur party.

This prediction was made without any sentiments.

Disregard Nostra II to ur peril !

God rules in the affairs of men !

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING       Vol 128

Think hard before you vote in next year ‘s elections

You were deceived by the enticing words of someone who claims to have no shoes (now I can imagine he has golden shoes). You thought by his words he will identify with your pain and that of the masses. Your first present from his administration was the removal of oil subsidy. Lives and properties are being destroyed daily under this administration and his administration keeps telling you, we will get them, we will make them pay but the truth is nothing is being done. Now I am happy to announce to you that there are now austerity measures. The value of Naira has just been devalued from 155 to 168, to a US dollar. Should I also sensitize you to be prepared for increase in fuel price in your own oil rich country where you have oil in abundance but cannot process your own oil because of corruption. You are about to vote them in again come 2015. PDP as a party is fast sinking the ship called Nigeria and you are a part of the people giving them the support in the name of ethnicity, religion or sentiments. I am not saying you should not vote them in but if you do my consolation is that it will be on your conscience and may it hunt you for the rest of your life. May all the blood that has be shared .. oops .. sorry i mean shed by this administration (directly or indirectly) hunt your conscience for ever and ever. Say amen to this somebody.

Questions you need to ask yourselves before you vote the administration under which Boko Haram had gained more strength into power again.

1. Would you be praising them now if your father, mother, sister, brother, nephew, niece, closest friends and family had been victims of the bombing and manslaughter up North?

2. Having been a benefactor of point number one above would you still be saying I understand that they could do nothing because their hands are tied. The system is too corrupt and that was why they could not do anything.

3. What if your daughter was among the girls that were taking away, raped over and over again and you wake up every morning knowing something could have been done by the government but all you hear is we are working on it, would you excuse them or appraise them to be voted in again?

The above is my own opinion. He who has ears to hear let him hear.

GEJ’s campaign promises &its fulfilment so far

“I do not make empty promises in my campaign because whatever I promise to do, I had already carried out adequate study to make sure I can accomplish it in the next four years – President Goodluck Jonathan”

There are several promises made by the President while seeking election in 2011 and most of them are yet to be fulfilled. Yet, we have been seeing diverse kinds of adverts by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) and several other sycophantic groups. I believe most of them are not aware of the litany of promises made by “Azikwe Jonathan” or they have just deliberately chosen to tow the path of deceit. Just to remind TAN, GIFT and all other GEJITES, here are some of the key promises made in 2010:

In the oil and gas sector, he made promises to ensure the PIB is passed and signed into law. He also made promises to construct 2 world class petrochemical plants, 2 fertilizer processing plants and 2 fertilizer blending plants. He promised to build a $3 billion central gas processing facility by 2012 to be sited in Obiaruku, Delta State. He promised that within four years in power he will make Nigeria go beyond producing and exporting crude oil to exporting refined petroleum products thereby putting an end to importation of petrol and kerosene. Oil theft has increased under his watchful eyes despite billions of dollars awarded for oil facility surveillance and security to private citizens. That the minister of petroleum resources can’t give a precise figure of the crude oil being lifted daily is an indictment of gross incompetence and recklessness.

In the power sector, despite the privatization of the distribution companies and billions of dollars spent we are yet to see any appreciable improvement in power. Promises were made by the President to ensure uninterrupted power supply in his first term in office. He boasted that Nigerians will dump their generator sets as they would no longer need them. Sadly, many Nigerians have had to purchase more generators to support the already existing ones.

On security which is the primary purpose of governance, the promises were not only unfulfilled, the situation got worse. Mr. President promised make anyone caught breaching the public peace to face the full wrath of the law. He promised to make sure that no part of the country is allowed to be a sanctuary for criminals anymore, yet Sambisa is a den of terrorists. He promised to confront headlong ethno-religious violence in the country, pursue all bombers and bring a complete end to insurgency. However, as I write insurgency is still thriving in the Northeast with territories being taken, students being maimed, abducted and citizens displaced in their own country. The notorious Shekau has cheated death several times despite claims to have been killed by security operatives and oh, he even addresses the nation more than the President! To even make matters worse, a close ally of the President threatened fire and brimstone should the President go ahead with the groundbreaking takeoff of a proposed gas project in Ugborodo. Consequently, the President had to cancel the ceremony with the excuse of allowing warring factions settle. The failure of the security operatives to arrest and prosecute the individual further emboldened him to abduct journalists, torture them mercilessly before releasing them for having the effrontery to cover the events happening in Ugborodo. Yet, nothing has been done to punish the said individual.

On corruption which is the bane of every society, our President acknowledged its high level and made promises to tackle it ruthlessly if voted into power in 2011. He promised to ensure there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption. He promised to strengthen the anti-graft institutions and vowed never to interfere with corruption cases. Surprisingly, the same man said most of what we are calling corruption is just “petty stealing”. Yet under his watch, a minister of aviation was caught misappropriating and stealing funds with over-bloated bulletproof car purchase. Another minister spent over 12 billion naira of public funds to charter private jet and to make matters worse, she is being shielded from facing the probe panel set up by the House of Representatives. The oil subsidy thieves are still roaming the streets and most of them are now allies of our President. The same corruption is attributable to the rot in our defense against insurgency with billions of dollars spent on security and nothing to show for it.

On the economy, several promises were also made to build a new economy that is strong and dynamic. He promised to diversify the economy and move us to an export driven country. He also promised to revive the Ajaokuta steel company and Itakpe Ore Company. Sadly, none of these has been achieved. All we are left with is the boast of making Nigeria the largest economy in Africa. To burst his burble, I will like to state that our economy hadn’t been rebased for about twenty four years before the last rebasing. Therefore, the glory of making our economy the largest should be attributed and shared by the past governments from 1990 till date. Inflation has increased, austerity measures are being put in place, naira has weakened and the economic condition of an average Nigerian hasn’t improved. A chunk of the external reserves left by the previous administration has been squandered and our ECA has been depleted with no meaningful development in infrastructure and social amenities.

On respect for the constitution and the rule of law, the President promised while campaigning to have utmost respect of the rule of law and he even swore an oath to defend the constitution. I strongly doubt if disobeying court judgments that are not in consonance with his wishes amount to respect for the rule of law. The recent undermining of the legislative arm of government is also a testament to disrespect for our constitution. I knew we would get to this point ever since the President openly recognized and acknowledge that “16 is greater than 19” in the governor’s forum election that saw his man lose. We have equally seen the abuse of power by police who now takes side with the ruling party by preventing opposition members in Ekiti State House of Assembly from gaining entrance into the complex. Yet, the C-in-C hasn’t called the IG to order.

Lastly, on agriculture the president made several promises to boost agriculture through irrigation, provision of fertilizers, silos to help preserve farm products, ensure exportation of rice, production of cash and local crops, etc. In this area, I will give the President a pass mark despite some of the promises being unfulfilled. Notably, fertilizer distribution to real end-users has improved and of course the ridiculous provision of mobile phones to the farmers at about 60 billion naira isn’t a bad idea after all.

It is only in Nigeria that a leader would make empty campaign promises without fulfilling them, yet seek reelection. Only an unreasonable man will seek employment for an opening he has already tried at and failed woefully.

Credits: Oluwakayode Ajayi

Think hard before you vote in next year ‘s elections

You were deceived by the enticing words of someone who claims to have no shoes (now I can imagine he has golden shoes). You thought by his words he will identify with your pain and that of the masses. Your first present from his administration was the removal of oil subsidy. Lives and properties are being destroyed daily under this administration and his administration keeps telling you, we will get them, we will make them pay but the truth is nothing is being done. Now I am happy to announce to you that there are now austerity measures. The value of Naira has just been devalued from 155 to 168, to a US dollar. Should I also sensitize you to be prepared for increase in fuel price in your own oil rich country where you have oil in abundance but cannot process your own oil because of corruption. You are about to vote them in again come 2015. PDP as a party is fast sinking the ship called Nigeria and you are a part of the people giving them the support in the name of ethnicity, religion or sentiments. I am not saying you should not vote them in but if you do my consolation is that it will be on your conscience and may it hunt you for the rest of your life. May all the blood that has be shared .. oops .. sorry i mean shed by this administration (directly or indirectly) hunt your conscience for ever and ever. Say amen to this somebody.

Questions you need to ask yourselves before you vote the administration under which Boko Haram had gained more strength into power again.

1. Would you be praising them now if your father, mother, sister, brother, nephew, niece, closest friends and family had been victims of the bombing and manslaughter up North?

2. Having been a benefactor of point number one above would you still be saying I understand that they could do nothing because their hands are tied. The system is too corrupt and that was why they could not do anything.

3. What if your daughter was among the girls that were taking away, raped over and over again and you wake up every morning knowing something could have been done by the government but all you hear is we are working on it, would you excuse them or appraise them to be voted in again?

The above is my own opinion. He who has ears to hear let him hear.

Credits : Oyeyemi Oliyide

Baby Born In Coffin 23 Hours After Mother’s Death

A Canadian woman was said to have given birth to a bouncing baby girl while in a coffin… 23 hours after her death, Weekly World News provided with reference to a renowned medical newsletter.

The pregnant mother got in an auto crash in Toronto. She bumped into a tree and suffered serious head and chest injuries. Soon the woman was pronounced dead in a hospital.

According to the records published in the newsletter, she was 7.5 months pregnant at the time of the accident. The physician was trying to revive the mother and her child, but all the attempts failed.

Thus, the body was placed in a morgue for 17 hours. Twenty hours after the tragedy the nude corpse covered with a burial shroud was laid out in a coffin for the final ceremony.

What happened next is still considered as something inexplicable. While the cemetery workers were lowering the coffin into a grave 3 hours later, they heard a baby crying. They immediately called an ambulance.

The girl, born prematurely, hungry and dehydrated spent the following 4 weeks in an incubator, but she survived.

One of the doctors, who witnessed the “miracle baby” survival narrated that it could not be logically explained from the point of view of medicine.

“I’ve been a doctor for 22 years and if this isn’t a miracle and a medical first, I don’t know what is. There is no possible way for this baby girl to have survived the automobile accident that killed its mother, much less cling to life for 23 hours without food and oxygen from her blood supply. But as God is my witness the baby did survive – and there’s not a doctor in the world who can explain it.”

The discharged baby was sent home with her father (names withheld).

The interviewed doctor confessed there was no scientific explanation  for what had happened.

“Things happen that defy explanation and this would certainly seem to be one of them,” said the doctor. That baby was dead and now it is alive. It’s living proof that miracles really do happen.”

Meanwhile the unusual incidents take place from time to time in different parts of the world.

Credits: Naij.com

Nostra II’s stern warnings to APC

There was a time Nostra II in March warned Nigerians about Ebola. Many scoffed. Others laffed and more rejected it and many more simply ignored. Nobody listened nor took his warning serious till Ebola showed face with heavy,fatal consequences.

When Nostra II correctly &accurately at d start of WC predicted d 4 WC semi finalists,many scorned but it came to pass.
When Nostra II warned Nigerians about Keshi,he was called derogatory names till he was vindicated last wed nite.
When Nostra II warned Tambuwal,thankfully he heeded lest he’ll have lost on all sides
When he also warned about oil price/exports fall,many thought he was joking till it happened now and austerity has started seriously.

There are many more instances but this isn’t to boast but to glorify God who gave his that instinctive ability.
It is perilious to disregard his advice (that’s no boast). God will still rule in human affairs.

Many have rightly or wrongly tagged him an APC apologist. Now he’s gonna predict against the APC (his so called beloved) to warn them of the impending danger lurking ahead of them. They are free to disregard to their peril

It is true Nostra II accurately suggested &predicted d formation of APC (a merger,not just mere coalation but a true merger of progressive-minded genuine opposition parties) {read my articles -Why PDP Continues to Win Elections parts 1-5 if u doubt}. He’s excited wt its formation (forget d fact it’s gradually deviating). Nostra II also predicted that there will be a gathering together (has occured), a falling apart&a re gathering of d opposition.{Read my article – The APC Challenge}. From Nostra II’s history,it’s highly dangerous to ignore his warnings.

However,(EPS or no EPS),APC must ensure free&fair primaries&must shut its door against more rogue politrickcians like Gov. Suswam et al. APC is free to choose any Presidential candidate but if it chooses any apart from Muhammadu Buhari, it should expect an implosion of the party that will eventually kill it. It will have just used its hands to bury itself. APC delegates,choose Buhari to prevent an implosion of ur party.

This prediction was made without any sentiments.

Disregard Nostra II to ur peril !
God rules in the affairs of men !

Is Buhari’s age a critical factor?

Pragmatism is necessary! We most likely will not get a younger, fresher candidate because we are still in a battle against the status quo – it is still politics and to defeat the opposing party you need a candidate who has clout, name recognition and a certain level of followership , it would be difficult to get a fresh face that would have all these attributes.
I don’t think Nigeria can survive another 4years of Jonathan’s callous, inept government. Nigerians will never stand up and fight for the government we feel we deserve (life is too sweet, I won’t vote for a candidate that does not practice my religion, we have children at home, the sun is too hot to come out and vote or protest, I don’t care about politics, they are all criminals so I won’t vote etc, etc) we always have so many reasons to not engage actively yet we suffer desperately. I feel even if it’s just for the sake of change and to drive home to the political class that we the people have the power to bestow or not to bestow. PDP should be kicked out just to prove that point.

The History of Nigeria’s involvement in OIC & Can Buhari islamise the whole Nigeria?

Someone said to me, “Tosin, why’d you vote and tell others to vote for Buhari. He is a religious bigot and he even tried to Islamize the country when he was Head of State.”

Tosin: How do you know and can you prove it?

Mr. X: I just know it and alot of people also know it.

Tosin: Alright, a little education, my friend….

1. Formation of Organisation of Islamic Countries

OIC was established in 1969 through a Saudi Arabian initiative, following the burning of the Al- Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which was considered an attack on the Muslim world. The Headquarters of the organisation are in Jeddah. The first meeting of the organization was held in Morocco in 1969.

2. Gen Yakubu Gowon Yakubu Gowon sent a Nigerian delegation as an observer led by Alhaji Abubakar Gumi to the OIC in its first meeting in 1969 in Morocco. Despite opposition. He, Gowon, a Christian from Plateau State took the first step by sending Gumi to represent “Nigeria Muslims”.

3. General Muritala Muhammed to Gen Muhammadu BUHARI Regimes
The administrations of Muritala/Obasanjo, Obasanjo/Yaradua, Shagari/Ekweme and Buhari/Idiagbon refused to sign to Nigeria’s full membership of the OIC despite pressure and intense lobbying from Saudi Arabia. They maintained that Nigeria is a secular state and not an Islamic country.

4. General Ibrahim Babangida
French news agency reported that Nigeria has been admitted into the organization as its 46th member in January 1986. Ebitu Ukiwe from Abia State, then a navy commodore and second in command to the then military President, Ibrahim Babangida, had it rough with that administration when he declared publicly that the decision to join OIC was not discussed at any level of government. Mr. Ukiwe’s denial of the decision reportedly led to his forceful exit from government.

5. General Sani Abacha
Maintained Nigeria’s membership despite calls for withdrawal from various groups including Christian Leaders.

6. Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar
At the G-8 Islamic countries in Egypt in 2001, Obasanjo identified himself carrying Nigeria as an Islamic country by attending that meeting. His attendance cemented Nigeria’s Status as a member of the OIC and an Islammic State.

7. Yaradua/Jonathan Administration Renewed Nigeria OIC Membership
On April 11, 2012 President Umaru Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s membership the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the same way IBB registered with the organisation in 1986, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdullahi M. Garba Aminchi , quietly visited Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and signed the new OIC charter on behalf of the Nigerian government.

Although this event was published on OIC’s website the same day and widely reported in other Middle East media, it was not reported in the Nigerian media. The Nigeria Foreign Minister as at then Chief Ojo Maduekwe refused to speak on the matter.

8. Jonathan/Sambo Administration
There have been calls by religious groups and others to withdraw Nigeria’s OIC membership. As at this day, Nigeria remains a full member of the OIC, and the President in its capacity appoints delegates to represent Nigeria in OIC.

ISLAMIC SUMMIT 2013, HELD IN CAIRO
President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan led Nigeria’s delegation to the OIC Islamic Summit in 2013.

Other delegates are…H.E. Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammed Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Amb Hassan Tukur (Foreign Affairs Minister), Amb. Abdullah Omaki, Abubakar Sheikh Bunu, Mr. Tijjani Hammanjodu, Mr. Suleiman Sani and Mr. Manir Ibrahim

See the attendance list…
http://www.oic-oci.org/external_web/is/12/en/docs/final/is12_lop_x1_en.pdf

SUMMARY:

General Yakubu Gowon opened the floor by sending Nigeria Delegation as an Observer.

Generals Gowon, Muritala, Obasanjo and Buhari, including President Shagari refused to grant the OIC’s request of making Nigeria a Full Member.

General IBB signed up Nigeria as full member in January 1986.

President Obasanjo attended OIC meeting in 2001 on behalf of Nigeria.

President Yaradua renewed Nigeria’s OIC membership in April 2009 President Goodluck Jonathan had attended OIC’s conferences and meetings on behalf of Nigeria including the Last Cairo Conference in 2013.

WHO WANTS TO ISLAMIZE NIGERIA? (If there is anything like that)

Buhari has once again been vindicated.

It pays to be educated, and not just regurgitate falsehoods.

Credit: ‘Tosin Adeoti