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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
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.
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?”
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
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Why is petrol price constant despite greatly fallen crude oil prices?
We need to ask the Jonathan led govt why petrol (PMS) is still being sold at 97 naira per litre. This may sound odd but then, it is a common knowledge that crude oil price has crashed which has badly affected our oil
When the price was increased by this regime in 2012, crude oil was being sold well over $100 per barrel (infact $110 then)and the landing cost was around 142 naira. Now that there is crash in price to around 60-70 USD per barrel, it is expected that landing cost too would have crashed and petrol price should also be reduced. Or at least the govt subsidy on petrol would have been severely reduced (if any will even exist). After all,
law of demand and supply in relationship with price that I was taught then has not changed. Crude Oil is the major raw material of refined petrol and its price varies directly with the cost of refined petrol. Logic and reality of my argument here demands that the price
of refined products especially, petroleum be reduced.
Additional Credits: Yinka Femi Aiyegbusi
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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
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The international politics behind the fall in oil prices and its immediate&long term effects on Nigeria
You must have heard of the declining crude oil price. Unlike past fluctuations in price of
crude oil, this one is so bad that everyone is going to feel the effect. If the austerity measures announced by Minister of Finance and co-ordinating minister of the economy (Nigeria’s unofficial defacto Prime Minister) – Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala have not affected you directly, the recent devaluation of the Naira would.
All these are happening because Saudi Arabia is locked in a mortal fight to destroy the US crude oil production. Experts believe that the United States,
with its 11 million barrels production a day this summer, became the world’s largest oil
producer, overtaking the former number one, Saudi Arabia. Most of America’s new oil is produced
through fracking, an exploration system that extracts oil from shale rock using the process known as hydraulic fracturing or
fracking. This process of
splitting rocks using high-pressure liquid is expensive and is believed to be profitable as long as crude oil price is high.
The thinking in Saudi Arabia is
that allowing crude oil price to fall below $60 a barrel will knock off the US shale production.
At the last meeting of the OPEC, the oil cartel failed to do what is needed to increase price – that is, cut the production quota of
each of the 12-member countries. While Venezuela, Nigeria, Iran, Iraq, and
Ecuador pushed for cut in production, Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, Kuwait, and the UAE
opted for retention of the
current production quota ( tendering a hogwash excuse that oil prices will eventually find it’s a right level,as if that’s how the OPEC has operated in times past.They also ignored a vital suggestion by Russia to reduce oil prices).
That failure led to a further
drop in price of crude oil to
a five-year low (simple economics of demand and supply if you asked me). At $72 per barrel of Brent crude, Nigeria’s oil is now selling
below Nigeria’s 2014
budget benchmark of $ 77.5 per barrel. What this means is that
Nigeria will find a way to
make up the short fall in
revenue.(Possibly depleting external reserves further)
Technically, nothing will be going into the Excess Crude Account until oil price recovers. And whatever was there has
been all but depleted. Initially, Nigeria raided its External Reserve to support its expenditures but that move was not sustainable. That led to the
decision to devalue the Naira and reduce pressure on the Central Bank to keep burning dollars in foreign reserve in support of the Naira.
On the American side, the
fall in oil price has been a
foreign policy political weapon. America’s lack of dependence on foreign oil means that it doesn’t have to worry about every little crisis that flares up in the Middle East. In other ways, the fall in oil price means
that countries like Russia,
Venezuela, Iran and Syria
are under economic pressure. That helps America’s foreign policy entanglements with these
countries. Iran is being forced to stay on the table to discuss its nuclear ambition by a combination of sanctions and falling oil price. Russia has lost over $100 bn from falling
crude oil price and is under severe economic pressure that it is moderating its ambitions in Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. In Syria, ISIS that has been financing its
campaign of terror from illicit oil sell is now having difficulty selling oil in a world market that is glutted.
For Venezuela, America doesn’t have to worry about the radical
leftist government in the country when declining revenue is forcing the government to deal with a growing number of
Given these economic and political conditions, there is little interest in America or Saudi Arabia to see an increase in oil price soon.
What this means is that Nigeria must brace itself for a crude oil price that could fall below $60 a
barrel. In trying to calm the fear of Nigerians, Okonjo-Iweala assured Nigerians that the country would withstand crude oil price of $60 a barrel.
But what about a $20 a barrel price of crude? Will Nigeria still
stand or will it collapse? Will it implode or will it be a trigger for a revolution long predicted. If by 2015 the price of crude oil falls to $25.42 a barrel that it was in May 1999, when President Olusegun Obasanjo started his first term as president, Nigeria may collapse.
In the last 4 years, crude oil price has hovered around $100 a barrel. The Nigerian government has been swimming in petrol dollars. Looking at government figures,
economists determined that Nigeria’s total crude oil sell came to about $ 470bn in all 5 yrs of President Jonathan’s
administration and $489bn for Yaradua, Obasanjo, Abdusalami, Abacha administrations
combined. Adjusted for inflation, the numbers are $488.8bn for Jonathan and $ 594bn Yaradua, Obasanjo, Abdusalami, Abacha
These increases in revenue had not translated into a stable economy that could withstand a shock as normal as a change in oil price. In the last 15 years
of democracy and relative peace, Nigeria had a chance to build a strong economic and political base. But like all the other opportunities the nation
has had, we squandered it.
For so long, Nigeria has been in denial about the unsustainability of the corruption within its system. In time of boom, the nation can endure the waste, but in time of
austerity, corruption will eat up what remains of the nation.
Nigeria had a chance to trim down many wastes but the leadership of the country, who are the beneficiaries, did not have the will- power to do so.
Many of these wastes are nothing but hush money paid to
postpone doing the right and difficult things needed to birth a modern sociopolitical structure that is fair and balanced, a structure that is sustainable in the long run.
Sadly, the day of reckoning is here. The consequence of Nigeria’s self-denial is staring us all in the face. For instance,how much did we waste trying to repair our refineries? How much are we paying in subsidies
today? Shouldn’t the subsidies we are still paying be coming down now that oil price is falling?
You will think that those handling our economy will be answering these questions publicly. But no, they are not and will not. We are beneath them. The subsidy scam is part of the elaborate corruption
industry that feeds the mammoth Nigerian unsustainable structure. It has become so entangled in the fabric of the nation that a half-hearted attempt at disentanglement will result in chaos.
What could not be done in a time of economic boom cannot be done in a time of economic crisis. A lot of people in Nigeria have been fed fat by corruption. In crunch time, as the nation tightens its belt, the corruption industry will morph and move and when pushed hard will
marinate the nation and serve the country for the forces of destruction to eat up.
The one thing that the Jonathan led administration can do to reverse the impending collapse is to acknowledge in words and
in deeds that what is not sustainable is really not sustainable.
Additional credits: Phil Orkar
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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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Did Buhari ever say he’ll make Nigeria Ungovernable?
“I will Make Nigeria ungovernable, who actually
made that statement?”
It was said by a PDP politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita.
He actually said Nigeria would be ungovernable if Jonathan became president in 2011.
Alhaji Lawal Kaita is still a PDP member and still wax strong in PDP. Presently he was appointed a member of reconciliation committee setup by PDP.
Don’t be deceived, Buhari has never at any occasion made such statement.
FACTS TO NOTE:
1. Major General Muhammadu Buhari never said he will make Nigeria ungovernable in 2011 in any format.
2. It was a PDP politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita who actually said Nigeria would be ungovernable if Jonathan became president in 2011. [Still a PDP
3. It was Jonathan’s media spokesman, Reuben Abati who sat down and largely concocted the slanderous libel against Buhari’s name in April 2011.
4. General Muhammadu Buhari took Reuben Abati to court for damaging his name.
5. The Jonathan Presidency begged Major General Buhari to settle the case with Reuben Abati and the Guardian Newspaper out of court.
6. General Buhari obliged and settled out of court.
Reuben Abati with The Guardian Newspaper published an unreserved apology to Gen. Buhari in the Guardian of 11th July, 2013.
7. Late General Azazi referred to the PDP “ungovernable” crises and anger that did actually lead to Boko Haram terror franchise hired by the PDP.
Azazi said, Boko Haram is a creation of the PDP
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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.
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Reasons to Support The Buhari-Oshibajo ticket
Solutions to Nigerian’s Problems:
1- Insecurity :
General Buhari’s military experience will serve here to tackle the situation.
Professor Osibanjo’s educational experience will come into play to render solution and promote education.
Both Muslims and Christians feels safe as Pastor Osibanjo, the VP and Muhammad Buhari combination solved that.
Mr. Integrity (Gen. Buhari) is enough here and former Attorney General Pastor Osibanjo, knows the ways of law better.
Professor of Law Prof. Osibanjo must contribute a lot.
Remember the former PTF chairman Gen. Buhari…the Catalyst of all good and quality projects.
7- Chad & Cameroon Attacks:
Recall the one and only Military man (Gen. Buhari) that serves them right in those days. Where Prof. of Osibanjo knows how to talked them out legally.
8- Oil Theft & Mismanagement :
These cannot be happening while the person (Buhari) that built most of the refineries will be there In charge.
Muslim + Christian,
Northerner + Southerner,
Buhari + Osibanjo,
10- Human Rights:
Prof. of law Osibanjo knows that better-usman musa, toh! I am mediating
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Buhari VP and the Governors.
While agreeing that Oshiomole, Fashola , Fayemi , Rochas and Ameachi are good materials in terms of experience and Popularity, the 5 have issues that can not make them to be VP of Nigeria.
1. Oshiomole by agreeing and key player that Chairman of the party should come from old Bendel ,has jettisioned his right to the VP.
2. Fashola ,the main albatross on Fashola is muslim muslim ticket. The PDP , Igbo/ Middle belter will not agree to this ,more so APC has been tagged Islamic party before now.
3. Ameachi spends a lot physically and financially after the emergence of APC ,after he joined from the “merger” of APC and a PDP splinter group – “new pdp” ,believing to be the VP. But President GEJ and chairman of APC coming from his zone is a major factor . The scenario concerning the emergence of Pres. Jonathan while Yaradua was sick is not lost on the Northern Nigeria. Not to talk of his Bullish style to politics , which is worrisome to Nigerians.
Moreover he is from the SS region and votes aren’t guaranteed from SS,SE regions.
4. Rochas. The fact that most people from the South South (SS) and South East (SE) , reasonably and often times unreasonably have made up their minds to vote for GEJ no matter what.
Even if APC presidential candidate is from SE or SS, the highest that candidate can do is to marginally win his home state ONLY. The other peoples of the region will vote enmass against him. Same is true for any VP candidate that could emerge from the SE or SS regions. Previous experiences have corroborated my explanation.
The choice of Chuba Okadigbo (2003) and Edwin Ume Ezeoke (2007) by Buhari and Ben Umeh (2007) by Atiku didn’t deliver much votes to any of them in the region. They scored less than 10% of votes in each SE state in the region during the elections and didn’t even win any LGA. This speaks volumes and holds not only against Rochas but also Amaechi and Oshiomole
5. Fayemi. Could have been a good choice if he had won his re-election this year . But he lost and also had a lot of issues with his people. Furthermore,the consideration of Ekiti’s previous governor is not tenable because of their naiveness in politics going by their actions at Ekiti state.
In view of the foregoing ,the choice of Prof/Pastor Osibajo is the best for Nigeria. What the leadership of the party needs to do is to pacify and assauge the ego of the aggreived persons. God bless Nigeria.
Additional Credits : Peter Omole
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Was really 2.8bn naira really missing under Buhari’s watch in 1978 or it’s a laughable fiction?
‘’In November 1979, the issue was raised by Senator Barkin Zuwo in words which revived the speculations that money might be missing……
Senator Saraki reported that he had received anonymous telephone calls and letters from people who claimed that the money was in fact missing and that it had been paid into some private account….. He later spoke briefly to a television interviewer, Miss Vera Ifodu, in exactly the same terms as he had spoken in the Senate. The video tape of the interview was played back at the Tribunal.
From the summary reports by the news media and their commentaries on the unambiguous speeches made in the National Assembly and the television interviews … the rumour was distorted out of proportion and a completely different twist was given to an otherwise clear and innocent situation.
In reporting what Senator Saraki said,…. the introduction to the story by the Managing Director of the NTA had carried the fantasy many stages further, (Mr Augie NTA MD admitted to the Tribunal that) … ‘’it is not the best way to deal with the matter as it was stated, a totally different story of what Senator Saraki actually said to Miss Ifodu.’’…
General evidence about the alleged N2.8billion which has been clearly demonstrated to have its origin in the fertile imaginations or the deliberate distortions of mischievous journalists nurtured by assembly men and blown into a monster by politicians and columnists with axes to grind ….(p526)
Imagination had run riot, and everyone, newspaper editors and columnists, students, unwary legislators, workers, university dons and in fact, the whole country was caught in the vicious rumour, and something that started as a mischievous report assumed monstrous proportions.
All those who shouted the loudest on pages of the newspapers and elsewhere denied of being possessed of any information and one of them, in particular, Mr Longe, (Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly) asserted on oath that his threat to reveal the name of the owner of the foreign account into which the account was paid, if the President failed to do so, was a matter of politics and that in politics anything goes and there were no holds barred…..
How many an innocent man has lost his life as a result of a hue and cry carelessly raised as a lark, by someone who immediately thereafter melts into the crowd and then into oblivion…..
While the possibilities of the loss of such a colossal sum should be cause for indignation, there were those who, in shouting for action against imagined culprits had ideas, other than the stability of the nation, in their minds.
It was Dr Paul Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, who said that a small lie does not excite the human mind, but that a sufficiently big lie, if repeated often enough would soon put on the garb of truth. …
Prompt action by government in publishing details of the NNPC which existed then as they still are today would have quickly diffused the situation. The only antidote to falsehood is truth, and must be brought out without delay. … (525)
It seems that this matter of the N2.8billion has turned into a storm in a tea cup and the greatest Hoax of all time. (P 20)
One of the issues frequently emphasized in the rumours that were peddled before the Tribunal was set up was the claim by some persons that the sum of N2.8billion was paid into a private account in England and later transferred to the Midland Bank in London. ….Mr Robert Hubbard, the Manager of the Midland Bank also testified that at no time was the sum of N2.8billion paid into the Midland Account of NNPC in London and that the cumulative lodgement in the current account did not exceed 200,000 pounds sterling. He stated that a deposit of 100million pounds sterling would have a disastrous effect on any bank because such a bank had to pay interest. A deposit of N2.8 billion would therefore have a serious impact on the money market.’’ (P525)
‘’Summary of Findings and Recommendations of the Irikefe Tribunal of Inquiry
1. All crude oil sold by the NNPC and the payments thereof are in all respects in accordance with the terms of their contracts.
2. No proceeds of any such sales were missing or not properly accounted for.
3. No person has been found guilty of any fraud or wrong doing with regard to the handling or accounting for the proceeds of sales of crude oil.
4. No proceeds of sales of crude was ever paid into NNPC’s account with Midland Bank International Division, London, the only foreign account it was permitted to to maintain outside Nigeria and the only one it maintains as far as the Tribunal could determine.
………………. ‘’ (526)
The Tribunal is therefore of the view that if the suspension of the Chief Executive of NNPC and its Board members was a result of the allegations surrounding the loss of NNPC’s N2.8billion such suspension would not have been fair and just as there has been no case of fraud or wrong doings on their part.’’
My last word on the matter is that this is now a dead issue that has continued, however, to titillate the imagination of the media. An attempt to revive it in 1988 was check-mated by me when I caused the Tribune to place a rejoinder to a so-called re-discovery of the matter of the payment of the NNPC oil money into an account other than the NNPC’s. The chastened Editor had had to write the following Note:
‘’ It has been established no N2.8billion was missing. The unresolved issue that of lodging which has to be resolved. ‘’ (P559)
I then entered into some exchanges with General Obasanjo and Chief Allison Ayida which left me satisfied that the matter had been finally laid to rest.
As a matter of interest, I won a case of libel in respect of this subject that I brought against Tribune, ably represented by the late Chief Bola Ige. An appeal by the defendant has, however, been abandoned at the Court of Appeal.
Finally my conclusion on this question is as I have stated in the following passage of the book:
‘’…. all of these are the last unrehearsed words on the subject of the so-called N2.8billion ‘Oilgate’ affair by the three persons living or dead, anywhere in the world, who should be able to know anything (if there is anything to know) about it. They speak the truth. ‘Ex nihilo nihil fit’, (out of nothing can come’. Now that the last ounce of believability has been squeezed out of that ‘phantom of the press’, it must be high time to allow the soulless monster to rest in pieces’’ (See page 557)
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7 Habits That Can Cause Body Odour
There are many factors that can cause body odour, and many of them are caused by your lifestyle. Learn seven habits that affect your body and can cause this unpleasant thing.
1. Alcohol – People who drink on a regular basis have a specific body odour which they can’t get rid of even after chewing a gum. The best way to prevent it is to reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.
2. Smoking – Everybody knows that smoking causes bad breath. What is more, the odour starts coming through the skin pores, too, and lingers for a long time even after you quit. Second-hand smokers are also ‘basking’ in the ‘aroma’.
3. Wearing footwear without socks – You’d better stop doing that. Apart from generating a bad smell, this habit also leads to fungal infection. Maybe after this disgusting description you’ll start wearing socks? The feet sweat gets trapped inside your shoes, and, since there is not much air circulation, it produces a strong smell. Also, use some ointments or powder before wearing socks.
4. Unshaved pubic hair
When you don’t shave your pubic hair, sweat is trapped there as well. Bacterias multiply and it generates a heavy body odour. It remains even if you had taken a shower several times a day. So at least trim it from time to time to avoid smelling badly.
5. Neglecting personal hygiene – If you are that kind of person who hates bathing, be ready for the bad odour. When you are not bathing regularly, bacteria on your skin multiply faster, hence, the unpleasant smell.
6. Damp clothes – Make sure to dry your clothes properly before putting them on to avoid foul smell.
7. Eating certain foods – Garlic, red meat, curry, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage can cause body odour. Try taking a bath after eating these products. Also, mind that consuming too much sugar and sweets can be blamed for body odour.
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Ten Types Of Prayer Warriors!!
1.Ladies/GentleMen : They pray/stop when they are asked to… They dont shout in prayer,they talk to God with respect,..They are always calm and follow along the pastor’s prayer points..
2.Wall/Floor Fighters: This group of people will keep on banging on the wall shouting at it..the later will go on the Kneels and keep on hitting it and stamping on the floor…. As if it’s the one that caused them their problems..
3.One syllabic Warriors: This category of people surprise me sha.. You see them speaking in tongues in one syllable and shouting.. rah Tah boh sey teah reh or ” Oluwa se” and same time shaking their in same rhythm vigorously.. I be like mehn this one is strong..
4.Dumb warriors: When the pastor raise a prayer point and expect every one to pray.. You see people struggling to shout,say words but no sound is coming out.. You be like nah the prayer make you dumb?
5.Super Warriors:This people are ready to fight spiritually and physically when a prayer point is raised.. Mehn this people will turn vampires,take fighting stance ,all the muscles in their body will stiffen, the fingers in their hands will form star shape, they will shake their heads vigorously,you see the veins on their heads pop out and their voice will change..and their tongues are classic..
As if Devil come now dem go fight am..
6.Choir warriors : When the pastor said clearly Let us PRAY.. He didnt say let us SING.. But when a prayer point is raised.. You see them raising one special number ”Touch me one more time ooohh Lord” i be like where were you when praises were going on?
7.Dormant Warriors : They won’t pray, they just be waiting for the Pastor to shout IJN and their own Amen is always the loudest… Who is decieving who ?
8.Notice me warriors : They keep on shouting out their prayers,maybe so people will notice them or.. Dont know they be like
”God which type of car should i buy for this xmas”,
Lord send me a girl to marry money is not the problem” etc..
I know my God is not Deaf ni..
9.Group prayer warriors ; I fear this group.. When ever its a group prayer and you asked to hold each other please dont hold mechanics,Force men,manual Jobmen.. They will hold you hand tight and fling it as if it’s skipping rope.. After that prayer you won’t be able to lift A4 paper..
10. Feel free to add your own Number ten
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Message for some brainwashed Yoruba youths
It has come to my notice that some ill-informed, gullible, sell outs, oponus, akotiletas & foolish yoruba youths who falsely claim to be yoruba activists/ freedom fighters but are in actual fact confusionists & GEJ footsoldiers have been posting many lies always headlined or ending with this slogan
The truth is that many of them are not living in Nigeria but work as toilet washers, street sweepers, cardaver washers + other menial jobs in london, finland, helshinki etc (a simple look at where they reside on their dps will confirm this)
They are all ill-informed, gullible, sell outs, oponus, akotiletas & foolish yoruba youths. It is a globally acclaimed fact that half bread is better than none.
Pls don’t let them confuse u.
Reject their messages
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Twist of fate. How times changed.
By twist of fate,I mean changing times,not d finishing move by Jeff Hardy, dat igbo smoker looking wrestler in that soap opera called wrestling we watch be it WWE or TNA or ROH or any other
When Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was CBN governor,he was a very regular attendee of d annual Calabar Festival in December. You’ll see him sitting beside Cross River governor, Liyel Imoke. He didn’t miss d carnival as CBN gov,even after.
Now times have changed. He dares not go to Calabar Carnival to watch “naked girls”. That’s haram &he would be severely reprimanded for that,if not dethroned.
How times change! A real twist of fate
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Keeping Christ out of Christmas is as futile as holding back the ocean’s tide. Surely the Stones will Cry Out
I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out. —Luke 19:40
Every year it seems that Christmas becomes more and more commercialized. Even in nations where the majority of people call themselves “Christian,” the season has become more about shopping than worshiping. The pressure to buy gifts and plan elaborate parties makes it increasingly difficult to stay focused on the real meaning of the holiday—the birth of Jesus, God’s only Son, the Savior of the world.
But every holiday I also hear the gospel coming from surprising places —the very places that so commercialize Christmas—shopping malls. When I hear “Joy to the World! The Lord is come; let earth receive her King” ringing from public address systems, I think of the words Jesus said to the Pharisees who told Him to silence the crowds who were praising Him. “If they keep quiet,” Jesus said, “the stones will cry out” (Luke 19:40 niv).
At Christmas we hear stones cry out. Even people spiritually dead sing carols written by Christians long dead, reminding us that no matter how hard people try to squelch the real message of Christmas, they will never succeed.
Despite the commercialism that threatens to muddle the message of Christ’s birth, God will make His good news known as “far as the curse is found.”
Keeping Christ out of Christmas is as futile as holding back the ocean’s tide.
Julie Ackerman Link
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What is the Nigerian President doing with 11 aircrafts?
If the President of the United States of America, the most powerful country on earth and the largest economy in the world uses just two Boeing airplanes & one helicopter in his fleet, what is the President of Nigeria doing with about a dozen aircraft? Is he an angel flying to heaven?
If the Pope, the head of the largest Christian Church on earth with over 1.2 billion members (that is almost 20% of the world’s population) and the Head of State of a nation ( Vatican ), does not have his own private jet but flies Alitalia, the Italian national airline, what is a Nigerian cleric doing with three jets? If the President of Zimbabwe, who has ruled the country since 1980 uses a Boeing aircraft which is part of the national carrier (Air Zimbabwe) and he has to share the plane with passengers atimes, what is Governor Amaechi doing with a private jet?
If President Ian Khama of Botswana, the country with the highest Human Development Index in continental Sub-Saharan Africa and one of the fastest-growing economies on earth is using just one jet, what is President Jonathan doing with his garage of alonplanes?
If the President of Egypt, the largest country in North Africa and the Arab World, the third-largest in Africa is using one private jet, what are our governors doing with fleets of private jets? If I list out the governors & ex-governors in Nigeria that have private jets, you go shock even though they are not paying salaries. If the President of Ghana flies just one Falcon EX 900 jet, what is our president doing with two Falcons, one Gulfstream and he wants another one, for what?
Israel does not even have any private jet for their prime minister or president, anytime any Israeli Head of State wants to travel, the government leases an aircraft from El Al Israel Airlines Ltd, the national flag carrier of Israel and they pay. That is the same Israel that Jonathan will pack his fellow comedians like Suswam, Jang and Akpabio to go and do show while they refuse to pay salaries at home. And that makes sense to you, right? Japan is the world’s third-largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity and also the world’s fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer and the nation with the highest life expectancy on earth. But as rich as Japan is, they have just TWO jets for the Prime Minister, the Emperor, Empress and other members of the Imperial Family.
The most influential leader in the world, the President of Russia, has two Ilyushin Il-96-300PU jets for his use, and just in case you don’t know, Russia has the largest mineral and gas deposits IN THE WORLD and is one of the largest producers of oil and gas in addition to being one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand is the richest royal on earth yet na only ONE jet hin and hin entire family dey use. The King of Jordan uses one jet. The President of Kenya uses one. As unusual as North Korean leaders are, they use two. The Emir of Kuwait uses one. Namibia, one. South Africa, one. Luxembourg, one, and that is one of the richest nations on earth. Madagascar, one, which they just bought. Malaysia, one. Niger, one.
Queen of England travels on chartered British Airways flights. So many world leaders use JUST ONE AIRCRAFT while some don’t even have any presidential jet and many of them actually beg or lemme say hustle for lifts with their other president-friends, as in the case of President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi and his ally, President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda before the Falcon jet they were in was shot down in Kigali leading to the genocide in 1994. Very few countries of the world have a large presidential air fleet, Nigeria is one of them.
Oh, I forgot. The King of Saudi Arabia is one of the richest people on earth but guess how many aircraft he has for his use? TWO. And they are not even Falcons, they are ‘ordinary’ Boeing 747s. You may not agree o, but there is something wrong with our value system, and that is if we even have any. Witches? Ah, puleez! By the way, if President Jonathan had any human feeling, he would start selling some of those jets. After all, in June 2012, to reduce the government spendings and implement austerity measures, Joyce Banda, the female president of Malawi decided to sell her country’s only presidential jet & a fleet of 60 luxury cars & cut her own salary by 30%. But guess what? When she wanted to come for an event in Nigeria in July 2013, Jonathan gladly sent one of the jets in the presidential fleet to go fetch her from Lilongwe and return her home after the event.
This is the same presidential fleet that he used the princely sum of N747 million to fuel. And who paid that money? Whose taxes? Nothing less than N9 billion is spent every year maintaining Nigeria’s PAF. If you say I hate cluelessness, so be it.
Credits : Abiyamo
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FACTS ARE SACRED AND TRUTH SUBLIME.
Who were those who donated 22b to GEJ and what’s in it for them? I’m certain that such humongous donation is for selfish gain and not for public good….The more Billionaires GEJ has made the more poverty and joblessness in the land, solve the riddle and see how corruption chauffeurs/drives our national vehicle. Sad.
The PDP after 16years of rudderless governance at the Federal level has lost initiative, they have lost any and every modicum of morality hence they now see POWER as an ATM machine and leadership a Bazaar, we MUST stop them before GEJ and his cronies buy up all that is left of Nigeria. They bought PHCN, whilst yet keeping the nation in darkness they gave GEJ’s campaign a ‘thank you’ donation of 500m, do you yet wonder, under GEJ corruption rules.
Can anyone Islamize Nigeria? Impossible; when as a Military President IBB surreptitiously got Nigeria into the Organization of Islamic Countries OIC was he able to Islamize Nigeria? No; will Buhari Islamize Nigeria, he cannot and will not; is Buhari a bigot? Absolutely not, with a Christian son-in-law and a daughter that is a Christian convert haba!! With more Christian Military Administrators and Ministers when he was Head of State, the attempt to wear GMB the tag of a bigot or a fundamentalist won’t stick.
Is Buhari a saint no, but compared to his opponent GEJ, Buhari is a saint ten times over, even his worst detractors cannot deny this truism. Will Buhari fight corruption, yes, and that is why those who are scared went donating 22B to GEJ to sustain corruption and protect the corrupt, but no one can buy Nigeria not now, not anymore.
*Femi Fani-Kayode joined GEJ and the 17B corruption case filed against him by the EFCC was dropped.
*Chief Ifeanyi Uba of Capital Oil floated TAN (Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria) and AMCON was asked to vacate Capital Oil premises and hand it back to him, how they intend to pay back the 50B Capital Oil owes the Banks is now a moral question before TAN, GEJ and Uba.
*Stealing is different from corruption such is the hardcore of GEJ’s unresearched philosophy BUT the wind of CHANGE is here, we shall VOTE OUT CORRUPTION and restore our nation to the path of moral rectitude.
God Rules in the affairs of men
Credits : Prof. Chris Nwaokolobia
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Adura Opin Odun ( Year Ending Prayers)
Someone sent me these prayers. It’s quite interesting because it is in yoruba language. It is called Adura opin odun in ABD….Y
Year ending prayers in yoruba alphabets
Too bad if you can’t read Yoruba!!!! Get an Aayan Ogbufo (interpreter) or google d meaning or get a Yoruba Lang dictionary.However let me interprete parts of it for you
A – Alaafia fun o.
B – Buburu kan ki yoo subu lu o.
D – Dugbedugbe ibanuje ko ni ja le o l’ori.
E – Ebi o ni pa o l’odun titun
E – Ekun, ose ko ni je tire.
F – Funfun aye re ko ni dibaje.
G – Gunnungun ki ku l’ewe, wa dagba d’arugbo.
GB – Gbogbo idawole re a y’ori si rere.
H – Hausa,Yoruba,Ibo,gbogbo eya ati eniyan kaakiri agbaye ni yo koju si o se o loore.
I – Iwaju, iwaju l’opa ebiti re yo ma re si.
J – Jijade re, wiwole re, o ni k’agbako.
K – Kukuru abi giga, osi ati ise ko ni je tire.
L – Loniloni wa r’aanu gba.
M – Monamona ati ara Olorun yoo tu awon ota re ka.
N – Naira, Euro, Dollar, Pound,Yen,Yuan,gbogbo owo ati oro kaakiri agbaye pelu omo alalubarika ati alaafia yoo mu o l’ore, won o si fi ile re se ibugbe.
O – Ojurere ati aanu yoo ma to o leyin ni ojo aye re gbogbo.
O – Ojo ola re a dara.
P – Panpe aye o ni mu o t’omotomo.
R – Rere ni agogo aye re o ma lu nigbagbogbo.
S – Suuru pelu itelorun ninu oro at’alaafia yoo ba o kale. S – Sugbon ati abawon aye re ti poora loni.
T – Tomotomo, t’ebitebi, t’iletile o ni d’ero eyin.
U – U ki s’awati lede Ijesha; a o ni fi o s’awati laarin awon eniyan. Ulosiwaju(ilosiwaju), userere(iserere), ati ubukun(ibunkun) yio je tire.
W -Wa ri ba ti se, wa r’ona gbe gba.
Y – Yara ibunkun, ire, ati ayo ailopin loo ma be e gbe titi ojo aye re……
AMIN ASHE EDUMARE.
Iwo naa fi ranse si awon eeyan re. __._,_.___
Ki ojo eni ko dara fun e tebi tara.
Ayo la o fi lo odun yi ja ni l’ase eduma
A-Good Health for you
B-no evil shall befall you
D-The troubles of sorrow will not fall upon you
E-You shall not go hungry this year
F-The glory of your life will not turn to sorrow
G-You’ll live long on the face of this earth
GB-Whatever you lay your hands upon shall prosper