MY PERSONS OF THE YEAR 2014

I want to give special thanks to God again for His Grace in my life, for His faithfulness in my life. I give Him all The Glory, Praise and Honour.
It took me a while to compile this list but after careful thoughtfulness, I was able to make out this list. All deserved to be there for very very special contributions to me and most especially to Nigerians

1. My late aunt- Madam Felicia Adedoyin Adeyemi-Sijuwade who died Juky this year. A woman of virtue who took me as her own son. She was indeed a mother to me. She makes number one out of this list. Her demise shook me. I am just recovering.

2. General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). He overcame all odds and oppositions, even stiff ones to emerge as APC Presidential Candidate. A man of integrity and honesty who lives a virtuous but prudent life, he overcame even an attempted assasination He has overcome even previous assasinations of his character to become a tipped winner of next year’s general elections. He is like Abraham Lincoln of Nigeria. I doff my hat for him

3. Bring Back our Girls campaigners led by Oby Ezekwesili and many others like HON. DINO MELAYE , my friends Emman Shehu , Prince Prince Ahmed Zubair and hosts of others. When the government failed to provide adequate security to inhabitants of Chibok, over 270 of their girls were captured. Despite govt denials, these people highlighted this reality to the world. Despite threats and harrassments, they made daily protest under the sun and in rain to highlight to the world why govt must rescue all those girls alive and return them back to their parents

4. Civilian JTF. This is a civilian militia that have protected their people against Boko Haram terrorists while govt failed them. Where soldiers with tanks and heavy ammunition ran away from and abandoned, these people conquered the terrorists and reclaimed their land back using stones and sticks and cutlasses against the sophisticated weaponry of Boko Haram. I admire their courage and braveness

5.Dr. Stella Adadevoh . Late Dr, Adadevoh’s courage saved Nigerians from that bioterrorist from Liberia – Patrick Sawyer who exported bola to Nigeria. He wanted to infect many thousands of people but the bravery of Dr.Adedevoh and many other health workers prevented that Yes she got infected with the virus and later died in her attempt to make sure Sawyer didnt carry out his plans o infect many thousands. I salute her courage.

 

6. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. The former CBN governor blew the lid on the monumental fraud being perpetuated by the NNPC and the nation’s missing $20bn. It ruffled many feathers in govt circles. He stood for the truth and exposed monumental corruption by the GEJ govt. Remember the Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala didnt deny such funds werent missing but sai they were “delayed and unreconciled” payments which she stated as $12. This action caused his his jb and made him a victim of govt harrassment. Despite all opposition in top govt circles, he overcame this challenge to be enthroned as the new emir of kano – Emir Sanusi II. Whom God has blessed, no man can curse.

7. Malala Yousafzai. This 17year old Pakistani girl also was a joint winner of this years Nobel Peace Prize. She overcame many hard challeges in her pursuit of peace and girl child emancipation. She visited Nigeria and was the one who made the President to know he needed to see the parents of the Chibok Kidnapped girls. I love her courage and pursuit of global peace.

8. Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. He handled all matters concerning the House of reps very professionally. He defected to APC from PDP and all attempts by the executive to remove him failed woefully

9. Femi Adesina . A respected veteran journalist and managing group editor of The Sun Newspapers. He is also the president of NGE (Nigerian Guild of Editors) and writes professionally, non partisanly and very factually He stands for the truth and says it as it is no matter whose ox is gored. He is such person that can be described as correctly handling the word of truth as The Good Book says

10.The people of Burkina Faso: These people should be greatly emulated. They rose up in unison against injustice and a dictator and defied his military might and chased him away from power. More power to them. The spirit of Thomas Sankara has resurrected in them

The next 2 people are people that deserve national awards even more than the so called rich clowns the govt usually gives award

11. Yusuf Usman. A honest dedicated 37 year old hotel worker in Jigawa State who earns 20,000 naira a month, yet returned an iPad and over $100,000 ( 17 million naira ) left by a hotel guest. He had an opportunity to steal this money but chose not to, preferring to live honestly and returned the money. I hope many nigerians will emulate his honesty.

12. Nicholas Ibekwe. A journalist with Premiertimes who resisted and exposed the attempt by a man of God – Prophet TB Joshua of The Synagogue, to bribe him to make him incorrectly report the events of the collaped 6-storey building owned by the church. This man is only other journalists who pervert the truth after collecting brown envelopes (of bribe) and sometimes bribes as low as packets of spaghetti. Journalists and other Nigerians should emulate this man who shunned bribe to do the right thing

These 12 people are outstanding achievers this year and deserved the award. What do u think?

REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA : A POSSIBILITY OR A DREAM ?! PART 15 ( Final part C )

There was a sort of break between the last part and this present part. It was not without a reason though. I was monitoring events globally especially in Burkina Faso, Ukraine and Syria, with other countries with a view to incorporate some of the lessons from there to this article. I want to thank those who have followed me so far and those following tenaciously, even those who just joined. Revolution calls for tenacity and is open to all comers who fully believe in the course of Revolution. We have talked about revolutions in the past 14 parts now. I hope you have followed me. If you have not, or you have disconnected or just joining, we have discussed quite a lot and you have missed a lot of discourse about very important issues. I am not going to be laying old foundations of what revolution is, triggers of revolution, misconceptions of revolution and what revolution is not about or the various types of revolutions we have talked about in the past. We also talked about the twin evils of corruption and indiscipline.  It will be best if you go through all the previous ones before you jump into any conclusions or better still before you comment, so that you can have a good grasp of this topic. I wont have to go back and spoon-feed or baby sit you on issues I have discussed before. If you have not read parts 1 to 14 please read, otherwise you may be making a fool of yourself, or be lost in the loop, if not, you may be asking question on issues already trashed out by contributors and we may not have the time to re-address already solved or agreed issues. I have put the links to read all previous parts and some related articles and so you can as well take the opportunity to go through them all. Now let me start from where I stopped in the last part. We have at least 3 more (final) parts to finish this series which began exactly 3 years ago.

 

Nigeria’s problem is firmly rooted mainly on leadership problem and not only on attitude. To buttress my argument, why is it that foreign companies that run their business transparently come to Nigeria and start giving bribes? Why is it that Nigerians abroad obey the laws of other countries when they travel? Issues like drunk driving, fighting, defecation and urinating anywhere, smoking in public places do not come up with them but once they are in Nigeria they “blend” with others. Enforcement of rules, laws and regulations are not the for you and I but the exclusive preserve of the executive. Why cant we demand that our government clean house? There is nothing wrong with uniting behind the goal of forcing our government to do as your constitutions says they should. People aren’t angry enough or have lost any hope in changing the way things are now.Why can’t we in unison let our government know we will no longer allow the corruption to continue, we won’t allow bribes, or theft by government officials of the money that should be improving the roads, security, and power grid?

 

Corruption will breed poverty and that will bring frustration. Frustration will bring more corruption. This is what I call a vicious and unending cycle of corruption. We need the political will to tackle corruption in all forms and restructure the country and make good laws that will minimise or even eliminate corruption. But are the politicians ready to make just laws and reforms and implement them? Nigerian politics as it is now is the proverbial rotten tree. Nothing good can come from it. You either burn the tree down and plant a new one or keep on reaping rotten fruits.

 

 

 

 

 

Those who can change situations wont because it will stop their benefits from corruption and the vicious cycle of corruption continues. The politicians know themselves. There’s a burning anger toward them from the populace. Some are even calling for a revolution. And these calls seem to be garnering momentum. It appears there’s some unity in the voices making these calls. And the politicians are hell scared. They know that if any such thing would erupt, they aren’t safe. Not any one of them is safe. So, knowing how gullible and easy-to-be-fooled most Nigerians tend to be, it’s not hard for them to come up with fast ideas on what to do or say that will throw the gangs into disarray, and disunity. They know how to make masses disagree and they often use ethnicity and religion. With such apparent and heavy disagreements, with such expressions of hate and loathe toward one another, the possibility of marching down as one front in demanding responsibility from the thieves becomes zero. They play this card very often. It’s been a long time tested and proven fact.

 

We are not asking for saints but a leadership that is devoid of these kinds of corruption scandals. Must Nigerians take the law into their hands to get justice? How many corrupt politicians are currently in jail? NONE! Till we all rise up and start stoning these Vagabonds In Power (VIP) Nigeria will never move forward! Let’s stop condoning this. Boo these people in public. Stone them with pure water at public functions. Drive them out of their religious places of worship. Ostracise them. Politicians crave praises and sycophancies. Depriving them of this will go along way in threatening their castle in the air. You may ask why I have been taking you through this course of REVOLUTION. If this could be achieved through politics or any other physical means, i would be wasting my time through writing this piece. Yes i have given examples of people who achieved revolution through politics like Hugo Charvez, amongst others. But is this possible through Nigerian brand of politics? Do we practice democracy like the others? Absolutely NO. Our politics and democracy is VERY different. Our politics and democracy has been hijacked by some very corrupt oligarchs, cabals, mafias and mafiosos who direct our affairs even against our will. There is little we can do as far as we follow this brand of democracy. It must be changed or else we keep going in cycles of unproductivity, poverty and lamentations. Democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. In Nigeria it is very different because it has been hijacked. It is now a government of the few, for the few and by the few. Clearly, there is a problem with our democracy today because the franchise is being exercised on behalf of the people. It is as if the people no longer matter in our democracy. That is why the classical definition of democracy is government of the people by the people for the people. That does not appear to be happening right now.That definition does not apply to us.

 

In our clime it is the government of the leaders to suppress the people and by the people.I have heard this for the umpteenth time that the people deserve the leaders they get. In a nut shell they are saying we are the template by which our leadership anchors on or emanate from. What you give out you get back, i am saying and this to an extent is largely blaming Nigerians more than the leaders for the way things are in our country and the systemic failures. Power has been hijacked, processes have been hijacked, so the people count for little or nothing. I think this must begin to be a serious concern to the political class. There is need for the people to reconnect with democracy and exercise their franchise directly, otherwise, we will run into a major crisis.

 

Nigerian politics as it is now is the proverbial rotten tree. Nothing good can come from it. You either burn the tree down and plant a new one or keep on reaping rotten fruits. It is difficult to any good kind hearted Nigerian who wants to contest elections to win. The process has been hijacked right from the party level. Each political party no matter how big or small, is controlled by some cabals. If you are not in their good books or they dont like you or they have preferred candidates or cronnies or godsons or vassals , they simply prevent you. Even if you win, they will say you didnt win. Dont even think of the courts because you get some of the highest miscarriages of justice in the courts. The courts and the judiciary too have been hijacked. The court is no longer the last hope of the common man. No wonder jungle justice reigns and people take laws into their own hands. Signs of a failing state. The nomination process has been hijacked and the party delegates are usually handpicked by the party cabals using means that are least democratic.

 

Imposition of Candidates by party chieftains and godfathers corrode the very essence of democratic choice. It narrows down the democratic space. And it squeezes and squashes every juice left in the menu of sane democratic engagement. Delegates were coerced into voting the alleged predetermined winner. The initial organization of some of the election primaries sometimes clearly indicate an effort to identify which delegates voted or did not vote for the predetermined winner, and was reinforced by creating fear of repercussion if the delegates did not choose the candidate.”

It is very common to have different lists of delegates and different delegates fighting over who the authentic delegates are. It is not uncommon to have party primaries end up in very dubious consensus deals or party primaries ending up in courts over who really won the primary. Factions develop in parties and many times you have parallel excos, primaries and conventions. Elections are not any better and a few people lucky (very very few) to get justice through the courts may be sworn in after 1 or 2 or even 3 years after the illegal winner has spent in office. What of bribery and corruption during primaries and elections? It is a known fact that offices oftentimes go to the highest bidder. The heavier spender wins elections. How can this be the democracy that can bring a revolutionary change?

 

Someone who wants to win elections often spend heavily. The costs are very enourmous from the very exorbitant costs of nomination forms tonthe electioneering process intelf, including conditions by party chieftains. Such money oft are provided by some godfathers and cabals who spend out of the embezzled amounts in the past to work for that candidate after dubious selfish deals are made between the cabals&godfathers and the contestants. After winning elections, such godfathers impose various selfish things and people on the contestant that won. How can such person bring a change even if he so desires. What of the electoral body? Very corrupt and ineffective. From voter registration which have been hijacked in many cases to party registration to the real election process. Have you wondered why honest men dont win elections? Awolowo was frustrated in the first republic and even 1979 and 1983. Even Pat Utomi and Late Gani Fawehinmi were frustrated and never even came close in the polls. Even if a former military ruler wins today, he cant have all the type of power he once exercised. Lets not fool ourselves. Wont he have struck deals with cabals and certain godfathers before he wins the election? He may not have all it takes to carry out the former reforms he once did.

 

We have to put heads together. Personally, i believe we have to go back to the basics. Democracy is for the people, give the power back to the people. Parties should have internal democracy by being open and transparent. Primaries should be credible and open to everybody. Parties should have ideologies and manifestoes. The federal government has too much power. It should be diluted. The states should be empowered. We are supossed to be practicing a federal system. Let us make it truly federal. Nigeria will change only when Nigerians decide to effect that change. Again, I repeat as always, whenever Nigerians decide to do just that, they will be ready and determined to bear the brunts. Why? Because, these people will use ALL available force to surpress and deter the revolt. These guys are heartless, merciless and brutal. They have the army, the police and other state security apparatus at their disposal. It’s not in vain all former miliatary “boys” jumped into politics. They are governors, senate presidents, etc.

 

Democracy is good if the people can make the elected officials follow the rules. Most of our Governors by now ought to be in jail, but we are too afraid to ask questions, some because of tribalism or religion will never see anything wrong in the President, or their state ngovernor or any particular political leader. With that how can democracy work? They forgot it was for the same reason the parliamentary system failed in first Republic.Who will indict the President, and all the Governors in Nigeria? Who?

 

How can our democracy work when we have not internalized the democratic culture imbibed by other countries.? Democracy is not all about elections; or revenue sharing, or even holding political offices. it is about citizen participation, holding elected officials accountable and building institutions that enforce the tenets of democracy and sustain its inherent values in our sub-consciousness. If our civil society were vibrant, if our media is the true fourth estate of the realm it’s supposed to be, and if our courts have the courage and temerity to dispense of cases without fear or favor as the judges so sworn, our democracy will find its feet. It takes one individual or group to charge the President or whoever abuses his office to court and let the judge deal with the case in its own merit. But with immunity clause in our constitution, all this will not be possible. The Nigerian media castigated the Buhari regime for enacting Decree 4 but are comfortable with the immunity clause. What an irony! Those who crafted the immunity clause need not have wasted their time because even without any immunity nobody can charge the President or a Governor for abuse of office or even criminal offense. We are sitting ducks – as late Tai Solarin would say out of frustration with the docility and collective guiltiness of Nigerians. It’s very painful indeed.

 

 

 

To be continued next part

 

 

 

Michael Adeyemi, a medical doctor, writer, author, social critic, sports enthusiast, an opinion, public affairs , political and social affairs analyst and commentator, writes from Lagos,Nigeria.

 

 

 

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MY BLOGGERS OF THE YEAR 2014

I thank God for keeping me till this day. I give Him all The Glory for His faithfulness.
Now I give my awards for my bloggers of this outgoing year 2014

1, Adebayo Ahmed Adebola A very gifted person and the brain behind Ìyániwúrà, Abiyamọ and Naijarchive Very detailed and accurate with information even information you cant get generally. This is the third consecutive year this person is mking this list. This person has taken it to greater heights by highlighting the truths about the insincerities& lies of this government. Great Qudus again to you

2. Raphymoj Olaitan Omo-Ajuwara. My chief and senior colleague. He is neither APC nor PDP but he stands for the truth and for positive change by being factual in posts

3. Zents Kunle Sowunmi . The Oracle himself and my big Egbon (brother). He is a lover of facts. Even though we disagree sometimes now unlike before, I respect his style of writing. He is an advocate of the magic all solving wand called EPS . He is a big fan of Obama and I see him as a great disliker of my hero _ Buhari, nonetheless he is a great writer and advocate of justice .and social welfare. He makes this list for the 4th year running

4. George Onmonya Daniel. My friend and controversial person. Makes this list for the 4th year running. The Editor of NewIssues Mag

5. Bello Isiaka, A great updater on the current happenings in Nigeria with his multiple facebook sites. No matter what anybody feels about him, i respect him for his regular and timely updates. ifyou are not sure of whether this happened or not, just check his facebook wall

6. Abubakar Attahiru. Gives very regular updates too and has penchant for the truth

7. Messr Moses-Oduntan and Tokunbo AremoOdua . Great and truthful Yoruba activists that are real Omoluabis, unlike some akotiledaatas trying to mimick yoruba activism but are fakes like AG, OI-IO,OO et al

8. Soji Akodu Asiwaju : Gives very regular updates too and has penchant for the truth

9. Olugbenga Olayiwole : he stands for the truth and for positive change by being factual in posts. We do not always agree in posts but i greatly respect him. A great friend of over 22 years

10. Olusola Opeyemi he stands for the truth and for positive change by being factual in posts

11. Prof. Chris Nwaokolobia. He stands for the truth and for positive change by being factual in his posts from his 4 BBMs, 4 twitter accounts and 9 facebook accouts. I give him qudos

12, Madam Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri VIO she stands for the truth and for positive change by being factual in posts. A great amazon and activist and the brain behind spaces for change. I enjoy her weekly Saturday night blues too

13. Rotimi Atotileto. A great football fan and very accurate on football updates esp on EPL, UCL and the 5 great european leagues. He is actually a loserpool fan (or is it liverpool). he stands for the truth is being factual in posts (though i disagreed with his pro-Keshi stand and was vindicated)

14. Social Media. Be it facebook, twitter, BBM, 2go (for kids) etc as avenues of expression

15. YOU : You too were part of the success na

I will give release my awards for my persons of the year 2014 tomorrow by God’s Grace and will publish my goofs for 2014 in the first week of the new year (you never can tell. Anybody can goof before the year ends)

Primate Olabayo’s shocking 2015 predictions: Presidential election ’ll be deadlocked

Foremost Prophet, Primate Theophilus Oluwasaanu Olabayo, is the Pastor, Founder , Evangelical Church of Yahweh, located at Arowojobe Estate, Mende Village, Maryland, Lagos State.  In this no-holds-barred interview with Adelowo Oladipo in Lagos, he reveals his predictions for the New Year. He predicts, among other things, that the 2015 presidential election may not hold and If the election holds at all, it may be stalemated. He also predicts that if elections hold, the Peoples Democratic Party will win the governorship election in Lagos State while the All Progressives Congress (APC) will retain Rivers, Ogun and Oyo states. Primate Olabayo also called for prayers against political assassinations in the New Year. Excerpts:

As the New Year approaches, can you reveal what have been revealed to you particularly as the nation prepares for another general elections ?

You see, in this country, many people  do not want to hear the truth. To start with, God has revealed to me that there may not be elections next year because in 2015, we are going to witness one of the worst  political assassinations in Nigeria. God further informed me that the South West geo-political zone should be very careful so that the region would not be thrown into another era of wild, wild west because I saw political assassinations everywhere. I also saw some people in masks who were killing people everywhere. Specifically, between now and January, the country will witness one of the worst eras of bloodshed in its history. And if at all there will be elections next year in Nigeria, the seat of the president is not vacant.

 Can you tell us what you mean  by saying that the seat of the president is not vacant?

God has revealed to me that if at all there is going to be presidential election, it will be inconclusive just like (the June 12,) that we had during the time of the late Chief MKO Abiola who flew the flag of the Social Democratic Party under the military administration of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

What should we expect with regard to the issues of  insecurity and explosions in the northern parts of the country?

In the New Year, we will never see Boko Haram again but insurgency will come in another form. We should pray against religious and ethnic wars in this country. President Jonathan has surrounded himself with some sycophants who are just telling him lies. The sycophants have made former President Olusegun Obasanjo the president’s enemy, forgetting the fact that the president would not have been where he is today without the assistance  and  support of Obasanjo.  President Jonathan  should bear it in mind that these people that are destroying Obasanjo would destroy him one day. I think what should be done if he plans for peace in the remaining days left for him in office as the number one citizen is to work assiduously in the overall interest of all Nigerians  so that the poverty level in the country can be reduced drastically.  I do not know the type of economic policy he is implementing that things are getting worse on a daily basis among the general populace, yet they keep saying that the economy is improving.  I have never seen a situation where the economy is improving, yet the  standard of living of the citizens is deteriorating everyday. Everywhere you go in this country, cases of armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities are on the increase.  What I am seeing is not a military incursion into the body polity, but the poor will take on the rich, it is a revolution that I am seeing in no distance future.

Are these to suggest that the statement attributed to the United States of America that the country may disintegrate by 2015 may come to pass?

No, the country will not disintegrate because specifically, the United States had earlier  said  that in 2015, there would be no Nigeria and ironically, some Nigerian politicians have been working towards it. By the special grace of God, Nigeria will not disintegrate but by the special grace of God, a man of destiny will take over the reins of governance and most corrupt people who have been parading themselves and masquerading as Nigerian leaders, if they are not dead, will be jailed. And those who have been celebrating that they have money and are wealthy at the expense of the poor masses will have to be very careful because God will soon intervene in the affairs of Nigeria.

Do you foresee the All Progressives Congress  defeating the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming  general election and forming the government at the centre, especially with the emergence of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, as APC’s presidential standard-bearer?

Whether they call themselves  APC or Codeine, they are all the same. I have told you that there may not be election next year and if there is going to be an election, God told me that they are going to rig the election and this will cause an upheaval and the results of the election will not be declared and if the result is declared, the winners of the election will not govern. But my advice to our politicians is that they should let the president go peacefully and retire to his village .Nigerians need to avoid these people who are leaving one party to the other and claiming to form a coalition with candidates who have no base in their towns and villages. These opportunists  are the worst  enemies  of this country. We have to avoid them so that they do not plunge this country into chaos . Recently, the Borno State governor raised an alarm that about three quarter of the state has been taken over by Boko Haram, yet the military authorities say they are having the upper hand over the insurgents. Then it is either the governor or the military hierarchy is lying. We now have a situation, where if anybody wants to make money off Nigeria, just tell the president you can crush Boko Haram or you tell him Boko Haram will soon  become history.

As a prophet, do you foresee an end to Boko Haram insugency in 2015?

In future, a man of destiny will take over power at the centre in this country  and Boko Haram will be over. God will raise a leader for this country who will clear the mess. He will come in a way that nobody can explain. The souls of the innocent people who have been killed by evil people who we see as leaders in this country are standing together to form an army. When they will strike and take over Nigeria, only God  can tell. They killed the bodies of the innocent and not their spirits. God is preparing some leaders who will rule this country, they will emerge in three to five years’ time and turn the country into a paradise on earth.

The international scene will be of interest to Nigerians as well. Anything of interest or surprise in 2015?

Well, terrorism will take over the world and the economy of superpowers including the United States of America will suffer  in the New Year. Crises in that country will render President Barack Obama unpopular.   Economically, things will be bad in the entire world. I see disaster, blood everywhere. What  has never happened before will start coming up as people will be killing their children and eating one another as a result of starvation.

Nigerians enter successive New Years with hope. What is the fate of the common man with the economic crisis in the country especially with the fall in prices of crude oil? 

The drop in the price of crude oil at the  international  market is because God just wants to teach us a lesson that Nigeria should not rely on crude oil again as a source of revenue. God will produce other things that are very strong even as crude oil to an extent that this economic crisis created by the drastic drop in the prices of crude oil will turn out to be a blessing and it will be well with Nigerians. Also, God will start raising good leaders and something good will start happening to us as a nation. Nigeria is presently facing economic hardship as a result of the fact that God wanted to tell our leaders and the citizens that we should not depend on crude oil exportation  alone for the development of this country and we have made oil our god, that was why we could not use the oil revenue very well to our own advantage. That is why God is not happy with us as a people.

What is the situation  likely to be in other African countries?

There is going to be some change of governments in some African countries in the New Year and Ghana is going to witness a lot of problems because the opposition will rise against the current government in that country. The sitting government will have a lot of problems economically  and as a result, they will not find it easy. And between January and March 2015, there will be a lot of plane crashes everywhere. Hijacking of planes is going to be on the increase and after those crises, things will start getting better. There will be a lot of terror activities everywhere and mysterious things that had never happened before will start happening all over the world. People will just be missing anyhow, that is why people will turn to God.

And I see Jihad in Nigeria, I see people leaving the northern part of the country in droves for their homelands . As a result of this, ethnic problems should be avoided in Nigeria. It is either the Igbo facing the Hausa or the Yoruba. I just see them leaving  the northern part of the country for their different places of origins and destinations. I saw anarchy in the land. But Nigeria will remain as one, there would have been  seven years of war but God has decreed there would be no war in Nigeria again. God will intervene in the affairs of Nigeria and the military will be reorganised .

What can we do to avert the impending problems that you talked about?

That is why President Goodluck Jonathan must warn his kitchen cabinet, especially those in the inner circles in his government who are always spoiling for war against perceived enemies of the government and against past leaders of the country, to stop it so that there can be peace in the land .

The president should be seen to be fighting corruption headlong, otherwise corruption and insecurity will bring down his government. I foresee that as we are moving towards another election in the country, there is going to be upheaval. In order to avert the impending problems in the country,  Muslims should observe fasting and prayers on the first Friday of the year while Christians should also fast and pray for peace to reign in the country on the first Sunday of the year so that  peace can be restored in Nigeria. And if Nigerians still want the forthcoming general elections to hold, they have to pray very well so that there may not be trouble as a result of stalemated election. The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission should be warned not to spoil his name and those of his officials in sensitive positions because  if they do a thorough job, there may not be crisis.  But if they are not careful, the election may be rigged just like what happened in Zimbabwe.

Also, the All Progressives Congress will still reclaim Ekiti State because many secrets would be unfolded about the government of the day in that  state.  Then in Lagos, Nigerians, especially the Yoruba, must be prayerful because that is where trouble may start in the New Year. APC is going to have problems concerning the party’s governorship candidate. PDP candidate, Jimi Agbaje, will have more support of the people and this is what will cause uproar in some circles if at all there is going to be elections. I say it again that if there is going to be election, Jimi Agbaje will have the upper hand because the candidate that should have won the election for APC was not given the chance to be presented as the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos state. APC should have presented Ganiyu Solomon, he was God’s anointed candidate for the party. This is the man God has chosen but the powers- that- be in the party did not allow him . That is why I said people do not listen to the voice of God again in this country. Rather, they are looking for those who would cover them and their mistakes up.

In politics, Nigerians should not dwell on religious considerations before they choose their leaders. Rather, they should vote for those who can serve them well. The people who were said to be clamouring for Christian governor in Lagos State may not even be Christians at all but church goers. They may not even be known in Christian circles  because some of them are pagans.

If they were talking about Christian governor in a very important state like Lagos, what is the population of regular Christian voters in that state that vote during election periods? We should stop the habit of imposition of candidates for elections because of personal interests if we want democracy to thrive.  A party leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, should stop this idea of imposition of candidates in APC, that is what is killing the party and he has to watch his health in the New Year.

What role is reserved for the traditional institution and other leaders in Yoruba land in next year’s election so that the zone would not be turned into a battle ground ?

I think it would be better if paramount rulers like the Ooni of Ife, Oba  Okunade Sijuwade; the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and the Osile of Oke –Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho, among other numerous important traditional rulers in Yorubaland, should call  for a meeting of traditional rulers to seek  peace in their domains so that there would be no wild, wild West again. In fact, all well-meaning Yoruba sons and daughters should come together to seek  the peace of the land. Most  of our leaders need prayers to survive 2015. Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, needs prayers so that she would not be rushed to the hospital again in the New Year. I see some traditional rulers passing away.

Looking into  the banking sector and the capital market, do you foresee a turnaround in those sectors in 2015?

There is going to be problems in most banks, especially in a first generation bank and in two new generation banks because I see their executives being changed. I see a lot of secrets being exposed and the managing directors of these banks facing problems, while the new Central Bank governor needs to be watchful and pray. And there is going to be multiple bomb blasts in Kano State, Maiduguri, Borno State capital , in Adamawa and even in Kaduna State.  We also need to pray for the Emir of Kano.

 Another area of concern to Nigerians is the education sector. Will we get it right?

In the nation’s higher institutions, there is going to be crisis because there is going to be students uprising against some unpopular policies of the government as well as increase in their tuition fees . I see students burning tyres and other items on the streets including some public and private  properties everywhere in the course of the new year as most of the authorities of the tertiary institutions would hike their  school fees.

What should Nigerians expect from the legislative arm of government both at the state and National Assemblies in the New Year?

To start with, I saw that most of the senators would not even return to their seats in the hallowed chambers because some of them would have problems as a result of what they had dabbled into. Political assassinations will be so rampant because people will be sponsoring assassins to eliminate their opponents. Some state governors and  National Assembly members will be after one another’s lives. That is why 2015 is a year of blood. I saw blood flowing ceaselessly in the land. The  political  space is not going to augur well in the year we are going into, hence we need a lot of prayers to navigate the year. Also, there is going to be a lot of  fire and flood disasters in most of the states of the federation. And some government houses will be set ablaze. I see Kano, Borno, Kaduna and Gombe states in turmoil and their governors must be very watchful so that enemies would not take over their government houses. Similarly, there will be bombings in Enugu and Rivers states. Then the governor of Anambra State needs to be very prayerful so that the people would not cause trouble between him and former governor Peter Obi so that Obi’s people in PDP would not do everything possible to take over Anambra state in 2015. These are the problem areas. Imo  State too is another problem area but in the state PDP will do everything possible to take over the state but people will resist it.

I see many ministers of God being killed but if they don’t want to endanger their lives, they should not dabble into politics. Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is going to have a lot of problems because no matter what they do, APC will still win Ogun State. Oyo State will still remain under APC  but in Lagos State, APC is going to have problems while there is also going to be problems in Ondo State because PDP will like to rig the election and the people will resist it. Also in many states of the federation, they are going to have political problems. In Rivers State, anybody supported by Governor Rotimi Amaechi will rule the state in the next dispensation, although PDP will come with a very strong force but they will fail. Above all. it is going to be well with the people that fear the Lord while those that are poor will rejoice  because very soon, God will elevate them.  Also, journalists in the country should be very careful in the New Year so that some of them would not be killed.

 What is likely to be the result if the  leaders fail to listen to you or heed your advice?

Well, it is left to them to hear the voice of the Lord and take action while they are also free not to heed the honest advice from the throne of mercy. This was the same way I warned the late Chief MKO Abiola not to participate in the 1993 general elections and he never listened. But we all know how he ended his life, the same thing I warned the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, he also failed to listen and I also told the late  former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, not to take a ministerial appointment from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s government at the inception of this democratic experience. Specifically, I told him that he was going to be rubbished, but he insisted on taking the appointment, saying he would resign his appointment  before he was rubbished and I told him that before he resigned, they would kill him. And before President Jonathan got there, some people said he would not get there, I was the one who said he would  get there and that some enemies of the country would make the country almost ungovernable for him and it has happened as predicted .

When he got there, some people hijacked his government and he was made a hostage in power and he isn’t bothered to correct the situation. He should not try his luck any longer. Some of those surrounding him are enemies of the country and when the chips are down, he would not see them again.

The Itsekiris, Urohobos and the Ijaws should avoid trouble and also the people of the Niger Delta region should avoid trouble. Some leaders of the geo-political zone must be careful  so that they can survive in the year. Also, Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has to be careful because whatever be the case, the state is going to be a boiling point in the year because the election would be rigged in favour of a particular party  and there will be anarchy in Edo State. Some of our leaders would be poisoned and many politicians would not survive 2015. Nigerians also have to be careful with their security, especially those travelling by night, because I see a lot of accidents on the road everywhere.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is an elder statesman, he should mellow down  because Jonathan is his son. The two leaders should be reconciled by their mutual friends and they should not listen to those who want to cause disaffection  between the two leaders  so that this country can  move forward.

Also, the seat of the Senate President is very hot, therefore, Senator David Mark has to be very careful so that he would not lose his relevance because I see him sitting on a keg of gum powder. Again, President Jonathan should be very careful about how he handles the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

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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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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

dependent economy.

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

disaffected citizens.

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

combined.

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

G’master]

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.

2- Education:

Professor Osibanjo’s educational experience will come into play to render solution and promote education.

3- Religiously:

Both Muslims and Christians feels safe as Pastor Osibanjo, the VP and Muhammad Buhari combination solved that.

4- Corruption:

Mr. Integrity (Gen. Buhari) is enough here and former Attorney General Pastor Osibanjo, knows the ways of law better.

5- Justice:

Professor of Law Prof. Osibanjo must contribute a lot.

6- Employment:

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.

9- Unity:

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

Findings

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)

‘’NNPC’s Management

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..

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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..

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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..

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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?

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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..

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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?

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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 ?

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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..

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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..

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10. Feel free to add your own Number ten

Happy sunday

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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

#ThinkYorubaFirst

#StandWithJonathan

#RejectBuhari.

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

Reject them

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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.

Credits: ODB

Julie Ackerman Link

146. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol      146

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

147. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol 147

 

 

FACTS ARE SACRED AND TRUTH SUBLIME.

THINKING DEEP…

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

148. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 148 (last edition for year 2014)

 

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

 

 

‘Jonathan’s Declaration Has Occultic Significance’ by Rev. Chris Okotie

Pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Lagos, has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential declaration on November 11, 2014, at the Eagle square, Abuja has occultic significance.

This was disclosed in a piece titled “2015 and our Crony Democracy”, which he posted on his Facebook page.

According to him, the number 11 is a powerful occultic number which represents judgment, destruction and death of man.

Read full piece below:

Season’s greetings to my teeming readers. Let me still serve you a morsel of politics even as we celebrate the joyous Yuletide season. The mood isn’t cheery because of the horror of senseless bloodletting by the Boko Haram insurgents, but life must go on, in the hope that things will get better in the New Year; even if they seem otherwise at the moment.Our politicians are self-serving and uncaring, but we are a resilient people who always ride out of every storm.

The noisy campaigns of the Presidential nominations of the two major parties – the ruling PDP and the APC, appear to have eclipsed the nation’s top headliners of 2014, such as the Chibok girls abduction, and the random seizure of territories by the rampaging Boko Haram terrorists. Also submerged in the nomination hoopla are the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako and the defection of the five PDP governors that triggered it; Ayo Fayose’s upstaging of APC’s Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti Governorship elections, the dramatic fall of crude oil price and its implications for our oil-dependent economy, and the recruitment exercise that left scores of young graduate job-seekers dead from stampedes.

All of these and other major headline news of 2014 may soon be a distant memory, but we can’t easily forget the failure of the national soccer team and defending champions, the Super Eagles, to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, the Air Force plane that was shot down by the Boko Haram insurgents and one of the pilots reportedly beheaded. Indeed, with its gruesome operations getting to new levels of cruelty, Boko Haram stretched our military to the limit, and exposed the decay and dismal state of our armed services. That was what came to light in 2014, but must never be allowed to continue in 2015.

The Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, came and was defeated, but not until after claiming the lives of some victims including Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and other patriots; rather than plan how to prevent future resurgence, the APC and the ruling PDP were bickering over whom to credit with the arrest of the disease. Of course, 2014 produced its fair share of scandals and corruption in high places too numerous to mention.

Sad to recall, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet which was involved in the cash for arms scandal, was a major headline news about which I wrote a commentary, which provoked CAN’s response in pedestrian vulgarity, which I declined to nobilitate with a retort. The pain for Nigerians is the impunity with which perpetrators loot the treasury under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan.

President Jonathan and his strategists should be having a big laugh after a ‘hard-won’ battle that finally handed His Excellency an unprecedented sole candidacy of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 presidential elections, with a loud declaration at a rally on November 11, 2014. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) is flying the flag of the APC, having clinched the party’s ticket in closely fought primaries.

The implication of Dr. Jonathan’s declaration on that day (11-11-2014) has occultic significance. When the number is repeated, it takes a greater ritualistic intensity. In this case, we have 11-11-11, because when you add the date 11-11-2014 as a year together, you arrive at 11 also. This is in consonance with occultic numerology.

In the pre-natural world, the number 11 is a powerful occultic number: it represents judgment, destruction and death of man. Each digit in the 11-11-2014 date, when added together, viz: 1+1+1+1+2+0+1+4, you get 11. That’s why the declaration was done on 11/11/2014, which is the highest level of occultic numerology. This sacred number in the occultic world demonstrates an appeasement of the powers of darkness to favour the supplicant. The name of satan in Latin is LVX. L is 50, V is 5 and X is 10. When you add that together, you get 65. When you add 6 + 5, you get 11. Satan’s number is 11.

The question is: was this declaration orchestrated by occultic considerations, or is it a mere coincidence? Since 11 represents; judgment, destruction and death of man, can we extrapolate from the experiences of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration so far that number 11 has been prevalent in our nation? Has there been spiritual judgment, has there been destruction and death on a large scale? You, be the judge.

If the Church of Jesus Christ appreciates this understanding, they’ll be more reluctant to gravitate in the direction of President Jonathan, even though the leaderships of CAN and PFN have made a subtle endorsement of his candidacy. President Jonathan does not belong to the Davidic genealogy; he belongs to the house of Saul and invokes the spirit of Jeroboam. He swears by the Lord and Malcham. He that hath an ear let him hear.

Fixing all the fault lines of 2014 must begin with the management of the usual post-election crisis which is the hallmark of every transition in Nigeria. Whatever the outcome of the Presidential elections, the polity would likely quake as the vanquished beat the drums of war against the backdrop of grandstanding by the victors. If we have embraced a paradigm shift as I have suggested, Nigeria would have gone a different way.

Despite all of that, and the likely unpleasant fall-out of the forthcoming general elections, Nigeria will survive as usual. Expect threats of war, but surely, the Nigerian political class is too timid to roll out the tanks for battle, because, nobody would like to put his life on the line over a lost election. Unfortunately, our gullible youths do not know this. They are usually the canon fodders who bear the brunt of the violence. The political elites use them to unleash on any post-election conflict, while the politicians and their cronies escape to safe havens where they enjoy their loot. Be that as it may, the voters have the final choice to make in these crucial elections.

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

What is our 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

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 145 ,146 , 148 , 149 , 150 +Keeping Christ out of Christmas is futile+President.Jonathan’s many jets+Adura Opin Odun (Year Ending Prayers)+14 Biggest Goofs of 2014 +When a President Recklessly breaks the law

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.

Credits: ODB

Julie Ackerman Link

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING   Vol      146

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

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 148 (last edition for year 2014)

 

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

 

 

 

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.

Credits: ODB
Julie Ackerman Link