PHOTOS: Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Today, Muhammadu Buhari takes over as the president of Nigeria.  Buhari arrived around 10.00 am and went straight to acknowledging the world leaders and foreign dignitaries.

P-Square performed E No Easy before Buhari arrived.

10:12 am – Buhari is introduced and welcomed by the MC.

10:14 am – Waiting for President Goodluck Jonathan

KWAM 1 (K1 the Ultimate) is entertaining…

10:15 am – More dignitaries arrive.

10:16 am – President Goodluck Jonathan arrives, waves to the crowd.

10: 19 am – Military band starts playing, Jonathan goes straight to the podium.

10:20 am – Everyone told to rise to observe the National Anthem.

10:22 am – Parade commander, Lt. Col. Hussein Braimah seeks permission to continue the parade from Jonathan. He gets the permission.

Here are photos and updates from the event:

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Buhari upon arrival is acknowledging everyone seated.

Buhari greeting former Nigerian heads of state.

Greeting former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Buhari greeting the presidents of Congo Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe.

Greeting the president of Namibia.

Buhari greeting the President of Gabon, to their side is the President of Niger Republic.

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

An aerial view of Eagle Square, the venue.

Buhari's arrival.

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Jonathan arrives.

With John Kerry, head of the US delegation.

10: 24 am: National President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor represented by CAF FCT chapter chairman, Rev. Dr. Israel Akanji offers prayers followed by Deputy Chief Imam, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed Bakari from the National Mosque. See photo below:

10:30 am: Prayers over.

Prayers offered.

.10:32 – Citation read of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Muhammed. Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court called upon. Justice Mahmud Muhammed called upon to administer the Oath of Allegiance to the Vice President-Elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

 Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Muhammed.

10:38 – Osinbajo called to the podium, crowd erupts in cheers. Photos below:Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

10:45- Jonathan invited to the podium. He acknowledges dignitaries for the last time as president. Buhari called up to the podium. Crowd erupts in cheers. Buhari is accompanied by his wife. See photos below:

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

10:49: Buhari takes the oath of office.

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria

Devastated GEJ Fan Writes Tribute For Him

I saw a post from naij.com that i wish to share. Never have i ever seen a brainwashed daughter of a b***h like this (pardon me). My first contact with her was a piec of nonsense analysis in President. Buhari’s inaugural speech on SPACES FOR CHANGE​ group. I was happy she was taken to the cleaners. That is the first encounter i can remember having with her on social media even though we share about 37 mutual friends, I may have encountered her other times I cant remember.
As I read thru her post, i laughed. What a thoroughly brainwashed fool she was. Apart from terrorists and zombies, i havent seen anyone so thoroughly brainwashed like her. I dont need to as where she is from because by their names thou knowest them. A further examination analysis of her facebook account shows she lives outside Nigeria. No wonder. Let me share her brainwashed talk here

 

A female fan of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chinenye Lauretta Ufearoh-Onoh, was devastated with his exit from office and took to her Facebook page to write the tribute below for him. The post has generated lots of comments with some agreeing with her and others bashing her.

Jonathan's Female Fan In Tears, Writes Touching Tribute For Him

Gej my Gej
Gej my Gej
Gej my Gej
Gej my Gej

They called me names just because I supported you.. I lost friends just because I was your fan, they said I was a prostitute just because I wouldn’t let their timeline rest for over 6 months, consistently my posts were Gej transformation this, Gej transformation that..

They said I was paid just because I stayed most times all night and all day online defending you..

Gej my Gej
Honestly there is something unique about you, guess what, because of you I got the opportunity to meet and share points online and offline beautiful people with the best brains ever in Nigeria. Am not lying I mean best working brains ever to mention just few because I can’t mention all here Viola Ifeyinwa Okolie Amanda Chisom , Eric Uchenna Chimara Chioma Powers, Ena Ofugara Adepitan Adebayo Bero Kufre Afangideh Uwem Hernan Inyang , Prince Henry Nwazuruahu Shield, Uko Ekerette Akpanuko Michael George-Ukhuegbe, Chinomnso Awazie, Chinedu Nwosu, Oraye St. Franklyn Kimberly Ogba, Kunle Rotimi,Malik Shabbazz Abdulmalik,Hilda Avwenagha,Chidi Callie,Ike Chidolue,Uncle Tony Ipriye Uranta,Tonia Onyegbule, Amarachi Okam Gold,Grace Okagbare Miller, Oluwatobi Alobam Francis Olusoji Zion Oseni,Olutoyosi Omotoso,Roland Akachukwu Emmanuel, James King, Donald Ekpo, Deba Adagbonyin,Julie A Dyer, Amonia Rita Stewart, Jacqueline Jika Ibeh Uwakwe-mangse Hanna,Adaobi Ube, Yetunde Babajide,Michael Dedon
oh well these names will do for now.

Gej my Gej
Your humility made me pick interest in politics.
Your kind words to your enemies made me research more on any news, topic , for you and against you, because the lies against you were just too much ..

Gej my Gej
your desire for women to succeed in politics encouraged me to study hard and may be have a political vision and goals..

Gej my Gej
Your love for your wife, made me pray for every single lady desiring a man to get a man with the kind of heart you have, a peaceful caring heart.
Gej my Gej your love for your wife and support in spite of all the insults NIGERIANS gave to her, made me also to pray that all single and searching ladies will be blessed with a man that will be proud of them Mac support, encourage them to be a better person in their careers and goals for life not just to be mother pumping children and cooking but to utilise their God given talents.

Gej my Gej
You are the first Nigerian president who actually made sure your kids schooled in nigeria, as a sitting president, that’s how humble you were as a president.

Gej my Gej
Your love for the peace and unity of nigeria has given me a slight Nigerian hope..

Gej my Gej
Your love for my people was immeasurable, you were the first to appoint an Igbo to be COAS and so many more position.

Gej my Gej
Your love for education for the less privilege especially the almajiris has inspired me to set up a foundation that will help widows start a trade and orphans go back to school to be launched sometime this year..

Gej my Gej
Your love for farmers and agriculture is undeniable, you made sure through your minister that farmers got the needed equipments Etc which in return did resurrect the agriculture sector, Gej have you heard the minister is the president of the African development bank ? Am sure you have.

Gej my Gej
Your economy policies through one of the best brains in Africa the one and only NOI as we fondly call her made nigeria to become Africa’s biggest economy, above South Africa.

Gej my Gej
According to transparency international we are now 37th most corrupt country in the world before you tenure we were 3rd most corrupt, this shows you did fight corruption but corruption fought your back sadly it won.

Gej my Gej
They used boko haram to blackmail you, yet you refused to go level towns and cities where they were hiding just because you thought of the innocents that will be killed for doing nothing, yet they called you names and wanted you to go in and shed more innocent blood..

Gej my Gej
One of your policies in the oil and gas sector allowed local operators to compete with the IOC’s, that policy has given food to loads of NIGERIANS “Local Content”..

Gej my Gej how do I say that you made over 4m NIGERIAN youth entrepreneurs,10 million Naira business richer just because you thought they should always win , so you created YOUWIN..

Gej my Gej your love for life you made sure most roads that were death traps before your time like Benin -ore expressed road was fixed. Awww Gej Nnam, you know it’s mostly South easterners that use that road.. Ndewo Nnam.. I once slept on that road for 2 good days in the year 2006..

Gej still on the transportation sector, for the first time young NIGERIANS got on trains not just funny looking trains but good trains. Gej you made sure Stella Oduah fixed most of our airports and so far she is the best aviation Minster ever..

Gej my Gej I have a lot to say but I want to end by saying this- Gej you are a meek and a gentle soul, those who know you personally testify to this assertion and my bible told me that the meek will inherit the earth, you have shown meekness and desire for peace by accepting defeat even when it was glaring that you could have made it difficult considering that they purposely made sure voters didn’t get their voters card in some region and also card readers didn’t work in your strong base on the day of election , this disfranchised more that 4 million voters in the SS and SE but you chose the path of peace just so my people living up north will sleep and do their businesses in peace.

Gej my Gej
May your days be long, may you live in sound health, may peace and joy never leave your abode, with tears in my eye of sadness and joy I say IJEOMA , I will miss you as the president who said and meant it that his political ambition wasn’t worth anyone’s blood, you didn’t kill not even a political fly enemy not to talk of human being and I will always remember you as the president who made sure 35 percent of his cabinet were women…

It’s so hard to say good bye to you as a president,
You were not perfect no one really is but I will always
Love you forever presido of life..

True Gej fan..

Sorry if I didn’t tag you am so sad , sat in my car thinking about it and tears roll down my face, Am so sad, pls pardon me if I can’t remember all my fellow gejist now ..

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

The inauguration ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari is now history. Hard work awaits the new administration, which proved it is really ready to bring ‘Change’. 

For example, the first Buhari’s decision as the president can really become a decisive step in the war against terrorism, while his speech will make it to the history books.

Naij.com was brining LIVE updates from the venue and now proudly presents selected photos and views that have been likely missed by video cameras during a live broadcast on TV:

The president:

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

The statesmen:

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

READ ALSO: READ President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

The honourable guests and delegations:

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

READ ALSO: It’s A New Dawn! – Nigerians Celebrate New President

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

The troops:

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

Buhari Inauguration: We Bet You Have Not Seen This On TV (PHOTOS)

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FULL TEXT OF THE INAUGURAL SPEECH OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI. May 29, 2015

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are. With the support and cooperation he has given to the transition process, he has made it possible for us to show the world that despite the perceived tension in the land we can be a united people capable of doing what is right for our nation. Together we co-operated to surprise the world that had come to expect only the worst from Nigeria. I hope this act of graciously accepting defeat by the outgoing President will become the standard of political conduct in the country.

I would like to thank the millions of our supporters who believed in us even when the cause seemed hopeless. I salute their resolve in waiting long hours in rain and hot sunshine to register and cast their votes and stay all night if necessary to protect and ensure their votes count and were counted. I thank those who tirelessly carried the campaign on the social media. At the same time, I thank our other countrymen and women who did not vote for us but contributed to make our democratic culture truly competitive, strong and definitive.

I thank all of you.

Having just a few minutes ago sworn on the Holy Book, I intend to keep my oath and serve as President to all Nigerians.

I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.

A few people have privately voiced fears that on coming back to office I shall go after them. These fears are groundless. There will be no paying off old scores. The past is prologue.

Our neighbours in the Sub-region and our African brethenen should rest assured that Nigeria under our administration will be ready to play any leadership role that Africa expects of it. Here I would like to thank the governments and people of Cameroon, Chad and Niger for committing their armed forces to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria.

I also wish to assure the wider international community of our readiness to cooperate and help to combat threats of cross-border terrorism, sea piracy, refugees and boat people, financial crime, cyber crime, climate change, the spread of communicable diseases and other challenges of the 21st century.

At home we face enormous challenges. Insecurity, pervasive corruption, the hitherto unending and seemingly impossible fuel and power shortages are the immediate concerns. We are going to tackle them head on. Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us. We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism. We can fix our problems.

In recent times Nigerian leaders appear to have misread our mission. Our founding fathers, Mr Herbert Macauley, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Malam Aminu Kano, Chief J.S. Tarka, Mr Eyo Ita, Chief Denis Osadeby, Chief Ladoke Akintola and their colleagues worked to establish certain standards of governance. They might have differed in their methods or tactics or details, but they were united in establishing a viable and progressive country. Some of their successors behaved like spoilt children breaking everything and bringing disorder to the house.

Furthermore, we as Nigerians must remind ourselves that we are heirs to great civilizations: Shehu Othman Dan fodio’s caliphate, the Kanem Borno Empire, the Oyo Empire, the Benin Empire and King Jaja’s formidable domain. The blood of those great ancestors flow in our veins. What is now required is to build on these legacies, to modernize and uplift Nigeria.

Daunting as the task may be it is by no means insurmountable. There is now a national consensus that our chosen route to national development is democracy. To achieve our objectives we must consciously work the democratic system. The Federal Executive under my watch will not seek to encroach on the duties and functions of the Legislative and Judicial arms of government. The law enforcing authorities will be charged to operate within the Constitution. We shall rebuild and reform the public service to become more effective and more serviceable. We shall charge them to apply themselves with integrity to stabilize the system.

For their part the legislative arm must keep to their brief of making laws, carrying out over-sight functions and doing so expeditiously. The judicial system needs reform to cleanse itself from its immediate past. The country now expects the judiciary to act with dispatch on all cases especially on corruption, serious financial crimes or abuse of office. It is only when the three arms act constitutionally that government will be enabled to serve the country optimally and avoid the confusion all too often bedeviling governance today.

Elsewhere relations between Abuja and the States have to be clarified if we are to serve the country better. Constitutionally there are limits to powers of each of the three tiers of government but that should not mean the Federal Government should fold its arms and close its eyes to what is going on in the states and local governments. Not least the operations of the Local Government Joint Account. While the Federal Government can not interfere in the details of its operations it will ensure that the gross corruption at the local level is checked. As far as the constitution allows me I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.

However, no matter how well organized the governments of the federation are they can not succeed without the support, understanding and cooperation of labour unions, organized private sector, the press and civil society organizations. I appeal to employers and workers alike to unite in raising productivity so that everybody will have the opportunity to share in increased prosperity. The Nigerian press is the most vibrant in Africa. My appeal to the media today – and this includes the social media – is to exercise its considerable powers with responsibility and patriotism.

My appeal for unity is predicated on the seriousness of the legacy we are getting into. With depleted foreign reserves, falling oil prices, leakages and debts the Nigerian economy is in deep trouble and will require careful management to bring it round and to tackle the immediate challenges confronting us, namely; Boko Haram, the Niger Delta situation, the power shortages and unemployment especially among young people. For the longer term we have to improve the standards of our education. We have to look at the whole field of medicare. We have to upgrade our dilapidated physical infrastructure.

The most immediate is Boko Haram’s insurgency. Progress has been made in recent weeks by our security forces but victory can not be achieved by basing the Command and Control Centre in Abuja. The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain until Boko Haram is completely subdued. But we can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.

This government will do all it can to rescue them alive. Boko Haram is a typical example of small fires causing large fires. An eccentric and unorthodox preacher with a tiny following was given posthumous fame and following by his extra judicial murder at the hands of the police. Since then through official bungling, negligence, complacency or collusion Boko Haram became a terrifying force taking tens of thousands of lives and capturing several towns and villages covering swathes of Nigerian sovereign territory.

Boko Haram is a mindless, godless group who are as far away from Islam as one can think of. At the end of the hostilities when the group is subdued the Government intends to commission a sociological study to determine its origins, remote and immediate causes of the movement, its sponsors, the international connexions to ensure that measures are taken to prevent a reccurrence of this evil. For now the Armed Forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko haram. We shall overhaul the rules of engagement to avoid human rights violations in operations. We shall improve operational and legal mechanisms so that disciplinary steps are taken against proven human right violations by the Armed Forces.

Boko Haram is not only the security issue bedeviling our country. The spate of kidnappings, armed robberies, herdsmen/farmers clashes, cattle rustlings all help to add to the general air of insecurity in our land. We are going to erect and maintain an efficient, disciplined people – friendly and well – compensated security forces within an over – all security architecture.

The amnesty programme in the Niger Delta is due to end in December, but the Government intends to invest heavily in the projects, and programmes currently in place. I call on the leadership and people in these areas to cooperate with the State and Federal Government in the rehabilitation programmes which will be streamlined and made more effective. As ever, I am ready to listen to grievances of my fellow Nigerians. I extend my hand of fellowship to them so that we can bring peace and build prosperity for our people.

No single cause can be identified to explain Nigerian’s poor economic performance over the years than the power situation. It is a national shame that an economy of 180 million generates only 4,000MW, and distributes even less. Continuous tinkering with the structures of power supply and distribution and close on $20b expanded since 1999 have only brought darkness, frustration, misery, and resignation among Nigerians. We will not allow this to go on. Careful studies are under way during this transition to identify the quickest, safest and most cost-effective way to bring light and relief to Nigerians.

Unemployment, notably youth un-employment features strongly in our Party’s Manifesto. We intend to attack the problem frontally through revival of agriculture, solid minerals mining as well as credits to small and medium size businesses to kick – start these enterprises. We shall quickly examine the best way to revive major industries and accelerate the revival and development of our railways, roads and general infrastructure.

Your Excellencies, My fellow Nigerians I can not recall when Nigeria enjoyed so much goodwill abroad as now. The messages I received from East and West, from powerful and small countries are indicative of international expectations on us. At home the newly elected government is basking in a reservoir of goodwill and high expectations. Nigeria therefore has a window of opportunity to fulfill our long – standing potential of pulling ourselves together and realizing our mission as a great nation.

Our situation somehow reminds one of a passage in Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar
There is a tide in the affairs of men which,
taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life,
Is bound in shallows and miseries.

We have an opportunity. Let us take it.

Thank you.

Muhammadu Buhari
President Federal Republic of NIGERIA
and Commander-in-chief of the Armed forces

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 245, 246 ,251, 252, 254 and 256 +Scenes of Childhood+Happy Children’s Day+Rules of Football as Kids+FIFA Corruption Talk+Nigeria’s reducing Oil Customers+Flying Eagles’ Handlers’ Folly+Change of Identity FFFFFFF Friday becomes Freeday

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol   245

 

RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS IN YORUBALAND ( NIGERIA )

 

1. The fat kid was always the goalkeeper…

2. The owner of the ball decided who played…

3. Penalty (otherwise called PENARITY!) was awarded only if an injured player could curse or fight a lot…

4. The match only ended when everyone was tired…

5. No matter how many goals you scored, the winner would be determined by the last team to score…

6. No referee and lines men. You could run with the ball even behind the goalpost…

7. If you didn’t participate in repairing a damaged ball you were given a match ban…

8. If you’re picked last, you’re a loser…

9. The guy who’s never picked was to fetch the ball from the tree or bush when it got stuck, under the car or tunnel to play in the next game…

10. When the owner of the ball got annoyed, game over…

11. You were allowed to change a goalkeeper in case of a penalty…

12. The most skillful player got automatic selection…

13. No discrimination, both the children of rich and the poor played together.

14. 3 consecutive corner kicks = 1 penalty kick

15. Handball ( intentional or not ) = penalty

*Was it different in your own place?

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 246

 

HAPPY CHILDREN’S DAY. REMINSCING SOME SWEET SCENES OF MY CHILDHOOD

 

 

I Miss those days when we went to school, lined up &the headmistress & teachers inspected our nails & uniform & den we match to our classrooms,U Remember na??

D days of Nasco Biscuit,okin biscuit,Trebor,Iced Colored water tied in nylon we called it “lolly”

D days of Goody-Goody & pako Biscuit.D days of ali & simbi, Mr Salami & Mrs Salami, Agbo lives in Calabar….,Edet is a boy

Chei, i remember those days wen one naira na money,wen groundnut was 5kobo & choco milo sweet was 5 kobo.days of messing game,who is in d garden, police andthief

D days of mama & papa play

• days wen we use to build houses wit sand, play suwe game,tinco tinco,change Uя style, ten ten,skipping, stop! U remember nau!

• those days wen we used to fly kite on streets, wen boys used to use d paint bucket cover as tire & their daddy’s hanger as d steering• those days wen rubber band was stock exchange

• Days wen voltron, jimbo, power rangers, spider man was our favourite cartoons

• D days of limca soft drinks& choco milo advert on black & white tv & sunday rendevous by1:30pm

• when we say ‘leke leke give me white finger’

• Those days wen eleganza pen was d best

• D days wen we used to drink water from d tap even suck out d water if its not coming out

• The days wen NTA will show rainbow color for 30 minits then national anthem b4 they resume program @ 4pm

• The days wen basket sandals,simbi & Bata sandals were d best

• Days wen we all sing sandalili sandalili songs, Dstv has come. No more old fun.

I’m really proud to have experienced all this.

If u r not smiling it means u were not born in my generation.

Which means u ar d golden penny noodles generation! Happy children’s day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol  251

 

FIFA corruption is old talk. Any new talk?

 

 

Congrats to Josep Sepp Blatter as he wins a 5th term of 4 yrs in office. More power to his elbow.

All this talk of FIFA being corrupt is bu**sh*t. Is FIFA just being corrupt now? FIFA has been corrupt since the days of Joao Havalange or probably before. It’s not a matter or who or whom isn’t corrupt but a matter of who gets caught, apologies to Nigerian polithiefcians and polilooters.

 

Why this talk now? Is it because Russia and Qatar were chosen to host 2018 and 2022 WCs? I said it then immediately after d votes that it’s only corruption that can make Russia get it above Spain/Portugal or overhyped England bids or Qatar get it over Japan and Korea bids. Why are they talking now? Didn’t hypocritical Platini vote Qatar? How did US that had no major soccer league as at 1989 win a bid over Morrocco or Germany win a bid over South Africa? Yeye dey talk

 

Let them go sit down. I only pitied Amos Adamu then. He was too desperate and didn’t know how not to get caught. All FIFA officials are corrupt from Blatter to Platini to Hayatou to others. FIFA, IOC are corrupt. Nobody should form a holier than thou hypocritical attitude. U no holy pass my brother.

http://m.voanews.com/a/fifa-president-calls-fo…/2797064.html

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 252

Nigeria’s dwindling oil customers: Food for thought to all

 

Remember when Nostra II and his big brother The Oracle warned Nigeria about the Oil war and a hint that US will stop buying Nigeria crude oil.

Remember the Oracle asked Nigeria to get out of OPEC to maximize her opportunities.

Remember the Oracle also warned that China will on the long run settle for US Oil as payment for the debt payment?

Remember the number of many articles Nostra II and The Oracle wrote on this?

Well, the Oracle can never be wrong. Neither is Nostra II wrong?

Then we had a clueless,myopic leadership then and a daft,foolish followership. Now we see the results. Just read these……….

http://www.vanguardngr.com/…/nigeria-looks-for-buyers-as-c…/

http://www.punchng.com/…/asian-refiners-cut-nigerian-crude…/

What The Oracle and his aburo Nostra II see while sitting or even lying down, a vast overwhelming majority won’t see or decipher even when they climb telecommunication masts!

Disregard the Oracle and Nostra II to ur peril.!!

God rules in the affairs of men !!!

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 254

FLYING EAGLES’ HANDLERS’ FOLLY ( Flying Eagles 2015 could have chosen to play a weaker 2nd round opponent)

The Race is not to the swift nor battle to the strong nor bread to the wise nor favour to the learned. Time and chance happeneth to them all says The Good Book. You need to take ur chances very well and save your energy for the most important stuffs just like Floyd Mayweather and Jose Mourinho. They dont care if you get entertained or not. All they care about is to win.

 

I discovered from the current U-20 World Cup going on in Germany that apart from Germany, all other continental champions including Nigeria, Mexico , Argentina, Qatar et al lost out in either the group stages or 2nd round. None of them made it to the quarter finals. Also teams that came 3rd in their groups and were just qualifiers because they were “lucky losers” have made it to the quarters. Teams like Mali and Senegal that barely qualified are in the quarters and a team like Uzbekistan that had just 3 point (1 win,2 losses) made it through while some that even led groups are out. Just be tactful and do your thing and care less about people’s opinions as long as you do that which is right.

 

I thought going into the last match (Nigeria was in Group F and played the very last match of the group stages) proper permutations would have been done to make Nigeria draw Hungary and not go for a win. I saw that serbia that lost a match and scored just 4 goals in the group stages was a far easier opponent for the Eagles unlike Germany that had won all 3 matches and scored 16 goals, against our rather shaky defence and wobbling goalkeeper. They didnt do their permutations well and met a stronger opponent when they could have met a weaker one for same purpose. We know the rest better. I may be wrong but this is my own opinion. Aint I right?

 

 

 

 

 

256. FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol   256

Change of Identity

Decision to rename and change my weekly column from Friday Free Food For Friends’ Freaking Freetinking to a daily Freeday Free Food For Friends; Freaking Freethinking

 

No long talk. Let me remove myself from a self imposed cage (apologies to outgone President GEJ) of weekly friday aricles (which i adhere to most but not all times) to a daily ( it cannot be everyday but you can see it anyday or even everyday) article. Thanks for following me.

 

From yours truly

 

NB: This is not a rebranding. You only rebrand products that are not selling. This is a retransformation and CHANGE of identity. The acronym FFFFFFF remains sacrosant

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 242, 243 , 244 , 247 , 248 , 249 and 250 + Ben Murray Bruce tweet

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol   242

 

 

BEN MURRAY-BRUCE TWEETS REVIEW

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Governors should not get salary or

allowances until all workers are paid — Ben

Bruce

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Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

A former minister told me how NNPC put

him up in a £5000 per night hotel which he

rejected. That’s an economic crime!

11:36 PM – 9 May 2015

————— ————— ——

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

Corruption kills more than terror! Nigeria

must unleash EFCC on corrupt public

servants with same urgency as we unleash

soldiers on Sambisa!

11:54 PM – 9 May 2015

————— ————— ——

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

If we want EFCC to work, the President must

be stripped of power to appoint EFCC boss.

EFCC Chair should be appointed by the Chief

Justice.

1:10 AM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ————

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

I built a successful business by spending

less than I earn and cutting my coat

according to my cloth not my size. Nigeria

must do the same!

12:13 AM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ————-

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

If Governors blame the FG for their inability

to pay salaries why then do we need Govs?

Are they just to have convoys and retinue of

aides?

1:00 AM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ——–

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

A Gov who can’t pay salaries has no moral

right to a huge convoy or to guest houses

or to a private jet. Your workers must be

your priority!

3:01 AM – 10 May 2015

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Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

I’m not going to the senate to make money.

I have much more than I need. I’m going

there to serve God by fighting for the good

of Nigerians!

5:06 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ———

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

Party politics is money politics. I assure

Nigerians I’ll fight for the right of

Independent Candidates to run for office in

all elections.

5:20 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— —-

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

When I see anger in youths on Twitter, I’m

inspired to make a change at the Senate.

Don’t stop being angry until you see results

you want!

5:32 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ———

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

As far as I’m concerned, until all state

workers are paid their salary, no gov, no

commissioner, no SA should collect salary or

allowance!

6:23 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ———–

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

Nigerians are tired of politicians that deliver

activity but get paid as if they deliver results.

Politics isnt a business. Its a sacrifice.

6:53 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ————— —-

Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

Let us settle this matter once and for all by

agreeing that any budget where recurrent is

more than capital expenditure WILL NOT be

passed!

7:57 PM – 10 May 2015

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Ben Murray-Bruce

@benmurraybruce

The hottest place in hell should be reserved

for Governors who live large at public

expense while workers with children have

not been paid!

10:15 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————— ————

Ben Murray-Bruce @benmurraybruce

As I flew from Abuja Airport, I wanted to

weep at the sheer number of parked Private

Jets. Extreme wealth coexisting with

extreme poverty!

10:28 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ——–

Ben Murray-Bruce @benmurraybruce

Constitution allows recall of your Rep/

Senator at NASS. Tell them if they don’t

support reduction in salary/ allowances,

you’ll consider it.

10:41 PM – 10 May 2015

————— ————

Ben Murray-Bruce @benmurraybruce

Political parties arent your agent of change.

These guys breath in PDP and breath out

APC.

NASS must Remove Immunity Clause for real

change.

11:03 PM – 10 May 2015

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Ben Murray-Bruce @benmurraybruce

Why for instance does Nigeria spend tens of

billion sponsoring her rich elite to go on

pilgrimage. Why can’t they pay out of their

pocket?

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vol 243

 

States that didn’t spend prudently are now having problems with funds and are now owing their workers

 

There was a time Nostra II warned states to be more prudent and to spend wisely, rather than spend on white elephant projects but on masses. But rather than d masses to appreciate him, they rained abuses on him because they’ve been brainwashed and blindfolded with d white elephant, deadweight and horcus-porcus projects. Rmr this?

 

https://m.facebook.com/notes/michael-drbiggie-adeyemi-i/the-legacy-of-dead-weight-horcus-porcus-white-elephant-projects-jamborees-and-sh/812299665493478/?refid=21

 

Who’s suffering now? Isn’t it d masses that Nostra II was fighting for and trying to educate? O ma se o (pity) like my big brother – The Oracle Zents Kunle Sowunmi always said. It’s no news that about half the states in Nigeria are owing workers 3 to 6 mths salaries and it cuts accross all political parties

 

List of States Owing Workers Salary ranging from 6 Months above!

Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kogi. Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara states

 

“The report of the Task Force of the NLC revealed that while some of the states had paid salaries of workers up to date, they were owing arrears of pensions running into months.

 

 

The states owing salaries or pensions are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, and Kogi.

 

Others are Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara states.

However, a look at the report reveals that Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Edo, the FCT, Gombe, Kaduna, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba are not indebted to their workers.

 

The report stated that Abia State had not paid salaries of workers of the State Teaching Hospital for nine months.

 

The state is also said to be owing workers of the Hospital Management Board eight months’ salary; Abia State Universal Basic Education Board, six months; Abia State Polytechnic, five months; local government workers, four months; and teachers, three months’ salary arrears.

 

It was stated that while Enugu State had paid salaries of civil servants up to date, parastatals were owed 12 months’ salaries and pension and gratuity remain unpaid since 2010.

 

Others states owing are Osun State with six months’ salary and pension arrears; Plateau with six months salaries and seven months pension; Benue with five months salaries and four months pension arrears; Kogi with four months of pension and salary arrears; and Oyo which owes three months salaries and between five and 11 months of pension arrears.

 

Also among the states which are likely to owe salaries and pension of workers into the incoming administration on May 29 are Ekiti with three months of unpaid salaries.

 

Jigawa is owing judiciary workers a month salary arrears in 2015.

Ondo owes one month salary and pension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Free Food For Friends’ Freaking Freethinking Vol 244

 

Analysing recent talk and tweets from Ben Murray Bruce

 

It’s no news that Sen-Elect. Ben Murray Bruce has been in the news lately. I have watched his speech over and over again and have shared his tweets which highlighted the main points of his talk. He’s hammered this well during The Silverbird Man of the Year Award just few weeks ago and has been hammering them ever after. It’s not that he hasn’t raised few of these points before. He has ! But not as vocal and audacious as he is now. Let us all give another round of applause to Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, Senator-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and founding Chairman of the Silverbird Group.

 

 

What is Mr. Ben Bruce saying?

Which point is he trying to make? The revenue which his party (PDP) had at its disposal during its 16years rule is higher than that which the country realised from 1914 till 1999 and yet NOTHING to show for it. His political party WRECKED this nation, and with all due respect, to them he should direct his ideas and appeals.

 

 

I admire Mr. Ben Bruse though, but all these lectures are just ill-timed and uncalled-for. With all these ideas, his terrible political party ought to have make him a minister and probably turn this nation to Dubai. Enough of all this timeless cock-and-bull stories.

Not even this time when 12Trillion Naira Debts is awaiting the incoming regime.

He’s a bloody hypocrite. Why wasn’t he hammering on this especially to his kinsman and fellow Bayelsan – outgoing President Jonathan ? Would he have been this bold to say it if Jonathan won a 2nd term? God forbid jonathan winning.

Nigerians are tired of all this lip-service. How’s he gonna cope among the fellow armed robbers PDP senators and fellow pollithiefcians and pollilooters? Nigerians Deceiving Nigerians .

 

While we applaud Mr Murray-Bruce, we must be very wary, lest we take this messenger as an epitome of the message he preaches. Who is Mr. Bruce? Well, I have known Mr. Bruce for over 20 years now. I am not close to him, but I know him loosely. This man managed NTA for 8 years. NTA was basically ran to the ground during this time. Mr. Murray was never wealthy before NTA. He lived in a modest house in Lagos. We all know that it was after he left NTA that he became rich despite his salary as DG being N200,000 per month on average while he ran the institution. He then went to establish the Silverbird group which has been fairly successful. I am not against being rich and successful. However, I am against those who steal public money and invest it in the businesses to make it look like they are wealthy from the business, and then turn around and say Nigerians public officials are corrupt. When your son is in the safety of LA playing around with all sorts of Los Angeles women. That is certainly not acceptable! It has been alleged he received part payment for a 33billion naira contract from Akwa Ibom without executing the job, not even a land excavation! Silverbird group received nothing less than $20 million from GEJ during the campaign. Our tax money went to this man called Murray-Bruce.

But Mr. Bruce we are not buying it. Only gullible Nigerians will buy it. In the meantime, enjoy views of his son “playing” in his $5million mansion in Los Angeles!

 

He said some things, which were in Buhari’s plan. Now wanting to differentiate between the message and the (unworthy) messenger and not throwing away the baby with the bathwater ,Buhari should look at many of the good things he said to implement very many of them. He put the cart before the horse in some cases. Can u think of electric cars before stable electricity? US and Europe that have stable electricity, what’s % rate of their electric car use and what’s the %rate of their hybrid car use? What percentage of cars are electric in US,Europe and japan that have stable electricity? How feasible are solar cars? Rememberr even for homes that use solar energy, they can’t use it to cook or boil water or iron and refridgerators need to be off during the day to be used mainly at night? Maybe if a committee is set up,it’ll see many of Muray Bruce’s ideas aren’t that feasible. How strong, durable and efficient are the batteries you want to use to store solar energy now that many of them are substandard? How has SON helped curb this?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING    Vols    247 to 250 (Very Special Edition)

 

Goodbye President.Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Goodbye President.Goodluck Jonathan, the worst and the most corrupt and most clueless Nigerian civillian president ever. May Nigeria NEVER again have a president of ur type or form or likeness again. Amen.

 

Many called you a hero, well, hero my foot. I’m not surprised because I know some people still hold Adolf Hitler as a hero, some still adore Osama bin Laden, the terrorist as a hero and love the terrorist networks – ISIS, Al Shaabab and Al Qaeda. Some people still worship Lucifer ( Satan). So, a hero to some is thick darkness to others. Different strokes for different folks.

 

I’ll have loved to go into that to explain in details reasons for what I’d written earlier but it’s not the reason for this article and will distract me from my reason for this article. I’ve explained myself and made my points and reasons for my words very clear in previous posts and articles.

 

Some of the famous sayings of President.Jonathan include

 

1. CNN has said our Economy is growing. The best Economists are at the World Bank. Now you have all these Nigerian Economists talking nonsense. Do they know better than CNN or World Bank?

 

2. Nigeria is not poor. Come and see the amount of private jets Nigerians parked at Kenya Airport when we went to Nairobi for Conference. Kenyans were just looking at us with envy. How can you say Nigerians are poor

 

3. Nigerians need jobs. Vote for me and i will create Unemployment

 

4. We are giving special Scholarships to our First Class Graduates…….in ten years time, they are going to take us to the Moon

 

5. How can you jus say $20 billion is missing. If that kind of money is missing, the Americans will know. They know everything

 

6.Corruption is not stealing. If you put yam where a goat is, the goat will eat the yam.

 

7. If you go to Lagos and shout “ole ole” they will stone you well well. But if you shout “corruption”, people will jus be looking at you.

 

8.Why should i declare my assets? I don’t give a damn!

 

9.People are just raising false alarm. How can 200 children go missing jus like that? It is our enemies trying to cause confusion. But we are investigating the matter

 

10. We are going to rebuild the Chibok school. And we are going to build high fences round the school to protect them next time . Yes Yes.

 

11. People keep saying,why don’t we go to Chibok, why don’t we go to Chibok. Aaah, we can’t go to Chiook just like that. The Boko Haram people will fire at us.

 

12. This Abuja bombing is not by MEND. We know it is by Boko Haram. They are everywhere. Boko Haram is even in my Government.

 

13. Boko Haram are our siblings. You can’t set the Army to go and wipe out your family

 

14. Mend tried to kill me. They came to bomb me in Abuja. That is why we jailed Henry Okah in South Africa

 

15. I did not plan the Election postponement. Even my Service Chiefs did not consult me.

 

16. If i knew Election was going to be postponed, why will i waste my time and Federal Government money to go and campaign in Bayelsa.

 

17. Is Shekau dead? I don’t know whether Shekau is dead or not. You journalists should know better . You get more information than many of us. You should know whether he is dead or not.

 

18. I am the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. You don’t expect me to go and be fighting in Sambisa forest. People just talk anyhow.

 

19. We are going to buy Guns and give good Pensions to our Brave Soldiers, so that when they are killed, their families will not suffer

 

20. Some people jus call themselves Statesman for nothing. They jump about and talk like motor park touts.

 

21. After God and my Parents, the third person i thank most for my life is President Olusegun Obasanjo.

 

22. I want to apologise to the people of Rivers State for not bringing any Projects here. It is because i don’t want people to say i am doing favouritism.

Vote for me and in the next 4 years you will see my hand

 

23. I am the sitting President. If there is any trouble, it is me that the United Nations Secretary General calls. Everything is on my head.

 

24. May 29 Swearing in Day is sacrosanct. Definitely, a new President will be sworn in on that day.

 

25. “People exaggerate corruption in Nigeria. It is not even our first or second problem, maybe the third”- President Jonathan

 

26. “Over 70% of what are called corruption (cases), even by EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) and other anti-corruption agencies, is not corruption, but common stealing.” “People have been confusing corruption with stealing. If public officers steal money they term it under corruption… – President Jonathan;

 

27. “It is not possible to steal $20bn and America will not know. It is their money.”- President Jonathan

 

 

28. “…I will do my best. I don’t expect praises now. It’s when you leave that people will begin to compare you with others…”. Nigerians will appreciate me when I leave Office – Jonathan.

 

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigerians will appreciate the good works he has done for the country after he has left office.

Thanks Mr president, we have surely praised you after the March 28th 2015 election when you conceded defeat to Buhari, rather than face the GBAGBO treatment or SAMUEL DOE treatment that awaited u if u proved stubborn goat. U averted bloodshed. We are even praising you more on May 29th when you will hand over the reins of leadership to Buhari!!!

 

 

 

I will miss his fellow comedian wife – Patience Jonathan too ooo.

 

Now that Buhari is about to be sworn in, will Buhari’s wife make Nigerians laugh and forget their sorrows like First Lady Dame Faka Patience Jonathan does?

This woman has increased the life span of an average Nigerian.

Few examples of her “Award Winning Speeches” include:

 

 

1- Nigeria is a great CONTINENT.

 

2- My husband Jonathan and Sambo IS good people.

 

3- I rather KILL myself than commit SUICIDE.

 

4- My FELLOW widows.

 

5- My fellow WOMENS.

 

6- I travelled to Abroad to REST IN PEACE.

 

7- My husband is the best COUPLE on Earth.

 

8- The Doctors are RESPONDING to treatment.

 

9- For those who said I SPEECH bad English, I left them for God.

 

10- Ojukwu is DEAD, but his MANHOOD still lives on.

 

11- Na only you waka come?

 

12- Chei! Chei!! Chei!!! This BLOODS they are SHARING in Borno

 

13- diaris god oooo… hmmmm diaris god.

 

14- On behalf of N2 MILLION I donate my family.

 

15- To all those who think Goodluck Jonathan has failed, I have a question for you. When a child fails an exam, isn’t the child supposed to be repeated? Lets repeat Goodluck Jonathan.

 

16- Nyeson Wike is the younger brother of my husband. This man I have TASTED him and he is very sweet. Support him.

 

17. NOLLYWOODS actors and actresses are great

 

18. “Do you come with two teachers? You were not informed too? Ehn? Continue… No problem… No problem God will see us. There is God in everything we are doing. Those bloods that are sharing in Borno will answer. What of two teachers… two … eerrrm… WAEC. Two teachers that can tell that they conducted that exam… Do you come with any? Principal… No too? Only you waka come? Okay. Now the first lady is calling you. Come, I want to help you find your child… Your missing child. Will you keep quiet? Chai! Chai! There is God ooo. The bloods that we are sharing, there is God ooo. There is God oo There is God oo (breaks down in tears)”- the wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, said while carrying out an inquisition into the abduction of the Chibok girls.

 

 

 

Whether Buhari probes Jonathan or not, my final words for Jonathan is contained in a song composed by William Onyeabor in 1985. It’s a classic. If u were a member of a Nigerian household in d 80s and early 90s, u’ll most probably know Williams Onyeabor. Or does the name look strange? Even if u can’t rememberr him, you will have heard his songs then that were ruling d airwaves in d 80s& early 90s.

 

I know then you’ll have heard d song ” when the going is good and smooth” . That was the song that came to my mind when outgoing President.Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan lamented that his friends have deserted him bcos he lost election&he receives far less visitors than before.

 

 

 

Let’s sing it ” When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends

When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends

But when the going becomes tough, many, many of them will run away.

When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends

But when the going becomes tough many, many of them will run away

When the going becomes tough

Many, many of them will disappear

 

CHORUS:

 

That’s bad, very very bad

And that is what I mean

And that’s what I’m saying

When the going is good

You’ll have many friends

But when the going is tough

Most of them will disappear

And may never come back

When they come back, They have come back

To help in knocking you down down down

 

CHORUS:

 

That’s bad very very bad

And that’s what I am saying

And that is what I mean

When the going is good

You will have many friends

They will call you many names

They will say they love you

They will say they need you

They will say you’re great

And so on and so forth

But when the going is tough

Most of them will disappear

And may never come back

When they come back they have come back

To help in knocking you down down down

Down down down down down down

 

CHORUS:

 

That’s bad very very bad

When the going is good

You should keep your good friends

And when the good is bad

You should keep your good friends

Don’t try to help in knocking your good friends

Down down down down

Goodbye President.Jonathan. May Nigeria never see any of your kind or form or likeness to rule Nigeria again. Amen

Trouble As British Lady Says Nigerian Man Married Her Only For Visa

Trouble is brewing as a British woman named Deana Charles says she was left disgraced after learning that her Nigerian lover was sending an SMS to another woman just 30 minutes after their wedding telling her he just married her for the visa. Reported in The Sunbelow are excerpts:

Trouble As White Lady Says Nigerian Married Her Only For Visa

Sales assistant Deana, from Tiverton, Devon, met Ben, 25, on a dating site in 2010. She was instantly attracted to his looks and was hooked after he struck up a flirty conversation with her.
“My whole world came crashing down when I found out my marriage was a fake. I loved Ben with all my heart. We’d made loads of plans for the future and he seemed desperate to start a family

“I wasn’t serious about finding love, I’d only signed up for a bit of a laugh. As soon as I saw Ben’s picture, though, I was smitten. He had gorgeous brown eyes and a great body — just my type. We started chatting and he explained he’d come to the UK from Nigeria to study for a business degree. I couldn’t imagine being so far away from my family and friends and I told him he was really brave.”

Ben was persistent online and was keen to meet up as soon as possible. Deana was nervous at first but, three months after they started talking, she agreed to travel to London to meet him for a day of sightseeing. She continued:

“It was the perfect first date. Ben took me to see Big Ben and we went to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. As soon as we shared our first kiss I could feel myself falling for him.
He asked me to stay for a few days and I said yes. It felt like I’d known him for ages.”

Days turned into weeks and, after a fleeting visit home to pick up some belongings, Deana agreed to move in with Ben in Catford, South East London.

“I was surprised when he asked me to move in with him so soon but I was also really excited. But my mum was really concerned that I was giving up everything for someone I’d only just met. Some of my friends said the same. No one was completely sure of him. I just shrugged off their concerns because I was convinced he was the right man for me.”

In August 2011, six months after they first met in person, Ben popped the question.

 

“Ben asked me to marry him while we were having breakfast at home. It wasn’t very romantic. He didn’t even get down on one knee, but he did buy me an imitation diamond ring. I was shocked he wanted to marry me so soon but I was completely in love.”

Though she’d dreamt of a big, romantic wedding, Ben was determined to wed as soon as possible. So Deana agreed to a register office wedding in January 2012, with a low-key reception at a local Chinese restaurant.

“My family were concerned but they all turned out and supported me. When I walked down the aisle Ben told me I looked stunning. And I meant every word of my vows.”

After the ceremony, Deana urged Ben to call his family to tell them the good news.

“He was reluctant to get his phone out. He eventually agreed to call his mum but when I looked over his shoulder at the screen, a message flashed up from a girl. She’d texted Ben to tell him she loved and missed him. My legs turned to jelly as I remembered she was his ex-girlfriend in Nigeria. was in pieces but Ben begged me for another chance. He said he’d only text her because of last-minute nerves. I didn’t want to storm out of my wedding so, after lots of tears, I let it go.”

“I wanted to wait a few years before getting pregnant as I was still worried about the message. But Ben was determined to be a dad. I thought it was his way of showing he was serious. We tried for a baby but we struggled to conceive.”

13 months into their marriage, Deana borrowed Ben’s laptop and her worst fears were confirmed.

“My heart stopped when I saw he’d been sending messages to a girl on a social network site and she had sent him explicit pictures. Ben told her he loved her and wanted a baby with her.  Minutes later I received a message from the girl — she felt so guilty, she’d messaged me to come clean.”

 Devastated Deana confronted Ben.

“When he realised there was no way back, he told me he’d only married me for a visa. It explained why he’d been so keen to get me pregnant — the authorities would find it harder to deport him.”

Disgusted Deana packed her bags, returned to Devon the next day and filed for divorce. After two years, Ben finally agreed to it. Deana says:

“I felt relieved. Looking back, I realise how naive I was. Ben was due to finish his degree when he proposed, which meant his student visa would expire. He had to get me up the aisle as soon as possible.”

 Deana, who has not spoken to Ben since their divorce and no longer knows where he lives, says:

“It took me a long time to trust another man but I have recently met someone and am trying to move on.”

 Ben says:

“My mate used to send me dirty pictures of girls he was seeing. I knew my wife would get jealous if she saw them on my phone so I got rid of them or sent them to my email. She must have checked my email that day and then found the pictures.”

Goodbye President.Goodluck Jonathan.

Goodbye President.Goodluck Jonathan, the worst and the most corrupt and most clueless Nigerian civillian president ever. May Nigeria NEVER again have a president of ur type or form or likeness again. Amen.

Many called you a hero, well, hero my foot. I’m not surprised because I know some people still hold Adolf Hitler as a hero, some still adore Osama bin Laden, the terrorist as a hero and love the terrorist networks – ISIS, Al Shaabab and Al Qaeda. Some people still worship Lucifer ( Satan). So, a hero to some is thick darkness to others. Different strokes for different folks.

I’ll have loved to go into that to explain in details reasons for what I’d written earlier but it’s not the reason for this article and will distract me from my reason for this article. I’ve explained myself and made my points and reasons for my words very clear in previous posts and articles.

Some of the famous sayings of President.Jonathan include

1. CNN has said our Economy is growing. The best Economists are at the World Bank. Now you have all these Nigerian Economists talking nonsense. Do they know better than CNN or World Bank?

2. Nigeria is not poor. Come and see the amount of private jets Nigerians parked at Kenya Airport when we went to Nairobi for Conference. Kenyans were just looking at us with envy. How can you say Nigerians are poor

3. Nigerians need jobs. Vote for me and i will create Unemployment

4. We are giving special Scholarships to our First Class Graduates…….in ten years time, they are going to take us to the Moon

5. How can you jus say $20 billion is missing. If that kind of money is missing, the Americans will know. They know everything

6.Corruption is not stealing. If you put yam where a goat is, the goat will eat the yam.

7. If you go to Lagos and shout “ole ole” they will stone you well well. But if you shout “corruption”, people will jus be looking at you.

8.Why should i declare my assets? I don’t give a damn!

9.People are just raising false alarm. How can 200 children go missing jus like that? It is our enemies trying to cause confusion. But we are investigating the matter

10. We are going to rebuild the Chibook school. And we are going to build high fences round the school to protect them next time . Yes Yes.

11. People keep saying,why don’t we go to Chibook, why don’t we go to Chibook. Aaah, we can’t go to Chibook jus like that. The Boko Haram people will fire at us.

12. This Abuja bombing is not by MEND. We know it is by Boko Haram. They are everywhere. Boko Haram is even in my Government.

13. Boko Haram are our siblings. You can’t set the Army to go and wipe out your family

14. Mend tried to kill me. They came to bomb me in Abuja. That is why we jailed Henry Okah in South Africa

15. I did not plan the Election postponement. Even my Service Chiefs did not consult me.

16. If i knew Election was going to be postponed, why will i waste my time and Federal Government money to go and campaign in Bayelsa.

17. Is Shekau dead? I don’t know whether Shekau is dead or not. You journalists should know better . You get more information than many of us. You should know whether he is dead or not.

18. I am the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. You don’t expect me to go and be fighting in Sambisa forest. People just talk anyhow.

19. We are going to buy Guns and give good Pensions to our Brave Soldiers, so that when they are killed, their families will not suffer

20. Some people jus call themselves Statesman for nothing. They jump about and talk like motor park touts.

21. After God and my Parents, the third person i thank most for my life is President Olusegun Obasanjo.

22. I want to apologise to the people of Rivers State for not bringing any Projects here. It is because i don’t want people to say i am doing favouritism.

Vote for me and in the next 4 years you will see my hand

23. I am the sitting President. If there is any trouble, it is me that the United Nations Secretary General calls. Everything is on my head.

24. May 29 Swearing in Day is sacrosanct. Definitely, a new President will be sworn in on that day.

25. “People exaggerate corruption in Nigeria. It is not even our first or second problem, maybe the third”- President Jonathan

26. “Over 70% of what are called corruption (cases), even by EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) and other anti-corruption agencies, is not corruption, but common stealing.” “People have been confusing corruption with stealing. If public officers steal money they term it under corruption… – President Jonathan;

27. “It is not possible to steal $20bn and America will not know. It is their money.”- President Jonathan

28. “…I will do my best. I don’t expect praises now. It’s when you leave that people will begin to compare you with others…”. Nigerians will appreciate me when I leave Office – Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigerians will appreciate the good works he has done for the country after he has left office.

Thanks Mr president, we have surely praised you after the March 28th 2015 election when you conceded defeat to Buhari, rather than face the GBAGBO treatment or SAMUEL DOE treatment that awaited u if u proved stubborn goat. U averted bloodshed. We are even praising you more on May 29th when you will hand over the reins of leadership to Buhari!!!

I will miss his fellow comedian wife – Patience Jonathan too ooo.
Now that Buhari is about to be sworn in, will Buhari’s wife make Nigerians laugh and forget their sorrows like First Lady Dame Faka Patience Jonathan does?

This woman has increased the life span of an average Nigerian.

Few examples of her “Award Winning Speeches” include:

1- Nigeria is a great CONTINENT.
2- My husband Jonathan and Sambo IS good people.
3- I rather KILL myself than commit SUICIDE.
4- My FELLOW widows.
5- My fellow WOMENS.
6- I travelled to Abroad to REST IN PEACE.
7- My husband is the best COUPLE on Earth.
8- The Doctors are RESPONDING to treatment.
9- For those who said I SPEECH bad English, I left them for God.
10- Ojukwu is DEAD, but his MANHOOD still lives on.
11- Na only you waka come?
12- Chei! Chei!! Chei!!! This BLOODS they are SHARING in Borno
13- diaris god oooo… hmmmm diaris god.
14- On behalf of N2 MILLION I donate my family.
15- To all those who think Goodluck Jonathan has failed, I have a question for you. When a child fails an exam, isn’t the child supposed to be repeated? Lets repeat Goodluck Jonathan.
16- Nyeson Wike is the younger brother of my husband. This man I have TASTED him and he is very sweet. Support him.
17. NOLLYWOODS actors and actresses are great
18. “Do you come with two teachers? You were not informed too? Ehn? Continue… No problem… No problem God will see us. There is God in everything we are doing. Those bloods that are sharing in Borno will answer. What of two teachers… two … eerrrm… WAEC. Two teachers that can tell that they conducted that exam… Do you come with any? Principal… No too? Only you waka come? Okay. Now the first lady is calling you. Come, I want to help you find your child… Your missing child. Will you keep quiet? Chai! Chai! There is God ooo. The bloods that we are sharing, there is God ooo. There is God oo There is God oo (breaks down in tears)”- the wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, said while carrying out an inquisition into the abduction of the Chibok girls.

Whether Buhari probes Jonathan or not, my final words for Jonathan is contained in a song composed by William Onyeabor in 1985. It’s a classic. If u were a member of a Nigerian household in d 80s and early 90s, u’ll most probably know Williams Onyeabor. Or does the name look strange? Even if u can’t rememberr him, you will have heard his songs then that were ruling d airwaves in d 80s& early 90s.

I know then you’ll have heard d song ” when the going is good and smooth” . That was the song that came to my mind when outgoing President.Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan lamented that his friends have deserted him bcos he lost election&he receives far less visitors than before.

Let’s sing it ” When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends
When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends
But when the going becomes tough, many, many of them will run away.
When the going is smooth and good many, many people will be your friends
But when the going becomes tough many, many of them will run away
When the going becomes tough
Many, many of them will disappear

CHORUS:

That’s bad, very very bad
And that is what I mean
And that’s what I’m saying
When the going is good
You’ll have many friends
But when the going is tough
Most of them will disappear
And may never come back
When they come back, They have come back
To help in knocking you down down down

CHORUS:

That’s bad very very bad
And that’s what I am saying
And that is what I mean
When the going is good
You will have many friends
They will call you many names
They will say they love you
They will say they need you
They will say you’re great
And so on and so forth
But when the going is tough
Most of them will disappear
And may never come back
When they come back they have come back
To help in knocking you down down down
Down down down down down down

CHORUS:

That’s bad very very bad
When the going is good
You should keep your good friends
And when the good is bad
You should keep your good friends
Don’t try to help in knocking your good friends
Down down down down

Goodbye President.Jonathan. May Nigeria never see any of your kind or form or likeness to rule Nigeria again. Amen

Analysing recent talk and tweets from Ben Murray Bruce

It’s no news that Sen-Elect. Ben Murray Bruce has been in the news lately. I have watched his speech over and over again and have shared his tweets which highlighted the main points of his talk. He’s hammered this well during The Silverbird Man of the Year Award just few weeks ago and has been hammering them ever after. It’s not that he hasn’t raised few of these points before. He has ! But not as vocal and audacious as he is now. Let us all give another round of applause to Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, Senator-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and founding Chairman of the Silverbird Group.

What is Mr. Ben Bruce saying?
Which point is he trying to make? The revenue which his party (PDP) had at its disposal during its 16years rule is higher than that which the country realised from 1914 till 1999 and yet NOTHING to show for it. His political party WRECKED this nation, and with all due respect, to them he should direct his ideas and appeals.

I admire Mr. Ben Bruse though, but all these lectures are just ill-timed and uncalled-for. With all these ideas, his terrible political party ought to have make him a minister and probably turn this nation to Dubai. Enough of all this timeless cock-and-bull stories.
Not even this time when 12Trillion Naira Debts is awaiting the incoming regime.

He’s a bloody hypocrite. Why wasn’t he hammering on this especially to his kinsman and fellow Bayelsan – outgoing President Jonathan ? Would he have been this bold to say it if Jonathan won a 2nd term? God forbid jonathan winning.

Nigerians are tired of all this lip-service. How’s he gonna cope among the fellow armed robbers PDP senators and fellow pollithiefcians and pollilooters? Nigerians Deceiving Nigerians .

While we applaud Mr Murray-Bruce, we must be very wary, lest we take this messenger as an epitome of the message he preaches. Who is Mr. Bruce? Well, I have known Mr. Bruce for over 20 years now. I am not close to him, but I know him loosely. This man managed NTA for 8 years. NTA was basically ran to the ground during this time. Mr. Murray was never wealthy before NTA. He lived in a modest house in Lagos. We all know that it was after he left NTA that he became rich despite his salary as DG being N200,000 per month on average while he ran the institution. He then went to establish the Silverbird group which has been fairly successful. I am not against being rich and successful. However, I am against those who steal public money and invest it in the businesses to make it look like they are wealthy from the business, and then turn around and say Nigerians public officials are corrupt. When your son is in the safety of LA playing around with all sorts of Los Angeles women. That is certainly not acceptable! It has been alleged he received part payment for a 33billion naira contract from Akwa Ibom without executing the job, not even a land excavation! Silverbird group received nothing less than $20 million from GEJ during the campaign. Our tax money went to this man called Murray-Bruce.

But Mr. Bruce we are not buying it. Only gullible Nigerians will buy it. In the meantime, enjoy views of his son “playing” in his $5million mansion in Los Angeles!

He said some things, which were in Buhari’s plan. Now wanting to differentiate between the message and the (unworthy) messenger and not throwing away the baby with the bathwater ,Buhari should look at many of the good things he said to implement very many of them. He put the cart before the horse in some cases. Can u think of electric cars before stable electricity? US and Europe that have stable electricity, what’s % rate of their electric car use and what’s the %rate of their hybrid car use? What percentage of cars are electric in US,Europe and japan that have stable electricity? How feasible are solar cars? Rememberr even for homes that use solar energy, they can’t use it to cook or boil water or iron and refridgerators need to be off during the day to be used mainly at night? Maybe if a committee is set up,it’ll see many of Muray Bruce’s ideas aren’t that feasible. How strong, durable and efficient are the batteries you want to use to store solar energy now that many of them are substandard? How has SON helped curb this?

Hitler vs Ghandi

Leadership through inspiration versus intimidation

When starting a business, you must decide what kind of leader you are and what kind of leader you want to be. There are leaders who lead via intimidation and leaders who lead by inspiration. A leader who intimidates his/her followers makes them smaller in experience, in intellect and in spirit. Hitler is the perfect example of such a leader.

A leader who inspires educates and grows his/her followers until they become leaders themselves. I think of the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and so many more.

Your job is to decide the type of leader you want to be.

Corporate Leadership vs. Military Leadership

Entering the corporate world in 1974 was quite a shock. I had been in a military environment for nine years: four at the Academy and five in the Marine Corps. It took me about a year to comprehend the difference between the corporate environment and the military environment— as well as the differences in leadership styles.

Most people are surprised to learn that the corporate environment is much more rigid. This is because the corporate world does not set out to create leaders who can think under pressure. Corporate environments want to create robots who will simply follow, no matter what the situation.

The military creates leaders. One man cannot guide all the many facets of a military organization. Instead, the military creates leaders and then trusts those leaders to do what is best for the mission.

Imagine the power of your business if you focused on creating leaders rather than robots.

External or Internal Leadership

Another difference is that in the military, leadership is internal. In the corporate world, leadership is external.

In the military, a culture of leadership begins when a new recruit enters boot camp, or a future officer enters officer candidate school or a service academy. The military culture is infused into each person, morning and night, whether an enlisted man or woman or an officer candidate. If the new recruit does not fit into the culture, they are washed out.

When the military promotes its new leaders, the new leaders come from within, not from the outside. They come from the ranks. In other words, the Marine Corps would never have a Commandant who was not a Marine.

This is possible because the military has an active interest in creating and growing leaders.

In the civilian world, leadership often comes from the outside. A new employee is given a brief interview, shown to their desk, and expected to do the job.

When a new CEO is hired in the corporate world, they are often hired from the outside rather than promoted from within. Rarely have they been infused with the culture of the organization they are expected to lead. In many cases, the only thing the leaders and the employees have in common is that they all work for the same company.

Today, as an entrepreneur running my own businesses, I focus on internal leadership. For example, because The Rich Dad Company is an education company, we have a company culture that respects education and learning. Every week, the entire company reads, studies, and discusses articles or subjects that keeps us in touch, up to date, and aware of financial events affecting our customers, our families, and our world.

Some of the subjects we study include real estate versus stocks, Keynesian economics, the gold standard versus paper money, taxes, and financial panics. Bottom line: The Rich Dad Company practices what it preaches and what it teaches to those we serve.

You have no idea how difficult this simple cultural event— making and taking time for everyone in The Rich Dad Company to be students—can be. We are, after all, an education company… and that is the culture that must be instilled and supported. But it takes a great deal of time and effort to put this culture into place.

Unfortunately, as The Rich Dad Company grew, I became guilty of forgetting this lesson on leadership. I hired outside people to come in and lead our company.

These outside leaders did not value the culture of creating leaders. They would hold meetings only to tell people what to do. There was no education, no learning, and very little two-way communication. It was leadership from the outside, not from the inside and it was a disaster. Those leaders were asked to change, or leave.

Leadership Requires Education

All of you who have served in the military know that the military branches are educational organizations. Everyone, from enlisted men and women to senior officers, are constantly learning. The military is a culture of education—from day one.

This is not true in the civilian business world. I remember being disgusted when I went to corporate “educational” events where people came to party or play golf, rather than learn.

To become a successful entrepreneur, I strongly suggest you take the military’s culture of constant education and constant training to heart and instill that culture in your business. It may take awhile, since most civilians without military experience may have gone to school, but most have not worked in a culture of constant education and training.

If you can instill this culture inside your company, your company will be lead from the inside by the people who actually make the business run, not executives who lead from the outside.

That’s why I wrote 8 Military Lessons in Leadership for Entrepreneurs. What makes this book different from other books for aspiring entrepreneurs is that it focuses on core strengths and leadership skills… because all entrepreneurs must be leaders.