*Money Mistake 1:*
Never borrow money that accrues interest to start a business (except if you are paying for it through your salary); only borrow to grow your business. This is because business takes a long time to gain ground and begin making profit, yet most loans repayments have to be made within a month of taking the loan or even earlier. Therefore, never borrow money to start a business expecting that the business will generate income to pay back the borrowed money plus the interest.

*Money Mistake 2:*
Never spend money you haven’t received. Don’t even promise someone money based on a promise you have from someone else. If someone tells you: “Ezra, come to my office tomorrow at 9am and pick N3,000″don’t go out to buy items on credit based on this promise, with the hope that you will pay off your creditor when the promised money comes; it may not come as promised and this will leave you in problems with your creditors.

*Money Mistakes 3:*
If you want to save, whenever you receive money, don’t start spending hoping that you’ll save what remains. Normally what remains is zero because as long as money to spend is available, the numerous things you can spend it on are also available. And things to spend on even incite their ‘relatives’ so that you spend even more than you had planned. When money to spend is not available, we naturally find a way of doing without it. That’s why I’ve learnt to save in an INVESTMENT ACCOUNT. Once I send money there I assume I no longer have it. Before you spend any money, put your savings aside then spend what is left after saving.

*Money Mistake 4:*
When you get an opportunity to meet a very wealthy person, never ask for money. Ask for ideas on how to make money. They may even choose to give you money on their own after seeing that your ideas are great, but let getting money from them never be your objective.

*Money Mistake 5:*
Keeping your seed instead of planting it. Many people stop at saving. It’s very, very difficult to save and have all you need to maintain your lifestyle especially after retirement. When you save, your savings are seed; plant it. When you just keep the seed (saving money) some seeds begin to die (eaten by inflation and the like). That’s why I recommend that you read about the different types of investment vehicles you can use to grow your savings. I am not necessarily talking about putting the money in a business, because you can easily lose money in business. I am talking about putting it in an investment.

*Money Mistake 6:*
Never lend someone money you are not willing to lose. By the time you lend someone money, be contented in your heart that should the person fail to pay, you will not die. You should not even lose that person’s friendship if they fail to repay the money you lent them. If you feel the person might fail to pay you and this will not affect your relationship with them, then lend them money. If their failure to pay would make you hate this person’s entire clan, please advise the person to go to the bank.

*Money Mistake 7:*
Never append your signature to guarantee someone on a financial matter if you are not willing or able to pay the money on their behalf. Do I have to explain that one? No, it’s self-explanatory.

*Money Mistake 8:*
Avoid keeping money you don’t intend to use in the short-term within easy reach. For instance, don’t walk with N10,000 in your pocket when all you plan to do in a day costs N2,000. Like I mentioned in Money Mistake 3, there are always expenses available to gobble any money that is within reach, so if you don’t want to lose it, put it away in a safe place.

*Money Mistake 9:*
Avoid keeping money in inappropriate places e.g. in socks, under the pillow, in a pit, in the sitting room, in the bra, in a travel bag that you will place somewhere in a bus … impulse buying is a devil that will keep you busy!

*Money Mistake 10:*
Spending money on an item that you can do without (at least for the time being). These days when I pick money from my pocket or wallet, before paying for something I ask myself: What would happen if I didn’t buy this? If I find I can live with the consequences of not having that thing, I smile and walk away.

*Money Mistake 11:*
Paying an amount for something that’s not the minimum you can get that same value for. In other words, if you are at Spar and you pay N15,000 for a shoe that you can get at N3,000 at Rumuokoro, that’s a money mistake except for those who have achieved financial freedom.

*Money Mistake 12:*
Wanting to be the savior of the world by helping everyone in financial need. My sister, my brother, you are not Jesus. If you find it so hard to say no to a financial demand, you may think you are practising generosity when in actual sense you are committing (financial) suicide. We are not learning to be miserable here; we are learning to live within the boundaries of reality.

*Money Mistake 13:*
Consistently spending all you earn or more than you earn. It’s like having a drum where you have an inlet that’s smaller than the outlet. It will never get full. And should the inlet ever reduce significantly the drum will run dry. If you do it the other way round and the inlet is bigger, it will get full and even overflow. Hence, we have to always ensure we are widening the inlet while narrowing the outlet – all the time. Your side hustle comes in handy!

*Money Mistake 14:*
Thinking about short-term only and forgetting about long-term or thinking about the long-term and forgetting about the short-term. For instance, Lydia was told that there’s money in land. She saved money over a long period of time and bought 30 acres of land. Now she has the land but she is always broke. She is always complaining. She’s disgruntled and she doesn’t seem to see herself earning from the land in the near future. Now, let’s ask ourselves: Having 30 acres of land and no money to feed your family or take a child to hospital, is that wealth or poverty? I think Lydia only looked at long-term needs and forgot that she has short-term needs that require money. What of those who find they are one paycheck away from salary? Are they thinking about the long-term needs?

Let’s take stock of our finances. How many mistakes are you guilty of?
Do you now feel better-equipped to do better with these tips? Enjoy your financial journey

Share this knowledge with your family and friends.

Freedom From Mental Slavery

The media is owned by the wealthy, thus, the worldview that it propagates serves the political and economical interests of the wealthy.
Media spectacles, they’re designed to pacify, to induce a sense of lethargic, apolitical, submission.
The less TV you watch the more you will engage with your community; watching is not engaging.
Media corporations espouse the worldview of the sick, greedy, billionaires who own them.
Children who are babysat by the television screen are 70% more likely to end up with ADHD and 50% more likely to become criminals.
Corporations enslave the vision of the masses inside their televised dreams of affluence and prosperity.
Media corporations espouse the worldview of the sick, greedy, billionaires who own them.
Corporations use lobbying to turn social policy into a sickly expression of corporate desires.
Corporations enslave the minds of citizens to the petty desires for wealth and luxury.
Corporate bailouts are a legitimate reason for the populace to revolt against a crony, parasitic, government.
The corporate doctrine thrives on human minds that are suppliant and extremely easy to brand.
Corporations use the US military to expand their global economical control.
Corporations are fascist organizations that are run exactly the way the Nazis ran their party.
Corporations use soldiers from the working class to fight and die for their economical imperialism.
Corporations turn human beings into slaves to the political and economical system.
Corporations poison human culture by branding the arts, history, society, children, ideas, schools etc etc.
A large percentage of Facebook’s staff were former CIA data miners.We contacted Facebook but they would not release the exact figures.
Once arrested for a drug offence, Africans Americans are 4 times more likely to remain in prison awaiting trial than Caucasians.
Nigeria is the biggest oil exporter in Africa, yet it’s population is amongst the poorest on earth because of state corruption.
Zimbabwe pays the World Bank $50,000 an hour in interest payments alone, keeping the country locked in a cycle of debt and poverty.
Approximately $8.5 billion worth of diamonds a year come from African countries, enough to wipe out hunger in Africa.
650,000 African American males are in prison because of drugs; 0 Wall Street cocaine-addicts are in prison because of drugs.
Street drugs are a $500 billion industry, out of which $498 billion end up in the pockets of capitalist billionaires and their corporations.
In the U.S. healthy food is 85% more expensive than unhealthy, high-fat, high-sugar counterparts.
Evangelism is a $175 billion business and people like Limbaugh, Robertson, Beck are filthy rich from cranking this Jesus profit machine.
In 2009, Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize even as he presided over the most violent war machine in world history.
African American males have a higher chance of being shot by police officers than becoming multimillionaires.
60,000 people starved to death yesterday while first world children continue to grow obese from fast food brainwashing campaigns.
A new report from the Conflict Monitoring Centre has reported that 2,043 Pakistanis have been slain in CIA drone strikes, 98% civilians.
78% of African Americans males are afraid of the possibility of police brutality, only 11% of Caucasian males are afraid of the possibility.
1 in 30 American men aged 20-34 are in prison, the highest percentage in human history.
Without revolution, the upper class will continue to create systems which justify its methods of exploitation, such as academia and media.
I am the revolution, I am freedom manifesting itself regardless of mass media lies

Asari Dokubo- Of Con men & a Betrayed Niger Delta People

This below excerpt is from Wikipedia (freely available online):

‘’In 2013, Dokubo Asari became a citizen of Benin and moved his wealth and assets out of the Niger Delta, Nigeria and relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic where he built several schools, colleges and a university for the school children and students in Cotonou. Dokubo Asari however did not build any school, college or university in Rivers State, Delta State, Enugu, Bayelsa or any other states of the Niger Delta.[3]’’
I’m writing about a man known as Asari Dokubo. A man who has invented nothing, who has created nothing , who has added value to nothing , but yet this Asari Dokubo is probably one of the richest men from the Niger Delta.
This man Asari didn’t start a career in a Blue Chip company where over the decades he rose through the ranks to become its Chief Executive. Asari didn’t become rich by inventing the medicine that can cure deadly diseases like Ebola, AIDS, or Sickle Cell. Asari wasn’t a renowned businessman or trader who found wealth by selling and distributed products and commodities that are household names. Can you find any value Asari has added to our society through which he created his great wealth and astounding fortune?. So how did Asari become so wealthy?
The answer to that question draws a direct line to the criminal betrayal of the people Niger Delta and the attendant arrested development in the region.
Asari didn’t trade in products and commodities , instead Asari traded on his Niger Delta identity. A confidence trickster and conman who bluffed his way to prominence as the champion of his peoples cause. He positioned himself as a standard bearer for the Niger Delta agenda, a man who was defending his people against parasites and exploitation. But at the end, the people got poorer and Asari became a billionaire. A con game.
Lets together trace Asari’s background and review his bio-data to see if maybe we are wrong in our assessment of this man. Maybe there are signs in Asari’s early life that show he has lived a productive life which set him on the path to earning his great wealth and maybe this wealth was well deserved and gotten through the sweat of his brow and the toil of his hands.
Asari was born to a humble Christian family in 1964 . Nothing in his background shows he inherited any wealth or that his parents passed the seed money he’s used to build his current empire. Asari attended schools in Rivers and Cross Rivers States. Asari didn’t conclude his education both at University of Calabar nor at Rivers State University. He claimed he was (even from those early days) a freedom fighter and was persecuted by the university authorities for his activism which resulted in failure to graduate with any qualification. In other words; Asari have no professional qualification or skill for which he could be employed.
An older and matured man, In 1992 and 1998, Asari turned to politics. He became active in politics and created a network of friends and contacts that gave him the confidence to run for office. In this again; Asari falied. He lost the elections both times to get into elected office.
In 1998, Asari became a co-founder of the leading youth platform, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) . This platform was the tool for the expression of Asari’s involvement in Niger Delta affairs. IYC was agitating for improved standards of living for its people and for a better deal in the Nigeria equation. IYC was an embodiment of the aspirations of the Ijaw/Niger Delta indigenes.
Given his energy and leadership qualities, Asari soon became the IYC leader and a central authority in his community. He defined his people’s quest for resource control and self-determination. He confronted the Nigerian State, challenging them to free his people from State oppression and take their destiny into their own hands. The Niger Delta communities were destroyed environmentally; there was no water clean enough for drinking throughout the region. The waterways where polluted. Aquatic life was decimated. A riverine community without fish in the water? It was scandalous and terrible the treatment they suffered from the day the fuirst barrel of oil was pumped in Oloibiri In 1956 till this very day in 2017.
The long suffering people of the Niger Delta could no longer tolerate the continued suffering and exploitation and Asari found a willing group of young and angry men to follow him into armed struggle. With unrelenting focus and energy, Asari directed his agitation to free the oppressed people of the Niger Delta into the realm of violence , bullets and bombs. He and his band of armed men lived in the near impenetrable creeks where the Nigeria soldiers couldn’t locate them. From there they engaged in sabotage and destruction of State oil assets/installations, kidnapping and extortion and of course; illegal oil bunker. Upon failure to convince Asari and his boys to stop the violent agitation, Asari was arrested by the administration of ex President Olusegun Obasanjo.
It took the arrival of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua onto the scene for Asari to gain his freedom through the Amnesty Program. Not only did Asari gain his freedom, but he and all other militant leaders where absorbed onto a program that saw them providing security services to the oil industry and protecting oil sector assets. They became part and parcel of the exploitative system they had fought on ‘behalf of the Niger Delta People’.
That’s the story of ‘brave’ Asari Dokubo. The Niger Delta son who went from a young man in his family ‘polo’ in Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State, to a vicious and determined militant and then to a billionaire.
From the above background story, I ask you again; how did Asari make his wealth? How did he manage to own businesses, build mansions and become a ‘shot caller’?
The answer is this; through the Niger Delta struggle. He leveraged on the struggle and misery of his people to gain influence, power and wealth for himself, his children and extended family members. How can you come out of a struggle a billionaire and your people still have no water, schools, hospitals, electricity or HOPE!
Those Asari represented in the struggle against the Nigerian state are still the same ( if not worse) . The greatest tragedy of this story is not just that Asari exploited the struggle to become who he is today, its that Asari took the wealth that he made from the Niger Delta, he took that wealth away from the Niger Delta and took it as far away from his people as possible.
That’s the story of a con men and a betrayed Niger Delta People
-Contributed Article.


If TECNO could ping before NOKIA… Who told you that all your mates who started work before you would make it before you?

If CIVIL DEFENSE could carry gun before ROAD SAFETY… Who told you it’s by how far? It’s by how well.

If GARRI could sell more than INDOMIE after all the adverts… Who told you that you must dress indecently to attract men?

If tomatoes can be more expensive today than apple… who says you are less important than your friends who schooled abroad because you schooled in Nigeria?

If they could tie a COW with just a rope despite its size, but must use a strong chain to hold a dog… Who is that person that says you are worse than nothing?

If COLONEL HARLAND SANDER Would be the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), When his chicken was rejected 109 times.
If he would be celebrated as the world second successful person, after his life was full of failure from childhood to the age of 65. Who told you that u can’t succeed in life because you are facing challenges.

If CHRISTIANO RONALDO would be the first person to reach 100 goals in UEFA when uefa is 31 years older than him. Who told you that you can’t be the best because others have gone ahead of you?

If SARAH would be the mother of many nations after she was still barren at the age of 90, when her own maid had a 15 years old son, who told u ur time is past?

Don’t worry too much about your current situation,
just believe in GOD and keep praying, trusting and remain FAITHFUL in HIM.

New Attitude to remain ontop of your day

New Attitude to remain ontop of your day, it is possible.

‘…Change the way you think…’ Romans 12:2 GWT

For things to change for the better, you must ‘change the way you think.’ For example:

(a) View setbacks as detours, not dead ends. Winners don’t just face adversity; they embrace it, knowing it leads to future success.

(b) Tune out the critics and focus on doing your best. Anybody who accomplishes anything worthwhile has to overcome naysayers.

(c) When you’re afraid, praise God until your faith rebuilds. It may take a while, but praise and thanksgiving never fail, and they strengthen you to go on.

(d) When you fail, look for the lesson and remember all the times you’ve succeeded. Weed out self-doubt and replace it with Scriptural self-talk.

(e) When you’re heading into battle, visualise yourself winning in God’s strength – with Him ‘…all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26 NIV)

(f) Instead of focusing on the past and worrying about the future, focus on today where your influence is greater. Remember, God said, ‘…As your days, so shall your strength be.’ (Deuteronomy 33:25 NKJV)

(g) Instead of complaining, work on identifying solutions, and more will come to you.

(h) When you’re distracted, take a walk and clear your mind, think on what you can control, and leave the rest to God.

(i) When you’re lonely, remember those who’ve helped you this far with love and support.

(j) When you’re fatigued, take time to rest – but never give up! Always ensure to finish strong in everything you do.

(k) When you’re under pressure and under scrutiny, smile and have fun. You only live once. Life is short… so seize the moment and enjoy your day. Make your day sweet and beautiful. Life is sweet and beautiful.


When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:
“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good”, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

* We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
* We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
* We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
* We have shot anti-abortionists and called it justifiable.
* We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
* We have abused power and called it politics.
* We have coveted our neighbour’s possessions and called it ambition.
* We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
* We have ridiculed the time-honoured values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.

In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively.
The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, “The Restof the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and whole-heartedly become our desire so that we again can be called: “one nation under God.”

Without passing unnecessary accusing fingers, i know most of my US Democrat friends are Very guilty of this. No be so?

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Why did calendars skip 11 days in September 1752?

Have you ever wondered why most months have 30 and 31 days, except for February which has 28 days and 29 in the case of a leap year?
Although before Pope Gregory XIII developed the Gregorian calendar in 1582, other forms of calendars were in use. These calendars included the Babylonian calendar, which began each month with the sighting of a new moon and the Egyptian calendar that consisted of 12 months of 30 days. Each month consisted of three weeks of ten days each.
The Gregorian calendar, however, derives the names of months from the Egyptian calendar, which also has 12 months. These months were Ianuarius (January) 29 days, Februarius (February) 23, 24, or 28 days, Martius (March) 31 days, Aprilis (April) 29 days, Maius (May) 31 days, Iunius (June) 29 days, Quintilis (July) 31 days, Sextilis or Augustus (August) 29 days, September (29 days), October (31 days), November (29 days) and December (29 days).
The concept of timekeeping and recording, however, first emerged during the Neolithic Period, also known as the New Stone Age, which was the era from 10,200BC to 4,500BC. Many types of calendars were produced across the world by many civilisations during that era. However, preceding the Gregorian calendar was the Julian calendar, established by Julius Caesar, of the Roman Republic, as a reform to the Roman calendar.
With the establishment of the Gregorian calendar or the Western calendar in October 1582, the world came to know of a timekeeping method that included a year having 12 months with 30 or 31 days in each month except for February. The world switched from Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar because the former did not effectively translate the time the moon took to complete one revolution around the earth. The fault in the Julian calendar was spotted years later that it erroneously ignored the addition of 11 minutes of the solar year, thereby reducing one day from the calendar after every 128 days. The Gregorian calendar did not have this mistake and it was running 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar.
Many countries during that time were debating over which of the two calendars they should follow. Switching from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar was a daunting task. Some countries did it instantly, some did it after a few years, while many countries hesitated altogether.
A strange occurrence, therefore, shocked the world on September 2, 1752. Where countries including France and Norway did adopt the Gregorian calendar in 1582 and 1700 respectively, England and America (present day USA) followed the change in 1752. According to the Julian calendar, May 25 was the New Year’s Day.
However, since the backlog in the Julian calendar was so much that the year 1751 had only 282 days from March 25 (New Year) 1751 till December 31, 1751, which was the last day of the Gregorian calendar.
The difference in days between the formerly followed Julian calendar and the newly adopted Gregorian calendar kept going until September 1752 when it was decided by England and America, following the Julian calendar at that time, to align them with the Gregorian calendar. As per the decision of the King of England, George II, September 2, 1752, was to be the last day of the Julian calendar and that the Gregorian calendar will be in effect from the next day.
However, that was not the case. As there was already an 11-day difference, the day following September 2, 1752, was not September 3, 1752, but in fact September 14, 1752.
When people in England woke up on the morning of September 3, 1752 (which was September 14), they did not accept the change in dates. They held riots and protests, demanding the government to return their 11 days!
To reduce public agitation, the king ordered that despite 11 days being wiped off from September 1752, all workers would be given salary for these 11 days. This was the birth of the concept of ‘paid leave’ followed today by companies around the world when companies pay the salary to workers who are on a leave and do not come to the office during this period.
Published in Dawn, Young World, October 15th, 2016


Senator Ademola Adeleke, more than just dancing.

1) He was born 13th May 1960 in Enugu.

2) His father,Ayoola,former Balogun of Edeland, was a Second Republic Senator and one of the protégés of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in UPN.

3) His mother is Nnena Esther Adeleke,an Ibo Christian from Enugu.

4) He attended Methodist Primary School, Surulere;Nawarudeen Primary School,Ikire;Seventh Day Adventist Secondary,Ede and Muslim Grammar School,Ede.

5) He also attended Jacksonville University, USA,where he studied Criminology.

6) Until of recent, he was the President of Old Student’s Association of Muslim Grammar School,Ede.

7) He began his career working with Quicksilver Courier Company,USA,as a Service Contractor(1985-1989)

8)He was Vice President of Origin International, USA,(1985-1989).Origin International manufactures fragrances and flavours for industrial use.

😎 He was Director,Guinness Nigeria, (1992-1998).Guinness Nigeria is the manufacturers of Guinness Beer,Malta Guinness,McDowell, Gordon’s Gin,Harp etc.

9) He was also Executive Director,Pacific Holdings Limited(2001-2016).Pacific Holdings is the operator and owner of Olorunsogo and Omotosho power stations purchased $300million from the Federal Government of Nigeria.The company’s stations have combined capacity to generate 670MW.

10) He was elected Senator of the Federal Republic in July 2017 after defeating candidate of the ruling APC.

11) His victory in the by-election was emphatic because he won in 9 out of the 10 Local Governments of Osun West Senatorial District,polling 97,480 votes as against APC’s 66,116.

12) The love he enjoys from his people reflected in the votes he garnered from Edeland:he polled a massive 31,865 votes as against paltry 4,880 votes of APC candidate in the two LGs in Edeland.

13) Since he was elected Senator of the Federal Republic,a year ago,he has instituted N250million university scholarship awards to 50 students from Osun West Senatorial District.

14) He has also instituted N75million university scholarship to 15 students from other parts of Osun State.

15) Ademola provided power Transformers to 7 communities in his senatorial district.

16) He also constructed and rehabilitated 27 classrooms in Osun West Senatorial District.

17) He emerged PDP’s governorship candidate July 23 2018 after defeating his closest rival with 7 votes.

18) His plan on how to steer the ship of governance of Osun State when he becomes the Governor is contained in a document he styled Six Point Agenda:
Improved Worker’s Welfare
Restructured Education System
Food and Agriculture
Rejuvenated Economy
Improved Road and Water Infrastructures
You can click the below link to read further

19) He is married and has three children:
Sade Adenike, BRed and Sina Rambo. BRed and Shina Rambo are popular Nigerian hip-hop artistes.

20) Ademola is the Uncle to famous singer David Adeleke(aka DAVIDO)

21)He loves dancing,hence the reason he is nicknamed ‘Dancing Senator.’And he neither smokes nor drinks alcohol.

22)Ademola speaks Yoruba,Igbo and English fluently.

The man knows what he is made and what he is doing, shakushaku is just a hobby Incase you wanna know.


So let us set some of this orchestration of lies, and rife speculations about the Vice President straight

1. Yes, the President in the exercise of his powers has formed a new Economic Advisory Council and replaced the Economic Management team otherwise led by his beloved VP. This is really a change in strategy and not a reduction of the statutory functions of the VP.

2. As the Chairman of the constitutionally created National Economic Council, the VP will continue to play a leading role in matters Economic in singular support and assistance of his Principal, Mr. President.

3. Only last Thursday the VP at the NEC meeting clarified that both NEC and the new EAC will interact.

4. On the issue of agencies under the VP, the truth is that NOTHING IS CHANGING & THERE ARE NO NEW DIRECTIVES. This is because nothing has gone wrong at all. A Presidency Statement already clarified this.

5. All the other stuff you read are all lies!

6. Let us review some of the lies so far. That the new presidential directives have effected the take over from VP his Chairmanship of NEMA, NDPHC? It is a lie. In fact on the same day NEC met last week, VP also presided over an NDPHC board meeting.

7. That there has been some kind of mismanagement of funds in agencies chaired by VP. There are wild speculations on this, but they are all FABRICATED without exception.

8. Specifically on the much nosed NEMA probe, the House of Representatives did not indict the VP. The report of the Committee is in the public.

The Committee said the VP, then Acting President did not seek appropriations for the money he approved to deal with the impending famine in the North-east.

9. But the Presidency issued a public statement to say, No, the money the Ag President approved for release in those dire emergency situation was sourced from the Rice Levy which HAD ALREADY BEEN APPROPRIATED in that year’s budget. And that explanation settled the matter.

10. Why is it coming out now again? Desperate elements who just want to confuse those who are gullible. Please be above such fake news.

11. A new lie discovered is that some money was found in some private accounts related to VP family or that some FIRS funds were traced to VP’S office and that Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were informed of some financial scandals or that Asiwaju himself is behind the attempt to smear the VP. All of such sorts are grand LIES.

12. FINALLY, there is CERTAINLY a group of people within and outside government who want to attack the cordiality between the President and his constitutional deputy, the VP. So they are actively seeking to sow seeds of discord as some of them are afraid of what 2023 portends.

TIMI FRANK’S TISSUE OF LIES RE-Osinbajo in trouble over N90billion FIRS election fund – Timi Frank

The attention of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has been
drawn to publication in some online and daily newspapers by a certain
Comrade Timi Frank, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of
the All Progressives Congress (APC), who claimed that the FIRS
supported the`APC, through the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a
phantom N90 billion.

The FIRS wishes to state as follows:

1. That the entire allegation being spread by one Frank Timi that
the Federal
Inland Revenue Service spent N90billion to fund the last election is
mendacious, wicked, malicious and a calculated attempt to
smear the image
of the Service and that of his Excellency, the Vice
President, Prof. Yemi
Osinbajo. This campaign of calumny and villifying false claims are
entirely, libellous, unfounded in fact, irresponsible and a
brazen assault
on the integrity of the Service as a responsible and accountable
organisation and demonstrates an abysmal ignorance of the budgetary
and expenditure process of the FIRS.

2. That in the last four years since Mr. Tunde Fowler has supervised
operations at the FIRS, the agency had not received up to N100
billion, per annum, as Cost of Collection from the Federation
Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC. FAAC is a public institution,
whose records are open to the public.
3. That it is from the remittances from FAAC—which had never grossed
up to N100 billion, PER ANNUM, that FIRS pays the salary and
emoluments and trains it’s over 8000 staff, runs over 150 offices and
provides for other needs of the Service.
4. That given the above, IT IS NOT PLAUSIBLE nor DOES IT MAKE ANY
SENSE that FIRS will commit its resources to a phantom campaign of N90
billion as suggested by Mr. Timi Frank and FIRS does not fund
political associations.
5. That FIRS is a creation of statute and its activities are governed
by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and financials
regulations and thus, IT IS NOT PLAUSIBLE, that its funds could be
expended in such a cavalier manner as suggested by Mr. Timi Frank.
6. That FIRS Budget and expenditure approval processes pass through
the Budget Office and the Ministry of Finance, before such are
presented to the National Assembly for Appropriation into Law. The
National Assembly committees, consisting of all parties and
inclinations exercise oversight function on all agencies of the
Federal Government to ensure agencies keep to the letters of the
Appropriation Act. Thus FIRS’ operations are subjected to
Scrutiny and close monitoring by the National Assembly, the Federation
Accounts Allocation Committee and the Ministry of Finance.

7. It is therefore unthinkable, malicious and irresponsible for the
said Frank to insinuate or infer that N90 billion or any part thereof
could be spent illegally and without budgetary approval.

8. It is equally alarming to note that this injurious falsehood and
blackmail could find space in our mass media without proper scrutiny
particularly with the availability of the Freedom of Information Act,
which broadly allows Nigerians access to information on expenditure of
public funds by government agencies. This all goes to show an
orchestrated and invidious decision by paid agents to discredit the
Service in order to achieve their diabolical ends, which is at
variance from the interest of Nigerians.

9. We ask members of the public to ignore the claims of Mr. Timi
Frank, with the ignominy it deserves as the former Deputy National
Publicity Secretary of the APC is seeking for cheap popularity and

10. It is in the light of the foregoing observations, the FIRS
demands an unequivocal apology from the said Mr. Timi Frank and a
publicised public apology in three major and leading newspapers within
the next 24 hours. The FIRS shall pursue claims for aggravated
damages in libel and injurious falsehood against the said Mr. Frank if
he fails to meet these conditions in the next 24 hours.

11. This invidious publication is targeted as derailing the revenue
generation efforts for the three tiers of government in the nation.
This is calculated economic sabotage and hereby referred to the Office
of the Attorney General of the Federation officially.

12. We finally wish to assure all Nigerians that the FIRS did not spend and
could not have spent taxpayers money for political ends.
For the avoidance
of doubt, every kobo paid by taxpayers goes straight to the
Account domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria and that
the FIRS does not possess the constitutional right to touch the said
account or appropriate any kobo there from to itself.

The FIRS wishes to reassure members of the public that the FIRS is a
PUBLIC TRUST, which the agency operates on behalf of Nigerians.
Taxpayers money-including the operational funds of the Service- are
sacred. FIRS remains committed to public accountability and
transparency in the sacred mandate of tax collection and public