COPIED Most Nigerians don’t realise we’ve been living in The Matrix. This subsidy removal is the red pill that may wake us up to reality. We are poor. We are broke. We’ve been raped, pillaged, looted and left for dead. All these years our economy has been sustained on the junk food of corruption. We have kwashiorkor but because we look chubby we think we are healthy. Those two bedrooms in Abuja going for N700 million. Those make up artists charging 500k and pre-wedding photo shoots for 700k. Aso ebi for 90k. Buying Rolexes and Ferraris. Range Rover Sport all over Lagos like keke napep. It is all fake. It’s all a mirage. We’ve all been living off the spoils of corruption. That’s why the country is so hard now. No money circulating. Because no money to steal and rent flats and shops for girlfriends. For civil servants to pay bogus tithes of N500k. For senators to spray dollars at their daughters’ weddings. For lagos big boys to spend N2m every Friday night at nightclubs. It’s time to face reality. The party is over. Now we may see the real Nigeria and Nigerians. Now that money will go into our roads and bridges and hospitals. It will benefit those who don’t have a rich corrupt uncle with connections in oil and gas. Those who can’t travel to Dubai to celebrate birthdays. Those who don’t know what Coldstone ice cream tastes like. Hopefully the real estate markets will crash. The theives with 15 houses in abuja will be forced to sell them fast for cash. I would prefer if EFCC seized and auctioned them, though. All those in the service industry will have to revaluate their pricing. You can’t charge 500k to paint faces anymore; free money don finish. Welcome to the real world!!!! (Culled from a friend’s wall)
NIGERIA CORRUPT FROM WITHIN
25days after the senate refusal to confirm Mr Magu Ibrahim as chairman of the EFCC due to the security report of various allegations of corrupt practices, Magu still occupies the position as the acting chairman of the agency.
Amongst the various allegations reported by the DSS one involving the Minister of the FCTA caught my attention and it is clear that it’s been ignored by the presidency and the senate.
The DSS security reports stated that Mr Magu currently occupies a residence rented for N40 million at 20 million per annum and furnished with 43million. The accommodation was not paid for from the commission (EFCC) finances, but by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired who according to DSS report was under EFCC investigation.
In Mr Magu’s defence, premium times on the 17th of December published an article with the headline “How SSS lied against EFCC boss, Magu.” The article clearly stated that “PREMIUM TIMES has obtained evidence showing the property in question was paid for by the Federal Capital Development Administration, and not Mr. Umar Mohammed. The payment schedule was signed by Isiyaku Ismaila and confirmed by Zanna A. Hamza. Mr. Magu lived in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, before his appointment as acting EFCC chairman. With his new position, Mr. Magu moved into an official residence provided by the FCDA”
The question here is, is it legal for FCDA to edorse the payment of N83,000,000 for renting and furnishiing the resident of the EFCC acting chairman Mr Magu Ibrahim?
According to the monetization policy it is illegal for the Federal Capital Development Authority,
FCDA or any executive arm of the government to use tax payers funds for personal purposes.
The monetization policy was passed into law vis-a-vas passage of the certain political and judicial office holder acts 2002, it is legally stated that monetization of the salaries and allowances of all categories of Federal public servants that were formally paid in kinds be converted to cash by the salary and wage commission. The fundamental aim of the policy is to prevent and thwart government officials from using the public or tax-payers money for personal gain.
So it is very glaring that the monetization policy was expressly defiled when the FCDA funded the accommodation of an executive, it is illegal for the FCDA to pay rent and furnish a house for even the minister let alone heads of government agencies.
With the evidence above it is crystal clear that Mr Magu Ibrahim is not fit to still occupy the position of Acting chairman of the EFCC.
So Nigerians are demanding the following from the Presidency and Senate
The EFCC acting chairman should evacute the property and tax payers funds should be refunded to the FCDA accounts
The attoney general of the fedration should investigate the FCTA involvement in this illegal act of paying and furnishing the resident of Mr Ibrahim Magu with N83,000,000 of tax payers funds
Ibrahim Magu should be fired and investigated if found guilty of these alligations, he should face prosecution like every one else
The present administration has been consistently accused of being bias and partisan in the fight against corruption. A number of highly corrupt politicians who pledge last minute allegiance to the ruling party APC have been clearly excluded from the probing list. I would say it is corrupt to selectively fight corruption, it is corrupt to fight corruption for personal gain and it is corrupt for corrupt officials to be used to fight corruption. So how do we eliminate this parasitic disease sucking our economy and giving Nigeria a bad image around the world as a fantastically corrupt country? The fight against corruption has to begin from within.
The president owes the nation a duty to flush out all the well-known corrupt elements in the government and their cronies without any further delay.
The manner in which corruption is fought is more important than the fight against corruption itself. If corruption is fought with mean, impure, callous and sadistic measures, we run the risk of creating tin-gods and the fight itself will be in breach of citizens fundamental rights as guaranteed by 1999 constitution.
Adamu U. Sani
“I’m just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterates” “So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don’t come to me with a request to build a N300m mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don’t have a mosque, I’ll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village.” “Over 50 per cent of girls between the age bracket of 18 and 20 were given out in marriage in this part of the country, the worrisome dimension of it was that 75 per cent of them could neither read nor write” “It is not a mere coincidence that this is where you have the highest levels of illiteracy, early marriage, divorce and the highest levels of domestic violence…” “People need to understand that the law has to change. If you look at the medical data on maternal health, girls who get pregnant below the age of 15 are five times as likely to die as girls who get pregnant at the age of 20. Those who get pregnant under 18 are twice as likely to die as those who get pregnant at the age of 20. So, it is important that we look at this issue of early marriage.” His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano
The Wailing, Wailers Over to you…… PRESIDENT BUHARI PROCEEDS ON VACATION President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017. During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups. In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, have been duly communicated. While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President. FEMI ADESINA Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) January 19, 2017.
“Malia and Sasha, you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad,” said President Obama in his emotional farewell address in Chicago. As President Obama’s presidency comes to an end, we reflect on the most memorable moments of his tenure through his photographs. Here are our favorite photos of President Obama and his beautiful daughters, over the years. #ObamaandKids #voainaug #FarewellObamas #ObamaFarewell
On January 20, for the first time in 47 years, Joe Biden will not be occupying a public office. Yet, Biden and his wife Jill, a community college professor, thought about selling their house to help support his son’s (Beau) family at the time he resigned because there was “nothing for him to fall back on, no salary”. Joe Biden said “he considered selling his home to help support his dying son’s family, which prompted President Barack Obama to offer him financial support”. President Obama said to him “Don’t sell that house. Promise me you won’t sell the house”. Obama said to him “I’ll give you the money. Whatever you need, I’ll give you the money. Don’t, Joe – promise me. Promise me!” This is a lesson to our leaders in Africa and particularly in Nigeria. Because U.S is a working country, you don’t need to amass or steal from the treasury of your country to have a secure life for you and your family. You never need to steal to get a decent education for your kids or a good healthcare. You are voted or appointed to fix the system so that the child of the poorest of the poor can enjoy the prosperity of their nation and also dare to be a great person some day. Biden would have sold not one of his houses but the only house he had to cater for his son’s family. . All that matters to the gentleman was a good name and an honorable retirement from public service. It’s just incredible that they live a life of discipline, trust and selflessness that we study in our religious books and to think we are more religious than them (maybe that explains the religious tension all the time). Even though slavery is long gone, it appears Africa is still in that same shackles⛓. We need to free ourselves from this mental slavery that’s making us behave like animals in the zoo. We still have a very long way to go…???
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I found this on a friend’s wall and it makes sense… I saw a post where people are saying Obstetrics and gynecology should be for women. No upright man would want his wife to be seen by male gynecologist. Good. The reality is that patients cannot determine where a doctor chooses to specialises. Many female doctors themselves do not want obstetrics and gynecology. Even if they are made to specialise in Obstetrics and gynecology, it would be difficult to have an all-female theatre where the scrub nurse, anaesthetists and attendants are females. What happens if a female has a lump in her breast or need to do a transvaginal ultrasound scan? One would need the services of a female radiologist again. The female is now diagnosed with a breast lump and needs surgery. Another all-female theatre where the general surgeon is a female. What happens to a male patient with difficulty in passing urine and need to have catheterization? The house surgeon is a female doctor. Who will do the catheterization? As a house officer, I sympathized with my female residents. They were married. We took calls 3-4 days in a week. There was hardly a day without caeserean section. Sometimes three caeserean sections are done in the night. We would go with them as early as 6am to start induction of labor. They would quickly go and take bath and come back for post call meeting at 8:30am. They continue with ward rounds, clinics or theatre in the morning. Nobody will allocate less work to them because they are females or married with kids. They have to do the same work as their male counterparts. We can all have our wishes but some things are difficult than people imagine or wish.
FG appoints Commisioners for Interior Board President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Major-Gen. Emmanuel Bassey and Mr Ado Ja’afar as Commissioners for the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board. The acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, in a statement on Monday said that their appointments take immediate effect. Bassey is a retired Major-General in the Nigerian Army while Ja’afar is a retired Assistant Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The Board is comprises a Chairman (Minister of Interior), two Commissioners, heads of the agencies under the interior ministry, legal adviser and representative of the Ministry of Interior. (NAN)
BREAKING NEWS: STOP THIS SHOW OF SHAME AND ACTS OF WILDERNESS AMONG THE MOST REASONING PEOPLE. MEN and women must stop this dangerous game of sending their nude pictures in video clips to their lovers. Pleas stop this ancient anti-social display of childish emotion which is very likely to destroy the life of such ladies who are fond of sending video clips to idiotic lovers. Never trust a man, no matter how corporate. Past events in similar state has destroyed great women in the film industry, business and school environment. Remember your future, family and children yet unborn. Let’s make it a duty to cleanse the society of morality which is responsible for most of our medical and social predicament today. The ladies must remember that the man is like a vulture who is always patient to unleashed terror to his victims, dead or alive. Never accept such dangerous adventure in the name of true love. Na lie!