Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nigerian Universities School Fees Increase


UNILAG: From N14,500 to N63,500

ABU: From N27,000 to N41,000

UNN: From N60,450 to N66,950

OAU: From N19,700 to N55,700.

UNIZIK: From N20,100 to N65,920

Bayero University, Kano: From N26,000 to N40,000.

University of Abuja: From N39,300 to N42,300.

Usman Danfodiyo University: From N32,000 to N41,000.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN): From N36,000 to N41,000

UNIBEN: From N12,000 to N49,500

University of Ilorin: From N16,000 to N75,000

FUTA: From N13,560 to N83,940.

FUTMINNA: From N20,000 to N37,000

University of Calabar: From N30,500 to N42,750

University of Uyo: From N71,000 to N84,250.

Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka: N16,000 to N40,000

Osun varsity: From N95,000 to N135,500

Anambra State University: From N76,000 to N139,000

Lagos State University: From N96,750 to N158,250.

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangiga University, Lapai: From N25,000 to N52,000

Imo State University: From N120,000 to N150,000;

Plateau State University: From N50,000 to N100,000

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic: From N57,000 to N75,000.

Others are Ibadan Polytechnics: From N30,000 t0 N50,000

Abia Polytechnic: From N56,550 to N61,000

Auchi Polytechnic: From N14,800 to N28,000

Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa: From N70,000 to N80,000.

Enugu State University of Science and Technology: From N104,900 to N124,900

Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin: From N28,000 to N44,000

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH): From N65,000 to N72,500

Tai Solarin University of Education: From N66,500 to N76,500.

Afe Babalola University: From N675,000 to N1,075,000

Igbinedion University: From N540,000 to N820,000

Crawford university: From N400,000 to N600,000.

Redeemers University: From N545,000 to N605,000.

Covenant University: From N774, 500 to N814, 500

Benson Idahosa University: From N284,300 to N1,150,000.

Kidnapper Evans explains why he didn't operate in Yoruba States

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, yesterday told New Telegraph reasons why he did not operate in South-West states apart from Lagos.

This was even the police yesterday said the suspect would soon be charged to court on charges of alleged murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Evans said he preferred to operate in Enugu, Abia, Lagos and Edo states. But, according to him, since he is from Anambra State, he decided not to carry out robbery or kidnapping operations in the state.

He said: “Police tracking located me in Anambra State, but it was not because I committed robbery or even kidnapped anyone there.

If I kidnapped someone in Lagos, I sometimes go to Anambra State to collect the ransom, just to avoid detention.”

Challenged that he once carried out simultaneous robbery operations in Oyo State in 2010, where three banks were raided, Evans shrugged.

“No! I have never operated in any Yoruba state, let alone Oyo State. I have never operated there; Lagos is my state. I mostly operated from Lagos.

Moreover, I also didn’t like operating in Yoruba states because I don’t know my way around there. I don’t know the terrains.

It is not right to go where you don’t know, except you have someone that can lead you,” he said.

Evans also seized the opportunity of speaking with New Telegraph to dispel outrageous ‘lies’ being peddled in social media and online sites.

He said: “There was never a time I said I got victims from Facebook or that my wife used to collect ransom on my behalf. I did not also say there are important personalities working with me in the East.”

Yesterday, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said investigations into the alleged crimes against Evans and his gang members had reached advanced stages.

He added that the judicial process for his conviction or otherwise, will “soon begin before a court of competent jurisdiction”.

Moshood said: “Evans is going to be taken to court very soon, on completion of investigation.”

When asked where the billionaire suspect would be tried, in view of the fact that he had committed the alleged offences in different states.

Moshood responded: “He will be tried before a court of competent jurisdiction.”

Friday, June 23, 2017

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Kidnapping Security Alert: Please Be Wary

Trending on SM has been the gist of a man kidnapped (man-napped actually) in broad daylight in a keke in Surulere.

This guy unsuspectingly boarded a tricycle (also known as keke Marwa) around 2pm and upon boarding, met two people inside. A guy at the front at at the back. As the journey progressed, they picked one  other person by the road and the person who sat the front beside the driver, came to sit at the back. Only for them to brandish their weapons and told him to 'cooperate'.
He was immediately robbed of his phones and other accessories and after some minutes of driving, the keke stopped and they tried to force him t enter another car- a space bus. Witha knife and a gun pointing at him, he complied and when trying to geet into the bus, he saw a passerby and screamed for help.
They slapped him and told the passerby that he was  thief and was trying to resist arrest, and that they were on their way to the station. And the passerby kept on moving (this one can pain ehn)
On getting inside the bus, he realised he was not alone. There was a man and woman tied up in the bus. then taken to an uncompleted house where he was beaten so bad for trying to form smart initially.
His belt and shoes were taken from him and then he began to negotiate with one of the kidnappers whom he begged to allow him make a call.
The other kidnapper who was left with him allowed him to make the call but when the others came in they picked a fight because they felt left out. The guy gave them his  panda chain as a ransom first before money came and they asked him the worth of the chain which he lied was #50,000.
The interesting part to this kidnap was the escape
The kidnappers were still arguing about the ransom money because according to them' wetin dem wan tell oga' when my guy saw an opportunity for  escape. He jumped off the storey building and ran into the nearby market which was deserted.
As God would have it, he saw a bike man apporaching and jumped on the bike and when he asked where he was, the bike man told him: Ijegun! (whaaat!!)
Luckily, he had some money in his inner jeans which he used to buy slippers and find his way home. He got home around 9pm.
This story is one of the few kidnapping stories where the victim was able to escape with his dear life. What about the many others that did not make it?

Please let's be watchful, we live in perilous times.
The bible says: Watch and pray
. Meaning that as you are firing prayers, never forget to be alert. In other words, shine ya eye.


Attending A Jehovah Witness Wedding

Please if you're my friend and you attend Jehovah's witness, biko don't ever open that your mouth you use in eating sharwarma or drinking orijin to invite me for your wedding, because I won't come! Im not joking! Ho Ha!!!😈
Jesu! That was how my neighbour invited me and my friends to her wedding o. You need to see how this babe finished hyping the kain event sef. She even told us not to eat, that she will take care of our 'food needs' o. Okay!😂
On behalf of me and my friends, I  told her we might not be able to meet up with the whole church serenren, but we will come for the reception. Babe agreed.
So me and my friends contributed money to buy her a nice wedding gift. See broke me. I even gave my last card. Kai!😈😈
After they were done with church wedding na, we got the information, and headed straight for the reception hall. On getting there, we discovered that the food and drinks were under over beefed security o. Very tight sontin! We were waiting for them to share food.
Omo, no show o. 😂😂😂 See us that came hungry! I wan die!
We waited and waited and waited. Not just us o. Other people also that came to the reception venue too were waiting. Nothing! You can't even look the people in charge of the food in the face. Very unfriendly specie! 😂😂
All my attempts to smile at one brother and form fine girl failed woefully. Brother wasn't moved. At a point I started thinking he was either gay or castrated.
Imagine me! I even cut eye for brother, yet no show. I failed. As in correct F9 wey dem use red biro write o. Tueh!!😂😂
So eventually, the people who went to church. started arriving gradually. Chairs started getting filled up. The unfriendly caterers started loosening up, as they greeted their fellow church members. O chi'm!  How did I forget I wasn't a member if the Kain church.😂
Then something funny happened. These people brought out list of names o. No jokes!  and started sharing rice according to positions. 😂
Firstly, they served all the Elders, in no particular order. Elder Johnson, Elder Vincent, Elder nkea, na Elder nkeozo. Tufia!😂😂
By the time they were done with the elders, we were almost dead. My belle don dey tell me how far. I looked at my neighbor, Aunty throway face.  Issorite!  God! I died! 😂😂
Then they started dishing out food to their church members. Coman see aroma everywhere. It wasn't funny o. Mt friends were practically sulking ! See painment. Kai!😂😂.
And these their church members sef were not even helping matters. Very wicked set of human beings! You need to see how they were just  tearing the meat and emptying their bottles of soft drinks without conscience. At a point, I started feeling like they were doing it on purpose, so that our throat will long well well and fall ontop ground. 😂😂😂
Hian! I could practically hear the annoying noises their wide mouths were making as they deleted the plates of jollof, devoured the chicken meats, and cracked the bones of the unfortunate chickens to powder.
.Selfish people!😂
Finally, they were done serving members. Just as I was thinking the friends and well wishers will be next in line, another list came out. This time, it was for people that witnessed the joining at the church.😧😧
You go dey front laidis, usher go pass food to person wey dey your back.  Them go even throw can drink across your head, give another person. One man got fed up and caught one.  As he tried to open it, usher change am for am  o.
" Excuse me Sir. That drink doesn't belong to you!"😂😂
For where! The man opened the thing and drank o.😂😂 He was like;
" What sort of nansenze is this? I have been here for the past 2hrs. No Rice, No swallow! No Drink! Not even water! What is happening? Oginidi?"
"Did you come to the kingdom???" The usher fired back.😂😂😂
Ha! Kingdom kwa! Kingdom of where? Abi is it the seven kingdoms in Game of thrones???😂
It was later that Penocrat Ayomide Ugonna, discovered that they refer to their church as a kingdom, and anyone who didn't come to the kingdom for the wedding, was perceived as WORDLY, and not fit to partake in the 'choppings'. 😂😂
"We are one in Christ!"the man replied. While he gulped down the can of Amstel Malta, at the expense of the overly angry usher. 😂😂
Immediately me and my friends decided to use the man's type of tactics to collect drinks too, we discovered that this people had stopped throwing drinks o. They now clutch their malt tightly and walk down to the seat of whoever they feel like giving, and hand over the damn thing.
After that last category, they stopped serving. Coman see hunger written on people's faces. I was hungry o. But some people were both hungry and angry. You need to see different types of red eyes. Men, women, children, dgz.😂
When all hope was lost, My friend brought out groundnut from her bag and started munching. All of us begged her o. Including one fine boy that sat near us. No forming for this wan at all!  Hunger is real!😂😂😂😂
Finally, we decided to leave na. Wedding don cast. Since,the church people were just crunching, binging and munching with reckless abandon, while we the onlookers were just observing the swayings of their mouths. As per Mr. Lukman and Madam Lucozades,😂😂 is it not better to get the fuck out of that place?
We got up, carried our gift and walked straight to the bride to hand it over, when they hit us with another heartbreaking missile.
Do you know these people don't even collect gifts at wedding? Hay God!😂😂😂
Mt neighbor rejected the gift we contributed money to buy for her, because it was against their doctrine. Okay o. We carried our gift and were doing about turn when I heard a dry voice saying;
" Why are you guys leaving.  Wait na. We are almost done with the event."
I turned back. Lo and behold. It was my neighbour. She was drinking fanta.
Hay God! what level of painment is this kwanu?
Is like this wan is mad.😒😒😒
Wait and do what? Shine eyes while you people do us longer throat with your nonsense meals?
Wait and do what? Lock the doors or clean the place or wash the plates? Thunder!💨💨
Not just ordinary thunder o. A Hymanic thunder!
Wait fez o. Hunger is using me to recite state and capital, and you people are asking me to wait?

May Amadioha position soldier ants inside your genitals!
P.S: if you're a Jehovah's witness member, please do laid is✋✋✋. I want to block you and make space for better people who have regard for human feelings
Nonsense and paradise!

Written by Penocrat Ayomide Kindness.
Signed: Chibueze Mitchell Odimegwu.
( The unholy one)
Goodnight awesome world!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Many Will End In Jail, Says Melaye On Move To Recall Him.

Many Will End In Jail, Says Melaye On Move To Recall Him.

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, says the move to recall him from the upper legislative chamber will land many people in jail.

The lawmaker said this in response to reports that files of signatures of voters in his district had been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“It can not succeed. It is a hoax and absolute comedy of errors. I’m laughing at the stupidity of kogi state government,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

“Many appointees will go to jail for forgery. Even dead people’s names on the recall register.

“A governor who does not know what double registration is may not as well know the procedure for recall. Every lie has an expiry date.

“This comedy of errors will soon end. No shaking at all. This won’t solve the problem of not paying salaries for over 15 months.No retreat no surrender. Truth is my only defence.”

According to the electoral act, one-half of the number of registered voters in a constituency is required for the recall of a lawmaker.

There are 360,098 registered voters in Kogi west.

On Monday, Pius Kolawole, special adviser to the governor, announced that 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 percent of the total number of registered voters in the district, approved the recall of Melaye.

Kolawole said the collation of signatures of voters was carried out successfully on June 17.

Melaye has accused Bello of masterminding the process.


You Are Just Wasting Your Time, Governors Tell Biafra Agitators.

You Are Just Wasting Your Time, Governors Tell Biafra Agitators.

Nigerian governors say those advocating for a separate country are wasting their time.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in the frontline of the struggle to carve out a country out of Nigeria.

But the governors appealled to citizens to embrace peace, saying they do not want the country to witness a hate war like Rwanda did.

In 1994, Hutu militias in Rwanda killed at least 800,000 Tutsi in a purge driven by hate. The incident is widely described as a genocide.

The governors made this appeal against the background of rising ethnic tension fuelled by secessionist agitations in the south-east and an eviction threat to the Igbo by Arewa youth groups.

Speaking with state house correspondents at the end of a meeting called by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo as part of consultations for peace, Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, who spoke on behalf of the governors, said the unity of Nigeria was sacroscant.

“It has been unanimously agreed that the unity of this country is sacrosanct, it is non-negotiable and we have all agreed to work together to educate people,” he said.

“Any time you have agitation, usually there will be poverty, there will be unemployment, there will be hardship. So, we should address fundamentally these areas of poverty, unemployment and hardship.

“Nigerians are by nature a united people; nobody cares whether you are from the north, south or the east.

“There unity must be there and we cannot play with the unity of this country. The consensus has been that there must be unity.

“The message is for Nigerians to work more together and collaborate. We have more to gain when we are united. We cannot afford to break, and anybody is thinking of that is wasting his time and we will not allow it, not in this country. All of us are unanimous about that.

“To you the media look for what unites us and not sensational news. If we fight everybody will lose, have you ever seen a country that fought a civil war and remained the same? We don’t want to be another Rwanda and Somalia and all these places. The government is doing its best.”


France Just Elected 233 Female Lawmakers — But Nigeria Has Only 22.

France Just Elected 233 Female Lawmakers — But Nigeria Has Only 22.

A total of 233 women emerged in the recent parliamentary election that held in France, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.

There are 577 lawmakers in France.

In Nigeria where there are 469 federal lawmakers, only 22 are female — 15 in the house of representatives and seven in the senate.

La Republique En Marche (LREM), the party of President Emmanuel Macron, fielded a gender-balanced candidate list.

According to Inter-parliamentary Union data compiled at the start of June, France jumped from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in Europe, overtaking Britain and Germany.

LREM, which won an overwhelming majority in Sunday’s ballot, had the highest proportion of women elected, at 47 percent.

“For the first time under the (postwar) Fifth Republic, the national assembly will be deeply renewed, more diverse, younger,” the party’s acting president, Catherine Barbaroux, said.

“But above all, allow me to rejoice, because this is a historic event for the representation of women in the national assembly.”

Female representation in the national assembly has risen steadily, from 12.3 per cent at the 2002 election to 38.6 per cent this time.

Most parties still put up more men for election, despite France having a system in which a party’s funding is restricted if women do not make up at least 49 percent of candidates.

Female candidates have also tended to stand in constituencies they are unlikely to win, keeping the numbers of women who make it to the Palais-Bourbon low.

“(Macron’s) En Marche (party)… proactively decided to give winning seats to women,” said 34-year-old Brune Poirson, who beat the far-right National Front to be elected in the Vaucluse district in southeastern France. “This is a really bold move.”

“(Macron)… said: this is your responsibility as well – we need you. It was very powerful, and it really worked.

“Normally political parties allocate women seats that are almost impossible to win, so they can say ‘hey, we have as many female candidates as male,’” added Poirson, a parliamentary novice with masters degrees in political science from Harvard and the London School of Economics.

Poirson decided to become a candidate in January when Macron sent a video to LREM members urging more women to put themselves forward.

Laurianne Rossi, elected to the Hauts-de-Seine district on the outskirts of Paris, said even with the increase in female lawmakers, it would take time to make a real difference.

“There is still a long way to go before we get real equality…(but) the arrival of so many more women at the national assembly will really help,” said Rossi, a 33-year-old former assistant to a socialist senator.

Frances Scott, founder of Britain’s 50:50 parliament, a cross-party group campaigning for gender balance in the legislature, said the result in France would spur parties in other countries to field more women candidates.

Britain set its own record in elections on June 8, with 30 percent of parliamentary seats going to women.

“It looks like France is leading the way in terms of this democratic imperative,” said Scott.

“The evidence suggests that having more women in parliament leads to more informed and more responsive decision-making. It leads to a better parliament.


We Owe Contractors N15bn, Yet NASS Reduced Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Budget To N10bn – Fashola

We Owe Contractors N15bn, Yet NASS Reduced Lagos/Ibadan Expressway Budget To N10bn – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has raised alarm over the insertion of projects outside the purview of his ministry in the 2017 Appropriation Act by the National Assembly.

Fashola, a senior advocate, said it was unfair to the Executive arm for the inclusion of such projects after public hearings on the budget and defence of the fiscal estimates by the ministries.

“What I have in my budget now is primary healthcare centres, boreholes,’’ he said at an interactive session with editors on Thursday.

“That was the meeting we had with the Acting President and that was the reason why the budget was not signed on time.

“We were asked to complete those abandoned projects; the budget of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was reduced by the National Assembly from N31bn to N10bn.

“We are owing the contractors about N15bn and they have written to us that they are going to shut down.

“Also, the budget of the 2nd Niger bridge was reduced from N15bn to N10bn and about N3bn or so was removed from the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road budget.’’

“Everybody is complaining about power supply but they also cut the budget for Manbila power project and the Bodo bridge that connects the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Station was also cut and all these were also discussed.

“If after we have defended the budget and we had gone and the legislature unilaterally changed the budget, what is the purpose of deliberation?’’

According to Fashola, it is unfair to Nigerians after public hearings were conducted with taxpayers’ money and consultations with the lawmakers only for the budget to be altered, cut or padded.

The minister said that apart from the 200 uncompleted roads he inherited from the previous administration, the lawmakers added 100 roads.

“These roads are not federal roads and some of them do not have designs, how do we award roads that were not designed irrespective of the power you have?

“It is unconstitutional for the National Assembly to legislate on state roads.

“A budget is an estimation plan that set in motion what is to be spent, how much will be borrowed and how much will be collected.

“The executive controls all the machinery for collecting taxes and other revenue with relevant data from the Ministries of Finance, Physical Planning and the Budget Office and others.

“I am not saying that the legislature cannot contribute to the budget, but I hold the view that it cannot increase the budget because they do not collect the revenue with which to run or implement the budget,’’ he said.

Fashola, who held sway as Lagos State Governor between 2007 and 2015, canvassed interdependence and collaboration among the three arms of government rather than independence to ensure a harmonious relationship.

The minister said that without it, the country would not make progress and would be bogged down by the politics of total separation of power and what he called “power of example rather than example of power.’’

“The society benefits more from the power of example and interdependence rather than the example (show) of power; it requires that we show good examples.’’

On the concept of interdependence, Fashola said the President and the Vice-President could not swear themselves into office, but are sworn in by the judicial arm, while the president also proclaims the National Assembly without which it could not start business.

In the same vein, he said the National Assembly confirms ministerial nominees and justices of the courts who are in turn sworn-in by the executive.

He urged the intervention of the judicial arm of government to set the necessary parameters and set things right.

Fashola, however, blamed the electorate for putting pressure on the lawmakers and expecting them to do what was outside their constitutional duties of law-making, representation and oversight.

“There is need for mass orientation and enlightenment for Nigerians not to expect their elected representatives to provide roads, water, light and execute capital projects which is the function of the executive arm.’’


Baifra: Why Is Obasanjo, IBB, Abdulsalam, Others Not Talking On Agitation – Doyin Okupe

Baifra: Why Is Obasanjo, IBB, Abdulsalam, Others Not Talking On Agitation – Doyin Okupe

A former aide to the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has urged Nigerians to pray for the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo because he needs “wisdom from God” to handle the agitation for Biafra.

The former aide questioned why past leaders have refused to talk about the agitation in order to address some of the grievances raised. Those he blamed for remaining silent are Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsam Abubakar and TY Danjuma.

He made the remark while reacting to a video in which Igbo youths in their thousands besieged the compound of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, chanting “give us Biafra, give us Biafra.”

In a statement he signed, the former Presidential aide berated the federal government for not taking the issue of Biafra seriously.

He accused the government of pushing the Igbo people to the wall by not treating them fairly in the scheme of things in Nigeria.

Okupe also faulted the Presidency for not inviting Kanu during the recent consultation with leaders of thoughts from the South-East region.

He accused the federal government of making bad judgment when it comes to the situation of the Igbo people.

The statement reads, “There is indeed a “god” in Abuja. He is a very prideful and powerful god and his head office is in the Villa, the seat of power.

“Unlike Jehovah God, it does not give liberty to his subjects to exercise their will. He is captivating, imposing and compelling, forcing his will at random on his subjects and their subordinates.

“During President Obasanjo’s tenure, a very senior minister and a distinguished gentleman, during a period of national crisis, got up and with all his weight slammed the Presidents table and retorted vociferously ” Mr President, after God in this country, it is you,your word is law.!” When I heard that statement I knew it was god of Abuja that was speaking through the Hon. minister.

“Abuja itself is a Jerusalem of some sort. For as mountains souround Jerusalem, so they also souround Abuja, Also making it a naturally fortified city and giving a sense of comfort and safety to its Inhabitants . ( I pray my brother Femi fanikayode does not read this piece. if he does he will call me definitely to correct me about the comparison between the Holy city of Jerusalem and Abuja!!)

“The Abuja god and the water tight security of Abuja often times make the custodians of power make inadvertent misjudgements about the situations elsewhere in the country. And I should know haven been a victim and witness to such misjudgements several times while around the corridors of power.

“This morning I could not withhold the tears from my eyes when I saw the video of thousands of ibos, mostly youths, waving Biafran Flags and chanting in Nnamdi Kanu’s compound “all we are saying is give us Biafra”

“I cried because I empathised with them and I wondered how we managed to push a people to such a position of hopelessness and despair. I also fearfully wondered if by any act of commission or omission I have played any role in this ignoble act (s).

“Last week I wrote an open letter to the acting President . one of my recommendations was that the federal government meets with IPOB leadership and southeast stakeholders. “Unfortunately the God of Abuja speaking through the Ag. President said” the IPOB leaders are not members of the leaders if thought in the southeast.

“Yet in a country with a sitting government, the IPOB Leadership gives a sit at home order and it is obeyed in totality by the entire Igbo Nation.

“It has come to a sad point today that the IGBO and the actions or inaction of Prof Yemi Osinbajo will define the future of Nigeria.

“Yet I believe that there are still living legends of our time in this country who can move in to stop this dangerous insidious slipping into darkness.

“Why is obasanjo quiet? why is there no sound from IBB? What happened to soldier turned diplomat, Gen Abdusalam? Not a word from Gen Danjuma, Gen Gowon, Adamu Ciroma “Alex Ekweme, Chief Akinjide, Alani Akinriade and others?????

“If all the above elders and leaders who know the ropes stand aloof, why can’t the Ag. President take counsel from them privately and individually and deliver himself from the god of Abuja who always misleads his subjects until they are removed one way or the other.

“This is no longer an Igbo affair. It is a total NIGERIAN PROBLEM. Lets all put hands and heads together and find a solution, any peaceful solution before this impending National disaster overtakes our nation.

“In the meantime let the rest of the nation go on our knees and pray for Prof Osinbajo that the God of creation, who is greater than all other gods and who has saddled him, as Ag. President with the responsibility to lead the country at this time to give him the divine wisdom courage and genuine helpers to see our nation through these difficult times.”


INEC Writes Dino Melaye, To Commence Recall Process July 3

BREAKING: INEC Writes Dino Melaye, To Commence Recall Process July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has written a senator, Dino Melaye, notifying him that it has received a petition for his recall.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the submission of the petition to INEC on Wednesday with over 188,000 eligible voters in Mr. Melaye’s Kogi West constituency signing for the recall.

In a statement by its spokesperson on Thursday, INEC confirmed it had received the petition and written the senator about it.

“The Commission has formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners’ representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Melaye of our receipt of the petition,” Mallam Haruna, an INEC National Commissioner said in the statement.

Mr. Melaye has condemned the recall move, saying it would fail and was being sponsored by Kogi State Governor Yahya Bello.

Although Messrs. Melaye and Bello belong to the same party, APC, they are political foes.

In its statement, INEC also said it would publish, on July 3, details of verification process of all the signatories to the petition to confirm if they are indeed eligible voters in Mr. Melaye’s constituency.

Should Mr. Melaye’s recall succeed, he would be the first senator ever recalled in Nigeria’s history.

Read the full INEC statement below.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by some registered voters from Kogi West Senatorial District to kickstart the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.

In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the Commission has formally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners’ representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Melaye of our receipt of the petition.

The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in the Kogi West Senatorial District.

INEC will, on the 3rd of July, 2017 issue a public notice stating the day(s), time, location and other details for the verification exercise.


Buhari Is Like Pharaoh, He’s Facing Judgement For His Wickedness – Fani-Kayode

Buhari Is Like Pharaoh, He’s Facing Judgement For His Wickedness – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has likened President Muhammadu Buhari to Bibilical Pharaoh of Egypt who was rejected by God.

He stated this while faulting claims by the Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare that Buhari can be likened to Bibilical King David.

Fani-Kayode described Bakare’s comparison of Buhari with King David as a “grave error.”

The Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain also admonished the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to manage the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, “very carefully and stop trying to please or cow-tow to the cabal that have encircled him.”

He noted that Osinbajo cannot bring Nigeria together with violence or threats of violence, but can only keep the country united by constant expression of love and regular repetition of regrets for past actions and injustices.

In a statement he signed, Fani-Kayode said, “I have the greatest respect for Pastor Tunde Bakare and he knows how much I love him. However, he is in grave error when he compared Buhari to King David as has been reported.

“David was an anointed servant of the living God and a member of the Kingdom of light. Buhari is not, but like Pharaoh and Herod…Buhari has been rejected by the Lord and he is suffering the judgment of God for his injustice and wickedness to others.

“As fawning and weak as Osinbajo is, as a Southerner and a believer, he needs our support and encouragement and not subtle condemnations and discouraging words from his fellow Pastors.”

Fani-Kayode expressed surprise that the Presidency had threatened to deal with IPOB members who, he said, were making a legitimate demand.

He advised those in power to live with the new reality and “pray hard that these young men and women have a change of heart.”

The former Minister said, “A man called Nnamdi Kanu and his movement called IPOB single-handedly brought the whole of the South-East of our country to a standstill with his one day stay at home order. Yet, someone in the Presidency says they don’t consider him to be a leader of thought? Clearly, the Villa curse has set in.

“Delusion is a terrible affliction and treating those that have won the hearts and minds of millions of Igbo youth in our country with contempt and disdain will prove to be a costly mistake for the Buhari administration.”

No Election In Southeast Nigeria Without Biafra Referendum — Nnamdi Kanu.

No Election In Southeast Nigeria Without Biafra Referendum — Nnamdi Kanu.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has warned that elections will be boycotted in the South East states starting with the Anambra State gubernatorial elections scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government fails to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra.

“If the Federal Government does not agree with us on a date for referendum, there will be no elections in the southeast, we are starting with Anambra come November this year. There will be no governorship election in Anambra State”, Mr. Kanu said while addressing a crowd of protesters in his father’s compound in Abia state.

It is not clear when the video was shot. If it happened after Mr. Kanu’s release from detention in April, then it would appear a violation of conditions set by Justice Binta Nyako when she granted Mr. Kanu bail in April.

Mr. Kanu, who is facing charges of treasonable felony at the Federal High Court in Abuja, has been at the vanguard of the call for an independent Biafra Republic from the Nigerian state.

In granting him bail in April after more than a year in detention, Justice Nyako listed 12 conditions, including an order for Mr. Kanu to avoid being seen in a crowd of more than 10 people.

The court also instructed that Mr. Kanu desist from granting interviews or engaging in any form of rallies as part of his conditions for bail.

However, in the 16 minutes, 21 seconds video posted on Youtube, Tuesday, Mr. Kanu who is seen speaking to a congregation of Biafran supporters also said there would be no form of election in the Southeast during the 2019 general elections, stressing that he would not relent in his agitation for Biafra.

“In 2019, the whole of Biafra land will not vote for any president. There will be no Senator, there will be no House of Reps, there will be no House of Assembly and there will be no Councilor-ship elections in Biafra land if they (federal government) fail to call for a referendum.

“Nigerian government should build as many prisons as possible to jail all Biafrans because there is no going back and we are ready to go there (prisons) unless the federal government gives us Biafra.

“We are not like any other people. People like us don’t come twice. That’s why I know that with the last breath in this very body that Biafra will be restored. There’s nothing anybody can do about it. Tell them that’s what I said. Nobody on this earth can stop Biafra,” the IPOB leader said.

Since the IPOB leader was freed, he has not only addressed hundreds of his supporters but has also granted media interviews.

Last month, while addressing the members of the Jewish Synagogue at his residence in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia in Abia state, Southeast Nigeria , Mr. Kanu declared that the coming of the Republic of Biafra was imminent.

Similarly, Kanu had told Al Jazeera that he was not bothered about landing in trouble over his actions due to the bail conditions given to him Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Division of the High Court.


Kwankwaso: The Igbos Can’t Go Anywhere.

Kwankwaso: The Land Igbo Own In The North Is More Than The Whole South-East… They Can’t Go Anywhere.

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano state governor, says the land owned by the Igbo in the north is more than the entire south-east region, and as such, they can’t be forced out.

Kwankwaso, chairman of the senate committee on national planning and economic affairs, was quoted as saying this in an interview with Daily Trust.

He said the Igbo have more assets and investments in the north — than northerners have in the south-east.

“Igbo have nowhere to go. They have more assets in the North more than 80 percent or so of what the northerners have in the East. The land Igbo are holding in the North is more than the whole South East,” he said.

“The unity and development of the country is key to all other things, therefore we will continue to stand by it. Therefore, I call on all to join hands in ensuring that there is peace.

“We should use our resources to ensure that nobody raise hands to destroy the unity of the country. Talking of secession is going too far.”

He noted that he wouldn’t be shocked if Nnamdi Kanu, leader of secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), runs for office in the next general election.

“Some people doing it because of their personal interest. I wouldn’t be surprised that the young man (Nnamdi Kanu) will contest for an election in the next general elections. They started agitation to galvanize support and at the end, they would contest for an election,” the senator said.


Friday, June 16, 2017

This is Enugu


Enugu... That city where it all starts      

Enugu....That city a guy can starch all his wears and don't have a kobo but get drunk when the day runs down. .

Enugu... That city where friends turn brothers and enemies turn aloba's

Enugu... That city where the struggle is just soft as Roban bread.

Enugu... Where the street bleed and brothers wash it.

Enugu...That town where beer is sold at Pump Price (Don't come and argue it)

Enugu... Where you are identified either with the school you went to or from the hood you grew up in.

Enugu... The Haven of unequal combination of Umu Asa and Fine Boys

Enugu... The only town in Nigeria where Gbagba still exist

Enugu....... The only place when you eat okpa drink coke idi okay!

Enugu....... The only state where chicks no dey fake love

Enugu...... The only place in Nigeria where niggers dey declare owu before toasting a woman

Enugu... You are either Onye Enugu or Onye Mgbu!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Olówógbogboro! Who is?

Olówógbogboro! Who is?

By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

My contribution to the Olówógbogboro debate will be to educate. Who is Olówógbogboro?

Nigeria has certainly produced thinkers! One man changed the face of prayer among the Yoruba. His name, Professor Bolaji Idowu (1913–1993). Native of Ikorodu, he was the third native-born leader of the Methodist Church of Nigeria. He served from 1972 to 1984. I heard him pray.

Through Professor Bolaji Idowu, names and epithets like Olówógbogboro, Àdìmúlà, Àpèdáhùn and many more found their way into Christianity among the Yoruba. These names and epithets were adopted and adapted from Yoruba traditional religion. Patriarch Bolaji Idowu was a brilliant and an original liturgical and ecclesiological architect. He took on the challenge that coloniality poses to African indigenous theology till date. He contended that the knowledge of God was already in the minds of the African long before Europeans brought their religion. His pioneering work invented the indigenous paradigm of worship. He offered that the African theologian professing the gospel must do so, to suit the familiar, the tongue, style, originality, character and culture of his people.

He used indigenous ideology and praxis to reverse the negative stereotype of African indigenous religion by pooling African nationalism and Christianity. Professor Bolaji Idowu stamped his ecumenical, ecclesiological and liturgical strides in academia and in the church.

He delivered his inaugural lecture at the University of Ibadan in 1974. The title was "Obituary: God’s or man’s?" His inaugural was his response to  the ‘God is dead’ debate of the 1960s. He promoted the understanding of African traditional religion as the cornerstone of African morality and ethics. He was right! We have seen how Christianity has now been perverted by those with no scholarship but shallow training in Nigeria and on the continent.

Olorun mi, Oba Àdìmúlà, Oba Àpèdáhùn, Ató'ni gbà má dèhìn ko'ni, Olówógbogboro...

Don't blame Africans for being entertainment orientated

Honestly, you can't blame the African man for being entertainment and not innovation oriented.
An 8 year -old kid in Japan is  exposed to technology even from the womb and when he pops out into the world, he is naturally integrated into his innovation conscious society. It's no big deal for him.
An average youth in the US is curious about how things work around him via the instrumentality of technology and science, no matter how minute. He wants to know what gives birds the ability to be suspended in the air, how thoughts can translate into energy, why the sky is blue and suspended above and so forth.
In Nigeria, our society is entertainment oriented. We want to always play. It's our escape from suffering.
Hence, we make celebrities out of comedians.
Music/TV stars are idolised and Sports stars are worshipped.
But what about the intellectual niche? Bad market. We don't want. Patapata we will give you a spot on LIB and a classified space in the Punch Newspaper and soon we have forgotten who you are and what you did.
The danger to this however is the imbalance it creates.
In the UK / US scientists and innovators in the are celebrated as well as a mentor a hero to thousands.
In Nigeria, the reverse is the case. Intellectual development and innovation is worrisomely low. Little wonder why the best brains have all relocated abroad where beta Obama breeze will blow their brain .
But then, I remember that hunger is a talent killer. I blame our visionless leaders who took over during independence.
This strategy of  African rulers  to starve and make their citizens always hungry through impracticable and inconsistent feeding programmes over the years  has worked and it's still working.
' Don't feed them too much lest they get too strong for us. Keep them humble with hunger'.
I mean we haff not chop bellefu and you want us to be innovative. Where inspiration wan take miss road untop hungry belle. Hian!
For us, it is better to fight over whose country jollof rice is better, to creating hash tags such as:

And the cycle repeats itself over and over again. And we are still hungry and happy people.
# Sighs.

On Evans And His Everlasting Crimes 1

'On Evans And His Everlasting Crimes 1'
Sisi decided to take a stroll during her break. Passing by some buildings,she saw some lovely buildings in the estate (is as the case was with most buildings in Lekki) but this one stood out and she paused for some minutes admiring it.
Sisi sharply takes a picture of the house with her tatafo complaint phone and felt proud of hasef: The angle was on point and the picture odikwa sharp just on the first shot.
*abeg lemme kuku coman be going before the aboki gateman will start wondering who is this bush geh*
Then aboki does the undoesable:

'ssssssskissss, sssssssssssss
pine geh
pine geh
ezikisi mi, Yarinya'.
*Where is my God that answereth by thunder, Nansense* as Sisi slowly paddles away.
Upon getting to the office, she shows Peter the picture she took. Sisi had seen her dream house and was thinking of calling it forth by fayaa. Peter looked at the picture, frowned and sighed,
'Sisi, hope nobody saw you while snapping the house'. he asks. Sisi was puzzled.
' errm, no'. She replied.
''This house is owned by Evans, the notorious kidnapper that was recently arrested by security operatives. This is just one of the houses he owns in Lekki and Ajah. Security agents have not yet discovered this one. The worth of this house is almost #800 million naira'.
Kpaaa! Something's burst. It's Sisi's crush on the house. Why should a house so beautiful be owned by a criminal while a honest man of integrity is still living in a face me-I floor you? Why are honest and hardworking people still trekking while dishonest folks are flying around like witches in private jets?
This is an error.
How many houses/businesses owned by society bigwigs are built on honest foundations while the honest hardworking folks who work for them are ripped off to fund their lavish lifestyles?
How do people even  sleep at night knowing they are living off the blood of innocent and hardworking people?

The Halleluyah Challenge Part 1

The Halleluyah Challenge Part 1
Joy Isi Bewaji, in her controversial Facebook post on the #HalleluyahChallenge raised some points I would like to address.
1. She said: 'If I start a church today, it will succeed. Calling or no calling.
Madam it is not possible. A church is not the same as a gathering. There are many gatherings who bear the tag 'church', yet have no business being called a church. These gatherings have no purpose or assignment from Jesus who is the Head of the church. One day, they will face Him and show us where they got their calling.
Madam, It is true that you do not need a calling to start a gathering. However, if you have no mandate from the lord and you go to start a gathering in the name of a church, I give you five years, let's see how you can hold out. When demon possessed folks come to you for deliverance to test you, let's see how your 'engrish' will save you.
2. She said that the Hallelujah Challenge will change nothing in Nigeria.
Madam, the challenge was not created to solve Nigeria's problems but to renew the love of many that has waxed cold  through worship. You should know that God does not deal with stem of a problem but the root. A man who is genuinely burning with God's love will be on fire to impact his world positively in whatever field he finds himself.
3. She said that we have had too many spiritual revolutions. What we need is a mental one.

Excuse me, when last did we have a spiritual revival where the power of God came down? Have you heard of Azusa Street where the power of God came down on an entire city  through the prayers of some people and Hospitals and police stations closed down because people were healed on their beds and crime rates dropped drastically. Did you ever hear of Kathryn Kulman whose impact and prayers earned her an humanitarian award for contributing to a saner and crime reduced society?  No, I thought not.

We hear of Star treks, Glo Music Fest, The Voice, BBN, Coke Studio and the likes which offer no intellectual or spiritual impact on the viewers save for pleasure purposes. And sadly, people like you would swallow your opinions on the need for intellectual shows till when the slightest spiritual activity is mentioned, then you suddenly remember we need to have intellectual programmes. Well, the hypocrisy is not lost on me.
4, She said that religion is a feel good tablet. It makes us vulnerable, self-centred and clearly delusional. It attacks our rational and coherent capacity.
I disagree. The word of God is illumination that lightens up a man's heart and soul. It gives direction to the clueless, hope to the hopeless, joy to the joyless and strength to the strengthless. I have said before and will repeat again. The problem with humanity is not religion but his entitlement mentality with his fellow man and even God.
No matter how much God wants to bless us and make us a great nation, if we do not trade his principles of purity, righteousness, diligence, integrity, consistency, justice, equity, equality, we are going nowhere. And like we always do we ask: 'where was God?' We have been waiting for God but he has since been waiting for us to wake up.

...to be continued...



Growing up as a child in Rigiyar Dorowa area of Sokoto was one of the happiest times of my life, opposite our house were the native Hausa/ Fulani hosts while on our sides were the non-natives 80% of which were Igbos. life was good, pidgin English was the lingua franca and the two other languages we could not do without were Igbo and Hausa and as kids we spoke them fluently nobody thought us we just grew up to speaking the languages as we mingled without segregation.

I have stayed out the Biafra discussion because I realized that whenever the issue comes up emotions run high while common sense and logical reasoning is always thrown out of the window hence my decision to watch the drama on the sidelines ,As a child who was born, raised and educated in Sokoto, North western Nigeria, I have felt the warmth, kindness and undiluted love of the people, I also understand the thinking's of a typical northerner haven spent the first 27 years of my life there and as a husband to a lovely Igbo woman and father to kids with some Igbo blood in their veins I also have a stake in the Eastern region.

Like I asserted in my book the Unseen Terrorist published by Author house in the United Kingdom, telling yourself a lie is like putting a short gun to your head and pulling the trigger in both ways you end up destroying yourself. There are 5 issues we must objectively look at in the ethnic and religious conflict that produced the Biafra agitation, at this point in our nation’s history silence is no longer golden, and history will not be kind to us if we fail to objectively dissect the issue and help the warring parties understand what is truly at stake.

Issue Number 1: The Tendency of the North to always be Violent

No one likes living with animals, as Northerner's we have spilled so much human blood, about 75 % of our innocent and defenseless victims have been the Igbo people and their children, and we have not spared their property also. Once there is any small fight or civil disturbance the next thing a northern miscreant thinks of is how to destroy Igbo property and sniff life out of a fellow human being.
During the sharia and election crises we killed and destroyed their properties across northern Nigeria, while they were still bleeding from the pains of the civil war and the trauma of abandoned property we continued to make them our number one target at the slightest provocation, these animalistic behavior we have perfected over decades has made living with us a nightmare.
Even among the so called northerners we have remained extremely violent to ourselves, how do we explain the killings in my home state Benue, how do we rationalize the slaughter by Boko haram in the North East. The Agatu massacre by Fulani herdsmen, their collaborators and silent supporter's is unexplainable yet we want people to live and coexist with us! Only a mad man will do so without asking questions.


Issue Number 2: Beneficiaries of the Northern Population.

The second truth we must tell ourselves is why are the Igbo's found in the remotest villages of Northern Nigeria, No one has milked the benefits of the Northern population like the Igbo nation truth be told. Unfortunately, majority of Igbo's and southerners are unwilling to accept the role of the north in developing the Igbo entrepreneurial zeal.
A vast majority of the Goods and products sold in major south eastern markets like Aba and Onitsha are not consumed in the East they end up in the north, this explains why the volume of cash inflow to the east is at its lowest during Ramadan and crisis period up North, today the Igbo's control about 70% of the core commercial activity in the North while Northerner's control less than 3 % in the Eastern region these are facts.
The Northern population has provided a training ground for many Igbo traders and their trainees who later became masters and continued their commercial exploits , data has shown that a vast majority of real estate especially in major cities in the northern Nigeria are owned by our eastern brothers and sisters thanks to a northern population that was willing to support their enterprise, but to claim the Igbo's are doing the north a favour by making money in their enclave like some have claimed is taking the insult too far .

Issue Number 3: Insensitivity to Religious Beliefs on Both sides 

The complete lack of regard for the religious believe of the typical Muslim is usually the trigger for violence between the Arewa Muslim community and the Igbo nation, it is not unusual to find an Igbo man provocatively gulping a bottle of beer before a fasting Muslim neighbor without recourse to their emotions during Ramadan, the failure and outright refusal of a vast majority of the Igbo community to recognize and respect the religious beliefs of their host communities will continue to be the weakest and most lethal link in this complex relationship.

On the other hand, the insatiable appetite and perpetual quest to burn churches by arewa miscreants and few educated illiterates is another issue that has hastened the segregation of the nation along ethnic and religious lines, this is because the non-northern Christian population in the north is largely dominated by the Igbo's 
Unfortunately, the political elites on both sides see this as a political weapon and often used same to whip up sentiments during elections this explains why elections in Nigeria is never based on issues of development but largely on ethnic propaganda and where you pray.

Issue Number 4: Demerits of the Biafra agitation and Arewa exit declaration.

It was Micheal Crichton who said “if you don’t know history you don't know anything, you are like a leaf who does not know it is part of a tree." 
Today Puerto Rico is begging to lose its statehood and join the US as its 51st state, South Sudan the world's newest nation is currently in coma with no end in sight to the infighting for power by her political elite. It’s not about chasing people out of a land or claiming you want Biafra it’s about the huge consequences of what some of our friends are asking for...

Salient issues

A. If Biafra is granted independence as some want that will automatically transform Igbo's into foreigners in Nigeria, a nation they contributed immensely to build.

Which country in the world will allow foreigners to control 80 % of the commerce within its territory? It will be against National security to do so, except the capital of Biafra will be Abuja.

B. If Biafra secede Will the Arewa dominated "new" Nigeria allow Igbo's who by this time are non-nationals to still hold on to 70 % of the real estate which they control in the capital?

C. Many of the Nigerian flagged ships are Igbo owned, with Biafra coming into the picture they will automatically lose their privileged rights under the Cabotage laws and even go bankrupt because they automatically become foreign flagged ships with little or no expertise in foreign shipping and the huge demands

D. It will be odd to see Goods from Aba the China of Africa and Onitsha paying import duty just to cross the Niger Bridge into Asaba! ,!!! Yes that will be an export terminal if the agitation succeed, this will reduce the competitiveness of these products in terms of pricing.

E. Our current laws limits foreign equity in local banks, even Jaiz Nigeria’s only Islamic Bank has more Igbo shareholders than arewa Muslim shareholders, if that is the case imagine the Igbo shareholding and equity in traditional banks! What happens to these investments by hard working Igbo men and women? Will the law be changed overnight?

E. The Nigerian Civil service is dominated by Igbo's, comparative to their population nationally they have taken more than their fair share , will the over saturated states Eastern civil service struggling to pay salaries absorb them? How will the new nation cope with the huge number of pensioners from the east under the national payroll?

Qatar with all its huge resources powdered by gas and other petroleum resources is currently feeling the heat of the blockade by GCC nations, its only land border is with Saudi Arabia this route serves as the only link for the supply of critical resources and it is currently closed, the proposed Biafra although with some little orifices is virtually a landlocked region the Igbo man is too mobile and enterprising to be confined to a landlocked nation. Therefore those supporting Biafran agitation must avoid parochial sentiments and look at the bigger picture.

On the other hand my Arewa brothers who are banking on free crude oil money after chasing the Igbo's away must go back to the drawing board. It is sad that they fail to realize that once the South east goes, the South South will joyfully exit, and as we all know their agitation will not be as peaceful as IPOB who present themselves for practice training with live bullets by drunk officers and men of the Nigerian police and army, even the middle belt might not be willing to stay after the fragmentation and trust the highly educated Yoruba nation they have all the ingredients and capacity to start and sustain a viable new country.

As at today many of the northern states cannot sustain themselves, Benue my home state inclusive, with all the noise about food production and food basket there is widespread hunger, desperation and hopelessness in the land. The Northern healthcare system is driven by the population they want to expel, 9 out of every 10 pharmacy and chemist in the north 8 are owned by Igbo's.
The educational system in the core north is on life support thanks to Boko Haram. We have failed to properly manage the industries bequeathed to us by the late Sir Ahamadu Bello the Sardaunan Sokoto today their carcasses are scattered all over the region. If there is a time we need entrepreneur’s and investors to come to our region it is now !!!.

Many of those who have joined the band wagon of chase them away and Biafra agitation have not seen war, and some are under the influence of tramadol, alcoholic drinks and other substances which they abuse , nevertheless there are genuine agitators with sufficient grounds to call for a divorce of the marriage of 1914, they have issues which needs to be addressed, this is why I believe the decision the Buhari administration to pursue the policy of 97% and 5% as soon as he was inaugurated was the worse decision of his presidency so far.

Furthermore, the decision to completely throw away the entire recommendations of the national conference without sieving through to implement some of its nation saving recommendations is an action we will continue to regret for many years to come. With the current administration showing no regard for the constitution, court orders or the rule of Law, citizens are beginning to copy these dangerous precedents by abrogating to themselves powers which even the state does not have, as manifested by these haphazard declaration's and counter declaration which will further weaken whatever is left of the Nigerian state. 

It is instructive to note that the general feeling among Nigerians who genuinely have the interest of the nation at heart is that there is an urgent need to restructure or tweak the framework of Nigerian state in order to prevent an imminent collapse and descent into lawlessness and anarchy.

Finally, just like my Eastern family my Northern family must recognized that we all need each other, No ethnic nationality can claim to know all, and no region is entirely self-sustaining as such we must stair up the Nigerian spirit of innovation and seek for ways to permanently resolve our differences, salvage our crumbling economy and preserve whatever is left of our common humanity.

May God Bless the Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Oche Joseph Otorkpa is a fellow of the Royal Society for Public health UK
And Author of the Unseen Terrorist

Biafra Struggle: Nnamdi Kanu receives Turkish Ambassador in his house

Result of buhari stupidity.... Take it or leave it, Kanu is now the real leader if his people.

Biafra Struggle: Nnamdi Kanu receives Turkish Ambassador in his house

According to National Helm, Kanu received Erkahraman at his hometown in Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia. It was revealed that Turkish citizen’s visit is in line with the IPOB’s plan to solidify the actualization of Biafra...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nathaniel And The Hallelujah challenge

Hallelujah challenge.
When people clamped down on BBN and her lovers I felt a certain level of irritation, I scratched at my eyes till they bled.
What sort of mischief inspires people to criticise what doesn't hurt them or another?
The wise and deep of our world waited till BBN to tell us how much we could have invested in sciences, technology and a total overhaul of our value system as a people.
Haughtily, they concluded that all lovers of BBN like their telemundo counterparts are a group of slay queens, pepperdemgang, Tbosses who dwell on the shallow and dumb side of life.

Until a pastor called out the organizers of the show( a stunt that was uncalled for by the way) a host of 'anti-Nigerian pastors' drowned him in insults because it wasn't his 'bbn'.
Because, BBN never hurt nobody.
Because BBN is entertainment, thus, no fanatical preacher should come near.
We heard! We cheered!

Now, a group of Christians decide to exercise their constitutional right to hold certain religious beliefs and all a sudden, wise men are bothered about the sociopolitical and economic state of Nigeria vis-à-vis the vice called #hallelujahchallenge and its effect on Nigeria's vision 2020.
The same wise men that called out christian for condemning a show that had no adverse effect on them.

If this twisted and hypocritical way of reasoning doesn't smell like bullshit, nothing will ever do.
Like I earlier opined on a thread, spirituality isn't what has destroyed Nigeria, her inhabitants are her undoing.
See ba, there are grays to these things.

While I agreed to what the poster had said, I was of the opinion that the timing was wrong and the intent malafide.
The problem with the  hallelujah challenge critique thing is the timing.
Like all things Nigerian, timing is always a problem.

Take for instance this scenario.

Feminist: 6 out of 10 women were molested as children. Thus, I and a group of friends are starting a counselling unit for women who are victims of sexual abuse.

Commenter: men also get abused sexually, we should rather organize a counselling unit for  'all' the victims of sexual abuse.
The second comment is true, albeit mischievous.
See ba, people should have the liberty to do their bidding especially when it doesn't offend another.

Nathaniel and his crew are sold out to #hallelujahchallenge.
There's nothing stopping you and I from starting a #sceincechallenge.
I don't think anybody has the right to tell another man what need he to meet with his own resources, he has the freewill to choose.
Choose your own pothole and fill it up.

Primarily, Nigeria is what it is because both the theist and atheist are wired wrong.
The rot that is Nigeria today has little  to do with spirituality.
The United Arab Emirates is mostly an Islamic state, yet Dubai is a wonder.
Italy houses the Vatican yet, they've grown to beautiful heights.
America is a country built on Christian values yet she's a force to reckon with.
Scotland had John Wesley and she's not doing badly.

As a christian I don't question people's beliefs and values and orientations until it affects another human being adversely.
My duty to men and God is to love and respect their humanity, their harmless choices.
I do not understand homosexuality it is alien to my beliefs as a Christian but my faith enjoins me to live peacefully with all men to love them in spite of our differences.
In fact, God says you can't claim to love him whom you're yet to see and hate a fellow man that you see.
Thus, I don't go about poking my heterosexual fingers into another's sexuality.
It is cruel.
It is wicked.
Seeing that it doesn't affect me in or another human adversely.
I believe that we should live and let live.

Our problem is what we are as a people.
What we do with spirituality.
How we use knowledge to put some under.
The Nigerian rot is the product of greed, laziness, and hate.
Both the theist and atheist have these in common.

Thus, it is safe to say that what the Nigerian lynch mob,  'christianphobes', homophobes, sexists religious fanatics, atheists all have in common is hate.
We are good and fear-inspiring, spine-chilling hate.

This Image Perfectly Describes Nigerian Ladies/Girls

When Nigerian girls notice you have no money

The most expensive wedding


Folarin Alakija, son of billionaire oil magnate and richest woman in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija, wedded his Iranian heartthrob, Nazanin at the luxurious Blenheim palace Oxfordshire UK, a venue that normally costs £150,000 (N71m) to rent.

The wedding venue was adorned with 1million pieces of fresh white roses which cost about N114m and had the likes of Billionaire Dangote and First lady Aisha Buhari in attendance.

The whole ceremony which cost a whooping N2.3billion is reputed to be one of the most expensive weddings in the world by Daily Mail UK.

Where is Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah?

I think if nobody wants to say it, i must say the needful and I dare to ask these salient questions..... Begging to be answered by common sense.

Where is Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah?

Why is he still in incarceration?

Does it means that the DSS no longer have anything to do other than to keep him without charges?

Why is he been tried only in the media and not in a competent court of jurisdiction?

What happens to the court order from Federal High Court Lagos that ordered for his release?

What also happens to the order from Federal High Court Abuja that said he should be detained for another 14 days which elapsed last week Thursday?

Is Daura and his Daura State Services above the law?

Why is Dr. Ubah not yet charged to court?

Who benefits from his prolonged incarceration?

Why are Senators Andy Uba and Stella Odua Silent over the issue?

Why hasn't Governor Wille Obiano uttered a word in that regards like Governor Ayo Fayose?

What of the likes Hon. Anayo Nnebe, Hon. Emeka Anohu, Hon. Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo, Hon Obinna Chidoka, Hon. Chris Azubuogu, Hon. Linda Ikpeazu, Hon. Tony Okechukwu Nwoye and their co travellers in the green Chambers from Anambra State?

Apart from the likes of John Nnia Nwodo and few others, why are the self acclaimed igbo leaders conspicuously silent?

Our brothers in APC which includes Chris Ngige haven't uttered a word to that effect and we wonder why??

I don't want to extend the call to other South East and South South states now because Charity begins at home and our leaders back home have failed to do so for selfish reasons.

Many of us are playing ostrich because of one selfish gain or the other but we fail to see the wider picture. Most of the names mentioned above especially all the Federal Legislators in Anambra benefited from the good will of this gentleman and now they are silent as if it doesn't matter to them.

Its a shame and without apologies i can look into their faces and call them cowards for failing to raise up to the ocassion. When a particular deliberate abomination becomes constant, it will be the order of the day, consequently norm and culture.

My people its time to start questioning our so called leaders because this is no longer democracy we are practicing but rather a group of people choosing whom and whom to make scape goats.

Have a deep thought and think about all these, the man in question has family, he owns establishments and if these continues what becomes the fate of those employees?

Is this a country?

Is there anything like rule law in Nigeria?

Are we not heading to Anarchy?

How long can selective justice last?

Think deep and ask yourselves what if......

Ikechukwu Al Barney Amaku

Why are Nigerians incapable of self reflection?

Lol. People acting surprised at Evans the kidnapper. The Naija ambassador in Ghana was said to have attended one of his social PR events.

When people go to church to give testimonies we know aren't true, we all clap and encourage them. More importantly we accord respectability to them.

When the monarchs, now one a dime, issue out dubious titles to men and women of questionable means, we look the other way and say 'the irumole must not be questioned'.

When civil servants become owners of stupendous wealth building massive properties their salaries can ill afford even in a thousand years, we hold them up as beacons of excellence.

We see military men building mansions and investing in lands, fuelling speculation for which ordinary people pay, we eulogise them.

We see pastors living lavishly, we lie to ourselves that 'it's the lord's doing'. We see Imams and babalawos as part of the wealthy elite, we chorus 'Allahu Akbar' to their sordid affairs as if we can scam Olodumare.

We see politicians who were poor pre-election, becoming billionaires after, and we tell the kids growing up to sing 'bata re a dun kokoka to ba k' awe re (education will make you somebody) as if they are dunces. These kids see the likes of never-do-wells like Tompolo, OluOmo, Boyloaf, Ayiri etc, as those who education did not stop from being ultimately successful for not bothering with it. They see violence and gangsterism as a better alternative to getting the good life.

We see degree holders with excellent results suffer and plum positions go to less academically qualified privileged bastards. We think those pushed out will not survive via the alternative way.

Nigeria is a society living in denial. Running away from its own shadow.

Evans the kidnapper is a mirror metaphor to us. We need yo have a long look at the unpleasant images we see and be shocked to do something about it.

No society develops by excluding its best resources (people) from its plans and think everything will work out fine.

There are a million Evans waiting in the wings. If nothing is done. Already 5 million Almajiris roam the country plains. May be many more millions of disenfranchised youths from the Agberos in the west to MEND boys in the south south.

If a Dino could have a fair collection of exotic cars to fill a mini museum without any example or trace of honest work or enterprise, dodgy academic qualifications and useless record as a member of the national assembly, why do you think a kid would contemplate going to school?

I'd personally recommend the electric chair for Evans ASAP. But I know others are already taking his place as I type on my phone.

The society needs a triple bypass heart surgery to survive. But the patient is still holed hope in a fast food joint with an acute care of greed.

Why are we incapable of self reflection?

Jesse Bay

Biafra will come


For those thinking of 2nd civil war and prospects of seizing Igbo properties;*

Biafra will  come just like every other peaceful  breakaway.  Aside those peaceful protesters being killed presently, there'll be no gun shot fired over Biafras second and successful coming.

The fact is that majority Nigerians misconceive what secession entails and are thus paranoid about it, is their cup of tea.

The Igbos trooping up north on daily basis to live or trade doesn't stop Igbos from having their own country, United Kingdom created 4 separate home nations and yet, england is main home to Scottish, Welsh and Irish businesses.

The Igbos owning may be 70 % of homes, estates, plazas and hotels in lagos and abuja doesn't stop Igbos from owning their own country. 

After all, Jews own America and come to Israel on visa and yet they're proudly Israelis.

The Igbos will still sell in Kano, lagos, abuja etc markets as foreigners with their Biafran embassy issuing them passports, better dignity  & international standard protections just like Lebanese, Chinese etc that operate here. 

The process of secession in international laws has advanced, and is no longer fight and acrimony like in 1967, so, my dear Fulani soldiers, stop spoiling for brutality and those waiting for abandoned property to seize, sorry to disappoint, but that ain't happening.
Igbos don't even need political leaders to guide them to Biafra.  It is a movement and as such it is the masses that decide. 

Check the process of the failed Scotland bid and the recent successful break up of nations across the world. They're masses driven.

Gordon Brown the former British  PM, and all prominent Scottish politicians, celebrities and sportsmen all campaigned for Scotland not to secede, yet, they couldn't stop the plebiscite and Scotland nearly seceded, Britain conceded so much powers and autonomy to them, that Scotland has eaten it's cake and still has it.  It is a country within a country.

Therefore Igbo prominent men and  politicians will be no different and are not expected to fight for Biafra.
Modern secession is a vote thing, and the masses carry the vote in democracy, not wealthy individuals, so, those Aba protesting masses are the ones to decide, not coscharis & Rockview owners.

Biafra will eventually come, and it will bring with it, that illusive value and premium placed on the heads of poor Igbo traders in the north and other corners of nigeria.
This is because, they'll operate as expatriates with visas and a functional embassy of Biafra protecting them and taking up their grievances and forcing nigeria via international medium and laws to compensate adequately for their burnt goods or other infractions.

The Igbo federal civil servants,  company and bank workers will transfer to the Biafran branches of same agencies, banks and firms and some logistics on pensions and savings will be worked out.

These things are orderly and the UN have perfected the art of dividing nations.

The Ijaw man fearing Igbo man taking his oil, should know that Igbos have oil & gas in four of their five states, plus coal etc.  The Igbo will pay internationally determined prices to use wharfs that are close to them and buy oil & gas from their neighbors, so, fear not too much. Equally, under international maritime and aviation treaties, Biafrans must be allowed to use wharfs around them and pay the prices, unless the nation in question wants sanctions and pariah.
As most western nations have shown, it is not resources that make a country rich. As nigeria has also shown, abundance of resources don't make rich countries.

It is brain, grit, meritocracy, ingenuity and patriotism that advances a nation.  The Niger deltans can yet join the movement rather than sit and doubt Noah while he builds the ark.
Anyways, the present arrangement the Niger delta has in nigeria is the worse arrangement for a resource rich area in any part of the world, and I authoritatively tell you this.

The fact that nigeria stubbornly under Fulani influence refused to restructure will naturally break up this space. *By Sam Uche Okoro*

Igbos should start investing at home

When the Biafran war happened, Igbos were ill-prepared. Ojukwu's blood was hot - an age factor. He failed to look into the future and how much Igbos would lose in that war.

He took many Igbo young men and wasted them in different sectors of war. And achieved nothing. In the end, he ran away to Cote d'Ivoire - with a WOMAN. And moved on.

I am passionate about the Biafran ideology.

But I won't be a party to bad strategy.

The spirit warned Ojaadili, "Ojaadili, agbakwana chi gi mgba". Don't wrestle with your chi.

I prefer to see Biafra as an ideology than a country. That's my take.

I will suggest this any day, any time.

Igbos want a country to be called Biafra.

Sometimes, I just wake up and begin to laugh at this humongous Biafran dream.

It is good to dream - don't get me wrong.

But permit me to say that Igbos are not diplomatic dreamers.

So Igbos who are busy building the best hotels, schools; estates, businesses, bus stations etc in the South-West and North of Nigeria, want a country to be named Biafra with its capital located where???? Excuse me??


Ibeto hotels in Abuja is owned by an Igbo man.

New Nyanya, a major transportation company that dominates northern routes is owned by an Igbo man.

Efab estates in different parts of Abuja are owned by an Igbo man.

Rock Foundation Schools, one of the three best schools in Wukari in Taraba State is owned by an Igbo woman. Deo Gratias schools in different parts of Abuja are owned by an Igbo woman.

Many young,  hustling Igbo ladies own tasty houses in Abuja and Lagos.

Show me a Fulani man who owns big schools in Awka.

Show me a Yoruba woman who built classy schools in Nsukka.

Show me a Tiv man who has classy hotels in Owerri.

Show me a Jukun woman who owns a big hotel in Aba.

Show me an Igbira man who owns many estates in Enugu.

Apart from Dangote's trucks that pass by Igboland for delivery, show me one Hausa man whose transportation company is domiciled in Abakiliki.

Every Yoruba man I have seen in Igboland is either a tailor or a banker or telecom worker who owns an inconsequential one-room apartment with a miserable mattress for sleeping or straffing ambitious Igbo girls who want to be laid and a miserable bucket to wash down.

Every northern ethnic minority or majority I know in Igboland is either a driver of a commuter passing by, on temporal posting by his or her company; a well-digger, farmer, fisherman, shoemaker or banker in TRANSIT with a room to lay his head.

It is only Igbos that have the mind to live in Sokoto and Bauchi with their wives and kids, establish businesses and make investments.

And the next thing, they're talking about Biafra.

Do you plan to uproot those houses and other investments or what?

Now, this three-month ultimatum ...

Why not? Why won't they? They know you will lose again like in 1970.

Where are the agitators asking for a new country? It is time to host their brethren who will soon saunter home for safety. Prepare rooms for them please. Those northern youths mean business.

If you have lived in Northern Nigeria, you would know that hausas don't play. When they mean war, it is war. One hausa man can disorganise a million people. They get mind ooooh. One of them can go on suicide bombing just to exterminate a thousand southerners in a motor park.

Those guys don't joke. Don't be deceived that they are mere threats. They make good their threats. i don't see this APC government interested in frustrating that threat.

Igbos, start tidying up to push eastwards.

Decongest your presence in northern Nigeria. Stand one leg ... like a chicken brought to a new ground. Stop feeling at home if indeed, you want Biafra. Invest in the east. Have only annexes in these other states.

You make yourselves vulnerable when you live like this.

Keep your wives and kids at Enugu, Aba, Onitsha etc, and after chasing money, return home. Have a miserable room to lay your heads and straff their babes if you can deal.

Go HOME. Stop strutting the northern areas like you are helpless.

They hate you. With the strongest passion. They have only been tolerating you. And now, they are done. Peace? It's over.

Don't be that tree that waited till men came with machetes to make firewood of it.

I am pushing eastwards next month. I won't wrestle my chi. It's no one-Nigeria anything.

The one who wins the war is the one who strategises better.

Nnamdi Kanu is human.

Don't always take his words for it.

People change as they grow older. The Ojukwu that returned to Nigeria in the 80s turned out different from the one who led the Biafrans to war.

He had his regrets before he died. He identified the Biafran mistakes.

Yet Ojukwu was a brave stock.

Ten years from today, Kanu's disposition won't remain the same. Mark this.

Because he is human.

Ojukwu's family experienced the war. All his kids and official and secondary wives all experienced it.

Kanu's wife and kids are in the UK.

Ndigbo, ubelegede k'ana ekene eze mmuo.

I hate to employ clichés, but a stitch in time ...
COPIED...just common sense!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Biafran War

In keeping with "Biàfrá at 50", I have decided to share my Parents' War stories.

I'll start with Dad's story...

On the 30th of May 1967, when Ojukwu declared the Sovereign State of Biafra (A declaration which was an off-shoot of the Ibo Pogrom, the pogrom too was a spin-off of the alleged "Ibo coup" of 1966), Dad was just a wide-eyed teenager of about 16years who was overly excited about the war and the prospects of fighting on the Biafran side ofcourse. My Grandpa had just died and was buried, leaving behind a retinue of wives and a few dozen children. My Grandma was his last. He was wealthy though, at least by the standard in those days and could afford to maintain all of them (So I heard). His name "Idigonweluego" is at least testament to the fact. But he wasn't there to provide any sort of guidance for his family at the outbreak of the war.

So on the 4th of July 1967 when Enugu, Awka and towns along that axis fell to the hands of the Nigerian Army ( My hometown Ogidi inclusive, as it is a town situated along the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway), my Grandma took her children and deserted Ogidi for Umuoji because the hinterlands were more shielded from the war than roadside towns which had now become soft-targets for soldiers from the Nigerian side who pillaged villages, raping women and girls, taking hostages, brutally maiming those useless to them and leaving behind a bloodied trail of horror.

Relatively safe in Umuoji, Dad's family was housed by a relation of my Grandma. Dad never gave up his dream of fighting the war. Severally, he voluntarily requested to enlist in the Biafran Army but was turned down as he was underaged.
Months went by and as the hunger and fighting became more intense, so did the body count rise. The Biafran Army needed more soldiers and with a shortage of eligible volunteers, underaged fighters became very attractive. Finally, Dad was allowed to join the Biafran Army in 1968 at Nnewi, although he was still not of age, he was however not conscripted like many boys of his age were at the time. Training commenced almost immediately at the S of I (school of Infantry Ihiagwa Orlu) and lasted for only two weeks. Commisioning followed and he proudly donned his "Uganda-donated" Biafran Uniform. Courtesy of President Milton Obote of Uganda. Dad was deployed to Nwaniba Beach, where he got his first war exposure. He fought gallantly in 20 battalion, 58brigade, 12 division of the Biafran Army.

As the war progressed the Biafran side lost grounds from Nwaniba to Uyo to Ikot-Ekpene. Ojukwu put his best fight in Ikot-Ekpene providing surplus ammunition, food etc to the Biafran soldiers fighting there as he desperately didnt want to lose Ikot-Ekpene to the Nigerian side, which happened unfortunately. Subsequently, Aba too fell on the 26th of August 1968. On that day, Dad sustained minor injuries but suffered from shell-shock popularly known as "Artillery" or "Arti-mgbo" at the time. Lol.
A condition associated with temporary deafness. He was taken to the MDS hospital for a complete Psychiatric evaluation and while in recovery he got news through his Uncle, Dr Izuora  (who coincidentally was in charge of the psychariatric department where Dad was at MDS) that his older brother Lawrence Echezona had died at the warfront in Aba.

Dejected but not deterred at the news of his brother's demise, Dad's resolve grew stronger. He couldnt wait to get better and quickly return to the war front. The war had to be won at any cost and being active at the warfront was for him his own "win the war" effort.
Shortly after he got back into action, in early 1969, 12Division was disbanded for failing to prevent Aba from falling into the hands of the enemy. At the time he was a 2nd/sub lieutenant and was transferred to 15Division Umuahia from where he continued to contribute his "win the war" quota in the special and more vibrant 15Division force. Umuahia unfortunately fell on the 28th of April 1969 and 15Div force was moved to Umudike. Fr