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When You Aren’t Given All The Facts
May 7, 2017
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Some times, a person is not given all the facts.   For a specific reason, or two, something is sort of ‘left out’  so that the decision would be skewed.

For example, suppose you were thinking of hiring a particular person.   You expect to get all the facts on the applicants; their education, their past working history, anything about them that you ‘need to know’.     But the information is missing a key feature because the form they filled out doesn’t have a space for it.

So you hire someone who is in a wheelchair, or who to leave work every day at a particular time to get a particular lift to and from work, or someone who is enormously fat.

None of these people are suitable because the office is up a flight of stairs, and very often people have to work late.

Take that thought and turn on the News.

Listen carefully.

Are you being given all the facts to enable you to make a decision?

I’ve mentioned a particular way the BBC presents the News.

Firstly, they’ve cut down their news broadcasts to 5 minutes every hour, 2 minutes every half hour, and filled the empty space with about three minutes of promotions for other programs, with leaves 50 minutes for blah blah.

By Blah Blah I mean vacuous time fillers about nothing you need or care to know.   (Check their schedule and see what I mean).

To facilitate the Blah Blah they condense the news so that you don’t really know what is happening and can come to the wrong decision.

Some years ago, at 7 am the BBC spoke of 5 missiles fired in Gaza from Israel.   This was repeated a 7:30, at 8:00, at 8:30.   At 9 am the BBC mentioned that 500 missiles had been fired into Israel, then dropped the story.

The purpose of this broadcast was to make one anti-Israel.

Those who know how the BBC is anti-Israel would turn to another news service or the Internet to get the facts. But over time, many of the news stations cut down on facts and focus on Blah Blah.

This is because there is some reason why the public is NOT to Know what is happening in the world.

 

At Last, Puerto Rico Declares Bankruptcy – Will It Be Resolved?
May 6, 2017
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At Last, Puerto Rico Declares Bankruptcy – Will It Be Resolved?
By erlymags ( @cely / @lovern )

It was in 2015 that the government of Puerto Rico could not anymore pay its debts and this declaration shocks the world. I think three are others that declared bankruptcy in the past years. In May 3, 2017, the government finally declared the island’s bankruptcy. This will be one of the biggest bankruptcy issues in America and its history. PR government told media that its debt reached to the total of seventy four (74bn) billion dollars. This debt is equivalent to one hundred per cent of the GNP. Rumors spread that politics might be the cause of bankruptcy of Puerto Rico.

This island might have made some financial spending without control of the budget department and its businesses might have not sent the turnovers that may evade the total loss of this country’s economy. What happens to their people? Saudi Arabia also suffers bankruptcy due to war in Syria and their source of economy has strong rivals, their gas and gasoline thereby declining the total GNP of this Saudi. So many overseas workers suffer poverty and hunger for many months now they have no salary and they cannot go home, no money and their families are so desperate.

In the case of Puerto Rico, its utilities are also declared on bankruptcy mood. The Washington appointee was tasked to assess the cause of bankruptcy and negotiations were made and some proceedings were made to reach the highest deal to resolve this economic declination. If negotiations will fail there should be another remedy to solve this case. Maybe the residents there failed to pay their tax regularly, the shareholders, bondholders might have withdrawn their shares so business operations stopped and the more PR cannot gain even few dollars.
For the main time, the government tries to balance the budget good for three years. The people will live in austerity and many might leave their place to seek jobs abroad while waiting and hoping for their country to stand string financially. Affected will be their medical program, transportation, and may force some firms to close temporarily. They might have enough budgets in 2020. Since residents of PR are Americans, most probably they will leave their place leaving behind their debt.

Through the help of Washington, Puerto Rico may rise again. This small island can sought help to the American government , but no other means, to borrow some for a capital and debt might soar again or could resolve if , find some gains.

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Why Summer and Rain Cycle are Good for Our Health
May 3, 2017
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Our health goes through many cycles and each season we get to experience something new. In due time, you can find that summer has it’s set of benefits. And rainy season has it’s own. So all in all this gives you enough idea of how the summer can be good for you. We have summer season going on over heere. And within few weeks ahead we may have different season. So that’s sureley a good option for those who are struggling around summer. I wish that with rainy season, things surely end up in much better way for the people around. I don’t think it’d be easier to see climate change these days. But considering rain is pretty much important in this part of the world, these cycles are indeed required and good for us. In this article, I want to point out what are the benefits of this cycle.

Summer Food

I think the reason I like the summer is because for entire year we usually have the cold and heat changing. And then during the summer you have different type of food. You can see that this type of pattern surely helps. You can see that summer food surely has it’s set of issues but it is worth consuming during this time. But once the summer is gone you have to switch to season specific food. And in that process I am sure you know that it would be not so easy for you to deal with this cycle of the health. In such case summer food needs to be dropped as time goes on. That’s for sure.

Rainy Season Health

Most of us get sick during the rainy season. And we just have to adjust with the way things are going around with change in climate. You have to avoid spicy and oily food. You have to eat something healthy. You can see that rainy season is not a good option for you to try different type of food. There are some of foods which may affect you the most. Also you have to watch out for the viral issues of health. That can be bad for your body too. So that being said, you have to work harder for the health to properly manage. Make sure you learn to adjust your health in due process.

Balance

Each of this season is going to be healthy. You can see that the balance is very much required. And with due time, you can observe how the nature balances itself. So in this process you have to understand that balancing the things is not an easy task. Balance is not something we can always achieve in the due process on our own. But that is where the nature is going to be play the part. You have lot of changes to observe in this season. But for time being I think this sort of nature changes are definitely worth checking out. I think I am going to personally view plenty of places and see how I can observe the nature better.

That being said, enjoy the transition of nature from summer to rainy season. I am sure you’d have a good rainy season.

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Ankara Did Not Kill Andrew Karluv
May 1, 2017
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ANKARA DID NOT KILL ANDREY KARLOV
The assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at the Ankara Art Exhibition in Turkey is a calculated attempt to pitch Russia against Turkey. It is undoubtedly a pure conspiracy to derail the ongoing peace process in Syria. Enemies of peace should make no mistake, Turkey will never backout of her efforts aimed at restoring peace in the war-torn country. Turkey and other allies will see to the end of war in Syria.
The war in Syria is a scar in our conscience. The silence of the United Nations Security Council has reached the highest decibel. The quietness of the Arab League is deafening. The passive attitude of Muslim leaders across the globe is nauseating and pungent. The world is watching nonchalantly with no decisive action taken to bring the war to a halt.
The attendant pogrom has eroded the war of any noble cause. The war has dramatically lost its very essence and value. Any civil strife that leads to loss of innocent lives and property of the civil populace cannot advance any just purpose in the heart of any reasonable human being. Lives are lost. Property are destroyed. Children are orphaned. Women are raped. Clergymen are massacred. Scholars are mercilessly butchered. The quantum of scholars killed in this senseless war is unquantifiable. Sheikh Professor Saheed Ramadan Al-Buutiy, a world-class scholar by any estimation, is a victim of this needless war. If you don’t know Saheed Ramadan, you must have heard of his son (Prof. Tariq Ramadan), who is ranked among the 100 great thinkers living on this planet! Prof. Tariq is in the class of great scholars like You-you Tu and Thomas Edison.
Today, Syria is fast losing its human face. People are rendered homeless in their fatherland. What a pity! People are turned into refugees, right inside their country. If the war is brought to an abrupt end, Syria won’t still be the same in the next one hundred years.
My advice is that people of goodwill must raise their voices and speak against sustaining this dehumanising war in Syria. Also, if allowing Al-Assad holding on to power is what will swiftly restore the long-lost peace to Syria, so be it. Let’s peace reign in Syria.We must not keep quiet.

The Imperative Reform In The North
May 1, 2017
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The northern conservative elements need to swallow their pride and be humble enough in accepting their delinquent disposition towards the development of their once-united-but-backward region. The enviable and cherished legacy bequeathed by the founding fathers of the north had long suffered setback; due to the nonchalant attitude of their lazy successors. After all, the sincere rebuke of an enemy is much better than the deceitful flatter of a friend. Emir Sanusi II has spoken the obvious truth, and he needs to be appreciated and applauded. The north should realise that a stitch in time saves nine.

 

In the late 50s, up to 70s, according to history, the northern part of this country played a significant and leading role in the economic rebirth and development of Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region. In those days, before the discovery of crude oil, northerners were so vibrant in trade and sundry economic activities. The Hausa/Fulani of the northern extraction were well-educated; though, not in western education, but versed in Arabic language; which is a major component of Islamic knowledge. Then, the north was the knowledge hub of the western part of Africa; with Kano, Sokoto and Borno as the epicentre of classic literature and sly craftiness. Through sheer dexterity and unflinching commitment to great goals and values, the northern region emerged a confluence of knowledge, commerce and tourism. Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Aminu Kano, Aminu Dantata, Isiaka Rabiu, Salisu Adamu and Garba A.D. were all products of this golden era. These were the cause of the rapid drift of peoples from the western and eastern parts of this country to the north. Jos, the temperate part of the north, became a conducive abode for many European tourists and explorers. The trade routes from the north to Lagos were the busiest. Palm oil were transported to the north from the east, with the supply of quality textile and other agro-raw materials to the east.

 

However, the advent of oil and its attendant riches wrecked its debilitating havoc on the lives of the northerners. Things started changing and falling apart among the northerners. The core values of an average northerner suffered retardation. Their hitherto hardworking and energetic status became a shadow of their old past. Laziness, conceitedness, covetousness and unbridled obsession for material possessions became the new attributes and features of a northern man. Politics became the only thriving business in the north. The north, which was once the bride of other regions, became a haven of violence, intolerance and gangsterism. Poverty, ignorance and poor quality of life are common attributes of an average northerner.

 

In all fairness, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, was saying the obvious. Why will he be crucified or demonized for speaking what is apparently obvious among them? After all, the Emir is a paramount ruler_ a first-class monarch_ in the north. Instead of the call for the head of the Emir by some northern conservative elites, they should rather thank him for reawakening their consciousness, and hearken unto his candid advice. What has the Emir said than “the north is fast losing it in terms of education, trade and knowledge”? What is the fuss about his sincere advice on the current situation in the north? Truth be told: northern youths are getting lazy by the day. I have been to many states in the north. I can categorically evaluate some parts of the north as utterly backward and underdeveloped. For those who know the north, go to Mokwa, Makera, Kontagora, Funtua, Tsafe, Okene, Damaturu, even Gusau and Jos Metropolis, and make a critical judgement of the situation in these areas yourself. You will definitely thank Emir Sanusi for speaking the truth. The Almajiri syndrome is another scar in the conscience of every northern elite.

 

In conclusion, the north is not as it was in the past. Though, there are increased number of road networkThe northern conservative elements need to swallow their pride and be humble enough in accepting their delinquent disposition towards the development of their once-united-but-backward region. The enviable and cherished legacy bequeathed by the founding fathers of the north had long suffered setback; due to the nonchalant attitude of their lazy successors. After all, the sincere rebuke of an enemy is much better than the deceitful flatter of a friend. Emir Sanusi II has spoken the obvious truth, and he needs to be appreciated and applauded. The north should realise that a stitch in time saves nine.

 

 

 

In the late 50s, up to 70s, according to history, the northern part of this country played a significant and leading role in the economic rebirth and development of Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region. In those days, before the discovery of crude oil, northerners were so vibrant in trade and sundry economic activities. The Hausa/Fulani of the northern extraction were well-educated; though, not in western education, but versed in Arabic language; which is a major component of Islamic knowledge. Then, the north was the knowledge hub of the western part of Africa; with Kano, Sokoto and Borno as the epicentre of classic literature and sly craftiness. Through sheer dexterity and unflinching commitment to great goals and values, the northern region emerged a confluence of knowledge, commerce and tourism. Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Aminu Kano, Aminu Dantata, Isiaka Rabiu, Salisu Adamu and Garba A.D. were all products of this golden era. These were the cause of the rapid drift of peoples from the western and eastern parts of this country to the north. Jos, the temperate part of the north, became a conducive abode for many European tourists and explorers. The trade routes from the north to Lagos were the busiest. Palm oil were transported to the north from the east, with the supply of quality textile and other agro-raw materials to the east.

 

 

 

However, the advent of oil and its attendant riches wrecked its debilitating havoc on the lives of the northerners. Things started changing and falling apart among the northerners. The core values of an average northerner suffered retardation. Their hitherto hardworking and energetic status became a shadow of their old past. Laziness, conceitedness, covetousness and unbridled obsession for material possessions became the new attributes and features of a northern man. Politics became the only thriving business in the north. The north, which was once the bride of other regions, became a haven of violence, intolerance and gangsterism. Poverty, ignorance and poor quality of life are common attributes of an average northerner.

 

 

 

In all fairness, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, was saying the obvious. Why will he be crucified or demonized for speaking what is apparently obvious among them? After all, the Emir is a paramount ruler_ a first-class monarch_ in the north. Instead of the call for the head of the Emir by some northern conservative elites, they should rather thank him for reawakening their consciousness, and hearken unto his candid advice. What has the Emir said than “the north is fast losing it in terms of education, trade and knowledge”? What is the fuss about his sincere advice on the current situation in the north? Truth be told: northern youths are getting lazy by the day. I have been to many states in the north. I can categorically evaluate some parts of the north as utterly backward and underdeveloped. For those who know the north, go to Mokwa, Makera, Kontagora, Funtua, Tsafe, Okene, Damaturu, even Gusau and Jos Metropolis, and make a critical judgement of the situation in these areas yourself. You will definitely thank Emir Sanusi for speaking the truth. The Almajiri syndrome is another scar in the conscience of every northern elite.

 

 

 

In conclusion, the north is not as it was in the past. Though, there are increased number of road network banks and corporate buildings, but the quality of education of a northerner and his mindset on national issues are mind-boggling and disturbing. The elites of the north need to re-orientate the teeming ignorant and jobless youths. Let the narratives change from politics to other meaningful engagements. Let them build more schools and vocational centres. Let the religious leaders teach tolerance and subtleness. Child marriage is another issue that needs to be addressed. Girl-child education is very important.

Have You Ever Heard Of The Hidden Party.’
May 1, 2017
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GREEN PARTY OF NIGERIA

 

Do you know the founder of this party?

Let me ask again: Do you know the founder of this party? As in, the brain behind the Green Party of Nigeria? Wallahi, it’s Major Hamzah Al-Mustapha, the notorious CSO to General Sanni Abacha!

 

Now, do you remember him? Hmmmmm.. If you don’t, let me remind you.

 

He is the man who incarcerated Chief MKO Abiola and denied him of his presidential mandate. He is the man who was alleged to have cold-bloodedly murdered Alhaja Kudirat in broad daylight on the street of Lagos. Kudirat Abiola, the wife of Chief Abiola, died in the pool of her own blood. The death of Pa Alfred Rewane and Alhaja Suliyat Adedeji, the Ibadan-based politician, could also be traced to Al-Mustapha.

 

I am not saying there’s no freedom of association. No, I never said that. You’re free to join any party. I just want you to know that the founder of your party is a common criminal and an enemy of the state. ByeGREEN PARTY OF NIGERIA

 

 

 

Do you know the founder of this party?

 

Let me ask again: Do you know the founder of this party? As in, the brain behind the Green Party of Nigeria? Wallahi, it’s Major Hamzah Al-Mustapha, the notorious CSO to General Sanni Abacha!

 

 

 

Now, do you remember him? Hmmmmm.. If you don’t, let me remind you.

 

 

 

He is the man who incarcerated Chief MKO Abiola and denied him of his presidential mandate. He is the man who was alleged to have cold-bloodedly murdered Alhaja Kudirat in broad daylight on the street of Lagos. Kudirat Abiola, the wife of Chief Abiola, died in the pool of her own blood. The death of Pa Alfred Rewane and Alhaja Suliyat Adedeji, the Ibadan-based politician, could also be traced to Al-Mustapha.

 

 

 

I am not saying there’s no freedom of association. No, I never said that. You’re free to join any party. I just want you to know that the founder of your party is a common criminal and an enemy of the state.

party is being found everyday life.

we have to be extra-careful and watchful of the party we join or tends to join’

we are the architects of our life

The Great President Ever. Do You Know What’s Going On?
May 1, 2017
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President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty eating and drgPresident Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty eating and drinking

 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country.

 

Saraki made this known on Saturday, April 29, at the 31st Annual Mawlid of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.

 

The Senate president also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty President Buhari has done well by setting up a panel of enquiry to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the ex-NIA boss, Ayodele Oke. It is really a welcome development. However, my variant opinion is that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should not have been made a part of the panel. The Vice President of Nigeria has more pressing matters to attend to than dedicating his precious time and energy to such a relatively trifling issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understandably, the Vice President is a professor of law: he is perfectly fit and qualified to be involved in such an issue. Nevertheless, he has much more important tasks to grapple with than a panel of enquiry. He is the chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC). Saddled with the responsibilities of economic policy formulation and implementation, the NEC has more enormous duties to perform than probing the activities of some unrepentant criminals in Buhari administration. Therefore, the Vice President should not be distracted.on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buhari has difficulty eating and drinking

 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country.

 

Saraki made this known on Saturday, April 29, at the 31st Annual Mawlid of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.

 

The Senate president also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.

Against The Run Of Scene…. Like Seriously.See How Buhari’s Running Mate Was Emerged By His Vice
May 1, 2017
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How Osinbajo Emerged Buhari’s Running Mate by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the book titled “Against the Run of Play – How an Incumbent President was Defeated in Nigeria” written by Segun Adeniyi

“He was a bit hesitant as he asked me to go and tell Pastor Adeboye. I replied by telling him that he needed to inform Pastor Adeboye himself, after all, there had been times when if we needed to see Pastor Adeboye, he was the one who facilitated it. “I reminded him that since the final choice was not for me to make, I should not go to Pastor Adeboye until after the announcement of his name. “So, Osinbajo went to meet Pastor Adeboye who reportedly told him, ‘if they offer you, take it’,” Tinubu said.

“With the former Kwara State governor, Senator Bukola Saraki leading the charge, APC governors and senators agreed to meet with Tinubu to convince him that a Muslim-Muslim ticket would not work. “At the meeting, Tinubu was non-committal, insisting that the issue of running mate should be discussed only after the primary. To him (Tinubu), it was more important that the governors worked to ensure the emergence of Buhari rather than dissipate energy on who would become the running mate. “Apparently unsatisfied, Senator Saraki as well as Governors Wamakko of Sokoto and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara decided to meet Buhari especially when they had feelers that he could announce Tinubu’s name as running mate the moment he was declared the winner of the primary, thus bringing about another fait accompli.

“The governors did a concise analysis of the situation for Buhari at the meeting. Each one told him about the Christian population in their states and how a Muslim-Muslim ticket would be perceived. “They added that with such a ticket, it would be difficult to sell Buhari to get many votes from the North-central, a geopolitical zone that was then at play. “The governors also stated that for the party to win, the running mate had to come from the South-west. “Similar to Tinubu, Buhari made no commitment to them, but the governors were confident that they had driven the message home. “But the former military head of state had come a long way and he was not prepared to gamble away what appeared to be his best shot at the presidency after his previous disappointments,”

It went on to narrate that the jostling for the post of running mate moved to Abuja once the primary was concluded, adding that while the names of Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole were also being touted, many within the party hierarchy had decided that the position should go to the South-west. The book added that in consulting on the issue, Buhari had visited former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at his Abuja home on Sunday December 14, 2014. “The former number two man pledged his support to Buhari but warned against picking a Muslim running mate, as that could jeopardise the aspiration of the party.

“On Monday 15th December 2014, Buhari called on Tinubu at his Asokoro residence in Abuja. It was not a pleasant meeting, according to those present. “The APC presidential candidate explained why he could not go with a Muslim-Muslim ticket. But Tinubu countered that the position was forced on Buhari by his (Tinubu’s) opponents within the coalition who were using religion as an excuse to edge him out. “Buhari persisted and asked Tinubu to nominate three persons. The South-west leader sent only one name: that of his former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,” Adeniyi wrote in his book.

Reflecting on that episode, Tinubu in the book insisted that the campaign against him was orchestrated from both within and outside his party, though what hurt him the most was from within. “What they (Saraki and others from PDP) did behind my back was wrong. We always do things as a group. By the time they joined, we were already too far ahead in our processes but we accommodated them. But they went behind to instigate Buhari and some other people in the party against me .

Getting Information in the Fourth World
April 30, 2017
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In a previous article I mentioned the only two commercial television stations in Jamaica.

For many years, Jamaica had Radio Jamaica and Rediffusion.   We got everything from that station, or from the BBC which was broadcast twice a day, at eight am and eight pm, or had shortwave radios so we could connect to the world.

Those who live in first world countries with a number of news sources, (pre-Internet) do not understand what it is like to have had One Newspaper, The Gleaner, and one Radio Station, RJR, and one television Station.

How news is reported became more significant than what… for many of the presenters betrayed attitudes by pauses, pronunciation, and expression.   The Talk Shows were also used to get opinions across.  If you didn’t agree or weren’t comfortable,  you would listen to the BBC, which was a little better.

Originally our television station came on about 9 am and went off at 11 pm.   The shows were what was served up.  There wasn’t much choice.

More radio stations came up and people listened to this one or that one.   Other newspapers tried to compete, but it wasn’t until 1993 that another Newspaper, The Observer came into being, and soon became the leading paper.

Not that there is divergence, but one Paper may focus on specific topics more than others, one might have more interesting commentators.

In the same year, CVM, another Television Station came into existence.

This caused JBC; which had been the only station, to suddenly perk up and try to get better shows, and fill the time from 8 am to 11 pm with shows people want to watch.   JBC also changed its name to TVJ.

In first few years, there was real competition, for CVM grabbed onto the CSI series, where TVJ was into Law & Order.

As time passed, there was Cable, which replaced ‘satellite’ television.

Now one can appreciate, if living in a 4th world nation with two television stations, where the viewership is not so great, (considering the expense of a set, the electricity costs, and the fact there are few things most people care to see),  getting a chance to watch on line becomes the discovery of a new world.

One can understand why many governments want to restrict Internet access, and why many news services have dumbed down their reports.  Too many people have the chance to know what is going on.

Even those of us who think we know what is happening in the world have to be very careful not to fall victim to propaganda, to tricks, to ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’.

Especially now when America has the Master of Deception as their President.

Trump lauded his first 100 days with one lie after another.

Creating jobs?  Name them.   There aren’t any.  There are no new jobs created in those 100 days.

Opening Coal Mines?   Where?  In Perry County, 460 were laid off in 2012.   90 have been rehired.

The fact that to expose these lies in America takes effort that Americans rarely needed to exert, has tipped reality on its head.

Americans used to have a Free Press and expose everything.   All news would pour from America, then Britain, and those of us in the Fourth World would have to get glimpses of what CNN was saying or what was coming over the BBC.

Now, with Press Freedom under attack in America, with many people stupid enough to believe Trump’s ‘Fake News’  attacks on the respected agencies, and lauding of those no one with a full deck of cards would listen to, we, NOT in America get a lot more information than those who are.

Jamaica has no vested interested in ‘protecting’ the American Administration.   It doesn’t have to block access. And those from other parts of the world can do a Search and get information from various sources.

Where Trump can lie and fool the American people, those outside of America have no reason to suppress the truth.

It is amazing to learn how many people in America have stopped listening to the News, and that those in the 3rd and 4th World make it their duty, especially to get information from a number of sources.

Today, it is far easier to expose Trump’s lies if one is sitting in Kingston or Kinshasa then it is if one is sitting in Kentucky.

What Are The Factors To Consider When Preparing A Party?
April 30, 2017
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Having a party is enjoyable and successful if it is well prepared or planned accordingly. If you want to surprise a friend or a family for a birthday celebration, anniversary, Christmas or any type of party for them, how do you plan for it? How do you set everything to be perfect?

Preparing for a party is one of my favorite to do. I like planning and setting things up. Moreover, I want to discuss the factors that need to consider when planning a great party.

  • Consider the age of people who attend the party. In preparing a party, you should know your visitors, are they all children, teenagers, adults, or no age limit and everyone is welcome. Considering the age is very important in proceeding the planning for a party. It is necessary in planning for the foods and beverage to be prepare, for the motif of the venue or the venue itself, and for the code of clothes to wear.
  • Consider the number of attendees. It is must to estimate the number of your visitors because this will affect the planning of food and the venue. Knowing how many people will attend the party is important to meet the desired perfect party. If you don’t know the number of visitors, you might prepare foods that are too much for all of you or worst, you might lack foods for the visitors.
  • Consider what to cook for the party. This is also the risky part in preparing a party. Foods should be perfect and match the attendee’s preference. If the visitors are all children, look for foods that they will probably enjoy. It should be colorful. Alcoholic drinks will of course not to be in the list because that is only considered if the visitors are adults. Make sure the foods are healthy and delicious because if it is tasteless, it will definitely ruined the whole party.
  • Consider the venue. If you plan for a big party, the venue should be spacious and can accommodate all the estimated number or attendees. Decorations also are to be considered here. The motif should always suit the type of party being planned and the kind of people that will attend the party. The motif is the basis of what should the attendees will wear.
  • Consider the safe and security of the people that will attend the party. Make sure that the place is safe from accidents especially for children.
  • Consider every single detail of the party even the simplest part like the music that could be use and the appliances or devices that are needed.
  • Consider the host of the party. The host should be knowledgeable about every detail of the type of the party. He or she should do a preparation for it in advance or at least a week before the event.

Party is should be memorable, enjoyable, and fun. So, if you are to plan one, you should see to it that all the factors that should be consider are prepared and set well before the event.