Showing posts with label OPINION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPINION. Show all posts

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


1. The wife that wins all arguments with her husband is not wise. The home is not a law

2. The wife that uses sex as a weapon in the home - placing embargo, going to bed in jeans shorts and
trousers -lacks wisdom.

3. The wife that uses the modern trends and laws of "women's rights" to insult or ridicule her husband simply makes a fool of herself.

4. A woman that makes her home devoid of peace
through bickering, nagging and quarrels needs help.
A man should be eager to run away from office to be at home, for that should be the safest and closest place on earth for him.

5. Modern-day equality in marriage does not mean competition, It simply means partnership. Taking advantage of such equality to turn around and become the defacto head of the home and oppress the man is tantamount to playing with fire. If you destroy your home, soon you will be the boss of an empty home.

6. A wise wife makes the man feel so good that he
assumes that he is the head. Once he gets that
feeling, the woman gently wields her power and the head actually turns to wherever the neck wants without a protest.

7. A wife that does not pull herself away from
friends' influence and advice or even from the
control of her mother and father will have herself to blame.

8. When a man is looking for a wife, he bypasses
women of different shapes and sizes to choose a wife But soon after childbirth, many women hide under the excuse of childbirth to let go of themselves. Many stop bothering about their looks,shape, dressing, etc.
Within 5 years of marriage, people start wondering if the wife is the man's aunt, even though she is 7 years younger. Her defence is that if he truly loves her, he should love her the way she is but when looking for a wife, he saw people like the present YOU and ignored them and settled for the former YOU. Today, you go to bed smelling of onions.... You go to bed wearing grandmothers' clothes. Why are you playing with your marriage? Love is not about looks - we know But looks enhances love and marriage There is a difference between someone disfiguring herself and the person being disfigured by an accident. Please don't be complacent. As hard as it may be, work on looking like you were when he first saw you and began the chase.

9. If every night you are tired, sleepy, sore, down
with headache or fever, "not in the mood," you are a joker, a serious comedian!

10. If your children suddenly become more
important to you than your husband, you need

11. If you assume that as the woman, only you need to be pampered and fussed over while the man is a stone that has no emotions, you need to be pitied.

12. A woman that has the mind of a wife does not
excite her husband. Wives are usually complacent
and presumptuous. A wife must strive to have the mind of a girlfriend, A girlfriend is always nicer, sweeter, more loving and always thinking of ways to wow her sweetheart; a girlfriend does not try to win all arguments, does not call the man a "useless man", is not careless about her looks or dressing, always smiles and laughs with the man, sends the man sweet
messages and calls, etc. Are you your husband's
girlfriend in word and in deed?



Thursday, 9 July 2015


General Mohammadu Buhari President of Nigeria
1. Arrived to work by 11:40 on his first day at office

2. Failed to publicly declare his assets as promised

3. Failed to feed school kids as promised

4. Failed to rescue Chibok girls after more that two weeks of being
in power as promised

5. Failed to pay unemployed youths ₦5,000 Naira as promised

6. Failed to pay senior citizens as promised

7. Failed to make $1 = N1 Naira as promised

8. Failed to hit the ground running as promised. No cabinet yet

9. Failed to get his aids declare their assets as promised. Anyone
with idea of where Shehu and Femi declared their assets?

10. Failed to make PMS N45Naira/liter as promised

11. Failed to eradicate Boko Haram within 30 days as promised

12. Failed to visit ANY victims of terrorism anywhere

13. No longer obeys traffic rules

14. His wife wore a N10.4 Million Naira watch to his inauguration

15. He as GCFRN ordered the Ariel bombing of innocent peaceful
Niger Deltans in Calabar creeks, killing over 350 innocent souls
and managed to muzzle the media on it

16. Exported terrorists to Igboland in the guise of 'prisoner
relocations' to insecure prisons at Ekwulobia in Anambra state. 47
Boko Haram terrorists have been taken to a prison that is not a
maximum security prison that is already over-capacitate d,
thereby creating breeding grounds for more dangerous terrorists.

17. Deleted one of the states from the federation by declaring
there are 35 states in Nigeria

18. Created a brand new country in Europe called West Germany
and put President Mitchel in charge there.

19. Travelled to about five countries and signed documents with
unknown contents

20. Sold the nine jets in the presidential fleet and unsold them
back in 24 hours again

21. Ordered military out of our highways and brought them back
in 24 hours again.

22. Dissolved an already constitutionally dissolved  NNPC board.

23. Ensured $3.4Billion Dollars (₦864 Billion Naira) went missing
from our treasury and immediately commenced shouting 'empty
treasury' in the style of professional oles of Ojuelegba who shout
'thief thief' to distract attention while their gang steals.

24. Ensured his party lost control of the NASS and Senate, turning
them into WWE entertainment grounds where blows and karate
kicks flow freely.

25. Got Tinubu mad to the point of unleashing his propaganda
bulldog, Sowore, on their own party members and himself.

26. Moved the military command centre to Maidugri against all
known military conventions

27. Building a helipad in Daura in the same manner he tried
building a ₦10Million Naira hotel in his home state when he was a

28. Visited his cows wearing a nation-embarrassing see-through
kaftan that revealed him wearing pampers-like material

29. Lifted ban on textiles and furniture, thereby reversing the gains
of local industry protection policies in those sectors that will lead
to loss of jobs.

30. Got his most ardent followers crying up and down.

Surely, Buhari has achieved in 30 days what GEJ couldn't achieve
in five years leading us to understand the true dimension of what
APC publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed said recently.

 Surely,change has come

Friday, 3 July 2015


By Ezeani, Chukwunonso Elvis

Leadership, the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, pursued and obtained judgements in several cases of fraud and financial malfeasance it prosecuted. Ordinarily, such “achievements” shouldn’t be considered hallmark of an administration because the war against corruption should be strong and brutal at all times without any form of persuasion from an authority but ours is a system where before ex-President Goodluck’s emergence, the EFCC was only a potent tool with which vendetta was carried out against perceived enemies of “the state” – either real or imaginary. That institution was only strong when compelled by unseen hands to so pretend. It is on this basis that I shall accept that indeed, the immediate past administration did fine in the war against corruption.

Between 2010 and 2012, I was a regular face at the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force. During this time, occasions demanded that I pursued some cases of fraud and theft at the Awolowo Road office of the EFCC in Lagos. I only visited the Okotie Eboh Road office once or twice. By virtue of this exposure, I consider myself sufficiently knowledgeable about the internal working of these institutions. My discoveries about their procedures are as shocking as it is comical but either which way, I learned a great deal from them. Today what was planned by Mallams Nasir El-Rufai and Nuhu Ribadu to be a world class anti-corruption machine modelled after probably the Scotland Yard institution in the United Kingdom have been reduced to a road-side debt collection firm funded by Nigerians who can afford to pay hefty bribes to operatives. As I write, operatives of the EFCC would rather chase a commercial debt for Okeke Madueke & Sons Enterprises, Idumota in exchange for a fraction of the recovery than diligently prosecute a case of fraud for the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Some 2 days ago, David Oluwafemi Oluwakayode (formerly known and referred to as Femi, Fani Kayode) was acquitted in charges of earnings management and insider trading (these are accounting terminologies) which the EFCC claimed he engaged in some years back as federal minister. The volume of funds involved in the matter at inception was as much as almost N20B. It was later reduced but as at the time he was discharged by our courts, the charge sheet bore N2.2M. This is how comically unserious and uncoordinated Nigeria’s EFCC is.

Like or dislike it, David Oluwafemi Oluwakayode (formerly known and referred to as Femi, Fani Kayode) is a man of great means. My knowledge of him is slim but I have reasons to consider him wealthy by several ramifications. The man under reference is educated and has vast collection of friends and associates globally hence the EFCC never stood a chance of getting a conviction against him in his matter. This is not to say that he actually committed the crimes he was accused of.
I am not privy to the internal dealings of federal ministries as at the time the “crimes” were committed but that a set of charges valued at nearly N20B at inception would suffer several setbacks before judges of different courts that would later cause the said charges to reduce to a mere N2.1M is enough to instil confidence in any accused person to the effect that his prosecutors are nonentities in their trade. Such is the case between Oluwafemi Oluwakayode and his accuser. The man did not need to be a genius to win that case because the stupidity of the EFCC is enough indication that there was never a case against him in the first place. Perhaps, some disgruntled ex-staff or staff of a unit in the ministries he presided over or just any human being somewhere decided to make him shed some weight. I therefore wonder why anyone is surprised he won because just anyone can win a case against the EFCC whose operatives are ever in a hurry to go for lunch before heading to the mosque for prayers.
The EFCC needs to embark on a soul searching exercise. Already, sufficient laws exist to back up its operations; all I think it needs to do is invest heavily in acquiring new knowledge and improving the quality of staff employed in its legal department as counsels. Very few of them appear to be grounded in the legal profession; their mode of dressing would give them away at anytime. Like in the Special Fraud Unit, there seem to be an open contest for the operative who wears the latest designer fashion outfit or owns the latest edition of an automobile. Federal character should stop being applied in recruitment because my dealings with Northern lawyers in the legal department of the EFCC have shown that they are not blessed with intellectual strength required to execute long drawn fights in law libraries and the courts which prosecuting a real corruption case demand.

The internal processes of the EFCC have been greatly wreaked by a directionless and spines leadership. Most operatives are so dull that they have to be regularly directed to angles from which fraud matters can be resolved at huge costs to the complainants – they are usually thankful. One was always fond of asking me “abi, no be so?” each time he gave me an update on a matter I had reported to the Awolowo Road office of the commission in 2010. The few operatives who manage to resolve matters on the strength of their intelligence and exposure are mainly southerners. A prominent Lagos based lawyer once said to my hearing in 2008 that Ibrahim Lamorde was corrupt; I did not bother to confirm the basis for his claim but in all of these I consider David Oluwafemi Oluwakayode (formerly known and referred to as Femi, Fani Kayode) a lucky man because like he admitted his nightmares are over. It’s never a nice experience for an individual who is caused to go through the hassles of the EFCC when indeed that person has no cases to answer.

My main consolation is however that his discharge did not occur during the life of President Jonathan’s administration – the APC as usual would have been on hand to provide Nigerians with empirical proof of how President Jonathan personally drove and delivered to the country residence of Hon. Justice Rita Ajumogobia a bullion van containing money in foreign currency with which the judgement was bought.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Buhari Social Program: Laudable, Laughable Or Dead On Arrival Part I By Solomon Tonye aka Barcanista

1.       Buhari/APC To Pay 25m Unemployed N5000 Per Month
Cost Implication:

The implication here is that the sum of N125billion (ie 25million * N5000) will be spent to service this policy every month, and an estimated N1.5 trillion (ie N125bn * 12 months) will be spent on this policy alone every year.

2. Buhari/APC To Provide Daily Meal for Primary School pupils.
First, the FG has no business with the running of Primary schools. This is the responsibility of States and Local Government. However, Buhari's administration pledged to provide at least one meal per day for Primary school Children, we shall hold him accountable.
Cost Implication:
Osun State reportedly spent N3.2billion in 2014 for the feeding of 300,000 primary 1 to 4 pupils in the state. The Osun state program exclude pupils in Primary 5 and 6. If we are to break it per pupil, we will have N10,667 per pupil(ie 3.2b/300k). Considering that over 35million children are estimated to be enrolled in Primary school across the country, at least the sum of THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREEE BILLION (N373b) is estimated to be spent on the program annually(ie 35m * 10,667).

Gross Annual Estimated Cost For Both Programs
N1.5trn + N373b = N1.873trn

That means Buhari is to increase our Recurrent Expenditure by N1.83trn.

How Feasible Are These Programs?
Let us take a look at the key component of the 2015 Budget(as adjusted by the Senate).
Total Budget Stand at N4.3trn.
Recurrent Expenditure: N2.58 trillion
Capital Expenditure: N700 billion

From where will Buhari See N1.8trn To Service His Social Programs?
- Remove Subsidy? If he's thinking of scrapping fuel subsidy, the adjusted allocation for petrol subsidy in 2015 budget is N100billion. The adjusted allocation for SURE-P is N21b, while the subsidy for kerosene for 2015 was adjusted to N45.5b. This gives a total of N166.5b.
Even if he should scrap SURE-P and remove the petrol and kerosene subsidy, he still won't be able to get 1% of the N1.8trn.

- Spend All Capital Expenditure + Subsidy? Even if Buhari is to spend all our N700b Capital Expenditure on his Social program in addition to the N166.5billion subsidy funds, it still won't be enough as it will fall short of One Trillion Naira.
N700b + N166.5b= N866 billion

- Money Appropriated To NASS? The total budget for the National Assembly for 2015 is N115b. Even if Buhari is to spend this money + subsidy allocation + Capital Expenditure to fund his program, he won't be able to raise the required fund. As all appropriation combined stand at N981billion(ie N700b + N115b + N166b)

So How Does Buhari intend to raise N1.873trillion to fulfil this social welfare pledge? Does this mean the administration has failed even before starting? Dead on arrival?