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Nigeria To Postpone Elections Ahead Of Boko Haram Offensive

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ssergit

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Hmmmm..... Buhari and Jonathan....
I don't talk politics because it is annoyyyiing! My take is: ANYONE, WHOSOEVER that is over 35 years old and supporting Buhari to return to power is simply under a fulani juju spell! #Gbam!

like seriously???? After all the atrocities that man committed! He should be facing Hague this minute for his crimes against humanity! But...NO! Nigerians and their amnesia!
A Tiger does NOT lose its spot!

And yes, Nigeria WILL become ISLAMIZED IF Buhari wins! But sadly, it would be too late when Nigerians would realize the HUGE mistake they making by clamouring for that fakeass 'change' camoflkaging under Buhari. By the way, why do Buhari arse lickers assume that he can rule Nigeria? Why are they deceiving themselves that Buhari is not just gonna be a puppet for the Nothern mafia to 'continue their birthright of ruling Nigeria'?

There's been other insurgencies in Nigeria! MASSOB, MEND, Oduduwa etc.... their ELDERS calmed the people down! But... Buhari, northern elders front Boko Haram and still refuse to call their dogs down, because Nigeria has to be 'ungovernable' for Jonathan! Ok now....make una vote 'Change'....na serious 'change' to Fatima, Musa, Mohammed una go see.

Adamazi rhymes with Adama Maimuma, Sola rhymes with Shehu [#JustSaying]... hee hee hee


NAIJA is in deep crap!
 

NTB

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Ssergit u nko?:roll GMB "change" go wait ooo cause wetin they have in store for us pass name change
 
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Lekki Toll: The Biggest Fraud Ever Conceived And Committed

BY OPINION ON FEBRUARY 13, 2015
OPINIONLagos state is said to be the economic capital of Nigeria and the reason why it is so isn’t far-fetched. Lagos is home to several multi-national companies who have invested so much into the economy of the country.
Successive administrations in Lagos have always seen the potentials Lagos state offers the country and are ever willing to tap into those potentials either for the personal aggrandisement or for the development of the state and invariably the nation.

However since the advent of democracy in 1999, the dominant party in power has capitalised on the potentials but in a negative way. Several atrocities have been committed in other sectors but emphasis here is on the road construction in the state. (Have it in mind that road construction gulps billions of naira).

Below are the facts that will give you insights into the biggest fraud ever conceived and committed in Nigeria

1. The Lekki-Epe express road was initially constructed by the Jakande administration and completed by the Mudashiru and Mike Akhigbe military administrations in 1987. The entire Lekki axis was then opened up for rapid development. Between 1985 and now, the corridor has been experiencing rapid and unprecedented urban growth as hundreds of new communities, developments and estates have developed which drew large population of low and middle income Lagosians.

2. The last administration realizing the urgent need to address the fast growing problem of road congestion conceived the idea of the expansion of the existing express road into a six-lane roadway, the construction of an alternate coastal road that will run from Ahmadu Bello way in Bar Beach, along the shores of the Atlantic ocean towards Ibeju-Lekki Local Government area. The third leg was the construction of a fourth mainland bridge, from Langbasa area near Ajah across the Lagos Lagoon to Ikorodu town and detouring somewhere to join the existing third mainland bridge thereby forming a circular road around Lagos.

3. A committee was initially set up which recommended the adoption of the PPP concept to handle the project since it was thought then that because of the magnitude of the project, the state government might have to collaborate with the private sector under a Private-Public-Participation (PPP) model to handle the project.

4. Thereafter, Tinubu’s greed took control. He floated a company-Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to handle the project as a consortium and appointed a financial advisory company ARM as the financial adviser.

5. LCC immediately asked for 1,000 hectares of prime land as the contribution of the state government to the project. This was immediately granted by Tinubu and he released the c of o within weeks for 1,000 hectares of prime at Awoyaya, Abijo, Eputu and Sapati all in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area. Part of the land is now being developed as ADIVA housing and golf course project by ARM

6. The project was later jettisoned after obtaining the hectares of land and other payments from the state government and in its place; the rehabilitation of the existing Lekki expressway was adopted by the consortium. There is no basis for a toll road and 30 year concession arrangement for a mere rehabilitation and expansion of an existing road which the government could afford on its own.

7. Indeed, the Federal Government under President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to Governor Tinubu in 2006, offering to construct the coastal road free of charge to Lagos and its people from the Lekki Free Trade Zone to Ahmadu Bello Way in VI. He also sent a letter of commitment written by a Chinese construction firm to that effect. Governor Tinubu firmly rejected this offer and instead opted to abandon the coastal road project which the concession was initially meant for and instead signed a 30 year concession for a toll road to his company.

8. The rehabilitation work commenced in late 2006 with the expansion and rehabilitation of the Ozumba Mbadiwe end to Mobil building and the 49.4km main Lekki road rehabilitation started in 2007 shortly after Fashola became Governor

9. By this time, Fashola’s crony-Dr Tunji Olowolafe was made chairman of LCC and the entire contract was awarded to HITECH. HITECH is owned by both the Chagouris and former Gov Bola Tinubu who is the Chairman

10. LCC was given a 30 year concession (note that all their concessions are usually 30 years) with no competitive bid, no competing quote and no professional evaluation. The whole thing was packaged by Tinubu and executed by Fashola for their own selfish interest.

11. To further confirm this, Tinubu has built a multi-billion naira state of the art hotel-the Oriental Hotel along the express road. Conveniently, the toll gate is located a few meters before the hotel coming from VI so that the hotel clients wouldn’t have to pay toll. Even, special entry and exit points (including a roundabout) have been constructed for the hotel and the multi-level car park beside it (also owned by Tinubu) by the construction company using tax/toll payers’ money. Talk about creating a personal empire. One man owning an express road and a multi-billion naira hotel.

12. The 49.4km two-phased project is to cost an outrageous N50 billion which the innocent citizens and particularly the residents and indigenous communities of Lekki, Ajah, Epe and Ibeju areas will cough out over the next 30 years while Tinubu, Fashola, Olowolafe, the Chagouris and their other collaborators and their unborn generations will be smiling to the banks. A simple arithmetic shows that cost of construction averages N1billion per 1km. This did not include the 1,000 hectares of land and other costs already incurred by the Lagos state government. This must be the most expensive road anywhere in the world! Meanwhile, there will be 3 toll plazas in a 50km stretch!

13. Already, the rehabilitation work which started in 2006 has only achieved less than 2km in over 3 years; meanwhile, the consortium has only concentrated on building the toll plazas rather than first completing the two phases for the convenience of residents. Residents in these areas spend more than 6 hours daily on the road while the situation will get worse during the coming rains. This has disrupted the lives of the citizens and no proper alternate road was constructed by the consortium.

14. The entire Lekki axis hosts millions of indigenous people who are fishermen and farmers and have occupied their lands for centuries. They are largely poor and agrarian from villages like Ajah, Badore, Elegushi, Ajiran, Sangotedo, Abijo, Ibeju, and all communities in Eti-osa, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki Local Government areas. These indigenous people along with others living in the area are now being forced to pay toll to enter and exit their fatherland.

15. These people who have been subjected to economic misfortune occasioned by seizure of their lands by this government are now been economically drained by the imposition of toll gates within their communities. There has never been any consultations with the people neither was there any environmental impact assessment before the commencement of the project.

16. THE BIG FRAUD

This is the biggest fraud ever conceived!

(a) A road that was initially constructed by two previous administration and that belong to the Lagos State Government is now being jointly owned by Tinubu-the former governor and Fashola-the present governor through his crony-Dr Tunji Olowolafe under the consortium LCC

(b) LCC was appointed without conforming to the Public Procurement Act of 2007. There was no public bidding process, no competing bids from other consortium and the fact that the former Governor and the present Governor have personal interest is criminal in nature.

(c) LCC will collect toll from the taxpayers of Lagos over the next 30years. The amount to be collected was not subject to any negotiation or law by any regulatory agency. Which means it is arbitrary and could be changed without notice anytime through the duration of the 30 year lease.

(d) In addition, landowners and prospective builders of homes are being charged heavily as infrastructural charge, land use charge and personal income tax and are now required to pay road tax or toll. This is multiple taxation in its worst form.

(e) The people’s livelihoods have been disrupted for the past 3 years without compensation and there is no alternate road anywhere as it is in practice in other parts of the world where there are toll roads.

(f) A concession that was granted for the building of a coastal road, 4th mainland bridge and expansion of Lekki road has now been turned into mere rehabilitation of an existing road for the same 30-year concession. This is fraud

(g) Fences are being built around the toll areas to box residents within the area. This has security and safety implications. If there is a major emergency like major armed robbery operations, civil crisis, major floods, fire incidents etc and residents need to be evacuated in a hurry; there will be major massive bottleneck at the toll plaza as there is no other escape route except through the lagoon or Atlantic Ocean. Remember the Oke-Afa mass drowning incident of 2002. God forbid!

(h) The owners of LCC have also received cash payments and land grants from Lagos state government in addition to the 30 year toll. These payments and land grants were initially made under the agreement that the 4th mainland bridge-Lekki road-coastal road would be built. It is therefore criminal to obtain compensation for a project only to turn around and reduce the scope.

(i) Several prominent Baales, residents and associations have voiced their objections over the years but were arrogantly ignored by government and LCC. The Eti-Osa Heritage Group, Concerned Residents of Lekki-Ajah (COROLA) and other Indigenous groups have expressed reservations and berated LCC for what they considered inequitable for the residents.

(j) We indeed wonder what the Lagos State House of Assembly is there for if it cannot raise its voice to protect its citizens. The House is indeed culpable as it remains ineffective when this entire charade is going on under its watch or is the House of Assembly another conquered territory of both Tinubu and Fashola?
 
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NTB

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Is Buhari On A Medical Trip or Working Trip To London? [1 Attachment]

Reports suggest that the All Progressive Congress, APC, Presidential‎ Candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari has traveled to the United Kingdom to seek medical attention.
But the APC in a Press Statement said its Presidential Candidate is on a “working visit to the U.K.”

A Security source attached to the APC Presidential candidate told Pointblanknews.com that General Buhari, 72, left a board a British Airways this morning.

The source who does not want to be named said the APC Presidential candidate has not been too healthy and was advised to seek medical attention overseas.

According to the source, party officials were advised to keep the issue of the health situation of the retired General under wraps so as not to jeopardize the campaign and chances of the party at the March 28 polls.

The source said media managers of the APC campaigns were advised to issue Press Release on Buhari’s trip but should not mention his health challenges.

The APC Presidential Media Department later issued a statement claiming the Presidential Candidate has left for the United Kingdom on a working visit.

The statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu said General Buhari would be having meetings with key members of the “British Political establishment.” He did not name the personalities.

Shehu also said the APC Presidential candidate “would hopefully give a talk” at the Chatam House.

Buhari is alleged to be suffering from prostrate cancer.

The APC Statement reads: The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari today (Thursday) left Abuja on a short working visit to the United Kingdom.

In the course of this visit, General Buhari is expected to hold meetings with key members of the British political establishment and interact with some global institutions with stakeholder interest in the affairs of Nigeria.

General Buhari would hopefully give a talk at the prestigious foreign policy hub, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatam House in London.

http://pointblanknews.com/pbn/exclusive/buhari-medical-trip-working-trip-london/


GMB is weak, weary and tired. All this talk about giving lecture is a smoke screen to what we already know, the man is SICK and not looking well. The so called lecture could have been held in Nigeria. APC can lie from here to Panya and it will never become truth.
 

NTB

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Buhari Certificate Saga: Chief Justice of Nigeria Probes Magistrate

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has okayed an investigation into a petition accusing a Chief Magistrate in Abuja, Mr. Abubakar Babashani, of deliberately frustrating moves to commence hearing on the perjury charge entered against the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret).
Already, the CJN has directed the magistrate to immediately file his response to the petition entitled “Case of Abuse of Office and Manifest Bias by His Worship, Abubakar Babashani, in The Criminal Complaint by Shield Jones Ufot & Ors. Vs. Muhammed Buhari.”

Reacting to the petition, the CJN via a letter with Ref. No. CJN/MAN/B9/S.1/VOL.VI/389, which was signed by his Senior Special Assistant, Mrs. Hadiza Sa’eed, said he would give due consideration to all the allegations that were raised against the magistrate in the complaint letter dated February 4, 2015.

Specifically, four activists, Shield Jones Ufot, Jimmy David, Ogueri Enwerem and Tochukwu Okorie, had in a direct criminal complaint they filed before the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court, accused Buhari of violating section157 of the Penal Code.

In the suit they filed pursuant to sections 143 (d) and 152 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the plaintiffs alleged that the APC presidential flag bearer placed reliance on a bogus certificate to depose an affidavit before a competent court, an action they said amounted to perjury and punishable under section 158 of the Penal Code Law.

Meantime, the plaintiffs in the petition they filed through their lawyer, Mr. Ugochukwu Ezekiel, told the CJN that after filing the criminal complaint and paying all the necessary fees, they alleged that Chief Magistrate Babashani “refused to give directives as required of him by law either for the Police to investigate and report back to the court, assign the matter to another Magistrate or proceed to hear the matter.”

According to them, “On several occasions when we enquired at the registry of the court, we were informed that his worship was not on seat to attend to our file. We approached his worship earlier today to seek explanation for his refusal to make the necessary directives.

“At first, his worship informed us that he got directives from the Honourable Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory not to hear our matter but when we sought to know in what form the directive cane, his worship further informed us that he will not sit on our matter because a revenue collector’s reciept was not attached to the file and he will not accept Aso Bank’s teller as evidence of payment for filing the suit.

“The FCT High Court has not issued a revenue receipt to any litigant as evidence of payment for filing any process in the court but accepted Aso Bank’s teller as evidence of payment for any process filed in the court both in the High Court and the Magistrate Court and it is not the fault of the litigant(s) that the court does not have any receipt to issue to him/them.

“We are equally aware of many cases filed in the Chief Magistrate Court which were heard and some are still being heard by his worship, Abubakar Babashani.

“Upon refusal of his worship to carry out his judicial duties, out clients made further enquiries at the revenue department both at the Magistrate Court and the FCT High Court and we were informed that the court is yet to print receipts for cases filed in court and only use tellers as evidence of payment for filing a suit.

“Considering the above stated facts, out clients are led to believe that his Worship is intentionally refusing to hear our clients’ matter in order to frustrate our clients from pursuing justice, giving flimsy excuses in so doing.

“Our clients are equally convinced that his Worship is already biased and has shown manifest bias as to the content of our complaint. We therefore call upon you to use your good offices to do or cause to be done the following: (a) Direct the transfer of the case from his worship, Abubakar Babashani to any other magistrate of the FCT Magistrate Court competent to hear the matter.

“(b) Investigate the allegations contained in this petition with a view to meting out adequate punishment to his Worship if found culpable.

“Our clients strongly believe in the pursuit of justice and matters filed before a court should be given fair and unbiased hearing which the actions of his Worship does not depict in this instance.

“My Lord, we therefore kindly request that the case file on this matter be withdrawn from his Worship, Chief Magistrate Babashani and be re-assigned to any other Magistrate of the Magistrate Court of the FCT for hearing.”

Source: Vanguard

http://thewayweare.info/buhari-certificate-saga-chief-justice-of-nigeria-probes-magistrate/

GMB wey your certificate
 

NTB

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Photo Speaks - APC is at it again LOL

Take a closer look at this picture ? Where is Tony Blair's left foot? Is this the change APC will bring? Fake school results and even a photoshopped picture. Buhari @ 6'3" shouldn't be standing shoulder to shoulder with a guy barely 5'10".

Channels TV has a London outlet. Why didn't the meeting make the news?

APC will do anything to score political points. If the shoe was on the other foot, they would be calling for Jonathan's head.

Chaiiii!!!
 

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NTB

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Sola, so we should just sit down and fold our hands and do nothing. Na your preferred party APC dey photoshop anything under the sun. They presented to us a forged WASC exam result, now is a photoshopped picture. What is next?
 

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Sola, so we should just sit down and fold our hands and do nothing. Na your preferred party APC dey photoshop anything under the sun. They presented to us a forged WASC exam result, now is a photoshopped picture. What is next?
I don't have a "preferred" party. I'm not resident in Naija, so that's impossible. We need to be able to seriously address the problems of our leaders, warts and all, without all the dramatics and emotion. That's the only way to get an informed electorate that will vote to foster opportunities for itself, rather than shooing in thieves who will continue the plunder of our nation. Buhari has his baggage, the more recent one being that he's in bed with a nut job like Tinubu. But we should be able to tell ourselves that Jonathan is inept and will run the country aground before he's done with it. Perhaps an informed electorate would be looking to elevate some of the lesser known aspirants who may be more deserving to national attention, but since they're not doling out bags of rice and tubers of yam, that is not the case. We really are screwed and its just so sad...
 
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Mr. Goodluck can redeem himself and make history by conducting a credible election and Accepting defeat with GRACE and be the first Nigerian president to do that He will be respected all over the world.He will join people like Kofi Anna etc to preach PEACE all over Africa EVEN SOLA may respect him then.
I say it here again Mr Goodluck will make a 'good' name for himself and accept defeat gracefully. History and other African leaders will for ever be grateful to him as one who helps keep Nigeria one for that.And Buhari will be humble enough to make a declaration that Nigeria is the winner in this election and thank Mr Goodluck for his contribution.I, here on this Forum will not tell NTB that I told you so.BUT I did.
 
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