OMG!! See What Alison- madueke’s Loot Can Fund In Nigeria

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) on Thursday in Abuja, said the stolen funds traced to former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, could fund infrastructure development in the country.
Specifically, the group said in a statement by its Chairman, Austin Braimoh, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, that government could build six world-class airports in each geo-political zone with part of the funds.
It said that the recovered loot was also enough to have funded agricultural projects that would have generated employment for Nigerian youths.
It added that the N47.2 billion and
487.5 million dollars in cash and property traced to Alison-Madueke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissison (EFCC) were also enough to complete the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail lines.
It recalled that the Federal Government was already seeking loans for the rail projects.
The group called on Nigerians to join hands to condemn the massive looting of the nation’s treasury by officials of previous administrations.
It expressed belief that the loot traced to the former minister was a “far cry’’ from what she and others in the past governments pilfered from the national treasury. According to it, these monies stashed in foreign accounts forced the Nigerian economy to suffer instant depression.
The group recalled that Mrs. Madueke and her associates, including Kola Aluko, Jide Omokore, were currently being tried by the US government for allegedly laundering over 1.7 billion dollars.
It urged Nigerians to have a collective resolve to fight what it described as “psychotic and mindless’’ type of looting exhibited by indicted government officials in their days in government.
This, it said, could halt the craving to loot public treasury by government officials. The group reminded Nigerians that though the fight against corruption was the foremost policy thrust of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, “the fight might not attain maximum result unless Nigerians willingly resolve to join in it’’.
“This synergy is necessary so as to fight the art of looting and other forms of mismanagement in government.’’
It stated that all concerned Nigerians should be organising widespread protests to condemn looting of government funds by officials, past and present, as often revealed by the anti-graft agencies.
It advised that Nigerians should also stop dissipating energies on attacking Buhari, “the main fighter of corruption’’ over his health challenge.
The group commended anti-graft agencies, particularly EFCC, for their sustained efforts in exposing corruption in Nigeria. It appealed to the agencies not to give up but to ensure the prosecution of culprits looting of the nation’s treasury.
Source : NairaLand

Why I Collapsed During Anti- Buhari Protest – Charly Boy Opens Up

Popular Nigerian entertainer, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy has said that he slumped during the anti-Buhari protest following an attack from over 200 Policemen.
According to Charly, the seat-out protest turned violent when over 200 policemen attacked about 10 participants at the Millennium Park in Abuja.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Post, Charly Boy said that despite getting security clearance, for the protest by a civil society group under the platform of “OurMumuDonDo,” the policemen stormed the venue and started “tear gassing” and physically assaulting them.
He said: “Our country is finished. We were only 10 people attacked by over 200 policemen. They were tear gassing us.
“Today was actually meant to be a sit-out, we planned to gather in one place to discuss the problems we have and about the way forward but all of a sudden, we were attacked by policemen. They came with teargas, water cannon.
“Even the journalist from silver bird that was brutalized is still in the hospital, they damaged his camera, all in an attempt to dispatch us. Everything got ugly when they started to throw teargas. After this we dispatched.
“We did get the police clearance and we told them it was going to be for one week. We went to all the security arms, they were all with us. I just wonder what happened today.
“I use to feel very comfortable with the Nigerian police until today even if other people feel otherwise.
“We have a right to protest as long as it is peaceful, if you are writing to the police, it is just to inform them and not to get their permission, you write so they can give you cover. It is our right to gather, it is also our right to ask questions.
“We were only 10 people and yesterday we were like 200, yet they did not attack us, so I’m wondering what actually went wrong today.
“When we confronted them, the only thing they told us was that the protest was being viewed from all over the world, but the world knows that Nigeria has a problem.”

Presidency Reveals What Will Happen To Anyone Who Makes Hate Speech

The minister of interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has said that a bill that would ensure the prosecution of people who engage in hate speech is underway.
Daily Trust reports that Dambazau said this at the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while fielding questions from journalists.
The minister, who was at the APC secretariat to brief the National Working Committee (NWC) on the activities of his ministry, said a draft bill had been submitted to the Ministry of Justice.
He said hate speech must never be allowed in Nigeria since nobody could determine the tribe he or she would belong to.
Asked to explain the reasons it was difficult to prosecute those perpetrating hate speech, he said: “We just submitted a draft bill to the ministry of justice on hate speech.That draft speech is supposed to go as an executive bill after getting to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
“That draft speech contains the laws and punishment for hate speech.
“Hate speech should not be allowed in this country, everybody is entitled to belong to the religion he believes in.
“I mean people don’t choose the tribe to be, that’s how God brought him and there is absolutely no reason for hate speech.
“So, if the national assembly passes that law, certainly anybody who is engaged in hate speech will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.”
On the recent attacks on a church in Anambra State, the minister said he is still awaiting a detailed report on the incident, but added that he had spoken with the governor who confirmed that the issue arose from two persons from the same village in the South-east.
Dambazau also dismissed the reports of recruitment scandal in his ministry. He, however, said that the immigration is currently recruiting 1112 to complete the balance of those recalled from the 2015 exercise.
He said: “There is no recruitment scandal. I believe what is happening is just what has happened to other organizations. We have some people with criminal minds either through facebook or social media in general deceiving people who are desperately looking for jobs to tell them they can offer them jobs.
“What we are doing now is recruitment in the immigration and the recruitment in immigration is an uncompleted business that we met in 2015. Remember that 2000 persons were recruited and they were normally observed to which they were dispersed and so on.
“When we came onboard, we studied the situation and we found out it was necessary for us to recall them and re-assess them because some of those are normally bothered on the issue of fake certificate, over age and so on.
“When we call them, we advertise. About 1500 of them reported and we re-assessed 1500 that reported. Out of which, we get 888 that scape through. So, the balance of 1112 is what we advertise for recruitment and that recruitment is online. It is free. Nobody should pay for it.
“This is where we are now because we have to allow six weeks for advertisement for people to take advantage of the use of the portal. Now, we have closed that. What we are going to do is to look at those who are qualified to be invited for interview which will be done state by state.”

Baba Don Forget!! You Told Yar ’adua To Resign , Now It’s Your Turn – Group Reminds Buhari

Protesters have accused Presidential aides of holding President Buhari captive.
The #resumeOrResign protesters who called on President Buhari to resign said it is time the president demonstrate his” touted integrity” because he is “incapacitated and can no longer rule the country.”
The group also reminded the president that he once asked late President Musa Yar’Adua to resign or be impeached over the latter’s state of health.
Deji Adeyanju, co-convener of the protest said President Buhari should leave office if he knew what integrity meant.
Adeyanju disclosed this on the fourth day of their protest in Abuja on Thursday August 10 at the Unity Fountain, Maitama.
He said: “We must tell the man (Buhari) who said he had integrity, the man who asked Yar’Adua to resign in 2010 when he was sick, the same thing he said to the late president is the same request we are making to him. A President that has been sick for 94 days would resign if he has integrity.”
He added that “posterity would be unkind to all those that visited Buhari but failed to advise him to do the right thing because of selfish reasons.”
A group of protesters supporting President Muhammadu Buhari have taken over the street of the federal capital Abuja, on the morning of Thursday, August 10.
The protesters who are members of the Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative group were spotted at Unity Fountain carrying placards and singing solidarity songs in support of the ailing president.

This NEW Whatsapp Update Could Cost You A Lot Of Money (See How)

WHATSAPP is poised to add mobile payments to its hugely-popular chat app, leaked screenshots have revealed. WhatsApp plans to introduce peer-to-peer payments to its iOS and Android chat app, screenshots unearthed in the latest beta have revealed.
WhatsApp Payments was first spotted in the 2.17.295 beta version of the Android version of the Facebook-owned chat app.
It appears the upcoming feature will enable WhatsApp users to wirelessly transfer money within the messenger.
Facebook, which bought WhatsApp for a record $19 billion back in February 2014, has already added a peer-to-peer payment solution to its Messenger chat app.
Apple is set to introduce the ability to send money via Apple Pay within its iMessage chat service with the launch of iOS 11 this autumn.
The welcome screen for WhatsApp Payments – which has been unearthed from the latest beta build – says the service allows for “bank to bank transfer with UPI” and mentions that users will need to accept WhatsApp Payments’ Privacy Policy and Terms before sending any money.
WhatsApp recently announced that it had passed one billion daily active users.
The hugely-successful chat app was originally launched in 2009 by ex Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum.
The service has gone from strength to strength, especially since the Facebook acquisition in 2014.
WhatsApp also confirmed that 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos were shared using the service each day.
Publishing its latest statistics, WhatsApp announced in a blog post: “Just last year, we shared that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every month.
“Today, we are excited and proud to share that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every day to stay in touch with their family and friends.
“Whether it’s sharing personalised photos and videos, connecting through video calling, or keeping friends updated throughout the day with Status, communicating on WhatsApp has never been easier or more personal.
“We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way.
“As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with WhatsApp. Thank you for your continued support.”

ASUU Strike Looms Over Controversial 2009 Agreement

University teachers are set for another strike over the controversial 2009 agreement they reached with the Federal Government among other issues.
A meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU will hold today in Abuja ahead of the action.
Yesterday, all chapters of the union nationwide held a congress as directed by its national body to decide whether or not to go ahead with the planned strike.
The options given to them are: Whether it should be total and indefinite strike, one month strike, one week notice, and no strike at all.
This followed the directive sent to branches by ASUU National President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi as he was mandated by the NEC meeting held at the Nasarawa State University (NSU).
Chairman ASUU-Lagos State University (LASU) Dr Isaac Akinloye Oyewunmi said yesterday that the chapter resolved in favour of “total and indefinite strike”.
In August last year, the union threatened strike over thengovernment’s failure to implement the 2009 agreement.
According to the reports gathered by Eyes Of Lagos, Coordinator of ASUU (Lagos Zone) Prof Olusoji Sowande, said the union was tired because efforts to get the agreement honoured were fruitless.
The union listed some of the unresolved issues as: Breach of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the 2009 FG/ASUU Agreement on financing of state universities; breach of the conditions of service; refusal to honour the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) and re -negotiation of the agreement.
In January, ASUU staged a one-week warning strike.
Union officials said the Federal Government is owing universities over N880 billion in intervention fund.
Other issues according to ASUU oficials are: The Federal Government’s foot-dragging over ‘funds for the revitilisation of public universities, non-release of NUPEMCO operational licence, non-payment of earned academic allowances, payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries, retired professors and their salaries and university staff schools’.
The official said ASUU explored all channels to make the Federal Government see reasons but said: “It seems the Federal Government is more concerned with buying exotic vehicles for the National Assembly while public education and lecturers continue to suffer owing to dilapidated infrastructure.”
He said the union was angry at the failure of the Federal Government to release the operational licence for the union’s pension managers after collecting N1 billion since two years ago.
“Till date the government is owing the intervention funds to the tune of N880 billion. When we approached them for licensing of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO) , they asked us to go and bring registration fee, which is supposed to be N150million. Till date, we have paid government N1 billion and our money has been with them for two years and they are not saying anything.
None of this pension administrators can fulfill the University Miscellaneous Act which says university professors must retire with their full money.
The money must have been invested and yielding interest for somebody. We are demanding our licence and funding of public universities.”

Why I Don ’t Always Respond To Fayose ’s Comment – Oshiomhole

The immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has berated the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose for persistently criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari over his ill-health.
Addressing a group of journalists, Oshiomhole said he always doesn’t like to join issues with Fayose as he (Fayose) does not really make sense.
Oshiomole maintained that the President took the right step by transferring powers to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo before embarking on his medical vacation.
He stressed that despite the mirage of criticism against the President by Fayose, some governors on the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can testify to the fact that Buhari is actually sick.
According to Oshiomhole, “I don’t like to discuss Fayose because when he makes such statements, it reminds me of an Igbo proverb which says that if a responsible man is having his bath after a hard days work and he removes his cloth in a local bathroom and a mad man carries his cloth and the man bathing seeing that the mad man has carried your cloth and you run out Unclad pursuing him.
The people will see two Unclad people running and they will say two mad men. So sometimes you just allow the mad man to carry your cloths and go rather than joining him in his madness.
“That is my comment on Fayose. One of my very good friends wrote something in the papers criticising the pictures taken by the president and the APC governors. He was saying that may be a broadcast would have been better.
“But I ask, if the head of a family is sick and some people went to see him, first there is nothing unusual about that to visit the sick in their sick bed or in their homes, to show that you care. I believe most Nigerians are praying for the quick recovery of the president, so if people go there and sat with the president and took a picture it shows that yes the president is sick but it is not as bad as what people are saying.
“Some were carrying rumours that he was on life support but people have seen that at least that is not true. As at the time he wrote that piece only APC governors visited but now some PDP governors also went and I hope he will write another article.
“For me, the president has been conscious of the provisions of the constitution and had complied in full with the extant provisions of the constitution by admitting to the fact that for now that he is ill, and he needs medication somewhere, that he has asked his deputy, in line with the provisions of the constitution to act on his behalf.
“I don’t see how the president can be much more transparent than that. I am happy that some PDP governors have also gone to see him. but what many of us do not know is that there have been governors who have been absent from their states for three months, even on health grounds in PDP that I know, and they came back from those long medical vacations to assume duties and today they are alive.
“So as they say the sick is not necessary next and for me we should all continue in our honest prayers and pray for the quick recovery of our president and not inhuman comments by some persons. We had a president under the PDP who clearly was unable to even recognise people and they were debating whether he signed a budget or he did not sign a budget.
“But you know in this environment people have short memory. Those who were very active then, purporting that the president signed a budget which he was not in a position to sign, and mimicking a voice in BBC, they are also talking now.
Now we have a president who sat with both PDP and APC governors and I think that closes the issue of the health of the president.”