Mind your business – Buhari to state governors
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked state governors not to fix federal roads if they will eventually demand refund for the rehabilitation. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on Abandoned federal government Projects (Works) from 1999 till date.
Fashola said, “The states submitted a bill of almost a trillion naira when President Buhari was elected. He asked us to work out what was their entitlement and all of that. He said, ‘Tell them not to fix my roads again if they’re going to claim compensation. If you want to fix it and not ask for compensation, send me what you want to do. But if you want compensation, go and mind your business while I mind my business because I have inherited enough debts!’”
LOL. Na this mind-your-business matter keep us for where we dey. No wonder our roads are so, so bad and traffic nowadays is hellish.
How to reject a Prado?
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have reportedly rejected Toyota Prado sport utility vehicles from the state government as official vehicles. The lawmakers described it as a waste of resources for the executive arm of government to think in that direction in an austere period.
One of the lawmakers said, “We are complaining of delay in the provision of our statutory allowances and other entitlements by the state government and somebody is contemplating the purchase of Toyota Prado to the tune of almost N1 billion.
“This is an unnecessary waste of funds when a similar vehicle produced by INNOSON Motors Limited would cost less. Other governors of the South-East and South-South have been patronising the local car manufacturing company and our governor, Willie Obiano, is not keen on patronising the company.”
Hmmm. I want to stop being skeptical about politicians but how much Innoson pay them for this advert?
Old things have passed away…
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the reported coup attempt in Ghana. In his reaction through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian President noted that democracy was the only acceptable form of governance in modern Africa.
He said, “Nigeria and Ghana are leading partners in ECOWAS, and Transparency International, and Afrobarometer’s Africa Index 2019 attested that both countries have recorded exceptional advances in fighting corruption. When you take on powerful and corrupt vested interests successfully, sometimes they seek to push back. As the saying goes, ‘if you fight corruption, corruption will fight back’.
“The only acceptable form of governance in our region in this 21st century is through democratic elections. It is the only way to install – and the only way to change – an administration. The days of coups and government without votes are over.”
LOL. Thank God say our presido don repent from him actions of 1983. Wetin remain na for him to change his ways at UNGA.
A costly mistake
A doctor performed an abortion on the wrong woman in South Korea after mixing up two patients. The victim, from Vietnam, visited a hospital in the Gangseo district, Seoul, where doctors confirmed she was six weeks pregnant on August 7, the Korean Times reports. She was told she needed a nutritional injection but a nurse reportedly injected her with an anaesthetic instead.
The nurse also allegedly had the wrong patient’s chart which was for another woman who needed an abortion because of a missed miscarriage where the foetus had died but had not miscarried yet.
A doctor is believed to have then performed the surgery on the wrong woman without checking her patient chart. The patient was unaware she had been given an abortion until she noticed some bleeding and another doctor confirmed it. The Gangseo Police Station announced it was investigating the incident on Monday.
Gbese! Which kind costly mistake be this one? That nurse and doctor need to pay dearly. SMH.
Quitters are winners
Nigerian record producer and entrepreneur, Michael Ajereh, a.k.a Don Jazzy, is celebrating one year of quitting smoking cigarettes. The Mavin record boss who quit smoking last year after indulging in the habit for years, took to his Twitter handle @DONJAZZY to announce that he has kept to his promise.
“Today makes it one year since I quit smoking. Clap for me please,” he tweeted. Responding to a fan who asked how he was able to quit smoking, said he was determined to quit the habit.
Following Don Jazzy’s decisions, Nigerian Superstar, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has also pledged to quit smoking soon. The singer made the announcement on his Instagram page after he arrived at the city of Los Angeles, California in the USA. Davido posted a short video of himself holding a pack of Malboro cigarettes with the caption, “Quitting soon.”
LOL. “Quitting soon”? Maybe him go quit after him drop him album.