Fashola blows own trumpet
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has unveiled a book titled ‘Proof of Infrastructure delivery across Nigeria’ highlighting his performance in the last three years, five months and eighteen days. In his address at the book presentation in Abuja, Fashola recalled his maiden briefing on December 8, 2015, when he promised to increase budgeting for the ministry and delivering on incremental power.
On these promises, Fashola said, “I feel confident to say that with the help, support and cooperation of our staff, under the leadership of our permanent secretaries and directors, we have delivered on the agenda I set out at the 2015 press briefing.
“In the power sector, well-meaning Nigerians acknowledge our efforts by saying clearly that their power supply experience has improved compared to 2015, and we acknowledge that the work has not finished,” he said.
Fashola, Fashola, Fashola, how many times I call you? No make Nigerians swear for you with this heat wey dey disturb body o. A word is enough for a [wise] minister.
The big difference between Boko Haram & Nigerian Army? Allawee!
A member of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, has disclosed that Boko Haram fighters receive $3000 (an equivalent of N1, 080,000 daily) as allowance, while Nigerian soldiers get a paltry N1, 000. He spoke during the presentation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Regional Economic Outlook Report in Abuja.
“Don’t forget that Boko Haram members are being killed on daily basis, but they are also recruiting on daily basis. They are getting people to recruit because it is lucrative and many young people are unemployed,” Mohammed said.
“The Nigerian military, for example, gets N1, 000 daily for being in the North East at the war front as their allowance. In the same North East, Boko Haram members receive $3,000 per day as allowance. So, it is lucrative and sometimes they even get their money upfront.”
Blood of Nebuchadnezzar! So Boko dey do boys well like this? No wonder they keep multiplying by the dozens. Naija, shame on you.
‘Buhari is a good boy, iya iya oh’
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to desist from its ‘unwarranted and frivolous’ media attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over his private trip to the United Kingdom. The pro-Buhari group said the opposition party lacked the moral ground to even lead the campaign because none of the past presidents on its platform transmitted a letter to the National Assembly whenever they travelled.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the BMO argued that President Buhari had not committed any legal or constitutional infraction and that he was in fact the first Nigerian President to adhere to the Nigerian Constitution in that respect.
“We are constrained to remind the Peoples Democratic Party that throughout its 16 years in power, Nigerians cannot recall any particular time a President transmitted letters to the National Assembly while embarking on vacation or any foreign trip,” said the organisation. “In fact, President Buhari is the first president to start adhering to the constitutional provision on the transmission of letters to the National Assembly whenever embarking on vacation.”
Mtcheew. So it’s now vacation and no longer private visit? By the way, who be these BMO people sef? Noisemakers.
Cross River Govt not shining teeth with workers
Cross River State Commissioner for Education, Godwin Etta, has ordered workers owed 18 months’ salaries to go home and stay if they cannot exercise patience anymore. Etta stated this while addressing workers of the Examinations Results Centre (ERC) of the state Ministry of Education who protested in Calabar against 18 months’ salaries arrears.
The workers claimed they were first engaged as ad hoc staff in 2015, but were absorbed as permanent staff into the state civil service payrolls through formal appointment letters in November 2017. The commissioner, who described the workers as ingrates and unreasonable, said Governor Ben Ayade has done a lot to pay workers monthly without fail, even with paltry monthly federal allocation of N2 billion.
“These people were engaged as temporary staff and their stipends paid regularly. The governor was kind enough to direct their absorption into the state workforce which process we are still on. They are ungrateful. If they won’t have patience any more, they are free to leave,” he said.
Chai. People harsh o. Oga Godwin that is talking sef, will he go to work if he doesn’t receive salary?
Australian Senate candidate disgraced, steps down
An Australian Senate candidate at the centre of a gun control controversy has resigned from his party after footage emerged of him touching dancers and making sexist remarks at a strip club. The videos of Steve Dickson, of the anti-Islam One Nation party, were filmed in the US last year and broadcast on Australian TV on Monday.
Mr Dickson, who had been the minor party’s leader in Queensland, apologised for his actions. He said he was “deeply remorseful” and that “the footage shown does not reflect the person I am”.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson accepted his resignation, describing his behaviour as “unacceptable”. However, Mr. Dickson’s name will remain on ballot papers for the May 18 election because it is too late for parties to announce new candidates.
LOL. This Mr Dickson no get any iota of shame o. How dare he resign when his Naija elders are being given awards for chuku-ing Dollars into their babarigas? Oyibo people, na doing things the right way go kill them!