The Pains Of Being A Nigerian Part1 – From a political point of view
Since the day that I and muhammadu buhari was born and now that I am coming of age I have always heard the words “The youths are the key and future to Nigeria’s growth and development”.
But the average common man on the street would highly disagree with you and tell you that the government has changed the padlock and walked away with the keys.
3 years ago on the 14th of February 2015, majority of Nigerians voted an acclaimed messiah into power in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari who rode on the platform of All Progressive Congress and a slogan of “CHANGE”. He and his party members promised heaven on earth and that Nigeria would once again be a land flowing with milk and honey. He made promises such as:
- There will be free education at all levels
- I will increase minimum wage and place every graduate in salary for extra one year after youth service
- 3 million jobs per year
- One free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public primary school pupils
- I will reduce fuel price to 45 Naira per liter
- I will stop importation of refined products
- I will revive our entire refinery in my first one year in office and build more to produce more for our domestic consumption.
- I will pay 23 million Nigerians 5,000 naira monthly.
- I will crush Bokoharam in my first 3 months in office
- Stabilizing the Naira of making $1 = 1 naira
Those were the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari and you would think that after contesting for the presidency 3 times and getting his wishes finally fulfilled, he would at least live up to some of these promises?
Sadly 3 years down the line, instead of a Messiah we have a tribalistic and nepotistic president. Reverse is the case for our beloved Nigerians and the mantra of CHANGE have turned to CHAINS, WOES and GNASHING OF TEETH for the average Nigerian out there.
The back bone of Nigeria’s problem is corruption and this has been way in existence from the military era of the 1960’s down to our democratic regime of the year 1999 till now and in the words of former British Prime Minister David Cameron “ Nigeria is fantastically corrupt”. He was overheard saying this on the eve of the arrival of presidents in London for an anti-corruption summit. President Muhammadu Buhari, aka Mr. Integrity, has said it several times that “I will fight kwarruption”. #YIMU, with EFCC and their media trials instead of real court trials, corruption has been fighting back against the presidency in full force.
Corruption is at the forefront of two of the three arms of government namely the Senate and the House of Representatives. Former CBN governor and the current Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, in a current interview stated that a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has a take home pay of N36million monthly, while a House of Representative member has monthly take-home pay of N25 million monthly. In giving sound advice to President Muhammadu Buhari, he said, if the salaries of the Senate and House of Representative members were cut by half, it would go a long way to provide more jobs for 70,400 jobless Nigerians at between N90, 000 and N92, 500 monthly salaries. He urged political office holders to make sacrifices and salvage the country from its current economic downturn as these lawmakers are one of the highest paid in the world and they earn more than the US president. But the big question to ask is: Can this ever be fully implemented and would these crooks allow their salaries to be slashed by half? Some individuals are of the notion that “Even if you give them all the money inside Central Bank, the lawmakers would still find another means to steal”, another said “cut their salaries, and watch them inflate already inflated project costs by 150% and if their allowances are tangled with then Buhari will know that the gentility of a cat is not the same as the gentility of a lion”. Another individual said “is it not the same irresponsibly slow youths you are compassionately campaigning for, who are busy defending the senators and denying the masses of the creation of tens of thousands more jobs in good faith? These mofos were born to suffer because it’s only in Nigeria a politician robs the people blind, prostitutes their daughters and still gets to be the adopted father of their beggared sons!!”. They love looting till Nigeria collapses, they don’t mind as far as they are concerned.
What is the way forward?
By the 1960 and 1963 independence and republican constitutions, Nigeria was a Federation in which the three regions and later four regions had their own constitutions and contributed 50% of their revenues to sustain the central federal government. Upon the coup d’état in 1966 which overthrew the democratic government of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Prime Minister), the various constitutions were abolished and a Unitary Government was foisted on Nigeria. Hence, the sources of revenue of the regions, especially oil and gas revenues were appropriated by the central government and then shared to states created in 1967. Even after the return to civilian dispensations in 1979 and 1999, the centralized unitary system of government is still in place, especially the control of revenues centrally. The operating constitution, although termed a federal one, is truly not so, since there is still no fiscal federalism as obtained in the pre-military era.
Nigeria, being a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and very diverse country is feeling the strains of over-centralization which has crippled the previously healthy competition in development among the constituent parts. Governance is more about sharing revenue from oil resources than it is about contributing to the common till. Invariably, innovation, industrialization and overall development are pushed to the back burners while mindless embezzlement, nepotism, graft and rent-seeking take center stage. Consequently, national infrastructure and almost every sector in the social and economic spheres of life are in constant deterioration. The youthful bulge in population coupled with massive unemployment and underemployment are time bombs waiting to explode.
The misnomer of “Federal” Nigeria whereby one ethnic group dominates politically because of a very dubious and doubtful population census at pre-independence period and thereafter is also sustaining grievances from various ethnic nationalities and constitutes serious instability. This same domination has also encouraged the latest ‘scourge’ of herdsmen killing farmers and forcefully taking over their crops to feed their cows. Such impunity if not checked, might result in yet another civil war that might disintegrate the country.
It is hoped that politicians will be patriotic enough to sheath their individual ambitions to ensure that they patriotically enthrone true federalism once more along the principles of the 1963 Republican Constitution which served the country well. We need leaders with selfless service to the nation and the country must move forward devoid of analog leaders who have lost touch with reality, muhammadu buhari take note
What Is Coronavirus ?
What is the meaning of corona virus? Many of you are asking and frantically searching for an answer well here is a comprehensive background Information of this deadly virus.
Coronavirus is an outbreak of disease that started in Wuhan one of the central Chinese cities it’s caused by a novel coronavirus that means it’s brand-new so new that actually it doesn’t have a name yet it’s from a family called the corona viruses the symptoms of this illness are pretty mundane on the face of it it’s a dry cough fever and then breathing problems it seems quite mild in lots of people and probably those people don’t end up in hospital at all we only know about the more severe cases which is where people have gone on to develop viral pneumonia and those people obviously end up in hospital and all the deaths have been amongst those people this brand new corona virus came from animals and it’s believed that the source was actually a seafood market in Wuhan which also sells wild animals so far as far as we know all the cases have come out of Wuhan so some of these people are in places like Thailand and Japan but they haven’t picked it up there they actually got it in Wuhan and then they traveled in China where the most cases are it’s older people who are ending up in hospital with this they’re usually over 40 and the very youngest person diagnosed is about 13 or 14 years old so it doesn’t appear to be affecting small children and those who have died tend actually to have underlying conditions as they say they they’re frail they may have heart disease or cancer already and so they’re vulnerable basically their immune systems are not very robust and they’re going to find it very hard to fight off a virus we’ve only just discovered that the new corona virus is actually transmitted from one person to another it was hoped at first actually that it just came from animals as all corona viruses do but now it looks as though it is actually passed from one human being to another so we’ve got people-to-people transmission because the markets been closed for some time and there are cases in people who’ve never been near it so there actually isn’t any treatment at the moment at all because this is a virus antibiotics won’t work that they only work against bacteria not viruses so really you want to know antiviral treatment but none of the flu drugs that we’ve got we have got a couple of those will work on this a corona virus is different from a flu virus so there actually isn’t any treatment at the moment at all this one is scary because it is a brand new virus so we don’t know how it’s going to behave but I have to say we perhaps ought to put it in the context of some of the other things healthcare workers trooped to Sierra Leone to cover the West Africa outbreak of Ebola and that was killing more than half of all those people who were infected SARS which was a novel coronavirus just like this one back in 2002 did it end up causing a global panic and that was largely because nobody had ever seen it before but also the death rate was at around 10% well here so far we’re talking about a death rate of 2% which is a lot less and it does look as if many of those people actually have had underlying health problems which would make it more likely that they would die they could equally have died of flu so you have to put it into that context I think
Mama Still Got It: Mother And Daughter Bursting It Together On Instagram Live……Mother Goals?
Should we call this mother goals or what? A mother and daughter were caught throwing their cakes on live Instagram, they looked like they were competing against each other and trying to out do each other.
Considering that this is not really what a mother should be teaching her daughter some of you might say but some others might feel it is right and lit AF.
It was gathered that their joint dance videos are a regular occurrence and they are quite popular on Instagram for this, a lot of their fans could be seen in the comments hailing them on.
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Mom Angry At Teenage Daughter For Getting Intimate In the House
A mother was definitely not planning on raising no babies as she went in hard on her daughter in suspicion of her apparently having intimacy with a boy under her roof and she was having none of that.
The video below captures and shows the moment all this went down, the mother interrogating her daughter, who insists that she did not have intimacy with anyone. However, her mother wasn’t trying to hear what she had to say. She immediately charged at her daughter and like she was a WWE Pro Wrestler , while shouting expletives. Although the punch was quite shocking, it wasn’t the only one. In the midst of her rant, she charged her daughter a second time, Then, the video abruptly ended, but the punishment wasn’t over.
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