’10 reasons why some Nigerian youths are lazy’ – APC Chieftain Joe Igbokwe writes

After President Buhari dropped a derogatory remark about Nigerian Youth being Lazy at the international Commonwealth conference.

APC Chieftain, Joe Igbokwe has written a piece to back up President Buhari’s derogatory statement of ‘Nigerian youths being lazy and waiting for oil money to be handed over to them’.

Here are 10 reasons Joe Igbokwe gave to back up President Buhari;


1. A research carried out at NNAMDI Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State found out that Students spend more time doing some funny things on the Internet than focusing on their books.

2. In the 90s I had some two Children of close family members in my house. They were about writing their WEAC Exams but I did see them for one day reading for the exams. When I confronted them they said ‘ Uncle do not worry we will pass’ They ‘passed’ and today they are ‘graduates’ but I know they are not.

3. Today in Nigeria if you want a good carpenter, Tiler or POP man you need to get the Togolese, Camerounians, Ghanaians to do the job.

4 I have met Mothers who are ready to give anything including their bodies for their Children to get admission into Universities and even to pass common entrance exams.

5 For years I have pleaded with some of the young people I know to go to learn a trade and even when I succeeded in getting them places to learn something they usually run away to go and continue to beg.

6 I have met many of our young people who said they went to university and when you engage them you will discover instantly that they are fake graduates who are not employable and yet they will tell you there are no jobs.

7 One of my brothers spent good money to get his wife who claimed to be a graduate a teaching appointment. He pushed and pushed until one day he was invited by the man who wants to help him. My brother was shocked to the marrows when the man told him that the woman should return to class one in Secondary School and that she knows nothing.

8 In the South East today hundreds of young men have been brutally killed in drug related offenses in South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and other Countries. Some sell their Kidnies to raise money. Give these young men a job of 200k a month they will just laugh at you.

9 Today in NNEWI where I come from it is difficult for you to get a young boy to learn a trade for say 5,6,7 years before they are established. They prefer Okada business, yahoo yahoo, begging etc.

10 There are so many fake Proprietors of universities and Polytechnics in NIGERIA that are only interested in money and nothing else. They go to JAMB and bribe them to send these 10th rate poor students to them. They push and push them until they graduate and the vicious cycle continues. We have close to 200 Higher Institutions but how many of them are real higher institutions.

I am passionate about getting our Country to work again and that is the reason why I am challenging the young people of Nigeria. My father abused us for laziness and untoward behaviors to make us strong and dedicated. Our teachers in those days abused, flogged and and gave us pits to dig for failing to do our assignments. I know a father who went to pick his son in Navy school Abeokuta for holidays. When he got there and was told that the boy failed his exams the man turned his car and left for LAGOS without the boy. He did not return to pick that boy until after one week. It became a turning point in the life of that boy.


Buhari’s supporter hold massive rally in UK; endorse him for second term

Some Nigerian in UK came out in their number to endorse President Buhari who will be throwing is cap into the ring to contest for 2019 presidential election.

These Nigerians staged a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and demanded that he continues the progressive change agenda of his government beyond 2019 at the Nigeria House in London, United Kingdom.

 supporter in uk endorse buhari for second tenure finalgistThe youths branded colourful banners to show their support for President Muhammadu Buhari whose popularity has drastically reduced back home as a result of the fragile local economy and widespread security issues.

According to unconfirmed report, each person was allegedly paid 150 pounds for just two hours to participate in the rally.

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supporters in uk endorse buhari for second tenure finalgist

supporters in uk endorse buhari


75-Year-Old Useni Wants To Be Governor Again After 34 Years

Jeremiah Useni who was a military governor of the former inactive Bendel State, has shown a keen interest to throw the hat into the ring again for the office of a governor.

But like a general that he is, Useni the lawmaker stormed the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and formally declared his intentions for the office of  a governor.
Trade and Industry, a 75-year-old army retired general, Jeremiah Useni, who is presently a senator, declared his bid to run for the governorship seat of his state – Plateau. Although there have been insinuations about Useni’s governorship ambition, many waved it aside in the light of the generational shift ambiance in the country.
One of the many things that colour Nigeria’s political landscape is having the old folks at the helms of affairs, and quite unfortunately, they are not ready to leave the stage yet.
Making his declaration at the party’s state secretariat in Jos, Useni said his principal focus is to restore peace on the Plateau. “I want to restore peace and justice to Plateau. I want to restore unity, love, dignity, and prosperity to Plateau.
Notable among positions he occupied include Chairman, Nigerian Railway Corporation; Military Administrator, old Bendel State; first Commandant, Nigerian War college; Minister, Federal Capital Territory; Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum; Deputy National Chairman ( north) All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP); Chairman and financier, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) and now a member of the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Useni, who was an active player in the July 1966 counter-coup, is said to have joined the Nigerian Army at the age of 14.
Another enraged social media user who is a prolific teacher and writer, Alex Ogundadegbe, wrote: “Jerry Useni, 75, wants to be governor in Plateau State. If you are 40 today, you were three when he was military governor in Bendel State.” Most young Nigerians appear miffed over the ambition ex- minister of the Federal Capital Territory especially because he became the military administrator of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states) at the age of 41 – almost 34 years ago. Aside from that Useni has presided over important and juicy positions in the country from a very young age.
For those who know Useni, he doesn’t plant where he won’t reap. He doesn’t labour in vain. Since he bestrode the nation’s consciousness when he was appointed military governor in 1984, he has been an active player in the narrative of the country, be it the military or civilian era. When he served as military gover-nor 34 years ago, he was in his own world.
But he actually got more mentions when he became the closest person to former Head of State, General Sani Abacha and remained with him up to his last moments. Born on February 16, 1943, Jeremiah Timbut Useni, was seen as a successor to Abacha , but he lost to General Abdulsalami Abubakar due to what was described as protocol. Ten years after the late former military leader’s death, Useni insisted that Abacha died a natural death, contrary to speculations that he died of poison.
The former Minister of Transport and Quarter-Master General of the Nigeria Army, who was elected senator for Plateau South constituency of Plateau State in the 2015 national elections on the platform of the PDP, was head of a delegation from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to meet and discuss common goals with Northern state governors and other leaders.
In 2003, he was Deputy National Chairman North for the ANPP, but in November 2004, he was locked in an internal ANPP struggle with Chief Donald Etiebet, the then National Chairman. In May 2006, he left the party to become chairman of a new party, the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), taking with him other members of the progressive wing of the ANPP.
However, he was suspended indefinitely in December 2008 for saying the death of playwright and activist, Ken Saro- Wiwa, was a national sacrifice. He was succeeded by Biodun Ogunbiyi, who criticized his poor leadership, resulting to the party’s failure to win any seats in the Senate or House of Representatives in the 2007 elections. Useni ran for election as senator for Plateau South in April 2011 on the platform DPP platform but was defeated by Victor Lar of the PDP.
Clearly, the Useni governorship ambition may be constitutional, but it has an ethical inquiry. At a time when the inherent challenges of running a government in the 21st Century is taking its tolls on even the younger elements, it is curious how the the lawmaker, who will be 76 years by the next general elections can cope with the rigours. If anything, the retired general should embark on the process of grooming and mentoring young men and women that will take over from his ilk and move the country forward.

2019: Apostle Adeyeye makes shocking revelations why election may not hold in Nigeria

Apostle Jeremiah Adeyeye, General Overseer, Clear Revelation Ministry (CRM), Ibadan, Oyo State, has revealed that 2019 elections may not hold in Nigeria.

The clergyman warned that Federal Government’s failure to stop herdsmen killings, kidnapping, militancy, insurgency may stop the 2019 elections.

Speaking with The Sun, Adeyeye also warned that series of events would occur this year that may lead to a state of anarchy in Nigeria if care was not taken.

According to Adeyeye, “If the situation in the country continues like this, Nigeria will be at war before 2019. So, any nation that is not at peace, will any election hold there?

“If there is anarchy, the police may not be able to put it under control in time, even some security agents will join forces with their ethnic groups in the pandemonium.

“I am not sure if we have up to 300,000 policemen in Nigeria, let alone Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Navy, and other paramilitary agencies. And we have a population of close to 200 million.

“If anarchy starts today, and security agencies want to work, how many people can they detain and how many people can be kept in various prisons? Nigeria needs somebody who fears God.”

Speaking on the cabals in the Presidency, the clergyman said, “Three people need to put their heads together and save the country. They are a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mamman Daura; Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

“Those who hold Aso Rock and elders of the North should put their heads together if Nigeria will be one before the 2019 general elections. God is angry because of innocent blood being shed in this country on daily basis.

“Those at the corridors of power, especially those they call the cabal, their people will not welcome them when their secrets are revealed to the whole world. North will split into many parts and they will not be able to come together as one again if this trend continues. There are many things to say, if they are ready to listen and hearken to God’s instructions.

“I have been warning Nigeria since 2007. Lord opened my eyes to see that there are secrets that are hidden in the presidency. The three persons I mentioned have mouths and whatever they like to quench in the presidency, will be quenched. If they want it to be, it will be.

“Before 2019, Nigeria will shake. What they are planning for this country is quite different from God’s plan.”

Source: Dailypost


Senate seek to approve 2018 budget estimates

The Senate yesterday ordered its appropriations committee to submit all reports on the 2018 budget estimates before next week for consideration and approval.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki who gave the directive also ordered all other relevant committees in charge of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) budget proposals to submit their reports to the Danjuma Goje-led appropriations committee.

It, however, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for confirmation of the appointment of 23 members for the National Population Commission (NPC).

Other letters from the President also requested for the confirmation of appointment of Barrister Festus Okoye as national commissioner for the South east geo-political zone and the appointment of Abba Ali and Mohammed Sagir from Katsina and Niger states.

They are non-legal practitioners, who would serve as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission upon confirmation by the Senate.His separate mails also bore a letter of condolence over the death of senators Ali Wakili and Mustapha Bukar who, until their demise, represented Bauchi South and Katsina North senatorial districts respectively.

But with the adjournment of its sitting in honour of the late Bukar, the Senate’s take on the letters seeking confirmation could not be ascertained as at press time.

This followed Senate’s placing of embargo on confirmation, which arose from the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).