POLITICS: GEORGE WEAH ANNOUNCED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF LIBERIA. —(3 MINUTES READ).

In a news report published on the 27th of December 2017 by Fikayo Olowolagba on dailypost.ng

 

 

Former Ballon d’Or winner,George Weah has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia,West Africa.

 

 

The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen counties.

 

 

His 73-year-old opponent and current Vice President,Joseph Boakai got only two counties.

 

 

Weah becomes the 25th President of Liberia.

 

The ex-Liberian international played for Paris Saint-German,AC Milan,Chelsea amd Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille.

 

 

He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.

 

Weah also won the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award,Cupe de France,Ligue 1,Coupe de la Ligue,Serie A Title,English FA Cup among others.

 

“I am deeply grateful to my family,my friends,and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,”weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.

 

 

 

gEORGE

 

 

Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of State,economist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

 

His inauguration would be the first time powert was transfered from one democratically elected government to another.

 

 

Culled from dailypost.ng

 

 

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31 BASIC NECESSITIES FOR A BIGGER,BETTER,BOLDER AND A BRIGHTER 2018(NUGGET 19,20,21) —7MINUTES READ.

As the month of January 2018 keeps rolling gradually with every day passing bye,I believe that so many people would have been able to start seeing and feeling what the new year hold for them.

 

While some people would have started taking steps accompanied with approaches that will birth the delivery of their dreams and passion for the year,others would still be caught up in their slothfulness and sluggishness in going out in full swing to get something doing that will birth the success the year is impregnated with.

 

We have been able to discuss comprehensively varieties of basic nuggets that are necessary to be part of us in our sojourn in 2018 with the release of nugget 1-18 that is designed to be one nugget per day.

 

In continuation of what we started, here comes Nugget 19,20 and 21 for your reading pleasure and for your viewing satisfaction.

 

Join me as we tread on the path of another series of knowledge-based compedium designed to add value to the essence of humanity.

 

It goes thus:

 

NUGGET 19:  JANUARY 19TH 2018.

 

  • NECESSITY FOR THE POSSESSION AND APPLICATION OF POSSIBILITY AND WINNING MENTALITY.

In order to make a meaningful and an impartful sojourn in the course of the 2018,one of the major attributes and virtues that will enhance the reality of the fulfillment of a year filled with series of succesful endeavour is the possession and the application of possibility and winning mentality.

 

No doubt about it, as the year ahead is laced with series of golden opportunities and the possibilities,so also is the year is laced with impossibilities.Even, the torrents of impossibilities will be more intense and wild.

 

WINNING
 NUGGET 19—NECESSITY FOR THE POSSESSION AND APPLICATION OF POSSIBILITY AND WINNING MENTALITY.

 

It is only those who have a possibility and winning mentality that will end up escaping the torrents and the scourge of impossibilities that will surface in the course of the year.

 

One of the best way through which the possession of a possibility and winning mentality can become part and parcel of your existence is by having self-confidence which is a good booster and enhancer of unequalled and unparalleled personal performance and development.

 

Having self-confidence should not be miscontrued as pride and arrogance,it is all about believing in your self that everything is possible since you have the innate ability and capacity to build and create the reality of your own world.

 

In order to make everything possible for you in the course of the year, there is a need for you to believe in the possibility of good  and great feats to happen in your life.

 

It is on the platform of this believe that you will end up attracting the success you are dreaming about.

 

Having a possibility and winning mentality cost you nothing but self appraisal and self-development that enhances your preparation for success in the course of the year.

 

You have what it takes to have possibility and winning mentality once your self-cnfidence is intact and rich in contents and contexts.

 

As the saying goes:

“Self-confidence makes a man;

If you don’t have it;

You are twice defeated in the race of life.

 

Never get defeated in the race of 2018,but be empowered and strengthened by raising the level of your confidence in whatever you believed in.

 

Possibility and winning mentality builds a world for you whereby any good thing you put your mind into and lay your hands upon ends up becoming an object of physical reality and a subject of reference in the course of the year

 

winning (1)
 NUGGET 19–NECESSITY FOR THE POSSESSION AND APPLICATION OF POSSIBILITY AND WINNING MENTALITY.

Be confident!!!

Never be chicken-hearted but be lion-hearted by living a life whereby possibility and winning mentality are the order of the day.

 


(PAGE 1—JANUARY 19TH 2018—NUGGET 19—NECESSITY FOR THE POSSESSION OF POSSIBILITY AND WINNING MENTALITY.)

 

NUGGET 20: 20TH OF JANUARY 2018.

 

  • LEARN WITH THE RIGHT MENTOR.

In life,learning is constant and a continuous phase everyone is expected to experience and pass through from one stage to another.Whosoever stopped learning is as good as a dead man.

 

 

MENTOR (3)
NUGGET 20—LEARN WITRH THE RIGHT MENTOR.

Your living is encompassed in what you learn and it has a way of determining the impact and impart made by you in the course of your existence on earthly pedestal.

 

You become rich and wealthy in contents and contexts when you are rich and wealthy in learning.

 

Learning in the right way ,in the right manner and at the right time from the right person(mentor) solely for the right purpose enhances living in the right way for impacting the world at the right time.

mentor
NUGGET 20–LEARN WITH THE RIGHT MENTOR.

 

It is essential for anyone who desire a succesful sojourn in the course of 2018 to strive hard and struggle to the extreme to find every possible means of learning whatever is essential for growth and personal development.

 

It is until when learning births growth and personal development that your yearnings and longings for success become possible in the course of the year.

 

The new year delivers the pregnancy of your success when you endeavour in your own capacity to make learning a way of life in the course of year.This becomes possible when you embraced reading and skills acquisition that will stand as a booster and an enhancer of your drive to be succesful in 2018.


(PAGE 2–JANUARY 20TH 2018—-LEARN WITH THE RIGHT MENTOR).

 

NUGGET 21:JANUARY 21ST 2018.

 

  • BE A MENTOR TO OTHERS.

 

As it is important and necessary to be a motivator and an inspiration to others, so also it is necessary and mandatory to be a mentor to others.

 

Being a mentor is all about becoming and assuming a father and mother-figure to others especially those who  are looking at you for light and guide in the course of their journey in 2018.

 

There is a neeed for you to fill the vacuum created by the dearth of capable hands and mind viable enough to stand as mentor and maintains mentor to progenitor relationship that is gradually overwhelming this generation by preventing it from eating up posterity.

 

MENTOR (2)
NUGGET 21—BE A MENTOR TO OTHERS.

 

Human beings are created to flourish on any platform built and created by those who have gone ahead of them .There is a need for you to fill up this vacuum by increasing and enhancing your capacity by becoming a source of resources buoyant and nourishing enough to accommodate and provide for those who are on the search and look out for people who will stand as a guard for them in the course of their journey in 2018.

 

There is a need for you to enhance the birth of other giants and trailblazers that will stand as a foot soldiers trained and powerful to take over the affairs of men by filling up the corridor of leadership with people who are ready to provide means by which challenges bedevilling the existence of humanity will become a thing of the past.

 

MENTOR (1)
NUGGET 21—BE A MENTOR TO OTHERS,

 

Human capacity to become better in all ramifications is a sole responsibility of everyone who are ready to become teachers that will end  up mentoring others by creating a value-chain addition that is viable enough to build and develop others teachers and mentors in the course of 2018.


(PAGE 3:BE A MENTOR TO OTHERS).

 

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#Human Capacity#

 

#Self-confidence#

 

#Winning Mentality#

 

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PERSONAL MEMOIR ON LEADERSHIP.—(6 MINUTES READ).

This write-up formed my opinion on facebook yesterday that seems to be a refelection of my experience of the worse form of leadership that has been the realities of our society.

I believe it will serve the purpose of educating and enlightening my teeming viewers,readers and followers.

 

It goes thus:

 

It is foolishness for a leader who contributes nothing to expect followers and subordinates to contribute something.

 

Being inactive and passive in discharging your duties,roles and responsibilities as a leader makes your subordinates and followers passive and inactive in discharging their duties,roles and responsibilities.

 

It is share wickedness and extreme insensitivity on the part of any leader who fails to release the magic wand of good leadership to followers and subordinates but expect subordinates and followers to perform any magic that will entrench and establish the essence of good leadership.

 

Being inactive and passive exhibited in the form of levity,laxity and laziness dampens the spirit of your followers and subordinates leading to the trigger of a chain reaction culminating into confusion and poor performance.

 

The only reflection and exhibition of loyalty and respect that will be shown by your subordinates and followers will be done through unhealthy rivalry thatv is poisonous,acidic and toxic accompanied with eye service and lip-service chanelled towards expressing their loyalty to you at your presence but when you are absent,their loyalty to you fizzle out and their real self emerges in the form of deceit and mediocrity.

 

leadership
PERSONAL MEMOIR ON LEADERSHIP

 

The blame should be apportioned to the leadership style being adopted.Any leadership style that compromises truth and toil with falsehood will end up becoming a farce,an object of ridicule and inefficiency, and a subject of ineffectiveness.

 

The real purpose of leadership defined through leading by example must be shown vividly in terms of selflessness,sacrifice and through service that is qualitative,compassionate and unparralleled.

 

If you fail in making an impart by being a source of example in terms of hard-work to your subordinates,the value placed on leadership through the post or office occupied by you becomes challenging and your struggle to uphold efficiency and effectiveness among the rank and file of your staff that will birth the contiinuos and constant emergence of good performance will remain a hard nut to crack.

LEADERSHIP 1
PERSONAL MEMOIR ON LEADERSHIP

 

Leadership fails when it first of all fails followership by failing or refusing to lead by example.

 

An examplary leadership is a reflection of the values inherent in you that must be a totla package of your existence so that your subordinates and followers will not find it tedious to tread on the path you are treading upon.

 

As a leader, you should not ask your subordinates and followers what you fail in giving to them.

 

If you are lazy,expect your followers and subordinates to be lazy.If you are a perpectual late-comer,expect them to be perpectual late-comers.If you are weak in reasoning and you lack basic application of maximizing discretion at your disposal for the progress of your juridiction,expect your folowers and subordinates to follow suit by being weak and unreasonable.

LEADERSHIP 2
PERSONAL MEMOIR ON LEADERSHIP

 

Leadership is all about the stuff you are made of and it has a way of having a boomerang effect or green-house effect on the governed or the led.All that is in reality in our society is a function of the reality obtainable on the corridor of leadership.

 

It is the system in the society that makes leaders.The society makes leaders and leaders makes the society.

 

Confusion and grudges will be the order of the day coupled with unhealthy rivalry whenever any of your subordiantes tries to right the wrong you placed on ground in your domain because likes beget likes.

 

If you expect good followership,kindly become good leader that is good in proffering good and reasonable leadership style that will make leaders out of your followers and subordinates.

 

Any deviation from this concept is nothing but fluke and self-deception with foolishness being the resultant outcome.

 

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#Subordinates#

 

#Followership#

 

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BENUE MASSACRE—VAMPIRES ON LOOSE—(5 MINUTES READ).

The quietness of the night elude them,

Their rest became vaporised,

The heaviness of their eyelid disappeared,

They woke up in fear and with trembling,

They ran helter skelter,

In the middle of the night,

Their sleep was truncated with topsy-turvy,

And the cry for help took over,

The beautiful atmosphere of the night became sullen,

Vampires are everywhere,

Killing,murdering and maiming without control,

With their clubs and swords,

They expressed their meaness by butchering innocent souls,

Innocent souls slaughtered like cows,

Innocent souls butchered without control,

And the flow of blood surpassed the flow of blood in an abatoir.

 

 

 

While the fury of the rampaging vampires gushed out,

The blood of the innocent gushed out like water from a cistern,

While the flesh of the innocent were butchered and massacred,

While the bones of the innocent were crushed,

Hell was let loose,

And Benue State became a home of fury,

And blood was on the dancing floor,

Dancing and merrying were aborted,

Laughter and smiling were replaced,

With regrets,angusih and gnashing of teeth,

The dignity of humanity was disrespected,

While human body and physiology were destroyed.

 

 

 

It would have been understandable,

If this show of barbarism and cannibalism occurred during war time,

It could have been better if it happened on the battle field,

It became worrisome how a sovereign state in a sovereign country,

Governed by constitution,rules and regulations,

Suffered a gory incident,

Not from outsiders and strangers,

It was perpetrated by mere herdsmen,

And they succesfully take the life of others.

Without any remorse on their part.

 

 

 

Children were attacked,

Pregnant women lost their lifes,

Men’s throat were slith opened,

Foetus were opened up,

Many eyes were plucked out,

Limbs were broken,

Arms were lost,

Human parts were disembered.

Families were separated.

Widows amd widowers increased.

 

 

 

 

What an indiscriminate act,

What a show of indignity and apartheid,

What an act of inhumanism,

What a show of cannibalism,

What a display of terrorism,

What an exhibition of callousness and coldness.

 

 

 

The authority on ground were caught unaware,

Security apparatus became weak,

No one to render help,

And innocent souls fell into the hands of vampire,

Blood sucking demons were high in their kingdom,

At the sight of sword and gun shots,

The dove of peace left their nest and flew away,

As the crimson of blood occupied available spaces,

Vultures descended and took over the scenes,

And the carcases of lost human body became accessible to all eyes.

 

 

 

 

Where is the missing link?

Why is human souls cheap as water?

Why is our land is being torn apart?

Why is blood on our dance floor?

Why is living in Nigeria is extremely risky?

Why is human existence in Nigeria is a curse?

 

 

 

 

Till now,

No single arrest has been made,

No one has been locked up,

Everybody is folding their arms,

Everybody is using their mouth playing blame games,

And the anguish and agony,

From the affected and the deceased family remained.

 

 

 

 

Till now,

There seems to be no single way out,

A pointer to the fact that,

We should expect another attack in a the course of time,

Since our government are handicapped to toil on the part of reasoning and wisdom,

The vampires will be let loosed very soon,

And the vulture will take over again.

 

 

 

 

Why!

Why!!

Why!!!

 

bENUE MASSACRE (1)
BENUE STATE HERDSMEN MASSACRE—VAMPIRES ON LOOSE!!!

 

 

This is dedicated to all the people of Benue State at this down moment in their history.Even if we agree with our Vice-President that the perpetrator of this dastardly act should be forgiven,we should all remember that history will not forgive those who fan the amber of this show of cannibalism and barbarism.

 

 

 

This is a pointer to the fact that we are blessed in this part of the world with irresponsible and irresponsive government who have no value for human life.

 

 

 

All other states in the federation are planning and beginning to arm their indigenes especially local hunters to the teeth and it is becoming more clear that a nation that ought to be demilitarised is fastly becoming more militarised with arms and ammunition becoming cheap as water available at the disposal of every dick and harry.

 

 

 

No doubt about it,the APC administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari keeps disappointing the Nigeria nation by deviating wildly and making all their electoral promises unachievable.

 

 

 

No part of the country is safe now,every part of the country is having her own security challenges and there has never been no form of workable solution proffered to nib this in the bud.

 

 

 

All concerned Nigerians should rise up to challenge the level of insecurity being experienced in Nigeria presently if only we are passionate about our dreams of having an indivisible geographical entity called Nigeria to remain as one nation.

 

 

 

In conclusion,this is dedicated to the repose of the more than 70 Benue indigenes that were massacred and butchered by Fulani Herdsmen.

 

 

 

May their souls find peace that eluded them while they are alive.

 

 

 

Rest in Peace.

 

 

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#Benue State#

 

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POLITICS: GEORGE WEAH ANNOUNCED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF LIBERIA. —(3 MINUTES READ).

In a news report published on the 27th of December 2017 by Fikayo Olowolagba on dailypost.ng

 

 

Former Ballon d’Or winner,George Weah has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia,West Africa.

 

 

The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen counties.

 

 

His 73-year-old opponent and current Vice President,Joseph Boakai got only two counties.

 

 

Weah becomes the 25th President of Liberia.

 

The ex-Liberian international played for Paris Saint-German,AC Milan,Chelsea amd Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille.

 

 

He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.

 

Weah also won the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award,Cupe de France,Ligue 1,Coupe de la Ligue,Serie A Title,English FA Cup among others.

 

“I am deeply grateful to my family,my friends,and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,”weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.

 

 

 

gEORGE

 

 

Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of State,economist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

 

 

His inauguration would be the first time powert was transfered from one democratically elected government to another.

 

 

Culled from dailypost.ng

 

 

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WHY ARE WE DRIFTING BACK TO THE WOES OF THE PAST?—(5 Minutes Read).

Without mincing words,Nigeria as a nation is gradually drifting back to the woes of the past that portrays nothing but a blur and a bleak future with the recent advent of fuel scarcity being gradually witnessed across the Lagos Metropolis.

 

Initially, it seems unbelievable and unexpected when the news or rumour started filtering around that fuel is gradually becoming scarce but the reality dawned when it was observed in my vicinity and neighbourhood  queque of vehicles waiting to be attended to fuel attendants in the fuel filling stations.

This kind of experience has been the order of the day in some years ago when the festive period beckons but it became abated at some point and we all think that the days of gloom is over until recently when this unpalatable reality pop up and splashed on our face like a piece of shit.

 

 

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The kind of break experienced across the length and breadth of the entire Nigerian nation from fuel scarcity was somehow believed to be as an outcome of the magic wand pulled by the preset administration of All Progressive Congress when the issue of fuel subsidy was partially scrapped leading to the hike of fuel skyrocketting to high heaven.

 

Eventhough, the Nigerian masses accepted their fate after so many unabated hullabaloo about the removal of fuel subsidy that made the pump prices of fuel to soar to high heaven at 145naira per litres for petrol and 180naira per litres for diesel,this removal have been able to offer temporary succour in preventing the scarcity of this product.

The realities on ground about fuel stations being jampacked with vehicles with varied volumes of Jerry-can at display by consumers really shows that the present administration is gradually loosing the magic wand or the magic wand that made the perpectual fuel scarcity been experienced around festive period is gradually becoming weak and it is about reaching the breaking point.

 

 

FUEL SCARCITY 3.jpg

The issue of constant supply of fuel has been a source and a topic of debate in the time past with all the political parties and their aspirants been seen to have maximized this situation as a source of electoral campaign and manifestos in the time past but one could see that it is just a lip- sevice that might have been orchestrated as a political gimmick and sophistry to deceive innocent Nigeria in order for them to get their vote during electioneering.

 

 

Past and Present administrations have made constant,continuous and unending promises concerning the revamping and maintenance of our moribund refineries in order for the refineries to be able to meet up maximally with the local consumption supply of fuel but this has been a dream and a drive that has not been able to materialised into fruition and it can be submitted to have been a source of siphoning public fund.

 

It is of neccessity to point out at this point that there is a need for Nigeria government to start thinking about the construction and commissioning of new set of state of the art refineries if the old ones can not be revamped and maintained.

 

A situation whereby the present Minister of State submitted at a point in time that the commencement of full production at the Dangote Private Refinery in Lagos will boost local production capacity is an indication that the Nigeria Government is irresponsible in the discharge of their statutory function of governance.

 

At this point in the histrory of our national existence,the only way out of this impasse is for Nigeria government to commence the construction of new sets of refineries plant or the should see to the removal of policy bottleneck that is preventing public private partnership(PPP) from taking over the business of crude oil refinery in Nigeria.

It is the full introduction of cutting edge technology that will see to local refinery of crude oil maximized to meet local demand and consumption that Nigeria as a country will be delivered from the woes of the past.

 

 

Any deviation from this, is an indication to the fact that the realities of long queque might be a permanent reality that Nigerians have to manage and cope with for a long period of time.

 

 

There is a need for our government to be prompt and decisive in their approach to nib the bud so that this ugly trend that is unexpected and uncalled for in the 21st century from an oil producing state is a national embarrassment and digrace that all dick and harry must find possible solution to.

 

In conclusion,Nigeria will emerge a great nation if local production is maximized in meeting the local consumption demand.

 

 

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NEW ARMY GENERAL ASSUMES DUTY TO LEAD BOKO HARAM WAR. —-(4 MINUTES READ).

In a report published on premiumtimesng.com on the 12th of December 2017.

 

It was reported that Rogers Nicholas, the newly -posted Theatre commander,Operation Lafiya Dole,has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

 

Mr.Nicholas, a major general,made the call at his maiden media interractive session on Monday in Maiduguri.

He said that the call was imperative to encourage remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents to surrender in order to end insurgency and guarantee lasting peace in the region.

 

“We have determined and courageous soldiers to crush the terrorists and bring peace,”he said.

 

Mr.Nicholas also tasked the media to work towards awareness creation on de-radicalisation of the sect’s ideology,promote peace building and social cohesion.

He reteirated the readiness of the military to work with media to ensure succesful campaign against insurgency in the country.

 

“The command will provide enabling environment for the media to access information on our operations”.

 

“You should ensure accurate,factual and balance reportage on the military operation,”he said.

 

The commander warned that the authorities would not condone mispresentation of facts and bias reportage.

 

 

Mr.Nicholas disclosed that the command would come out with new strategies to intensify campaign to end suicide bombings and attacks by the insurgents.

 

He also called on people in the region to coopearate with military to enable them to win the war against terror group,adding that the war against the terror groip,adding that the war against insurgency was a collective responsibility.

 

Also, the outgoing commander,Ibrahim Attahiru,said the military had implemented various operations to get rid of the insurgents and sustained the feat recorded in the counter insurgency campaign.

 

 

Mr.Attahiru, a major general,said that Boko Haram insurgents were tactically defeated,while the military liberated all the territories from the insurgents.

He explained that the military had launched various operations designed to clear the remnant of the insurgents.

 

 

 

“In view of the successes recorded by the military,the Boko Haram insurgents resorted to suicide bombing of soft targets,”he said.

 

 

 

Mr.Attahiru said that about 100 Boko Haram insurgents including five high profiled commanders were killed and 72 others surrendedred to the military in the past six months.

 

 

 

According to him,the military had reinforced its Mobile Strike Force to block the sects’supply routes and enhance clearance operations.

 

 

 

Mr.Attahiru listed other achievements of the command to include conduct of polio immunization exercise in non-accessible rural communities and lifting of ban on fishery activities at Lake Chad Basin.

 

 

 

ATTAHIRU IBRAHIM.jpg

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr.Nicholas was the Chief of Logistics,Army Headquarters before his new appointment as the Theatre commander,Operation Lafiya Dole.

 

(NAN).

Tag:#BokoHaram#Insurgency#Nigeriaarmy#security

 

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NEW ARMY GENERAL ASSUMES DUTY TO LEAD BOKO HARAM WAR. —-(4 MINUTES READ).

In a report published on premiumtimesng.com on the 12th of December 2017.

 

It was reported that Rogers Nicholas, the newly -posted Theatre commander,Operation Lafiya Dole,has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

 

Mr.Nicholas, a major general,made the call at his maiden media interractive session on Monday in Maiduguri.

He said that the call was imperative to encourage remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents to surrender in order to end insurgency and guarantee lasting peace in the region.

 

“We have determined and courageous soldiers to crush the terrorists and bring peace,”he said.

 

Mr.Nicholas also tasked the media to work towards awareness creation on de-radicalisation of the sect’s ideology,promote peace building and social cohesion.

He reteirated the readiness of the military to work with media to ensure succesful campaign against insurgency in the country.

 

“The command will provide enabling environment for the media to access information on our operations”.

 

“You should ensure accurate,factual and balance reportage on the military operation,”he said.

 

The commander warned that the authorities would not condone mispresentation of facts and bias reportage.

 

 

Mr.Nicholas disclosed that the command would come out with new strategies to intensify campaign to end suicide bombings and attacks by the insurgents.

 

He also called on people in the region to coopearate with military to enable them to win the war against terror group,adding that the war against the terror groip,adding that the war against insurgency was a collective responsibility.

 

Also, the outgoing commander,Ibrahim Attahiru,said the military had implemented various operations to get rid of the insurgents and sustained the feat recorded in the counter insurgency campaign.

 

 

Mr.Attahiru, a major general,said that Boko Haram insurgents were tactically defeated,while the military liberated all the territories from the insurgents.

He explained that the military had launched various operations designed to clear the remnant of the insurgents.

 

 

 

“In view of the successes recorded by the military,the Boko Haram insurgents resorted to suicide bombing of soft targets,”he said.

 

 

 

Mr.Attahiru said that about 100 Boko Haram insurgents including five high profiled commanders were killed and 72 others surrendedred to the military in the past six months.

 

 

 

According to him,the military had reinforced its Mobile Strike Force to block the sects’supply routes and enhance clearance operations.

 

 

 

Mr.Attahiru listed other achievements of the command to include conduct of polio immunization exercise in non-accessible rural communities and lifting of ban on fishery activities at Lake Chad Basin.

 

 

 

ATTAHIRU IBRAHIM.jpg

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr.Nicholas was the Chief of Logistics,Army Headquarters before his new appointment as the Theatre commander,Operation Lafiya Dole.

 

(NAN).

Tag:#BokoHaram#Insurgency#Nigeriaarmy#security

 

Ref:

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

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WHY ARE WE DRIFTING BACK TO THE WOES OF THE PAST?—(5 Minutes Read).

Without mincing words,Nigeria as a nation is gradually drifting back to the woes of the past that portrays nothing but a blur and a bleak future with the recent advent of fuel scarcity being gradually witnessed across the Lagos Metropolis.

 

Initially, it seems unbelievable and unexpected when the news or rumour started filtering around that fuel is gradually becoming scarce but the reality dawned when it was observed in my vicinity and neighbourhood  queque of vehicles waiting to be attended to fuel attendants in the fuel filling stations.

This kind of experience has been the order of the day in some years ago when the festive period beckons but it became abated at some point and we all think that the days of gloom is over until recently when this unpalatable reality pop up and splashed on our face like a piece of shit.

 

 

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The kind of break experienced across the length and breadth of the entire Nigerian nation from fuel scarcity was somehow believed to be as an outcome of the magic wand pulled by the preset administration of All Progressive Congress when the issue of fuel subsidy was partially scrapped leading to the hike of fuel skyrocketting to high heaven.

 

Eventhough, the Nigerian masses accepted their fate after so many unabated hullabaloo about the removal of fuel subsidy that made the pump prices of fuel to soar to high heaven at 145naira per litres for petrol and 180naira per litres for diesel,this removal have been able to offer temporary succour in preventing the scarcity of this product.

The realities on ground about fuel stations being jampacked with vehicles with varied volumes of Jerry-can at display by consumers really shows that the present administration is gradually loosing the magic wand or the magic wand that made the perpectual fuel scarcity been experienced around festive period is gradually becoming weak and it is about reaching the breaking point.

 

 

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The issue of constant supply of fuel has been a source and a topic of debate in the time past with all the political parties and their aspirants been seen to have maximized this situation as a source of electoral campaign and manifestos in the time past but one could see that it is just a lip- sevice that might have been orchestrated as a political gimmick and sophistry to deceive innocent Nigeria in order for them to get their vote during electioneering.

 

 

Past and Present administrations have made constant,continuous and unending promises concerning the revamping and maintenance of our moribund refineries in order for the refineries to be able to meet up maximally with the local consumption supply of fuel but this has been a dream and a drive that has not been able to materialised into fruition and it can be submitted to have been a source of siphoning public fund.

 

It is of neccessity to point out at this point that there is a need for Nigeria government to start thinking about the construction and commissioning of new set of state of the art refineries if the old ones can not be revamped and maintained.

 

A situation whereby the present Minister of State submitted at a point in time that the commencement of full production at the Dangote Private Refinery in Lagos will boost local production capacity is an indication that the Nigeria Government is irresponsible in the discharge of their statutory function of governance.

 

At this point in the histrory of our national existence,the only way out of this impasse is for Nigeria government to commence the construction of new sets of refineries plant or the should see to the removal of policy bottleneck that is preventing public private partnership(PPP) from taking over the business of crude oil refinery in Nigeria.

It is the full introduction of cutting edge technology that will see to local refinery of crude oil maximized to meet local demand and consumption that Nigeria as a country will be delivered from the woes of the past.

 

 

Any deviation from this, is an indication to the fact that the realities of long queque might be a permanent reality that Nigerians have to manage and cope with for a long period of time.

 

 

There is a need for our government to be prompt and decisive in their approach to nib the bud so that this ugly trend that is unexpected and uncalled for in the 21st century from an oil producing state is a national embarrassment and digrace that all dick and harry must find possible solution to.

 

In conclusion,Nigeria will emerge a great nation if local production is maximized in meeting the local consumption demand.

 

 

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NEWS EDITORIAL:WHY TRIGGERING ANOTHER WAVES OF TENSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST?—-(8 MINUTES READ)

The kind of ambience and tranquility obtainable between Israel and Palestine for some times now have been encouraging and and it beats the wildest imagination of people all over the world.Kudos to the ingenuity of everyone who contributed to the maintenance of peace between this two nations of the world. It was expected to  become a means of strengthening  world peace across board all over the world by building on the benefits accruable from the establishment of peace which the entire human race has been yearning and longing for in the time past.

 

 

While reading and perusing on a particular online news published on http://www.reuters.com yesterday by Dan Williams in Nidalal-Mughrabi,I kept asking myself questions that bothered my mind why our world is being tossed around by war-mogering leaders.

 

 

“As if to say that the tension in the world is not yet enough,he(Trump) with all other allies decided to trigger another waves of tension in the middle-east that might make the fragile peace being managed across the length and breadth of the entire world to varnish into thin air”.

 

 

Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and many parts of the world have already become a failed state due to civil wars and battles that nobody knows when it will fizzle out.ISIS,Al-Queda,Boko Haram,Hamas, Hezbollah and others are some of the terrorist groups that has held the world down at a point and there has not been any solution till now.

 

 

“Why could a President of the United State of America be bothered and concerned about the location of the capital of another sovereign state.”

 

 

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Without any doubt,it is easier to conclude that there is an ulterior motive by Donald Trump in dipping his hand to a very sensitive issue of this magnitude which might made mainy Islamic countries and other muslim fatefuls to feel cheated thereby leading to some of them  taking up arms and other weapon of destruction.


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“At the onset of this declaration,it was reported that the Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital”.

 

 

“Protest so far have been scattered and largely non-violent.But dozens of Palenstinians gathered at two points on the gaza border fence with Israel and threw rocks at soldiers on the other side.Inside Gaza, thousands of Palestinians rallied,some chanting:”

“Death to America!Death to the fool Trump! and burning tires”.

 

These are some of the reports published on http://www.reuter.com yesterday pointing to the advent of another challenge that is potent enough to lead to another humanitarian crisis that might be difficult for the world and the United Nation UN to handle.

 

 

This present realities will put more innocent souls and christians at the risk of being susceptible to attack and dangers all over the report.

 

 

“According to report published yesterday, it was reported that Palestinians switched off christians lights on trees outside Bethlehem’s church of the Nativity,where chrisitians believe Jesus was born, and in Ramallah,next to the burial site of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in protest”.


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THE CONTENDING ISSUE

According to the report on http://www.reuter.com,Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital.Palestinians want the capital of an independent state of theirs to be in the city’s eastern sector,which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.

 

 

Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the u.s embassy in Tel Aviv to  Jerusalem, a step expected to take years and one that his predecessors opted not to take to avoid inflaming tensions.

 

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,who hailed Trump’s announcement as a “historic landmark”,said on Thursday many countries would fellow the U.S move and contacts were underway.He did not name the countries he was referring to.

 

 

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“President Trump has immortalized himself in the chronicles of our capital.His name will now be held aloft alongside other names connected to the glorious history of Jerusalem and our people,”he said in a speech at Isreal’s Foreign Ministry.

 

 

On the contrary,according to the report on http://www.reuters.com,the EU’s foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini said:

 

 

“The European Union has a clear and united position.We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital”.

 

 

“STRATEGIC DANGER”

 

Israel and the United states consider Hamas,which has fought three wars with Israel since 2007,a terrorist organization.Hamas does not recognize Israel’s right to exist and its suicide bombings helped spearhead the last intifada,from 2000 to 2005.

 

 

“We have given instruction to all Hamas members and to all its wings to be fully ready for any new instructions or orders that may be given to confront this strategic danger that threatens Jerusalem and threatens Palestine,”Hanniyeh said.

 

 

“United Jerusalem is Arab and Muslim, and it is the capital of the state of Palestine,all of Palestine,”he said,referring to territory including Israel as well as the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip and Israeli occupied West Bank”.

 

 

Haniyeh called on Western-backed Abbas to withdraw from peacemaking with Israel and on Arabs to boycott the Trump administration.

 

 

Abbas said on Wednesday the United States had abdicated its role as a mediator in peace efforts.Palestinian secular and Islamist factions have called for a general strike and rallies on Thursday.

 

 

Fearing recrimination could disrupt reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah,Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah and other Fatah delegates arrived in Gaza on Thursday to meet Hamas.

 

The International community does not recognize Israeli sovereignity over whole of Jerusalem, believing its status should be resolved in negotiations.No other country has its embassy in Jerusalem.

 

 

Trump decision fulfils a campaign promise and will please Republican conservatives and evangelicals who make up a sizeable portion of his domestic support.

 

 

He said it was not intended to tip the scale in favour of Israel and that any deal involving the future of Jerusalem would have to be negotiated by the parties,but move ws seen almost uniformly in Arab capitals as a sharp tilt towards Israel.

 

 

The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the announcement because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people,according to a state Department document seen by Reuter.

 

Protest broke out in areas of Jordan’s capital,Amman,inhabitated by Palestinian refugees, and several hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday after Trump’s announcement.

 

 

Protests are expected on Thursday in Pakistan,where the government said of Trump’s move:

 

 

“It is a serious setback to the rule of law and international norms.Its signals a severe blow to the Middle East peace process”.

 

 

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan said the United States was “exposing its colonial ambition in muslim territory”.

 

 

In conclusion, there is a need for bevery leader all over the world to be deep in thought and their approach to issues that has to do with their subordinates and followers should be handled carefully in order to prevent exposing their subject to the risk of extremism that might stand as a resultant effect of their actions or inactions concerning a subject matter.

 

 

There is a need for the establishment of an  enduring peace all over the world.

 


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Parts of Page 2 and 3 were culled from  a report filed by Dan Williams on http://www.reuters.com

 

 

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