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#Nigeria can scarce afford to be looking to project influence when our primary challenges are at home, so in the geopolitical game, we are toast. @FulanNasrullah @bigbrovar @andrewfootie @chrisngwodo
Like #Zamfara, like #Borno, like #Benue, like #Kogi (last night), like #Ebonyi, like #Adamawa.

Looking at a few maps and our issues become quite clear. They are no accident. This is a map of #Nigeria's subnational HDI. We'll come back to it later...
In the 1960s, the government conceived of two economic corridors largely following the colonial rail lines. We didn't build on them, but the 2NEC was completely abandoned.

It is no accident that until #Zamfara, the majority of our internecine conflicts were along the old 2NEC...
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Good morning brethren, today’s sermon will be a difficult but honest one.

1. I wasn’t going to say anything about #Zamfara, or lend my voice to the sudden outrage. As most of you will know, I hate hypocrisy.

Where was this outrage BEFORE the elections when people were dying?
2. Even with this new anger at FG’s failure to secure lives & property, people are STILL reluctant to hold @mbuhari the C-in-C to account, blaming @GovYari instead

3. Some are angry that Baba was silent about #Zamfara but managed to express his sadness at the death of a Lagosian
4. The same people that mocked us when we protested against the REFUSAL of the FG and @mBuhari to act against killers in #Benue, #SouthernKaduna, #Taraba, #Plateau are organizing a tokenistic protest on a Saturday while Baba is out of the country and are “slightly pissed” at him.
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Nigerian States and their Natural Resources

Is your States as rich as Its natural resources?
Nigerian States and Their Natural Resources:

#Abia State
Gold,
Lead/Zinc,
Limestone,
Oil/Gas,
Salt

#Adamawa State
Bentonite,
Gypsium,
Kaolin,
Magnesite

#AkwaIbom State
Clay,
Lead/Zinc,
Lignite,
Limestone,
Oil/Gas,
Salt,
Uranium

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#Anambra State
Clay,
Glass-Sand,
Gypsium,
Iron-ore,
Lead/Zinc,
Lignite,
Limestone,
Phosphate,
Salt

#Bauchi State
Gold,
Cassiterite (tine ore),
Columbite,
Gypsium,
Wolfram,
Coal,
Limestone,
Lignite,
Iron-ore,
Clay

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#IMO: One man shot dead by thugs during gubernatorial/state legislative #elections at Eziama Obire in Nkwere LGA. Victim said to be an agent of Peoples Democratic Party, #PDP. #NigeriaDecides2019
#ENUGU: One man #killed in Igbo-Eze North LGA. Police say Osondu Odoh, 30, was a supporter of #APC governorship candidate, Ayogu Eze. Eze’s media aide says victim was accidentally shot by #policeman. #NigeriaDecides2019 👇
#AKWAIBOM: One ballot snatcher #killed by soldier in Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun LGA. Report says soldiers thwarted man’s first attempt to snatch boxes at polling unit, shot him when he returned for second attempt. #NigeriaDecides2019 #ElectionViolence 👇
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1/ An incendiary presidential remark, the country making an EU blacklist, a political gesture posturing as a fuel price cut, and the politicisation of a mass killing fed into a week where political uncertainty reigned supreme.
2/ While there have been attempts by @OfficialAPCNg supporters to justify and defend @MBuhari’s statement, the reaction of the party’s National Leader, @AsiwajuTinubu, where he attempted to declare it a misunderstanding and an impossibility,
3/ is a take that reflects the real gravity of such a statement coming from a sitting President. Military chiefs taking a cue and insisting they will shoot alleged ballot box snatchers is disheartening.
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2018 #FAAC Shared to States - TOTAL GROSS AMOUNT:

#Delta - N237.81bn
#AkwaIbom - N216.29bn
#Rivers - N186.53bn
#Bayelsa - N172.61bn
#Lagos - N157.80bn
#Kano - N90.18bn
#Edo - N75.79bn
#FCTAbuja - N73.62bn
#Kaduna - N73.59bn
#Ondo - N72.33bn
#Katsina - N68.82bn

Source: OAGF
Cont'd.

#Borno - N67.35bn
#Oyo - N67.18bn
#Bauchi - N65.98bn
#Niger - N64.74bn
#Imo - N64.59bn
#Jigawa - N62.60bn
#Benue - N62.05bn
#Abia - N60.96bn
#Sokoto - N60.59bn
#Kogi - N60.42bn
#Kebbi - N58.22bn
#Plateau - N57.69bn
#Anambra - N56.83bn
#Enugu - N56.33bn

Source: OAGF
Cont'd.

#Crossriver - N55.51bn
#Adamawa - N55.50bn
#Zamfara - N55.31bn
#Yobe - N54.37bn
#Ogun - N54.12bn
#Taraba - N52.94bn
#Gombe - N52.07bn
#Osun - N51.92bn
#Nasarawa - N50.64bn
#Ebonyi - N50.03bn
#Ekiti - N50.00bn
#Kwara - N49.86bn

Source: OAGF

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It’s January again and my Zamfara experience 2 Januarys ago won’t just go away

A thread.
During the 2nd week of January 2017 we (bohomedialtd.com) got a brief from a client (an International NGO), to carry out an assessment of Zurmi LGA for a project they wanted situated there.
Zurmi is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State. It shares a border with Niger Republic from the north and Katsina State from the east.
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.@MBuhari says he wants to take #Nigeria to the #NextLevel but while as HoS in 85, he cancelled an Education Reform Policy of Prof Babatunde Fafunwa which could have turned our academic curricular into a modern tool to raise the next generation of IT gurus & other professionals!
Same @MBuhari canceled a light rail project of Gov Lateef Jakande of Lagos in '85! A $400M loan project that would have forever transformed the face of public transportation in Lagos & served as template for other states! Say No to #NextLevel
#LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
Again, @MBuhari as military General, plotted a coup with fellow coupists & disrupted a democratically elected govt of Pres Shagari & VP Ekwueme for no just reason asides contempt for democratic ideals & a penchant for dictatorship! So NO to #NextLevel #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
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"Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?"  -  @MBuhari, 22/5/18
Today while his VP was in #Benue attending the funerals on a number of our countrymen who were killed by suspected herdsmen in the ongoing #PastoralConflict, our President was busy making nonsense of @ProfOsinbajo's efforts by running his mouth in the villa at a campaign event.
While it is common knowledge that Buhari doesn't really care about the average Nigerian, and is more concerned with returning to the Villa next year, it boggles the mind that the man keeps undermining those who could have worked with him to actually give him a decent legacy.
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Every #Nigerian has a fundamental right to life according to the 1999 constitution.
Sadly, 1351 lives have been lost to violent killings across the country & more citizens are still being killed to date
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
From herdsmen onslaught in #Taraba & #Benue to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. When will the killings stop?
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
Monday, May 28th is the National Day of Mourning & Remembrance for all victims of violent killings across #Nigeria.
IF THE GOVERNMENT FORGETS; WE WON'T!
#NigeriaMourns
#OneDeathTooMany
#WeAreAllWeHave
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Long before the herdsmen violence Benue State had been suffering an extreme "violence" of a different kind; Vicious poverty.

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#Benue State, presently in the throes of the worst violent onslaught on its peoples, has been long caught up in another extreme “violence”, that of a deadly vicious cycle of poverty.Benue economy is mostly agrarian.
However the state government, which is the main provider of capital, has ceased to be supportive. In the past 6 years, salaries have been so irregular that most workers only see them as a sort of back up rather than their main source of income.
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1/ Politics and governance took centre stage this week, with the FG under fire for a slow response to floods in Benue,
2/ and Amnesty International serving a reminder, where none was needed, of the catastrophic human toll of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
3/ Finally on the reminder trail, Nigeria’s states have always had a thing for debt, and Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are Nigerian after all.
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