Yesterday, a rare joint session of both houses of @nassnigeria met and issued resolutions that has set it on a collision course with @AsoRock, and holds important political and economic consequences for #Nigeria as it stares down the barrel of #election2019.
The tension between the 2 most important arms of the FG, both controlled by @OfficialAPCNg, has endured through the tenure of @MBuhari's administration and is consequential for the party, for the wider political state of the country and in driving economic policy.
Federal lawmakers, in passing a vote of confidence in the principal officers of @NGRSenate and @HouseNGR, condemned the “systematic harassment and humiliation by @AsoRock of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions including legislators and the judiciary,”
There's a gentleman who always speaks about #venturefunding in the #renewableenergy sector. Honestly, my eyes glaze over when he goes on about turbines and solar panels and the projects he's working on in Brazil. This is because venture funding is not my area of strength.
One day he told me his revenue projections and my eyes popped at the numbers.
The needle shifted a little further into the red zone with concerns over an expanded security vote chest, an import rate hike bound to affect fuel prices, talk of water colonies, and the CBN’s continued fixation on forex.
The glue that holds up the inefficient political system in #Nigeria, and skews it against both the will of the people and a level playing field for better candidates to emerge, is the existence of slush funds that warp campaign funding.
Security votes rank high up in upholding this system.
When the existence of the security votes is taken along with the abysmal security situation across the country, the irony is not lost on observers.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
1. Thread on how to fix #healthcare in #Nigeria, sorry this is going to be long and boring for people now interested in health
2. With a total population of approximately 182,200,000, Nigeria has some of the poorest healthcare outcomes in the world. For example, the under-five mortality rate has been reported by the World Health Organization at 117 per 1000 live births.
3. The main reasons why so many children die in Nigeria; Malaria, Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhea, are particularly concerning because they are all preventable. Yet Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child under 5.
Dear President @MBuhari, I hope this meets you well. I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Simon. @simonkolawole. Never mind. We will come to that later. Let us briefly journey into history for proper context into why I have chosen to openly write you this morning.
In February 2001, I finally met you. I had been appointed the editor of TheWeek, I was looking for a great interview. You came to mind, I met you at your house in Jabi, Kaduna, and we had a very good interview. Remember me now? You said something that reinforced my belief in you.
You said what #Nigeria lacked was leadership. You promised to provide that leadership. I became a self-appointed volunteer and started fighting your cause in the media. You were not the darling of the so-called Lagos-Ibadan press, but I never make my decisions based on the crowd.
Join your own League and then thrive while at it. You get to compete in a close to real-time stock traders' league on the @nsenigeria, if come out on top, you win cash you can invest. Here's how to start. Plus you win airtime by the way #MyInvestmentPlan
You watch fellow human beings play in the UCL, NBA, F1 et al. It's time to play in your own league and actually win money, just like them! Follow this thread, there's money to be made, and most importantly, a new (bankable) skill to learn :-) #MyInvestmentPlan
This is the @InvestmentOne All Stars League and any ambitious person can play! If you wish to trade in the stock or commodities market, you can participate in the All Stars League. It is designed for everyone, newbie or expert. You play, you can win! #MyInvestmentPlan
2.#Wylie explains RIPON operation, RIPON used “data exhaust” to build psychological profiles in coordination with Cambridge University faculty. it creates modern day colonialism, harming fragile democracies, works illegally, without morals.
Our information session starts now! You can also follow #ImmigrationCorner to keep up with the conversation.
We are starting today's info session by bringing good news to study permit applicants from #Ghana and #Nigeria. The processing time is now 7 and 6 weeks respectively.
Canada is fast becoming the choice destination for many immigrants to study, visit or live permanently. There are more than 60 immigration programs for foreign nationals interested in coming to Canada.
It was a hot afternoon, Jesus and them boys (the disciples)just finish causing traffic on third mainland bridge. Everywhere was blocked from the bridge to VGC. People were just offing shirt and putting palm frond on the ground shouting "Hosanna"
Me I was just in traffic thinking "which time person won come reach house today with all this traffic, o my God"
And all this because of one Jesus.
The Egmont Group, an international body of 155 Financial Intelligence Units that provides a platform for the secure exchange of expertise and financial intelligence, meets from today, March 12, 2018, until Thursday, March 15.
A deadline to Nigeria to separate its National Financial Intelligence Unit from the EFCC lapsed yesterday, without Nigeria enacting a law that would have done so. The likely outcome of the Egmont Group’s meeting will be Nigeria’s expulsion from the group.
In July 2017, @EGFIU lost patience with #Nigeria and suspended the NFIU because of @officialEFCC's habit of leaking sensitive financial intelligence to the media.
@officialEFCC had also refused to cooperate in efforts to grant the NFIU operational independence.
My dear young ones, if there is ONLY one thing you ever LEARN from me let it be this:
Be a person of Truth and Consistency.
When you are, no matter the LIES against you; events will unfold and find you still standing on the same spot of Truth and Consistency.
In this same country, in 2013 at a #UNNConvocationSpeech, I spoke up about the Squandering that was going on with the OIL BOOM MONEY. I asked then FG to stem the hemorrhaging.
What was their reaction?
They ATTACKED & MALIGNED me gaan.
By 2015 the TRUTH of what I said REVEALED!
In this same country in 2014, after 29 boys of FGC -Buni Yadi were gruesomely killed by terrorists and burnt to death with a video of their charred remains disseminated to taunt Nigeria, I asked then FG to ACT DECISIVELY & also POSTPONE Centenary Extravaganza.
Our attention has been drawn to an erroneous report by @PremiumTimesng in which insights shared in an address by our Chief Economist Dr. Andrew S. Nevin (Ph.D.) [@nevinomics] was wrongly reported. #Thread
Dr Nevin as part of his keynote address at the recent Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), stated that counterfeits account for 17% of the generic drugs in supply. Cc @PremiumTimesng@NafdacAgency@DGatNAFDAC
Reform-leaning politicians have always had serious opposition from the political elite, who wish to perpetuate the status quo. Today, Kayode Fayemi is the political barometer for governors/public leaders who wish to implement system-wide reform in the system. #EdReform#Kaduna
Educational reform in Kaduna state in the last few days has generated the usual bickering that permeates the political divide. The conversations that my generation needs to have regarding education are many, but should be beyond the childish politicking that's pervasive so far
The dangers of politicizing our educational system is that 1) children suffer 2) our future is endangered 3) we keep losing our competitiveness as we fail to raise a new generation of thinkers with the skills & resources required to better their lives, add to nation's prosperity