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Sep 8 6 tweets 2 min read
This 10-year-old girl by the name of "Marwa Hassan" sells tissues in city of Aswan, Egypt.
She rushed to watch a marathon organized for children from a distance and she quickly ran towards them to ask if she can participate.
Although she did not pay the participation fee (which was 200 pounds) , nor did she have the sports shoes or clothing to participate, she nevertheless wanted to take part and had the desire to win!
The organizers did not deprive this innocent child from playing. Marwa ran barefoot..
Sep 8 8 tweets 2 min read
''Liz Truss is the new PM of UK. She has selected a very diverse and inclusive team to lead UK. Interestingly this is a Conservative government. Such levels of diversity is usually associated with the Labour Party.
David Cameron takes some credit for this. One of three Nigerians that are “Japaing” go to the UK. The school route or the medical profession route. Nigerians feel more at home because there is a community there already. Historical ties. Interestingly, Brexit was to keep immigrants out and protect their jobs.
Sep 8 8 tweets 2 min read
''Soludo Chukuma is Igbo. He was governor of CBN under Obj and Yaradua. Soludo is one of the best that has been governor of CBN. It is a credit to him and others that despite the global meltdown in 2007, NIGERIA was largely insulated. He saw the future and prepared for it. It also helped that Obasanjo had brought his frugality into governance. There was an Excess Crude Account balance that was healthy.
Many will recall shopping in UK and USA using their local Naira card. Those days are gone. Soludo started the conversations, later implemented by
Sep 7 8 tweets 2 min read
''Why is the Buhari government judged to be a failure?
Buhari won his first election.He had plenty of goodwill. Nigerians expected an action man.There were expectations he would tackle corruption,the central theme of his campaign. What went wrong?
The first thing was that Buhari went to sleep after winning. He has a lackadaisical attitude to governance. It took him 6 months to make appointments. By then he had lost the plot.
The second thing was the quality of his appointees. Yes, he is nepotistic but he could have brought the most competent.
Sep 7 4 tweets 1 min read
China has refused to sell military hardware or supplies to Russia.
This is being predominately credited to a threat from the United States Commerce Department to stop buying Chinese semiconductors if China supplies armaments to Russia. The United States is the single largest purchaser of Chinese semiconductors in the world. So once again it gets back to China viewing Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as bad for business.
This has forced Vladimir to deal with North Korea for missiles and shells, and Iran for drones.
Sep 6 5 tweets 1 min read
Never underestimate an old man
An elderly man had owned his large farm in Louisiana for many years.
Right at the back of the farm, there was a large pond that was ideal for swimming. The old farmer had fixed it up real nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts and some apple and peach trees.
One evening the farmer decides to go down to the pond, to look it over, as he hadn’t been down there for a while.
Before setting off, he grabs a five-gallon bucket as he decides he’ll bring back some fruit.
Sep 6 5 tweets 1 min read
There is a United State Air Force's ultra-high-security, super-secret base in Lincoln County,Nevada, known simply as "Area 51?"
Well, late one afternoon, the Air Force folks out at Area 51 were very surprised to see a Cessna landing at their "secret" base. They immediately impounded the aircraft and hauled the pilot into an interrogation room.
The pilot's story was that he took off from Vegas, got lost, and spotted the Base just as he was about to run out of fuel.
The Air Force started a full FBI background check on the pilot and
Sep 5 9 tweets 2 min read
''I have learned that
If you are a successful single man in your 30’s who is knowledgeable and cosmopolitan in your worldview, you have no business looking for under-23 girls to settle down with.
You will struggle, and the reasons are not far fetched: You two do not share the same worldview, nor do you have the same level of exposure.
The underage girl is thinking about Kizz Daniel and Buga and what they are up to.
Under 23, girls are yet to understand life and their place in the world.
Sep 5 4 tweets 1 min read
A young couple moved into a new house.
The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the washing outside.
"That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better soap powder. Her husband looked on, remaining silent.
Every time her neighbor hung her washing out to dry, the young woman made the same comments.
A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband,
Sep 5 9 tweets 2 min read
I hear that the Attorney General of the Federation, Malami, SAN, has warned that potential "foreign" donors to the presidential aspiration of Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, risk jail time, even if they are Nigerians. With the greatest respect to the learned Attorney General, IF INDEED HE SAID SO, that's a rather agricultural interpretation of the Electoral Act!
Section 85 of the Electoral Act is concerned with the holding of, or possession of funds
Sep 5 6 tweets 1 min read
Once the first Russians guns boomed across the Ukrainian border, regime spinmasters in Abuja and Lagos, went giddy with excitement: the war in Ukraine, a fortuitous excuse, by which to explain away gross ineptitude and the excruciating poverty in the land, had dawned! But this administration's incompetence is to blame for the spiraling poverty in the land, and not the war. Russia's war in Ukraine is a false alibi.
Every other war in the world, starting from the Yom Kippur war of 1973 between the Arabs and Israel,
Sep 5 4 tweets 1 min read
The Federal Government has uncovered 14 assets, including shopping malls, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmland belonging to a former commander, Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police. Kyari was said to have failed to disclose his ownership of the properties in different locations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno State.
Over N207m and Є17,598 were also discovered in his various accounts in GTB, UBA and Sterling Bank.
Sep 5 7 tweets 2 min read
''Poverty makes more noise
I was at a party yesterday. At the small but well attended party were about 8 bank owners. You read it right. Eight of them are the largest shareholders in eight of our banks. 3 were current chairmen of banks.
Most are old school money. 5 of those bank owners were classmates at a prestigious old school. I had been in other functions. We had the politicians and at least two ex gubernatorial aspirants and one VP nominee.
There was not one policeman in the hall. There were no guns. None arrived with a siren.
Sep 5 4 tweets 1 min read
''From 2015 to 2019, Tinubu was at the forefront of Buhari's campaigns, he even made vows and promises on behalf of the Party. And at no point has he openly criticized any action or inaction of the federal government, and being a party leader, it means they are in sync with his own values ( where are the Cows, for example, or his statement blaming the victims by asking , " how were they there, why were they there"). And this is a presidential system of government that gives room for party members to openly disagree with the government in power even
Sep 5 4 tweets 1 min read
''APC has decreased our quality of life. Has demeaned our quality of thinking and social engagement. As we speak, thousands are in captivity. Which of these facts is not true?
Buhari spent his first term blaming PDP and we chorused amen. He did not say Obasanjo or Yaradua or GEJ, he said PDP.
So it’s okay to brand APC with Tinubu. He is the national leader and a key member. Like I said when Osinbajo was seeking nomination, you can’t divorce him from Buhari. Were it good, it would have been a basis. After all Tinubu is still branded with Lagos
Aug 30 7 tweets 2 min read
A true story.
''It happened in England.
In a Specialist Hospital.
She will not forget it in a hurry.
A month ago, in Nigeria, a lady reluctantly went to see a physician in a hospital for a chronic ailment that was disturbing her.
She was seen, examined, diagnosed and medications were prescribed.
She also got advised on what food to avoid and other lifestyle modification.
As she walked out of the hospital, she told herself "abeg all these Nigerian doctors sef. I will not take all these drugs."
She booked a "special appointment" to see a "special doctor".
Aug 30 15 tweets 3 min read
A true story from a medical doctor based in Nigeria.
''Some years ago.
I was involved in a research during my surgical rotations.
I worked with a renowned transplant surgeon.
We had this patient ZA (not real initials).
Mr ZA had one of those rare conditions. He had a primary angiosarcoma of the kidneys.
It meant that he had a potentially malignant cancer that was located on blood vessels in both of his kidneys.
It was a fast growing tumor.
The cancer was discovered in it's pre-metastatic phase in which the cancer had not started
Aug 30 12 tweets 3 min read
''She said...
I once dated three men concurrently...
One wrote me sweet poetry- the kind that makes your feet curl and your heart melt. He would send one poem at the crack of dawn and another just as I tucked myself to bed at night. I would blush and call him up,promising him my heart till the end of time.
The other was handsome. Tall, dark with a full beard and the body of an Adonis. His gorgeous body was all I cared about, really. Because trust me, he was an ass most of the time and he talked too much. But he was an eye candy, and he blessed me with
Aug 29 9 tweets 2 min read
A True Story.
''He was paying N9,000,000 yearly for 3 bedroom flat in Maitama, Abuja. It was later increased to N10M and he was paying. No savings. No investment. He's working. He believed and depended on his salary. It will surely be coming. His argument:
"When you live in the neighborhood of big men, you will behave like big men. You roll with big men. Packaging. You network".
His junior colleagues went to the developing areas like Lugbe, FO1 Kubwa, Ushafa and bought lands in the selling estates there.
Aug 26 15 tweets 3 min read
''When they tell you Tinubu built Lagos, show them this.
Lateef Kayode Jakande (23 July 1929 - 11 February 2021 ) Governor of Lagos state 1979 to 1983.
The first governor to present a billion Naira state budget in Nigeria.
1.Phased out the shift system in Lagos Image schools in three months. He built functional classrooms to absorb those who only attend schools for three hours a day.
2. Opened up what is now known as the Lekki Corridor.
3.Built the biggest Housing estate by a state government at Abesan, along with five other estates.
Aug 25 5 tweets 1 min read
''It is a distasteful and gross thing to make fun of anyone's health. A person's health status is ordinarily his personal business, and when it is defective in any way what it should do is elicit sympathy from people.
However,when a person seeks a position that has the potential to influence practically everything about the lives of other people then his health status and state of mind ceases to be his personal business.
The person bidding to be the Chief Executive Officer of a multinational company that employs thousands of people will have his health