5 surprising foods for flat belly Belly fat is common and it’s usually as a result of unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle habits but these foods that are taken for granted actually work to get rid of it, peep

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Belly fat is common in seven out of ten people and its usually caused by poor food choices and other lifestyle habits. Belly bloat can be prevented or watched though healthy eating and exercises.

But the following food surprisingly help to work on the ‘bloat’. Check on them

1. Eggs

If you want to lose some fat around the belly, eggs are a great way to start your day. Eggs are loaded with protein and eating them for breakfast provides staying power. Eating eggs for breakfast, studies reveal makes it possible not to overeat the rest of the day. Eggs also provide other nutrients to help keep your tummy trim.

Eggs also provide vitamin D (Insufficient blood levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, including abdominal obesity). Another power nutrient in eggs, Choline is known to play a role in fat metabolism.

2. Olive Oil

Healthful mono unsaturated fats found in olive oil could potentially switch on genes related to the burning and storage of fat. Mono unsaturated fats also help control blood sugar levels, which play a key role in keeping hunger at bay and reducing fat accumulation around the midsection.

3. Asparagus

This vegetable has an all time anti bloating effect. It also contains probiotics that helps the digestive system by maintaining the growth of ‘good’ bacteria. Eat steamed asparagus a few times a week for a flatter midriff.

4. Bananas

Banana is rich in potassium,  a natural diuretic that helps de-bloats the belly. Banana also relieves/prevent constipation which could result in a belly bloat.

5. Cucumber

Cucumbers are loaded with water and naturally low calories that helps with weight management and hydration.

Photos from the inauguration of Biafran Embassy today 28th of February 2015 in Spain. We thank God for his kindness, may the name of Chukwu Abiama be praised.

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2015 New World,Media time,which is very difficult and will be more difficult for our Elders,

1985495_fbimg1419959150445_jpegc580aa6ef9c6ac99fbcf45f41c7b8f7aAPC,PDP,are you sure,you will be able to handle this?smart phone and what is inside,because most Children born now was born with computer brain and we are getting out of model,think about the future,if you know what the future has,then i will encourage you to know that we are in computer world now,nothing will be hiding,and no one will use any minitary to intimidate others,it will be freedom of movement free talk free world,so people like me will like to always blogg,everything that i see or know,

De Turaki Mandate wrote,ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

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Social media is where young people, the bulk of Nigeria’s population, gather to share their thoughts, often venting their frustrations with the inefficiencies of the country.

I may not always like what is written about me; indeed some commenters could be very insulting. Our society has always been one where older people expect a lot of respect from younger people, so the relative equality of voice that social media provides may shock newcomers to the platforms.
Overall, social media has allowed me to listen a diverse array of Nigerian voices without filters.

Not all ideas on social media are good, and leaders sometimes have to make tough decisions which are unpopular. Indeed that is the point of being a leader, being able to filter through multitudes of voices to make the right decision. However, it is good to see social media as a resource. A 24-hour focus group, which can yield fine ideas for every political leader.

Leadership can only improve where there is an active participation of the led. The active participation of young people on social media, and the continuous interest in how the nation is governed can only lead to improvements in government. I am personally more conscious of my public actions of late, because my presence on social media means I have to give an account of my actions – a responsibility which is self regulated simply because I am aware of the access that the platforms have how provided.

I am now spending most of my free time reading, writing and engaging on social media, and learning. The responses surely is providing feedback which is helping me to make decisions, including my recent scholarship competition.

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

"Social media is where young people, the bulk of Nigeria’s population, gather to share their thoughts, often venting their frustrations with the inefficiencies of the country.

I may not always like what is written about me; indeed some commenters could be very insulting. Our society has always been one where older people expect a lot of respect from younger people, so the relative equality of voice that social media provides may shock newcomers to the platforms.
Overall, social media has allowed me to listen a diverse array of Nigerian voices without filters.

Not all ideas on social media are good, and leaders sometimes have to make tough decisions which are unpopular. Indeed that is the point of being a leader, being able to filter through multitudes of voices to make the right decision. However, it is good to see social media as a resource. A 24-hour focus group, which can yield fine ideas for every political leader.

Leadership can only improve where there is an active participation of the led. The active participation of young people on social media, and the continuous interest in how the nation is governed can only lead to improvements in government. I am personally more conscious of my public actions of late, because my presence on social media means I have to give an account of my actions – a responsibility which is self regulated simply because I am aware of the access that the platforms have how provided.

I am now spending most of my free time reading, writing and engaging on social media, and learning. The responses surely is providing feedback which is helping me to make decisions, including my recent scholarship competition.

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!"

If I were Jonathan, I ‘ll crack Nigeria – Agbakoba

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on February 28, 2015

ByIshola Balogun & Charles Agidinpu
Ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights activist, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, in this interview with Saturday Vanguard maintains that Nigeria is a sick patient in the accident and emergency ward which requires an orthopedic President who will crack the structure and heal it just as he berates the two major political parties, APC and PDP for not providing an answer to this dilemma. Excerpts:

Recent developments in the polity suggest that anarchy is lurking, what is your take on the possibility of violence during and after the elections?

There won’t be violence. Nigeria is a country that is full of sound and fury which signifies nothing. People make a lot of noise about the issue of violence during and after election. It is because we don’t have institutional memory to remember past issues. But when an issue is on the table, we focus our mind on it as if all our lives depend on it.

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There is not going to be any problem. Somebody will lose and somebody will win. What I can say is that whoever wins, whether Buhari or Jonathan, there will be outcry, but there won’t be a repeat of 2011 where there was a lot of violence in the north. This is because we are more conscious of preventing violence. The awareness now is higher than before. The victory of either of them is not going to surprise us. It is not going to come as shock if any of them loses.

But there are agitations from people and inflammatory statements from politicians as well; all these put together could spring up violence if they are not checked.

We have all these merely because our politicians have this incessant lust for power to amass wealth. It is all about wealth acquisition and nothing more. So, when there is a contest for a seat, politicians incite their supporters, they become so passionate and battle-ready to get victory at all cost. Obasanjo once said that ‘election in Nigeria is a do-or-die affair’; because of the gains of the spoils of office, where every politician at the federal level will be looking at least one billion a year; they can kill in order to get there. If you are conversant with the American super bowl, they spend over ten billion dollars a year.

This year it became the most expensive public event in history. So, whoever is going in knows that he is presiding over a very important business. Here they have so much money to preside over. That is the scenario. But the question is: what can we the elites do to cut down this power? We need to create a new public order. This is why I always talk about dismantling Nigeria and creating a natural structural six geo-ethnic zones.

If we have that system, and power is being contested by at the zonal level, the pressure will not be at the center. But right now, the only office in Nigeria that matters is the office of the President. If Mr. Mbu could humiliate the person of Amaechi as a governor, it tells you that the governor is Mr. Nobody compared to the President, more so because the governor depends on the President for money. And if the president likes, like Obasanjo did, he will withhold your funds and you go to court.

So, there is really only one office in Nigeria – the President. That is wrong. We need a Nigeria that will be sustained. Not a mere change of personality like the APC is saying, but a change of the constitution and structure that will enable Nigeria to develop. A kind of structure that Awolowo and Ojukwu got right – a confederal or loose federation.

Again, coming back to your question, if any of them wins, there will only be that kind of shout, election petitions, the new government is sworn-in and then it will fizzle out. What can guarantee development is when we create a new order.

We have never had the opposition coming so strong in the history of Nigerian politics. What in your view gave rise to this and what difference does it make?

In my view, it is lust for power. Some of us who are watching carefully do not understand the reason for all these stories because virtually all the sectors of the economy are dead. Maritime sector is dead, the aviation sector is dead, the energy is not working, corruption is rife, there is incompetence; so, where is the story? I would have preferred a debate from both sides but what we hear are deafening noise that makes no sense. All I can say is that the 2015 election psyche is the same as that of the 1999, 203, 2007 and 2011; nothing has changed.

There will be a winner and the loser will go to court and the same thing goes on and on. But I think the only way is to change the structure. When Europe was scattered after a bloody civil war, then they said, they were tired of fighting and talked about a new order and that occurred in Germany. That new order is what we need now.

A typical Nigerian is corrupt, he drives against traffic, he is noisy and greedy, he cuts corners etc. We need to re-organise our nation, lest we would be a motley crowd of noise makers with huge resources and potentials that are not being utilised. Nigeria is like a coach with top players but without a strategy. Nigeria is a country of great talents but no strategy. Changing personnel for me is inconsequential. So, whoever wins should look at the weaknesses that we can all see to build a new Nigeria in the next four years.

How do you think whoever becomes the President achieves that structural change?

If I were the President, I will summon all the ethnic nationalities and leaders in all the geo-political zones for a meeting. I will state clearly that my diagnosis is that we are sick and ask what is your suggestion to redress this problem?

The national conference gives the answer which was – “crack up Nigeria, we can’t have one president, crack it up and create a regional government and let us see what will play out. Then we can decide whether the regional structure will have its own new constitution, or whether it should be presidential and not parliamentary. The Inspector General of Police cannot over see the entire nation and the commissioner of police cannot override the authority of the governor on the grounds that his boss is the IGP in Abuja.

As President of Nigeria, my key mission will be to discentralise power. With that, you can’t accuse me of not fixing the road in your local village. Look at the state of roads and traffic in Apapa which is bringing in 50 per cent of the revenue of the federation. In Abuja, they are too far to know what is happening here.

Some of the complexities of democracy are that this brilliant idea can be knocked off by the majority in both chambers, so, taking this into cognizance, what will be the alternative?

Then we will continue in that way. It is our choice. If we see a doctor and he says you have cancer and yet you don’t want a surgery, then it will be there and you will be dead. As a Nigerian President, after dissecting the problem and you say I cannot do that, then there is a problem. The only way is to have a new design whereby the 68 items of power in the exclusive list and the 30 items of power in the concurrent list will not be under the power of the federal government.

What is the President’s role in knowing the condition of prisons in Lagos and other states, why does he have to oversee the education, why should he be in airport and media as the NTA? It is the governors of the states that should know all that. The President should rather be in energy, foreign policy, defence but not how the state grows.

That is why the lust for power is increasing. When Obasanjo was there, he attempted the third term; Now Jonathan comes, he also wants to continue because it is too sweet. You can test a saint with Nigerian power and that type of power in one man will make him to go mad. It has to be discentralised.

Was that part of recommendations in the national conference?

Absolutely.

How would you feel if that recommendation is not implemented by the next government?

I will be very sad because that is the future of Nigeria, not a change in personnel. So, my take is that the underlying problem must be addressed. Power in one man is too much.

Are you saying the outcry for a change is not well defined especially against the backdrop that there is so much criticisms against the incumbent?

It is normal when you have two-party system. Look at the American example where Obama was going against the Republican candidate. The difference is that if you run foul of the rule, you will be punished, because the institutions are strong. But here, if you run foul of the rule, you will not be punished. The difference is that you have rules and they respect the rules while in our own clime, it is a different thing. So, what you have here is a cacophony, people are shouting just to have victory. As far as I am concerned, it is the political class that enjoys the system to the exclusion of millions of other Nigerians.

Going by this your analysis, would you advocate a two-party system in Nigerian politics?

No! I will advocate the electoral market of place to choose. A multi-party system will be better. The number of the parties however will be determined by the programmes the parties are selling to the people. Clearly, in the United States, Democratic Party is on the left while the Republican is on the right. I really don’t know what our parties’ ideologies are.

What is the position of PDP and the APC on the fundamental problem of Nigeria which is the restructuring and also the contextual engagement to open Nigeria’s potentials? That is why we say if we listen to the debate by both parties; it will help us to make a choice. I am not going to vote for either of them if I don’t hear what they are going to do on that issue. I am looking for an orthopedic political president who will crack the structure and heal it; who will be able to tell me what he will do with power, the economy and other sectors.

But we have had promises in the past, why do you think promises this time will make any difference?

Already, I can’t see how both parties can meet their promises. I really don’t see it. They are making promises that are not related to the budget. Again, many things will happen. I see oil price dropping further to about $10. So, you are going to have a president who is going to have a faint budget. So, I will like to know how the contenders will take us out of oil into other areas. Unfortunately, I have not heard that from any one of them. These are the fundamental issues the parties should have been addressing.

We need to have a president who will make a new business case for Nigeria. The oil business has expired; we need to see a new model. Let it no be based on one President controlling the entire oil bloc but many presidents tapping resources in their regions. I am from Anambra state, the governor of the state is not in control of the port, but the Minister of Transport, yet it is lying fallow. This is because the man who controls it is about 800 miles away. The Onitsha-Enugu road has always been under construction because the contract comes from a man who is not plying on the road.

Then, what would you say of the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President over the last six years?

Well, there are some ideas that I like, especially from the Minister of Agriculture. What he is doing is not prominent because of the cacophony of noise in the polity. Nigeria is like a volcano and it is spewing ashes, you cannot see anything. I am not interested in the political surgeon of Nigeria in the resources; I am interested in the fact that you are bleeding because of the fracture and you are losing blood.

Nigeria is a sick patient in the accident and emergency ward in a terminally bad way. So, the first thing to do as a President is to stitch Nigeria up. After stitching it properly, feed it well and it will recover. So, that contextual restructure should not be overlooked because if we don’t get that right, we are going no where.

Maybe that is why the so-much clamour for a change?

Structural change or what kind of change?

Well, some people believe that a change in the personality could bring about a structural change?

The problem I have in answering the question is that I have not heard a word from the APC on this issue. I know at the national conference, the stalwart of the party was not in support of it. But in any case, I am not interested in any party, what these two parties will do is the same old game from what I can see so far; unless they understand the fractured nature of Nigeria. But if they understand it, they are not saying it right now. My conclusion is that it is going to be yet another bad election.

But we have about a month to go, if I have a chance to ask both presidential candidates in a presidential debate, my first question will be ‘what is your concept of a reformed Nigeria’? The answer they give will make me cast my vote for A or B. A person who misses the contextual issue will miss the solution and will miss my vote.

The election is going to be keenly contested, in which way do you think Nigeria can benefit from this competitiveness of the parties?

One good thing the APC has done is that the essence of the multi-party state is the consciousness in the ruling party that another party is waiting to take over. That is brilliant. That, I give the APC 100 per cent commendation. Beyound that, there is nothing. What would have happened is that both parties would make their manifestos sharp and clear. If the APC feels that the PDP has no programme; they would have made their message sharp and clear.

But I am not satisfied by both parties because I don’t know what they are going to do. But I do know that the APC has given us a choice. You could have a national team playing football but they are not winning anything. That is what is happening to APC. The next step that APC needs to go to make our country very exciting is to design a programme that will force the PDP to respond. Right now, people are voting emotion, ethnicity and religion. The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu said,

“Nigerian has some of a new political lexicon that neutrality is a choice.” You vote for A or B and not to vote is also a choice. You can vote Buhari or Jonathan or nobody. That is very dangerous. So, the parties need to do more to give us an answer to this dilemma.

What do you think will become of Nigeria if the election does not hold as scheduled in March?

Ah! (Shout) That will be a very serious issue. That can cause crisis and mayhem. Already, the balloon has swollen; it has come to pressure point. The only way you can relieve the pressure is to have election. If you don’t have it, you are looking at a civil war. Please, don’t contemplate this. It should not be contemplated. Anything that will cause the election to be postponed again, Nigeria will go on strike. The Boko Haram issue is not as challenging as it was before, so, why will the election not hold?

Again, we also know that not everybody will vote. Constitutional or not, we are going to blame Jonathan if the election does not hold and there will be mayhem. It is not something you can explain, graphically. The election has to hold, in my view, under any condition. Even if it means excluding par of the North East, the election must hold. The Electoral act empowers INEC to do subsequent elections, but having postponed it once, it cannot be postponed again. Please don’t push it further.

Okay, if you really look at the postponement, whose benefit did it serve?

It is difficult to know. But personally, I think INEC was not ready. If you look at the number of PVCs distributed as at that day, INEC would have disenfranchised so many people.

Then what about the ballot papers and boxes? What about the training and capacity building of personnel? The electoral body was not ready. In my view, the PDP mismanaged the matter. I cannot tell whether the military was used. If I were President Jonathan, I would have boxed INEC into a corner. INEC has cleverly used the Military alibi to escape liabilities. Like my wife said, if they were ready, why are they still distributing materials. INEC was absolutely not ready. nobody can claim not to know that INEC was not ready. Jega should not be dishonest by claiming he was ready.

Wole Soyinka recently talked about the blessings of the postponement. It has strengthened INEC to deliver good election.

I also wonder why they picked that February date in the first place because that was far from the hand-over date. A president who wants to wreak havoc will have the time to do that before the hand-over date. So, it makes sense that the transition is short. Right now, nobody is going to believe any further reason for a shift again.

How do you think the judiciary can help in dispensing justice before and after election going by the number of cases before it now as well as the possible petitions after the elections?

We need bold and courageous judges and a judiciary that is not dependent of the executive. Unfortunately, the configuration of the body of judges depends on the executive. People don’t know that the appointment of the High court judge cannot be accomplished without the authorisation and approval of the state governor. If you reverse it, it means Governor Fashola will not need the Chief Justice of Lagos state to approve the appointment of a commissioner; but Chief Justice of Lagos State needs Fashola to appoint a Judge.

When I was in the National Judicial council, I kept saying it. So, if you are talking of lack of independence, it starts from there. It is important to understand the shackles under which the judiciary works. So, when the NJC was not forthcoming, I went to court. The argument was that: Was it in the place of Minister of Finance to fund the judiciary in view of the constitutional provisions that make the Judiciary independent of the executive?

Therefore, the President cannot present the budget of the judiciary. The court ruled in my favour which was partly what led to the strike; but as you know the judges being gentlemen, cannot go on strike but the junior ones can go on strike. So, the budget of the judiciary is controlled by the executive. Only nice men like Fashola gives them their money.

There are some governors if you rule against them, they seize your money. How will this make the judges truly independent? So, we need to go back to the surgery table and create an independent judiciary. Again, a judge who takes bribe in the context of present situation, while I condemn it, I understand it.

A man who is approaching retirement, looking at himself dejected, and a client comes along with a bribe of N100million asking to be made the winner of the election petition tribunal, he will think twice; let us not kid ourselves. The answer to your question is that the judicial architecture is not independent enough to deliver decisions without fear or favour. But I do hope that what is left of the ethics of the profession will enable them to decide cases without fear or favour.

Does it means that Igbos have no Elders?what is the work of the Elders?east,west,south,where is your elders?

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Any Attempt To Sack Jega Is A “Recipe For Disaster” – Northern Elders

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has warned the Presidency to jettison any plot to sack Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega ahead of the general elections, saying such move will be a “recipe for disaster”.

Speculations were rife on Thursday that the Presidency was contemplating removing the INEC boss before the March 28 and April 11 dates for elections, despite assurances by President Goodluck Jonathan about two weeks ago during a media chat that he had not informed anyone of plans to sack Jega.

In reaction to the speculation, the spokesperson for the group, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said “any attempt at this last minute by this government or its agency to remove Jega is a clear message that this govern­ment is determined to rig an election in which they see Jega as an impediment simply because he thinks that the commission must follow the rules for a free and fair and credible elec­tion”.

Sacking “Jega at this material time will be a recipe for disaster”, the NEF spokesperson warned at a press conference Friday.

He said the excuse given for postponement of the general elections, earlier scheduled for February 14 and 28, was “flimsy, clumsy and indefensible”.

Speaking against background of security concern cited for the poll shift, Abdullahi said, “the NEF viewed it as unacceptable because only a small frac­tion of the security per­sonnel in the country are directly engaged in the battle against insurgency within the north east en­clave of the country.

“We also know that even in countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and more recently Afghanistan where full scale wars were still rag­ing when they decided that election could still be held and indeed were held”.

Stating further, he accused the “the ruling elite” of plot to scuttle the elections and ‎ultimately Nigeria’s democracy.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government yesterday said Mr. Jega’s exit will follow a “natural course”, amid allegation by All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators that a letter from the Office of Head of Service, requesting the INEC boss to proceed on compulsory pre-retirement leave, has been prepared and to be served any time from next week.

Mugabe turns 91 with million dollar birthday bash

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday will celebrate his 91st birthday will a million dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.
As elephants are slaughtered for the feast at a luxury hotel in Zimbabwe’s famed Victoria Falls, critics are questioning the scale of the festivities, calling them “obscene” in a country where millions live in poverty.
Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, is the world’s oldest leader.
While he is hailed by many of his African peers as a liberation hero, critics say that over the following decades he turned the “breadbasket of southern Africa” into a basket case, trampling human rights, justice and democracy.
Mugabe’s violent seizure of white-owned farms triggered food shortages and hyper-inflation.

If You Keep Judging Anothers To Make Yourselfs Feel Better. Let It Go

You’ve Got To Know When The People’s Parts In The Story,In Your Story Particular Is Over, So That You Don’t Keep Trying To Rise The Dead. You’ve Got To Let It Go. You’ve Got To Let It Go. And Possibly Deal With The Memories That Comes With The Heart. The Memories That Goes With The Herats. Let It Go. Thanks1513789_1583014701934777_7532372464312132115_n 1724473_1581712178731696_6409032277787967326_nIf You Keep Judging Anothers To Make Yourselfs Feel Better. Let It Go. If You’re Struggleing With The Healing Of A Broken Relationship. Let It Go. If You Keep Trying To Help Someone Who Wouldn’t Even Trying To Help Themselves. Let It Go. If You’re Feeling Depressed And Stressed. Let It Go.Let The Past Be The Past, Forget The Formal Things. Let It Go. Let The Past Be The Past. Forget The Formal Things. People Leave You Because They’re Not Join To You, And If They’re Not Join To You, You Can’t Make Them Stay. And Its Doesn’t Means They’re Bad People Its Just Means That Their Parts In The Story Is Over. 10312122_1584519175117663_6819451792885233528_nIf You’re Holding Unto Something That Doesn’t Belong To You And Was Never Intended From Your Life, Then You Need To Let It Go. If You’re Holding Unto Past Hurts And Pains. Let It Go. If Someone Can’t Treat You Right, If Someone Can ‘t Love You Back, And If Someone Can’t See Your Worst. Let It Go. If Someone Has Angryed You. Let It Go. If You’re Holding Unto Some Thought Of Evil And Revenges. Let It Go. If You’re Involved In A Wrong Relationship Or Addiction. Let It Go. If You’re Holding Unto A Job That No Longer Meets Your Needs Or Talents. Let It Go. If You’ve Bad Attitudes. Let It Go. 10351159_1584529191783328_5419212958026768763_n Let It Go. They’re People Who Walk Away From You, When People Walk Away From You, Let Them Walk. Don’t Talk Another Person Into Staying With You, Don’t Talk Another Person Into Loving You, Don’t Talk Another Person Into Calling You,Caring About You,Coming To See You, Don’t Talk Another Person Into Staying With You,Attached To You. Let It Go. When People Walk Away From You, Let Them Walk, Your Destinying Is Never Tried To Anybody That Left. People Leave You, Because They’re Not Join To You. And If They’re Not Join To You, You Can’t Make Them Stay. Let Them Go. And Its Doesn’t Means That They’re Bad People, Its Just Means That Their Parts In The Story Is Over. And You’ve Got To Know When People’s Parts In Your Story Is Over, So That You Don’t Keep Trying To Rise The Dead. You’ve Got To Know When Its Dead. Let It Go. You’ve Got To Know When Its Over. Let It Go. Stop Begging People To Stay. Let Them Go. 10414886_1580543962181851_1898036914115033224_n 10416567_1582248608678053_4325333716264716871_n Any Captain Who Is Afraid In The Time Of War Will Never Lead His Soldiers Successfully 10426203_1581713042064943_4036989386948070322_n 10676208_1580464145523166_4631110056869929861_n 10923281_1580423515527229_2778503340960696386_n 10955643_1582917508611163_661382483173433987_n 11008389_1594119704157610_5529798200189830837_nWHEN YOUR INFLUENCE INCREASES, YOUR ADVERSARIES BECOME MORE FURIOUS”.

Jonathan Gave Us Money—Lagos Igbo Leader Akabueze also stated that the president donated a luxury bus for his campaign and that the bus must be fueled and a driver must be employed to drive the bus around the state during the campaign for Jonathan.

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Leaders of Ndigbo resident in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have confirmed that they were given money by President Goodluck Jonathan during his recent visit to the state to solicit for their support and votes.

Making this known is the former President of Ohaneze, Lagos State, and coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Support Group, Dr Oliver Akabueze.

He said that the president solicited for their support and asked the leaders to mobilise Igbos in the state to vote for him.
He explained that the money received was not a bribe but campaign fund to mobilise the Igbos in the state to vote for the president who is seeking re-election.

Akabueze also stated that the president donated a luxury bus for his campaign and that the bus must be fuelled and a driver must be employed to drive the bus around the state during the campaign for Jonathan.

Though he declined to disclose the amount of money the president gave them in Lagos, sources said it runs into billions of naira.

Investigation revealed that the manner the money was shared has divided the leaders. Some of the leaders are grumbling because some got more money than the others.

P.M.NEWS learnt from one of the leaders that while some got N500,000,  others were given N300,000 and N100,000 respectively.

Some of the leaders who spoke to our reporter but did not want their names mentioned, said the money has caused division as some of the leaders who felt shortchanged said they will not campaign for Jonathan, saying those who got more money should go ahead and campaign for the President.

Last week President Jonathan spent five days in Lagos during which he held series of meetings with various ethnic and socio-cultural groups and their leaders to seek their support for his re-election.

During his stay, he reportedly doled out billions of naira to the groups, though his media aide, Reuben Abati, denied that the president gave out money to any group.