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How BBC made President Buhari a poster boy for shame

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This is a piece written by Reno Omokiri

Let me ask a question: Is Nigeria not ashamed that when the BBC decided to do a story on why South Africa’s health minister feels that African leaders should be ashamed for going outside the continent for health care they used the picture of our President?
Think about it for a minute. Our President is now (at least in the eyes of the BBC) the poster boy for Presidential medical tourism. 
This is so sad particularly when you consider the fact (yes, a historical fact) that in the late 50s and early 60s, the Saudi Royal Family use to fly to Nigeria to receive medical care at the University College Hospital Ibadan! 
And it is not as if Nigeria lacks the manpower to staff a vibrant health sector. If we are really serious about it we can build our health care system by repatriating our medical personnel abroad.
There are 26,000 Nigerian medical doctors practicing in the United States alone. 77% of ALL black doctors in America are of Nigerian origin. Fact.
And this fact is replicated in several other Western and Middle Eastern nation like the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia (where another former Nigerian President went for health tourism).
And the thing is that our government is not acting smart. We should be working with Nigerian diaspora organizations like NIDO (Nigerians in Diaspora Organization) to get a database of Nigerian professionals abroad and working with them to provide them the enabling environment that will entice them to return home.
But rather than do this, the priority of our government is to order the Nigerian military to monitor the social media accounts of Nigerian citizens for “anti government” comments. 
Can you imagine that!
A President who access his healthcare in the U.K, who schools his children in the U.K, whose wife shops in the U.K, is searching for anti Nigerian comments on social media? Does he not know that he himself is the epitome of anti Nigerianness? 
The Shame of a nation is briefly summarized in these bullet points.
* a President treated in UK
* His kids schooling in UK
* His wife shopping in UK
* But the country he governs is NIGERIA! 
But look at me talking about shame when the person who should be ashamed or not even ashamed and instead he was taunting Nigerians living in London for having the audacity to demonstrate against him! 
That President Buhari asked them to also come home shows that he does not understand the finer points of Presidential etiquette. You are asking your citizens in the U.K. to come home when your own children are as we speak schooling in that same U.K. How hypocritical, how petty can a President get? First repatriate your own children before you tell other people’s children to return home! 
And it is quite evident that President Buhari has no shame because only a shameless leader would have declared that he is ‘satisfied with the state of the Nigerian economy’! 
We are experiencing a third quarter of negative growth and are World renowned to be in a recession and the man who should lead us out of it declares to the nation that he is SATISFIED with the state of our economy!
That’s just like bringing a report card of failure back home to your dad and he tells you that he is satisfied with your performance! No wonder this All Progressive Congress government of Muhammadu Buhari reduced the cut off marks for admission into Nigerian universities! They are comfortable with failure. 
How did we get here? 
Our population is growing at 2.9%, by far faster than our economy which grew at -1.5% last year and our President is ‘satisfied’ with the economy’?
We have an economy that is the largest grower of cassava in the whole world yet we still spend over a billion dollars importing ethanol and industrial starch, both of which can be made from cassava which is their chief ingredient.
We have an economy with 10.5 million out of school children with majority of them roaming the streets of Northern Nigeria with their begging bowls and the man who is tasked with changing that says he is satisfied with the status quo!  
Do you now see the reason why the BBC would make him their poster joy for shame!
And then we turn on the television and see that the President has gone home to Katsina to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Well nothing wrong with that only that If I were President Buhari, with the massive flooding now ravaging Benue state, I would have made a stop over there on my way to Daura!
The ongoing flooding in Benue is of epic proportions. Lives have been lost, property damaged and livelihoods disrupted. Can you imagine how encouraged the people of Benue would have been if the President had only made a stop over. I mean Benue is on his way and only 40 minutes by air from Abuja. 
America is currently experiencing flooding in Texas as a result of the record rainfalls unleashed by Hurricane Harvey and President Trump went there as he should. 
What am I even talking about. Someone that cannot even visit the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri, is it ordinary flood victims he will visit? 
And the funny thing is that President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters would go on social media to express outrage at a man like Trump who has given America the lowest unemployment rate in sixteen years and the best stock market improvement ever.  The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 22,000 mark for the first time on August 2, 2017.
The irony of it is that President Trump says he is still not satisfied with the American economy which has just been announced to be enjoying a 3% GDP growth rate in Trump’s second quarter as President.
In any case, while he is at Daura, I hope the President would take some time to engage in some sober reflection and soul searching in order to figure out why he is so acutely aware of the failings of others and blind to his own failings.
For one, it is an insult for a President Muhammadu Buhari, who addressed the nation in Hausa, a sectional language, to lecture me on unity. President Buhari lacks the moral authority! He is the most divisive leader ever. How can a man who said “The constituents who gave me 97% cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%” be lecturing me on unity? I should be the one lecturing him not vice versa. It is like satan lecturing me on salvation. If every Nigerian is intimidated by President Buhari and cannot speak the truth to his power, Reno Omokri will never ever be intimidated!
And finally, based on the above, if I were asked to rate President Buhari’s two years in office, I would say it has been:
a. erRATic 
b. gRATifying
c. Full of wRATh
d. RATher dull, or
e. oveRATed?

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Employment seeking girl steals N108k from her prospective employer

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Opportunity comes but once, this young girl believes as she stole N108k from her prospective employer. A female jobseeker has been captured for taking One Hundred and Eight Thousand Naira amid her prospective employee meeting in Delta State.

It was accumulated that the businessperson at the organization had ventured out to get something, leaving the suspect in the workplace. The young lady professedly utilized the chance to take N108k and fled.

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Good fortune, be that as it may, ran out on her, days after the fact, while going through the road where the workplace is found. She was expeditiously caught and dragged to her home where the rest of the cash was recovered.

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Lagos tenant uses Landlord’s apartment to dupe house appliance vendors of N50 million

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Read this narration by twitter handle, @Wenogetjob, which tells of how he eavesdropped on a couples conversation of a duping man. The man rented a house for 2 month, bought expensive items worth up to N50 million on credit. Left the rented apartment with all the appliances he has not paid for, after winning the trust of the sellers.

Hey peepz, I have a gist tho I don’t know if it’s true or not..But I will say it Sha. I was just walking on the street 2receive fresh air when I saw a couple. d man was telling his wife about an incident. I kukuma slowed down an walked behind them to hear d full gist.

It was more like a scam story. A certain man walked up to a Landlord in our area and requested to rent his apartment for 2 months, with the excuse that he was traveling to Canada and just came to Lagos for the Visa Processing.. They agreed on 150K.

The man paid and took ownership of the apartment.He then went out to Vendors in town and negotiated to buy expensive items on lease. With installment payment plans.. He was said to have collected home appliance worth N50,000,000 from various vendors.

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He then took them all to the apartment one by one to build trust. At least once they know he lives there, they can easily come around and pack their stuffs if he defaults, these people didn’t know what would hit them was going to be deadlier than Tsunami.

As agreed with the Landlord, the man packed out even earlier than expected… Left with all the items, of which he had not finished the payment..and the Landlord was so happy to have struck a better deal He immediately rented out the apartment to another family.

One by one, the creditors began to come in and same story was relieved to them.. Some fainted, some threatened hell fire …. To cut the long story short, Baba Ijebu was arrested alongside the new tenant.. You know Naija now… #POLICE  no wan hear wuen

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They were only saved after a Landlord intervened. He is a legal practitioner and took up the case. But sincerely speaking. I wonder how some people feel at rest knowing fully well their victims would suffer.  I guess it all centers on lack of conscience. This is bad #dojon

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How a middle-aged man died after withdrawing N100,200 from the bank will shock you

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How a middle-aged man died after withdrawing N100,200 from the bank will shock you

What could have taken the life of a middle-aged man, identified only as Muyibi, who collapsed and died in a commercial cab in the Ojota area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro reports that Muyibi boarded the cab after withdrawing money from a United Bank for Africa branch in the Ogudu area. Then the driver had turned to to take his fee from Muyibi when he realized the man had become motionless. After reaching the terminus, a resident told Punch’s correspondent that the driver alighted from the cab to slightly push Muyibi, who was cold.

The resident, who did not want to be identified, said,

“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead.”

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Policemen from the Ogudu division were said to have been alerted to the incident. The driver’s vehicle was impounded just like that, while the man’s body was deposited in a morgue.

A source person at the terminus who spoke with Punch newspaper confirmed the incident, saying:

“It happened around 3pm on Friday. The man went to withdraw some money in UBA. The Ogudu Divisional Police Officer was compassionate; she pitied the cab driver, who had become jittery.
Although the man was not detained, his cab was impounded at the station pending when the deceased’s family would show up,” he added.

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Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the police recovered N100,200 from the victim’s bag.

He said:

“The man was on his way to Ojota when he collapsed and died. We recovered the sum of N100,200 from his bag.
He also had a phone, which had a new SIM card. There is no contact on the phone and nobody has called him. We have a lead as to where he could be living.
His body has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.”

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