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Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:23 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
  • Nigerians have been told by INEC that they can vote with any finger but not to let the mark cross into another box.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has cleared the over reports making the rounds that it has the voting pattern.
    INEC said the report is fake news.
    It clarified that Nigerians can vote with any finger as the ballot paper is not finger sensitive.
    INEC Tweeted:


    A voter can use any finger to vote but should ensure that his or her mark is clear and placed inside the box of the political party of his or her choice and does not stray into another box.

    “Ballot Paper is not Finger Sensitive” use any finger but don't let the mark cross into another box."
    See tweets below:

        Fake News Alert: Any finger can be used for marking a ballot paper🗳#NigeriaDecides2019
        — INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 13, 2019

        You can vote with any of your fingers 👇ðŸ�¼#NigeriaDecides2019
        — INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 13, 2019

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:21 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Nigerians have been told by INEC that they can vote with any finger but not to let the mark cross into another box.

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    The Independent National Electoral Commission has cleared the over reports making the rounds that it has the voting pattern.
    INEC said the report is fake news.
    It clarified that Nigerians can vote with any finger as the ballot paper is not finger sensitive.
    INEC Tweeted:


    A voter can use any finger to vote but should ensure that his or her mark is clear and placed inside the box of the political party of his or her choice and does not stray into another box.

    “Ballot Paper is not Finger Sensitive” use any finger but don't let the mark cross into another box."
    See tweets below:

        Fake News Alert: Any finger can be used for marking a ballot paper🗳#NigeriaDecides2019
        — INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 13, 2019

        You can vote with any of your fingers 👇ðŸ�¼#NigeriaDecides2019
        — INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 13, 2019

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:17 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: NYSC-e1512644888125.jpg]

    The National Youth Service Corps on Wednesday revealed that each corps member deployed as ad hoc staff for the 2019 general elections will be paid N35,000.
    It also said that no fewer than 17,000 corps members had been confirmed as ad hoc staff for the elections in Ogun State.
    The Ogun NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Josephine Bakare, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta at a sensitisation programme for corps members.
    Bakare also confirmed that each corps member participating in the election would receive a total of N35,000 as duty allowances for the February 16 and March 2 elections.
    She also assured corps members that adequate provision for welfare and accommodation had been made with the NYSC Local Government Inspectors, which they could access.
    Bakare, however, appealed to pregnant corps members to refrain from participating in the exercise for their safety and those of their unborn babies.
    Also speaking, Mrs. Franca Olaleye, the NYSC Assistant Director of Human Resource Management, who represented the Director-General, Maj.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, urged corps members to be diligent.

    “You must give your best representation and fly the NYSC flag aloft.

    “Patriotism, discipline and commitment must be your watch word as you engrave your names in gold in the history of the elections, making it not only peaceful but also successful.

    “This assignment is very sensitive and as such no one of you must be caught displaying partisanship or collecting graft or inducement from anyone.

    “If you are caught in any incriminating or irresponsible act, you will be apprehended and prosecuted accordingly,” Kazaure said.
    Kazaure further urged corps members to be on the lookout for miscreants who disguise as corps members to perpetrate mischief.

    “You must be vigilant and report anyone who is seen in very newly sown uniform. If the person is authentic, they must be able to identify themselves appropriately.

    “Ogun State is fully prepared to secure your lives,” he said.
    Security representatives from the army, police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, who sensitised corps members on safety awareness measures, also provided them with distress call centre numbers.
    Some given numbers are 08139880080, 09092989929 and 07052374757.

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:13 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • A woman has found herself in serious trouble after being arraigned for engaging in N21.4 million employment scam.

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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 11, 2019 arraigned one Lilian Bisi Kadiri before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
    Lilian was alleged to have at various times collected a total sum of N21,450,000 from her victim in the guise that she was going to help secure jobs for his relatives. She, however, failed to help secure any jobs, and did not refund the money collected.
    The count reads in part: "That you, Lilian Bisi Kadiri, between May 2014 and March 2015 within the Abuja judicial division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory obtained the sum of N21,450,000 (Twenty One Million Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from one Christopher Aneke, which was paid into your Skye Bank account under the false pretence that you are capable of securing employment for his relatives, which pretence you knew to be false, and you hereby commited an offence contrary to Section(1)(a)of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act (2006) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act 2006.”
    She pleaded “not guilty” to the charge.
    In view of her plea, prosecuting counsel, Yetunde Alabi, prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison and to fix a date for the commencement of trial.
    Justice Banjoko, thereafter, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20 million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident in Abuja with landed properties, and must show proof of employment in Abuja and three years tax clearance.
    The case has been adjourned to March 25, 2019 for trial, and the defendant remanded in Kuje Prison pending fulfilment of the bail conditions.

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • The singer advised that the candidates who should be voted for, are those that are able to think and are capable of moving the country forward.

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    Wizkid has come out to urge Nigerians to vote their conscience, advising them to vote for those who they feel can move the country forward.

    In a series of posts he shared via Snapchat, the music star advised fans against vote candidates who have been endorsed by celebrities, reminding them that these celebrities have been paid for those endorsements.

    Wizkid added that the candidates who should be voted for, are those that are able to think and are capable of moving the country forward.
    He wrote;

    “Don’t let anyone wey don collect money influence your vote to tell you who’s right or not. Use your head.

    “Vote wisely, I’m for whoever the people vote.

    “If you’re old to vote, you’re old enough to think. Don’t sell your vote, your vote can make a difference.

    “And politicians wey they enter stop joking with peoples lives! You are responsible for the lives of millions of people and your decision affects all.

     “Help us make Nigeria a better place, make una use your head. One love!”

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:09 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    Emerging reports have it that the convoy of the Borno State first man has been waylaid by members of the Boko Haram sect in the north-east. 

    Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who were on their way to a political rally at Gamboru-Ngala.
    Witnesses’ reports said many were feared dead, just as dozens were missing.
    This administration has severally claimed to have defeated the Boko Haram sect 'technically'.
    Source: DailyTrust

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:04 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Victims of the Port Harcourt rally held by the All Progressives Congress have been mourned by President Buhari.

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has just been briefed about the tragic death of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a stampede at the presidential campaign rally held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday.
    President Buhari is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extends deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. He also wished a speedy recovery to all those injured.
    The President described the deaths as “needless loss of lives and an anti-climax to a highly successful outing” in the oil city that could have been averted if there was an orderly exit from the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
    “It is indeed a great tragedy that Nigerians who have important roles to play in shaping the future of the country and had come to see and hear from us how hard their government is working to build a Nigeria of their dreams, would meet their end in this unfortunate circumstance.

    “I assure the people, with all sense of responsibility, that the party and the government will do everything possible to ensure the well-being and safety of our citizens as they troop out to attend rallies and all other political events,” the President said.
    President Buhari assured the government and the people of Rivers State as well as the affected families of the support and prayers of the Federal Government during this difficult time.
    The President prayed Almighty God to grant the souls of the deceased repose.
    Garba Shehu
    Senior Special Assistant to the President
    (Media & Publicity)
    February 12, 2019

Posted by: slimsaint - 13-02-2019, 06:00 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Nigerians have been told to expose those engaging in vote buying and get rewarded by the EFCC.

    As part of collaboration for successful elections, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned against votes buying ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections.
    The EFCC has also promised reward for any Nigerian with useful information leading to the arrest of culprits, saying that the reward is in accordance with the Whistle Blowing policy.
    The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has repeatedly warned against voter’s inducement, saying that the full weight of the relevant laws will be applied against perpetrators and receivers of illicit funds to undermine the elections and its national security.

    “We wish to warn Nigerians against those who intend to engage in voter’s inducement.

    “There are existing laws in the Electoral Act, 2010 (EA), which forbid voters inducement.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, Section 124 of the Electoral Act, 2010 says that any person paying money to electorates as bribe at any election is liable to punishment of N500, 000 fine or 12 months imprisonment or both upon conviction.

    “Section 124 of the Electoral Act, 2010 also states that any person receiving any money or gift for voting or to refrain from voting at any election will be liable to a maximum fine of N500, 000 or 12 months imprisonment or both.

    “We therefore urge Nigerians to avoid or resist inducement from corrupt politicians and vote for the candidates of their choice.

    “We also seize this opportunity to state that that EFCC in collaboration with INEC will reward any patriotic citizen that provides authentic information leading to the apprehension of any culprit of vote buying in accordance with the Whistle Blowing Policy.

    “Our investigations and intelligence gathering sources have revealed that certain corrupt politicians have perfected plans to pollute the electoral process with illicit and looted funds.

    “We also have intelligence reports on the plans by some countries in collaboration with some politicians and looters to bring in foreign currencies to induce voters and undermine the elections.

    “But our operatives in collaboration with sister agencies are doing everything possible to block the illicit funds and ensure credible polls in the country.

    “It is our collective duty to resist attempts to corrupt our electoral process by exposing the evil perpetrators”, Magu said.

Posted by: Eagletale - 13-02-2019, 07:39 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: buhari-thinks1.jpg]

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the attendance of two Nigerien governors at his rally in Kano.

    In the suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja, the opposition party wants the judiciary to determine whether the presence of governors of the neighbouring countries is not a violation of Nigerian laws.

    Recall that Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi, the governors, attended the rally which held on January 31.

    Joined in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria Immigration Service, Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister for interior; and the APC.

    More details to follow.


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 06:14 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A promising young lady plying her trade in the Anambra part of the South-eastern region has been murdered.

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    Makeup artist, Ezeobi Oluchukwu aka Luchy Belle, has died after being stabbed to death during an early morning jog in Awka, Anambra State.
    Oluchukwu was out around 6a.m on Monday morning when she was stabbed by some suspected hoodlums trying to rob her.
    Her friends have taken to her social media page to mourn her.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A woman who battled depression for a year because she doesn't have a vagina or womb has finally spoken out.

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    Sarah Giesbrecht and her husband
    A woman who was born without a vagina or a womb is desperately trying to raise $9,500 (around £7,340) for treatment to help her start a family.
    Sarah Giesbrecht, 21, of Simcoe, Ontario, first realised something was wrong when she still had not started her period at 16 years old.
    Doctors dismissed it as nothing serious but it continued for a further two years before tests revealed she had Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH).
    Faced with the reality she will never conceive, Mrs Giesbrecht – who is married to Jacob, 23 – battled a deep depression for a year.
    Now her diagnosis has sunk in, Mrs Giesbrecht has set up a fundraising page to pay for fertility treatment which will help the hopeful mother produce more eggs for IVF before the embryo is implanted into a surrogate.   
    Speaking of the ordeal, Mrs Giesbrecht said: ‘When I went to the doctor for the first time at 16, the doctor made me feel like this wasn’t an issue, that there was still lots of time for it to happen.
    ‘I was really confused and my friends and family felt it wasn’t normal because girls normally have their menstrual cycle at the age of 14 or 15.’

    After waiting for years for her periods to start, Mrs Giesbrecht decided enough was enough and insisted doctors carry out some tests.  

    ‘My very first test was an ultrasound. I remember lying there, it was so quiet and all I could hear was the machines in the room,’ she said.

    ‘The lady who was doing my ultrasound wouldn’t say a word and I couldn’t understand why she couldn’t tell me the results. ‘I was frustrated since the results were right there and they made me wait two weeks for the results.

    ‘Finally, after we got the results, they told me they thought that I had an absent uterus but they wanted me to go for an MRI and blood test, and referred me to a gynaecologist.’
    Mrs Giesbrecht was forced to wait three months for an MRI scan, with the results being ready four weeks after the long-awaited appointment.[Image: marrywoman.jpg]

    ‘The doctor sat me down and looked at me and said: “I’m sorry, but we have diagnosed you with MRKH syndrome”, while she was explaining to me I was crying and blanked out everything she was saying,’ Mrs Giesbrecht said.

    ‘I was thinking to myself I will never be a mother and I will never have children. ‘At this time I was in a committed relationship of three years and I knew my boyfriend wanted children as well.

    ‘The doctor told me my options and, honestly, I didn’t hear anything she said, I was in complete shock.  ‘Having children was always my main goal and having that taken from me was hard.’
    The condition means Mrs Giesbrecht’s genitals look normal from the outside, however, her v@ginal canal is just a few centimetres long and does not lead to a uteru
    She met her husband in 2012 and married in July 2017, with Mr Giesbrecht supporting his wife through every step of her ordeal.
    The couple decided to step up a GoFoundMe page to make their dream of being parents a reality.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 06:06 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • The assailants, it was learnt, shot one of the lecturers and abducted two, while one of the lecturers escaped unhurt.

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          Two lecturers of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, were on Monday abducted by suspected kidnappers.

    The lecturers were reportedly coming from Ilesha when their abductors stopped their vehicles around Idominasi, a town in Obokun local government.

    The assailants, it was learnt, shot one of the lecturers and abducted two, while one of the lecturers escaped unhurt.

    A staff of Osogbo local government, identified as Kolawole, whose vehicle was also attacked, told our correspondent that the abductors attacked commuters on the road around 4.30pm.

    He said, “The kidnappers were about five in number and spoke in Yoruba. They stopped a vehicle in front of our own vehicle. The men dressed in black and were armed with sophisticated weapons.

    “The driver of the vehicle in front of us attempted to run and the vehicle was shot at. We all fled into the bush. The men spoke in fluent Yoruba language.”

    When contacted, spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Folasade Odoro, said two persons were abducted.

    “But the information is still sketchy for now. Our men are still in the bush. We are on the trail of their abductors.”

    Repeated calls to the mobile number of the Registrar of the institution, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, were not answered. Also, text message to his line was not responded to as of the time of filing this report.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 06:04 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A little girl has narrated how she escaped from the dreaded hands of notorious kidnappers[Image: Kwesi.jpg]
    The victim
    A 17-year-old girl is still traumatized after narrowly escaping from the hands of unknown assailants suspected to be kidnappers. The victim identified as Princess Oduro is a student of the Edinaman Senior High School at Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana.
    She narrated her ordeal to Connect FM’s Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson in a very shivering tone. She revealed that she’s a boarder but went home to collect some items from her parents.
    She recounts on her way back to school, she boarded a commercial bus from Fosu to Cape Coast and from there, she boarded another Elmina-bound taxi and the next thing she saw was a very big dark room with other victims including about a three-year-old boy.
    “The kidnappers, including a Rasta man came for the victims one after the other until all the three persons were taken away. I didn’t see them again but all this while, I kept reciting my rosary because I am a Catholic,” she recalled as she sobbed.
    According to Princess, all of a sudden, the kidnappers led by the Rasta man came to pick her but he shouted at the other kidnappers, instructing them to take her away because, according to him, she was not a normal person and would not fit for the ritual.
    “All I realised was I had been dumped at a very strange location and this woman rescued me in front of a building,” she said.
    In an interview, the husband of the woman who rescued the victim told Paa Kwesi Simpson his wife, Comfort Okyere, had gone to Electricity Company of Ghana’s office in Sekondi and was returning when she saw the girl sitting miserably in front of a building close to John Bitar, a popular wood processing company at Sekondi.
    She approached her and the victim narrated the whole incident to her
    Authorities of Edinaman Senior High School have confirmed the missing of the student in question and are currently in contact with the police to further interrogate the matter.
    Meanwhile, the victim who was initially taken to the Kojokrom police station has been transferred to the Takoradi Central Police Station for further investigation.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 06:01 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • woman who had high hopes of being asked out by a cute guy she met at the bank has narrated her disappointment after he turned out to have a mouth odour.

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    A Twitter user, identified as Maggie Berry has expressed her disappointment after she met a cute boy she liked at a bank but was shocked to find out that the guy battles with mouth odour.
    Berry said she was left in severe pain and left the bank angrily without completing her transaction.
    She tweeted:

    “So I met this Tall fine guy at the bank today, damn he’s like the cutest guy have seen in a while

    I was already praying in my head that he should just look at me.. So after like 10minutes, This guy was walking towards my direction and my legs was already shaking..

    When this guy got to me, he smiled and I blushed like a fool.. Then he open his mouth and asked, “Can I have your pen”? For a second, I lost consciousness , Not because he finally talked to me but damn! his mouth odour is out of this world

    My facial expression switched immediately like, WTF? I just gave him the pen and left the bank angrily without completing my transaction

    I’m in Sifia pain…”[Image: maggie.JPG]

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:57 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Ngige, who spoke with some journalists at his Abuja residence, also said that, he would battle Obi for votes even in Anambra Central Senatorial district.

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    Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has no influence in southeast.
    Dr. Ngige also said that Mr. Obi did not do well as governor of Anambra state when he was the number one citizen of the state.
    Ngige, who spoke with some journalists at his Abuja residence, also said that, he would battle Obi for votes even in Anambra Central Senatorial district where Obi may have more popularity. He said, contrary to the noise being made by the PDP VP candidate of an over N80 billion left for Obiano, that he was the first governor to bequeath reserves of funds to the successive governors.
    According to him "…the Vice President of the PDP is former governor Peter Obi my successor in Anambra state. I can tell you that those who are shouting that Obi is this and that are the elites who are looking for one thing or the other and people who don’t believe that Muhammadu Buhari has done something good in their lives because he is already building infrastructures for them, they want money.

    “They want all the monies that has been trapped by the TSA to be pushed down again on the table for them to start taking. That one is no longer possible. Peter Obi hasn’t been a wonderful governor as people expected him to be because, I am the one to tell you because I know what I handed over to him. He is making noise that he handed money over to Obiano.

    “I was the first to leave money. I left N13.8 billion cash in the bank and I am not counting the bank shares we bought and dividends but because of propaganda, they shouted that they left over N80 billion for Obiano and I left a lot of infrastructural work done- federal roads- of which he received close to N15 billion as refunds after my tenure.

    “I was the first person to handover schools to the missionaries in Anambra state, I built more than 880km of roads. If you go there today, you will see the roads I built 15 years ago. They are still standing and most of them have no single potholes because I used first class contractors.

    “So, for people to say, because he (Atiku) chose Obi this or that will happen; nothing will happen. If anything, Peter Obi has no influence in South East apart from Anambra. Even in Anambra Central Senatorial district, we are going to battle him in there.

    “Presently, I can tell you that in Anambra state, me and Obi will struggle for the votes. We are not going to be pushed down like we were the last time.” Ngige also faulted the reported endorsement of Atiku by the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, saying “they went overboard in a bid to please their masters.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:54 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Jude Obuseh attempts an analysis of the factors that may determine the winner of the forthcoming Presidential election.

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    The widespread aversion, in some quarters, to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid is as shocking as it is baffling. It beats the imagination that in less than four years, a president that once enjoyed overwhelming goodwill across the country,when he officially assumed duty as the Chief Executive Officer, could have incurred the wrath of large swathes of the population who now resent, deride and despise him to the extent of literally calling for his ejection from the Olympus height he currently occupies.

    PMB’s blanket sin, according to the opponents of his re-election bid is that, contrary to his pre-election promise that he would magically “change” the sordidly sorry fortunes of the country within a short space of time if voted into office, he has failed woefully in redeeming his “covenant” with Nigerians. According to this set of hurting Nigerians, the president has pooh-poohed the trust they once reposed in him. They point to theworsening economic situation, rising state of physical and social insecurity, cyclical unemployment, increasing corruption, political instability and other visceral challenges as evidence of the president’s failures since coming to power, and reasons why he should be voted out at the polls come D-Day, February 16, 2019.

    Dividends of democracy

    However, for PMB’s die-hard supporters, the salvos being fired at him by his critics are“unfair”, “parochial” and “illiterate”; rants of a bunch of jobless mischief makers. They vehemently posit that Mr. President has matched his every word with commensurate action since assuming office. For this group of Nigerians, anybody accusing the president of having failed to deliver the dividends of democracy is not only an anti-progressive, anti-democratic element, but an arch-enemy of the state.

    But one wonders why PMB’s supporters keep dissipating precious energy in rationalizing his several shortcomings, when even the terminally impaired can, through the use of their senses, attest to his administration’s several unmitigated goofs. It is insulting that the President’s hatchet men persist in their vain attempts at convincing Nigerians that the President has done well, when verifiable facts run contrary to their outlandish claims. Let’s take the economy for a start, a sector where PMB’s supporters have scored him 100 per cent.

    Can it be said that his administration has brought succor to reign in this sector? Is the national currency, the Naira, now at par with the American Dollar, Pounds Sterling, Euro et al, as is being suggested by the President’s damage control experts? Has it added or lost value, compared to what obtained prior to his assumption of office? What about the petroleum sector, the mainstay of the country’s economy? Have the pump prices of petroleum products been drastically reduced to their barest minimums? Has the purported removal of petroleum subsidies improved or worsened the pitiable condition of the common man?

    More seriously, has the expansive void between the haves and have-nots been bridged by PMB’s much-trumpeted economic miracle? Have millions of Nigerians been lifted above the poverty line? Should we ignore the 2018 report by the Brookings Institution that Nigeria had overtaken India as the “poverty capital of the world”, and the subsequent corroboration of this revelation by Mrs. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister (see Vanguard, Tuesday August 29, 2018), and other damaging reports by some of the world’s most prestigious rating agencies? Or should we, as is being suggested by his mouthpieces, just see these reports as largely “biased”, cruelly “malicious”, “compromised” reports sponsored by opposition elements bent on ridiculing the president’s “achievements”, with intent to scuttle his re-election bid?

    Again, has the unemployment rate in Nigeria improved drastically, or worsened, since PMB’s coming, compared to what obtained in the past? Is Nigeria the new employment capital of the world, as is being claimed by his praise-singers, when there are demonstrable facts to the contrary? For instance, the National Bureau of Statistics noted in its 2017 Q3 Report that “Nigeria recorded its highest ever aggregate unemployment rate rising from 14.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 18.8 per cent”. Trading Economics (2018), an online portal, stated that “the unemployment rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 per cent in the second quarter of 2017”. Other widely respected rating bodies — local and international — have concurrently alluded to the escalating unemployment rate in Nigeria in recent times, contrary to the arrant lies being relentlessly drummed into our ears by the President’s pointsmen.

    Has the power sector fared better? Consequent to the much trumpeted reforms in the power sector, how many megawatts of electricity are we currently generating to service other critical sectors of the economy, compared to what obtained prior to the coming of PMB’s administration? During the anniversary to mark its third year in office, the administration ludicrously claimed that it had “increased power generation from the 2, 450MW it met on ground in 2015 to 5,000MW”. Raji Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing even claimed at another forum that the Buhari administration had increased power generation to 10,000MW. This is against the backdrop of the disheartening fact that power shortages, within the last three and half years, have exponentially risen to an all-time high across the country. Interestingly, the previous administration was able to generate 4,257 MW in one day in 2014, and before 2015, the nation occasionally experienced power supply of close to 4,000 MW. So, who is fooling who?

    What about the anti-graft war, the chief plank of PMB’s “change” mantra? Has corruption, the rampaging gorgon that ran roughshod across all sectors of national life, before PMB’s coming, been completely eliminated, as is being suggested by his devotees? Have anti-corruption institutions such as independent courts, commissions and bodies such as the Public Complaints Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, National Human Rights Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Office of the Auditor General etc., been strengthened and granted full autonomy to function fluidly without interference from any quarters, as promised by Mr. President?

    Do we now have a scenario where there are no more sacred cows in Nigeria, where even serving state officials, including some chieftains of the ruling party, are being made to answer for indiscretions committed in their past or present callings? Have all hitherto pending corruption cases such as, the Malabu Oil Scandal, the Kerosene Subsidy Scam, the N32.8 billion Police Pension Fund fraud, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal’s grass-cutting saga, the $20 billion NNPC fraud, the N195 billion Maina Pension scam, the Abba Moro Immigration recruitment scandal, the N36 million JAMB scam, Governor Ganduje’s bribe taking scandal, and other unnerving scams involving billions of dollars, been properly — not selectively — investigated and those found culpable by omission or commission brought to justice by Mr. President’s legendary winnowing fork? Objectively speaking, has the war been truly thorough, in the face of the hubbub that has accompanied it since the onset of the incumbent administration?

    Again, should we, as is being advocated by the President’s spokespersons, view as “unsubstantiated” the report by global anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International, TI, which in its 2017 Corruption Perception Index, CPI, ranked Nigeria in the 148th position out of 180? Nigeria, according to the CPI, scored 28 out of 100, a figure lower than the average in the Sub-Saharan region (Sahara Reporters, February 21, 2018). Are these reports hollow, shallow, illogical and lacking in credibility? Let’s check our factsheets, please!

    On the security front, has PMB, a retired military general, exceeded the high expectations of Nigerians and close security watchers who predicted tougher times for forces of violence? Is Nigeria now the most peaceful place on earth? Have the several cases of violent conflicts and acts of criminality — that are regular occurrences across the country — become things of the past? Are Nigerians now sleeping with their eyes closed? Have all conflict instigators and entrepreneurs been forced out of business consequent upon the closer checks on their activities put in place by the authorities?

    The war on insurgency

    What about the war on insurgency? Has Boko Haram, the recalcitrant Islamist terrorist group that has been waging a tireless Jihad against hapless Nigerians and the security forces in the country’s North-East, been completely “degraded” and comprehensively “defeated”? should we see incidents such as the Dapchi debacle, Melete slaughter and other incendiary attacks on military installations, kidnapping and killing of international aid workers, razing of towns and villages, invasion and annexation of some hitherto “liberated” sections of the North-East by the extremist group, increasing cases of violent attacks by cattle herdsmen on their host communities across the country, in tandem with the recent general upsurges in the activities of violent groups around the country, as minute exceptions to an otherwise immaculate security campaign by PMB’s military forces?

    Should we discountenance the report by Amnesty International of gross human rights violations by the Nigerian military in its war on terror, especially the extra-judicial killings of innocent civilians on trumped up charges of being members of Boko Haram, the carpet bombing of villages suspected of playing host to the Islamists, which has resulted in collateral damages, and other unlicensed acts of violence – which run contrary to all known international rules of engagement in armed conflicts — by members of the security forces which have resulted in the massacring of innocent civilians, including women and children? Or is the report, an amalgam of cooked-up facts by a compromised global human rights body working for the opposition, as has been suggested by the Presidency and the country’s security eggheads?

    Politically, has the country been magically transformed into a haven of stability? Should we regard as inconsequential the presidency’s apparent disregard for the principles of separation of powers, rule of law and supremacy of the constitution – foundational values on which democratic societies are constructed — which has created an extremely volatile political atmosphere that has pushed the country closer to the precipice of balkanization? Should we view as normal, the executive arm’s tendency to constantly treat the other arms of government — Legislature and Judiciary — as mere rubber stamps? Should we regard as irrelevant the incumbent administration’s penchant for disregarding court orders, its lopsided political appointments, which are mostly nepotistic and contrary to constitutional provisions, his excessive use of Executive Orders to bypass legislative cum judicial checks and balances, and other executive excesses that have so far defined its stewardship? Should we turn blind eyes to all the instances of unconstitutional infractions on the residual functions of state governments, agencies and departments by the executive?

    Socially, the country has never been as divided and conflict-ridden as it has become since the onset of the incumbent administration. Contrary to his mantra of “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”, PMB has been unabashedly bigoted in his dealings with the country’s multifarious groups. For the first time in the country’s history, we have an unpleasant scenario where most of the strategic executive — including security — positions are manned by individuals from the northern section of the country.

    As at October 30, 2017, Business Day newspaper, had noted that “81 of the 100 appointments made by Buhari were from the North, while the other regions shared the remaining 19 appointments”; an unjust, largely lopsided arrangement that is contrary to the Federal Character principle in the country’s constitution. This gross disparity has not been abridged till date, despite the spate of condemnations generated by this extra-constitutional action by the president.

    Creation of a monster

    Also worth mentioning is the President’s bare-faced creation of a monster master race, while relegating other constituent ethnic nationality groups in the country to the margins, which have confirmed the fears of some very perceptive Nigerians, who, consequent to Buhari’s victory at the 2015 polls, predicted that, like the legendary leopard that could never wash off its spots, he would never change from his set ways. In the current dispensation, the President’s kinsmen are the only sacred cows in the country; they can do no wrong as far as the President is concerned.

    This perhaps explains his reluctance to condemn the criminally violent activities of recalcitrant herdsmen who have had a field day spreading fear and death across the country in their morbid quest for cattle colonies. No geo-political zone has been spared the horrors of these terrorists who maim and kill at will without fear of any kind of censorship. They have practically become laws unto themselves, thanks to the President’s non-committal deportment to their barbarous acts, coupled with his reluctance to wield the big stick — which he has used to devastating effects in beating other so-called “troublesome” groups from other sections of the country into line — when it matters most.

    It is shocking and at the same time enraging that, in the face of Mr. President’s scandalous failures, he prodded by the itinerant shadow parties propping up his administration, still hankers for a second term, for whatever successes the Buhari administration claims to have achieved within the past four years, pale into utter insignificance when juxtaposed with its plethora of avoidable failures.

    Even his supporters, including the spooky cabal controlling his administration, know this. But rather than admit its shortcomings, the administration has elected to pour more fuel on an already raging inferno by barefacedly insulting the collective intelligence of Nigerians at any given opportunity through spurious claims of success.

    Perhaps, Nigerians would have given the administration’s second term bid the benefit of the doubt had it accepted its mistakes, shown remorse and provided a new template on how to rescue Nigeria from her current misfortunes. But that is not the style of PMB and his narcissistic band of power courters. Rather than accept blame for its obvious inability to match its several elephantine pre-election promises to Nigerians, the administration prefers passing the buck at any given opportunity. Its penchant for accusing the previous administration of being responsible for the country’s plethora of woes, despite having four calendar years to, at least, improve on the deplorable conditions it claims to have met on ground, has exposed it for its lack of capacity, sagacity and finesse to continue leading the country.

    It would be a monumental travesty of natural justice, an irreversible disaster of catalytic proportions for the whole country, if Muhamadu Buhari is given another chance to further ruin the country’s affairs for another four years, in the face of his calamitously lethargic performances since donning the presidential Kimono.

    Not only has he exhibited his lack of competence to do the job, he lacks the political will, as he has never been in control of his office, to lead the country for another four years. Nigeria has been in the bloody hands of faceless Medusas whose infamies have transformed the country into a giant potpourri of confusion; a country at the brink of anarchy.

    Responsible leadership is assessed on the basis of how the riders of the Leviathan match their promises – before, and after, gaining the reins of power – with commensurate action.On the evidence of the hellish times Nigerians have been forced to endure for close to four years, the incumbent leadership has been found wanting in virtually all ramifications of governance.

    What we have had as a government since 2015 is an insensitive, directionless, obstinate, recalcitrant, clueless, divisive, impassive, manipulative, arrogant, unrepresentative, witless and draconian government that is hell-bent on perpetuating itself in power, despite its gross shortcomings; a government that constantly assaults and insults our sensibilities through arrant lies, subterfuge, misdirection, gross misrepresentation of facts and blatant use of force in its physical and psychological dimensions.

    If PERFORMANCE is the key criteria for measuring the success or failure of a government, it would not be out of order, based on the hard facts on ground, to conclude that PMB’s administration has failed monumentally; one does not need to be a sage, mage, seer or intellectual Hercules to decipher this stark reality.

    That is why he can no longer be trusted to continue spotting the mantle of the country’s number one citizen.

    That is why he should be voted out at the polls come D-Day, February 16, 2019. God save Nigeria!

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:50 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • The Governor of Ogun state might be in serious trouble after the embarrassment he made his party suffer during a recent rally in the state.

    The All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly hiring thugs that attacked President Muhammadu Buhari and party leaders at Monday’s campaign rally of the party in Abeokuta, Punch has reported.
    Expressing regrets at the disruption of the campaign, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Tuesday said that those responsible for the “premeditated attacks” would be dealt with.
    The party said the sanction would be delayed till after the elections.
    Issa-Onilu said, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks sponsored by Governor Ibikunle Amosun on President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior party leaders at the venue of the presidential campaign rally in Ogun State.

    “This is one act of indiscipline too many. The APC will not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion, and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed.
    “The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. The party will take a decision on this matter immediately after the elections.

    “It must be stated that party supremacy and discipline according to our constitution are not matters of choice but binding principles which must be adhered to by all party members.

    “The APC is a party known for discipline, justice, fairness, and equality hence any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected. No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun State and elsewhere.”
    The APC said the decision of the National Working Committee on post-primaries remained unbendable.
    “Post primaries, the decision of the National Working Committee to uphold the wishes of party members is unbendable. Therefore, whatever means being presently deployed by persons intending to undermine the wishes of the people for personal gains will not be tolerated.

    “We urge our teeming party supporters and members not to be disturbed by Monday’s condemnable incident. We urge all to continue trooping out en masse for our remaining campaigns and vote massively for all and only APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections,” the statement added.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:47 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • POlice in Imo State have arrested four impostors who dressed up in military fatigue to carry out nefarious acts.

    The suspectsafter being arrested
    Ahead of the February 16 Presidential election, four fake soldiers escorting an unnamed politician have been arrested in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

    Parading the suspects, who were fully dressed in Military fatigue, during a Peace Parley for candidates, the Commander 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze, Brigadier General H. I Bature, disclosed that fake soldiers have infiltrated the state to cause chaos during the general elections.

    He stated that desperate politicians have equipped hoodlums with Army Uniforms and weapons to perpetrate violence in the state, warning that all those involved in the ignoble act will be fished out and dealt with.

    According to him, “two of these fake soldiers were arrested escorting a politician. You will marvel at the kind of ammunition that was in their possession. But no matter how much they disguise, we have a way of finding out the fake soldiers.

    Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki and Galadanchi, urged the politicians to play by the rules and jettison all forms of violence.

    According to him, the State has witnessed relative peace when compared to other states in the Federation, as a result of the “cooperation and support of the people of the state”.

    He said, “you will agree with me that this hard-earned peace and tranquillity we enjoy and experience in Imo State should be guarded jealously, thus, we have no other option than to ensure this endures before, during and after the elections

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:44 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Among those reaching out to the PDP presidential candidate are the APC party chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Minister of Transportation.

    [Image: atiku.jpg]
    Acknowledging that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in obvious lead, several All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts have started reaching out in secret meetings with Atiku Abubakar, the PDP Presidential candidate in the February 16 election with a view to working out “exit deals”.
    As confessed by one of the APC chieftains, “Atiku has the momentum now and the wise thing to do politically is to consider options after all in politics there is no permanent friend or permanent enemy.”
    Among those reaching out to the PDP presidential candidate are the APC party chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Minister of Transportation and Director General Buhari Presidential Campaign organisation, Chibuike, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Internal Affairs, General Abdulraman Dambazau, a very reliable source close to the Atiku camp disclosed.
    These three APC henchmen, as disclosed, believe that the best option left for them is to start early to work out a contingency plan which if concretised may see them work secretly to deliver Atiku come Saturday, February 16.
    Also elements from Tinubu’s camp believed to represent the interests of the “Bourdillon strongman” are among those reaching out to Atiku as revealed. Though details of this group’s discussions with the PDP presidential candidate are scanty, it may also not be unconnected to negotiating an “exit deal” to protect Tinubu’s interests post May 29 2019.
    In the last few weeks, the PDP presidential candidate has continued to surge far ahead the incumbent president in both internal and foreign polls. This obviously may have set panic measures in the camp of the ruling party and like most Nigerian politicians, self interest and preservation comes first before any talk of party loyalty or interests.
    Recall it was reported last week that President Buhari in a desperate attempt to salvage the slipping fortunes of his re-election bid started reaching out to some PDP chieftains with huge monetary enticement and promise of incorporating them into his new government if they can work to weaken Atiku’s surging fortunes in the coming election.
    However, some of those being cajoled reported the president and his team’s subversive actions to the leadership of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation where they were asked by the campaign strategy group to continue to play along with the president and his team as this would let in the opposition into the president’s inner workings.
    When contacted, Mr Paul Ibe, Media Adviser to Atiku Abubakar declined to comment.
    The presidential election is slated for this Saturday February 16, 2019.
    Source: Authority Nigeria

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-02-2019, 05:42 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • As the February 16th election gets nearer, a container carrying INEC card readers was today gutted by fire.
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    INEC container carrying card readers on fire
    A container carrying card readers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  in Anambra state, was, Tuesday, gutted by fire.
    According to Vanguard, the INEC officials accompanying the card readers took to their heels as the fire raged.
    Fire fighters could be seen from the pictures of the incident, trying to put out the fire.
    Below are photos of the incident:[Image: inecanam1.jpg][Image: inecanam2.jpg]

Posted by: Eagletale - 12-02-2019, 06:06 AM - Forum: Opinion Page - No Replies
  • [Image: Fani-Kayode-mocks.jpg]

    Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation has reacted to attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday at the party’s rally held in Abeokuta.

    DAILY POST earlier reported that President Buhari, alongside Oshiomhole and other party members were stoned with materials suspected to be shoes and stones as he raised the hand of APC governorship candidate,Dapo Abiodun.

    As a result of the violence, activities at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, was paused for some minutes as bodyguards guarded the president to avoid being hit by the objects being thrown at him and other party members.

    The development angered the leaders of the party, including former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who left the podium while the President was making his remarks.

    Reacting, Fani Kayode mocked Buhari, saying the attack is “payback from the Lord for your cruelty to Nigerians over the last 3 years.”

    On his Twitter page, he wrote: “First you were booed and jeered and now you are being stoned at your own party rally! Shame on you Buhari!

    “The Lord is paying you back for your cruelty to Nigerians over the last 3 years! God’s judgement is upon you for your evil and wicked ways and this is just the beginning!”


Posted by: Eagletale - 12-02-2019, 06:02 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

  • Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday could not stomach his frustration as he threw away the All Progressives Congress flag at a rally in Ogun State.

    The presidential campaign rally of the ruling party was greeted with violence after the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, attempted to campaign for another candidate.

    Angered by his action, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, stormed the stage to interrupt him.

    Apparently not happy with Aregbesola’s move, some thugs believed to be loyal to Amosun started jeering and pelting stones at President Muhammadu Buhari, APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and some APC chieftain.

    Jagaban, as Tinubu is fondly call flung the APC flag and and used his left hand to support his jaw.


Posted by: Eagletale - 12-02-2019, 05:58 AM - Forum: Law & Order - No Replies
  • [Image: Nigeria-Police-613x450.jpg]

    Five persons have been shot dead in Udumurogbo Quarters in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State in the ongoing clash between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

    The incident started in the early hours of Monday.
    It also left many seriously wounded.

    Sophisticated arms and ammunition were freely used by suspected thugs.

    They reportedly shot sporadically in the area and burgled into the homes of some residents, dispossessed them of their personal belongings and unspecified amount of money.

    The incident forced many commercial shops to remain closed with transporters and passerby abandoning the Effurun market area.

    Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka in a telephone chat with DAILY POST confirmed the report.

    DSP Aniamaka said, “At about 0700hrs, one Friday Emajeke of No. 19 Jakpa road reported at the Police Station.

    “Friday said at about 1:30 a.m., he heard some gun shots but he could not come out due to the prevailing situation in Effurun.

    “Friday said at about 6 a.m. when he came out, he found his tenant, one Emmanuel dead.

    “Following his (Friday) own report, the Police swung into action and right inside Emmanuel’s room, three corpses were seen lying dead. Two males and a female.

    “Around the place, the Police found the body of another person also lying dead.” Aniamaka added that, “The police are investigating what really transpired.”


Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 12:14 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A woman has landed in serious trouble after abducting another woman's baby and taking her to a church for child thanksgiving and dedication.
    [Image: stolenbaby.jpg]
    The police in Enugu State have arrested a 55 years old woman, Edith Ewulu, for allegedly buying a five years old child stolen from her parents.
    It was learnt that the woman, who resides in Enugu State, bought the baby from one Chioma who claimed to be operating a social home in Abia State.
    A statement by the spokesperson of the Enugu police, Ebere Amaraizu, said the woman was arrested at a new generation church where she took the child for
    Thanksgiving and Dedication as her daughter.

    “A 56 year old woman identified as one Edith Ewulu from Enugu Agidi in Anambra state but said to be residing in Emene Enugu state was arrested by the operatives of the Emene Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Enugu state command for allegedly being in possession of a five year old baby stolen from the mother on 5th of February at Emene Enugu,” Mr Amaraizu said.

    “She was arrested at one of the New generation churches located at Emene Enugu where she took the child for Thanksgiving and dedication as her daughter after changing the name of the stolen child from little Miss Felicia as named by her parents”.
    The spokesman said the suspect on interrogation confessed to the crime

    “The suspect confessed that she bought the said child from one Chioma, who claimed to be running a social home in Aba, Abia state, at the sum of N470,000”
    According to the spokesman, the suspect further said she bought the baby on February 7 from the seller at a renowned hospital in Umuahia which made her believe that the business was genuine.
    [Image: stolenbaby1.jpg]
    On her part, the biological mother of the child, Philomena Godwin, said that her baby was stolen on February 6 at Emene, Enugu.
    The statement by the police spokesman quoted Mrs Godwin as stating that she was having a headache on the said day and decided to go inside her room to have a nap while her baby was outside playing. “But when she woke up, she could no longer see her baby and various attempt made to get her proved abortive hence she reported to the police”
    She also appreciated the prompt action of the police that led to the recovery of her baby and the arrest of the alleged buyer. Mr Amaraizu said the recovered baby has been reunited with her parents while investigations are on to arrest members of the syndicate.
    He advised parents and guardians to always be security conscious about their wards to avoid running into the hands of such mischief makers.
    “The command also advises members of the public to promptly report any suspicious movement within their environment to the police for prompt necessary action,” he said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 12:12 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A Nigerian man has promised to take his own life if President Muhammadu fails to win the 2019 election.
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    Adamu Kabir Matazu
    An ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari identified as Adamu Kabir Matazu has threatened to commit suicide, should his preferred candidate fail in his re-election bid.
    Adamu Kabir Matazu, whose Facebook timeline describes as ‘public figure,’ had taken to his Facebook page with the threat: “If Buhari lose (sic) the February 16th Presidential election, I will commit suicide before May 29th because I can’t afford to live under Atiku Presidency. So help me God.”
    A flip through the Facebook posts of the Katsina indigene shows his unalloyed support for the All Progressives Congress candidate and incumbent President, Buhari.
    From photographs to timeline posts, Matazu couldn’t seem to have enough of Buhari.

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